Tuesday, 7 July 2020

CASology #371

Hi All

A new challenge at CASology and here is our cue word:



I was a but stumped as all I could think of was a swimming pool but didn't want to go with this. Out came the thesaurus and I decided to go with the 'puddle of water' take....mine being the puddle of water under the bath in my image!



I love this image! I just stamped and did some basic colouring and added a few gems for the bubbles!

So what will your take be??

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the amazing Claire. I love her style and pop on over to her blog here and you will see why!


Pop on over to CASology to see what the DT have created for you and then join on in!

Our Design Team are all worth a visit and some love-here they are;


Enjoy!




Monday, 6 July 2020

Twinkle Brightly!

Hi All

I have not crafted now for weeks and today I saw the challenge at AAA-make a card in a few minutes with the option of Christmas.
This type of challenge is one of my favourites and although mojo is really hiding I knew this challenge is the type I can do without much mojo!

And I actually love what I made:


This was actually meant to be a one layer as I like to make a few designs each year that I know I make on mass as the year goes on.

However I stamped the wrong end of the one layer and upside down....so quickly cut the white card and mounted it onto red card but the design for the one layer is there!

So this actually took about 5 mins of stamping and assembling and adding the gem. If I hadn't stamped it upside own first time, it would have been less than 2 mins!

The longest part was looking through my stamps to find the sentiment I wanted!! They are from Verve-no longer in business...so sad x

Let's hope this gets my mojo started!

Thank you for all those you have still been visiting me and I will hopefully be back soon to visit you but I am afraid health and life have stunted my mojo!

IG has also been neglected but I will be back there soon to visit you all!

Hugs xx




Thursday, 2 July 2020

Time Out #165

Hi All

We have a new our Theme Challenge at Time Out and here it is:


Don't forget we have that 'optional twist' of using embellishments! 

There are so many ways you could go with this challenge......memories from your past, a special holiday, celebration, an outfit you used to wear...and so much more!

I decided I would interpret this challenge by CASEing one of my own cards....I had made in the past, in days gone by!

I wanted to see if I could make one of my previous feminine cards into a Christmas card.

Here is the result using the twist of adding embellishments (enamel dots, naturally!)


And here is the card I CASed-sorry only have it on Instagram-but here is the link:


Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays and here I have heat embossed in burgundy the background stamp Full on Floral Stamp and the dies Tag Buddies 

Our Guest Designer is one of my favourite designers Claire. I have followed her for years and love the cards she makes plus Claire is a long term supporter of Time Out and that means so much to me...thank you Claire. Check out her blog here and you will love what you see!

Then pop on over to Time Out and see what Claire and the Design Team have made of 'Days gone by'...will be intersting to see!!

And I can't wait to peak into your 'Days gone by'...good or bad!

Enjoy!




Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Guest Designer at CAS MIX Up!

Hi All

I am very excited to be the Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up Challenge and to be with such an amazing Desigen Team Members.


I wasn't sure what this meant but the lovely Loll explained it to me.
It is basically you use a stencil to add colour to your card (sponging, watercolour, pencil colouring, etc. ... whatever you want to use).  Then you clean your stencil and place it back over the image.  Take a thin black marker and trace around the stencil.  It creates an outline.

So I gave it a go and here is what I came up with after so many tries-not my best card but I tried!


This is a Funky Fossil stencil.

A real challenge for me but great for a masculine card!

Thank you Loll for inviting me to join your amazing team and to see what they have made to inspire you, take a look here and then play along!

Enjoy x



Thursday, 18 June 2020

Time Out #164

Hi Crafty Friends

Time for our photo challenge at Time Out
This is my favourite challenge and here is what I created:


Inspired by this photo:


I hope it is easy to see that the bunting and colours inspired me!
But there is so much here to inspire you-the cake, the pinata-this could look like a unicorn, horse...artistic license allowed here!.....ooh and if you take  a closer look you can see the wire shelf and can you spot those yellow dots!
I am sure you can spot many other things and I can't wait to see them!!

Our sponsors for this challenge are Funky Fossil Designs and here I have used their stencil Banners and Bunting

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Sathya. Her cards are amazing and I am a major fan! Take a look at her blog here and you will see what I mean!
Welcome Sathya, it is an honour to have you join us!

Pop on over to Time Out and have a look at what Sathya and our super Design Team have made to inspire you!

Time to take some Time Out and play!



Wednesday, 17 June 2020

You Are Incredible!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is a day I needed to make my fav kind of card-one layer and just stamping....time to clear the head of too many worries!

So I played with this fab Erin Lee Creative Stamp set that my wonderful cousin Lynn gave me...also she gave me the dies...can't wait to use them!



I used the colours from Color Throwdown-the gold is delicata ink which is so good for me at the moment as hubby has taken over the area I have for crafty and I can't emboss often...working from home during this pandemic!

I love the font on this sentiment. I am very really am fussy about fonts and this one I just love!

I hope you are all well and sending hugs x

I will enter this into:
Fab Friday-sketch-a new challenge to me but now signed up!
Darnell's NBUS-used the sentiment before but not these gorgeous elephants!

      


  

Monday, 15 June 2020

Christmas in June!

Hi All

I have a few new goodies and have been slowly trying to use them when I am in the mood for crafting.

Here is a card using a stencil from Funky Fossil Designs-sentiment is also from there.


The colours are from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I will also enter the 'Holiday' challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More-congrats on 8 years!

Enjoy your day!

   



Friday, 12 June 2020

Butterflies and Flowers!

Hi All

I rarely post 2 cards on one day but I was looking through some challenges this morning and Instagram and got inspired to make this card:


I had seen some challenges I wanted to play in and then when I say Milla's card here-inspiration struck! Thanks Milla!

I used my new dies form Penny Black and the flower and butterfly die from Poppy Stamps.
I decided against a sentiment as I like it just the way it was.
To emphasise the butterfly I added some sparkle and a pearl.

Have a good day x

These are the challenges that inspired these cards:

Poppy Stamps-CAS
The flower Challenge-navy and one other colour
Fusion-going with the photo-I liked the CAS look of the photo and the prominent blue of the butterfly
Penny Black Anything goes-option not taken.

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Friends!

Hi All

I have a 'one layer' card for a few challenges and to you all, my crafty friends!


I just masked off the bottom part of the card and sponged in purple the star stencil by Funky Fossil Designs and stamped the sentiment.

This was inspired by the following challenges:

Less Is More-borders
AAA Cards-one layer with optional twist of graphic-I went with the option with my stars
Cupcake Inspirations-Friendship and I also loved the purple in the photo and the sprinkles on the cake actually got me thinking of this stencil!
Day of the Month-repeat day-lots of stars!

       

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Thursday, 11 June 2020

New Goodies!

Hi There

Yesterday I got some goodies from America that were Birthday presents from my Mum and Dad and my crafty cousin and dear friend Lynn.

Plus another family member asked me to make a card for her Mum and she wanted flowers and butterflies and blues! So with all these new goodies I got to work and came up with this:


I used CASual Frdiays floral background, heat embossed on navy card. I die cut the panels with my new Penny Black Frame Dies. The sentiment is from Erin Lee Creative-thank you Lynn...you remembered the set I loved! And ended of with stitched butterflies from Poppy Stamps and added some green enamel dots.

It was fun using all my new goodies and even more that I was making it for a dear Family member!

I will enter:


Color Throwdown-quite a hard combo but I got there!
Have a fun day x
     



Tuesday, 9 June 2020

CASology #370-Father

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and this week we have a new cue word:



Here is what I made...my Dad loves a glass of wine!


The wine bottle stamps are from Newton's Nook and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things

Our sponsors for this challenge are the fabulous STAMPlorations

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Stephanie. Her cards are amazing. Take a look at her blog here and you will see what I mean!

Pop on over to CASology to see what the DT have created for you and then join on in!

Our Design Team are all worth a visit and some love-here they are;


Enjoy!

I will enter this into:


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Saturday, 6 June 2020

Have A Gorgeous Day!

Hi All

A few challenges caught my eye this week and I made this:


The flower is the Funky Floral Set from Funky Fossils-heat embossed on vellum and fussy cut out.

I will enter this into:


Have a good weekend x

        

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Time Out #163

Hi All

It is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge at Time Out and here is what I made:


And here is the quote that inspired me:


You can use any of these words or the whole phrase.

I went with the whole phrase and made my Mother's Day card. My Mum is a charming gardener, she makes me happy and makes my soul bloom!

Our sponsors for this challenge are STAMPlorations and here I have used their products Double Stitch Nesting Dies and the Happy Flower Stencil

Our Guest Designer is the very talented Trina. I met Trina a number of years ago in blogland and she is one lovely person and an amazing designer. I am sure many of you know Trina-if not pop on over to her blog here and I bet you become a fan too!
Welcome Trina x

Now time to see what Trina and the Design Team have made to inspire you-check it out here

Enjoy x

I will enter:

(PIN)spirational Challenge-using the quote-as my Mum sure is my here and makes the world a better place!
STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge-AG

   

Saturday, 30 May 2020

How CAS can I go!

Hi All

I think I have gone as CAS as I can with this card and I love it!

Is the Chaos of the world making you more or less creative?


These stamps are all from Visible Image.

Layout from CAS(E) This Sketch
Colours from Color Throwdown

Enjoy!

   

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