Saturday, 22 April 2017

Less is More #325


Morning friends, are you ready for this week's challenge at Less is More


Here I've used another digi image supplied by our wonderful sponsor for this month, LOTV. I love this bold sectioned sentiment and there's really not much else needed as it says it all. I've simply die-cut the sentiment panel using a Mama Elephant Index Card die, added a coloured sentiment 'friend' by Winnie & Walter: Big & Bold You, a panel of striped design paper then a few sequins for a little bit of the old bling!



I managed to make a quick extra card too and this has to be one of the fastest cards I've made EVER! That's what CAS is all about though and if you follow me regularly you'll know I adore vibrant fun colours; especially rainbows so when I spotted a rainbow challenge over at Addicted to CAS this week I decided I'd incorporate a striped pattern in rainbow colours. This one uses stamps from Uniko: BG Builders - Squares and sentiments from Simply Said Birthday and All Occasion Sentiments #2




Don't forget to check out the fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and we are also joined by our Week 4 birthday winner TaeEun of Rainbow in November

Hope you'll play along and have some fun.

Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!



Sunday, 16 April 2017

AAA CAS Cards Challenge #88

Hello there friends, it's time for another challenge over at AAA CAS Cards and the theme for this one is Stencil and here's my card followed by a little photo inspiration for you too. 

I've used the Morning Glory stamp set, by our wonderful sponsor for this one; STAMPlorations and it's teamed with a sentiment by Uniko: Simply Said Birthday and Simply Said II. The subtle stencil in the background is a paisley one by My Favourite Things and it's inked through with Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio. The bloom is coloured with a base of Promarkers and pencils to highlight certain areas. 

We are also joined by Maria from White Mood, who is our Guest Designing for this challenge. Do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word and some love - I'm sure she'll appreciate it.

As mentioned above our Sponsor is STAMPlorations and our lucky winner will receive a prize from Shery to the value of $15.


As always there's plenty more super CAS creations by my fellow teamies, with links to their blogs on the AAA Cards blog HERE

I'd like to add this to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge wherethis week it's their 'Make Your Mark' challenge 




As always thanks for calling by my blog today and I hope you feel inspired and will play along with us!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Less is More #324


Morning friends, are you ready for this week's challenge at Less is More


You can really let you imagination run away with you here. 

I've gone with a traditional Spring like image using a digi-stamp from our sponsor LOTV. Having said that I'm not sure I've ever seen a rabbit on a swing out in the countryside but there's a first time for everything!


The image is coloured with Promarkers then adhered to a die-cut panel by MFT Blueprints 15 with a 'Hoppy Easter' sentiment from Uniko.


The theme over at Inkspirational this week is 'Spring' so I'm heading overthere with this card too as well as the Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More






It was going to be just the one from me for this week and then I discovered a little stash of arty sketchbooks also by LOTV and these are pre-coloured so a really quick and easy card. Cropped the image, matted onto a deep purple then onto the card base. A quick Anniversary sentiment by Avery Elle and done!


There's plenty more ideas over on the main blog HERE as my fellow teamies have been working their magic again this week and we are joined by our Week 3 Birthday Winner; Wendy of Pink & DottyI do hope you'll pop along and visit her too this week.

Hope you'll play along and have some fun. Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!
Sarah

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Less is More #323


Morning friends, are you ready for this week's challenge at Less is More and can you believe we are back round to that 'unpopular' challenge again?


YES! I'm afraid it's the one layer week and here's what I've created for you and I hope you'll feel inspired to play along. As always there's loads of fun ideas by my fellow teamies over on the LIM blog HERE with links to their own blogs so do pop over and visit them if you get chance.


This first one uses a stamp by this month's sponsor LOTV - I think he's called James Bear but not sure what the name of the stamp is. He's sat in a frame which I managed to mask around before stamping. In fact rather a bit of masking happened here as I had to mask James then the curved panels at the top and bottom.

After last week's pastel colours sent me out of my comfort zone I decided to get straight back in with those vibrant rainbow shades using Ranger Die inks. The bear is coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is by Create a Smile.

I'd like to enter this one over at TimeOut Challenges as it's a play on words and I just can't resist a rainbow! 'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'

The first card is my second attempt because ... would you believe I splashed water by accident on the first one and my sentiment went all blurry! OMG the air was blue!

Anyway I've managed to rescue it but sadly no longer a one layer but just to show that you don't have to toss every mess up in the bin ... I fuzzy cut around the base of the rainbow, added a piece of cardstock behind and stamped a new bold sentiment with a hand-drawn edge to the curve for added detail. 



One more very simple card for you and this one uses the Fairytale stamp set by Clearly Besotted, heat-embossed in WOW metallic silver sparkle EP and coloured with Promarkers. The floral spray is on a slight curve so I think I can get away with that plus I used a corner punch on 2 corners! 


Ok that's all I have for today and I hope you'll play along and have some fun.

Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!
Sarah

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Happy Little Stampers April 2017 - CAS Challenge

Hi there, it's time for this month's challenge over at  Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 




I started out by blending a range of Distress inks from yellow tones through to red on a piece of watercolour card. I can't resist a little flicking and spritzing of water with perfect pearls! Followed by some heat embossing of one of the blooms from 'Especially For You' the sentiment is also heat embossed and from the Fun Birthday Sentiments set. A strip of design paper and some gems to my flower centres finishes my card.


Our challenge is sponsored by HLS and one lucky person will win a prize so why not join in - there's a whole month to do so!


You might even like to link up to some of the other Happy Little Stampers challenges and all the details are on the blog HERE

Ok I hope you feel inspired to play along with us and don't forget to pop along to the CAS Challenge blog found HERE where you'll find all the links and designs by fellow teamies ... you're in for a treat!

Thanks as always for visiting my blog today and catch up soon!

Sarah

AAA CAS Cards Challenge #87

Hello there friends, it's time for another challenge over at AAA CAS Cards and the theme for this one is Shiny Spring. Here's my card followed by a little photo inspiration for you too ...


I started out with brusho panel which I think has some fresh Spring like colours in it. I've then heat embossed the butterflies from the Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday sentiment and added some shiny sequins and glitter tape as my shiny elements for the card.



As always there's plenty more super CAS creations by my fellow teamies, with links to their blogs on the AAA Cards blog HERE

We are also joined by Trina of My Crafting Closet, one of our previous winners, who is Guest Designing for this one. Do pop along and visit her blog - it's one not to be missed as her CAS style and striking designs are an inspiration. I'm sure she'd love a visit and a friendly word.

I'd like to link my card up at a couple of other challenges too: Addicted to Stamps and More - photo inspiration below:



Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with HLS goodies

It just so happens that Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor for this challenge so it would be rude not to play along in their challenge! ... and one lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend in the online store.

As always thanks for calling by my blog today and I hope you feel inspired and will play along with us!

Sarah

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Less is More #322

Morning friends, are you ready for this week's challenge at Less is More and it's a new month already and we've a new sponsor for this month too. We are delighted to announce that Lili of The Valley will be offering a prize for our April winner so I hope you'll keep playing along!

The first week of the month means ...


and I've two cards to share with you today with the first one using a wonderful digi stamp sentiment collection, by our sponsor, called Fabulous!


I've created a background of dreamy butterflies over half of the card, using a Clearly Besotted set and stamped in the most delicate of inks by Altenew: Rose Quartz, Mountain Mist and Soft Lilac. The sentiment panel is die-cut using a stitched square stax from MFT Die-Namics which is lightly inked in lilac along the edges. To finish a few gems and 2 die-cut butterflies hanging off the panel.


A slightly bolder use of pastel shades here using the following:

Stamps
Uniko: Simply Said & Celebrate with Cake (Have a & Mother's Day)
Altenew: Daisy and Simple flowers (Beautiful sentiment)
Dies: Clearly Besotted Trellis 
Inks: Altenew Crisp inks

It's an anything Goes week at Simon Says Stamp so I'd like to pop this one across to their Wednesday Challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Don't forget to check out the fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and i hope you'll play along and have some fun.

Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!

Sarah