Playing along with StampNation for World Card Making Day

I belong to an amazing member paper crafting site called StampNation and every year they have an amazing set of challenges for World Card Making Day. Last year I was on their WCMD Design Team, this year I just get to play along as a member and be in the running to win some of the amazing prizes donated by the equally fabulous sponsor companies..

So far there have been 5 challenges and I have just finished making cards for each one. I know more challenges will come overnight and I will be playing catch-up during the week.

So get ready for a very long post sharing the challenges and the cards that I made.

Challenge 1 was to make a scenery card (beach, mountains, sunset, forest etc.) – Scenery cards are not really my forte so I turned to a Stampin Up set called ‘Moon Lake’ which made it easier and stamped in Versafine and clear heat embossed to set it. I then used my Zig markers to roughly water-colour the image, mounted it on a green and blue layer and added some twine to finish it off.

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Challenge 2 was to create a card with embossing paste, fluff, texture paste or the like which simulates snow – I used stamp sets from Kanban – Reindeer & snowflakes (sentiment) and Hera Arts – Winter Trees. I then added white puff paint to where the snow was falling and along the group and hear set it to make it puff.

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Challenge 3 was to create a card using sea creatures, mermaids or inspired by the colours of the Great Barrier Reef – On this one I used a background stamp from Altenew called Tiny Bubbles which I heat embossed in white and then smooched Catherine Pooler Designs inks in It’s a Boy, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue & Something Borrowed on to my craft mat, wet them and then dabbed my background piece in it until I was happy with the colours. I then added a sentiment banner and fish from Unity Stamps called Fishy Philosophy. The fish I coloured with my Zig markers and then popped up on dimensions.IMG_3250

Challenge 4 was to create a card using something ‘old’ from your stash or something to do with a person becoming older or distressing techniques – With this challenge I took the path of an older birthday card with a touch of shabby chic.

I used a stamp set from Unity Stamps called – No Regrets, stamped with Catherine Pooler Designs ink in Black Jack and It’s a Girl sponged around the edges. The paper flowers, pearls and dotty background piece are from my scraps pile.

I love the sassiness of this card.

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Lastly Challenge 5 was a photo inspiration card based on flamenco dancing – I was inspired by the black and red dresses of the flamenco dancers.

For this card I CASEd my birthday card I received from Kristie Goulet and I used stamps sets from Catherine Pooler Designs – Best in You and PTI – Birthday Bash Sentiments. The inks are all CP Designs – Rocking Red, Black Jack, Lime Rickey and Garden Party with some added sequins for final finish.

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Phew, that was a lot of crafting today. Thanks for looking.

 

CAS card challenges

I love CAS cards; it’s really where I feel comfortable creating; so when I came across these two challenges I just knew I had to combine them and play along.

Addicted to CAS #121 was to use your favourite stamp and AAA Cards #100 was a sketch challenge = perfect combination.

Currently my favourite stamp is a set from MFT called Color Drops and I used the smallest tear drop for my card.

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The inks I used are from Catherine Pooler Designs -> Black Jack, Tiara, Tiki Torch, Bellini, Orange Twist and Tutti Frutti.

The sentiment is from PTI called Birthday Bash Sentiments which is a great collection of birthday related sentiments.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hello

Ok, I know this is my third post for the weekend, but I’ve felt really creative and found a few challenges that I was inspired to play along with.

This time I’m playing with challenges over at Inkspirational Challenges and Just Us Girls.

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Here are my card ingredients:

  • Concord & 9th – Hello Lovely stamp set
  • Stampin Up – Alphabet dies
  • Inks – Catherine Pooler Designs – Tiara, Tiki Torch, Bellini, Garden Party, Lime Rickey & Grass Skirt.

I stamped the main floral image and roughly coloured with CP inks, then I die cut out the word hello and popped them up with dimensionals and layered on cardstock I coloured with the inks to match.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.

 

Coffee Cafe Cards

I had some time on Saturday before watching the AFL Grand Final to make a couple of cards using a new to me stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘Coffee Cafe’.

It’s a really cute set with matching dies so I can save on the fussy cutting which is not my forte.

Here’s what I used to make these cards all from Stampin Up:

  • Coffee Cafe stamps
  • Coffee Cafe dies
  • Coffee Break DSP
  • Card stock – Early Espresso & Always Artichoke
  • Inks – Early Espresso, Always Artichoke & Real Red
  • Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Misc twine & ribbon

I think I need to go and make myself a coffee now!

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Two Challenges in One!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges with one card and a new stamp kit.

I used the layered sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #341 TSOT341sketchand was inspired by the colours, patterned layers and childish theme over at The Card Concept Challenge #78.TCC78picture

The papers and sentiment were from the September Simon Says Stamp kit – Best Ever. I stamped the sentiment 7 times using my MISTI to keep everything aligned and added a few shape sprinkles for an extra pop.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

 

September Card Making Class

Each month I hold a card making class for a few of my friends. It’s a good opportunity for us to catch up for a chat with the added bonus of making cards.

This month I was challenged to use 1 main stamp set as my focal image for the 3 cards they’ll make. That was a toughie so I went to Pinterest for inspiration. The main image on all 3 cards is from My Favorite Things called Color Drops and has raindrops in 6 different sizes and circles in 5 different sizes. It’s a fabulous stamp set which I will be using much much more often!

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Here are the ingredients for each card:

Card 1 –

  • PTI Birthday Bash Sentiment stamp set
  • MFT Die (cutout over the sentiment and popped up)
  • Stampin Up Inks – old olive, tempting turquoise, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight & basic black

Card 2 –

  • PTI Stylish Sentiments birthday
  • Stampin Up Inks – old olive, tempting turquoise, melon mambo, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight & basic black

Card 3 –

  • Stampin Up Layered letters alphabet & Fabulous four stamp sets
  • Stampin Up Inks – wild wasabi, pear pizzazz & basic black

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #183

I love the challenges over at CAS-ual Fridays and who can pass up an opportunity to make a shaker card?

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My ingredients for this card:

  • CAS-ual Fridays sentiment from the Frankly’isms set
  • Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins
  • Simon Says Stamp pig image from the Birthday Farm Animals set

This card came together really quickly as I have a whole container of already water coloured and fussy cut out critters that when the inspiration hit I’d be ready to roll!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.