Thursday, 6 May 2021

Challenge #187

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out but before I tell you about that I have some news for you that I am telling you with a very heavy heart.

 I have been running Time Out for over 7 years now but as most of you know I struggle with my health. Over the last year my health has deteriorated and I can no longer run Time Out to standard I would like and although I have been trying to, it is my health that has suffered.

So now it is time to take Time Out and step down completely.

I will no longer be running Time Out or be on the DT.

BUT Time Out will continue with a group of the DT taking on various roles, of which they will share with you over the next few weeks.

Before I go I wanted to thank you all for playing with us with so much enthusiasm and I have loved visiting your blogs which have always inspired me.

And a huge thank you to my wonderful DT, both past and present, who have not only made superb cards but also many have helped so much behind the scenes and supported me-thank you guys x

And finally a thank you to all our wonderful Sponsors, your generosity and support have been appreciated so much.

This will be my last challenge but I have already planned the rest of the year so I would love to see you all still play!

And my final card for this challenge is:

And the challenge is:

Our Sponsors are Topflight Stamps and they have many brand in there store and one of my favourite-Visible Images-and I have used their Tomorrow Doesn't Exist stamp set here. I watercoloured onto the actual stamp before stamping to give the image an even more feel of movement than her jumping. And followed this through with adding a few splashes of paint.

I am very excited that our Guest Designer for this challenge is a friend and one amazing crafter Milla. Milla has to be one of the best designers I know at colouring-truly outstanding-pop on over to her blog here and you will see what I mean!

Now pop on back to Time Out and see what Milla and our amazing DT have made.
I will still be visiting your blogs for this challenge and also will be seeing you in blogland as much as I can xx

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Happy Birthday Joyce!

 Hi All

Popping in to say a very Happy Birthday to my dear friend Joyce

I got this stamp especially for her Birthday as Joyce has a dog called Sherlock and I have a cat called Bubbles-so the image from Newton's Nook just seemed so right-our pets are friends too!

I did my best at colouring-even did some blending!

I was happy with the result and sure hope Joyce has a fab Birthday-sending hugs your way Joyce x

I will enter it into:

Seizure The Birthday-using topping of furry friends

Addicted to Stamps and More-any Occasion

AAA Birthday-Celebrating 2nd Bday!

Sunday, 2 May 2021

CAS Colour and Sketches.

 Happy Sunday!

Popping in with a card made using the sketch at CAS Colour and Sketches-I liked it as soon as I saw it but only came up with an idea today.

This card is for my neighbour-his Birthday is in a few days, so I am cutting it short!

The key boards and Jazz player are from Visible Images.

Have a good day x

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

CASology #389 Dear

Hello All

Time for a new challenge at CASology.

Our cue word is 'Dear' and here is my Spring Themed card:

I have teamie Joyce to thank for these lovely flowers-she sent them to me to play with!
So a quick and easy card using stash from my dear friend and a sentiment strip!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Tenia-welcome!

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


Sunday, 25 April 2021

You Make the World A Better Place!

 Hi All

Popping in with a card inspired by the photo at Just Us Girls.

I loved the Spring feel and picked up the colours-I especially liked how there were a few bright coloured flowers mixed in with the greens and yellows and had a play with this.

The base card is a nod to the wood terrace-this card was a gift from crafty buddy Vicky-I saw her use it on her blog and loved it and the next thing I get sheets in the post!!-thank you Vicky!

These stamps stamps and sentiment are from Catherine Pooler

I will enter:

Just Us Girls-thanks for such an inspiring photo!

Seize The Birthday-with option of Spring Flowers

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Time Out #186

 Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and it is our theme challenge and the theme is 'Pets' with the optional twist of colouring in any medium.

I went with the twist and used copics and promarkers:

This challenge is sponsored by the amazing Newton's Nook and here I have used the stamp set Sips and Stories

If you do twist and use colouring you get the change to win a voucher to spend in Newton Nook's Designs

Our DT have all made super cards-pop on over here to have a look!

Friday, 16 April 2021

Happy Birthday Ishani!

 Hi All

Today I am here to celebrate Ishani's Birthday!

Ishani is a very dear friend I met in blogland and we have become close chatting a few times a week on Whatsapp.

She was treated to 'Happy Birthday' song this morning by hubby and me...a Munro tradition. We can't sing, but who cares, it is the thought that counts!

Here is the card I sent Ishani using Uniko goodies.

Not so CAS but I like the colours of the patterned paper and that lovely flower and sentiment.

A very Happy Birthday my dear friend xx

I will enter:

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

CASology #388

 Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and our cue word is:

And my card:

Touch of gold for interest!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Asa-I am a big fan and adore her CAS designs-pop on over to her blog and take a look!

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


Saturday, 10 April 2021

You are my Happy!

 Happy Weekend Crafty Friends,

Yesterday I realised I had so many Birthdays coming up and I have not had much mojo recently and even thought I may have to be sending shop bought cards....the horror!

Next week is Hubby'd Birthday and I had no ideas until I say 2 challenges yesterday that inspired me to create this:

The sketch at Fab Friday caught my eye and I used this as my layout.
And I hunted everywhere for this sentiment as I like the idea of 'Happy Mail' for the challenge at CAS on Friday

This gorgeous heart die has been in my stash for a while and was a gift from my dear friend Joyce-she is such a sweetie and sends me little packages of goodies to play with when my mojo is low-this was from a while ago, but this week I got another package from Joyce and already have ideas for these-thank you Joyce xx

Crafting done and now more laundry!

Have a fun weekend x

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Time Out #185

 Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and my fav-the photo challenge.

Here is my card:

And the photo that inspired this:

I went with the colours and the flowers heat embossing this Altenew flower on the blue card and using these Penny Black Antique Frames

This challenge is sponsored by a new sponsor to us this year-Kitchen Sink Stamps-we are so excited to have this amazing store join us and you will see at Time Out that some of our Design Team have used their products and also next week you will see more. I would urge you to pop on over to their store here and get shopping!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented and a regular at Time Out, Claire. I am a long term fan of Claire and I think Claire has played along with us since we first started and every card has been a delight. Pop on over to her blog here and you will see how telented she is!

Welcome Claire x

Then pop back to Time Out and and have a look at what Claire and the DT have made to inspire you.

Enjoy x

I will enter:
The Flower Challenge-Patel colours
Altenew-photo-baby blue of eggs

Monday, 5 April 2021

Fusion Inspired!


Happy Easter to All
It has been a while since I have been inspired to create or had any mojo but when I saw the photo at Fusion inspiration struck and I made this:

All stamps are from Funky Fossil Designs.
I liked the watercolour wash look of the background in the photo and tried to re-create it. I watercolour the honey stamp on the misiti before stamping it. Once dried I finished off the rest of the stamping. 

Enjoy your day x

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

CASology #387 Comfort

 Hello my friends

Time for a new challenge at CASology and our cue word is:

And here is my take:

It is sad we need to make these card but I have always liked this sentiment and thought it perfect for this challenge.
I do love cream and white together to!

So what is your take on our cue word?

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


I will enter this into:

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Bless This House!

 Hi All

A quick card today for a few challenges:

I used stamps from STAMPlorations-stamped a row in yellow. Then heat embossed one house on previosly sponged paper, fussy cut it and popped it up on the edge of my row of houses.

I decided to add the sentiment in the centre as it just didn't look CAS enough with it on the front.

Have a good day x

Inspired by challenges:

Less is More-inking

AAA Cards-along the edge, option not taken

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Time Out #184

 Hi Friends

Time for a new challenge at Time Out

It is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and the words are:

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you.
I went with 'garden' flower was picked from my garden today!

This challenge is sponsored by Altenew and I have used the stamp set Floral Frame

I actually got the idea of this card from my teamie at CASology-Milka. I loved the card she made here and she was kind enough to let me CASE it-thank you Milka for the inspiration!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Helen. I am sure many of you know Helen and I am a long term fan, but if not pop on over to her blog here and you will just love what you see!
Welcome Helen, so pleased you are joining us x

What do these words inspire you to create?
Need more inspiration?
Pop on over to Time Out and see what Helen and the Design Team have made to give you lots of ideas!

I will enter this into:
Watercooler Wednesday-All occasions

Saturday, 20 March 2021


 HI All

I haven't crafted much for a while but yesterday I saw the photo at The Card Concept and loved the colours of the butterfly and how it seems to dominate the photo-I took this as my inspiration to make this Easter card:

I had been looking through Pinterest for ideas for Easter cards and saw this card from Sue and had a light bulb moment! Thanks for the inspiration Sue x

I stamped the image from Visible Images and then die cut the cross from Verve from this image. (Verve is sadly no longer open).

I then cut another cross from purple fun foam and used this to layer up the cross for dimension. I had added foam pads to the yellow base so there is quite a lot of dimension here but think it is needed to show the cross properly.

This is quite a different Easter card but I think still shows the wonder of Easter with a touch of the arty feel!

Have a good day x

For the The Card Concept-I would say my card is Clean and Layered.

I will also enter it into Day of the Month Card Club-Butterfly Day-Happy 2nd Birthday


Thursday, 18 March 2021

Time Out #183 Reminder

 Hi All

Here to remind you that there is still time to join in the challenge at Time Out.

In both of these cards I have used the Ornamental stencil from our amazing sponsor Funky Fossil Designs. I also used the paste that you can purchase at Funky Fossil- light textured paste

So why is this different as it looks very much like a CAS card??

Well when I made this back in October I did make it for this challenge as I wanted to try something I hadn't before-using paste with a shaped stencil. 

Goodness I found it quite easy with this paste. I just left it to dry over night and then the next morning I fussy cut it out and made these cards. Also quite different for me to use twine and fussy cut but it has been seen before but not the paste.

As I write this I realise I may be making more cards with paste-who knows-but I assure you when these were made, this was really different for me!! (nope I haven't done it again!!)

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Lisa. Lisa plays often at Time Out and we are honoured she joined us for this challenge-you can check out what she made on last weeks post-she tried a new technique and wow what is great. Plus pop on over to her blog here and she what a delight her cards are!

Check out what the Design Team have made here and then get crafting!


Tuesday, 16 March 2021

CASology #386 Long

 Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and today our cue word is:

Here is my take:

I did immediately think of slimline cards as they seem to be the what is 'in' at the moment but I have not caught the bug for this.
So had a long think and suddenly remembered I had a sentiment with the word 'long' in it-so went with that!
The sentiment is from Visible Image

We have an amazing Guest Designer for this challenge-Kuni-her cards are a delight, go on over to her blog and have a look, you will love what you see!

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


I will enter this into:
Perfectly CAS-Who are celebrating their Birthday!-this card is for Hubby's Birthday.