Wednesday, 22 September 2021

WWC 325 - Heidi's Challenge : All Things Masculine

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and Heidi is hosting a masculine themed challenge this time.


The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along. All of the details are on the blog.

I love the expression on the magician's face.  A green rabbit will do that to you lol!

I've coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils and the sentiment is diecut from some cardstock painted with opal paints, very shimmery in real life.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Allsorts, any real animal or creature.
I hope the green rabbit is ok?




Stamplorations, Summer vacation anything goes challenge




Supplies:
Katzelkraft magician; Lawn Fawn reveal wheel sentiment stamps; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Stamplorations magical die; Art Alchemy opal paints; Prismacolour pencils; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Friday, 17 September 2021

Stitched Up

 

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Barb has chosen real or faux stitching as the theme.


Our party guest and my team mates have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.

If stitching isn't your thing then play along with the anything goes birthday theme and build up your stash of birthday cards.

I recently acquired some retired Stampin Up goodies and this quilt builder framelit and the embossing folder were amongst them.

I would love to get into quilting some day, but this is as close as I'll get for now!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, lots of layers



Aud Sentiments Challenge, birthday sentiment



Supplies:
Stampin Up quilt builder framelit and tufted embossing folder; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamp; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Craft Consortium designer paper pads.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Black & White outlines


Hi everyone, I wanted to have a play with this new die and thought I'd keep everything black and white for a change.
No stamping, diecuts and a sentiment sticker! 
Quick and easy so long as everything is lined up properly lol! Yep, now that I've done it once it will be quicker next time.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Perfectly CAS, geometric




Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, birthday sentiment


Supplies:
Birch Press Design mini tile layer set and big lingo type happy dies; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x




 

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

WWC 324 - Kath's Challenge : All About Occasions

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and Kath is hosting an occasions challenge.
The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along. All of the details are on the blog.


 I needed yet another sympathy card and have CASEd  this amazing design by Chrissie from Simply One of a Kind.
She is a CAS Queen and finds the most unusual dies!

I smooshed some cardstock into a puddle of distress inks, trying to keep the colour in the lower corner.
Popped the seagulls up on some foam tape and stamped the sentiment.

I love how peaceful and serene this design is, it was perfect for farewelling my friend.

I'm not linking up to any challenges as I've CASEd the design. Thankyou Chrissie!

Supplies:
Paper Rose Ornate Swirl Rectangle frame die; Impression Obsession seagull dies; distress inks; Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment; versafine clair ink & clear ep; linen card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Saturday, 4 September 2021

Christmas plaid

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas and Colleen has chosen plaid as the theme.
Our guest Melanie and my team mates have some great inspiration for you so I hope you can play along.
All of the details are on the blog.


I don't have any plaid stamps or designer paper but I do have a plaid stencil.
I diecut a tag thinking I'd use that then stencilled some sugar glitter paste through it.

It was sparkly but a bit bland, so I sprayed and smooshed on some Lindys starburst spray in a golden green colour.
That was a bit too much lol!

I tried it behind a few diecuts and thought this one with trees toned it down enough.
Here's a closer look at the sparkle.


The sentiment was embossed with a pearl jade powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday, glimmer and sparkle


ABC Christmas Challenge S is for stencil and T is for Two.
I've gone with S for stencil.


Christmas Card Throwdown


Supplies:
Tim Holtz plaid layering stencil; Bo Bunny glitter paste-sugar; Lindy's starburst spray in Ponderosa Pines Olive; Spellbinders circle die; Memory Box deco tree die; Hero Arts sentiment stamp; versafine clair nocturne ink & Stampendous Pearl lustre jade embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Friday, 3 September 2021

Shimmery pearl pastels

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and JoAnn has chosen pastel colours only as the theme.

My team mates and our party guest Jenny have some wonderful inspiration for you, all of the details are on the blog.
Of course, you can always play along with the anything goes birthday option too!

Just realized I've used a black base with my pastels! Wanted them to pop a bit though :)

I inked up some cardstock with oxides, splashed on some water and dried it thoroughly before stamping the background with versamark ink.

I embossed it and the sentiment with white pearl powder. Lots of pearly sheen, here's a closer look.


The butterfly was stamped on a scrap of card that had been painted with opal paints, clear embossed and fussy cut.
It changes colour depending on the light. Looks more pastel at this angle!

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Simon Says Stamp Monday, glimmer and sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, stamp it in September
Supplies:
Hero Arts large flower background stamp; versafine ink and Wow fine detail white pearl ep;
oxide inks in spun sugar, wilted violet and tumbled glass; Memory Box cocoa bean butterfly stamp; Art Alchemy opal magic paints;
Creative Expressions stacked happy birthday die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Wednesday, 25 August 2021

WWC 323 - Cathy's Challenge : All Things Feminine

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and it's my turn to host a feminine themed challenge!


The design team have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along. All of the details are on the blog.

 I made this card for my Mum who loves birds. She is in a nursing home and since we are back in lockdown, she can't have any visitors.
Not many cases at all here in my part of northern NSW, but better to be safe than sorry! 

The bird is a retired Stampin Up punch coloured with distress inks.
The flowers are also a punch and the greenery is from a diecut coloured with distress inks that I snipped leaves from!

I'm linking up to these challenges:



I hope a bird resting after a flight is ok :) !



Unicorn Challenge, anything goes


Supplies:
Stampin Up bird punch; Carl flower punch; Memory Box woodland branch die; distress inks; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Casual Fridays Mum's the word sentiment;
versafine ink & clear ep;

Sunday, 22 August 2021

CAS Dreamy butterfly and magicals

 


Hi everyone, playing with new goodies again today,
Lindy's magicals and these 2 dies. 
Love the look of this Memory Box butterfly, added a body from the Theo butterfly set. I cut away the edge of the ring a ding corner die to give a more random effect

I picked up some of the magicals with a damp paintbrush, added some water and painted the white diecuts. Here's a closer look at the shimmer.


I'm linking up to these challenges:

AAA Birthday where they have this gorgeous photo inspiration.




CAS on Friday, butterflies


Poppystamps, anything goes using a Poppystamps image.

Supplies:
Dies: Memory Box Dreamy butterfly; Poppystamps ring a ding corner; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle;
Other: Lindy's magicals; Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 20 August 2021

Sand & Shells

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and our fearless leader Nancy has chosen by the sea as the theme!


Of course, you can always play along with our anything goes birthday option too.

Our party guest this month is Jenny, and welcome to Jules, our newest team mate.
They, along with the rest of the team have some wonderful cards to inspire you. Look forward to seeing your makes in the gallery!

I think I've only used these starfish and seashell dies once,  and the background stamp just a couple of times.
I really need to make more use of what I have and spend less time searching for new goodies lol! 

Anyway, I'm not a beach person, but if I do go to the seaside you'll fine me wandering in the sand looking for seashells.

The background was stamped with antique linen oxide ink.
The shells were coloured with a light peach chameleon pen, vintage photo distress ink and then a paint wash of inka gold in rose quartz, champagne or silver,

Here's a closer look at the shine.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

As You Like It Challenge, favourite primary colour and why.

 My favourite primary colour is blue, it's a relaxing and peaceful colour and you just have to look at the sky to feel that way!

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, anything goes + a sentiment


I was inspired by the colours and the prominent starfish. My card is in the clean and layered category I think.

The Male Room celebrating their 8th birthday, congratulations!


Supplies:
Impression Obsession Gradation stamp and seashells die; antique linen oxide ink; chameleon pen light peach; vintage photo distress ink & inka gold pastes in champagne; silver and rose quartz; Mama Elephant happy script die; versamark ink & ranger turquoise embossing powder; birthday sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x