Saturday, 22 June 2019

Less Is More #398 - OLC Spots

Hello! It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More! We would like you to create a ONE LAYER CARD using our theme of  Spots.


I've made two cards for you:

Card #1
I was inspired by something I saw on pinterest. A piece of spotty fabric used on a card to create a gift.
I traced around the inside of a square die, then randomly stamped my spots (from HLS). I then used a black pen to create the outside of the box and the bow.


Card #2
I used my new MFT stamp set to create this one layer card. I stamped the deer, coloured him with polychromo pencils, then lastly added his spots with a white gel pen.


We have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us this fortnight - Maria Rodriguez!

Our awesome sponsor is 


I hope to see you at LIM with your one layer spotty card :)

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
Card #1 - Crafty Gals Corner (Polka Dots and/or Stripes), Creatalicous Challenges (Anything Goes with optional spots and/or stripes), AAA Cards (OLC no option)
Card #2 - Fab 'n Funky Challenges (Christmas), Sparkles Christmas Challenge (include a Reindeer)




Saturday, 15 June 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #189 - Garden

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at Inkspirational. I hope you will play along.

To be honest, I struggled with this challenge. I tried a number of cards trying to reflect garden. In my garden, we have a variety of native plants and lot's of flowers. We also have quite a lot of wildlife - kookaburras, wallabies, etc. I also own 2 Indian Running ducks that roam around the yard. We even have snakes at times... So, I was going to create an Australian themed garden card but nothing worked :( 
I went with a good old flower. Even though it's winter in Australia, where I live the temperature doesn't get too cool so everything flowers all year around.

Here is my card -


I embossed the flower and leaves (from CAS-usal Fridays) and coloured them with my Zig watercolour markers. I also embossed the sentiment and die cut it with a banner die. I popped everything up with foam tape. The background is a cover die which is really pretty.


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



Thanks for popping in today :)


Saturday, 8 June 2019

Less Is More #397 - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. I have two cards to share with you for our colour challenge.



Card #1
I stamped and masked my butterflies then coloured them with my Spectrum Noir Aqua pens (they are glittery too!). I fussy cut them out and popped them up with foam tape.

Card #2
I stamped the background script with plum ink. The flower was coloured with a Zig watercolour pen, fussy cut out then popped up with foam tape. I die cut the word and popped it up as well.


Our sponsor this month is 

I hope to see you over at Less Is More!

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges -
Card #1 - Timeout (Nature), The House that Stamps Built (Things with Wings), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Creatalicious Challenge (Anything Goes + option of blue), Scribbles Designs (Flower/s), Krafty Chicks (Die Cuts)

Thanks for popping in :)




Monday, 3 June 2019

HLS June CAS Challenge

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


We want you to create something that is humourous :)

Here are my cards -

Card 1 - 
I stamped this fella using the Gull Gang set from Create A Smile. I coloured him with my new polychromo pencils so this was my first attempt at using them. The sentiment tells the story...
 Card 2 -
This is a paper artsy set that makes me giggle. This crazy sheep was also coloured with polychromo pencils.

I hope you will play along with our Funny theme this month. See you at the challenge blog :) Thanks for popping in xx

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges -
Card 1 - Create a Smile (Sketch), CAS on Friday (Birds), 
Card 2 - Sweet Stampers (Animals), Colour Crazy Challenge (Colouring)


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Inkspirational #188

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. We have a photo to help inspire you over the next two weeks.

Here is my card -


I used the STAMPlorations CityGirl stamp set to try and recreate the funky design in the photo. I paper pieced her dress then masked her so I could stamp the background in a softer colour. The sentiment was stamped in black for contrast.

Here is our photo -



I hope to see you over at the challenge blog.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers (Birthdays), The Library Challenge (The art of stripes - book image below), 

The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Amazon.co.uk: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: Books

Thanks for popping in today :)

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 :)
cover photo, Image may contain: night and text

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 :)