Embossed Christmas

Christmas Cards, CAS cards




Using the sketch from LessIsMore;

AddictedToStamps want CAS

and it's RudolphDay over at Scrappy Mo's.






The summer holidays are drawing to an end ...

Once the new academic year starts, work and school events seem to snowball

and before I know it it's a countdown to halfterm and Hallowe'en.

And we know what's just around the corner after that!





Failsafe Masculine Cards

Masculine Cards
Using the colours from TimeOutChallenge for inspiration.

CardsUndMore and DeepOceanChallenge want cards for males.

My failsafe combinations for masculine cards:


- fresh, bright colours or black & metallic

- simple, bold pattern

- stars


I'm totally predictable when making blokes' cards!



Pinterest Inspired

Stampin Up Flower Patch, Watercolor Words



Whilst whiling away some time this morning perusing the net

(rather indulgent, yes, but I justified my actions by hoovering the whole house afterwards!)

I came across a new challenge - The PinterestInspiredChallenge

Anyhow, self-said challenge has a rather inspiring print to get your creative mojo moving.

It certainly got me inspired!

CreativeInspirations want to see flowers and over at

CraftyCardmakers they want to see cards that don't use any patterned paper.

Think I've nailed that challenge!





I do hope the weather is not too dismal with you.

It's horrible over here. Wet, wet, wet and cold.

I even (momentarily) considered putting the heating on ...







Newsprint Happy Birthday

Stampin Up Masculine Birthday



JustAddInk want cards for males.

TheMaleRoom want us to use newsprint.






Having a very creative productive afternoon!

Wonderful end to the weekend :)

And ... It's stopped raining!






Celebrate Your Birthday

Stampin Up Endless Birthday Wishes



Using ColourMe's fuschia, yellow and grey challenge.




Rain called off my gardening ...

Play commenced at my craft desk!






One Layer Christmas Tree

Stampin Up Festival of Trees




A card for OneLayerChristmas.

HappyLittleStampers want Christmas sparkle.

52ChristmasCardThrowdown want Christmas red & green and for

ABC ChristmasChallenge I've gone for Keep it Simple.



Was feeling festive yesterday!

Another to add to my growing stash of Christmas cards.




Pink Beautiful Wings

Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits



Using the FreshlyMadeSketch.

InThePink want things that fly.

SU Only Challenges want cards without a sentiment.





I'm back - after a brief sojourn in, not so sunny, Mallorca.

Looks like the weather's none too hot here in the UK either!

But I'm well rested and very well fed.

Awesome huge grilled Gamberones, beautiful fish, succulent steaks, calamarines ... I could go on and on but I'll make myself feel hungry!

Hope summer's treating you well too!





Berry Butterfly

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings



SUonlyChallenge want to see butterflies.

SirStampaLot want stamping and dies.

I also made this card for LessIsMore's berry colours challenge

- but missed the boat with that one!







Red & White Xmas

Stampin Up Endless Wishes, Christmas Cards, One Layer Cards



OneLayerChristmasCard challenge has red & white candy canes as inspiration.



'Tis actually prettily sparkly and festive in real life - the dull lighting does not do it justice!

Need some sunshine to brighten the day ... Nothing new there!



Vellum Butterfly

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings



PaperPlayers want a square card.

SUonlyChallenge want to see butterflies.

SirStampaLot want stamping and dies.




Delicate colours and vellum for a light summery feel - since the weather really is not (light and summery that is!)




You Make My Heart Smile

Stampin Up Timeless Love
Using the CASEit challenge over at TimeOut.
AddictedToStamps has 'anything goes'


Isn't it a lovely sentiment?!

Happy Wednesday everyone!



Washi Watercolor Wings

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics



Using Connie&Mary's colours and

Stampin Celebration's sketch.

The Butterfly Challenge wants washi.

CASology cue word is "wings".




I was planning on doing a spot of gardening, but after seeing the grey skys and impending rain clouds, think I'll get my pinnie on. A cuppa and some homemade biscuits seem a better option!


Edited to add!!