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.

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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:

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Calling All Sistahs – New Encouragement Challenge

Cards, stamping, Watercolor

Today is the first day of a brand new challenge, starting the 18th of each month, over at CAS-ual Fridays new blog “Calling All Sistahs“! I’m part of their design team called the “Encouragement Squad”. Why are we called this? Go on over to the blog here to find out more and join in the fun… and perhaps win a 25$ gift certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays store… or double if you use any of their products on your creations!

Insp board

 This is the beautiful inspiration board for our very first challenge. Don’t you just love those colours and table setting? I wish I was sipping tea in that garden right now… So many gorgeous details to be inspired from!

Be badass side

As you can see, I went with the colours and the flowers and even added some splatters to try and capture the print of the table cloth and the blueberries.  I stamped the border flowers from CAS-ual Fridays stamps on my card with Distress inks before filling them in with my Zigs Clean color real brushes. That inspiring sentiment, also from CAS-usal Fridays stamps, was stamped a few times with my Misti to give it a strong colour so that it really stands out.

Be badass cu

So do pop on over to the Calling all Sistahs blog and join us in this exciting new challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for taking the time to leave me such lovely comments.



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I’m also playing along with:

CAS mix up CAS Mix up card challenge – Stamping, Splatter & watercolour

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muse Muse Challenge – I was inspired by the flowers on Jenni’s pretty card

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