Sunday, March 31, 2019



A colour challenge now!  Inspired by #SSC201 at Sunday Stamps.  I admit this isn't a colour combo I would have thought to use but I do love it!

When I saw the palette I was drawn to Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.  I used Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.

The stamps are by Kim Dellow for PaperArtsy.

I had great fun making this!

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 



Sticking with an embossing folder for this card.  And entering it in challenge #481 at Just Us Girls.

It's a wild card challenge and the theme is embossing folders!  Coloured with Distress Inks.



There's a new challenge over at AAA Cards and it's a cracker!  

I loved the inspiration this gave me.  Firstly to make a quick card, and secondly to include dry embossing - something I never do!  So now I'm enthused to include more embossing on my cards. And it's a great technique for a CAS card as you keep the white space! 

I used a Penny Black die called Bashful.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Markers in Wild Honey, Pickled Raspberry and Forest Moss to colour on watercolour card. I then die cut the flower.  The embossing folder is Stampin' Up! and the greeting is Penny Black stamped with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Here it is! Hope you like it.  It was a 10 min make (took me longer to find the embossing folder!)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Strawberry Jam!


Last card for today.  My old favourite Penny Black stamp for this one.  I have so many Penny Blacks and I love them all!

This one is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The theme this week is "Anything Goes" or "Clean and Simple".

I loved colouring these little guys!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

A Little Kindness


I was inspired by the new challenge at Less Is More #392 Shine a Light.  I've used a Stampin' Up! set called "Kinda Eclectic".  I stamped in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral.

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Crafty Friends (Use Spring Colours)

A Little Birdie


It's a lovely spring day here today.  Been out for an early Mothers Day lunch and now back to relax.  I thought I would check out some sketch challenges for inspiration and I found one by Freshly Made Sketches. Challenge #381 - I've turned it on its side and gone with something fairly clean and simple.  A mix of Kim Dellow and Tim Holtz stamps coloured with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.

I hope you like it!

I'm also going to enter it in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday
Watercooler Wednesday
Double D Challenges
The House That Stamps Built

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Abstract Birthday


Something a wee bit different for this card!  Make My Monday have a challenge called "Going Round In Circles" so I thought I would do some stamping and see what happened!

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Let Yourself Grow


I've had a couple of days off crafting and I'm missing it!! I really need to tidy up the craft room.  I did tidy my desk and it's made a big difference but there is still so much more to do!

I've been inspired by a sketch challenge.  I love sketch challenges!  This one is from CAS Colours and Sketches, challenge #314.

I hope you like it!

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Monday, March 25, 2019

i ruff you


Been having a play with Funny Farm by Tim Holtz and Eclectica by Kim Dellow.

A wee bit of water colouring then a plain kraft background.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Big Time


I'm inspired to make this card by challenge #352 Black and White at Use Your Stuff.  I've used Animal Outing and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

I'm also going to enter this card in challenge #24 at Crafty Animals and Happy Little Stampers (ATG with Dies).

A simple wee card!

You've Got A Friend


It's a beautiful spring morning here today!  The sky is blue!

I'm inspired by a sketch challenge at The Paper Players.  I've used Bella & Friends from Stampin' Up!  Coloured with Stampin' Blends.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Fun Day!


I've been having a play with "Little Dog Agenda" by Mama Elephant.  Loved colouring these little guys!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

There For Me


My second card for today.  I've used Artistically Asian by Stampin' Up!  With just a plain water coloured background.

I'm going to enter this card in AAA Cards #136The Artistic Stamper, and Crafty Friends #106

Beauty Abounds


No posts from me for the last couple of days as we've been away.  Back now though!   Having a very lazy day today!

I've been inspired to make this card by a sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch. I'm also entering it in the Anything Goes challenges at QKR Stampede and Crafting With Friends.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

More To Pour! #6

Hello!  Not much time this evening so an acrylic pour seemed to be the best use of time.  Still learning.. this is only my 6th attempt.  I like it.  I hope it dries without too much change!

It's Your Day


Another week flying in!  And it's been another busy one so crafty time is limited.

I took my inspiration for this card from Color Throwdown ctd535.

I love this colour combo.  I used So Saffron, Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz.

Here it is!

I'm also going to enter this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Crafty Creations and Imagine That Creative Playground.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

More To Pour! #5


My next attempt!  I'm much happier with the consistency of the white this time.  The pour and coverage was good.  I just don't know why the cells are so small!  (still not brave enough to try the blow torch!)

Lots Of Lavender


I've taken my colour inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations challenge #466.  I've used mainly Balmy Blue and Highland Heather from Stampin' Up!  I like this card. It's fresh and simple.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Monday, March 18, 2019

More To Pour! #4


Been getting messy again with my 4th ever acrylic pour.  This one didn't work.  The white mix was too thick and didn't spread easily over the canvas board.

Never the less, it's all about practicing and learning from mistakes.  I do like the cells though.  Maybe I can do something to cut it down and mount it with a white surround?

It's not going in the bin just yet!



Two challenges combined gave me inspiration for this card.  Pile It On #152 Your Favourite Color and/or Rainbow, and As You Like It   Favourite Die or Stencils.  I've chosen another of my favorite dies for this card and teamed it up with a water coloured rainbow background.  I used Gansi Tambi watercolours because they are so vivid!

I'm pleased with this card, I think the kraft background makes the white border pop.

Hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Bugaboo Bingo!


Inspiration for this card comes from the March Bingo challenge at Catch The Bug.
I've chosen the top line which is Gems, Washi Tape and a Bugaboo image.

A simple wee card but I like it!

Getting Inky!


My second card of the day is inspired by a One Layer Wonder Clean and Simple challenge at The Paper Players.

I've used two stamp sets by Stampin' Up! "Hi There" and "Penned and Painted".  The inks used are:
Primrose Petals
Flirty Flamingo
Marina Mist
Pineapple Punch
Grapefruit Grove
Mango Melody
Granny Apple Green
Pear Pizzazz

I'm going to enter this card in: 

Spring Groves


Well here we are and it's Monday again!

It's a lovely day here.  Blue sky and cold!  I've been inspired by The Creative Studio for this card.  Their March challenge is live and it's a colour mix with lace.

I've made my card using the Spring Groves set from Paper Smooches.  The colours I've used are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.  The background is water colour cardstock spritzed with Distress Oxide sprays - Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges; 

Have a lovely day!

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts