At Addicted to CAS Challenge #102 they are celebrating their 4th birthday! To help them celebrate the theme for this challenge is “congratulations”!


I chose to use some cute Panda stamps from Clearly Besotted Cheering For You and came up with this…


I masked the stamps using my Misti so that my cheerleaders could be stacked on top of each other. The sentiments are also from the same stamp set. They are coloured with Copic markes and mounted on some hot pink glitter paper and a die-cut from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for visiting! Em


Reindeers & Glitter…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. I’ve just pulled the Christmas tree out and this year I even let the kids do the majority of decorating it. I say majority because the truth is after they had gone to bed I snuck in and re-arranged it a bit. The concept of not putting all the good decorations in one spot is foreign to them!

Anyway I couldn’t resist a Christmas challenge and despite my plans to be super organised this year I am already behind with making Christmas cards! I fell in love with this colourful mood board from Scrapbook Boutique November Moodboard. 


I was inspired by the reindeer and the glittery baubles.

Then I saw the current challenge over at AAA Cards #78 is to create a card using circles which worked in perfectly with my plan for this card!



So here is my card using the beautiful Moodboard and circles…


My reindeer is cut with my Silhouette machine and then I simply used a couple of punches to create some glittery circles. I’ve used lots of foam tape for some dimension and finished it all off with a sentiment stamp from Ali Edwards. I think it is one from her December Daily kits.

This was pretty quick to make so I am thinking this might be a good one to re-produce a few more times. Otherwise I’m afraid I won’t get any cards posted in time!

Thanks for looking! Em

I’m Back…

My poor blog has been neglected the past month. With all the craziness of Christmas already in full swing and a family holiday up to the Gold Coast there has been literally no time for card making. I am still wading my way through the mountain of washing that a family of five have made over our trip.

I am seriously drowning in a sea of washing, school notes for meetings, kindy concerts, graduations, class parties etc and then last night my daughter announced she has put my name down to make cupcakes for a cupcake stall tomorrow! Hmmmm…..

So yesterday I gave up on all the washing, cleaning etc and took a break to have some creative time. It was so nice to have a couple of hours to clear my head!

I decided to play along with the current challenge at Case This Sketch #199 .

Here is the sketch…


And here is my take on the sketch…


I’ve used a couple of stamp sets from Clearly Besotted. The panda stamps are from Cheering For You set and then I have used the paint swipes from their Chameleon set. I’ve used my Zig Markers to colour with and then just used some glitter stickles on the pom poms. It was a nice and simple card to make but just what I needed to get back in to making again. Now I need to keep working on Christmas cards!

Thanks for stopping to look! I’m now off to bake cupcakes for school! Em


Spring Butterflies!

I finally got a chance today to sit and create a card for Scrapbook Boutique October Challenge.  The inspiration Mood Board this month is this collection of images…


I was particularly inspired by the orange, pink and yellow butterflies and went for a very cheery and bright card that showed the movement of the butterflies sweeping across the front as they do in the images.


I’ve used some Distress stain on my coloured butterflies and then left a couple white. They are cut using my Silhouette Machine and I’ve adhered them just on the centre so that they have lots of dimension.

Thanks for looking! Em

‘Tis The Season To Prance…

This week over at CAS Colours & Sketches #197 they are having a sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch that had to be the inspiration for your card creation…


I decided to go with a Christmas theme again for this card as I am determined that come December I will have enough handmade cards to send out. I know now that all my friends and family have come to expect handmade cards so I want to have plenty to chose from.

Here is my card…


My prancing reindeer are from Clearly Besotted and are coloured with Copic Markers. I think they are just so cute! I love the fun sentiment too and how it is a bit different to the usual Christmas messages. I’ve also used some pretty silver paper which has some lovely silver swirls that are hard to see because they are quite subtle but add interest without overwhelming the stars of the show… the prancing reindeers.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Em


PTI Make It Monday #265

This week Lizzie Jones is presenting the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #265 Challenge. She is showcasing a technique called Layered Dry Brushing. When I first saw the instruction video I must admit I was a bit hesitant. Lizzie made it look so easy and I was sure I wouldn’t be able to get results that came close to what she was able to achieve.

I also am not a big fan of getting paints out. I have a four year old whose eyes just light up when he sees paint and I had visions of him splattering paint all around my craft room. In the end though curiosity go the better of me and I decided I had to try this new technique out. I even let my little boy paint and it truly made his day!

Here is my card…


My background isn’t as beautiful as what Lizzie Jones created but for a first attempt I am pretty happy. In fact I made a few different backgrounds as it became quite addictive! I love the subtleness and can see this working on CAS cards beautifully. I am so glad I tried this despite my hesitation to begin with!

I’ve used Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Feather stamp and die set, Shakers and Sprinkles circle die (cut in vellum) and the sentiment is from the Tropics stamp set.

I can’t wait to create a few more cards using these backgrounds!

Thanks for looking! Em

Minc & Mouse!

I never actually thought my card style was CAS until I started making more and more cards and found that it was both challenging and fun. This latest card I have created for the CAS Colours & Sketches #196 Challenge.

These are the colours that we had to play with…


I thought they would work in perfectly for another Christmas card. This time I also pulled out my Minc machine to create a metallic copper effect on a snowflake shape from Heidi Swapp. I’ve used an embossing folder to create a snowflake background and a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. I’ve then simply layered both white pieces and attached the Minced snowflake and a Copic Marker coloured mouse stamp from Clearly Besotted.


I loved the cute little skates on this mouse – he is simply so sweet! I think he will be a favourite to use this Christmas.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!  Em