Friday, 15 November 2013

Let's the countdown start!

The signs are all around us! It is getting pretty close to Christmas!!!! And as we approach that time of year, we have to start thinking about creating our cards for our wintery greetings. To help you get started or simply keep your mojo flowing, why not join us at CAS-ual Fridays and take part in our challenge?
This week the challenge is linked with the Curtain Call Challenge so what you need to do is take inspiration from this pic:

And the winner will win a prise from our amazing sponsor:

So without further ado, here is my take on this week's challenge:

I used the gorgeous Snowflake Greetings set from our sponsor CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and loved using it! So so so versatile!

I hope this inspired you and to see you play along with us!

Emilie xxx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Add a little volume

Hi everybody and welcome back for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!
This week the theme is:

You have two weeks to enter it to be in a chance to win a great prize from:

I hope you will try your luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
Anyway, here is my take on the challenge:

I decided to use dry embossing as I haven't used my bug for a while and it was gathering dust!
I hope this inspired you and that you'll join us for some fun at CAS-ual Fridays! Can't wait to see you there!!!

Emilie xxx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

I got tagged

Hi everybody!
Another week, another CAS-ual fridays challenge!

This week we challenge you to create a gift bag and a tag and the sponsor is no other than CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

I love those stamps, absolutely gorgeous and I had the great pleasure of playing with them for this project.
So, here is my design:

I played with both the Bold Wishes set and the Rad set. I loved how I was able to mix both sets and how I was able to make such a clean and simple design fit with my own style. So as I said, love love love this brand!!!
 I hope this inspired you to come play with us!
Emilie xxx

Friday, 4 October 2013

Had I known...

A few years back as I was just starting scrapbooking I read an article about using sequins in your paper crafting. Back in those days, sequins were so outdated, old fashioned and, well, blahhh that I was gobsmacked by how that person had been able to integrate them to their layouts. Still, this didn't make me run for my nearest craft shop and it was at least an other 4 years before I actually considered using the little piece of shiny plastic in my designs.
Paper crafting is a lot about what is "in" and as soon as we see the big names using a new product or medium we have to have it for ourselves, but then, once it has been purchased and used a couple of times at most, it stays on a shelf or a in a box... Where am I going with this I hear you say... Well, in the last year or so two of the big trends we have seen are sequins and chevrons. They are everywhere. And to help you put a dent in that stash of yours or simply come-up with some fresh ideas, at CAS-ual Fridays we have decided to challenge you to use those two ingredients!

And the challenge is sponsored by:

Want to see how I have put my stash to good use? Well, there it is:

I loooove the blue/ black/ red/ white combo and I wanted to stick to something graphic. I am really pleased with the result!
I hope this inspired you and I can't wait to see what you come up with when you join us at CAS-ual Fridays!!!
Emilie xxx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Les feuilles mortes...

This famous french song by Yves Montant (translated "the dead leaves" or autumn leaves) came into my head as I was looking for a title for this post. What more fitting than those lyrics to announce the new theme for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

So it is pretty straight forward,  we challenge you to use at least one leaf and some fall colours on your clean and simple project.

And this week the challenge is sponsored by Simon Says stamps!!! How cool is that?!

And here is my take:

Oh I like a good burst of colours and contrast!!! I used the gorgeous Kaisercraft flowers in Fire Red and Sunset. I also used one of the new Kaisercraft stamps for the sentiment and the leaves are from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. My background was very simply created with splashes of Distress stains in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade alongside a strip of washi tape.

So I hope this inspired you and that you will be joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays! Can't wait to see you there!

Emilie xxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Why wait for February?

Hi everybody! I am an hopeless romantic and there is one thing I don't understand: why should we wait for February to tell our other half (or anybody else if you don't have one...) that you love them? Even a family member? Well, I love designing "I love you" cards and decided to share one with you!
And here is a little step by step of how to recreate the look:
1: Add a few black splashes to a white card.
2: Stamp a flourish image from the Twig and Berry set.
3: Add a strip of washi tape.
4: Mount a tag from the In the attic paper pad onto your card with foam pads. I also added a little bit of twine.
5: glue some paper blooms in sageterracotta and fire red.
6: Add some tags from the sticker sheet.
7: Stamp your sentiment.
There you go! A quick and easy card to let your loved ones know how you really feel about them!
I hope this inspired you!
Emilie xxx

Friday, 6 September 2013

CAS-ual Friday goes back to school!

Hi everybody!
Well I am so proud to share with you my first DT work for CAS-ual Friday and this week the theme is:

We want to see your clean and simple projects under the theme "Back to school". You have two weeks to play along with us and this time the challenge is generously sponsored by:

And here is my take:

I don't own any "school" related stash so I decided to go for primary colours by using a few washi tapes as well as Distress stains in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed and Chipped Sapphire. I used a Kraft tag generously given to me (amongst many other things) by the amazing Kirsty Wiseman along with the gorgeous Kaisercraft sentiment stamp. I loooove those new stamp sets!!!
Do pop in over at the CAS-ual Friday blog for tones of inspiration from the super-talented DT and we do hope to see you play along! The more the merrier!!!! See you soon,

Emilie xxx