Monday, 3 May 2021

HLS May CAS Challenge

 Hello and welcome to our CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


Card #1
I've used Lawn Fawn goodies called 'On the Beach'. There's nothing better than having fun and games on the beach! All images are coloured with polychromo pencils.

Card #2
This image makes me smile. From Art Impressions called 'Got Style'. I have a feeling I won't be skateboarding when I get to her age, but it would be fun!

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anything Goes with an Animal), Creative Craft Cottage Challenge (Include an Animal), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with Dies they sell), Colouring with Pencils (Something starting with B - Beach/Bear/Beach Ball/Birthday), 
Card #2 - ARTastic Challenge (Only Girls), Pearly Sparkles Challenge (CAS), The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (O is for Outdoors)

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Less is More # 442 - Sea Creatures

 Hi and Happy Saturday. It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More. We have a fun theme for you to play along with over the next 2 weeks.


Card #1
I created a background using a few different papers. I adhered them onto a piece of card then die cut it down using a stitched rectangle die. This cute whale is from a set by CTMH called Animal Greetings: Operation Smile. The sentiment is from a HLS set.

Card #2
I used distress ink to create my water panels then die cut them using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders. I stamped, coloured, and die cut the octopus and present and popped them 'into' the water. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments set. This card is for my Grandson.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Krafty Chicks (Anything Goes), Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), Dragonfly Dream (Feature a Creature)
Card #2 - Crafty Catz (AG + For a Child), Cut it Up (Masculine Card), Double D Challenge (Anything Water Related), Crafting Happiness Challenge (Bright Colours)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you playing along with us at Less is More.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

   Welcome to the newest Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Our challenge this month is -

Anything Goes + optional: Clean & Simple

I have opted for a Clean and Simple Birthday card :)


I stamped my cute hedgehog from the PB 'Furry Affection' set. I coloured him with polychromo pencils. The sentiment is from the 'Hedgie Presents' set.

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 -



Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at the PBSC!

Mother's Day Mama Bear

 Hello! Today I am sharing the card that I have made for my Mum. The 9th of May is Mother's Day here in Australia.


All stamps are by CTMH called Bear Hugs.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cardz for Galz (Mother's Day), Addicted to Stamps and More (Any Occasion), The Card Concept (Mother's Day), Shopping Our Stash (I made this for you, Mum), Animal Friend's Challenge (At least one bear), Creative Craft Cottage (Include an Animal)

Thanks for popping in :)

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Thanks Eclipse

 Hello! A quick post from me to share a card that I made at the request of my son. He has been at a new job for a few months now and he wanted a thank you card for his boss. 


I started by stamping my flowers (Merci Beaucoup by Clearly Besotted) and coloured them with polychromo pencils. 
I used a rather large thanks die and cut used it on my coloured panel first. I then cut it again about 4 times using plain card. I adhered the panel to my card base and then started filling in the die cut gaps with glue and the die cut words, layering them up as I went. I finished with the die cut that had the coloured portions on it.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Crafter's Cafe (Flowers), Let's Craft and Creation (Anything Goes + Add Flowers), Lost Coast Designs (Sentimentally Yours), Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), A Place to Start (Make it Elegant), Double Trouble (Flowers)


Thanks for popping in :)

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Sorry for your Loss

 A quick post from me today. A co-worker's fur baby died suddenly last week. I just had to make the family a card .
The sentiment and images are from a SU! set called Pampered Pets. 


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Colour Dare #439 (Black, White, + 1 other colour), Daring Cardmakers (Black & White +1), Creative Knockouts (Add a Sentiment), Simon Says Stamp (CAS), Simply Create Too (Stitching Real or Faux), Krafty Chicks (CAS)


Thanks for popping in today :)


Sunday, 11 April 2021

Christmas Slimline Card

 Creating this slimline card was fun :) I stamped and coloured a HEAP of images then die cut them out.
I cut out the snow slopes with the Lawn Fawn Hillside Border dies and adhered them to my card. With them in place, I started arranging all my pieces for a fun scene.
I took a photo of the set up for memory purposes then tried another couple of arrangements. This is the end result.
I have used a number of Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets creating this card -
Tiny Christmas, Winter Village, Home for the Holidays, Car Critters Add-on, Snow Globe Scene, and Ho-Ho Holidays.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round (Something starting with H - Homes), Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas (Anything Goes), Crafty Catz (Anything Goes), Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes), Cut it Up (How's the Weather - Snow/Cold), Cardz 4 Girlz (Slimline Card)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Friday, 9 April 2021

Christmas Reveal Wheel

 I made this fun Christmas card using the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die and fun stamps and die sets.

I actually started with the Reveal Wheel square add-on but then added all the snow layers down the bottom because I wanted to pop the little car in the scene.

I stamped and coloured my images from the Lawn Fawn sets - Reveal Wheel Sentiments, Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments, Winter Village, Car Critters Add-on, and Home for the Holidays. I die cut the silver stars using the Snow Globe shaker Add-on. I also added the Reveal Wheel Arc Frame Add-on for interest.


As you can see, the sentiment changes when you spin the wheel :)



I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Krafty Chicks (Christmas), Dies R Us (Anything Goes with a brand they sell), Happy Little Stampers Christmas (Anything Goes), Happy Little Stampers Dies (Anything Goes), ABC Christmas Challenge (H is for House), Christmas with the Cuties (Spots and/or Snowflakes), Simon Says Stamp (Layer it)

Thanks for popping in today :)


Saturday, 3 April 2021

Less is More #440 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to the new challenge at Less is More!


Card #1
This was created using Lawn Fawns Cloudy Stencil for the background (London Fog ink), the umbrella is from HLS Rainy Days embossed in gold and coloured in pink. A die cut sentiment in gold mirror card popped up with foam tape finished it off.

Card #2
This is a two part Sizzix die. Cut in pink and gold. Adhered to a grey panel cut with a Lawn Fawn Outside In Scallop Rectangle. I embossed the sentiment in gold (HLS Mix Mash).

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenge -
Card #1 - Mix it Up (Anything Goes), Double D Challenges (Skies)
Card #2 - Bastel-traum (Butterfly), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), CAS on Friday (Happy Mail), Cut it Up (Spring Flowers and/or Butterflies)


Thanks so much for popping in and I hope to see you over at Less is More!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

  Welcome to the newest Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Our challenge this month is -

Anything Goes + optional: Cute


This cute image is from the 'Toadily Happy' set. The sentiment is from the 'Betsy Bluebell' set. I coloured my happy frog with polychromo pencils. The whole die cut panel is popped up with foam tape.

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

Prize - $20 voucher!
Thank you for popping in and I hope to see you over at the challenge!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
ABC Challenges (Z is for Zoology), Creatalicious Challenge (Anything Goes + option: Flowers), Timeout Challenges (Inspired by Words), Addicted to CAS (Birthday)

HLS April CAS Challenge

 Hi everyone! It's time for a new Clean and Simple challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


I made two cards for this challenge

Card #1
I used the Avery Elle set called Fireside to create this little Christmas scene. I cut an aperture using a circle die so I could lay some coloured card for the background. Then I die cut a smaller circle to create my scene and stamp the sentiment (from Concord & 9th - Joy).

Card #2
I used these cute little images from the MFT Magical Dragons set. I die cut them then popped them up with foam tape. The sentiment is from the same set.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), ABC Christmas (G is for Garland), Fab 'n' Funky (Christmas), Die Cut Divas (Window or Aperture card), Merry Little Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anything Goes), Crafter's Cafe (Anything Goes), STAMPlorations CAS (Anything Goes)



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

Friday, 2 April 2021

New Goodies!

Hi everyone!

I'm so happy that Easter is here. I get 4 days off in a row - wooo hoooo. Working as a pharmacy assistant in this day and age is certainly a challenge. I LOVE my job but it's very exhausting at the moment.

To relax, I tend to stamp and colour images. I've just received new goodies just in time for the extended long weekend. 

Card #1
I was totally inspired by the designers over at the Lawn Fawn blog. For this card, I followed the tutorial to create the boat (but altered it to suit my card) and used elements of Tammy's card to create mine. I didn't have all the stamp sets she used but I love how it turned out. I coloured everything with polychromo pencils.

My new sets included 'Ocean Shell-fie' and 'Ahoy Matey'. I also used 'Life is Good' which has been in my stash forever.
I also received blending brushes in the mail - I'm late to the party with these and I love them! I used them to create my background using distress inks. Water was flicked and mopped up with paper towel to create interest. I also used a brown glitter pen and chalk pen on the sand.
The sky was created using LF's Cloudy stencil.

Card #2
I also received the new 'Snow Globe scenes' by Lawn Fawn and the 'Shaker Add-ons'.
These are really cute and create the best little shakers. I used mine on a card but you can create tags or ornaments as well!

I stamped my little scene and coloured in with markers. I assembled my shaker and adhered it a pretty piece of Christmas paper in my scrap basket (cut with the LF Outside In Scalloped dies). I also used the sentiment from the 'Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments' and the joyful stamp and die from 'Mice on Ice'.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Dies R Us Challenge (Anything Goes), Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes), CRAFT Rocket Challenges (Kids), Moving along with the Times (Animals/Birds), Little Red Wagon (Happy Birthday), Cardz for Guyz (By the Water)
Card #2 - Sparkles Forum Christmas (Trees), 12 Months of Christmas (Anything Goes), Creative Knockouts (Sparkle and Shine), Addicted to Stamps and More (Christmas)

Thanks for popping in :) Happy Easter!


 

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Happy 21st!

 This cute card was made for a friend's son who turned 21 on Saturday. He is obsessed with Llamas!

I combined a few Lawn Fawn sets - Llama Tell You, Car Critters Add-on, and Reveal Wheel Sentiments.
The numbers are Papertrey Ink dies.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Perfectly CAS (Birthday), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), A Bit More Time to Craft (Anything Goes), Love to Craft (Anything Goes), Creative Crafters (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Less is More #439 - CAS Inking

Welcome to our new challenge!


I had a heap of ideas for this one - especially using distress inks. There are many ways to keep a card clean and simple while using distress inks. I paired my inking with stencils, masking, and emboss resist.

Card #1
I simply inked through a stencil (ARTplorations - Just Flow) then added a large sentiment.

Card #2
This card took a little more time. I embossed the images in white powder then used distress ink over the top (emboss resist). I added a die cut plus embossed sentiment.

Card #3
By tearing some paper, I created a mask for my distressed sand. I stamped my images, die cut them, then popped them up with foam tape.

The design team have fabulous inspiration over at the challenge blog. Hope to see you there.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Make My Monday (Clean and Simple), Happy Little Stampers Stencils (Anything Goes), STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge (Anything Goes), Try it on Tuesday (Use a Stencil)
Card #2 - Simply Create Too (Wet or Dry Embossing), Watercooler Wednesdays (Feminine), Unicorn Challenge (Feminine), Daisy Chain Challenges (Flowers)
Card #3 - Cut it Up (Just for Kids), Creative Craft Cottage (Clean and Simple), Krafty Chicks (CAS)