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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Fusion-Sweet Orange Blossoms

Hi again

Now it is time for a new challenge at Fusion.

You can use the photo or the sketch to inspire you. You could also combine both.

I have gone with the photo and used one of my favourite Uniko stamps.


I had so much fun making this. I embossed the Hummingbird on vellum then coloured the back side of the vellum. I then added lots of glitter. I used a textured card base. I really do love this card!

Here is our photo and sketch-which will you use? Or do you fancy fusing them? I am looking forward to seeing what you create.


Our Guest Designer for April is the very talented Bonnie Sharp. Check out her blog The Lucky Clucker here and you will love what you see!

I will enter this into:


    







Time Out Reminder #55


Hello there,

Time to remind you to play along at Time Out Challenges. It is our theme challenge and that is:

Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

We are sponsored by CAS-UAL Friday Stamps. There will be a random draw from all those who twist with us. The winner will get a $25 gift voucher for CAS-UAL Friday stamps

This week I did twist with some fussy cutting.

My celebration this week is 'Christmas'


All these stamps are from CAS-UAL Fridays. The top mistletoe has been stamped and then fussy cut out and popped up on foam pads.

Our fabulous Guest Designer Elizabeth is joining us again this week. Check out what Elizabeth and the DT have created to inspire you here

Take some TIME OUT and play along x

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Card Concept #54

Hi All,

We are back with another challenge at The Card Concept.

Our photo this week is just perfect for me-lots of different purples-these inspired my card. Here is my CAS card for you:


I used a star stencil and stitched dies for this. The sentiment is one of my favourite.

You can create your card in any style or mix the styles. You can see an explanation of these styles here

Here is our photo:


What does this inspire you to create?

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Wendy.. Take a look here at what Wendy and the DT have created to inspire you

I will enter this into the 'sprinkle' challenge at CASology-sprinkle of hearts! And the 'Frinedship' party at Virginia's View Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More-anything Goes

       

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Inkspirational #107

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

It is the very lovely and talented Carol's choice this week and she has gone with:

'Vehicles'

I used this as a chance to make a Christmas card and went all glittery.



These dies and stamps are all from Papertrey and the tree and road die is popped up on foam pads.

Our Guest Designer this week is Tanja. Her blog is full of inspiring cards, she is amazing at colouring-take a look here

Our DT have all created fabulous cards for this challenge, take a look here

Time to get inky x

I will enter this into:

STAMPloartions CAS challenge-using twist of spring green (although mine is Xmas it is still the same green as spring!)
Uniko Challenge-use meatallics


    


Friday, 22 April 2016

A Friday make

A happy Friday to you all,

I have a card today inspired by a few challenges I have wanted to play along with this week. Yesterday I got the chance to have some crafty time.

Here is the card:


I decided I wanted to challenge myself again to enter the ColourQ Challenge-I had no idea how I was going to get the blue and the coral onto my card but came up with colouring my butterfly blue and my pearls coral using copics. Another week that I have made, what to me are really hard colours, work...yes I am pleased with myself!!

That gold strip is actually adhesive tape that I picked up from a shop in Covent Garden-a little find! The butterfly is a new one from Concord and 9th

The layout is from the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches

I had the idea to use the butterfly from the adorable photo at Addicted to Stamps and More-check it out below.

I will also enter this into the 'metallics' challenge at Uniko-the sentient is actually a Uniko one.


        

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Time Out #55

Ready to take some TIME OUT and play are latest challenge at Time Out?

Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

Sponsored by CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps. We will do a random draw from all those who twist with us and we have a $25 CAS-ual Friday gift voucher for the winner of this draw!

Your card can be any celebration you want-Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary...the list goes on.

This card was sent a while ago to celebrate just how wonderful someone is. Celebrating a person has to be one of the best celebrations there can be!

This week I chose not to twist (but come back next week and see me twisting away!)



All these sentiment stamps are from CAS-ual Fridays stamps. The firework stamp is from Visable Image Stamps

Our Guest Designer this week is Elizabeth Stewart and we are so pleased she is joining us. Many of you will have seen her cards in galleries and on Flickr but she has recently started a blog called Paper Sweetness. Why not get a cuppa, kick back and have a browse around her blog. I have subscribed and can tell you her creativity blooms with every post.

As always our DT have all made some wonderful CASE cards. Take some Time Out and have a look at them here

Looking forward to seeing what you are celebrating...go on take that TIME OUT and play with us x

I will enter this into:

Less is More-use 3 stamps-I used my 3 firework stamps





Saturday, 16 April 2016

Honey I Shrunk the Kit!

Hello,

It is 'Kit Club' time for our little 'Honey, I shrunk the Kit' crafters.

All these lovely Ladies:

Hazel-Hazels Paper Designs
Sarah G-Funky Fossil Designs
Shona-Twine Around
Sarah P-Sazzle Dazzle Crafts

Do our own mini kit club and virtually craft together.

This time the super and inspiring Shona sent us all a fun selection of goodies:




We all crafted together and had a lot of fun.

Here is the pack of goodies that Shona sent us:


Here are the cards I made. The first 3 I really like but the 4th card is a little busy for me but I thought I would share it anyway!



I will enter this into the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch-I flipped and made it more CAS using my fav score lines as the panel-see below



I will enter this into the 'Simplicity' challenge at The Curtain Call-using the colours as inspiration-see photo below






I will enter this into the 'pink' challenge at CASology

I still have a lot of goodies to play with. Don't forget to visit all my other 'honey' friends and see what they have made.

I do love this mini club of honeys and can't wait for the next selection of goodies (actually it is my turn to provide the kit...so was this space)

      



Thursday, 14 April 2016

Fusion-April Showes

Hi there,

Time for a new challenge at Fusion.

We have a great photo and sketch for you. You can use either or combine the 2.

I went with the photo, water colouring rainbow colours and then heat embossing the image.



Here is our graphic:


Our Guest Designer for April is the very talented Bonnie Sharp. Check out her blog The Lucky Clucker here and you will love what you see!

So what will you go with-photo, sketch or fuse the 2??

Looking forward to seeing what inspired you!

I will enter this into:

Sunday Stamps-rainbow colours




Time Out #54 Reminder

Hi All

Time to remind you of our latest Challenge at Time Out. It is our photo challenge.
This week I went for a one layer card:


If you look closely at the patterns on the cupboard one of them is exactly the same at the stamp I have used from Happy Little Stampers. This is from the set Mix Mash. I picked out some of the colours and just stamped away.

This is our photo:


So much here to inspire-flowers, colours, patterns, tiles.

If you want more ideas why not take a look at what our fabulous Guest Designers-Kylie and Elisabeth plus our DT have created here


We are very happy to say that this challenge is being sponsored by Happy Little Stampers

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The winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher for their store.

I will enter this into:


Have fun x



Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The Card Concept #53

Time for a new challenge at The Card Concept. We have a colour challenge for you.
I do struggle with colour challenges but I ended up with a card I really do like:


Here is our photo:


I lightly stamped the flower in blue on to the card. I also used the same colour blue as my base card. I then embossed it on vellum in pink and coloured the back side in green. To finish off I added a baby pink enamel dot in the centre of the card.

My card is 'Clean and Simple' but you can create your card in any style or combine styles.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Wendy.. Take a look here at what Wendy and the DT have created to inspire you

I will enter this into:

CAS on Sunday-flowers
AAA Cards-Anything Goes
CASology-Pink-my pink is the dominant colour here.
Addicted to Stamps and More-CAS challenges
STAMPlorations CAS challenge-with twist of spring green



Have fun x

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Inkspirational #106

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational and this week it is our 'Word Prompt'. The word we have to inspire you is:

'Rock'

I went with rock music and made this card:


Yes, I actually did some colouring!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Sathya. Her blog is stunning and full of inspiration for us all. Take a look here

Sathya and the DT have all made some fab cards inspired by this word. Take a look here and then get inky!

I will enter this into:


Enjoy x

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Time Out #54

Hello All,

Time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges. It is our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge. We have a really fabulous photo for you and here is what I created:



Here I have used the new Doodles Flowers stamp set from Happy Little Stampers. I stamped the flowers then used zig pens. Nonni's pen that I played with when I stayed with her a few weeks ago! I fussy cut the flowers then layered them up using foam pads.

Here is our photo:


Look at that amazing mix of patterns and colours. Then you have the brick floor and so much more. What will inspire you?

We are very happy to say that this challenge is being sponsored by Happy Little Stampers

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The winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher for their store.

Kylie the owner and designer of Happy Little Stampers is joining us today with a card to inspire you to play along.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Elisabeth.I have recently started following Elisabeth's blog and her cards are a delight. If you haven't seen her blog then I urge you to go for a visit here. I know you will love what you see.

Kylie, Elisabeth and all the DT have made inspiring cards, take a look here.

We are back to our normal 2 week schedule for this challenge. So you have until Wed 5pm BST to take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x

I will enter this into the Anything Goes Challenge at Happy Little Stampers


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Butterfly Birthday!

Hello All,

My card today has been spinning in my head for a few days and this morning I actually got around to creating it:


Happy Little Stampers  are CASEing Joyce's card (see below) this month. I loved her card and wanted to give it a go. I also really wanted to join in the 'white space but not white' challenge at Less is More. I love to use coloured base cards so was really hoping I had chance to play.

I started off by cutting the stitched panel then kept this flat using sticky tape. I then heat embossed the Butterfly Birthday  stamp across this and the base card. I coloured in the centre part and decided to heat emboss this stamp again on vellum, coloured the back side of the vellum and attached it to the card. I wanted to make it a bit different from Joyce's card by adding the vellum. The sentiment is from the same set and heat embossed again. I then popped up the centre panel.

I would also like to enter this into the new challenge Creative with Stamps-Butterfly. This challenge just opened and is run by the lovely Monika and Lilian (good luck ladies)

Here is Joyce's amazing card:


This was a fun card to make and involved more steps than I am used to but I am pleased with the overall CAS look and was so pleased to get to use a coloured base.

Thanks Joyce for the inspiration

 I will also enter this into the Anything Goes challenge at Happy Little Stampers

      



Sunday, 3 April 2016

A Neon Smile!

Hi All

I am just popping in with a card for the new challenge at The Curtain Call.


I hope all these bright colours make you smile!


Saturday, 2 April 2016

A Real Challenge For Me!

Hi All,

I find colour challenges a real challenge especially when you are asked to use over 3 colours. This week I decided to challenge myself to use the colours at Colour Q. I was doing this just to see if I could. My idea was to go with pretty flowers and butterflies and this is what I ended up with:


No flowers, no butterflies, a graphic card but I got all those colours in! Sometimes when I have an idea in my head and sit down to craft I go a completely different way. I am sure this is because I wanted to enter the 'washi' challenge at CASology. Get this...I own no washi tape, only washi stamps. Here my washi stamps are from Uniko. I cut out the middle one and popped it up on foam pads to add some dimension. I used the latest sketch at CAS(E) the Sketch for my layout.

It was fun to make this card and I will enter it into:

CASology-washi

    

Have a fun day x


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