Thursday 29 March 2018

Time Out Challenges #106

Hi There,

Ready for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges?

I hope so as it is our photo challenge and you know I always love these.

Here is my card:

And our photo that inspired my card:

Gorgeous Spring photo!
I went with the flowers, leaves, yellows and greens but there is so much here that you could use...and I know you will spot plenty I missed!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew.

 All the stamps and dies are from Altenew-Floral Frame and I also used the Floral Frame Die set was used to cut these stamps out.

I stamped and heat embossed the flower and leaves onto some water colour card. I had previously made it and found it in my stash but thought it was perfect for this challenge.
The die frame is from STAMPlorations

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is a previous DT member at Time OutSarah and we are so happy she is joining us today. Her blog Funky Fossil Designs is a delight to visit. I urge you to pop on over there and I guarantee you will be inspired!

Our Design Team have all made amazing cards inspired by this photo-check them out here and then get inky!

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

Sisterhood of Crafters-Spring Flowers

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Wednesday 28 March 2018

A Spring Day!

Hi There,

My card today was inspired by a few challenges.

It really doesn't feel like Spring here in London but I hope this card makes it feel like Spring for you!

I have been wanting to join in the 'green' inspiration' challenge at Verve since I saw it. I love my Verve stamps and the photo really helped me finish off this card. I had the lay out that I used from the sketch at CAS Colour and Sketches but there just seemed to be something missing. The wood in the photo gave me the idea of using this twine. And once I added this, to me, it all came together!

The sentiment is New Beginnings from Verve and was stamped on this tag I cut from some card I had previously water coloured. The washi is actually a stamp from Uniko.

I have embossed the white card with linen but it is hard to see in the photo and there is a lot of dimension as the base card and tag are all popped up.

This is sat on my craft desk to remind me a few kind words eveyday to someone is like a Spring Day-so I send Happy Thoughts to you all and hope that makes it feel like Spring to you xx

I will also enter this into:

Uniko Challenge-using the green-who are celebrating their 6th Birthday-congrats!


Saturday 24 March 2018

Inkspirational #157

Hi All

We have our Designer's challenge today. This time it is the amazingly talented and creative Carol's choice and she went with:


I have no fairy, unicorn etc stamps so had to turn to my trusty thesaurus for a helping hand! And in there I found 'mythical' described as 'Imagination'. I knew I had a sentiment stamp that fitted this (a pressie from my dear friend and teamie Nonni). So went with this:

A quick and easy all stamping card-my fav!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Mimi. Check out her amazing blog here and then go over to Inkspirational and see what the DT have created to inspire you.

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:
AAA Cards Challenge-use a third.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Time Out 4th Birthday Challenge Reminder!

Hi There,

Have you joined in our 4th Birthday celebrations yet?

If not, then I am here to remind you with this card:

Inspired by our quote:

You can use any of these words to inspire you or more than one, or perhaps the whole quote!

Our sponsors for this challenge are the amazing Concord and 9th

I cut the light bulb die from some scrap card I had water coloured previously. The hanger, element and sentiment are just stamped.

Our Guest Designer-the wonderfully creative Claire-is joining us again this week. Check out what Claire and the DT have made to inspire you here and then get inky.

You have until 5pm BST to play

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

The Card Comcept-inspired by colours and the light. My card is CAS with a tiny touch of layering!!


Monday 19 March 2018

Lips and Love!

Happy Monday!

Still stuck at home not feeling so good so what better way to spend my time than to have a little crafty play.

Those that follow me know I love to make one layer cards but also know I don't so stencils or sponging! But today I have had had a play at trying both of these! I got a few stencils as a  lovely pressie from crafty buddy Sarah. She sells here-check them out, they are fab!

Here is what I made using her fun 'lip' stencils.

I just matched it up with a sentiment from The Ton Stamps

I was inspired to make this by the following challenges:

Less is More-one layer stencils


Have a fun day x

Sunday 18 March 2018

Calling All Sistahs Challenge #11

Hi All

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.

 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:

And our inspiration:

I went mainly with the colours but added a little flower as a hint to the photo!

The sentiment is from Word Ribbon and the background is Heart to Heart. I heat embossed the heart stamp and then did some water colouring using all the colours in our inspiration. I die cut the flower from the same water colouring sheet. 

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
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:

Water Cooler Challenge-All Occassions

Saturday 17 March 2018

Calling All Sistahs March Reminder

Hello There,

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.

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


Friday 16 March 2018


Hi All

Popping in with a quick card to say 'hello'

I was inspired by the sketch at Where Creativity Meets c9 and the pink colours at Paper Players.

This fab die is from Concord and 9th and the stripes are from Winnie and Walter. Again no big misti so had to eyeball these!

Have a fun day x

Thursday 15 March 2018

Caught A Bug?

Hi There

I wouldn't normally post twice in a day but I am at home after catching my Husband's bug! He has been coughing and sneezing for a week now. I was feeling pretty pleased with myself for not catching it but you guessed it...I have!

My card today was inspired by the 'Bug' challenge at CASology.
I had this idea in my head since I saw the challenge and today I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and off I went creating this:

Most of these stamps are from Paper Smooches. I stamped the tissue box and tissue on previously water coloured card. Fussy cut them out. I used my Visible Image snowflake stamp to represent my 'sneeze'!! The tissue box and tissue are both popped up on foam pads for dimension.

I deliberately used bright and cheerful colours as that is what I think we need when feeling a bit under the weather!!

Hope your day is going well x

I will enter this into:


Time Out #105 -our 4th Birthday!

Hi All

At Time Out we are having a celebration as it is our 4th Birthday!!

Yes, we have been around for 4 years now! Hard to believe we have all been taking TIME OUT to craft together for this long.

I want to thank you all for your support and hope you have had as much fun as I have. Without you we could not have got the grand old age of 4!!

I want to thank my Design Team for all the work they have done. Some of the team have been with us now for 4 years and we have added to the team with some more amazing designers who have been with us for at least 2 years now. I thank you all for the support you give me, your hard work and continual inspiration.

To celebrate our 4th Birthday we have a fun quote for you that we hope will inspire you to create.
You can use any of the words in this quote-just one of them if you want. Or perhaps the whole quote makes you want to create. We don't mind, we just can't wait to see what you make.

We are very excited as this challenge is sponsored by Concord and 9th-a new sponsor for us this year. We love their products and you will see the Design Team have used many of their products to show you how amazing they are!

Concord and 9th are joining in with celebrations on their blog-check it out here to see how they are partying along with us!

Thank you Concord and 9th for all your support.

The winner of this challenge will get a $25 gift voucher to spend in their store!!

Claire is our Guest Designer for this challenge and I couldn't be happier! Claire has supported Time Out since our first challenge. I love all her entries and she has won quite a few times! Her cards are so very creative and I urge you to go and have a look at her blog Life on The Scrap Heap-you will love what you see.

Here is my card using their products:

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Claire. Claire has supported us since we began 4 years ago and we couldn't be happier that she is joining us to celebrate being 4!!
I am sure many of you know how talented Claire is. Her blog Life on The Scrap Heap is a delight to visit-go on over there and check out her amazing cards. You will love what you see.

I am very excited to see how you will celebrate with us.

Check out what the Design Team and Claire have made to inspire you here. know what to do-kick back, take TIME OUT and craft away!

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Another Christmas in March Card!

Hi All

Another Christmas card inspired by a few challenges. This time a one layer card that will be great for posting abroad!

The layout is from CAS Colours and Sketches. I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it. Unfortunately I only have a small Misit so I have to eye ball when using long border stamps but think this time I did a pretty good job!

The Christmas tree border is from Uniko

I went with greens so I could join in the 'green' Verve Inspiration Challenge. This sentiment is from one of my first sets from Verve.

I used 2 different greens (I only have 2 greens) alternating the colours in this ombre look for the AAA challenge. And this will also fit in with the monochromatic challenge at Less is More

The challenges I will enter are:
Less is More-Monochrome



Tuesday 13 March 2018

Merry And Bright

Hi All

Popping in with a card I made today for a few challenges.

The stamps and dies are all from the 'Shine Brighter' collection from Concord and 9th.

I used the sketch at Where Creativity Meets C9.

I got the colour scheme from the photo at Merry Monday-the off white card is meant to show the cream of the foam. I particularly used this card as it has a creamy like texture but unfortunately you can't see this in the photo.

Have a fun day x


Saturday 10 March 2018

Inkspirational #156


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

We all have 'bosses' right, unless you are one! 

In the crafting world we should consider ourselves as all we are the boss of what we create and don't we love being the boss of that!

The sentiment is from The Ton. The background is made from brushos and I have to admit I didn't create this myself-the lovely and talented Kylie made this when she was over to stay last November! The tag dies are from CAS-ual Fridays.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Bharati Her blog is full of inspiring projects. Take a look here. I have been following Bharati for some time now and adore her CAS style.

Then pop over to our main blog at Inkspirational and see what the talented DT have created using 'Work' as a prompt.

Enjoy x

Thursday 8 March 2018

Be Unique!


When I saw the 'Abstract' challenge at CASology, I knew I had to play along. I love abstract art and had a go at creating my own version, helped along by a few other challenges.

I used the following challenges to help me create this card and will enter them all

Freshly Made Sketches-gave me my design.
Less is More-Monochrome-gave me the idea of using just purples, even down to the base card.
AAA Cards-ombre-gave me the idea of using the changing purples.

I used 3 different purple shade inks from Catherine Pooler. I just roughly inked them onto this grunge stamp. Then I used a sizzix die to cut out this splatter. I then cut out the same splatter die in purple fun foam . Layered the ombre card splatter on top of the foam offsetting it so it looks like a shadow. A few different shades of purple enamel dots to finish this off and here you have my version of an 'abstract arty' card!

This was a really fun card to make and came out exactly as I had it in my head....that doesn't happen often!

Have a fun day x


Saturday 3 March 2018


Hi All

Here is today's card, inspired by a few challenges:

At CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is 'Beautiful Rainbows'. So I used their background stamp Heart to Heart, heat embossing it in white. I then water coloured over this in rainbow colours. I let the colours run into each other. That little tag is also from CAS-ual Friday and you can see it here

The layout is from Viva La Verve a monthly sketch challenge run by Verve I find these sketches a real challenge but after seeing Teresa's arty take on this sketch, I followed suit. And love how it turned out-thank you Teresa! The sentiment is from the set Button Best from Verve. In the middle I also used the 'Mother's Day' sentiment from the same set. As this card is off to my Mother in Law.

Not my normal style but now and then a touch of water colouring really relaxes me.

I will also enter this into:

Enjoy your Day x