Friday, 26 May 2017

A loud Awakening!

Hi There,

We all know what it is like-the alarm clock wakes us with from our slumber with it's loud shrill!

This is my take on the 'loud' challenge at CASology-using neon inks in my fav colour combo-just to make it an even louder awakening!

I followed the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches.

The alarm clock stamp and die are from Clealy Besotted Stamps and the yellow dotted stamp is actually the washi stamp from Uniko

I will enter this into:

Uniko-Masuline-this is off to a guy-yes guys like purple too!

Have a fun Friday x


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Time Out Challenges #84

Hi All

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges.

It is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and our words are:

''Flowers and Friends make life a garden'

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire what you create.

I went with flowers and friend:

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations and my sunflower stamp and 'amazing' die are both from their wonderful store.

I stamped and water coloured the sunflower in orange and yellow-I had a go at bending them! Just splattered some orange water colour paint around. Cut out the 'amazing' die using fun foam. I do love how sunny and bright this looks!

We are honoured to have Michele as our Guest Designer for this challenge. I know many of you will be aware of her blog I Card Everyone-this blog is one of my very own favourites. Michele is not only an amazing and creative designer but so fun and supportive-so pleased you joined us Michele.

Our DT have all made super cards-check them out here then take some TIME OUT and join in the fun. You have until Wed June 7th BST to play x

I will enter this into:

CASology-Loud-like Sherrie my colours get louder from the centre yellow flower to the very loud orange!!
Inspired by Little Things-this time going with the yellow and orange flowers
STAMPlorations-CAS card challenge-not going with twist


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.