Saturday 2 April 2016

Happy Little Stampers - CAS Guest Designer

Hello my friends ... can you hear me squeal?
Well believe me I am happy dancing and singing because I'm a
Guest Designer for Happy Little Stampers - CAS challenge this month!

Whoopie! and what a fantastic technique there is for you to have a go at.

Don't worry there's a tutorial if you follow this link and it's fairly 
straightforward otherwise I wouldn't have a card for this post!

I ended up making 2 cards and the second card was my first one ... 
if that makes sense! I suddenly realised I hadn't used any HLS products.
I think I prefer the butterfly one anyway!

So I used a mosaic stencil from Simon Says stamps with
red, orange and yellow distress inks to create the background.
I've die-cut it using some Snow drift dies from MFT Die-Namics
and used the HLS Butterfly Birthday set, colouring the butterfly with
the same distress inks and adding some white gel dots for added interest.

It's an Anything Goes week at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
so as I've used one of their stencils I really ought to pop across there with this one!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

For this one I've used the rose builder stencil from My Favourite Things in
a whole new colour way and the sentiment is from WPlus9 Doodle Blooms.

Please head across to the main challenge blog where the Design Team have come up 
with some AMAZING creations and I hope you'll feel  inspired to play along! 

Thanks so much for calling by today and thank you to the HLS team
for inviting me to guest design with them this month!



  1. SARAH!!! Congrats, and thank you for sharing this video! I may not have time to play now, but will try it when I get back in a week, for sure!!! Gorgeous cards ... LOve that HLS butterfly - I understand completely your second being your first to show!

  2. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Sarah! I love how you stenciled behind your gorgeous butterfly, and your color combo is stunning! I also LOVE your rose! The colors are so beautiful, and I love the dreamy effect you've created with your design!
    Thanks so much for the video!

  3. These are so pretty Sarah! I LOVE those zingy colours on the HLS CAS card. It's good to have you on the team this month! I hope you're having a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. Congratulations on the guest designer spot, very well deserved. Loving the technique, the colours and the clever die cutting of your first card. That rose stencil and your colour combination on the second card is so gorgeous, a beautiful change x

  5. These are fabulous Sarah, the colours on each are so lovely, they are super examples of this fun technique.
    Congrats on the Guest Spot too!

  6. Wow Sarah! Love both your cards...your colouring is stunning!
    Do stop by and play Paru’s Card Making Challenges!!

  7. OMG, Sarah, two absolutely stunning creation!!! The cheerful and bright yellow/orange card makes me smile, just love how you incorporated curved panel. And the violet one is so delicate and elegant. Thank you for being our GD!!!

  8. I am very impressed with both cards. Wonderful colors! But most of all I liked the butterfly, which received additional white dots. Well done. I'm glad you're with us this month.

  9. Gorgeous cards Sarah ...... the rose looks beautiful and I love the colours you've used on the butterfly design. Great to have you with us as GD this month. xx

  10. Both cards are gorgeous. Great emboss resists technique. Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  11. Both of these are beautiful! Love the way you've cut your monoprint!

  12. Sarah thanks for the visit I love both your CAS cards. I too am loving this style just now. Both are beautiful.

    Hugs Erika. x

  13. Congrats on your GD spot this month! Exciting! I just ❤your colors here and that stencil!

  14. Why did I never visit this post, I was amazed by your card from the DT blog but obviously never told you how wonderful you are! lol
    Love the swish of stencilling on your first card and the whole card has a pink grapefruit feel about it to me, gorgeous blend. And the colours on your second are so pretty, adore that sentiment (another for the wishlist!) xx


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