Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy Little Stampers - January 2017 CAS Challenge

Well hello friends ... am I excited to be sharing this post with you today!

Not only is it the start of a New Year BUT ...

It's also my first outing with the Happy Little Stampers CAS Design Team
Whoopie! I've known about this for a good few weeks but today
I start proper so read on for more details on the first challenge of 2017!

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

So here goes with my stencil inspired card and I've got another TWO-fer!

Both of them start with the inking of my Concentric Grid stencil from
My Favourite Things in Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and
Mermaid Lagoon ... then the fun starts with cracking open my HLS goodies
to accent the stencilled panels! So here's what I've used:

Everyday Sentiments, Fun Birthday Sentiments, Mix Mash
and Mixed Media Fun (don't you just love 'neat' splatters' - I'm hooked!)

To add a little more depth to my panels I've inked the edges too and beneath the
sentiment panel on the second card I've blended Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean
Distress inks before laying my stencil on top and dabbing through it with
a damp kitchen towel to lift some of the ink. Just another little trick with stencils
that I keep seeing my teamie Anita use but haven't had the nerve to try! 

Ok I hope you feel inspired to play along with us and don't forget to
pop along to the main CAS Challenge blog found HERE where my
teamies have worked magic with their stamps and stencils. 

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


  1. Gorgeous card Sarah...just love those soft sweet colors!

  2. What a fun card Sarah, I love the grungy touches! So fun to be at HLS CAS team with you!

  3. Love your cards Sarah. Congrats on the well deserved design team spot!

  4. I like the look of the grunge splatters with the stencil plus the blending and removing with paper when stencil in place gives a great look x

  5. Two beautiful cards. I love how you used so many stamps and techniques while still keeping your cards CAS! Welcome to the team xx

  6. Congratulations! Fun cards today incorporating mixed media and CAS to great effect x

  7. Congratulations on your appointment as DT member for HLS CAS Sarah! I know you will be happy in that amazing team, as I was. Great project to start with! I'm hoping to join in this month! Hazel xx

  8. Welcome to the team hun. And what a fabulous start. Two amazing cards .... love the stencil work and I think I need those Mix Mash stamps! xx

  9. Very pretty card. I really like the colours you chose.

  10. ...and you thought you were late visiting! :D
    You know I love these and wow, to use four stamp sets together, super clever. Thanks for the shout out and great to see you using the colour lift technique with stencils, have you really not done this before?! Welcome to the team, teamie! xx

  11. Congrats on your new DT spot! Two gorgeous cards, Sarah! I love how you used various shades of blue on your Concentric Circle Stencil, and how you paired it with all of your HLS clever and really unique!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and encouraging me to add my card to the gallery :)


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