Monday, 19 November 2018

Inspiration Galore!

Hello fellow inkers!

So many challenges, too little time.  But I did manage to whip up these two cards over the weekend:

The first is for Freshly Made Sketches using Your Next Stamp's Honey Bee.

For the second, I took inspiration from both pics over at Time Out and The Card Concept.  I've used most of the colours  - gold, green, black and red. Not sure what I'd class this style - clean and simple perhaps? You be the judge....

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire x

Friday, 16 November 2018

Metallic Christmas

Hello again,

I had so many ideas for Less Is More's metallic colour challenge but opted for the simplest ever Christmas card:

I've had this wooden Christmas tree stamp for years and I've never used it - it's so pretty that it doesn't need anything other than some metallic embossing powder and navy card stock. Yes navy. If anyone has any hints on how to photograph navy without it looking like I've used black card stock, please let me know!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 12 November 2018

Clean and Simple CASology and FMS

Hello folks!

It's been a busy week but I've managed to sneak in a couple of clean and simple cards. The first is for CASology, where the cue card is 'compliment:'

I stencilled a distress ink background and added this sweet little puffer fish from Your Next Stamp. 

The second card is for Freshly Made Sketches. I layered a heap of sparkly die cut snowflakes from CAS-ual Fridays and framed them with a polaroid die from Your Next Stamp.  Like I said, quick, clean and simple!

Thanks for  popping by!

Claire x

Monday, 5 November 2018

Clean and Layered Funky Flowers

Hello again,

It's a rare day when I get to combine four challenges, but Autumn's brought a whole heap of pumpkin inspired pics to blogland which have helped me make this little card:


 I've taken the colours from both the Fusion pic and The Card Concept and based it on Jen's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I've also been inspired by the quote at Time Out - flowers would make me happy,  or at least they would if anyone bothered to buy me any....

For this clean and layered creation I dusted off my WMS Funky Flowers - I rarely seem to use my solid stamps now and seem to reach for the outline stamps so I can colour.  I've white embossed the background with a W Plus 9 background type and the woodgrain is MFT.

Hope you have the time to get inky this week!

Claire x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Making A Scene

Hello again,

The challenge at Your Next Stamp this week is to make a scene:

I used these sweet little folks from Waddles Winter Happiness and added a sprinkling of snow using Snowfall.

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 29 October 2018

MFT# 408

Hello bloggers!

I coloured this little Space Explorer a couple of weeks ago for the MFT colour challenge but didn't have time to make a card. So I'm using him in the current sketch challenge instead:

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

CFC#210 - Pink and Grey


CAS-ual Friday's have a colour challenge featuring pinks and greys this week. I hadn't realised it finished in an hour,  so I had to whip this one up really fast:

Luckily I'd coloured the sweet little girl from MFT's Warmest Wishes at the weekend. I set it against a die cut frame from PTI, added a few sparkly snowdrops and snowdrifts and it was done in about 20 minutes! Another Christmas card down...ten to go...

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire x