29 May 2013

Inkspirational Anything Goes

Just wanted to share with your my card for the Inkspirational Anything Goes challenge, which is very CAS with butterflies and bling of course.


I have used the Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder which was sanded in patches.  I had forgotten about the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die I had so I dusted it off and used it to create the leaves.


The butterfly image is from the Papillion Potpourri stamps set and I inked the stamp up first and rolled the second colour.  The images were then punched out and covered in VersaMark and then coated with Heat & Stick and Dazzling Diamonds. So they are very sparkly.


Here is the my card:







Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners, Papillion Potpourri
Card: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, VersaMark
Accessories:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder (retired), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Elegant Butterfly Punch,  Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Heat and Stick, Dazzling Diamonds












CAS is sometimes hard for me but I love it for this card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Celebrate The Occasion Challenge - #114 Add a Butterfly

Party Time Tuesday Challenge - #122 Anything Goes

Use It Tuesday Challenge – # 56 Anything Goes

Stamps and Fun Challenge – # 153 CAS

Gingerloft Challenge – Happy Birthday

No Matter Which Challenge – # 9 Things with Wings

Red Carpet Studio Challenge - #38 Sixteen Candles

Card Making Mama’s Challenge – # 70 Stamps



If you get a chance please stop over at Inkspirational this week and maybe join us.


Hope your week is going well……Meg

28 May 2013

Holly Jolly 3 Embellishments

New week, new challenge – create a Christmas Project and add 3 Embellishments.


This is the new challenge over at Holly Jolly this week which I am hosting.


Our challenge is also sponsored by Bugaboo.


I have used a Bugaboo image and teamed it up with some of the wonderful SU Silver Glimmer Paper, plus some buttons and ribbon.


I think my little Eggbert looks very cold indeed.





Stamp set: Bugaboo Eggbert Winter
Card: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Copic Paper
Accessories:  Water Coloured Pencils, Marina Mist Ribbon (retired), Silver Glimmer Paper, Spellbinders Lacey Circles Nestabilites, SU Buttons,
Scallop Border Punch, Snow Flurry Die, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I have added extra layers of his gloves and hat to create a bit of 3D look and I have used the wonderful Marina Mist to create my cold look. 


It almost feels this cold outside, Winter is definitely settling in here in Sydney.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Craftin Desert Divas Challenge – # 7 Add Ribbon or Twine

Created with Love Challenge - #43 Lift Me Up (min. 3 layers)

Get Inky Challenge – # 5 Glitter

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - #173 Anything Goes

Here Come the Boys Challenge – # 52 Must have Buttons

That Craft Place Challenge – Dies & Punches

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge - #17 Non-Traditional

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge – Add Ribbon

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge – # 168 Buttons


Thanks so much for visiting my post, please visit us over at Holly Jolly if you get a chance.

Until next time enjoy your week and have fun creating….. Meg

26 May 2013

Off the Edge

We are going Off the Edge over at Come and Get It this week.


I have chosen a theme to create a project with some stamping that is off the edge of the cardstock.  So instead of keeping everything all on the one piece of cardstock, just go off the edge and have some fun!


I have also gone a little CAS using only Midnight Muse and Whisper White cardstock.


Here is my card:




Stamp set: Loving Thoughts, Serene Silhouettes, En Francais
Card: Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Midnight Muse Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Added a little ribbon and bow and some bling.  I think very Simple but lovely.


I would also like to add my card to the following challenges:


Crazy 4 Challenges - #187 No Patterned Paper

Paper Creators Crafts Monthly Challenge – # 9 Anything Goes

Pumpkin Spice Monthly Challenge - #21 Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge – H is for Happy

Sister Act Card Challenge – # 8 Anything Goes

Fab n Funky Challenge – # 172 Ribbon and/or Lace

Rhedd and Rosie Challenge – # 7 Blooms


We would love to see you over at Come and Get It if you get a chance.


Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week….Meg

22 May 2013

Christmas Easel

Don’t you just love Easel cards?  They always turn out lovely and you get a chance to get out the embossing folders or even the papers you have in your stash.


This week’s challenge at Holly Jolly is to create an Easel card and found this great little tutorial over at Bronwyn Eastley’s blog to create a mini easel card using the two tag die.


I have used Cherry Cobbler card stock and embossed one tag using the Vintage Wallpaper Folder.  Love the glitter paper and the Snow Flurry Die and of course a little more bling near my Christmas Blessing message.


Here is my mini Easel creation:




If you haven’t tried to create an Easel card there are so many wonderful inspirations on line, give it a go!


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Lady Anne’s Monthly Challenge - #2 Easel Card

My Time to Craft Challenge – 3 222 Christmas in May

Cut It Up Challenge – # 19 Make It Mini

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #207 Christmas

Penny’s Challenge – # 127 Step or Easel Card


Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for visiting…..Meg

19 May 2013

CAGI Sketch Time

A quick post to share with you the new challenge we have over at Come and Get It this week.


Our challenge this week is being hosted by Julie and Julie has created a sketch for everyone to try.


I have created my card using some of the More Amore Speciality paper and I have used the colours from the paper as well.


The flower is from the Secret Garden stamp set plus I have used the die cut that co-ordinate with the stamp set to cut out the image and then layered it a couple times.


Here is my card





Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Secret Garden
Card: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Ink: Primrose Petal
Accessories:  Primrose Petal Stitched Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Window Frames Framelit Die, Secret Garden Die, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



and here is Julie’s sketch;


I really like the soft look of this card. So what would you create with this sketch?


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:


One Stop Craft Challenge – # 229 Anything Goes

Card Making Mamas Challenge – # 69 Punches

Polka Doodle Challenge – # 20 Spring/Pastel Colours

Stamping with Dragon Challenge – Flowers for Mum

Stuck on U Sketches Challenge – Flower Die Cuts

The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge = #11 Spring flowers



If you do get a chance to create something with the sketch please come and show us we would love to see.


Have a wonderful week….. Meg

15 May 2013

Inspirational CASE


It’s Wednesday so time for a new challenge at Inkspirational and this week we have a CASE challenge for you.


I have used the Blooming with Kindness stamp set to create my card and I have gone very pink.


Here is my card:






Stamp set: Blooming with Kindness

Card: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Rick Razzleberry, Pretty in Pretty, Regal Rose

Accessories:  Pretty in Pink Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




I have used Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink card stock with some Retired Pretty in Pink Ribbon.  Love this ribbon and I am getting low but I love the bow so I have used my stash.


I have also included a copy of the Inkspirational CASE to show you.




The stamp was inked in Regal Rose ink and then I used the Rich Razzleberry marker to ink up parts of the flower.

I think this will make a lovely birthday card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – # 52 May Flowers

Sweet Stamps Challenge – # 117 Spring

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – # 147 Smell the Roses (flowers)

Use It Tuesday Challenge – # 55 You Can’t Touch This

Created With Love Challenges - #41 Birthday Bling It Up

Love to Create Challenge - #65 Flowers

Songbird Challenge - #20 Bloom and Grow

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Pretty in Pink

Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Anything Goes

My Sheri Crafts Challenge - #110 Flower



If you love CASE challenges then come and join us at Inkspirational.


Enjoy the rest of your week….Meg

14 May 2013

Holly Jolly – First Letter/First Name


We have a great new challenge over at Holly Jolly this week which is being hosted by Paige.


The challenge is to create something that starts with the first letter of your first name.


So I have chosen to use Marina Mist card stock with a Merry Christmas Greeting.


I have also used the sketch from Merry Monday Christmas – another M for Meighan. Plus the colours are form the new challenge at Dynamic Duos.


Here is my card:




This is a great challenge – so what would you create?


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Sketch

Dynamic Duo Challenge – 1 Year Anniversary (Bashful Blue & Marina Mist)

Sarah Hurley Monthly Challenge - #80 Shades of Blue

Crafty Boots Challenge – Celebrations


If you haven’t gotten out your Christmas stash then we would love to see your creations at Holly Jolly!

Enjoy the week….Meg

13 May 2013

Happy Birthday Mynnette

It is Mynnette’s Birthday today and to celebrate we have scheduled a blog hop to wish :


Mynnette a Happy Birthday!!!!!!


I hope your day has been filled with happiness and blessings plus some cake!!!!


You may have come from Nikki’s blog or you may have started here. Regardless you can make your way through the blog hop by continuing on the link below.


There is Blog Candy and to win all you need to do is visit each blog, including Inspirational and leave a comment.


We each had to CASE one of Mynnette’s cards and create a birthday card for her.


Here is the card I have created




Supplies: (All Stampin’ Up)
Stamp sets: Perfect Punches
Card: Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Tea for Two DSP, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Pearls, Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals



and here is Mynnette’s card



Now you are off to Ellen’s blog to check out what card Ellen has chosen to CASE.


If you get lost along the way here is the full list of links.



Ellen In a World of Craft

Shauna Creating with Paper

Sandie London Days

Ruth Flower Sparkle

Yvonne  Journey Into Artistry

Kylie Kylie is Addicted to Stamps

Marina My Perfect Life

Nikki Nicole Stalker

Meighan Stampin with Meighan (You are here)


Want more? The Technique Time Tuesday DT is also hopping for Mynnette’s birthday!


Don’t forget to leave your comment so you can be eligible to win the Blog Candy.


Happy Birthday again Mynnette.


All the best..Meg

12 May 2013

Brown Cream & Blue

I hope that all the Mother’s out there have had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  I have had a wonderful day and got lots of hugs and smiles.


Just a quick note to share our new Colour challenge at Come and Get it which is hosted by Judy.


Judy has challenged us all to use the colours:


Blue, Brown and Cream


I have used the Secret Garden Stamp and the co-coordinating Die cut. 


Coordinating Dies would have have to be on the top of my favourite’s list they just make it so quick to create your card.


Here is my card :






Stamp set: Secret Garden, Field Flowers

Card: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Secret Garden Die, Marina Mist Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I was inspired by the CASE Study Challenge to create my card and I love the quote from the Field Flowers Stamp set:


Hope is a wish with a little more Clout.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge – Blooms and Blossoms

Sister Act Card Challenge – # 6 Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge – # 1 Dies/Punches

Crafty Ribbons Challenge – # 45 No Designer Paper

Case Study Challenge - #140

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – April Shows Bring May Flowers

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – # 79 Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge - #51 Let’s Sparkle

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes



Have a lovely week everyone and thank you for visiting my little creative corner! 


Until next time have fun and keep safe….Meg

11 May 2013

Inkspirational Photo

Just a quick post to let you know that there is still time to join our Photo Inspirational challenge over at Inkspirational.

I have gone very CAS for my card and the photo me just seems to shout birthday or celebration.

Here is my card






Stamp set: Perfect Punches

Card: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Accessories:  Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Here is the photo inspiration:





I didn’t have any thing with balloons so I created the banner for my birthday card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges



Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - #166 CAS

Crafty Catz Challenge - #182 Anything Goes

Cas-ual Friday Challenge - #100 Tic Tac Toe (Punch/Bling/Birthday)

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Clean and Simple


Have a fabulous weekend!   Meg



08 May 2013

CCC - Something Old & Something New

Hi everyone,


We have a great new challenge over at Crafty Creations this week, we want you to raid your stash and show us:


Something Old & Something New


Well I have done just that and here are the items I have used:


New: In-Colour Brads and stamp from the “Blessed Mother” stamp set
Old: Beautiful Butterflies Die & Eyelet Border Punch


The layout for my card is inspired by the Clean and Simple Sketch and I have used the sentiment from the Blessed Mother stamp set because I think it is perfect for a Mother’s Day card.


The sentiment reads: “You mean so much to me


I purchased both the brads and the stamp set a while ago and they have not been used until now.


But my old favourites have been used a lot!


I have used some of the Tea for Two DSP and colours I have used are from the DSP.


Here is my card:




Stamp set: Blessed Mother
Card: Lucky Limeade, calypso Coral, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, 2-3/8” (6cm) Scallop Circle Punch, 1-2/4” (4.4 cm) Circle Punch, Tea for Two DSP, In-Colour Brads, Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Clean and Simple Challenge - #238 Sketch
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge - # 111 Mother’s Day
Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Use a Sentiment
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge - #51 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge - # 119 Mother’s Day
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - # 100 Mother’s Day or Pink
Twist of Faith Challenge – # 36 Mother’s Day
Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge – #38 Mother’s Day/For Mum
QKR Stampede Challenge - # 37 Mother’s Day



So what do you have in your stash that you could say is new and old? Have a look and join us at Crafty Creations!


Enjoy the rest of your week....Meg

07 May 2013

Christmas Birds

Our new challenge over at Holly Jolly this week is:


Christmas Birds


Our challenge is also sponsored by Fred She Said.


I have used one of the sponsors image which features a Cardinal and the image is pre-coloured.


The layout of my card is inspired by the sketch at Just Us Girls.


Here is my card:






Stamp set: Fred She Said Cardinal, More Merry Messages

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Organza Whisper White Ribbon, Snow Festival DSP (retired), Corner Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, SNAIL Adhesive



This is the sketch:






I just love bows at the moment so I have used the Whisper White Organza Ribbon to create the bow.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Just Us Girls Challenge – # 187 Sketch

Catered Crop Challenge – Embossing

No Matter Which Challenge – # 9 Things with Wings

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge – Flying Home for Christmas

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge – Embossing

Craft-Dee Monthly Challenge – Handmade Bow



Another card to add to the Christmas stash, if you want to get started on your Christmas stash then come over to Holly Jolly join us!!


Hope your week has started off well…..Meg

05 May 2013


I am hosting the new challenge over at Come and Get It this week and the theme for the challenge is


CASE Design Team


So you have to CASE one of the Design Team members cards. Link your card and the CASEd card to your post and show everyone what you have created.


Easy?  I think it is fun!


I decided to CASE one of the cards on Shell’s blog and I have used one of the Sponsor’s images and coloured the image in with Water Colour pencils.


With the help of the Big Shot for the embossing and the die cuts, this card was relatively quick to create.  Love the dies that co-ordinate with stamps so much easier than cutting out the image!


Here is my card





Stamp set: Bugaboo Angels – Anything is Possible

Card: Primrose Petals, Pool Party. Copic Paper
Ink: Bushing Bride

Accessories:  Water coloured Pencils, Swirl die (retired), Extra Large Oval Punch, More Amore Speciality DSP, Hearts a Flutter Framelit Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




and here is Shell’s card




I had fun with this challenge, maybe you will too?


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Catch the Bug Challenge – Anything Goes

Jelly Park Challenge – It’s Girly

Left of Centre Challenge - #5 Use Digi

Sister Act Card Challenge # 5 Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge - #1 Dies/Punches

Shell’s Image Challenge – Schools Out/Kids

Fab n Funky Challenge – Lots of Pink

Perfect Sentiments Challenge - #77Feminine

Whimsical Designs Challenge – Bling It Out



Have a wonderful week everyone and thanks for visiting my little creative corner.


Take care….Meg

01 May 2013

Inkspirational Colour Challenge

Beginning of the month so that means it is time for a Colour Challenge over at Inkspirational.


The colours are Green, Purple, Orange and at first I could not think of how to use these colours.


Eventually I decided to use the Clockworks and World’s Greatest stamps sets and would you believe both not inked before now!


I have mainly used the Perfect Plum and Old Olive colours with just a splash of Pumpkin Pie.


Here is my card






Stamp set: Clockworks, World’s Greatest

Card: Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Pale Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I thinks this will make a perfect Father’s Day card or even a birthday card for a Male.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Craft Your Passion Challenge - #160 Well Read

Fashionable Stamping Challenge – # 46 Sentimental

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Anything but Birthday

Card Crafters Circle Challenge – # 72 Boys to Men

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge – # 110 Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesday Challenge – # 118 Anything Goes

Twisted Tuesday Challenge – # 49 Anything Goes

LEJ Designs Challenge – # 51 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #78 Anything Goes



Enjoy the rest of the week and if you get a chance please visit the other Design Team members at our challenge at Inkspirational.


Take care….Meg