Monday, 10 October 2016

Butterflies and black cats

 I  decided to play with the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches and combined them with the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch - and this is what I came up with.  The coloured panel was smooshed with inks.  I diecut Memory Box Fairyland Butterflies and inked them with Memento Ladybug.  The diecut was just too big so I removed two of the six butterflies.  Sentiment is Happy Little Stampers and I ended up adding a very thin mat to finish it off.

I tried to make the linear cat below work for the sketch but it just wouldn't quite work, so I left it as a CAS card.  Katzelcraft stamp with Joanna Sheen House Mouse sentiment white embossed.

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Seems I'm not quite done with sewing, having finished the quilt.  There are a couple of challenges looking for stitching or thread.  I inked a card panel with SU inks, the new type seem really juicy and work well.  Hello Honey, Peach Passion, Flirty Flamingo. Dapper Denim.  Lightly sketched a bare tree and stitched it on my sewing machine.  Added a bit of Distress Ink to the trunk where the background showed through and then I grounded it.  SU sentiment and an extension of the ground line were added to the panel.
Less is More - thread
Addicted to CAS - stitch

And here is the lovely Evee enjoying her quilt :)

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Autumn shades

We've a lovely Indian summer but autumn is on the way...  today's card has some autmnal inkiness.  Simon Says trees white embossed onto watercolour card.  DI roughly painted over in Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Mustard seed.  It looked too tidy so I flicked some paint around with my brush and grounded my trees or do I mean rooted.  Mama Elepant diecut and stamped sentiment.
My card is for:
Simon Says - stamp it
Simply Create Too -fall colours
Make my Monday - autumn colours
Cards und More - no DSP

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

More cattiness

Now that the quilt is finished and on its way I can get back to all the paper craft ideas that are spinning around in my mind :).   I'm continuing to play with those fab Katzelcraft kitties.  This is a very ageist card for my bestie, I gold embossed and masked off Happy Little Stampers big numbers, that were in my amazing goodie bag at retreat.  Cat is coloured with Copics,sentiment is computer generated, Problem Secretary.  I love his expression!

I'm entering a few challenges (and a DT call) with this one:
Happy Little Stampers DT call - clean and simple
Simon Says - stamp it
Cute Card Thursday - animals/ creatures
4 Crafty Chicks - birthday
Alphabet Challenge - numbers

Monday, 5 September 2016

More feline NBUS fun

Here's a late entry for Darnell's 7th NBUS Challenge - a CAS birthday card for a dear friend.  Sentiment is computer generated.  My adorable, grumpy NBUS Katzelkraft kitties are coloured with Copics and I've added a thin black mat and some b&w twine.  Nothing else to say about this one really!
Also entered for Simon Says anything goes.

Monday, 29 August 2016

A little bit of retreat NBUS

Darnell has launched her latest NBUS Challenge and here is my first card for it.  As I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Darnell on her recent UK tour, at Southampton and again at retreat, I thought I'd use some of the NBUS that found it's way to my stash as a direct result of the retreat.  Neets, who is a long time blogging friend from my Less is More days had brought some We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders which she kindly let me play with.  Of course, I had to get them :).  Embossing folder used on the kraft card blank.  Katzelkraft cat stamp is also NBUS, sentiment is computer generated.  I tore the front of my card, have seen something similar on Pinterest using this stamp.

My card is for the following challenges:
Simon Says - hip to be square
Addicted to CAS - silhouette

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Return from a break...

I've had a break from papercrafting and from blogging for a few weeks.  I've been quilting, I've had a holiday and life has also got in the way.  However I am now gearing up to take part in Darnell's 7th NBUS Challenge and felt I needed to make a card to get my eye in.

So I got my much loved and used Crazy Birds and accessories out, added a SU sentiment and covered a few of my favourite challenges...  Balloons and hat masked, coloured with Copics and some Glossy Accents added the eyes.  Image trimmed to a square, edged with Copics and popped up onto a card.

Simon Says - hip to be square
CASology - fun - he has balloons, party hat.  Surely he should be having fun?!
CAS on Sunday - balloons

Saturday, 2 July 2016


I never have enough masculine cards in the stash, this was an attempt that I hope works, made with the CASology Row challenge in mind.  Vertical Greetings stamp from SU, Memento inks.  I'm also entering Simon Says - anything goes.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Two from new stash

 Today I've a couple of cards to show you, made with some goodies from the new Stampin Up release.  I really like the Seaside Shore set and here I've used it for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch layout.  Stamped in Memento Paris Dusk, with Glossy Accents added to the bubble trail.
Second card uses a stunning 6x6 paper pad of photographic style images called Serene Scenery.  I knew if I wasn't careful this would end up as 'too good to use' so I set to and made this simple card with half of a sheet.  Matted onto black and then gold mirri, this has a Botanical Blooms sentiment heat embossed and a die cut edging exposes more of the mirri card.  A few sequins add yet more gold.  The main card is cream hammered card, so the whole thing has a really warm, summer effect.  I'm entering this card for Simon Says Add some shimmer

Saturday, 4 June 2016

"Less is More" Challenge #279 - colour

Another week has rushed past and it is time for our colour challenge week at "Less is More".  This week our colour is purple.  I've used the Sketched Tulips stamp from our generous sponsor for June, Stamplorations. I've masked and stamped twice, taking the image off the page of my one layer kraft card.  It's coloured with WH Smith cheapo pencils, which had a great range of purples!  Sentiment is Woodware, I added some white highlights to it, what do you think?
I'm enerting my card for:
Simon Says - mask it