WWC #245 – Anything Goes Challenge

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

I made a card with a 3D flower using the Stampin Up ‘Good Morning Magnolia’ dies and balloon punch.

Come join in the fun and make an anything goes card/project. 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 November at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 4th November 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Cloudy Crafting

It’s spring in Melbourne and don’t we know it! The other day we had the hottest October day in 50 years (34) and the very next day we had a day when we lit our open fire (14) – gotta love variety right?!

Today its overcast and cloudy so a really good day to stay inside and get my craft on.

First up is a card for 3 challenges:

I played along with a stamp set from the October Simon Says Stamp kit ‘Thankful Flowers’ which I heat embossed and then roughly water coloured. I cut it on an angle and mounted it on black and white DSP and then a copper card stock onto a black card base.

This next card is for another 3 challenges:

For this card I used 2 stamp sets, 1 from Unity Stamps ‘Trust the timing’ and the other from Simon Says Stamp ‘If the hat fits’. I kept most of the card black and white except for the hat that I coloured with my Stampin Blends in a few shades of pink.

Must be a day for 3s as this next card is for another 3 challenges:

I keep all the Christmas cards that I receive, so decided to go with the ‘U for upcycle’ option and I reused a cute little tag that had food and drink images on it. I decided to use the tag on a card front with some glittery paper and some gingerbread cookie card stock, twine and a sentiment.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

WWC #244 – Helen’s ‘All About Occasions’ Challenge

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

I created an OLC with some Altenew stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs inks. I usually find the multi-layer Altenew stamps difficult to line up but with my MISTI it was super easy.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your choice. 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, 26th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Crafting with a sick child

Today I’m trying to craft while looking after an unwell Miss K. Don’t know whether it is just a cold or the first signs of tonsillitis – she’s got a very busy week coming up (Rep netball trials for 2020 and her final Band concert) so I’m making her stay in bed, drink lots of fluids and conserve her energy.

Me, I’m taking advantage of her being quiet to do a bit of card making.

First up is a card for the current Tuesday Morning Sketches #525.

I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Big Birthday Wishes’. I created a background with the balloon image using Catherine Pooler Design inks and then stamped one of the sentiments onto a die cut piece for the centre, then added a bit of blue and white twine to finish the card.

My next card is for the Global Design Project #211 – Happily Every After.

I used a stamp set from Stamps by Me called ‘Beautiful Inside & Out’ which is coloured with my Stampin Blends.

My next card is for the current challenge at Seize the Birthday #176 – for the kids.

I’m having loads of fun with this splatter technique for a background and used it again here with a silhouette image and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp ‘Celebrate you’.

Next is a card for 2 challenges:

I used a stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called ‘If the hat fits’ along with a swirling star stencil.

My last card is for 3 challenges:

For my card, I used a die set from MFT which is an alphabet balloon set. Can’t get more focus on a sentiment than this right?!

Well, that’s it for today, thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations.

WWC #243 – Heidi’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

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

I created a card for a little boy having a birthday. I used a cute jungle stamp set I borrowed from my friend Michelle which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and then die cut a frame and popped up the centre for some dimension.

Come join in the fun and make a masculine 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, 22nd October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 21st October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

3 for 3

Hello and welcome to my 3 for 3 post, where I’ve made 3 cards for 3 challenges.

First up is my card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #145 – Z is for Zaphod Beeblebrox! We could make a card incorporating space, galaxy, aliens, spaceships etc.

I created a galaxy background panel and stamped a unicorn image from Visible Images and a sentiment from the Ink Road ‘Zero fucks’ that I think is perfect for this card.

I have a work colleague who will be getting this card, as I showed her the stamp set when it arrived and all I have to do is say to her ‘unicorn’ and she cracks up!

My next card is for the Library Challenge #43 – Secret Garden.

I used a stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Climbing flowers’ with my Kaleidacolour ‘Vineyard’ ink pad smooshed onto some water colour paper. I fussy cut out parts of the background and mounted it onto a black card base with a sentiment from the Ton.

As you can see, I was inspired by the colours and floral images on the book cover.

My third card is for CAS Mix Up – October – Foiling.

I created an alcohol pearl background panel with some gold Deco foil. I then die cut the Paper Roses ‘Leafy circle’ from a card front and mounted it over the AI panel with a sentiment from the Ton.

I love how serene this card looks.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

CAS Makes

Hello and welcome. Yesterday I went to the Picture to Page craft show with my friend Michelle and we had some fun shopping and joining in some mini classes.

Today, my cards use some of the things that I bought yesterday.

First up is a card for Addicted to CAS #169 – Creature.

I use a stamp set from Katzelkraft ‘les Jungles’ which I water coloured and fussy cut out the giraffe and added a sentiment that I thought really matched the image. I added a bit of black and white twine to provide balance to the top of the card.

Next is a card for CASology #353 – Feather.

I used a Penny Black stamp set ‘Winged Beauty’ and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment ‘Happy & Smiles’. For the images I coloured each part with my SU markers and stamped repeatedly with my Misti to get the colour variations.

Next is a card for The Male Room #121- Stay CAS.

I saw a blog post recently by Visible Images around creating a splatter effect with ink and a syringe; so of course I had to give it a go. I used SU reinker Pacific Point (if you do this make sure you do it inside a box as it gets everywhere – LOL). I then printed and fussy cut a digital motorcross rider and used a sentiment from Avery Elle ‘Dude’ and the card was done.

Next is a card for Fusion – Dragonfly.

I chose to follow the sketch and used a background panel I made at the craft show and die cut a reindeer on the corner of the frame. I opted for no sentiment as I didn’t want to ruin that gorgeous panel.

Well that’s it for today; chores to do, netball to go to and then out for dinner tonight. Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.