Saturday 19 December 2015

Inkspirational #98

A very Happy Saturday my crafty friends,

Here at Inkspirational we have a fun challenge for you and we are calling it our 'Bah Humbug' challenge! This basically means you can create any kind of project BUT not Christmas projects! How refreshing!!

Here is what I made (and yes I really did make this!!)

My Mum and Dad are golf addicts and my Mum wanted a golfing Birthday card for her friend. I bought this stamp especially for this. Now this card stretched me to my limits. It took me hours to colour and once I had coloured it I had no idea what to do next. I hunted for some DSP and eventually found some that I thought matched the colours of her outfit with. Just to add some sparkle her whole outfit it covered with WOS so it glitters-even golfers need to sparkle on the course! So for a CAS lover this sure was a challenge and I really hope Mum's friend likes it-she will never know how many hours it took to make. 

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Shirley. Her blog Shirley-Bee's Stamping Stuff is well worth a browse.

It will be fun to see what 'Bah Humbug' projects our DT have made...why not pop over to our blog here with me now and lets have a look.

Thursday 17 December 2015

Time Out Reminder #46

Hello my blogging friends,

I must apologise that I have not been around much recently and not been visiting your blogs. I am not so well but as soon as I am back and dancing I will be back commenting on you gorgeous cards. You know me, I love to stalk you all!!

However you will see my scheduled DT posts over the Holidays and may it be fun for you all xx

Have you joined in our photo challenge at Time Out yet?

We have this fun photo for you:

So much to inspire you here. If you need a few more Christmas cards then I am sure you can pick out a few things that will help you here. But you could also go a different route and make any other kind of project. I know many of us are little tired of Christmas cards. I admit when I made my card it was a number of weeks ago now!

I hope you can see what inspired me here. I decided to go one layer and made a few so I could mail them to my over sea buddies...perhaps some of you have them?

We are again joined with our very special and talented Guest Designer Sonja. Her card this week is amazing. I am in awe of her talent. I urge you to check our her blog The Art of Stamping.

Don't forget to see what our amazing DT have created this week to tempt you to get inky. We are really hoping you find some time to join in and take some much needed TIME OUT and craft with us xx

My sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers and I will therefore enter it into their Anything Goes Challenge

Thursday 10 December 2015

Fusion-Season's Greetings

Hello Again,

Second post today and this time I am here with the new challenge at Fusion

This week we have this photo and sketch:

You can choose to go with the sketch, the photo or combine the 2. I usually go with the photo. But, shock, horror, I have gone with the sketch this week and created this:

I have made a more CAS version of the sketch but I think you get the idea.I have used Uniko dies cut out from purple and white glitter card and a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers. I die cut a vellum circle to cover the sentiment and just added a few silver gems. I really liked how this turned out.

Our DT have all made some fabulous cards-take a look here and then get inky!

I will add this to:

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenge-Happy Festive Cards with glitter

Time Out #46

A very Happy Friday Eve,

Time for our last challenge of 2015 at Time Out Challenges. We end this year with my favourite kind of challenge-photo inspirations.

First my card:

And here is the photo that inspired my card:

I focused on the silver bow, the black door and the red.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Sonja. I have recently discovered Sonja through our challenge and have been visiting her blog The Art of Stamping regularly since then. She is so very talented. I urge you to take a look at her blog, sign up, so you don't miss any of her wonderful makes.

There is so much to inspire you in this photo. I was quite taken by the polka dots at first but still needed more Christmas cards at the time. But remember you don't have to go down the Christmas card route, any kind of project is welcome.

Just take some TIME OUT and have fun!

I will enter this into:

Virgina's View Challenge-Festive Happy Card's with glitter

       Challenge 31

Saturday 5 December 2015

Inkspirational #97

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

This fortnight we have our 'Word Prompt' challenge and our word is:


When I made this card I was still in need of Christmas cards and used one of my favourite Uniko sets. I added in a little Happy Little Stampers butterfly to go along with the sentiment! I like these non traditional Christmas colours and a butterfly is a little different for a Christmas card but it fits in with my sentiment!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Jane. Take a look at her blog here, you will come back full of ideas and be ready to join in our challenge!

Jane and our DT have all created inspiring projects to encourage you to play along. Take a look here and then get inky!

I will enter this into:

The Challenge-make a non-traditional Christmas card

Thursday 3 December 2015

Time Out #45 Reminder

Have you taken TIME OUT to play along at TIME OUT challenges?

We are in the middle of our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and those words are:

'Snowflakes are Winter's butterflies'

Use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you to create.
This week I went with snowflakes and made this card which is going to hubby for Christmas:

All the stamps here are from Uniko.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge, Ashwini, is joining us again this week with a reminder card. Another totally inspiring card. You can find that and all the cards from our DT here. Take a look, then kick back and join in the fun!

I will enter this into:

Uniko Christmas Challenge-with option of CAS

Wednesday 2 December 2015

The Card Concept #45

Time for our last challenge before Christmas at The Card Concept.

This week we have our colour challenge and we would like to see blue and cream and have this photo to inspire you:

Looking at the photo my card base looks white but IRL it is cream!. I did add some silver ink sparkle to my card..well it is Christmas!

As you can see I have gone all Clean and Simple on you here (no surprises!) but you can create your card in any style you want. Our DT all have different styles-check them out here.

Time to get inky my crafting friends. I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

AAA cards-Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday-Christmas
One Layer Christmas Card-anything goes-option snowman (not taken!)