Thursday, June 29, 2023

Birds of a feather

Away crafting on the weekend with Jenny Martin & Jenny Dix and created this Christmas Card using a leftover Gelli print from Jenny M.

Using some of my favourite stamps from the now sadly defunct Winne & Walter.

Inspired by the colours and bird themes over at The Card Concept

Monday, June 26, 2023

Welcome back with a cup of coffee!

OK so don't die of shock, but I'm back posting after a brief (2-and-a-half-year) hiatus.

I have been doing a little crafting on the side, mostly as an excuse to go away for weekends with the girls and chat and catch up, and throw a little paint and wine around on the side lol.

A bit of a shock to realise how many of the stamping companies and challenges I used to frequent are no longer with us!

Here's my offering for this week's combined Masculine and Coffee Christmas Challenges with the fabulous Stephanie & Lauren at Jingle Belles and the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge (which I missed thedeadline for!) and playing along with Less is More CAS Challenge.

This little beauty of a stamp set from Stamping Bella, coloured using Born markers (from Kaisercraft I think!) with patterned papers from Kaisercraft and die cuts from Avery Elle.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CASE me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton

So this is my first crafty session in about a year! I was hoping Michelle Lupton's Case me a Christmas Card challenge would inspire me, and it certainly did! Just managed to get my card reveal day messed up, so I'm here a day late but as they say, better late than never!

I used alcohol inks for the background, a combination of Pinata Rich Gold, Mantilla Black, Sapphire Blue and Baja Blue with Tim Holtz Mixative Pearl, Cloudy Blue and Sail Boat Blue. Stitched snowflake diecuts from Lil Inkers, Christmas sentiment diecut from Paper Smooches, Wishes stamp from WPlus9.

Hope you love it as much as I do!

Here's Michelle's gorgeous card that inspired my CASE...

Ardyth came up with a genius acronym to help you make a Case of a card without making a direct copy of it - LIMES. I am going to be using this acronym for all my Cases from now on: 

List: Blue, alcohol inks, die cut, flowers, birthday, two colour stamping, bold greeting, monotone, gold, landscape

Include: Blue, alcohol inks, die cut, bold greeting, monotone, gold  

Modify: flowers  

Exclude: birthday

Spin: Christmas, portrait, curved edge, diecut sentiment 

You can check out Michelle's gorgeous CASE of my card here

Playing along at CAS on Friday (Big sentiment)

Double D's Winter Blues

Simon Says Christmas

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Fusion Christmas Wishes...

Hope you can join in the fun @ FUSION for the last challenge of th eyear!
I was inspired by the window shapes in the lantern and snowy Christmas scene. Created using Distress Oxides for the moon and night sky, paired with this gorgeous Memory Box Countryside Circle die cut and super cute Mama Elephant Reindeer flying across the sky, paired with Winnie & Walter Merry and window diecut.

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.

Grab some more inspiration from our super Design Team

Monday, November 4, 2019

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton and Friends...

So glad you can join me as I play along with 

My challenge for Michelle this year was to combine die cuts and fussy cutting. 
As you can see, I was just a bit excited about this and got carried away, 
with not just one but nine cards...

First two feature Winnie+Walter stamps and Lil Inkers Stitched Oval diecut...

Technique Tuesday's Celebrate the Seasons by Ali Edwards sentiment paired with 
My Favourite Things window diecut and santa stamp set...

Also playing along with 
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Technique Tuesday's Celebrate the Seasons by Ali Edwards with dies from
Poppy Stamps Pine Tree Border and Memory Box Deer Trio and Lil Inkers Stitched Oval...

Next up two cards featuring Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames die cut
 and Inkadinkadoo stamp set, with Bo Bunny patterned paper...

Also playing along with 

Inspired by the Bathurst car races on the weekend I was card-making, featuring 
Winnie+Walter Merry and SC Christmas dies..

And finally two cards featuring Stacey Yacula's Purple Onion snowman, 
and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames. Created the sparkly background
using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker Afternoon Delight Denim...

Love it if you are inspired to create your own die cut and fussy cut Christmas card!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

FUSION Happy Birthday Fishes

Happy Halloween! 

Drew inspiration from this fortnights fabulous FUSION sketch and photo theme. 

Layers of patterned paper die-cuts with Lil Inkers stitched oval, Winnie & Walters "Happy", Simon Says "Birthday" and Avery Elle cupcake dies.

Love to see you play along with some super inspiration from our Design Team...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

FUSION Dragonfly

Had fun playing along with this fortnights FUSION creating these two variations on a theme. Both backgrounds were created using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Afternoon Delight Denim and Time Travel Teal on watercolour paper, die cut with Lil Inkers Stitched Circles. Added Taylored Expressions' dragonfly silhouette, and finished with sentiments from Winnie+Walter and Avery Elle.

Love to see you play along with some super inspiration from our FUSION Design Team...