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Craft Roulette episode 191

I adore everything about this card – this is quite possibly my most favourite stencil of all time, and the Glitz glitter gel takes the simple ink blending to a whole other level.

  • Project: Drop down (snowflakes drop down)
  • Colours: Supper table (my crockery is all blues/aquas so that’s what I based my colours on)
  • Element: Season(s) (I chose the festive Christmas season)
  • Random: Shiny (you can’t get much more shiny than that Glitz glitter gel, but I also foiled my sentiment for an extra bit of shine)
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Craft Roulette episode 190

I was away last weekend at a wedding and totally forgot about my Craft Roulette card until late Thursday night – I’d planned what I wanted to do while I was away but I had to quickly pivot to make something totally different that was a lot faster and simpler! This was the result.

  • Project: Fun fold (I chose a simple easel card)
  • Colours: Aquarium (I went for aqua water with orange and black for clown fish)
  • Element: November (23 November is National Espresso Day)
  • Random: 3-item cluster (coffee bean embellishments next to the word ‘coffee’)

Supplies used:

  • Perk up stamp and stencil combo by Taylored Expressions
  • Cozy cup stamp by The Greetery
  • Cup refills stamp by Casual Fridays (sentiment – I cut the stamp in half so I could use the words in sections)
  • Crafty roast clay coffee bean embellishment mix by Trinity Stamps
  • Inks by Gina K Designs in (from memory) Ocean mist, Turquoise sea, Tranquil teal, Sweet mango, Tangerine twist, Faded brick, Kraft, Warm cocoa, Black onyx
  • Tranquil teal and Tomato soup cardstocks by Gina K Designs
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Craft Roulette episode 189

I already had this card in mind to make this weekend so I was super excited that it fit this week’s Craft Roulette parameters – I just had to add postage stamp to the mix and tweak the colours yay!! I really loved making this card and super happy with it – it also doubles as my ‘card a day challenge’ with Mel’s Card Corner as well, along with the layer it up challenge over at the Cut It Up Challenge blog.

  • Project: A2 card (bless you Cathy Z for choosing this as guest’s choice!)
  • Colours: Forest (brown and green for trees, red for berries and toadstools)
  • Element: Starts with H (holly)
  • Random: Postage stamp or mark (postage stamp die layer)

Holly sprigs were initially ink blended with Christmas pine dye ink by Gina K Designs, then spritzed with Altenew Forest glades shimmer spray (probably went a bit overboard with that one!). Some splatters of blue gold Gansai Tambi watercolour paint.

Supplies used:

  • Sealed holly sprigs die by Spellbinders
  • Forest glades metallic shimmer spray by Altenew (used on the holly leaves)
  • Holiday flora embossing folder by Gina K Designs
  • Nesting postage stamp infinity dies by Hero Arts
  • Gansai Tambi Starry colours watercolour set by Kuretake
  • Sealed twine die by Spellbinders
  • Wax seal starter kit, red wax beads and Merry Christmas wax seal stamp by Spellbinders
  • Gold foil cardstock by Stampin’ Up!
  • Real red cardstock by Stampin’ Up!
  • Kraft cradstock by Gina K Designs
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Craft Roulette episode 187

I created my Craft Roulette card pretty quickly this week. I don’t really give gift cards to friends or family, so I wanted to think of another way to incorporate that pesky parameter. In hindsight I wish I’d left the background white instead of stamping with a light teal. Not the best card I’ve ever made, in my opinion, but still happy to have another episode and contribution under my belt, taking me to 117 in total now.

  • Project: Gift card
  • Colours: Coffee shop (I did a google search and chose a colour palette from the results)
  • Element: Go wild (stencil animal print on the gift box, plus wild in the stamped sentiment)
  • Random: Add a number(s) (9pm in the sentiment)

Supplies used:

  • Rotating pool stencil by Taylored Expressions (to create the animal print)
  • Sassy pants birthday greetings 3 by My Favorite Things
  • Sea glass cardstock and ink by Gina K Designs
  • Dark chocolate ink by Gina K Designs
  • Kraft cardstock by Gina K Designs
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Craft Roulette episode 186

I was going to go with an elf Christmas theme for my Craft Roulette card this week, but I decided to challenge myself a bit more. I used a stamp from Pennyblack.

  • Project: Cardstock + non-cardstock (patterned paper used to paper piece the skirt and top)
  • Colours: Santa’s workshop colours (I chose traditional green and red)
  • Element: Collar(s) (dog collars)
  • Random: Zig zag (on the skirt)
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Craft Roulette episode 184

I just realised I forgot to upload my card from two weeks ago – I posted my World Cardmaking Card, but not my Craft Roulette one, doh! It’s definitely not my best card, but it fit the parameters – if I did it again I’d go with an ink blended partial background instead of the patterned paper, but I was under the pump to get the card done at the last minute (so what’s new?).

  • Project: Card for a teacher (thanks to anyone who’s ever taught me something, whether tangibly with crafts or with life lessons)
  • Colours: Tartan (I chose a Ferguson tartan)
  • Element: Autumn or spring scene (I went with spring flowers)
  • Random: Wrap(s) (vellum band wrapped around the card layers)

Supplies used:

  • If cows could talk stamps by Taylored Expressions
  • Ink drops paper by Craft Consortium
  • Grass border die by Gina K Designs (Master Layouts 7, I think)
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Craft Roulette episode 186

I had an idea to use a Spellbinders poinsettia outline die for this card but couldn’t for the life of me find it (of course I found it the next day after completing my card!), so I changed tack and went for a beautiful big stencil set from Gina K Designs. I’m really happy with this one, and it also works perfectly for the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge, and for the ABC Christmas Challenge (I choose ‘U is for Use it up’ because I’m using up some of the first printed papers I bought from Stampin’ Up! and also using one of the pre-printed sentiments from my stash).

  • Project: A dude’s card (dudes like Christmas cards too – but I did tone down the colours etc for a slightly more grungy look)
  • Colours: Library (I thought of old vintage books with red covers and gold embossing on the spines)
  • Element: Large flower(s) (big poinsettia stencil)
  • Random: Stitch(es) (stitched layering die)

Supplies used:

  • Perfect poinsettias layering stencils from Gina K Designs
  • Dashing Along printed paper (retired) from Stampin’ Up!
  • Sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp
  • Inks used were all Gina K – Red Velvet, Cherry Red, Wild Lilac, Kraft, Black Onyx
  • Sike lunar paste from Simon Hurley
  • Master Layouts 2 dies from Gina K Designs for the cardfront layers

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Craft Roulette episode 185

This week saw my 114th card contribution to Craft Roulette. Even when I’m feeling off-colour etc I still do my best to put a card together for submission, and this one came together pretty quickly once I’d made a decision which of three options I’d move forward with. It uses a gorgeous die set from Whimsy Stamps that includes the birch trees and deer in different poses and sizes – along with my favourite cool colours I just love the serenity that this wee scene portrays and it instantly makes me feel peaceful.

  • Project: Card with pocket (I created a pocket behind the snow bank to insert a couple of trees)
  • Colours: Fresh and clean (blues always make me think of fresh)
  • Element: Rhymes with -ool (Yule in the sentiment)
  • Random: Column(s) (columns of trees)

Supplies used:

  • Forest majesty dies by Whimsy Stamps
  • Sentiment dies by Spellbinders
  • Snow bank created with wavy slimline dies by
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Craft Roulette episode 183

Holy cow, I think I had five mins to spare to submit my Craft Roulette card this week … I realised I’d forgotten to take my card photo and upload earlier so I had to madly scramble (not so easily done when still feeling a bit unwell) – I added a prop that was my inspiration, which gave me an excuse to make another coffee 😜

  • Project: Card with ribbon (top of the flag banner)
  • Colours: Circus colours (my cappuccino cup and saucer – my inspiration came from the real life prop)
  • Element: September (I managed to combine three days – National coffee day, International Coastal Cleanup day, and World Ampersand day)
  • Random: Hand-cut (I cut the black layer of the fish tail flag by hand as well as the ribbon)

Seriously weird card but it sums me up perfectly, and it’s going to sit by my craft space to make me smile 😊 In all honesty this card idea started from the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge of ‘X is for Xanada’, ie your idea of what’s a good life. I figure the two major things that make me happy are the beach and coffee, so the idea was born and helped along by the Craft Roulette parameters. Will it win any awards? Heck no, but it sure was fun to make!

Supplies used:

  • Ocean minded stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • The perfect blend stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • I just typed the top sentiment (Coffee, the sea & me) on my PC and printed it off
  • Stitched teacup dies by Lawn Fawn
  • Ribbon from Stampin’ Up!