Tuesday 31 March 2020

CASology #365 Kite

Hi All

Our new challenge at CASology starts today and our cue word is:

And her is my take:

I decided to get out the trusty thesaurus for this as I had no traditional 'flying kite' images. I saw the a kite is also a 'bird of prey'. So went with this take and looked at various images of 'birds of prey'. I thought this image from the Into the Wild Stencil from Funky Fossil Designs was perfect for it and started away sponging. Then overlapped it with this sentiment is from STAMPlorations allowing for plenty of white space!
Just added some texture from from linen embossing plate and rounded off the corners and there you go...a one layer!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Claire. I am a huge fan of Claire and have been for many years. Please pop over to her blog and delight in her amazing talents-thank you Claire for joining us, it is a delight!

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;


Sunday 29 March 2020

AAA Cards Guest Designer

Hi All

I am super excited to be Guest Designer for AAA Cards today.

And here is my card:

The challenge is:

This was the perfect challenge for me as I love making card in minutes!
I usually stamp but I have recently discovered how quick and easy it is to make cards using Stencils and this stencil was on my craft desk on the day Jane 
asked to be GD!

So of I went and made this card in minutes!
The stencil is so cool and comes from our sponsors for today Funky Fossil Designs-it is the Rat Pack stencil.

Thank you Jane and the super creative Design Team for asking me to be your GD x

When I saw the challenge at Less is More-one layer and no sentiment-I knew straight away I wanted to re-do this card but make it one layer. When I made the one above I knew I didn't want to add a sentiment so it was an easy step to make another but make it one layer!

Sorry for the photo but I made it when the sun had gone but wanted to post it so it went out today to show you how easy it is to adapt to one layer...I love one layer but know many of you don't!

Have a good day x

Thursday 26 March 2020

Time Out #158

Hi All

We have a special challenge at Time Out.

The challenge is:

Why special?

Because today is 'Epilepsy Awareness Day' and we want to spread the word and help people understand this condition more. Why purple? Because a Purple Ribbon is the symbol for Epilepsy. To find out more pop on over to Time Out

We just want to see a little or a lot of purple!

We have an optional twist of friendship-wouldn't it be nice to send a card to a friend 'just because'!

And I created this card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays and the sentiment comes from an older set called 'Be' but you can find similar sentiments in the Encouragement and Support on their site.

The image is No Space for Dreams from Visible Images-I chose this image as I think it is a good representation of how I can feel when having a few of the seizure types I have.....I look fine from the front but inside my brain feels like it is falling apart!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Kavya. Kavya has just returned from card making after 8 years and the first card she made won at Time Out. Her style is amazing and if you haven't visited he blog please pop over to Handmade by Kavya-you will come back a fan...like me!

This challenge is close to my heart as I am Epileptic and am aware of all the misunderstanding around it. 

If you want to know more, click here-My Story-you can see this on the tab above or you can skip all the story and just look at the images-they say it all!

Or just get that purple out and add lots or a little to your card.

Can't wait to see those cards!


I will enter this into:

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful-to encourage and support us all.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

CASology #364

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology.

A fun cue word for you today-see it below:

Here is my card:

All stamps and dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

I just did some heat embossing on some scraps of previously water coloured card and fussy cut them out. Die cut the label and arranged the different elements to make the card still have lots of white space but with some pops of colour!

Our Sponsors for this challenge are the wonderful STAMPlorations.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the amazing Arlene-her blog is a delight to visit-please pop on over there and have a look. Welcome Arlene x

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;


Sunday 15 March 2020

We are tough!

Hi All

Playing along with some challenges today-here is my card:

Using stamps from STAMPlorations and the sentiment is from Visible Images

For challenges:

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Hop-all about inspiring each other and I think this sentiment does this-we are all tougher than we think!
AAA Cards-along the edge-option not taken
Less is More-colour challenge


Thursday 12 March 2020

Time Out's 6th Birthday!

Hi All,

Ready to party!

We are celebrating our 6th Birthday!!!

Yep I said 6 years!

I have a few thank yous before my card-I would love you to read them-however if you want to jump to the challenge, feel free...hop on down!

Time Out has grown each year and we are now 6!!

This is because of you all-our amazing players who are so loyal to us-I am honoured you join in with us and always love to visit your blogs...you inspire me!

And a big thank you to our amazing Design Team-who I know inspire you all and many of them have been with us from day 1. I thank you all and am blessed you all work so hard for Time Out-behind the challenges-the team support each other so much....and me, more than anything-this means so much to me....you guys are the dearest bunch and thank you for all you do!

And my final thank you goes to our wonderful and generous sponsors-again many with us from day 1! And all the new ones who have grown each year. Your support is outstanding and we thank you for helping us grow so much over the years.

Now Time to Celebrate!

It is our theme challenge so there is an optional twist-see badge below.

Here is my card:

I went with the optional twist and used die cutting.

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations who have been super generous and the winner of those that use the twist will get $40 gift voucher to use in their amazing store here. This winner is chosen randomly from all those that twist.

All the products I have used on my card are from STAMPlorations-Happy Flower StencilBirthday Word DiePierced Curly Frames

Our Guest Designer is the amazing designer Christine-wow are we lucky Christine is joining us for our Birthday. Her blog is a delight to visit-pop on over to it here and you will be inspired! Thank you Christine for celebrating with us!

Pop on over to Time Out and see what Christine and the Design Team have to inspire you.

Time to take some Time Out and celebrate our Birthday!


I will enter:


Tuesday 3 March 2020

CASology #363

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology.

Here is my card:

And our cue word:


My team mate, the lovely Joyce gave me this gorgeous skyline die-she knows how much I love skylines-thank you Joyce!

I watercoloured some card very loosely and when dry cut out the skyline. Popped it up on some cream card-wish I had used white now but still love how it turned out!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the amazing designer Tenia. I lover her style and have been a fan for a long time. Check out 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;

Have fun!