Monday, 27 January 2020

Happy Anti-Valentine's Day

Hi everyone! I have a fun and slightly naughty card to share with you today. 
I was inspired to play along over at the Sisterhood of Snarky where their theme is A for Anti-Valentine, LOL.

I really had to get creative with this card especially with the sentiment. None of my snarky sentiment sets were remotely appropriate for this theme so I had to create a new sentiment by masking and mixing up sentiments.

Here is my card -

You can see that my attempt to 'mask and merge' words didn't go very well. Extra embossing powder got stuck on the cardstock, oh dear.
I decided to create what is quite a 'pretty' card and then top it off with the anti-valentine slogan, LOL.

My seagull and the 'shitty' part of my sentiment comes from Create A Smile. I mixed and matched sentiments from other sets to complete the 'lovely' wording :)

I hope you aren't offended, just having a little giggle.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Sisterhood of Snarky (Anti-Valentine), Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with Dies), Mix it Up Challenge (Anything Goes), 613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes)


Thanks for pooping (whoops, popping) in today

Monday, 20 January 2020

Congrats on your new home

I have a card to share with you today using new stamps (Stampin' Up - In the City).
I did a google search for some ideas and while a lot of cards were stamped this way, I got my inspiration mainly from this card.
The card was made for a good friend and workmate who is moving into a new home in the next couple of weeks.

The sentiment is from an old set that I have by Paper Smooches.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
My Time to Craft (New Stash), The Paper Funday (Anything Goes + Friendship), Moving along with the Times (All things New), Tuesday Throwdown (Something New), Dream Valley Challenges (Something New)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

AAA Cards Guest Designer

Hello! I am happy to be a guest designer over at AAA Cards for their new challenge starting today!

Here is my card -

I used the optional twist by stamping my penguin then masking him so I could create the background with a stencil and distress ink. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

Thanks so much to Jane and the team for having me!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -


Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Less Is More #411

It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More! We require a ONE LAYER card with the theme of 'off centre'.

Here is my card -
I have used grey cardstock which I masked off my area on. I randomly stamped my images after placing my sentiment. A very quick and easy card!

We are very luck to have Jen Mitchell (November Winner) as our Guest Designer!

Our sponsor is

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -

Thanks for popping in :)

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lift the Flap Birthday Card

Hello! Like me, you probably have a heap of things in your stash that you haven't used yet. Either that or it hasn't seen the light of day for some time???

I decided to create a fun birthday card using my new dies from Lawn Fawn called Lift the Flap.

I started with a panel of watercolour paper and used three colours of distress ink to blend my background. I flicked water and some white acrylic paint over the entire thing.
I stamped, coloured (polychromo pencils), and die cut the dragon. 
(BTW, I die cut him using my NEW Gemini Jnr.... oh my.... I'm in love)

Then it was time for some embossing. I embossed the stars then used distress ink and flicks of water, once again, to create the background. I embossed the two sentiments (from a Ranger sentiment set) and used my guillotine to cut down to size. 

The gifts are from a Christmas set (MFT) which I coloured and die cut.

I adhered the two panels together to create the front of my card. The entire thing opens, as normal, for me to write inside.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Dies R Us Challenge (Birthdays), HLS Watercolour Challenge (Die Cuts), STAMPlorations Theme Challenge (Stamps and Splatters), Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions), My Time to Craft (New Stash), Fairy and Unicorn Challenge (Anything Fantasy Goes)


Thanks for popping in today :)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Perfectly CAS #5 - One Layer

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well. Half way through January already! Best thing is it's time for a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS :)

It's a one layer challenge!

Easy peasy - simple stamping for both my cards!

Card #1

Card #2

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Crazy 4 Challenges (Summer where I live), STAMPlorations CAS Challenge (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes), 

Monday, 6 January 2020

Less Is More #410

Happy New Year, it's time for our first LIM challenge of 2020!

Card #1

Card #2

Our sponsor this month is

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Happy Little Stampers CAS (Wings), 
Card #2 - STAMPlorations CAS (Anything Goes), Simon Says Stamp (Party Time)


Thanks for popping in :)

Friday, 3 January 2020

HLS January CAS Challenge

Hi everyone, Happy New Year.

The first CAS challenge of the year over at Happy Little Stampers has started and the theme is -

Here is my card -

I used dragon fly stamps by Paper Artsy and combined it with a sentiment by Avery Elle. I added interest with my diec cut front panel by breaking up the white with a pop of colour.

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cut it Up (White on White with a pop of colour), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Crafty Creations Challenge (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesday (Anything Goes)


Sunday, 22 December 2019

Christmas Poinsettia

Hi there, I have a quick post tonight to share a card I just made. After a full weekend of work and nanny duties, I decided some 'colouring in' to help wind down.

I have a new Penny Black stamp from the brushstroke collection called Christmas Red. I was a little intimidated to use it so I went all out and even used a technique that I'm not comfortable with. No line colouring.

I used my MISTI to stamp the image with antique linen ink. My polychromo pencils were used to create the outlines and then blended my colouring with gamsol and blending stump. You won't be able to see it in this photo but I also covered the whole thing with glitter using a Spectrum Noir pen.
I fussy cut the poinsettia then used a guillotine to give it a nice edge. I stamped the sentiment (using my MISTI), then poped up the poinsettia with foam tape.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Penny Black Saturday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine), Penny Black and More (Flowers), My Time to Craft (Christmas Flowers), Day of the Month Cart Club (Poinsettia Day)

Thanks for popping in today. Only 3 more sleeps until Christmas! I hope you have a magical day :)

Monday, 16 December 2019

Holly Jolly Holiday

Hi everyone, I finished up a couple of cards this afternoon as I am still trying to get out a few more Christmas Cards. 

Card #1
I stamped Santa and Rudolph and coloured them with polychromo pencils and gamsol. They are from an MFT set called Santa & Friends

Card #2
I embossed this stamp from STAMPlorations with gold glitter powder then popped up the panel with foam tape.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1: Just us Girls (Anything Goes), Winter Wonderland (Anything Christmas Goes), Timeout (Merry and Cheerful)
Card #2: STAMPlorations Theme Challenge (Stamps and Holidays), Just Add Ink (Photo Inspiration), Watercooler Wednesday (All about occasions)



Thanks for popping today :)

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Perfectly CAS #4

Hi! Time for a new challenge at Perfectly CAS!

I have created two cards to help inspire you to use one third or less :)

Card #1
Simple masking and stamping created this card!

Card #2
Stamping with circles once again in a variety of colours then a die cut sentiment to finish it off.

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog, thanks for popping in :)

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton

Hello everyone! Once again, I am joining Michelle with her yearly Christmas Card Challenge. Michelle has guest designers who challenge her to create a 'particular' type of Christmas card and we all create something as well. 

I challenged Michelle to create a 'Humourous' card.

Here is mine -

I sort of panicked when I started looking through my stash because I really don't have any humourous Christmas sets, LOL. So, I had to get a little creative. 
I stamped Santa (he always makes me laugh because of his 'whatever' look) and coloured him with my polychromos. I have a really nice stamp set by PTI which allows you to create letters to Santa. I decided that the recipient of this card would be on his naughty list. 

Don't forget to pop on over to Michelle's blog to see her funny card!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Sisterhood of Crafters (Christmas), Try It On Tuesday (Christmas is coming), Crafty Cardmakers (Christma), Christmas Crafts All Year Round (Santa, Mrs Claus, or Elves). STAMPlorations (Anything CAS Goes + optional Christmas Colours)

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

HLS December CAS Challenge

Welcome! Today kick's off the CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. Even though it's stinking hot here in Australia, we have a theme that will help cool things down :)

My card was stamped with a snowflake from HLS Let it Snow. I stamped the sentiment with versafine ink then embossed it with clear powder.

I hope to see you plaing over at the challenge blog!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Happy Birthday Ethan

Hi everyone, today is Ethan's 10th Birthday. Natalie, a co-worker of mine, is Ethan's mum and describes him as a kind and loving young man. I wasn't at work today but have a card to deliver tomorrow :)

Here is my card -

This is a set by Woodware that I bought whilst in the UK a couple of years ago. It unfortunately hasn't had much use so I thought a pirate theme would be perfect for Ethan.

I stamped the image then created a mask. I used torn paper and distress ink to create my background. I also used a brown glitter pen to give texture to the sand. Once my background was complete I removed the mask from the image and coloured him using polychromo pencils and gamsol. This card came together very quickly!

I hope Ethan likes his card - Happy Birthday, mate :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
AAA Cards (see graphic below), Send a Smile 4 Kids (Anything Goes for kids), Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes), Lost Coast Designs (For the Men)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Working on the Christmas Stash

Happy Sunday everyone :)

This weekend was busy with me with work and then our Christmas party. I've spent today doing the dreaded housework plus a little spare time was spent in the craft room.

I had previously stamped some images for me to come back to so I could colour them and finish up the cards. I'm working on extras for my Christmas stash as they will need to be posted pretty soon!

Card #1
I masked my image first so I could create the background using distress ink. I coloured Santa with my polychromo pencils and gamsol.

Card #2
Once again, I masked the images. I tore some paper to create some 'snowdrifts'. While the images were still masked, I used a stencil and distress ink to create the background. I also flicked a little white paint for interest. Polychromo pencils and gamsol were used to colour these cuties.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Simon Says Stamp (Starry, Starry Night), Sparkles Christmas Challenge (Santa), 12 Months of Christmas (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Cute Card Thursday (Winter), Penny Black and More (Christmas), STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.