Monday, 24 September 2018

Muse Card Club - Guest Muse #284

Hello and happy Monday!  I was so excited and honoured to be invited to be the Muse Guest designer for this week.  I love participating in the Muse challenges, it forces me to think!! LOL
If you haven't already visited the Muse challenge, do yourself a favour and click HERE to check it out. 

I decided to make a floral card for this weeks challenge because I love all things pretty!

I stamped this beautiful floral image from Catherine Pooler Designs Grateful Heart stamp set in the bottom left hand corner of my card panel.  I always seem to gravitate to that spot, possibly because I am left handed.  I coloured the flowers in with Kaszazz Alcohol Markers and just added a touch of grey to the leaves.  I added a small strip of patterned paper along the bottom and stamped the sentiment from a Close to my Heart stamp set.

Here's my card.


Thanks for looking and I would love you to join in on the fun over at Muse this week!



Less is More Challenge #380



Hello, I'm back again with another card this time for the One Layer Floral Challenge over at Less is More.
Sometimes I forget how hard a one layer card is until I make a mistake and then realise I can't cover my mistake up!!  I stamped a little bit more than I would usually on this card because it just didn't seem to look right and then I added too many little flowers so I had to add more leaves.  Anyway, I'm not really happy with it but I ran out of time to do another! 
So here's my card.   I used CAS-ual Fridays Peaceful Garden and Peace and Comfort stamp sets with Catherine Pooler Designs Ink.



Thanks for looking and you can click HERE to take you over to the Less is More Challenge.

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the September CAS Christmas Card Challenge.  I almost ran out of time to enter but then I saw a reminder from Nance on Instagram so I got cracking!  I have used another old stamp today from Penny Black called Adornment.  I have had this stamp for many years!   I stamped the wreath in CP Designs Rockin Red Ink and then heat embossed it with a clear sparkle embossing powder.  I stamped the Merry Christmas from a Kaisercraft set with Versafine Black Onyx ink.  It is hard to get a good photo of all the sparkle but it is there!



Thanks for looking and you can click HERE to take you over to the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.



                                                           

Sunday, 23 September 2018

AAA Challenge #124 - Imagine

Hello and happy Sunday!  My card today is for the latest challenge over at AAA Cards.  This weeks theme is IMAGINE.  I knew immediately which stamp set I was going to use for this challenge!  I pulled out this very old stamp set from an Australian company called Stamp-It who I think unfortunately has gone out of business.  This set is full of beautiful quotes.

I stamped the butterfly image with my Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad and went over a few of the images with a glitter pen.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink.



Thanks for looking and you can click HERE to take you to the IMAGINE challenge.


 

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Muse Challenge #283

My card today is for the Muse challenge #283. This week's Muse is Kim with this cute Hippo card!

                                                      
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I was inspired by the hippo and cupcakes on Kim's card!  I stamped my Hippo from Close to my Heart Safari Ballet stamp set and coloured her in with Kaszazz alcohol markers.  Then I searched my stash for a small cup cake and came across a set I think I got with a magazine years ago.   

Here's my take on Kim's card.




Thanks for looking and you can click HERE to take you over to the Muse challenge.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Muse Challenge #282

Hello, my card today is for the Muse Challenge.  Tracey McNeely is this weeks Muse with this beautiful floral card.



I was inspired by the colours and the layout of Tracey's card.  I pulled out an old Stampin Up stamp set " Blooms & Wishes"  that I am sad to say I have used once!  I used Catherine Pooler inks in All That Jazz, Tiara, Tiki Torch and Black Jack.

Here's my card.





Click HERE to take you over to the Muse Challenge blog.

Thanks for looking!



Friday, 14 September 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 208


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Hello and happy Friday!  We have a "Use those sequins" Challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays today.
Click HERE to take you over to the Inspiration Challenge, there is a ton of inspiration waiting for you!

I have used the beautiful "Be a Unicorn" stamp set today and  coloured the unicorn in with alcohol markers.  I scattered sequins and basically glued them where they landed!







If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card with sequins and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!  Good luck!


                                    


                                        Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Pretty Posies

Hello, I made a card today using one of my most favourite stamp sets of all time and it just happens to fit two challenges.  I am entering it into The Flower Challenge #24 which is "anything goes" and Watercooler Wednesday #187 which is "All about occasions".  

I stamped the largest flower from CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies twice in Versafine Black Onyx ink and coloured them in with Prisma pencils.  I did the same with the leaves from the same set.  I have the co-ordinating dies for Pretty Posies but because there were several images, I decided to use my Scan n Cut. (much quicker)  I stamped the frame from Stampin Up Swirly Frames directly onto my top folding card base and adhered the flowers and leaves with glue and foam tape.  



                


                    


Thanks for looking and I''ll be back tomorrow with my card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

AAA Sketch Challenge #123

Hello, my card today is for the  AAA Cards sketch challenge.  I made a mask using a circle die and sponged distress inks directly onto my card front.  I stamped several images from the Uniquely Creative "You...Calyptus" stamp set in Versafine Black Onyx ink whilst my mask was still in place.  My little hummingbird is from Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks stamp set.
Click HERE to take you directly to the AAA Cards challenge blog.


          



                                               

                                                                       Thanks for looking!

Monday, 10 September 2018

Muse Challenge #281

Hello and happy Monday!  My card today is for the current Muse challenge.  I've left it to the last minute because I had a mental blank on this one!  LOL  Anyway I finally came up with something that I think fits the bill.  Anita's card is beautiful and I was inspired by the hair, the purple and the bold black. I pulled out an old stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps, I thought the flowing stems stamped in purple was a fit.
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Here's Anita's card.  Click HERE to take you over to the Muse Challenge.



And here's my interpretation.




                               Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Less is More Challenge #379

Hello, my card today is for the Less is More Challenge which is to use black, white and one other colour.  I have used a new stamp from Uniko called Framed Florals.  I stamped in Versafine Black onyx ink and clear heat embossed then coloured in with my Kaszazz alcohol markers.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Bushy Tailed stamp set.





                                        

                                                             Thanks for looking!

Friday, 31 August 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 207


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Hello and happy Friday!  We have a new challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog today.

This week we challenge you to use mint and neutral colours in your  project.  Click HERE to take you to the challenge and check  out all the inspiration.

I stamped the gorgeous ballerina from the Tutu stamp set in Versafine Black ink and clear heat embossed.  Then I masked off a square around my image and sponged "Mint to Be" Catherine Pooler Ink over my image.   The sentiment is from the same Tutu stamp set and I stamped that with "Over Coffee" CP ink.





If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using the graphic as inspiration and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!  Good luck!


                                    

Thanks for visiting!







Sunday, 26 August 2018

Muse Challenge #280



Hello, my card today is for the Muse Challenge #280.  This week's Muse is Kim and here is her beautiful card.  Click here to take you directly to the Muse Challenge blog.

                                                             
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I was inspired by the birds sitting on the branch and I have used a new stamp set from Uniquely Creative called You....Calyptus.  

I stamped my images in Memento Black ink, coloured them in with my new Kaszazz Alcohol Markers and cut them out using my Scan n cut.  I mounted them onto a square die cut panel and added that with foam tape to a top fold 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"  card base.  The sentiment is from Uniko's Happpy Succulents stamp set.

Here is my card.



                                                                 
                                                                  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

CAS Christmas

Hello, today I made a card for the CAS Christmas card challenge.  This year is flying along so quickly it will be Christmas before we know it so I need to make a start on my cards!  I pulled out an old SSS stamp set called Merry Trees and inked it up with the Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink.  The sentiment is written within the tree which keeps the card nice and CAS.  I die cut a square and added a strip of silver glitter card stock across the card base then adhered the tree with foam tape. I added some glitter to the tree using a quickie glue pen.

Click HERE to take you to the CAS Christmas card challenge, it is full of gorgeous CAS Christmas cards!

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                                                                Thanks for looking

Saturday, 18 August 2018

One layer birthday card

Hello, I wanted to be a little bit organised today and make a card that fits in with three challenges.
Firstly I went over to the Muse challenge where this weeks Muse is Tracey McNeely with this beautiful card.
                                                             

I love the water coloured smooshed background and the scripty sentiment on Tracey's card and those PPP flowers are gorgeous.  I kept my card one layer so I could also enter it into The Flower Challenge.  I stamped the Happy Succulents stamp from Uniko in versamark and clear heat embossed it.  Then I used my Zig clean color real brush markers to colour in the succulents and leaves and did some ink smooshing.  My scripty sentiment is from Stampin Up Picture Perfect Birthday.  I am also entering this into the Seize the Birthday challenge where it is "anything goes".

Here's my one layer birthday card.




Muse Challenge #279


The Flower Challenge #23



Seize the Birthday



                                                Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 17 August 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 206


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Hello and happy Friday!  Today on the CAS-ual Fridays inspiration blog we have a "Back to School" challenge for you.  Of course here in Australia we are in the middle of the school year and I don't have children in school so I have chosen to use the colours from the inspiration picture for my card.  I have used the Bold Wishes stamp set and stamped in Catherine Pooler inks. 












If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using the graphic as inspiration and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!  Good luck!


                                    


                                        Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

Hello and happy Sunday!  It is a beautiful sunny winters morning here, not a cloud in the sky.  I made this card yesterday for WWC182 Tristan's "All about occasions" challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  I always need birthday cards so I have made this fun card using a Gerda Steiner stamp set called "Go Wild".  I just love these giraffes!  I stamped out four giraffes, coloured them with Altenew Artist markers and Prisma pencils.  I have the matching dies for this set but because there were four of them, I decided to cut them all at once using my Scan n cut.  I love my scan n cut!



                                                           

You can click HERE to take you directly to Tristan's "All About Occassions" challenge and click
HERE to take you to Gerda Steiner Designs.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Muse Challenge #278

Hello and happy Friday!  I am playing along with the Muse challenge again this week . 
Here is Anita's beautiful card and you can click HERE to take you directly to the Muse blog.


                                            

I was inspired by the soft colours, the white embossing and the layout of Anita's card. 
I have used the Peaceful Garden stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays and Catherine Pooler Inks.  I white heat embossed the layers on the flowers and leaves.
Here is my card.






                                   Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend.




Sunday, 5 August 2018

Less is More Pets challenge

Hello, I had some time to make another card this time for the Less is More Pets challenge.   I've used a Close to my Heart stamp set for my card today.  I coloured the dog, koala and cat with Prisma coloured pencils and sponged the background with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers using a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things.  I die cut a circle from my card panel added the little pets and mounted it onto my background piece with foam tape. The sentiment is from the same Close to my Heart set called Animal Greetings, Operation Smile.





                                          



                                       Thanks for looking!

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

Hello I'm back again with another card!  This time I am participating in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Anything goes with a feminine twist.  I love flowers and you can't get much more feminine that flowers in my opinion!  I pulled out an old stamp set from Altenew called Magnolias for Her.  I love this stamp set, I think it is so pretty.  I coloured the flowers in with a mixture of Copics and Prisma pencils and die cut them with my Scan n cut.  The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love.  



 
                                        




Thanks for looking and you can click HERE to take you over to the Watercooler Wednesday challenge for a whole lot of inspiration.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Muse Challenge #277

Hello, I'm playing along with the Muse Challenge today and the Guest Muse just happens to be my good friend Tristan!  Tristan's card is gorgeous and I was inspired by the blue flower, the embossing and the frame.
Here's Tristan's card.
                                               

I stamped several flowers from Altenew's Bamboo Rose stamp set and coloured them in with Altenew Artist Markers.  I die cut a frame from my Brother Scan n cut and while I was at it, I ran my stamped images through as well.  I love fussy cutting but I must admit now that I have my scan n cut, things are a lot quicker and easier!  I embossed the frame with a Stampin Up embossing folder.

Here's my card.



Click HERE to take you directly to the Muse Challenge.

Click HERE to take you to the lovely Tristan's blog.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 3 August 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp a Pattern


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Hello and happy Friday!  We have a fun challenge on the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for you this week.  We challenge you to Stamp a Pattern! I used the Puffy Heart Love stamp set and  stamped a pattern of hearts around my main sentiment in versamark ink and white heat embossed.  I then sponged my card panel with various Catherine Pooler Inks and popped it up with foam tape onto my card base.







If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is stamp a pattern on your project and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!  Good luck!


                                    

                                    Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!