I woke up earlier than normal today and saw the sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday and decided to make a quick card before work using leftover Stampin’ Up! DSP cutouts and a sentiment that were just sitting around waiting to be used on something 🙂
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.
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!
I had the idea to use this awesome cockatoo die set from Waffle Flower for a couple of challenges this week: the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, along with the colour challenge at The Colour Throwdown. I just love this wee cockatoo!!
I created this for the Peace on Earth blog challenge – gotta love a rainbow! Everything is from Gina K Designs.
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.
I’m starting to get back into a rhythm again – so I chose the Try Stampin on Tuesday sketch challenge to work on today. I’m on a ‘positive vibes’ kick at the moment so I chose a positive sentiment for them.
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
✅ Edge distress (I tore the edge of each of the washi strips in the rainbow)
This was intended for two challenges this week – I missed the deadline for one but it’s still in time for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge. I just love the rainbow made from washi tapes. Unfortunately I didn’t have a suitable MFT stamp to go with it, and I had my heart set on this format, but hopefully it’s ok.