Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winnie & Walter & Simon Says Stamp a One Layered Rainbow in Less than 10 Minutes...

I just had to join in the fun with Winnie & Walter Share the Love featuring Simon Says Stamp. With five challenges currently on the Winnie & Walter blog (in addition to the Winnie & Walter August Release Tour with the Stars), I thought I would combine the Rainbow, One Layer and Craft Dash (create a card in less than 10 Minutes) Challenges. I am not sure exactly how long this took to make, but with my trusty timer out of batteries (maybe trusty is a bit of a misnomer!) I asked DS to turn on the kitchen timer for 10 minutes, and it hadn't gone off before I finished. Created with Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold & the You, paired with Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Sentiments and Momento Luxe inks in Love Letter, Morocco, Dandelion, Pear Tart and Bahamas Blue. 

Craft Dash tips:
  • Choose a simple design
  • Use a Fiskars stamp press (or similar) to make aligning the stamps a breeze!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Addicted to CAS and Luxury - August Guest Designer

I have had a FABULOUS time this month as Guest Designer with Addicted to CAS - and LUCKY for me, there are three challenges this month!!! The code word for this fortnight is LUXURY, and the first thing I thought of was a wedding card.  To me luxury in card making is all about texture, you feel like you just want to reach out and touch anything luxurious! So I created my card with a base of linen textured and pearlised pale gold cardstock, which I partly embossed with this gorgeous Tim Holtz embossing folder, and added a dark red velvet ribbon, threaded through this stunning silver Maya Road buckle I had been hoarding in my stash.

So get out your best crafting stash (you know, the stuff you have been saving for a special occassion!) and get creating! 

And just in case you get stuck for ideas, the Design Team has some FANTASTIC inspiration at Addicted to CAS - drop by their blogs and say hello - you know you want too!

Also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes.

Win with Winnie and Walter August Release Tour of the Stars...

Update: Entry into the prize draw has been extended to 
September 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST
Just comment to be in the draw!

Tickled pink (or maybe black LOL!) to be part of the 
You could even win your favourite stamp new set (or all 3 sets)!

Just wait til you see the AMAZING projects the 
Winnie and Walter Talent and Guest Designers have in store for you.

The FABULOUS new Winnie and Walter stamps including three brand new 6x8 inch "Texas" sized stamp sets and their coordinating digital elements, featured on the August Release Tour of the Stars, are available NOW, and the coordinating digital elements will be FREE with purchase for 2 weeks. You can WIN, just by commenting, and the winners of one of the August Release set of stamps will be randomly picked from each stop on the August Release Tour of the Stars from those who comment before August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST, and that's not all, on the Winnie and Walter blog you could win the entire August Release.

I have had these Halloween photos and mini-album sitting in my "wish list of projects to do" for almost 5 years! When I saw the fabulous new Winnie and Walter stamps, I knew exactly what I was going to create! Whilst I have mainly focused the fabulously spooky Moonlight stamps and cut files for this project, (even using it to create my own patterned paper for the front and back covers), I have also incorporated stamps from A Tree For All Seasons (the tree makes a FANTASTICALLY haunted tree in black, and the circle is a perfect full moon) and This Awesome House (see the black cat hiding in the branches!)

The gorgeous Winnie and Walter Moonlight pumpkins and faces are super cute highlights for pumpkin carving photos!

I just LOVE the fabulous Winnie and Walter Moonlight bats, and there is a great range of sentiments, just right for creating your own banners and titles, including "frightful and delightful"...

and "Eat, Drink and be Scary". There is also a brilliant variety of spiders webs, for creating border highlights, or the perfect corner to hide a spider...

Or two...
To add some more dimension to your project, Winnie and Walter sets have some amazing cut files too, this spider and "Eek" from the Moonlight cut files, add a whole lotta spooky, with A Tree For All Seasons and This Awesome House are available in cut files too. 

Can you spot the element from This Awesome House? That's right, the gorgeous wrought iron fence. Also featuring Moonlight "31" as a full moon, and I love the font used in the fishtail flag "spooktacular" and "haunting" too!

The "trick or treat" sentiment comes up a treat when orange glitter embossed against black...

and all the sentiments and graphics are perfect to create your own patterned paper...

I hope you have as much fun on the 
as we had in creating these projects for you! 

In case you get lost, here's a complete list of the TOUR...
 you are here - Lyndal Higgins

Stamps: Walter and Winnie Moonlight, A Tree For All Seasons and 
This Awesome House
Cut files: Walter and Winnie Moonlight
Papers: Basic Grey, Authentique, MME
Ephemira: Making Memories, Scrap FX, October Afternoon, Hambly, Artifex 

Also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A FUSION Full of Hope..

I had so many fabulous ideas looking at this fortnight's FUSION inspiration photo and sketch, but in the end I decided to go CAS and focus on the colours, the textures, the stars, the swirls and the weathered wood of the inspiration photo. 

I die cut this gorgeous star from MFT using Kaisercraft paper, and placed it on my mini scoreboard, with the patterned side down, then scored from the point of each star tip to its diagonal opposite. Once I had done this, I folded along each scoreline, then inverted the folds in between the points of the star, to create this 3D star. The stamps are both from Autumn Leaves, a company sadly no longer with us. Both stamped in Versamark Watercolour then heat embossed in Zing White. To add some more definition to the letters, I created shadow lines with a fine dark brown pen. The star was secured using liquid adhesive, and running my nail around the outer edges of the star to secure it to the card front. Finally the front panel was added to a kraft cardstock base.


Will you be inspired by the gorgeous distressed wood patina, the door, the colours, the swirls, the stars, or the textures in this fabulous inspiration photo, or this super versatile sketch, or both!

How to join in the fun...
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.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Can't wait to see how you will be inspired by this fortnight's FUSION!

The Design Team have some FABULOUS creations to inspire you!

Please check the linky for the days left to play with us.

Also playing along with Addicted to CAS Geometric,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A-Muse-ing CAS(E) of Winnie & Water...

Inspired by this weeks gorgeous MUSE card by Marion, together with the colours from Winnie & Walter's Playdate #3 and this super versatile CAS(E) this Sketch. Stamping Winnie & Walter's Scenery V for Chevron in bands of Momento Luxe Dandelion, Morocco, Rose Bud and Lilac Posies, with the metallic sheet banner from Add a Little Dazzle in Lovely Lavender, stamped and embossed in Zing White with Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold & You sentiment, and a triple layer Simon Says Stamp Butterfly in two layers of vellum on a base of white cardstock, with a Kaisercraft pearl to finish.


Remember there's still almost 5 days to play along with Addicted to CAS Geometric too!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Keep It Simple with Ombre...

I can't wait to see what you create for this fortnights Keep It Simple Ombre ChallengeI broke out my Gelatos again to create this watercoloured ombre background. The cute little owl and friend from Hero Arts Operation Write Home Lil Hoot, was stamped in Versamark Watermark and Zing Copper embossing powder and coloured with Copics (N0, N3, E00, E03, E37, YG03, YG17, B95, and BG11). The Hero Arts Find Joy sentiment, was also stamped in Versamark Watermark and Zing Copper embossing powder.

You can catch some more FABULOUS DT Ombre inspiration over at Keep It Simple.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Colour Me Tangled...

Inspired by this fabulous colour combo at Colour Me Striking #33 Tangelo Twist and Tempting Turqoise, together with Little Tangles Happy Birthday Challenge and Crazy for CAS Watercolour. Featuring three Neat & Tangled stamp sets, My Heart Sings, Sunburst and Everyday Circles, together with Simon Says Stamp leaves, diecut from vellum. This gorgeous My Heart Sings bird was watercoloured with Gelatos and fussy cut, the "Happy" Everyday Circles sentiment and Sunburst were stamped in Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, with the sentiment diecut using Lil Inkers Stitched Circle, and the "Birthday" Everyday Circles sentiment stamped in Hero Arts Tidal Pool.

Remember you have until the 25th to join in the fun @ the Mixed Media Card Challenge Summer


A-very Moxie Fab Clicking Cameras Challenge...

Today's card brings together the two trends that are currently shooting for the stars - 
Cameras, and arrows LOL!

Playing along with Avery Elle's AEI{heart}U Kraft Challenge, together with 
and a reminder that there is still time to join in the fun @ KIS Arrows.

Created using Amy Tangerine's Plus One Edition Project Life cards, together with Avery Elle #Smile and Oh Happy Day stamps. The Avery Elle #Smile camera icon is paper pieced and Oh Happy Day "Oh Shoot" sentiment stamped on some very old Basic Grey paper from my stash.

Hope you are having a fabulously krafty weekend too! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Addicted to CAS and Geometric - August Guest Designer

So happy to be back Guest Designing with the fabulous 
Addicted to CAS team this fortnight!
With the Addicted to CAS code word Geometric
I had so many ideas I ended up making two cards today!

Winnie and Walter Pennant triangle stamps are FABULOUS for this challenge! 
The sun was created by stamping the pennant triangles in Dandelion and Morocco Momento Luxe inks, with a die cut circle as the centre, stamped with this very fitting Verve sentiment.

The second card uses this gorgeous geometric giraffe and crazy sentiment by Altenew, stamped in Versamark Watermark and heat embossed in Zing Pewter, and randomly filled with these three fabulous bright Color Throwdown colours. The triangle chunks were cut by snipping the card at a right-angles to the side, then cutting along the top half of the triangle, and flipping that cut piece over as a mirror reverse template, to make ensure the larger triangle ended up equilateral.

Remember to visit the Addicted to CAS Challenge blog for some more 
gorgeous Geometric inspiration from the team!

Card 2, playing along with Color Throwdown,
Virginia's View Shaped Cards,
Seize the Sketch and Less is More Animal too!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Floral FUSION...

As soon as I saw this weeks FUSION photo, I immediately thought of these gorgeous Honey papers by My Minds Eye, and paired them with Avery Elle All Squared Up sentiment stamped in Momento Luxe Olive and Pistachio

Will you be inspired by the stunning summery colours, the floral fantasy, gorgeous gift-tag and ravishing ribbons in the inspiration photo, or this super versatile sketch, or both!

How to join in the fun...
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.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Can't wait to see how you will be inspired by this fortnight's FUSION!

The Design Team have some FABULOUS creations to inspire you!

Please check the linky for the days left to play with us.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary, Inspired by Clare...

Joining in the 4th Anniversary fun at CASE Study with a card inspired by this gorgeous creation by Clare Buswell, and looking at Clare's card I probably should have tried to photograph mine with a coloured background too LOL! The lace strip stamp is by Kaisercraft and the lace doily and sentiment by MME, all stamped in Momento Luxe Bridal White, heat embossed with American Crafts Zing White. The Simon Says Stamp leaves were die cut in vellum and burlap - and I discovered that burlap die cuts don't always stay in one piece! So I used the individual burlap leaves as shadow highlights instead, and added some Kaisercraft pearls to finish.

Playing along with Little Red Wagon Embossing Challenge,
and I had this Clean & Simple Sketch lurking in the back of my mind
(flipped the sentiment to the other side and the ribbon became my leaves!)