21 October 2016

Guest designing for Uniko : A Rainbow challenge

Hi there!

So excited to share a card with you today as guest designer at Uniko Studio !

Thank you Beverley for inviting me!

We have a very popular color challenge to inspire you this month!

I made a card using one of the amazing digis Bev offered here in the Simply cards & Papercraft magazine.

Uniko studio digital freebie floral heart

A design made easy by using the Silhouette Studio software.

I used my Promarkers to color the beautiful flower heart in the colors of the rainbow.

No one can resist a rainbow, so come join the fun, and remember you don't need to use Uniko products :)

The design team has wonderful inspiration lined up on the Uniko blog... so time to get inspired!

Thanks for visiting me today ☺


20 October 2016

CAS(e) this sketch # 195

Hi there!

I can't believe it's Thursday again! Time flies!

You know what this means... new sketch inspiration brought to you with the compliments of CAS(e) this sketch !

How will Chrissy's sketch inspire you?

I made two cards this week . I made the one without the background first... and then looked at the sketch again, and thought , actually this calls for some kind of background, so I grabbed the same colors of Promarkers I used to color the flowers, and just randomly *yes me* drew stripes to create a kind of messy look to honor Chrissy's sketch.

Here it is... with backround :

... and without :

I LOVE the style of Rhonna Farrer's designs in the Silhouette store. It's modern, bold and fresh!

Design ID #153157

Sentiment from Miss Kate Cuttables (with Sympathy word set).

I hope you will join us again!

Thanks for visiting me today


19 October 2016

sending Hugs... for Muse

Hi there!

Just a quick hello with a card inspired by Jenni  at Muse card club .

I love the soft aqua and white look of Jenni's card, and wanted to honor this in my CASE.

Further on, I used the same basic layout with die cuts, but picket dots instead of stripes.

Both the bird and floral frame are Silhouette designs

Design ID #63035

Design ID #18628

My sentiment... you are welcome to use it :)

I am also linking to the anything goes with dies challenge at Happy little stampers.


Thanks for looking!


18 October 2016

CASology : Coffee

Hi there!

We have a new cue card to inspire you this week at CASology ... and I am sure you are going to love it!


I know I can't start my day without it :)

Take a closer look at the fabulous foil :

The heartbeat graphic is from the Silhouette store ( Design ID #149111)

Instead of using it as a cutting file, I used the fill option to print it with my laserprinter and add pink/red foil with a laminator.

I then added my own sentiment and a little take away coffe cup, cut with my Silhouette from vellum. 
I added a 'cuff ' (hand cut from kraft card stock) and tiny punched heart.

I played around with the sentiment after I finished my card and came up with this version to share with you:

More inspiration awaits when you click the links listed below:

Guest designer: Asa

Sponsor: Stamplorations

I am adding my link to the Coffee Challenge @ Addicted to CAS .


Hope to see you join us this week at CASology!


16 October 2016

The Paper Players #317

Hi there!

We have a fun new CAS challenge at The paper players this week!


The season with the most beautiful color palette is here, and we want you to show us those colors using leaves in your CAS design!

My card to inspire you to play along looks like this:

watercolored Autumn leaves

A closer look at the detail...

watercolored Autumn leaves

... and a last one ;)

watercolored Autumn leaves

This really was a pleasant experiment with distress inks and Altenew stamps!

I combined 2 sets :

  • Brush Art floral to create the striped background.
  • Golden Garden for the leaves.
Colors used :
  • Peeled paint.
  • Spiced marmalade.
  • Mustard seed.
  • Vintage photo for the leaves.
I used one of the smaller brush stroke stamps in the different colors, and softened the look by adding a small amount of water with a fine paintbrush.

After it dried, I stamped the leaves and also added very little water to achieve the water colored effect.
I layered the created background over leaves stamped and water colored directly onto the card base.

The sparkly gold peeping from behind the BG is glittered washi tape from 3M.

To finish off I stamped the sentiment and added touches of gold liquid pearls.

I am adding my link to the following challenges:

Just us girls challenge ~ Olive Gold Rust


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join us at the Paper Players this week!


14 October 2016

Hey, happy birthday to you!

Hi there !

Happy Friday to you!

Made a card on this lovely Friday, and I am popping in to share it with you ☺

rainbow flower birthday card

A closer look:

rainbow flower birthday card

The flower stamp was a freebie from a recent Papercraft Essential magazine .

I stamped it 3 times and colored it in rainbow colors using my Promarkers.

A very simple card finished off with a bold sentiment cut with my Silhouette , and completed with a computer generated phrase.

Sharing at the following challenges:

AAA cards ~ Inspiration photo below.

Time out challenges  ~ Case the designer (using the stamped flowers and 'sentiment over image' as my design inspiration)

Seize the birthday  ~ Anything goes.


Thanks for looking!


13 October 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #194

Hi there!

Time for a new sketch... @ CAS(e) this sketch !

Here's my card for your inspiration:

A closer look:

It's been a while since I glammed things up with a bit of foil!

I used a one of the thanksgiving borders from Miss Kate Cuttables, printed it with my laser printer and applied copper colored Decofoil with a laminator.

The grateful die cut word is from the Silhouette store: Design ID #102616.

A very QACAS card finished off with a couple of rhinestones :)

I hope you will find inspiration from N@Ali awesome CAS sketch and join us this week at CTS!

Thanks for visiting me today!