Thursday 30 June 2016

Time Out Challenges #60

Hi All,

I am at this very minute on the way to Greece for my holiday and so for the next 2 weeks I have only my scheduled DT posts going out. I am hoping looking forward to some sun and pure relaxation. I am hoping the wifi will work where we are going so I can still come visit you now and then but if I am quiet you know why!

Time for a new challenge at Time Out.

It is our CASE (copy and share everything) challenge. This time we are very happy that we are CASEing the very talented and inspiring Therese. Her blog, Lost in Paper, is known by many of you but if not pop on over there and you will come back full of creativity.

Here is the card I made CASEing Therese's card.

I took my main inspiration from her subtle use of vellum. I liked the pattern on her vellum strip and used a score line very similar to this. I then used her flowers and colours as my next inspiration but again used vellum for these, colouring the backside of the vellum. This flower and sentiment is from the Doodled Flower set-Happy Little Stampers

Here is Therese's wonderful card:

Plenty here for you to allow your creativity bloom.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Birgit. Her blog is a delight to visit-pop on over to Crafting While I Wait, and you will see what I mean.

This challenge is for one week only and closes at next Wed 6th July at 5pm BST-so get crafting my friends. I can't wait to see what you create.


I will enter this into:

Thursday 23 June 2016

Time Out Reminder #59

Hello All

Time to remind you to join in our 'Theme with a twist challenge' at Time Out. And our theme is:

Masculine with optional twist of mixed media

I didn't twist again this week. However there is an extra prize if you twist-see Time Out for details

All the stamps her are from STAMPlorations who are our sponsors for this challenge. 

I got the inspiration for this card when I saw Shirley's  card here on pintrest. I liked the way she used the grunge mixed media stamp. 

Our Guest Designer, Patti of Stationery Styles, is again joining us this week. Take a look here to see what she and the team have made to inspire you to play.

Then take that TIME OUT and get crafty x

I will enter this into:

STAMPlorations-theme and sketch challenge-I have just used the 'celebration' theme


Monday 20 June 2016

Have a Gorgeous Day

Hi All

I am here to wish you all a gorgeous day and week. And what better way to do this than with a card!

I based the lay out for this on the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch using score lines. I got the colours from the challenge this week at Just Us Girls.

Have a fun week x


Sunday 19 June 2016

AAA Cards #67 Googley Eyes

Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at AAA cards. We have gone with:

'Googly Eyes'

Here is my 'Clean and Simple' card:

This was a tough one for me as I don't really have anything cute in my stash as I wouldn't use this sort of thing normally. However teamie Sarah came to my rescue and sent me a little bag to play with-thank you Sarah. I surprised myself and had a lot of fun making this. I think I was lucky to find a sentiment that the eyes fitted and using the googly eyes like I usually do with sequins or enamel dots gave me a giggle anyway! I think this card might go to hubby as he really likes CAS cards, he is totally cool for putting up with me and this will make him smile!

The super talented and creative Patti is our Guest Designer for this challenge. Her blog, Stationery Styles is a joy to visit.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Stampendous and the winner will get a $20 gift voucher.


Remember to keep your card 'Clean and Simple' and aslo to have have lots of fun!

Pop over to AAA cards and see what Patti and the DT have created to inspire you x

I will enter this into:


Saturday 18 June 2016

Inkspirational #111

A very Happy Weekend to you all,

At Inkspirational we are starting our 'Designer's Choice' Challenge. It is the very talented Kim turn to choose and she has chosen:


Here is what I made:

To make this card I followed the tutorial that Kim very kindly made. It is a really well thought out tutorial and very easy to follow. You can see it here on her blog-thank you Kim! I even had a go at colouring!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Lisa. Her blog is full of creative and inspiring projects-take a look here

The flower stamp is from Uniko and the background stamp from STAMPloartions

Pop over to Inkspirational and see what our super DT have made to inspire you to play xx

Friday 17 June 2016

A last minute make!

Hi There,

I have been wanting to enter all week the 'splatters' challenge at Less is More. I made a card earlier in the week for it but hadn't realised it was one layer so here I am at the last minute with an entry that was actually inspired by 2 other challenges I saw today. I apologise for the photo but it is past 6pm in a dull London and as the challenge closes in a few hours and this card has just been made...dull skies it had to be!

It was the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch that inspired this layout and the colours are inspired by the photo challenge that come out today at Uniko-I picked out the yellow, pink, blue and grey from the photo.

The flower and splatter stamps are from Visable Images and the sentiment from Uniko.

I have been sending out a few 'just because' cards recently and have run out, so I need to stock up and this one is perfect for this.

I hope you all have a fun and relaxing weekend x


Thursday 16 June 2016

Time Out #59

Hello All

Time for our 'Theme with a twist challenge' at Time Out. And our theme is:

Masculine with optional twist of mixed media

I didn't twist this week. However there is an extra prize if you twist-see Time Out for details

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations-who are sponsoring this challenge. I heat embossed it in white and just added this funky sticker. I love how CAS this turned out. It was sent off to my cousin who is graduating very soon. This is my first graduation card and I hope it is appropriate.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Patti. I have been following Patti for some time now and her creativity is amazing. Check out her blog, Stationery Styles, and you will what I mean.I couldn't be happier that she is joining us for this challenge.

Our DT have all made amazing cards-some twisting, some not-take a look here, and then take some TIME OUT and join in the fun xx

I will enter this into:

STAMPlorations-Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Challenge-I have used the theme 'celebration' for my Graduation card.



Tuesday 14 June 2016

Vellum Splatter Butterfly.

Hi All,

I hope your week is going well.

I had an idea for the 'splatter' challenge at LIM, made this card and then realised it was a supposed to be a one layer card. Never mind I still like my idea!

Here is my card:

I got some vellum and used a splatter stamp and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. I then die cut the vellum with this butterfly. I love how this turned out.

I am going to enter this into:

CAS on Sunday-butterflies
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge-my choice is vellum and embossing.

Have a fun day x

Sunday 12 June 2016

A new toy and Inspiration found!

Hi All,

For my Birthday my very dear friend Nonni gave me a new impression plate that I had admired her using many times. I love the texture it gives. I wanted to use it in making a cream on cream card and the other day had a hunt around blog land for some inspiration.

Didn't take long for me to find some.

Here is my card:

Isn't that texture amazing. To me it could be the material ruffles on a dress or perhaps cream or ice cream on a cake...what do you see?

I based the lay out of my card on the sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I then saw Rahmat's card on Happy Little Stampers blog where we are asked to CASE the Designer. I liked the embossing on vellum of the flowers and leaves but decided for my flower to use coloured vellum. For the leaves I used clear vellum and then copics to colour. I actually used platinum embossing powder. I made my card more CAS than Rahmat's but wanted to give a nod to her grey circles so used one in the centre of my flower and then some pink ones to add a few more-it was fun Rahmat to CASE your fab card, thanks for the inspiration.

All the stamps and sentiment I have used here come from the Doodled Flower set at Happy Little Stampers

I will also add this to:

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge-texture-a CAS mixed media but has all the elements needed for mixed media and I am excited I got to enter a mixed media challenge for a change!


AAA Blog Hop winners

Hi All

It is time for us to announce the 2nd Birthday blog hop winners at AAA cards. Pop o over there to see if you are a winner.

On my blog I asked you all what was your favourite city and why. I loved all your answers but I opted to choose:

Indy Owens to win the £10 gift voucher from Uniko because her favourite city is 'Bosie'. I chose Indy as basically out of all 73 comments this was the only city I had not heard off (sorry Indy). I had to look it up and now know it is in the state of Idaho. We all like to learn something so Indy is my winner.

Indy if you pop over to AAA cards you will see how you claim your prize.

I hope you all enjoyed our Blog Hop...lots of prizes to be won so hop on over the the blog and see if you are a winner x

Thursday 9 June 2016

Time Out Challenges #58 Reminder

Hi All,

Hope you are all having a fun week.

I am here to remind you to join in our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge at Time Out Challenges

I saw this card by Ardyth, loved it and she very kindly said I could CASE it. This is what I came up with:

And here is our photo:

I am sure you can see I was inspired by the square windows and all those fab colours.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Karren. Karren is so very creative. Take a look at her blog here.

We are not only announcing the winner of our last challenge but also the winner of my Birthday challenge. 70 entries and most of them displayed in my lounge. Thank you all for making me so happy. Your cards were all fabulous and made me feel like a princess. A huge thank you to the Time Out DT for organising this. And a special thank you must go to my very dear cousin and friend Lynn for sponsoring my Birthday challenge. So go on over to Time Out and see if you are a winner.

Then pop over to Time Out and see what Karren and our super DT have made to inspire you.

Have fun!

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Purple with a touch of glitter!

Hi All,

I am back with the card I told you yesterday I was hoping to finish for the 'purple' challenge at Less is More. I have used the same stamp and just added some glitter touches, although hard to see in this photo:

This time I stamped the hummingbird and then added some clear embossing powder for a shine. Then some WOS for more shine. For a touch more glitter a gold strip and enamel dots. Lots of glitter and shine but still nice and CAS. That vellum strip is from my stash-luckily the sentiment stamped in purple.

I think I like this card more than yesterday's here..what about you?

I am trying to keep up with cards on instragram but think next week I will be back hitting your blogs.....beware I am on the way! Perhaps I shouldn't speak to quickly but you will know when I am back to myself as I will be stalking you all.

Have a fun day x

Tuesday 7 June 2016

CAS Purple joy!

Hi All,

Yesterday I got around to some crafting. I had to join in the 'purple' challenge at Less is More.

Here is my card:

I heat embossed this Hummingbird with copper embossing powder then did some purple water colouring. The sentiment is stamped with delicata gold ink.

I am also in the middle of making another purple card using the same stamp. I hope I get it finished in time to play again.

I am still not so well and apologise for not visiting your blogs but promise I will soon.

Have a great day x

Sunday 5 June 2016

AAA cards-water colour #66

Hi All,

We have a fun challenge for you at AAA cards. This time we would like to 'Clean and Simple' water colouring.

Here is my card:

All I have done here is die cut this butterfly out of some water colour card that I had previously used. It had been heat embossed in white then I had water coloured. It was one of those times you have what you think is a good idea but it turns out all wrong! But I didn't throw it away and am pleased I didn't as I really like how it looks die cut.

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers with a $20 gift voucher up for grabs!


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Tracey. Her blog In My Creative Opinion is a joy to visit and full of inspiring projects.

Take a look here to see what Tracey and our DT have created for you.

I will enter this into the 'CAS' challenge at CASology-happy 200th challenge!

I will also enter this into CAS Mix UP Challenge-my choice is water colouring and heat embossing.



Saturday 4 June 2016

Honey I Shrunk the Kit

Hi All,

I have been virtually crafting with my 'Honey I shrunk the kit' friends. And wow did I have fun!

It was my turn to supply the kit for us to play with. There is a photo of the kit and where all the goodies came from at the bottom of this post.

This time I chose the theme of

'City Breaks'

Here are the other Honeys that I have been crafting with:

I made a couple of CAS cards then as you go down you will see I went really out of my comfort zone using lots of the patterned paper. Hope you like what I created. Don't forget to visit the other Honeys and see what they made with my kit-hope they had as much fun as me!

I will add this card to the 'CAS' challenge at CASology-happy 200th Challenge

Can you believe I made this last card and actually like it???

Here is the kit:

-Bus and taxi dies from 'X cut-Build a scene' Docrafts
-Eiffel tower and various of sentiments from 'city scene' die and stamps'  Papertray
-skyline, photo frame and postage stamp plus various sentiments from Freshly Squeezed Stamps (no longer in business)
-globe stamp and various sentiment from 'love note' stamp set Avery Elle
-DSP metro and tube line-Finnish Craft shop
-love heart DSP (from my stash-no idea!)
-globe die-Tim Holtz

Now please go visit the 'Honeys' and Enjoy!

Inkspirational #110

A very Happy Weekend to you all,

We have a fun challenge for you this week at Inkspirational. It is our word prompt and the word is:


Here is my card:

Just a strip of text and some flowers that I hope make you smile!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the inspiring Jennifer. Check out her blog here. Then go over to Inkspirational and you will see what Jennifer and our DT have created for you.
Enjoy x

I will add this to the 'CAS' challenge at CASology-Happy 200th challenge.

Thursday 2 June 2016

Time Out #58

Hi there,

At Time Out Challenges we are starting our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge today.

We have a fun photo for you. Here is the card I created:

And our photo:

I went with the colours and the layout of the squares-adding an extra line. This card really went in a different direction than the idea in my head. I wanted to make a graphic card then saw this shoe stamp set on my desk and this card just happened! It was such fun to make.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Karren. Her blog, Stamping Stuff, is well worth a visit. She is so creative. I am sure you will love what you see.

Pop over to Time Out and see what Karren and the DT have created to inspire you.

Then why not take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x