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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Bright days with Fusion!

I am here with my fortnightly Fusion fix. This time I was inspired by both the photo and the sketch.
The colours from the photo attracted me immediately and the CAS sketch I had to play with-just switching around. 



I was tempted to add more to this but decided I like it just as it is-hope you do too.

Have a fun weekend.



Thursday, 28 May 2015

Time Out #32

Time for a new challenge at TIME OUT Challenges.

This week is our:

CASE with your own Twist

Today we are lucky enough to be CASEing Deepti. Her blog Dee's Art Utopia is a joy to visit. Her creativity blooms.

Here is my CASE of her card:


And here is Deepti's card:


I hope you can see what inspired me. This was way out of my comfort zone but it was fun to challenge myself. So thank you Deepti for this.

Our Guest Designer for this week is the amazingly talented Maura. Her cards are always so very creative and you can check out her Splitcoast stampers gallery here

Deepti had very kindly offered to sponsor this challenge and the winner will get one of her new stamp sets-Blooming Buds which is one of the sets you can get if you sign up for the STAMPlorations Stamp Club


I am very much looking forward to seeing what inspires you. Our DT have all created some fabulous cards and you can check them out here


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Card Concept #36

I have some exciting news today!

I will be joining the Design Team at The Card Concept for this challenge and June. I am joining as one of their 'Clean and Simple' designers. For this challenge there are a number of different styles you could use to create. Check them out here.

For those of you who know me I guess it is no surprise that I was asked to join the team as a CAS designer!

This week we are asking you to be inspired by this photo:


Doesn't this look yummy? 

I was inspired by the long thin straws, the green colour and the idea of cake!


For this challenge our Guest Designer is the very creative and inspiring Shelly who is also a CAS designer-check out her blog here

Now it is your turn to create. I am looking forward to seeing what this photo inspires you and remember you can use any of the design styles you will see here on the The Card Concept blog.

You have until Monday 8th June noon PST to join in the fun.

I will enter this into the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch




Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Friends!

Hello my frineds

My card today is for a very special friend and I am hoping she already has it.

I used some of my Birthday goodies to create this card. I went for one layer so nice and easy to post.



I am entering this into the 'Friends' challenge at ShowCASE your style


Monday, 25 May 2015

Guest Designing at 'The Challenge' #36

Hello All,

This week is my last week designing at The Challenge. I would like to thank Lesley for inviting me for the month of May. I have had a lot of fun and hope you have too.

This week it is our 'Theme' week and we are:

'Celebrating Teachers'


I found this a tough challenge as here in England we don't give teachers cards-well not when I was at school or when I was a teacher (yes, I really did teach!!). However after some thinking I came up with a card that I thought could be given to a teacher but also one that I could send to a friend.



Now it is your turn to join in but first take a peek at what the DT have created to inspire you.


I will enter this into the 'die cuts' challenge at Happy Little Stamper May CAS challenge and the 'for the guys' challenge at AAA cards

   



Rahmat's Card Making Corner

Last week I got an email from Rahmat asking if I would like to feature today in her Card Making Corner. I was very honoured and said yes immediately.

This is a bi-monthly segment on her blog, Cards and Cooking Corner

Rahmat sent me a list of questions so that she would learn more about me and my creative world (plus a few other things!)

You can check this segment out here and while you are there have a look around Rahmat's blog-you will see she is one talented crafter.

Here is one of Rahmat's card to give you an idea of her creativity:


Thank you Rahmat for this honour x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Inkspirational #83

At Inkspirational this week we have our colour challenge which is right up my street as it is:

Anything Goes with Purple


This is also a very special challenge as our teamie Pia is getting married next week.We have all made her a card and I am hoping this has reached you by now Pia. A little bird told me that you have a sparkle, purple dress so I thought this card would be perfect for you.

I hope you like your little surprise Pia and with one week to go I am sure you are all organised and ready to enjoy the day.

I will enter this into the 'die cuts' challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.

Also the 'Wedding' challenge at CASology


     

Friday, 22 May 2015

Uniko Challenge #21 reminder

Have you joined in the 'FLOWER' challenge at Uniko yet?

We are still celebrating Bev's Birthday so get those floral stamps and out and create!

I am here to remind to that the challenge is still open for one week.

Here is what I created this week using Flower Power #7


I simply stamped the flowers on card and die cut. I do love the bright a cheerful look.

We are joined this week by Jane and Carol, both fabulous Guest Designers-check out their cards and the DT cards here then get those flower stamps out and ink away!

Don't forget you can use any stamps you like, no need to only use Uniko stamps.

Prizes to be won!!

Have fun!







Thursday, 21 May 2015

Time Out Challenges reminder

Have you joined in the challenge at Time Out yet?

Our theme is:

GRUNGE with the optional twist of embossing (any kind of embossing)

This week I went for a bright 'grunge' card based on the sketch at Happy Little Stampers


This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations-prizes to be won!

We are joined for this challenge by the super creative Ksenija-you can check out what she and the DT have created here.

Then kick back and take TIME OUT to join in!



Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #145

Hi All

At Addicted to Stamps and More we have our photo challenge and here is the photo:


I immediately focused on the purple birds and had a hunt through my stamps and here is what I created:



The bird and bubble stamps are from Fresh Squeezed Stamps which no longer exist, a real shame. I thought the birds looked like they were having a little chat so I teamed them up with sentiments from Winnie and Walter

This week we are sponsored by Diane's digital designs and Rosie Hearts-check out what you could win here.

Once more our fabulous DT have created a feast of inspiration for you-take a look here.

I will enter this card into the 'Birds' challenge at Addicted to CAS

Looking forward to seeing what our photo inspires you to make.
Have fun.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Guest Designing at 'The Challenge' #35

It is my third week at Guest Designing at The Challenge.

This week it is the 'Inspiration' challenge. These are my favourite kind of challenges and this week here is the inspiration:


Be inspired by: The Colours, The Theme, The Objects in the Photo or anything else that inspires you about the photo ABOVE.

I have gone with the yellow flowers and came up with this:


The flower stamp is from Uniko and the sentiments are from Winnie and Walter.

The team have all come up with some amazing inspiration for you-take a look here then get out those inks and join in.

I am going to enter this into the Birthday Celebration at AAA cards-they are 1!!
And the 'Blossom' challenge at One Layer Simplicity Challenge

Enjoy x


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Thank You All

Hello my blogging friends,

No card from me today. Just a very big Thank you to all of you that joined in my surprise Linky Party organised by my KylieSarah and Sarah. I was over whelmed by this surprise and all the cards and crafty goodies I received from around the world. I even got a phone call from Kylie all the way from Australia singing Happy Birthday (we won't talk abut her singing voice!)

I spent the day in London and was treated to a matinee theatre trip by Hubby. I got him  to take this photo for you all as I am hoping it reminds you of London and yes the sun was shining. This is me trying my hardest not to look 49 and be a rock chick!



Thank you again-you sure made me feel special xx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Uniko Challenge 21

Hi There

At Uniko we have a new challenge starting today. The theme is:

Flowers

It is a very special challenge as we are celebrating Bev's Birthday-it was yesterday!

All the DT made flower themed cards for Bev's Birthday-she will hopefully have them all by now.

Here is the card I made for Bev



I used the stamp set Gerbera and did quite a bit of masking to get this look. I sure hope Bev liked it.

For this challenge our Guest Designers are the very talented Carol and Jane. Thier lgs are well worth a visit and they have made us some wonderful flower cards today.

We would love you all to join in our challenge and we have some goodies for you to win:

 The winner chosen by the DT will get a  £20 gift vouchers

The top 3 chosen by the DT will get £5 gift vouchers

Random winner using Uniko Stamps will get a  £10 gift voucher

All the DT have made some fabulous cards-check them out here and then get stamping!

I am adding this card to the colour challenge at The Challenge. I am the feratured designer their but thought this would remind you that there is still time to enter-the colour combo is yellow, orange and green.

I will also enter this into the 'Focus on Flowers' challenge at The City Crafter Challenge

    


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Time Out #31

Time to take TIME OUT and join in our 'Theme' challenge at Time Out Challenges.
Our theme this week is one of my favourites:

Grunge with the optional twist of embossing.

Here is what I came up with using the embossing twist:


Stamplorations are sponsoring us this week so I have used their stamps. The sentiment is from the Bold Sentiments-Hello and the grunge strip is from the Celebrate Artsy set-I have heat embossed this. The sentiment is fussy cut and popped up on a foam pad.

I gave this card to my hubby as a few weeks ago as he ran a half marathon for charity and beat his personal best time by 5 mins. He was over the moon and I was so proud. He loved this card and it is still proudly displayed on our mantle piece!

We are joined today by a fabulous and very creative Guest Designer, Ksenija. Her blog, sweet kobylkin, is a joy to visit. Take a peek and you will come back inspired to create!

Check out what out DT have created to inspire you to join us-here-plus you will see what Stamplorations goodies you could win!

I will enter this card into the 'embossing' challenge at Just Us Girls and the Anything Goes at STAMPlorations

Have fun x

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Hello Again Fusion!

How is your week going?

I am here with my card for Fusion and shock, horror, this week I have be inspired by the photo and the sketch! I do love grey and yellow so knew these would be pert my card:


I got the idea of white embossing a text stamp on to yellow card. This, then sat on my craft desk for a few days while I decided what to do it! I eventually created my card by using some of this embossed card to die cut butterflies and followed the sketch. I really like the look of the white embossing on yellow and IRL it looks more lemon but this seemed quite hard to capture when photographed.

I am going to enter this into the 'embossing' challenge at Just Us Girls and the 'die cuts/punches' challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge

        


Monday, 11 May 2015

Guest Designing at 'The Challenge' #34

Hi All,

Today I am Guest Designing again at 'The Challenge'. I am so happy to be Guest Designing for such an amazing team.

Today we have this colour challenge for you:



I immediately thought flowers but I have scheduled a few flower posts later in the week and some actually using these colours, so I decided to go with leaves. I inked up these baby leaves from Clearly Besotted Stamps in the three colours.


I like the crisp look of this card and we all need some one layer cards we can pop in the post for our far away buddies!

I hope you can join in the fun at The Challenge

I will enter this into the 'stamps and leaves' challenge at STAMPlorations-the sentiment 'celebrate' is from STAMPlorations

Enjoy!





Uniko New Release and Blog Hop

Time for the Blog Hop at Uniko

My first card uses Flower Power #7 


And this card uses Nautical Treasures with a combo of Uniko's stamps.



Here are the graphics for these new sets:

    

Now it is your turn to hop along with us-don't forget to comment along the way to be in for a chance of winning the whole release:



I will enter my second card into the 'embossing' challenge at Just Us Girls

Have fun!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Uniko-introducing Nautical Treasures

Hi there!

Today at Uniko we are introducing Nautical Treasure. 


I went for the vintage map look by distressing the edges of the centre card and the card base. Using stamps from this new set combined with Uniko's Background Builders-round in circles

Here is what this set looks like:



Tomorrow-release day! The entire set will be released and we will be running a blog hop where you will have the chance to win the entire set.

 From today until Monday we will randomly draw winners for mystery prizes. I'm not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!



Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, DT & Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Facebook, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Uniko Flower Power #7

Hello All,

I am here to introduce the new Flower Power #7 set from Uniko.

Here is my Spring Themed card:



I went for bright a cheerful colours and did some masking. The sentiment is from the Uniko Simply Said set.

Here is what the set look like:




Don't forget to pop on over to the rest of the DT blogs to see how they have used this set.


This is how the next few days will go:

Tomorrow-we will be doing the same for another new set
Monday-release day! The entire set will be released and we will be running a blog hop where you will have the chance to win the entire set.

 From today until Monday we will randomly draw winners for mystery prizes. I'm not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!



Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, DT & Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Facebook, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Inkspirational #82

Hi All

Our challenge this week at Inkspirational has been chosen by our very own team mate Shauna.  Shauna has challenged us to use at least 3 of the following when creating our cards:

Distressing
Flowers
Embossing
Pearls.

Here is what I came up with:


I have gone with:
Distressing the edges of my centre card stock have been cut with a distressing tool and then sponged with distress ink

Embossing-I have used my linen embossing folder on the centre card stock

Flowers-this was the hardest part of this card as I knew I wanted to make this for my Uncle. I decided to hunt through my stamps until I found a flower I could use that didn't make the card feminine in any way. I think I made this challenge more challenging than it needed to be but I was not going to give up on my idea! Eventually I found a grunge washi tape stamp by STAMPlorations that has flowers amongst leaves and text-I did it!

Now it is your turn. I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

 Have fun x

Friday, 8 May 2015

Uniko May release Sneak peek 2

I am here today with our second sneak peek of the new release at Uniko

We have one today for the boys!



With Father's Day around the corner this is very welcome plus we all need a few sets to help us make those masculine cards that always seem that little bit harder (well to me!)

Here is how the next few days will go:

Tomorrow-the DT will all be introducing one set giving you ideas of how it can be used.
Sunday-we will be doing the same for another new set
Monday-release day! The entire set will be released and we will be running a blog hop where you will have the chance to win the entire set.

 From today until Monday we will randomly draw winners for mystery prizes. I'm not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, DT & Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Facebook, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Uniko May Release Sneak Peek 1

A very Happy Friday Eve,

It is time for a new release at Uniko and I am here today with a little teaser of one of the new sets.

We have some flowers going on here with a touch of love:


Yep, I agree, looks fab!

Here is how the next few days will go:

Tomorrow-sneak peek 2
Saturday-the DT will all be introducing one set giving you ideas of how it can be used.
Sunday-we will be doing the same for another new set
Monday-release day! The entire set will be released and we will be running a blog hop where you will have the chance to win the entire set.

 From the today until Monday May we will randonmly draw winners for mystery prizes. I'm not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, DT & Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Facebook, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Time Out Challenges Reminder.

Have you played in our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge at Time Out Challenges?

Here is my reminder card:



Inspired by our photo this week:


I found some patterned paper that reminded me of the wall and thought I would have a go at making a card using this. As many of you know I am not a DSP girl and really do like to just stamp. I went the DSP route after reading the little foot note at AAA cards which suggests you try something different. As I already knew I wanted to use this paper for my reminder card, this foot note gave me the little push I needed to step completely out of my comfort zone. No stamping in any way-patterned paper, die cuts and vellum. I think although all this is included I still kept to my CAS style-we learn every day! And you know what I really enjoyed making it and actually love the look of it!

This week our Guest Designer Joyce has joined us again with an amazing card. Check it out here where you can also see what the DT have created to inspire you.

Time to take some TIME OUT and craft!

I will enter this into the 'My card has a hole in it' challenge at AAA cards-I have a negative oval die cut (NBUS) and lots of holes in my 'Hello' die cut!

I am entering this into the 'die cut' challenge at Happy Little Stampers

I will also enter the 'layers and dimensions' challenge at Virginia's view Challenge-very different to my last entry!

     

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