Challenges, Craft Roulette, Paper piecing

Plaid dressing gown

My Craft Roulette card this week all started with the search for a ‘chair’ image that I thought I’d paper piece with gingham or plaid paper. Then when I came across this Art Impressions stamp my plans totally changed. I love these characters, they make me laugh so much! The parameters this week were:

  • Project: Your choice (I chose US A2 card size)
  • Colours: Strawberry fields
  • Element: Chair
  • Random: Gingham or plaid

I also just saw the latest ‘fashionable’ challenge over at the Time Out Challenges blog, and figure this would be perfect – she looks pretty fashionable with her matching dressing gown and slippers, right?! haha.


Bonfire birthday

I created this alcohol ink background months ago but just couldn’t work out what to do with it. Months later I now own some sassy stamps so I attempted to ink lift with the stamp … it didn’t work. Then I tried heat embossing … it still looked rubbish. I can be stubborn when I want to be so I decided as a last ditch effort to stamp on white cardstock and fussy cut it to glue on top. Perseverance won the day! And to top it off it’s perfect for the Seize the Birthday alcohol challenge!


Another day, another challenge

Definitely feeling more like myself again … my challenge mojo is returning full force and I’m finally motivated to make cards for the sheer fun of it. And that means more challenges again.

These cards were originally for an Instagram challenge but the design follows Wednesday’s My Favorite Things sketch challenge too. It’s also perfect for the Birthdays challenge over at the Addicted to Stamps and More blog, and the newest Cupcake Inspiration challenge to use orange, pink and yellow!


Watercolour peony

This was created for an Instagram challenge of “just add water” (for April Showers) – I decided to try my hand at colouring this beautiful peony stamp by My Favorite Things with watercolour markers. I really love the results, even though I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m surprised how easy it was to colour the background as well. I’ll definitely be trying more of this in the future, it was really relaxing to do.

Challenges, Craft Roulette

My first reveal card

Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for her reveal card tutorial a while back – it was my first time attempting one and I love it!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had an idea on the go-live day for Craft Roulette along with the energy to follow through. I knew straightaway what I wanted to do. The card also works perfectly for the Double Trouble roy-g-biv challenge and the Double D April showers challenge.

A work colleague asked to see some of the cards from recent classes so I showed her my Instagram feed – she saw a recent one using this stamp set and rainbow and said it spoke to her because she’s going through a tough time right now … so this is going to her next week.

The Craft Roulette parameters this week are:
✅ Peek a boo card
✅ First grader colours
✅ Rain
✅ Edge distress (I tore the edge of each of the washi strips in the rainbow)