Sunday 5 February 2017

AAA Cards Guest Designer

Hello! I hope you are well and getting lots of crafty time.

Today I am excited to be a part of the new challenge at AAA Cards. Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring and Jane has asked me to be a Guest Designer. Thanks Jane!

Here is the theme for their challenge -

Now with this one, you also have the option to create a shaped card - It could be long and thin, a rounded square, circular, heart shaped, or any other shape you can imagine. Just make sure to keep it LOVE themed and CAS.

Here is my card -

I created my right hand side panel by smooshing scarlet brushos onto a piece of watercolour paper. Once it was dry, I smooshed some perfect pearls to give it that brilliant gold highlight.

Here is another photo without so much sunlight hitting the card -

I die cut the white left hand panel with a border die and did the same with a piece of black cardstock. I wanted just a sliver of black popping out from the edge.

I glued everything together and used some craft foam behind the whole left hand panel (I finally got some Sarah P!). This gives the panel a lot more stability than using strips of foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment and hearts from the HLS Rainy Days set. I coloured the hearts in and covered them with some wink of stella.

Well, I hope to see you over at AAA Cards for their first challenge in February. It will be a great chance to get those lovey dovey cards done for Valentine's.

Thanks for popping in xx

Saturday 4 February 2017

LIM Guest Designer

Happy Saturday everyone! 

Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at Less Is More and I am delighted to be their Guest Designer! Also, Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring so don't forget to play along for the chance to win a $15 gift certficate to the shop :)

The theme at LIM for this challenge is


I decided to go with colours that were always 'never to be seen' together. Blue and Green!

Here is my card -

I cut a panel of watercolour paper using a stiched die. I 'Got Ziggy With It' and started laying down colour using Cobalt Blue and Light Green Zigs. I used a waterbrush to move the colour around. I dried it between layers with my heat gun. 

I stamped my flower and leaves from the HLS Doodled Flowers set onto watercolour paper using Archival ink. I heat set the ink so it wouldn't bleed once I started to add the colour and water. I fussy cut them out ready to assemble onto my card. Once the colour was dry, I went over them with clear wink of stella to add some pretty sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment from the HLS Mix Mash set onto a strip of white cardstock. I used glue to assemble most of the card - I also used fun foam behind my watercolour panel to add dimension. The raindrops are from PTI.

Voila - done!

Here are the sets that I used to make this card


Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

By the way, check out the new look for Less Is More! Well done girls!

Friday 3 February 2017

HLS February CAS Challenge

Hi there. Welcome to my blog! Today is the start of a brand new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers :)

We would like to you use blue in the way it inspires you!

Here is my card -

For me, I just like the colour blue so decided to emboss my butterflies and colour them with my Zigs. I even used the pens directly onto the stamps for the splats and sentiment!


I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

Wednesday 1 February 2017

HLS February Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the new challenges at Happy Little Stampers so far. Did you find time to play along in our new Watercolour Challenge? Here is our new theme for February -

Always Anything Goes with our Watercolour Challenge. This month you have an optional twist to use Dies. 

Here is my card -

I made this card with my Mum in mind. She celebrated her birthday at the end of January - Happy Birthday Mum!!

I started by pouncing my versamark ink pad through a stencil onto watercolour paper. I embossed it with white powder. I sprinkled Ultra Marine and Ost. Blue Brushos onto my craft mat and smooshed the panel through the ink. I then mixed some gold perfect pearls with some water and smooshed that onto my panel too.

I die cut my 'Happy' sentiment a number of times and glued them together. I used a border die for my side panels. The stamped the 'Birthday' in archival ink. It is from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set.

I added a few sequins for extra bling.

We also have a very talented guest designer this month. Ingrid has joined us to help with the inspiration!

See you over at Happy Little Stampers!