Saturday 20 April 2024

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE APR '24 REMINDER

  It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The challenge this month is...

'Anything Goes'
or
'NUMBERS'

I used the same stamp as my last post, but this time made it more feminine.

Stamp: Penny Black Painter's Vase, Birthday Love

It's ANZAC DAY next week, so I thought it appropriate to have red poppies on my card as a remembrance.


The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor


Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented  DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.



                              
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Thursday 18 April 2024

You are Jaw-some

 Just popping in to share a card for a few challenges...

A very quick and easy make! I used the frame and whittle shark from Poppystamps and also their sentiment stamp. 
The dark card is actually a greenish charcoal although it looks black. The patterned paper is from Kaisercraft. 

I'm sharing this card at the following challenges:-



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Saturday 13 April 2024

Case-ing Nicole Peschke

 Just popping in to share a card for Global Design Project. This week was a CASE the Designer challenge and this is my card...


This card was put together with some snippets from my unfinished stash. The background is made with Alcohol Inks on Yupo.
The flower die-cuts are from Stampin Up and the sentiment from Altenew. 
I love the pretty colours.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit


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Thursday 11 April 2024

TIME OUT CHALLENGE #261 INSPIRED BY WORDS

  Welcome back Crafty Friends. It's time for a new Time Out Challenge and this week we want you to be inspired by words...

  "I'm a romantic. I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle" - Scrapbook.com

I hadn't yet used the Spellbinders Shopping Trolley die, so this seemed like the perfect chance. I didn't however have any craft/art themed stamps or dies that were the right scale, so my card is a bit like a caricature:)

I used silver mirror foil card for the trolley. The paint and brushes images from Altenew were coloured with Altenew Metallic Watercolour Paints.  The sentiment is an oldie from CasUal Friday.





This winner of our challenge will win a $25 credit from our generous sponsor - DoodleBugs and will also have the chance to be Guest Designer in a future challenge.

You can see more inspiration from our  fabulous DT at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES blog. 
I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

I'm also sharing my card at the following challenges:-











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Wednesday 10 April 2024

THE CARD CONCEPT #206 APRIL FLOWERS

 It's time for another challenge at The Card concept. The theme is APRIL FLOWERS and I'm sure the beautiful  photo will spark your creativity, or if not, you can make a card using the colours or just whatever the theme means  to you.

I was inspired by the colours and the pretty colours in the photo to make a Clean and Layered Card.

I coloured a piece of Paper Vellum with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. When dry I dry embossed the Vellum with Altenew Intricate Tiles 3D EF. The flowers have been made with Altenew Bitterroot Stencil and Dies and Altenew Inks. 


Remember, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colours, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


I hope you'll visit The Card Concept Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created and will be inspired to play along in the challenge with us. 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge.

I am also sharing my card at the following challenges:-


SPRING

                                  Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April Challenge






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Saturday 6 April 2024

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE APRIL '24

 Hey there Crafty Friends! It's the first Saturday of the month, so we have a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge up on the blog. 

Our theme this month is 'ANYTHING GOES or the optional twist 'NUMBERS'.


I didn't have any PB stamps with numbers, but then remembered this fun sentiment.
Stamps: Penny Black Birthday Love, Enlightened
Stamped with Karin Markers


The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor


Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

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Thursday 28 March 2024

Time Out Challenge #260 Striped

 Welcome back Crafty Friends. It's time for a new Time Out Challenge and this week we want to see STRIPES on your card.

I thought it was about time I used my Hot oil goodies and this is what I made...



All supplies are from Spellbinders.  The butterflies were coloured by sponging with Distress Ink. I used Hot Press water-colour paper and Altenew paints for the die-cut flowers. To finish I added a bit of bling from Uniquely Creative. 



This winner of our challenge will win a $25 credit from our generous sponsor - Lawn Fawn and will also have the chance to be Guest Designer in a future challenge.

 Our incredibly talented Guest Designer this week is  Karen Rogers of kareN stampZ

You can see more inspiration from our  fabulous DT at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES blog. 
I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.


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Tuesday 19 March 2024

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

 Hi there Crafty Friends,

 It began by discovering that all  my old new 3D Floral dies had been mixed up in a box, so I spent an hour sorting them all out and then making this card…

I die-cut the flower from a smooshed background. I used Altenew Inks, Karin Markers an Nuvo Shimmer Powder. The dies are from Altenew Garden Picks and Rose Flurries. 
An Altenew EF and Hotfoil Plate/Die were also used.



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Saturday 16 March 2024

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE MAR '24 REMINDER

  It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The challenge this month is...

'Anything Goes'
or
'Easter'

The Tulips were stamped with Karin Markers on Hot Press Watercolour Paper and and blended on the page with water and more Karin Marker Ink. The sentiment is made with Hotfoil Plate and silver foil.
The heart die is from a discount craft store.



The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor


Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented Guest Designer, Anita and the rest of the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.



                              
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Thursday 14 March 2024

Time Out Challenge #259 - Special Collaboration Challenge with JUGS -Birds of a Feather

 Welcome back Crafty Friends. It's time for a new Time Out Challenge and this week we are excited to be having a collaboration with JUST US GIRLS Challenge. The theme is 'BIRDS of a FEATHER'.

Over the last few weeks I've made lots of cards with birds and I had a difficult time deciding which one to share here, but since it's Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, where most of our DT are from, this is the card I decided on...


The stamps and die are freebies from a magazine I purchased years ago and I really love this cute bird. The teacup and bird were coloured with Copic Markers and gold paint and the flowers with Karin Markers.
I actually embossed the teacup on the white card to get the raised look. 
I added a splatter of gold paint because I can't help myself:)



By entering the linky tool on our challenge blog you will automatically also join Just Us Girls Challenge, woot woot! 

Your project will gain twice the visibility... You will double your chances to be chosen as a design team favorite and your project may be showcased in one of the challenge blogs. Whether you join from Time Out or from Just Us Girls, you have a chance to win $25.00 store credit to Waffle Flower Crafts

  Our incredibly talented Guest Designer this week is Jolanda Johnson of The Inquespot Studio.

You can see more inspiration from our  fabulous DT at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES blog. 
I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.


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Wednesday 13 March 2024

THE CARD CONCEPT #205 Spring has Sprung

Hello there Crafty Friends! It's time for another challenge at The Card concept The theme this month is 

                                                                'SPRING HAS SPRUNG'

Well I'm sure you can see how I was inspired! The birds in the photo are so sweet, so I used the same colouring. I used a stamp from AALL & Create and some patterned paper to make a Paper Pieced card. 
Some shading was added with Prismacolor pencils and the images were fussy cut by hand.
The Antique Frame die is from Penny Black.

I think my card would be considered a Clean and Layered Style, using the colours and the picture as my inspiration.

Remember, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colours, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


I hope you'll visit The Card Concept Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created and will be inspired to play along in the challenge with us. 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge.


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Tuesday 12 March 2024

Lots of Green

 Hello Crafty Friends,

Here are some cards I made last weekend inspired by various challenges.

I used the colours from Color Hues for this card. This is the first time I've used the dies from Spellbinders (designed by Simon Hurley) and I'm in love with them! 


I used a mix of green Design Papers to make this masculine Christmas card using the large Gnome die from SSS.



I painted the water-coloured bamboo using  Distress Inks. 
Then I stamped the cute Panda and Sentiment using The Ton Stamps Panda Can't Even.
To finish I die-cut the frame from shimmer purple card-stock.

I'm sharing my cards at the following challenges:-


Vase Card 

Gnome Card

Panda Card


 
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