Saturday, 2 August 2014

Send a Smile for Kids CAS Challenge #84

It's time for another challenge over at
Send a Smile 4 Kids
and it is CAS (Clean and Simple)

I am one that struggles sometimes with just 'simple'
We tend to want to keep adding so here they are.
My first card was fairly simple to make.
I used layers of white card stock and scored the back one
and deciding not to pop them.
Punched the bottom with a MS punch
The lovely digi I coloured is from
DRS Designs called Leaf Butterfly Spray.
  I picked this design so I could make
this card suitable for giving to an Adult as maybe a
'Note of Thanks'
Added a colourful ribbon and a few rhinestones to finish.

Here is a really simple digi from A Day for Daisies
 I decided she needed to be surrounded by flowers.
The DP's are from American Crafts
Punch for ribbon is Stampin' Up
I used various punches from
 Carl and Martha Stewart for the flowers
The background on the digi is stamped from
SU Beyond the Basics
Fussy cut the sweet little girls dress.
Added Liquid Pearls and Startdust Stickles
 in the centre of the flowers.

Our sponsor's prizes for the Winners are

A Day for Daisies - $12 gift certificate
DSR Designs - $10 gift certificate
Kitchen Sink Stamps - $25  gift certificate

Don't forget to pop over to the other Designer sfrom
Team SAS to see their lovely cards.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time

Cherrio from


I was Inspired by a Song for Challenge #75 over at The Squirrel & the Fox

I found a great challenge that suited me down to the ground.
It is over at The Squirrel & the Fox
and their challenge is to make a card
inspired by a song or movie
Details are HERE

For this challenge I decided the
beautiful Thistle Image
needed to stand out hence it is cas card.
With the Commonwealth Games being held over in
 Glasgow Scotland my first thoughts went back to
 seeing Team Scotland march to their
Being born in Scotland I love Thistles even though it is a weed
and of course those Scottie Dogs.
How awesome it was to see them take centre stage
as the athletes marched in to the arena.

I have used basic card stock colours for the base and matting
Tartan paper is from a friend who just happens to live in Glasgow.
I cannot remember where this thistle image is from
so cannot give credit to (sorry)
Used a MS punch, own ribbon
and the Scottie Dog was given to me by my sister.
Sentiment is from Just believe by SU.

I really enjoyed making this card because of the
 beautiful thistle image
and just listening to the bagpipes ringing out the
music of  'The Flower of Scotland'

Thanks to the team at The Squirrel & the Fox
for this challenge and giving me the reason
to make this card and remind me of my Homeland.

A Bit of Bling over at The House that Stamps Built

I love creating cards with Bling so of course
I had to play with the latest challenge over at
It is Designer's Choice (DCC730)
and my friend Karen is hosting.
Our challenge is to add 'Sparkle Glitter or Bling'.
I have used one of my favourite RI Stamps Tulip Bouquet - 912K.
I  love this stamp because there is so much detail
that it doesn't need colouring.
I used black and white card stock
Designer Paper is from Kaisercraft
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on black card stock
SU border punch with maroon card stock
Row of bling
Also bling on the centres of the flowers
and added a touch of shine with a gel pen
Finished with a bow using own ribbon.
Another quick post so that is it for now.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sketch Challenge #206 at The Paper Players

I am again playing with the Retired SU Stamp Set -
Feeling Sentimental and this time for the current
Sketch Challenge #206 over at
 and you can find all the details HERE
and below is the Sketch.
I used the following items for this card
Brown Red and White card stock
SU Stamps - Feeling Sentimental and
Beyond Basics on the edges of the brown card base.
Darkroom Door - Postcards for my backing
Burlap (Hessian)
Spellbinders Labels One
Memento and Distress Inks
Kaisercraft pearls
Thanks for popping in so
Cherrio till next time