Thursday, 11 July 2019

Time Out Guest Designer - Take Two

Hello again,

Hope you're having an inky week. Have you had time to play along at Time Out yet? Their latest challenge, for which I thrilled to be guest designing, is a quote: 'With freedom, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?' by Oscar Wilde:

For this week's card I stuck to a flowery theme and coloured this pretty PTI rose. The background panel has been stamped and white embossed using a script stamp from W Plus 9. A couple of embossed and patterned paper strips and it turned into quite the layered card!

Hope you have time to join in this week!

Claire x

Sunday, 7 July 2019

MFT Colour and Sketch Challenges

Hello, happy weekend to you!

I've combined the challenge colours and sketch over at MFT to create this card - I'm not a big fan of purple but mixed with the red and coral, I really like it. It's definitely a combo I'll use again:

I used Garden Flourish for my background, stamped in Versamark and Funky Flowers which I don't think are available any more. The sentiment is from Bring Out the Sunshine.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Time Out - Guest Designer

Hello folks!

I'm so thrilled to be guest designer over at one of my favourite challenge blogs this week - Time Out. They have an 'inspired by words' challenge for you to get your inky teeth into - 'with freedom, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?' As it's Independence Day over in the US, it's a very appropriate quote from Oscar Wilde:

So many directions you could go with this - I chose to make a card featuring this sweet little bunny from CAS-ual Fridays Somebunny with a scattering of stars from Your Next Stamp. 

This week's challenge is sponsored by Catherine Pooler so that gives you even more of an excuse to join in the fun. Make sure you go and check out her website and pop over to the DT's blogs for some Independence Day inspiration!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Seeing More Spots!

Hello again,

I've another card for you today featuring spots, this time for Less is More which has a one layer challenge to use spots:

It's been a while since I inked up Whimsy Stamps' Happy Hello - it feature a larger, spot block stamp so I used it to create a rainbow background and embossed the PTI sentiment over the top with some holographic, glitter embossing powder. It really does look quite sparkly in real life but doesn't show up in the photo.

Short and sweet today! Happy stamping!

Claire x

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Seeing Spots! for MFT!

Hello folks,

I've made a very simple shaker card using the sketch from MFT:

Instead of putting the sentiment over the main shape, I draped over this sweet little leopard from Lovable Leopards and added the sentiment to the bottom.  I'm not a big fan of making shaker cards - I find them so fiddly and the shaker bits always end up sticking to the window of the card which really gives me the irrits!! So when I last put an order in with MFT,  I invested in their Rectangle Shaker Window and Frame Die with matching Pouches and what a difference it made. It will be shaker cards all the way from now on....

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Sunday, 30 June 2019

AAA Corner Challenge

G'day fellow inkers, happy weekend to you!

Here's a CAS card for AAA Cards for their latest challenge using one corner of the card with the optional twist of using flowers:

I always find it quite difficult to use just one corner - the symmetry never seems to work and the design either seems to look too top heavy or the rest of the card looks too bare.  I used Waltzingmouse's Simple Sprig and balanced it out by adding the sentiment to the opposite corner. I also added one of MFT's stitched frames which I can't get enough of at the moment - I strongly recommend them if you haven't got them already.

I'm also popping this one over to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge which has an Anything Goes theme happening this week.

Hope you get the time to enter a few challenges!

Claire x

Friday, 21 June 2019

Less is More #397

Hello folks,

I wouldn't have thought of using the colours together at Less is More but when I saw the beautiful cards by the DT I realised what a pretty combo they are:

I have to admit it was made in record time as it's almost the end of the challenge!

Happy stamping!