Saturday 29 December 2018

Inkspirational #177-Word Prompt

Hi All

Our last challenge of the year at Inkspirational and this time we are asking you to CASE (copy and share everything) one of your own cards for 2018 or another crafter's card. Time to celebrate us all!

Gosh this was a hard one as there have been so many inspiring cards I have seen this year but opted for teamie and good friend Nonni's card

Here is my take:

Here is Nonni's amazing card:

You can see it on her blog here.

All products here are from STAMPlorarions. I have actually used the same die as Nonni but just used the little red hearts you get when you cut the die and made a very CAS design of her card.

Nonni actually sent this to me and I just loved it and it seemed just the right card to CASE.

Pop on over to Inkspirational and see what the team have made.
Then time to get CASEing!


Thursday 27 December 2018

Time Out #125 Reminder

Hi All

I hope you are all having a wonderful time.

I am here to remind you there is still time to join in our challenge at Time Out Challenges

Here is my card:

Here I used or fabulous sponsor, STAMPlorations, die Brilliant and their stamp set Trendy Butterflies 2

It is our inspired by words challenge where you can use just one, a few or all these words to inspire you:

Our superstar Guest Designer is Michele and she has made another super card for us. Have a look here where you will also see the amazing designs by our Design Team.

Come celebrate with us!


Thursday 20 December 2018

Time Out #125

Hi All

Our last challenge of 2018 at Time Out.
Thank you all for supporting us this year. I have loved seeing all you amazing designs and visiting your blogs has been a joy.

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

You can use any, a few or all the words to inspire you.

Here is what I created:

I went with all the words! Don't all our Families, Friends and Life deserve love!!

Using our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is STAMPlorations and I have used their stamp All the Love in the World

The heart stamps are from The Ton Stamps

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Michele. I have followed Michele for a long time and adore her style of card making. Check out her blog here and I just know you will become a fan too! I am over the moon she is joining us as our Guest Designer.

Michele and our super Design Team have all made fab cards to inspire you. Take a look here

I hope you all have a wonderful time over the next few weeks and can manage to sneak in some crafting along the way to join us!


Saturday 15 December 2018

Inkspirational #176

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

This time it is our photo challenge and here is the card I made:

The photo that inspired this:

Obviously it was the gold feather that was my main inspiration but also if you look closely at the church candle you will see gold wire in tiny strips-this gave me the idea of using score lines.
These gorgeous die cut feathers were from my crafty friend Sarah-check out Sarah's online shop Folksy. She has amazing and unique stencils.


I will enter this into:

AAA cards-3 of something-3 score lines and 3 enamel gold dots.
Watercooler Wednesday-All about Occasions-you celebrate occasions! And happy 200th challenge!


Saturday 8 December 2018

Hello from London!

Hello all from London and me!

Felt good to make a card not for Christmas!

For the challenges:

CASology-North....London is in the Northern Hemisphere.....had no idea for a card for this challenge and then pop-this idea came to me in a flash!

CAS(E) this Sketch-my lay out is based on the sketch.

Die from STAMPlorations and stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamps

I will also enter this into:

The Library Challenge-based on the book 'From Time to Time'-cover inspired.

Have a good day x

Thursday 6 December 2018

Time Out Challenge #124

Hi All

Ready for a new challenge at Time Out

Here is my card:

And our challenge is:

Many of you may have finished your Christmas cards and if else can you interpret 'Joy' many ways....a new Birthday, a new baby, an Anniversary...just the joy of today!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

This challenge is sponsored by Uniko, who are a huge supporter of Time Out and we thank you for this.

Uniko Studio

Here I have used their stamp Background Blocks Halftone. I stamped it in delicata gold ink.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Chrissie. I have followed Chrissie for many years and here designs are outstanding. She is an inspiration. Check out her blog-Simply One of a Kind-and you will see why I say this!

Then pop back over to Time Out and see what a 'JOYFUL' bunch of cards from Chrissie and the Design Team have for you.


I will enter this into:

Saturday 1 December 2018

Inkspirational #175

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.
It is our 'Designer's choice' challenge and the lovely Carol has set us this challenge:

'Anything Christmas Goes'

Perfect to help us all get those cards done!

Here is my make:

Stamps from Verve (now closed) and Fish tails tags from My Favourite Things

Pop on over to Inkspirational and see what our amazing team have made!

I will enter this into:

For your blog

Friday 30 November 2018

Sending Smiles!

Hi All

Sending you all smiles today!

Based on the sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch 
And the colours at Color Throwdown

I have used the fishtail tags from My Favorite Things-we won't talk about how long it took me to get the layers in an order and colour combo I liked!

I can't remember where the 'smile' die is was in my stash!

Have a fun day x


Monday 26 November 2018

Golden Florals

Hi All

The 'Shades of Gold' challenge at CASual Fridays caught my eye this week.
I especially loved Ishani's card here and she inspired me to have a play-thank you Ishani!

I was a bit stuck on a layout but The Fusion Card Challenge sketch helped me out here:

I know, not CAS!!

A lot of gold embossing here but it was fun to do. And I can't remember the last time I embossed on vellum. The dies are cut from vellum and some old stash gold card.

All products here are from CAS-ual Fridays except the stitched die which is from STAMPlorations

Have a great week!


Sunday 25 November 2018

Guest Designer for AAA Card Challenge

Hi All

I am very excited to say I am Guest Designing today for the wonderful challenge AAA Card Challenge.

I was thrilled to be asked-thank you!

Here is my card using the Penny and Black Nativity Die

And the challenge:

I went all white using some glitter white card for the die and strips of card I used as the border.

I do love how this turned out!

Pop on over to AAA Challenges and see what a delight all the Design Team cards are-you will be inspired!

Enjoy this fun challenge!

I will enter this into:

Just Add Ink-look at all that sparkly white in the photo!

Thursday 22 November 2018

Time Out Challenge #123

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out

Here is my card:

And our challenge:

This is the challenge where we have an optional 'one layer twist'. If you use this twist you have a chance of winning a $20 gift voucher from our fabulous sponsor Happy Little Stampers-we choose this winner randomly. I used their stamp set Born to be Wild for this and just added a few stripes of red on my zebra to match up with the enamel dots.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the creative Joanna. We are thrilled to have Joanna join us. Her designs are outstanding and wait to see the amazing card she has for us today!

Pop on over to Time Out to see Joanna's card and the super cards the Design Team have made for you today!


Sunday 18 November 2018

Calling All Sistahs November Challenge

Hi Sistahs,

I am here with our monthly Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge from CAS-ual Fridays. Our little bunch of Sistahs are all about raising awareness for Breast Cancer and would love you to join our monthly challenge.

Unfortunately this is our last challenge post as we are now closing the challenge. We thank you all for helping us spread this important message and will all still remember to continue to do this and to do your own monthly checks!!

What do we mean by an 'Encouragement' card? Well anything that would brighten someone's day. I am sure you have plenty of ideas of how to do this and make cards like this every time you sit down you craft. So why not share them with us?

We have a photo and some colours to inspire you. Use either the photo or the colours-you don't need to use both but can if you want.

Here is my card for this month:

And the photo that inspired this card:

And the sentiment from Mon-Ami CAS-ual Friday stamp set

Here is how you play along:

1. Make a card that will brighten someone's day inspired by the photo or colours or both.

2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th of June
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!

My fellow Sistahs have all made amazing cards-check them out here and then get inky!

Make someone happy today with a very special card from you!

Can't wait to see your cards!

Enjoy xx

I will enter this into:

Saturday 17 November 2018

Calling All Sistahs November Reminder

Hi There Sistahs,

I am here today as part of the Calling All Sistahs design team, to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer and the importance of doing that monthly self breast exam. It takes 5 mins-check out how to do that here.

Michele, owner and designer of CAS-ual Friday Stamps designed a special line of stamps and dies to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer-you can check them out here. Michele donates 50% of the profit from these to National Breast Cancer Awareness.

Here is my reminder card for this month:

All our Design Team have made amazing cards-check them out here.

We would love you to go shopping from this range to help us raise awareness of Breast Cancer and if you do and use the code 'cas comfort' you get a discount!

Come back tomorrow as I will be here with our monthly 'Calling All Sistahs' challenge!!

Have a super day and don't forget to put 5 mins aside to do that self exam!

Have a fun day x

Inkspirational #174

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

The word prompt is:


This sentiment is actually from a book filled with various inspirational quotes and stickers that hubby gave me. I have used many of the goodies from this pack for my cards.
I had no idea what to make for this challenge and was just flicking through this book and came across this sentiment!!

Our GD have all made super cards for this challenge-pop on over to Inkspirational and have a look!


I will enter this into:

Uniko-Celebrate-optional twist gold-I figured all celebrations are magical.


Thursday 15 November 2018

Time Out Challenge #122 Reminder

Hi All

Here to remind you that there is still time to join in our challenge at Time Out-check out our new look whilst you are there!

Inspired by the wreath above the bed in our photo for this challenge:

This is one of my fav Christmas stamps and last year only got used a few times. This year I wanted to use it again and was inspired to use it by Karen when I saw her card here. She was explaining how using a sentiment in a different way changes the whole look of the card. I hadn't used the sentiment tag on this wreath before so gave it a go and just like that I got to use this stamp again but in a new design! Thanks Karen for the inspiration.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is one of my favourite designer's, Mugdha. Her creativity blooms with every card she makes. I am so pleased she is joining us for our challenge. Take a look around her blog Craftomania-you will love what you see!

Pop over to Time Out and see what amazing cards Mugdha and the DT have for us this week.

Then take some Time Out with us and craft-Enjoy x

All the details of the challenge are here on our badge:

I will enter this into:

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Glitter and Metallic Trees!

Hi All

2 quick cards for you today based on a few challenges.

First up my glitter trees-die cut from glitter card and a dotted embossing folder. The rolling hills is also a die from My Favourite Things

The layout is based on the sketch at CAS(E) this sketch-which I will enter (see sketch at the bottom of this post.
I will also enter CAS Mix Up Challenge-Embossing folder, stamping and your choice-my choice is die cutting

I had another go at this same design but this time used no embossing folder but geometric designed mirror card (photo taken from above as so hard to get the light right at the moment!

This I will enter into:

Have a fun day!