CAS.ology Week 68 : Black

Hello gorgeous girls

A tiny post from me today ( more like a post it ) as I saw that CAS.ology have another spiffing cue card this week .

Week 68 - Black

My favorite color !

So I whipped up with the aid of my Cameo a couple of little black numbers for your delectation.




Although these little blighter’s look really simple it took me about half a ream of paper to get those die cuts as near perfect as I could. I use 350gsm card stock which requires me to double double cut with my Cameo , more often than not half of the image sticks to my cutting mat and the rest comes away in my hand much to my annoyance of my  doglets who all run for cover when I start shouting at my machine ( a shoddy workman always blames his tools )

Why not pop over to CAS.ology and see what the amazing DT have come up with,  always tons of inspiration from this talented crew and lots of fabulous entries as always.

Bidding you all a wonderful evening/morning/afternoon

Take care


Addicted to CAS Challenge # 25 Hosted by Kylie

Hello lovely ladies and welcome to another fresh new challenge over at ATCAS. This week we have a fantastic new code word for you chosen by our amazing leader Smiley Kylie .

So what did her smileyness choose  for us……..

ATCAS - code word one layer

This was a bit of a toughie for me as I love my layers and my stamping has been poorly neglected of late, so my card is super simple.


Told Ya !!!

Penny black stamp coloured with copics and lashing s of GA ( thats not a layer is it ) ? sentiment SU,  done !

Now if you really want to see some fabulous inspirational cards pop over to ATCAS,  those gals really know how do create one layer magic !

We have another fab sponsor for the next fortnight

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Digi Darla will be offering five digis to the winner

linking to CAS.ology

Week 67 - Country

I would also like to link to a new challenge blog called Savvy Handmade Cards who are looking for cards with bats or birds

Before I go would like to share a photo with you all of our new addition

Please welcome Molly to our family


sorry about the photo but the thing wont sit still ! So I,m wondering  do I have to change my blog to !!

Have a great weekend


Get Creative Card Challenge ” Hearts ” and I’ve Been Featured !

Hello lovely ladies

This is going to be one heck of a long post so if you haven’t had your beverage of choice yet I suggest you grab one and take a seat.

October 6th was world card making day and it also happened to be Get Creatives three-year anniversary . Last year each member of the Team set their own challenge and offered a prize, is was such a success that Irini the big honcho has decided to make it a regular feature each year. Although due to ill-health and some  personal problems during this year I decided to resign from the team ( which I miss terribly ) Irini kindly invited me  back to be part of the celebrations for the Get Creative three year anniversary,  so here I am and I have to say it’s been lovely to be back even if it’s just for this challenge. So the same applies as last year, each DT member has chosen their own theme and will also choose a winner. So what did I choose


Although I’m not the romantic kind of girl hearts tend to feature a lot in my card making and to be honest I’m in need of a little inspiration . I totally adore them so……I would like for you to help me out by sharing your heart creations with me. ( cunning eh ) You can use as many or as few as you like be it digi, stamped die cut anything as long as I can see a heart. My winner for this challenge will receive Siligum Modelling Paste which is a really fun and simple way to make your own moulds.

So come and see what I made


I wont bore you with all of the details I think it’s quite obvious what I did but a fair bit of crackle medium was involved !


Cameo magic ! Triple layering


The hearts in the frame are cut from an I-phone cover that I got in Tiger


This cute stamp is from Papermania Urban Stamps , GA over copics and SU hearts embossing folder .

My prize


Now I wouldn’t normally show four cards but I was shamed into it by the other DT members who all created so many for their challenges one seemed kinda mean. If you’re not a fan of hearts don’t worry there are so many other challenges running , 12 to be precise , there’s  something for everyone and each DT member is offering a prize, why not take part in all of them !!!! There will be an additional prize for one lucky winner chosen by random generator whoever he is , and has been generously donated by our sponsor

Scraps and Pieces

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You have until the 10th of November to upload your card. So why not pop over to Get Creative  I would love to see you there for my last challenge and just want to say a big thank you to Irini who took a chance on me when I had only been making cards for a few months . I had a fabulous time working with the most amazingly talented, warm-hearted ladies and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Fascinating Fridays

I’m not finished with you yet…..just wanted to do a little trumpet blowing , I was very shocked and privileged to be the featured artist ( their words not mine )  for Paperie Designs Studio for a section of their blog called Fascinating Fridays .  I was shocked because they have featured some amazingly talented ladies all of whom are inspirations to me . So if you want to know a little more about me then I would love to see you over there.

Right think I’ve kept you long enough.

Have a wonderful week and look forward to seeing your heart creations.

Take care


Addicted to CAS Challenge 24 Transparent

Hello Lovely Ladies

A huge thank you to those of you who passed by recently to welcome me back to blogland I was touched by how many of you came to pay a visit after such a long absence. I wasn’t expecting such a crowd otherwise I would have laid a buffet on and a had a drinks bar !

Onto the matter at hand and  its time once again for a new challenge at ATCAS and our super host for this fortnight is Christine , you should really pop over and visit her blog she is one talented lady, so what did she choose for us this time……

ATCAS - code word transparent

Well I’m sure you will agree that there’s lots of room for interpretation here and if you visit the other members of the DT at ATCAS you can feast your lovely eyes on their fabulous take on the theme.

So what did I do , well…………



Both made mainly by my gorgeous Cameo , under my direction of course. On the first the sentiment is printed directly onto acetate and inserted into the frame , the black border is created by Spellbinders Edge-abilities and the base by Spellbinders Card Creat-abilities,  well I think that s what it’s called.

For the dapper gentleman again Ms Cameo did her thing,  including the sentiment which seeing it now here on my blog looks really teeny-weeny and a bit out of proportion . Since Silhouette America haven’t come up with making 3D googly eyes yet I had raid my stash !

I thought I would include for your perusal some shadow boxes that I made a while ago but never blogged  .I’m afraid there is a rather tenuous link to our theme  and am not sure how CAS they are except for the flower, but here goes anyway







On some of the boxes I have placed images both on the front and back which I’m not sure is obvious from the photo’s , a piece of thick vellum has also been attached at the back of the box and when darkness falls I light a candle behind each of them .  Of course all made using my Cameo except for the shadow boxes which are made from thick MDF. Sorry about the photo quality but its a bit tricky trying to capture the images with a candle behind !

We have a fabulous sponsor again for you this time Nicecrane Designs who is most generously offering $20 worth of digital images


We would love for you to join in the fun again with us at ATCAS,  it’s always such a pleasure to see your creations and you do make it hard on our hostess to choose winners each time .

Well I’m sure I’ve kept you long enough so wishing you all a wonderful weekend and will be popping by later on to see what you have been up too