Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Inkspirational Challenges - Goal


Sorry for the VERY late posting of my Inkspirational Challenges DT card , the challenge being:

and there are just 3 days left to enter!!!

This card is for my son's birthday - it's not till next week but I have no fear that he'll see this post as he has zero interest in mum's blogging!  

I used a big background stamp (Hero?) and cut the silhouettes on my silhouette machine.

I'd like to enter :

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Plaid


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is a pattern that we in the UK call check or tartan but my international team-mates have called.......

For my DT card I rounded up my tartan paper scraps and cut them on my Silhouette to form a triangle Christmas tree. Then I stamped the sentiment below it.  

I'd like to enter:

Cardz4Guyz plaid 

Fab n Funky  check 

Little Red Wagon  die cuts for Xmas

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Snippety Snowman


Here's another card I made while supposedly sorting things out for my house move!  Everything here was in my bits bag - the sentiment was already stamped, the circle cut and the snowman, a free digi , was printed out, waiting to be coloured and cut out. 

I'd like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart  snippets 

Type Right


We'll be moving house in early January, all being well, and so I'm trying to get ahead with Christmas cards, DT projects and upcoming birthdays, before I have to pack everything away.  Got a bit distracted by challenges..

I've had the die-cut typewriter and the circle of text hanging around in my scraps for years! And as I was tidying up I came across it and recalled that Casology have a Type challenge.  So I used an embossing folder to add birthday text , stamped a check background strip and added a pink gem, all onto a pink base. 

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Chair Photo


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is to be inspired by this photo:

For my DT card, I gold embossed a Hero Arts background stamp and die cut it into a shaped card with a gold frame.  I then cut the NOEL on my Silhouette. Monotony warning: expect a few more of these noels to be cropping up on my cards over the coming month, as I cut several out in different sizes! 

I'd like to enter:

Allsorts  Christmas 

Double D Challenge  A walk in the woods 

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Cheer


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is to be inspired by the word: Cheer. 

I made my DT card back  in the summer, as I wanted to give it to my daughter who had passed a professional qualification.  I made the moon and clouds with homemade stencils and ink and gel pen and the stamps were from different sets.

I'd like to enterr:

Krafty Chicks  all occasions 

Allsorts  add a sentiment 

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - For Boys or Men


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  was chosen by Pia , and it is:
My 14-year-old son has been part of a football team since he was about 7 years old, and it's run by Alan. I thought for his special birthday, Alan deserved a trophy, so I cut him one using my Silhouette Cameo and personalised it with his name and age. It's actually quite a small card! Hard to see on the photo, but it's silver mirror card on black. 

I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday  Outdoor Sport - I hope it's acceptable for the challenge, although from the trophy you can't really tell it's outdoor! 

Sunday, 3 October 2021



My daughter asked me to make a card for her to give to a colleague who is having time off for cancer treatment. She described the woman as an 'earth mother', who's very nurturing of the team, bakes for them and keeps chickens at home. She asked for no sentiment on the front. 

Inspired by the chickens, I found some images online and traced them in Silhouette Studio, welding on the curved ground and cutting it electronically.  For te background I used homemade sun and cloud stencils. I distressed some patterned paper and doodled faux stitches. Finally, I added a resin heart. 

I'd like to enter:

Sun and silhouette 

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Photo


Here's my Design Team creation for Inkspirational  Challenges, where the challenge is to be insired by:

I heat embossed the trees (pink Fresh Studio)  in copper on kraft cardstock. The fox is a very old magazine freebie stamp. 

I'd like to enter:

(trees in silhouette and wooden stars) 

Monday, 20 September 2021

Impressionist Improvisation

 Oooh lala - I've taken my inspiraton from the impressionists in creating some autumn leaves on this card! 

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday 

Sweet Stampin 

Four Seasons Challenge 

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