Friday, 12 October 2018


When we live far away, the best way to send comfort and hugs is in a card...

My entry for ...

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Autumn Leaves

I'm trying to use up my my bits and pieces that seem to multiply faster than completed cards! I was tidying up and sorting by colours which I hoped would help me use them.

So the leaves, strip and fibres were in all my stash.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018


It's Tuesday, and it's time for a new CASology Challenge. This week's cue word is punctuation.

In order to keep things CAS, I typed up the words so that I could have them all in the same font.  I stamped the hashtag in rainbow colours to make it more festive, adding the strip of rainbow painted card from my stash to match. The black striped paper is also stamped (see HERE) for how I keep a ready-to-go collection.

This is quite an interesting challenge, so pop on over to the DT to see their take on this cue word.

Sponsor : Your Next stamp

Monday, 8 October 2018

Roses for You

Sometimes you just get an idea in your head ... and I'm so happy this one worked out. 

My entry for ...

Saturday, 6 October 2018

What would you make?

I set up 3 "challenge" kits for my friends yesterday. I was inspired by the colours at CAS Colours & Sketches for this set ...

Here is my card ...

And my friends' cards ... I'm so inspired that I want to go and play some more. Love the watercolour on the leaf frame, the angle of the flowers, the bold framed wish big! What would you make with this set of supplies?

Friday, 5 October 2018

Favourite Colours

Yay! I get to play with some of my favourite colours! I started with the border left over from this card. Added an offset triple layer of the butterflies and a bold message.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Gold leaves

A CAS card inspired by Rebecca at Less is More ...

Popped up the panel with red foam. Lovely gold splatters made with Gold Delicata refill ink.

A different angle to catch the gold embossing ...

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Autumn Deer

Autumn days ...

The leaves were inked in Distress Ink and spritzed with water ... Mustard seed, Crushed Olive, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo. I stamped multiple times to get the canopy of leaves.

Background distressing was down in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Blueprint Sketch.

I could not capture the colours of the real thing, so I went outside to see if I could get a better colour result.

My entry for ...

... Paper Players Challenge : Tic Tac Toe.  I chose leaves, ribbon (I hope the string counts), Die-cut.

... Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge : Make your Mark

... AAA Cards Challenge : Inspired by a TV Show I have gone with National Geographic.

Pretty in Pink

It's time for the September CCC Card Reveal for all the cards that went out over the globe. Mine went off to Denise in California.

I try to include at least 2 of the 4 options for the challenge, so this month I went with the sketch option and friendship theme. 

I like to stamp up the envelope to match too.

Color Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)


Sketch Option
(Orient as desired.)


Theme Options: Food, Cats, Friendship


Product / Technique Options: Wool or twine

Would you like to receive a card? And send one too? Come and join in the October CCC Challenge.  You have until the 6 October to join in the fun. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2018


I've just received a few new stamp sets from Studio Calico. Perfect timing for the CASology challenge with the cue word of GRATITUDE.

To keep this simple, I kept it one layer with lots of white space. Added a touch of colour with Copics.

I'm so very grateful to the wonderful DT that inspires with their creativity each week. Pop on over to their blogs to see their cards.

Border Floral

Two new buys ... simply irresistible ... WPlus9 Floral border die, and Ellen Hutson Modern Graphics Patterned paper - love those thin uneven stripes. 

Monday, 1 October 2018

Little Birthday Boy

I've got some Birthday's for little ones coming up.

Some glossy accents to add dimension.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Birthday Boy

This week at CASology Challenge, our cue word is BOY.

It's been many years since my son was a little boy, but how he loved all earth moving equipment. Every time we drove passed one, he would say, "WOW". The bigger the better! We resurfaced our driveway, and he was so happy to take a turn in the mini front end loader.

As I have never used the Memory Box digger, I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. In order to keep it CAS, I thought that one strip of "earth" would be enough and with one edge paper torn to give some texture.

There are some really amazing ideas from the design team this week ...

Monday, 24 September 2018

Framed Florals

I've had this card front stamped and sitting in my "to do" box for simply ages. Do you have a pile of unfinished cards? I seriously need to tackle mine.

Since I was watching the Laver Cup tennis this weekend, I needed to have something to do while watching all that exciting tennis. So took out a few of my un-coloured stamped images with my Zig Clean Color pens.

This is the first one finally done.

I used green foam to pop up the frame, and love how the colour peeks on the sides.

But then I decided it needed a little something ... so added some gold liquid pearls to the centres of a few flowers.

My entry for ...

... Color Throwdown Challenge

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