Challenges

Big Grumpy Cat

I decided to use this card for the ‘my favourite domestic animal’ challenge on the As you like it challenge blog. I’m torn, though, because I’ve always been a dog-lover at heart. The one cat we had as a family pet won my dog-loving heart over because he seemed to have more doggy characteristics than a cat – he loved snuggles, followed you everywhere (especially walking to the mailbox and back, flopping over onto his back every few steps for tummy rubs), he loved to play chase, and he’d sit in the driveway waiting for me to arrive home once he heard the sound of my car in the distance. Ah, Rio, I still miss you years after you left us, there’s a huge space in my heart still there for you xx

Supplies used:

  • Big Grumpy Cat stamp by Taylored Expressions
  • Winter Wonderland sentiment stamps by Gina K Designs
  • Dashing Along patterned paper by Stampin’ Up! (retired)
Challenges, Gina K Designs

Each day is a new beginning

I almost forgot to do my daily card today so this was a quick one for the Tic Tac Toe challenge using ‘yellow, ink blending and flowers’. I’m also submitting it for the Stamping Sensations challenge of summer flowers. It also works for the Use Your Stuff sunshine challenge too!

Supplies used, all by Gina K Designs:

  • Zenflowers stamp set
  • Sentiment from Never Lose Hope stamp set
  • Sunshine stencil
  • Ink: Sweetcorn, Wild dandelion, Lemon drop
Challenges

Z is for Zombies

I haven’t joined in with any of the challenges yet on The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog, but I came across this sentiment yesterday while looking for something else, and I decided I couldn’t go past joining in the Z is for Zombies challenge. It really makes me laugh, and would make an awesome non-mushy Valentine’s Day card! 😛

Supplies used:

  • Inks: Red Velvet, Dusty Rose, Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn by Gina K Designs
  • Sentiment: Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings by My Favorite Things
  • Splatters: Gorgeous Grunge by Stampin’ Up! (retired), and Red Hot embossing powder by Gina K Designs
  • Mummy (zombie) die: Trick or Treat 2 by Sizzix
Challenges, Gina K Designs, Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe 167

I decided to do this week’s Tic Tac Toe blog challenge – and my card would work for two rows:

  • diagonal from bottom left to top right – metallic, friend, scallops
  • bottom row – metallic, gems, patterned paper

Supplies used:

  • Watercolor Floral paper by Gina K Designs
  • Plum Punch cardstock by Gina K Designs
  • Friend die from Master Layouts 9 by Gina K Designs
  • Happy birthday pre-printed sentiment by Gina K Designs
  • Champagne gems by Stampin’ Up!
Challenges, Gina K Designs

Triple time stamping

Another challenge completed this evening – this time for a triple time stamping technique for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog challenge.

I decided to heat emboss the stamped images in gold and ink blended the layers using Blue Lagoon and Turquoise Sea inks by Gina K Designs. The cardstock is Tranquil Teal and the images are from the Holiday Tapestry stamp set. The sentiment is from one of the pre-printed sheets from Gina K.

Challenges, Gina K Designs

Day 2 of 100 days project

Still using ink off my blending brushes – who knew they’d hold so much?! I just felt like an uplifting personal sentiment on this one. Day 2 of my 100 Days Project to do a craft of some sort every day.

Using Ocean Minded stamp set, a sentiment from Zen Flowers. The starfish is actually a poinsettia stamp from the Holiday Wreath Builder stamp set and I dabbed the centre with the corner of my coral reef ink cube to fill it in 🙂 Also heat embossed the waves with Gina’s puffy white embossing powder.

CardMaynia, Gina K Designs, Stencils

CardMaynia finished … now day 1 of 100 days project

This card was created to honour Gina K Designs for all that Gina, Tom and the team do for us crafters every week. Customer service is second to none, and I continue to learn from the selfless sharing of knowledge every single week, not to mention their sense of humour and compassion. All products today are by Gina K Designs. Using Mega Flower stencil, still using up ink left on my brushes (unbelievable), butterflies from Warm Spring Wishes, sentiment from Let’s Celebrate, and Midnight sequins on the butterfly bodies.

And that’s also day 1 of #100daysproject2022 for me. I decided I had too much fun with CardMaynia so I signed up to continue going! Here’s the month of May all completed!