Wishing You Luck!

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

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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

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Howl-O-Ween

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

Christmas is coming…

I always find Christmas sneaks up on me and I always have the best intentions of having plenty of cards ready but each year I never have enough! I am determined this year for this not to be the case and so when I saw the latest sketch for CAS Colours and Sketches I was sure that I had to make it a Christmas theme.

For my card I have used a brand new set that arrived just this week from Hero Arts featuring these cute little birds with sentiments on them.

Bird & Holly card

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at CAS Colours and Sketches. Don’t forget to check out the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog to see all the Design Team Inspiration. Em x

Trick Or Treat!

I received in the post the cutest little stamps from Lawn Fawn. They are just adorable and even though Halloween isn’t really as big a thing here in Australia as it is overseas I am so glad I bought this set!

When I saw the latest sketch at Cas(e) This Sketch Challenge #239 I thought these stamps would work in well with a dark forest behind them.

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Here is what I came up with…

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Thanks for visiting today! Em

Chillin Out!

Another week has flown and it is time again for a brand new colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week Fiona has chosen these colours to work with…

It too me a little time to come up with a concept for this one as the colours are all quite dark and moody. In the end they really made me thing of winter so that is what I went with…

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This cute little stamp set is from Clearly Besotted and I used it a lot last year on my Christmas cards as they were easy to mass produce. I can hardly believe it is about time to start thinking of Christmas cards already! What a scary thought. This year has flown all too fast again!

Don’t forget to look at all the gorgeous inspiration from the CAS Colours and Sketches Design team and I hope you get time to upload a card to the gallery this week!

Have a great week! Em

Little Ants

This week Fiona is back over at the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog with a really fun sketch for us to all try.

I will interested to see all the ideas people have but for me when I saw the design I was drawn to using this cute little ant stamp from Lawn Fawn.

Ants card

I used some bright and summery patterned papers to mat my card base on and pick up on the tones of the watermelon. My watermelon is Copic coloured and the little sentiment is from a floral set from Altenew ( I can’t think of the name of it just now!)

I hope you will get the time to check out the Design Team’s creations for this week and get some inspiration to play along!

Have a great week! Em