Taking a break.

I am going to be taking a complete break from blogging and from most of my crafting over the next few months, probably even six months, and possibly permanently.
Life is once again going in a different direction and I am not enjoying crafting the way I used to.
I was considering closing my blog down completely but I will keep it here for now and may occasionally share some of my colouring, but otherwise I will be taking a break.

Happy stamping,
Chris

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Winter Olympics

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics?
We have watched as much of it as we can, and my 12 year old is loving the snowboarding and skiing.  I think I’m glad it’s only on every four years though, our television is not usually on for so much of the day, if at all.  Sometimes it doesn’t get turned on for weeks on end!

The challenge this fortnight at The Male Room is, not surprisingly, Sport/Winter Olympics.

Heaps of options there for sporty masculine projects.

I have created a Box Card this week for my project.  I enjoy making something different sometimes, and these are quite easy to make, but very effective.

I have made my own background for this card, using Glossy white cardstock, and then with my favourite Distress Oxide Inks I have created this colourful background.  The colours of ink I used are Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans.  (Such cool names for the gorgeous colours!).Then I have used a pipette to add some splotches, and stamped directly onto the background using some words and phrases from the Kaszazz Journal Messages stamp set, and Spring Moments stamp set.  The kind of mesh look comes from the background stamp called Graffiti Mesh (awesome stamp!), and then the skiers and snowboarders are from the Kaszazz set called Silhouette Sports.
Here are some closer shots of the card:

and while I was at it I made a bookmark for my son.

I hope you will join us with your sporty projects at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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

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