I saw the technique of using a stripe stencil to create a gingham background in a video by Gina K so this is my take on it. I used Masking Magic to mask off the oval outline – and one of Gina’s sentiments makes it ideal for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge … masking and friend. It’s also perfect for the Less Is More friendship challenge and the Cardz 4 Galz shades of blue challenge.
I was running out of time to make my daily card today but I found inspiration from the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps.
When I saw the snowman on the inspiration photo for the Peace on Earth Christmas blog challenge, I just had to enter a ‘down under’ snowman – this is what Christmas looks like in Australia and New Zealand 😉
I decided to use this card for the ‘my favourite domestic animal’ challenge on the As you like it challenge blog. I’m torn, though, because I’ve always been a dog-lover at heart. The one cat we had as a family pet won my dog-loving heart over because he seemed to have more doggy characteristics than a cat – he loved snuggles, followed you everywhere (especially walking to the mailbox and back, flopping over onto his back every few steps for tummy rubs), he loved to play chase, and he’d sit in the driveway waiting for me to arrive home once he heard the sound of my car in the distance. Ah, Rio, I still miss you years after you left us, there’s a huge space in my heart still there for you xx
- Big Grumpy Cat stamp by Taylored Expressions
- Winter Wonderland sentiment stamps by Gina K Designs
- Dashing Along patterned paper by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
I needed a quick card for my daily card challenge so I used Cocoa Vanilla’s patterned paper These Days. I’m also submitting for the Seize the Birthday sketch challenge as it was my source of inspiration for the card.
Living in Australia Christmas in July feels more like a traditional Christmas due to the cold weather – our usual Christmas is spent sweltering in the heat. This Christmas stamp set by Simon Says Stamp made me smile. This is for the Try Stampin on Tuesday sketch challenge 568.
I created this card for the Sisterhood of Crafters sunflowers challenge. A touch of simple monochromatic ink blending, a touch of masking, and a sentiment, and she’s done.