Tuesday, 3 August 2021

HLS August CAS Challenge

 Hi everyone. A new CAS challenge is starting over at Happy Little Stampers. We have a fun theme for you -


Here is my card -

I used the HLS Butterfly Birthday dies to create a partial die cut edge. I then stamped the images and coloured them with pencils. I also used a banner die to partial die cut then stamped a sentiment.


If you have ever wondered how to create partial die cutting, I have an old (but relevant) video that can help you :) 


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Colouring with Pencils (Anything Goes), Stamping Sensations (Any Celebration), Creatalicious Challenge (Anything Goes + option: Animals), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)











Have fun with our theme and I'll see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Many Thanks

 Hello!
I decided to spend some time in my craft room yesterday to create a specific card I needed.

When I had my surgery, my mum and step-father drove up the East coast of Australia (about 1300kms) so they could be at home with me to help while I was in recovery.

I had to post something to mum and wanted to include a card to say a huge thank you.

I decided on a new to me stamp and die set which was a collaboration set by Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts.
It's called 'Big Thanks'. The palm trees are from the LF set called 'Life is Good'.


I decided to make a reveal wheel card.
Below you can see that the sentiment changes when the wheel is spun.

I coloured all the images with my Zig Real Brush markers.
The sky and grass were created using distress oxides.
I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (Colourful (no snark from me this time)), My Time to Craft (No Patterned Papers), Crafter's Cafe (Layer it Up), Crafty Animals (Anything Goes), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with a brand they sell), Addicted to Stamps and More (Die Cuts and/or Stencils), 



Thanks for popping in today xx

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Less is More #448 - CASE

 Happy Saturday! Yep, time for a new challenge over at Less is More!


Here is my card -



As it is Elaine's birthday when the post goes live, she will be giving us a card to CASe. Happy Birthday Elaine!


I love this card by Elaine. I followed along with using a flower image and small sentiment. I decided to only use the tiles on a certain part of my image and create an eclipse effect. The difference being that I didn't colour the flower first. I coloured the individual tiles once cut.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Krafty Chicks (All Occasions), Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions), Allsorts (For a Lady), Love to Craft (Anything Goes), Creative Knockouts (Die Cuts/Punches)











Thank you for popping in and I hope you will join in to CASE Elaine's card.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Slimline Birthday

 Hi everyone and happy Saturday. I'm still at home recovering from surgery and with a couple of new Lawn Fawn sets hitting my letterbox, I decided to go all out and create a slimline birthday card.

It's still winter here in Australia but I always love making summery cards.

I decided to create a fun birthday party with the kids playing with a pinata, one 'naughty boy' climbing the tree, and the cake ready to go. 


We then go down to the sand where there is a crab popping out to say hi.


Then under the water there is another birthday party happening and the octopus is very happy with his gifts so far.


There is a combination of new and old on this card. The crab, seashell, palm trees, and starfish are from the 'Life is Good' set (which I bought many years ago).
The new 'Tiny Birthday Friends' set was used for the top party scene.
The underwater scene used 'Ocean Shell-fies' and 'Christmas Fishes'. 
The sentiment is from 'Hay There'.
I also used a couple of stencils - 'Clouds', and 'Ocean Waves'. The grass was created using the 'Grassy Border' die.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Lawn Fawn (Summertime Fun), Alphabet Challenge (Use 'Happy' in your sentiment), Challenge up your Life (Beach Time), Country View Crafts (Use a Stencil or Two), Crafter's Cafe (Layer it Up), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with a brand they sell), Craft Rocket Challenges (Summer), Watercooler Wednesdays (Any Occasion), Inspiration Station (Photo Below)


Thank you for popping in and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Less is More #447 - Christmas in July

 Happy Saturday! Over at Less is More we have a brand new challenge for you. Appropriately for this month is a fun theme.

I usually go a little crazy with inspiration for Christmas cards but I ran out of time due to being unwell and having surgery blah, blah. So, just the one card today!


My card was simply made using a die cut with gold mirror card, a stamped sentiment, and sequins to finish it off.


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge (Christmas in July), Lost Coast Designs (Christmas in July), Little Red Wagon (Christmas), The Male Room (Christmas in July)

Thanks for popping in and enjoy your weekend :)

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Rub a Dub Dub

 Hi and how are you? I'm recovering well from my surgery last week and just trying to take things easy. Thank you to everyone who has sent me their best wishes - it is really appreciated :)

I have a quick card to show you today - 

I combined two Lawn Fawn sets - New to me 'Rub-a-Dub-Dub' and 'Ocean Shell-fie' to create this cute birthday card.


The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn 'Hay There' set.
I used the Quilted Background die also from Lawn Fawn. It's one of my favourites!
There was lots of die-cutting involved and putting all the little images together was fun.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Crafty Gals Corner (One for the Boys), Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes), Cut it Up (Water), Bastel-Traum (Animals), Daisy Chain Challenge (Use dies and/or stencils), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with a brand they sell)

Thank for popping by and have a great day!

Saturday, 3 July 2021

HLS July CAS Challenge

Hi everyone, it's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!
We have a fun theme for you -
 

To create my card I used some citrus stamps from CTMH, fussy cut them out and added a die cut birthday sentiment. Nice and easy!


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Clever Dexter (Hello Summer), Crafter's Cafe (Anything Goes), Craft Rocket Challenges (Summer), Sweet Stampers (Birthday), Addicted to Stamps and More! (Birthdays - Happy 9th Birthday ATSM!), Little Red Wagon (Fruit)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you play along over at Happy Little Stampers!

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Less is More #446 - One Layer Card

 Hi and welcome back to a new Less is More challenge!

This challenge REALLY had me stumped. Due to being a one layer card, my die cuts went out the window. I have one small alphabet set so I tried to use them the best I could.

A&A are the initials of my son and daughter-in-law. No, they are not alcoholics and don't go to AA meetings LOL LOL. I used a swirly motif to finish off the monogram. Everything was heat embossed in Gold.

I found a crown stamp and decided to stamp my initials below it. No, I'm not a Queen LOL.

We have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us this week - Joanne.
The designers have really amazing examples for you and MUCH better than mine, so head over to the challenge blog to check them out.

Thanks for popping in xx

Birthday Duo

 Happy Saturday everyone. I have made a couple of quick birthday cards to share -

Card #1
This is for a co-worker of mine. She LOVES anything by GUESS so I recreated the iconic GUESS pattern by using a Lawn Fawn 'Quilted Background' die. The Happy Birthday is a generic die cut. I used the small flowers from the CAS-ual Fridays 'Pretty Posies' set. I coloured only part of the petal in pink and added gold sequins to the middles.

Card #2
I had these images stamped and sitting on my desk for ages (Lawn Fawn 'Ahoy Matey'). The background die is new and is perfect for a pirate theme. I used Antique Linen and and Vintage Photo distress inks to create my 'map'. I coloured my images, die cut them out and adhered them to the card.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Krafty Chicks (All Occasions), Die Cut Divas (Birthday), Fab 'n Funky (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), A Place to Start (Card/Birthday/Sequins), AAA Birthday Challenge (Flowers)
Card #2 - Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes), Stinkin' Inkers (For a Boy), Mix it Up Challenge (Stamping), Sweet Stampers (Birthday), Crafty Girls Challenge (One for the Boys)

Thanks for popping by and have a lovely weekend :)

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Penny Black Saturday Challenge {Midway Reminder}

 Hi everyone, back to remind you about our Penny Black Saturday Challenge. We are halfway through the challenge -

Anything Goes + optional: Fussy & Fancy

I created a Christmas card using the PB 'Whirl Wreath' Dies. Cut once with gold mirror card and once with white card. I layered them and adhered them to my panel. I added some red gemstones to the wreath.
The sentiment is from the PB 'Snowfield Friends' set which I heat embossed in gold.


The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
CRAFT (Christmas), Christmas Craft Creations (Heat Embossing), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with brands they sell), The Crafting Challenge (Add Embellishments)

Thursday, 17 June 2021

We Whisk you a Merry Christmas

Hello!
Over the last couple of days I did this card bit by bit. I'm not well at the moment so when I could, I stamped the images. Later I coloured and die cut them. Then, today I assembled everything together and completed my card.

I have a couple new Lawn Fawn sets (is there an online addiction group??? I need help....). 'Baked with Love' was added to the collection to pair with my other newish set 'A Creature was Stirring'. 


I think these sets are just adorable!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
ATSM (Christmas), NBUS #27 (Anything New Goes), Simon Says Stamp (Animal Antics), Watercooler Wednesdays (Any Occasion), Merry Little Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), The 12 Months of Christmas (Merry ChristMOUSE)

   


 Thanks for popping in :)

Monday, 14 June 2021

Have your cake...

 Hi everyone, just a very quick post from me to share a birthday card I made for a co-worker.


I used a new to me set by Lawn Fawn called 'A Creature was Stirring' and paired with another new set to me by Lawn Fawn called 'Birthday Before 'n Afters'.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creations in Pink (Anything Goes), Daisy Chain Challenges (Cute Animals), Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything goes), Crazy 4 Challenges (Cupcakes)

Thanks for popping in xx


Saturday, 12 June 2021

Less is More #445 - Colours

 Welcome back to Saturday! There's a brand new challenge over at Less is More!


We would like you to create something CAS using our colour theme.

I used a cute little rabbit and umbrella stamp from Mama Elephant's 'Ella & Friends' and a sentiment from HLS Rainy Day set.


Very quick and simple! The pale blue sequins were the finishing touch :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
As you Like it Challenge (CAS is my favourite style), Creative Knockouts (Anything Goes), Little Red Wagon (CAS), Bastel-Traum (Water), Daisy Chain Challenges (Cute Animals)

Thank you for coming by and I hope to see you at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Welcome to the newest Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Our challenge this month is -

Anything Goes + optional: Fussy & Fancy

Here is my card - not fussy and not fancy :) It's a birthday card and the sentiment will be on the inside.


I created a birthday card using this cutie from the Penny Black 'Besty Bluebell' set. I coloured her with polychromo pencils, die cut around her using a stitched rectangle die, then popped her up on some patterned paper.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!
I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Alphabet Challenge (E = Easy Card), Beyond the Blue (Patterned Paper), Craft Rocket Challenges (Birthday), Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes), Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Ellibelle's Wednesday Challenge (CAS)

Thursday, 3 June 2021

HLS June CAS Challenge

 Hi there! It's time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. It's our Clean and Simple challenge and we have a fun theme for you -


I've made two cards -

Card #1
I created a cute little beach sun complete with a cocktail just waiting for my return :)
I've used the Lawn Fawn 'On the Beach' set coloured with polychromo pencils.

Card #2
Created using CAS-ual Fridays 'Coffee Talk' and 'Cup of Coffee' sets.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Die Cut Divas (Birthday), Dies R Us (Anything Goes), Dream Valley Challenges (Die Cuts and/or Punches), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Ike's World (Food and/or Drink), Mix it Up Challenge (Stamping), Crafting Happiness (Drink Up), Crafter's Cafe (Anything Goes)

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Less is More #444 - Lucky Dip

 Hello and Happy Saturday! We have a brand new challenge starting today.


I have many favourite techniques and it was actually hard to narrow down to just one. I decided to showcase a couple of ways to use 'Emboss Resist'.

Card #1
For this card, I used a background stamp by CAS-ual Fridays and heat embossed it with white powder. I then used distress ink and a blending brush all over the panel. I cut it into two and inserted my sentiment which was white embossed as well. The entire panel was adhered to a larger panel which I then popped up with foam tape.

Card #2
For this card, I used another background stamp and white embossed it on to white card. I used a couple of distress ink colours to blend over the top. Then I used dies to cut out my butterflies. They are popped up with foam tape.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), AAA Birthday Cards (Birthday), 
Card #2 - Cardz 4 Galz (Things with Wings), Try it on Tuesdays (Butterflies), AAA Cards (Birthday), The Crafting Challenge (Butterflies)

Thank for popping in today and I hope you will play along with us over at Less is More.

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Shake your Tail Feathers!

 Hi there!
While playing around with my new stamps and dies, I created a Magic Picture Changer card for my niece who is turning 8 next month. 


I used the Peacock Before 'n Afters and Birthday Before 'n Afters (new to me sets) to create my cute peacock birthday scene. 


I love when the tab is pulled how the peacock has his proud feathers out for all to see :)

All stamps and dies are by Lawn Fawn - 'Cloudy Stencil', 'Grassy Border Die', and 'Extra Sentiment Banners'. I also used the Magic Picture Changer Add-on for the larger frame. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from LF 'Hay There'.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Allsorts (Happy, Bright, Sunny Colours), Crafter's Cafe (Girls or Ladies), Mix it Up Challenge (Layering), Cut it Up (Nature), Cardz 4 Galz (Things with Wings), Simon Says Stamp (Dies and/or Punches), AAA Birthday (Happy Birthday)

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Magic Picture Changer

 The Lawn Fawn magic picture changer die has been around for some time, but I have only just added it to my stash. I've loved making interactive cards for years and any die set that will help me create them easier, I have to have!

I started with a fairly basic scene for my first time making this card. I stamped the dog then created a mask so I could stamp the fireplace and rug 'behind' him. The trick was stamping it a second time and trying to get the colouring somewhat similar.

I also used the Magic Picture Changer Add-on (the rectangle die) to frame my scene.


When you pull the tab, it is revealed that on the night before Christmas, the dog is dreaming about a yummy bone!
I had some spare presents that I had already coloured to add. The sentiment was heat embossed and die cut using LF Extra Sentiment Banners.


All stamps (except the previously coloured presents) are from the LF Christmas Dreams set.
The base of my card is a panel I had previously created with brusho and mica powders.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Christmas 24 (Christmas Night), Christmas Crafts all Year 'Round (I = Interactive Card), 12 Months of Christmas (Anything Goes), Crafty Catz (As cute as you like), CRAFT (Christmas), Fezziwigs (Sentimental), Watercooler Wednesdays (Any Occasion), Simon Says Stamp (Four Legged Friends), NBUS (Anything New Goes)

Thank you for popping in today, enjoy your weekend xx