Saturday 28 September 2019

Less Is More #405 (Recipe)

Hi there! It's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More! We have a recipe to inspire you this fortnight.

Here are the elements you can choose from -
sparkle + gloss, 
sparkle + matte, 
sparkle + pearl, 
sparkle + chalky

I decided to go with sparkle + matte.

I used a new technique to me to create my window. I sprinkled some embossing enamel into a laminating pouch then ran it through my laminator. I saw done by Jennifer McGuire.
I created my sparkle by using embossing enamel with gold sprinkles through it. I also covered my cardinal with a touch of sparkle.

The matte element was created by using distress inks to create my background panel and the strip for the sentiment.

Our wonderful sponsor is -
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Our amazing Guest Designer is Maaike, welcome!!!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges
CAS on Friday (Animals), Cut It Up (Into the woods + dies), ABC Christmas Challenge (S is for sparkle and T is for texture), Cute 'n Crafty Christmas (Anything Christmas/Winter Goes)

Thanks for popping in today. Take care! xx

Sunday 15 September 2019

Perfectly CAS #1

Helllooooo! Every month on the 15th, there is a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS
Perfectly CAS? Yep, it's a new challenge blog and the designers and I are very excited to help inspire you.

Our theme for the next month is -

Here are my cards -

Card #1
Complete with a fingerprint smudge and a smidgen over the one third rule, I have still created a clean and simple card. By stamping at the bottom third and using a small sentiment, there is still plenty of 'white' space. Don't forget that 'white' space can be any colour card as long as there isn't anything stamped, glued, embossed, or embellished on that area.

Card #2
I masked off a section here with post-it tape. I quite randomly stamped my flowers within the third I was working with. I used a black pen and ruler to define that edge and stamped my sentiment above the line. Placing my sentiment above the line allowed me to 'cheat' a little but even with going over the one third rule, once again, I still have plenty of that perfect white space.

You will find heaps more inspiration over at the challenge blog. Please join us for our inaugural challenge!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - The Flower Challenge (Anything Goes), STAMPlorations (Anything Goes), STAMPlorations (CAS)
Card #2 - Stampotique #SDC331 (Flower Power)


Saturday 14 September 2019

Less Is More #404 - Typography

Happy Saturday! It's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More and for this fortnight we are after clean and simple cards using Typography.

I have created a card using our sponsor's stamp set called Shining Bright.

I started off by stamping my light bulb once on my card panel and once again on a piece of masking paper. I cut out the inside of the light bulb that I had stamped on my masking paper then laid it over my card panel. From here I was able to stamp my words within the light bulb creating a cool typography.

I googled typography to get some ideas and the ones that appealed to me were ones that had the text within different shapes - like the ones below:

Image result for typography within shapes   type #typography #lettering #hand lettering #type #calligraphy

Our sponsor is -

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I hope to see you over at LIM!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Lavinia World Challenge (Anything Goes), Cardz 4 Guyz (inspired by the Beatles "We all Shine on"), A Place to Start (Masking)

Tuesday 3 September 2019

HLS September CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! Wow, it's already September and I honestly cannot believe how fast this year has gone! It's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers :)

I used a new set from Avery Elle and coloured everything with my polychromo pencils. Since making this card, I've also invested in some gamsol and blending stumps. It really allows for a nice finish on coloured images. I think it would have really helped with blending my pink balloon just that little bit better :)

Here is my card -

I hope to see you over at HLS!

Have you heard about the new challenge blog I have started?

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Our first challenge is on the 15th September and I hope you will play along. This is the perfect challenge if you already love creating CAS cards but it is also perfect for those of you who may just be starting out. By following the rule of thirds, you can't go wrong!!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creations in Pink (Anything Goes), Penny Black and More (Animals), Lavinia Challenges (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions)

Thanks for popping in today :)