Thursday, 24 January 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge

Hello I'm back again with another card this time for a new challenge in blog land.  
A challenge just for stencilling, and it's a CAS challenge too!  Right up my alley!
I recently purchased some stencils from Funky Fossil Designs, you should check them out!
For my card I have used a beautiful heart stencil and sponged two different colours of CP inks. This stencil comes with two pieces, the inside and the outside so it is easy to add a few colours.
The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Heartfelt Sayings. 

Click HERE to take you over to the CAS Stencil Challenge, there are so many beautiful cards to see.



Thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon!

CAS-ual Fridays Full on Floral and Ink Blending

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I'm over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog today.   I stamped the gorgeous Full on Floral back ground stamp with versamark ink and white heat embossed it onto a piece of white card stock.  Then I took my trusty CP inks and blended three different colours using a blending tool.  I could have left it there because it was pretty enough, but I decided to colour a few of the flowers in using my new set of 150 Prisma pencils that Santa brought me!  And I just couldn't stop there so I went over the whole image with a shimmer pen.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Heartfelt Sayings in black ink onto a strip of white card stock and adhered it onto my card front with dimensional tape.  


Don't forget you can use my special code below for 15% discount in the CAS-ual Fridays shop!

                                                       Design Team
Thanks for looking and I will see you again soon!

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Flower Challenge #28

Hello and happy Wednesday!  This month is flying by so quickly and I almost ran out of time to enter the Flower Challenge!  The challenge this month is to use Pink and Grey!  My favourite combination for a floral card!  It is my friends birthday today so I made her a pretty pink and grey card.
I used the Happy Succulents stamp set from Uniko and stamped it in Twilight (grey) ink from Catherine Pooler and coloured it in with my Prisma coloured pencils.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Black Jack (dark grey)  CP Ink.


I am also entering this card into the Uniko Challenge#51 which is anything goes with an optional twist of Love.  You could say that this card is made with love for a dear friend, does that count! 
You can click HERE to take you over to the Uniko Challenge.


                                    Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Less is More Sketch Challenge #387

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's time for another challenge over at Less is More and this week we have a fun sketch challenge.
I have two cards to share with you today. 
Click HERE to take you over to the Less is More Challenge and check out all the beautiful cards by the DT,  they may even have another card to share with you over at their blog!  I would love to see your cards in the gallery, just remember we are a CAS challenge so love to see white space on your cards.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Skull and Cross Buns, they have some cute stamps and you can check their website out HERE.


For my first card I stamped hearts from CAS-ual Fridays"Puffy Heart Love" stamp set with several colours of Catherine Pooler Inks in the shape of the sketch. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays " Sands of Time 2".  

For my second card I pulled out some old stamps sets from my Stampin Up collection.  I stamped the floral branch from "Nature's Perfection" using my Marvy Brush markers and the sentiment is from "Blooms & Wishes".  I had forgotten how easy it is to stamp with markers and red rubber stamps.  They work so well!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

You don't look a day over FABULOUS!

Hello and happy Friday!   I'm so excited to be over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog today with my first post as a new Ink Squad DT member. You can click HERE to take you over to the CAS-Fridays company blog.

 I have two cards to share with you today using the Tutu and Bomb Diggity stamp sets.  These cards came together quite quickly which is my favourite kind of card!  


First I stamped the ballerina from "Tutu" stamp set using Catherine Pooler inks  Suede Shoes and Flirty Fushsia and die cut her out using the coordinating Ballerina Fri-Dies.


For the sentiment, I curved the "you don't look a day over" from "Bomb Diggity" stamp set  onto my block and stamped it onto the top of my card panel. Then I stamped the "Fabulous" at the bottom.


Finally I adhered the ballerina onto my panel using dimensional foam squares and adhered that panel onto my card base using some foam tape for a bit more dimension.


And here's my second card which is basically the same but I stamped the ballerina out in the one ink colour and then coloured the flowers in her hair and tutu with my Prisma colour pencils.  I sponged the edges of the card base with the same coloured ink and adhered the panel straight onto the card base.

Here's a link to the stamp sets and Fri-Dies used on my cards and if you would like to purchase them, you can use my code below to get a 15% discount!!


                                                           Design Team

I am entering this into The Watercooler Wednesday challenge #203 - Karen's All about occasions.  Click HERE to take you over to the challenge.  My friend Tristan from Tinstar Designs has a gorgeous alcohol ink card over there.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Less is More Challenge #386 - Water

Hello and happy Saturday!  I'm so excited to be starting off the new year as a DT member for one of my favourite challenges Less is More.  LIM is one of the first challenges I entered shortly after starting my blog back in March of 2017.  

Our first challenge for 2019 is "Water" and you can interpret this in anyway you like,  as long as your card is CAS.  Just remember, we like to see all that beautiful "white space" on your card.  Click HERE to take you over to the Less is More Challenge blog for a ton of inspiration!

Our sponsor this month is Skull and Cross Buns, they have some cute stamps and you can check their website out HERE.


For my first card I used the smooshing technique by adding Distress inks to a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water and smooshed onto a piece of Bristol card stock.  I dried the ink before adding another colour.  I used three different colours of Distress Inks starting with the lightest colour.  I stamped the butterfly and sentiment from Clearly Besotted in CP Midnight ink.  

For my second card I masked an area on my card front with painters tape and used the same smooshing technique but this time with some watercolour markers instead of Distress inks.  I stamped the floral image from Uniko over the top with CP Midnight ink and added a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays.

I am also entering this card into the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge which is Dawn's Feminine "Anything Goes".

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Friday, 4 January 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #130

Hello happy Friday and happy new year!  My card today is for the AAA Cards challenge which is "Three of something".  I know I waited until the last minute to enter but today is the first chance I had to make a card.  The guest designer is one of my former teamies from CAS-ual Fridays - Ishani with a cute Christmas card.  Now that Christmas is over, I need birthday cards.  I must admit that I ran out of time again last year and did not mail any Christmas cards!  I handed a few out to friends that I saw in person but everyone else missed out.  To tell you the truth, I don't think anyone noticed!  Anyway, I made a promise to myself to try and post as many birthday cards out this year as I can. (or remember)

For my card today, I used the Catherine Pooler Designs set called "I eat cake".  I stamped the cup cakes with CP inks and did some highlighting with my Prisma Pencils.  The sentiment is from the same set.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with some news!