Sunday, 20 May 2018

World Bee Day

Hi there everyone! Today I am honoured to be part of a blog hop that has been organised by the very talented Milka Gubo. The aim of the hop is to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apiculutral products.

You should have come to me from the lovely Kathy Curry's blog but if you have missed someone along the way, please find the complete list further down my post.

Last December the UN officially declared that the 20th of May is officially "World Bee Day". If you are interested you can see the press release HERE.

I had to improvise for my card as I don't even have anything related to bees in my stash! I will have to fix that :)


I created a honeycomb effect using a die which I placed over a Brusho background. I used yellow and orange brushos, smooshing them and drying in between smooshes.

I created my sentiment by die cutting the letters and then masking a Happy Birthday sentiment so only the Happy was inked up. 

Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring this event as are MANY other sponsors. If you would like the chance to win a prize, you need to hop along with all the amazing sponsors/designers.

Kylie Purtell (you are here)

Here are all the amazing sponsors participating in the hop (all the prize details can be found at Milka's blog)




Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Garden Friends’ stamp set to two lucky winners.

17 prizes will be given away to 17 winners. 

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop. After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to Inlinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below Inlinkz.

Inlinkz closes tomorrow, May 21st 2018, 11:00 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog next day.

Have fun hopping along!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Inkspirational #161

Over at Inkspirational we have a new challenge for you. We have a photo for inspiration and I hope you will play along.

Here is my card -


Here is the photo -


Hmmm, I know you're thinking.... what??? How did this photo inspire me to create the card that I made?

To be honest, I REALLY struggled with this one. I even emailed teamie Sandie for help. Sandie gave me some great ideas which helped, thanks!

I concentrated on the arch of the tree, stamped and embossed my flowers in the same manner, then fussy cut around them. I had planned on colouring them in pink and greens but once I had finished the card, I quite liked the monochrome look.

Supplies -


I would like to enter my card into these challenges -


Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes

I hope you will find inspiration and play along over the next two weeks! See you there :)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Inkspirational #160

Hi there everyone. It's time for a brand new challenge over at Inkspirational

We have a beautiful colour challenge this fortnight - we would like you to use purple and gold!

Here is my card -


I embossed my butterflies with gold powder and die cut them out. I used Zig Makers to watercolour them. I have layered them over each other and popped up a couple using foam tape.

I also embossed my sentiment. A last minute decision was to add some Aged Wine Embossing Enamel but I'm not sure it was really the right thing to do but after adding the few sequins, I quite like the effect.


This card is going to my Mum for Mother's Day :)

Supplies Used:

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


Sunny Day Crafting - Butterflies and other Garden Critter
Eclectic Ellapu - Mother's Day


Thanks for popping in and I would love to see you over at the challenge blog.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

HLS May CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! Today is the start of a new Clean and Simple challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

We have a great challenge for you this month -


Argghhh, I can here you groaning! LOL. I find the easiest way to deal with a one layer card is to just concentrate on stamping. Easy!

Here is my card -


I created a background using a stencil and Antique Linen distress ink. I then simply stamped and embossed my Lion and sentiment.

Supplies Used:

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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

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



Papercraft Challenges - Clean and Simple
Try it on Tuesday - Stencils, or Die Cuts, or both
Make My Monday - Embossing wet or dry

That's it for me today and I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)



Tuesday, 1 May 2018

HLS May Watercolour Challenge

Hello and welcome to May! The first of the month is the start of a new round of challenges over at Happy Little Stampers. We kick off with our Watercolour challenge :)


Anything Goes but you may like to play along with our optional twist.


I masked and embossed my butterflies and coloured them with Zig watercolour pens. I fussy cut them out and popped them up on my card panel with foam tape.

Once dry, I put an overlay of glitter using a clear glitter pen.


I think this gives the colours much more depth.

Supplies:

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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Inkspirational #159

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. We have a word for you to 'play' with this fortnight.



When I saw our word prompt, I immediately thought of dress ups and playing as a kid. This pirate is from a set that I bought while over in the UK. I stamped the little skull and crossbones to create a background. The pirate was coloured using Wink of Stella glitter pens and fussy cut out. I popped him up with foam tape. Last but not least, I stamped the sentiment.

That's it from me - I hope to see you over at the challenge :)

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Inkspirational #158

Time for another awesome challenge over at Inkspirational! We have a cool photo to inspire for this one :)


A very simple card. Stamped image and sentiment then I used a bit of a criss-cross colouring style using Zig glitter pens.


Take any element you like from the photo. I feel a bit sorry for this bloke - that rain is pelting down hard and just on him!!

Supplies:

See you over at Inkspirational!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Merry and Bright

Hello! I had some fun last night playing in my new home. I have a two car garage which is now my craft room! Who puts their car in the garage anymore?? Not me!! LOL.

It's a pretty cool setup because I can either have music playing or even watch Netflix on the computer while crafting. 

I combined two of the new release stamp sets from Happy Little Stampers to create this Christmas card.


I stamped the sentimet (from the Let it Snow set) using my MISTI. I then randomly stamped my Christmas berries (from the Merry Kissmas set) around the edge of my panel. I coloured them with two different shades of red (Sharpie Markers) and then went over them with a glitter pen. I also used a white gel pen to highlight.

Supplies:

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


Stamps and Fun - Clean and Simple
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping today :)

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

HLS April CAS Challenge

Hello again! Yes, it is time again for a new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers.


We would like you to use Chevrons on your Clean and Simple cards.

Here is mine -


These chevrons came home with me all the way from England. While over there for the HLS Craft Retreat, I was able to stay with Sarah P and was able to raid her stash of dies :)

I coloured the strips with Sharpies and covered them with glitter using my Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

Here's a close up of the sparkle -


The sentiment is from the new Dandelion Wishes set and the sequins finished it off.

Supplies:


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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you playing along at the Challenge Blog.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

HLS April Watercolour Challenge

Well, hello April! I hope you are ready for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers? We always kick off a new month with our Watercolour Challenge.


We would love if you played along with our optional twist but you don't have to. Anything Goes!

Here is my card -


I stamped my sentiment with Versafine black ink and embossed with clear powder. I masked it off and placed a stencil over the entire panel and used my versamark pad to smooch ink through the stencil. I then embossed it all with white powder. 

Using Zigs, I watercoloured the panel to create a rainbow.

Below is actually my first panel that I made but for some reason I didn't quite like it. It will grow on me and end up on a card, I'm sure :)


Supplies Used:


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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

I have finally moved house. It took nearly 5 days of solid moving - thank god it was just around the corner! Unpacking has nearly come to an end. 

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Guest Designing for Less Is More

Hi everyone! I am very happy to be Guest Designing for this channge and sponsor for the month at Less Is More.

This challenge is a CASE challenge and the amazing Aileen has a beautiful card to inspire us.

Here is Aileen's card -


Here is my card -


I decided to use the blue colour for my background after embossing my dandelions (from the new release set Dandelion Wishes). I smooshed Turquoise Brusho onto my panel, drying in between smooshing.

I die cut my sentiment out of sliver glitter paper. A few blue sequins finished it off.

Happy Little Stampers is the sponsor this month!

Happy Little Stampers

I would like to thank the girls over at Less Is More for having me and I hope to see you over at the challenge blog.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Inkspirational #157

Hello! Well another fortnight has whooshed by and it's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational.

Our Designer's Choice for this challenge was chosen by Carol and she would like us to create something 'Mythical'.


When I think mythical, I think of fairies, unicorns, dragons, etc. I went with this cute little fairy clothesline for my card. I stamped it with versafine ink and clear embossed over the top. I sponged a little distress ink (Dusty Concord) in the background. I think purple is the perfect mythical colour :) I splashed a bit of water to create my splats and finished off by stamping my sentiment.


I hope to see you over at the challenge blog and join in with this fun word prompt!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Happy Little Stampers New Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Woooo hoooooo. It's new release time at Happy Little Stampers and a few of us Designers are participating in a blog hop giving you the chance to WIN prizes! Check out the details below!

You should have come to me via the Happy Little Stampers blog -


Ok, so there are 6 new stamp sets that have been released and, of course, I have played with them all :)

Let's start with Dandelion Wishes



A simple spritz of water and turquoise brusho to create the background and once dry, I stamped my dandelions and sentiment using my MISTI.

Now for - Smile!



Another Brusho spritz, this time in purple. I stamped my sentiments with versafine and embossed with clear powder.




A CAS card with a stamped image and sentiment with a little pop of colour.




I used repetitive stamping in a grey ink for the background. The sentiment was inked with versafine and clear embossed. Sequins added extra sparkle.







I embossed all my images and sentiment then coloured the images with Zig watercolour pens.

Well! I hope you enjoyed all the cards I have made for you. 

How to win? You need to do the following -

1. Comment on this blog post
2. Follow the links below to our Designer's blog posts and leave them a comment.
3. The Blog Hop will run for 1 week from 12th March 2018 @ 6am until 19th March 2018 @ 6am AEST.
3. That's it! Enjoy the show!

Kylie (you are here)

Good luck to everyone :)

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Inkspirational #156

Hi again! Time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational!

Our word prompt for this challenge is 'Work'.

I had to think hard about this one but decided to go with a simple one layer congratulations card. I thought this would be good for someone who had a new job, had received a promotion, or even perhaps retiring.


Supplies:



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


Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Clean and Simple
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Clean and Simple

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog with your work inspired cards.