Friday, 27 November 2015

Runway Inspired

Hello again bloggers!

Hope all of you State side had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday! 

I had a quick play with paper for this week's Runway Inspired challenge using the sketch from Mojo Monday:

As you may know, purple is definitely not my 'go to' colour in the ink department! I white embossed the Winnie and Walter bloom against a navy background, then coloured a separate bloom with purple distress inks and a Copic marker. The white embossed background strip is from Waltzingmouse.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Claire x

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - Take Two!

And here I am again..

In my second card I used PTI's Take a Bough.  I've added some dimension to this card too with heaps of chunky glitter snow on the branch and some dimensional tape to make those baubles pop!

Long day at work for me today so I'm off to retire to the sofa for some much needed vegging out!

Thanks for taking a peak!

Claire x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

G'day folks!

Time for the November Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! This month there's an inspiration pic full of non-traditional Christmas colours:

My first card is a non-traditional Valentines card using Heart Prints:

I stamped the hearts in a variety of colours and folded them in half to add some dimension. The base heart  and sentiment have been embossed in pewter and white embossing powders.  Speaking of dimension,  I'm going to enter this into Addicted To CAS as that's the code word for their current challenge:

If you want to see my next card for the Blog Hop, just scroll down to the next post!

Thanks for popping by!

Claire x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Feeling Rosy

Hello again!

Second post for the day with a quick, CAS card for Freshly made Sketches. I had a bit of a winning streak a few months ago through Anita's blog ( and these pretty rose stamps from Winnie and Walter came via happy mail yesterday:


I coloured them in with Copics, added an embossed strip and that's pretty much it. Told you it was CAS!

Hope you get the chance to get inky this weekend! Thanks for stopping again,

Claire x

Watercolour Play

Hello bloggers! 

Watercolour has never really been my forte but when I saw Karen's beautiful card to CASE at Time Out  I reached for my dusty watercolour pad and had a play.  I embossed a small doilie from Waltzingmouse in gold,  sprayed the paper with water and then filled in some of the pattern with some distress inks. 

I based my card on Karen's clean and simple design and the round clock face which made me think of the circular shaped doile stamp. 

That's all from me folks - thanks for popping by!

Claire x

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

CASology Guest Designer

G'day folks!

I was chuffed to bits to be picked as last week's winner for the CASology challenge, so this week I'm guest designing for their latest challenge:

Its no secret that sometimes I struggle with the cue word so I was somewhat relieved to see that the cue word is 'pretty.' I mean, you could go anywhere with this one couldn't you?  I reached for Papertrey Ink's Doodlie-Do blooms, embossed them in gold and pink and added a touch of pretty bling. The sentiment is Waltzingmouse.

So where will pretty' take you this week? Make sure you check out the fabulous inspiration given to you by the uber-talented design team won't you?

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x

Monday, 16 November 2015

Freshly Made Sketch #212


An ultra quick post for Freshly Made Sketches today:

I'm also entering this one into Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge which is 'Thinking of You.' I figure if you're sending a card to someone 'Just Because', then you must be thinking of them! 

I used Stamping' Up's Flower Shop for the bloom and coloured it red as it reminds me of a poppy.  The leaves are from WMS' Simple Sprig. Yes I know - the petals aren't the right shape for a poppy and the leaves are nothing like a poppy either...but don't tell anyone....

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x