Thursday, 18 July 2019

Time Out #140

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and it is our photo challenge.

Here is the card I made:

Inspired by the greys and white in this photo, plus the flower reminded me of this tutu!

The sponsor for this challenge is Topflight Stamps-a new challenge for us at Time Out and we are so excited they are supporting us.
Here I have used their stamp set Born to Perform by Visible Images

All the DT have made amazing cards-take a look here and then take some TIME OUT and have some fun with us!


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Teal and Gold!

Hi All

Quick drop in with a very CAS card made using one of my favourite card combos-teal and gold. Love how the gold shimmers on the teal.

I used a new stamp given to me by the lovely Cornelia when we met in London about 6 weeks ago. It is from Unity Stamps-thank you Cornelia!

I simply heat embossed it in gold on to the teal card. Then did the same with the sentiment using black card-this I popped it up on foam pads.

Have a good day x

I will enter this into:
AAA Birthday-for the girls-this is off to a crafty friend!!
AAA Cards-maxi white space-no option taken and my white space is teal but still white space!


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Crafty Friends!

Hi All

I met a crafty friend from Austria on holiday on the beach in Greece-we are everywhere!
Her craft is making things from shells and pebbles. She got me collecting pebbles so she could make me a necklace. And yesterday she emailed me to say it was on its way.

I haven't crafted for ages but so wanted to make her a card so I can send it to her when my necklace arrives-I will share a picture of my necklace when I have it.

Here is her card:

The background is an embossed panel given to me by another crafty buddy Joyce. The deep purple is water coloured and the sentiment is heat embossed onto the panel. This stamp is from Penny and Black and was a presssie a long time ago from yet another craft buddy Sarah G (who now runs her own stamp and stencil company-take a look here)

So my design but helped along by pressies from crafting friends and off to a crafting friend met on the beech!!

Have a fun day and I will enter this into:

Addicted to CAS-heat-I went with the heat embossing

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Inkspirational #191 photo

Hi All

Time for a new photo challenge at Inkspirational.

Here is my card:

And here is the photo that inspired this card:

How gorgeous are these cupcakes? The ice-creams and balloons are so beautiful and would be amazing for a baby shower!

So much to choose from here so I just picked out the balloons.

Using the following from CAS-ual Fridays:

Our DT all have made amazing cards-check then out here and then get inky!


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

I made cards!

Hi All

I finally made some cards!
I was inspired by the Twofer Card Challenge 'Garden' and used this floral sparkle wreath die to make 2 different kinds of cards. This die was a pressie from teamie, Jill at Time Out-thanks Jill!

Here are the 2 cards together-sorry for poor photo but light was not so good!

The first card is a Birthday card where I used the wreath off the edge and just popped a sparkle flower in the centre (a pressie from teamie Anila at Inkspirational-thanks Anila). Added the enamel dot for some colour:

And the second card I went with Christmas, using the floral wreath as a Xmas wreath! Also there are, what look like snowflakes, all around the wreath. Just die cut it and added mirri card underneath! And a label with a touch of the mirri card!

The first card I will also enter into:

And the second I will enter into:

Have a fun day!



Thursday, 4 July 2019

Time Out #139

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and it is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge.

Here is my card:

And here are the words:

Here I used the stamp set Book and Film Stamp Set by our fabulous sponsor Catherine Pooler

I know there is so much to be inspired by in this phrase and as I was looking through the stamps sets at Catherine Pooler my eye was caught by this movie and books set and my original ideas were forgotten! 

My mind went to the word 'Happy' and what makes me happy.....and guess what movies do!!
Hubby and I spend as much time as we can going to the movies and I have a very special friend who loves doing the same with her this is her 'Happy Birthday' card!! I find it funny the way inspiration takes us!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Claire. Claire has supported Time Out for many years and we love to see her creative designs in our gallery. Her blog Life On the Scrap Heap is a delight to visit and pop on over there to check out the amazing cards.

Then back to Time Out to see what Claire and the DT have made to inspire you!

Enjoy x

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Inkspirational #190

Hi All

A new challenge form Inkspirational and this week Nonni chose the challenge-see badge below.

Here is my take:

I used 3 shades of purple colours and in 3 different ways-water coloured, die cut purple card and a strip of purple colour

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Milla-we are so happy she is joining us-check out her blog here and you will come back full of ideas! Welcome Milla x

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Time Out Challenges #138

Hi All

I am off away for 2 weeks today so may it will be only be scheduled DT posts from me!

I will not be around so much in blogland but may tip my toe in now and then to say hi! But I won't have forgotten you all and sure I will be looking at IG now and then!

Time for a new challenge at Time Out. And we are challenging you to be:


And here is my take on this:

Using our fabulous sponsors CAS-ual Fridays-stamp sets Puffy Heart Love and Tag You're It

This was one of the cards I made for my husband's Birthday as he really is so hard to buy for!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Milla. I am sure many of you know her and her wonderful cards. Take a look at her blog here and you will come back ready to craft-welcome Milla we are so happy to have you join us x

Pop on over to Time Out and see what Milla and the team have made to inspire us!

I will enter this into:

Enjoy and see you in 2 weeks! x

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Inkspirational #189

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkapirational and this time our word prompt is:

Here is my take:

I used a previously made watercolour background and just placed this butterfly die-given to me in one of the crafty goodies gifts my dear friend Joyce sent me....she sends me so many beautiful packages all full of the most wonderful crafting joys! Thank you Joyce for your kindness x 

I love purple and yellow together so added a few enamel dots to finish the card.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Milla-we are so happy she is joining us-check out her blog here and you will come back full of ideas! Welcome Milla x

Have fun x

I will enter this into:
AAA Birthday Challenge-use water colours

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Friday, 14 June 2019


Hi All

Popping in with a 'stamp and go', one layer card for you...well for hubby on his next visit away for work. Gosh I am prepared this time-card 2 done already!

I love the stamp Naptimes from Newton's Nook and I have used it already where I coloured each cushion and the cat.....yet to be seen as a future DT card. But this time I had this idea just to keep it plain and add the sentiment across it, using the hearts as I would normally my enamel dots.

My extra design touches were just the rounded edge and 3 little score lines at the top-can't see these too well in the photo but IRL they do add a nice touch. kind of card-one layer, stamp and go and now time for chores!

Entering into:

Day of the Month Card Club-hug your cat day
AAA Cards-one layer not using twist.


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Calming feeling of Love coming Home!

Hi All

I had fun making this card-after having no mojo for a while, I suddenly make 2 cards in 2 days!

Getting my cards ready to give to hubby for his next working trip away-this time Hong Kong!

I don't like him being away and there is nothing more calming to me than when he walks through to the door and is home again! 

I met Cornelia in London a few weeks ago and she gave me this set of stamps from Unity 
I knew exactly what I would use it for!

I was going to go Black for the map but the colours at Less is More this week inspired me to be a bit more adventurous-2 colours I would not have thought of using myself. The sentiment I just popped up.

And I do love that Winnie and Walter frame.

Have a super day x


CASology-Calm-the calming effect of Callum coming home to me!
Less is More-white, plum and duck egg


Monday, 10 June 2019

One layer AAA

Hi All

Firstly I must apologise for not visiting you all as much as I like to-the stresses of life has got in the way-I am sure you all know how that goes! Also to all of you that I usually email with-I have not forgotten you and will be with you soon.

I also have had no mojo for crafting but when I saw the 'one layer card challenge' at AAA-I knew I would have to join in-my fav kinds of cards.

I also used the twist of 'Black and White'

Super CAS but I love it!

Have a fun week x

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Time Out Challenges #137

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and here is my card:

Here I used our fabulous sponsor Uniko stamp set Originally Organic. I stamped it faintly in Catherine Pooler ink-Mint to be

The challenge is:

Lots of different ways to take this challenge and I can't wait to see where you go!

And if you go with our 'one layer card' option you get chance to win a prize from Uniko.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Lise-she is so creative and I am so pleased she is joining us for this challenge. Check out her blog here-you will be inspired!

So pop on over to Time Out and see what Lise and the DT have made to inspire you!


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

How to stay Calm!

Hi All

Quickly popping in with a card for the 'Calm' challenge at CASology

What better way is there to keep calm than shop for shoes!

Shona is GD there this week and when I saw her card here it reminded me of a stamp set I had from The Ton. Thanks for inspiring me Shona x

So off to stamping I went!

I didn't want to use the same sentiment that Shona some stamp surgery sorted this out!

Oh....just go and buy some will feel 'calmer'!!


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Inkspirational #188

Hi All

We have a new photo challenge at Inkspirational.

Here is my take:

Obviously inspired by the funky slashes on this fab summer outfit (I want it!)

The unicorn and sentiment are from Funky Fossil Designs-who have just realised a new set of amazing stamps-pop on over there and delight in the seeing these goodies-plus if you sign up as a subscriber to the newsletter there is an offer!
The splashes are from STAMPlorations-stamped in Catherine Pooler Inks

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Milla-we are so happy she is joining us-check out her blog here and you will come back full of ideas! Welcome Milla x

Pop on over to Inkspirational to see how this photo inspired Milla and our DT.


I will enter this into:

AAA Card Challenge-5th Birthday Bash- a very Happy Birthday!