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Monday, 17 April 2017

Muse DT 212



For  this week's Muse card I have made a very simple card  using Altenew watercolour wonders stamp set with stormy sky distress inks for both panels and and love how this turned out ...
I hope you do too and will inspire you to play along with us again this week!

The sentiment is because  by the time you read this we will be in sunny Portugal for a weeks holiday wahoo! It was one of those spur of the moment decisions and I can't wait a family friend is there and can't wait to have a good old catch up with her!

So thanks for taking the time to look this week if i am a bit slow in commenting please bear with me our apartment in Portugal has WIFI but  I have been warned it can be patchy at times!

Thank you for taking the time to pop in by hope to see you in the gallery! 
P.s I have been using picasa to edit my pictures but not very happy with it anyone got any other ones I could try??Thanks
xxx



Friday, 31 March 2017

Cupcake Inspiration 400th Challenge



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I went on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Pinterest board looking for inspiration for their challenge this week with flowers in my mind and ended up looking out this stamp set from SSS instead ...not much difference is there :)
I think it was the colours that drew me but there is such a lot of inspiration had to follow them on Pinterest!

This week is their 400th challenge... wahoo ladies that is some inspiration! and they are asking that you make a card that combines one of their past inspiration themes with a birthday card .There is also prizes up for grabs too!Head over there and have a look.

Thanks for taking the time to pop in by
xxx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Muse DT 208


This week I had to make a baby card and I thought it would be perfect for Muse this week because who doesn't need a baby card at sometime?

I used Lawn fawns little bundle for the washing line using my promarkers and zig pens  to colour and Pink petticoat digi gingham paper for the backing .I added wink of stella on the dress sash so it would sparkle in the light and well little girls need a little bit of glitz!

Sorry about the photo isn't closer but I had taken the photos and then delivered the card and meant to crop this a bit more when I unfortunately found I had deleted it off the camera ...me and technology do not mix well ! :)

Very simple I know but hoping it will inspire you too join in with us this week!!

Thanks for popping in for a visit.
xxx

Thursday, 9 March 2017

CASology


When I first saw the code word for CASology my first thought was a landmark birthday and there just happens to be one coming up for the janitor in my old work so decided to make a card for him on his retirement there is no bigger landmark than that!

I stamped the beach image from a wooden cube stamp that I have and I had this deckchair image too so decided to add the two together as Alan and his wife love nothing better then jetting off into the sun! and are looking forward to more holidays in the future.

I heat embossed the images in black EP and with a thin brush I water coloured them in . Stamped my CB sentiment .Made a watercolour wash on a scrap piece of water colour card and mounted my image on that before mounting them both in a stone coloured card ...yes I know in the photo it looks grey!:)

Thank you for taking the time to look !
xxx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Muse DT 204



                                    


On March the 28th its Mothers day here in the UK and I'm getting mine done early as my mother- in -law will be away for that weekend.

But this card is sooo out of my comfort zone! But this card is also for my mother-in law and she likes  a bit more on her cards and I cant help but notice that only these style of cards get a 'oh this is pretty!' when she opens it :) and I really struggle with them, but it is her day so we will go with it - after all that's what card making is about isn't it? getting it right for the recipient!

 It might have looked better if I hadn't discovered that I had run out of watercolour card so had to use promarkers and I always seem to be heavy handed with them and they don't seem to blend as well so apologies for the colouring...... but I'm sure you can do much better!!! 
I counted the layers if you include the rose and the diecuts and the card base its 7!:) I also used diecuts and a stencil for the brick work behind the rose...though in the photo I know its very hard to see.

But thank you for taking the time to pop in by for a look hope you are inspired to join us over at Muse this week.
xxx

Monday, 13 February 2017

Seven Hills February challenge



Over at Seven Hills Craft they have their February challenge up and running and its a colour one this month !
My eyes were drawn straight to the yellow and grey shades and after a few major failed attempts at making a card, I came up with this Sugar Pea baby stamp set and as there is a lot of babies coming this year thought I'd add it to my stash as a just in case card...everyone needs one of them don't they! :).
Thanks for taking the time to look 
xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Cupcake inspirations



This week over at Cupcake inspirations we were given a colour challenge and as I was lucky enough to win some digi images from A day for Daisies for this card  a couple of weeks ago ,decided to use theminside my cocktail glasses.I really quite like the effect reminds me of a mimosa cocktail we had on holiday!!

I diecut the glasses out and added acetate behind them to mimic glass. I coloured them as close as I could to this weeks challenge using rose pink and yellow promarkers ..except I didnt have the light green :( so had to go darker for the stems. I liked the sparkle on the inspiration photo so I added a wink of stella on the flowers and the butterfly before mounting it on a darker pink and finally on black .

Thanks so much for popping in for a look!
xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Time out #75



This week over at the Timeout challenge we Have a CASe with a twist card inspiration from Ksenija!
I took inspiration from Ksenijas colours, flowering leaves and thank you card .I added my own twist by making Ksenija's strip of red a red border and diecutting my thank you out a few times and popping it back into its originally space.
 I flipped Ksenijas layout to make it a landscape card before finally adding tiny dots of liquid pearl to finish it off .

I see over at Cupcake inspirations they are also asking for pearls so going to add my card there too!.


Thanks for taking the time to pop in by
xxx

Monday, 23 January 2017

Muse DT # 200


Wow this week it is the 200th challenge over at muse this week ! And there is more Muse is having a giveaway! pop over to learn how you can win one of these prizes :-




It also happens to be ,my sister-in-laws birthday this week so I made her this card  using MFTs flashy florals. and some dotty paper that I found .I'm not the best using DP but I do like it in dots and stripes!!!
 Im hoping that it will inspire you to join in over at Muse this week and can't wait to see your creations in the gallery!!!!

Thanks for popping in for a look 
xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017



This week at CAS(E)this sketch i loved the sketch but had no time to make anythingorso I though but has a spre half an hour so managed to knock up this REALLY simple card using a Paper smooches stamp  before the deadline ...phew!Burt sorry about the photograph :( 

Thanks for taking the time to look ! x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Seven hill challenge

(once again I apologise for the photo it's just the Scottish East coast winter light! )



I hope everyone has had a gret time over the holidays we had a quiet time with family and friends but that suits me just fine!

Over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog they have a sketch challenge and dug out Papersmooches chubby chums to play along ..did take a bit of artistic license :) as I failed to count lines so Im one short ...oops and instead of the circle my chubby chum is taking its place.I also added the dog 'fleas ' which are from a clearly besotted set ,but think in hindsight I should have left them off!Aw well you live and learn... I'll know the next time.

 Thanks for popping over for a look 
xxx