Stampin’ Up Color and Contour You’re Amazing Card

Another card that features the Color and Contour Bundle today, and just a very short post because it’s been a huge and very full on day!!

I’m loving this stamp set, so versatile and works for quick and easy cards, more complex projects such as this one, and great for colouring as well.

That’s enough from me today, I need to get some sleep! 🛌

Happy Stamping,

Chris

Masculine Monday Meadow Card

Today was the first of my Facebook Live streams that I am calling Masculine Mondays, my plan is to make a masculine project live at 10am every Monday morning ( Eastern Australia Daylight Savings time). Masculine Cards and projects seem to be something that many people struggle with so I hope I can share some ideas and inspiration.

I realise that many people are unable or unwilling to get out to cardmaking and scrapbooking classes right now, so I will be sharing more online.

I would love to go live on my YouTube channel but I need 50 followers there first, so jump on and subscribe to my channel, get your friends to as well, and then I will be able to share more with you on YouTube.

In the meantime, here is the link to this morning’s Facebook live.

And here is the card, featuring the Meadow Dies and Cork Speciality Paper.

The colours I have used are Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, and Very Vanilla, and the label is from the Tasteful Labels Dies.
Here is a link to order the gorgeous Meadow Dies from my online store so that you can create this card.

Happy Stamping!

Chris

Saturdays are for Sailing!

My son started learning to sail a few years ago, and loved it straight away. He’s a natural and sailing is the highlight of his week. So every Saturday we head to the nearest lake where the club get together for some races, or sometimes just a friendly sail.

Today wasn’t the best weather for it, in fact we’ve had a few weeks in a row where it’s been cold, raining and very windy, and today was no exception! But they go out anyway.

Needless to say, I don’t get any time for crafting in a Saturday, although sometimes I take some crochet to do.

But I will share a quick and easy card that I made using the BlackBerry Beauty Ephemera Pack.

The card uses just four elements from the Ephemera Pack with some of the matching Designer Series Paper behind them. Cardmaking couldn’t get any easier than that!!

Hoping your weekend is sunnier than ours!!

Happy stamping,

Chris

Christmas Puppy

I just thought this little fellow and his companions were the cutest ever, and since we have three four legged family members, it was a must have from my wish list for Christmas cards.

I have quite a few Christmas cards made now, but none sent!! Somehow, it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas yet. Is it just me or are you feeling like that, too?

Since there are some fairly serious delays in shipping and postage times I really had better start sending them out. Who would like a Christmas card? I think we all need some happy mail this year!!

This cute fellow comes from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set and matching Dies, and I’ve used some of the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper in the background.

Happy Stamping,

Chris

Simple Christmas Tags

I really love the shape of the Elegant Tag punch but I have to admit that it has been sadly neglected, so I pulled it out this morning and used it to make some Christmas tags.

I kept them quite simple but sometimes simple is good!!

The tree is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, and the “Merry” is from A Wish For Everything.

I did share my crafting of these Tags this morning on my Facebook page here, where I have been going live most Wed mornings (Sydney time), depending on internet working and no technical hitches.

These are also a great way to use up scraps of cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon. I seem to have a stash of little bits of retired ribbon and twine!!

Happy stamping,

Chris

Designer Series Paper for easy and beautiful cards.

I did a Livestream on my Facebook page this morning, featuring the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper, to make quick, easy and gorgeous Christmas cards, and to show that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to get going and make some homemade Christmas cards.

These first three cards use exactly the same layout, with different patterns from the same pack of DSP.

I also showed this same layout using a completely different DSP to create a bright and cheerful birthday card, using the Host DSP Pattern Party.

And a couple of different layouts using Whimsy and Wonder DSP.

They were fun to make, and now I have a bigger stash to sell at the markets this week!!

Happy Stamping!

Chris

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