A real challenge…

It is time over on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for a Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Oh boy the challenge for this week really challenged me!!! I can’t say I am 100% happy with my card…

Here is the challenge…

And here is my card…

Skunk with love card

I really can’t wait to see all your ideas for this one as I really struggled and would love some inspiration!

Have a great day! Em x


Wild About You!

I am back today with a card for the latest sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This month Bev is our host and she has come up with this sketch for the week…

As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of a sun. It may have something to do with the really hot weather we are experiencing right now! I still find it so strange to read blogs from around the world and hear people commenting about the cold!

Wild about you card I’ve used one of the Hero Arts sets for my card and created my sun with some basic ink blending. I heat embossed the tree with black and although I quite like the black on black look (it is not so subtle in real life) I’m not 100% sure that it works! I’ve also kept it very CAS – maybe too CAS? I’m not sure is there such a thing as too CAS?!

Anyway it was fun to play around with this sketch and create something a little different to what I normally do. I hope you get a chance to play along this week. Don’t forget to check out the CAS Colours and Sketches blog to see all the design team inspiration. I can’t wait to see where your creativity will take you with this fun sketch! Have a great week! Em


It’s another hot day here so what better way to keep cool than to colour pictures of ice-creams and froyo. I decided to make one of them purple to fit in with the current challenge at Less is More.

362 Purples

Here is my card…

Fro Yo card

I’m still so incredibly in love with these adorable Lawn Fawn stamps.They are so much fun to colour!

Stay cool or warm depending on where you live in the world. Thanks for visiting. Em x

Peace Begins…

We are still enjoying Summer holidays here in Australia. Lots of nice sleep ins and time in the pool as we try to keep cool. Unfortunately my craft room has been somewhat abandoned for the time as the kids and I enjoy the last couple of relaxing weeks before the chaos of the new school year begins.

I did manage to sneak in a quick card for the colour challenge this week at CAS Colours and Sketches. Beverley is our host for January and she has chosen this really pretty trio of colours for us to create with!

I had quite a few ideas for this combination but one of my gifts for Christmas was the Altenew layered rose set and I was super keen to ink it up. The flowers and sentiment are both from this set! I double stamped the stem of flowers so they were intertwined.

Peace card.jpg

To finish the card off I White heat embossed a Hero Arts dotted stamp and added a grey ribbon for some texture as the rest of my card is very simple.

Don’t forget to check out the CAS Colours and Sketches blog for all the Design Team inspiration. I hope you get a chance to play along this week.

Em x

Nine Lives!

The past few weeks have seemed to zoom past and today we are back at CAS Colours and Sketches with a new challenge after taking a break for a couple of weeks. To start the year off Beverley has come up with this cute sketch.

I decided to use a Lawn Fawn die to create a little slot and and I attached a cat from MFT stamps so that it is hanging from the slot.

Cat front card.jpg

Then when you open the card you can see the back of the cat…

Cat card inside

I hope you get a chance to play along this week. Check out all the Design Team inspiration on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog.

Have a great week! Em

S’more Friends

I’ve just finished up another card featuring The Sweet Friends stamp from Lawn Fawn. This card is for the latest challenge over at CASology .

Week 281 - Encourage

I’ve kept my card super CAS and let my little S’more be the star. I can’t wait to send this off to one of my friends – I am sure it will make her smile!

Smores card

Thanks for visiting! Em x

Sweet Friends!

It seems like ages since my last post! It is summer holidays here so I have been busy keeping the kids occupied, entertained, fed, happy etc etc etc. I’m exhausted!!! I was super excited when the Sweet Friends set arrived from Lawn Fawn this week especially when the kids were just as excited as it mean’t they were happy to sit and stamp + colour with me for a few hours. There is nothing like some creative family time inside on a 43 degrees celsius day!

Sweetest card

I’m entering my card in to the current challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #253 plus the challenge at Lawnfanatic Challenge #20 – Fun With Food

I’m hoping to sneak back in to my craft room today to finish off another couple of cards using these images! What a pity my kids are too old for nap time! Have a great day and thanks for visiting today!

Em x