Saturday 26 October 2019

Less Is More #407 - OLC Winter Flora

Happy Saturday. It's time for a new challenge over at LIM where we want you to create a ONE LAYER CARD with the theme of winter flora. Even though it's summer here in Australia at Christmas time, you can't go past good old Christmas cards using beautiful flora such as holly, mistletoe, and christmas trees (for example).

Here are my cards -

Card #1
For this card, I used a new stamp called Berry Kissed by Penny Black. I really like the watercolouring technique used with these stamps (incorporating the MISTI) but I haven't really mastered this technique. I decided to try no line colouring by stamping the image with Antique Linen ink then colouring with my polychromos. I went a little crazy with my white gel pen but the end result was okay :) The sentiment is an old one from the HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments.

Card #2
This card was created using another HLS set called Merry Kissmas. I stamped the Mistletoe and sentiment at the same time using my MISTI. I coloured the image using some glitter pens. Easy!

Card #3
This stamp is from Sugar Plum Fairy by CAS-ual Fridays.  I am embossed the image straight onto my linen card, then coloured the star with a gold sharpie. 

We have two guest designers for this challenge - Ankie (our August Winner) and our generous sponsor Bev (from Uniko).

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Creative Sketchy Girls (Create a Christmas Card), Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (all about occasions), 
Card #3 - Sweet Stampin' Christmas (Anything Goes + optional stars), Tuesday Throwdown (One Layer Wonder), CAS on Friday (Big Sentiment)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you playing along at LIM :)

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Perfectly CAS #2

Hi everyone, just a quick post from me today due to time constraints. I hope you are all excited about the second challenge over at Perfectly CAS!

It's an easy theme but not so easy style if you aren't used to creating CAS cards. Just follow the rules (you can find them over at the challenge blog) and you will be making the most perfect clean and simple cards in no time!

Here is my card -
I used an Avery Elle set called "All of Us". I coloured the bears with my polychromos then used the coordinating dies for both the bears and the sign. There was nearly no way I couldn't create a CAS card using these fellas :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Male Room (CAS), STAMPlorations CAS Challenge (Anything Goes), Dare 2B Artzy (Cute Animals), CAS on Friday (Masculine), Just Add Ink (Add H - Happy Birthday)


Thanks for popping in today and I hope you will join us over at Perfectly CAS :)

Thursday 3 October 2019

HLS October CAS Challenge

Hello! It's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

I recently received an order of new stamps which included these from Katzelkraft.
I had to get the Sherlock Holmes (and his furry friend) considering I am doing my degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice!

There aren't any sentiments with this set so I grabbed an appropriate one to follow our theme!
I paper pieced my Sherlock. So lovely in plaid!!! LOL

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
As you like it Challenge (my favourite style is CAS because it comes natural to me), Mix it Up Challenge Blog (Open Technique - mine is paper piecing), Crafty Cardmakers (add a Critter)

See you over at Happy Little Stampers :)