Month: June 2017

Uncork and Unwind!

Happy Friyay!

It’s time to uncork and unwind! Yay!

There’s a sketch challenge at the Retro Rubber challenge blog and here’s my entry! I love how this challenge is making me revisit all my old wood-mounted rubber stamps. I’ve had this image for AGES. At least 8 years, I think! Where does time go? Anyway, there was no manufacturer on the stamp, just a code and luckily Google was able to tell me that this stamp is by Rubber Romance! It’s a great image to colour!

Anyway, I paired it with a very new (to me) Reverse Confetti sentiment and then used a My Favourite Things stencil to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!


White on White Thanks

Hi everyone

I didn’t have too much time to craft today but wanted to do a white-on-white card, which is the theme for the current Addicted to CAS challenge.

I used dies from Memory Box, Winnie and Walter and Penny Black to cut regular white cardstock and glitter cardstock (but I’m afraid you can’t see the glitter very well). Anyway, I thought I’d add a vellum panel behind the main die cut image… then I added some flowers…. then some pearls… I couldn’t stop myself….. Not sure the end result really qualifies as CAS, although in my defence there is still a fair bit of white space….

Thanks for looking!


Tweet Team

Hi everyone!

It’s sketch week over at the Less is More challenge, and here is my entry! I used the colour combo from this week’s Colour Throwdown challenge (orange, green and brown) for the image and also the background. I stuck some glitter paper behind each of the owls so their eyes and wings sparkle a bit!

The owl die cut is one of my favourites – it’s by Cottage Cutz – and I added a My Favourite Things  sentiment to complete my entry for both challenges!

Thanks for looking!


You’re brilliant

Hi there!

Today’s card combines two challenges – the My Favorite Things sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (use patterned paper).

When I pulled out a 6×6 My Mind’s Eye paper pad from my paper mountain, I also challenged myself to use different paper colours as I mainly use the more muted papers in a pack.

I used dies and stamps from My Favorite Things and also a little bit of bling to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!


Stencilled birthday greetings

Hi everyone!

I’m loving the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge – here is my take using a fabulous Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil and distress inks. And can I say how happy I am that one of my favourite distress colours that I used here (abandoned coral) is being release as a Distress Oxide ink today! Yay!

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it all off.

As I used a stencil, I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (‘Stunning Stencilling’) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Stencil It).

Thanks for stopping by!


Words Take Centre Stage

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Word take centre stage’ and Uniko is our sponsor.

When I saw the theme I immediately thought of my sentiment stamps from Impression Obsession. I love this Journey stamp and really wanted to use it as I think it is so powerful – although I must confess, I did find it quite challenging to work into a CAS card! In the end, I kept it very simple with just a raised panel and a couple of Penny Black die cuts. I did create a few cards using this stamp, which I’ll share at some point!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards in the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards. She has some breathtaking creations on her site – please drop by and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!