Saturday, 18 November 2017

Your Next Stamp - Sketch Challenge

Morning all,

Your Next Stamp's  latest sketch challenge is up:






I was lucky enough to be a guest designer for YNS almost 12 months ago and felt as though I barely did justice to all the goodies they sent me. I absolutely love this little fella - the Mini Merry Chris-Moose. He's coloured with Copics and I've added a glittery sparkle to his santa hat. I've also used the Thick Stripe-tastic Diagonal Edge, a sentiment from Huggles Christmas Star and I've embossed a Snowfall background on the circle die cut.  

Happy weekend!

Claire x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fishy Fun

Hi Bloggers,

Always chuffed when I manage to combine 3 challenges - it's a rare occurrence: 





This one's for AAA Cards where the theme is 'celebrate.'  I've also used the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I've cased a beautiful card by Michele from I Card Everyone which is being featured in the latest Time Out challenge: CASE with your own twist'.

I've used a die cut sentiment from MFT, together with a little angel fish from Your Next Stamp's Fishy Fun. The sentiment inside says 'It's o'fish'al, you're another year older!'

Thanks for calling by!

Claire x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

MFT #358 Sketch Challenge

Hello folks,

I've just managed to squeeze this one into the latest MFT sketch challenge which closes pretty soon:






I'll never tire of this cute little Birdie Brown space man!

Happy stamping!

Claire x


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Stars and Sparkle

Hi all,

I've combined a couple of challenges for this card - CASology, where the cue word is 'tiny' and Less is More which has a fireworks colour challenge:







There's a teeny, tiny stamp in almost every set isn't there? And most of the time they sit there all inkless and alone, crying out for someone to play with them. I chose a stamp with a row of 3 stars in PTI's Stylish Sentiments and used it to create a larger shape in which to base a sentiment from the  same set. I've covered part of the sentiment with a heap of very sparkly glitter so I think, together with the burst of colourful stars, that makes it suitable for LIM's firework challenge.

Thanks for calling by,

Claire x

Monday, 6 November 2017

Freshly Made Sketch/Card Concept

Hello again,

Can you believe I finished most of my Christmas cards weeks ago? I was preparing for the UK and realised I could save on the riduculously high postage fees so spent a couple of nights making 40 very quick cards to hand out when I was there. So what that everyone received their card 3 months early - it means I can justify spending the money saved on new stamps...doesn't it?!






I still have a few left to make though - this one will be winging it's way to a certain someone in blogland in a few weeks.  I've used the latest sketch from Freshly Made and I've been inspired by the rich and vibrant colours at The Card Concept - let's call it a classy and elegant style. 

The cute little elf is from MFT as is the gold embossed background stamp and the sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.

Thanks for popping,

Claire x



Sunday, 5 November 2017

AAA Card Challenge - Ink Blending

Hello folks!

Is it really two months since I made a card? I've been back to the UK with the kids for a few weeks and left my mojo somewhere over the Pacific. Every time I go home the jet lag seem to gets worse on the return and the thought of making a card exhausted me!  Must be a sign of age...

Anyway, I'm getting back into the swing of it with a simple card for AAA Cards - their latest challenge is to do some ink blending:




I blended a circular panel with distress inks, added some gold embossing using Paper Smooches Curls and Swirls and a pretty die cut dragonfly. The sentiment's Winnie and Walter. 

Not sure whether that mojo's been found yet but it's a start. Hopefully it won't be another two months between inky sessions!

Happy stamping,

Claire x













Monday, 4 September 2017

It's Hip to be Square

Hello, hello,

Casology's cue word this week is 'square:'






So many ways to impliment squares into a card but I chose to stamp a rainbow of them using Your Next Stamp's Funky Backgrounds.

The sentiment's from PTI!

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x