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!