Thursday 29 June 2023

Less is More - Anything Goes!

Hello again,

A very CAS Christmas card for Less is More's Anything Goes challenge:


I was lucky enough to win some digital stamps from Varada Sharma's online store recently - this one is Doodled Wreath.  It was so relaxing colouring all those little leaves! I also added some Glossy Accents to the berries which has given it some texture and shine.  There are a couple of sentiments with the set but I chose to use an older WMS stamp as it fit perfectly in the middle of the wreath. 

Thanks for popping by!


Monday 26 June 2023

MFT Sketch and Colour

 Hello bloggers,

Quick card for the MFT Sketch and Colour Challenges:

I used Flower Fairies (retired) and Stitched Cloud Die-namics with a sunny background using Radiating Rays Stencil

Happy stamping!


Friday 23 June 2023

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge and a Rainbow One Layer

Hello folks,

Here's a couple of cards - the first for Altenew's June Inspiration challenge. Lots of Altenew bits and pieces on this one - the stamp's Blissful Blossoms with a sentiment from Handpicked Bouquet,  framed with Mini Instant Camera Frame Die and set against Majestic Bloom EB. 

Next is up is a one layer for The Paper Players and Addicted CAS. I used CAS-ual Friday's Amazeballs with a big, bold 'hello' sentiment, coloured with lots of rainbow Copics. Because I used special card stock for Copic colouring I had to cut a panel and back it on to some stronger stuff so hoping it will still be considered a one layer! The card stock is way to thin to stand up on it's own.

Happy stamping!


Thursday 22 June 2023

Time Out Challenge #241 - Guest Designer

Hello folks!

I'm delighted to be guest designing over at Time Out for their latest challenge - this week they challenge you to be funny:


I did do a bit of a search online for funny cards, simply because I haven't actually got that many funny stamps. You know what it's like - start searching for something and then get completely distracted  by the big,  black hole that is the internet.  Etsy had some particularly funny ones - way too rude to give me any inspiration - but laugh out loud funny!

I went with these two fellas from MFT's BB Festive Old Friends - they kind of remind me of my Dad and father-in-law, although with a lot more hair!

This week's challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn so even more reason to join in - you could win a $25 certificate to their online store and get the chance to be a future guest designer!

Make sure you check out the very talented DT too - lots of inspiration to give you some ideas!

Happy stamping!


Tuesday 13 June 2023

MFT Sketch Challenge #649

Hello inkers,

Here's my take on sketch challenge #649 at MFT:

I've made another Christmas card for the Ready, Set, Christmas challenge using Freezin's Greetings - the sentiment from the same set was too big for the front so I've stamped it on the inside.  I embossed City Block Background with white on black card stock and stamped the patterned panel with Marble Background using Summer Splash, then added a Stitched Rectangle Frame Die-namic.

Happy stamping!


Friday 2 June 2023

Paper Players Meets Color Throwdown

 Hello bloggers,

Here's a very late entry for LeAnne's sketch challenge over at The Paper Players using the colours from Color Throwdown:

Not the best photo as it's dark so I might try and improve it tomorrow. PTI bloom and sentiment with a CAS-ual Friday's white embossed background! The little die cut label is from the first set of dies I ever bought for my Cuttlebug about 17 years ago...what's old is new again, eh?

Happy stamping!