Hi there it's time for the latest challenge over at AAA Cards
Sunday, 28 February 2016
Hi there it's time for the latest challenge over at AAA Cards
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Hello there Limettes are you ready for our latest challenge at Less is More?
I've coiled some wire around a paint brush then stretched it to sit behind
my die-cut sentiment from Hero Arts: Stamp & Cut birthday. The butterfly is from
Clearly Besotted: Elegant Butterfly Duo and die cut from a scrap of distressed /
watercolour spritzing! To finish a few gems from my stash.
When I made this card I realised I'd been inspired by a couple of our recent
Less is More challenges ... 'Use a Stem' and 'Add Texture'
So I came across Honey Doo Crafts and their stamps for the first time
last weekend and here's one of the gorgeous sets I purchased: Flowers for Design.
It's teamed with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted: Say it In Style. My 'wire' is coiled
round a pen initially then flattened against the card to create the stem and I've used
one of the We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders to add some
interest to the background plus some sequins and dew drops from Pretty Pink Posh.
Friday, 26 February 2016
Hi there it's time for a little reminder about the current challenge
I think the Pure Florals: Gerbera has to be all time favourite Uniko bloom
so hear it is coloured using distress inks and a 'no line' technique.
I've also blended the deeper turquoise colour along 2 sides of my card
and flicked some of the lighter shade on my 'notebook' panel.
the sentiment is made up from Simply Said and Simply Said Birthday.
I'd like to link this card up at CASology where the theme is 'Distressed'
My card uses lots of distressed inks for colouring the image, spritzing and
ink blending to the card base.
I'd also like to play along at INKspirational where the theme is 'POP'
I think this flower looks like it's just 'popped' open so hope that counts!
... and I've just spotted it's an Anything Goes week at
Hopefully you'll have some time to play along and please head across to
the main Uniko blog HERE where there's links to my teamies creations
along with our Guest Designer AJ of AJ's Creative Energy
Saturday, 20 February 2016
The bottom half of this card has been dry embossed using a
We R memory keepers Next Level embossing folder BUT it's not
showing up too well on the photo which is frustrating. I've loosely watercoloured
some blooms from the Altenew Vintage Flowers set which adds an element of
texture along with the gold heat embossed detail. The large sentiment is by
My Favourite Things with the 'Today' from Uniko.
I'd like to link this one up at the Muse Card Challenge and although
Tracey has used a one layer card I was inspired by the gorgeous colours
on her card and tried to recreate that look here.
This one uses the same stencil as my first card but this time I've
fuzzy cut a couple of leaves having used coloured texture paste.
A little detail is added to the top of the card with distress ink and splatters.
The Dragonfly is from Clearly Besotted along with the sentiment and I've
added a couple of accents using Pretty Pink Post sequins and gem from my stash
I must be mad but went texture-crazy this week so here's another!
Here I've added texture to a piece of watercolour card using a Cuttlebug Stars
embossing folder. Blended with various blue shades of distress inks over the
embossed area then spritzed with water to remove some colour and brushed
perfect pearls over the top. The sentiments are from the Clearly Besotted Stamp &
Die set (Happy Birthday) and there's a few doodlebug sprinkles and gems to finish.
I hope you feel inspired to create some texture and there's more
superb examples on the main Less is More blog HERE
Thanks as always for calling by and have a wonderful crafty weekend.
My parent's are moving house in a few weeks so new home card in the bag!!!
I've used a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder,
Simon Says Stamp: Stitched Circle Dies:
Clearly Besotted: Home Sweet Home sentiment and On The Line Dies
Distress inks and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I'd like to enter this card over at Happy Little Stampers -
CASE the Designer challenge and although I've not used an
animal or stamped around the card base I was inspired by the gorgeous
layout of Shona's card below and had to play along. Hope the embossed
background works instead of stamping!!!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile with a 15 Euro Gift Card
for our lucky winner to spend in their store HERE
You'll find more stunning creations by my fellow teamies over on
the main ATCAS blog HERE and we also have a guest designer:
Beate Rauer - our winner of challenge #80
I'm sure she'd love a friendly visit to her blog too!
Ok that's all for now but I'll be back in a moment with the details
of our latest Less is More Challenge!
Friday, 19 February 2016
Hi there! I decided to have a little pandamonium playtime
I'm going to link this one up at the Happy Little Stampers - CAS challenge
where they'd like us to stamp with an embossing folder. I tried out several
different inks and techniques and folders but settled on this Retro Circles
one from Cuttlebug. I used some Altenew inks in an ombre style and spritzed
with water and perfect pearls before stamping. The edges are 'distressed' with blue ink;
with a sentiment and juggling balls from Clearly Besotted: Life's a Circus set.
Ok that's all for now as I'm off to catch up on Mr Selfridge!
Thanks for calling by and I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of challenge posts!
Morning friends, can you believe it's time for a new challenge over at
I've tried out a bleaching technique for the first time as inspired by
this card by Marika. I've used the freebie set from the latest release plus
a sentiment combo from All Occasion Sentiments and Simply Said!
For links to the superb creations by my fellow teamies plus our Guest Designer for this one,
please head across to the Uniko blog HERE where you'll find all the details including
what prizes are on offer for our challenge winner!
I hope you find some time to play along and thanks as always for stopping by.
I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more challenges!
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Hi there buddies I'm sneaking back in - 2 posts in one day!
This uses a Multi Faceted Stamp by Winnie & Walter which is
Heat Embossed with Ranger Silver Pearl before inky blending in
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I've used the Beautiful Blooms III set
(recently released from Uniko) along with a mini birthday sentiment
from their new Simply Said set. The die-cut 'mum' is from Clearly
Besotted and it's inlaid into the white panel. I've used Altenew Inks for the
flower and added a couple of white spots with my gel pen for added interest.
Here's Anita's gorgeous creation along with the sketch ...
Ok that's all for now and thanks as always for popping by!
It's half term for me this week so no work but lots of dashing about!
Hopefully I'll squeeze some crafty time in too!
Have a good week and catch you soon.
Morning friends I'm back with details of the latest challenge over at
I'm definitely in the mood for Spring so there's been a few bright and colourful
blooms on my blog in the last few days ... do you think it might rush the season in?
My card uses a mish-mash of products from some of my favourite companies:
Gerbera die-cuts: MFT Die-Namics (coloured with Zig Clear Brush Pens)
Die-cut vase: CBS - Sweet Rose; filled with sequins by Pretty Pink Posh,
'Wishing' word die: Simon Says Stamp
'You Happiness' sentiment: Uniko - Pure Florals Gerbera.
There's loads more inspiration over on the main AAA Cards blog
HERE as my fellow teamies have been working their little sequins
off! Hope you feel inspired to play along and can't wait to see what
you make of this one.
As usual there is a prize up for grabs for our winner.
This challenge is being generously sponsored by Happy Little Stampers
with a gift certificate for $30 for our lucky winner!
Thanks as always for stopping by and I'll be back again soon!
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Hello crafty buddies - can you believe it's a week since our birthday challenge went live?
Here I've used the floral images from Uniko: Pure Florals Cosmos
and there's a fair bit of masking! 'Love' sentiment is CBS: Say it in Style
and the others are from WPlus9: Sending you Sunshine.
The images are coloured with Zig Clear Brush pens with some wink
of stella and a blob of glossy accents to the flower centres.
I'd like to link this one up at Time Out Challenges
and it's an 'inspired by words challenge' using the following:
Love is the flower you've got to let grow (John Lennon)
So I've added some extra growth to my bloom and used some
love in my sentiment so hope that works for the DT there!
Next up using a brand new set (to me) having had a little crafty spend
with some Christmas money I had left over! It's WPlus9 Doodle Buds.
Once again coloured with Zig Clear Brush pens. Seriously CAS even for me!
As look would have it there's also a 'One Layer Week' going on at
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge so guess where I'm off to?
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Hey blog buddies!
It's time! You've seen the Sneak Peeks,
You've had the introductions and NOW we can reveal and
open the shop doors ... to the latest and 4th Birthday release from
So without further ado here's a couple of my cards using these
gorgeous new sets and I hope you like what you see.
You're not seeing double!!!
I did 2 versions of this one!
Just couldn't get enough of that bunny!
There's loads more inspiration and super duper designs from my
fellow teamies at Uniko plus all the details you need to grab
yourself some goodies - just head HERE if you haven't already!
Here's the images of the sets which are available to purchase from today
over at the Uniko Shop HERE
So all that's left for me to do is thank you for visiting and following the
release posts this week and send you off on a blog hop!
Here's the order:
Sarah P (That's Me!)
We're also joined again today by a couple of ex DT members so
please hop across to their blogs too - you won't be disappointed!