Saturday, 21 May 2022

Less is More #465 - Rainbow

 Hi there! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More.


We are just about to hit Winter here in Australia. Where I live it has been raining for the last two weeks straight. Today is windy and cold even though I live in a subtropical climate. Yuck! There has been major flooding around the state and I hope everyone is keeping safe. 

Here is my card -


I decided to slice up some coloured card then glue those strips to a panel to create a colourful effect. I adhered vellum over the top then added my die cut and heat embossed sentiments.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Galz (Sentiment as the focal point), Krafty Chicks (CAS), Tic Tac Toe (CAS | Free | Embossing), AAA Birthday (Let's Party), Cupcake Inspiration (Stripes), Challenge up your Life (Rainbows), Crafter's Cafe (Stripes)

        

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

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Share the Love for Mother's Day

Hi everyone! I hope you are well. 
It's Mother's Day here today. I've had a lovely relaxing time. I spent a few hours with my son and my grandchildren. The perfect day!

I have a couple of cards to share with you for Mother's Day. These two cards I made for friends to give to their mums.

Card #1
I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet to create this card. I was inspired by this card HERE.
I stamped and embossed on watercolour card. I used distress oxide inks to colour the images. This was the first time I had used these inks to watercolour and I didn't really get the depth I was hoping for. Even so, I'm happy with the end result.
I don't have the coordinating dies for this set so everything was fussy cut.


I embossed the sentiment in gold (from the Lawn Fawn Love Poems' set and die cut it out using the banner from the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die set.
In the middle I've stamped 'Happy Mother's Day'.


I added sequins and water drops. This angle really shows how pretty the gold embossing is.


Card #2
This amazing bear is from a Close to My Heart set called Bear Hugs. I stamped the main image a few times using my MISTI to get good coverage.


I die cut a generic thanks out of gold mirror card and popped it up with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the hearts and coloured them in.


I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - PINspirational Challenge (Photo - I used the pink and black colours and flowers on the luggage), The Four Seasons Challenge (Spring), Just us Girls (Flowers), Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut | Flowers | Gold)
Card #2 - Critter Crazy Challenges (Anything Goes), If you give a Crafter a Cookie (Photo Inspiration), Shopping Our Stash (What a Difference You've Made In My Life), Cupcake Inspiration (Mother's Day)

     
     

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Less is More #464 - Recipe

 Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and for the next two weeks we would like you to -

(apologies for creating the cue card incorrectly - it should say Recipe/Technique)

I decided to go with a coloured card base and create a cute little tag using Lawn Fawn products.

My #2 Grandson just celebrated his 1st birthday. I have made cards for the grandkids but put them away in their own little folders to give them on their 18th birthdays.
So, this card is for William :)


I stamped, coloured my images, and die cut them out. I also die cut some grass and, of course, the tag. I used a stencil for the clouds. It was very easy to assemble once I had everything ready to go :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cut it Up (Any Animal or Insect), CRAFT (Birthday), Craft Rocket Challenges (Birthday), Make My Monday (Happy Birthday)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you at LIM.

Monday, 2 May 2022

Timeless Tulips

 Hi there! Just a quick post from me today.
I have made a Mother's Day card for my stepmother and I am really happy how it turned out.

I decided to use the Timeless Tulips stamps (by Stampin' Up!). I've had these for a while and have maybe only used them once. Instead of using ink, I wanted to use polychromo pencils to add colour and I also used the no-line colouring technique.


I stamped the tulips and leaves with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. I used my pencils to add colour and depth to the images. I've never had much luck with no-line colouring but this time I was extremely pleased with the results.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Pearly Sparkle Challenges (Let's Layer it Up), The Four Seasons Challenge (Spring), Dragonfly Dreams (Butterflies and/or Flowers), We Love Stamping (For a Lady), Alphabet Challenge (B is for Blooms), Creative Knockouts (Flower Power), Krafty Chicks (All Occasions)


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week xx

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Happy Mother's Day

 I have created a fun Mother's Day card to send to my mum :) 

I used a LOT of Lawn Fawn sets for this one

Reveal Wheel Dies
Cloudy Stencil

Stamps and Dies:
Car Critters
Blue Skies
Tiny Friends
Let's Play
Big Thanks
Critters in the Forest
Reveal Wheel Friends and Family Sentiments


Once I decided where I wanted to place my car, I faintly drew a road with a pencil then used my polychromo pencils to give it colour. All images were coloured with pencils.

Below you will see the sentiment change as the wheel is turned.




I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Lawn Fawn (Create a Scene), Tic Tac Toe (Free: Interactive | Die Cut any Shape | Stencil), SAS4Kids (Cards for Mums), We Love Stamping (Favourite Stamps), Bizzy Bec (Anthing Goes)


Thanks for popping in. Take care!

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Less is More #462 - Occupations

 Happy Saturday! There's a new challenge over at Less is More. It's a theme inspired by Occupations!


Here is my card inspired by Bakers of yummy sweet goods.
I used a Lawn Fawn set called Baked with Love to create this cute scene. I stamped, coloured (with polychromo pencils), then die cut my images. I arranged them then glued them together and then the whole combo of images was popped up with foam tape.


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creative Crafting Uncles (Jobs), Daisy Chain Challenges (Birthday), Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Simon Says Stamp (Happy Birthday), Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with Dies), Colour Crazy Challenges (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you joining our challenge.

Sunday, 3 April 2022

HLS April CAS Challenge

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's April already! But, I say that every year as each month passes lol.

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


I have two cards to show you -

Card #1
Stamped quickly using an old Kaiserkraft set. I fussy cut the Hibiscus flower and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is an oldie but a goodie from Happy Little Stampers set Butterfly Birthday.
 

Card #2
The flamingo is from CTMH and the sentiment is by Ranger.


I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - 2 Sisters on the Blog (Pastel Shades), Crafter's Cafe (Use flowers), Krafty Chicks (Anything Goes), Try it on Tuesday (Say it with Flowers)
Card #2 - Sweet Stampers (CAS), Craft Rocket Challenges (Use an Animal), Paper Dragonfly Creative (Birds), Sisterhood of Crafters (Make the Sentiment the focus)

Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, 26 March 2022

Less is More #461 - Pink & Gold

 Hello and welcome to Saturday! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More


We have a colour challenge for you. I decided to use a pink and gold brusho panel that I had in my stash. I die cut it using a stitched rectangle die. 


The sparkle word die was cut using gold mirror card. The sentiment was heat embossed and I used a banner die to pop it up on my panel.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
CRAFT Challenges (Anything Goes), Little Red Wagon (Emboss), Creations in Pink (Anything Pink Goes), Daisy Chain Challenges (Use Dies), Die Cut Divas (Birthday), Sweet Stampers (CAS)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see your Pink & Gold creations at Less is More :)

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Less is More #460 - Bit of Bling

 Happy Saturday everyone. It's time for a new challenge over at LIM -


I decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colours using distress inks, snowflake die cuts, crushed glass, and glossy accents.


Hopefully you can see my bit of bling here -


I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
CRAFT challenges (Christmas), Krafty Chicks (Christmas), ABC Christmas (G is for Glitter), Little Red Wagon (CAS), Dream Valley Challenges (Add some Bling), Peace on Earth (Anything Goes or Inspiration Board)












Thanks for popping in, see you over at Less is More :)

Thursday, 3 March 2022

HLS March CAS Challenge

 Hey everyone! It's March... whaaaat? Time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.


I had many ideas for what I was going to do for this challenge and most of those ideas went in the bin. I ended up having fun with some distress inks and acetate. 


I used the ink smooshing with acetate technique. I rubbed some distress ink on some acetate (or you can use plastic sleeve, plastic that your stamps/dies come in, etc.), used some water to spread the ink around, then smooshed it on to my watercolour paper. I dried in between smooshes and changed colours as well.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Crafter's Cafe (Make your own Background), Use your Stuff (Birthday), Die Cut Divas (Birthday), Love to Craft (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in, see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Less is More #459 - One Layer Card

 Happy Saturday! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More! It's time for ONE LAYER cards.


I hadn't used this stamp set before so I decided to get it out as it would be perfect for a one layer CAS card. It's by Woodware and called Mini Gnome.


I stamped my Gnome and coloured him with polychromo pencils. Easy! I added some snowflakes using a white gel pen.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Krafty Chicks (All Occasions), Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes), Stamps & Fun (H is for 'Hello'), We Love Stamping (Anything Goes), Addicted to CAS (Snowflakes), Colouring with Pencils (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today, I hope to see you entering over at Less is More!

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Less is More #458 - Birthdays

 Hi and welcome! It's an exciting day as it's the first challenge of 2022 for Less is More! It's also a time to celebrate as it is our 11th Birthday! It's an amazing achievement :)

Our appropriate theme for the next fortnight -


We are also having a Design Team call over at the challenge blog. We need a couple more for our amazing team!

Here is my card -


I used this fun Lawn Fawn set called 'Year Seven'. I love this pinata, it's so cute! I stamped, coloured, and die cut my images. I decided to stencil the background for some interest. 

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Lawn Fawn (Clean and Simple), Crafters Cafe (CAS), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes), Watercooler Challenges (Any Occasion)

     

I hope to see you over at Less is More!

Thursday, 3 February 2022

HLS February CAS Challenge

 Hi! It's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.


I decided to blend distress oxides on a panel of paper then die cut the 'Joy' from a Concord & 9th set. I smothered them with glossy accents, then added glass shards.



I used a pale pink to stamp my background snowflakes.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Galz (Make it Sparkle), Craft Rocket Challenges (Sparkle/Bling), ABC Christmas (A for Anything Christmas), Crafters Cafe (CAS), The Four Seasons Challenge (Anything Winter)




I hope to see you over at Happy Little Stampers.

Monday, 3 January 2022

HLS January CAS Challenge

 Hi everyone, Happy New Year!!!

It's time for our first CAS challenge for 2022 over at Happy Little Stampers. It's Anything Goes!

Here is my card -


I stamped the cow and sentiment from the Lawn Fawn 'Hay There' set. I coloured the cow, die cut it, then popped it up with foam tape. Easy peasy!!


See you over at the challenge blog!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Allsorts (Black, White, + one), Cut it Up (Birthdays), Crafter's Cafe (Favourites: Style and Stamp Brand), A Perfect Time to Craft (Anything Goes), Crafty Animals (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in, Happy New Year!