Saturday 28 December 2019

Inkspirational #203

Hi All

I hope you all had a fab holiday and are ready now to do some crafting as we have a great photo for you at Inkspirational

This is my last card for Inkspirational as I am standing down from the DT. I have been on this team for many years now but decided that it was time to move on.
It has been a joy working with the fun team and Marina has been a super team leader.
Next year I will be playing along with you all!!

Here is my card:

This photo is a little dark but I wanted to be able for you to see the white embossed clock on the cream card.

Here is the photo that inspired this:

I was insipred by the clocks, the sliver strip you see at the top of the photo in the background. Plus the black colours really popped out at me!

This was actually made a while ago as it went to my cousin Lynn for her Birthday in November. We both love using cream and white on cards-so Lynn this was where this idea came from....especially for you! And I know you love a good old party!

All stamps are from Clearly Besotted Stamps

All the Design Team have made super cards-take a look here and then get inky!


Sunday 22 December 2019

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!

Today is the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah. This starts tonight and is celebrated to 8 nights.

I made these cards for a few of my Jewish Card Making Friends-this year I have been trying to send cards to my crafty friends for their main Festivals rather than Christmas.

The colours of Hanukkah are blue and silver (a much lighter blue really!)

Learn more about this Festival here

Here are 2 of the cards I made:

I used the stamp set Chanukah and the die is from STAMPlorations.

I simply silver embossed the stamps onto the dies. Popped them up and added some enamel dots.

Happy Hanukkah

Enjoy x

Thursday 19 December 2019

Time Out #151

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out

It is our inspired by words challenge-you can see the quote we have chosen on the badge below. You can use any of the words or the whole quote to inspire you.

I went for what the whole quote summed up for me!

I used fun foam to cut the cloud dies so IRL there is a lot of dimension here!

We have the wonderfully creative Helen joining us for this challenge. I love her cards-she inspires all the time. Check out her blog here and you will see why! Her card today is outstanding. Pop on over to Time Out and you will see what amazing cards there are to inspire you!


Saturday 14 December 2019

Inkspirational #202

Hi All

Our Designer's choice challenge starts today and this time the lovely Anila has chosen for us:

No Stamping

Here is my card using a panel given to me from crafting buddy Joyce

Go on over to Inkspirational and see what the DT have made to inspire you!


Friday 13 December 2019

Rejoice in the Season!

Hi All

A quick make today-just a few cards left now....nearly there!

Here I used a set from CrafTangles that I won when I did the Diwali hop-thank you guys!

I simply stamped the light bulbs off the edge and coloured with copics adding some WOS for some sparkle!
Used the Uniko sentiment-keeping my design all along the edge for the challenge at AAA Cards.
I coloured some gems in the same colour of the bulbs-all to fit in with the colours at Color Thrown-I know my 'hot pink' looks red but IRL it is a pink promarker used and hot pink card!

Have a fun weekend x

I will enter this into:

CAS on Friday-Christmas
Colour Throwdown-lime green, hot pink and white

    For your blog

Thursday 5 December 2019

Time Out #150

Hi All,

A new challenge starts today at Time Out where we are challenging you to be 'Merry and Cheerful'!

Here is what I made:

Using Snowflake Serenade stamp set from our super sponsors Uniko

My fav kind of card to make-'stamp and go' and one layer!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the superbly talented Angie. I am sure many of you know Angie but if not pop on over to her blog here. I am sure you will be inspired-as I am always when I go there!

So how are you going to be 'Merry and Cheerful'??

Have a look at what Christine and the Design Team have made at Time Out for some more inspiration!

Enjoy your day x

I will enter this into:

AAA Cards challenge-made in minutes-this took less than 5!
Uniko Challenge-Christmas


Sunday 1 December 2019

Stencils and Colouring!!

Hi All

2 posts in one day!
Not often done but this morning I felt tired and really felt like having a go at some stencils and that lead to some colouring too!

I made this, inspired by the challenges below:

The star stencil and Angel stamp and sentiment are both from Funky Fossil Designs

I was inspired by the photo at Inspired By-Pink Christmas-I used the stars and gold from one of the wrapping papers and the coloured in pink and green from the photo and added it to the deep green base to match the Christmas Tree.

CASology-Faith-easy to get the connection here!

Have a fun day x


The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year!

Hi All

A Christmas make for you today-not too many more! All cards for abroad made so should get off in time-some already gone!

Here one for this country-you can tell as it is not one layer!

I used a wonderful Christmas set from Uniko.
The sentiment was stamped in delicata ink but didn't come up so well so I thought I would touch it up with a gold gel pen but that also didn't quite do the trick! But IRL it does show up well and sparkles but looks not so good in this photo! But I still liked it!

The picture at Inspired By gave me the idea of making a baby pink card using a touch of gold-love it when you see a photo and idea just pops into your head!

I took the layout from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches-love, love this sketch!

Also entering the Christmas Uniko challenge 

Have a fun day x


Saturday 30 November 2019

Inkspirational #201

Hi All

A new 'Word Prompt' challenge at Inkspirational.

This is a fun one and I had the perfect stamp for this from CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Here is the prompt word:

See-the perfect stamp!
The ribbon here was a pressie from teamie Anila-thanks hon x

Check out what the team made here and then get naughty and inky!

Enjoy x

Sunday 24 November 2019


Hi All

Another Christmas card using another of my fav dies for Christmas and I had to play around with it to come up with an idea which was different from the ones I have used in the past-usually kraft or textured fabric for die.
This time I used glitter card!

This Nativity die is from Penny Black

Have a good day x

I will enter this into:

...or Hedgie      

Thursday 21 November 2019

Time Out #149

Hi All

Time for us all to take some TIME OUT and join in our new challenge.
It is our 'Theme' challenge with the option of making a one layer card.

Here is what I made-using all pressies from my teamie Joyce-thank you Joyce!

As you can see I didn't go one layer!

This challenge is sponsored by Altenew-we love their store!

Our Guest Designer is the amazing Christine who has made some super cards for this challenge. Her blog is a joy to visit-pop on over there-Experiments in Craft-you will love what you see!

Now how are you going to celebrate with us??

Our Design Team and Christine have some wonderful cards to inspire you-take a look here and then get inky with us!

Enjoy x

Monday 18 November 2019

Winter's Butterflies

Hi All

A card for a few challenges:

Made using Visible Image snowflake stamp-just repeat stamped in 2 blues and the sentiment is from Uniko. Die frame from STAMPorations.

Enjoy your day x

I will enter this into:


Sunday 17 November 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi All

Just dropping in to share a card I made yesterday-I am doing housework so needed a break!

This Stag stamp comes out every year (a pressie from my lovely blogging friend Gerrina). It is one of my favs and it has been sat on my desk ready for me to make a card but I wanted to do something different with it this year-usually on kraft! A few challenges helped me out here!
The stag is gold embossed and the sentiment from Uniko has been black embossed onto vellum which I tore to go with the 'That's Torn it' challenge at Less is More.
The layout is from the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch

I will also enter this into the 'Christmas Challenge at Uniko-option not taken (tree)

O.k back to chores!



Saturday 16 November 2019

Inkspirational #200!!

Hi All

We are celebrating at Inkspirational as this is our 200th challenge!
I am pleased to say I have been here for nearly all these challenges!

We would love to see you create a 'Celebration' card....any celebration you want!

Plus if you use our photo for Inspiration there is a prize to be won-see the blog for details.

I went with the photo inspiration using the heart.

Here I made a card for hubby-it could be for his Birthday, Christmas or Valentines....haven't decided yet!

Stamps from CAS-ual Fridays

And here is our photo:

Take a look at what the rest of the team have made here and then come and Celebrate with us!


I will enter this into:

AAA Cards-one image-optional twist not taken


Thursday 14 November 2019

Because of you!

Hi All

I made this card yesterday for my hubby.

Often times are hard and tears fall-way too much! There is someone who is there to make these cries less, help me to laugh and smile more than I really feel or want to....he is my rock. I made him this card to let him know how much I appreciate this and how much I love him. It may seem a cute image for a guy but when he went away a while ago I made some cards for him and I asked him what was his favourite was and it was the one that I had used this same set Chubby Unicorns from Funky Fossil Designs but with the 2 unicorns!

The sentiment is so perfect for this and is from Unity-a pressie from my dear friend Cornelia when we met in London a few months ago.

I thought my Unicorn needed a little colour so I added a few touches using the colours at Cupcake Cake Inspirations-yellow, red and orange.

Also entering CASology-Appreciate...well this is what this card is all about!
AAA Cards-one image-I didn't use the twist of shimmer

Have a good day.