Monday, 23 April 2018

CAS on Friday - Black, white and pink!

Hello, my card today is for the CAS on Friday challenge - Black, white and pink!
Pink is my favourite colour and I think black and white is very elegant so I just had to make a CAS card for this challenge.  Click HERE to take you to the challenge.

I finally inked up my new Grateful Heart stamp set from Catherine Pooler  and coloured it pink with a combination of Copic markers and Prisma pencils. The strip of black and white striped paper is from Catherine Pooler's Back Tie Gala patterned paper pack.





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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Less is More #369 - Bring something back.

Hello, I'm back with my 3rd card for the day!  This one is for the Less is More challenge where the theme is  "Bring something back".  I decided to bring out some very old stamp sets from Stampin Up called "Kindness Matters" and "En Francais".  These stamps haven't seen the light of day for a few years so I thought they were perfect for this challenge.  Click HERE to take you to the Less is More challenge.





                                     




                                          That's it for me for the day!  Thanks for looking.

Gerda Steiner April challenge

Hello, I'm back again with my next card for the April Challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs.
I coloured this cute couple with Altenew Artist Markers and popped them up on a piece of patterned paper from the Black Tie Gala pack from Catherine Pooler.  There are so many different black and white patterns in this pack!  I love it!!
Click here to take you over to the Gerda Steiner challenge blog.



Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with my 3rd card of the day!

Seize the Birthday - Vibrant colours

Hello, I made this card for the latest challenge over at Seize the Birthday where the topping is Vibrant Colours.  I have used the "Birthday Bits" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler Inks cause they are the most vibrant inks!! I take my photos on my ipad and do not edit at all so what you see is what you get!
I stamped the sentiment in CP Midnight and the balloon strings and all the other bits are with CP Black Jack ink.

Click here to take you to the challenge.



 

Thanks for looking, I'll be back with 2 more cards shortly!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Michele's 50th birthday bash blog hop

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Hello and welcome to my blog on this ever so special occasion. Thanks so much Michele for inviting me to be a part of your special weekend, I feel so honoured to be amongst such talent!!

HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY MICHELE!!  Can I say that I'm not entirely convinced that Michele is turning 50 though!!

You should have arrived here from the ever so talented Kim Hamilton's blog but if you didn't, you can click HERE to take you to the start of the hop.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Shona Chambers.

Now for my card!  I popped it in the mail to Michele a few weeks ago just to make sure it arrived in time.
I stamped the flowers and leaves from "Pretty Posies" stamp set and coloured them with my zig real brush markers. I die cut them using the co-ordinating Fri-dies and arranged them on the top of my card panel.  I stamped the sentiment from "Shenanigans" stamp set in CP Midnight ink. Shenanigans is one of the first stamp sets I purchased from CAS-ual Fridays and it is still one of  my most used and loved sets.




For my next card I have used the WTF stamp set (retired but there is now a WTF 2) and paired it with the 50 from Flowercase.  I white heat embossed and sponged with my Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad.
I added a panel along the bottom using the Curtis background stamp (which I think is retiring)  and inked up with CP Midnight ink.




Thanks for looking, be sure to leave a comment to be in the running to win one of 5 $50 gift vouchers to use in the CAS-ual Fridays shop.

NEXT up is the lovely Shona Chambers.




Friday, 13 April 2018

Forget your Trebles CFC197


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Hello and happy Friday!  Our new challenge today over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog is "Forget your Trebles" and we challenge you to make a music themed project.  For my card I stamped the music notes from the "Love Notes" stamp set onto an alcohol ink background piece and white heat embossed it.  I added a strip of glitter tape behind it and adhered it onto a top folded card base and added some silver twine.  My sentiment is from the same Love Notes set.  I love playing with alcohol inks and I am getting quite a stash of background pieces that make for a quick card!  I can't seem to drag myself away from these colours though.





If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a music themed card and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

                                  


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Friday, 30 March 2018

Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge



I almost ran out of time to enter the Scrapbook Boutique challenge!  I just snuck in by the hair of my chinny chin chin.  Blue and yellow look so beautiful together.  I stamped the outline of the butterfly from Altenews painted Butterflies and coloured them in with my Ziggys.  (Zig clean color real brush pens)

Next month I will try to enter towards the beginning of the month.

You can click here to take you to the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique.













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Spring Fever at CAS-ual Fridays


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Hello and happy Friday!  And what a Good Friday it is!  We have a fun Spring Fever Challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog.  Pastel colours always remind me of spring although it is Autumn here in Australia.  I have stamped the Little Birdies and die cut them with the matching Birdies Fri-dies.  I coloured them in with Altenew Artist Markers. The sentiment is from the same Little Birdies stamp set and  white heat embossed onto black card stock.  I added some silver glitter tape under the sentiment and some glitter to the birdies wings.






If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make pastel Spring themed card and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

                                    

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Gerda Steiner March Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the monthly challenge over at Gerda Steiner.  I almost ran out of time to enter this month!  This months free digi stamp is this cute little cat sleeping in the book shelf.  I used my Altenew artist markers to colour in the image and used a background piece and a scallop frame I had in my leftovers drawer.  You can check the challenge out here for yourself.



                                        Thanks for looking and have a great Easter!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Balloon Duo Stencil

Hello, I have two cards today for two challenges. The first one is for the  Less is More Challenge which is a one layer card using stencils.  I recently purchased the Balloon Duo Stencils from Neat and Tangled so I thought this was perfect.  I have used Catherine Pooler inks for my sponging and a sentiment from a new Stampin Up set called Picture Perfect Birthday.  I decided not to draw in any strings from my balloons to keep is as CAS as possible.

Click here to take you to the Less is More challenge blog.


My next card is for the Seize the Birthday Teal and White challenge. I have used Catherine Pooler Aquatini ink and the same balloon stencil but this time I added some strings with a silver pen.


Click here to take you to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Going green at CAS-ual Fridays


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Hello and happy Friday!  We have a colour challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog today.  We would love to see you use green on your card.  It just happens to be St Patricks day tomorrow!
For my card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the "Peace and Comfort" stamp set with versamark ink and white heat embossed them.  Then I used a combination of Catherine Pooler Inks and Kaleidacolor Caribbean sea ink pad to sponge colour all over my card panel.   I flicked some water and gold Heidi Swapp color spray over the top.  My sentiment is from the "Bold Wishes" stamp set.

If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card with the colour green and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!






Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


Friday, 2 March 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Rainbow Challenge 194


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Hello and happy Friday!  It's time for another challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog and this time we want to see you using rainbow colours on your card. Who doesn't love a rainbow!


I stamped the "Full on Floral" background stamp with versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  I couldn't think of anything better than CP inks for my rainbow of colours!  I used Rockin Red, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Grass Skirt, Something Borrowed and Flirty Fuchsia.  I cut my panel down and added a strip of black card stock to each side, then stamped the sentiment from the  "Bold Wishes"      stamp set in CP Midnight ink.





If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a rainbow card and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Scrapbook Boutique Feb challenge

Hello again, this card is for the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique.  I finally found some spare time to enter but I must admit I was distracted by the shopping over there.  LOL
I have used three different colours of alcohol inks on yupo paper for my background and added some gold splatters with Heidi Swapp color shine spray.  I stamped the music notes from CAS-ual Fridays Love Notes stamp set in CP Midnight ink. The sentiment is from the same set.  I have that song in my head now! What's wrong with that, I'd like to know!!



                                           

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The Ton Challenge - Let's Flamingle!

Hello, my card today is for the Heart challenge going on over at The Ton Challenge blog.  I smooshed CP Designs ink onto a piece of Bristol card stock with a piece of acetate and some water then I stamped the flamingo's from The Ton's "Darling Flamingos stamp set.  This is a layering stamp set and it is quite easy to line up. The sentiment is from the same set.  My hubby is getting an awful lot of love cards from me this month!!  I added a little bit of white prisma pencil to the body of the flamingo just to lighten it up a bit.



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                                        Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Gerda Steiner February Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the monthly Gerda Steiner Challenge.  Click here to go straight to the challenge blog.  This months free digi is these love bunnies.  Perfect for this time of year. I coloured them in with my Zigs and fussy cut them out. The border stamp is from Uniko's Background Builders: Squared stamp set.
My internet service is giving me grief at the moment so fingers crossed that I can post this!




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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Papertrey Ink Stripes Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Challenge.  I chose to use my all time favourite layering floral set "Rosie Posie" for this stripe challenge.  My sentiment is from "Beautiful Brushstrokes".  Thank to Kristie from Kreative Kristie for inspiring me to enter this challenge.  Click here to see Kristies blog post.
                                 

                                      Thanks for looking, you can check the challenge out here!

Friday, 16 February 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Sketch Challenge #193

No automatic alt text available.Hello and happy Friday!  We have a fun sketch challenge for you this week over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog.  There's no better way to get the creative juices flowing than a sketch  in my opinion!  I die cut the hearts using the Heart Board Fri-dies from one of my many alcohol ink background pieces and stamped the sentiment from the Peace and Comfort stamp set.  This card is perfect for my beautiful husband and that sentiment says it all!



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If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a  card using the above sketch and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

Thanks for looking and I would love to see you over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Encouragement challenge






Hello, this is my second post in one day!  I will get myself organised one day and post them all at once!  I am playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Calling all Sistahs Encouragement Challenge and you can check it out here.
I was inspired by the colours and I thought Catherine Pooler inks were perfect for this.  I used Juniper Mist, Something Borrowed and Fiesta Blue and did the ink smooshing technique again.  The cute little ballerina and the sentiment is from the CAS-ual Fridays Tutu stamp set.






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Love Notes












Hello, my card today is for the latest challenge over at Less is More where the cue card is Music.  With Valentines day nearby I thought I would use the fun set from Casual Fridays called Love Notes.  It is perfect for this challenge!  I white heat embossed the music notes and smooshed CP Designs ink in Flirty Fuchsia and Something Borrowed over the top.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the same set onto a strip of black card stock and added some splatters of the Something Borrowed and Heidi Swapp Gold color shine.  Thanks for looking, you can check out the challenge here!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Hearts, hearts, hearts with CAS-ual Fridays








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Hello and happy Friday!  Our challenge #192 over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog this week is Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts!!  February is full of love and I have used the "Puffy Heart Love" stamp set on my card for this fun challenge.  I stamped the "Oh be still my heart" sentiment onto a background piece I made using alcohol inks in my favourite colours and  added some gold splatters using a Heidi Swapp Gold color shine spray.  I adhered it onto a piece of white card stock with some foam tape, stamped a few black hearts from the same set and adhered onto a white card base.

If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a  card with multiple hearts and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!



                                                             



Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!