Sunday, 28 August 2016

Plane and Banner







Here's a quick and fun card on a Sunday morning, to enter a few challenges.

I used a stamp set from Creative Stamping, a Hero sentiment and free papers from Making Cards Magazine.

I'd like to enter :
Time Out : CASE Julia
Color Throwdown colours
My Time to Craft  something that flies


Julia's original card at Time Out

A Sad Card

Before my daughter became a midwife I had always thought it must be a lovely job, being with parents on the one of the happiest days of their lives.  Well that is true, but also, too often, she's with parents on the worst day of their lives, as many pregnancies don't end happily.

My daughter asked me to make this card for the parents of a baby who was so tiny that my daughter caught it in her hands. The baby lived only for a couple of days and the parents were kind enough to invite my daughter to the funeral.

I made MANY different versions of the card as I found it difficult to make something appropriate and not mawkish.  I'm still not sure whether this is right!

I stamped the dandelion  stamps (Stampendous) and sentiment (Clearly Besotted) on blue card and dry embossed the panel for texture, I felt it needed something to lift it, so I mounted it onto an embossed silver panel.

I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy sympathy
Crafty Gals Corner emboss it
Stempelgarten flowers and plants
Sweet Stampin no designer paper

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Inkspirational - Primary Colours


Here is my very simple DT card for the new Inkspirational challenge , use primary colours.

I dropped Brushos in the three primary colours onto watercolour card and trimmed it into a square. (Actually, I did several of these and chose the won I thought looked the best!) 'You make life' is a Lawn Fawn stamp and I created and cut the FUN on the Silhouette Cameo.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer Shona, so I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational and see what she and the DT have made, and enter your own project.

I'd like to enter:
Casology fun
Simon Says Stamp Weds square

Australian Christmas Card

If you've seen a flurry of Australian- themed Christmas cards in blogland lately, that could be due to the challenge we had at Happy Little Stampers retreat.

Friends...brace yourselves...this card didn't win the challenge. I know you're shocked. But the winning cards by Sue and Val were actually even better.

Undeterred, I'm entering this into some challenges.

The card was designed and cut from the Silhouette Cameo electronic die-cutter.  The globe (Miss Kate Cuttables) and sentiment are SVG files. I found the outline of a kangaroo on the internet, traced it, duplicated it and welded it to a santa sleigh silhouette, Sidney Opera House was also traced from an image in the public domain. I used an embossing folder to add texture to the base card.

I'd like to enter:
Crafting By Designs Get Ready for Christmas
Fussy and Fancy let's fly away  ( the kangaroos and Santa)
Addicted to Cas  silhouette

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Happy Birthday Pia

Happy Birthday to my fabulous Inkspirational team-mate, Pia Larsen.

I hope she's received this card. I made it at the Happy Little Stampers Retreat. The panel was made using a Brushos and starch technique demonstrated by Kylie . The butterfly was also cut from some paper painted with Brushos.

Have a fantastic day, Pia!

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Galz butterflies
Craft Rocket things with wings
Creative Cottage things with wings

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

40 Shaker

My baby sister is 40 this week. Yikes! Even the young people are middle aged now!

I designed and cut this shaker card on the Silhouette Cameo. The stamped sentiment is Hero Arts. With hindsight, I wish I'd put in more microbeads, but I'm not going to try ripping it open now!

I'd like to enter:
Naughty or Nice numbers
Shopping our Stash numbers
Die Cutting Divas  birthday
Crafty Catz birthday

City Crafter Challenge Blog - It's all about YOU

This week, at City Crafter,  Stella wants us to include the word YOU on our creations.


For my DT card I used a very old stamp set (I think it may be Penny Black?), gold mirror card and some Antique Linen Distress Spray on the base card. 

Davi, our special Guest Star is still with us, so I hope you will visit to see what she made, and also the rest of our DT, and enter your own creation. 


I'd like to enter:
52CCT gifts




Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy Birthday Nonni


It's time to say 'Happy Birthday' to my dear friend and team -mate, Nonni .

The card I sent her was made at the HLS retreat using Brushos, which were a sponsor of the event. The stamp is by Penny Black.

Nonni - hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge fave technique - as well as Brushos, I used my very favourite technique of paper piecing .

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Back to School

My son doesn't actually go back to school for a few more weeks, but a few challenges inspired me to make this now.

I came across a very old pack of rub-ons and this crocodile was in it and I really wanted to use it ...it was brave, as I've had rub-on disasters in the past....but it worked!  The green spots are texture paste, coloured with Brushos and applied through a Paper Artsy stencil. The sentiment was made on  my computer.

I'd like to enter:
Fairytale back to school
Addicted to CAS silhouette
Pinspirational  photo

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Doggy Hello


I ordered a Woodware Sausage Dog stamp and it was bigger than I'd expected - so I decided to see if  I could use it as two dogs. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I've noticed dogs use a different way of greeting each other than we humans do- so I hope you find it amusing rather than offensive.

I'd like to enter:
Cas-ual Fridays  time to colour
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  h is for hounds
Unicorn Challenge animal kingdom
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
Moving along with the times clean and simple