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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Less Really is More!!

Hello again,

I made this card for the 'dry embossing' challenge at Less is More

I know this card looks super simple but it took me an hour and a half to make. This is a long time on making one card for me. I won't go into the details of why but it took a while for me to get all the bits right.
Well then....to photograph it to show the embossing photo was painful too! I have taken a darker photo than I would normally want to but this was the only way I could show the embossing.


The die and stamps here are from Concord and 9th
I started off by dry embossing some white card with this dotty embossing folder. I then die cut the 'Joy' from this a number of times and build it up.
I dry embossed this middle section of the card with my fav linen embossing folder-you might need to zoom in to this as it was hard to show in the photo. I then popped this on foam pads on top of glitter card. I ended up using a textured card base which also looks like it is embossed.
So lots of subtle embossing done here and yet still a super CAS card!

I really do love how this turned out and IRL it really does look so textured with a touch of glitter!

Enjoy your day x

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Monday, 19 February 2018

More Hearts!!

Hello There,

Popping in with a couple of cards I made at the weekend using my Heart Board Fri dies from Casual Fridays.
I had these dies hanging around on my craft desk since I made my hubby's Valentine card.

Thanks to Darnell's Twofer Challenge I got inspired to use them, making my hubby's 50th Birthday card and a 50th Anniversary card.

I used some sketches to help me with my layouts.

The light was not so good when I took these-I apologise for the photos!

First off the Anniversary card using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


I will add this card to:
CASology-Together -50 years of marriage really is together!

And secondly Callum's 50th Birthday card using the sketch from CAS-ual Friday Inspiration challenge. My card adjusts the sketch so it is not so symmetrical but I kinda like it like this!


Here I used a heart die from The Ton, stamping it in delicata ink. The sentiment is from Stamplorations.

Now I hope all the glitter will be gone from my craft desk!

I will also add my second card into:

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Calling All Sistahs #10 Challenge


Hello All,

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.

  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.

We all need a little encouragement now and then. Wouldn't it be great to have a stash of cards to send to a friend when they needed that encouragement from us?

Well that is what this challenge is all about-making those kind of cards for our friends near and far!


Before I go into how you join in this challenge, here is my card:




And the photo that inspired this card:


You can see I was inspired by both the colours and the photo. went for the coffee/kraft and red colours and the hearts.
I thought the puffy stamp heart really looked like the heart on the coffee!

My sentiment is actually heat embossed on the kraft and I distressed the edges of this card to add a little more interest to this very CAS card!

Here is how you play along:

1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colours or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
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!

Enjoy x

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CASology-together. My take on this is that it is only togther that we can spread the word about awareness.If we all work together, we can do this! 

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Calling All Sistahs February 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.

For my reminder card I have used some of these stamps:


Here I have used the CAS-ual Friday sentiment from the set Supercalifragilistic and the background set Full on Floral.
I heat embossed the floral background in vanilla and then used pink watercolour paint to give this ombre look.
I heat embossed this super sentiment in pink on to black card, popped it up on foam pads and then just added a pink strip of the card for a little extra touch.
I like the pretty but dramatic look of this card.

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

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Time Out Challenge #103

Hello There Crafty friends,

We have a new 'Theme' challenge starting today at Time Out.

We also have an optional twist of making a 'one layer' card. If you do go with this twist you have the change of winning $20 to spend in our Sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays store.

Our theme is 'Hobbies' and I went with the hobby we love all....crafting!



I used our sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays products' Truth Is' stamp set and Truth-Bloom Fri dies. I firstly stamped the flowers and then heat embossed one in pink powder and die cut it, popping it up on foam pads. I then heat embossed the sentiment from The Ton Stamps.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very creative Ashwini. I have been a fan of Ashwini for a long time now and her blog is full of inspiring projects-take a look here. Then come back and get crafty with us!
Don't forget to pop on over to Time Out and see what amazing projects our team and Ashwini have made....what hobbies do you think they have???


I will enter this into:

The Card Concept-inspired by the gorgeous pink flowers. Mu card being CAS and layered

      

Sunday, 11 February 2018

CAS butterfly

Hi All

Popping in with a CAS butterfly card Inspired by a few challenges. 

I used a new die from Poppy Stamps. This die is perfect for this time of year as it is embossed with little hearts-check it out here. It really is adorable. You might need to zoom into to see the intricate detail of the hearts.

I went super CAS and made this:


I do love cream and white together and as you know I love my score lines!

I used the sketch at Inspire. Create. Challenge for my layout-the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
I added Wink of Stella to the die to show up the hearts a little more.
I was going to add bright enamel dots for pops of colour but when I tried out these pale pinks they just seemed to look right to me, so I went with these.

Have a good weekend.

I will enter this into:

CASology-Butterfly

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Inkspirational #154

Hi All

It is our Designer's Choice challenge starting today.

Our super talented teamie Kylie has chosen:

'Aperture Cards'

This basically means a card with some kind of window/hole in it, or more than one.

I went with an oval window.


I just cut the oval and added some card behind it that I had previously water coloured. 
The floral die has been carefully placed over the aperture. I am not sure where this die is from as it was a pressie from Kylie.
The sentiment is from Kylie's Happy Little Stampers Store

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Jen-check out her stunning blog here

Then pop over to Inkspirational and see what the DT have made-all inspiring!

Enjoy x



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