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!