Saturday, 27 August 2016

AAA Card Challenge - Blending

Good morning!

Very quick card for the latest AAA card challenge:

I masked a strip and blended a selection of pink distress inks, then embossed the poppy image from Penny Black over the top in gold.  Unfortunately I pulled the poppy off the acetate block and it's head snapped clean off so my poor poppy is a little worse for wear now...but luckily still usable.

Have a great weekend!


Friday, 26 August 2016


Hello, hello!

Have two weeks really gone by? Then it must be time for another challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card/tag using black, white and one other colour. I've always been a sucker for pink, especially since I see so little of it,  having a house full of testosterone.  I used a couple of different sets for my card - the stamped panels have been created using Zigs and Zags. For the base strip I clear embossed one of the more detailed borders and on the larger panel I stamped a background in two different shades of pink.  The sentiment is from Dream Then Do, a perfect set for the chalkboard technique. 

To be in with a chance of winning, link your creations using black, white and one other colour. Use CAS-ual Fridays products as the focus of your project and Michele will double your prize to a $50.00 store credit voucher!

Enjoy getting inky and thanks for stopping!

Claire x

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Fun at Papertrey Ink


it's Blog Hop time over at Papertrey Ink with a pretty inspiration pic that happens to be one of my favourite colour combos:

It immediately brought to mind Watercolor Wonder with all that smooshing of paint. It looked a bit bland with just the pinks so instead of adding brown I blinged it up a bit with some gold embossing powder and a scattering of stars.  The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments:Birthday  which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite PTI sets. It's a fun sentiment so I think it's appropriate for Casology's cue word this week too!

Hope you get the chance to join in!

Claire x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Remind a Sistah: Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Hello folks!

It's that time of the month - time to cop a feel to check for lumps and bumps that shouldn't be there!
As a reminder to check your breasts,  CAS-ual Fridays holds a blog hop on the 17th of each month. You can read how this came about here.  

Each of the participants taking part in the hop has used an image or die from the CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs Collection - 50% of the profits from these sets are donated to breast cancer research and awareness programmes; 

I made a very CAS card for the hop this month - it's a little lighthearted fun for a very serious subject using the blooms from Loving Thoughts with a sentiment from Calling All Sistahs.  An enamel dot in the centre of each bloom was the only necessary embellishment! 

If you hop along to these lovely ladies' blogs and make a comment by 12.00am Eastern time on August 19th, you'll be in with a chance to win one of three $15.00 gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays store. Next month, why not join the Sistahs Facebook page so that you too can join in with the hop? 

Next on the hop is Diane so make sure you pop over and give her some love!

Thanks for calling by!

Claire x

Monday, 15 August 2016

More Gum Balls!

Hello again!

So whilst I was making the card on my previous post, it made me think of the Casology challenge where the cue word is 'dizzy.'

There are so many expressions on the faces of those sweet little gum balls,  I thought I'd make a quick card showing them falling out of the gum ball machine, looking less than impressed.  Wouldn't you be dizzy if you fell out of a gum ball machine and rolled on to a hard floor?

Hope you get time to get inky this week!

Claire x

Freshly Made Sketch #249


Loving the layered sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week. Here's what Ive done with it:

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Sweet Smiles' and MME papers for this one. I love the sweet little faces on the gum balls!

Thanks for popping by and have a great week!

Claire x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Birthday Piggy - Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge

 Hello folks! 

 I'm playing along with Your Next Stamp in their colour challenge with this sweet little critter from Funny Farm Crew:

Cute isn't he? I  almost feel bad as I've just had a bacon sandwich for lunch.....

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Claire x