It’s my turn to host the challenge this week at Crafty Boots Challenges, and for the next two weeks my challenge to you, is to use this sketch to make a project:
There are one or two additional rules for our sketch challenge:
- you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.
- do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.
- you can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc. Just as long as the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.
I have made two cards this week, the first a Clean and Simple card:
and secondly, a more vintage style card featuring some different patterned papers and some lace:
I thought the teddies in this paper series were just too cute, so had to make them in to a card. For this card I have turned the sketch side on, and used the teddy pattern on the papers to represent the circles of the sketch. So you can see, there are heaps of ways you can use this sketch, and we would love to see your projects, at Crafty Boots Challenges.
This week at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge…. my favourite type of challenge!
And yes, I have finally done some stamping!
Here is the sketch:
I have used some of the papers from the Trim the Tree paper stack for this card, which I just love, but then I have always loved traditional Christmas colours. The stars are from the Be The Star stamp set, and have been embossed in gold onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, and layered over some gold foil.
After weeks of being too unwell to do much of anything, it is really lovely to feel like doing some crafting, and to have the energy to do it! 🙂
This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is this gorgeous bright and cheerful photo, full of rainbow colours.
So I really had to use a rainbow on my card 🙂
I adore this cute little image from the Life’s Adventure Hostess stamp set, and thought he would look quite cute sitting under a rainbow. I have coloured the image using a Blender pen and ink, then stamped the rainbow using the Work of Art stamp set. Then there are just a few small finishing touches which are not so easy to see in the photo….. I have done some paper piercing around the edge but only where the cardstock is still white, so not over the rainbow. And then added some rain drops using Crystal Effects.
Hope your weekend is crafty!
Today’s card is a something a little different, for me at least. I found yet another new challenge and thought it would be fun to play along, but I wanted to do something completely different. The challenge is from Make My Monday Challenges, and it is to use Tags and Toppers.
So I have used a stamp set that is not in the catalogue, just to confuse you! 🙂 Actually, it was part of a promotion which Stampin’ Up! ran recently for demonstrators, and which I got for free (just one of the many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!) The stamp set is called “Good Greeting” and has heaps of fabulous and useful greetings, not just Christmas ones.
So, I have stamped the greetings around the white layer of cardstock, and then run this layer through the Big shot with the star embossing folder (a bit of a sneak peek, even though you can’t really see it very well in this card).
I have then made a tag and punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and used some Washi Tape to decorate the tag. The colours I have used are real red, Pool Party and Crushed Curry.
And that’s it really, pretty easy 🙂
If you would like to find out how you can also earn the Good Greeting stamp set for free, get in touch with me and I’ll give you the details.
A couple more very quick and easy cards, this time using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.
These could be in any colours you choose. For this card I have chosen some of my favourite Stampin’ Up! colours – Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe. I have coloured the rhinestones using Blendabilities to match the colours.
Or how about his colour combo for a Christmas card?
This time I have used Real Red, Garden Green and Crushed Curry.
Try your own favourite colours, and just have fun mixing and matching colours.
The feature stamp set for the month of August and for Stamps in Your Letterbox is Kinda Eclectic (Page 164 of the Catalogue). This is a really versatile stamp set and heaps of fun to use, so for those of you who are signed up for Stamps in Your Letterbox, you are in for a treat this month!
Today I am sharing a pouch card which I have made using not only Kinda Eclectic, but also the Envelope Punch Board. The card fits into one of our standard size envelopes so that you can send it in the mail.
The card itself is a flat card, like a post card, but there is plenty of room for writing on it, and it slides into a decorated pouch made using the Envelope Punch Board.
I have used some of the bright and cheery papers from the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Papers (Page 186), and the “Birthday Greetings” comes from the Four You Stamp Set. They are a little hard to see in the photo, but I have added a little bling with some Sequins (Page 208) on the butterflies, along with some Thick Baker’s Twine (Page 207) around the top of the card to make it easier to pull the card out of the pouch.
It’s not too late to take part in Stamps in Your Letterbox for August, just contact me to sign up, and you can find out more information here.
It’s been quite a while since I have used my owl punch, with so many new goodies available it’s not really surprising, but I thought it was time I got it out and gave it another work out. Today I have used it to make some thank you cards for a few of my customers.
The card base comes from the Hip Hip Hooray card kit, layered with some of the Lullaby patterned papers.
Keeping it short and sweet today.
Yesterday afternoon I held my first stamping get together since moving to Cooma, which was really exciting. Not only did we have a lovely afternoon of stamping and chatting, but I met some lovely ladies who share my passion for crafting.
The ladies got to make two projects, and since we had some complete novices, I kept the projects fairly simple.
We started off making a tag (or bookmark), using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.
Then we made a card. Both feature the fabulous new stamp set Work of Art and some of the gorgeous new In Colours and Stitched Satin Ribbons.
Special thanks to the ladies who shared the afternoon with me, I certainly had a lovely time!
Check back soon for more, as I have heaps of crafting to share with you! 🙂
It is such a long time since I posted, and in between, we moved! Yep, we have moved from Canberra to a lovely country town in New South Wales called Cooma, in the Snowy Mountains area. It is just gorgeous here, although a little chilly. I suspect it may get a whole lot chillier over the coming months 🙂
I haven’t done a lot of crafting over the last month or so, but thought I would share some cards we made a class just before I had to pack away all of my crafty toys in a box!
The class featured the Chalkboard technique and was heaps of fun. Here is what we made:
This first card uses just the Chalkboard technique….
and the second one has been coloured using some watercolour pencils.
Having to keep this short today, but if you have any questions, feel free to email or leave a comment. And YES, I will be holding classes in Cooma, as well as continuing doing classes for my lovely stamping ladies in Canberra! Stay tuned for dates. And now for some box unpacking – particularly my stamps! 🙂
Yes I am still here….. I have had a few other things to deal with recently with all of us in our household coming down with the dreaded cold bug that is around in Canberra at present. We are all on the mend, and getting back to “normal” – not sure that “normal” really describes our familyin any way……
I think my computer also came down with it, I had to take it to the doctor to get it fixed too.
Anyway, yes I have done some stamping! Yay…. 🙂
I love this week’s card sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and just had to have a go.
I have used the gorgeous Watercolour Wonder papers along with the Springtime Hello stamp set. Lots of layers in this one, and of course some faux stitching as a finishing touch. I just love the different angles of the layers in this sketch, they really create some interesting lines. The card may look crooked in this photo, but it’s not…. not really 🙂
What do you think? I enjoyed using some different colours for this card, yellows and oranges are not colours I use a lot, but I felt like something bright and cheerful!
Happy Canberra Day for those of us in the nation’s capital, it has been a glorious autumn day, but definitely feels like summer is still here.
Until next time, Happy Stamping!