Sunday 29 November 2015

A Sunday make!

A very happy Sunday my blogging friends,

The idea for this card has been spinning in my head since I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches earlier this week and it has taken this long to make it!

I was inspired to make it after I saw this fabulous photo yesterday at Just Us Girls. All that pink immediately caught my attention. I didn't want to go with a Xmas card and decided to combine it with my idea for the Freshly made sketch card. I stamped the flower in memento luxe ink which takes a while to dry, so before it did dry I used clear heat embossing powder. IRL it is all shiny! I few sequins and silver gem to finish off!

Enjoy your day.


Thursday 26 November 2015

Fusion-Blue Christmas

Hello Again!

Time for a new challenge at Fusion

Here is our fabulous photo and sketch:

You can choose to use either the photo or sketch. Don't forget you can combine the 2!

I went with the photo and picked out the blues and silver to create this:

I had seen this gorgeous bow stamp around in blog land and eventually got my hands on it. I stamped it in delicata silver ink, added some WOS which you can't see in the photo but does sparkle IRL. The tiny sentiment and enamel dots was all I felt I needed to finish the card. It is such a fabulous stamp-perfect for us CAS lovers!

Take a look at what the rest of our DT have created here to inspire you and then get stamping and join in the fun!

I will enter this into:

AAA Cards-anything goes
The Challenge-create a Christmas card


Time Out Challenge #45

Happy Friday Eve,

That must mean it is time for us to take some TIME OUT to craft and join in the latest challenge at Time Out

It is the 'Inspired by Words' challenge and the words are:

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies

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

I guess I should have been focusing in 'snowflakes' but I actually made this card a month ago just after I saw the latest challenges at Happy Little Stampers-see below. I was inspired by Loll's card here and Kylie's card here, to create the card I am sharing today. It luckily fitted into this challenge so I have kept it until now to show you!

The butterfly stamp I used for this is from the Butterfly Birthday set from Happy Little Stampers

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Ashwini. I have admired her cards for a long time. Her blog Experiments With Card Makings is a real delight to visit and I can assure you that just a little browse here will leave leave you inspired to create!

Our DT have all made fabulous cards inspired by this phrase. Pop over to Time Out and take a look and then kick back and get inky xx

I will enter this card into:
AAA Cards-Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS-dimension and Happy Birthday!
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes


Monday 23 November 2015

Ho Ho Ho!

A very Happy Monday,

One week closer to Christmas!

The middle of last week I was being all smug thinking I had finished making all my Christmas cards. Then as I started addressing them I kept remembering people I had not added to my list.

CAS(E) the Sketch came to the rescue on Thursday with a fabulous sketch. And Michelle's card here gave me an idea to create this card:

Last year this was my favourite colour combo for Christmas and I don't think I have used it this year. I still love it so I am pleased I finally got to ink up these colours.

So are you finished with the Christmas cards yet?
I will enter this into Uniko-Christmas with option of CAS


Saturday 21 November 2015

Inkspirational #96

A very Happy Saturday,

I am here with a card for our photo challenge at Inkspirational.

Here is my card:

And our photo:

I was inspired by the chocolate reindeer and stamped my reindeer on tags. Fussy cutting one tag out and popping it up on foam pads for dimension.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Asha. Asha was one of the first people I met in blog land and we became friends very quickly and have remained friends over the years. Please take a hop over to her blog Sunny Summer Crafts and you will be amazed at what you see. Her cards are an inspiration.

Don't forget to pop over to Inkspirational and see what my teamies have made to inspire you to join in x

I will enter this into:

Merry Monday-Use a Reindeer 
Uniko-Chriistmas-with option of CAS

Friday 20 November 2015

Season's Greetings!

Yep still going at the Christmas cards!

I saw today that Uniko had a new Christmas challenge out with the option of CAS. I felt like a bit of crafting this afternoon so pulled out a few Uniko sets and got stamping to create this card:

I actually used 3 Uniko sets to create this CAS card! I have super enlarged the photo as the normal size didn't seem to show up all the little extra bits I had added. I find these background builder cards hard to make and am never quite sure what to add so did keep it quite simple and just ended up my colouring in the leaves with a glittery green gelly roll pen.

I had fun making it and a nice one layer which will be good for posting aboard.

I will also enter this into:

Have a fun Friday x

Thursday 19 November 2015

Time Out Reminder

Happy Friday Eve,

I am here to remind you that you still have time to play in the latest challenge at Time Out Challenges.

It is our CASE challenge and we are CASEing the very talented Karen.

Here is my card inspired by Karen's (see below)

Here is Karen's card:

I went with the same lay out again this week but flipped the card around following the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and rounded the edge. I also went for brighter colours. The stamps are from wplus 9 and Happy Little Stampers.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the inspiring Jen. You can see what she and the DT have created to inspire you to take some TIME OUT to play with us here

Have fun!

I will add this to:

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS-Hero-perfect card to send to your hero!

Wednesday 18 November 2015

The Card Concept #44

Hello All

Do you need some more Christmas cards? We are here to help at The Card Concept. This week we have this warm and inviting Christmas scene to inspire you to create:

I was inspired by the homely feel of this scene and especially the fireplace with the hanging Xmas stockings. It is only my husband and I at home but we still hang stockings up on our fireplace.

At The Card Concept you can create a project in any style you want or combine styles. These styles are explained here

My style is Clean and Simple.

I have used STAMPlorations stamps here and actually did some colouring!.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Julee. Julee is the owner of Verve stamps and her style is shabby/chic.

Check out what Julee and our fabulous DT have created here and then get inky!

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

CASology-pretty-a pretty Christmas mantelpiece. 

Thursday 12 November 2015

Fusion-Warm Welcome

A very Warm Welcome again today,

We have a new challenge for you at Fusion.

For this challenge you can be inspired by the photo or the sketch or combine the 2.

I went with the photo and created this card:

I was inspired by the bold 'welcome' and the colours. I used the 'Thinking of You' Happy Little Stampers set for the script and the butterfly and the sentiment is from Winnie and Walter. I do love the way this card came out. You know when you think of an idea and it all comes together just the way you imagine it...doesn't it make your heart happy??

Our DT have all made cards using the photo, the sketch or have fused the 2 and wow they are inspiring. Take a look here and then get inky!

I will enter this into:

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge #44

It is that time of the week again....time for a new challenge at Time Out.

It is our CASE challenge. This means we share a card from another designer with you and ask you have a look at this card and take inspiration from it to create your own version. It can be any thing that inspires you. Perhaps the colours, the lay out the images.....let your creativity bloom!

This week our designer is the very talented Karen. I am sure many of you will know her from her blog Snippets. Her cards are always fabulous. Here is the card she has given us to CASE:

How amazing is this!!

I went with the lay out, green and using the sentiment across the panel and came up with this one layer card:

The text stamp is from Happy Little Stampers and the sentiment from Visible Images

Our Guest Designer is Jen. Her blog I Create is full of inspiring projects. Take a browse and you will come back full of ideas.

You can see what Jen and our DT have created to inspire you here.

Time to kick back and get creating!

I will enter this into:

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes

Monday 9 November 2015

Silver and Gold.

A very Happy Monday,

Don't you just love a touch of silver and gold?

Here is my card using only these 2 metallics:

I got the idea for this card when I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch

The text stamp from Happy Little Stampers is stamped in delicata gold ink. The butterfly stamp, also from Happy Little Stampers, is embossed in silver on vellum. And to finish off I just added a few gold and silver enamel dots.

I will enter this into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays-CAS-precious metals


Saturday 7 November 2015

Inkspirational #95 and Happy Birthday Lynn!

Hello All

Time for our colour challenge at Inkspirational. We are going all sparky on you this week with:

Anything goes with Silver

Here is my card:

I have used Happy Little Stampers Mix and Match Stamp set for this card. I silver embossed the sentiment.

I did originally make this card for my cousin Lynn who is celebrating her Birthday today-have a good one Lynn. Lynn loves pink and grey so that is why I used these colours. However I changed my mind and sent her another card!

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Kathi. We are so pleased she is joining us for this challenge. Check out her inspiring blog here

Our DT have all made some sparky wonders to inspire you. Take a look here and that get inky.


I will add this to:

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes

Thursday 5 November 2015

Time out #43 Reminder

A very Happy Happy Friday Eve my friends,

Have you joined our challenge at Time Out yet?

We are asking to see:

Christmas with the optional twist of pink and or/purple

This week I decided not to twist and and made this super CAS card:

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers and the holly leaves from Uniko who are also are sponsors for this challenge. I really loved the CAS look of this with all that white space and just wanted to add a touch of texture. So out came my linen embossing plate-perfect when you just need to 'deck' out that card!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented and creative Suchi.

You can see what Suchi and the rest of the team have created to inspire you to join in with us here

Then kick back and take some Time Out to craft xx

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes
Just Us Girls-One Layer Cards

Wednesday 4 November 2015

The Card Concept #43

Time for a new challenge at The Card Concept

Here is our photo for the next fortnight:

You can create in any style you want and these are explained here.

I am a 'Clean and Simple' designer I was inspired by the fancy cornice pattern at the top of the dresser-look how close the pattern is to my fancy stamp under the sentiment. I also used the colours from the photo.

I got the idea for this card when I saw Kylie demonstrating some cards using her new Happy Little Stampers sets. I asked her if I could CASE one of her cards for this challenge. I used her main design but actually made it more CAS, changes the colours to match our photo and added some texture with the egg shell embossed card base and added some Uniko stars.

Julee Tilman, owner and illustrator for Verve stamps is joining us as our Guest Designer for November we are thrilled. She has made some shabby/chic cards for us to admire. Check out Julee's and the DTs cards here and then get creating!

I will enter this into the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Happy Little Stampers and the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More