Sketch 20 at STAMPlorations

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed my Blog Hop Projects.

This week we are back with another sketch challenge for you over at STAMPlorations.

As you can see it is quite an easy sketch to work with. This is exactly what I love about our sketches, they allow lots of room for your interpretation and creativity to flourish too. This challenge will run until 26th September and the winner will be announced two days later on the 28th.

Joining us as our Guest designer for this challenge is Darnell from djkardcreations with her fabulous creation and fantastic sense of humor.

Here is my piece of inspiration for you:

Grunge Floral Christmas


When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of using the VIGNETTE Grunge Floral Strips for my DT Card. Plus I’ve been making so many Christmas cards recently hence I couldn’t resist pairing the with HOLIDAY SKETCHES Christmas Candles and VIGNETTE Christmas Block. I simply stamped the snowflakes in red, embossed the strips with Pirate Gold embossing powder, stamped and fuzzy cut the bells, stamped my sentiment, layered it all as shown and finished off with some golden gems and glitter glue. A very straight forward and easy card to make. Here is the video to prove it …

Pop over to the STAMPlortaions Blog to see the fabulous projects my incredibly talented teamies made for your inspiration and find out about the fab prize Shery has in store for our challenge winner …. and of course to link up with your creation.

Have fun, enjoy and

Happy Crafting!!!! 🙂

The sets I used, simply click on the image for more information …

f5bb6-vignettechristmasblock 2088b-holidaysketches-candles stmp1047.jpeg

Sketch 19 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hi Everybody,

Hope you had a lovely weekend. The Summer seems to have re-appeared in the UK again over the weekend, which was very nice. Thanks Shery for sending some sunshine over from California!

It’s time for another sketch challenge at STAMPlorations, what a good way to start the week!!!

Sketch #19 will run until 12th September and the winner will be announced on 14th September.

Carol from Just Me C is back as our guest designer and a wonderful creation of course!

Ax you can see there is lots of scope with this sketch, and here is my take on it …

Christmas Block 1


I simply stamped the snowflakes form the VIGNETTE Christmas Block set in pink down one side of my base card. I then stamped my sentiment in brown on a separate piece of white card and partially cut around it before adding some faux stitching and stamping the bell border in green. I then added a strip of brown card, layered using foam tape and finished off by adding some glossy accents and sequin.

Below is another card I made in the same style using a slightly different colour scheme. You can find a full list of materials and measurements here.

Christmas Block 1a

VIGNETTE Christmas Block is part of the September Stamps Release Bundle which you can purchase at a reduced rate until 5th September. We will also invite you again to hop with us from 10th September … so get ready for lots of festive inspiration!!!

Pop over to the STAMPlorations challenge blog for more inspiration, my teamies have made some fab projects, information and details about September’s prize bundle, as always there will be a winner drawn at random from everyone who entered all of our challenges during the month of September. Good Luck!

Happy Crafting!! 🙂

what else I used:

pretty in pink, certainly celery, early espresso ink and certainly celery and early espresso card and Stamp’n’Write markers from Stampin’Up!

Artiste berry red metallic pigment ink from docrafts

glossy accents, white card and sequin from my stash

the stamps I used:


CAS Snowflakes

Hi Everybody,

thanks for your lovely comments.

I have been busy making more Christmas Cards after I discovered that I didn’t have enough to send.

This one here is a super quick make:

CAS snowflake

The Darice embossing folder (Crafter’s Companion) I used for this card has so much detail, that I always try to make a feature of it. For this card, I simply used it to emboss the front, rounded some edges and attached a strip of pink card to the back leaving a narrow border. I tied my ribbon Stampin’Up!) to cross at the front and attached a snowflake charm and gems to finish.

This is what the card looks like lying flat:

CAS snowflake 2

I would like to enter my card into the Addicted to CAS challenge with the theme – Snowflakes.

Hope you like it. Back soon with more.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

ATSM Challenge 74

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

How time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #74 – Addicted to CAS!!! …. another favourite of yours …

Our sponsor this week is DigiDarla Designs

The winner will get 5 images of their choice.

I used the Peace Angel Block image by DigiDarla Designs to make my DT for this week:

Peace Angel

I simply coloured the image, fuzzy cut it and layered it on my embossed base card using 3D foam, rounded 3 edges and added 2 gems to finish.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Addicted to CAS’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!

ATSM Challenge 70

Hi Everybody,

how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #70 – Photo Inspiration!!!

I know you’ll love this one … it’s very sparkly and Christmassy … the picture to take inspiration from… here it is:

… but then of course you could also take the colours only to get your inspiration from or go for some thing non-traditional or starry …

We got a new sponsor this week …. DigiDarla Designs

The winner will get 5 images of their choice.

This week I have several cards for your inspiration. They all are following the Christmassy Theme …

My first one is also non-traditional, and the inspiration came from the colours and the round shape of baubles. There is also a bit of starry sparkle going on. Here it is:

non trad christmas

I am also entering this card into the Addicted to CAS ‘One Layer’ Challenge.

My next one has a more traditional feel to it, and inspiration was taken from the colours and the soft matt surface texture of the baubles which I tried to re-create by using some embossed vellum and matt silver mirror card. The peel off border symbolises tinsel. Here it is:

Fairy Christmas Tree

For my last card I went for a modern traditional feel, if there is such a thing.

Holographic Chritmas Tree

I hope you enjoyed browsing through my cards today.

Sorry about the pictures, I am still working on the lighting for indoor pictures during heavy downpours … 🙂

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!
Here are my card recipies:
card1: stamps used: Background Fun by Personal Impressions (PICSA6087) and Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin’Up!; Concord Crush ink by SU; peel off, corner rounder and gem from stash
card2: From Stampin’Up!: concord crush card stock and ink, bashful blue ink, vellum; snowman snowflake embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion; Fairy Christmas Eve stamp from Lavinia Stamps; cutting die from Nellie Snellen; peel off, snowflake brads, ribbon, other card stock and gems from stash
card 3:matt silver mirror card, holographic card and gem from stash; cutting die was a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine; Background image from Nicecrane Designs