WWC157 – Heidi’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

Welcome to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 157 – Heidi’s “All About Occasions”.

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As this challenge gives you lots of scope for design, I decided it was about time I made another CAS card, as although I love them, I don’t make them very often!

So I pulled out a great new stamp set, – Party On with Evelin T Designs for Winnie & Walter, and had lots of fun water colouring these cute little critters with Distress Inks.

The Die is Courture Creations Kalini  Musical Notes, cut from black card and covered with Wink of Stella – black. ( The four musical notes allow me to enter it in the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash Challenge.)

The sentiment is also from the Winnie & Walter stamp set.

Please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team on our blog.


Less is More – Challenge #364 – 7th Birthday: Music

Addicted to Stamps and More – Challenge #279 – CAS

HLS February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge     

CAS(E) this Sketch #258   – Animals

TCP Tuesday #343 Challenge – Animals

w&w 4th Birthday Bash | Four Challenge

      winnie & walter blog


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It’s Your Birthday … Go WILD


I love this fun image from Art Impressions – Wild Hog Birthday.  This sweet pig has so much character!  I thought she deserved her shiny blue dress and lip gloss as she delivers her cupcake!

So when the Challenge over at AI is “Sweet Treats”, I just had to bring her out! LOL!

The image is water coloured with Distress Inks. Her dress has a double layer of clear Wink of Stella and some small silver dots.

For the background, I partially die cut a heart, then fussy cut around the rest of the image. The background piece is smooched with Distress Inks sprayed with Perfect Pearls water and a sprinkle of sweets from Lawn Fawn – Donut Worry and Year Seven.

Challenges: Art Impressions – Challenge 225 Sweet Treats – Week 2

HLS February Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes – Optional Twist – Heart

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Love   

STAMPlorations – February Challenge – Paint – It – Red

HLS February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge  

The Cats Pajamas February Challenge #343 – Animals

Art Impressions Blog              

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WWC 156 – Penny’s Feminine” Anything Goes” Challenge



This week’s challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday is WWC 156 – Penny’s Feminine “Anything Goes”.

Image may contain: one or more people and textJanuary is such a busy month for me, as so many special people have their birthday.  For our challenge this week, I have chosen this very feminine birthday card.


It features a cute, gold embossed cat image from Waffle Flower – Flora Cat Play, which I water coloured using Distress Inks.  I then added a double layer of Wink of Stella to make sure it was very glittery!  (IRL – LOL!)   The background used Distress Ink, overstamped in gold using SSS Falling Background Stamp Set – Hearts.

The Sentiment die is from MFT – Brushstokes Birthday Greetings, gold embossed and layered up 3 times.

For a bit of fun and interest, I added the gold cord from the end of the sentiment to make it look as though the cat was playing.

Please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team on our blog.

Challenges: Seize the Birthday ,  CAS-ual Fridays  , The Card Concept #86 {Old Fashioned Love} ( I loved the feminine, old – fashioned look of the room with pinks, flowers  and an elegant feel, where you would expect to find old china ornaments along with other bric a brac), and  As You Like It – Favourite way to add stitching (faux, real, drawn) & why (I love the look of the plain stitched edges to a panel as it adds a lovely finished look and adds that extra elegant element.)


As You Like It Challenge

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WWC155 – Anything Goes

Welcome to this week’s challenge – WWC155 – Anything Goes.

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Hello and welcome

This week, I chose to share this birthday card I made for my daughter. It features another wonderful image from  Santoro Gorjuss Stamps – Mini Rubber Stamp – No 29, The Hatter, which I copic coloured. My daughter and I just love their stamps!

The panel was trimmed using the Cutplorations Wonky Rectangle Die.

The Cutplorations -Happy – die, was ombre coloured, again with copics.

The background features sections of the border of paper from a set of photocopy prints depicting Alice in Wonderland images, black cardstock and an old scrap of designer paper.

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Challenges: Freshly Made Sketches #322 – A Sketch by Cécile


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WWC154 – Judy’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

Welcome to this week’s challenge WWC154 – Judy’s “All About Christmas” Challenge.

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I had so much fun Distress watercolouring this cute little image from Wild Rose Studio- Bluebell with Robin.

I had picked this stamp set up on a throw out after Christmas and just fell in love with it. This week’s challenge gave me a perfect excuse to play and begin my stash of Christmas cards for this year!

The image was stamped in Tea Dye ink.  The sentiment from the set is heat embossed in silver.  It was then cut using Stamplorations wonky rectangle dies.  To add a little glimmer, I used MFT – Star Celebration stencil with Ranger Texture Paste sprinkled with Elizabeth Crafts Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter.

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Challenges: HLS January Christmas Challenge  – Anything Goes, HLS January Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes, Wednesday’s Creative Inspiration Challenge – January Challenge – Something New!  and Addicted to Stamp and More – Challenge #276 Anything Goes .


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Just a Note – Music



This lovely music die is one of the new “goodies” in my stash. When I saw the Addicted to CAS challenge, I had the perfect way to use it.

I decided on a totally different look  on the background which looks really pretty and delicate IRL.  It started with smooshing some Spun Sugar Distress Ink which had been sprayed with pearlised water.  Small roses from Altnew’s Painted Flowers were then stamped in the same colour randomly over the area.  They are almost ghosted. I picked out the flowers with a light wash of colour followed by some Wink of Stella to make them stand out just a little more.


The white die cut using Couture Designs – Musical Notes was also covered with Wink of Stella.

The sentiment from Kaisercraft – Keepsake Stamp Set , ( a new set I picked up on sale before Christmas), was stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink.


Inkspirational – Challenge #152- Violin Photo

Addicted to CAS Challenge #127 – Music

HLS January Watercolour Challenge

Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations –  January Challenge – Something New!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Add A Sentiment


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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 153 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Welcome to this week’s challenge WWC153 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

P1070068I guess I’m still on my kraft bent!

This is a stamp that’s been sitting on my desk for a while but I hadn’t decided how I wanted to use it.  After making an earlier card with the black, white and kraft combination I finally made a start.

I stamped Darkroom Door – Arty Mosiac, 3 times. First with black embossing on white, second with white embossing on black and lastly white embossing on kraft.

Step 2 was cutting the images on the kraft and black cardstock.  They were then arranged over almost every other base square to form a pattern and attached with black fun foam so they were raised to add to the overall effect.  (See the photo below.)

P1070070It was finished by adding black and kraft strips to the sides of  the base card. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamps – Circle Sayings is black heat embossed and layered on kraft and black

The good thing is you have enough pieces to make 3 or maybe even 4 cards with lots of options as to how to arrange them!

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Allsorts Challenges –  Week 450 – No Patterned Papers

Paru’s Card Making Challenge –January 2018 Challenge  – NEW

The Male Room – Challenge #77 – Vintage


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