Chillin Out!

Another week has flown and it is time again for a brand new colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week Fiona has chosen these colours to work with…

It too me a little time to come up with a concept for this one as the colours are all quite dark and moody. In the end they really made me thing of winter so that is what I went with…

Chill out card

This cute little stamp set is from Clearly Besotted and I used it a lot last year on my Christmas cards as they were easy to mass produce. I can hardly believe it is about time to start thinking of Christmas cards already! What a scary thought. This year has flown all too fast again!

Don’t forget to look at all the gorgeous inspiration from the CAS Colours and Sketches Design team and I hope you get time to upload a card to the gallery this week!

Have a great week! Em


Little Ants

This week Fiona is back over at the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog with a really fun sketch for us to all try.

I will interested to see all the ideas people have but for me when I saw the design I was drawn to using this cute little ant stamp from Lawn Fawn.

Ants card

I used some bright and summery patterned papers to mat my card base on and pick up on the tones of the watermelon. My watermelon is Copic coloured and the little sentiment is from a floral set from Altenew ( I can’t think of the name of it just now!)

I hope you will get the time to check out the Design Team’s creations for this week and get some inspiration to play along!

Have a great week! Em

Autumn Leaves

Living in Australia I always find it strange to see all my cardmaking friends around the world celebrating opposite seasons to us down south. We’ve just started spring here although you wouldn’t know it as it is so wet and gloomy!

When I saw the colours that Fiona had chosen this week for the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge I immediately thought of Fall or Autumn leaves which is very appropriate given that a lot of you are experiencing the beginning of Autumn/Fall.

Falling Leaves card

To create my card I have used these cute little leaves that are a die from Simon Says Stamp. I love the little details on the leaves and the fact that it is so easy to glue them down and curl the edges up for dimension. They create a really pretty shadow effect underneath and look like they are falling!

I can’t wait to see all you ideas using these really pretty colours. Don’t forget to check the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for all the design team inspiration and to add your entry!

Have a great week! Em

Stamp-A-Faire 2017

Papertrey Ink have just had their annual Stamp-A-Faire event for 2017! If you haven’t checked it out then head over to Nicole Heady’s blog  to see all the amazing ideas and inspiration the team have come up with. I would have loved to have tried out each and every technique but unfortunately I didn’t get time.

Here are some of the cards I did get to make…

For the 10 Minute Warm Up Challenge I chose to be inspired by this image and ink colours that reminded me very much of all the wattle that is blossoming all around my area. This is very much springtime in Australia!


I made my card using the Papertrey Ink Spring Beautiful Berries set and created some little branches of wattle all over the background.

Wattle card

For my second card I tried out Rebecca Luminarias’ Paper Techinque and created some little palm leaves using watered down re-inker and the Papertrey Ink Mighty Jungle dies. I kept the rest of the card really simple with some spattered black ink and a little glossy accents on my die cut sentiment.

Palm Leaves card

For my last card I played along with Yana Smakula’s Iron technique and used one of the Papertrey Ink Shaker hearts dies to create my card. Oh boy my muscles got a really work out with this card as my Cuttlebug didn’t like cutting this one. It may be time to upgrade my machines as I found it so frustrating!!!

Metal Heart card

I can’t say I am in love with my card as it isn’t anywhere near as wonderful as Yana’s however I am looking forward to trying this again when I have a little more time to play around!

I have another couple of cards sitting on my craft desk for Stamp-A-Faire but unfortunately I don’t think I will have time to finish them off this week. Thanks ladies at Papertrey Ink for your amazing videos and inspiration!!!

Sorry for the really loooooong post. Have a great day! Em x



TONS of Love!

Over at CAS Colours and Sketches we have a double challenge to end the month of August. 

Hippo Love card

I hope you are able to play along this week. Don’t forget to check out the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for all the Design Team inspiration.

Em x

I’m dreaming…

It’s been another busy week around here with lots of grey skies and rain. Perhaps that’s why as soon as I saw the sketch for this week at CAS Colours and Sketches I decided to go with some bright and colourful cocktails. I’m dreaming of a beautiful, sunny beach, cocktail in hand… oh it would be so nice!

Here is the sketch for this week…

And here is my cocktail card…

Drinks card

I went with a simple black and white colour scheme to really make those cocktails pop! The stamps are all from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you get time this week to play along with the sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Em x


Hey just stopping past with a quick post for the latest challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches which is a colour challenge…

Gulfriend card.jpg

This is a super quick post tonight as my youngest is recovering from surgery so I am on full time nursing duty which translates to I am completely and utterly exhausted!

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful entries. Em x