Thursday, 16 August 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Galaxy

Hello folks!

It's time for a new challenge over at Fusion where I'm guest designing this month.  Will you be inspired by the galaxy of stars in the pic or by the sketch, or perhap use them both together?

I've used the sketch and been inspired by the pic - I've used distress inks to create a space-like sky and the little spaceman is from Your Next Stamp. The embossed, striped background was done using Mama Elephant's Basic Borders.

Make sure you pop over and say 'hi' to the Design Team won't you? You've got a couple of weeks to join in with the challenge - who knows, you may even be chosen as 'Zen Master!'

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Stencils and Copics

Hello and happy weekend to you!

Just a couple of cards to show - the first for Freshly Made Sketches. It's the perfect sketch to use with Sarah's Forest Foliage Stencil over at  Funky Fossil. The sentiment's from MFT:

My other card is for Your Next Stamp's sketch challenge. I used Freeze, along with some YNS Winter Plaid patterned paper and some sparkly gumdrops. The navy strip has been stamped with the Stripe-tastic Diagonal Edge stamp using navy ink - it isn't really showing up in the photo but I promise it's there! I love these stamped images - especially as the policewoman has made sure she's put her sparkly lippy on before starting work!

Hope you get some time to get inky this weekend! Thanks for calling by,

Claire x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

MFT Colour and Sketch

Hello fellow bloggers!

MFT's latest colour challenge intrigued me as I'd never have thought to put these colours together. I've never been a big fan of purple but I really like it teamed with the warm coral and it makes a nice change from the usual pinks and oranges I normally play with:

I've used Funky Flowers and the white embossed vellum background has been stamped using Garden Flourish. I've also used their sketch challenge for some layout inspiration.

Happy weekend!

Claire x

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Guest Designer: Rustic Flowers


I'm absolutely thrilled to be back as guest designer for Fusion Card Challenge this August.  Karren has chosen some wonderful photos for you to be inspired by - don't forget that you can either make a card based on the photo or just use the sketch. Or you can combine them together as I've done:

I drew inspiration from the rustic, wooden plant holder, as well as the pretty blossoms. I've stamped the poppies from Penny Black's Blooming Garden and used MFT's Wood Plank background for the right hand panel.

Those lovely ladies from the DT are as talented as ever so pop over to their blogs to see how they've used the photo to create their cards. You have until Wednesday 15th August to link up on the Fusion blog!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #347


Very quick post for Freshly Made Sketch #347:

These sweet little bees are from Your Next Stamp's latest release. I could sit and colour them all day! The white embossed background by MFT. 

Simon Days Stamp's Wednesday Challenge is 'anything goes' so this one's heading over there too!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Rainbow Hello


Can't resist a rainbow challenge which is this week's theme over at AAA Cards:

I used Color Bursts to create a rainbow coloured 'hello' from MFT. I inlaid the die cut and covered it liberally with Glossy Accents, then added some Mama Elephant white embossed stripes. Too easy!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday, 21 July 2018

MFT Colour Challenge

Hi folks,

Here's a quickie I made for MFT's Colour Challenge:

The snow flakes have been done using a snowy background stencil and gesso - whilst the gesso was wet I sprinkled it with white glitter. It looks very sparkly IRL!

I'm also popping it over to AAA Cards for their Christmas in July challenge - it's not a traditional Christmas card but I do use this set for my Christmas cards so thought I could get away with it!

Enjoy your day!

Claire x