ColourQ Challenge #339

ColourQ Challenge #339 is to create a card using this interesting colour inspiration…cqc339

This isn’t a colour combo I have played with much so I thought it would be good to challenge myself and get creative.

With love card

I’ve used the die and stamps from Papertrey Ink’s Garden Gild collection. My flowers and leaves are coloured with Copic Markers. I’ve also done some line embossing on the white background.

Thanks for looking! Em

Scrapbook Boutique April Challenge

Over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog the April Mood Board is this very pretty collection of images…12795322_10201334247873858_2664229847793230839_n

So I made this card…

Best Wishes card

I used my Altenew Painted Flowers set stamped with Memento Ink and then I sprayed over the top with some light pink Glimmer Mist (I haven’t used this in ages!) It adds a very pretty sparkle to the background! I’ve then used some Distress Ink to paint my flowers. I’ve also used some delicate vellum over the top which has some really pretty glitter embossed flowers on it as well as some cute little tear drop beads on either side. I really like the vibrant yet very feminine flowers. Em

Altenew April Challenge – Thailand

This month the Altenew April Challenge takes us to Thailand with this picture as inspiration for our creations…


I rarely make sympathy cards but I have just purchased the Birch Land set from Altenew which has a sympathy sentiment. Having just said good bye to a much loved family member I’ve received some beautiful heartfelt cards. I thought it was probably nice to have a pretty sympathy card on hand and the soft tones lent themselves well to this…

With Sympathy card

I’ve used my absolute favourite Altenew Peony Scrolls stamp set and water coloured the flowers with a mix of Altenew Inks and Distress Inks.


ColourQ #338

Over at the ColourQ Challenge this weeks colours and inspiration are:cqc338

I’m loving the combination of Cool Caribbean and Gold! I’ve used an Altenew  Peony Scrolls stamp for my flowers and leaves plus a sentiment from their Birch Land set which arrived in the post just last week!  Ive done some watercoloring on my background circle which is kind of hard to see but looks like water.

Caring Thoughts card

I’ve had lots of fun with this colour combo. Hope you like it! Em

CASology Week 194 – MOM

This week over at CASology the inspiration is MOM (or Mum as we say in Australia) When I first saw the word I had tears in my eyes. My Mum died when I was a kid and I miss her everyday of my life. The relationship between Mum and daughter can be such a special thing and my heart aches for all the special things I missed out on. My Grandma passed away this month… she was 96 years old. I rushed to be by her side and I was 15 minutes too late… I am so grateful that I had so many years with her but it  is going to take time for me to come to terms with fact she isn’t here…

For the first time this year I don’t really have anyone to make a Mother’s Day card for however I decided to join in the challenge. Creating is my relaxation and my therapy. I’d like to say it was cheaper than therapy but my husband would dispute that!

I made my card for my Great Aunt. She is the last of her siblings now that my Gran is gone and I am hoping this will brighten up her Mother’s Day…

Beautiful Day card

I used stamps from Altenew to create my card and used white embossing powder and Distress Inks to water colour my flowers and leaves. I used embossing on my white background to give a simple but interesting background.

I have my own beautiful children and everyday I am so blessed to watch them grow and share all the amazing little moments! I can’t wait to see the cute cards they will make me at school and kindy for Mother’s Day. I think I may have already got my daughter hooked on cardmaking! Em

PTI MIM#246 Faux Brush Lettering

The Make It Monday challenge this week was to create a card using faux brush lettering. I’ve used the stamps from the Garden Gild collection to create my card lettering…Love & Happiness card

I’ve used a stamp in Soft Stone Ink to create my background wood panel look plus flowers from the Make It Market Color Pop Kit and I’ve included some stick on pearls for the centres of my blue flowers. Em

CASology Week 193 – PINK!

This week over at CASology the magic word to use as inspiration is – PINK! All the details can be found on the CASology Blog! I’ve copic coloured some sweet little flowers from Altenew in some soft tones of pink. I’ve also done some embossing behind my pink glitter frame just to add some subtle texture. It is hard to see the sparkle on the frame but it also adds some texture and bling!Warm Wishes pink cardIt is certainly a simple card and I had to restrain myself from adding more! Em

PTI Create Along With Us April 2016

For the April release at Papertrey Ink I fell in love with this pretty card by Betsy Veldman. To be honest I think everything she makes is amazing!


I used this card for my inspiration… I wanted to make a similar pattern of cute little flowers using my Color Pop Florals kit.

Butterfly cardI really like the idea of making a custom pattern paper using the tiny flowers and leaves. Hope you like my card! Em

CASology week 199 – SPROUT!

I recently discovered the CASology blog whilst having my morning coffee. I like the idea of clean and simple cards and when I saw that this week the word to be used as inspiration was “sprout”I knew I needed to make a card using my Altenew Garden Grow stamp set. To me it just screams “sprout”. You  can see all the details for the challenge at CASology.

Here is my card:

Ducky cardI’ve made sure to leave plenty of white space in the top half of my card and have coloured my stamps using Copic Markers and a mask for stamping so that one pot sits behind the other. It was such a quick card to make but I really like it’s simplicity…

PTI Make It Monday #245

This week Ashley from Papertrey Ink shared a video on how to make a card using colour isolation. I used my Garden Gild stamp set to create my card using Soft Stone for the background images. My coloured flowers I went for a bright combination of Enchanted Evening, Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise inks and some New Leaf for the leaves.

Friends card & cupI’ve used an old stamp I have had for many many years for the sentiment. I particularly liked this one as colour is spelt the Aussie way!

Thanks for looking… Em