Saturday, 18 May 2019

Inkspirational #187

Hi All

A new challenge starts at Inkspirational today and Marlena has chosen:

'Gold Dipped'

I had fun making this card. I used the same stamp 'celebrate artsy' from STAMPlorations and stamped in onto the card with 3 different colour inks from Catherine Pooler. Then I used delicata gold ink of some card just stamping if different areas so when I cut the die from Winnie and Walter it would look like just the edges had been dipped in gold! Added the die onto fun foam for dimension.

Now lets see what the team have for us for here

I will enter this into:

AAA Cards-use one 3rd and optional bright colours-I went with the twist.
CASology-Color-not much else here except white spaces and splashes of colour!


Saturday, 11 May 2019

Have a Beautiful Day

Hi All

A card for you today inspired by a few challenges:

White embossed the flower on vellum and die cut it. Die cut just one of the leaves.
Arranged it all on eggshell embossed card (although hard to see in the photo-raining here!) and stitched dies.
The sentiment is from the same set.

Entering into:

Altenew May Inspiration-got the idea for wrapping the leaves around the panel from this photo plus using the embossed background
Just Add Ink-well these flowers in this photo are where the initial idea came from!
CAS on Friday-white on white
CASology-Mother-think this makes for a lovely Mothers Day card.

Enjoy your day x


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Friday, 10 May 2019

Can you see it!!

Hi All

I made this card for my Dad who has just been in hospital having eye cataracts surgery.

This is a test for him to see if he can read it...can you??

My Dad's smile sure does make my world brighter!

This idea popped into my head when I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch-just flipped the sketch and done!

I will also enter it into Addicted to and white are pretty good contrasts!

Have a fun day x


Thursday, 9 May 2019

Time Out #135

Hi All

A new challenge at Time Out and it is our 'Inspired by Words'-check out the words on the badge below.

Here is the card I made inspired by 'stars' and how they sparkle!

Here I have used the stamp set Magic and Sparkle from our wonderful sponsors Poppy Stamps

Jeanne from the Design Team at the Poppy Stamps Blog is joining us for this challenge. Pop on over to her blog A Kept Life and feast your eyes on a delight of card. We are so happy Jeanne could join us today.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the inspiring Michele. I am sure many of you know her blog, I Card Everyone. It is full of such a delight of cards. Her creativity has no bounds and we are so happy she is joining us today-welcome Michele x

Pop on over to Time Out to see what the DT have made to inspire you!

Enjoy x

I will enter this into the new AAA Birthday Card Challenge-Anything Goes
Poppy Stamps-wishi washi!-I am making a wish with this Birthday Card

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Wednesday, 8 May 2019


Hi All

Popping in with a card for a few challenges.

It is not Mother's Day in Britain this week (our's was in March!), but isn't this sentiment true all year round??
I know it is for my Mum-she is the one that holds us all together and I am thankful everyday for her.

Card was initially inspired by CASology-Mothers.

I knew I wanted to use this sentiment and stamp but needed some colours. After a hunt I found a combo I liked at CAS Colour and Sketches-I hunted high and low for a darker green button but this was all I could find but I do like the pretty flower pattern on it, which I thought suited the card!

The flower image is from Visible Image and the sentiment is from Verve which unfortunately  is now closed.

Enjoy the day x


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Inkspirational #186-adventure

Hi All

It is our 'Word Prompt' challenge at Inkspirational and the word is:


This little bunny looks like he has been on a little adventure!

I have used the following from CAS-ual Fridays

Don't forget to check out all the Design Team takes on this fun challenge-take a look here and then get inky!


Thursday, 2 May 2019

Time Out #134 Reminder

Hi All,

Here is my card for the latest challenge at Time Out

I made this because we are challenging you to be:

Here I have used our super sponsor Winnie and Walter die In A Word-Cuddles Cutaway I cut this is grey fun foam and topped with the grey card. 
The stamp her is Chubby Unicorns from Funky Fossil Designs-I just stamped these and did some selective grey colouring. 

Our amazing Guest Designer Nancy is joining us again this week. Check out her fun and creative card at Time Out-where you will see some more playful cards from the 'playful' Design Team!

I kept this card all neutral colours to fit in with the Colour Challenge at Winnie and Walter

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Time Out #134

Hi All

Time for a new challenge and here is what I made:

I made this as we are asking you to be:

We are so excited that we are being sponsored by Winnie and Walter and on my card I have used their super fun stamp set Dotty about You-I thought the colours, the stamps and the sentiment are all 'playful'.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Nancy. I am so pleased she is joining us-take a look at her blog here and you will come back inspired to craft!

Before you take TIME OUT to craft and be 'playful', pop on over to Time Out and see what Nancy and the team have made.

They are a 'playful' bunch!!


Saturday, 20 April 2019

Inkspirational #185

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspitational

It is our photo challenge.

I have gone out of my comfort zone here and made this:

And the photo that inspired this:

Pretty easy to see I went with the teapot and teacup!

I have used the stamp set Serendipi-tea by CAS-ual Fridays. I heat embossed in pink the teacup and teapot onto designer paper and the fussy cut this out.

The teapot was popped up on pads but I decided to keep the teacup flat.

Used a STAMPlorations die and just stamped the sentiment and popped this up with foam pads onto the designer card.

Check out what our amazing Design Team made, inspired by this photo, here and then get inky!


Saturday, 13 April 2019

Easter Blessings.

Hi All

Popping in quickly with a card for a few challenges.

I got the lay out from Freshly made Sketches

Got the idea for the yellow base from the yellow cup that jumps off the page in the photo at latest photo challenge at Inspired by Challenge-also got the idea to use the floral paper from DT member here LeAnne-I saw her floral card and went hunting for some paper with some of colours from photo in it-thanks LeAnne for the idea x

Cross is die cut and popped up on foam pads (die from Verve-no longer with us x)
Sentiment from Uniko

Have a fun day x


Thursday, 11 April 2019

Time Out Challenge #133

Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges and here it is:

Don't forget this challenge has an 'optional 'one layer card' twist-pretty hard to do for this challenge but I bet some of you do!

Embellishments are so fun to play with! Remember to use 2 or more!
What will you use-lace, buttons, ribbons, charms, sequins...the list goes on and  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Birch Press Designs and I have used the die Garden Bouquet-Poppy Stamps

Jeanne one of the amazing designers for and on the blog for Birch Press Design is joining us for this challenge and we are so pleased she is-check out her stunning card on her blog A Kept Life

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Andrea. Andrea plays at Time Out a lot and we are over the moon she is joining us. Her blog is full of exciting and inspiring cards-check it our here and we guarantee you will come back ready to craft!


I will enter:

Poppy Stamps Challenge-Blooming Garden

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Monday, 8 April 2019

Bursting with Love!

Hi All

I am popping in with a card I made quickly for a few challenges.

Hubby is working away for 2 weeks and this is the first time we have been apart for so long in over 15 years. I have decided to make him a few cards to open over the trip......make sure he doesn't forget I exist and to remind him I love and miss him.

This is for:

CASology-Burst.-I had the idea of using this stamp as soon as I saw the challenge and only got around to it today. The heart stamp is Bokeh Burst Heart from The Ton-the sentiment is also from The Ton.The heart stamp bursts but so does my love for hubby x

AAA CAS card challenge-make in minutes with optional twist of dry embossing folder-I did go with option as the pink strip is dry embossed but hard to see in the photo. This card took me 9 mins and 44 sec (I love timing myself!)-a little longer than I expected but I got a bit messed up with getting the pink strip to line up!

I used my 2 fav colour inks from Catherine Pooler-flirty fuchsia and twilight.

Have a fun day xx


Saturday, 6 April 2019

Inkspirational #184

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational and today our inspiring teamie chose:

Pop it Up-add some dimension!

Here is my take:

I used my fav way to 'pop up' and add dimension to a card-fun foam-this and quick! Here I used it in yellow on the die cut cross and just off set a cream cross die cut. The cross is from 'Verve' stamps-not in production sad!!
There is also dimension added to the stitched die and sentiment-using foam pads.

All the DT have made super cards to inspire you-take a look here and then get inky!


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Let Your Light Shine!

Hi All

Popping in with a card I made super quick-my kind of card!

A one layer 'stamp and go' card that took me 6 mins and 20 secs to make....and a minute of that was deciding where to put the sparkle enamel dots!

Being fair to myself though and all CAS card makers.....I did think about the design a lot before I actually made it. I nearly always do this....ideas linger until I think I know what to do and I go to make it!

All the products are from Concord and 9th.

I was making this for the AAA Card challenge-make in minutes with optional twist of embossing folder-I decided to use linen textured embossed card rather than actually embossing the card myself.

And I used delicta silver ink as if you want the embossed shine without having the time to heat emboss-this is the perfect ink..still looks shiny IRL

I anm sure you guessed I got the inspiration for this from challenge at Less is More-shine the light!

And I will also enter this into Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge-One Layer

This was such a fun card to make and made me remember why I love making 'stamp and go' cards!

Have a fun day x


Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Easter Blessings!

A very Happy Day to you all,

Some water colouring from me today.

This card is based on the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I used some masking water colour liquid to create the green stripe with water colour paints.
The flower from Concord and 9th was die cut from some scrap card I had previously water coloured. I used a paint brush to add some gold paint splashes....still trying to master this one!
Adding in some fresh Spring colours and a Uniko sentiment stamped onto a Winnie and Walter Die

Have a super day!

I will enter:
Uniko-going with Spring Optional Twist 
Crafty Friends-use Spring Colours