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

Saturday 22 September 2018

Imagine the Blessings

So many stamps ... so little time. So when I see a challenge that is ideal for one of my favourite stamps, especially if it has been in my stash for a while, it makes me happy to get it out of storage and inked.

I used my Distress Markers to ink the stamp, gave it a spritz of water and stamped.

Since there was quite a lot of ink left on the stamp after the first card, I decided to re-spritz and do another.  I think I may prefer the lighter shades. What do you think?

My entry for ...

... AAA Cards Challenge : Imagine.  You certainly have to imagine leaves turning into birds!

... CAS Mix Up Challenge : Ink with Markers

Artsy Flowers

Some more of the Simon Says Stamp Artsy Flower Parts ... inspired by the colours of the Brutus Monroe Mermaid Lagoon Paper set.

Thursday 20 September 2018

Complementary Colours

I was taken by Kim's inspiration card at Muse Challenge. I have taken her ...
  • random and rotating stamping
  • Banner for the sentiment
  • Coloured border

I added Hero Arts Lacquer pen to the dots to add interest.

Wednesday 19 September 2018


Ink and spritz is one of my favourite techniques. Love how it gives the watercolour effect.

A pretty CAS card front ...

But a lovely pop up scene inside ...

My entry for CAS Mix Up Challenge : Ink with Markers. Inked with distress markers.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Sweet dress

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

I have a few offcuts of fabric from a top I've just had made. I love the small pattern and thought it would be perfect for the skirt of a dress on a card. I'll be sending this off to my niece, who loves blues as much as I do!

Monday 17 September 2018

One Layer Floral

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire's one layer frame card. I added some shading to the outer edge to give the illusion of depth. I decided to use Prismacolour crayons for colouring. The dots are flattened Enamel Accents - I quite like the effect.

Tuesday 11 September 2018


Is it Achoo, achoum or atishoo? What do you say when you sneeze? I'm an "Atishoo" person.

It's time for a new CASology Challenge. We are back to a weekly challenge and the cue word is HEAL.

Tissue boxes come in such pretty patterns these days.

Pop on over to the Design Team and see their wonderful creations.

Sue Symens 

I will also enter this to the Die Cut Divas Challenge : Yellow

Monday 10 September 2018

Floral Prayer

I came across this prayer by Ignatius Loyola and wanted to send it to my mother-in-law. She suffers from both Parkinson's and Osteoporosis, and so much of her freedom and independence has been taken from her. Although she can hardly talk, I can still see the love shine in her eyes.

I used Zig Clean Colour Brush marker to ink up the Altenew Wildflower Garden set.

Sunday 9 September 2018

Saturday 8 September 2018

Beautiful You

I was so taken by Anita's inspiration at Muse Challenge this week.

I have followed her ...
  • lady
  • colour scheme
  • artsy but CAS design

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