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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Inkspirational #159

Hello There

First off I wanted to apologise for not visiting your blogs or Instagram accounts for a while. I have been poorly for a few weeks and am still recovering. Had to cancel a holiday to New York for my husband's 50th Birthday, made even more disappointing as I had plans to meet 6 crafty friends. I have a number of posts already scheduled....I always plan ahead as my health does have a tendency to play up without warning!. So my blog hasn't and won't be completely empty...although IG isn't get any action from me! I am hoping to visit you all soon and bet I have missed a whole lot of crafty goodness!

Time for a new 'word prompt' challenge at Inkspirational and the word is:

PLAY

And I created this:


I was thinking that we all like to craft and that is our 'playtime!'
The sentiment is from The Ton. This design looks really simple but did take me a while to decide how to put it all together. However that embossed, shiny and purple card and purple stars were all pressies from crafting packs I got from my blogging friends on my Birthday last year-yes girls....they are still being used!!

In the end I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Sarah. I am sure many of you know Sarah and her amazing blog, Sazzle Dazzle. She is an inspiring CAS designer who I have admired for so many years now. I have got to know her through different Design Teams we have been on together. We have a lot of laughs together!

Check out what Sarah and the DT have made here and then get inky!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge

Hi There,

I am here with our monthly Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge from CAS-ual Fridays. Our little bunch of Sistahs are all about raising awareness for Breast Cancer and would love you to join our monthly challenge.

 What do we mean by an 'Encouragement' card? Well anything that would brighten someone's day. I am sure you have plenty of ideas of how to do this and make cards like this every time you sit down you craft. So why not share them with us?

We have a photo and some colours to inspire you. Use either the photo or the colours-you don't need to use both but can if you want.

Here is my card:


And our Inspiration graphic


I went both with the colours and the photo.

I have used the CAS-ual Friday stamp set-Truth is and the matching Truth Bloom Fri-Dies.

I water coloured some cards then heat embossed the blooms using blue embossing powder. Die cut the blooms and just popped one up for dimension.


Here is how you play along:

1. Make a card that will brighten someone's day inspired by the photo or colours or both.

2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th of May.

3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge.


One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!

My fellow Sistahs have all made amazing cards-check them out here and then get inky!

Make someone happy today with a very special card from you!

Can't wait to see your cards!

Enjoy xx








Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Calling All Sistahs April Reminder



Hello There,

I am here today as part of the Calling All Sistahs design team, to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer and the importance of doing that monthly self breast exam. It takes 5 mins-check out how to do that here.

Michele, owner and designer of CAS-ual Friday Stamps designed a special line of stamps and dies to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer-you can check them out here. Michele donates 50% of the profit from these to National Breast Cancer Awareness.



The sentiment is from the set Word Ribbon. The printed ribbon is from the set Hope Ribbon and cut using the Ruffled Ribbon Die

All our Design Team have made amazing cards-check them out here.

We would love you to go shopping from this range to help us raise awareness of Breast Cancer and if you do and use the code 'cas comfort' you get a discount!


Come back tomorrow as I will be here with our monthly 'Calling All Sistahs' challenge!!

Have a super day and don't forget to put 5 mins aside to do that self exam!

Have a fun day x

      

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Time Out Challenge #107

Hi There

Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges.

The challenge is:


I went with the optional one layer twist using my 3 fav Spring colours-green, orange and yellow!!

I wish I had got a better photo of this as it doesn't show off how bight and 'Spring' like it is IRL! But it is in the post now and when I took the photo the London sun was hard to find!!




Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko. Here I have used their stamp set Originally Organic. I simply stamped it slightly off the edge and coloured a few buds in yellow adding my enamel dots to finish.
And just the perfect sentiment to Spring and our Friends!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Kimberly. I am sure many of you know how amazingly talented Kimberly is-check out her blog Wienerhoneymooners. and you will see what I mean. We are delighted to have you join us Kimberly.

Pop back over to Time Out to check what Kimberly and the DT have made to inspire you.

Get inky and enjoy!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Inkspirational #158

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

This week it is our photo challenge and here is what I created:


And the photo that inspired this:


I went with the silhouette and the splashes of water

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations-Strong Women. The silhouette was a pressie from team member at Time Out-Gerrina. I heat embossed it on some brusho water colour card. Just some I had left over in my stash. Added a small strip of the same card at the bottom of the pale blue card.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is another teamie from Time Out-Anita. I am a huge fan of Anita and have been for a long time. Her creativity is an inspiration. Check out her blog here and you will see what I mean!

Then pop back to Inkspirational to see what the Design Team have made to inspire you-all super cards!

Enjoy x

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Time Out Challenges #106

Hi There,

Ready for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges?

I hope so as it is our photo challenge and you know I always love these.

Here is my card:


And our photo that inspired my card:


Gorgeous Spring photo!
I went with the flowers, leaves, yellows and greens but there is so much here that you could use...and I know you will spot plenty I missed!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew.



 All the stamps and dies are from Altenew-Floral Frame and I also used the Floral Frame Die set was used to cut these stamps out.

I stamped and heat embossed the flower and leaves onto some water colour card. I had previously made it and found it in my stash but thought it was perfect for this challenge.
The die frame is from STAMPlorations

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is a previous DT member at Time OutSarah and we are so happy she is joining us today. Her blog Funky Fossil Designs is a delight to visit. I urge you to pop on over there and I guarantee you will be inspired!

Our Design Team have all made amazing cards inspired by this photo-check them out here and then get inky!

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

Sisterhood of Crafters-Spring Flowers

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A Spring Day!

Hi There,

My card today was inspired by a few challenges.

It really doesn't feel like Spring here in London but I hope this card makes it feel like Spring for you!


I have been wanting to join in the 'green' inspiration' challenge at Verve since I saw it. I love my Verve stamps and the photo really helped me finish off this card. I had the lay out that I used from the sketch at CAS Colour and Sketches but there just seemed to be something missing. The wood in the photo gave me the idea of using this twine. And once I added this, to me, it all came together!

The sentiment is New Beginnings from Verve and was stamped on this tag I cut from some card I had previously water coloured. The washi is actually a stamp from Uniko.

I have embossed the white card with linen but it is hard to see in the photo and there is a lot of dimension as the base card and tag are all popped up.

This is sat on my craft desk to remind me a few kind words eveyday to someone is like a Spring Day-so I send Happy Thoughts to you all and hope that makes it feel like Spring to you xx

I will also enter this into:

Uniko Challenge-using the green-who are celebrating their 6th Birthday-congrats!

        

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