Thursday 30 January 2020

Time Out #154

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out.

Time to challenge you to be:


And here is my card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is the amazing CAS-ual Fridays and here I have used their background stamp Heart to Heart-heat embossed in white. Plus I used their new stamp set Ever After-again white heat embossed.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the super talented and friend Mugdha. I am a huge fan and her cards are just stunning-take a look at her blog here and I bet you come back a fan too!
We are delighted to have you join us Mugdha x

Now, over to you.....who do you want to be 'affectionate' to you? It can be anyone-not just your partner-everyone needs some love!

Get crafting and join us-you have until Feb 12th 5pm GMT to play!


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Friday 24 January 2020

Life is better in.......??

.....Flip Flop!

Yep, don't we all love to be in Flip Flops!

I was making some DT cards today using from new goodies from Newton's Nook when suddenly a card idea for some challenges popped into my head!

I haven't played in any challenges for a while so Dt cards left aside and off I went to make this super, super CAS card.....even CAS for me!

I just adore these Flip Flop Life Stamps from Newton's Nook-I have the dies to match and made a few of these and they are so cute!

There are a lot of One Layer Challenges around at the moment so decided just to stamp them off the edge and use the sunray stencil from Funky Fossil Designs-yep I am getting into using stencils!

I used the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch for my layout.

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AAA Cards-one layer-no option of the polar animals...went the other way-sun!
Perfectly CAS-one layer-use only one third.

Have a fun weekend ahead x


Tuesday 21 January 2020

CASology #340

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology.

First off my card:

And our cue word is:

I combined a few ideas for our cue word to make this card.

First up-crystal clear thinking-so I used a bubble stamp to represent this.
Then taking crystal as the clear rock-representing this with the sentiment and the clear droplets for my 'thinking' bubbles!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Jan C. Her cards are so inspiring-jump over to her blog here and you will see what I mean!
Welcome Jan, we are delighted to have you as our GD.

What will you make of our cue word?
I can't wait to find out!

Pop on over to CASology to see what the DT have created for you and then join on in!

Our Design Team are all worth a visit and some love-here they are;


Thursday 16 January 2020

Time Out #153

Hi All,

I just love the challenge for you this week.
We are asking you to make a card inspired by an item in your wardrobe.
Your item doesn't have to be in your wardrobe now, it could be an old item you had years ago-we would love to see a photo but if you don't have one, then no worries, just tell us about it!

Here is my card:

And here is the 'Item from my wardrobe that inspired this card:

Hubby gave me this T-shirt after one of his work trips to India last year and I love it.

I had looked through my wardrobe and had found a number of items but in the end went for this as I love the distress look of the heart and the placement of the 'India'. 
To make this I used a heart stencil from Funky Fossil Designs. And sponged with red and green inks to give the distress look. I then added the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays

This challenge is sponsored by the amazing Poppy Stamps. Their store is fab-check it out here.

Proud to be sponsored by

This challenge our Guest Designer is the very talented Lise-we just love her cards and her creativity just blooms-check her blog here and you will see what I mean. Welcome Lise!

Go on over to Time Out and see what Lise and the Design Team have to inspire you.

Then you know what to do-take some TIME OUT and join in with us!

Thursday 9 January 2020

A whale of a time!

Happy Friday...oops it is Thursday!

Yesterday I was feeling a bit tired and have discovered that I find stencilling really relaxing and am getting a bit addicted!

I had the idea for this card since the weekend but have been making DT cards. 

The stamps have been on my desk so I decided to give it a go!

And here is what I made:

All products you see here are from Funky Fossil Designs.

The waves have been stencilled and the whale printed and fussy cut after adding come coral colouring.

This card is for:

AAA Card Challenge-sketch-this is my lay out
The Male Room-AG. I think this could actually be used for a male or female but I am leaning towards a male!

Have a fun Friday..oops again-it is Thursday!


Tuesday 7 January 2020


Hi All

I am so excited to as this is my first challenge as part of the amazing Design Team at CASology-one of my favourite challenges!

Here is what I created for this challenge:

With a 'Clean and Simple' card sometimes all you need is a sentiment, some texture, bold colours and a few embellishments, yet still keeping lots of white space!

And the cue word is:

Now you maybe wondering how I got to my card from this word!

Here are my thoughts behind using this sentiment-each day we all show courage is some way and sometimes it doesn't turn out the way we wanted BUT tomorrow we get to repeat the 'courage' we showed today and the result may be the ones we wanted....if not we repeat the next day. That little voice in our head will keep encouraging us to try again...keep repeating and you will get there!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the inspirational  Claire. We are so pleased Claire is joining us. Her cards are amazing and I have been a fan for a very long time! Pop on over to her blog here and you will see why!

Pop on over to CASology to see what the DT have created for you and then join on in!

Our Design Team are all worth a visit and some love-here they are;

Deepti (another newbie like me!), DiedreJacquieJanetJenKarenJoyceMelissaMilkaNancySue

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!


Friday 3 January 2020

New DT at CASology

Hi All

I am so excited to tell you that I have been invited to join the  amazing Design Team at CASology!

I know many of you know this is one of my favourite challenges and I play nearly all the time. 
Last year it was my challenge to myself to win and after numerous HMs, I finally won with a few weeks before early present for me!!

You can imagine how excited I was to ask to be on the Design Team!

A huge thank you to Melissa and to the whole team for their warm welcome

Here is the team I am joining-pop by their blogs and see their stunning creativity:

Deepti (another newbie like me!), DiedreJacquieJanetJenKarenJoyceMelissaMilkaNancySue

My first challenge is going to be on 7th Jan 2pm GMT!

See you then!

Thursday 2 January 2020

Time Out Challenge #152

Hello my dear friends!

A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!

At Time Out there is no time to rest your creativity as we have a new fun filled challenge for you!!

Here is my card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs-this is an amazing store with a fabulous collection of stamps and stencils. Here I have used the stencil Floral Heart. Easy to see from the photo what inspired me!

Here is the photo:

I tried to use the pink and red of the plate in my stencil but it is not so easy to see! There is so much more from this photo that could inspire you-banners, twine, brickwall, gingham-just to mention a few!

Pop on over to Time Out and check out what our superstar Design Team have made!

Kick off the new year with us and some crafty fun!


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