Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Summer Flowers

Hello everyone! A quick card from me today. It literally took only minutes to make. 

I stamped the flower using my MISTI in Memento Luxe 'Lilac Posies' ink. I created a mask then stamped the leaves with Memento Luxe "Pear Tart" ink.
I overlayed the sentiment in black ink which is from the HLS Doodled Flowers set.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges
The Flower Challenge (Summer/Winter), Creative Craft Cottage (Add a Flower/s), Crafters Cafe (Anything Goes), Love to Craft (Anything Goes)

Monday, 6 July 2020

Double Slider Surprise

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun card to share with you that I created using stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

The double slider surprise die was one I had to have but this is the first time I've finished my card using them :) It's a little tricky and I have tried a couple of samples but once you get the hang of putting it all together, it's not too bad.

I wanted to create a Christmas card and used both the Ho-Ho-Holidays and Mice on Ice stamp sets. They both have coordinating dies which is awesome. 

I coloured all the images with polychromo pencils. After the main panel and sliders were all decorated, I adhered the whole thing to my card front.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Paper Players (Fun & Fancy Folds), Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with dies they sell), Die Cut Divas (Christmas in July)

Thanks for popping in today (it's also my birthday and my usual day off work so it's been really fun making a card)!

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Guest Designing for AAA Cards!

I am really honoured to be Guest Designing for the awesome AAA Card Challenge

I have made two cards that were made in minutes and used the optional twist of Christmas in July.

Card #1
I emboseed the sentiment (stamped with my MISTI) then used a sponge and distress ink to add colour. A couple of splashes of water and sequins for bling - ta da!

Card #2
I stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI. I coloured the reindeer with polychromo pencils, then added sequins for bling. This card took a little longer than the first due to colouring the image but it was made in under 20 minutes. 

Thank you to the team for having me!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - 12 months of Christmas Link Up (Anything Goes), ABC Christmas Card Challenges (No is for No Fuss)
Card #2 - Christmas Cards All Year Round (Cool it!), Country View Challenge (Do what makes you happy *Colouring), Cards for Kids (Christmas in July)

Thanks for popping in - I hope to see you over at AAA Cards!

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Less is More #423 - Colour

Hello! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More :)

Our wonderful sponsor is

I have created two cards using our sponsors' stamps.

Card #1
I've used the Pretty Posies stamp and die combo.
I stamped in grey ink and coloured the posy with my polychromo pencils. I decided to leave the leaves as is to get the effect of the colour scheme.
The sentiment is from HLS.

Card #2
I used the Calm and Gentle set to stamp in our colour scheme and create this sweet tree. I rounded the corners of this card for something different :)

I hope you can join in with us for our colour challenge at Less is More!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Watercooler Challenges (Feminine), Mix it Up Challenge (Anything Goes), Crafty Creations Challenge (Anything Goes), Festive Friday (CAS, Birthday, Floral)
Card #2 - Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Happy Craft Challenge (Anything Goes), Creative Moments (For the Girls)


Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Happy Saturday!

It's time for a new challenge over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


I decided to go with a Christmas stamp showcasing these beautiful berries. This is a slapstick stamp by Penny Black called 'Berry Kissed'

I used my Zig watercolour pens and my MISTI to stamp this image. By colouring the stamp, misting it with water, then pressing the image onto watercolour paper while using the MISTI it allows you to repeat the colouring and stamping easily. It's a great way to build up the colour and texture.

I hope to see you over at the PBSC blog!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Christmas 24 (Christmas Foliage), Fezziwigs Festive Frolics (Anything Festive), The House that Stamps Built (Christmas in July), Simon Says Stamp (Bright and Cheerful)

Monday, 22 June 2020

My First Slimline Card

Hi everyone. Just a quick post from me today. Over the last few years I have tried many different card styles - different folds, different shapes, etc. I had never actually made a slimline card so I decided to give it a go.

This Lawn Fawn set (Ho-Ho-Holidays) is perfect to create a scene. I used the Mountain border dies and hillside border dies to create my background. I used a white-out pen to create the dots of snow. 
I coloured all my images with polychromo pencils, die cut them out, then assembled it all. 

I love this card but it felt like it took forever to make. I'm pretty used to my CAS style and sometimes only taking literally minutes to create something. But, there is something about colouring in that is relaxing :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
CRAFT Challenge (Christmas), 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (Anything Goes), Merry Little Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with Dies), Happy Little Stampers (Christmas)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Less is More #422 - Solid & Outline

Hi and happy Saturday. We have a fun recipe for you over at Less is More!

Card #1
For my first card, I used a set by Altenew that has solid and outline stamps that you layer. 

Card #2
A great set of solid and outline stamps by Stampin' Up! allowed me to create this city scene.

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Daisy Chain Challenge (Flowers)
Card #2 - Watercooler Wednesdays (Masculine), Lavinia Challenge (Anything Goes), Paper Funday (Masculine)


Thanks so much for popping in today :)