Saturday, 20 August 2016

CASology, CAS-ual Fridays, ColourQ

Using stamps inked with SU! markers, inspired by the ColourQ line-up.

Also joining in at:

CASology - Dream
CAS-ual Fridays - Time to Color


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

White Poinsettia

Hi everyone, I hope you're well!

I've used poinsettia and various foliage die-cuts to make a Christmas card, inspired by photo inspiration from challenge #209 at Merry Monday, where the theme is Christmas in July - create a project inspired by a previous challenge. 

Also sharing at:

Time Out - Holidays w/optional twist of no stamping (stamped sentiment allowed)

Friday, 12 August 2016

Blue and Brown

For the Less Is More colour challenge - Blue and Brown.

Also linking up to Time Out where the theme is Holidays.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Time Out, Uniko, Seize The Birthday, STAMPlorations

My take on Time Out's photo inspiration.

I coloured the stamped flowers lightly with alcohol pens and intensified the colours with pencils. Wasn't sure about the sentiment but quite like the contrast between the delicate image and bold sentiment.

Also linking to:

Uniko - Flowers

Seize The Birthday = Anything Goes

STAMPlorations - Anything CAS Goes (optional twist of Orange)

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Purple flowers

Greetings everyone and happy Saturday!

This week's Muse inspiration is Linda's pretty card:

I've taken inspiration from the two purple flowers and three leaves. The die-cut flowers, stems and leaves were sponged with distress inks with a little more to make a background.

Also linking up to:

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies

Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS

Uniko - Flowers


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

... Rain or Shine

Hi everybody, I do hope you're having a good week and able to enjoy some crafting time.

I was inspired again by the Time Out Challenge - Inspired by Words:
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"
Anthony J. D'Angelo

I really wanted to make a card involving sunshine but for some reason, my mojo was leading me to rain, LOL!
Anyhow, I stamped the little ladies and umbrellas on white card, coloured in with alcohol marker pens and fussy cut them out. The little rain drops were stamped, the sentiment heat embossed in white on a black die cut circle, and Glossy Accents applied to the umbrellas.

Also linking my card to CAS Mix Up - Stamps + Markers + Your Choice.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

CAS Mix Up, Happy Little Stampers, Muse

Hello fellow crafters, I hope you're having a nice weekend and some warm weather.

I was inspired by Tracy's very sweet card at Muse Challenge:

To make my card, the die-cut mat was sponged with some with some ink and the little die-cut characters were stamped and coloured with alcohol markers.

Also linking up to:

Stamping + Markers + Your Choice (I've used die-cutting and sponging)

Thank you for looking! Have a lovely evening xox


Monday, 11 July 2016

Addicted to CAS, CAS Mix Up, ColourQ, Time Out

Hi crafting friends, I hope you had a good weekend!

My card today was made using markers in a few different ways. I created the background using SU! markers scribbled onto an acrylic block, lightly misted with water and stamped onto watercolour card. The colours were blended a little with an aqua brush.

The lighthouse was stamped in black, the stripes added with a stamp inked with a red SU! marker,  grey highlights added with a Promarker and fussy-cut out. Everything is arranged around a die-cut oval.

The background is a bit "looser" than I would have liked but it's my third attempt. I need more practice and if you know a good online watercolour class, please let me know!

The colours are from the ColourQ selection (Real Red, Basic Grey, Marina Mist and Island Indigo).

Also linking up to:

Loll and Bonnie's fabulous CAS Mix-Up (Stamping + Markers + Your Choice)
(I've used acrylic block technique, fussy-cutting and die-cut)

Addicted to CAS - Stripes

Time Out - Inspired By Words
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

CAS Mix Up, CAS-ual Fridays, Time Out

Hello everyone, I do hope you are well and having a good week!

My card today is inspired by the Time Out "Home Sweet Home" photo inspiration. 

I've stamped my flowers and coloured in with Copics, embossed some card with a "brick" embossing folder and die cut a window and sentiment.

Am also very happy to be linking up with Loll and Bonnie's CAS Mix Up where the theme this month is Stamping + Die Cuts + Your Choice (I've used stamping, die cuts, dry embossing and colouring).


CAS-ual Fridays - Florals.

I haven't been able to post here for a while due to unfortunate circumstances and being busy with other things and am so happy that I've had an opportunity to do some crafting and join in with some of your lovely challenges. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your support and kind comments.

Have a great week! xx


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge (DT)

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a nice weekend and enjoying some sunshine.

It's time to start a new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers and this month the technique/theme is Stencil Monoprint.

The prizes are $30 Happy Little Stampers gift certificate for the winner and $10 HLS gift certificates for each of the Favourites.

I have to confess I wasn't in the know about this technique but after watching a couple of little tutorials, all became clear!

To make my DT card, I inked a chevron stencil using a piece of Cut N Dry foam and two shades of blue distress ink, misted lightly with water and pressed the stencil down onto a piece of card. I die cut a panel out of that, added a butterfly coloured with Chameleon pens and heat embossed sentiment.

Please do check out the short tutorials and DT inspiration at the HLS CAS challenge blog and we hope you will be inspired and join in!

Also linking up to:
AAA Cards - Stencilling
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Stenciling + your choice
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by xx