Creative Inspirations: seasonal

Hello, We are back at Creative inspirations after a long summer break and our new challenge is Seasonal. It can be any season, so something autumny or perhaps your still not over summer! For mine, I chose Christmas. I'm not really one for making Christmas cards for months, just one now and again but recently I bought some Christmas bestie images so I had to share this one. The Fluffies are some of my favourite images! I coloured this one with a mix of Promarkers and spectrum noirs and used festive floral papers from Nitwit collections, matted on green mirror card. I finished with a bow, bell and sentiment.

The Paper shelter: Embossing

This week over at The Paper Shelter we have a new challenge and it is the A Teams time to host. Our challenge theme is embossing of any kind. I used the new image, Ice Hockey for this little easel. The paper came from an DIY set of papers from Nitwit collections. I matted everything on red. The image is coloured with Promarkers. I embossed my panel and strip with a dotty folder and added ribbon to the strip. I finished with a sentiment.


Hello, This card features the bestie image, Josephina. It's not very often I make a card that is in darker tones or has a steampunk edge but I think this one turned out well. I coloured my image with Promarkers, then matted on black. The papers are from M&C collection at The Works, again matted on black. I cut out some butterflies from the pad and added those along with black lace and finished with a sentiment.
Challenges: Besties international challenge: friendship Worldwide open design team challenge: anything goes

Apple Hopper

Hello, I have something a bit different to share today featuring an image from one of the house mouse decoupage packs. With it coming to autumn, I thought this was the perfect image, but to brighten it up a little I chose this bright Apple patterned paper. I kept it simple by adding the matching sentiment.
Challenges: "4 crafty chicks: photo inspiration and GDT call

Whimsy Birthday Penguin

Hello, Today I have another card to share featuring one of the Penguin images from Whimsy stamps. I LOVE these penguins! For my card I used Penguin with prezzie, coloured with Promarkers and spectrum noirs. I chose to make a birthday card, using an older nitwit collections paper pad, all matted on white. I finished with flowers, ribbon and a sentiment.
Challenges: As you like it: flora or fauna and why? This is a difficult one for me as I use a lot of both on my cards. I am an animal lover so a lot of images I use feature animals, seeing as I am known for my cute cards but I also love adding flowers to things, so much so I often have to stop myself from adding them to everything I make! Based on that, I would say fauna. 
Whimsy stamps challenge: anything goes

Birthday Time!

Hello, Today I have an easel card to share featuring an image from Di's digi downloads. I coloured this sweet bear and hedgehog image with Promarkers and die cut into a circle. The papers are from a large 12x12 paper pad I have filled with papers perfect for children. I kept the card simple, adding ribbon and some tiny buttons for decoration.
I'd like to enter this into: Digi downloads challenge: bright colours

I Love Promarkers: Animals

Hello, It is time for a new challenge over at I love Promarkers and this fortnights challenge is Animals. We are sponsored by Little Miss Muffet who kindly gave the team images.  For my card, I used Kiki with cupcake. The papers are Nitwit collections hey cupcake papers, matted on white. I added ribbon, a bow and a sentiment to finish.