Thursday, 15 February 2018

Two Hearts

Hi there everyone. I have made two cards tonight utilising the same die but creating completely different cards. Thanks to the new challenge that Darnell has started called the 'Twofer Card Challenge', I was able to think outside the box. Congratulations to Darnell and her Design Team :)

You will have to excuse my photography as it is 9pm but I couldn't wait to take my pics.



For my first card, I used the die to create an embossed image. I stamped my lion and sentiment using my MISTI.

For the second card, I used the die and die cut as intended. The die comes out in two parts - the stitched edge and the full heart. I die cut twice using glitter paper and white cardstock. I wanted to stamp my sentiment within the heart then pop it up for dimension.


These cards were simple to create and took no time at all!

Stamps:

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

Both cards - duh, lol


Card #1

Crafty Animals- Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Safari Animals
Cardz for Guyz - Something beginning with 'L'



Card #2


(my hobby is designing stamp sets)

Simon Says Stamp - Add a Die Cut


Thanks for popping in, I hope to see you again soon :)

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Inkspirational #154

Hello! Time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. I have the pleasure of choosing the challenge and I decided that I would like you make an Aperture Card!

I went with a rustic/vintage Christmas Card.


A combination of dies, layers, and a simple sentiment.


I used some rough distress inking for my houses and trees. I combined a couple of colours for the background and splashed some water for effect.


Supplies:


Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you over at the Challenge! xx

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Guest Designing at Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hi everyone, I was lucky enough to be a winner over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge and now I am their Guest Designer for the new challenge :)


I went with Banner / Emboss / Heart


I really, really struggled to get a decent photo of my card... :(

I embossed a heart die onto my card then cut out my yupo paper smooshed with acrylic paint (leftovers from one of my pours) with the same die. The heart has been popped up with foam.

I heat embossed the sentiment onto my banner so TWO embossed details for this one!

I would like to thank the team at Tic Tac Toe for having me as their Guest Designer!!

Born to be Wild

Hi! I'm one excited gal because today the new release stamps for Happy Little Stampers arrived.

I have made a quick card before dinner but will get back to the craft room straight after :)


Lot's of embossing for this card! I couldn't wait to ink up the lion. I always knew that I wanted him to shine in Gold. I created my black panel by stamping a chevron several times and embossing in gold.

Here is a close up of the embossing -



Supplies:


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

(Are you singing Born to be Wild???)



Cardz 4 Guyz - Music 
(I hope you have the song 'Born to be Wild' in your head right now)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Add a Heart

Thanks for popping in today! xx

Saturday, 3 February 2018

HLS February CAS Challenge

Hi everyone! Time for a new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

We have a fun theme for you this month -


Here is my card -


Another one of my leftover acrylic pours smooshed onto Yupo Paper. I love how this heart turned out! I think it looks like the ocean!

I have stamped the sentiment from the HLS Mix Mash set.


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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Supplies:


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

Thursday, 1 February 2018

HLS February Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone! Time for a new Watercolour challenge at Happy Little Stampers!


Here is my card -


My background was created by applying Brusho with a brush to get an Ombre look. I also added a little gold mica powder.

I die cut my little hearts from my strip of black card, embossed the sentiment and attached the Happy die cut (this was cut about 3 times and glued together). 

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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

I went with our optional theme of hearts but created a Birthday card instead of something for Valentine's.

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





Saturday, 27 January 2018

Inkspirational #153

Hello and happy Saturday everyone!

We have a great challenge for you over at Inkspirational for the next two weeks. Our word is 'Attachment' and I struggled with this one in the beginning. Sandie and I were talking about it and she gave me some great ideas that actually led to me thinking outside the box. 

Here is my card -


As most of you know, my first grandchild was born in November. Well, I can quite honestly say that my 'Attachment' to him is nothing like I have ever known. So, I created a card for him!


How will you interpret this word? I can't wait to see. Check out the challenge blog for more ideas!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

When Card Making meets Acrylic Fluid Art

Hi everyone! I have been a little obsessed with a new form of art I have been trying. You may have seen my  LP records that I have altered into clocks using Acrylic Fluid Pouring. It is seriously fun! I have been practicing on canvases lately too. When I have a little left over paint, I use yupo paper to either smooch it up or pour straight onto the paper. Here is an example of what my panel looks like when finished.


This is a combination of blue, white and silver acrylic paint leftovers poured onto yupo paper. It's fun to combine the two.... This is my first card using this technique!

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



Challenge BadgeJan2018

Thanks for popping in today! xx

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Inkspirational #152

We have a brand new challenge over at Inkspirational. I hope you will play along. 

I've made two cards using our inspirational photo.

The first card used Vanilla cardstock instead of white. I felt it gave it a nice vintage feel.



I would like to enter this card at -


I used Vintage, Pearls, Floral






I would like to enter this card at



Here is the photo inspiration for you -


I have obviously taken the colours, flowers, and pearls as inspiration for my cards.

Check out the creations made by the DT - they will wow you!

See you soon and thanks for popping by :)

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Guest Designing for AAA Cards

Hi there! I hope you are well and creating lot's of goodies at the moment.

I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer at AAA Cards for their latest challenge. 

Here is my card -


This was an easy card to create. I embossed my circles then smooshed different brusho colours onto my panel. I also embossed my little words and popped them up with foam.


I really tried to recreate the graphic provided for this challenge. For the quote, I wanted to inspire everyone with some words related to travel. It's always great to see new places - even it is just down the road and you haven't taken the time to see something new :)

Supplies:

See you over at AAA Cards!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

HLS January CAS Challenge

Hello! Time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!


A new year and time to celebrate friendships old and new!

I have made two cards - both with a combination of dry and heat embossing. 

I have a new embossing mat for my big shot. I have never embossed with dies before... can dies get any better??? A shout out to Chrissie - she showed me this technique at the HLS Retreat. I knew you could emboss with dies but had never tried it before!

Card # 1
I've embossed the die letters, stamped and embossed my butterfly, then drawn lines with a gold pen.


Card #2
I embossed my heart die and also embossed my sentiments.


Supplies


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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

See you over at the challenge blog!

Monday, 1 January 2018

HLS January Watercolour Challenge

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to 2018!

The first challenge of the year at Happy Little Stampers is our Anything Goes with Watercolours - our option this month is SEQUINS.

Here is my card -


I have smooshed brusho colours onto watercolour paper. I've used yellow, orange, and crimson.


When smooshing with more than one colour, start with the lightest first. Build up your layers by drying in between smooshes.


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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Supplies:

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Inkspirational #151

Hi there everyone! I am back over at Inkspirational after some time off. We have a great challenge for you over the next 2 weeks - Sandie has asked us to use stamping only!

Here is my card -


Stamping like this is usually perfect for a one layer card but I stamped on a panel and popped it up with a piece of craft foam instead.

I have used HLS Mix Mash and stamped using my MISTI.


Check out the blog for more inspiration from the other designers.

See you there :)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Altered LP Records and CDs

Hello again!

I am really into a fun new art called Acrylic Pouring. My aunt Trudi got me into this (she used to laugh at me for making my own cards!!!) LOL. Now she is hooked (and needs rehab) and I quite like it too.

I have created a couple of canvases using this technique which I have given away as presents. For this post, I am going to share with you how I have poured acrylic paints onto old LP records and CDs.

Now, I know that vinyl is very popular again. Even my son has a record player. Do not despair - I bought a heap of album box sets from the charity shop. The ones I've used so far are called "Organ Memories". Not going to be missed anytime soon LOL.

First up my records that will be turned into clocks - 

You will notice there are 'cells' within the paint. I will tell you a bit more about that soon.

The first two are quite busy but they look amazing. There is a combination of about 4 different colours.



This 'clock' is simply blue and white paint.


You can make your pours more clean and simple by adding less of your pour mix and more white paint.




Next up are my CDs. I am going to attach some cork drink coasters underneath and create my own drink coasters. These could also be made into mini clocks.


How to create your pour? There are many, many videos on youtube explaining how to do these acrylic pours. There are even different techniques - dirty pour, puddle pour, flip cup, swipe. You can even use string. All my pieces have used the flip cup method.

My recipe for each colour -

Acrylic Paint + same ratio of PVA Glue + water to thin + a few drops of silicone.
It is the silicone oil that crreates the cells. Once you have poured your paint onto the surface, give it a bit of a tilt and the cells will start to form. To really give them a boost, blast them quickly with a blow torch!

All my pieces have been given three coats of gloss sealer.

I would like to enter these challenges -

A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes

and just a reminder that the December Challenge at HLS for Mixed Media is Anything Goes