Sunday, 13 January 2019

Time Out for Fusion and The Card Concept

Hello and happy weekend!

More new stuff to play with - this time Clearly Besotted's Beautiful Friend with matching die:

I took inspiration from The Card Concept's pretty colour palette and used the clean and layered sketch from Fusion where they're celebrating a whopping 5 years of playing with ink!  I've also stuck with the 'loving' theme over at Time Out.

The background has been white embossed using W Plus 9's Defining Words and I stamped and embossed Mama Elephant's Basic Borders in gold and black for the left hand panel.

Hope you get time to get inky this weekend!

Claire x

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Clean and Simple Valentine's

G'day folks!

Super simple Valentines card using AAA's sketch and Time Out's word inspiration 'loving:'

 I'm also throwing this into Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge where the challenge is to use something new. That's not difficult as I did have a mini spending spree in their pre-Christmas sale! The SSS stamp set 'You Matter' has been on my wishlist for ages, as has the matching die.  It's a really good sentiment set - and I particularly like that one of the phrase is 'I think.' If the big bloke doesn't behave before February 14th, I'll maybe stamp that inside the card!

Habe a fabulous weekend!

Claire x

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Have a Super Day!

Hello, hello,

Another day, another chance to play with ink - this time for MFT's Sketch Challenge:

As you can see I flipped the sketch and kept it very simple. I used You're Super with a die from Dienamics Blueprints 24.

Short but sweet!

Hope you too have a super day!

Claire x

Sunday, 6 January 2019

PTI - Make It Monday

Hello and happy 2019!

First card of the year and it's a very simple one for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge. It's ages since I played along but when I saw Stephanie Gold's pretty card using outline stamps I thought I'd have a go:

I used Butterfly Kisses, one of the first stamp sets I ever bought. I've had it for years and I don't think the solid butterfly ink has ever seen ink.  The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments.

I'd love to have put some black ink splatters on like Stephanie did on hers - I watched with inky envy how she perfectly placed those splatters using her fingers. Alas,  I just knew if I'd have attempted it, the whole card would have been ruined!

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Claire x

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes!

Hello folks!

Here's a card for Your Next Stamp's Anything Goes Challenge:

I've used Honey Bee and the small Instalove Polaroid Die.

Have a very inky Christmas!

Claire x

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Hamming it Up for MFT

Hello, hello,

Only 6 days to go until Santa comes ho, ho, ho-ing down the chimney! Not much time to get inky but new stamps do give you a kick into action don't they? Here's one for the latest MFT colour challenge:

My neutrals are the flesh coloured pinks I used for the little pigs and the brown fence, but otherwise I stuck to the colours.  I used BB Hog Heaven and the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges.

I'm also chucking it over to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge where the theme is 'Stitch It.'

Thanks for looking!

Claire x

Thursday, 6 December 2018

It's Cold up North

Hello folks,

Just a quick, CAS card for AAA Cards and CASology:

AAA's challenge is to create a mostly white card so I created a little snow scene using these sweet wooden houses from my local craft store. It's so hard to photograph white cards - I really haven't captured how bright and sparkly it actually is!

And what could be more Northern then a snow scene to fit CASology's challenge? Oh how I long to be North this Christmas instead of baking in the 35C heat of Sydney!

Happy stamping!

Claire x