Saturday 29 September 2018


Happy Weekend my crafty friends!

Another very CAS Christmas card for you inspired by the latest sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I loved this sketch and knew I had to play along and wanted to make another 'just stamps and ink' card and super, super CAS.....just so my heart could be happy!

This stamp and sentiment are both from Verve-now closed sadly.

I know this looks super simple but boy did I have to play around to get it just how I wanted it. And have to say...I love it!

I have added texture to the base by using my linen embossing plate...naturally!

Have a fun weekend:

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Friday 28 September 2018

Shine Brightly

Hi All,

What do you do when you can't sleep?

I was awake at 3am and by 4.30am gave up and decided to craft.

I have a couple of sketches that have caught my eye recently and here is one of the early morning makes made inspired the one of them. 

My fav kind of card-one layer and just ink and stamps-makes my heart happy!

As soon as I saw the sketch at CAS colour and Sketches I thought Christmas card!

I used a sentiment from Verve (now closed) and some star stamps from a set my crafting friend Gerrina gave me a few years ago-every year I find another stamp in this set I haven't used and ink it up-thank you Gerrina.

This will be entered into:

I will be back tomorrow with another early morning make inspired by another sketch!

Enjoy your day x


Thursday 27 September 2018

Challenge #119

Hi All

Time for you to take some Time Out and play in our Theme Challenge at Time Out

Many of you will know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we do a challenge each year to help to raise awareness.We hope you will do the same and join in with us.

If you don't want to make a Breast Cancer Awareness card specifically then you can make a friendship card-we all need hugs.

And don't forget you have the option of making this a one layer card! 

I went for our optional One Layer:

This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays

For my card I used their following stamps:

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Marieke. Her blog is a delight to visit, full of inspiring projects-take a look here-you will see what I mean. We are so happy to have you join us Marieke.

Marieke and the Design Team have all made super cards-check them out here

I am also on a Design Team that is purely about raising awareness of Breast Cancer-Calling All Sistahs-pop on over there and see what we are all about. We have a challenge each month (one going on now!) and lots of info on how to do self breast exams etc.

For our Time Out Challenge you have until 10th October 5pm to join us


Monday 24 September 2018

Crafty Friends!

Hi All

Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet Cornelia IRL!
We have been crafty buddies for a number of years now and it was an absolute joy to meet her IRL-loved my time with you Cormelia x

We had planned to meet in New York with a group of other crafty buddies but I was too ill to travel so it was wonderful to have a re-do!

Cornelia gave me some lovely crafty goodies. One of which was this New York Skyline Die...she said as I hadn't made it there earlier in the year, she was bringing it to me!

And here is how I put it to use, inspired by some challenges I spotted today:

The layout is from the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch-I will enter this.

It was also inspired by:

AAA Cards-Imagine-I took 'imagine' as me imaging one day I will be in New York-my dream!
The Library Challenge-The Oscars-it was actually the book cover that caught my eye first as I thought it looked like skylines but then also 'The Oscars' reminded me of how much the Statue of Liberty looks like the Oscar award!

 Oscar (Biblioasis International Translation Series) (9781771962254): Mauricio Segura, Donald Winkler: Books

Saturday 22 September 2018

Inkspirational #170

Hi There

A new challenge starts today at Inkspirational.

It is our photo challenge and here is my card:

Inspired by our photo:

This sentiment comes from The Ton Stamps. And I feel these words speak to all us crafty gang....a super CAS card like this can look so much more fun with a touch of glittler!! 

The sentiment was just stamped onto some card and I popped it up on some foam pads for dimension. Added a few die cut stars-cut from glitter fun foam! 

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Isle. Her blog is full of inspiring projects-pop on over and have a look here. We are delighted to have you join us Isle.

Our DT and Isle made some super cards using this photo as inspiration-take a look here

Then time to get crafty!

Enjoy x

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Calling All Sistahs September 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.

Here is my card for this month:

Here I have used CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-Truth Is stamp set and matching die set Truth Blooms Fri-Dies. And the sentiment is from the set Supercalifragilistic

And the photo that inspired 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:

   For your blog

Monday 17 September 2018

Calling All Sistahs September 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:

Using Stamp Set 'Be' from CAS-ual Fridays

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


Thursday 13 September 2018

Time Out Challenges #118

Hi All,

A new challenge starts today at Time Out Challenges and it is our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge.

Here is the card I created:

Inspired by the colours in the photo below:

This challenge is sponsored by Poppy Stamps and I have used their Embossed Heart Butterfly Die
The fish tail tags are from My Favorite Things and the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers

We are so excited that the Design Team of Poppy Stamps are joining in with us for this challenge. Check out what they have created on their blog here

Proud to be sponsored by

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative designer Angie. Her blog is a delight to visit-check it out here, you will love what you see!

Lets see what inspiration there is over at Time Out and The Poppy Stamps blog!

Time for you to get crafty and take some TIME OUT to join us.
You have until 5pm BST 29th September to join us.


I will enter this into:

Poppy Stamps Anything Goes Challenge


Saturday 8 September 2018

Inkspirational #169

Hi All

Time for our Designer's choice of challenge at Inkspirational. This week Yvonne is asking us to use a stamped/lace/paper/stencil doily on our cards.

I went for a stamped and embossed doily and actually made it into a Christmas card:

Both the doily stamp and the sentiment are from Uniko.

Our Guest Designer for the challenge is the very talented Toni. I love her cards and you can check them out on her blog here.

Toni and the Design Team have all made super cards-check them out here