Quick & Easy CAS Card

Hello! I've been working on a project all this week and, while it's  progressing slowly, it seems to be draining all my energy. I think it's safer to walk away, for now. I decided to make another project that was going to be finished in a couple of hours. When I've been concentrating so hard, … Continue reading Quick & Easy CAS Card

Distress Ink Resist

Hello! I've been stuck thinking of this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge and I've decided to try another card using the challenge colours. I also decided that this time I would use the extra theme of white on white that Altenew also added to this month's challenge. While I still can't bring myself to use white and cream … Continue reading Distress Ink Resist

Big Hugs

Hello! I've been dying to have a play around with plaid building stamps to create rainbow backgrounds and this week I've finally had the chance, and the inspiration. Winnie & Walter currently have two challenges, W&W Rerun #20 focuses on their scenery stripes stamp set and the W&W June Color Challenge focuses on using several bright colours. While I don't own … Continue reading Big Hugs

Everything Altenew

Hello! This card would have to be one of the "busiest" cards I've ever made. So busy, in fact, I'm left wondering if there's a little too much going on in this design, especially after making a few CAS designs recently. I wanted to make a card that used multiple Altenew products for this month's Altenew … Continue reading Everything Altenew

Maggie’s Neopolitan Roses

Hello! This card is another creation inspired completely by design challenges. I've used neopolitan ice-cream colours from Less is More Challenge #331, the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #290 and the theme of using patterned papers from Cas-ual Fridays Challenge #175.  I started by cutting a piece of cream card to use as feature panel on a 5"×7" cream card … Continue reading Maggie’s Neopolitan Roses

Shimmering Chrysanthemums

Hello! I'm becoming very grateful for card challenges. Rather than wondering what to create, I can now just read the challenge themes and wait for inspiration to arrive. This week I've taken inspiration from four challenges. I chose to use the MFT Sketch Challenge #334 design, Time Out Challenges #84 quote, Less Is More Challenge's theme and finally, AAA Cards Challenge #91 3rd birthday … Continue reading Shimmering Chrysanthemums

Rainbow Geometry

Hello! I just want to share my latest creation with you. I haven't had much time in the last week to make anything, so today I decided the urge to create should take precedence. Not having any real direction in mind, I took inspiration from four challenges to create this card. I used Crafty Friends Challenge … Continue reading Rainbow Geometry

Multi Award Winning Card 

Hello! When I made this card, I had no idea it would be so well received by the carding community.  Last week I was happy to receive an award of a Perfect Princess by Freshly Made Sketches. This week I'm very proud to announce this card was also awarded a top three ranking by Dies R Us! It … Continue reading Multi Award Winning Card 

Faux Stained Glass Windows + A Heat Embossing on Acetate Tip

Hello! Since I got my die cutting machine last year, I've been dying to try a very old carding technique, making a faux stained glass window using a die instead of hand cutting apertures. This technique, using Glaze and Aqualip Sakura Pens as the window stain is quick and easy when combined with heat embossing a stamped image, … Continue reading Faux Stained Glass Windows + A Heat Embossing on Acetate Tip

Adore You Flowers

Hello! I I've been concentrating so hard on my cards lately that, today, I just wanted to unwind. I didn't want to think too hard on design or technique, I just wanted to create.  To keep my thinking to a minimum, I decided to use multiple card challenges as my inspiration. I used the design … Continue reading Adore You Flowers

Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work

Hello! Last week I made my parents' 60th wedding anniversary card, putting all the effort into the hidden slider on the front. Well, putting it mildly, I completely messed up the inside of the card while writing on it. ARGH! You may have actually heard me swearing, from wherever you are on the planet! My pet parrot … Continue reading Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work