Thursday 27 October 2016

Time Out #69

Hello there,

We have a new challenge at Time Out. It is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and our words are:

'Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart'

You can use any of these words to inspire you or perhaps use the whole phrase.

I went with 'Thanks' and created this one layer card:

I have used the circle burst stamp from The Ton and the '#You Rock' is from Happy Little Stampers. I just rounded off the edge to the card as it seemed to fit perfectly with the circle stamp.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Karren. Check out her blog Stamping Stuff and you will see how very creative she is. We are so happy that Karren is joining us for this challenge.

Karren and our DT have all been inspired differently and have created amazing cards-take a look here. Then next week more of our team and Karren will be back with another set of cards for you.

This challenge doesn't close until Wed 9th November 5pm GMT...plenty of time to take some TIME OUT and craft with us.

Enjoy x

I am going to enter this into:

Sunday 23 October 2016

AAA cards #76-Masculine

Hi All,

Our challenge this week at AAA cards is:


We want to see cards for guys!

Here is my make:

The white bows are actually made from glitter card but not sure you can see this so well. This card went to my Uncle for his Birthday. He is definitely a black tie guy so thought he would find this a lot of fun

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Joyce. Her blog is full of inspiring and creative projects. Take a look here and I guarantee you will come back inspired to get inky!

Our sponsors for this challenge are Stampendous.  The winner will get a $20 gift voucher to spend in their store.

Remember our challenge is for 'Clean and Simple' cards only so we like to see lots of space on your cards.

Most of all enjoy!

Saturday 22 October 2016

Inkspirational #120

Hi All,

At Inkspirational our new challenge is our colour challenge and it is:

Black and one other colour of your choice

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Cheryl
Head on over to Inkspirational and see what Cheryl and the team have created.

Enjoy x

Friday 21 October 2016

More Coffee??

Want anymore coffee??

I am back with my second coffee card. I actually made this card first (before the one I posted yesterday) but was not so happy with it. So I then went more CAS and made my one layer version. Still I decided to share this with you as we can't always love the cards we make!

This time I used the colours from Sunday Stamps going with the same rough design making the sentiment the star again:

Which card did you like best? Here is a quick reminder of yesterday's card:

I will enter this into:


Enjoy your day x

Thursday 20 October 2016

Coffee Break?

Hi There,

Any one for coffee?

There are a few coffee challenges around at the moment. I have very few coffee stamps but wanted to give it a go. I made 2 cards but will be back tomorrow with the other one.

My aim with these cards was to make the sentiment from Uniko centre stage. I love this sentiment and think it should be the star of the show so I very lightly stamped the coffee cup off the card.

I hunted around blogland for colours to use and found some at Colour Throwdown.

I used all my favs on this card-linen embossing plate, one layer, rounded edge and enamel dots. To be honest I like this card much better than tomorrow's....I really am a one layer, CAS loving kinda girl!

I will enter this into:

A quick reminder that at Time Out Challenges you still have time to join in our latest challenge where we are CASEing this amazing card by Ardyth


Wednesday 19 October 2016

The Card Concept #60-Chevron Pumpkin

Hi There,

We have a new photo to inspire you at The Card Concept

Here is my 'Clean and Simple' card inspired mainly by the leaves with a touch of the colouring:

And our photo:

You can make a card in any style you want or perhaps you might like to combine the styles. You can see how we define the styles here

Our Guest Designer for October is Julia. Check out her blog here and you will see how very creative she is.

Our DT have all made inspiring cards for you-why not take a look here and then get inky x

Thursday 13 October 2016

Time Out #68

Hi All

At Time Out for the next 2 weeks we are CASEing (copy and share everything) the very talented Ardyth. I have been a long time fan of Ardyth and have many times CASEd her cards. I love her graphic CAS style and was honoured she agreed to be our CASE designer for Time Out. Have a browse around her blog Maskerade-you will love what you see.

Here is my CASE of Ardyth's card:

And Ardyth's card:

I am sure you can see I followed the layout of Ardyth's card just swapping it around and replacing the flowers with snowflakes-all from CAS-ual Friday Stamps I also used all her colours except the green. I added gems and enamel dots rather than stamps. And I stamped a gold strip at the side instead of glitter card at the bottom. Stamping the gold strip was a huge task to get straight...misti I need you!!

I loved making this card. I was so inspired by the CASE card-a huge thank you to Ardyth both for joining us and for continuing to inspire me.

For this challenge our 2 new DT members Stephanie and Jennifer join us for the first time and we say good bye to Elizabeta who has been with us since we began Time Out two and a half years ago.

Welcome Stephanie and Jennifer we look forward to creating with you. Goodbye Elizabeta, thank you for inspiring us from day one-you will missed.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is my teamie from InkspirationalMarina. Marina is a fabulously creative designer. Take a look at her blog My Perfect Life and you will see so many inspiring projects. I have admired her creativity for many years now and am very excited that she is our GD for this challenge.

Time to take a look at what the DT have created for you here.

Then take some TIME OUT and play along x

I will enter this into:

CAS-ual Friday Challenge-1 in 8-all snowflakes are CAS-ual Friday stamps and more than 8!

Wednesday 12 October 2016


Hi there,

Another quick visit from me with a card for the latest challenge at Less is More

It is the 'One Layer' week and the theme is 'Dreams'.

I know not all of us like to make 'one layer' cards but they are my favourite kind of cards.

I have had this sentiment from Verve for a very long time and don't get to use it often. So I was happy to see the theme this week. I love this phrase and think we all need to keep that little place in our hearts for those dreams.......but often forget to! 

The heart stamp from The Ton is stamped in delicata silver ink which is all sparkly IRL. My new mini misti (from hubby) helped me to line this all up. The hardest part of this card was deciding if and what embellishments to add. It just looked too flat without anything. I went with pearls after trying out so, so many other ones.

Have a fun day xx

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Pressie Time!

Hi All,

Just popping in with a quick make for the challenge this week at CAS(E) This Sketch

As soon as I saw the sketch I couldn't get this bow stamp out of my head and yesterday I finally got down to making this card. I think it fits the sketch in a really CAS way and I do love that!

That is me for today. I have a fun day x

Sunday 9 October 2016

AAA Cards #75

Hi All,

We have a photo challenge for you at AAA cards.

There is lots of white space in our photo and I have tried to do the same when designing my card:

Here is our photo:

I was inspired by the colours, the polka dots and the layout.

Our Sponsors for this challenge are Happy Little Stampers. The winner will get a $20 gift voucher to spend in their store.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Karerina. Her blog Make a wish is a delight to visit-take a look here.

Then pop on over to AAA cards and see what our Amazing DT have made to inspire you.

Looking forward to seeing how this photo inspires you and don't forget to make those designs Clean and Simple.

Have fun x

I will enter this into:

Saturday 8 October 2016

Inkspirational #119

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and it is our Designer's choice challenge.
This time it is Nonni's turn and she has chosen:

Use 5 stamps or more on your project.

I challenged myself to make a CAS card with 5 or more stamps:

All my stamps are from STAMPlorations-the leaves are all different but from the same set Trendy Leaves 2 and the sentiments are also from STAMPlorations but I did some surgery to make this combination.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Bev. I am sure many of you will know her blog Happy Dance and if not hop on over there and you will inspired and come back ready to create and do a 'happy dance' with us.

I will enter this into:


Thursday 6 October 2016

Time Out #67 Reminder

Hi There,

At Time Out you still have time to play in our special challenge to for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The challenge is:

Theme of Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship.  
Optional Technique Twist:  embossing and/or use pink

I went with the twist again and created this card:

The stamps here are from our sponsors CAS-ual Fridays. The winner of the challenge will get a $25 gift voucher for their store plus we are having a random draw from all those that twist with us-we a special prize for this winner!

Conil our Guest Designer for this challenge is joining us again this week. She has made another inspiring card for us. We are so pleased she has been with us for this very special challenge.

Check out Time Out to see more inspiration from Conil and the DT.
Then take some TIME OUT and craft away x

I will enter this into the challenges at:

Virginia View Challenge-focal point-her I see my sentiment as the focal point with the sun rays leading to it. Plus I feel the texture of the lower half of the card lead to this-Virginia....I would love to know if you see this or if I am off the track-I can take it!!

Wednesday 5 October 2016

The Card Concept #59.

Are you ready for our new challenge at The Card Concept?

We have a yummy photo for you.

Here is my 'Clean and Simple' card for you:

And our photo:

When I first saw this photo I wanted to just go with splatters but decided to use this ice cream cone that has never been inked before. Plus I actually used copics. I really went with a completely different idea!

You can create in any style you want and if you want to combine a few styles-go ahead. Here is how we define out styles.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the fabulous and inspiring Julia She has created a classy and elegant card for us. Check out Julia's and all the DT cards here and then get inky!