Thursday 24 May 2018

Time Out Challenge #110

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out
We have our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge for you.

Here is the card I made:

Here is the photo that inspired my card.

I made my own wall paper background picking out some of the colours and used our fabulous sponsor Happy Little Stampers set Doodled Flowers.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Ksenija. I am a long term fan and check out her blog here and you will see why!

Our team have all created amazing cards for you-check them out here and then get inky!


Monday 21 May 2018

Twofer Card Challenge.

Hi All

I finally got around to playing along in the Twofer Card Challenge #5 Butterflies.

The main stamp set I used is STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
I have used a Birthday card and a 'sending hugs' card-I guess the occasion for this would be 'friend who needs a hug'. And we all need them!

I went with the biggest butterfly stamp in this set.

Here are the 2 cards together:

These are going to enter into this Twofer Card Challenge

My first card I have heat embossed the butterlfy in copper then delicately watercoloured using this teal colour-the closest I could mix the colours to the base card. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers-Especially for you. This has also been heat embossed in copper. Both sentiment and the water colour card are popped up for dimension.

This card I will enter into:


My second card here uses the same butterfly stamp from STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 and the sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions

I was inspired by the photo below at Inspired By All The Little Things (see below). I went with the feather on the bottom right with the burgundy, pink and orange colours. I white heat embossed the butterfly then did some water colouring trying to follow the colours of this feather. The sentiment was also heat embossed using pink powder.

This card I will enter into Inspired By All The Little Things

Sunday 20 May 2018

I love you!

Hi All

Popping in with a card I made for hubby inspired by a few challenges:

Here I followed the sketch at CAS-ual Fridays and the 'copper' challenge at CASology

All the stamps are from the Puffy Heart Love Stamp set form CAS-ual Fridays-I did a bit of stamp surgery to get the look I wanted.

Embossed all the hearts in copper embossing powder. The strip of glitter is from my fav stationary shop in London. It comes with a roll of copper, gold and silver glitter sticky tape-love it!

Have a fun day x

I will enter:

The Library Challenge-Brideshead Revisted-I was inspired by the lettering and the colours.

Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh. File this under "gorgeous novel." Perfect pick for Downton fans.

Saturday 19 May 2018

Inkspirational #161

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

It is our photo challenge and here is the card I made:

And the photo that inspired it:

These stamps are all from the 'Floral Frame' set Avery Elle

I was inspired by how the tree frames the girl on the swing and by the colours.

I really love how this card turned out. Just a few stamps and my beloved enamel dots but I just love it!

Our DT have all made fabulous cards-take a look here and then get inky!


I will enter this into:

AltenewMay inspiration Challenge-using the background leaves as inspiration plus my card, I hope, send someone a smile!
CAS on Friday-a Birthday Card

     For your blog   

Friday 18 May 2018

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement May Challenge

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:

Here is the photo we that that inspired my card:

I used the colours and the patterns as inspiration.

I have used the CAS-ual Friday stamp set Be.
I simple stamped the sentiments and baby butterflies with the help of my Misti! And mounted it on some designer paper.

This card looks like it took me 5 mins but it was weeks of thinking of what to do-I found the photo a challenge! And then a long time in deciding exactly how to place the sentiments so I found it easy on the eye.
CAS cards sometimes really are not so quick!

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

Thursday 17 May 2018

Calling All Sistahs May 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.

The sentiment I have used here is from the Calling All Sistahs range at CAS-ual Fridays-the Supercalifragilistic set-check it out, it is a lot if fun!

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


Tuesday 15 May 2018

Thanks for All You Do!

Hi All

I am going Butterflies again today. To be honest the last 2 days I have posted Butterly cards that I was making for the Twofer Card Challenge and when I came to post them there, realised that I was meant to be using the same stamp memory is really getting bad!

Anyway this card was inspired by a few challenges out there are the moment.

First my card:

And it was inspired by:

-design-CAS-ual Fridays Sketch-I love this sketch and have a few more ideas for this one, hoping mojo and time allows me to get them made in time!

The one big butterfly is from Happy Little Stampers and all the rest of the buttelies and the sentiment are from various Verve stamp sets-if you want to know the exact sets please just leave me a comment here and I will email you x

Have a fun day x


Monday 14 May 2018


A happy new week to all!

Popping in with a card inspired by a few challenges:

I just did some simple water colouring for my background. So you could see how delicate and pretty this looked added this lovely open butterfly die from Concord and 9th. And a tiny sentiment from STAMPlorations.

I will enter this into:

Less is More-yellow, blue and grey-when I first saw this combo I thought I wouldn't enter as I didn't really like it but suddenly this idea came into my head and it worked for me-so thank you for challenging me guys!


Have a fun day x

Thursday 10 May 2018

Time Out #109

Hi There,

Time for new challenge at Time Out Challenges.
It is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge.

First off my card:

And our words that inspired my card:

You can any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase.
I went with 'flower' and 'friends'...I know, pretty obvious!

STAMPlorations are sponsoring this challenge and here I have used their stamp set Happy Sunflower. I heat embossed this stamp in turquoise and then did some water colouring.
I don't usually make square cards and don't know why I really did here, it just seemed right at the time! 

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Kristina. Her creativity really does bloom and we are so excited to have her join us. I urge you to visit her stunning blog Kristina's Art Corner-you will love what you see!

Kristina and the Design Team have all made amazing cards for you-check them out here and then get crafty.

Have fun!

Sunday 6 May 2018

My Courageous Friend

Hi All

Here is a card I made for my very Best Friend who is going through the toughest time I can imagine. Yet she has an inner strength and is the most courageous person I know.

I used the fabulous Go Wild stamp set from Happy Little Stamper.
The striped paper is from a pack Marina sent me-thank you Marina.

Have a good day.

I will enter this into:

Saturday 5 May 2018

Inkspiational #160

Hi There,

This week teamie at Inkspirational Shauna has chosen the challenge and to my delight she challenges us to use the colours:

Purple and Gold

Well this has to be the easiest challenge Shauna has set for me at Inkspirational to date. She usually has me printing on designer paper or something way out of my comfort zone! So thank you Shauna for going a bit easier on me this time!

All of these butterflies and sentiments are from the STAMPlorations set 'Trendy Butterflies 2'. I have used 2 different shades of Catherine Pooler Inks.

I will enter this into:

CASology-Jungle-I checked it out-you do get some butterflies in the Jungle e.g The Blue Morpho mine are purple but heh...artist license!!


Thursday 3 May 2018

Time Out Reminder #108

Hi All

Time to remind you that there is still time to join in our challenge at Time Out. We are asking you all to you 'wild'.

I am 'wild' about Christmas. I just love it!

This card is actually a 'case' of one of our teamie and good friend Nonni's card. I saw it on her blog a while ago and loved it-thanks Nonni for the inspiration.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the amazing Winnie and Walter

The Reindeer and sentiment are from their set Happy Christmas and the snowflakes are from their set Let it Snow

Our amazing Guest Designer, Darnell, is joining us again this week-we love the card she has made.
Take a look at what Darnell and the Design Team have made by popping over to Time Out.

Then take some TIME OUT and go 'wild' with us.

You have until the 9th May 5pm BST to join us.