Saturday, 16 February 2019

Less is More - Focus on the sentiment

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and this time we challenge you to make a one layer card focusing on the sentiment!

                                             
We are still celebrating our 8th birthday and we are lucky to have CAS-ual Fridays as our sponsor.  You can win a US$25 voucher to spend in the shop and they are offering all our readers 15% discount using the following code.  Thanks so much to Michele of CAS-ual Fridays!

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I made three cards for this challenge because I was on a roll but unfortunately I lost one!  Seriously, it just disappeared right from under my nose and do you think I can find it!!

I have used the Shenanigans Stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays on both my cards along with the Balloons Duo stencil from Neat & Tangled.





Click HERE to take you over to the Less is More challenge to see all the other cards from the DT and our special guests.

Don't forget you can use my special discount code below any time when shopping in the CAS-ual Fridays shop.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

                                          





Tuesday, 5 February 2019

CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami and coloured pencils.

Hello and happy Tuesday! I am over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog today with two cards using the beautiful Mon Ami stamp set and Fri-Dies.
I love to colour and the floral images from the Mon Ami set are so quick and easy to colour in.  I have used my Prisma pencils today and blended them with some 
blending solution (Gamsol).  Of course you don't need to use any blending solution with the pencils but I find that sometimes they need a bit of fine tuning depending on the type of card stock you are using.  I stamped and coloured heaps of flowers and die cut them all out so I now have some on hand when I need a quick card!

I've kept my first card very CAS by popping the centre  flower up with foam squares and then adhering the two blue flowers either side and stamping the sentiment underneath.   I love this sentiment, it makes for a beautiful thank you card!


For my next card, I stepped it up a bit and used lots of dimension by adding a card panel to my card base.  The centre flower is again popped up with dimensional squares.  I stamped the sentiment as my stem and hand drew the stems for the other two flowers.  The leaves are cut out and adhered although in hind sight I could have just stamped them directly onto my card panel.  This was still a pretty quick card to make.


You have probably noticed that I like clean and simple but you could definitely jazz these up by adding some patterned paper to them.  I love black and white and I thing some black and white striped paper would look stunning added to these cards.  There are lots of possibilities!  

Here's a link to the stamp sets I have used.



Don't forget you can use my special code below for 15% discount in the CAS-ual Fridays shop!


Thanks for looking and I'll see you again soon!

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Less is More Challenge #388 - 8th Birthday


     

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and it's our 8th birthday!  Happy Birthday Less is More!
Challenge #388 is a colour challenge using Navy and Yellow.



Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

                                        
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For my first card I stamped the flowers from Uniko Beautiful Blooms 11 stamp set with CP Ink Suede Shoes and added some shading with Prisma coloured pencils.  The leaves from the same stamp set are stamped with CP Limoncello Ink. The sentiment is from the Uniko Flower Power 3 stamp set.



My second card today uses the Natures Treasures 11 stamp set from Uniko.  This time I changed the colours and stamped with CP Inks Juniper Mist and Tiara.  These shades of blue and yellow aren't as bright as the other two.



Click HERE to take you over to the Less is More Challenge to check out all the beautiful cards by the DT,  they may even have another card to share with you over at their blog! We have some special Guest Designers too!  I would love to see your cards in the gallery, just remember we are a CAS challenge so love to see white space on your cards.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!




Nineteen caring Sponsors and eleven DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome




My TS related project uses a few colors from the TS official color board:






I chose to use the beautiful "Tutu" Stamp set from one of our generous sponsors CAS-ual Fridays for my card.  




I stamped her out with Suede Shoes CP Ink and coloured her in with Prisma pencils.
If you would like to purchase anything from the CAS-ual Fridays shop, feel free to use my special discount code for 15% off.



Remember to visit  "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page to become eligible for prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Thursday, 24 January 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge

Hello I'm back again with another card this time for a new challenge in blog land.  
A challenge just for stencilling, and it's a CAS challenge too!  Right up my alley!
I recently purchased some stencils from Funky Fossil Designs, you should check them out!
For my card I have used a beautiful heart stencil and sponged two different colours of CP inks. This stencil comes with two pieces, the inside and the outside so it is easy to add a few colours.
The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Heartfelt Sayings. 



Click HERE to take you over to the CAS Stencil Challenge, there are so many beautiful cards to see.

                                                       

                                             

Thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon!


CAS-ual Fridays Full on Floral and Ink Blending

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I'm over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog today.   I stamped the gorgeous Full on Floral back ground stamp with versamark ink and white heat embossed it onto a piece of white card stock.  Then I took my trusty CP inks and blended three different colours using a blending tool.  I could have left it there because it was pretty enough, but I decided to colour a few of the flowers in using my new set of 150 Prisma pencils that Santa brought me!  And I just couldn't stop there so I went over the whole image with a shimmer pen.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Heartfelt Sayings in black ink onto a strip of white card stock and adhered it onto my card front with dimensional tape.  





                                         

Don't forget you can use my special code below for 15% discount in the CAS-ual Fridays shop!

                                                       Design Team
Thanks for looking and I will see you again soon!

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Flower Challenge #28

Hello and happy Wednesday!  This month is flying by so quickly and I almost ran out of time to enter the Flower Challenge!  The challenge this month is to use Pink and Grey!  My favourite combination for a floral card!  It is my friends birthday today so I made her a pretty pink and grey card.
I used the Happy Succulents stamp set from Uniko and stamped it in Twilight (grey) ink from Catherine Pooler and coloured it in with my Prisma coloured pencils.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Black Jack (dark grey)  CP Ink.



                                 



I am also entering this card into the Uniko Challenge#51 which is anything goes with an optional twist of Love.  You could say that this card is made with love for a dear friend, does that count! 
You can click HERE to take you over to the Uniko Challenge.

                                                      

                                    Thanks for visiting!