ColourQ Challenge #343

I was very pleased to see the colour palette over at the ColourQ Challenge #343 this week is this gorgeous combination… I think these colours work so beautifully together!


I decided to be bold with the colours and created this card…

XOXO card

I’ve used some gold glitter cardstock and lots of dimensional foam dots to make my bird and branch sit up from the background.

Thanks for visiting… Em

Color Throwdown #394

Over at the Color Throwdown Challenge #394 there is this delicious looking colour combo to work with… the cake looks so yummy!


I chose to use a cute fairy stamp from Kraftin Kimmie for my card… I love her sassy little pose! She is coloured with Copic Markers and a sweet little Sentiment from Papertrey Ink Just Desserts stamp set.

Fairy Birthday card wm

Thanks for stopping to take a peek! Em

Presents Card

It seems that the kids have begun another birthday season with party invites coming home every few days. It’s crazy – they have a better social life than their mum and dad! I thought it a good idea to stock up on some kid friendly birthday cards as the kids love giving their friends some homemade creations and hey I love making them. Plus have you seen the price of cards in the stationary shops?! They are so expensive… I can buy heaps more card making supplies with the money I save!

Anyhow I made this colourful little present card for a  girl’s party that is coming up. Apparently these are her favourite colours. I’ve used some foam tape on the piece with the presents to give the card some dimension and make the presents look like they are in front of the card. The stamp sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the presents come from a much loved punch from Martha Stewart that has been in my stash for years.

Parcel card

I got my inspiration from a card by  Jenni Murray over at the Muse Challenge where I am playing along again this week. I loved her present card and also wanted to use the little black bows just like she has.

I am also entering the card in Seize The Birthday Challenge  where the challenge is to make a birthday card with dimension. It’s my first time entering one of their challenges.

Hopefully the little girl this is destined for will love it although she will probably more excited about the present! Em x


CASology Week #199 FAST!

This week the CASology Challenge is to make a CAS card using the word Fast as your inspiration. I went in to my stash of stamps and decided to use these cute little snails from an Altenew set. I know snails and fast don’t really go to together but the kids and I have recently watched Turbo (for those who haven’t seen it, a snail become turbo-charged and becomes a racing sensation). So now the snails and fast make perfect sense!

Snail card 2

I’ve kept it nice and simple by stamping the snails and then I’ve added some movement lines around them to make it look like they are going super fast. My snails are coloured with Copic Markers and then I’ve used my sewing machine to stitch a snail trail.

The card has been a bit hit with my Turbo loving kids. Hope you like it too!


PTI Make It Monday #250

This week Laurie has created a video showcasing some of the techniques she uses to create masked backgrounds on her cards. I particularly loved her water droplets and so I was inspired to make an ocean themed card…

Octopus card

I’ve combined lots of different hues of blue, green and a tinge of yellow to create my card background. I’ve used sentiments from Papertrey Ink Super Succulents and What The Doodle – Feathers.

Thanks for looking! Em

Scrapbook Boutique May Challenge

I finally had a chance this weekend to create a card for the Scrapbook Boutique May Challenge. It is so wet and rainy here that it is a very good excuse to sit inside in the warm and create cards!

may 2016 1

This pretty and girly moodboard lent itself to me creating a card that was very feminine and sweet looking so this is what I made…

Princess card

I actually stamped several of these cute little girl stamps as my daughter was super keen to  sit and colour with me.  I definitely think she may have caught the card making bug from me! I may have to learn to share all my supplies!

I hope you like my very girly princess card!


Inky Butterfly Card!

I got out my chicken wire stencil and Distress Inks yesterday. I absolutely love making inky backgrounds and never knowing quite what the end result will be. I really loved the pretty blue tones of this piece and thought they would work well with some of the current challenges. I came up with a CAS card using a beautiful butterfly I had cut out with my Silhouette Machine and just some simple white cardstock. My butterfly is stuck on with some dimensional foam tape so it really sticks up from the backgrounds.

Butterfly on blue card

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

CASology stencil challenge

Just Add Ink #312 Colour

Thanks for looking! Em

The Card Concept – You Are My Sunshine

Over at The Card Concept  the current challenge is You Are My Sunshine…

It is cold with grey skies here and I struggle to get out of bed in the mornings so I decided to use a fun stamp I have that says “I’ll rise… but I refuse to shine.” This is most definitely how I feel on these cold mornings well at least until the heater kicks in!

Rise & Shine card

It was fun to make a nice bright and cheerful card. I decided to go for a mix of techniques. I’ve got mixed media with my stencil background using ink blending, then I’ve got layered with all my die cuts stuck with foam tape for lots of dimension. It is certainly a bright and sunny card!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Em


PTI Make It Monday #249

The PTI Make It Monday challenge this week is to Make It With Money! I love seeing all the clever ideas with origami folding using paper money however here in Australia our notes are all plastic coated and therefore they don’t really fold! They do however survive being put in the washing machine which is a bonus. Believe me I have found this out recently!  I kind of struggled to be creative with this one but decided to play on the sentiment “just a note” to indicate that there was a “$5 note” on the card.

Just a note card

I’ve used PTI Winter Woods stamps plus a little die cut from Garden Gild and perched my bird on the money like it is standing on a branch. I’ve wrapped some faux wood washi tape around my note just to make sure it wouldn’t uncurl.

I am really looking forward to seeing what other people come up with as my creativity really really struggled with this one!

Thanks for stopping to take a peek! Em