WWC #270 – Tristan’s Challenge: Anything goes with a Feminine Twist

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I’m our host with a feminine anything goes challenge this week!

I used a new set to me from Uniquely Creative called ‘Lucky You’ where I stamped and coloured the 2 little Asian dolls with my Stampin Blends. I kept the colours soft in light pink and mint. I inked smooshed by background in pink, added some die cut circles for effect and some sequins for balance in the top corner. The sentiment is white heat embossed and popped up.

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, 12th May at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 11th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Get Creative Challenges – May – Make it Sparkly

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 to make it sparkly.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Charlie’s Stamps.

For my card I chose the cute, funny birthday cat stamp; I just loved the idea of the cat floating away with the balloons.

I printed the image on some Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock and then used my Scan’n’Cut to cut it out. I then coloured the cat and balloons with my Stampin Blends and used a cloud embossing folder for the background. I used my clear sparkly Wink of Stella on the clouds and balloons for that sparkly effect (you can probably see it better in the second picture).

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 2pm Monday 1st June (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 31st May (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Chilly day to craft

Hello. Hope you’re keeping safe and sane. It’s a chilly, grey day here in Melbourne, so I’m playing in my craft room with some challenges.

First up is a card for:

I was inspired by a TV series I loved growing up called ‘Skippy‘ and I used a digital image which I coloured with my Stampin Blends. I added a bit of a stencil for the background to ground my roos and my card was done!

Next is a card for:

I loved the idea of creating splats so, used my Stampin Up reinkers, some water and a paintbrush to create my splat across the centre of my card. I then die cut my sentiment 4 times in white, Marina Mist and Pool Party cardstock to create some shadows and height.

Next is a card for:

For my card I went with stencils and patterned paper. I used a stencil from Studio Katia ‘Birthday Balloons duo’, some text paper from Stampin Up, Distress inks and a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Shenanigans’.

I would never have thought to use a patterned paper behind my stenciling and am so glad I tried it as I love this look!

Next up is a card for:

I went with the drink theme and used a stamp set by PTI called ‘Uncorked’. I heat embossed the sentiment 3 times across my black border which is overlaid on a very subtle embossed panel at the bottom. I stamped 2 bottles, cut them out and laid them over the sentiment and my card was done.

Hopefully this card and the wine that goes with it will fix the fact that I was late with birthday wishes!

Lastly is a card for:

I decided to use a unicorn silhouette from Visible Images ‘Believe in unicorns’ and a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Be a unicorn’ for my card. I did a bit of ink smooshing for the background before stamping the unicorn and sentiment.

Well that’s it for today. I’m off to do some cooking now. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Fusion: Thank You

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

I combined both the sketch and photo for my card and I flipped the sketch on it’s side. I used a sentiment from Stampin Up ‘So Sentimental’ and some flowers I had coloured in my stash.

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, 13th May at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 12th May 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #269 – Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and as it’s the 5th week of the month, it’s an Anything Goes challenge!

I made a card based on a tutorial by Debbie Henderson. I used the Stampin Up Tropical Oasis DSP and Timeless Tropical stamp set and dies.

This is the front
This is the inside

Come join in the fun and make a card 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, 5th May at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 4th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m also entering this card over at The Sisterhood of Crafters which has a birthday/fun fold/both challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC#268 – Dawn’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

I decided to make a black and white card with no stamping just a stunning yet fiddly die cut.

I think I might mail this to my daughter, to remind her that she’s beautiful – inside and out.

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, 28th April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 27th April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Funday

Another weekend in ISO means another weekend of crafting and playing with some challenges.

First up is a card for Cardz 4 Guys #242 – On, in or by the sea.

I decided to use a Stampin Up set called ‘Sailing Home’ and a world embossing folder. I inked up the inside of my embossing folder and then ran it through my Big Shot to impress the ink on my paper. I love this effect. I then stamped and cut out a few of my sailing images and mounted over some blue and white twine.

Next is a card for 3 challenges:

For my card I die cut 3 squares from the bottom of a white card panel and mounted it over a green base, then added a sentiment and a water coloured parrot that I had pre-coloured and cutout in my stash.

Next is a card for CASology #366 which is all about zodiacs.

Again I went to my stash as I know I had a cute little lion thanks to my last crafty session with my friend Michelle. I coloured him in and cut him out and popped him inside a sentiment circle and Altenew die and I was done!

Lastly a card for CAS Christmas – April – Christmas Song.

I used a super cute stamp set from Hello Bluebird ‘Joyful mouse’, my Stampin Blends and some puffy paint.

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