Sunday 26 November 2017

Real Friends!

Hi There,

Yesterday when I saw the 'let it shine' challenge at Less is More, I looked around my craft desk and saw the sprakly wine glass dies I had used to make this card. This challenge gave me the perfect way to use up some stash and I made this:

I just embossed the white card with a fabric folder-love the texture this gives. And white heat embossed the sentiment on black card and popped it up on foam pads. These wine glasses are cut from glitter card.
The sentiment and dies are both from My Favourite Things

I will also enter this into:


Saturday 25 November 2017


Hi All

My card today is inspired by the photo and the colours for this month at the 'Encouragement Challenge' at Calling All Sistahs. This challenge is all about making cards for anyone who needs a little lift in their spirits.

Here is my card:

And the photo that inspired it:

I was inspired by the flower as the main image and I used all the colours, even stamping my sentiment in brown for a change. The flower is stamped in 2 different greens and I hunted through my very large collection of enamel dots for 3 different know I love my enamel dots!

I have used a mixture of sentiments from CAS-ual Fridays- 'pretty posies' and 'sassy smiles' 
The flower is from Visible Images

I will also enter this into:

Friday 24 November 2017

Time to Celebrate!

Morning All,

It's Friday and that is a good enough reason to celebrate!

Here is a card I made yesterday for a few challenges:

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
The cue word 'Cheer' at CASology
And the theme of 'Food and/or Drink' at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

The die is from My Favourite Things

Have a fun day.


Thursday 23 November 2017

Time Out Challenges #97

Hi All,
Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges

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

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you.
I went with the whole phrase and made this card:

I used some scrap brusho card and heat embossed the stamp onto this. Used some foam pads to give the card dimension.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the truly inspiring Izzy. I love visiting Izzy's blog and urge you to pop on over there.

Izzy and our DT have made some fabulous cards-check them out here and then get inky!

I will enter this into:

CAS-ual Friday-Friday Challenge-Gratitude with Attitude.


Saturday 18 November 2017

Inkspirational #148

Hi There,

Today at Inkspirational we have our Designer's choice challenge and it is our very talented teamie Yvonne who has chosen:

Christmas Cards using Neutral Colours only-black can be used for sentiments.

I went with kraft and white

This die cut snowflake was a pressie from crafting buddy and dear friend Nonni. I just love it and adding the wood dot in the centre just seems the perfect finishing touch. This card is very CAS but it is one of my favs I have made this year.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations

Our DT have all made super cards-have a look here for plenty of inspiration.

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

Time for you to get inky x

I will enter this into:

Curtain Call-going with the colours



Friday 17 November 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things/Muse take 2!

Hi There

I am popping in really quickly with another card inspired by the photo at Inspired by All the Little Things and Ardyth's card at Muse

Again the grey base on both the card and photo inspired. The glitter of the tree in both and the die cut in Ardyth's card. My 'peace' is actually covered in WOS but hard to see in the photo.

Love that embossed tree background and gave me the chance to use cream and white together-a combo I love in card making.

Have a fun day x


Wednesday 15 November 2017

STAMPlorations 3rd Annual 'Giving Thanksgiving Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party

Hello All

Today I have the honour of Guest Designing at STAMPlorations 3rd Annual Thanks Giving Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party.

I am here, along with Nonni representing Time Out Challenges. STAMPlorations are big supporters of Time Out and we thank you Shery for this x

There is lots of fun for all and you can check out all the details of how to play and what you can win here.

For this wonderful party I created this card using the new stamp We-Have-Enough-Typografia

Here I used the Bracket Labels Nesting dies cutting a few layered up and then heat embossed this wonderful We-Have-Enough-Typografia-Thankful stamp.

Just added a few enamel dots to the card to finish off.

From today until the end of November there's also a massive sale at STAMPlorations -everything is 40% off! Time to shop! 

I will enter this into the following:

Fusion-going with words and colours

There are a team of wonderful Guest Designers playing. To win the prizes you need to visit and comment on them all them all plus the main post here. Check them out here:

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things/Muse

Hi All

Another card from me today!

This card was inspired by the fabulous photo at Inspired by All the Little Things and Ardyth's card at The Muse Card Challenge

My card:

And the photo the photo:

And Ardyth's card:

I loved this photo and card as soon as I saw them:
These are the elements that I took from the photo:

-the grey background which I used as my card base and the background of my bauble
-the white sparkle tree-die cut my tree from glitter card
-the clear baubles-gave me the idea to make a bauble and use acetate for it.
-the string of the bauble mixed with the holey design of the cushion-led me to use pokey holes for my bauble string
-the cushion at the edge led me to use the touch of glitter washi at the edge of my card-CAS look of the photo!!

And from Ardyth's-practically the same!
-the grey base
-the white tree with added sparkle
-the clear drops led to the acetate
-CAS design

Yes....this card really was totally inspired by all these tiny details from the photo. I just love it when there is so much in such a CAS photo that you can use to make a card.

One of my fav cards to date this year.

I will also enter this into:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Monday 13 November 2017


Hi There

Popping in with a card I made yesterday inspired by the latest challenge at Fusion

I was inspired by the wreath in the photo and the gold on white writing. Plus I followed the sketch. I heat embossed the wreath stamp in gold and then cut the Big and Bold Merry Cutaway from Winnie and Walter from glitter fun foam.

Have a good day x

I will enter this into:
Winnie and Walter Merry and Bright-I didn't have this stamp set but used the cutaway (link above to this product.


Sunday 12 November 2017

Joy To The World!

A very happy Sunday to All,

Doesn't inspiration hit you at the weirdest times? 
I had seen a few challenges this morning and during breakfast an idea hit me! So off I went and made the card and then came back to finish breakfast!

Here it is:

It was the 'Kraft and Red' challenge at Merry Monday that got me thinking. I just stamped this fab 'Joy' sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays, added a few pearls, rounded off the edge of the kraft and done!

Have a good day x

I will enter this into:

Merry Monday-kraft and red
AAA Cards-celebrate-I am celebrate Christmas!

         Dutch Card Lovers

Saturday 11 November 2017

A Saturday Make!

Hi All

I have been having a little play this morning in my craft room.

I had the idea for this card a few weeks ago when I saw the photo at Calling All Sistahs. The gorgeous soft pink flower caught my idea and finally today I made this:

I hadn't intended to watercolour and emboss but once I started creating this is the way I went. I first silver embossed the flower stamp and watercoloured it. I decided to die cut just one flower and pop this up for dimension. I also water coloured this. Added a few splashes to the background then popped up the sentiment for more dimension.

This was very relaxing to make and I do love how it turned out.

I have used all CAS-ual Friday products and will enter it into their Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge-to make cards to lift and encourage those that need it-don't we all from time to time!

Thursday 9 November 2017

Time Out Challenges #96

Hi All,

It is time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges and it is:

CASE with your own twist challenge.

CASE means 'copy and share everything'. Basically you look at our CASE card and see what inspires you to create and then just add your own little twist.

We are so excited that this time we have the absolute delight of CASEing Michele. Many of you will know Michele from blogland but just in case you don't...take a look at her blog I Card Everyone. It is full of inspiring cards. Michele is a regular player at Time Out and we are honoured she is our CASE designer for this challenge. Thank you Michele, you are a star x

Here is my CASE of Michele's card:

And here is Michele's card

What a gorgeous card!

I was inspired by the Spring colours, the design and the 'Thanks' sentiment.

I have used the sentiment from our fabulous sponsor Happy Little Stampers-from the set Doodled Flowers.
I heat embossed the floral background stamp from CAS-ual Fridays then water coloured it with a mix of yellow and green from the colours in Michele's card. I added the curved edge die to mimic the design in Michele's card and then just added the sentiment.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Bobby. Bobby's blog Bits and Pieces is full of creative and inspiring cards. Not only do I find her cards inspiring but Bobby has supported Time Out for long time. I urge you to check out here blog here

I Design Team have all made some amazing CASE cards-take a look here and then take some TIME OUT and get crafty x

Tuesday 7 November 2017


Hi All

Just popping in with a card I made yesterday for a couple of challenges.
No chatting today as crafting buddy Kylie from Australia will be here any minute...super excited!

I picked out some of the colours of the fireworks we saw at the weekend. And over here we play with 'sparklers' so I thought the sentiment was perfect!
Layout based on the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

I will enter this into:


Saturday 4 November 2017

Inkspirational #147

Hello All,

We have a fun new challenge starting at Inkspirational today and it is our word prompt. The word is:


Here is what I created:

I thought about this for a long time and came up with the idea of the way you work out trends is through statistics and therefore numbers. And that was the way I went with this card.

I just used a list of numbers in light great and stamped over this with this fab sentiment from Visible Images

Linda is our fabulous Guest Designer for this challenge. Her blog is full of creativity-we urge you to take a look here. Welcome Linda, we are so pleased you have joined us.

Our DT have all made some fab cards to inspire you-check them out here and then get inky!

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

CAS on Friday-Numbers

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