Friday 27 December 2019

Perfectly CAS


I am taking advantage of the christmas break to play along with some challenges as I don't often get the chance to make cards just for fun :)  Perfectly CAS is a new challenge which encourages us to keep our designs clean and simply by using one third of the card front or less and the current challenge is to Celebrate.  

I decided to use our Say What and Lets Talk stencils on this card to create a bright and fun design:

I simply masked a panel on the card front and inked through Lets Talk with Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides.  I white heat embossed a sentiment from WPlus9 and inked through one of the large speech bubbles from Say What in Picked Raspberry before cutting it out.

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Lets Party.

Here are the stencils that I used:


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Sarah x

Thursday 26 December 2019

Go Wild


I hope that you have been having a wonderful festive season...I have been taking advantage of some time off work to hideout in my craft room :)  I decided to make a card with some stencils that I haven't used for a while - Leo and Fierce Words:

I inked through the words stencil in Pumice Stone to create a light coloured background before going over the lion stencil with copper texture paste.  Once that was dry  I went back over some of the wording in Hickory Smoke to create the sentiment.  I simply added some copper coloured glitter tape down the edge of the card to add a bit of extra interest.

I shall link up at Inkspirational where the challenge is No Stamping and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where it is Party Time!

Here are the products that I used on this card which are available to buy from 


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Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Sunday 22 December 2019

Dream Big


Just a quick post to share a card that I have made with our Chubby Unicorns stamp set and the Confetti Sprinkles stencil.  I am starting to build my stash of all occasion cards now that we are nearly finished with christmas card production for another year!

I thought that this little lady would work perfectly for the challenge over at Time Out where the word inspiration is:

It also works well for Simon's Wednesday Challenge where it is party time.  You can't have a party without confetti!

I hope that your christmas preparations are going smoothly and things aren't getting too frazzled.  I am off work for 2 weeks now and am planning to get lots of crafty time :)  Whatever you are doing, I hope you have a wonderful time!

Here are the products that I used on this card:


Sarah x

Saturday 14 December 2019

AAA Cards


It is a very cold and wet weekend here so I am playing in my craft room....I wanted to take part in the current AAA Cards Challenge where we are creating CAS cards along the edge.

I used our Banners and Bunting Stencil to create this card:

A little bit of Tumbled Glass distress ink shaded at the top of the card and coloured texture paste over the bunting to give a bit of dimension.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.

I do love this stencil - I often reach for it to finish off a scene or as a focal point on my cards.  You can buy it from our store -

I hope you like the card - it was a nice change from a christmas card :)

Sarah x

Monday 9 December 2019

Feeling Festive


I am still working on christmas it just me or does the clock speed up at this time of year?!  Here are three that I made over the weekend.

I inked up our Holly Wreath stencil a couple of times and added some extra foliage from the Fa La La and Joy stamp sets.  I die cut a circle inside the wreath.  I heat embossed the sentiment in copper and cut it out so that it looks as if it is hanging from the wreath.

I shall link up at Time Out where the theme is Merry and Cheerful.  

I stitched around a die cut frame on this card to highlight the gold embossed sentiment from our Fa La La stamp set.  I shall link up at Simon Wednesday's Challenge where the theme is Traditional Christmas.

Finally I went with black and gold for a dramatic look:

I went over our Simple Scallops stencil with gold glitter paste and added the sentiment.  I shall link up at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge without the candy cane twist.

Here are the products that I used to make these cards:



Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday 2 December 2019

AAA Birthday Card Challenge


It is time for our next monthly AAA Birthday Card Challenge which, if you are like me, is a welcome excuse to take a break from making christmas cards :)  This month's theme is Balloons and Banners:

I decided to use this opportunity to ink up a few new stencils including Up and Away and Scenic Borders:

I inked up the main hot air balloon in Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilised Amber and added some light pencil shading to add some depth to the colours.  I also used the cloud border to create the sky on this card.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

Here are the stencils that I used which you can buy in store at

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.

I hope you like my card!

Sarah x