Tuesday 26 February 2019

Birthday Sketch Challenge - MFT Sketch #425

G'day bloggers!

Here's a little card for MFT's Sketch Challenge:

I do love my little piggies from Hog Heaven! The background panel is white embossed Garden Flourish

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday 23 February 2019

One Layer Woes

Hello folks,

I've never hidden my dislike of making one layer cards but as it's Less is More's 8th birthday I couldn't resist:

This is actually my second attempt - in the first I used much darker colours and the sentiment really didn't stand out - not much good when the challenge is meant to be about the sentiment!

I blended some circles using MFT's Circle Stencil and added the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. It's ok...but it could do with some layers!

Thanks for popping by!


Friday 22 February 2019

Addicted to CAS - #153

Hello fellow bloggers,

Addicted to CAS has a new code word - 'grid:'

I had the perfect stamp in my stash for this challenge - the appropriately named 'Grid' stamp from Kaisercraft. I used it with Penny Black's poppies from Blooming Garden which I coloured with Copics and smothered in Wink of Stella to give it a touch of sparkle. It looked a bit bare with just the grid so I coloured a few random squares to add a little detail.

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Friday 15 February 2019

Your next Stamp - Fun Friday Challenge

Hello folks!

Your Next Stamp's Friday Challenge is to use die cuts so I thought I'd see how may I could get on the one card using Coffee Cart and matching dies:

I used 8 in total, including the ones I used to frame it. The 'road' has been stamped using the Thick Diagonal Stripe-tastic Edge - it seems to make it's way on to just about every YNS I make. I couldn't find anywhere on the card where I was happy to put the sentiment so I popped it on the inside instead.

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday 11 February 2019

Casology - Bouquet

Hello bloggers,

Casology's latest cue card is 'bouquet' - I used Waffle Flower's A Bunch with a touch of stencilling:

I've been inspired by the lovely, bright colours from Color Throwdown - perfect for a Summery bouquet!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday 9 February 2019

Birds Meet Sketch

Hello again,

Here's a very simple card combining the latest sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and the code word from Addicted to CAS which is 'birds:'

Who can resist the little birdies from MFT's Birthday Chicks for a bird challenge? The background is also an MFT stamp - Wood Plank Background - which I've embossed with a sparkly, clear embossing powder. 

Have an inky weekend!

Claire x

Thursday 7 February 2019

Simple Circles

Hello fellow bloggers,

Card making has been thrown out the window in the last week - my eldest started his first day of high school and promptly came down with chicken pox 24 hours later.  Nothing seems to go to plan in this household!

Maybe as I've had spots on the mind in the last week, this week's Freshly Made Sketch appealed! I'd been wanting to play along with Less Is More's navy and yellow challenge but my mojo didn't know where to start - and then FMS came up with a fabulous sketch which made it at whole lot easier:

I blended a few circles using MFT's circle stencil and a selection of yellow inks, then added some stamping using Whimsy Stamp's circle bursts from Happy Everything. A scattering of clear dots and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and it was all done!

Happy stamping!

Claire x