My title of this post really sums it up ahhhhhhh… as much I have tried to avoid getting sick I have finally succumbed to the horrible bug that has had all 3 of my kids horribly sick and my husband come down with this “man cold”. Which for all you ladies out there is apparently sooooo much worse than a “woman cold.”

Anyway this will be a quick post before I dose myself up and curl up on the couch until school pick up.

This week over at CAS Colours and Sketches we are working with colours!

And here is what I cam up with…

You and me v1

I’ve used a stamp set from Clearly besotted and some embossed vellum for the opening of my window. I’ve embossed my sentiment with metallic copper powder. I also managed to drop the container and have made a wonderful metallic copper mess all over my craft desk!

Have a great week and don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours and Sketches blog to get some inspiration from the Design team. I can’t wait to see your creation! Em

To The Stars…

Well it is time again for a brand new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and this time we are playing with a sketch!

Maybe it has something to do with some of the space homework I have been helping my son with but I immediately saw planets as soon as I spotted this sketch! Thanks goodness I actually own a cute Lawn Fawn set that has lots of different sized planets to work in with the circles.

Love you to thre stars card

I used a strip of pink/purple glitter paper down the side for a bit of bling and made my planets nice and bright to pop against the black background.

Don’t forget to stop and take a peek at the other design team cards for this week and hopefully we will see some of your cards in the link up! Have a great week! Em

Donut Worry

It’s time for a brand new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches and this week we have a brand new colour challenge.

Here are the colours:

As soon as I saw the colour crumb cake I immediately starting craving cake which in turn inspired me to create a donut card using one of the yummy images from Simon Says Stamp.

Donut happy

Head over to the CAS Colour & Sketches Blog to play along and be inspired by what the rest over the design team have created for this week! Em

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