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


  1. Cool and contemporary, Sandie ... what a great contrast between the bold shimmery purple and the soft, dreamy background watercolour! Way to go stepping outside your CZ ... it's fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Wow a beauty! I was a bit stumped by the inspiration, but maybe I get an idea now I have seen your card! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Love the purple sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog :)

  4. So beautiful! Love this! Thanks so much for stopping by my place Sandie! And it made me realize I had linked up the wrong card to the CAS challenge. Lol! I linked up the correct one and can’t delete the mermaid. So sorry for the trouble!