Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #110

Hello inkers,

We are officially out of lockdown here in Sydney - I'd like to say I've been partying up a storm but since I've been working, I actually haven't tasted freedom yet!

Anyway, here's a CAS card for the current Lawn Fanatics challenge  using an inspiration pic featuring pretty Autumnal colours against a blue sky:

 





No blue in this one - instead I focussed on the colours of the leaves and branches. Living in Australia, I miss the brilliant colours of a UK Autumn - the seasons here aren't as distinct and we just don't get beautiful reds, oranges and yellows on the trees.

I used the now retired Blissful Botanicals, coloured with Copics with a sentiment from A Birdie Told Me.

Thanks for popping by,

Claire

Saturday, 9 October 2021

CAS Birthday

Hello again,

Here's a very CAS card for AAA Cards 200th birthday challenge using stamps from two different Winnie and Walter sets and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse.  





I used the gorgeous colours from Sunday Stamps - they always have such great colour combos - and the theme from CAS on Friday which is  Circles

It's such a simple design - I might use it for some Christmas cards too!

Happy stamping!

Claire 

Monday, 4 October 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge #174

Hello again,

Another day, another card - a positive of lockdown is I'll have all my Christmas cards done and dusted by November. You have to look on the bright side don't you? This one's for MFT's latest sketch challenge:





I've used Christmas sELFies with dp from the Very Merry Paper Pad. The sentiment's from Bitty Holiday Wishes. 

Happy stamping!

Claire

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Alex Syberia Blooms

Hello folks,

Only a week to go until 'Freedom Day' for Sydney - there's light at the end of the lockdown tunnel! It's the little things I've missed...just to go into a shop and browse, have a drink at a bar and catch up with friends. We take so much for granted!

Here's another card featuring one of Alex Syberia's pretty Digi stamps called Dog Rose:






I've used the colours from Colour Throwdown, coloured the blooms with Copics and stencilled a distress ink panel splashed with a little water. The sentiment's from Just Add Ink.  It's also going over to Time Out's Inspired by Words challenge and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge where 'anything goes'.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Claire 

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

September Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Hello folks,

I've made a very simple card for  this months Altenew challenge using Hennah Elements:








Despite the large number of pinks in my Copic collection, nothing really matched the pinks in the pic so I used white embossing powder to stamp the blooms on coloured card stock. I added some detail with Copics and a sentiment - tempting as it was to add some more stamping, I thought I'd stick to a CAS design.  

Altenew also happens to be the sponsor over at Time Out this week - their 'inspired by words' challenge gave a great excuse to get the flowers out!

Happy stamping!

Claire 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #109 - Awesome Autumn

Hello inkers,

Here's my take on Lawn Fawn's Autumn themed challenge:






I stamped a framed Autumn scene using Into the Woods. The little birdie and sentiment is from A Birdie Told me and I used one of the sprigs from Blissful Botanicals (retired) to stamp a simple background using matching ink and cardstock. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Claire

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

MFT Card Design Superstar - Colouring Virtuoso

Hello again,

Here's my second card for MFT's 2021 Card Design Superstar comp - this time for the 'colouring virtuoso' category. I do not profess to being a virtuoso in anything, let alone colouring but it's always fun to play along! I used Lavish Lilies, coloured with Copics:







I added a strip of stamped and distressed Wood Plank Background (retired) and the sentiment's from Itty Bitty Basics. 

Thanks for popping by!

Claire