Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Perfectly CAS #2

Hi everyone, just a quick post from me today due to time constraints. I hope you are all excited about the second challenge over at Perfectly CAS!


It's an easy theme but not so easy style if you aren't used to creating CAS cards. Just follow the rules (you can find them over at the challenge blog) and you will be making the most perfect clean and simple cards in no time!

Here is my card -
I used an Avery Elle set called "All of Us". I coloured the bears with my polychromos then used the coordinating dies for both the bears and the sign. There was nearly no way I couldn't create a CAS card using these fellas :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Male Room (CAS), STAMPlorations CAS Challenge (Anything Goes), Dare 2B Artzy (Cute Animals), CAS on Friday (Masculine), Just Add Ink (Add H - Happy Birthday)

      



Thanks for popping in today and I hope you will join us over at Perfectly CAS :)

Thursday, 3 October 2019

HLS October CAS Challenge

Hello! It's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!



I recently received an order of new stamps which included these from Katzelkraft.
I had to get the Sherlock Holmes (and his furry friend) considering I am doing my degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice!


There aren't any sentiments with this set so I grabbed an appropriate one to follow our theme!
I paper pieced my Sherlock. So lovely in plaid!!! LOL

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
As you like it Challenge (my favourite style is CAS because it comes natural to me), Mix it Up Challenge Blog (Open Technique - mine is paper piecing), Crafty Cardmakers (add a Critter)

See you over at Happy Little Stampers :)

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Less Is More #405 (Recipe)

Hi there! It's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More! We have a recipe to inspire you this fortnight.


Here are the elements you can choose from -
sparkle + gloss, 
sparkle + matte, 
sparkle + pearl, 
sparkle + chalky

I decided to go with sparkle + matte.

I used a new technique to me to create my window. I sprinkled some embossing enamel into a laminating pouch then ran it through my laminator. I saw done by Jennifer McGuire.
I created my sparkle by using embossing enamel with gold sprinkles through it. I also covered my cardinal with a touch of sparkle.

The matte element was created by using distress inks to create my background panel and the strip for the sentiment.


Our wonderful sponsor is -
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Our amazing Guest Designer is Maaike, welcome!!!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges
CAS on Friday (Animals), Cut It Up (Into the woods + dies), ABC Christmas Challenge (S is for sparkle and T is for texture), Cute 'n Crafty Christmas (Anything Christmas/Winter Goes)

Thanks for popping in today. Take care! xx

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Perfectly CAS #1

Helllooooo! Every month on the 15th, there is a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS
Perfectly CAS? Yep, it's a new challenge blog and the designers and I are very excited to help inspire you.

Our theme for the next month is -


Here are my cards -

Card #1
Complete with a fingerprint smudge and a smidgen over the one third rule, I have still created a clean and simple card. By stamping at the bottom third and using a small sentiment, there is still plenty of 'white' space. Don't forget that 'white' space can be any colour card as long as there isn't anything stamped, glued, embossed, or embellished on that area.

Card #2
I masked off a section here with post-it tape. I quite randomly stamped my flowers within the third I was working with. I used a black pen and ruler to define that edge and stamped my sentiment above the line. Placing my sentiment above the line allowed me to 'cheat' a little but even with going over the one third rule, once again, I still have plenty of that perfect white space.

You will find heaps more inspiration over at the challenge blog. Please join us for our inaugural challenge!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - The Flower Challenge (Anything Goes), STAMPlorations (Anything Goes), STAMPlorations (CAS)
Card #2 - Stampotique #SDC331 (Flower Power)

 

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Less Is More #404 - Typography

Happy Saturday! It's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More and for this fortnight we are after clean and simple cards using Typography.


I have created a card using our sponsor's stamp set called Shining Bright.


I started off by stamping my light bulb once on my card panel and once again on a piece of masking paper. I cut out the inside of the light bulb that I had stamped on my masking paper then laid it over my card panel. From here I was able to stamp my words within the light bulb creating a cool typography.

I googled typography to get some ideas and the ones that appealed to me were ones that had the text within different shapes - like the ones below:

Image result for typography within shapes   type #typography #lettering #hand lettering #type #calligraphy

Our sponsor is -

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I hope to see you over at LIM!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Lavinia World Challenge (Anything Goes), Cardz 4 Guyz (inspired by the Beatles "We all Shine on"), A Place to Start (Masking)


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

HLS September CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! Wow, it's already September and I honestly cannot believe how fast this year has gone! It's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers :)


I used a new set from Avery Elle and coloured everything with my polychromo pencils. Since making this card, I've also invested in some gamsol and blending stumps. It really allows for a nice finish on coloured images. I think it would have really helped with blending my pink balloon just that little bit better :)

Here is my card -

I hope to see you over at HLS!

Have you heard about the new challenge blog I have started?

Grab our Badge

Our first challenge is on the 15th September and I hope you will play along. This is the perfect challenge if you already love creating CAS cards but it is also perfect for those of you who may just be starting out. By following the rule of thirds, you can't go wrong!!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creations in Pink (Anything Goes), Penny Black and More (Animals), Lavinia Challenges (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Inkspirational #194 - Photo

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! We have a photo to help inspire you.


I really tried to capture the funky colours within the letter 'r'. I stamped randomly (using dots, chevrons, etc) with neon ink onto paper then die cut my sentiment using alphabet dies. I used foam tape to pop them up.

My photo is a little wonky, sorry.


After the letters were cut, I used a black pen to go around the edges to help give them definition.

I hope you will play along over at Inkspirational!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Moo-Mania (Letters and/or Numbers), Simon Says Wednesday (CAS), Sisterhood of Crafters (use dies as the focus), Tinker Dream (Sentiment)

Thanks for popping in today :)






Saturday, 17 August 2019

Less Is More #402 - One Layer Card using Stencils

Happy Saturday! Over at Less is More we have a brand new challenge for you and this fortnight we want you to create a one layer card using stencils.

Here are my cards

Card #1
First, I masked off an area to try and keep my design to just one third of the card. I used a star stencil and blended the colour using distress ink then stamped the sentiment.

Card #2
I created a stencil using alphabet dies. Once I placed my stencil on my card, I used distress inks for the colours and a simple sentiment to finish it off.


Our wonderful sponsor for this month is


and our guest designer is the fabulous Sarah Grey from Funky Fossil Designs!

Thanks for popping in today!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - CAS on Fridays (Stencils), Watercooler Challenges (Occasions), AAA Cards (Made in Minutes) 













Card #2 - Archi-scraps (Music), Lavinia Challenges (Anything Goes), Little Red Wagon (Music or Songs) The Paper Players (CAS cards for kids)


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Inkspirational #193 - Travel

Hey there everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational where our theme is TRAVEL.
I used my London skyline (HLS - Wish you were Here) and paired with a sentiment from Whimsy stamps. I have been lucky enough to travel to the UK three times over the last few years. I really love London, especially the theatre. Sandie and Val look after me so well when I visit and I hope to visit more!


This card seriously only took a few minutes to put together - easy!


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Try it on Tuesday (Wish you were Here), AAA Cards (Made in Minutes), Unicorn Challenge (Fully loaded or CAS)


Thanks for popping in :)

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Less Is More #401 - Colour Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone. It's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More!



Here is my card -


This is a new set for me from MFT. I started by creating my mask and using distress ink for the background. I coloured and die cut my bunny, stamped the sentiment, and added sequins for interest :)

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is


Our Guest Designers are - Sarah Grey (Sponsor) and Alli C (June Winner). Please make sure you pop over to say hi :)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to catch you over at LIM using our colours!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
2 Crafty Critters (Anything Goes), Pearly Sparkles Challenge (something beginning with B), Christmas at Sweet Stampin' (Anything Goes), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), AAA Cards (see graphic below - my 2nd entry)

HLS August CAS Challenge

G'day everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


This is a really easy way to keep your cards Clean and Simple!

I have made two cards for this challenge with a fruit theme :)

Card #1

Card #2

This is a new set from Close to my heart I bought off a destashing site. Even though I use my MISTI when I stamp, the orange was a little disappointing. It took me forever to try and get a decent image.

I hope to see you over at Happy Little Stampers!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Scribbles Designs (a slice of summer), Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes),
Card #2 - AAA Cards (see graphic below),

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Inkspirational #192 - Fold

Hey there everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. We have a word prompt for you - Fold

I ummmed and arrrrred about this one. I didn't really have any stamps that would even let me think outside the box. So, I went right out of my comfort zone as a one fold gal to following a couple of tutorials to create a card with more than one fold!


I used my new MFT set to create a Christmas card. I love this Santa. The sentiment is from HLS.


Then it folds down quite nicely to fit into an envelope.


Perhaps I have inspired you to make something not in your comfort zone :) See you over at Inkspirational!

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Less is More #400 - Small Images

Today we start a new challenge over at Less Is More. We want you to work with small images. You can even use small images together to create a background or just stamp them like I have.


Here are my cards -

Card #1
I finally bought the MFT stamp set Jingle all the Way. I got to have a play with it a couple of years ago when I was in the UK and stayed with Sarah P. Now I have it in my collection and these small images are perfect to create a simple design or combine them to create a scene.
I coloured the images with my polychromo pencils (I love these!) and used a white gel pen to create dots and extra interest :)


Card #2
Once again I used my pencils to colour this cute dinosaur from Lawn Fawn. My grandson is into the 'rawr' word at the moment and I love how this sentiment defines its meaning :) I even bought this stamp set especially for him as he loves anything that 'rawrs' LOL


Our fabulous sponsor is

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges:
Card #1 - Crafty Gals Corner (Christmas in July), Crafty Sentiments Designs (Christmas in July), AAA Cards (Maxi White Space)

Card #2 - Unicorn Challenge (for a baby or a child), Double Trouble Challenge (Kids and babies), Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Animals), 


Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at LESS IS MORE