I’m Here For You

For the month of March Fiona is a our host over at the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog. This week she has designed a sketch for us to play along with…

I had some brand new Altenew stamps arrive this week so I was super excited to test them out with this sketch! In fact I made two similar cards just so I could play around with some different colour combinations with my birds!

Birdie red

This one uses some new ink colours from Altenew for the bird from their new Tea Party ink set!

Then I decided to create a green/blue bird using some other Altenew inks as well as a bright pink from the Tea Party set!

Birdie blue

Thanks for visiting. There is lots of inspiration over at the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog so don’t forget to visit the site.




There hasn’t been much cardmaking happening at my house despite the fact that I have had a few new crafty items arrive. It is always frustrating to be itching to use a new product but not having the time.

I was fortunately able to have a quick play to create a CAS card to fit in with a couple of card challenges.Geometric card

I love these triangle dies from Altenew I can see so many possibilities. For this card I wanted to go bold and bright so I created some Ombre backgrounds using some Distress Oxide and adhered these to the front inside of my card to peak thru the triangles. I finished it off with a sentiment from the Altenew Birds of A Feather stamp set. I also added some bling with a few scattered sequins!

I’m entering my card in to the following challenges:

CASology Week 290: ABSTRACT

AAA Cards GAme #110 Ombre

Thanks for visiting. Em x

Spread Your Wings!

I’m back today with the a card for the latest colour challenge for CAS Colours and sketches. Here are our colours for this week:

And here is my card…

Spread wings card.jpg

For my card I have used some of the February release Hero Arts items including a new feather die-cut and a sentiment from the My Monthly Hero Kit.

Don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours and Sketches blog to see all the design team inspiration and to link up your card for this week.

Dry Embossing

It has been a very quiet week for me as I am supposed to be resting until I get in to see a specialist next week for my back. I can’t stand having to take it easy and miss getting to craft and do normal things. It has been a good time though to reflect on all the things I am grateful for and the things I look forward to in life. I’ve also discovered I hate day time tv!

I had an idea for the latest challenge at Simply Less Is More where the theme is dry embossing. I wan’t sure I would get to make it though but I snuck down to my craft room today and quickly whipped it up.

Happy Wishes 2 card.jpg

For my dry embossing I used a very old embossing folder (I can’t even remember where I got it from) and embossed a panel. I finished it off with some Nuvo drops to the centres of all the flowers for a pop of colour against all the white.

Thanks for visiting today! Em x


I am flying in with a super quick post tonight for the latest challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  I have spent the past few days on the couch extremely unwell but fortunately I was able to sneak in a card for the latest sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch

And here is my card…

Hi turtle card 1

I hope you get a chance to play along this week! Em x

Birdie Love

This week over at CAS Colours and Sketches Patricia has a great colour combination for us to create a card with. I had a lot of ideas as these colours could work well with so many images.

In the end I decided to use a cute little bird stamp from Clearly Besotted. I am noticing birds seem to be the new “big thing”in the stamping world! I have a few bird stamps on order but postage to Australia is incredibly slow so I will be waiting a couple more weeks before they arrive so it was a good opportunity to play with some older stamps.

Some birdie card 2

Don’t forget to check out all the Design Team Inspiration at the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog! I hope you get a chance to play along this week! Em x

Flying in…

Just literally flying in with a last minute entry for the current challenge at Muse Challenge #253 which uses this super cute card as inspiration for your creation…


I was inspired by the blue background to create a sky scene and to include a cute little bear.

Bear with balloons card

I’ve used my cloud stencil from MFT and for something a little different I put the clouds on both the front and back of the card. My bear and sentiment is also from MFT and I thought it would be cute to have him flying in the clouds!

Have a great day! Em



This week Patricia is over on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog with a retro design for us to all play along with. I have to say when I first saw the sketch I was a bit concerned as I am not a tag type of person.

I did attempt a card with a tag but it looked terrible so have I discarded that one and decided to flip the sketch and go with a bird instead.

Faith bird card

Using Alcohol Ink seems to be the big thing at the moment and I have seen so much amazing inspiration online that I decided to have a play around. I used one sheet for my strips and another to die-cut my bird which is from Hero Arts and has a lovely 3d effect on the wings. I then used one of my favourite sentiments from Papertrey Ink to finish off my card!

I am still hoping to come back to my original card and see if I can make it work. I always hate seeing failed cards on my desk so I am determined I can make a tag work. I can’t wait to see all your cards this week. Don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog to see all the wonderful Design Team Inspiration! Em



I have had to take it very easy the last few weeks as my health hasn’t been good. It is funny how when you are forced to slow down the many little things in life you realise are so important. It seemed very fitting that I pull out a stamp I haven’t used for a long time with a sentiment which really suits where I am at with things at the moment. It also works in well with the current challenge at Less Is More #364 Music.364 Music

Earth music card

I started my card by inking up a stencil from MFT of little clouds and then stamped my sentiment over the top. I then die cut a heart from a Lawn Fawn set and mounted my sky background with the sentiment behind. I also added a few very subtle Nuvo drops in clear and Duck Egg Blue. I mounted the panel on a piece of card that I had created with Distress Oxide Ink and water and then on to my card base.

I’m not sure who I will send this card to but it is a nice one to have in my stash as I just love the sentiment! Thanks for coming to visit my blog today. Em x

Oxide Stamping

Over the weekend I thought I would experiment with stamping with my Oxide Inks to see what sort of results I would get when the colours blended. Some looked terrible but I got a few images that I though had a really interesting look to them. I decided to make one of them in to a card for the current challenge at Muse Card Club #252. The inspiration is this pretty card from Anita Bowden.


And here is my take on the card using my Oxide Ink stamped images.
Sending butterflies card

Thanks for visiting today! Em x