Frankly my dear…….

Today I’m playing along with a theme challenge from AAA Cards #101 – Inspired by a film.


After having a look at the DT cards for the  challenge, I realised you could be quite interpretative with the film inspiration, so I went to a favourite sentiment set by CAS-ual Fridays called “Frankly” which this specific one reminded my of the film “Gone with the Wind” and the memorable mansion fire scene, which I represented with Distress Ink sponged on the panel in Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade, which to me sort of looks like the colours of the flames.


I finished off my cards with some black and white twine from The Twinery and a few accents that look like raindrops.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Walking Dead & Monsters

Today’s card has a Halloween feel to it. I played along with challenges from Shopping Our Stash #325 – the Walking Dead and Less is More #351 – Monsters.


I have rediscovered my alcohol inks after watching a Jennifer McGuire video.

For this card, I used my alcohol inks to make the background piece (sunset orange & sunshine yellow). I then printed a digital pumpkin face image onto the background and voila my card was made!

I know my pumpkin face is not your traditional walking dead/monster but I think he’s pretty scary looking.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Colour Throwdown & a CAS(e) Sketch

I love sketch challenges as half the work is done for you. I also love being given a colour scheme, so of course I played along with 2 challenges that fit this description -> CAS(e) this Sketch #244 and Color throwdown #CTD465.

I had a left-over alcohol ink background piece (Purple Twilight & Raspberry) that was perfect for the color throwdown challenge. And I had a new to me stamp set from The Ton called “Sunnies’ that were perfect for the CAS(e) this sketch challenge. I stamped the sunnies in Catherine Pooler Design Black Jack ink, added some Wink of Stella and then fussy cut them out and added a transparency sheet behind to look like real glass (sorry, you can’t really see it in the pic) and then popped them up on the background piece and added the sentiment banner at the bottom.


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Think Pink

Today my card is inspired by 2 challenges – CAS-ual Fridays #185 theme and Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC480 sketch.

CAS-ual Fridays challenge ‘Think pink for breast cancer awareness’ which is very close to me heart as one of my dear friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had the surgery and now awaits the pathology results to determine the next steps in her treatment. Her diagnosis prompted me to get my scan and I breathed a sigh of relief when I got the ‘don’t come back and see us for another 2 years email’. I encourage every female to check and if unsure get the scan.


I used a CAS_ual Fridays stamp set and matching dies called ‘Wallflower’, Catherine Pooler Designs inks – It’s a Girl, Party Dress, Rockin’ Red & Black Jack

I die cut the front panel with the smallest Wallflower die, then I sponged the background with the CP inks. I stamped the sentiment on a banner and sponged a couple of the die cut flowers, added a bit of clear Wink of Stella  and mounted them on the sentiment.

I then popped up the front layer with some dimensions and I was done!

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Pretty pink birthday

Another day, another challenge!

This time I’m playing along with a new to me challenge blog – Craft Rocket Challenges #42 where you can create a card with a birthday or pretty pinks theme. I decided to do both – twice!


For my 1st card I used a Stampin Up stamp set called “Text Ya Later” which I stamped Basic Black and Berry Burst on Whisper White, Old Olive & Berry Burst card stock. I then fussy cut out the text and the phone and mounted them on a bit of Pop of Pink DSP.


For my 2nd card, I’ve stretched the idea of pink with my little pink piggy which is from Simon Says Stamp called “Farm Animals”. I water coloured him with my Zig markers and stamped the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps called “Shenanigans”.


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Today I played along with 3 challenges that have a One Layer Card focus. Inkspirational Challenges #145 Designer’s ChoiceLess is More Challenge #350 OLC Stars and Creative Friday Challenge #190.

For this card, I thought I’d do some masked sponging to create layers. I used a misc. set of star dies, a MFT stamp set called “Bold Sentiments’ (now retired),  Catherine Pooler Designs inks in Black Jack, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia. Firstly I die cut the stars from some masking paper and masked each star and sponged the inks for each star, then stamped the sentiment, added a sponged black stripe and some black sequins for that final bit of pop.


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Pumpkin spice latte anyone?

Today I’ve played along with 2 challenges at Tic Tac Toe Challenge #19 (I chose the line of coffee, gold & pumpkin) and Just Us Girls #415 (Window/Peek-a-boo card).

I took some liberties with the use of pumpkin and decided to use that in my sentiment rather than an image or colour – LOL.

I used a stamp and matching die set from Stampin Up called “Coffee Cafe”. I die cut out the largest coffee container and filled it up with some gold sprinkles from PTI that I got in a kit some time ago.

I then created the sentiment on my PC using a font called “Dancing Jungle” and then I tied some gold thread to the top for balance.


Thanks for looking and have a great day.