WWC175 – Marsha’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge


P1070515Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge!  This week, Marsha is hosting our Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!
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For my card I decided to use an old stamp set I haven’t used for years!  When I see it I don’t know why, as I love it!

I started by doing some Distress Ink smooching on a piece of card. The next step is to add some plasterers webbing down the centre. It is sticky so it sticks on itself when you add some cuts and folds. To finish the background, some thick cotton twine was added.

The stamp was a wood block with a  small nautical stamp on each side, produced by a local designer.  After stamping, they were water coloured with Distress Inks and cut out.
Foam tape allowed them to be attached over the twine.

The sentiments came from Mama Elephant – Occasional Labels.

I hope you like my card and you’ll join us this week!

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Have a great week!


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WWC174 – Gail’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

Update:  My card was selected in the Top 5 at Allsorts Challenge – Ladies Night  Out.

It was also selected for an Honorable Mention for Art Impressions –  Odd Animals Challenge. 


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Welcome to another great Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week is ‘All Occasions’  with Gail.
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Once again, I reached for another Art Impressions stamp set – Udderly Fantastic.  So much fun!

I coloured the stamped image with Distress Watercolour, before fussy cutting it.  I added some Wink of Stella for some shine to the dresses and also some dots with Gelly Roll pens.

The balloons use SSS Celebration Time Dies. The biggest is cut from black cad and white heat embossed, while the other 2 are decorated in the same way as the skirts!

Winnie & Walter – Party On stamp set gave me the music notes. Designer paper was used as the background.

I then followed the instructions in the video to assemble the card and make those lovely ‘girls’ dance!

I hope this card brought a smile to your day!  Here are another couple of photos to show their dancing skills! LOL!

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Don’t forget to check the wonderful creations from the other Design Team members on our blog.

Good luck and happy crafting!



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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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P1070477Hello again

I was  really happy with the way this card turned out. It’s just a shame that the photo doesn’t show the beautiful background as it’s so shiny and has such a pretty design IRL.

I started with a panel of paper that I had inked with Distress Inks to form a ombre look. It was then clear heat embossed using Hero Arts Leafy Vines background stamp, before washing the card with water to remove some of the ink. To finish, I added some more clear embossing to give the shine.

P1070490I hope this close up gives a bit of an idea as to the pattern background.

After attaching to a card front, I arranged Memory Box Shrewsbury Stem die cuts – one in black and one in white, as well as some butterflies from Memory Box – Butterfly Delights dies. All die cuts were covered with Wink of Stella either in white or black.

The sentiment is from a little old set by Sara Coyle.

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Just Because – Magnolia


P1070458Welcome again

My card tonight features one of my favourite Altnew stamp sets – Magnolias For Her, which I Distress water coloured before fussy cutting the images.

On the square background panel, I smooshed some Distress Ink and gold ink along with some splatters towards the centre and adding it to the card front. I then added the gold Spellbinders – Captivating Squares die cut on the diagonal.

Using a piece of scrap vellum, I  roughly traced  and cut out the outline of the flower.  After folding is in half I attached it behind the flower spray and added the whole piece to the corner of the die cut.P1070459

To finish, I gold embossed the sentiment from Altnew’s  – Just Because set.

I was pleased with the way it worked out.


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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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