Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017


I love this sentiment from Club Scrap ... so encouraging for those going through tough times.

Entering this to the Altenew February Challenge.

Tea cup of Hearts

What serendipity! Getting the wonderful Altenew Tea cup stamp set in the same week as these challenges. And I paired it with the hearts from WPlus9.

... Fusion Challenge : Pretty in Pink  I loved the photo with the pink dots, embossed pattern on the tea pot and hearts.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Card Scramble 148

I love playing in the Hero Arts Flickr Group card scrambles, and I've missed the last few. This time it was a 24 hours one. You get to make your card in 90 minutes, within a 24 hour period.

LaVon gave us the challenge of making a background.

Here are my 2 cards. First I coloured with Distress inks.

Second, I inked up with distress inks and spritzed.

I will enter this in ... 

...the Muse Challenge #203:  I was inspired by ...
      ... repeat stamping of an image
      ... colouring in different colours

A cup of Tea

I love my cup of tea ... or two ... or three. So I was delighted with the new Altenew Teacup set.

Here are my first three cards. Firstly, keeping it CAS in an ever so delicate pink, one with ric rac ribbon from May Arts, the other with twine.

I have lovely small design patterned papers from Lili of the Valley. I can see me using many of their designs with this stamp set. I added some shading to give more dimension.

Entering these into ...

...  the Altenew February Challenge

... the Addicted to Stamps and More: Clean and Simple Challenge

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

CASology #236 : Romance

The cue word for CASology #236 is Romance

And what says Romance, but hearts and flowers!

Guest Designer : Skye

Sponsor : Uniko

I will also enter this in to the ...

... Fusion Challenge : Interlocking Hearts I only went with the photo


Friday, 10 February 2017

In my Heart

It's time to share some love ... my card for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #209 ...

... and the Die cut Diva's Challenge : use Red or Pink 

... and the Time Out Challenge inspired by words, 'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart' 

Added some Wink of Stella to the hearts

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Be Bold, brave ...Yourself

The CASology #235 Challenge is HERO.

I equate Heros with bravery and being true, kind and strong. And sometimes it takes some bravery to be ourselves.

By keeping the rings in a softer grey, they do not overpower the white space.

Guest Designer : Dena

Sponsor : Avery Elle

Since the message was quite bold, I decided to see what it would look like if I changed the  rings from grey to black.  

It's amazing what a change in one thing can make to a card. I will enter this to the CAS(E) this Sketch #207 Challenge.

Here they are next to one another. Which do you prefer?

Thursday, 2 February 2017

More Progress

I decided to combine the Just Us Girls #378 and the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #329.


I have a cute ladybird border punch that I thought would be fun. This was my first card.

I thought the ladybirds were too big / strong / solid for the small flowers. So searched my stash for a bigger flower, and came up with my second card.

I was much happier with the balance of this card.

What do you think?

Mistakes & Progress

I thought I would share my mistakes and progress as I was making my card for a couple of challenges this week.

I decided to combine the Muse Challenge #201 and the Inkspirational Polka Dot Challenge.


I was making another "fancy fold" card and luckily I had not glued the inside to the cover as I got a splodge of pink on the bottom of the front. I didn't want to just throw it away, so I die cut it into a square card.

I rather like this and I think it is better than my original idea. Sometimes when we try fixing our mistakes, we get a better result!  I had thought of putting the die cut square of my first attempt on the card, but thought it would be really thick. 

So here's my original idea ...

But I love this inside ...

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