Thursday 31 January 2019

Time Out #128

Hi All

Ready for a new challenge at Time Out?

It is our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge

First off my card:

Using our fabulous STAMPlorations set Romantic-Expressions 1 Shery Russ Designs-the winner will get a $25 gift voucher for their store!

And here is the photo that inspired this card:

Pretty obvious I went for the single red heart!

Our Guest Designer is the very creative and long term supporter of Time Out-Conil. We are delighted Conil is joining us! Pop on over to her blog Which Craft? and you will see a feast of inspiring projects.

Now go on over to Time Out and see what Conil and the Design Team have made to inspire you!

Then take some TIME OUT and get crafty with us.


I will enter this into:


Tuesday 29 January 2019

Going Pink!

Hi Friends!

Popping in with a card for you all, inspired by a few challenges:

I got this gorgeous background stitched pink card as a pressie from my crafting friend Joyce-thank you Joyce!
It is gorgeous but the it was hard to photo to show how good it looks IRL-it gives so much detail to the card-I love it.

The flower is from Happy Little Stampers and the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. The banner from Winnie and Walter

I will enter this into:

The Paper Players-sketch-I used the sketch for my lay out

Enjoy your day x


Saturday 26 January 2019

Inkspirational #179

Hi All

Time for a our photo challenge at Inkspirational

This is the photo that inspired my card:

Yep I picked out the pink and gold!

The heart die is from Winnie and Walter and the sentiments from The Ton

Pop over to Inkspirational and see what the fab Design Team have made to inspire you to play along.


I will enter this into:

CASology-love, because love sure makes us all smile!
Addicted to Stamps and More-photo-gold, love hearts and pink!
Uniko-anything goes with the twist of love-I used the twist!


Thursday 24 January 2019

AAA and CASology!

Hi All

If you follow my blog regularly, you might want to sit down!!

I have a card for you today where I have used masking, cute images and colouring....yep, I really have!

Here goes....giggling allowed!!

I know, unusual for me but it was fun to make an does make me smile!

It was inspired by the challenge 'smile' at CASology and the 'use a third and optional masking' at AAA-I masked each of the guards.

I had this My Favorite Things set sat on my desk as I just got it as a gift from my crafty friend Lisa and saw the sentiment and 'pop' the idea for this card came to me!!

I sure hope it made you smile...even if it was at me trying to mask and colour!!

Enjoy your day x


Wednesday 23 January 2019

WWC205 Donna's 'All About Holidays' Challenge

Hi All

This is my last challenge as Guest Designer for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I have been joining the team all of January and had a lot of fun.
I hope I was able to inspire you.

This week we are all about 'Holidays' and I went with Christmas-never too early to start!

And my card:

I used the now retired Verve Stamps and just heat embossed the sentiment onto a panel. I also heat embossed the dove. I added a rustic look by distressing the edges of the panels.This was a little nod to Julee who was the designer and owner of Verve stamps-she makes the most beautiful cards with layers, ribbons etc and often adds a rustic feel to her Julee this was my CAS nod to you-and thanks for inspiring me!

Time to pop over to Watercooler Wednesday and have a look at all the inspiration from the team.

Thank you Heidi and all the team for inviting me to design with you in January. It has been a lot of fun x

Thursday 17 January 2019

Time Out #127

Hello my crafting friends,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out

This time we have our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and you need to get a little more lively for this one!

Here are our words:

You can use any, a few or the whole phrase to inspire you.

I went with 'friends' and to 'dance' need music!

This challenge is sponsored by our long term supporters CASual Fridays Stamps

The winner of this challenge will get $25 gift voucher to their amazing store here

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Claire. Her blog String Bows is full of stunning cards and creativity blooms with everyone. We are so pleased Claire is joining us.

Claire and our fabulous Design Team have really used these words in so many different ways-pop over to our blog here and you will get plenty of ideas!

Then take some TIME OUT and play along with us.

You have until 5pm Jan 30th


Wednesday 16 January 2019

WWC204 Gail's Masculine 'Anything Goes' Challenge

Hi All

I am in week 3 of being the Guest Designer at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge  and today we have:

Gail's Masculine 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

I went for a Masculine design and colours:

All the Design Team have made amazing cards-check them out here and then get crafty!

Enjoy x

Saturday 12 January 2019

Inkspirational #178

Hi All

And welcome to our first challenge at Inksprational for 2019.

This challenge has been chosen by our fabulous teamie Anila.

She wants us to make a card using:


Here is what I came up with:

I used the background full floral stamp by CAS-ual Fridays-heat embossed onto the the kraft card. I die cut the 'smile' sentiment from this-also CAS-ual Fridays. Then die cut the sentiment again in fun foam to add dimension and used a burghaundy card base before the kraft base.

Have a look at the amazing DT kraft projects here and then get crafty and join us.


Friday 11 January 2019

Let is Snow!

Hi There

Snow is forecast here so here is my card today inspired by a few challenges and I decided to go with my 'one layer, stamp and go' card-you know these are my fav cards to make:

I have added texture here using my linen embossing plate but it is hard to see in the photo-a little dull here in London!

All these stamps are from Happy Little Stamper and stamped with my now favourite inks from Catherine Pooler 

The layout comes from Freshly Made Sketches

I used the blues so it really fitted the 'Frozen' challenge at CASology

And the 'Snowflake' challenge at Addicted to CAS

Have a fun day x


Wednesday 9 January 2019

WWC203 Karen's ''All About Occasions' Challenge

Hi All

This is my second Guest Design card for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This time it is Karen's ''All About Occasions' Challenge.

I made this card that could be used for so many Occasions.

This is actually a CASE of blogging friend Jeanne-she sent me this die from Poppy Stamps for Christmas and the Xmas card she made inspired me to make this card. I don't usually make cards with such detail but loved her Xmas card and this idea for my card just wouldn't go away-so I gave it a go and love how it turned out-so thank you Jeanne!

All the Design Team have made amazing cards-check them out here and then join in the fun!

I will enter this into:

  Please Grab Our Badge!

Thursday 3 January 2019

Time Out Challenge #126

Hi All

Our first challenge for the year at Time Out Challenges

First off my card:

All dies are from Winnie and Walter and the sentiment is from Uniko

I made this as at Time Out we are challenging you to be:

What could be more loving than hearts and glitter!

This challenge is sponsored by Birch Press Designs

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Jane. I am a huge fan of Jane. Her CAS designs are an inspiration! Check out her blog Purplejet Loves Crafts and you will see what I mean!

Jane and the Design Team are all in the 'loving' mood-check their cards out here.

Then time to take TIME OUT and join us-you have until 5pm GMT 16th Jan to play.


Wednesday 2 January 2019

WWC202-Dawn's Feminine 'Anything Goes' Challenge

Hi All

A very Happy New Year to you all!

I am very excited to say I am the Guest Designer for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for January. I won their 200th Challenge and was over the moon to be asked to Guest Designer with this amazing Design Team for January!

Here is my first card for you:

This is for Dawn's 'Anything Goes' Feminine Challenge.

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