Poodle Pink!

I am simply amazed that I got my card done this week for the new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. It is school holidays here and I haven’t had a moment to myself. I literally made this card whilst 3 kids told me how hungry, thirsty, bored, cold etc they were. I love my kids but I can honestly say the winter school holidays are the worst with everyone cooped up inside because it is so cold and wet!

Cathy is back as our host again this week and she has a brand new trio of colours for us to create with. I really love these tones and will be creating with them again as I think they would be just beautiful for some baby cards!

I kept my card really simple with some striped paper, a Hero Arts poodle stamp and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink

Poodle card

Please check out the CAS Colours and Sketches blog to see all the great ideas the Design Team have come up with and hopefully you will be inspired to come up with your own creation. I’m off now to entertain the kids because they are ¬†apparently soooooo bored! Em x

Gran’s Garden

It’s time for a brand new sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches and this week our host Cathy has come up with this great design!

I decided to break out a new stamp set that I just received from Papertrey Ink called Gran’s Garden. I just love the name of this set it must be because I have wonderful memories of my Gran’s spectacular garden. ¬†I also used another Papertrey Ink split sentiment background stamp to lightly stamp on my oval shape.

Love & Flower card.jpg

Don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours and Sketches blog for all the design team inspiration and to hopefully add your card to the gallery!

Have a great week! Em

Pizza and a Glass of Red

This week over at Casology Competition #256 the theme is Pizza. I am definately a pizza person whether it is making homemade pizzas as a family or those nights when I am so tired that take-away pizza is a lifesaver! It also just so happens that I actually have a pizza stamp! It is this cute little slice from Simon Says Stamp which I paired with a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.

Week 256 - Pizza

Bon apetit card

I used some distress stain for my splodge of tomato sauce. My husband kindly mentioned that it looked like I’d spilt my red wine on the card – haha! If only he knew that I learn’t long enough to never have drinks sitting on my craft desk as I have a skill of knocking them over. Either way a glass of red with my pizza sounds very nice!

Hope you are having a nice weekend! Em


Never Change!

It’s been a few week since I played over at the Muse Challenge Blog but when I saw the beautiful card that we needed to use as inspiration I immediately had an idea of a card I wanted to make. Here is the gorgeous card that Anita Bowden shared with us for inspiration…


I decided to use a stamp set from Clearly Besotted that has swipes of paint and try and emulate the bright paint look and I replaced the butterfly with a cute little chameleon.

Never change colour card

Thanks for visiting today! Em

Hello Summer

Can you believe it is July already?! This month Cathy is hosting at CAS Colours & Sketches. Given that is is winter here in Australia and it is cold and dreary I was pleased to see this bright trio of colours for Challenge #230.

The colours reminded me of summer and lead me to create a card using some cute stamps from Simon Says Stamp to create an icy-pole card!

Hello Summer card

I really wanted to create a spattered, drippy sort of icy pole look on my background but I ended up just using some re-inkers to create droplets of the colours. It wasn’t quite what I had originally envisaged but I liked how some of the colours have mixed to give a very colourful background strip!

Don’t forget to head over to the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog to see all the inspiration from the Design Team. I can’t wait to see some bright and bold cards this week and hope you will join in with this week’s challenge.\

Have a great week! Em

Build a Wreath

It has been another crazy busy week here but I just remembered that I had made a card for the latest Make It Monday Challenge build a wreath over at Papertrey Ink and hadn’t actually shared it on my blog.

I have used this technique before and I have to say it really is a great way to use some of those teenie tiny stamps and create lots of unique wreaths. I must note to myself to do some of these for Christmas as they are super quick so perfect for mass producing!

Here is my card… using lots of different small stamps from Papertrey Ink!

Wreath card

Thanks for visiting today! Em

Hakuna Matata

My new kit from My Monthly Hero has finally arrived and I have been so excited to play with it. Unfortunately I am still sick and my youngest has a double ear infection so craft time is not high in the agenda. I made this latest card on the coffee table whilst nursing my little boy. It is amazing the multi-tasking you can do when you really put your mind to it!

My card is for the newest sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

And here is my card…

Hakuna Matata 2

Have a great week! Em