Thursday, 7 December 2017

Time Out Challenges #98

Hi There,

Time for our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge at Time Out Challenges.

Here is my card:

And our photo that inspired this card:

These were perfect for our family's Christmas stockings since we don't have a fireplace!

My Reindeer was heat embossed in maroon onto this kraft base-easy to see where I was inspired! I added the sentiment from our fabulous sponsor Uniko.

The winner of this challenge gets a £15 voucher from Uniko's fabulous store.

Out Guest Designer for this challenge is Sarah. Sarah used to be on our Design Team and provided so much inspiration for all. I have followed Sarah for a number of years and her cards continue to inspire me. Check out her blog here and you will see for yourself-so pleased to have you with us for this challenge Sarah x

I am sure you will find plenty to inspire you in this photo and can't wait to see what you create.
You have until 5pm Wed 20th Dec to play.

I will enter this into:

AAA Cards-Christmas
The Male Room-Christmas/Winter Wishes


Enjoy x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Rejoice in The Season

Hello There,

I hope you are all having a fun weekend?

I have been wanting to enter the 'round' challenge at CASology all week and finally got to make the card that came into my head as soon as I saw the challenge.

Here it is:

Pretty easy to see all my round elements here!
The Nativity scene is actually cut from glitter card but it is hard to show that at the moment as it is very dull here in London!

The die is from Penny Black and the sentiment from Uniko

Enjoy the rest of your day.

I will also enter this into:
AAA Cards-Christmas
CAS on Friday-Christmas


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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Happy Little Stampers December CAS Challenge

Hi All

Time for our 'Clean and Simple' challenge at Happy Little Stampers.
This time it is:

New Year.

And here is my card:

The celebtate die is first cut in vellum and the glitter foam.

Had to use the misiti here to get those numbers lined up!

Our winner gets a $20 ift voucher to spend in our store.

Don't forget to check out all the DT cards here and then come and celebrate the New Year with us!

Inkspirational #149

Hi All

A new photo challenge starts at Inkspirational today.

The dies and sentiment are all from My Favourite Things.

And here is the photo:

Pretty easy to see what inspired me here!

I actually made this card way back in August for my Brother's 50th...he enjoys a glass of wine!
The cork here is actually real cork with a sticky back given to me a while ago by Loll and I hand wrote '50 today'

The team have all been inspired in amazing ways by this photo.
Take a look here and then get inky.

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

CAS Mix Up-using die cutting and heat embossing as my choices

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Real Friends!

Hi There,

Yesterday when I saw the 'let it shine' challenge at Less is More, I looked around my craft desk and saw the sprakly wine glass dies I had used to make this card. This challenge gave me the perfect way to use up some stash and I made this:

I just embossed the white card with a fabric folder-love the texture this gives. And white heat embossed the sentiment on black card and popped it up on foam pads. These wine glasses are cut from glitter card.
The sentiment and dies are both from My Favourite Things

I will also enter this into:


Saturday, 25 November 2017


Hi All

My card today is inspired by the photo and the colours for this month at the 'Encouragement Challenge' at Calling All Sistahs. This challenge is all about making cards for anyone who needs a little lift in their spirits.

Here is my card:

And the photo that inspired it:

I was inspired by the flower as the main image and I used all the colours, even stamping my sentiment in brown for a change. The flower is stamped in 2 different greens and I hunted through my very large collection of enamel dots for 3 different know I love my enamel dots!

I have used a mixture of sentiments from CAS-ual Fridays- 'pretty posies' and 'sassy smiles' 
The flower is from Visible Images

I will also enter this into:

Friday, 24 November 2017

Time to Celebrate!

Morning All,

It's Friday and that is a good enough reason to celebrate!

Here is a card I made yesterday for a few challenges:

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
The cue word 'Cheer' at CASology
And the theme of 'Food and/or Drink' at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

The die is from My Favourite Things

Have a fun day.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Time Out Challenges #97

Hi All,
Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges

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 the whole phrase and made this card:

I used some scrap brusho card and heat embossed the stamp onto this. Used some foam pads to give the card dimension.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the truly inspiring Izzy. I love visiting Izzy's blog and urge you to pop on over there.

Izzy and our DT have made some fabulous cards-check them out here and then get inky!

I will enter this into:

CAS-ual Friday-Friday Challenge-Gratitude with Attitude.


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Inkspirational #148

Hi There,

Today at Inkspirational we have our Designer's choice challenge and it is our very talented teamie Yvonne who has chosen:

Christmas Cards using Neutral Colours only-black can be used for sentiments.

I went with kraft and white

This die cut snowflake was a pressie from crafting buddy and dear friend Nonni. I just love it and adding the wood dot in the centre just seems the perfect finishing touch. This card is very CAS but it is one of my favs I have made this year.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations

Our DT have all made super cards-have a look here for plenty of inspiration.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Heidi. Check out her blog here-you will love what you see.

Time for you to get inky x

I will enter this into:

Curtain Call-going with the colours



Friday, 17 November 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things/Muse take 2!

Hi There

I am popping in really quickly with another card inspired by the photo at Inspired by All the Little Things and Ardyth's card at Muse

Again the grey base on both the card and photo inspired. The glitter of the tree in both and the die cut in Ardyth's card. My 'peace' is actually covered in WOS but hard to see in the photo.

Love that embossed tree background and gave me the chance to use cream and white together-a combo I love in card making.

Have a fun day x


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

STAMPlorations 3rd Annual 'Giving Thanksgiving Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party

Hello All

Today I have the honour of Guest Designing at STAMPlorations 3rd Annual Thanks Giving Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party.

I am here, along with Nonni representing Time Out Challenges. STAMPlorations are big supporters of Time Out and we thank you Shery for this x

There is lots of fun for all and you can check out all the details of how to play and what you can win here.

For this wonderful party I created this card using the new stamp We-Have-Enough-Typografia

Here I used the Bracket Labels Nesting dies cutting a few layered up and then heat embossed this wonderful We-Have-Enough-Typografia-Thankful stamp.

Just added a few enamel dots to the card to finish off.

From today until the end of November there's also a massive sale at STAMPlorations -everything is 40% off! Time to shop! 

I will enter this into the following:

Fusion-going with words and colours

There are a team of wonderful Guest Designers playing. To win the prizes you need to visit and comment on them all them all plus the main post here. Check them out here:

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things/Muse

Hi All

Another card from me today!

This card was inspired by the fabulous photo at Inspired by All the Little Things and Ardyth's card at The Muse Card Challenge

My card:

And the photo the photo:

And Ardyth's card:

I loved this photo and card as soon as I saw them:
These are the elements that I took from the photo:

-the grey background which I used as my card base and the background of my bauble
-the white sparkle tree-die cut my tree from glitter card
-the clear baubles-gave me the idea to make a bauble and use acetate for it.
-the string of the bauble mixed with the holey design of the cushion-led me to use pokey holes for my bauble string
-the cushion at the edge led me to use the touch of glitter washi at the edge of my card-CAS look of the photo!!

And from Ardyth's-practically the same!
-the grey base
-the white tree with added sparkle
-the clear drops led to the acetate
-CAS design

Yes....this card really was totally inspired by all these tiny details from the photo. I just love it when there is so much in such a CAS photo that you can use to make a card.

One of my fav cards to date this year.

I will also enter this into:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge