CAS Challenge

Clean and Simple (CAS) is a style of card that heaps of people find challenging, I think it’s those blank, open, white spaces. We feel as though we need to fill the spaces with something. Well, I do. I think I’m getting better at them though.  I’m starting to enjoy the simplicity of a CAS design.   

This card is a colour challenge for CAS Colours and Sketches. 

I’ve used Distress Oxides to make a very quick and easy background with two of the colours, and the gorgeous Sizzix butterfly die. Too easy! And gorgeous colours!! 

Happy Stamping!

Chris

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Blast Off Card

Today I decided to go through some of my old stash and use up some patterned papers. I recently did a big “de-stash” and gave a heap of patterned papers to a local school for their craft classes, but I kept some that I liked.   
My card is for the current challenge at The Male Room, which is to make a masculine card using technology. I guess the rocket counts as technology. 

Happy stamping!

Chris

Masking Technique

I love using this technique, there are so many awesome things you can do with Masking. The card I’m sharing with you today using two slightly different masked techniques. 

  
Firstly, I have stamped the lighthouse image onto a piece of post-it note (slightly sticky backed paper to hold the paper in place) and put that over the stamped image on my card.  Next I have die cut a circle out of another piece of scrap paper and layered that over my pre-stamped card layer. I’ve then used sponges to put colour inside the circle. This is called Reverse Masking. 

My card is going into the challenge at The Male Room, where you can see heaps of other great ways to do masking. 

Happy Stamping!

Chris

Pretty new Kaszazz goodies

It’s been quite a while since I shared any of my creations with you, so I’m going to make up for it!  I spent a wonderful day yesterday having a play with lots of new Kaszazz goodies which have been released with the new catalogue. So here is just one of the pretty cards we made, and I promise to come back soon and share more with you. 

  
Aren’t the colours just gorgeous?

Happy stamping!

Chris

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