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)

Sunday 14 March 2021

CAS Perfection

 Hi everyone. There is a new challenge over at AAA cards challenge. To me, this is CAS perfection. Only 1 inch of the card is to be used by the way of an inchie.

I pondered for quite some time about how to go about making my card. I played around with my 1" punches and then decided my design required me to use a die.

I've used the Lawn Fawn Car Critters stamp set. I cut out the 1" square then used a pencil to outline the inside of the square. When I opened up the card I could see where I needed to stamp my little bears.

I coloured everything in pretty quickly using polychromo pencils. I just coloured not worrying about shading etc. I created a mask from post-it tape and used distress ink for the background.

I now have some inchie squares and circles to play with so I am thinking this wont be the only card I will be entering :)

Thank you for popping in today :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
AAA Cards (see graphic below), Addicted to CAS (Shapes), A Place to Start (Pick a shape), Allsorts (Stamped image), Art Impressions (Itty Bitty)

Saturday 6 March 2021

Less is More #438 - Baby

 Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are well! We have a fun theme for you over at Less is More starting now -

For most of you, Spring is coming but here in Australia it is Autumn. We are finally getting a little relief from the heat.

Both my cards have used Lawn Fawn goodies.

Card #1
The Critters Down Under set has adorable images including this mama kangaroo and her joey.
I created the sky using the 'Cloudy Stencil' and distress ink. I die cut the grass using the 'Grassy Border' die from green card stock and then added distress ink for more interest. I coloured the kangaroo with polychromos then die cut it out.

Card #2
This is one of my favourite sets at the moment, 'Den Sweet Den'. It's very versatile and can be combined with many other sets. For this one, I have mama bear reading to baby bear. All the images were coloured with polychromos then die cut out. I've popped them up with foam tape.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), Creative Crafting Uncles (Wildlife), Girlz Creative Challenge (Use an Animal)
Card #2 - Crafty Catz (Die Cuts and/or Punches), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Timeout Challenges (Birthday)

Thank you for popping in today - I hope you will join in at the challenge blog :)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

 Welcome to the newest Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Our challenge this month is -

Anything Goes + optional: Flowers

I have obviously gone with our optional theme of flowers :)

I embossed my roses with gold powder on watercolour paper. I used zig watercolours and a water pen to colour them in. I die cut them all and then arranged them on the card using foam tape to adhere them.
I embossed the sentiment in gold too!
The roses are from the 'Tenderness' set and the sentiment is from the 'Birthday Love' set.

I took a photo at a different angle so you can see the beautiful embossing.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (Spring Colours), Simon Says Stamp (Beautiful Blossoms), Everybody Art Challenge (Birthday), Try it on Tuesday (Say it with Flowers), CAS on Friday (Spring)

Thank you for popping in!

Wednesday 3 March 2021

HLS March CAS Challenge

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

My first card uses a new set to me by Stampin' Up! called Pampered Pets. I stamped the dog and added three butterflies to follow our theme. 

My second card is a cute set by Lawn Fawn called Home for the Holidays. I stamped, coloured, and die cut the images. The sentiment is from the Winter Village set.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Addicted to CAS (Animal), Krafty Chicks (All Occasions), 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anything Goes with a critter), Make My Monday (Masculine Birthday)
Card #2 - Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions), Sparkles Christmas (CAS), Merry Little Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), Sweet Stampers (CAS)

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