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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Fusion-Orchid Occassions

Hello All,

We have a new challenge at Fusion.

You can use the sketch, the photo or combine the 2.

I loved this photo and decided to go with the colours and created this:


The butterfly stamp from Happy Little Stampers has been heat embossed on vellum and the corner stamp from Stamplorations has also been heat embossed.

Here is our graphic:


Our Guest Designer for March is the very talented Kate Lorenzini. Check out here blog Pinned and Penned and you will see how inspiring her projects are.

All our DT have made inspiring cards-check them out here and then get inky!

I will enter this into:
Addicted to CAS-delicate, again my vellum makes my butterfly very delicate.


Time Out #53

Hello All

At Time Out Challenges we have our 'Inspired by Words' challenge. We have a great quote this week:

'A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water' by Eleanor Roosevelt

I created this card:


I hope you can see the quote-it has been heat embossed with bronze embossing powder. I decided to just focus on the idea of the 'strength' of a woman and thought this quote said it all.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Elaine Take a look at her inspiring blog Craft-E-Place. I have followed Elaine for a long time now and she is so very creative. Her blog is a joy to visit.

Then pop over to Time Out and see how are DT have been inspired by this quote and I hope this gives you plenty of ideas to join in.

This challenge is only for one week and closes next Wed 6th April 5pm GMT

That means you need to get crafty pretty quickly...but you need some TIME OUT!

I will enter this into the sketch challenge at Sovushka Slavia


Before I go I wanted to share with you a couple of photos of my trip to Finland to see Nonni.

First off, Nonni, Callum (my hubby) me and Rafa (Nonni's dog)


Next up, Nonni, Rafa and me:






Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Card Concept #52.

The Card Concept is celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary today.

We have a fabulous inspirations photo that we hope will inspire you to help us celebrate.

Here is my Clean and Simple card:


I was inspired by the colours, the musical text and the ribbon bow. I thought this die cut bow tie was a perfect way to party for our second Anniversary.

Here is our fab photo:



You can use any style to make your card. You can even mix up a few styles. The styles are defined here.


TWO lucky participants will win a $25 gift code to the Verve Stamps online store.



ONE lucky participant will win a $25 gift code to the SugarPea Designs online store.

Thank you Julee and Wendy

Our Guest Designer for March is the super talented Ardyth. She has designed a clean and graphic card for this challenge. Take a look here to see what Ardyth and the DT have made to inspire you.

Love to see how you will celebrate with us.

Enjoy!

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Inkspirational #105

Hi All,

We have a photo challenge at Inkspirational this week.

Here is my take on the photo:



Here is our photo:


I got the idea for this card when I saw Elaine's card here. I loved this card and Elaine was kind enough to say I could CASE it. I was inspired by the focal point of the umbrella and the colour. Instead of an umbrella I went with the flower (Uniko). This was heat embossed in orange on acetate and then coloured on the back, fussy cut and popped up on foam pads. I used a mixed media background (STAMPlorations)

Our Guest Designer is the inspiring Rae Ann. Her colouring is outstanding-take a look at her blog here

We have some fabulous projects here created by our Guest Designer and our DT.

Have fun playing along with us x

I will enter this into:

I will enter this into:

STAMPlorations CAS challenge-again going with the option of yellow.
Uniko-Spring/Easter Challenge
Addicted to CAS-delicate-my vellum is very delicate
Less is More-polka dots

        



Thursday, 24 March 2016

Time Out #52 Reminder

Hi All,

First off, I am sorry I have not been visiting you all as much as I normally try to and have not posted for a week. However, I do have a good excuse. I have been to Finland to visit Nonni my very good friend and co-owner of Time Out. We met in blogland but are now very close friends and have met IRL a number of times. We had a fabulous time-thank you Nonni!

Time to remind you that there is still time to play at Time Out Challenges. We are CASEing Marjan's fabulous card.

This time I went with the flowers again but also the colours and the stitched die that I have popped up. 



Here is Marjan's card:



We have some fabulous cards here to inspire you. Take a look and then take some TIME OUT to play.

I will enter this into:

Uniko-Spring/Easter challenge.

Enjoy xx


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Fusion-Everythings 'Owl' Right

Hello Again,

My second post today but this time I am here with our new challenge at Fusion. We have a fun photo and sketch for you. You can use either the photo or sketch to inspire you. And don't forget you can also fuse these!

I used the photo being inspired by the text and the colours.


These flower stamps are from Lil'inkers and the text and sentiment are from Happy Little Stampers

Here is our graphic for you:


Our Guest Designer for March is the very talented Kate Lorenzini. Check out here blog Pinned and Penned and you will see how inspiring her projects are.


Our Design Team have all made inspiring projects for you. Take a look here and then get inky!

Time Out #52

Are you ready to take some TIME OUT and join in our new challenge at Time Out?

We are CASEing the amazing designer Marjan. Her blog is full of inspiring and creative projects. Have a look around it here. You can also find out a little more about Marjan on the Time Out Challenge main blog here

I decided to go with the floral theme from Marjan's card and created this:



And here is Marjan's card:




Pretty inspiring right! I can't wait to see what inspires you.


Take a look at what our DT have created to inspire you here

Now take some TIME OUT and get crafting!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Card Concept #51

Time for a new challenge at The Card Concept.

We have a fabulous photo for you today. I was inspired by the colours and the egg shape.

I don't have any egg stamps so went with a balloon that is egg shaped:



I embossed the balloon in white and then used gold delicata ink for the stars and sentiment. All my stamps are from Uniko

My card is clean and simple but you can create in any style you want. These are defined here. You can mix the styles also. We love to know what style you have used, so don't forget to tell us!

Here is our photo:



Our Guest Designer for March is the super talented Ardyth. She has designed a clean and graphic card for this challenge. Take a look here to see what Ardyth and the DT have made to inspire you.

Enjoy x

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Pretty Shoes and Good Lipstick!

Hi All,

Last week my very dear cousin Lynn sent me some happy mail-a stamp set that she said reminded her of me. It is the perfect set of stamps for me. I have never been a handbag girl but shoes I love.

I got right down to stamping and created this card using a sentiment from the Calling All Sistahs-CASual Fridays stamps




This card makes me smile. I actually own all these style shoes and yes one of then is in red!

I based the lay out of this card on the sketch at Sovushka Slavia.

I will also enter this into:
CASology-laugh-I know you giggled when you saw this!

       

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Inkspirational #104

Hello All,

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. We have our colour challenge:

Pink and Grey

I love this colour combo and here is what I created:



The stamps are from Uniko and the pink die cut heart was left on my craft desk-hanging around from all those Love cards we were making in Feb!

Just a touch of texture added using my linen embossing Folder.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Susan, take a look at her bog here. Then pop over to Inkspirational and see the amazing cards our DT have made to inspire you.
Enjoy x


Friday, 11 March 2016

Freshly Made Sketches

Hi All,

Today I have not been feeling so good but yesterday I had an idea for a card when I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches

Thinking the idea was already there and needed no brain power from me, I created this:



This glitter snow die from Uniko and this patterned paper have been on my craft desk since about November last year and finally I have used them!

The card didn't turn out how I had imagined and I am not so happy with but it is one Xmas card to add to my stash (think that is about 2 now)

I will be back tomorrow with a card for our new challenge at Inkspirational.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday x






Thursday, 10 March 2016

Time Out #51 Reminder

Have you joined our latest challenge at Time Out Challenges?.

We are celebrating our 2nd Birthday with a theme challenge and that is:

Easter and/or Spring with the optional twist of masking



STAMPlorations are sponsoring this challenge. I have used their 'Boxed Bloom' stamp set for my card.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is TaeEun. She is amazing crafter. Her blog Rainbow in November is full of inspiring projects. Take some time to have a browse.

Need some more inspiration-take a look here to see what our DT have created for you.

Then get inky!

I will enter this into:
Color Throwdown-orange, yellow, green and white
STAMPlorations CAS challenge-using option of yellow

      
     


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Just stamps and Ink!

Hi All

Last week I didn't make one single card. I was not in a crafty mood. Then a few days ago I saw this card by Ksenija. I loved it and it reminded me that what I love about card making most is just a CAS design using just a few stamps and ink. I am not a technique crafter. Give me a few stamps and some ink and I am one happy girl! Ksenija blog is Sweet Kobylkin and I urge you to pop over there and be inspired! I chose orange, yellow and green-all lovely citrus Spring colours.

Here is the card I made:


The flower is from Mama Elephant and the sentiment from Uniko-both never been inked before so heading over to Darnell's NBUS challenge #6

I will also add this to the following challenges:

Just Us Girls-flowers
Less is More-citrus

Have a fun filled day x
    


Monday, 7 March 2016

Gift Time!

Hi All

Popping in with a card I made yesterday for 2 challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches-I followed the sketch for my lay out
Addicted to CAS-Gift-mine is all wrapped up!


Hope your week is a good one x

   

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Fusion-Lucky Days

Are you ready for a new challenge at Fusion?

For this challenge you can go with either the photo, sketch or combine the 2.

I have picked out the ombre colours in the photo and created this card using the a Uniko sentiment set. This is the first time I have inked this sentiement so I will be adding it to Darnell's NBUS challenge #6



Here is our graphic:



So what will you choose?

Our Guest Designer for March is the very talented Kate Lorenzini. Check out here blog Pinned and Penned and you will see how inspiring her projects are.

Check out the inspiring cards our DT have created here.

Looking forward to seeing visiting your blogs x
















Time Out Challenge #51

I am very excited today as it is the 2nd Birthday at Time Out.

Nonni and I started this challenge 2 years ago and we had no idea if it would work. We are over joyed that we are still here 2 years on and thank you all for supporting us. A huge thank you must also go to our fabulous Design Team-both past and present.

To celebrate our Birthday we have our theme challenge and it is a nice and easy challenge so we are hoping you will join the party.

The theme is:

Easter and/or Spring  with the optional twist of Masking

I didn't twist-here is my card:


I actually made this card after seeing a card on pinterest designer by the very talented Vicki. She was kind enough to let me CASE her card.

I have used Uniko stamps and the flower is from STAMPlorations our sponsors for this challenge.

The winner of this challenge will get a $20 gift voucher plus we will do a random draw for those who twist with us by using masking on their projects.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is TaeEun. She is amazing crafter. Her blog Rainbow in November is full of inspiring projects. Take some time to have a browse.

You can check out what  TeaEun and our amazing DT have created to inspire you here

We really hope you take some TIME OUT and celebrate our 2nd Birthday xx

I will enter this into the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge-using the option of yellow and their Anything Goes Challenge

    


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The Card Concept #50

Hello All,

This week at The Card Concept we have a fun photo to inspire you to play.

Here is my card:



And here is a photo:



I was inspired by the colours and patterns. I used a mix of stamps to create this corner pattern and popped up the main base to add a little dimension. My card is a 'Clean and Simple' design but you can design your card in any style you want. Our DT have all used different designs. Check them out here and then why not join in the fun!

Our Guest Designer for March is the super talented Ardyth and she is creating Clean and Graphic cards for us.


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