Challenges, Craft Roulette

A bunny reading

This random card was conceived because of Craft Roulette, with the following parameters:

  • Project: Bookmark
  • Colours: Grey background + 3
  • Element: Bunny or bunnies
  • Random: Swag

I decided not to create a bookmark, but rather turn it into a card and sneaking a bookmark into the image somehow. As soon as I got the idea of including a book about rabbits, the rest of the card was born. Probably one of the more ‘random’ cards I’ve created but I’ve realised it probably also works for the Use Your Stuff challenge this week of ‘Inspired by a book’! I think it’s the first time I’ve used the bunny stamp since the class where we used it, and I think it’s maybe the second time using the banner die … and first time using my new Olo markers – I need a lot more colouring practice, for sure!

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, Craft Roulette, Tic Tac Toe

Vintage spanner card

This is my first ever attempt at the spanner-style fun-fold card. For something easy it melted my brain a tiny bit, but more around finding cardstock etc that didn’t look too drab but that worked with the vintage Santa image. This was my Craft Roulette entry this week – my 70th challenge to date. The parameters this week were:

  • Project: Spanner (I had to Google this one before I started!)
  • Colours: Vintage (I remembered I had a couple of paper sheets from Stamperia that had vintage Christmas images, so I chose one that would work OK cropped down for the centre panel, and based my colours on the image)
  • Element: Outside (Santa is outside on his sleigh)
  • Random: Textile (the two panels down the sides are papers with textile images that tone in with the other colours

Along with Craft Roulette, I’ve also decided to enter this card into a couple of other challenges too:

  • The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up – anything goes plus optional patterned paper (it’s very rare for me to enter two cards into one challenge, but I couldn’t decide which one to enter so I went with both!)
  • Tic Tac Toe – I went with the top row of ‘December Holiday, Use a die, and Embellishment)

Supplies used:

  • Pink Christmas paper by Stamperia
  • Pink textile paper from Elegance Elements paper pad by Lemon Craft
  • Season’s Greetings sentiment from Snow Globe Geetings by My Favorite Things (retired)
  • Poinsettia dies by Stampin’ Up!
  • Wonderful Gems by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
Challenges, Craft Roulette, Stencils

A little hello stencil window card

I’m pretty sure this was the very first set of layering stencils that I ever owned when I started cardmaking 18 months ago, and it began a love affair with stencils (even though I often forget to use them!). I actually created this card for the Craft Roulette challenge this week, but it’s also something that was inspired by the photo inspiration challenge over at Inspiration Station, and the aperture card challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters so it was a three-fer this week!

The Craft Roulette challenge this week was for:

  • Project: Window card (the second one I’ve ever attempted I think)
  • Colours: Red, yellow +1 (I chose green)
  • Element: November (it’s the end of Spring in Australia, so I went with flowers for my card)
  • Random: Use three circles (although there are a few circles on the card, I chose the three red flower centres which were black/grey enamel dots)

Supplies used:

  • A Little Hello stencil bundle by Gina K Designs
  • Ink pads by Gina K Designs: Sweet corn, Wild dandelion, Prickly pear, Chocolate truffle, Red velvet, Jelly bean green, and Fresh asparagus
  • Enamel dots are old Stampin’ Up! retired halloween ones
  • Happy birthday pre-printed sentiment from my stash (I can’t remember the brand)
Challenges, Craft Roulette

Lounging pups make me smile

I just love this sweet stamp set – Lounging Pups by Hero Arts. This card was originally created for the Craft Roulette challenge this week, but the card unexpectedly worked out perfectly for some other challenges too. This week the parameters were:

  • Project: Z-fold card
  • Colours: Green background + 2 (and neutrals)
  • Element: Rock(s)
  • Random: Floating

I’m entering this card for the following challenges as well as Craft Roulette this week:

Challenges, Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette 114

We’ve been having rain almost every day now since the middle of February here in Sydney, but now it’s extended to cardmaking too 😉 I have to say the biggest struggle was only having two colours to choose, which makes it tough for a rainbow!

Supplies I used:

  • Grunge Festive Tones paper by Craft Consortium
  • Harvest Meadow paper by Stampin’ Up!
  • Umbrella Trio dies by Spellbinders
  • Rainy Sky stencil by Lawn Fawn
  • Shimmery White Embossing Paste by Stampin’ Up!
  • Head in the Clouds embossing folder by Spellbinders
  • Gina K Design inks – whatever was on my red and yellow blending brushes!
  • Sentiment from Warm Spring Wishes by Gina K Designs
  • Round iridescent gems by Studio Katia
CardMaynia, Craft Roulette

Card Maynia day 7 and Craft Roulette

Here’s my take on the parameters this week – it was intended to be a one layer card for the stamping until I stamped the slippers upside down … so my least favourite task of fussy cutting to the rescue 😂
✅ Envelope
✅ Any 4 colours (blue, purple, pink and red plus normal neutrals)
✅ Book(s)
✅ A die cut frame

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    Self Love by Fun Stampers Journey
    Envelope stamp from Playful Penguins by Gina K Designs
  • Dies:
    Master Layouts 3 and 4 by Gina K Designs to make the frame
Altenew, CardMaynia, Craft Roulette, Layering stamps

CardMaynia day 5 – Blooming Tulips

My first attempt at Altenew layering stamps. Didn’t quite get one tulip lined up properly but did much better with the second one. They give such a beautiful result! This was for bonus retro challenge 04 for Craft Roulette patreons, so two challenges ticked off in one hit! The parameters were:

  • Project: Fancy fold (I chose an easel card)
  • Colours: Pink and black
  • Element: Large flower
  • Random: Stencil
  • Bonus parameter: Off-centre

List of supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    Blooming Tulips by Altenew
    Sentiment from Beautiful Butterflies 2 by Gina K Designs
  • Stencil: Leaves from Fluttering Fall stencil bundle by Gina K Designs
  • Inks: Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine by Altenew
  • Dies: Master Layouts 2 by Gina K Designs
  • Cardstock: Passionate Pink by Gina K Designs
  • Patterned paper: Pattern Party by Stampin’ Up!
Challenges, Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette episode 110

This week’s Craft Roulette was a fun one – and I ended up with a slightly ‘grungy looking’ card for my submission:

  • Project: Alpha stamp card (coffee words background stamp)
  • Colours: Forest colours
  • Element: Goes well together (coffee and friends)
  • Random: Pre-printed (papers for the coffee mugs)

Supplies used:

Challenges, Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette episode 109 … again

It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, right? I couldn’t get this card idea out of my head overnight, so I decided to try it out today, and I’ve decided to submit this one instead for this week’s Craft Roulette (one of the many benefits of being a Patreon supporter is late submissions) – as a reminder, the parameters were:

  • Project: Calendar I used calendar pages collaged into the background)
  • Colours: Yellow + 2 (I chose red and green – red is predominant but there’s yellow in the bees)
  • Element: Bees
  • Random: Plain circle(s) (I knew the sentiment I wanted to use, but couldn’t find anything similar in my stash, so I printed this off using Microsoft Word … I might have to do more of that in the future, it’s really handy!)

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    Bee: Hey Honey stamp set by Pink & Main (exclusive for Crop & Create Delivered Mar 2022)
    Flower and leaves: To a Wild Rose by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
  • Inks:
    Inks by Gina K Designs: Red Hot, Cherry Red, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus