Monday, 23 May 2016


At Addicted to CAS the challenge is Midnight, so a silhouette type image sprang to mind. Here is a Sheena Douglass freebie from a magazine, over a bit of Distress inking. I cut the panel into three and mounted it with a postage stamp type die from Memory Box, which I altered in length slightly to fit the card. The Thanks is from Wplus9, double layered. One lot of 'stars' was stamped and clear embossed before inking and the other set was done with the faux bleach technique after inking.

I just love butterflies

AAA Cards Challenge has reached its 2nd birthday and they are having a 'bit of a do'!
This 'bit of a do' is in the form of a Blog Hop with lots of goodies along the way!
 Here is a card to help them celebrate.
Memory Box Butterfly, Stampin' Up splodges and the make of the sentiment is a Dee's Distinctively Die.
It's also for the challenge at Colours and Sketches

Sunday, 22 May 2016

If only I had a brain!

It has just taken me over an hour or even longer to transfer a couple of photos from my phone to my laptop! For quite some time it has worked perfectly well, but for some reason today I must have altered some setting or other and I simply could not get the transfer to happen. In the end I'm not really sure how I actually managed it, so doing the next transfer might be interesting!
Anyway here is a card I made as a case of Cornelia's Christmas card for Muse:~ Christmas Visions
As you can see it's a pretty close imitation, but I love the unusual colour choice and use of vellum!
The die I used for the sentiment follows the contour of the lower panel beautifully! It's from Simon Says Stamp. The snowflake is from Avery Elle.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Something that pops!

The challenge at "Less is More" this week is for something that pops!

The first thought which came into my head was of a balloon so here is a dear little bear from Sizzix holding one! This Sizzlit die has been a favourite of mine for some time. The string comes from another old die from Bosscut which I've had for ever, it actually has a little pull along duck on it, but it's the string which gets used most often. The balloon die is from Paper Smooches and the sentiment  from Happy Little Stampers.
Another thing which comes to mind is the pop of a champagne cork, here I used a freely downloadable colouring page from the internet which was coloured and covered with a layer of Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from a Cheers die set by Ellements.