Heavy Metal

CAS cards, masculine cards, teenage cards, Stampin Up Off The Grid


LessIsMore wants metal this week. Metallic stars & a heavy metal guitar!



Teenage boys' birthday cards - nightmare! I usually resort to CAS and grunge images.

It's the weekend :) and the sun 'has got his hat on'. Yippee!

SU ink: Encore Gold, Versamark
SU stamps: Off the Grid,




Using the sketch from TryStampingOnTuesday. Stampotique want us to use acetate.


Eek! It's the last day of half term. Can't believe how fast that sped by! Back to school next week ;(


SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
SU stamps: Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge


Morphed Birthday Card


PaperPlayers want a CAS card with stars.


... crafting is forever a work in progress ...
If it ain't working, fret not ...

My original intentions for a sympathy card ....

morphed into the afore-photographed card instead!

SU card: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
SU ink: Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo
SU stamps: Wacky Wishes
SU punch: Star, Circle
SU embossing: Chevron


Beautiful Wings

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, Beautiful wings. CAS cards


Using StampLorations sketch #6 and CASColours #62. I've gone for pink & yellow for this week's InThePink challenge. KeepItSimple want "things with wings".



Hope your day's going well!

SU card: whisper white, daffodil delight
SU ink: Daffodil Delight, strawberry slush
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sweetly Framed
SU other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Washi


Hoppy Easter


Using SweetSundaySketch #207. CASology has the word "jump". CraftyCreations want to keep it simple.


SU card: whisper white, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Smoky Slate, So Saffron
SU stamps: Eggstra Spectacular
SU emboss: Lattice


Mixed Media - Gold Star



Can't beat glitter & bling!



Mini Stars

Stampin Up Itty Bitties, Masculine cards


CraftStamper magazine want to see the repeat stamping technique with a small stamp; PaperPlayers want a CAS card with stars; JustUsGirls have a fab rainbow rock photo and CASology have the prompt "bold".



Hope your weekend went well!

SU card: whisper white, Daffodil Delight
SU ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder
SU stamps: Itty Bitties
SU other: Rhinestone Jewels


Mixed Media - Love


TheCraftBarn has the prompts "miss" & "strong". SeemaCrafts have a "love" theme. Stampotique challenge SDC133 wants "heart in your art".



Lots of fun - can't see my desk for paints, ink, mica powder, glitter, brushes .... Oh my!

Lots of clearing up to do now ...


Doily Flower

Stampin Up Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, Delicate Doilies, Needlepoint

CrazyForCAS want doilies; StampinForTheWeekend want "flower power" and there is a challenge looking for pale pink, fuschia & grey (but I can't remember which one it is!). Inkspirational have a tic-tac-toe challenge. I've gone for bling, flowers, lace.

Wey hey, the sun has got his hat on .... Don't know for how long tho!

SU card: whisper white, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point
SU ink: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point
SU stamps: Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, Sweetly Framed
SU punch: Pansy Punch, Square


Grid Hexagons

St!pin Up Off the Grid, Six Sided Sampler


Using CAS(E)ThisSketch and Connie&Mary's colour combo. JustAddInk want to see some stripes and there's a call for masculine cards over at LessIsMore and CASonSunday.



Yeuchy yeuchy weather out. Nice & warm inside though ;)

SU card: whisper white, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
SU ink: Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
SU stamps: Off the Grid, Six Sided Sampler, Essentials



Stampin Up Thinlits Circle Card, Wacky Wishes
TheMaleRoom wants Valentine cards for the men in your life (here's my husband's!) and PapertakeWeekly want to see hearts.


I had a play with my new toy, the Thinlits Circle card die. It's surprisingly easy to use but does make an alarming amount of cracking noises when going thro' the Big Shot (it sounds like everything is going to split in two). It must be something to do with the die, as it works perfectly & nothing was harmed in the making of this card!

Ordinarily the die gives you a 'zig-zag' style double fold card. To get the triple fold, you need to cut a 13.8cm strip from a landscape piece of A4 card (ie 13.8cm x 21cm). You then weave the card through the die with the right hand side overhanging:

This gives another fold line where the card overhangs on the right hand side.

If you want to line your card with patterned paper & a tiny border as I have done, working left to right, the dimensions are as follows:

13.5cm x 5.1cm. 13.5cm x 7.2cm. 13.5cm x 5.8cm

Oh and another tip: the 2 1/2" circle punch gives a perfect sized circle for layering/matting in the centre circle of the card.

Have fun!

SU card: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
SU ink: Basic Black
SU stamp: Wacky Wishes
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle
SU die: Thinlits Circle Card


Mixed Media


StampingSensations want "wings/fantasy/fiction" and the new ButterflyChallenge want butterflies & flowers.

I've been a follower of PaperArtsy for ages and have always fancied a play with mixed media. I had a lovely box of art goodies for a Xmas present and all the lids were cracked open today and I got well and truly messy! I took inspiration from PaperArtsy's Julie Ann, using corrugated card and stamped text.

The complete antithesis to my usual CAS "less is more" style. I layered and layered away. Gesso, stencils, modelling paste, acrylic paints, finger painting, watercolour pencils, ink splattering, 3D pearl paint, glitter, punches ... Oh and I did a little stamping!

The weather outside is atrocious - time to batten down the hatches!


Glittered Butterfly & Flowers

Stampin Up Papillon


Using this week's ColorThrowdown colour combo. StampingSensations want "wings/fantasy/fiction" and there is the brand new ButterflyChallenge who are kicking off with a butterflies & flowers challenge.


Do you remember that Supertramp song ... It's raining again ... ?

Well it is (raining that is)


SU card: whisper white
SU punch: Papillon


Monochrome Pink

Stampin Up Oh Hello


Using this week's UnscriptedSketch. LessIsMore wants one layer cards. OneLayerSimplicity want a repeated image and TheCardConcept want monochromatic pink (I've gone for clean and simple, in case it isn't immediately apparent!).



Hope your week started well!

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo
SU stamps: Oh Hello, Happy Day


Pink Cupcake

Stampin Up Create A Cupcake


Let'sCraft&Create want cupcakes



Hope your day is cheerful - it's very grey and dismal out!


SU card: crumb cake, whisper white, silver glimmer
SU ink: crumb cake, pink pirouette
SU punch: Cupcake Builder, Owl Builder
SU embossing: Needlepoint


Whole Latte Love

Stampin Up Patterned Occasions


Using this week's CAS(e)ThisSketch. InkSpireMe wants valentines and AddictedToCAS wants love.


Happy Monday!


SU card: whisper white, crumb cake, Real Red
SU ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
SU stamps: Patterned Occasions
SU punch: Owl Builder, Corner