Saturday 31 October 2015

Brusho Technique - Rainbow card

Hi there!

Hope your weekend has started off well. My Saturday is well into the afternoon and I've had some time to have a play. I also came up with a super quick video for you to show you how I made my card -

The rainbow was created by using Brushos and a mini mister on glossy card stock. I have used the Fun Birthday Sentiments and Mini Mister from Happy Little Stampers.

Here is my quick video tutorial -

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Just Add Ink #286 - Add W - I added Water to my card
Artistic Inspirations #143- Anything Goes with a twist of Birthday

Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Stamping with Embossing Folders + video tutorial

Hi there!

Have you ever used embossing folders to stamp with? I haven't until now. I decided that while I was having a play, I should video the whole thing to show you all what it is about :)

The backgrounds were really simple and a lot of fun. Once they were dry I used the Thinking of You set from Happy Little Stampers to complete my cards.

Here are the cards that I came up with.  You will have to excuse my photography. We are getting storms at the moment and it is overcast and rainy.

I would like to enter this card over at Come and Get it Challenges - Use Orange

I would like to enter this card over at CRAFT Challenge - Use Black, White and one other colour)

I would like to enter this card over at Dream Valley Challenge - use Blue

Here is my video tutorial showing you the technique.

Thanks so much for popping by today :)

Monday 26 October 2015

Happy Little Stampers New Release Blog Hop!

Hello! A new release at Happy Little Stampers? Yeah!!!!

We are celebrating with another blog hop and you will have the chance to win! You should have arrived here from Happy Little Stampers. If you have come to me through the blog roll, just pop on over to the start and hop your way through :)

There is so much inspiration in this hop that it is going to make you fall in love with these stamps!

I have been going crazy with making cards for this release. I have to say that I really love these sets!

I will start off with the Everyday Sentiments set. Perhaps my favourite :)

I gold embossed the 'Happy' and then created my own combination of sentiments using other stamps in the set. I added some sequins for extra bling.

Next up is the Thinking of You set.

I started with a small panel of Glossy Cardstock and sprinkled brushos to create a rainbow.

Next is Mix Mash - this is a really fun set!

Who doesn't like neon cards? I love them! I inked up the circles with neon ink and created a fun background. #You Rock!

A set close to my heart as it is the first set that I drew by hand. I remember I was babysitting my niece and nephew at the time. I had taken my nephew to football training and was sitting in the car drawing these images.

I stamped my cute elephant and sun then created masks from post-it notes. I used distress ink for the background.

Next up is Birthday Friends.

For this one, I smooshed some grey ink onto my craft mat and picked it up with my watercolour paper. I stamped my elephant and fussy cut him out. 

Last but not least is Fun Birthday Sentiments.

I used the stamp from Mix Mash to create my background. It was stamped with Neon ink. I love this sentiment! The finishing touch was the Bakers Twine also available at the shop.

There you go! I have had so much fun using these stamps and I know you will too! 

Next up is Loll who is going to blow your socks off with her cards :)

Thanks so much for popping by and good luck!

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Happy Birthday in Black and Orange

Good morning! A quick post from me today to share a card that I made last night with a couple of challenges in mind.

It seems that everyone is all about Halloween at the moment. We don't 'do' Halloween in Australia but I thought that I could use some of the inspiration photos that are around at the moment and draw from the non-Halloween elements.

Here is my card 

I have used one of my newest sets from Happy Little Stampers. I have to say that I love these sentiments. The set is called Everyday Sentiments. Perfect for your everyday cards!

I started by creating a brusho background. I sprinkled some crystals straight onto my watercolour paper and misted with water. I let the colours run around a little and let it dry.

I also used the circles from the Mix Mash set. I stamped them with Pumpkin Pie ink quite randomly over the panel. 

I embossed the sentiments with black powder which gave a bit of shine to my card.

Here are the sets I have used

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

I took inspiration from the spotted black and orange pumpkin

I took inspiration from the black and orange plus the glossy finish on the stands

Spray paint dollar store glass candle sticks black and add pumpkins for Halloween decoration

Halloween Colours
Get  Creative Challenges

Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday 7 October 2015

HLS New Release Stamps - I've been having fun!

I was one excited Happy Little Stamper yesterday afternoon! A big box of new stamps from Happy Little Stampers arrived. 

Yep! We are up to our Second release and I am going to introduce to you the new sets!

I am going to start off with

Birthday Friends

For this card, I created a smaller panel that I could pop up with foam tape. I laid the panel on my card and stamped my hippo and sentiment first. Then I stamped the balloons making sure that some were over the edge of the smaller panel. 

Card #1

I coloured everything with my Wink of Stella pens to add some sparkle. I hope you can see it in the photo below.

Next up is

Whimsical Friends

I really love this set, especially the elephant. I created the two smallest birds especially so they could hitch a ride with him/her.

I stamped my images and sentiment in grey ink. Something I don't do very often. I usually go straight for black... I need to rethink my stamping from now on ;)

Card #2

I coloured the elephant and bird with Spectrum Noir markers. I added clear Wink of Stella to the blanket and her toenails (yep, I decided this elephant was a girl).

Now we are up to

Mix Mash

Another set I LOVE. I have made this really fun and bright card using only the circles and 1 sentiment. How versatile will this set be! 

The circles were stamped with neon inks!

Card #3

Next is

Fun Birthday Sentiments

A must have sentiment set for your collection.

First, I embossed the sentiment on watercolour paper. I used red and orange brushos to create my colour. Love it!

Card #4

Next is 

Thinking of You

This is a really pretty set of lovely sentiments. I can't wait to play with this one more!

My photo doesn't do this card justice. I have embossed all the stamps in gold. It turned out very elegant!

Card #5

Last but not least is

Everyday Sentiments

Seriously, this is another must have set for your collection! 

I sprinkled brushos onto glossy cardstock. Once dry I stamped my sentiment. I added a few little rhinestones too.

Card #6

If you would like to see how I create my backgrounds on glossy card stock, please check out my video:

I would like to enter these challenges

Card #1 - Lia Stampz: Animals
Card #2 - TimeOut: Inspired by Words challenge (I was inspired by 'smile' when I think of friends)
Card #3 - CAS on Sundays: Polka Dots
Card #4 - CAS-ual Fridays: Tic Tac Toe (I used colouring, spritzing, die-cutting)
Card #5 - Less is More: Use Jewel Colours (I used Gold)
Card #6 - AAA: Word Play

Thanks so much for looking xx

HLS October CAS Challenge and NEW RELEASE

Hi there everyone.

This month at Happy Little Stampers our CAS challenge is

I don't usually do a lot of paper piecing but it is quite fun and therapeutic. 

I am happy to show you a new stamp set that is now available at the HLS Shop!

Introducing - Birthday Friends

I have paper pieced my elephant with a pink and white polka dot paper. Isn't she adorable! I sprinkled some brushos and misted with water to create a spray coming from her trunk. I think I got it looking ok as it was hard to control the colour. The sentiment is from the same set.

Here is the set 

Birthday Friends

Head on over to the challenge blog as there is plenty of inspiration for you. 

Thanks so much for looking

Monday 5 October 2015

HLS October Christmas Challenge

Yay, time for a new Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

Here is the word you need to use for your entry

We all love a poinsettia on our Christmas cards, don't we? 

Here is my card -

I have combined two sets from Happy Little Stampers (Big Bold Numbers and Mixed Christmas Sentiments) and went nuts with some gold embossing. A very simple card to make with the pop of red from the poinsettia completing the design.

Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring the Christmas Challenge and here is the prize you could win if you enter -

We also have a wonderful Guest Designer for this challenge. Pat from Colourful Card Creations has a wonderful card to inspire you so please pop on over and say hi.

Pop on over to the challenge blog and check out all the inspiration from the Designers. You will not be disappointed!

Thursday 1 October 2015

The Hop to Stop

Another post for me today which has been a few weeks in the making. 

Becca Cruger has set up a blog hop as October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the USA (was back in March here in Australia). This blog hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.

I am very proud to be part of this blog hop not only as a participant but as a sponsor. Happy Little Stampers will be giving away a

Here is my card -

I really concentrated on purple because that is the colour that is associated with DV Awareness.

I created my background with my Brushos, starch and cling wrap. Once dry I used a star stencil and embossing paste for some texture. When nearly dry I brushed over some perfect pearls to give the stars a golden shine. 

The butterfly and sentiment are from Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday set. The butterfly was embossed on vellum with purple powder. The sentiment was embossed in white.

I really hope that you can play along with the hop. There are heaps of prizes to be won. Not only that but we can come together and raise awareness for this serious problem.

If you are in Australia and are a victim or need help due to Domestic Violence (female or male) please go to the Domestic Violence Support Website.

Womensline 1800 811 811
Mensline 1800 600 636

Thanks for stopping by -

HLS October Sketch Challenge

What? Where did September go? Seriously, I cannot believe it is October.

Seeing it is the beginning of a new month there is a new sketch challenge for you to play with over at Happy Little Stampers.

If you play along you will have a chance to win this stamp set from Happy Little Stampers!

Here is my DT card

I always seem to stump myself even though I design the sketches lol. But, I never let that defeat me. 

To create this card, I die cut my 'grass', placed it on the card and drew an outline in pencil at the top of the slopes. I removed the die and had a guide to where I could put my houses.

I didn't have much in the way of stamps or dies so the next best thing was to draw some funky houses myself. I coloured them with my Wink of Stella pens. I had another photo that showed all the glitter but I seemed to have lost it :(

The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers Big Bold Birthday set.

We have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us for this challenge - Valentyna. She is an AMAZING card maker and we are honoured to have her with us.

I hope you will find the time to play along with us this month.