Friday, 24 May 2019

Brusho ATCs

Hi everyone, I have a set of ATCs I would like to share with you today. I made them for my swap group on FB which has members actively trading ATCs. It's awesome :)

I made this set by spritzing brusho onto watercolour paper then cutting that panel down to size for my ATCs (2.5 inches x 3 inches) I then stamped my images (from Lavinia Stamps).


The sentiments are from the HLS Mixed Media Fun set.

I would like to enter my ATCs into the following challenges -
Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes), Do-Al Creative (Mythical Creatures), A Bit More Time to Craft (Anything Goes), Creative Craft Challenge (Use Ink)

If you are interested in joining the group on FB just click the image below :)
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Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Inkspirational #187 - Gold Dipped

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational :) We want to see you use a gold dipping technique.


I used some enamel embossing powder to create my background. and add texture.

I also used some on my die cut feather.

I decided to double emboss the tip of the feather using some gold embossing powder.
I die cut the thanks using gold mirror card.


We hope to see you over at the challenge :)


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Artistic Stamper (Texture), The Happy Craft Challenge (Anything Goes) Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with Dies),



Saturday, 11 May 2019

Less Is More #395 - Beverages

Hi there everyone! It's time for a brand new challenge at Less Is More!


Here is my card -
Created with the CAS-ual Fridays "Cup of Coffee" set with co-ordinating dies. I also used a retired set to create the background.


Helen is our amazing Guest Designer for this challenge so please don't forget to pop on over and say hi.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges -
DL.Art (Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate), My Time to Craft (CAS)

Thanks for popping in today! :)





Saturday, 4 May 2019

Inkspirational #186 - Adventure

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. You will have fun with this word prompt!

Here is my card -


I created a fun travel card using two sets from Whimsy Stamps.


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

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Less Is More #394 - Buds or Petals (One Layer Card)

Hey everyone and happy Saturday! It's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More! This fortnight you are required to create a ONE LAYER card following our theme of Buds or Petals.


I have made two cards to help inspire you -

Card #1
A very simple one layer using a layered bud from Altenew and a really nice sentiment from PTI.


Card #2
My second card is also a layering stamp from Altenew and a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer: Anila - our February Winner joining us. Please make sure you pop on over to her blog to say hi :)

Our wonderful sponsor is -


I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
Card #1: Alphabet Challenge (C is for CAS), Fun Friday Challenge (YNS) (Clean and Simple), Artistic Stampers (New Growth)
Card #2: MAWTT (Floral), Little Red Wagon (Everything is coming up.. [Roses]

Thanks for popping in today!

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Less Is More #393 - Subtle Colours

Happy weekend everyone! I actually have nearly a full weekend without work today and tomorrow. I'm not sure what to do with myself :) I finished up my job as Bar Supervisor at the RSL last night and am now concentrating on my new career in the Pharmacy. I am also doing my online degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice so that takes up a lot of time too. So, happy days!

It's a new challenge at LIM starting now and we would like you to use -


When I first thought about this theme, I was thinking of very light, delicate colours. I also felt there was room for interpretation - subtle can mean a 'hint' of something. I decided to go with my second way of thinking.


I spritzed some Turquoise Brusho on to my watercolour paper and quickly dried it using a heat gun. I positioned my die so I could get that subtle hint of blue on the die cut itself. Turquoise, itself, probably isn't a subtle colour on its own but I found a way to use it in the context needed.

I have a second card but I probably pushed the boundaries a little with this one. In my opinion, I should have made sure there was less of the colour behind the die cut. Meaning, perhaps an ombre effect so there was even less colour on most parts.


We are very lucky to be joined by our Guest Designer - Milla who was our February Winner!

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

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Inkspirational #184

Hey everyone! Time for another fortnightly challenge that's just started over at Inkspirational.

I had the pleasure of choosing the theme this time around - Pop it Up!

Here is my card -


I stamped the puppy dogs and coloured them in with pencils. The happy birthday was stamped and die cut with the coordinating sign. I created the background using distress ink. Everything was put together within a die cut Polaroid and popped up with foam tape :)


Check out the blog for more inspiration from the designers!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Alphabet Challenge (A is for Animals), Southern Girls (Frame It), Artastic Challenge (Pets)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

HLS April CAS Challenge

Hi there everyone! We have had a really change in the weather. It's gone from stinkin' hot, what is this hell? to beautiful rain and pleasant temperatures. Hopefully it lasts.. it is the 2nd month of Autumn here in QLD, Australia but that means nuffink. Summer is still here and winter doesn't hang around for very long :(

We have a new monthly CAS challenge starting right now over at Happy Little Stampers!


That's right - one layer card. It's one of my favourites! No mess, no fuss!


I cut down a piece of watercolour paper and simply folded it in half to create my cardbase. I embossed the rose and coloured it in with my Zig pens.

I went over the entire thing with a glitter pen -


Don't forget the rules for a Clean and Simple card - lot's of open space, no clutter, minimal layers, and minimal embellishments. A one layer card is simply that - no layers whatsoever - just a piece of card folded in half .

See you over at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Less Is More #392 - Lucky Dip

Hey there! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Less Is More and it's a lucky dip!

I've created my card by stamping the light bulb, adding a bit of colour, fussy cutting it out, then popping it up with some foam. I've used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment. Lastly I added a few gems.





We are so lucky to have a Guest Designer from the Visible Image DT joining us - Veerle Morels from A Coloured Mind

Our Sponsor


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Male Room (DIY - I always get a male to change my light bulbs lol), Artastic Challenges (Monochromatic)

Thanks for popping in, I hope to see you over at LIM :)


Saturday, 23 March 2019

Inkspirational #183

Hi everyone! We have a word prompt for you over at Inspirational this week. I wonder if you can guess what it is just by looking at my card?

This card was made with mainly die cuts and a simple sentiment to finish it off.

Here is the word prompt -

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Three Muses (April Showers), Ike's World Challenges (C is for CAS), Path of Positivity (Anything Positive + optional Friendship)

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Less Is More #391 - Take 3

Hey again everyone. Time for a brand new challenge over at Less Is More! This fortnight, we want you to 'Take 3'. 

Here is my card -


This is stamp set that I received from our generous sponsor - Visible Image. It's called 'Shining Bright'. I used brusho powder to create a splash of colour. I stamped the light bulb three times then added my sentiment.


We have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us: Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

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I would like to enter my card over at -

Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Inkspirational #182

Hey there! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. For the next fortnight we have a photo to inspire you and hope you will play along.

Here is my card -
I tried to mimic the teal colour in the photo by mixing blue and green brusho powders together over glossy card. It looked really good - and then it dried! It was more of a green colour.

I also mixed in some gold perfect pearls to give it that gold accent like some of the items in the photo.

I decided to go with the large sentiment covering the card like the words you can see on the shelf and in the mirror.


Check out the challenge blog for more inspiration by my fellow designers. Thanks for popping in :)

Sunday, 3 March 2019

HLS March CAS Challenge

Good morning, over at Happy Little Stampers we have our newest CAS challenge. This is the theme for this month -


There are so many special day's to choose from - what will you decide on?
I went with two cards - one for an engagement and one for a birthday. Both my cards are black and white with a pop of red.

Card #1
This is a Paper Artsy set that I have had in my stash for a few months now but have only just stamped it up. I used the sentiment from the HLS Born to Wild set.

Card #2
I used grey ink for the large heart then stamped my sentiment over it. I little glitter heart that I had laying around finished it off. I used the HLS Simply Said set for this card.

I hope to see you over at HLS with your CAS creations :)

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges -
Card #2 - Creatalicious Challenges (AG with option of CAS)





Saturday, 2 March 2019

Less Is More #390 - Horoscopes

Hello! Wow, I've been so busy that I nearly even forgot to create for this challenge (thinking I had another week up my sleeve..). I whipped up a couple of cards and really wanted to make more but time wasn't on my side.


Horoscopes is the theme for the new challenge at LIM. There is a WIDE variety of ideas that you can use for this theme. Birthdays, Stars, Star Signs, Astronomy, Tarot Cards, Constellations, etc.

Due to my time restraints (I'm usually way ahead with my DT makes), I guess I went the easy way out, lol. I went with Star Signs - the animals that represent them.

Card #1
If you have never given Brushos (or other powdered pigments) a whirl on glossy card, please do yourself a favour and give it a try. It is a really great way to use the powders and the results are so different each time you do it.
I simply sprinkled a little yellow brusho and misted it carefully with water due to wanting to keep the colour to a specific area. I stamped my Lion (Star Sign: Leo) and sentiment using my MISTI. Be very careful when stamping as the ink stamp may stick to the paper making it hard to get a crisp image.

If you would like to see how I use Brushos with Glossy card, check out my youtube tutorial. It was one of my first videos, so please be kind :)


Card #2
One of the simplest cards you will ever find but it's the style I love the best :)
My star sign is Cancer so I had to make this little crab the star on this birthday card. 
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

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If you are unsure of the rules for creating a Clean and Simple card, please see the guidelines over at the challenge blog.

We have a wonderful Guest Designer Jane Tyrrell from Jane's Journals joining us too!

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges -
Card#1 - Cardz for Guyz (CAS), Try it on Tuesday (Powder it)
Card #2 - Sparkles Challenge (Include an Animal)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Friday, 1 March 2019

HLS March Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone, it's time for a brand new Watercolour Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.

I've had a busy week! I've just started my online University Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice so I am very excited about that. I haven't had much time in the craft room but I try and make something as soon as I get the chance.


Anything Goes but I decided to use our optional twist.

I started with a panel of glossy card stock, sprinkled busho randomly, then misted with water. I left it to dry.


I used a new die from Lawn Fawn that pops up butterflies!


I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment which is from the HLS Doodled Flowers set. You need to be VERY careful when stamping on glossy paper as the ink can smudge or you can slip when stamping.

That's it from me, I hope to see you over at the challenge blog.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Double 'D' Challenges (Pink and White + mood board)
Try It on Tuesdays (Powder it.. I used Brusho)
Creations in Pink (Anything Goes)