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

Monday 12 November 2018

Clean and Simple CASology and FMS

Hello folks!

It's been a busy week but I've managed to sneak in a couple of clean and simple cards. The first is for CASology, where the cue card is 'compliment:'

I stencilled a distress ink background and added this sweet little puffer fish from Your Next Stamp. 

The second card is for Freshly Made Sketches. I layered a heap of sparkly die cut snowflakes from CAS-ual Fridays and framed them with a polaroid die from Your Next Stamp.  Like I said, quick, clean and simple!

Thanks for  popping by!

Claire x

Monday 5 November 2018

Clean and Layered Funky Flowers

Hello again,

It's a rare day when I get to combine four challenges, but Autumn's brought a whole heap of pumpkin inspired pics to blogland which have helped me make this little card:


 I've taken the colours from both the Fusion pic and The Card Concept and based it on Jen's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I've also been inspired by the quote at Time Out - flowers would make me happy,  or at least they would if anyone bothered to buy me any....

For this clean and layered creation I dusted off my WMS Funky Flowers - I rarely seem to use my solid stamps now and seem to reach for the outline stamps so I can colour.  I've white embossed the background with a W Plus 9 background type and the woodgrain is MFT.

Hope you have the time to get inky this week!

Claire x

Thursday 1 November 2018

Making A Scene

Hello again,

The challenge at Your Next Stamp this week is to make a scene:

I used these sweet little folks from Waddles Winter Happiness and added a sprinkling of snow using Snowfall.

Happy stamping!

Claire x