Thursday, 6 December 2018

It's Cold up North

Hello folks,

Just a quick, CAS card for AAA Cards and CASology:







AAA's challenge is to create a mostly white card so I created a little snow scene using these sweet wooden houses from my local craft store. It's so hard to photograph white cards - I really haven't captured how bright and sparkly it actually is!

And what could be more Northern then a snow scene to fit CASology's challenge? Oh how I long to be North this Christmas instead of baking in the 35C heat of Sydney!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Take 2

Hello again,

As promised, here's a second take om the latest Freshly Made Sketch, using the colours from MFT's colour challenge:







I had an A5 card already prepared with MFT's Wood Plank and managed to cut a couple of Mod Rectangles out of it. The colours scream Christmas don't they, but I thought they'd be perfect for Birdie Brown's sweet Viking stamp.

I'm also popping this one over to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge where 'anything goes.'

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Christmas Colour for The Card Concept

Hello folks,

I always seem to get the bulk of my Christmas cards done early but there's always those last 3 or 4 that I struggle with. By this time of year, I'm well and truly over making Christmas cards. 

It helps when you have new stamps to play with though - MFT's recent 35% off sale prompted me to use a recently won gift voucher, so I bought Pure Innocence Holiday Cheer:






The sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches was perfect for this stamp and I used the colours from The Card Concept's latest inspiration pic for this clean and layered card.

In fact, I liked the card sketch so much, I ended up making another one so scroll up if you want to take a peek!

Thanks for stopping by,

Claire x





Tuesday, 27 November 2018

CFC#213 - Shades of Gold

Hello fellow inkers!

I've made a clean and simple card for the latest CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - 




As you can see it's a colour challenge using shades of gold.  I've procrastinated for so long about buying the stamp set 'Truth Is' but when I saw it was retiring it was the perfect excuse to go shopping.

I coloured the blooms with Perfect Pearls and added a gold embossed sentiment strip to the side, as well as some dry embossing to add a little detail to all that white space.

Thanks for popping by!

Claire x




Saturday, 24 November 2018

Holiday Cheers!

Happy weekend to you. And for those in the US Happy Thanksgiving! 

Here's a quick card for Your Next Stamp's Friday challenge which is a sketch challenge:





Patterned papers are such a great way to make a quick card - I've used YNS' Winter Plaid  and the stamp is Reinbeer. A flip of the sketch and a scattering of enamel dots and it was done!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 19 November 2018

Inspiration Galore!

Hello fellow inkers!

So many challenges, too little time.  But I did manage to whip up these two cards over the weekend:












The first is for Freshly Made Sketches using Your Next Stamp's Honey Bee.

For the second, I took inspiration from both pics over at Time Out and The Card Concept.  I've used most of the colours  - gold, green, black and red. Not sure what I'd class this style - clean and simple perhaps? You be the judge....

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire x

Friday, 16 November 2018

Metallic Christmas

Hello again,

I had so many ideas for Less Is More's metallic colour challenge but opted for the simplest ever Christmas card:








I've had this wooden Christmas tree stamp for years and I've never used it - it's so pretty that it doesn't need anything other than some metallic embossing powder and navy card stock. Yes navy. If anyone has any hints on how to photograph navy without it looking like I've used black card stock, please let me know!

Happy stamping!

Claire x