Thursday, 23 March 2017

Have a Beautiful Day.


I hope you are all having a good week.

I have just made finished this card that was inspired by a couple of challenges:

I have used some new to me, stamps and dies from Altnew.

I heat embossed the flower in copper then die cut it out. I then used water colour paints to colour it. I used a heat gun to dry this. I would normally add embellishments to a card like this but for some reason I like just as it is. No linen embossed base card either-so even more CAS than normal for me! But I really like the way it turned out.

I was inspired by the photo at the Altnew Inspiration March Inspiration. I took the inspiration from the colours of the skirts. Plus I think the many folds in these flowers mimic the folds of the skirts.

The layout was inspired by the new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch

I will also enter it into:

Enjoy the rest of your day x


Monday, 20 March 2017

Stamped Washi!

Happy Monday to all,

My card today is for a few challenges:

The challenge this week at Less is More is Washi Tape. I don't have any washi tape but have the stamped version from Uniko. I love this set and I don't know why I didn't think of it as soon as I saw the challenge. I have used the colours from Just Us Girls and the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

The sentiment die was a pressie from my teamie, Jill, at Time Out. I love how you can use vellum as the background, it seems to give an airy look, if you pop it up on foam pads as I have done here. The sentiment and vellum is all covered in WOS and looks so sparkly IRL, I wish I could show this is my photo but alas you will have to trust me!

Have a fun day x


Sunday, 19 March 2017

AAA Cards #86

Hi All

A new challenge srats today at AAA cards.

This challenge is;

Clean and Simple cards where the main focus is diecuts

My 'Birthday' die is the main focus here and has been cut with fun foam to give it dimension to really help you focus on it.

Here I have used our Sponsor, STAMPlorations, images and dies. The grungy background stamps have been heat embossed. They are from the set Celebrate Artsy. The die cut 'Birthday' can be found here in the store. That tiny 'HAPPY' is from one of my fav sets Holiday Artsy-it under went some stamp surgery!

This card is for my crafty buddy Kim who is celebrating her Birthday today-hope it arrived in time Kim and have a wonderful day xx

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Judy-take a look at her blog here and prepare to be inspired!

Our DT have all made amazing cards to inspire you-check them out here

I will enter this into:

STAMPlorations CUTplorations-colour of the blue dress and the reds in the others


Saturday, 18 March 2017


A very Happy Weekend to you all,

I love the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch this week and here is my take on it:

I got the colours from 2 other challenges:

The different shades of blue and orange came from the photo at Curtain Call and the middle dress at STAMPlorations Cutplorations challenge.

I have used a die from STAMPlorations and the flower is from Visible Images. You can't see in the photo but it is all covered with WOS to add sparkle. Just a few enamel dots and gems to finish it off.

I will also enter this into:


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Time Out #79

Hi There,

Our 3rd Birthday at Time Out Challenges has come and gone and thank you so much for all the partying you did with us. I loved every entry and was sorry I wasn't well enough to visit you all. The party is over but we don't intend to stop having fun!

Our challenge this time is to CASE (copy and share) a fabulous card made by the wonderful Jenny. Jenny is a super star in the crafting world. If you are not aware of Jenny's blog, Crafting in the Country, pop on over there and you will love what you see.

Here is my CASE:

And Jenny's amazing card:

I was inspired by the Spring feel of this card and the branch at the top. I did a CAS version by just die cutting a leaf from a watercolour scrap card I had made before, using brushos

The sentiment I have used is from the Verve set New BeginningsVerve are sponsoring this challenge. Julee, the designer and owner of Verve is joining in the fun and CASEing Jenny's card-take a look here.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Izzy. I just love Izzy's card, she enters Time Out nearly every challenge and each card inspires me more and more. I am so pleased she won one of our challenges recently and is joining us as our Guest. Check out here blog Izzy Scrap, you will see what I mean.

Check out Izzy's and the DT CASE cards here and then take some TIME OUT and join us x

I will enter this into:

CAS Mix UP challenge-my choice being die cutting


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Spring Again!

Hi All

I made this card inspired by a few challenges.

The layout is from the sketch at Mojo Monday and the colours from Cupcake Inspirations

All the stamps are from Verve. I have heat embossed the little flowers on vellum and then coloured the back of these with copics. I fussy cut the last flowers of the vellum to represent the jagged edge of the panel in the sketch. I used a felt flower and another fussy cut flower on the edge of the stitched panel. I do love this sentiment-I am sure you know this by now!!
The 3 enamel dots in this slate colour were used to finish off the card.

Have a good day x

I will enter this into:


Monday, 13 March 2017

Spring always comes!

Hi All

Hope you all had a fun weekend.

Popping in quickly with a card inspired by a couple of challenges:

This came together very quickly in my mind when I saw the one layer challenge 'leaf' challenge at Less is More. I was inspired to use this leaf stamp (from Papertrey) and design when I thought of the  sketch at CAS(E) THIS Sketch. It is a CAS take on the sketch but the falling leaves seemed to mimic the panel under the sentiment in the sketch.

A sentiment from Verve fitted this card perfectly and just a quick run through my linen embossing plate and done!

Have a good week x


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Inkspirational #130

Hi All

Our New challenge at Inkspirational this week was chosen by the very creative and super fun Kim. The challenge is:

Watercolour Smooshing

Kim provided us with this tutorial to help us with this technique. I am not good at this kind of technique and it is only the second time I have tried it (the first time is for a DT card coming out in June!). I did follow the tutorial but used watercolour paints instead of distess inks. I also heat embossed the sentiment first in copper. I am not so happy with the look-a little too messy for me but when a teamie challenges me.....I have to give it a go!

I made this card for my Brother who was starting out on a new Business venture. I am very proud of him and he always strives to achieve what he wants in life even if it may seem impossible at the time.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Henriette. I have recently started following her and her blog is full of inspiring projects-check it out here

Our DT are far better at this technique than me, so if you want to see how it is really done, pop over to Inkspirational.

I will enter this into:


Enjoy x

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Time Our 3rd Birthday Reminder

Have you joined in our 3rd Birthday Challenge at Time Out yet?

If not, it is time to get those dancing shoes on and sit at your crafting desk and play along-lots of prizes up for grabs. Check the details here

The Theme is:

Love and/or Friendship with the optional technique twist of spotlight stamping.

First off I must apologise for not being around in blogland and getting to comment on all your wonderful cards. My health is not being too friendly! But please know I am viewing all your cards. I am visiting Instagram as much as I can as I find it easier and quicker to keep up there when I don't feel so good.
Luckily many of my DT posts are done and you know me, I have a few hiccups with my health then I am back stalking you all again!!

I actually went for the twist inspired by our super Guest Designer, Ardyth's card last week-check it our here. I stamped the mix of flowers and fussy cut one out and coloured it, popping it up for dimension.

In this card I wanted to try to use all the sponsors that I have stamps for and I did it!

The stamps I have used here are:

I can't believe I actually got all these sponsors in one card and did some spotlight stamping and colouring too. Plus I really love the card.

Ardyth ,our amazing Guest Designer and the DT have made amazing cards to inspire you to party with us and celebrate our 3rd Birthday.

Get those crafty goodies out and party!

I will enter this into:

Paper Players-cut it out-I fussy cut my popped up flower
STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch-I used Theme-Spring and used 'eclectic flowers' (link above)


Sunday, 5 March 2017

AAA Cards #85

Hi All

We have a new challenge at AAA Cards.

Did you see the Oscars? We have a very timely and fun challenge for you:

We'd like to see a card inspired by the fashions on the Oscar red carpet. 
This could be male or female and from any year

I had so much fun looking through the Oscar dresses over many years and this is the card I made inspired by the dress below:

I had to make it a star focused card as if you are on the red carpet-a star you are!

I love the colours in this dress but the gold confetti design on the bottom half of the dress reminded me of my star stamp from The Ton Stamps. So I used Delicata gold ink to stamp the star off the edge and then just heat embossed the 'star' in pink and popped this up. I felt the card needed a little more balance so added a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers at the top

Here is the dress I have hanging in my wardrobe!!

Oscar De La Renta dress worn at Oscars 2016

Beautiful,  beautiful dresses and gowns from Oscar de la Renta resort 2016:

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers-the winner will get a $15 gift voucher to use in their store. My 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is their store.

Our DT have all chosen stunning outfits to draw inspiration from-check them out here and then why not pick out an outfit and join us

I am entering this into:

The Ton March Challenge-Luck-stars have for thousands of years been seen as lucky-shooting stars, 'thank your lucky starts'-if you want to know more on this, check out this link here

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Happy Little Stampers March CAS challenge

Hi There

We have a new 'Clean and Simple' challenge at Happy Little Stampers. This month we are asking for:

Anything Goes with Dies

Here is my card:

The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'Doodled Flowers' stamp set. The vellum I used to die cut the butterfly was first stamped and heat embossed in gold with the splatter stamp from the Mixed Media Fum stamp set.
 I got this idea when I saw a card by Shona on pinterest-thanks for the inspiration Shona.

Our DT have all made amazing cards to inspire you-check them out here.

The winner will get a $15 discount to use in our store.

Have fun x

I will enter this into:

Double D Spring Challenge-I went with the colours and spring butterflies.

Time Out Challenges 3rd Birthday Celebration

Hello All

I am very excited today as it is 3 years since Nonni and I started our challenge blog Time Out. To celebrate we are having a party over on our blog here.

I want to thank you all for supporting us over the last 3 years. We have had a lot of fun and hope you have too.

I want to thank our present and past Design Team for their hard work and continual inspiration.

Our challenge theme is:

Love and/or Friendship with the optional twist of 'spotlight stamping' where you add colour only to one raised area of your image.

Here is my card using all CAS-ual Friday Stamps-one of our many sponsors (check out the graphic at the end of my post)

I had to use my fav colour combo for our Birthday. 

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Ardyth. I have for a long time admired Ardyth's card making excellence. She is a major inspiration for me and I am over the moon that she is joining us for our Birthday.

We have lots of prizes for you to win-check out our blog for details.

We are very honoured that so many wonderful companies are supporting us and offering up an amazing set of prizes. This graphic here shows all these wonderful sponsors:

Plus these sponsors below are joining us with a party on their own blogs-here are the links:

Please go and check out their parties. There will be lots of inspiration for you.

Our Design Team and Ardyth have made some fabulous cards to celebrate our party-check them out here.

Time to take some TIME OUT and join us in celebrating 3 years xx

I will enter this into: