Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hi! Here's a card I made tonight, inspired by this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, and the colours from the Just Us Girls challenge:

I added a few gems, and some Stickles on the flowers, to add some sparkle, The card is layered on to silver-patterned vellum, and then black cardstock.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch

Just Us Girls

Crafty Cardmakers: "Make It Sparkle"

Wags 'n' Whiskers: "Glitter / Sparkle"

Monday, 28 September 2015

Forest Friends

Hi! Here's a card I made last night, inspired by three challenges:

These are the challenges I'm entering:

Colour Me...!

The Card Concept - Not sure which style this is. Somewhere between 'Clean & Layered' and 'Classy & elegant'?

The Paper Players

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sugared Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I made today, inspired by a couple of pastel-coloured challenges. I should be cleaning the house, but... Well, anyway. Here's my card:

Here are the challenges I'm entering this one in:

Crafty Sentiments:

Cupcake Inspirations:

Crafty Creations: "It Takes Two"

Simon Says Stamp: "No Designer Paper"

Creative Inspirations: "Something Sweet" 

Bewitching Birthday

Hi! I've made another card with the Little Witchling image, but a birthday card this time. Who says witches are just for Halloween!?

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:


Paper Shelter: "Birthday Card with Sentiment"

Crafting When We Can: "At The Cinema" (Bewitched film)

Creepie Cute Witchling

Hi! I love Halloween. I know some people find trick-or-treaters annoying, but tiny ghosts and monsters turning up at my door, trying to look scary while being extremely polite, are very cute! I don't usually think about Halloween until a couple of days before, when panic sets in, the shops are now empty of scary-looking sweets, and I have to make up a load of treat bags before the hoards arrive!

However, we don't really have much use for Halloween cards in the UK. Even if you're going to a party you wouldn't usually take a card, which is a shame because there are so many gorgeous Halloween stamps and papers out there... I've made a card anyway, because I love this image from Creepie Cute Stamps! I think I might make some smaller versions as tags for the treat bags!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room: "Swirls and Twirls"

Creatalicious: "Halloween"

Hiding In My Craft Room: "Any Holiday"

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Vellum Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I just made, inspired by the current Time Out challenge to "CASE Tracey". I stamped and then embossed the flowers onto vellum with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. The vellum had silver polka dots on it already, so I used the other side so they were more subtle. I fastened the flowers together by one petal, then used 3D squares in the centre of each flower to lift them off the page a little. I coloured some white cardstock with SU markers and punched out the flower centres and leaves, then cut out a slightly curved stem.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Time Out: "CASE Tracey"

Fab Friday:

CAS Colours & Sketches:

Autumn Leaves

Hi! Here's another Autumnal card, inspired by all the Autumn-related challenges going on at the moment! I masked the panel, stamped & embossed the leaves in a glittery gold, then stamped again in yellow, orange and red. I used ink dusters to add a yellow / orange / red background.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Clear It Out: "Theme: Autumn  Stash:Leaves/Foilage"

City Crafter: "Fall Has Arrived"

Simply Create Too: "Autumn Splendor"

Pink Gem Challenge: "Autumn"

Uniko Studio: "Autumn / Fall"

Deep Ocean Challenge: "Autumn"

Crafty Cardmakers: "Make It Sparkle"

Inkspirational Autumn

Hi! Thanks so much to Inkspirational Challenges for inviting me to be a guest designer - such an honour, and so lovely to be asked! Here's the inspirational photo for the challenge:

There are lots of elements here to inspire, but I really love the colours and the trees. Here's what I came up with. I used ink dusters over a stencil to create the trees, and then added a bit of detail to the trees with a fine black marker. I stamped the leaves and wild grasses in yellow and orange, stamping twice to get different depths of colour. I added some Stickles to the leaves and grasses, and then added the punched butterflies and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by  :)

Monday, 21 September 2015

Birthday Mouse

Hi! Papertake have an 'Animal Magic' challenge at the moment. Here's what I came up with:

The images are from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with proMarkers and Stickles.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Colours & A Sketch

Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's ColourQ colours and CAS(E) This Sketch's sketch:


CAS(E) This Sketch


Hi again! Decided to enter my other Muse attempt:

Here is this week's muse - so pretty!:


Hi! Over at Muse, there's a challenge to create a card inspired by this stunning card:

I've had a couple of attempts, and my cards don't work as well as they did in my head :-s  Anyway, here's one:

In Memory of Summer...

Hi! It's cold and rainy in the Midlands, UK, and everything smells of Autumn. I love Autumn, but I'm missing the sun already. Here's a summery sunshine card while I can still remember what the sun looked like:

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:

Less Is More: "One Layer - Wishing"

Addicted to Stamps: "Make Your Mark"

Creative Inspirations: "Your Favourite Occasion"

Sweet Stampin': "Make A Scene"

Monday, 14 September 2015

Geometric With Flowers

Hi! There's a sketch over at Happy Little Stampers which stumped me for a while, but I've gone for a straight copy... with gold flowers :)  I stamped and then embossed flowers with glittery gold embossing powder, to give the coloured squares a Washi paper look. I used 3D tape to give dimension to the squares.

Here's the sketch:

Combining Colour Challenges...

Hi! I'm always a bit worried about how strict colour challenges are, as I often struggle to match the colours exactly. This time, my almost nearly matching colours seem to work for more than one colour challenge! Anyway, here's my card, using my new Kaisercraft stamp:

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Pals Paper Arts:

The Paper Players:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:

Inkspirational Challenges: "Orange / Green"

Seize The Birthday: "Anything Goes"