This week Patricia is over on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog with a retro design for us to all play along with. I have to say when I first saw the sketch I was a bit concerned as I am not a tag type of person.

I did attempt a card with a tag but it looked terrible so have I discarded that one and decided to flip the sketch and go with a bird instead.

Faith bird card

Using Alcohol Ink seems to be the big thing at the moment and I have seen so much amazing inspiration online that I decided to have a play around. I used one sheet for my strips and another to die-cut my bird which is from Hero Arts and has a lovely 3d effect on the wings. I then used one of my favourite sentiments from Papertrey Ink to finish off my card!

I am still hoping to come back to my original card and see if I can make it work. I always hate seeing failed cards on my desk so I am determined I can make a tag work. I can’t wait to see all your cards this week. Don’t forget to visit the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog to see all the wonderful Design Team Inspiration! Em




I have had to take it very easy the last few weeks as my health hasn’t been good. It is funny how when you are forced to slow down the many little things in life you realise are so important. It seemed very fitting that I pull out a stamp I haven’t used for a long time with a sentiment which really suits where I am at with things at the moment. It also works in well with the current challenge at Less Is More #364 Music.364 Music

Earth music card

I started my card by inking up a stencil from MFT of little clouds and then stamped my sentiment over the top. I then die cut a heart from a Lawn Fawn set and mounted my sky background with the sentiment behind. I also added a few very subtle Nuvo drops in clear and Duck Egg Blue. I mounted the panel on a piece of card that I had created with Distress Oxide Ink and water and then on to my card base.

I’m not sure who I will send this card to but it is a nice one to have in my stash as I just love the sentiment! Thanks for coming to visit my blog today. Em x

Oxide Stamping

Over the weekend I thought I would experiment with stamping with my Oxide Inks to see what sort of results I would get when the colours blended. Some looked terrible but I got a few images that I though had a really interesting look to them. I decided to make one of them in to a card for the current challenge at Muse Card Club #252. The inspiration is this pretty card from Anita Bowden.


And here is my take on the card using my Oxide Ink stamped images.
Sending butterflies card

Thanks for visiting today! Em x

Wasabi With You?

Wow it’s February already! We’ve had some beautiful hot days here in Australia and I am sad to think this is the last month of summer. If you can’t already tell I am a summer person I cannot stand the cold weather!

This month at CAS Colours and Sketches Patricia is the host and we are up to a colour challenge!

I have to say I probably wasn’t overly creative with this challenge as I saw the name Wild Wasabi and thought about sushi. So I made a sushi card!

Panda sushie card

This stamp set is from MFT. I partially stamped the bamboo ( I left off the leaves on one side) to form a little shelf for the sushi to sit on.

I hope you get a chance to check out all the wonderful design team inspiration at the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog and make a card for our challenge this week! Em

Mushroom in My Heart!

I was thrilled to be asked to be Guest Designer at  CAS(E) this Sketch for this week! It is one of my absolute favourite challenge blogs so it made my day to have the opportunity to make a card to be featured on their site. This is the sketch for this week…


As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of little mushrooms and I just so happend to have added the Altenew Mushrooms stamp to my collection and never actually opened it. Here is my card…

Mushroom card

Hope you get a chance to play along this week. If you are visiting for the first time I would love for you to check out my Instagram @Mummacraft.

Have a great week and happy crafting! Em

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