Sunday, 17 January 2016

A Little Sunday Challenge Duo

Hi there friends, I've managed to make a few cards today and for
 once some of them were purely to enter challenges!

First up I'm heading across to Happy Little Stampers: Case the Designer Challenge 
but I've also used the 'smooshing' technique which is the current theme at their
CAS Challenge this month so hoping to sneak in there also with this one!

I started out by smooshing some distress inks in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin
and Picked Raspberry onto some acetate before transferring to watercolour card. 
I die-cut the watercolour card panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Dies 
then mounted on 3d foam. Next up I've heat embossed and fussy cut the butterfly 
from Happy Little Stampers Birthday Butterfly set and smooshed with Picked Raspberry. 
The sentiment is from the same set and embossed with Hero Arts White EP.
To finish some coordinating enamel sprinkles from Doodlebug. 

Here's Kylie's card which I've cased using similar colours, smooshing 
and a butterfly theme as my inspiration. 


Next up is for the current challenge at CASology where the theme is 'Open'  

I've used the new Window die from Clearly Besotted and die-cut several times 
to layer them up and hopefully give the impression of 'open'. The owl is from
Clearly Besotted Woodland Pals and I've even used the 'kissing' technique
we are featuring at Less is More this week ... even though I wasn't keen!!!!
I thought it added a little interest to the owl along with his googlie eyes.
The sentiment is also Clearly Besotted: Sweet Little Sentiments and I've added
some foliage using the Natures Treasures II set from Uniko.

Ok that's all for now - I'm off to watch War and Peace on Catch up!
Thanks for calling by and I'll be back later in the week.



  1. Both cards are gorgeous and such fun. The first one is particular gorgeous with those colours and all that smooshing x

  2. Beautiful CASE of Kylie Sarah! I also loved the interpretation of OPEN ! Both the cards are gorgeous! :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Two beautiful cards Sarah! I love the soft soothing colors you picked for your Casology card. I think it's perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Casology!

  4. Oh. My.God! Sarah, I LOVE your CASE of my card. Seriously your design is beautiful and such a great twist on my card. LOVE the purple butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Absolutely love your take on Kylie's card and you fussy cut your butterfly so perfectly!! Fabulous smooshing too. And your CASology card is so adorable, love the window as your 'open' idea. So very happy to see you at Happy Little Stampers - CASE the Designer!!!!

  6. Both gorgeous, Sarah! LOve the open window idea!

  7. Fabulous your wonderful smoosing!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  8. Great cards Sarah!! I love looking at both of them. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  9. Adore the smooched background, lovely way to make this CAS, have a fun week x

  10. How did I miss this post last week?! Your smooshed card is divine, love those colours together and a gorgeous CAS design. And your cute little kissed owl looks brilliant, great elements used together here too.
    Thanks so much for joining in at Happy Little Stampers xx

  11. Gorgeous cards ..... love the colours on your smooshed background. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers ..... xx

  12. Congrats on your HLS win, Sarah - well deserved, that card is fabulous! LOVE those colors, the lay-out, everything!!!


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