Less is More #336 and #337

Happy Saturday everyone!  Hope you’re ready for our new challenge #336 & #337 One Layer Colour (OLC) Card Base starting today at Less is More.  No worries if you’re not because you will have two weeks to enter!  Furthermore, we are collaborating with AAA Cards so you MUST enter on both challenge blogs to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.. There will be one joint prize winner at the end of the two weeks, however, each challenge will select their own finalists.   Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and this week our guest designer is its owner Kylie.










I thought this beautiful floral layering stamp set would look great as a monochromatic card, so I cut and scored a top folding card base from Smoky Slate cardstock.  The solid image was stamped first with white pigment ink then dried with a heat tool.  The next two layers were then stamped with Limestone and Silver Stone inks.  The sentiment was shadow stamped in white and then black heat embossed.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the flower to finish.  I think this may be the fastest card I’ve ever created. 😂


I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS on Fridays#111 Flowers
Happy Little StampersJuly 2017 CAS Birthdays









On this card, I decided to use the whitewash watercolour technique.  On Kraft card base, the flower image was white heat embossed.  A water brush was then used to colour the image with white pigment ink.  Because this is a OLC and I didn’t want it to saturate through to the other side, I was careful to apply lightly.  Zig markers were then used to colour the image.  The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink.  Black splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.


I am linking this one to the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry
Addicted to Stamps and More#249 CAS




That’s it for me, but be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  A quick reminder that this is a two-week challenge and you must link to both LIM and AAA to qualify for the prize.  Also, ensure your card is one layer, CAS and follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!








YNS July 2017 Re-Release

Hi there.  I am excited to be back at Your Next Stamp (YNS) as a release guest designer for July.  YNS has so many fun and whimsical products, including stamps, dies, inks, paper pads and embellishments. This month YNS is changing things up and will be highlighting some of their previously released products.  I must admit, I only own one stamp set/die from that list, so this is a new release for me.  Using the re-released products, we were asked to create a project based on the theme It’s a Girl Thing.  To see all the projects from the designers and guests, head over to the YNS blog.  While you’re there, leave a comment on that post for a chance to win a free stamp set.  Now onto my card.


Spring Daisy, One in a Chameleon



I decided to create a CAS birthday card..  What girl doesn’t like flowers and rainbows(?).  The daisy and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on X-Press It paper and coloured with Copies.



The daisy was then masked and distress ink was applied around it in rainbow colours.  A girl has to have some sparkle, so Clear glitter was added to the petals and sentiment as a finishing touch.



Now don’t forget to leave a comment on the YNS blog post by July 10 for your chance to win a stamp set.  And make sure to come back tomorrow for the Blog Hop starting at 10:00 pm EST for another chance to win a prize. Thank you for visiting and have a great day!






Less is More #335

Hi everyone.  Big day today!  It’s not only the first Saturday of a new month, but here in Canada, it’s our 150th birthday!  So I couldn’t believe how appropriate our challenge #335 Country Flag Colours is this week at Less is More.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.







Here’s the Canadian flag.






The idea for this card came to me as I rummaged through my bag of white scraps. There were so many circle diecuts (or it could have been from punches) and after making my first Christmas card this past week, I thought I would keep it going. 😉  The snowflakes were white heat embossed on two of the circles while the third was red heat embossed.  On the white snowflake circles, Real Red ink was blended with a mini blending tool.  All three were spritz with a DIY shimmer spray for a shiny look. The hook, drawn strings (used VersaMarker and t-ruler) and sentiment were heat embossed on a white scallop rectangle that I also found in my scrap stash.




I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#248 Holiday
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes










I finally got to use my NBUS Big You die after almost having it for a year. 😂  The you was die cut three times from white cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  One of them was Ombré coloured with a mini blending tool and Real Red ink.  And I love glitter, so clear shimmer was added to it.  On a scrap of white cardstock, embossing paste was spread over a Halftone stencil and once dried, a balloon was die cut from it.  I was just going to die cut a plain balloon, but I wanted more dimension especially with so much white. The sentiment was white heat embossed on vellum and the string was die cut from white cardstock.  All elements were then adhered to an A2 piece of Bristol paper.




I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame#93 Words Take Center Stage
SSS Flickr#74 Stunning Stenciling
SSS MondayStencil It





That’s all for me this week.  Be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations.  Hope you can play along this week.  I’d love to see your country’s flag and what you create with their colours.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!  Thank you for visiting and have a great week!









Twofer One Birthdays

Hello there.  Today, I am sharing a couple of birthday cards I made to surprise a couple of crafty friends.  Loll had her birthday this past Tuesday and Darnellt’s is coming up this Sunday.  Unfortunately, Darnell won’t receive her card before this post, but she probably won’t see this anyway. 😉  And if she does, then surprise!  😂  So here are the cards.



Because the Kind Soul floral stamp is a fairly large image, I was able to stamp it once to get two cards.  I started with a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of X-Press It paper and stamped the image with black Memento ink in the middle.



It was coloured with Copics and then cut in half to create two A2 pieces.  Each piece was then die cut with a Stitched Rectangle.  I forgot where I saw this idea, but I thought it was so clever how easy it is to create two cards.



The images were masked and Sahara Sand ink was blended with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil.  Happy birthday and friend were die cut from black cardstock and the happy birthday sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.



Had to give it some sparkle, so clear shimmer was added to the flowers and diecut sentiments.  For more sparkle, some sparkly sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!





I am playing in the following challenges:
Inspired by All the Little Things#62 with Amy Kolling (colours)
Time Out #86 Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards
Always Playing with PaperThe Challenge #88 Keywords (flowers, bright, birthday)
SSS MondayStencil It




A Rosy Birthday

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I’m just popping in to share a CAS rosy birthday card.

From a white A2 stitched rectangle, a smaller Stitched Rectangle was die cut in the center, A Clarity brush was used to blend Real Red ink through a rose stencil on that rectangle diecut.

The roses were then coloured with Copics for contrast and to make them pop. Clear shimmer was added to the roses for some sparkle and the rectangle was inlaid.

Next, happy was die cut from black cardstock.  It was mounted to a white scrap of cardstock and fussy cut with a white border.  It was adhered to a vellum strip and Glossy Accents was added for dimension.  While the Glossy Accents was still wet, the black white heat embossed sentiment strip was added.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a nice day!





I am playing in the following challenges:
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CUTplorations
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations (Old Rose Prints stencil)
The Card Concept #76 Romantic Roses
SSS MondayStencil It
SSS Wednesday Anythung Goes