Sunday 14 June 2020

Leave a little sparkle .........

Happy Sunday evening .......

I hope you've had a nice weekend.

It's time to launch the latest Perfectly CAS Challenge.  You know the one ...... CAS designs using just one third (or less) of the space on your card ..... easy!
Or maybe not.  Perhaps you struggle with Clean and Simple (CAS) designs ....... can't quite keep to the 'less is more' or, maybe all that white space is just a little too scary! Well, if you keep to the one third rule you really can't go wrong.  Check out the Perfectly CAS blog for lots of inspiration and fabulous CAS designs.

The theme for this challenge is ...... Sparkle

I do like a touch of sparkle ........whether it's from glitters or pretty gemstones, sparkly inks or even embossing powders.

I also have a thing for large sentiment stamps ..... perfect for creating CAS designs.

I simply stamped the words directly onto the front of my card using a gold metallic ink and keeping to that centre third of the card

I then sprinkled a sparkly gold embossing powder over the top and heat set ...... so pretty!

A few tiny gemstones and a splattering of gold and silver ink onto the background and I'm done ..... simple!

How will you add your sparkle?


Perfectly CAS will be taking a break after this challenge, but don't worry we'll be back again in the New Year.
Here's a little note from the lady that does all the hard work ........


We are going on hiatus after our June Challenges. After 8 years of running challenge blogs, I need a break :) So, all my challenge blogs will be having a 6 month holiday at the close of the June challenges. Thank you for your understanding!


We've been out in the motorhome again this weekend ..... down in the south of the island this time.  We've had a lovely, quiet weekend ....... well, apart from when the family came to visit on Saturday!! We've been at a place called Glendown Farm Campsite, inbetween Port St. Mary and Port Erin.

We arrived on Thursday afternoon so we've had three nights there. The weather wasn't great but it didn't spoil our fun.  It rained Thursday evening and some of Friday ....... but we did manage a walk into Port Erin once the rain stopped (I needed some new jigsaws!)
Saturday was completely different though ..... it was glorious! 
As I said, the family came to visit us .... to eat mainly!  And I actually did an online journaling workshop with Tracy Scott in the morning, in the van!!

I didn't make any mess either, which was a bonus!

Last week wasn't great so it was nice to get away for a while and just chill for a few days.
I won't go into too much detail but ...... my father-in-law passed away on Wednesday.  We knew it was going to happen at some point but, that doesn't prepare you for when the call actually comes. And because of all the travel restrictions etc., at the moment we haven't been able to get across to the UK yet.  Hopefully we can sort everything next week and be there for the funeral.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stamps: Leave a Little Sparkle (STAMPlorations)
Inks: Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer Metallic Inks (Delicata)
Others: Unicorn Magic Embossing Powder (WOW!) 


Loll said...

Glad you got away for the weekend. And happy to hear you ended up with at least one sunny day! And what sunny journal pages you made!! Gorgeous designs and colours. Love it!

Your sparkle card is so sweet. Love your CAS design, Linda.

So sorry to hear about your FIL's passing. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. xx

nancy littrell said...

So sorry Linda to hear about your father-in-laws passing. Wishing your wonderful memories that will bring you joy. Sure hope you can arrange the trip to his funeral. I am happy to hear you have been able to enjoy another little trip in your caravan. Such a wonderful get away, especially when you can create some art and with a friend:-) Love and you and your family.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So sorry for your loss. These times of travel restrictions make it even more difficult. How wonderful to have a motorhome and to be able to get away!
Your sparkly card is perfectly CAS, very sparkly and elegant! Hugs x

Neets B said...

The gold ink combined with the sparkly EP is gorgeous. I keep shying away from embossing on one layer cards as I always warp my card base now matter how hard I try to heat up my gun first. Love all the different fonts in this sentiment too x