Sunday, 25 September 2016

Joy To The World

Hi All,

I don't usually post twice in one day but I just had a little play and wanted to share my card with you.

Earlier this week I saw a few cards posted for the latest Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge-water colour spritz. I decided I would make a Christmas themed sheet of card using red and green brushos and the spritzed with gold perfect pearls. To be honest this has sat on my craft desk all week until today I die cut lots of Xmas goodies from this one sheet-lots of different baubles and sentiments. It is amazing how much you can make from just one sheet of brushos!

Here I used the sheet to die cut my 'Joy' and followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I will enter it into:


AAA Cards #74 Masking

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at AAA Cards

Our challenge is:


Her is my card:

This card I made for a very dear friend who I knew needed to be reminded to believe in her dreams and remember that whatever she did she would shine!

I made it a while ago but wasn't that happy with it but am hoping the thought behind it helps her over look this! 

I also wanted to use my watercolouring masking paste that hasn't been used for a while plus some actual water colour paints (not brushos!). I used paste to mask off a rough area. I then watered this area and added a mix of water colour paints. Left this to dry over night and then heat embossed the sentiment. You can't see from the photo but each letter of the sentiment is covered in make it shine!

We are sponsored by Stampendous

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Rahmat-check out her blog here I have followed Rahmat for a long time now and adore her creativity from cards to cooking!

Check out what Rahmat and the DT have made to inspire you here and then get masking!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Inkspirational #118

Happy Weekend my crafty friends,

At Inkspirational our challenge is our 'prompt word' challenge and the word is:


Here is my take on this word:

I went with the texture and colours of glamour as I see them. I have always thought purple, teal and gold as glamorous. I embossed the doily stamp in gold and then went to work with the brushos mixing the purple and teal. I really didn't know how it would turn out. I didn't like the splotches of deep purple at first but after leaving it to try over night decided they looked great. You really do need to leave those brushos to dry over night to see what they look like in the end!

I liked the background so much I didn't want to cover it with a sentiment strip so used deliacta gold ink and vellum.

Our Guest Designer is my fellow teamie and friend, Joyce, at Time Out Challenges. I know many of you know her but her creativity really does bloom-take a her blog Cards-by-the-Sea and you will come away inspired.

Then pop back to Inkspirational to see what Joyce and the DT have made to inspire you x

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Time Out Challenges #66 Reminder

Hello All

There is still time to play in our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge at Time Out

 STAMPlorations are sponsoring this challenge and there are lots of prizes to be won.

Here is the card I made for this challenge using the new stamp from STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves 2.

The stitched die here is also from STAMPlorations

Here is our photo:

Our Guest Designer is the very talented Claire and her blog Life on the Scrap Heap is a delight to visit-full of inspiring projects.

Pop over to Time Out to take a look at what Claire and the DT have created to inspire you.

Then take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x

I will enter this into:

Uniko-Autumn Challenge
Addicted to CAS-stitched challenge


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Card Concept #58

Hi All,

I hope you are all having a fun week. I am here with our new challenge for The Card Concept. We have a bright and cheerful photo for you this week.
Here is my 'Clean and Simple' card inspired by the citrus colours and graphic shapes in the photo:

The sentiment is actually heat embossed in orange but it is quite hard to see from the photo.

Here is our photo:

You can design your project in any style you want and you can see how we define these styles here. We would love to see you also combine the styles.

Our Guest Designer for his challenge is the very talented Laurie and she has created for us a freestlye collage card. Check Laurie's card and the DT cards out here

Enjoy x

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Hi All

I have a card today that I made for a few challenges:

A one layer CAS card that I really do like!
This clock really does look vintage but I decided I wanted to make it a bright colour and went hunting for a challenge to suit this-found a new to me challenge that looks a lot of fun The Heart Desires-check it out.

It was inspired by:

The Heart Desires Challenge-I used the colours and photo-my clock reminds me of the sun flowers and I chose 2 of the colours.

I am also going to use this card as my entry to:

Have a fun day x



Sunday, 18 September 2016

You are Awesome

Hello There,

It seems ages since I made a card but I actually got some crafty time and here is what I created:

It is a shame from the photo that you can't see the texture of the linen embossed card stock but here in London it is dull and I wanted to edit the card to disguise this but in doing this I missed the texture.

I know this look like it took 5 mins to make but it was a quite difficult to line up the sentiment to the exact spot I wanted it (no misti for me yet!). Then I really wanted the bubble talk die to be exactly in the middle of the word-so that took some time. I just layered up more bubble talk to get the dimension. The stamps are from the set 'Wait for it' from CAS-ual Friday Stamps. I just finished off with a little bling.

The lay out came from the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch-thought this was a tough sketch at first then this idea just popped into my head.

Also want to enter it into the 'Dimension and Bling' challenge at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

Plus I am going to try out for the Monthy CAS DT call at Happy Little Stampers-I actually have made another card for this but thought my card today was super CAS and why not have a few goes.

It felt good to craft after a while of not being too creative.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend x


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