WWC #262 – Marsha’s Challenge: All About Occasions

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our host with an all about occasions challenge this week!

My card today is a floating frame card. I’ve been seeing this style of card around for a while but not had time to try it out. I decided to use my Stampin Up ‘Good morning magnolia’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends. I followed a YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire . I added some sequins and a sentiment to the centre of the card.

Not wanting to waste the middle panel, I made a second card, where I added some pearls to the gaps and a sentiment from The Ton.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your choosing. 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, 17th March at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 16th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Clean & Simple

Well, this month we have our last challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ challenge blog.

As you are most likely aware, CASS was originally founded by the Sweet Stampin’ team, and for a long time comprised mostly of Sweet Stampin’ members. Over time the membership changed and now the last members that we had from Sweet Stampin’ have decided to step back. The leadership over at Sweet Stampin’, along with the original founders, have as a result suggested that we split CASS off to be an independent challenge.

GOOD NEWS – we are continuing as a challenge and are re-branding ourselves as Christmas Craft Creations. You’ll be able to find the April challenge here and look forward to your continued support of our challenge.

Now onto my card for the March challenge with an optional twist to keep it clean and simple.

I sponged a pink background and stamped the trees from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Gnome for the Holidays’ and heat embossed them with Stampendous aged copper embossing enamel.

Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CaSSettes have made. Link up your card by 3am 8th April (Melbourne time) or 6pm 7th April (UK time).

I’m also entering this card over at AAA Cards #160 – Maxi white space + optional metallic twist.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

International Women’s Day Crafting

We happen to have a long weekend for Labour Day coinciding with International Women’s Day, so I had some extra time to craft as there is no netball this weekend.

First up is a card for Seize the Birthday #184 – sentiment as focal image.

I made an AI background with some pinks, purples and a blue then added a die cut sentiment from Kaisercraft.

Next is a card for the Global Design Project #230.

This card was quick to create. I die cut a floral image and mounted it behind a circle and added a sentiment from the Ton and my card was done!

Next up is a card for Freshly Made Sketches #425.

I used the Stampin Up ‘Poppy Moments’ dies with some felt and a sentiment from the Ton. The felt is very delicate so I used some double sided tape before I cut it.

Next is a card for Just Add Ink #495 – Just add a rainbow.

I used the Flowering Foils DSP from Stampin Up and sponged a rainbow of Altenew colours over it. I then added a die cut silver foil shape and sentiment from MFT ‘Birthday Greetings’ was silver heat embossed onto black card stock for that pop and the card was done.

Lastly is a card for the Alphabet Challenge – X for x-tra embellishment.

I kept this card fairly muted and used Stampin up Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette papers, inks and ribbon. I embossed a card panel and then lightly sponged the raised images for depth. I punched a variety of flowers and added them randomly over the sentiment panel with some pearls for their centers and a bit of ribbon to ground these elements and I was done.

Well that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by for a look and I really appreciate any comments you leave me. Have a great day.

Fusion : Nature

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 colours and trees in the sketch, so I created an ink smooshed background and then stamped an Indigo Blue stamp called ‘Bare Forest 1’ over the top. The sentiment is from Stampin Up ‘Thanks for the laughs’ which is popped up with a few sequins for the finishing touch.

Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or 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, 18th Marsh at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 17th March 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #261 – Kath’s Challenge: Feminine ‘Anything Goes’

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

I decided to have a go at fancy fold card this week. I made a swing fold card using Stampin Up products following a tutorial by Brenda Quintana.

The front
The middle as it’s starting to swing.
The back of the swing.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. 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, 10th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 9th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Get Creative Challenges – March – Bingo Board

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes with an optional twist to choose an line on the Bingo Board!

As you can see I’ve chose the middle diagonal option for my project

Our sponsors for this challenge is Fred, She Said Designs.

I’ve been a bit cheeky with my project and have opted for a basket rather than a shaped card – creative license? I made a little basket that will hold a few small Easter eggs as gifts for my friends. I faux stitched the edges of the basket panels, embossed the basket before gluing it together. I then fussy cut some flower images from Fred, She Said Designs and added a couple of buttons to the centre of the flowers and my basket was done.

It’s a little bit hard to see the embossing in this photo but it has a basket weave look to it.

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 1st April (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 31st March (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Always Fun Challenges #152 – ‘Shades of Green’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Always Fun Challenge with a challenge to use shades of green on your project this week!

By now you know that I love to ink smoosh, so guess what? I used ink smooshing on this card! I used the Caribbean Sea ink pad from Kaleidacolor and a stamp set from Hero Arts ‘You make a difference’ and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp ‘Leafy frames’.

Come join in the fun and make a card with shades of green. Check out the projects that the other artists at Always Fun 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 Sunday, 8th March at 4pm Melbourne Time or Saturday 7th March 11pm US CST to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.