Wednesday 29 April 2020

Choose Happy!

Hi All

A quick card for us all to remind us to try to 'Choose Happy'!

This was inspired by the following challenges-entering them all:

Cupcake Inspirations-lavender, turquoise and white-how could I not enter this-some of my fav colours!

The splats and drips are from 2 different stamp sets from Visible Image and the sentiment from STAMPlorations

Have a fun day x


Tuesday 28 April 2020

CASology #367

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and you can check out our cue word below.

Here is what I made:

And the cue word is:

I used a Funky Fossil Stencil and the fairy I have no idea where that is from! And the sentiment is from Poppy Stamps

The sponsors for this challenge are the amazing Uniko.

Our Guest Designer is the amazing Hannelie. I am a long time fan and you will be to, just pop on over to her blog Desert Diva! Wlcome Hanniele, so pleased you joined us 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;


I will enter this into:
AAA Card Challenge-playing with one image and twist TV-I am sure there are plenty of fairy programmes but you would have to tell me!


Monday 27 April 2020

Happy Birthday!

Hi All

A quick share today:

The layout is from this week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the flags are a stencil from Funky Fossil Designs

Have a fun day xx

I will enter:

Sunday 26 April 2020

Happy 80th Dad!

Hi All

Today my Dad is 80!

I know we all think our Dad's are the best.....but you all have it wrong....because it is my Dad who is the best!
He is always there for me in good and bad times and let's face it, I have not made it easy! 

With the world strange as it is he will not have the 80th as it was planned but I know he will know he is surrounded by love, even if from afar.

I made a special card for him-he is Scottish so I got a Thistle stencil from Funky Fossil Designs and did my best at making the colours work-had to look up colours of thistles on the internet to make sure I got it right!

Hope you like it Dad and as the sentiment says....I love you xx

And I wanted to share with you all a couple of my fav photos of me and Dad on my Wedding Day-15 years ago now. This is in Santorini at sunset and Dad next to be, all the way!

Have a great day Dad xx


Thursday 23 April 2020

Time Out #160

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and this time it is our photo challenges-my favourite type of challenge-here is what I made:

Inspired by this photo:

Our sponsors for this challenge are Uniko and here I have used their Florals-Gerbera Stamp Set and Die Bundle and Background Builders Set-horizontal Stripes

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Ana-her cards are a joy to see and we are delighted she is joining us.

Pop back on over to Time Out and see what Ana and the team have made to inspire you. Then take some Time Out and play along.


I will enter this into:

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hi All

The other day I used this flower stamp from Funky Fossil Designs but was not so happy with the outcome so wanted a second try!

This time I black embossed the stamp and then water coloured in the new colours from CAS colours and Sketches.

This time I am much happier!

The sentiment is from Altenew

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

I am entering into:


Tuesday 21 April 2020

Crafty Friends!

Hi All,

A little package of crafty goodies arrived yesterday from the lovely Joyce.

All so fun and this die cut frame was just perfect for me to make a card to you all!!

I loved this frame and thought it would go perfectly with yellow.
This sentiment which I love (another pressie from a crafty friend-Sarah G) and have been wanting to use it since I saw the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations-use the sentiment as the main focus
When I saw the lattice of my new goodie, it reminded me of the linings on the cupcake off I went, I had my design!

Crafty friends really are the best!


Sunday 19 April 2020

Have a Gorgeus Day!

Hi All

Popping in with a card made from my new stamp set Funky Florals from Funky Fossil Designs.

I heat embossed the stamp in white and using some of the bright colours from the picture at The Card Concept I water coloured my image. I wish I had used a different colour for the embossing-at the moment my water colouring and embossing is upstairs in my craft space area but hubby now always works in there due to lockdown...and in the afternoon I couldn't really see the embossed lines as my craft light is downstairs in my new makeshift area! Still next time I know!

I added a few splatters using my paintbrush as the challenge at Inkspirational asks for. The lovely Nonni taught me a while ago how to do this-and Nonni this is the first time I seemed to get it right! 

Enjoy your day!

The Card Concept-Spring photo-colours and flower inspires and I guess it is still CAS?


Saturday 18 April 2020

Finally I did it!

Hi All

I finally made 2 cards for the Twofer Challenge-Rain/Umbrella.
This challenge I find so hard but finally inspiration struck especially as I really wanted to make a card with my new stamp from Visible Image.

First off this card using the full image:

I love this image and the sentiment-I will post this on the Women be your own kind of beautiful!

And then the second card where I masked the women and just used the umbrella. I followed the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and I made this in rainbow colours as this is what we are doing in the UK for our NHS front line staff.

I will also enter into Festive Friday-they are celebrating National Nurses Day-6th May and I have used more than the 3 elemnets they ask us to!

I will enter this card into Darnell's NBUS as this is the first time this stamp set has been inked up.

And now for the 2 cards together:

Have a fun weekend x


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Thursday 16 April 2020

Snow is Falling!

Hi All

I had to play along with the sketch at AAA Cards Challenge and like to try out a few one layer cards before Christmas....cheaper postage!

I think you could say I took the option of 'it flies' as snow falls from the sky but when lots of wind it flies everywhere too!!

You may think you have seen this before.....but no, I doubled checked and it is the same set I used a lot last year but this time a new design!

The set is from Visible Image and you can find it here

Have a fun day!

Tuesday 14 April 2020

CASology #366

Hi All

We have a new challenge at CASology today and here is my card:

And the cue word:

Pretty easy to see I went for 'Leo' as my sign. This card did not go to someone who is a Leo but an Aries!

I have used delicata ink to stamp the Lion on a plain stitched frame and then mounted it on embossed card.

So what will you make of the cue word 'zodiac'....doesn't have to be a sign of the zodiac-I am sure you have many other ideas!

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Ma-Mi-we are so happy you are joining us Ma-Mi!

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 12 April 2020

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all!

Today I did some water colouring-I know not my normal thing but just felt like it today:

The image and sentiment are from Visible Images

Have a good day x

I will enter into:



Friday 10 April 2020

You make Everything Brighter!

Hi All

Just did some stencilling to try to relax!
And here is what I made!

I used this stencil from lovely crafty friend Anila-thank you x

I was inspired by the colours at Color Throwdown-soon as I saw them...I wanted to use them!

Lots of Wink of Stella here but can't be seen so well in the photo!

Also entering into:

The Flower Challenge-Spring/Autumn



Thursday 9 April 2020

Time Out #159

Hi All

We have our 'Inspired by Words' challenge at Time Out-you can use any of the words or the whole phrase to inspire you:

First off my card:

And here is the phrase:

How does my card fit the quote??

Well I went a little sideways on this as I wanted to do something a bit different. So I came up with the need to type up books before you get a Library!!
And my book is called 'Hello' it could be on it's way to one of you!

The little typewriter is from our fabulous sponsor Newton's Nook and here I have used the stamp set My Type and the matching die set My Type Die

I added a strip of dry embossed white card-quite hard to see in the photo but IRL does show up really well.

I am so sorry to let you know that our wonderful Design Team Member Anita has decided it is time for her to step down and this will be her last challenge. Anita has been with us since we started Time Out and has inspired us all. I am so sorry to see her go and will miss her so much. Thank you Anita for all your hard work and helping us build Time Out to the challenge it is today.
Can't wait to see what you will be making us when you join in future challenges!

Now time for you all to take some Time Out and craft with us-pop on over to Time Out and see what the Lee Ann and the team have made to inspire you!


I will enter this into:

Addicted to CAS-texture-this text background is about as texture as I use!