Friday, 15 February 2019

Your next Stamp - Fun Friday Challenge

Hello folks!

Your Next Stamp's Friday Challenge is to use die cuts so I thought I'd see how may I could get on the one card using Coffee Cart and matching dies:




I used 8 in total, including the ones I used to frame it. The 'road' has been stamped using the Thick Diagonal Stripe-tastic Edge - it seems to make it's way on to just about every YNS I make. I couldn't find anywhere on the card where I was happy to put the sentiment so I popped it on the inside instead.

Happy stamping!

Claire x


Monday, 11 February 2019

Casology - Bouquet

Hello bloggers,

Casology's latest cue card is 'bouquet' - I used Waffle Flower's A Bunch with a touch of stencilling:






I've been inspired by the lovely, bright colours from Color Throwdown - perfect for a Summery bouquet!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Birds Meet Sketch

Hello again,

Here's a very simple card combining the latest sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and the code word from Addicted to CAS which is 'birds:'







Who can resist the little birdies from MFT's Birthday Chicks for a bird challenge? The background is also an MFT stamp - Wood Plank Background - which I've embossed with a sparkly, clear embossing powder. 

Have an inky weekend!

Claire x

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Simple Circles

Hello fellow bloggers,

Card making has been thrown out the window in the last week - my eldest started his first day of high school and promptly came down with chicken pox 24 hours later.  Nothing seems to go to plan in this household!

Maybe as I've had spots on the mind in the last week, this week's Freshly Made Sketch appealed! I'd been wanting to play along with Less Is More's navy and yellow challenge but my mojo didn't know where to start - and then FMS came up with a fabulous sketch which made it at whole lot easier:








I blended a few circles using MFT's circle stencil and a selection of yellow inks, then added some stamping using Whimsy Stamp's circle bursts from Happy Everything. A scattering of clear dots and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and it was all done!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Sunday, 27 January 2019

MFT Colour and Sketch Challenge

Morning bloggers!

I've been playing with the colours from MFT's colour challenge and used the current sketch for some inspiration:






Lots of MFT goodies on this one - Circles Stencil for the Bokkeh strip, Happy Hippos,  Wood Plank Background white embossed on to the grout grey cardstock and the sentiment's from Fluttering Friends.

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Friday, 25 January 2019

Frankly my Dear...This Calls for a Rainbow...

Hello again,

Third card of the week - can you tell I'm kid-free at the moment?

I'm always a sucker for a rainbow so how could I resist this week's Card Concept pic which features a a whole heap of rainbow coloured cupcakes? I've used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:








I blended a rainbow background using distress inks for this clean and layered card and added a bold sentiment from CAS-ual Friday's 'Frankly.' The houndstooth background is from WMS.  I'd say it's pretty obvious how I've been inspired but in case you're wondering, it's the black and white background and the burst of rainbow colour!

Happy stamping fellow inkers!

Claire x



Thursday, 24 January 2019

Up to One Third - AAA

G'day folks!

I'm still in a CAS kind of mood so joined in with AAA's latest challenge to create a card using a third of space and with an optional twist of masking:







I have to admit, I didn't find this an easy challenge - I always find masking a bit tricky and often end up with smudges of ink somewhere on my lovely clean space. This time though,  I managed to keep it to the correct part of the card and masked off a little scene as the backdrop to one of MFT's sweet little pigs from Hog Heaven.

This is the second valentines card in a couple of weeks - now I just have to find another husband to give it to!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x