Friday, 23 October 2020

Less is More - CASE Card

Hello folks,

Not a card in sight in this household, just a very heavy workload and no time to get inky unfortunately. This little card for Less is More took all of 2 weeks, 10 minutes here and there amidst all the chaos:





The challenge is to CASe Sharon's beautiful card. I wanted to go with a masculine version so coloured some fishing themed images with some Copics and distress inked a watery strip to set them against. The sentiment's from Mama Elephant. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Claire

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Time Out - Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello, hello,

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month so Time Out's challenge is to create a card of encouragement:

 








What could be more encouraging than telling someone you love them, especially if they're going through something as horrendous as breast cancer? 

I've used the colours from MFT's colour challenge, using their Heart Tree Die-namics with some patterned papers from the now retired Sweet Celebrations paper pad.  The Grout Gray background has been embossed with Circle Celebration Background and the image has been framed using Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics. The sentiment isn't MFT - it's Taylored Expressions.

I've also used Jen Timko's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, adding a little wooden heart for embellishment to finish it off.

Happy stamping!

Claire

Monday, 5 October 2020

Autumn Inspired...

Hello inkers, hope you're having a great start to the week!

I've made an Autumn inspired card using Jen's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I stamped PTI's Lovely Layers using the colours at The Color Throwdown:







I also used The Card Concept's image for a bit of inspiration again - the leaves,  Autumn colours and the grout grey background. I think it's in the Classy and Elegant style!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire

Friday, 2 October 2020

CAS on Friday - Guest Designer

Hello folks,

I'm chuffed to bits to be Guest Designer over at CAS on Friday today. They have another great clean and simple challenge for you with the theme of 'Autumn':

 


I used some Autumn inspired distress inks for my card, sponging them over a Funky Fossil leaf stencil, with a sentiment from Tailored Expressions. The Stamplorations butterfly die cut has been embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Hope you get time to get the inks out over the weekend!

Claire 


Saturday, 26 September 2020

Celebrate the Season

Hello fellow inkers,

There's lots of Autumn themed challenges happening in blog land at the moment.  so I've made a fall inspired card using the gorgeous pic at The Card Concept as inspiration:







For my clean and graphic card I was inspired by the pink, green and yellow/gold as well as the leaves. I used a leaf stencil from Funky Fossil, then added a gold embossed  CAS-ual Fridays Shenanigans sentiment on vellum.  I've also used Jacquie's simple sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire

Friday, 18 September 2020

MFT Design Superstar 2020 - Take 2!

 Hello again folks,

Here's another card for MFT's Design Superstar competition - this time for the Colouring Virtuoso:





Those little Gnomies have come out again - I do have a slight obsession with them. I got a little carried away with my colouring so I created a 3.5inch x 8.5 inch card just so I could fit everything on.  I used Hanging with my Gnomies and matching dies and the background scene was created using the Cloud Stencil and Grass Stencil.

Happy stamping!

Claire



Monday, 14 September 2020

My Favourite Things - 2020 Card Design Superstar

Hello fellow inkers,

It's that time of year again, when MFT search for their Card Design Superstars! I love this competition - the standard is always amazing and, whilst I'd never expect to be a superstar, I love to join in each time:





This one's for the Clean and Simple Genius category - and I use the term 'genius' very loosely! Half my struggle is choosing which products to use - it's so tempting to use lots of different products but 'less is more' when it comes to clean and simple,  so I stuck to just the three. I've used this little fella again from Hanging With My Gnomies. In the background I've sponged the Radiating Rays Stencil and a strip of rainbow which I made using Copics. The stitched window is the Selfie Square Die-namics.

Shame we only get to enter one card in each category - I'd have loved to have entered more. Hope you get the time to join in!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire