Sunday, 26 July 2015

Thank you

Hi again!

Today I am sharing with you a card that I have made using the latest release stamps from IBS.

I embossed the image onto water colour paper.

Using my brushos, I sprinkled a tiny amount on my craft mat and then used a wet brush to mix up the crystals. Then I just painted the image in sections. I started with the leaves. Once I had applied the green, I gave it a very gentle spray with water so the colours would run off the image just a little.

I repeated this process for the rest of the image.

Here is the set I have used today

Thanks so much for looking xx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Have you heard the news?

I have been jumping up and down with excitement for the last couple of days because I have introduced a new line of stamps through Happy Little Stampers!

I made a few more cards last night.

My first card is using the Butterfly Birthday set. I can tell you, the quality of these stamps are amazing. Straight out of the packet and no fuddy duddy preparations. Stamp and Go!

I stamped my butterfly and sentiment with Archival Ink and then coloured the butterfly with my wink of stella pens.

Here is a close up of the glittery goodness.

Butterfly Birthday

Next, I used the Mixed Christmas Sentiments set

I made this card in a matter of minutes. So easy to just stamp the different sentiments in Christmas colours and voila!

Mixed Christmas Sentiments

For my third card I used the Bold Birthday Sentiments set.

I love how versatile this set is and I love it most because it uses the same font as Happy Little Stampers! I stamped in Memento Luxe and Archival inks for this one.

Bold Birthday Sentiments

I think I will go back to my craft room and keep playing. It is overcast and a bit rainy today so there is no where else I would rather be!

Thanks so much for looking xx

Friday, 24 July 2015

Cards for the Kids

Welcome back everyone. This week at Inspired by Stamping, we have been concentrating on Cards for Kids Birthdays. 

Here is mine

I have used an older, but fun set from IBS called The Sky's the Limit. I stamped the balloon then created a mask with a post it note so I could stamp the clouds.

I have built the sentiment using the awesome new set - Big Wonderful

A few little sequins for the finishing touch

Thanks so much for looking xx

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Polka Dot Birthday Card

Hi there everyone. 

Today I am sharing a card that is perfect for the kids. This week at Inspired by Stamping, we are concentrating on Kids Birthday cards.

Lot's of fun polka dots have been stamped randomly in different colours.

I decided that a black matt would look nice to offset the sentiment.

Here are the sets I have used

Pop on over to the blog to see the other inspiration from the Design Team

Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Reminder for HLS Challenges

Hi everyone. Back today with a quick reminder for you that there is still time to join in this month's Christmas Challenge and Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

First up is the Sketch -

For my card this time, I went with a big flower instead of a tree.

This stamp comes from SU! Flower Fair. I stamped the image four times and then fussy cut each layer. Popped up with foam tape gave it great dimension.

Next is the Christmas Challenge. You need to follow the word that is provided and your project must be related to Christmas.

Here is my card -

I went with a shaker card and concentrated on having a cardinal sitting among the birch trees.

I've used 'snow' in the shaker which is a bit hard to see so here is the card laying flat.

and the inside of my card is below

Whenever I make these it is a real PAIN when all your sequins and goodies get stuck to the inside sides of the shaker part of the card. I can't remember who (sorry!) but I was told that baby powder would stop that from happening. I actually swiped my embossing buddy over the inside of the shaker element once assembled and now not one piece of the snow has stuck! Awesome!

And now the CAS Challenge

I used Acrylic block stamping for my background. 

Pop on over to the challenge blog now because there are heaps of reminders for you about all our monthly challenges.

Thanks so much for looking xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Vintage Roses and more Brushos

Good morning everyone. I hope you are well.

I had a play in my craft room yesterday as I received some new stamps: Vintage Roses from Altenew.

If you haven't seen these stamps, they are remarkable with the image of rose they produce. One rose required four stamps to layer up. I really had a tough time with them as they are very complex (well for me anyway!) and there was a lot of practising and scratching my head. I finally got two cards together. 

Altenew have a printable guide to help with the layers. I still need more practice with the positioning of these stamps but I found that if I laid the stamp on the outline of guide and then picked it up with my acrylic block, I was able to figure out where the next stamp would go. Have I confused you? I'm still confused lol!

Anyway here are my cards - 

I created masks from post it notes for both these cards to stamp the roses and leaves.

On the insides I added a die cut rose.

Before making the vintage roses cards, I played with different inks first to see which colours would work the best together. 

For the rose with four stamps (first card), I started from darkest to lightest

Real Red (SU)
Satin Red (Versafine)
Habenaro (Versafine)

For the last shade, I did second generation stamping with the Habanero ink to get the lighter colour.

I would like to enter the birthday card into the following challenges

This next card is for my niece's upcoming birthday. I embossed the Lavinia Stamp in white powder then used my brushos to create the background.

That's all for me today. Thanks so much for looking xx

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Just Believe

Hi everyone!

A quick post from me today showcasing a mix of new and old stamps from IBS.

I've played with my Brushos again (lots of fun) and came up with this.

I started by embossing my butterfly and sentiment with white powder.

Using a light spray of water to begin with just on the image and sentiment, I then sprinkled some crystals in that area. Another light spray of water to get it run. 

I dried the panel with my heat gun. I wanted to be a little more particular of where my next colours went so I used a wet brush to carefully flick water onto the areas I wanted the work with next. Then I sprinkled more crystals around. 

I repeated this process incorporating more flicking of water from my brush to get a bit of running here and there of the colours.

Here are the sets I have used today

Thanks so much for looking xx


Hi there! How are you all?

I've made a card today that is for my best friend's daughter. She just got her provisional drivers licence so I thought she would like a card to celebrate. How quickly the young 'uns grow up. I remember when this girl was born.. time flies.

Here is my card 

The first thing I did was emboss my sentiment onto watercolour paper. Then I used two brushes - one clean and wet to lay down some water and then another to pick up my brusho watercolours and add it to the water I had laid on the paper. I repeated this process for each colour.

Once I was finished with the colour I gave the top and bottom a very light spray of water to get the ink to run a little.

I decided to mount it onto black cardstock so the colours would really pop.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

(my sentiment is from STAMPlorations)

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (no option used)

Thanks so much for looking xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Thinking of You

Hi everyone. Thanks so much for popping by.

Over at Inspired by Stamping we are showcasing Thinking of You cards all this week. 

Here is mine

I used a post it note to create a mask. Once I had stamped all my butterflies, I coloured them with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I then stamped my sentiment.

Here is a close up of the butterflies.

This is such a pretty and effective way to use a stamp more than once on your cards.

Here are the stamps I have used 

Thanks so much for looking xx

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge

Hello! There is so much going on at Happy Little Stampers and it is all exciting stuff.

Today is the day that we start our monthly Christmas Challenge with all the new designers that have joined the team!

Our first Christmas Challenge is to create something that features a tree. 

Here is my card -

The background is one that I had made and put aside. When I use my brushos/watercolours, I usually have extra panels that I save for down the track. I really loved how this one turned out. 

You can see my video for using Brushos (HERE)

As my panel was completely dry, I was able to emboss directly onto it. These trees are from SU!'s Lovely as a Tree. 

It looks quite brisk and brrrrrr. Nothing like where I live ;)

Pop on over to the challenge blog because the inspiration from the team is amazing! We hope to see you play along.

Thanks so much for looking xx