Wednesday, 16 June 2021

WWC 318 - Kath's Challenge : All about Occasions

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.
Kath is hosting and it's all about occasions, any you can think of, birthdays, graduation, anniversaries, congratulations and so on.
The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.


My son recently purchased his first house and I've been meaning to make him a card!
This one ties together a mish mash of dies that have been languishing in my stash unused, and a stamp lol!

The letters and house are coloured using distress inks. I double layered the letters for some dimension and the sentiments are clear embossed for shine.

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Dies R Us, anything goes. I've used Sizzix and Poppystamps dies.

Bizzy Becs store challenge, anything goes.


Uniko Challenge, anything goes with the option of diecuts



Supplies:
Dies: Poppystamps Clovis House; Sizzix alphanumeric stretch upper; Dress my Craft congratulations; trees unknown.
Other: Inspired by Stamping Big Congrats stamp; versafine nocturne ink; clear ep; distress inks.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 11 June 2021

Nautical Birthday

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Lindsey has chosen a nautical theme.


If nautical isn't you then anything goes birthday is fine too!
The design team and our party guest Melanie have loads of inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.

I thought this retired map stamp from Stampin Up would fit the theme as you need maps to navigate at sea!
It's stamped in versafine clair nocturne ink, clear embossed , the sprayed with antique linen and old paper distress stains. The edges are distressed with a Tim Holtz tool and inked with frayed burlap distress ink.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

The Male Room, Dads and Grandads



Supplies:
Stampin Up world map: versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; distress spray stains & ink; Mama Elephant scripty birthday die; happy sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Sunday, 6 June 2021

Delicious blueberries!

 


Hi everyone,
 my son is the harvest manager at our local blueberry farm.
I found this retired Stampin Up set for sale and made this card for him!

It's a bit hard getting the right colour with the inks, so I painted some blue and plum twinkling H2Os on top of the inked image.

Here's a look at the shimmer.

I'm linking up to some challenges:




 Alphabet Challenge, E is for easy simple card
As You Like it Challenge, favourite style, CAS or fully fancy and why.
I prefer making CAS cards to fancy ones, layering is something I definitely struggle with!
Love the look of white space on a card.

Supplies:
Stampin Up Berry Blessings stamps; Versafine Clair blue belle, shady lanr and nocturne inks;
clear ep; twinkling H2Os wild plum and twilight; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 4 June 2021

Let it snow...man!

 

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas and Hideko has chosen the fun theme of snowman!


The design team and our guest Steph have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.

This snowman is part of a kit from Hero Arts. I snapped it up at a recent sale and love the lino print feel some of the images have. The ombre inkpad was included, as well as the sentiment!

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Allsorts, any celebration but not a birthday


Dies R Us, I've used a snowman die from Hero Arts.

Mix it up Challenge Blog, anything goes and I've used the optional twist of stamping.


Merry Little Christmas Challenge, anything goes Christmas.


Supplies:
Hero Arts monthly kit Nov 2020 stamps and dies; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; zig colour brush pens.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Wednesday, 2 June 2021

WWC 317 - Heidi's Challenge : All things masculine

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and Heidi is our host with a masculine theme.
 The team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.


I bought this cactus die not long ago and decided it would be great for a male occasion.
I diecut the pieces and coloured them with various distress inks using finger daubers.
I've used a cream or ivory panel as white looked too stark and thought a kraft base tied it all together.

I'm linking up to these challenges:


Darnell's NBUS Challenge, my cactus die is a newbie!

Little Red Wagon, make it masculine



Supplies:
 Sizzix funky cactus dies: Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; distress inks; Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash sentiment stamp; versafine clair ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 28 May 2021

Retro wheels!

 

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday  and Shirley has chosen wheels as the theme.


The design team and our guest Lynda have lots of inspiration for you, so I hope you can join us in the gallery.
If wheels aren't your thing then there is also the anything goes birthday option, a great chance to build up your birthday stash!

I love this kombi stamp and have used it in the past with a peace sign brad! 
 I vaguely remember kombis also having a smiley cover on the spare tyre. It was coloured with oxide ink, layered onto a black circle then inked with versamark and clear embossed to add lots of shine.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Retro Rubber, anything goes, the date on the retro cars set is 2010!

AAA Birthday celebrating their 2nd birthday!


Supplies:
Kanban retro cars stamp; Hero Arts unicorn ink; Memory Box groovy symbols die; distress oxide ink; versamark ink & clear embossing powder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x




Sunday, 23 May 2021

Geometrics

 


Hi everyone, I used a new to me die from Paper Rose to create this panel.
The background was a bit of a grungy mess, made by spritzing distress spray stains and water. It was experimenting for fun, but looks ok once cut!

It was a quick and simple card to make, apart from the fiddly gluing lol.
The sentiment was diecut, stamped with versamark and embossed with Ranger black sparkle embossing powder.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:
AAA Birthday congratulations on your 2nd year!


AAA Cards are celebrating their 7th birthday! Congrats

Cardz 4 Guyz, create your own background.
I hope diecutting the background is ok.


Supplies:
Paper Rose geometric border die; distress spray stains; Mama Elephant happy script die; versamark ink & Ranger black sparkle ep; birthday sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

More infusions and a fern

 


Hi everyone, been clearing out my bits box to try and get my mojo going!
 Again! Oh well...

This is the negative of a card I made a year or so ago and I thought it would be perfect as a sympathy card. 

The framed fern was diecut from white linen card and again from an infusions background (powder spritzed with water, a bit like brushos but with a vintage look)

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Make My Monday, sympathy

Penny Black framed fern and Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle dies; Paper Artsy infusions; Happy Little Stampers stamp from the thinking of you set; versafine clair ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x





Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Watercooler Wednesday 316 - Cathy's Challenge : All about occasions

 

Hi everyone, it's my turn to host the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and it's all about occasions! Birthdays, celebrations, anniversaries, or in my case, a baby card!

The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.


I love giraffes and a few years ago saw this card by Lisa Addesa. I need a special card to welcome a little boy, so am casing her card again.

The giraffe die is embossed using a rubber mat, then fussy cut to give a base layer upon which the diecut pieces are paper pieced. Lisa's instructions are fabulous for creating the giraffe!

I've used a piece of gingham dp as a background and a burlap impression plate from Papertrey Ink to emboss the top layer. This is laid onto a layer of fun foam to add some dimension.

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp picture book giraffe die; Mpress heart die; Papertrey Ink burlap impression plate; Imaginisce little bundle of joy stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; scrap of ginham patterned paper; fun foam.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x