Wednesday 27 November 2019

Happy Birthday Ethan

Hi everyone, today is Ethan's 10th Birthday. Natalie, a co-worker of mine, is Ethan's mum and describes him as a kind and loving young man. I wasn't at work today but have a card to deliver tomorrow :)

Here is my card -

This is a set by Woodware that I bought whilst in the UK a couple of years ago. It unfortunately hasn't had much use so I thought a pirate theme would be perfect for Ethan.

I stamped the image then created a mask. I used torn paper and distress ink to create my background. I also used a brown glitter pen to give texture to the sand. Once my background was complete I removed the mask from the image and coloured him using polychromo pencils and gamsol. This card came together very quickly!

I hope Ethan likes his card - Happy Birthday, mate :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
AAA Cards (see graphic below), Send a Smile 4 Kids (Anything Goes for kids), Lavinia World Challenges (Anything Goes), Lost Coast Designs (For the Men)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday 24 November 2019

Working on the Christmas Stash

Happy Sunday everyone :)

This weekend was busy with me with work and then our Christmas party. I've spent today doing the dreaded housework plus a little spare time was spent in the craft room.

I had previously stamped some images for me to come back to so I could colour them and finish up the cards. I'm working on extras for my Christmas stash as they will need to be posted pretty soon!

Card #1
I masked my image first so I could create the background using distress ink. I coloured Santa with my polychromo pencils and gamsol.

Card #2
Once again, I masked the images. I tore some paper to create some 'snowdrifts'. While the images were still masked, I used a stencil and distress ink to create the background. I also flicked a little white paint for interest. Polychromo pencils and gamsol were used to colour these cuties.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Simon Says Stamp (Starry, Starry Night), Sparkles Christmas Challenge (Santa), 12 Months of Christmas (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Cute Card Thursday (Winter), Penny Black and More (Christmas), STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday 23 November 2019

Less is More #409 - Recipe

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. Over at LIM we have a new challenge starting.
This will also be the last challenge for 2019 as we take a break over Christmas.


I chose the second template but rotated it.

Here are my cards:

Card #1
I created a mask then stamped the circles to create my tree.

Card #2
This time I cut out the triangle, used some patterned paper in the aperture and adhered it all back together to create a frame :)

Our amazing sponsor is:
Catherine Pooler, LLC

Check out the amazing design team over at Less is More for more inspiration :)

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Crafty Catz (Spots or Stripes), Sweet Stampin' Christmas (Trees), STAMPlorations (Stamps and Circles)
Card #2 - CAS on Friday (use a frame), Hand Stamped Sentiments (Mood Board)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you at Less Is More :)

Monday 18 November 2019

Merry Christmas [from all of us]

Hey! I have been busy this weekend having a Nanny sleepover with my grandson Benjamin then working in the yard. For some downtime I decided to count my Christmas card stash and realising I needed quite a few more, it was the perfect time to start creating.

I really love combining stamp sets to create new and fun sentiments. I also love the craft destash sites on FB that I am a member of :) I bought this really cute set full of adorable animals and decided to use some for a Christmas card. 
I also have a new found use for my designer paper. I really never use it.... but it is a great way to add a simple background. I have a few more cards that I will post over the next few days using paper this way.
The images and sentiments were stamped using my MISIT. Images were coloured using polychromo pencils and gamsol.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -

Thanks for popping in :)

Friday 15 November 2019

Perfectly CAS #3

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS. If you are unsure of how to get started with a card, there are guidelines over at the challenge blog.

It's nearly the silly season so we are making Christmas cards!

This is a set from MFT which I simply stamped using my MISTI and coloured with polychromos.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
AAA Cards (One Image), Challenge up your Life (Black, White, + one colour), Sparkles Forum Christmas (Santa), The Alphabet Challenge (Q is for quick and easy), 


Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday 3 November 2019


Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend. I have popped into my craft room this afternoon to create a card for the Surgeon who operated on my mum back on the 21st of October.

Mum was diagnosed with possible ovarian cancer due to an enormous cyst on her left ovary. Long story short, the cyst was removed (it was approx twice the size of a shoebox..), as was both mum's ovaries, her bowel was disected off the cyst as it had wrapped itself around it. Mum was having trouble with her appetitie - well, her stomach had been pushed up into her lung cavity. 

So! A HUGE thank you to Dr Robyn Sayer (and her team) from the Lifehouse Cancer Hospital in Sydney AND the amazing nursing staff. This card is going to them :)

I started by sprinkling turquoise brusho on my craft mat, then spritzed it with a bit of water. I smooshed my card into the brusho. I also used some gold mica powder mixed with water picked up with a paintbrush to flick it over the card. This created my background. 

I then smooshed another panel but also heated some embossing enamel for a bit of texture. I die cut my buttrflies twice - once with the smooshed panel and also using black card. I popped up the smooshed butterflies using a little foam tape.

My mum is now home recovering well. Thanks to everyone in the crafting community who has been sending their best wishes :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog (Insects/Butterflies), Mix it Up Challenge Blog (Anything Goes + Watercolour), Cut it Up (Thankful theme + Smooshing Technique and Die Cuts), Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today :)

HLS November CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! This month at Happy Little Stampers CAS, it's all about Christmas!

I have made two cards -

Card #1
This crazy looking angel is from the Katzelkraft Sherlock Holmes set. I coloured him with my polychromo's. The sentiment is an oldie from HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments.

Card #2
This card was super easy to create. I embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum powder. That's it! This type of card would be perfect to mass produce as I used my MISTI for stamping. This sentiment is from a set from Mama Elephant called Season's Wishes

I hope you will play along over at the challenge blog :)

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Creative Knockouts (CAS), AAA Cards (Maxi White Space)

Thanks for popping in today :)