Tuesday 4 October 2022

CASology #408 'Cozy'

 Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and I am very sad to say that this is our last challenge.

Melissa has been running this challenge since 2012 and what a success it has been.

But she has decided it is time to take her life in a different direction and although we will miss this challenge, we all understand times change and new challenges always await us!

So a big thank you Melissa for running such an amazing challenge, for doing all the hard work that comes along with this and for being a fabulous team leader xx

Our final cue word is 'Cozy'

So many ways to go with this but I thought of what I find 'cozy'.....a nice cup of tea in the afternoon!

Sorry a bit of a dull photo! Yep that is some paper piecing you see-not seen by me very often!
This stamp set is from Visible Images

Our Guest Designers for this challenge are the very talented Arlene and Christine-welcome we re so pleased to have you join us for our last challenge x

Love to see what you find 'Cozy' and also love to see you join in our last challenge!
Enjoy x

Sunday 18 September 2022

Live Life in Colour!

 Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well?

My dear crafty friend Kim sent me a Uniko voucher for my Birthday and I had been wanting to use the Rainbow stamp set for a while and this week the quote at Time Out was perfect for it! A huge thank you Kim for your kindness xx

The design of this card had been in my mind for a while but today came together after seeing the colour scheme and dots and spots challenge at AAA Cards

That's me for today!
Have a good day x

Tuesday 6 September 2022

CASology #406

 Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and this month our cue word is 'Happy'.

So many ways to go with this-you can read below the way I interpreted 'Happy'

I decided to make a card that made me feel 'Happy'!
And when making a card the most important thing that makes me 'happy' is when I am making for a specific person is mind. This card was a 'Happy Birthday' card for my dear friend Nonni
Nonni loves Flower cards, love blues and loves blending with copics-so I did all these and hopefully this made her 'happy' and well as me!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Arlene-take a look at her blog, her cards are amazing!

And then pop back to CASology to see what Arlene and the GD have made to inspire you!

I will enter this into:

Color Hues Challenge 2nd Birthday-Lime and Green...Happy Birthday!

Sunday 4 September 2022

Hello Again!!

 Hello my crafty friends,

It has been a month since I have made a card or even been around-life has a way of getting in the way!

I have been peaking now and then at your super cards and although not commenting...swooning from afar!

This card is made for my Sister's Birthday-she dances everything from Tango to jive....and is amazing.

I knew the stamp I wanted to use but didn't have it but my lovely crafty friend Joyce sent me some of these to play with and the very next day after they arrived, this card was made-thank you so much Joyce for your kindness and so quick!

It was the 'striped' challenge at CAS on Friday that inspired the design.

I will also enter it into:
Time Out-Festive-my Sister sure knows how to have a Festive Birthday!

Tuesday 2 August 2022

CASology #406 'Sand'

Hello my crafty Friends,

Time for a new challenge at CASology and this month our cue word is 'Sand'.

Here is my take:

Just made some sand hills using dies and layered them up at different levels. Then added some fun flip flops and sentiment from Newton's Nook Designs

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the super talented Hannelie. I just love her style and am a long time fan-check out her blog here. 
Welcome Hannelie, we are so pleased to have you as GD X

Now over to you, but before you get creating pop on over to see what Hannelie and our Design Team have made to inspire you-check here.

I will enter this into:

Tuesday 5 July 2022

CASology #405

 Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology and our cue word is 'Windy'.

I found the perfect sentiment from Visible Image and here is my card:

Instead of making a sunset image I decided just to go with the colours of rain and sunsets and to balance the card added a few splashes at the top.
I felt the card needed something extra so added a thin piece of twine-not seen very often on my cards!

Our Guest Designer for this post is the very talented Chrissie. I have been a long time fan of her super CAS cards and am delighted she is joining us for this challenge.

Pop on over to our blog here and see what the rest of the team have come up with!

Tuesday 7 June 2022

#404 CASology-Ride

 Hi All

We have a new challenge starting at CASology today and our cue word is:

'Ride' I have a fab stamp set from Visible Images and created this card:

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Marieke-check out her amazing blog here.

Check out what our DT came up with by visiting our blog here and than get inky.

I will enter this into:

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Dad's are Special!

 Hi All

Getting ready for Father's Day!

Had to play along with the 'Stripes' challenge at Addicted to CAS

And what a fab sentiment for our Dad's!

Hugs to all xx

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Flowers and Butterflies!

 Hi All

I have been playing with another goodie that my dear friend TK sent me-the fab embossing folder I have used in this card:

I just added some glitter card behind it and added a little butterfly on it, using the same card.
Thanks TK!

Have a fun day!
I am entering this into:

Monday 16 May 2022


 Hi All

I actually had a play with a stencil-well I did this a while ago and today decided to make it into a card.

This is a STAMPlorations stencil that was given to me by the lovely Shery. I like it as it is one of the very few stencils that I can use!

I hope you all have a good day.

I will enter this into:
The Card Concept-May Flowers-the picture totally inspired the colours of my flowers and I my design in clean and layered.


Wednesday 11 May 2022

For Mum in Law!

 Hi All

I haven't been crafting for a while but my MIL goes into hospital in a few days and I wanted to get a card done for her.

A few weeks ago I got some goodies from my lovely blogging friend TK. I was overwhelmed with all that she sent me and got to play with them straight away.

The one I have used here is one that you wouldn't normally see me use in the way I did-with detailed colouring!

But I really enjoyed the colouring and loved the final look and even got our cat, Bubbles in on the edge-MIL loves chatting with Bubbles on Facetime so thought she would love to see him on this card!

Sorry for blurred photo but dull here and needed to get it photographed now!

As all the colouring was done, all I needed to do was add the sentiment, so it didn't matter that mojo is low...I could manage that!!

Hope you are you having a good day x

Entering into:
Cupcake Inspirations-I went with the 'someone special and feminine' angle.

Tuesday 3 May 2022

#403 CASology-Botantical

 Hi All,

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


Here is my take:

I looked up 'Botanical' and it is defined as a plant or an extract from a plant...well my mind went straight to GIN!! 
Juniper is signature botanical used to flavour Gin! And as my Family are lovers of Gin, this card could be used for any of them!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Elisabeth. Her blog is a joy to visit so pop on by and take a look at her wonderful makes!

Then pop back to CASology and have a look at how all out DT have interpreted this cue word and then play along!

Sunday 1 May 2022

I love to Stamp!

 Hi All

 I needed a card for my neighbour who is celebrating his Birthday next weekend. He is from Brazil and says he is always so happy to get a card from me as it is the only one he gets....so no pressure there!

A few challenges helped me out today to make a 'masculine' card....as I was struggling with blogland filled with s many gorgeous flower cards!

I used the sketch at CAS Colour and Sketches
The grunge splash idea and colours came from the mood board at AAA Cards-the top right hand picture. AAA are celebrating their 8th Birthday! Congrats and thank you for inspiring us for so long!

Enjoy the rest of your day x

Thursday 28 April 2022

Let The Drinking Begin!!

 Hi Crafty Friends,

A fun card to share with you today.

It looks like it took a few minutes to make but it actually took me 2 days to sort how I wanted to lay out the stamps, get the colours right and then make-CAS yes, but this one, not so quick!

I just love this stamp set from Visible Image

I got the design from the sketch-which I loved as soon as I saw it-at CAS Colour and Sketches
Colours inspired by Cupcake Inspirations
And as this is for a very special 21st Birthday, it is off to Addicted to Stamps and More-Birthdays.

Have a fun day x

Sunday 24 April 2022


Hi There,

Hope you are all well.

Yesterday I had a play with making some stencil backgrounds using ink blending, something I rarely do!

As there are lots of Spring Challenges around and I need lots of Birthday cards I went with floral stencils.

Here is one of the backgrounds I used to make card:

I sponged the floral background with distress inks then added all the rest are bits and bobs from my stash-that centre is a cut off from an old water colour background.
To finish off I added some sparkle to the butterfly and a simply enamel dot!

A very different card for me but fun to break out of the comfort zone!!


I will enter into:

Time Out-Spring-(yes girls...I did make this and do the blending-wonders never cease!!)

Seize The Birthday-option Signs of Spring

Tic-Tac-Toe-I went for the right vertical line-ink blending, embellishment and stencil


Tuesday 12 April 2022

Enjoy The Little Things!

 Hi All

I am sharing a card I made the other day when I felt a bit crafty.

I really like the clean and fresh look of this card and made it especially for the challenge at AAA Cards-option not taken....although this could be debatable with all the green space we have in England and yes even in London!

Stamps all from Funky Fossil Designs

Have a good day x