Sunday, 15 April 2018

Freshly Made Sketch #332

Hello, hope your weekend is going well,

I'm still playing with some new goodies from CAS-ual Fridays - the Funky Flakes dies and Snowy Sayings have been on my wishlist for months:




I thought the flakes would fit in perfectly with Karren's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I white embossed a snowflake background and die cut the flakes out of some scraps of navy, silver and teal card stock, then finished it off with a sparkly centre.

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 9 April 2018

Fusion Inspired CAS-ual Fridays

Hello, hello,

Another quick post with another Spring themed card for CAS-ual Fridays using the latest Fusion sketch:






I just received some lovely happy mail from CAS-ual Fridays, including this sweet little bunny from their latest release. I white embossed a W Plus 9 text background, then sponged a Spring sky and sun using distress inks over the top of it. The bunny has been coloured with Copics.

E njoy your week!

Claire x


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Spring is in the Air

Hello folks!

Spring is in the air for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere so there are lots of Spring inspired challenges happening in blogland. CAS-ual Friday's latest theme is Spring Fever:





I didn't use CAS-ual Friday's Stamps for this one - instead I used Stamplorations Framed Cherry Blossoms which I embossed in silver and watercoloured with Zigs. It looked a bit lost on the card so I set them on to PTI's Center Style: Masculine Die. It's sentiment free as I didn't want to cover up any of those pretty blossoms!

I've also been inspired by the colours at The Card Concept although I'm not quite sure I can pin it down to one of the styles - maybe clean and simple?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Claire x


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Embossed Sprig

Hello again,

Hope you enjoyed Easter and took the opportunity to gorge on as much chocolate as possible!

I've combined challenges at Less is More and AAA Cards for the card below. Less is More are having a CASE challenge, using Aileen's beautiful card as inspiration and AAA's challenge is to use our favourite technique:







My favourite technique is embossing and Waltzingmouse's Simple Sprig is perfect for this - I've been inspired by the vivid blues in Aileen's card and the silver sentiment.

Thanks for popping by today,

Claire x