Challenge fun

Hello there, it’s Sunday here in Melbourne and that means I’m in my craft room while the rest of the house is sleeping in! I love the quiet time to be able to create and get myself ready for the week ahead.

My first card is for the current Freshly Made Sketches #399 challenge.

When I saw this sketch, I knew exactly the stamp set i wanted to use – Your Next Stamp’s ‘Photo Booth’. I die cut some squares from my frint panel and stamped 3 of the images on the background card, then coloured them with my Stampin Blends, added the sentiment to the top panel and mu9nted it with foam tape.

Aren’t these guys cheeky?

Next up is a card for TGIF Challenges #223, which is a beautiful colour challenge.

I used a stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Be a Unicorn’ which lends itself beautifully to this colour combination. I stamped the unicron and then ink smooshed the colours over her, added the sentiment, a bit of gold ink to the horn, then mounted the panel on a white card base and the card was done.

Well, seems like the rest of the house is waking up so time to pack up my crafty goodies.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Just Us Girls – #499 – Word Week – Summer

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. For the month of August I am a Guest Designer over at Just Us Girls. I’m so excited as I love their challenges and can’t wait for you to see what I and the other DTs will be creating over the next 5 weeks!

So, let’s get started with this week’s challenge, which is a word challenge – SUMMER!

Now, I wasn’t feeling very summery as we’re in the middle of winter here and everything is grey and cold, but my favourite thing about summer is being able to wear my thongs (or as they’re called in the US flip flops) and walk along the beach.

I stamped the thongs from the Simon Says Stamp set called ‘Flip Flop Season’, coloured them in with my SU Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend and fussy cut them out. I then added some beach with some sand I had in my stash and a sentiment from ‘By the Seaside’ which came with a craft magazine.

Check out the Just Us Girls challenge blog for links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share your project by 11am Friday 9th August (Melbourne time) or 9pm Thursday 8th August (US Eastern Standard time) .

I’m going to enter this over at Cardz for Galz #102 – Summer Fun

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #232 – Marsha’s ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our host with and anything goes challenge this week!

I created a rainbow alcohol ink panel and then die cut a sentiment from the centre. I popped up the outside piece to provide some depth. I mounted all pieces onto a black card base.

A super easy but so pretty card.

Come join in the fun and make a card for any event. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 6th August at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5th August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Feminine Fancies

Today’s post is all about feminine cards.

First up is a card for:

I used a stamp set called ‘Bright & Breezy’ from Stamps by Chloe that came with a craft magazine. It has some fun images and sayings which were perfect for these challenges. I stamped the bra, coloured it with my Stampin Blends and fussy cut it out. Added it to my card base with the sentiment and I was done.

Next is a card for a new to me challenge – Cutie Pie Challenges #137 – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

I used a astamp set I got with a craft magazine called ‘Best Friends’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends on a stitched die cut panel.

This next card is for CAS on Friday #162 – Use a stencil.

I created an OLC with Altenew’s Layered Dahlia stencil and Catherine Pooler Designs inks in Rose Petal and Peppermint Scrub. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simply Strips’.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Masculine Makes

This weekend, I decided to focus on making masculine cards.

My first card is for:

Now, a snowboard might be a stretch for the transport theme but it can get you from A (the top of the mountain) to B (the bottom of the mountain). I printed the snowboarder from an old SU digital image and then fussy cut it out. I added it to a panel with some ink smooshing and puffy paint to look like snow. The sentiment is from Pretty Cute Stamps called ‘Super sentiments’ and fits nicely.

Next up is a card for:

This was a cute sketch to play with and I decided to make a new baby card using a cute bee hive and buzzing bees. I had these guys as digital images on my PC, so printed them out, coloured them in , fussy cut them out, mounted them with foam tape and my card was done.

Next up is a card for:

I used a digital stamp I’ve had for a while From the Heart Stamps called ‘Surf’s Up Birdbrain’. I printed it and coloured it with my Stampin Blends and added some puffy pain for the foam of the waves. I love this cheeky chick!

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #231 – Tristan’s ‘ All About Occasions’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I’m the host with an all about occasions challenge this week!

Today I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘Floral Essence’ which I inked up in the SU ink colours of Rococo rose, Terracotta tile, Granny apple green and So saffron.

I just love how this card came out and I have a friend in mind to send this to that could do with some cheering up.

Come join in the fun and make a card for any occasion. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 30th July at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 29th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

More Challenge Cards

Well hello there, I’ve been in my craft room again getting ready for a card class I’m holding tomorrow. I like to mix up the cards the girls will make so think these 3 are all very different, yet easy considering we chat alot when we meet.

First up is a card for:

I cut out the 3 square layers and laid them out following the sketch and then stamped my floral image from Concord & 9th ‘Hello lovely’ stamp over the 3 layers. I then coloured the bottom layer and the top layer only, so when I put it back together it has a bit of a spotlight effect.

Next up is a card for Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge – anything goes optional wings.

I used my SU ‘Swallowtail’ butterfly image, inked up with a variety of blue SU markers and then spritzed with water. I love this stamp and it will always remain in my stash.

Lastly is my card for the following challenges:

I kept this card super CAS, using a SU die bauble cut from gold glitter paper and then mounted on white and gold shimmer cardstock with a bit of gold thread to hang it.

What do you think, will the girls enjoy making these cards?

Thanks for looking and have a great day.