Saturday, 4 April 2020

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Today is the start of a new monthly challenge over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Our theme this month is 

ANYTHING GOES WITH THE OPTION OF RIBBON OR TWINE

Here is my card -


I have been shopping like crazy lately! I've been able to acquire heaps of Penny Black stamps to add to my collection. So, this is a new to me set called Furry Affection.

I coloured the cats and umbrella with polychromos and gamsol, then stamped my sentiment (HLS Smile!). I decided to follow our optional theme and added some simple twine to finish off.

I hope to see you over at the PBSC blog!

I {heart} PBSC

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz (Cute Animals), Craft Rocket Challenges (Furry Friends), Show us your Pussies (Furrything Goes), Colour Crazy Challenges (Anything Colouring Goes)


Thanks for popping in today :)

Friday, 3 April 2020

HLS April CAS Challenge

Hi and welcome! Over at Happy Little Stampers CAS we have a fun theme for you to play along with:



Here is my card -


I used a CTMH set and stamped this cute flamingo and sentiment :)

I hope to see you over at HLS!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creations in Pink (Anything Goes in Pink), Pearly Sparkles Challenge (Bunnies, Birds, and/or Bears), Watercooler Wednesdays (Feminine), 


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Penny Black Midway Reminder

Hey! Over at the Penny Black Saturday challenge it's Anything Goes with the option of Spring.
We are now halfway through the challenge so there's still time to link up!

Please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO.

I have used a new to me stamp called Tenderness.


I stamped my flower then coloured it with polychromo pencils and gamsol. I fussy cut it out and adhered it to my panel. The sentiment is from a set by SSS called Bestie.

I have a bit of a 'thing' for dotty background paper at the moment. I really like what it adds to the card but doesn't take away from the focal image.

This card was sent to my best friend for her birthday. We are both 44 years old and have been best friends for 40 years. We met in kindergarten and the rest is history :)

I hope to see you over at the PBSC blog!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Penny Black and More Challenge (Spring Flowers), Allsorts (Lots of Dots), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Timeout (Birthday)

      

Monday, 16 March 2020

Wine Helps!

Hello again! I have been a little 'naughty' lately and bought a heap of new stamp sets. Lucky for me they are all off a destash page on Facebook so I can justify my purchases due to the low prices :)

Here's a quick card I made using a new to me set by Mama Elephant called Dos Amigos. I combined it with an older set from my stash by Lil' Inkers called Snarky Sentiments.


I had to do some fiddly masking with the sentiment so I could stamp above the rabbit and then also fit words within the sign he is holding. I coloured him with my polychromo pencils and popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a dotty background.

Thanks for popping in :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (B is for Booze), Crafy Animals (Anything Goes), Papercraft Challenges (Pastel Colours), Tales from the Craft Room (Furry Friends), Inkspirational (Animals: Real or Magical), 

One Layer CAS

Hi there everyone, how are you? I have a quick card to share with you today. 


This is a one layer card using these cute deers that pop in from the edge of the card - from a Waffle Flower set called Books & Coffee. The sentiment is from an older HLS set called Mixed Christmas Sentiments.

Thank you for stopping in today :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe (Animals), Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas (Anything Christmas Goes + no patterned paper), Sweet Stampin' Christmas (CAS), AAA Cards (Along the Edge), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Less is More #415

Hi everyone! It's Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Less Is More! We have a colour challenge for you -


I went a BIT overboard with this colour scheme. Once I started, I couldn't stop!

Card #1
(using sponsor's Starlequin stamp set)
I embossed the background stamp, then blended a combination of red and raspberry watercolours using my Zigs. A strip of grey (silver) mirror card gave it a nice edge. I stamped and embossed the sentiments with grey (silver) powder.

Card #2
I embossed the flowers from our sponsor's Pretty Posie set using grey (silver) powder. I coloured them with the same zig markers as above then die cut them. They have been popped up with foam tape.

Card #3
I embossed a stencil with grey (silver) powder and cut the panel down to suit my card. Die cut the Happy sentiment, embossed the Anniversary sentiment then added some glitter dots to finish up. I made this card for my son and DIL's 1st wedding anniversary :)

Card #4
I created this panel with two different brusho colours using the smooshing technique. I used the same Happy die cut and added some grey enamel dots this time.

Our terrific sponsors are -


I hope to see you at the challenge blog :)

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - AAA Cards (White Space + Metallic), Lavinia Challenges (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Cardz for Galz (Spring Flowers), Stamping Sensations (Spring Florals)
Card #3 - Creativ Fusion (Love and Happiness), Daisy Chain Challenge (Use Dies), STAMPlorations (Stencils - Anything Goes)
Card #4 - Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Timeout (Photo below), Mix it Up (Smooshing), Watercooler Wednesday (All Occasions)

      


Saturday, 7 March 2020

PBSC March 2020 Challenge

Hi there everyone! I am pretty excited to share with you that I am now a designer for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Yay! The first Saturday of each month marks the start of each new theme. The challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist.

Our challenge for March is

ANYTHING GOES WITH THE OPTION OF 'THINK SPRING'

Here is my card using Penny Black "Betsy Bluebell". I have had this stamp set for EVER and actually it was one of my original purchases when I first started stamping :)


I simply stamped and coloured my image then used some craft foam to pop her up on some cute designer paper.

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

Thanks for popping in :)

I would also like to link up my card over at the following challenges -
Craft Rocket Challenges (Flowers), Watercooler Wednesdays (Feminine), The Unicorn Challenge (Flower Power), AAA Birthday (Flowers), STAMPlorations (Stamps and Nature), The Flower Challenge (Anything Goes)

        

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

HLS March CAS Challenge

Hello!

Over at Happy Little Stampers we have our new monthly CAS Challenge.


My favourite technique is to use Brusho powders. For my cards I have created two similar designs using the Smooshing technique.



For both cards I used glossy cardstock. I smooshed a couple of panels and then used my MISTI to stamp. This is very handy because it is hard to stamp on glossy cardstock without moving a little while stamping.
I fussy cut all my flowers then adhered them to a base which I had sprinkled brusho on and gave it a light spritz with water.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Happy Little Stampers (Watercolour + optional flowers), Mix it Up Challenge (Anything Goes + Smooshing), Penny Black and More (Spring Flowers), 



Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Less is More #414

Hello! Time for a new challenge over at Less is More!



We would like you to create something using big and small items.

Card #1
Here I have used a huge word die cut paired with very small heart stamps

Card #2
For this card I used a large and small sentiment with a small balloon added for a pop of colour.

Our sponsor for this challenge is 

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Watercooler Wednesdays (Any Occasion)
Card #2 - Seize the Birthday (Sentiment as Focal image), Little Red Wagon (Balloons)

    

Thanks for popping in, see you later :)


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Less Is More #413

Hello! Time for another cool challenge that will run for 2 weeks over at Less Is More. 
Our last challenge focused on the 'Less' and now we want you to focus on the 'More' but still keeping it all CAS.


How many small images/shapes/sentiments are you able to incorporate to your design but still keep your card CAS? For example tiny flowers, stars, snowflakes etc

Here is my card -
I stamped my first line of bears, masked them, then stamped the second line. I repeated this step for the third line. 
I coloured them with polychromo pencils and gamsol. Lastly, I added the die cut party hats and happy birthday sign


In total I have 21 bears on my card which really kept with the theme of having 'MORE' but keeping it CAS ;)

Our sponsor for this challenge is



I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions), Timeout (Inspired by Words), Cute Card Thursday (CAS), Seize the Birthday (White Space)

      

Thanks for popping in!


Perfectly CAS #6 - Shapes

Yay, it's time for a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS - this is the BEST challenge to hone in your CAS skills or if you are just beginning, give it a go!


Here is my card -


I used the set from Lawn Fawn called 'Let's Bokeh' to create this very simple card. I stamped both corners with the circles, then added the sentiment in the center.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
AAA Cards (Up to one Third), Cute Card Thursday (CAS), Moving along with the Times (No image, sentiment as focus), Seize the Birthday (White Space)

    


Thanks for popping in today :)