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!

Friday, 1 June 2018

HLS June Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone, we have a new watercolour challenge happening over at Happy Little Stampers!


Here is my card -


I smooshed yellow, orange, and rose red brushos onto my panel. I also watered down some gold mica powder and smooshed that in as well. I had a small piece leftover so I stamped a butterfly and die cut it to pop it up on the card.


Once my panel was dry, I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment. I added my sequins using glossy accents to adhere them. While I had the glossy accents out, I smothered the butterfly to make it all shiny :)

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!

Supplies -



I hope to see you over at the challenge!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

World Bee Day

Hi there everyone! Today I am honoured to be part of a blog hop that has been organised by the very talented Milka Gubo. The aim of the hop is to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apiculutral products.

You should have come to me from the lovely Kathy Curry's blog but if you have missed someone along the way, please find the complete list further down my post.

Last December the UN officially declared that the 20th of May is officially "World Bee Day". If you are interested you can see the press release HERE.

I had to improvise for my card as I don't even have anything related to bees in my stash! I will have to fix that :)


I created a honeycomb effect using a die which I placed over a Brusho background. I used yellow and orange brushos, smooshing them and drying in between smooshes.

I created my sentiment by die cutting the letters and then masking a Happy Birthday sentiment so only the Happy was inked up. 

Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring this event as are MANY other sponsors. If you would like the chance to win a prize, you need to hop along with all the amazing sponsors/designers.

Kylie Purtell (you are here)

Here are all the amazing sponsors participating in the hop (all the prize details can be found at Milka's blog)




Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Garden Friends’ stamp set to two lucky winners.

17 prizes will be given away to 17 winners. 

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop. After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to Inlinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below Inlinkz.

Inlinkz closes tomorrow, May 21st 2018, 11:00 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog next day.

Have fun hopping along!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Inkspirational #161

Over at Inkspirational we have a new challenge for you. We have a photo for inspiration and I hope you will play along.

Here is my card -


Here is the photo -


Hmmm, I know you're thinking.... what??? How did this photo inspire me to create the card that I made?

To be honest, I REALLY struggled with this one. I even emailed teamie Sandie for help. Sandie gave me some great ideas which helped, thanks!

I concentrated on the arch of the tree, stamped and embossed my flowers in the same manner, then fussy cut around them. I had planned on colouring them in pink and greens but once I had finished the card, I quite liked the monochrome look.

Supplies -


I would like to enter my card into these challenges -


Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes

I hope you will find inspiration and play along over the next two weeks! See you there :)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Inkspirational #160

Hi there everyone. It's time for a brand new challenge over at Inkspirational

We have a beautiful colour challenge this fortnight - we would like you to use purple and gold!

Here is my card -


I embossed my butterflies with gold powder and die cut them out. I used Zig Makers to watercolour them. I have layered them over each other and popped up a couple using foam tape.

I also embossed my sentiment. A last minute decision was to add some Aged Wine Embossing Enamel but I'm not sure it was really the right thing to do but after adding the few sequins, I quite like the effect.


This card is going to my Mum for Mother's Day :)

Supplies Used:

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


Sunny Day Crafting - Butterflies and other Garden Critter
Eclectic Ellapu - Mother's Day


Thanks for popping in and I would love to see you over at the challenge blog.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

HLS May CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! Today is the start of a new Clean and Simple challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

We have a great challenge for you this month -


Argghhh, I can here you groaning! LOL. I find the easiest way to deal with a one layer card is to just concentrate on stamping. Easy!

Here is my card -


I created a background using a stencil and Antique Linen distress ink. I then simply stamped and embossed my Lion and sentiment.

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



Papercraft Challenges - Clean and Simple
Try it on Tuesday - Stencils, or Die Cuts, or both
Make My Monday - Embossing wet or dry

That's it for me today and I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)



Tuesday, 1 May 2018

HLS May Watercolour Challenge

Hello and welcome to May! The first of the month is the start of a new round of challenges over at Happy Little Stampers. We kick off with our Watercolour challenge :)


Anything Goes but you may like to play along with our optional twist.


I masked and embossed my butterflies and coloured them with Zig watercolour pens. I fussy cut them out and popped them up on my card panel with foam tape.

Once dry, I put an overlay of glitter using a clear glitter pen.


I think this gives the colours much more depth.

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 hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Inkspirational #159

Time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. We have a word for you to 'play' with this fortnight.



When I saw our word prompt, I immediately thought of dress ups and playing as a kid. This pirate is from a set that I bought while over in the UK. I stamped the little skull and crossbones to create a background. The pirate was coloured using Wink of Stella glitter pens and fussy cut out. I popped him up with foam tape. Last but not least, I stamped the sentiment.

That's it from me - I hope to see you over at the challenge :)