Saturday 28 February 2015

ATCAS Challenge #58


Ready for a new code word at Addicted to CAS?

I am the hostess for this challenge so I hope you will play along using

as your inspiration.

our wonderful sponsor is

and you have the chance to win a £15 E-Gift Certificate to use on the website.

Here is my DT card -

For this card, I simply masked my panel then sponged distress inks onto the card stock. Using white stazon ink, I used a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set to give the background some more interest.

Then I sponged some more ink onto some scraps and stamped the En Francais script stamp in black. Using my punches, I created some pretty, colourful butterflies that I have popped up with foam squares. 

I used a rule and black marker for my lines and stamped 'Just for You' from the IBS Teeny Tiny Greetings set.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday 25 February 2015

ATSM Challenge #133 - HOLIDAY

Hi and welcome back!

Today is a new challenge over at ATSM and we are up to our Holiday challenge.

Here is my card

I have used our sponsor stamps for this card - Sentiment Builders: Christmas and New Year


The 'Happy' is a die cut from Whimsy Stamps and I have heat embossed 'Christmas' with black powder.

The background paper is from SU and the little die cut stars are from the PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit.

Our amazing sponsor is, of course, STAMPlorations

and Shery is offering a $10 certificate to our winner!

Pop on over to the challenge blog as there is plenty of inspiration going around!!

Thanks so much for looking xx

Saturday 21 February 2015

Skies are definitely Grey!

Happy Saturday!

If you haven't heard we are having wild weather here in Queensland due to a Category 5 tropical cyclone that hit the coast yesterday. I was woken up at 3.30am yesterday morning due to the wind and rain - it was pretty scary. I'm about 1000km away from where the cyclone was due to make landfall so I can't even begin to imagine what it was like up there. Thank goodness there are no reports of lives lost but there is a lot of damage to a number of communities and my thoughts and prayers go out to them.

As the cyclone moved south and downgraded to a tropical low, the weather is deteriorating as the day goes on. We are starting to flood a little and the wind rain is relentless. 

At the same time there was a Category 4 cyclone hitting the top end of Australia. Mother nature at its best...

So, what's a girl to do when holed up at home? Retreat to the craft room!

Today I made a card that was totally inspired by the weather.

I have used my stitched rectangle, rainbow and cloud die from Lil' Inkers as well as the sentiment. I created my grass with my hillside border dies from Lawn Fawn.

My raindrops are from PTI

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Lil' Inker Designs - Monthly Meet Up Challenge
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge - AG with a twist: Use Dies
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or Punches

Thanks so much for looking xx

Friday 20 February 2015

3D Project week at Inspired by Stamping

Hi! Back today to share with you a project that I have created using IBS products. Over at the blog this week we are concentrating on 3D projects.

I am going on a cruise next month to celebrate my 40th Birthday (which isn't until July, lol). I have 5 wonderful ladies joining me so I wanted to make them up some Cruise Survival Kits.

I have used the Summer Fun, Aster and Teeny Tiny Greetings sets.

I have created a little gift box to put all the goodies into. I have embossed the waves from the Summer Fun set and then just used Versamark ink for the words.

I haven't shown all the goodies but there are tissues, hand cream, sanitiser, wipes, sunscreen, sea sickness tablets, barocca etc.

I bought each of the girls a nail file and made this little envelope to store it. I embossed the Chevrons from the Aster set.

I made these little tags with the Teeny Tiny Greetings set and used a die from the Fancy Labels 3 Die

Here are the sets that I have used today -

Inspired by Stamping Summer Fun Stamp Set

Inspired by Stamping Flower Of The Month Aster stamp set

Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set

Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 Die

Thanks so much for looking xx

Monday 16 February 2015

Card Makers Corner #1

I am so privileged today to be a featured card maker over at Rahmat's blog Cards and Cooking Corner

I have shared three of my favourite cards from the last few weeks

and Rahmat gave me some questions to answer. If you would like to find out more pop on over to Rahmat's blog and see a little more about me and the other card makers she has chosen to introduce.

Thanks so much for popping by xx

Sunday 15 February 2015

Hummingbird Tag

Hi there! How are you?

Just a quick post from me to show you another creation using the New Release stamps from Inspired by Stamping.

I have made a tag using the new Hummingbird set

I was able to stamp the flowers with masking them off. I coloured the whole thing with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Here is the set I used -

Inspired by Stamping Hummingbirds stamp set

Thanks so much for looking xx

Saturday 14 February 2015

Time to Mask at ATCAS

Hi everyone, back again today as we have a brand new challenge over at Addicted to CAS.

The code word has been chosen by our gorgeous girl, Harriet -

Here is my card -

I started by using painters tape to mask off my panel and stamped my first butterfly. I created a mask for my butterfly from a post it note and continued stamping and masking until I had filled that area.

Once I had removed the painters tape, I coloured my butterflies with Spectrum Noir markers.

I then just used a black marker and ruler to draw my lines.

This card will be going to crafty friend of mine in Canberra that needs to know I am thinking of her :)

We have an amazing Guest Designer at ATCAS for this month - Ellen from In a World of Craft. Please don't forget to visit her blog to say hi!

Our awesome sponsor for this challenge is

Inspired by Stamping

and you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from the store.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Southern Girls - Winged Things
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking xx

Friday 13 February 2015

Hope your day is Amazing

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well on this Friday afternoon.

Today I have created a card with a few challenges in mind and it will be my first appearance at a couple of them. 

I was totally in love with the photo provided by Add a Little Dazzle for our inspiration.

Firstly, here is my card

and the photo from Add a Little Dazzle


I used a new woodgrain stamp from Darkroom Door onto kraft paper and I heat embossed the sentiment (from Whimsy Stamps)

I have used the Stitched Rectangle Die and Stitched Heart Die from Lil' Inkers

My heart is covered with two layers of glossy accents.

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges -

Lil' Inker Designs - Monthly Meet Up challenge
Seize the Birthday - Hearts and/or Arrows

Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Anything Goes at ATSM

Good morning! Today over at Addicted to Stamps and More we have our Anything Goes challenge.

Here is my card -

This gorgeous girl is from our sponsor Sweet Pea stamps. There was more to this digi (the background) but I fussy cut around her.

I coloured her with my Spectrum Noir markers but I forgot to make a note of which ones I used. From memory - DR2, DR4, DR6, DR7 (hat) and TN4, EB3, EB5, EB8 (hair).

We also have a Guest Designer from Sweet Pea stamps - Janine Vegter over at the ATSM blog.

Our winner will have a choice of 4 digis from their store!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Spectrum Noir - Use Red
ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for Colourful

Thanks so much for looking xx

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Stretch Those Dies Part 2

Yes, a second post for me today :) I wanted to create another card like the one I posted earlier but this time I used different dies for my rainbow.

I have the Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods stamps and dies and the birch tree die was perfect for creating my rainbow!

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Life is Good set.

I once again followed the sketch from ShowCASe your Style (It is a loose interpretation this time)

I would like to enter my card into these challenges -

Splitcoast Stampers - CAS311 - Rainbow

Thanks so much for looking xx

Stretch those Dies!

Good morning everyone. I would like to show you a card that I made last night. I actually had one of those lightbulb moments. I had looked at the sketch over at ShowCASe your Style for a few days and really wasn't sure what to do and then an idea just came to me so off I went into the craft room.

Here is my card

My first idea didn't work out. I created my rainbow using watercolours but didn't like the end result. I wished I had a die that would just cut strips for me but I didn't have that either and then I remembered I had a Window Box die that would do the trick. I cut out my pieces from different coloured paper and mounted them on my light blue panel and then assembled the rest of the card.

The Stitched Rectangle die is from Lil' Inkers as is the sentiment. I used my Stitched Hillside Border die from Lawn Fawn to create my gap.

The little raindrops are from PTI.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional colour twist
The Corrosive Challenge - Add a Splash of Colour
Lil' Inker Designs - Monthly Meet up Challenge

Thanks so much for looking xx

Monday 9 February 2015

Valentine Inspiration

Today, over at Inspired by Stamping, we are sharing Valentine's Day card ideas especially for the girls. 

I stepped out of my comfort zone with this card and created something that was the complete opposite of my normal style of Clean and Simple.

Here is my card -

I started with a piece of Vanilla cardstock and embossed the top panel with a swirl folder. I found a little packet of Vintage postcards and stamped the I love you and xoxo from the Teeny Tiny Greetings Set

Then I stamped the ticket from the Vintage Tickets set and fussy cut it out. I used a peg to hold the ticket and postcard together. I placed them on top of a doily and then started to arrange my flowers.

I've used a white daisy and red roses for the arrangment. So beautiful together!

Last of all, I added two die cut hearts.

The cream, white and red colour combination really complimented each other and I loved how it all came together.

Here are the supplies that I have used for this card -

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Tickets stamp set

Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set

Inspired by Stamping White Daisy Flowers

Inspired by Stamping Red Flowers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Eclectic Ellapu- Hearts and Roses
Opus Gluei - Be my Valentine
STAMPlorations - Stamps and Hearts
Cuttlebug Mania - I {Heart} You

Thanks so much for looking xx