Flying pigs

The current challenge over at Seize the Birthday inspired me to get a bit cheeky! The toppings challenge is to use stripes on your card and I thought I’d make a card that looked like the lounge room wall that was in my Grandparents house when I was growing up that used to have the china flying ducks on it; but this time I used flying pigs and got a bt snarky with my computer generated sentiment.

For my stripes I used an embossing folder from Stampin Up called ‘Simple stripes’, I watered coloured the flying pigs (misc set I received as a gift from a crafty friend in Adelaide but with no details) and cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals on the striped piece.

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What do you think? Would you like this as a birthday card?

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Express yourself

I love making cards for boys as it pushes me out of my comfort zone. I look for inspiration in challenges and found 2 that would help me make this next card:

 

I used a digital image from Stampin Up called ‘Extreme Surfboard’ that I printed then ink smooshed with SU Pacific Point ink and added some white puffy paint for the crest of the waves. I mounted the card on some SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock and added a bit of grey thread for the bow.

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I think I rocked this masculine card.

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Adding to my Christmas card stash

Yep, I really need to get a wriggle on with making more Christmas cards. I send out about 100 each year (doing my bit to keep Australia Post in business!) and so far I have 20 cards made plus I have a commission order for 50 cards that I need to get started so the challenges over at AAA Cards #119 Christmas in July and CAS Christmas Poinsettia were timely prompter for me.

I used an old stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘Joyful Christmas’ that I stamped in Momento black ink and masked off the poinsettia and then stamped the leaves. I coloured the image in with my SU Stampin Blends in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Poppy Parade. I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with dimensionals over a bit of the flower.

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Beautiful

That’s what I tell my daughter all the time – that she’s beautiful!

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I made this card using Catherine Pooler Designs stamp set called ‘Best in You’, inks Tutti Fruitti, Bellini, Orange Twist, Melon Ice, Garden Party and Lime Rickey with a sentiment from an Altenew set called ‘Simple Flowers’. After I stamped the flowers and leaves out, I fussy cut them and layered them onto my card base.

I used the colour scheme from the current Less is More challenge and the layout from the current Sketch Saturday.

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Birthday Flowers

Today my card is for the following 2 challenges:

  • Seize the Birthday – Sequins
  • As You Like It – Favourite Celebration

I’m going to have the girls in my monthly card class make these this week.  Some layered stamping, fussy cutting and some sequins make for a gorgeous card.

I love making cards for birthdays as you can personalise the card and make it extra special for the recipient. This card is for a friend whose birthday is coming up next week and I know she loves black and white with pops of colour.

I used stamp sets from Altenew “Beautiful day’ and Birthday Greetings’ and Stampin Up ‘Brushstrokes’ stamped using Stampin Up Granny Apple Green, Cucumber Crush, Pink Pirouette and Lovely Lipstick inks.

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I love how graphic this card looks on those bold stripes.

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Sunday Serenity

All is quiet in my household today, mainly ’cause I shut my craft room door so I couldn’t hear anyone – LOL!

As per my usual M.O. I went to my list of challenges for inspiration.

First card off the rank is for The Card Concept, which has a photo of a set dining table for inspiration.

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I was inspired by the gold cutlery and the orange flowers in the picture. I used a die from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Cosmo flower frame’ with some gold foil paper. The background piece I created with some alcohol inks on Yupo paper. I opted for no sentiment so that I could use the card for any occasion. I’m really happy with how this turned out.

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Second card is for the Paper Craft Crew challenge which is all about By the Sea,

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I kept this card simple in blue, black and white using a Simon Says Stamp set called ‘Sailing’. I added a little bit of white puffy paint to look like waves on the ocean.

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My third card is for the current MUSE challenge. I loved the card Anita created and set to masking and sponging a panel on my card front.

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I used a retired Stampin Up set called ‘Inspired by Nature’ stamped in black ink over my sponged panel in Shabby shutters, Crushed olive and Peeled paint distress inks. I added a little bit of water splatter for a rain drop effect. Another card I’m really happy with.

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Well that’s it for todays’ crafting, I’m off to watch a bit of tv with Miss K.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

Sunday Challenges

Today I am crafting on my own as Miss K is at her Grandma’s for a few days – school holidays have started here and they love to have time together – yesterday they went to the stage production of Wizard of Oz.

So what’s a mum to do when she has free time? Get crafty of course!

First card up for today fits the bill of 2 challenges:

For my card I used the ‘Build a christmas tree’ die from La La Land, some SU ‘Santa & Co’ DSP and a sentiment from Uniko Studio’s ‘Rustic Christmas’ set. This was a nice and easy card to pull together.

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Next is a card for :

I used a new to me set from MFT called ‘BB Polar Bear Pals’, that I coloured in with my SU Stampin Blends. I cut the SU Pool Party cardstock with a wavy line and bent the sentiment along the line – this was made easier by using my MISTI.

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I love this guy, he’s super cute in his wintery scarf.

Lastly is a card for another 2 challenges:

The photo inspired me with my colour theme, as I think fireworks have such beautiful orange and yellow hues. This then lead to the idea of fire and flames and with the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Frankly’ had me thinking of Gone with the Wind. I got out my alcohol inks in sunset orange and sunset yellow plus a little bit of gold foil on some the tacky ink.

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I hope you agee with me that this looks a bit like fireworks exploding in the sky.

Well, thanks for looking and have a great day.