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

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Less is More #443 - Sketch

 Hello and happy Saturday! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and we have a fun sketch for you.



I went quite literal with the sketch. I kept the shapes and layout.


I've used this set by Stampin' Up! called 'Pampered Pets' a few times, unfortunately. I mean, I love the set but it's been used mainly for friends who have lost their fur babies :( 
I coloured this puppy using polychromo pencils and did a 'rough' job to add a bit of texture.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes), Creative Moments (Anything Goes), A Place to Start (Anything Goes), Make My Monday (Sympathy), Crafty Animals (Anything Goes), Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge (Anything Goes with Patterned Paper)

Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you playing along with our sketch challenge :)

Penny Black Midway Reminder

 Hello! It's our halfway reminder of the current challenge over at the Penny Black Saturday Blog.

Our theme is Anything Goes with the option of Clean and Simple.

For this card I stamped the image from the "Micey Day" set and coloured it with polychromo pencils. I used a stitched tag die and a rectangle die for interest and even added some baker's twine as an embellishment to the tag. I feel I was still able to keep my card within our optional theme of clean and simple.

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 -
Cute Card Thursday (Embellish), Watercooler Wednesdays (Feminine), Double D Challenges (June = Rose), Try it on Tuesday (Make it Feminine), AAA Birthday (Happy Birthday), Let's Craft and Create (AG + no patterned paper), Creative Knockouts (Flower Power)

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

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 :)