Just Add Ink #365

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is a Sketch Challenge, and I do love my sketches for card and scrapbook inspiration.
So I have made a card to go with the sketch:

My card uses the very cute Kaszazz Kookaburra stamp, which was at the absolute top of my Wish List when I first joined Kaszazz.  I love all the Australian stamps that are available from Kaszazz, but this one is my favourite.

I have also used some lovely patterned papers which use the image of the Aussie gum leaves.  And I have just added a little sponging to the edges and a piece of twine which I unravelled and then knotted, and it’s a pretty simple card.  I might have to make some more like this one! Perhaps a set.
Happy stamping!
Chris xx

 

 

Heartfelt

The beautiful patterned papers from the Kaszazz Heartfelt range make papercrafting so very easy, whether that’s scrapbooking or in this case, a very pretty card.
I have combined this gorgeous paper with the card sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, and come up with this,

Not the best photo, the papers are soooo much prettier in real life.  I have sponged the edges and done some faux stitching with a paper piercer and white gel pen.

Here is the sketch:

I wonder what else I can use this pretty paper for??  I do have lots of ideas, and I’ll share them with you soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Heirloom Page and Pockets

I had a wonderful time on Sunday, sharing some crafting time with some lovely ladies.  We all made the same layout, this page and pockets using the Heirloom range of gorgeous patterned papers.  The colours are sooooo lovely!

 

I can guarantee that everyone’s turned out differently.  I know mine did.  I decided not to make my second page into a set of 6 smaller projects to go into pockets, but added them onto a background paper the same colour as the first page.
Here they are separately:

 

This was a heap of fun, a lovely mixed media, messy heap of fun!  We used some Gesso to adhere tissue paper which we had previously stamped, onto the white cardstock, and then some watercolouring to create the lovely textured background.
I’ll share some similar cards we made over the next few days.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Playing along in a Challenge

It’s been a very long time since I joined in with a cardmaking challenge, so what better way to get back into it, than to join in with The Male Room.  At one stage, I was member of the Design Team with this great group of ladies, so it’s lovely to join in again with them.
The current challenge is to use Dies on a project, and I have chosen a simple card, using the Kaszazz Hexagon Dies.


The fabulous patterned papers are a collection, again from Kaszazz, from the Industrial collection, the background looks like an old Aussie traditional tin roof!  The Hexagons are cut from another piece of patterned papers, and they have just been sponged with black ink.
Here is a close up of the hexagons:

Well, that’s me done for today, it is good to be feeling creative and have some mojo happening again, and I have more to share with you real soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

I joined Kaszazz!!

Yes I did!  I haven’t been involved with Stampin’ Up! for some time now, having decided I needed a break from stamping.  The creative mojo is starting to flow again, and yes, I do feel like making some cards and scrapbooking, so I have joined the lovely Kaszazz family.

If you would like to know more about Kaszazz, which is an Australian company, you can click here:  http://www.kaszazz.com/

And the catalogue for all the amazing, wonderful Kaszazz products:  http://www.kaszazz.com/Products/BrowseOurCatalogue

I still have heaps of Stampin’ Up! goodies that I will use over time, so I will still be sharing projects using what I have.

Happy stamping, and looking forward to sharing some new creations with you soon!
Chris

Red and Blue and Green

The current challenge at The Male Room is to use the colours Red and Blue in your project, and add one other colour.  I chose green, I like this lovely bright colour combination for masculine cards.

I chose to keep my card fairly simple this time and have used one of the gorgeous papers from the Serene Scenery paper stack as my background.  Very serene! 🙂

The cute sailing boat is part of the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I have coloured the stamps of the different parts of the boat with markers, and then fussy cute them.  The sentiment is an old one from a retired stamp set, again I have inked up the different letters with different coloured markers.
Come over to The Male Room and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team, and share your projects with us, we love to see your ideas.

And just on that note, I made another card a few weeks ago using this sailing boat, and somehow I completely missed posting it up for the buttons challenge a few weeks ago.  So my apologies for that, sometimes life gets a bit crazy!  So, here it is:


Happy stamping!
Chris