Thursday, 22 June 2017

Time Out Challenges #86

CAS-ual Fridays are sponsoring this challenge with a $25 gift voucher randomly chosen from those who twist with us.

I love one layer cards so went with the twist using the CAS-ual Friday Stamp set Lovely Snowflake

Here are 2 examples of using this fabulous set.

I do love how these turned out and will be making a few more of these as they will be easy to post and well....I like how they look!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented TaeEun. Her blog is a wonder and well worth a browse, check it out here-I guarantee you will love what you see

Then pop over to Time Out to see what TaeEun and the DT have created to inspire you.

Now it is your turn to take some Time Out and get inky with us.

Enjoy x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Inkspirational #137

Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. This week we have a stunning photo for you.

Here is what I made and I think you will easily see how I was inspired!

And here is the photo:

Yep, those stunning flowers totally inspired me. However, no surprise, I changed them from blue to purple.

I used a flower and die are both from STAMPlorations. I had a lot of fun water colouring this. Splashing some paint over the card, just like in the photo.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Lynda, check out here blog here and prepare to be inspired!

So what will inspire you?

Check out what our DT made here and then get creating-enjoy!

I will enter this into:
Inspired by All the Little Things-I think you can see the purple flowers inspired!


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi All

Life is getting in the way at the moment so I am just popping in quickly with a card I made inspired by a few challenges;

I was inspired by the colours and the photo at Altenew June Inspiration Challenge and used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for my lay out.

I heat embossed this Altenew flower in burgandy and then coloured the backside of the vellum with the soft pink. I added a few splashes of the soft pink for a little more interest. These are actually stamped using a splash stamp from visible images.

The sentiment is also from Altenew

Have a fun day x

June 2017 Inspiration Challenge – White On White Focal Point    

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Time Out #85

Hi There,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges.

This time it is our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge

Here is my card:

And here is the photo:

Laura Ashley Blog | SPRING / SUMMER 2015 INTERIOR TRENDS |

This Papertrey die was a present from Time Out teamie and friend Joyce. As soon as I saw the die this photo came to mind. When I first saw this photo I was going to go with hummingbirds but my eyes kept being drawn to the leaves framing the photo. Then I got this happy mail from Joyce and I just knew this die was perfect.

The sentiment is from our sponsor for this challenge Happy Little Stampers

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Ashwini. I have followed Ashwini for a long time and her creativity never fails to inspire me. Check out here blog here and I am sure you will come away ready to get inky!

Our DT have all made amazing cards-check them out here. And now take some Time Out and get crafty xx

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Inkspirational #136

Hi There

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

We have our designer's challenge and this week the very dear and inspiring Carol has chosen:


I was a bit unsure of what to make for this but as I was pondering I found some scraps on my desk and created this window card:

It wasn't until I had finished that I realised these scraps were from an Inspirational challenge card I made a few challenges ago! Still, I decided to stick with it as I quite like the card and it shows you that you should never throw away those bits and bobs!!

The Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative designer Pam-check out her blog here and you will see what I mean!

Pam and our DT have all made amazing cards-check them out here and then get inky!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge

Hello Crafting Friends,

It is time for our monthly 'Clean and Simple' challenge at Happy Little Stampers

This month we want to see:

Clean and Simple cards using the 'smoosh' technique.

Here is my card:

I have never tried this before and had to watch a few videos before attempting this for the first time. You can check out some videos on our main blog here.

First off I heat embossed the Eiffel Tower stamp from the Happy Little Stampers set 'Wish You Were Here' (my sentiment is from this set also). I then used an acetate sheet to mix up some barn door distress ink with water and smooshed it over the image. I then did the same but with yellow water colour paint. I just smooshed it all around, let it dry and mounted it all on a black card base. It is a different card for me but I do like the effect. It was sent to a very dear French crafty buddy who I thought might like my first attempt at a new technique...even if it was to have a giggle!

Our DT have all made super cards to inspire you-take a look here and then get inky

The winner will get a $15 discount from the store

Another Ardyth CASE!

Happy Friday

I have another card CASEing the fabulous Ardyth for the Muse Card Club.

This time I also had a few other challenges in mind also.

But first my card:

And Ardyth's card:

Here are the elements I went with:

-Using a different coloured card base to the main panel-I used a cream base and a white panel

-using a stitched die for the main panel-(from STAMPlorations)

-using a big sentiment-although mine is a die (from CAS-ual Friday Stamps) and a small one underneath

-using small star stamps and 3 sequins-I used these in the same places as Ardyth.

I did flip my card and also didn't add the silver glitter.

Again, I love how it turned out...Ardyth sure makes it easy!

I also had in mind, when making this card, the new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays-this is to make a card of encouragement for a friend. Check it out here. I went with the colours and the purple and white theme in the photo. My card uses one of their dies and is off to a very dear friend who needs a reminder I love her and she totally rocks!

I will also enter it into Less is More-shimmer-my die is made from a brusho sheet that has gold shimmer spray on it.

Have a fun day x


Thursday, 1 June 2017

CASEing Arydth!

Hello there,

Have you seen Ardyth turned 50 this week! A very Happy Birthday young Lady!

Over at Muse there is a fun challenge to CASE one of Arydth's card. Ever since I have been crafting Arydth has been an inspiration to me and I have CASEd many of her cards. I especially like her CAS graphic cards.

I have so many I would like to CASE but time may not allow this week. However I did make one yesterday and am so happy with how it turned out.

Here is is:

And here is Arydth's card I CASED:

The elemnets I chose were:

-a square card (so unusual for me and I did struggle to get the measurements right!)

-the placement of the sentiment-I have had this sentiment for Father's day on my craft table so hunted through the cards I had tagged of Aryth's card and found one that suited this style of sentiment.

-the rainbow strip-here I used the STAMPlorations grunge stamp and repeated stamping it in rainbow colours on a separate piece of card and then just attached it to my main panel. I decided not to add a black stripes as these grungy stripes are less graphic than Arydth's card.

-the placement of the sequins but I went for coloured enamel dots instead of sequins as for my card I think this looked better.

Wow, you can see I was totally inspired and thank you Arydth for being a continual inspiration! And heh, 50 is so young!

I will also enter this into:


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Happy Birthday AAA Cards!

Hi There

Today AAA Cards are celebrating their 3rd Birthday.

I was recently a DT member at AAA and they were kind enough to ask me to Guest Design for their Birthday. Thank you very much Jane for this honour and a very Happy Birthday!

Here is my card:

Here I used The Ton Bokeh Burst stamp again and a circle die cut so just the edges of the splatters show. I used delicata gold ink to give a lovely shimmer. I then used splash stamps over a card and cut a butterfly from this. The splash stamps and covered in WOS but it is hard to see the sparkle from the photo. A vellum butterfly die finishes the card off with a sentiment stamped with delcata ink.

This Birthday celebration has a lot of sponsors-check out the graphic here:

Then pop over to AAA and see how you can win.

Have fun x

I will enter this into:

Less is More-shimmer-my delicta gold ink, wos covered water stamps and the enamel dots (sparkle dots) add a lot of shimmer to my card!

The Card Concept-loving the pink and gold mix


Friday, 26 May 2017

A loud Awakening!

Hi There,

We all know what it is like-the alarm clock wakes us with from our slumber with it's loud shrill!

This is my take on the 'loud' challenge at CASology-using neon inks in my fav colour combo-just to make it an even louder awakening!

I followed the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches.

The alarm clock stamp and die are from Clealy Besotted Stamps and the yellow dotted stamp is actually the washi stamp from Uniko

I will enter this into:

Uniko-Masuline-this is off to a guy-yes guys like purple too!

Have a fun Friday x


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Time Out Challenges #84

Hi All

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges.

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

''Flowers and Friends make life a garden'

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire what you create.

I went with flowers and friend:

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations and my sunflower stamp and 'amazing' die are both from their wonderful store.

I stamped and water coloured the sunflower in orange and yellow-I had a go at bending them! Just splattered some orange water colour paint around. Cut out the 'amazing' die using fun foam. I do love how sunny and bright this looks!

We are honoured to have Michele as our Guest Designer for this challenge. I know many of you will be aware of her blog I Card Everyone-this blog is one of my very own favourites. Michele is not only an amazing and creative designer but so fun and supportive-so pleased you joined us Michele.

Our DT have all made super cards-check them out here then take some TIME OUT and join in the fun. You have until Wed June 7th BST to play x

I will enter this into:

CASology-Loud-like Sherrie my colours get louder from the centre yellow flower to the very loud orange!!
Inspired by Little Things-this time going with the yellow and orange flowers
STAMPlorations-CAS card challenge-not going with twist


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

I also want to enter this into the new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays-this challenge is all about making an encouragement card-something we all need sometimes. I have used the colours and the flowers as inspiration.

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: