Challenges, Wafffle Flower

Panda Christmas

This panda die from Waffle Flower was a bit of a strange purchase for me … but it’s the first thing I thought of for a couple of challenges. I do need a bigger Santa hat, though, so I may have to draw up a template and make my own next time round! I’m adding it to the following challenges:

Challenges, Concord & 9th

Facing my Craft Roulette fears

This was made in honour of the creator and host of Craft Roulette to support her recovery from surgery from across the ditch.

This project in itself shows how much Craft Roulette has meant to me since I started card making. I’m one of those people who sits shaking in a corner of the room crying when I see robots and purse cards on the wheel because they stress me out, BUT I voluntarily made a purse – along with a robot tag – in team orange colours just to cheer Mary on in her recovery. Now I need to recover myself 😂😜I used weekender handbag dies from @concordand9th and a robot stamp from Lawn Fawn.

And just because I can, I’m sharing this in a few blog challenges as my first time using these dies and really stretching myself as a paper crafter.

Use Your Stuff – faux or real stitching challenge

Make it Monday – something new challenge

The Sisterhood of Crafters – something new challenge

Challenges, Stencils

Colour Throwdown 724

Life is getting back to normal after the Christmas break – back to work today, and trying to get back to a few challenges, especially where I can use up existing backgrounds made a while ago etc.

First up is the Colour Throwdown challenge – I used a sample piece made with the Golden Days stencil by Altenew, then quickly threw it together. Not my best card, but it it met the parameters … also I’m trying to work on cards every day this year so that is met today too.

Challenges, Craft Roulette, Spellbinders, Tic Tac Toe

Spellbinders ornament

This was my challenge entry for Craft Roulette this week – and only that, it’s also my Tic Tac Toe entry too. I chose the third column of Tree, Metallic and Ornament.

I also christened two Spellbinders dies, so my personal challenge is ticked off the list today too! And because it took me so long to stitch and finish the card, I think it fits the criteria (for me anyway) for the X is for Xtra Special challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge blog.

Challenges, Crop & Create Delivered, Stencils

Day 4 of my virgin product challenge

I forgot to post this card on the weekend – but oh boy it makes me chuckle … as soon as I saw this sentiment by I knew I wanted to use a stocking stamp or die with it.

Lots of firsts with this card – the tartan paper, the sentiment stamp and the fireplace stencil. The Mama Elephant stamp was from a class at Crop & Create Delivered – it’s actually a crumpled up tissue, but I thought it’d work perfectly as lumps of coal … it worked out so much better than I expected! I just love this whole card so very much!!

Supplies used:

  • Fireplace stencil by Honey Bee Stamps
  • Stockings die by Stampin’ Up!
  • Red and white velvet specialty papers by Stampin’ Up! (I ink blended the white paper with green ink for the stocking cuff)
  • Feel Better stamp and die set by Mama Elephant
  • Naughty and Nice stamp by
  • Jolly Christmas paper by Memory Box
Gina K Designs, Layering stamps

Day 5 and holiday tags

A few things used on day 5 that I hadn’t used before – the tag die and the inks used for the background stamps, the sentiment stamp, and an Artistro gold pen. I’ve never made a batch of gift tags before, so this was a fun new challenge for me. They’ll be attached to wee bags of chocolates for my monthly craft group that’s meeting this weekend for our final catch-up before Christmas.

Supplies used:

  • Perfect Poinsettias stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • Sentiment from Merriest Christmas by Taylored Expressions
  • Dye inks by Gina K Designs: Lipstick, Red Velvet, Cherry Red, Faded Brick, Chocolate Brown, and Light and Medium Spruce
  • Artistro gold pen
  • Nested Tag Shapes dies by Hero Arts

CASe a designer

On the Seize the Birthday blog, it’s ‘CASe a design team member’ challenge week. I was scrolling the blogs and came across a card by Shirley Bampton that gave me the inspiration for my card. The background reminded me of ink smooshing, so I dug through my pile of backgrounds and found one that I thought would work. A few scraps of cardstock and the card came together relatively quickly. The Botanical Duo die also works for my ‘use a virgin product’ challenge for today too!

Here’s the card by Shirley that inspired me.

Supplies used:

  • Summer Shadows die by Stampin’ Up! (for the flower)
  • Botanical Duo die by Gina K Designs (for the stem and leaves)
  • Essential Sentiments by Waffle Flower
  • Rhinestone basic jewels by Stampin’ Up!