Friday, 13 October 2017

Floral Fun!

Hi All

Haven't been too crafty this week even though I had ideas in my head. But finally I got around to making a card I had been thinking about for the sketch at CAS-ual Fridays Sketch Challenge

I knew I wanted to use the Pretty Posies stamp set and dies from CAS-ual Fridays but also wanted to use my favourite flower stamp at the moment Full on Floral. I couldn't think of how to use this background stamp yet still keep the card CAS.....however DT member Michelle's card here gave me an idea-thanks Michelle .I stamped the floral background in versa marker onto maroon coloured card. I then heat embossed it using maroon embossing powder. I love how this looked, still keeping the card CAS but with a lovely textured and shiny background.

Next I heat embossed the flowers and leaves with the same embossing powder-I used scrap water colour card I had left over from the piece of water coloured for the Calling All Sistahs Challenge. Die cut and arranged.

I am quite happy how this turned out.

Have a fun day x

I will enter this into:

The Flower Challenge-CAS-ual Friday Full on Floral-celebrating their 1st Birthday-congrats!


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Time Out Challenges #94

Hi There,

Ready to take some TIME OUT and join in our photo challenge at Time Out Challenges?

Here is what I created:

Here is our photo:

I wasn't sure where to go with this challenge and kept zooming in so I could check out the details. Finally inspiration struck when I focused in on the little white shell on the bottom left hand corner-have a close look and you will see what looked like to me, a flower with 5 petals. So hunted through my stash and found this Concord and 9th die. I used this with the colours in the photo adding the sentiment from our fabulous sponsor STAMPlorations. The tags come from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Janet. I was thrilled when she agreed to join us and you will see why if you check out her blog here

Our Design Team and Janet have all made superb cards to inspire you-check them out here.

Then take some crafty time to yourself and get inky x

I will enter this into:

color Throwdown-orange, kraft and black
CASology-odd-I have used a flower with an odd number of petals-thanks Michele for pointing this out!


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Inkspirational #145

Hi There,

A new challenge starts at Inkspirational today and this time it is my turn to choose the challenge. I went with one of my favourite cards to make and that is:

One Layer Cards:

Here is mine:

Couldn't get more CAS than this! Actually this was made for my husband for our 12th Wedding Anniversary. We have a little competition going, where we try to get the most CAS card we can for our celebrations. It is easy for me but I have to say for my Birthday he got the most CAS card I have ever seen-shop bought! So this time, I made mine super CAS. And yes it was more CAS than his...hehe!

All these stamps are from Uniko.

Check out how the rest of the DT did with my challenge here-you will be impressed!

Have fun and join in x

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

So Happy To Know You

Hi There,

I got some goodies from Verve and wanted to have a play.

Yesterday I water coloured a panel and today got to work making a card based on the sketch at Viva La Verve. It took me a while to CAS this sketch down but I think I have done it!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

I will enter this into:


Monday, 2 October 2017

Happy Little Stampers CAS October Challenge

Hi All

Time for a new challenge 'Clean and Simple' challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

This time we want to see:

One layer cards

I love making one layer cards and here we go:

The photo doesn't really do the card justice. It is really pretty as I used the lovely 'sweet sixteen' ink from Catherine Pooler (a pressie from my cousin Lynn). I love the look of it IRL and have added a few pearls around the snowflake but after many attempts of photographing it, this was the best I could do!

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers and the snowflake from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

I got this idea when I saw this card by Nonni-I like the way she had placed the sentiment in the middle of the doily and that this would work well with a large snowflake=thanks Nonni for the inspiration.

The winner of this challenge will get a $20 gift voucher to use in our store.
Check out the amazing creations from the DT here and then get inky

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Time Out #93

Hi All

We have a new challenge at Time Out and this is a special challenge are we are here is help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness month starts in a few days and we want to remind you of how important it is to do a monthly check-it takes 5 mins-not sure how, check this link here

Onto our challenge:

Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship Challenge with the optional twist of using pink

winner gets $25 gift voucher for CAS-ual Fridays and we have a special prize package for those who use pink (chosen randomly)

I went for the optional twist, using all CAS-ual Friday Products and sent the card to a very dear friend:

Here I have used the following from our fabulous sponsor CAS-ual Friday Stamps:

Full on Floral stamp-heat embossed in white and water coloured with pink water colour paint, trying to create an ombre look to match the photo at Calling All Sistahs, by slowy using less and less pink paint and drawing it down with more water
Pretty Posies stamps-flower and leaf heat embossed in white onto vellum and die cut Sentiment from the set also.
Pretty Posie Fri-Dies-to die cut flower and leaf
Tag Buddies Fri-Dies-to cut tag dies.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Yulia. Her blog is a delight to visit. Check it out here, it is full of creative projects. We are so pleased she has joined us for this very special challenge.

Our DT and Yulia have some great inspiration for you-check it out here.
Then take some time out and join in the fun-you have until 12th Oct 5pm BST to play x

I will enter this into:

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge-this time I didn't go with the colours but the ombre background in the photo-using wet on wet water colouring to give this effect and the florals for the cloud look-see info of this above in card description.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Sassy Shaker!

Hi All

Yes, you do see a shaker card!

I wanted to enter the 'shaker card' challenge at CAS-ual Fridays but an useless at these plus I wanted to make it CAS! After a hunt around on utube, I followed this video by Justine to help me-thank you Justine

This was really fun to make and for the first time in making shaker cards, no sequins are escaping!
 I have used the following froducts from CAS-ual Fridays

This card is going to a very dear friend...this sentiment describes her perfectly!

I will enter this into:

Darnell's NBUS challenge-these Frankly 'isms stamps have never been used before.


Sunday, 24 September 2017

You are Terrific!

Hello All,

I hope your day is going well.

The other day I told you I water coloured a panel inspired by the photo and colours at Calling All Sistahs and that I had heat embossed some flowers on it, to use at some point.
Well when I saw the sketch at Less Is More, I had a light bulb moment and I used those flowers to create this:

All stamps and dies here are from CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies set. And the dies and sentiment are all cut from my water colour panel you can see here

I just stamped the one image off the side and build up the rest of the card using foam pads. The whole panel is on foam pads for even more dimension.

Well I have made use of that one water coloured panel!

I will enter this into:

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge-being inspired by both photo and colours
CAS on Friday-Dies, use a die cut on your card
CAS Mix It Up Challenge-September-again I used heat embossing as my choice

          For your blog

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Inkspirational #144

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspiratonal. It is our word prompt challenge and the word is:


Lots of ways to go with this and here is mine, just using the sentiment!!

Love how fresh this turned out.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Shawna-check out her blog here-you will love what you see.

Our DT have all made amazing cards using this prompt word, take a look here and then get inky.

Lookng forward to saying 'hello' with you soon!!

I will enter this into:

Addicted to CAS-florals
Cupcake Inspirations-check out those gorgeous purple flowers!


Friday, 22 September 2017

An little note to say!

Happy Friday my crafty friends,

My card today was inspired by both new challenge photo and the colours at Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. I used a general sentiment here as it is always good to have cards like this ready for when some one needs a little helping hand or touch of encouragement and love.

As soon as I saw the photo I thought water colouring would work really well with this. I had no ideas straight away so decided to just water colour a panel of card using the colour palette they gave us, to give an ombre look. I left this for a while so I could muse on ideas! (see the panel below). I then embossed and die cut some flowers and leaves from the CAS-ual Friday Pretty Posies set. I then used the CAS-ual Fridays Fri-Dies to cut a tag from my water colour panel and another tag from a piece of vellum with some autumn coloured felt running through it (thank you Jill for this vellum!)

It took me a while to come up with this design but I do love how it looks.

Here is my ombre water colour panel as it dries on a paper towel!

Have a fun Friday x

I will enter this into:

Calling All Sistahs-encouragement challenge
CAS Mix It Up Card Challenge-September-see my watercolour wash above and I used heat embossing as my choice and the stamping for the sentiment.


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Sending Big Hugs and Kisses

Hello there,

Popping in to send you all big hugs and kisses:

I have had this idea in my head since I saw 'The Big' challenge at CASology and today got around to making it using the colours at Color Throwdown. I used a big square card just to emphasis the 'big' plus this 'hugs' sentiment is so big you have to! All the stamps are from The Ton

Have a fun day.

I will enter this into:


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Time Out #92

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at TIME OUT and today we are here to celebrate 'World Dot Day'. This is a day that celebrates creativity and we thought our 'Inspired by Words' challenge was a great way for us all to celebrate creativity. Our words are:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Use any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase.

And my card:

I am sure you can see I was inspired by the words 'feathers, flying and bird'.

I used the penny and black Hummingbird stamp and coloured it with promarkers. Used a stitched die and nuvo drops for some interest. The sentiment is from our fabulous sponsors for this challenge Happy Little Stampers. The winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the super talented Carol we are so pleased she is joining us. Her blog is full of inspiration for us all-check it out here

If you want to know more about 'World Dot Day' and to see more inspiration from Carol and the DT, check out our blog here

Enjoy x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Inkspirational #143

Hello There

A new photo challenge starts today and here is my card inspired by our photo:

And our photo:

I has lots of ideas for this challenge but in the end decided I needed to get on with my Christmas cards so went with the background paper.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Karren. Check out here blog here, it is full of so many creative projects.

Karren and all the DT have made some inspiring cards-check them out here then get inky!

Enjoy x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Happy Little Stamper CAS September Challenge

Hi All

Today a new monthly challenge starts at Happy Little Stampers. This month we are asking for 'Clean and Simple' cards that feature a silhouette.

Here is my take on this challenge:

The silhouette is from the Wish You Were Here stamp set from Happy Little Stamper.
I have heat embossed it on a tag I cut from some sponged card.

The winner of this challenge will get a $20 gift voucher for the Happy Little Stamper Store.

Time to get inky!

Going Square Again!

A very Happy Weekend my friends!

I seem to be on a creative roll the last few days and have made quite a lot of my future DT cards and a few for challenges. Best to make usel of the mojo while it is there as we know how easy it can go for a little rest!

Today I have another card for the 'square' challenge at CASology. This time I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I really like how I used the leaf die here to mimic the image in the sketch.

I used the square embossed card again and this time paired it with this leaf die in the same colour card. The sentiment is heat embossed in vanilla cream.

Have a fun weekend.