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
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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
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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:

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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
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Craft Roulette episode 109

My 45th entry for Craft Roulette – Mr Wheel chose the following parameters to be incorporated into a card:

  • Project: Calendar (I went very literal with this one)
  • Colours: Yellow + 2 (I chose blue and green – well I kinda had to choose blue because I’d already added it to the bee wings!)
  • Element: Bees
  • Random: Plain circle(s) (I added enamel dots to the flowers for my circles)

I’ll be honest I’m not sure about adding the sentiments – it was an afterthought after everything was stuck down, but I have a bee-loving friend who loves it, and it’ll be going to a new home shortly and will be enjoyed. The images show before and after.

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    Bees and flowers: Hey Honey stamp set (and honeycomb stencil) by Pink & Main (exclusive for Crop & Create Delivered Mar 2022)
    Sentiments: Beautiful Bees by Gina K Designs
  • Inks:
    Honeycomb background and cardstock swinking: Slippery When Wet by Simon Hurley
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Craft Roulette episode 108

This last week was my 44th entry for Craft Roulette – Mr Wheel chose the following parameters to be incorporated into a card:

  • Project: Drop down (I chose raindrops dropping down from the sky)
  • Colours: Spring
  • Element: Cloud(s) (on the grey stamped background layer)
  • Random: Stamped background (the grey background layer)

My aim this year was to learn to do paper piecing – and I’ve come to realise now just how easy and fun it is to do, so I see more in my future for sure!

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    Main image and sentiment: Follow the Rainbows by Simon Says Stamp
    Blue raindrops from Eclectic Expressions by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
    Background clouds from Lift Me Up by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
  • Inks:
    Rainbow: Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Blue Raspberry, Wild Lilac, all by Gina K Designs
    Clouds: Soft Stone by Gina K Designs
    Light blue ink blending on background: Ocean Mist by Gina K Designs
  • Cardstock and paper:
    Papers for piecing: Pansy Petals by Stampin’ Up! (retiring)
    Soft Stone cardstock by Gina K Designs
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Craft Roulette episode 107

This last week was my 43rd entry for Craft Roulette – the first one was back on 24 May 2021. It’s also the first challenge I tried as a cardmaker, and each week I do it I continue to be stretched and I get to use stamps and techniques unused previously. It’s so much FUNN (spelling intended).

This week Mr Wheel chose the following parameters to be incorporated into a card:

  • Project: Picture frame card – I chose a picture frame as an element within the card
  • Colours: #team – as is clearly shown on this blog, I’m definitely on team blue/aqua!
  • Element: Communication – I chose a sentiment as my communication item
  • Random: Lace or doily – although it’s hard to see, I used lace printed paper for the curtains and a die cut doily for the mat, although that’s mostly covered up

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    Critters and furnishings: Window Additions (with coordinating dies) by Gina K Designs
    Background: Petite Flourish by Gina K Designs
    Sentiment: Fancy Phrases by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
  • Dies:
    Windows: Neighbourhood House by Scrappy Tails
    Doily rug: Encircled in Beauty by Stampin’ Up! (retiring May 2022)
  • Inks:
    Background stamped and ink blended with Ocean Mist ink by Gina K Designs
  • Cardstock and paper:
    Doily ‘rug’: Ocean Mist cardstock by Gina K Designs
    Floorboards: from Base Coat 12×12 paper pad by Kaisercraft
    Lace curtains: from Base Coat 12×12 paper pad by Kaisercraft