Friday 23 December 2016

Ornament Card

I needed to make 12 cards for staff and carers at the assisted living facility where my MIL is staying. Thought it would be fun to make a card that could have an ornament as part of the card. As they are more French speakers than English, I used the lovely simple "Noel" sentiment.

The ornament is stuck with temporary glue and can be easily removed. Some Diamond Stickles adds some lovely shimmer.

My entry for ...


Thursday 22 December 2016

A Quiet Peaceful Christmas

I finally got round to making a card with the wonderful Holy Nights die set of Concord & 9th. Used soft colours to convey peace, stillness ... a Holy night.

I'm not actually sending this card - I've put it up as a decoration. The colours just happen to match the delphiniums and pink flowers which I was so excited to find in Mauritius for the first time today. If anyone knows what those pink flowers are called, I would love to know. They are so soft and pretty and I have no idea what they are.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you be showered with the blessings of peace, the beauty of hope, the spirit of love and the comfort of faith.

I leave you with this delightful recounting of the Christmas story by kids.

I'll enter it to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge : Christmas /Hanukkah

Monday 19 December 2016

A Gift for You

I'm combining a number of challenges ... to make this card.

As I needed to die cut 3 times to make the card I wanted, I mixed up the combinations and made another 2. Yay ... TWO bonus cards!

I think this one needed something, and you can't go wrong with some bling. Added Frosted Lace Stickles.

My entry for ....

... CASology : Bow Challenge

... Addicted to Stamps and More : CAS Challenge

... Muse Challenge #196 ... where I focused on using one red object with a black sentiment.

Monday 12 December 2016

Love Makes the World Go Round

Our little planet is spinning around in vast space ... and we can all add our little bit of love and kindness.

My entry for CASology : Space Challenge.

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Primary Colours

Primary colours make me think of children, paint and blocks .... so here's my card ...

Monday 5 December 2016

I love Christmas

My first card with the Penny Black Winter Wonderland set. I just love the little birds with their Santa hats.

Inspired by the ...

... bird in the middle
... surrounded by leaves
... with a little sentiment

Using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas

Using the simply wonderful Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set to make a Christmas card.

My entry for ...


Sparkly Joy

Still using my die cuts from LaVon ...

I also embossed the sentiment with sparkle embossing powder.

Inspired by the sketch at Fusion Card Challenge and the sparkly snowflakes :

Also an entry for ...

... The Paper Players : Snowflake Challenge

... Inspirational Challenge : CAS with Sparkle

Merry Christmas

I was given some lovely sparkly die cuts by LaVon ... and very timely, to go with the current Fusion Card Challenge

And a close-up of the glitter reindeer ...

I was inspired by the glittery reindeer in the green branches.

Also an entry for ... 

... Time Out Challenge : Christmas with an optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer

... Freshly Made Sketches #265

Sunday 4 December 2016

Make a Wish

Keeping it to one layer and CAS ... with some Glossy Accents to give it that extra dimension.

My entry for ...

... CAS-logy #226 : Candle Challenge

... Color Throwdown Challenge #421

Friday 25 November 2016


I seem to be making a lot of cards with Peace this year ... I guess the world really needs it now.

My entry for ...

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas to Die for 

Time Out Challenge : Christmas with optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer

Freshly Made Sketch #264 (Turned on it's side)

Sunday 20 November 2016

Tweetest Christmas

The LOTV (Lili of the Valley) stamps are just the cutest ... love their trio sets. I had been wondering how to incorporate the 3 when I spotted the Freshly Made Sketch - perfect fit.

I white embossed half the background with the Hero Arts Raindrop background stamp. I created the sentiment circle with words from the new Hero Arts Happy Merry Messages set and drew the outline and holly to match the other circles.

My entry for ...


Love, Joy & Peace Dove

My new Penny Black supplies arrived this week. I ordered both the dove die and the stamp set which has the same lovely artistic dove. So I have made 3 cards following the same basic layout ... one with the stamp, one with the die, and one with the negative of the die.

First with the stamp ... embossed in white ...

then the die with some Frosted Lace Stickles ...

and lastly, the negative of the die. I changed to watercolour, and decided that it was better without the magical background ...

Which one do you prefer?

My entry for ...

... CAS Colours & Sketches #200 Challenge (Congratulations on their 4th Birthday and wonderful milestone!)

... Addicted to CAS : Ombre Challenge

Saturday 19 November 2016


Such a wonderful sentiment ...

The heart is popped up on foam to give dimension ...

Wednesday 16 November 2016


I have my mother visiting, so I don't have as much time to get into my studio to play. But I have promised her some Christmas tags. I gave her my Christmas stamps to choose which kind of designs she would like, and this LOTV stamp was one of them.

A close up of the wink of stella on wings, and diamond stickles on stars.

My entry for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge : Peace be with you.
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