My box of new Stampin Up! goodies arrived yesterday so I have had a heap of fun playing with some of them today.
Being a butterfly lover, I absolutely loved the Butterfly Gala stamp set from the Occasions catalogue as soon as I saw it. And it’s fantastic that it has a matching punch, although mine is on back order (guess it has been pretty popular!) so I had to cut the butterflies out by hand today.
I have used the gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers, and some retired doilies that I still have from a few years ago. The butterflies have been coloured using a Blender Pen and some gorgeous new ink colours, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo (they are new to me).
I think my favourite is Highland Heather, how about you?
It’s been so good to get back into some stamping and creating, and the ideas are starting to flow too quickly to keep up with.
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.
This fortnight at The Male Room, we have a Halloween challenge.
Halloween is always a challenge for me, we don’t celebrate it very much here in Australia, although it is starting to take off a little and there are a few things in the shops, which is just as well…..
I had to go searching the shops for something to put on my Halloween card, I don’t have any stamps, just a few papers. So I was very relieved when I found these cute cupcake toppers. I very carefully took the stick out and trimmed them a little, then adhered them over some patterned papers and black textured cardstock. I am loving that big, black owl!
You never know, we might make a bit of an effort this year, and put a few decorations up for Halloween.
For the next couple of weeks at The Male Room we want your masculine style projects to include SPOTS AND STRIPES. Don’t forget you can make any type of papercraft project – but it must be for the men in our lives – both young and old.
I have used some polka dot papers for my background and then layered some strips of cardstock in various colours on an angle over the patterned papers. Such a great way to use up some of those strips that we all seem to collect.
The car stamp and the sentiment were freebies from a magazine I bought recently. Both the car and the “Happy” have been fussy cut and mounted on dimensional tape.
I hope you will join in with our challenge at The Male Room.
I have gone with some Stripes on my cards for this week’s Crafty Boots Challenge, but you could choose either Stripes, Stars or even both!
This first card uses some retired Stampin’ Up! patterned papers, and features the cute little Ellie digital image from Tiddly Inks, which I have coloured with Copic markers.
My second card also uses a Tiddly Inks digi, called My Dads Truck. I have left the image un-coloured this time and mounted it on some wide striped papers from the new Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.
So why don’t you come on over to Crafty Boots Challenges and show us your stars or stripes!
Theme – Make a Splash: Water MUST be part of your Image!
For this month’s challenge with Pattie’s Creations I have chosen Pattie’s wonderful Mallards image.
I just loved colouring this image, and of course have used my Copic Markers.
I decided to keep the card very clean and simple so that the image was the highlight of the card, and also decided to leave it blank without a sentiment, although it could be used for just about any type of card.
I hope you will join in the fun this month, create something with a water theme, or just that has some water somewhere, and share it with us at Pattie’s Creations in July.
I have a few new goodies to play with and share with you today, including a beautiful new stamp set called Heartfelt Sympathy.
My card uses the sketch from the current Just Add Ink challenge.
I have also used some very pretty new Designer Series Papers, the Pretty Petals Stack. The stamp has been coloured using markers, then cut out using a circle framelit.
I am also entering my card in the Use Your Stuff current challenge.