Thursday 28 September 2017

Time Out #93

Hi All

We have a new challenge at Time Out and this is a special challenge are we are here is help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness month starts in a few days and we want to remind you of how important it is to do a monthly check-it takes 5 mins-not sure how, check this link here

Onto our challenge:

Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship Challenge with the optional twist of using pink

winner gets $25 gift voucher for CAS-ual Fridays and we have a special prize package for those who use pink (chosen randomly)

I went for the optional twist, using all CAS-ual Friday Products and sent the card to a very dear friend:

Here I have used the following from our fabulous sponsor CAS-ual Friday Stamps:

Full on Floral stamp-heat embossed in white and water coloured with pink water colour paint, trying to create an ombre look to match the photo at Calling All Sistahs, by slowy using less and less pink paint and drawing it down with more water
Pretty Posies stamps-flower and leaf heat embossed in white onto vellum and die cut Sentiment from the set also.
Pretty Posie Fri-Dies-to die cut flower and leaf
Tag Buddies Fri-Dies-to cut tag dies.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Yulia. Her blog is a delight to visit. Check it out here, it is full of creative projects. We are so pleased she has joined us for this very special challenge.

Our DT and Yulia have some great inspiration for you-check it out here.
Then take some time out and join in the fun-you have until 12th Oct 5pm BST to play x

I will enter this into:

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge-this time I didn't go with the colours but the ombre background in the photo-using wet on wet water colouring to give this effect and the florals for the cloud look-see info of this above in card description.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Sassy Shaker!

Hi All

Yes, you do see a shaker card!

I wanted to enter the 'shaker card' challenge at CAS-ual Fridays but an useless at these plus I wanted to make it CAS! After a hunt around on utube, I followed this video by Justine to help me-thank you Justine

This was really fun to make and for the first time in making shaker cards, no sequins are escaping!
 I have used the following froducts from CAS-ual Fridays

This card is going to a very dear friend...this sentiment describes her perfectly!

I will enter this into:

Darnell's NBUS challenge-these Frankly 'isms stamps have never been used before.


Sunday 24 September 2017

You are Terrific!

Hello All,

I hope your day is going well.

The other day I told you I water coloured a panel inspired by the photo and colours at Calling All Sistahs and that I had heat embossed some flowers on it, to use at some point.
Well when I saw the sketch at Less Is More, I had a light bulb moment and I used those flowers to create this:

All stamps and dies here are from CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies set. And the dies and sentiment are all cut from my water colour panel you can see here

I just stamped the one image off the side and build up the rest of the card using foam pads. The whole panel is on foam pads for even more dimension.

Well I have made use of that one water coloured panel!

I will enter this into:

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge-being inspired by both photo and colours
CAS on Friday-Dies, use a die cut on your card
CAS Mix It Up Challenge-September-again I used heat embossing as my choice

          For your blog

Saturday 23 September 2017

Inkspirational #144

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspiratonal. It is our word prompt challenge and the word is:


Lots of ways to go with this and here is mine, just using the sentiment!!

Love how fresh this turned out.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Shawna-check out her blog here-you will love what you see.

Our DT have all made amazing cards using this prompt word, take a look here and then get inky.

Lookng forward to saying 'hello' with you soon!!

I will enter this into:

Addicted to CAS-florals
Cupcake Inspirations-check out those gorgeous purple flowers!


Friday 22 September 2017

An little note to say!

Happy Friday my crafty friends,

My card today was inspired by both new challenge photo and the colours at Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. I used a general sentiment here as it is always good to have cards like this ready for when some one needs a little helping hand or touch of encouragement and love.

As soon as I saw the photo I thought water colouring would work really well with this. I had no ideas straight away so decided to just water colour a panel of card using the colour palette they gave us, to give an ombre look. I left this for a while so I could muse on ideas! (see the panel below). I then embossed and die cut some flowers and leaves from the CAS-ual Friday Pretty Posies set. I then used the CAS-ual Fridays Fri-Dies to cut a tag from my water colour panel and another tag from a piece of vellum with some autumn coloured felt running through it (thank you Jill for this vellum!)

It took me a while to come up with this design but I do love how it looks.

Here is my ombre water colour panel as it dries on a paper towel!

Have a fun Friday x

I will enter this into:

Calling All Sistahs-encouragement challenge
CAS Mix It Up Card Challenge-September-see my watercolour wash above and I used heat embossing as my choice and the stamping for the sentiment.


Thursday 21 September 2017

Sending Big Hugs and Kisses

Hello there,

Popping in to send you all big hugs and kisses:

I have had this idea in my head since I saw 'The Big' challenge at CASology and today got around to making it using the colours at Color Throwdown. I used a big square card just to emphasis the 'big' plus this 'hugs' sentiment is so big you have to! All the stamps are from The Ton

Have a fun day.

I will enter this into:


Thursday 14 September 2017

Time Out #92

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at TIME OUT and today we are here to celebrate 'World Dot Day'. This is a day that celebrates creativity and we thought our 'Inspired by Words' challenge was a great way for us all to celebrate creativity. Our words are:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Use any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase.

And my card:

I am sure you can see I was inspired by the words 'feathers, flying and bird'.

I used the penny and black Hummingbird stamp and coloured it with promarkers. Used a stitched die and nuvo drops for some interest. The sentiment is from our fabulous sponsors for this challenge Happy Little Stampers. The winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the super talented Carol we are so pleased she is joining us. Her blog is full of inspiration for us all-check it out here

If you want to know more about 'World Dot Day' and to see more inspiration from Carol and the DT, check out our blog here

Enjoy x

Saturday 9 September 2017

Inkspirational #143

Hello There

A new photo challenge starts today and here is my card inspired by our photo:

And our photo:

I has lots of ideas for this challenge but in the end decided I needed to get on with my Christmas cards so went with the background paper.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Karren. Check out here blog here, it is full of so many creative projects.

Karren and all the DT have made some inspiring cards-check them out here then get inky!

Enjoy x

Saturday 2 September 2017

Happy Little Stamper CAS September Challenge

Hi All

Today a new monthly challenge starts at Happy Little Stampers. This month we are asking for 'Clean and Simple' cards that feature a silhouette.

Here is my take on this challenge:

The silhouette is from the Wish You Were Here stamp set from Happy Little Stamper.
I have heat embossed it on a tag I cut from some sponged card.

The winner of this challenge will get a $20 gift voucher for the Happy Little Stamper Store.

Time to get inky!

Going Square Again!

A very Happy Weekend my friends!

I seem to be on a creative roll the last few days and have made quite a lot of my future DT cards and a few for challenges. Best to make usel of the mojo while it is there as we know how easy it can go for a little rest!

Today I have another card for the 'square' challenge at CASology. This time I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I really like how I used the leaf die here to mimic the image in the sketch.

I used the square embossed card again and this time paired it with this leaf die in the same colour card. The sentiment is heat embossed in vanilla cream.

Have a fun weekend.


Friday 1 September 2017

Square Contrast!

Hello Crafty buddies,

My card today was inspired by the 'square' challenge at CASology.

To be honest I wasn't going to enter this challenge as I had no ideas at first! Then when I was hunting through my stash I came across this crream card embossed with squares. I have no idea where it came from but thought it would make a perfect base for this challenge.

This is what I created using the card and quite a few contrasts, which I will explain below...if you have time to read! 

I made the card square using the square embossed card. Then I wanted to add contrast to this card so used a pretty butterfly as contrast to the geometric base....which to me looks quite masculine. I have always liked using cream and white together and for some more contrast I used black with these. And for even more contrast I used the circle against the square. I have no idea why this base wanted me to go down the contrast route but it kept telling me too! And I like the end result.

Have fun today x