Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #175

The theme this fortnight is "Things That Go Bump In The Night".   There is a great prize up for grabs from Woodware Craft Collection as well.  I honestly have really nothing Halloween in my crafting stash - not a big deal here in Australia (as much as the retailers are trying their hardest to make it more popular!).  So my inspiration if my cat Shadow (yes he is black) who quite often goes bump in the night especially at 3am - the witching hour for him!

Here is what I have used:

Card/Paper: SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Orange (from my stash), SU Perfect Plum DP
Stamps: SU Window Dressing, SU Every Little Bit, SU Tiny Tags
Ink: Memento Black
Embellishments: Ribbon, Twine (all from my stash)
Tools: SU Chevron Embossing Folder, SU Tiny Tag Punch

We hope you can join us this fortnight for a great challenge and don't forget to check out all the awesome designs here.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #174

Hi there!  We have had some very wild weather here in Australia and I am more than ready for Spring to really arrive and hope it brings me some creative mojo with it!  Our challenge this fortnight is hosted by Pam and the theme is Birthdays.  Pretty simple one right!  Here is my card.

Here is what I have used:
Card/Paper: SU Regal Rose, Prima Optimist, SU Whisper White
Tools:  SU happy die, Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder
Embellishments: SU bling, Chipboard word from my stash

I hope you can join in this fortnight and don't forget to go and check out all the great creations here.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #172

Hi everyone.  Welcome to another Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.  Marlene is hosting this fortnight and the theme is layers.  It was Father's Day here in Australia this last weekend so I have been creating some masculine cards.

Here is what I have used:
Card/Paper: SU Basic Black, Teresa Collins DSP
Stamps: SU Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Archival Black
Embellishments:  Striped Thin Washi Tape (from my stash), all other elements were cut from the DSP
Tools: SU Banner Punch

There are about 6 layers on this card and I have popped them up on foam dots to give it some dimension which is hard to see in the photo.  There is another star popped up in the centre.  

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this fortnight and make sure you check out all the wonderful creations here.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #171

Hi I am hosting again this week at Crafty Cardmakers and our theme is "By or Under the Sea".  I pulled out an old favourite stamp set of mine for this one.

Here is what I have used:
Card/Paper: SU Pacific Point, Real Red, X-press It Blending Card
Stamps: SU Boatloads of Love
Ink: Memento Black
Embellishments: SU Real Red Ribbon, White Twine
Tools: Big Shot and Bubble Embossing Folder
Copics: B02, B04, B06, R27, R29, R59, Y02, Y06, Y08

For some reason the photo has not shown my colouring real well on the boat all my shading has disappeared!  Anyway you get the idea! 

Thanks for popping by and I hope you check out all the awesome creations here.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #170

Hi everyone!  Lin is hosting our challenge this fortnight and the theme is Time.  I needed to make a card for my grandfather who is turning a very respectable 88 this week and I used the theme to make his card.

Here is what I have used:
Card/Paper: SU River Rock, Kaisercraft Sears & Son
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Sears & Son, Prima Wood Embellishments, Metal Clip, Twine
Tools: SU Large and Small Star Punches
Stamps: SU Wonderful Favorites
Ink: SU Soft Suede

I love this range for masculine cards as it all comes together quite easily.  Obviously my time theme comes into play with the pocket watch embellishment.  

Thanks for popping by and make sure you check out all the wonderful DT creations here.  Hope you can play along.  


Funky Flair Studio August Challenge Inspiration

This months new challenge is up and it is just gorgeous!  You can play along here taking inspiration from this yummy photo.

I have used the colours from this challenge but not the work Forever.  I just couldn't work it into this card lol.

Here is what I have used:

Card/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Bo Bunny Country Garden Collection
Embellishments: Funky Flair Studio Flair, Martha Stewart Clay Frame and Bird, Flowers
Stamps: SU Great Friend
Ink: Memento Black, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Tools: Distressing Tool

The butterflies were cut out from the Bo Bunny paper range.  I let my boys play with the Martha Stewart clay and molds in the holidays and they made a whole bag of things so I pulled them out and inked up the frame and bird to fit the theme. 

Thanks for popping by.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #169

Hi everyone! I am hosting this fortnight over at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme is Summer!  Well I can tell you that here in Melbourne it is freezing so making something summery wasn't a hardship.  I hate the cold and cannot wait for some sunshine to come back.

Here is what I have used:

Card/Paper: SU Pool Party, SU Pumpkin Pie, Simple Stories - I Heart Summer and Summer Vibes.
Embellishments: Stickers from Simple Stories - Summer Vibes and hand cut elements from Simple Stories - I Heart Summer, Charms Creations - Cloud 
Ink: Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap

I have fussy cut out the surfboards and sun and then layering using dimensionals.  I have inked around the edges of both layers.  Don't you just love that cloud embellishment so cute!

Thanks for popping by and make sure you check out all the awesome creations here!