Saturday, 16 October 2021

Less is More #454 - One Layer Card

 Hi and happy Saturday. It's time for a new challenge at Less is More -

ONE LAYER CARD TIME!


My card was simply stamped using a two step set by Stampin' Up.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Alphabet Challenge (N is for No Layers), Sisterhood of Crafters (Happy Birthday), Cardz 4 Guyz (Happy Birthday in Autumn Colours), The Four Seasons Challenge (Anything Goes Fall)

Thank you for popping in and see you over at Less is More :)

Sunday, 3 October 2021

HLS October CAS Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers and we want you to play along by entering a ONE LAYER CAS card.


My card uses the Altenew 'Ninja Invasion' stamp set. With a little masking, I was able to create my own sentiment using different stamps.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
A Gem of a Challenge (Anything Goes), Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (Birthday), Mix it Up Challenge (Anything Goes), Krafty Chicks (Anything Goes), The House that Stamps Built (One Layer CAS Card)

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Less is More #453 - Colour Challenge

 Hi everyone, just a very quick post for me. It's a new challenge over at Less is More.


I created a fun Halloween card by die cutting out an aperture and poppin up my cute ghost and sentiment.
Dies and stamps are by Lawn Fawn.


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Lost Coast Designs (Halloween), The Two Old Bats (Halloween), Paper Minutes (Happy Halloween), Lawn Fawnatics (Awesome Autumn)

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

Monday, 20 September 2021

Smile for your Birthday

 Hello!
I spent some time just stamping in between housework etc. I would stamp some images, come back and colour them, then when ready I started die cutting and assembling my card.

I started by creating the background using a wave stencil by Lawn Fawn. I have some new distress oxide inks and probably didn't choose the best colours but I think it worked out ok.


The stamps are from Ocean Shell-fie and Hay There by Lawn Fawn.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Moving Along with the Times (Under the Sea), Dare 2B Artzy (Kids), DragonFly Dreams (Birthday), Stamping Sensations (Stamp of the Moment: all my Lawn Fawn stamps lol), Allsorts (Any Real Creature or Animal), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with a brand they sell), Simon Says Stamp Monday (Stencils)

Thanks so much for popping in today :)

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Less is More #452 - Hexagons

 Happy Saturday everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More.


I've created two cards using the same die by Echo Park.

Card #1
I used distress inks to create a background panel, cut the hexagons from the front of my cardstock and used foam tape to pop it up. I white embossed the sentiment on to a black strip and attached it to the front.

Card #2
Using the same die, this time I used all the little negative pieces and popped them up with foam tape after stamping the sentiment.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Beyond the Blue (Galaxy Background), Krafty Chicks (CAS), Creatalicous Challenge (Anything Goes), 
Card #2 - Lost Coast Portal (Sentiment in Focus), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesdays (All About Occasions), Die Cut Divas (Anything Goes)

  

Thanks for popping in but check out the amazing designers over at the challenge blog!

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Less is More #451 - Sparkle

 Hi everyone! It's Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Less is More!

We have a really fun theme for you -

Our amazing Guest Designer joining us for this challenge is Viv - please make her feel welcome.

I created a card using CAS-ual Fridays 'Pretty Posie' stamps and dies.
I stamped the images and coloured them with pencils. I used a Spectrum Noir glitter pen to add the sparkle.


The back panel features a piece of patterned cardstock with a vellum overlay.
Hopefully you can see the sparkle in the photo below.



I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Watercooler Wednesday (Feminine), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Just Add Ink (Colours)

       












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

Friday, 3 September 2021

HLS September CAS Challenge

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


I have created two cards with very different winged things and themes.

Card #1
I used the Stampin' Up! 'Flight of Fancy' set and stamped my angel. I coloured the scene with pencils. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn set called 'Merry Messages'.

Card #2
This set is by Create a Smile and called 'Gull Gang'. I stamped the seagull then masked him so I could stamp the wooden stump. I them masked them both and used a Lawn Fawn stencil to create my waves. I also coloured these images with pencils.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Christmas Craft Creations (Non-Traditional Colours), Colour Throwdown, The Holly and Ivy Challenge (Anything Goes), Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Crafty Animals (Anything Goes), Addicted to Stamps and More! (Birthdays), Allsorts (Clean and Simple)

    

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Tiny Friends Birthday

 Hi everyone, just a quick post from me tonight. I created a birthday card for a co-workers daughter. I wanted to play with my new distress oxides (LOVE them by the way). While blending I hopped online and bought a few more colours. 

Excuse the photo as I've taken a photo at night due to taking the card with me to work in the morning.


I created a rainbow effect then flicked water over the panel. Then I decided to flick white and black paint as well.
I die cut my generic sentiment and used vellum for the solid background.
I stamped and coloured my images then die cut them out.
This actually didn't take very long and was a lot of fun to make.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday (Anything Goes), Simon Says Stamp Monday (Spritz and Splatter), The Dream Factory (Up), Sweet Stampers (Dies and/or Punches), Crafty Creations (Anything Goes), Unicorn Challenge (Anything Goes), Get Creative Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in and have a great night :)

Monday, 23 August 2021

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Hello!

I have a few new Lawn Fawn sets that I purchased off a destash site and wanted to play :) I created a Christmas card using 'Tiny Christmas', 'Ho-Ho-Holidays', 'Let's Play' (NEW), 'Christmas Dreams', and 'Holiday Helpers' (NEW).


There are a few presents that need to be wrapped by Santa and his helper. They are having a quick break while enjoying a festive beverage. 
I'm glad the cat is sleeping because it may not be happy when the new puppy is introduced to the family :) 

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Jingle Belles (Only cardstock, no patterned paper), The 12 Months of Christmas (Anything Goes), Merry Little Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), Watercooler Challenges (All Occasions), Sweet Stampin' (Feature an Animal), Darnell's NBUS Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Less is More #450 - One Layer Card

 Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More


We have a wonderful guest designer joining us for this challenge so please make her feel welcome - Maaike!

This is a ONE LAYER challenge so don't forget to just stamp on your card base and no other panels.

My card was very quick and easy to make. Simple stamping using a corner stamp from Lawn Fawn's 'Let's Bokeh' set.


I then stamped the sentiment from the Ranger 'Birthday' set over the spots in black ink.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Double Trouble (Polka Dots), As you like it Challenges (Favourite Primary Colour - Blue is my favourite all time colour for clothes, eyes, cards), Craft Rocket Challenges (CAS), Krafty Chicks (CAS), Simon Says Stamp (Add a Sentiment), The Male Room (Birthday), Let's Craft and Create (Polka Dots), Perfectly CAS (Stripes and/or Dots)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at Less is More!

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Altenew Blog Hop!!

 I am very excited to be posting today. A number of my challenge blogs are participating in the


and there are HEAPS of prizes to be won!

I am representing the challenge blog Happy Little Stampers and have made three cards to help inspire you to play along.

Using Altenew's: Calming Reverie



Using Altenew's: Ninja Invasion


All the details for the blog hop are over at the Happy Little Stampers blog so get over there and start hopping!


Saturday, 7 August 2021

Less is More #449 - Shades of Blue

Hi and welcome! We have a brand new challenge starting right now over at Less Is More.


I created a panel of different coloured brushos and water using the smooshing technique. I also added white brusho to lighten some of the hues.


I die cut the sentiment and popped it up over a layer of Navy Blue.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Craft Rocket Challenges (Clean and Simple), The Male Room (Birthday), Watercooler Wednesday (Masculine), Cardz 4 Guyz (Shades of Blues), Try it on Tuesday (Keep it Simple), Die Cut Divas (Watercolour)


Thank you for popping in, I hope to see you over at the challenge blog.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Welcome to the newest Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Our challenge this month is -

Anything Goes + optional: Interactive

I have created a Slider card using a PB wood stamp called 'Ice Dance'. The sentiment is from the 'Hometown Christmas' set.


This skater is having so much fun!


I used a stencil and sparkly texture paste for the snow.


You know, while writing this post I just realised I created an ice skater on SNOW. Whoops! Maybe you can forgive someone who has only seen snow around 3 times in her life (and that was as a child) LOL.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!
I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Christmas Craft Creations (Anything Goes), Retro Rubber Stamps (Anything Goes - This is an OLD stamp but has been in my stash for around 18 months), Stamping Sensations (Any Celebration)
Clever Dexter Challenge (Use a Stencil)


Thanks so much for popping in today :) 

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

HLS August CAS Challenge

 Hi everyone. A new CAS challenge is starting over at Happy Little Stampers. We have a fun theme for you -


Here is my card -

I used the HLS Butterfly Birthday dies to create a partial die cut edge. I then stamped the images and coloured them with pencils. I also used a banner die to partial die cut then stamped a sentiment.


If you have ever wondered how to create partial die cutting, I have an old (but relevant) video that can help you :) 


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Colouring with Pencils (Anything Goes), Stamping Sensations (Any Celebration), Creatalicious Challenge (Anything Goes + option: Animals), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)











Have fun with our theme and I'll see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Many Thanks

 Hello!
I decided to spend some time in my craft room yesterday to create a specific card I needed.

When I had my surgery, my mum and step-father drove up the East coast of Australia (about 1300kms) so they could be at home with me to help while I was in recovery.

I had to post something to mum and wanted to include a card to say a huge thank you.

I decided on a new to me stamp and die set which was a collaboration set by Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts.
It's called 'Big Thanks'. The palm trees are from the LF set called 'Life is Good'.


I decided to make a reveal wheel card.
Below you can see that the sentiment changes when the wheel is spun.

I coloured all the images with my Zig Real Brush markers.
The sky and grass were created using distress oxides.
I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (Colourful (no snark from me this time)), My Time to Craft (No Patterned Papers), Crafter's Cafe (Layer it Up), Crafty Animals (Anything Goes), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with a brand they sell), Addicted to Stamps and More (Die Cuts and/or Stencils), 



Thanks for popping in today xx