Saturday, 24 August 2019

Inkspirational #194 - Photo

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! We have a photo to help inspire you.


I really tried to capture the funky colours within the letter 'r'. I stamped randomly (using dots, chevrons, etc) with neon ink onto paper then die cut my sentiment using alphabet dies. I used foam tape to pop them up.

My photo is a little wonky, sorry.


After the letters were cut, I used a black pen to go around the edges to help give them definition.

I hope you will play along over at Inkspirational!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Moo-Mania (Letters and/or Numbers), Simon Says Wednesday (CAS), Sisterhood of Crafters (use dies as the focus), Tinker Dream (Sentiment)

Thanks for popping in today :)






Saturday, 17 August 2019

Less Is More #402 - One Layer Card using Stencils

Happy Saturday! Over at Less is More we have a brand new challenge for you and this fortnight we want you to create a one layer card using stencils.

Here are my cards

Card #1
First, I masked off an area to try and keep my design to just one third of the card. I used a star stencil and blended the colour using distress ink then stamped the sentiment.

Card #2
I created a stencil using alphabet dies. Once I placed my stencil on my card, I used distress inks for the colours and a simple sentiment to finish it off.


Our wonderful sponsor for this month is


and our guest designer is the fabulous Sarah Grey from Funky Fossil Designs!

Thanks for popping in today!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - CAS on Fridays (Stencils), Watercooler Challenges (Occasions), AAA Cards (Made in Minutes) 













Card #2 - Archi-scraps (Music), Lavinia Challenges (Anything Goes), Little Red Wagon (Music or Songs) The Paper Players (CAS cards for kids)


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Inkspirational #193 - Travel

Hey there everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational where our theme is TRAVEL.
I used my London skyline (HLS - Wish you were Here) and paired with a sentiment from Whimsy stamps. I have been lucky enough to travel to the UK three times over the last few years. I really love London, especially the theatre. Sandie and Val look after me so well when I visit and I hope to visit more!


This card seriously only took a few minutes to put together - easy!


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Try it on Tuesday (Wish you were Here), AAA Cards (Made in Minutes), Unicorn Challenge (Fully loaded or CAS)


Thanks for popping in :)

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Less Is More #401 - Colour Challenge

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



Here is my card -


This is a new set for me from MFT. I started by creating my mask and using distress ink for the background. I coloured and die cut my bunny, stamped the sentiment, and added sequins for interest :)

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is


Our Guest Designers are - Sarah Grey (Sponsor) and Alli C (June Winner). Please make sure you pop over to say hi :)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to catch you over at LIM using our colours!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
2 Crafty Critters (Anything Goes), Pearly Sparkles Challenge (something beginning with B), Christmas at Sweet Stampin' (Anything Goes), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), AAA Cards (see graphic below - my 2nd entry)

HLS August CAS Challenge

G'day everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


This is a really easy way to keep your cards Clean and Simple!

I have made two cards for this challenge with a fruit theme :)

Card #1

Card #2

This is a new set from Close to my heart I bought off a destashing site. Even though I use my MISTI when I stamp, the orange was a little disappointing. It took me forever to try and get a decent image.

I hope to see you over at Happy Little Stampers!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Scribbles Designs (a slice of summer), Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes),
Card #2 - AAA Cards (see graphic below),

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Inkspirational #192 - Fold

Hey there everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. We have a word prompt for you - Fold

I ummmed and arrrrred about this one. I didn't really have any stamps that would even let me think outside the box. So, I went right out of my comfort zone as a one fold gal to following a couple of tutorials to create a card with more than one fold!


I used my new MFT set to create a Christmas card. I love this Santa. The sentiment is from HLS.


Then it folds down quite nicely to fit into an envelope.


Perhaps I have inspired you to make something not in your comfort zone :) See you over at Inkspirational!

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Less is More #400 - Small Images

Today we start a new challenge over at Less Is More. We want you to work with small images. You can even use small images together to create a background or just stamp them like I have.


Here are my cards -

Card #1
I finally bought the MFT stamp set Jingle all the Way. I got to have a play with it a couple of years ago when I was in the UK and stayed with Sarah P. Now I have it in my collection and these small images are perfect to create a simple design or combine them to create a scene.
I coloured the images with my polychromo pencils (I love these!) and used a white gel pen to create dots and extra interest :)


Card #2
Once again I used my pencils to colour this cute dinosaur from Lawn Fawn. My grandson is into the 'rawr' word at the moment and I love how this sentiment defines its meaning :) I even bought this stamp set especially for him as he loves anything that 'rawrs' LOL


Our fabulous sponsor is

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges:
Card #1 - Crafty Gals Corner (Christmas in July), Crafty Sentiments Designs (Christmas in July), AAA Cards (Maxi White Space)

Card #2 - Unicorn Challenge (for a baby or a child), Double Trouble Challenge (Kids and babies), Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Animals), 


Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at LESS IS MORE

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #191

Hey there everyone! We have a photo challenge for you over at Inkspirational and you have two weeks to play along!

Here is my card -


I decided to use the theme on some of the cupcakes to create my card. I used a stencil to create my background and coloured the images from Lawn Fawn with polychromo pencils.


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
CAS on Friday (use a stencil), Country View Challenges (Blues and Greens), Watercooler Challenges (all about occasions), The Library Challenge (thanks for the reminder, Marina - 5 weeks in a Balloon)

      five weeks in a balloon book - Google Search

Thanks for popping in today, see you over at the challenge blog! :)

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Less Is More #399 Celebrations

Happy Saturday everyone. 
Today is actually my birthday and the theme at Less is More is Celebrations, so yay!!


I have made two cards for this challenge -

Card #1
This is one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought and decided to get it out and colour it in with my new polychromo pencils


Card #2
This wedding card was made very simply by stamping the sentiment and ribbon then adding a few sequins to finish it off.


We have a wonderful guest designer joining us for the next fortnight - please make Viv feel welcome :)

Our amazing sponsor it -

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges -
Card #1 - Cardz for Galz (Party Time - Celebrate), Watercooler Challenges (Feminine)
Card #2 - Lost Coast Designs (Celebrate it)

Thanks for popping in today! Hope to see you over at LIM :)

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

HLS July CAS Challenge

Hey everyone, it's July and it's time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


This is a really fun theme!

Here is my card -


I used a feather die to create my space and placed some travelling themed paper behind it using foam tape. Easy!

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog where you will link up your CAS creations!

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Inkspirational #190

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Inkspiraitonal where we want you to use 3 or 5 of something. I went for 3 little birdies for Christmas.


I embossed my background using a star stamp. I coloured my Lawn Fawn birds with polychromo pencils, die cut them out and popped them up with foam tape. The sentiment is also embossed.


Our wonderful guest designer for the next 2 weeks is Milla. Thanks for joining us!

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

Thanks for popping in today, take care! xx

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 :)