Thursday, 25 August 2016

Fun at Papertrey Ink


it's Blog Hop time over at Papertrey Ink with a pretty inspiration pic that happens to be one of my favourite colour combos:

It immediately brought to mind Watercolor Wonder with all that smooshing of paint. It looked a bit bland with just the pinks so instead of adding brown I blinged it up a bit with some gold embossing powder and a scattering of stars.  The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments:Birthday  which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite PTI sets. It's a fun sentiment so I think it's appropriate for Casology's cue word this week too!

Hope you get the chance to join in!

Claire x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Remind a Sistah: Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Hello folks!

It's that time of the month - time to cop a feel to check for lumps and bumps that shouldn't be there!
As a reminder to check your breasts,  CAS-ual Fridays holds a blog hop on the 17th of each month. You can read how this came about here.  

Each of the participants taking part in the hop has used an image or die from the CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs Collection - 50% of the profits from these sets are donated to breast cancer research and awareness programmes; 

I made a very CAS card for the hop this month - it's a little lighthearted fun for a very serious subject using the blooms from Loving Thoughts with a sentiment from Calling All Sistahs.  An enamel dot in the centre of each bloom was the only necessary embellishment! 

If you hop along to these lovely ladies' blogs and make a comment by 12.00am Eastern time on August 19th, you'll be in with a chance to win one of three $15.00 gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays store. Next month, why not join the Sistahs Facebook page so that you too can join in with the hop? 

Next on the hop is Diane so make sure you pop over and give her some love!

Thanks for calling by!

Claire x

Monday, 15 August 2016

More Gum Balls!

Hello again!

So whilst I was making the card on my previous post, it made me think of the Casology challenge where the cue word is 'dizzy.'

There are so many expressions on the faces of those sweet little gum balls,  I thought I'd make a quick card showing them falling out of the gum ball machine, looking less than impressed.  Wouldn't you be dizzy if you fell out of a gum ball machine and rolled on to a hard floor?

Hope you get time to get inky this week!

Claire x

Freshly Made Sketch #249


Loving the layered sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week. Here's what Ive done with it:

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Sweet Smiles' and MME papers for this one. I love the sweet little faces on the gum balls!

Thanks for popping by and have a great week!

Claire x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Birthday Piggy - Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge

 Hello folks! 

 I'm playing along with Your Next Stamp in their colour challenge with this sweet little critter from Funny Farm Crew:

Cute isn't he? I  almost feel bad as I've just had a bacon sandwich for lunch.....

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Claire x

Friday, 12 August 2016

CFC#154 - Time to Colour

G'day stampers!

Get out your Copics,  Zigs, watercolours, paints - you name it. It's time to get colouring for the brand new CAS-ual Fridays challenge:

I love a bit of colouring - so therapeutic and much healthier than a glass of wine (actually, even more therapeutic is colouring with a glass of wine!)  No wonder all those colouring books have been so popular recently. Pretty Posies is the perfect set for colouring, with three sizes of flowers and a leaf image. I white embossed some leaves and two of the blooms on to watercolour paper, then used my Zig Clean Color markers to colour them. I die cut them using the matching Posies Fri-dies and arranged them against another set of die cuts from Lovely Links. I die cut the links twice, in black and white, then offset them so that they 'popped' against the background. The sentiment is from Heart Beats.

So what will you use to inject some colour into your creation? Link up your cards for the chance to win a $25.00 gift voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays store. Use CAS-ual Fridays products as the focal image and Michele will double the prize!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 8 August 2016

Time Out with a Twist


The latest challenge at Time Out really intrigued me this week:

'Holidays with the Optional Twist of No Stamping' 
(stamped sentiments allowed)

Hmmm - a card without stamping. It was more difficult than I thought but in the end I decided to create a snowy scene using a Memory Box Country Landscape die against a distress ink sunset.  Now let me tell you, the distress ink blending gods were out  in force for this and for the first time EVER I am actually happy with my blending technique.  And I've got another Christmas card to be happy with that!

Thanks for popping by!

Claire x