Monday, 22 May 2017

Hello Sunshine!

Hello All

Yesterday I had a little play with my Birthday kits from all my crafty friends and made this card for the 'warm' challenge at CASology.

The background is an embossed sunshine. The sun stitched die is cut from brushos. The sunshine sentiment is a negative die cut from brushos. 

I had a lot of fun making this and and thank you again crafty friends for all these goodies that are really inspiring me.

Have a fun week x

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Thank You!

Hi All

I wanted to Thank you for your wonderful cards that you sent me for my Birthday. My lounge is blooming with all your creativity. I was a very happy girl (well old lady!)-thank you so much.

Not only did I get cards but my very dear friend Nonni organised many of you to send me crafty kits full of the most wonderful goodies. I have 15 kits overflowing! There are so many I haven't even had time to look through them all. But a huge thank you, I have enough crafty goodies to enjoy for a long time.

And a very special thank you to Nonni for organising this xx

Here is one card I made yesterday using some goodies from these packs:

I followed the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and was inspired by the gorgeous purple flowers in the photo at Inspired by Little Things

Before I leave I wanted to give you all a smile with a look at the Birthday card my hubby gave me. He hunts card shops for CAS cards and I have to say this card really made me laugh-is this not the most CAS card you have ever seen? And I am definitely going it CASE it!

I have trained him well!

Have a good day x


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Inkspirational #135

Hello There,

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational. It is our word prompt and the word is:


And I went all London on you again!

I used a mix of brushos on water colour card. I then die cut these London skylines, layering them up for dimension.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Aileen. Her blog is a delight to visit-check it out here

All our DT have made amazing cards-check them out here and then have some fun and join in the fun!

I will enter this into:

Monday, 15 May 2017

Water colouring for Mum

Hi All,

Today I have a card for my Mum's Birthday that is in a few weeks. 

I had some fun water colouring using an Altenew stamp and die set.

The photo and colours of the Altenew Challenge inspired me. I tried to follow the colours of the flowers in their photo even trying to blend the pinks so the edge was a slightly darker colour and the centre yellow.

I am quite pleased how it turned out:

I stamped and die cut the flowers before water colouring them. I stamped the leaves and just popped up the flowers when dry. 

This water colouring was quite precise rather than the more arty look I usually do but it was fun to have a go. I think Mum will like the fresh look which I emphasised using the light green base.

I will enter this into:

Cupcake Inspirations-For Mum and using the pink flowers as inspiration

Enjoy your day x



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Commencement 2!

Hi All

Another card today for the 'commencement' challenge at CASology.

I went again with the idea of the beginning, start of things and birth. 

The Birth of Jesus being my beginning.

This time I went with the sketch at Fusion

I love this die from Penny Black which was a gift from the lovely Patti. I really like cutting this in white and kraft as I think this colour scheme represents the stable. 

I had to think on how to place this sentiment to follow the sketch and decided on white embossing it on black.
The die is popped up for dimension.

I do love how this turned out.

Have a fun weekend.


Friday, 12 May 2017

Grunge and Glitter???

Hi There,

I don't normally post twice in a day and this was for tomorrow but I just saw Addicted to CAS  is closing soon (I thought I had another week!!)

Do grunge and glitter go? Yes, why not! And can you use it for a guy card-naturally!!

Well, I think you can and to me, it looks like this:

The background is just one stamp that was a pressie from the my dear friend Nonni. I just roughly inked it up in these colours. The birthday is glitter fun foam cut using a die from STAMPlorations

I went with the colours of the photo at Fusion-picking out the greens and yellows of the daffodils and the navy on the floor, table top, cushions and ceiling!

I followed the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch-it was DT member Jen's take on the sketch that I found so inspiring and the idea for my card popped into my head as soon as I saw Jen's card-thank you Jen x

I will also enter this into the 'grunge' challenge at Addicted to CAS



Hi There,

I have to admit that I didn't know that in America the ceremony for giving out diplomas etc was called a Commencement! So I decided to look up the other definitions for this word and decided to go with the 'start of something', 'the beginning' 'the birth'. And ping, I had a light bulb moment! 

What better beginning is there than the birth of Jesus.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.

Super CAS using Winnie and Walter nativity stamp and a sentiment from Verve. I used the gold to draw the card together.

Must run!


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Time Out #83

Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges

This week we have our CASE (Copy and Share everything) challenge.

I am super excited that the designer we are CASEing this time is Hannelie. She is one of my favourite designers in blogland and I have followed her blog here for a very long time. Every card she makes is an inspiration. I urge you to visit her blog and I guarantee you will be inspired. Here is my CASE:

And Hannelie's card:

Pretty easy to see how I was inspired!

I actually stamped the Bokeh Burst stamp from The Ton in gold to get the splatters. I then die cut a circle in the centre of this. I stamped and die cut the flower-from Altnew. I love that Hannelie kept her flower stamp white-perfect for me as I didn't need to colour! The background is an old brusho sheet from my stash. I like the way I mounted all this on black base leaving a strip of orange.

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stamper who are our sponsors for this challenge

I had a lot of fun making this-thanks for the inspiration Hannelie and over the moon you joined us.

Susanne is our Guest Designer for this challenge. Susanne's blog is a delight to visit. She is very creative and I love her CAS style. Pop over to her blog Keep in Touch Cards and you will come away inspired to create.

Our GD and Susanne have all CASEd Hanniele's card in their own way and they are all fabulous-take a look here.

Take some TIME OUT and get inky!

I will enter this into:

Altenew Inspiration Challenge-going with the flower and the texture of the water colour


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Inkspirational #134

Hi All

At Inkspirational we have our photo challenge.

I went with the colours in the photo and the feather-although my feathers ended up as leaves!

These die cuts are from  Altenew.

Our DT have all made amazing cards-check them out here

I will enter this into:

CASology-Flow-my leaves flow-I liked the way DT member Diedre used feathers in this way

Have fun x

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Time Out Reminder

Hi All

I am here to remind you there is still time to join in our Theme challenge at Time Out.

The theme is:

Flowers with the optional twist of 'Kissing'-using 2 stamps to make one image.

I am not really a technique crafter but had a go! 

I stamped the top flowers in lighter ink and then stamped the 'text' stamp from Happy Little Stamper on the top. I then die cut these flowers. The bottom stamp, also from Happy Little Stampers was just stamped directly onto the card base and coloured. The sentiment stamp is also from Happy Little Stampers-who are our sponsors for this challenge.

I got the idea of the colours and the use of text from the photo this week at Inspired By Little Things-the books gave me the idea of using text

If I can give 'kissing' a try, then you can!

Come join us at Time Out and get kissing!!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Happy Little Stampers May CAS challenge

Hi All

Time for a new Clean and Simple challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Our challenge is:


Here is what I made:

All the stamps I have used here are from the Happy Little Stamp set Rainy Days. I stamped the cloud/sun stamp straight onto the white card and then again on another piece of card. I fussy cut out just the cloud and then covered this in glitter-I thought the gliiter and the sun would hopefully bring a smile to whoever gets this card! 

All out DT have made amazing cards-check them out here

The winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher to spend in the Happy Little Stamper's store

I will enter this into:

CASology-Flow-I looked up 'flow' and here I am using it as a noun-rain being the constant flow of water. Often I find I look up cue words and it really opens up your mind to the many possibilities-give it a try!

Enjoy x

Monday, 1 May 2017

Grunge meets Pretty!

A very Happy Monday,

Here is a card where Grunge meets pretty!

This was inspired by the 'Grunge' challenge at Addicted to CAS. The colours are from this week's challenge at Cupcake inspirations

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations. The spalshes are a mix of stamps from Happy Little Stampers and visible images. The vellum die cut butterfly-I am not sure where this came from!

Have a fun day.

I will also enter this into:


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Inspiration all around!

Hi There

A very Happy Weekend to all.

My card today was inspired by a few challenges:

This week's photo at Fusion caught my eye immediately. The arty water splash look inspired me to use the Papertrey water splash stamps and the  die cut butterfly butterfly.

The colours came from Colour Throwdown-although my purple does look more pink here-it is purple!

I stamped the water colour splashes and then die cut the butterfly. I also die cut the butterfly in yellow fun foam-after seeing Jen's card at Less is More, I will enter their 'shadow' challenge as my yellow adds a lovely bright shadow.

The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch inspired the layout.

I liked this card by Natasha on Instagram and loved how she used the splashes and die. This is my go at following this idea-do love how it turned out-thanks Natasha for the inspiration

I will also enter this into Addicted to Stamps and More-CAS

Have a good day x