Just Add Ink #599 – Favourite Animal

Hello there, it’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge and do we have a great challenge for you!

One of my favourite animals is a dog. I’d love to have one; but as I’ve already got a cat, two bunnies and some fish, I don’t think I have time or space to add a dog at this stage. I used the super cute ‘Pampered Pets’ from Stamping up for my card. I coloured the dog with my Stampin Blends, used the dies to make his kennel and bowl and then I sponged a sky and some grass on the card base.

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at Just Add Ink have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 20th April at 7pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Challenge Playing

I’ve had a few hours to myself this morning and was able to get crafty and play with a few of my favourite challenges.

First up is a card for:

I created an alcohol ink backgound using my Couture Creations neon AIs and I added some silver foil to the panel while some of the AI was still tacky. I then added a sentiment from Uniquely Creative and my card was done!

Next is a card for:

I used a snow flake die from silver glitter paper over a blue panel with a sentiment from Uniquely Creative onto a white cardbase.

Lastly I made a card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #207 – A is for ATC.

I’ve never made an ATC so was guided by the awesome projects from the DT. I die cut a black base, then stamped the woman from Deep Red ‘Gibson Girl’. I distressed this panel with my scissors and added a popped up sentiment from Unity Stamp Co ‘PMS Peggy’. It was looking a little bit plain, so I added some twine and thread to the top left corner.

AAA Cards #212 – Along the edge + your country

Hello there, it’s time for another AAA Cards and do we have a great theme for you!

There are so many Australia icons that I could have included on my card – Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, a kangaroo, a koala but I decided to go with a platypus as I had the perfect sentiment from Uniquely Creative ‘My Platypus’ that I knew my hubby would appreciate!

If you’re not familar with a platypus, is a unique, venomous, semi-aquatic mammal that lays eggs and uses electroreception to find its prey. It has a duck bill and flat webbed feet. It’s one of Australia’s most unusual and unique animals – it’s the state animal of New South Wales and proudly represented Australia in the 2000 Olympics…. as a mascot!

How cute is this little guy?

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at AAA Cards have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Saturday, 16th April to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Just Add Ink #597 – Choose 2 – Flower/Paper/Pattern

Hello there, it’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge and do we have a great challenge for you!

For my card I chose – Flower and paper. I went to my paper scraps and made a striped background and then die cut a floral panel to go over the top. I added some clear glittter to make the flower sparkle and then added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions.

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at Just Add Ink have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 6th April at 10pm (AEDT) Australian Eastern Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Cloth Bunnies

Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!

For my card, I was inspired by the sketch which I flipped and the bunnies in the photo. I used a stamp set from Close to my Heart ‘Easter Bunny’ and I sponged a sun with Altenew inks behind my little bunny and added a sentiment from MFT ‘Anything but Basic Encouragement’.

I love this sweet little guy.

Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or fuse them together and play with both! Check out the projects that the other artists at Fusion have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 14th April at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 13th April 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

AAA Cards #211 – ATG CAS + Spring Animals

Hello there, it’s time for another AAA Cards and do we have a great theme for you!

I just love bunnies, so knew my card had to have one on it. I used the bunny from Stampin Up’s ‘Easter Friends’ stamp set, which I coloured with my Stampin Blends. I added a punched flower for spring and left the sentiment off, so that I could use the card for any reason.

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at AAA Cards have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Saturday, 2nd April to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Bookshelf

Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!

I was inspired by the sketch (which I flipped horizontally) and the books in the photo and new the Stampin Up ‘In the moment’ stamp set would be perfect for this challenge. I stamped the girl reading a book in bed and then coloured her with my Stampin Blends. Popped her up on some ribbon and hemp strapping. I opted for no sentiment so that I could pick and choose who and why I might send it in the future.

Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or fuse them together and play with both! Check out the projects that the other artists at Fusion have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 31st March at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 30th March 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Just Add Ink #595 – Wreath

Hello there, it’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge and do we have a great challenge for you!

I love the colour scheme of the photo and the combinatio of the leaves in that cicle shape. I decided to use the colours, the curves and foliage for my card. I used the January My Monthyl Hero Kit from Hero Arts for my card. I love layering stamps as it give such great detail and i was able to align the stmps so easily with my Stamperatus.

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at Just Add Ink have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 23rd March at 10pm (AEDT) Australian Eastern Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

3 for 3

Seems like a very long time since I’ve been able to make some cards for challenges that I’m not on a Design Team for or been busy playing netball uber driver for my daughter – LOL!

Today I’ve made 3 cards for 3 challenges. First up is a card for Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #205 – V is for Vibrant.

I created an ink smooshed background with 3 of my Hero Arts Neon ink pads (neon pink, neon red and neon organge). I then stamped an image from Bee Arty ‘Limited Edition’ and a sentiment from MFT ‘Anything but Basic Encouragement’.

My second card is for Addicted to CAS #215- Feline.

I have quite a lot of cat stamps, so had a bit of a hard time making up my mind as to which one to use for this challenge. I eventually went with Stampers Anonymous ‘Mister Meow Meow’. I coloured him with my Stampin Blends and added a bit of crystal lacquer to his monocle.

My last card is for the Sisterhood of Crafters – Old Rejected Stamps.

Again this was another hard choice as I have quite a few old stamps that I haven’t used for quite sometime but cannot bring myself to get rid of them. For this card I used two old Stampin Up stamps ‘Medallion’ and ‘en Francais’. I white heat embossed the medallion stamp and then sponged it with Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink. Then I added some Island Indigo ink randomly on the text stamp and added it to the coloured panel.

I love how this has come out, so will be using this pair of stamps again.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Get Creative Challenges #109 – March – Anything Goes

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes.

I made a multiple pop out card following a tutorial by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft. I used Stampin Up Berry Delightful DSP and stamps from Stampin Up Big on Birthdays and Biggest Wish, Altenew Precious Peony and Stamps by Me Beautiful Inside & Out.

Check out the Get Creative Challenge blog for details on the sponsor prizes and links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share your anything goes project by 1pm Monday 4th April (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 3rd April (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.