Monday, 24 July 2017

Thanks!

Hello! Just a quick post from me today. I have created a card using only a die cut and a fussy cut heart. I tend to do this often without even realising it.

I made a thanks card for all of you wonderful people! Thanks for my birthday wishes and amazing cards that I have received. 

Here it is -


I stamped my heart on watercolour cardstock and embossed with silver powder. I coloured it with my Zigs then fussy cut it out. Both the heart and die cut sentiment (from STAMPlorations) have been covered with WOS.


My favourite card making style is CAS and I love EXTREMELY CAS cards too. Having the pop of colour just takes it to another level.

I used the following prodcuts from HLS

       

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Dies R Us - Die Cut Sentiment as the Focus
Double D Challenge - Black and White with a pop of colour
Crafty Sentiments - CAS or Fussy (I obviously went with CAS)
STAMPlorations Summer CAS Card Challenge

I was even about to enter this over at Less Is More when I realised that my heart was a stamp that I fussy cut out!! Whoops, the girls would have slapped me for that one! Back to the drawing board.

Thanks for popping in today and stay safe xx

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Inkspirational Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! Time for another challenge over at Inkspirational. This fortnight we have a little difference for our photo inspiration. It's a sketch!

Here is my DT card


I still had my neon cardstock out so decided to go hot pink bright with the background and use speech bubble dies.

Here is the sketch that Shauna designed for your inspiration - 


I used the Postage Stamp Dies and Mix Mash stamp set both from Happy Little Stampers.

I hope you will join us over at the challenge blog!

I would like to link up to these fantastic challenges -

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today! Stay safe xx


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

HLS July ATC Challenge

Hi there. Time for a new ATC challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


Here is mine -


I stamped my elephant and coloured her in. I added a little sparkle to her blanket :) Once stamped I drew my sections so I could do some doodling. The colours are really bright in real life.

Here is what I used to create my ATC -
     
I would like to enter this into the following challenges -

2 Craft Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - One Layer
Artastic Challenge - Use Pens
ATC Around the World - Anything Goes (no option used for me)
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes


See you over at Happy Little Stampers!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Let's go One Layer with Neon!

Hi everyone! Today there is a special combination of challenge blogs with a very special challenge for you. Less is More and AAA Cards are coming together for a crazy two weeks of fun. 

Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring this challenge for both LIM and AAA so I was asked to be a Guest Designer for them. Woo hoo.

Now, one layer cards do NOT worry me at all and then I found out it couldn't be on white cardstock. Argghhh! I actually don't have a lot to choose from when it comes to coloured cardstock but I had an unopened packet of neon colours that were perfect for this!

Here are my cards - (you may need your sunglasses for these ones!)




Simple stamping (using my MISTI) for Card #1 and a combination of stamping and inlaid diecuts for Card #2 and Card #3. Neon cardstock is a little slick so you have to be careful when stamping that you don't smudge your work.




Here are the products I have used from Happy Little Stampers for these cards -

          

MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER     

I hope you will play along at the challenges - there is a great prize to be won from Happy Little Stampers. Check out the challenge blogs for more details.

Have a great day xx


Monday, 3 July 2017

HLS July CAS Challenge

Hello! Welcome back. I hope you are all well.

Today we start our new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. We have a very easy theme for you this month -


Just remember to keep it clean and simple. 

My card is very CAS AND one layer!


I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment (HLS Everyday Sentiments) and Chevrons (HLS Mix Mash). I added a few enamel dots and then flicked a bit of black acrylic paint to give it more 'body'.


This card took me about 5 minutes to make. So easy!


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Thanks for popping in. See you at the challenge blog!


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Inkspirational is going Rural

Hi everyone, today we have a brand new challenge for you at Inkspirational!


rural
ˈrʊər(ə)l/
adjective

in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town. 


We have a LOT of rural areas in Australia which isn't surprising as it is massive. Even though our country is huge we only have a population of around 23 million with 85% living in the more urban (coastal) parts of the county. So when we talk rural, I think of little country towns, lots of land, and farms. 

Did you know that the worlds largest cattle station (ranch) can be found in South Australia and is over 6 MILLION acres. That's one large rural property!

Here is my card -


I had plenty of ideas for this theme though many of them didn't quite work out. I have to be honest and say I wasn't 100% happy with this card :( 


Yeah, it's a little cute..... I'm sure it's missing something (no, I left the sentiment off on purpose).... Maybe because it is purely made out of dies?? I dunno! Constructive criticism is most welcome :)

Anyway, this was the design I had in my head but when put on paper it just didn't work out. 

I'm sure you will come up with something fantastic for our challenge!! I can't wait to see your entries.

Thanks for popping in xx

HLS July Watercolour Challenge

Hello! It's the 1st of July and time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers. As always, our first challenge of the month is our watercolour challenge!


Create ANYTHING that is watercoloured and if you feel like playing along with our optional twist, please do so :)

Here is my card


This a classic design for me. I have created similar thanks to Sarah P who inspired me with a card she sent me.

This was very easy to create. I embossed my butterflies from the HLS Especially for You set onto watercolour paper then smooshed it into brusho colours - Turquoise, Ultramarine, and Cobalt Blue. I started with the Turquoise first and dried in between colours.

I die cut the happy from a piece of glitter foam. The sentiment is from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set.


Such an easy card to make and simple to replicate!

Here are the products I used -

          Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour Paper

          


I hope to see you playing along over at the challenge blog.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge

Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine

Thanks for popping in today xx


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Christmas Village

Hi everyone, I hope you are well.

I have made another Christmas Card to share with you today. I have a new HLS die to play with - Village Die that can be used in a number of ways.

Here is my card -


I only wanted to use part of the die for this card so I die cut the village three times and then snipped off the end house so I could create these little separate homes.


I used border dies to create my slopes. I added 'snow' to my backing circle using texture paste and stencil. The greeting is from the HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments (retired).

Here is the village die in its entirety and you can see the end house is the one I used for this card.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -


Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes + of photo
Christmas Cards all Year Round - House or Cottage
ABC Christmas Card Challenge - M for More than One

Thanks for popping in today xx

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Inkspirational Photo Challenge

Time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! We have an awesome photo to inspire you today.



Here is my card -


I created my background by smooshing grey brusho onto watercolour paper (drying between smooshes).

I embossed my flowers onto watercolour paper and coloured them with my Zigs. Once dry, I threw on little clear wink of stella and fussy cut them out. The sentiment has also been heat embossed.


The couch/sofa in the photo inspired me to give texture to the background. The watercoloured flowers are obvious :)

The stamp set is from Happy Little Stampers - Especially for You


I hope to see you play along with this fortnight's challenge. Don't forget to pop on over to my team mates to see their ideas!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It
The Crazy Challenge - Use Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - Embossing (wet and/or dry)



Thanks for popping by xx

Sunday, 11 June 2017

HLS June ATC Challenge

Hi everyone! This is an exciting day because it is the day we start a brand new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers

Last year for the HLS retreat we organised an ATC swap. It was really fun and the very first time I had ever considered making an ATC. I have now bought some pocket holders for a folder to store them in so I can keep them organised. 

Looking around blogland I couldn't really find many challenges for the ATC fans so here we are!

Our very first ATC challenge theme is -


For those of you that are new to the ATC concept please pop on over to the challenge blog where you will find details information about how to create them.

Here is mine -


I covered my precut ATC with some tissue paper and then stamped the flowers and sentiment. I used Distress Ink to highlight the edges of the ATC.

Here are the products I used from HLS -

          
I've had fun starting up a new 'hobby' and the trick is now to keep on creating :)

See you over at the challenge blog xx


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

White Christmas

Hi everyone, I hope you are well. I had fun creating a Christmas Card this morning. Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge is now live for June and I wanted to play along. I had this idea for a few days and finally sat down to create.


I started by die cutting my curved edge and used a pencil to trace where it would sit on my card. This gave me an indication of where I needed to blend my background and place my trees.

With my die cut piece, I decided to use 'True Snow' paste. I applied it quite 'roughly'
 using a palette knife, sprinkled on some sparkly glitter, then set it aside to set.

I die cut my trees. I wanted a random snow look for my trees. I pounced my versamark ink pad over the die cuts then sprinkled on some Shabby White Embossing Enamel and WOW Mint Macaroon embossing powder. I held each tree with tweezers and heat set the powders from underneath. When using the enamel, it is best to heat underneath first (make sure your heat gun is warm) so you eliminate lots of flyaways.


I sponged some Broken China Distress Ink onto my back panel and used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment. I really liked the Mixed Media feel to my card but keeping things still looking quite simple.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges


The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Anything Goes + option of Fur, Fluff, Feather, or Fins
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Snowmen
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Photo Inspiration
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas in June
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Winter Fun
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes + stamping

Here are the HLS products I have used for this card -
Thanks for popping in today. Will see you again soon! xx




Sunday, 4 June 2017

For Your Special Day

Hi there. I hope you are all well (unlike me with the bloody flu). Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on Christening invitations for my great goddaughter. Today I made a card to send off with the invitations now they are finished.


This was very simple to create. I cut three strips of card for my background and adhered them to the card. I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink on the die cut (which coordinates with the die cut used on the invitation. The butterfly die cut is covered in glossy accents. 


    MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -





Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you again soon xx