Saturday, 11 August 2018

Inkspirational #167

Hi there everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This fortnight we have a fun and colourful photo to help inspire you.

Here is my card -


and the inspiration photo


My first thought was to go with rainbow colours but I also wanted to think outside the box.

I used a cupcake die to create my ice cream tops and cut out a cone from kraft paper. I used distress ink on all my pieces to give some depth, then assembled them.

The sentiment is from the HLS Doodled Flowers set.

Supplies:

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

Friday, 10 August 2018

Light up Christmas Cards

Hello! I hope you are all well? I've made a couple of fun Christmas Cards that I would like to share with you :)

Card 1

I ordered a couple of Paper Artsy Stamp sets and decided I wanted to use a couple of images from the Zinksy ZA19 set and create light up cards using my Chibitronics kits.


I coloured him with my Spectrum Noir markers which have been idle for quite some time! I had fun colouring again :)


Using my Chibitronics kit, I created my circuit so when the sentiment is pressed, his buttons would light up.

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

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas

Card 2

This little fella was screaming to be lit up!

I created it so, once again, when the sentiment was pressed, the lights would activate. This time I wanted his antlers to light up.


I coloured him with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens.


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

Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Add some sparkle
Always Fun Challenges - Let it Sparkle

Supplies Used:

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you soon :)

Friday, 3 August 2018

HLS August CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! It's a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers and we have a fun theme for you this month.


We all love using die cuts! I made a little Christmas scene :)


I simply die cut a circle out of my panel as an aperture for my scene. For the background I used embossing enamel and the snow drift has textured snow. I used distress inks on my house and tree to create depth.

Supplies Used:

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

HLS August Watercolour Challenge

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


Anything Goes but you may like to play along with our twist just like I did by making a number of cards :)

Card 1


I embossed all my little images from the Doodled Flowers set, watercoloured them with Zig Markers, then fussy cut them out. 


I  also used my Zigs to scribble on my background and blend them with water. I dried each colour with my heat gun before adding the next.

Card 2


Another masked and embossed card!


Once again coloured with Zigs. This is a combination of two stamps - Especially for You and Everyday Sentiments.

Card 3


This cute flower arrangement is a Woodware stamp that I bought at a sale while in the UK. Sarah and Anita were with me at the time and we had LOTS of fun!


I embossed the image with Liquid Platinum powder. I coloured everything with Zigs then went over it with a clear glitter pen. I die cut the Thanks out of the panel and then die cut it again 3 more times in black cardstock. I layered them all together so the sentiment would pop up a little. The 'for everything' is from the HLS Simply Said set.

Supplies:

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you watercolour up a storm and enter over at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Inkspirational #166

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. Sandie has set a time challenge as her choice for this fortnight. 

Here is my card -


My card is very CAS. A die cut frame, an embossed butterfly (from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set) coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and stamped sentiments using my MISTI. The sentiments are from the HLS Smile! set.

This card took me about 6 mins to put together. I have to admit that I forgot to set a timer... I did happen to look at a clock, though :)


The 10 mins starts when you actually start making your card-you can collect all the items you need to make the card before you start that clock!
We would love to know how long it took you to make this-just for fun!

Because you can get all your supplies ready, 10 minutes should be plenty of time to create something. It doesn't have to be CAS, just go with your own process.

See you over at Inkspirational :)

Friday, 20 July 2018

HLS Monthly Spotlight - Whimsical Friends

Welcome to the new Monthly Spotlight for Happy Little Stampers. This month we are revisiting Whimsical Friends :)

For this card, I used distress ink and a stencil to create my soft background. I stamped, coloured, and fussy cut my elephant, then used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment.


Supplies Used: 

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

The Artistic Stamper - Distress It

and a reminder about our HLS CAS Challenge for July -


Thanks for popping in :)

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Inkspirational #165

Hi everyone. It's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. We have a relative easy theme for you this fortnight - Birthday!

Here is my card -


I have a few new things in my stash that I wanted to play with. The cover die and mirror card are newcomers. I've used mirror card before but had run out. I especially love using it for die cut sentiments.

The stamped sentiment is from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set. The butterfly was a freebie from the HLS Craft Retreat a couple of years ago.

Here is the word prompt graphic to share -



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

Alphabet Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday
Moo-Mania - Butterflies


Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you over at Inkspirational.

Turquoise Thanks

Hey everyone. I'm here today just for fun :) I have been trying to get ahead with my DT stuff and made a number of cards. The one I am sharing with you today is just something that I made because I could lol.


I created this using a combination of Brusho watercolour and Zig Watercolour pens.

I started by sprinking Turquoise Brusho crystals onto my craft mat, spritzing them with water and smooshing my card. I also added a bit of turquoise mica powder to the mix. I dried my panel in between smooshes.

I used my MISTI to stamp all of my images and embossed them with white powder. 


I coloured my arrangement with my Zigs (Light Blue, Turquoise Green, Cobalt Blue, and May Green). Once dry, I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my panel. I finished them off with an overlay of glitter.

Supplies:

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

(Turquoise & Thanks)


Craftaholics R Us - Turquoise

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Guest Designing at AAA Cards

Hi everyone! We are celebrating Christmas in July around Australia and I'm sure in many other parts of the world. Lot's of Aussies dream of a White Christmas due to it being so hot here in December. We still put on a spread for lunch though - hot and cold. It makes the kitchen not the place you want to be!

I am Guest Designing over at AAA Cards for their new challenge - Christmas in July

Here is my card -

I created a template so I could stamp my circles to create my tree. 


I coloured them in with wink of stella pens.

Supplies

Here is the graphic for the challenge -


If you would like to see how I made my card in a One Layer Design, check out my video tutorial.


Thanks to the girls for having me at AAA Cards! Don't forget that Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring this challenge :)


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

HLS July CAS Challenge

Hello! Yay, it's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. We have a fun theme for you this month!




Here is my card


My Zebra and sentiment are stamped from the Born to be Wild set. I framed this handsome boy with a frilly frame. I'm sure he won't mind :)


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

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





Sunny Day Crafting - Any Animal

Thanks for popping in today! xx

Sunday, 1 July 2018

HLS July Watercolour Challenge

Welcome everyone! How are you? July?? Where did you pop up from?

July is actually my birthday month and we have a very fitting theme for our new watercolour challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


Well, anything goes really but you may like to join us with our optional twist :)

Here is my card -


I had actually looked around pinterest and found a card that I loved and wanted to CASE it. Now I can't find the link for it because I made this card some time ago but it was a lady from PTI.

I die cut my panel and embossed my stars with clear powder. I used my zig markers to scribble colour and wash it out with a water pen. I embossed the sentiment from Dandelion Wishes on a smaller panel that I had watercoloured the same way.

Supplies:


I hope you will join in with us over at Happy Little Stampers!

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Friday, 29 June 2018

CAS on Friday Guest Designer

Hey everyone! I was very lucky to be chosen as the winner over at CAS on Friday for my Smile card and am now the Guest Designer for the new challenge starting now :)

The theme for this challenge is Splash - Make a card with Watercolours.

Here is my card -


I used my Zig Watercolour pens to create my background by scribbling one colour, blending it with water, then drying it with my heat gun. Then I would add the next colour. I also spritzed the panel a little to fade out the edges. 

I die cut a butterfly from a leftover watercoloured piece then overlayed it with a coordinating die using Vellum. 


I decided to use something new in my stash that I had ordered from blitsy. Crushed Glass! I added some glossy accents and sprinkled the crushed glass over my butterfly. It looks awesome!

My sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers Dandelion Wishes set which I embossed in gold.

Thank you for taking the time to pop in today and a big thanks to the girls at CAS on Friday for having me as their Guest Designer :)

Monday, 18 June 2018

Starry Birthday

Hi everyone! I have been working a lot lately and apart from some scheduled posts, I haven't been able to fit in any crafty time at all. So, today once I finished doing a few hours at work, I played with some new goodies that I had ordered from Blitsy. 


I love this new die from Penny Black. I can see a lot of potential for different uses. I made a very clean and simple card inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I used the die a second time on Gold Glitter Foam to inlay some of the stars.


The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers Dandelion Wishes set.

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



Always Happy Birthday - Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs - Embellish OR Clean and Simple

Hopefully you may see me later after I had some more play time! Thanks for popping in. :)


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Inkspirational #163

Hi everyone, time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. Nonni has chosen a fun theme for us this fortnight - she would like us to use our smaller stamps to create a design.

Here is my card -


I masked off an area of my panel and stamped my smallest snowflakes from the HLS Let it Snow set to create my background. I stamped the sentiment from the same set and added a few enamel glitter dots.


Guidelines : use small stamps to create your design - stamps smaller than 2 inch diameter. (eg coin sized) . You may use one or two large stamps (eg sentiment) but the majority of your design should be small stamps.

Supplies Used:

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

Christmas Crafts all year round - Non Traditional Colours
Get Creative Challenge - Monochromatic

I hope to see you over at Inkspirational! Thanks for popping in :)

Sunday, 3 June 2018

HLS June CAS Challenge

Hi everyone, we have a fun CAS challenge for you over at Happy Little Stampers this month! 


We want to Smile! We also have our watercolour challenge with the same theme so if you create something watercoloured AND CAS, don't forget to link up to both challenges :)

Here is my card -


I went with a simple black and gold colour scheme. I embossed the word smile with gold powder and embossed the rest of the sentiment with black ink. The top stamp was masked off a little so I could create my own greeting.

The little hearts are from the Christmas Joy set! Makes it quite a versatile set to have!


I flicked a little black acrylic ink just to break up all the white space but not so much as to take away from the rest of the card.

Supplies:



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

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

CAS on Friday - Embossing
Moving along with the Times - Black, White, + 1 other colour

That's me! I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!