Wonderful Mermaid

It’s time for a brand new challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and as it is the 5th Tuesday in May we have a double challenge. That means we are playing with a sketch and colours as well. Our host for the challenge is Patricia and this is what she has come up with to challenge us all!

Here is my take on the challenge for this week!

Mermaid card

I’ve used items from the May My Monthly Hero kit including the wave stencil for my background strip and the sweet little mermaid.

Have a great week and don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge and enter a card for this week! Em

Mine Mine Mine

The current challenge over at Casology Week #250 is Loud. I had a browse at my different stamp sets and when I saw the Seagull stamps from MFT I knew they would work perfectly. I still laugh when I think back on the movie Finding Nemo and all the seagulls yelling “mine, mine, mine”. Plus you only have to go down to the beach with any sort of food and they hover and squark at you for food. Now that’s what I call LOUD!

Week 250 - Loud

For my card I spattered some watered down ink to create an ocean spray type look. Otherwise I’ve kept it nice and simple.

Mine,mine,mine card

Thanks for visiting today! Em

Brightening Up My Day!

The days are starting to get cold and gloomy as we head in to winter here in Australia. I decided I needed to make a bright and colourful flower card to remind me that it won’t be long and spring will be here and my garden will burst back in to vibrant colour.

Sending love and hugs card

I’ve created my card using one of the new Altenew bubble background stencils chick I applied clear distress ink to and then sprinkled and heat embossed white powder. It is subtle but gives a nice texture and a little bit of added interest to an otherwise plain white background. I then die cut the edge of my card using a wavy die from Lawn Fawn which also has some cute stitching along it.

These stunning flower stamps are from Altenew Garden Treasure. I love the dimension and beautiful colours that can be achieved with all the layers. I must say thought that the leaves are my absolute favourite even over the flowers. I added some clear Nuvo drops to the centre of my flowers and also a few drops surrounding my sentiment to look like drops of water. The sentiment is from Altenew Adore You stamp set.

I’m entering my card in to the Altenew May Inspiration Challenge@Altenew-InspirationChallenge-May2017

Thanks for stopping to visit today! Em

Out of This World!

I am sneaking in with a last minute card for the current challenge at CAS(e) this Sketch #222 as as soon as I saw the image I knew it would look super cute using my Lawn Fawn space boy stamps.


I’ve had this stamp set for a while as I really wanted to make more boys cards seeing as we go to so many boys parties but I really haven’t played around with it much until now. I’ve kept it very CAS with a hint of blue glitter paper and some pops of colour on my planets and a very bright space boy.

Astronaut card

Thanks for visiting my blog today I hope your day is out of this world! Em

Hot to Trot!

I’m really excited to be hosting for the first time this week at CAS Colours & Sketches. For this challenge I had to come up with a sketch and I came up with something that is fairly versatile and will hopefully also inspire you to make some beautiful cards.

Here is my sketch…

And here is my card using the sketch…

Hot to Trott card

I’ve used this super cute little piggy from MFT along with one of the matching sentiments.  I left the rest of the card super CAS and with the black, pink and white colour scheme.

I would love for you to join in this week at CAS Colours & Sketches and share your cards using my sketch. I can’t wait to see all your ideas in the link up. Have a great week! Em

Something Fishy

I have been crazy busy this week with so many things and as luck would have it all my new stamps arrived at the same time that I was too busy to play with them! Included in those items was the new kit from My Monthly Hero. I absolutely love the ocean and anything to do with mermaids and fish so this kit was very “me”.

The first card I have made with the kit is for the current challenge at Muse Challenge #216 where Jenni Murray has created this card to draw inspiration from…


Given how much I love CAS cards I couldn’t wait to play along and have used one of the fish stamps from Hero Arts to create a little school of fish swimming along.

Sea you soon card

For my stitched rectangle I have used a die from Lawn Fawn and also the sentiment is from their Mermaid stamp set. For the background embossing I have used an embossing die which is so old I don’t even remember buying it. I kind of thought it reminded me of reeds in the water and also fits in with another challenge over at AAA Cards Game #90 where we need to use embossing on a CAS card.


I did add some shimmer to my little fish with a Wink of Stella pen but unfortunately it doesn’t show up in the picture!

Thanks for coming to visit my blog today! Em x

Tea Time

It’s time for a brand new colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches and this week we have Fiona hosting. She has chosen these colours for us to all play along with…

It is only the beginning of the week and I am already craving a quiet moment to just sit and have a relaxing cup of tea so I decided a tea cup would work well for this challenge.

Warm n Cozy crd

For my card I used the Altenew Tea Time stamps and a frame from Papertrey ink to bring in the Sahara Sand look. I then decided the plain white background was just a little boring so I used the spotty stamp from the Altenew Tags set and stamped the image over and over to create a background on my card base.

I’d love to see where these colours take you and hope you will join along at CAS Colours and Sketches this week! Em

Hey, Gullfriend!

I’m not much of a seagull person. They seem to always turn up when the food is on and don’t exactly have the best table manners. When I saw the new release from MFT though I had a bit of a giggle at the funny sentiments on their seagull stamps and decided I needed this set.

Hey Gullfriend card

I went for a very muted seagull (I guess they aren’t exactly colourful birds) so I compensated for that with some ultra bold colours with my bold wavy sea, golden sand and red card base. I’ve used a Lawn Fawn wavy die to get my ocean curve.

I based my card layout on the current sketch over at Cas(e)ThisSketch #221.


I went bright & beautiful with my colours to fit in with the current challenge at AAA Cards Game #89 Bright & Beautiful


I can’t wait to post this card off to a special friends who I know will get a laugh out of the silly sentiment. Thanks for stopping to visit my blog. Em

Love & Hugs

I got to attend the school Mother’s Day breakfast this morning. A group of Dad’s (including my husband) cook up a beautiful breakfast for all of us mum’s and then we get to sit and have breakfast served up by the kids. It is such a beautiful community event and a highlight each year.

I decided when I got home that in the spirit of Mother’s Day I would take some time for myself and go create in my craft room. I came up with this last minute card for the current challenge at Inspired By All The Little Things #55


I recently purchased this new set from Altenew so I decided that I would use it to create some flowers in the pretty orange/yellow tones. I sometimes find the layered stamps really tricky but these were pretty to use and I love how different the results were depending on the ink colours.

Sending love card

Thanks for looking! Em

A Difference…

It is time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches. Over the next few months we are each taking a turn at hosting and this week Karen is bringing us this fun and interesting sketch…

It took me a little while to work out what to do with this sketch but in the end I decided to go for a very simple stamped pattern and keep my card to a very select few colours.

A Big Difference

The flowers are from a gorgeous set from Altenew and I can’t wait to sit down and experiment with colouring these blooms. Unfortunately my kids are tagging teaming each other getting sick so I haven’t had the time – yet!!!

Don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours & Sketches blog to see all the design team creations and to hopefully enter a card in the challenge. Have a great week! Em