Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Rose Card Kit

I love the gorgeous rose image from the Sentimental Rose Card Kit, just beautiful, and easy to use. And of course, the kit itself makes it so easy to make some gorgeous cards. The cards above are made almost exactly the way it says to in the instructions.

And then this is the box that comes with the kit and decorated as per the instructions.

But then I had to make something different, so this one is my design. And I think I will use the rest of the kit to make completely different card ideas. Or maybe a box. Heaps of ideas, as always. 😁

Hope you are having a crafty day.

Happy stamping!

Chris

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings

This gorgeous stamp set was at the top of my wish list of Christmas stamp sets when the current mini catalogue came out. I will admit it hasn’t had enough use yet, so hopefully after this crazy busy weekend, I will be able to make some Christmas cards and other items for family and friends.
This inspiration comes from Stampin’ Up! Enjoy!

They have definitely inspired me to have more of a play with this bundle next week.
Happy stamping
Chris

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

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

Black and White with a pop of colour!!

In my post yesterday I shared some cards using Designer Series Paper, including a bright and cheerful birthday card. Today’s card uses the reverse side if that same paper, from the Host DSP called Pattern Party.

The black and white flower patterned paper has simply been coloured using Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Another quick and simple card.

I might pop a rhinestone or two on this one, just to add some bling!!

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

Colour Creations – Real Red

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I am joining in with the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop this week, and we are using Real Red on our projects.
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My ink colour pallete is rather limited at this stage, so I am having to rely on the cardstock I have on hand, and some bits and pieces that my lovely upline, Judy May, has sent to me, so that I can keep the creativity going.
Judy sent me this gorgeous heart and the “Happy” word, both in Real Red, so they were perfect to use for this Blog Hop.
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The heart is Die cut using the absolutely gorgeous Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies, which I just love!!  So gorgeous.  Definitely on the Wish List!

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Isn’t it pretty?
So many beautiful die available, I want them all.
I also love Embossing Folders and this one is another particularly lovely one, it’s called Layered Leaves.   Another one on my Wish List!

If you would like to see what the rest of the Blog Hop team have made using Real Red this week, you can find the list here.

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

 

 

Playing along in a Challenge

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.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Neon Colour Challenge

Our challenge at The Male Room for the next fortnight is to use Neon Colours on your projects.
I knew straight away that this one was going to make me think…..  I don’t have any Neon colours anywhere in my stash.
So I went shopping and found a pack of neon coloured cardstock in my local $2 shop!  And here is what I did with it……

Yep, I had fun!  I cut strips of the different colours into long triangle shapes and stuck them onto a cardstock backing to create a starburst, then stamped and fussy cut the motor bike from the Stampin’ Up! “Rev Up The Fun!” stamp set and mounted it over the centre of the starburst.  That is one bright card!!
Lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at The Male Room, so why not have a look at what they have all come up with.  And make sure you share your projects with us too.
Happy stamping!
Chris