Monday 31 December 2018

Embossed Christmas

This is my last Christmas card posted for 2018.  It was the last one I made ... and I made 10 of them for the staff at my MIL's care home. 

My entry for ...

Sunday 30 December 2018

CASe-ing Alex

There is so much wonderful inspiration out there ... and it wonderful to actually get round to bringing it to life in my studio.

I was so inspired by Alex Syberia's colours, and since I had the same stamp, thought I would use the same as hers.

I decided to only do 1 flower as I was using the standard size card. This also gave space for the sentiment and a light background. I used Distress Inks as watercolour.

My entry to ...

... Inkspirational Challenge : CASE

Gift Box of Cards

A Christmas wrapped box of cards ... a gift for friends who love getting cards.

I made a pizza style box. Simple, but elegant.

This card stock has a wonderful metallic shimmer, and it's quite thick and sturdy. 

My entry for ...

... Just Add Ink Challenge : Gift Box

Saturday 29 December 2018

Tea for two

A pot of tea for two ... or just for you!

Getting in another card for the Altenew A Year in Review Challenge.  Going with February Colours.

I will also enter this to ...

Tuesday 25 December 2018

Stocking Fillers ...

It's an oldie, but a goodie and too much fun not to repeat! Snowman Poop Tic Tacs ... a sweet stocking filler.

It's thanks to Whimsie Doodles for the digital images. 

I colour mine to suit the recipient's favourite colour. The set for my book club...

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Tea is the Best Time

I love my tea, so had to play with this set just once more before the end of the year.

The gingham "ribbon" is actually a stamp - a golden oldie from Hero Arts!

My entry to ...

... Altenew Year in Review Challenge.  I went with the colours of May.

Tuesday 18 December 2018


The last CASology Challenge of the year has the Christmas theme of HOLLY as the cue word. This is a 2 week challenge.

I was inspired by Julie to use the Modern Tree (stamped in a zig zag fashion) as a border.

Adding Glossy Accents to the berries really makes them pop!

It would be a wonderful if you popped along to visit the rest of the Design Team.

Sponsor : Stamplorations

Sunday 16 December 2018

Christmas Trees

My first Black Friday purchases arrived yesterday ... so had to use them, else I will have to wait for next Christmas.

Some lovely shimmer on the white tree with Nuvo glitter gloss and Glossy Accents on the hearts, and white enamel accents on the green trees.

Saturday 15 December 2018

Confetti Macarons

Mixing up some more old and new stamp sets.

Although the confetti stamp is not officially a turnaround stamp, I stamped and rotated the confetti 3 times.

I added Tonic Nuvo Glitter Gloss to add some sparkle to the tag.

My entry to ...

... Altenew Year in Review Challenge - Inspired by colours of May.

Friday 14 December 2018

Island Nativity

I love this set from WPlus9 ... Christmas in the original atmosphere. Plus with the palm trees, they could also give an island feel (coconut trees) which is wonderful when sending cards from Mauritius.

I coloured the background with Distress Inks as watercolour. The rest was done with Copics.

My entry for ...

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Christmas
... Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge : Make your Mark

... Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Card Day

Thursday 13 December 2018

Year in Review - June

I love the colours of the June challenge of Altenew Inspiration Challenge. 

I combined some of my "older" stamps with my new ones. So happy to use my new Leaf Medallion set. The dots are from the Happy Dreams set and the Circled Sentiment Set.

I added glossy accents to make the circles pop.

My entry to ...

... Altenew Year in Review Challenge - June.

Tuesday 11 December 2018

A Cool Christmas

When you're sweltering on a tropical island, it's easy to wish for a cool and frosty Christmas.

This is my card for the CASology Challenge with the cue word NORTH. As this is a 2 week challenge, you have another week in which to submit your card.

There is quite a bit of dimension with the tags  ...

... and I have some inset dies, and some with the glitter paper from below shining through.

You can pop on over to the rest of the design team to see their inspiring designs.

I will also enter this to ...

... Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Card Day

... Just Add Ink Challenge : Add "I".  I'm adding Icicles.

Monday 10 December 2018

Inked Flora

Today I'm taking a break from Christmas projects and going back to florals. I love the sketchy feel to this stamp set.

This is my entry to Altenew 2018 Year in Review Challenge : January

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