WWC173 – Tenia’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge


Hello and welcome to our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week, the lovely Tenia is hostess for our June Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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This week I decided to have some fun with my card and move away from flowers.
I just love Art Impressions stamps and this one is no exception.

I started by stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers., adding a little Wink of Stella to the scarves and some gold pen to the jewellery and boots. (Just for fun!)

I used Darice EF brick background and attached it to the card front.  I cut a small piece from the bottom, turned it over and added some grey copic colour and glued it back to the bottom to form the footpath. I added some designer paper to the inside to make it look like the interior of a cafe.

After cutting out the images, and the window panels, I marked off the area to be removed from the card front. Once this is done and the front image is attached, it is easy to line up the inside image.   For a little more dimension, I also added another stamped sign for the top of the window.

To finish the inside, I added the last image from the set the inside, so it can be seen through the window and added the sentiment under the inside window.


The front ‘sweet’ die cut is from Cutplorations.  It was cut 3 times from white card and had designer paper and Wink of Stella on top.  The sentiment is from a very old set from a $2 shop years ago!

Thanks again for visiting.  Please be sure to check out the amazing work from the Design Team over at our blog.


Happy crafting



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WWC172 – Anything Goes Challenge



Hello and welcome to our next Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes – Challenge. is our wonderful host this week.

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My card features this beautiful Penny Black -Slapstick – Gentle Whisper stamp.  I just love this beautiful image and it makes it so easy to colour.

This time I coloured the image with Distress ink and sprayed it very lightly with water before stamping on watercolour paper.  It is then only a matter of working with water and a brush to pull the colour out to form the flowers and leaves.  Where I felt it needed a bit more colour, I added it with a brush.

After adding a few black splatters, I added the Hero Arts wood block  stamp – Poetic Prints – Chinese Happiness Wish in black ink. It was finished with a black card cut from My Favorite Things – Die Stitched Basic Edges.

Thanks so much for stopping in.  Please remember to check out the wonderful work on our blog.

I hope you can join in our challenge this week.



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Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and  More – Challenge #294 – Clean and Simple



WWC171 – Heidi’s “All About Christmas” Challenge



Hello and welcome to the new “All About Christmas” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Heidi is our host this week.

My card tonight is very simple in classic white and gold. It is always one of my favourite combinations.

On a circle die cut, I gold heat embossed the star stamp from Papermania – Stamp Duo – Dotty Decorations Set and edged it with gold.

Spellbinders, Celebrations Rosette wall- 3D Embossing Folder forms the background. After embossing I put gold paint along the edges, as well as flecks across the panel, to add some interest.

I attached the circle die cut over the largest rosette shape on the background as well as the Sentiment from Verve – Glad Tidings Stamp Set and a small gold bow.

Thanks so much for visiting. Please be sure to check out the wonderful cards from our Design Team on our blog.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this week’s challenge.
Have fun!


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HLS May Christmas Challenge

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WWC170 – Penny’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

As and update. I was lucky enough for this card to be selected as Top 3 in Stamping Sensations May Challenge – Close to Nature.

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. The Penny is our lovely host this week.
Image may contain: one or more people and textI wanted to try something different this week. Recently a friend made the sea change.  I must admit to being very jealous, as I just love the water. So I decided to try for a seaview where you could sit, relax and enjoy!

So I hope you enjoy my card.

I stamped images from an old “There She Goes – By the Sea”  stamp set to form the scene in Distress Antique Linen. This week’s yellow, sky blue and grey colour challenge over at Less is More fitted just perfectly.

The watercolouring uses only – Denim Jeans, Wild Honey and Hickory Smoke. It was just a matter of building up some layers of colour or adding in some grey to get the variation of  shades.  Lucky for me the wet colours bled just enough on one section of the horizon to form some island effect.

The sentiment came from a great SSS Set Best Hugs.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Please don’t forget to check all the wonderful creations from our great Design Team at our Blog.

I hope you can join in this week! Have some creative fun!



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WWC169 – Charlotte’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

Hello again

Welcome to another great  challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  This week, the talented Charlotte is hosting the “All About Occasions” Challenge.

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My card uses the beautiful image from 49 and Market: Designer Series – Gabi’s Haute Couture Stamp Set.

I began by stamping the image in black Versafine Ink onto white card stock.

After putting some Distress Ink and some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders on my mat and spritzing it lightly with water, I used some thin acetate to pick up some ink and transfer it to the card front.  The colour was slowly built up until I was happy with the placement and depth of colour.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella to a few sections of her tutu where I thought it could use a little more shimmer!

It is so difficult to pick up the shine in a photo!  It’s so pretty IRL!

The front panel was then cut using Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangle Dies.

The sentiment is from Altnew’s ‘Fresh Freesia’.

Please be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration over at our blog!

I’m looking forward to seeing all your clever creations. 


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Have a great day and thanks for visiting