Wednesday 17 February 2016

Stamping with Gelatos

Hi there everyone.

Yesterday I had a play with my Gelatos and created a video tutorial on how to use them with your stamping.

I love the effects they have and there are so many ways to use them!

I would like to enter this card over at

ABC Challenges - B is for B - you pick
HobbyKlubb - Butterflies

I would like to enter this card over at -

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (no twist)
Moving Along with the Times - Things with Wings

Please check out my video tutorial on how to stamp with Gelatos :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Valentine's Day Cards using Brushos and Perfect Pearls

I had a very productive day creating four cards using the one technique. I also created a video tutorial for you to see :)

Card #1
Card #2

Card #3
Card #4

Please check out my video on how to use Brushos and Perfect Pearls together :)

Here are the HLS products used -


 Pearls     Enamel Glitter Dots - Pink

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

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a twist of Valentine's
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
CAS on Sunday - Valentine's
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (I didn't use the twist)
Just us Girls - Valentine

Thanks for coming by today :)

Monday 8 February 2016

Inspired by HLS Video Crew

Have you checked out the video tutorials by the crew over at the Happy Little Stampers youtube channel? I have been, once again, inspired to create a card thanks to the gals over there. Kamila created the cutest card using the HLS Whimsical Friends set and I really had to have a go.

Here is my card -

I loved that Kamila covered the birds with glossy accents. Below is a close up of all the shiny goodness :)

I coloured the birds with glitter gel pens. My favourite at the moment!

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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - All Creatures Great and Small
Through the Purple Haze - Things with Wings

Thanks for stoppping in :)

Saturday 6 February 2016

Happy 5th Birthday Less Is More!

There is a huge celebration starting today over at Less Is More!

It's their 5th birthday. Congratulations to Chrissie and her Design Team for an outstanding accomplishment.

I am totally honoured to be a Guest Designer and sponsor for the occasion!

The theme this week is

with a splash of gold, silver or black

Here is my card

I used the script stamp from the HLS Thinking of You set repeatedly on the bottom panel. It was embossed with white powder.
I also embossed my butterfly from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set with white powder and die cut it using the HLS Butterfly Dies.

The sentiment is from the HLS Fun Birthday Sentiments set.

One thing that I find hard with white on white is getting decent photo!

HLS products used

          Butterfly Dies

I believe there are plenty of sponsors helping celebrate at LIM this week! Get over there to have a chance to win a prize! Once again, you could win something from Happy Little Stampers!

We Ship Worldwide

Thanks for popping in! xx

Friday 5 February 2016

Partial Die Cutting: Video Tutorial

Check out my new video tutorial - Partial Die Cutting :)

More One Layer Friends


You may have seen my one layer card where I linked up my elephants from the HLS Whimsical Friends set? At the same time, I quickly stamped a couple more cards with that set - lot's of fun with these cute critters!

Such a cute pair!

More glitter on this one too :)

This is a quick post today to enter into some challenges - these are my second entries :)

Thanks again for popping in and I will be back later with another Whimsical Friends card :)

Happy Little Stampers February Christmas Challenge

Hello! How are you today? Another challenge has gone live at Happy Little Stampers! It's time for our Christmas inspiration for you.

This month we have a game card of Tic Tac Toe for you. Cool!

There were so many choices that I really couldn't decide. I used

(there is obviously a lot of red going on too)

Here is my card -

Another of my 'sewn up' shaker cards. I have used a brusho background for this one. Before I used the sewing machine to attach my vellum, I embossed some gold stars from the HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments set and the sentiment from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set.

Lots and lots of sequins were put in this card. Love it!

Here are the HLS products I have used for this card -


I would like to enter my card into these challenges

CHNC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Add some Red

Thanks for popping in :)

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Linked Friends

Hi there! Trying to escape the heat today. The cool change that was promised hasn't arrived so we just have to suffer at the moment :(

I was feeling in the crafty mood so I decided to have a play - just for the fun of it :)

This is a one layer card. I decided that linking up the elephants from the HLS Whimsical Friends set would be fun to do. I coloured them using Spectrum Noir markers (IG7, IG5, IG3, IG2) and then used some really inexpensive gel pens (from Aldi) to colour the blankets and toenails. They have a wonderful sparkle to them.

I was going to cover them in glossy accents but I am WAY too impatient for that!

Here is the set that I have used -

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

The ABC challenge - A is for Animals
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir - Anything Goes

Starting February 1st

Edited to add to the One Layer Simplicity Challenge - thank you Ardyth!

Thanks for popping by and stay cool!


Happy Little Stampers Februrary CAS Challenge

Hi everyone.

We have a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. It's time for our Clean and Simple challenge.

Each month we love bringing you new challenges (4 per month!) and inspire you to use new techniques or products. 

This month we want you to use the Stamping with Embossing Folder technique.

If you haven't tried it before, give it whirl! It's easy and lots of fun.

Here is my card -

I misted some Crushed Grape in by Dylusions onto my embossing folder and pressed it onto Mixed Media papaer. The sentiment is from the HLS Thinking of You set.

Here is a video tutorial that I put together a little while ago

Also, over at the Happy Little Stampers blog, there are others for you to have a look at.

We have a WONDERFUL Guest Designer with us for this challenge - Cornelia is definitely a fan of ours at Happy Little Stampers and she makes extraordinary cards!

Just by playing along you could win a $15 certificate to the shop!

See you over there!

Monday 1 February 2016

HLS - February CASE the Designer Challenge

Hi everyone! The Happy Little Stampers February CASE challenge is now live.

This month we are CASEing

Shona is a brand new teamie over at HLS. Welcome to the team!!!

Here is my CASE

I really loved Shona's use of masking to create her card. The colours were also very cool.

I masked off the circle and used the Mix Mash set to create my background. I decided to use sentiments within the circle.

Once I had finished my stamping, I used the die that I used to create my mask to outline my circle with a black pen.

One layer and very dramatic!

If you play along at Happy Little Stampers throughout the month, you have a chance to win a prize from the shop!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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

Mod Squad Challenges - Masculine Birthday

Thanks for stopping by :)