Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spring is in the Air - Colour Q #238

Hello fellow bloggers!

Hope you have recovered from the annual choc fest.  Much of our Easter Sunday was spent telling the kids not to overdo it on the sweet stuff - we hit the beach in the afternoon and it was great to see them burn off all that sugar!

Since it's Tuesday it's time to check out the latest colours over at Colour Q where we've got a pretty Spring-like palette to inspire you:

I used a whole heap of Waltzingmouse for this one - Funky Flowers, Folk Art Medallion and a gorgeous flourished sentiment from Big Day Today.  I also used the sketch over at Waltzingmouse Fanatics.  Make sure you check out their challenge...there's even a prize up for grabs!

Hope you get the chance to play this week - thanks for stopping by,

Claire x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Take Note

Hello bloggers!

I'm still in a distinctly 'uncrafty' mode at the moment but I did manage to get a bit of inspiration from the cue word over at Casology:

I used a combination of pewter and white emboss powders against the black and added a few pops of colour with the enamel dots.

Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you tomorrow - we're off to the beach to catch a few rays of sunshine before it gets too nippy!

Happy Easter!

Claire x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Purple Pain

Hello folks!

I've been trying to kick start my mojo after my little break so turned to Dynamic Duos for some colour inspiration. Not sure why really - purple is my absolute least favourite colour but I loved the design teams' yellow and purple creations:

Actually, it looks more like violet than purple doesn't it? I can never really tell the difference.  The arched window frame is from Scrapmatts - I inked it and cut an arched card using my Cameo. I thought it would make things easier using such a pretty frame but it was actually quite difficult to find some flowers that didn't overpower it.  In the end I went for the little, dainty flower in Stampin' Up's Reason to Smile.

Well, that's enough waffling from me....happy stamping!

Claire x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Colour Q #237

Well hello bloggers!

I've been AWOL from blogland during the last couple of weeks - the mojo went walkabout (and still hasn't returned), I've pretty much had back to back visitors for the last couple of months and the kids are now on their school holidays. Seriously - can term 1 really be over? I feel like they've only just gone back to school after Christmas!

Moving on, there's a gorgeous new colour combo at Colour Q to tickle your crafty taste buds.  I used the colours with this week's Cas(e) This Sketch:

Don't forget if you haven't got the exact colours, use the nearest you have in your stash - I have to say my 'peach' is looking a little more like 'rust' in the pic!

Have a fabulous Tuesday and thanks for stopping.

Claire x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A Fusion of Colour

Evening folks!

Hope your week has started well! We've been deluged in NSW with a heap of rain, much to my Mum's dismay.  I've had to remind her that we do actually get rain in Australia - unfortunately it does seem to coincide with family visiting from the UK every single time.

Not to worry though - this weeks colours for the latest Colour Q challenge will warm you up if it's cool in your part of the world....that flowery quilt absolutely screams Summer to me:

I have to admit,  I found this one a little tricky.  I had nothing that even vaguely resembled River Rock in my stash,  until I unearthed a teeny, tiny scrap of old MME paper which I thought I could get away with.  I used the sketch over at Fusion for this one but I do feel as though something is missing - it just looks a little bare to me. Let me know if you can tell me what it is!

Check out the rest of the DT's beautiful stuff for some more inspiration - hope you find the time to join in this week.

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x

Friday, 28 March 2014

Washi Galore

Hello folks,

Here's a quick card I did last night for the latest Freshly Made Sketch challenge:

Whenever I go to craft shows I'm always enticed by the beautiful rolls of washi tape on display.  Naturally I have to grab 2 or 3 rolls and when I get home I put them with the rest of my stash...and that's where they stay. Lovely to look at but never used.

So,  since I have about 12 rolls of the stuff (at last count),  I really thought it was about time I actually used some of it.  I embossed SU's Banner Blast set on to some vellum and backed them with some aqua cardstock, then added a little stamp from Close to my Heart 's Perfect Fit Birthday Occasions.

There's a birthday card challenge over at the The Card Concept so I'm going to link up over there too. Clean and layered I think this time.

If you have popped over to my blog lately and been kind enough to leave a comment - thank you! I've been absent from blogland quite a bit in recent weeks due to family visits so haven't been doing much blog hopping. Hope to see you soon!

Claire x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ready for Colour Q #234?

Evening all,

Another week has flown by and it's time for a new challenge at Colour Q.  I have to admit it was a bit of a quick card for me this week as I'm still showing Mum the delights of Sydney...make that rainy Sydney. It's been tipping it down here - I always feel so sorry for UK visitors when they're on holiday here and the weather is worse than at home!

This week I used the lovely sketch over at CAS(e) This Sketch for some inspiration:

I used Waltzingmouse's Folk Art Medallion for this one - for some reason I think I may have seen something similar to this before. Do you ever get that feeling? I look at so many cards on various blogs that sometimes I get totally paranoid that I've unintentionally CASed something!

Ok folks, that's all for now - hope you have a wonderful week and get the chance to play!

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x