Sunday, 19 May 2019

AAA and CASology Take 3!

Hello again,

It's a rare day that I manage to enter a challenge twice, let alone three times,  but something about the CASology and AAA challenges must have whetted my creative appetite!

This is what I originally had in mind for both challenges - a simple strip of PTI's Watercolor Wonder stamped at the base of the card with a big, bold sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays. I stamped the sentiment in black but thought it need a bit of a boost so added a second white embossed layer with a touch of clear glitter to create a shadowed sentiment.  I reckon this design would work well as a really simple Christmas card - just with Christmas colours and sentiment!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Challenges Galore

G'day folks!

I've actually had a couple of hours to sit down and stamp this week so I've had a play with MFT's new sketch:

I used my favourite Wood Plank Background and some of the critters from Polynesian Paradise to whip this one up. I put a big order in to MFT this week - I was so looking forward to spending the weekend using all my new goodies but Fedex arrived when I was working  so now I won't get them till Monday. So disappointed!

The next card is a clean and simple one for four different challenges - CASology's cue card is 'color' which fitted in perfectly with the inspiration pic over at The Card Concept.  I love the colour combo of those bright Mosaics which reminded me of Waltzingmouse's Folk Art Medallion. I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and I'm popping it over to AAA Cards as I reckon that die cut is taking up about a third of the card.  It was such a quick card I decided to stamp a second one in a different colour!

Hope you have the time to get a bit inky over the weekend!

Happy stamping,

Claire x

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A Splash of Colour

Hi folks,

It's one of those rare days where I've managed to combine 3 challenges for the one card:

 CAS(E) This Sketch fitted in perfectly with AAA's one third challenge and a splash of bright colour for CASology completed the trifecta. I stamped PTI's Watercolor Wonder which I was going to use as a border on the edge of the card. It looked a little boring though, so I added these cute crayons from Lawn Fawn. Funnily enough, they fitted perfectly over the colour - don't you just love it when stuff like that happens?

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 13 May 2019

Freshly Made Sketch #387

Hello, hello,

Here's a very CAS card for this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

It's such a simple sketch but I really struggled with it, especially with the sprig of leaves draping over the panels. Nothing seemed to work so in the end I opted for some vellum which has given it a much softer look. All the products used are by MFT.

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday, 11 May 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge #436

Hello folks, happy weekend!

There's been an abundance of CAS cards with lots of white space on this blog lately so for MFT's latest sketch challenge I pulled out some patterned paper for a change:

I coloured this sweet MFT Viking  and used a couple of Fishtail dienamics for the flags. Don't you just love that masculine Kaisercraft paper?

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday, 4 May 2019

FMS #386

Hello fellow inkers!

Not many cards being made lately. I've been practising my watercoloring skills which are pretty average to say the least:

I white embossed Clearly Besotted's Beautiful Friend and stamped a Wood Plank Background from MFT. The scallop edge is also MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die. I knew it would fit perfectly with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches so it all came together very quickly!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Claire x

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Clean and Simple Your next Stamp!

Hello folks,

Can't resist a clean and simple challenge and that's the theme for Your Next Stamp's Fun Friday Challenge:

I've used the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch for the layout - I thought it would fit perfectly with the sweet little spaceman from Blast Off!

Happy stamping!

Claire x