Monday, 8 February 2016

Inspired by HLS Video Crew

Have you checked out the video tutorials by the crew over at the Happy Little Stampers youtube channel? I have been, once again, inspired to create a card thanks to the gals over there. Kamila created the cutest card using the HLS Whimsical Friends set and I really had to have a go.

Here is my card -

I loved that Kamila covered the birds with glossy accents. Below is a close up of all the shiny goodness :)

I coloured the birds with glitter gel pens. My favourite at the moment!

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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - All Creatures Great and Small
Through the Purple Haze - Things with Wings

Thanks for stoppping in :)

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Happy 5th Birthday Less Is More!

There is a huge celebration starting today over at Less Is More!

It's their 5th birthday. Congratulations to Chrissie and her Design Team for an outstanding accomplishment.

I am totally honoured to be a Guest Designer and sponsor for the occasion!

The theme this week is

with a splash of gold, silver or black

Here is my card

I used the script stamp from the HLS Thinking of You set repeatedly on the bottom panel. It was embossed with white powder.
I also embossed my butterfly from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set with white powder and die cut it using the HLS Butterfly Dies.

The sentiment is from the HLS Fun Birthday Sentiments set.

One thing that I find hard with white on white is getting decent photo!

HLS products used

          Butterfly Dies

I believe there are plenty of sponsors helping celebrate at LIM this week! Get over there to have a chance to win a prize! Once again, you could win something from Happy Little Stampers!

We Ship Worldwide

Thanks for popping in! xx

Friday, 5 February 2016

Partial Die Cutting: Video Tutorial

Check out my new video tutorial - Partial Die Cutting :)

More One Layer Friends


You may have seen my one layer card where I linked up my elephants from the HLS Whimsical Friends set? At the same time, I quickly stamped a couple more cards with that set - lot's of fun with these cute critters!

Such a cute pair!

More glitter on this one too :)

This is a quick post today to enter into some challenges - these are my second entries :)

Thanks again for popping in and I will be back later with another Whimsical Friends card :)

Happy Little Stampers February Christmas Challenge

Hello! How are you today? Another challenge has gone live at Happy Little Stampers! It's time for our Christmas inspiration for you.

This month we have a game card of Tic Tac Toe for you. Cool!

There were so many choices that I really couldn't decide. I used

(there is obviously a lot of red going on too)

Here is my card -

Another of my 'sewn up' shaker cards. I have used a brusho background for this one. Before I used the sewing machine to attach my vellum, I embossed some gold stars from the HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments set and the sentiment from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set.

Lots and lots of sequins were put in this card. Love it!

Here are the HLS products I have used for this card -


I would like to enter my card into these challenges

CHNC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Add some Red

Thanks for popping in :)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Linked Friends

Hi there! Trying to escape the heat today. The cool change that was promised hasn't arrived so we just have to suffer at the moment :(

I was feeling in the crafty mood so I decided to have a play - just for the fun of it :)

This is a one layer card. I decided that linking up the elephants from the HLS Whimsical Friends set would be fun to do. I coloured them using Spectrum Noir markers (IG7, IG5, IG3, IG2) and then used some really inexpensive gel pens (from Aldi) to colour the blankets and toenails. They have a wonderful sparkle to them.

I was going to cover them in glossy accents but I am WAY too impatient for that!

Here is the set that I have used -

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

The ABC challenge - A is for Animals
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir - Anything Goes

Starting February 1st

Edited to add to the One Layer Simplicity Challenge - thank you Ardyth!

Thanks for popping by and stay cool!


Happy Little Stampers Februrary CAS Challenge

Hi everyone.

We have a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. It's time for our Clean and Simple challenge.

Each month we love bringing you new challenges (4 per month!) and inspire you to use new techniques or products. 

This month we want you to use the Stamping with Embossing Folder technique.

If you haven't tried it before, give it whirl! It's easy and lots of fun.

Here is my card -

I misted some Crushed Grape in by Dylusions onto my embossing folder and pressed it onto Mixed Media papaer. The sentiment is from the HLS Thinking of You set.

Here is a video tutorial that I put together a little while ago

Also, over at the Happy Little Stampers blog, there are others for you to have a look at.

We have a WONDERFUL Guest Designer with us for this challenge - Cornelia is definitely a fan of ours at Happy Little Stampers and she makes extraordinary cards!

Just by playing along you could win a $15 certificate to the shop!

See you over there!
Monday, 1 February 2016

HLS - February CASE the Designer Challenge

Hi everyone! The Happy Little Stampers February CASE challenge is now live.

This month we are CASEing

Shona is a brand new teamie over at HLS. Welcome to the team!!!

Here is my CASE

I really loved Shona's use of masking to create her card. The colours were also very cool.

I masked off the circle and used the Mix Mash set to create my background. I decided to use sentiments within the circle.

Once I had finished my stamping, I used the die that I used to create my mask to outline my circle with a black pen.

One layer and very dramatic!

If you play along at Happy Little Stampers throughout the month, you have a chance to win a prize from the shop!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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

Mod Squad Challenges - Masculine Birthday

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Guest Designer and Sponsor for AAA Cards!

I am honoured to be Guest Designing and Sponsor for AAA Cards for their current challenge. 

Their theme this time around is'

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Here is my card -

I created the colours of my hearts by smooshing watercolour paper through a mixture of Brilliant Red brushos and Gold Perfect Pearls.

I die cut the hearts once the paper was dry and used a small amount of double sided tape to adhere them to my card. I zipped it through the sewing machine then folded the edges of the hearts a little.

Products used from HLS


If you play along you will have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers!

Thanks for popping in xx

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Less Is More - Guest Designer

Hello! I'm very excited to be joining the girls at Less Is More again as their Guest Designer and sponsor!

This week they have a very cool theme, which I have been told by Chrissie, was in my honour! Wow, thanks gals!

This week the theme is


Why Down Under? I live in Australia and you have all probably heard that the country is referred to as the land down under.

"The term Down Under is a colloquialism which is variously construed to refer to Australia. The term comes from the fact that the country is in the Southern Hemisphere, 'below' many other countries on the globe."

So how will you interpret 'Down Under'. It certainly doesn't have to be an Australian theme. Think outside the box. I did!

Here is my card

My little birdie is upside down on the wire and saying hello. To me, this is a representation of me saying "Hello, from Down Under".

This was a very simple card to make. My bird was colour with WOS but the glitter is a little hard to see in this photo.

Here is the set I used from HLS

If you played along all this month, including this challenge, at Less Is More you are going to be in with a chance to win a stamp set from Happy Little Stampers!

We Ship Worldwide

I would like to thank the girls for having me as their Guest Designer this week!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with using the Down Under theme.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Heartbreaking News

Over the weekend I received news from one of my best friends that her husband died suddenly at the age of 34. My friend is 37 and can you believe that this is her second husband to pass away. Too sad...

She has a little boy that turned 1 this month too and he has lost his dad at such a young age. I am still in shock and obviously saddened by her loss. 

Here is the card I have made her

I tried to keep it quite simple but a lot of thought and effort went into this one. More than usual.

I used a stencil and texture paste to create the background. Once dry, I replaced the stencil and sponged gold ink over the top. 

I stamped my butterfly in the same ink and embossed it with clear powder.

The sentiment was also embossed.

A few gold and black splatters finished it off.

"Take care my friend. You are in my heart and in my prayers."


Just a reminder that the HLS Mixed Media Challenge is - STENCIL

Thanks for coming by xx

Saturday, 23 January 2016


Hi there!

I have a couple of reasons for making this card today. 

I was really inspired by Hazel's card HERE that I wanted to CASE it. I had some left over smooshed panels that happened to be red and that was perfect for the challenge over at ATCAS that went live a couple of hours ago. PLUS Happy Little Stampers is the sponsor of this challenge!

I made a few little changes to the design of this card compared to Hazel's. I added a butterfly as the die cut instead of the 'Happy'. I also have just got in these new enamel dots at HLS and couldn't wait to break them out.

I haven't had much time in my craft room lately but got to have a quick play tonight. Even though it is after 8pm and I have a rule for not taking photos of my cards at night, I really wanted to get this one done and dusted. I used my phone and it worked out quite nicely. Not my usual style of photography but it did the job :)

I used the following products from Happy Little Stampers

Butterfly Birthday    Fun Birthday Sentiments    'Neutrals' Enamel Dots    Butterfly Dies    Mini Mister / Spray Bottle (20ml)

My background was created by smooshing Brushos (Scarlet) into watercolour paper. There is a touch of gold Perfect Pearls in there too.

I embossed my sentiment and the butterfly.

Here is the challenge at ATCAS

I would also like to play along at

Stamping Boutique - Use Die Cuts Punches
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

and just a reminder about the current CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Thanks for popping in xx