Saturday 28 July 2018

Inkspirational #166

Hi All

A new challenge starts today at Inkspirational
This time is was my turn to choose the challenge and I chose:

Make a card is 10 mins or less

The 10 mins starts when you actually start making your card-you can collect all the items you need to make the card before you start that clock!
We would love to know how long it took you to make this-just for fun!

This card was all made from items I had in my stash. The only thing I needed to do was to make the dry embossed background. I got all the items together together and then started my timer-it took me 8 mins and 32 seconds to make. We would love to know how long it took you-just for some fun!

The Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Deanne-check out her amazing blog here

You can see what Deanne and the DT made here...who can make the quickest card???


I will enter this into:

Just Us Girls-photo week-colours and flowers inspired.


Thursday 26 July 2018

Time Out Reminder #115

Hi There,

I am here to remind you that there is still time to join in our 'photo' challenge at Time Out Challenge

Here is my card:

I have used the sentiment stamp Sunny Side-Say it Big from our wonderful sponsors STAMPlorations  My sun rays are water splashes from a stamp set by Papertrey Ink

Here is the photo that inspired my card:

I mainly went with the idea of this looking to me like a beach house and it is always sunny by the beach! My sun rays were inspired by the watercolour painting.

I loved making my this card. I had the idea in my head and it worked straight away and it was my fav kind of card-simply stamp and go!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Heather and she has made another fabulous card this week. Check it out here. Plus you will see all the cards our amazing Design Team have made!

You have until 5pm BST 1st Aug to join in the fun.


I will enter this into:

The Library Challenge-HollyWood Wives-inspired by the cover-she is chilling by the pool and enjoying the 'sunny side' of life!!


Thursday 19 July 2018

Time Out #114

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out.

It is our photo challenge and this is what I created:

This is the photo that inspired me:

I just love this photo and just picked out the colours and as it looks to me like a beach house I thought it was the perfect place to relax!

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations and here I have used their products Bloomingtangled Cover plate #1 and Relax Die

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Heather. Her blog is a delight to visit-check it out here. It is full of inspiration and you will come away ready to get crafty!

All the DT have made stunning cards, take a look here and then get crafty.


I will enter this into the:

The Library Challenge-Hollywood Wives-inspired by the cover-the colours and she is cleary 'relaxing' by the pool!
Addicted to Stamps and More-Anything Goes


Wednesday 18 July 2018

Calling All Sistahs July 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.

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.

I was a bit stuck here at first with this photo but suddenly inspiration struck me looking at the lower part of the photo and the stripes of colour on the back board-not sure exactly what they are but they gave me the idea of using the stripes from this set in our colours. And the sentiment would surely encourage any one that needed it!

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:

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Calling All Sistahs July 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:

Here I have used the following products from CAS-ual Friday Stamps

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


Saturday 14 July 2018

Inkspirational #165

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational

It is our Word Prompt and the word is:


Nice and easy and I made a masculine card for this:

Using my fav combo of colours for cards-purple and yellow.
This doe was a pressie from a crafting buddy and sure made it easy to make this card.

Hope you will join us but before you do check out what our amazing DT have made to inspire you-here

I will enter this into:

Addicted to Stamps and More-6th Birthday Celebration-congrats to Kylie and her team!

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Christmas in July!

Hi There,

Popping in with a CAS card for the Christmas challenge at AAA cards

This card was inspired by DT member Maaike with this card. Her card reminded me I have this stamp. I had to think hard on how to CASE her card so it wasn't a complete copy and think I got there-Thanks Maarike for the inspiration.

I used delicata ink to stamp my reindeer onto this pretty frame. The background card was used as I thought it had a woody feel to it. Just added a few gold enamel dots and a sentiment-both from the sponsors of this challenge Happy Little Stampers.

Enjoy your day.

Sunday 8 July 2018


Hi There

Popping in with a card inspired by the latest challenge at The Library Challenge.

Here is what I created:

 Marina is challenging us to be inspired by the book 'Hollywood Wive's'. You can be inspired by the Title, the Book Cover or the Story.
I was inspired by the Hollywood in the title...they are all super stars in Hollywood!

My layout I got from the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch

I was actually in the middle of making a watercolouring card when this idea just popped in my head and off I went and made this. The other card will have to wait until another day the least what I have water coloured so far will be dry!!

Have a fun day x


Saturday 7 July 2018

Olive and Tangerine!!

Hi There,

This week I haven't crafted much but today I found some mojo when some new goodies I had ordered yesterday from Uniko arrived this morning!

One of those goodies was the Gerbera Dies-I have had the stamps for ages and finally decided to buy the matching dies and made this card:

I heat embossed the gerbera stamp in white then die cut it before water colouring it in orange. I heat embossed the sentiment in tangerine embossing powder.

I used a left over frame from my stash box-it was left over from cutting a fishtail tag! I found some old 'olive' coloured card and just layered this behind my frame. Then went about arranging it, until I was happy with the result.

Enjoy your weekend x

A lat minute entry into AAA Cards challenge-use a frame

Also entering into:

CAS Mix Up Challenge-colour your die cuts, stamping and your choice-water colouring and heat embossing.
The Library Challenge-The Rose Garden-my inspiration coming from flowers and 'gardens' being part of the story.



Thursday 5 July 2018

Time Out Challenge #113

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge and we have our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and the words are:

What a beautiful quote! 
You can use any of these words, just one or the whole phrase-hard to choose we know!!

I went with 'Smile' and created this:

I have used a wonderful star stencil from our sponsor today Sarah who has her own store full of goodies that you can find here. The winner of this challenge will get 3 stencils of their choice from this fabulous store. You can check out Sarah's Instagram account here to see her cards using her stencils-they are fab!!

I simple sponged through the stencil using this as my background and then heat embossed the 'Smile' from the CAS-ual Fridays 'Sassy Smiles' stamp set. Using the part of the same stamp set I white heat emboss the rest of the sentiment on black card and popped it up. Added a few star enamel dots and done!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Amanda. Her blog Diamond Laine Designs is a delight to visit and full of stunning cards-pop on over there now and you will love what you see!

Amanda and the DT have created some stunning cards for you-check them out here and then get inky!


I will enter this into:

Sunday 1 July 2018

Inspired by CAS-ual Friday Photo!

Hi All

I haven't been posting much except DT cards recently but I have been crafting behind the scenes. Mainly making future DT cards but today I have a card I made 'just for fun!'

It has been in the making for a week as it steps me out of my CAS style! Always take me a little longer but I had this idea and made it in bits until it was all ready to put together.

It was inspired totally by the photo at CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration Challenge

Here it is:

And the photo that inspired it:

I was inspired by:

-Firework colours
-the sparkle of the fireworks
-the black base-it reminded me of New Year-a time for love-my hubby is my best friend and as well as lover!!

All stamps and dies I have used are from CAS-ual Fridays-you will see links to actual products below.

I initially got the idea when I saw this fabulous card by DT member Michelle. I loved how she used the background stamp to give the firework effect. I did the same using the Heart to Heart background stamp. I heat embossed this in white and then used the purple and yellow firework colours to  water colour the background-thanks Michele for the inspiration x

I then die but the Heart Board Fri-dies from glitter purple card and layered them up with the top one on foam.

To finish off a purple glitter card strip and the sentiment from the set Mon Ami

It did take me a while to do all the sections but it is fun to step out of the comfort zone and I actually like how it turned out!!

Have a great day x