Calling All Sistahs Oct Encouragement Challenge

Cards, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Versafine Inks, Zig clean color real brush

Hi all! There’s a new Encouragement Challenge over at The Calling All Sistahs Challenge Blog and we have a great really Zen inspiration photo for you.

Mood board.jpg

To join us, all you have to do is:
1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge!

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store. All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!! Isn’t that amazing!


I decided to be inspired by the flower in the picture and the colours and keep my card clean and simple. I first stamped the lotus from CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set with Momento’s Rose Bud dew drop ink and coloured it in with my Zig clean color real brush. I took one of the 3 cute ballerinas from the Tutu set (I adore this stamp set!) and stamped it above the lotus to give the impression that she rose from within it.

tutu cu

I used Versafine Onxy black ink to stamp it and this ink gives really good coverage as you can see above. I also used it stamped in the sentiment which comes from the Tutu stamp set with Versafine ink. To finish I took my pearl pens and added little drops into the middle of each flower. I think they add an interesting touch to my otherwise CAS card. I really struggled not to add anything else to it!


Well I hope you will pop over to the Calling All Sistahs challenge blog and see what my “Sistahs” there have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing your creations there too!

Thanks for stopping by and I really love reading all the lovely comments you leave me.


I’m sharing this over at:

Addicted to stampsAddicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

tuesday throwdownTuesday Throwdown – Clean and Simple

unicornUnicorn Challenge Blog -Perfectly Pink for Breast cancer Awareness

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work it wednesdaySSS Work it Wednesday



Galaxy background card 2

Cards, Derwent graphik line painters, Die cuts, Watercolor

Hi all. Today I’ll be sharing another card in my series of water coloured background galaxy cards. You can find my first one here. Today’s card was inspired by a painting created by the amazingly talented Melanie April. If you haven’t seen her work yet, you should go have a look! I love how she creates a scene around her galaxy paintings. I also wanted to CASE Jeanne Jachna’s card for the CAS-Fridays challenge to CASE a Girl Friday.

galaxy ballerina

This card was made up of mainly “recycled” pieces, like the flower die cuts made from my failed cards! To create the green background on my galaxy painting, I used my new Derwent markers to paint over the watercolours. Only a tiny blop of paint from 2 different greens markers was enough to create each layer! They are really thick pigment inks. The little white spots that show through the grassy area I painted are from the acrylic white paint I used to create splatters on my galaxy, so I now know my Derwent markers do not cover acrylic paint!

galaxy ballerina cu

Once the green grassy area I painted was dry, I stamped the beautiful Ballerina silhouette from Casual Fridays from the Tutu stamp set with Versafine ink a few times with my Misti. The floral die cuts comes from different companies. The large flowers comes from Spellbinders, the greenish/blue leaf comes from Waffle Flowers and the little green flowers come from a cut out of an A2 background die from Sizzix. The sentiment Happy Birthday is from Hero Arts and the smaller sentiment below it comes from The Project Bin. Whew! If there was a challenge to use as many different company products on one card, I think I would win it don’t you think? 😁

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know what you think of this card!


I’m sharing this over at:

DiesRUs Dies R Us – Handmade die cut flowers

tuesday throwdown Tuesday Throwdown – Use dies or punches

Shopping our Stash badge Shopping Our Stash – On trend. I used a galaxy.

art&stamps Art & Stamps by Star – Use 2or more diecuts

Pixie’s Snippets Challenge – A new to me challenge where we have to use our scrap, or thats what I’ve understood by snippets!

case girl friday.jpgJeanne Jachna’s beautiful card.