Saturday, 13 January 2018

Inkspirational #152


Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

This time it is our photo challenge.

Here is my card:

And the photo:

This photo just spoke texture and frills to me and I wanted to make something that was way out of my comfort zone. So out came the lace, doilies and a pretty embossing plate.

The sentiment here is from Verve and the tag from CAS-ual Fridays. I used a scrap of water colour card to cut the tag and stamp the sentiment.

This card was made especially for teamie and friend Shauna for her Birthday. She often uses ribbons and texture on her cards....although recently I have noticed more water colouring and CAS designs sneaking in. Basically she is very creative and can make cards of all styles. I wanted to try to make something for her that was different than my normal style.

Actually in the end I was happy with how it turned out.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the talented Charlotte-check out her blog here. It is full of amazing projects.

Then pop over to Inkspirational and see what the DT have created using this photo as their inspiration.

Have fun x

I will enter this into:

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Choose Happy!

A very Happy Sunday,

My dear friend Nonni set me a challenge yesterday to make 2/3 cards for the latest challenge at Less is More. Well I have 2 made already Nonni!!

Here is my first card:

I wanted to use this grunge stamp because Nonni gave it to me!!

I simply stamped this grunge stamp using purple ink and then over stamped with this sentiment from STAMPlorations-first time it has been inked up.

I used 3 different shades of purple enamel dots just to make the point......I love purple in all shades!!

This sentiment really hit home to me as sometimes it is really hard to 'choose happy' when things are feeling tough. I am sending this off to a friend for some encouragement but have decided to make myself a postcard version of this and stick it onto my craft board so that on those tough days, it reminds me to 'choose happy'!!

So friends...lets 'choose happy' today!!

I am going to enter this into:

Less is More-purple
AAA-Quote-a new sentiment stamp plus a new way to encourage myself on the tough days!


Friday, 5 January 2018

Time to Encourage!


We all need a little encouragement now and then! And I think this sentiment is just perfect to encourage someone to just take that one little step to get nearer to what it is they really want or dream about.

I have made this card large so you can really see the sentiment. 

The sentiment comes from a set my dear friend Nonni gave me a while ago. 
The green background stamp is the Modern Petals stamps from CAS-ual Fridays

I took inspiration from the latest Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge photo using the red and green and the petals as inspiration-as well as making an encouragement card for a friend-still time to join in this challenge and goodies to be won!

The layout is from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches

I will also enter this into:

Happy Little Stamper-CAS-Friendship.


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Time Out #100!!

A very Happy New Year to All!

At Time Out Challenges we are celebrating our 100th Challenge!

I want to thank you for for supporting us and I hope you have had fun and I have been able to supply you with some inspiration to play along.

And to celebrate we decided to introduce a new challenge to replace our CASE challenge.
To check out the details of this new challenge go on over to Time Out where we explain it all to you.

Here is my card:

Using stamps and dies from our fabulous sponsor Verve. I have used the stamp set Button Best and Bloom Brighter. Plus their die set blooming Die Set

And the challenge is:

My card is to show you I am 'Thankful' for my Mum.....she really is the one that holds things together not only with me but within our whole family.
For our 100th challenge I can think of nothing better to be 'Thankful' for!

Julee the owner and designer of Verve will be joining us for this challenge. Her blog Poetic Artistry is full of creative projects. We urge you to visit it and guarantee you will come back ready to get crafty!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Bobby. Bobby is a long term supporter of Time Out and has played in most of our challenges-of which we are 'Thankful' for! Check out her blog Bits and Pieces and you will see why she is such an inspiration to me and all at Time Out.

Take a look at Time Out and see what Julee, Bobby and the DT have created to inspire you.


I will enter this into:

Freshly Made Sketches-using my score lines for the background strip and flipping the sketch.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to you All,

My first card for 2018!

These stamps are all from The Ton. The stars are actually stamped in delecata ink which sparkes IRL and my enamel dots also sparkle. A little dull here in London so it was hard to catch this.

The layout I used was inspired by the sketch at Less is More

Have a wonderful day today and enjoy the first day of 2018!

I will enter this into:

The Ton-cheers, my card is being sent to a friend for her Birthday, so cheers to her!


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Inkspirational #151

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational and it is our Designer's choice and it is my turn to choose.

I went for my favourite card making-no fuss just plain old:

Stamping Only-that is just ink and adding dies but layers allowed!

This card went was made especially for my dear cousin and friend Lynn. It was for her Birthday back in November. I made this with all the elemnets that I know Lynn (and myself) love in card making. These are:

-Just Stamping
-Clean and Simple
-one layer
-the position of the image and sentiment-one of our favs
-bright and sunny colours-I am nearly sure that these colours are Lynn's fav. I love them too but my fav colours for card making are purple and yellow combo!

I hope I got all these elements right Lynn and you are a sassy, classy and bad assy girl and I love you!

The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays and the watermark stamp from PTI

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Laurie-her blog Stamping Up North With Laurie is full of creative and inspiring projects-take a look around and you will see what I mean!

I really hope you get some time to join in and is just stamps and ink so can be a real quick card to make.

Our DT have all made super cards-check them out here, then get inky x

I will enter this into:

CASology-Kindness-this went to my very, very dear cousin and the words are fun but also I would like someone to say this to me....kind words and would make me feel special-hope they did you Lynn....because you are!
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Party-party for Lynn's Birthday


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Time Out #99


Time for our last challenge of 2017 at Time Out Challenge. It has been a year of fun for us and we hope you have enjoyed our challenges. 2018 rings in a few changes for our challenges-watch this space!

But for now we have our theme challenge and the theme is:

I went with the New Year and didn't twist this time:

Had to finish the year using my fav colour of purple!

I like how bold this card turned out.

So how will you interpret 'New Beginnings'?

Check out here what our Design Team have made to inspire you.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Happy Little Stampers

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Patty. Her blog PJ's Projects is full of creative and inspiring projects, we are delighted Patty is joining us for this challenge.

Enjoy our last challenge this year-I can't wait to see what you create.

Most of all....enjoy!