Thursday, 3 September 2015

HLS September CAS Challenge

Wow! I love CAS cards and every month at Happy Little Stampers the entries never cease to amaze me! We have a brand new challenge starting right now!




Yep! Get out those markers, pencils, paints... anything you use to colour in. Don't you just love colouring in? I know I do ;)


I have used the HLS Butterfly Birthday set for my card.




I stamped my butterfly and sentiment in archival ink. I have used Spectrum Noir markers to colour in my butterfly. This card was completely one layer until I added the pearls. You can purchase the pearls at the HLS Shop!

Guess what you could win by entering our CAS challenge this month?



This set is just PERFECT for your Christmas Cards!



Over to you now! Check out the inspiration by the other gals over at the challenge blog. Awesomeness everywhere!!!


Thanks so much for looking xx




Tuesday, 1 September 2015

HLS September Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone. September? Phew! That came around quick.....

We have a brand new sketch for you at Happy Little Stampers and we hope you will play along!


There are so many ways to use this sketch and you should check out the blog if you are stumped for ideas as the Design Team have created amazing sketch cards!

Even though I created this sketch and thought it was really fun, I was stuck when it came time to actually making my card.

Instead of staring into space for hours or pulling out my hair, I decided to copy the sketch onto my card panel. I simply used a pencil, ruler and Black micron pen.



I coloured the areas that need to be with my Wink of Stella pens. Below is a close up and different angle to capture the glitter.



My sentiment is from the HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments set.



We have wonderful sponsors for this challenge -


Winner will receive a $5 discount code to the Happy Little Stampers store!


Random Draw with chance to win 5 digis


Pop on over to the blog and check out the rest of the designers. You wont be disappointed!!


I would like to enter my card into the challenge at




Thanks so much for looking xx




Thursday, 27 August 2015

We need your help!


We need your help.

Our dear friend Bozena (friend and fellow design team member at Happy Little Stampers), needs our help in saving her brother’s life.

Her brother, Christopher (46) has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He has gone through two courses of chemotherapy and is not strong enough to continue with more treatments.

The only option for him now is to try alternative medical treatments, which are available in Germany, but have a very high financial cost ($220,000 Euros --- approximately $246,000 US).

We have been blessed with many friends made through this wonderful craft of card making. And we know that crafters are very generous of heart.

We ask that you help Christopher fund his medical treatments. We have set up a PayPal button for donations. Please consider donating to help save Christopher’s life. Any amount … even a few dollars, when donated by many, grows quickly.

Whether you are able to help financially or not, please consider adding Christopher to your prayers.

Thank you so much.





Another way to support Christopher.

Our crafting community is known for pulling together in support of those in need. If you have time, a positive message card would be greatly appreciated to boost Christopher’s spirits. Thanks to Marti for this wonderful suggestion.

Cards may be send to:

Christopher Szendzielorz
ul. Piwarskiego 3/80
00-770 Warsaw

Poland

Saturday, 22 August 2015

CAS Birthday

Hello! Hope you are all well. 

I have a very clean and simple card to share with you today using just a sentiment from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set.




I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as my inspiration



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

Alphabet Challenge - N is for No Design Papers
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use a Sentiment


Thanks so much for looking xx




Saturday, 15 August 2015

Butterfly Friend

Hi there everyone. A quick post from me today.

I was totally inspired by a card that Sandie made HERE and the current challenge at Time Out where the theme is 'Friendship is Golden'.

I embossed the bottom of my panel and then stamped my butterfly and sentiment. They are from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set.




Once the black ink was set, I coloured it in with a gold Wink of Stella pen.

I haven't had much luck with photos lately as it has been a little overcast. I hope you can see a bit of the golden glitter in the photo below.





I would also like to enter this card into these wonderful challenges -

Fab n' Funky - Things with Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - AG including a Butterfly




Here is the set that I have used for this card -

Butterfly Birthday


Check out the current promotion

Picture



Thanks so much for looking xx




Have you played yet?

Hi there! Just a quick reminder for you that our challenges at HLS are still open to enter. In fact, you have until the end of the month.

Here is my mid month inspiration for you -



I made this card for our Christmas Challenge which is


My sparkle was created by die cutting some ornaments from gold glitter paper and embossing in gold on the middle ornament.

The sentiment is from the Mixed Christmas Sentiment set from Happy Little Stampers.

I really struggled to photograph this card. The next photo was taken with the sun streaming through the window and straight onto the glitter.




I used a small hole punch at the top of the ornaments and combined gold and red embroidery thread to 'hang' them up. They are actually adhered to the card with foam squares.


The next card I made is for our CAS Challenge using Butterfly Birthday stamps.



I embossed the middle butterfly, created a mask out of a post it note and then stamped and embossed the second and third butterfly then the sentiment.

Using a wet brush and then my brushos, I laid down the colours.






I hope you will find the time to play along this month!


Thanks so much for looking xx



Monday, 10 August 2015

Party Time!

Good morning! I hope you are all enjoying your crafty time at the moment.

I certainly enjoyed some time in my craft room last night playing with stamps from Happy Little Stampers.


Here is my first card

Again, I have stamped with neon inks. Love them! 



I have used a number of die cuts with this card but my sentiments are still the focal point.





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

Great Impressions - see graphic below


Fantasy Stampers - #42 Lots of Layers





My next card -



For this one I embossed the sentiment straight onto the card base and decorated around it.
The twine looks a little crooked in the photo but it actually isn't ;) 


Here is the set I have used for these cards - Bold Birthday Sentiments

Bold Birthday Sentiments



I would like to enter this card into the challenge at -

This time I used the topping 'Embossing'



Thanks so much for looking xx















Sunday, 9 August 2015

Neon Birthday and Framed Butterfly

Hi there! I hope I find you well today.

I was creating again with the new stamps from Happy Little Stampers.

I've decided that the Bold Birthday Sentiments are great when you use neon colours!


The panel was created by using rectangle dies and then I stamped my 'party' words around it in neon ink. I popped it up with foam tape.


Bold Birthday Sentiments


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Fab n Funky - No patterned paper




My next card uses Butterfly Birthday



I sprayed the background panel with inks that I had mixed myself with Mini Misters The blue is a waterbased ink, the pink is a pigment ink and the purple is alcohol ink that I mixed with blending solution.

Then I stamped the butterfly with Memento Luxe and coloured it with my wink of stella pens.

After stamping my sentiment, I popped up the photo frame with little foam squares.

Butterfly Birthday

Mini Mister / Spray Bottle (20ml)



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Mixed Media Challenge - Butterflies
Aurora Wings - Butterflies








Friday, 7 August 2015

More designs for Happy Little Stampers

Hi everyone. A quick post from me today to share with you cards that I made last night using stamps from Happy Little Stampers.


First up is a birthday card that I thought would be good for a 16th birthday - male or female



To create my 'th', I masked off the birthday stamp so I only inked up the t and the h. Cool huh? I emobssed the stars with gold powder.


Next up are a couple of cards using the Butterfly Birthday set.




Both were created using watercolour paper which I have run out of! Dear Lord! Thank goodness I have some coming in the post :)

I created my own ink sprays by using the Mini Mister that you can purchase at the HLS shop. I mixed some reinkers with water (the blue and pink) into the mini spray bottle. Awesome! I also mixed some alcohol ink with blending solution to see how that would work. A test piece was sprayed on and it worked like a dream. More on that later.


Here are the products I have used for these cards

Bold Birthday Sentiments


Big Bold Numbers


Butterfly Birthday



Mini Mister / Spray Bottle (20ml)


You can purchase these goodies over at the





Thanks so much for looking xx






Thursday, 6 August 2015

Rainbow Happy Birthday!

Hi there everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

I would like to share a card that I have made using stamps from Happy Little Stampers, Distress Inks, Water, Embossing powder, and a piece of acetate.



My rainbow colours turned out so pretty.

I created this by firstly embossing the sentiment and stars with white powder. 

I added some distress ink (from a pad) onto a small piece of acetate, misted it with water and laid it onto the watercolour paper and smooshed it around a bit.

I kept repeating this until I was happy with the colours.



Here are the tools that I used for this card that you can find at Happy Little Stampers.


Bold Birthday Sentiments


Mini Mister / Spray Bottle (20ml)




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

Artistic Inspiration #137 - Anything Goes / twist use water




Thanks so much for looking xx