Wednesday 18 March 2020

Penny Black Midway Reminder

Hey! Over at the Penny Black Saturday challenge it's Anything Goes with the option of Spring.
We are now halfway through the challenge so there's still time to link up!


I have used a new to me stamp called Tenderness.

I stamped my flower then coloured it with polychromo pencils and gamsol. I fussy cut it out and adhered it to my panel. The sentiment is from a set by SSS called Bestie.

I have a bit of a 'thing' for dotty background paper at the moment. I really like what it adds to the card but doesn't take away from the focal image.

This card was sent to my best friend for her birthday. We are both 44 years old and have been best friends for 40 years. We met in kindergarten and the rest is history :)

I hope to see you over at the PBSC blog!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Penny Black and More Challenge (Spring Flowers), Allsorts (Lots of Dots), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Timeout (Birthday)


Monday 16 March 2020

Wine Helps!

Hello again! I have been a little 'naughty' lately and bought a heap of new stamp sets. Lucky for me they are all off a destash page on Facebook so I can justify my purchases due to the low prices :)

Here's a quick card I made using a new to me set by Mama Elephant called Dos Amigos. I combined it with an older set from my stash by Lil' Inkers called Snarky Sentiments.

I had to do some fiddly masking with the sentiment so I could stamp above the rabbit and then also fit words within the sign he is holding. I coloured him with my polychromo pencils and popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a dotty background.

Thanks for popping in :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (B is for Booze), Crafy Animals (Anything Goes), Papercraft Challenges (Pastel Colours), Tales from the Craft Room (Furry Friends), Inkspirational (Animals: Real or Magical), 

One Layer CAS

Hi there everyone, how are you? I have a quick card to share with you today. 

This is a one layer card using these cute deers that pop in from the edge of the card - from a Waffle Flower set called Books & Coffee. The sentiment is from an older HLS set called Mixed Christmas Sentiments.

Thank you for stopping in today :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe (Animals), Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas (Anything Christmas Goes + no patterned paper), Sweet Stampin' Christmas (CAS), AAA Cards (Along the Edge), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)

Saturday 14 March 2020

Less is More #415

Hi everyone! It's Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Less Is More! We have a colour challenge for you -

I went a BIT overboard with this colour scheme. Once I started, I couldn't stop!

Card #1
(using sponsor's Starlequin stamp set)
I embossed the background stamp, then blended a combination of red and raspberry watercolours using my Zigs. A strip of grey (silver) mirror card gave it a nice edge. I stamped and embossed the sentiments with grey (silver) powder.

Card #2
I embossed the flowers from our sponsor's Pretty Posie set using grey (silver) powder. I coloured them with the same zig markers as above then die cut them. They have been popped up with foam tape.

Card #3
I embossed a stencil with grey (silver) powder and cut the panel down to suit my card. Die cut the Happy sentiment, embossed the Anniversary sentiment then added some glitter dots to finish up. I made this card for my son and DIL's 1st wedding anniversary :)

Card #4
I created this panel with two different brusho colours using the smooshing technique. I used the same Happy die cut and added some grey enamel dots this time.

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I hope to see you at the challenge blog :)

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - AAA Cards (White Space + Metallic), Lavinia Challenges (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Cardz for Galz (Spring Flowers), Stamping Sensations (Spring Florals)
Card #3 - Creativ Fusion (Love and Happiness), Daisy Chain Challenge (Use Dies), STAMPlorations (Stencils - Anything Goes)
Card #4 - Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Timeout (Photo below), Mix it Up (Smooshing), Watercooler Wednesday (All Occasions)


Saturday 7 March 2020

PBSC March 2020 Challenge

Hi there everyone! I am pretty excited to share with you that I am now a designer for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Yay! The first Saturday of each month marks the start of each new theme. The challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist.

Our challenge for March is


Here is my card using Penny Black "Betsy Bluebell". I have had this stamp set for EVER and actually it was one of my original purchases when I first started stamping :)

I simply stamped and coloured my image then used some craft foam to pop her up on some cute designer paper.

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I hope to see you playing along over at the challenge blog.

Thanks for popping in :)

I would also like to link up my card over at the following challenges -
Craft Rocket Challenges (Flowers), Watercooler Wednesdays (Feminine), The Unicorn Challenge (Flower Power), AAA Birthday (Flowers), STAMPlorations (Stamps and Nature), The Flower Challenge (Anything Goes)


Tuesday 3 March 2020

HLS March CAS Challenge


Over at Happy Little Stampers we have our new monthly CAS Challenge.

My favourite technique is to use Brusho powders. For my cards I have created two similar designs using the Smooshing technique.

For both cards I used glossy cardstock. I smooshed a couple of panels and then used my MISTI to stamp. This is very handy because it is hard to stamp on glossy cardstock without moving a little while stamping.
I fussy cut all my flowers then adhered them to a base which I had sprinkled brusho on and gave it a light spritz with water.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Happy Little Stampers (Watercolour + optional flowers), Mix it Up Challenge (Anything Goes + Smooshing), Penny Black and More (Spring Flowers), 

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you at the challenge blog :)