Thursday, 12 October 2017

Male Essentials

Hey there everyone! Want to create the perfect masculine card in under 5 minutes? I just did!

I simply die cut the Essential Male Dies that you can purchase at Happy Little Stampers, adhered them with a quickie glue pen and stamped my sentiment from Mix Mash. Voila!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

The Crafter's Cafe - Use Die Cuts and/or Punches
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist of Masculine Card
Fashionable Stamping - Time waits for no Man

Thanks for popping in today :)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

HLS October ATC Challenge

Hello! Time for another challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

Here is my inspiration for you

I smooshed my ATC with brusho. Once dry I stamped my images and words. The Eiffel Tower is part of a set that was inspired by my trip to the UK for the inaugural HLS Craft Retreat. I then went on to France and Spain. Well, next month I'm off again to the UK for the next fun craft retreat so this ATC is quite appropriate!

I've used  a white pen to add some highlights. This was very quick and easy to create!

I hope to see you at the challenge blog with your ATC ideas :)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Inkspirational - One Layer Card

Hi there! Time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This fortnight we would like you to create only -

The best thing about one layer cards is they don't have to be any one design. They don't necessarily have to be CAS. You can keep layering with stencils and stamps to create amazing cards.

I have gone with a CAS style for my card and here it is -

I stamped my sentiment using my MISTI and then masked off that area with post-it tape. I stamped my holly quite randomly then removed the mask.

I used a ruler and pen to create the double lines. I coloured the holly with sharpie markers and then covered them with Wink of Stella.

Here are the products from HLS I used to create this card -

    Sharpie Brush Tip Markers - 8 Pack    MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER

Easy peasy!!! I hope you will play along at our challenge over at Inkspirational :)

Thanks for popping in today.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

HLS October CAS Challenge

Woo hooo! Time for another CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. This month we want you to create One Layer Cards!

I have made three cards for this challenge as I find one layer CAS is very easy to create.

Card #1

I embossed my balloon and sentiment with silver powder onto Watercolour Paper. The balloon was coloured with a pink Zig Watercolour pen. I added a few silver sequins as well.

Card #2

I stamped my circles randomly onto my cardstock then coloured them in with Sharpie Markers. 

Clear Wink of Stella was used to add shimmer.

Card #3 

I embossed my butterfly and sentiment on Watercolour cardstock then sprinkled Brusho powder and spritzed it with water. A few sequins finished it off.

One layer cards are perfect for mailing! 

Here are the supplies that I used to create my cards - you can find them over at Happy Little Stampers.


Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour Paper

Sharpie Brush Tip Markers - 8 Pack   MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER   


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

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

Sunday, 1 October 2017

HLS October Watercolour Challenge

Hello everyone. Well, this year seems to be flying by. In just a few short weeks I will be off to the UK for the HLS Craft Retreat. Wow, it has crept up on me like you wouldn't believe - so excited!

This month for the HLS Watercolour Challenge Anything Goes but you may like to play along with our optional twist.

I've made two cards for this challenge using our optional twist.

Card #1

I smooshed versamark ink through a stencil and embossed with gold powder. I applied Rose Red combined with White Brusho powder with a paint brush. I dried the panel in between applications to achieve the deeper colours at the top. I cut the shine from Gold Mirror Board and stamped the sentiment from the 'Simply Said' stamp set from Happy Little Stampers.

Card #2 

 I applied Brusho colours the same way as Card #1. This time I had a little gold mica powder added to the mix. Unfortunately the photo doesn't pick it up. It is quite subtle but gives it a lovely shine.

I die cut the Happy from Gold Mirror Board and then wondered if you could actually stamp on it too... I don't think I have ever seen stamping/embossing on the gold board so I gave it a go. I used my MISTI so as to make sure my stamping didn't slip. It worked beautifully! The sentiment is from the HLS Mix Mash stamp set.

I adhered my die cuts using my Quickie Glue Pen which is perfect for small areas.

Here are the supplies I have used to make these cards -

        Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour Paper

Brusho - Emerald Green    MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER    

I hope you will play along this month. Don't forget Anything Goes!

I would like to play along in the following challenges -

Card 1

Moving Along with the Times - Geometric Shapes
Stamps and Stencils - Metallics
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes

Card 2

CAS on Friday - Use Dies

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Jingly Christmas Tree

Hi there everyone. Today I made a very quick card (another Christmas one).

I have to say that this looks a LOT better in real life. Photographing the snow on the tree and the ground was a real challenge.

I embossed my HLS Christmas Tree die with Mint Macaroon Powder and then gave the branches the look of fallen snow using 'Sparkle Snow'. While it was still wet, I pressed on my jingle bells.

I hope you can see a bit of the texture and sparkle in this photo. It looks so pretty!

I have used the following HLS products to create this card -


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Grab It - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Inkspirational Hello!

Hi everyone, time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational and you will love this one! We want you to say hello!

I made two cards for this one -

I must say that the effect of this card is great BUT I will also say it was the biggest pain in the you know where..... all those little die cut pieces to pop out and some didn't cut quite right, of course! Anyway it was a labour of love and it paid off in the end. I layered a piece of silver glitter cardstock behind the cover die to give it sparkle. My hello was die cut from the same silver cardstock and also from black foam to give it more dimension once adhered together.

This card was probably one of the most easiest you would ever make! Simple black cardstock with a gold glitter foam die cut sentiment. Love it!

Easy peasy for our challenge over at Inkspirational! I know you will have fun with this!

I would also like to enter my cards into the following challenges -

Cards in Envy - Easy as 1, 2, 3 (my black card)
Simon Says Stamp - Shimmer and Shine (my silver card)

Thanks for popping in today xx