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 :)

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Gone Fruity!

A quick post from me tonight. I've had a quick play in the craft room after being inspired by a few challenges around blog land.

Here are my cards -

Card #1
I created a pineapple background for this card using a two part stamp from the 'One in a Melon' set  by Close to my Heart.A simple sentiment from HLS 'Smile!' set to complete :)


Card #2
I created 'grass' using the top of my pineapple after masking the complete pineapple. I then added the sentiment, once again, from the HLS 'Smile' set.


The theme over at the Twofer Challenge is 'Fruit'. I have made two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamp :)


I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Tuesday Throwdown (Create your own Background), Double Trouble Challenges (Again and Again), Your next Stamp (Create your own Background)
Card #2 - Unicorn Challenge (Anything Goes)


Thanks for popping in! :)

Monday, 10 February 2020

Another total Eclipse

Hello!
Since I had my alphabet dies out I decided to create another card using the eclipse technique. I also needed a 40th Birthday card so I decided to get out my numeral dies and use them as well.

Card #1
Created using HLS 'Born to be Wild' stamp set and Papertrey Ink's 'By the Numbers' dies.
I used a little gold mica powder mixed with water to create my splats.

Card #2
This is a second birthday card for my Mum. I wasn't completely happy with the original one so I decided to create another. I heat embossed the flower with white powder, then coloured it in with a pink polychromo pencil and gamsol. I added a bit of orange into the mix as well.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Penny Black and More (Animals, Birds, and Butterflies), Crafty Animals (Anything Goes), Seize the Birthday (All Creatures Great and Small), A Place to Start (Masculine)
Card #2Stamping Sensations (Feminine), Creations in Pink (Anything Goes in Mainly Pink), Crafty Calendar (Use Die Cuts/Punches), Happy Craft Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Eclipse Technique

Hi everyone! I have a birthday card to share with you today. I made this for a wonderful co-worker.


I stamped the rose (from the set Merci Beaucoup by Clearly Besotted) and coloured it with my polychromo pencils and gamsol. I used my new 'Impact Alphabet' dies by My Favourite things to die cut the letters from my top panel, then die cut them another 3 times in white. This way I could layer them up for dimension.



I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -

Thanks for popping in and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Monday, 3 February 2020

HLS February CAS Challenge

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


We want you to create something using the theme 'Positive'.

I thought my card showed a very positive idea -


I used the stamp set called Willy & Friends by Waffle Flower. After colouring my monkey, her bow, and her tutu, I die cut them all and assembled - she's so cute! I stamped the positive sentiment to finish off :)

I hope to see you play along!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Crafty Calendar (Use Die Cuts / Punches), Just us Girls (Add a Bow), Mod Squad (Animals), Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes), Cutie Pie Challenge Blog (CAS)

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Less Is More #412

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More! For this challenge we would like to see you use the tiniest and fewest images you can manage!



I made three cards using this theme -

Card #1
Created from the Waffle Flower set called Willy and Friends

Card #2 
I used a combination of two sets here - the image is from a Mama Elephant set called Season's Greetings and the sentiment is from a set called Dashing Deer.

Card #3 
I combined two sets by Whimsy Stamps for this card - Life is a Journey and Say What?

It is an exciting time for us because we are celebrating -

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our HOW TO PLAY and GLOSSARY OF TERMS pages as well as the theme for each particular challenge.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Cutie Pie Challenge (CAS), Try it on Tuesday (White Space)
Card #2 - CRAFT (Christmas), Fab 'n' Funky (Christmas)
Card #3 - Crafty Cardmakers (Black and White)

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

Monday, 27 January 2020

Happy Anti-Valentine's Day

Hi everyone! I have a fun and slightly naughty card to share with you today. 
I was inspired to play along over at the Sisterhood of Snarky where their theme is A for Anti-Valentine, LOL.

I really had to get creative with this card especially with the sentiment. None of my snarky sentiment sets were remotely appropriate for this theme so I had to create a new sentiment by masking and mixing up sentiments.

Here is my card -


You can see that my attempt to 'mask and merge' words didn't go very well. Extra embossing powder got stuck on the cardstock, oh dear.
I decided to create what is quite a 'pretty' card and then top it off with the anti-valentine slogan, LOL.

My seagull and the 'shitty' part of my sentiment comes from Create A Smile. I mixed and matched sentiments from other sets to complete the 'lovely' wording :)

I hope you aren't offended, just having a little giggle.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Sisterhood of Snarky (Anti-Valentine), Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with Dies), Mix it Up Challenge (Anything Goes), 613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes)

    

Thanks for pooping (whoops, popping) in today

Monday, 20 January 2020

Congrats on your new home

I have a card to share with you today using new stamps (Stampin' Up - In the City).
I did a google search for some ideas and while a lot of cards were stamped this way, I got my inspiration mainly from this card.
The card was made for a good friend and workmate who is moving into a new home in the next couple of weeks.


The sentiment is from an old set that I have by Paper Smooches.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
My Time to Craft (New Stash), The Paper Funday (Anything Goes + Friendship), Moving along with the Times (All things New), Tuesday Throwdown (Something New), Dream Valley Challenges (Something New)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

AAA Cards Guest Designer

Hello! I am happy to be a guest designer over at AAA Cards for their new challenge starting today!


Here is my card -


I used the optional twist by stamping my penguin then masking him so I could create the background with a stencil and distress ink. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

Thanks so much to Jane and the team for having me!


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -

            

Thanks for popping in today :)


Saturday, 18 January 2020

Less Is More #411

It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More! We require a ONE LAYER card with the theme of 'off centre'.



Here is my card -
I have used grey cardstock which I masked off my area on. I randomly stamped my images after placing my sentiment. A very quick and easy card!




We are very luck to have Jen Mitchell (November Winner) as our Guest Designer!

Our sponsor is


I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -

Thanks for popping in :)

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lift the Flap Birthday Card

Hello! Like me, you probably have a heap of things in your stash that you haven't used yet. Either that or it hasn't seen the light of day for some time???

I decided to create a fun birthday card using my new dies from Lawn Fawn called Lift the Flap.


I started with a panel of watercolour paper and used three colours of distress ink to blend my background. I flicked water and some white acrylic paint over the entire thing.
I stamped, coloured (polychromo pencils), and die cut the dragon. 
(BTW, I die cut him using my NEW Gemini Jnr.... oh my.... I'm in love)


Then it was time for some embossing. I embossed the stars then used distress ink and flicks of water, once again, to create the background. I embossed the two sentiments (from a Ranger sentiment set) and used my guillotine to cut down to size. 

The gifts are from a Christmas set (MFT) which I coloured and die cut.

I adhered the two panels together to create the front of my card. The entire thing opens, as normal, for me to write inside.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Dies R Us Challenge (Birthdays), HLS Watercolour Challenge (Die Cuts), STAMPlorations Theme Challenge (Stamps and Splatters), Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions), My Time to Craft (New Stash), Fairy and Unicorn Challenge (Anything Fantasy Goes)

         

Thanks for popping in today :)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Perfectly CAS #5 - One Layer

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well. Half way through January already! Best thing is it's time for a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS :)



It's a one layer challenge!

Easy peasy - simple stamping for both my cards!

Card #1

Card #2

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Crazy 4 Challenges (Summer where I live), STAMPlorations CAS Challenge (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes), 

Monday, 6 January 2020

Less Is More #410

Happy New Year, it's time for our first LIM challenge of 2020!


Card #1

Card #2

Our sponsor this month is


I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Happy Little Stampers CAS (Wings), 
Card #2 - STAMPlorations CAS (Anything Goes), Simon Says Stamp (Party Time)

           

Thanks for popping in :)