Christmas is coming…

Well it’s Halloween and even scarier than that it is the end of October. Christmas here we come!!!

Today I am bringing you a double challenge as host of CAS Colours and Sketches for the month of October. When there is a fifth Tuesday in a month we get to pick an old sketch and retired Stampin Up Colours for you to play around with!

Given that Christmas is now just around the corner I decided to create a Christmas card…

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Thanks to everyone who has joined in with creating this month. I have loved coming up with ideas and seeing all the wonderful and creative cards that everyone has made.

Don’t forget to check out all the design team inspiration at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Have a great week! Em x

Peace & Blessings!

This is my third week hosting for the month of October on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog and this week it is sketch time again…

For my card I created some partially foiled card using some Heidi Swap Minc paint and used a coarse brush to ensure I got some distinctive brush stroke lines. I then Minced this and diecut the cardstock using a Papertrey Ink leaf die.

Here is my card…

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Don’t forget that this is our second week for the CAS Colours and Sketches Design Team Call. I can’t wait to see all your creations.


Happy Bird Day!

Well the house is quiet… the kids have just gone back to school after a two week break and I finally had a chance to sit down and create a card for this week’s challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I am hosting the blog for all of October and am super excited to announce we are having a Design Team Call. All the details are on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog!

Now for this week’s colours…

And here is my card..

Flamingo card

I hope you get a chance to play along this week. Don’t forget to check out the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for all the Design Team’s creations and also for more details on our Design Team Call.

Have a great week!

Em x


In the craft room today…

I had a little time to play this afternoon in my craft room and decided to create a card for the current challenge at Muse Card Challenge #237 using this really sweet card from Tracey McNeely as inspiration…


I love how the flowers are coloured but the foliage is left blank – it gives a really elegant feel to her card. I was inspired to do the same by partially colouring my Altenew stamped flowers using similar tones of yellow and orange. I mixed and matched an Altenew sentiment and a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Yellow Flowers card

I also thought I would share the card that I made for the Challenge that Muse had last week. I took the kids out crabbing as it is school holidays and completely forgot to put my card up!

The inspiration card was from Anita Bowden and looks like this…


I used a masking technique to create a rectangle panel, then heat embossed some leaves in white. I then used some oxide inks to sponge over the top and some vellum to stamp and adhere my sentiment. The “wonderful” word was die cut using some scraps of paper that I have minced using gold foil.

Wonderful leaves card

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great weekend! Em

Out of This World!

I’m back again this week as host for CAS Colours and Sketches for the month of October. This week I’ve designed a sketch which hopefully you will have fun playing with!

I originally thought of hanging Christmas decorations for this sketch but I have been making a heap of different night sky type backgrounds and I thought I would use one of these instead!

Planets card

I hope you get some time to craft this week and would love to see what fun ideas you come up with for this sketch. Don’t forget to check out the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog to see the gorgeous creations that the Design Team have created this week.

Have a great week! Em

Wishing You Luck!

I was super excited to be asked to be Guest Designer this week at CASE This Sketch. 


As soon as I saw the sketch I saw a moon with a cat in front of it so that was my aim to create such a scene using Luna the cat from Hero Arts and some of the gorgeous sprays I recently got in one of their kits. The sparkle of the background is so pretty but very hard to photograph!

Here is my card!

Cat & Moon card

Thanks for having me as Guest Designer this week! Em


I am super excited (and a bit nervous) to be hosting for the month of October at CAS Colours and Sketches. For the first challenge of the month I had to choose a colour combination for you to all try out and this is what I came up with…

I decided a trio of food inspired colours with pie, cake and pear would be fun to work with and would be ideal for Fall/Autumn cards as well as some Halloween cards or anything else your imagination can conjure up!

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For my card I’ve used the Howl-o-ween set from Lawn Fawn. The zigzag background is actually some cardstock backing from some packaging. My kids are always salvaging packaging and bits and saying to me “oh mum you could use this on a card” so I thought I best actually use some of this stuff. I love their enthusiasm for my hobby!

I hope the colours I have chosen will inspire you this week along with the beautiful creations of the Design Team at CAS Colours and Sketches. I hope you get a chance to play along this week and I can’t wait to see all your creations.

Have a great week! Em

Hey There!

I was at my local cheap shop the other day and came across these really cute little stamps at a bargain price. I don’t normally buy stuff like stamps that are an unknown brand as the quality always seems to be pretty ordinary. The old adage you get what you pay for normally rings true but I thought I would try these out and I was pleasantly surprised.

I decided to use the set for the latest challenge at Just Add Ink which uses this picture as inspiration…

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I was inspired by the liquid to make a little watercolour background and then use one of the little birds with berries and greenery. Here is what I came up with…

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Thanks for visiting. Em