Saturday, 29 April 2017

Inspiration all around!

Hi There

A very Happy Weekend to all.

My card today was inspired by a few challenges:

This week's photo at Fusion caught my eye immediately. The arty water splash look inspired me to use the Papertrey water splash stamps and the  die cut butterfly butterfly.

The colours came from Colour Throwdown-although my purple does look more pink here-it is purple!

I stamped the water colour splashes and then die cut the butterfly. I also die cut the butterfly in yellow fun foam-after seeing Jen's card at Less is More, I will enter their 'shadow' challenge as my yellow adds a lovely bright shadow.

The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch inspired the layout.

I liked this card by Natasha on Instagram and loved how she used the splashes and die. This is my go at following this idea-do love how it turned out-thanks Natasha for the inspiration

I will also enter this into Addicted to Stamps and More-CAS

Have a good day x


Friday, 28 April 2017

Season Greetings!

Hi There,

I finally have made a few Christmas cards!
I saw the 'season' challenge at CASology and the Christmas Season came to mind straught away.

Here is my first Christmas card this year:

I got a few Christmas cards last year using this die and loved them. I knew I had to add it to my collection. All I have done here is die cut it in sparkle fun foam and added the sentiment-a perfect one for this challenge. I made a few of these cards as they are quick and easy and my kind of CAS!

Have a fun day x

I will also enter this into:


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Time Out Challenges #82


We have a new challenge starting at Time Out Challenges today.

It is our theme challenge and the theme is:

Flowers with the optional twist of Kissing-this is where you use 2 stamps to make one image-here is a tutorial of this technique.

I didn't use the technique for my card. I did have a try but wasn't so happy with the result!

I decided to continue with my Spring cards and made this:

I made my fav kind of card-just stamping and do love the clean look and fresh and spring colours.

The 2 large flowers here are from our Sponsor for this challenge Happy Little Stampers. These flowers are from the set Doodled Flowers.

Our DT have all made fabulous cards-check them out here and then get inky.

Enjoy x

I will enter this into:

CASology-Season-I went all Spring here!
Just Us Girls-photo-going with flowers, patterns and colours
Addicted to Stamps and More-CAS
Work it Wednesday-Simon Says Stamps-April Showers bring May Flowers
Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes



Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inkspirational #133

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. We have the designers choice and this time it is the very talented Pia who has chosen:

Graffiti Stamping

I didn't know what this was but it is all about text stamping in layers.

A challenge for me but this is what I came up with:

I basically got out lots of different stamp sets and just starting stamping away. It was fun to do and I like all the different mix of fonts. I went for my much loved one layer using the linen embossing plate to add texture. Sequins, enamel dots and gems to finish off.

At Inkspirational this week we are happy to welcome back one of our original team members Kylie. Kylie was part of the DT right from the beginning of Inkspirational and I am so pleased she has re-joined us.I am sure most of you know Kylie but if not check out her blog here. You will love what you see. Kylie is also the designer and owner of her own stamp company Happy Little Stampers. I have used quite a few of their sentiments in my card today!

Time for you to get those sentiments out and have a go at Grafffiti stamping.

For more inspiration, check out what the DT have created here

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hi All

Today I wanted to do some watercolouring and here is what I created: 

I was inspired by the card by Jenni at Muse. You can see Jenni's card here or at the bottom left of this post. I took from Jenni's card:

-The use of flowers to cover the card base-quite unusual for me and although I didn't manage to cover the whole base
-the sentiment strip but I used vellum
-the water colour look-I am not sure if Jenni's card is water coloured but it looks it!

The colours at Colour Throwdown really caught my eye this week. I thought it an usual combo but loved it and wanted to have a play.

I used my new stamp from STAMPlorations, heat embossed it in white then used water colours in orange, red and yellow. I then just splattered some purple paint around.

The sentiment was heat embossed in orange. I placed the card onto a red base as I thought my red water colour paint was quite pale and wanted to add a more vibrant red. Although in the photo it appears orange, I assure you it is red!

This was fun to make and the water colouring very relaxing.

Enjoy your day

I will also enter this into:


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Love Grows

Hi There,

Just popping in with a super CAS card I just made for the challenge this week at Casology where the cue word is 'Grow'. 

As soon as I saw this cue word I thought of this quote from Verve

I just stamped the sentiment and 2 little hearts (from the same set at Verve). The top heart is a little paper die cut heart. I added a few enamel dots for the centre of the flower for a little more interest. Popped the panel up on foam pads and done!

Have a fun day x

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Springtime Wishes

Hi All

I have a Springtime card for you today:

The layout of this card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday. I don't often enter this challenge as I find the sketches quite a challenge but this week I was determinded to have a go. I loved the way Teresa interpreted the sketch and it appealed to my CAS loving heart. I actually went for a more CAS version!
I decided to use en embossed line instead of twine. I heat embossed one stamp on vellum and coloured the backside of this to make a peach colour-I had to mix a few copics to get this colour. My colours were chosen from the challenge at Just Us Girls. The yellow flower is just stamped-this and the sentiment are from Verve.

Have a good day x

I will also enter this into: