Happy 2018!


Happy new year everyone!  Hope you all had a fun night celebrating.  I wasn’t feeling up to going out to a house party, so opted for a quiet relaxing night at home.  Whatever you did last night, I hope you’re feeling better than these bunnies. 😂  They celebrated hard.



The Blah Bunny stamp set is so funny and I’ve been waiting for a chance to use it.  On a piece of Neenah cardstock, stamped the Blah Humbunny with Memento black ink.  Masked him and stamped the Blah Bunny.  Masked again as well as the upper half of the panel, then stamped the NBUS wood floor in Sahara Sand ink.  Sponged on Sahara Sand ink to finish the floor.



Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Heat embossed the confetti bits with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Black heat embossed happy with clear glitter embossing powder and white heat embossed new year on a black strip.



I was going to leave it plain as is, but it looked incomplete, so I added the wine/champagne bottles and hats. The bottles (discontinued) and hats were stamped with Memento black ink on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  Adhered them to the scene and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty new year!







Adding to the following challenges:
Time Out#99 New Beginnings
Naughty or Nice#47 It’s a Celebration!
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
Inkspirational — #151 Stamping Only
SSS MondaySomething New









Clearly Floral Birthday

Hi there.  Been lacking energy lately, but wanted to complete a card I started.  I’m sharing a CAS Mix Media floral birthday card using one of my favourite sets from Clearly Besotted in one of my favourite colour combos.  These flowers are large and fun to colour.



Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on a stitched X-Press It rectangle.  Coloured with Copics.



Masked the image and blended Smoky Slate ink with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil for the background.



White heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

And that is it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.







Linking to:
The Flower Challenge#13 First Birthday Use Your Favourite Flower
Just Us Girls#416 Black, Green, Purple
CAS on Friday#19 Flowers







Less is More #345

Happy Saturday everyone.  It’s one layer card week at Less is More (LIM) and it’s a good one.  Challenge #345 is Colouring In. So many possibilities with this one.  Our generous sponsor this month ince again is Happy Little Stampers.









I don’t use colour pencils very often, but I love the look of it especially on Kraft.  Stamped the azaleas with Intense Black ink on a top folding Kraft card base and coloured in with Prismacolor pencils.  Used a rectangle die to trace a frame with a black marker.  Black heat embossed the sentiment.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers and a few black Nuvo drops (thanks Nonni 😉) to finish.


Linking to the following challenges:
Power and SparkSeptember 2017 Get Krafty
AlphabetM for Make Your Mark
SSS MondayStamp It
SSS WednesdayStamp It








I was working on something else, but it didn’t work out so I went back to my favourite colouring method. 😜  Stamped the chickie with Memento black ink on a white no bleed-through Copic-friendly top folding card base.  Masked it, then stamped the branch.  Next, masked the branch as well as above and below the images, leaving a panel across the middle.  Ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar distress inks over a cloud stencil with a mini blending tool to create the sky background.  Removed masks and coloured in with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and added clear shimmer to the pink clouds to finish.


Heading over to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesSeptember 2017 Animals (used Chubby Chums & Sentimental Sampler stamp sets)
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
Freshly Made SketchesFMS304 Sketch by Narelle




That does it for me this week.  For more inspirations, please check out my team’s personal blogs, which you can access from the LIM blog HERE.  Once again, a friendly reminder to keep it clean and simple (CAS) and to follow the challenge guidelines.  Can’t wait to see your creations.  Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day!









Best Buds Birthday

Hello there.  I am sharing a CAS birthday card I created for my friend Christine.  I was going to give her one of the birthday cards in my stash, but I really wanted to use my NBUS Best Buds stamp set.  She only received it today, so I couldn’t post until now



All images were stamped with Memento black ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle panel.  The wavy streamer and sentiment were stamped first then masked.  Next the floral image was stamped and masked.  Then the bottom of the panel was masked before Mustard Seed distress ink was added with a Clarity brush for the background.



The images were coloured with Copics and the panel was mounted with foam tape to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished off the card.



Heading to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesJuly/August 2017 Anything Goes
CASologyWeek 263 Bud
AAA Cards Game #97 Masking
Addicted to CAS#118 Friends (birthday card for a friend)
Happy Little StampersCAS August 2017 Flower
Uniko#42 Flowers
The Cat’s Pajamas#338 How Does Your Garden Grow



Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!







Happy Little Stampers

Just Hanging

Hi again.  I wasn’t planning to post again today, but I decided to salvage the card I was working on yesterday for  CAS(E) this Sketch #226.  I smeared ink right at the end, was frustrated, so I walked away. 😂  Having fresh eyes today really helped to figure something out. 😉  Here’s the sketch.

And here’s my card.

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on a white X-Press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  The monkey was stamped first, masked, then the branch was stamped next. They were coloured in with Copics.

Masking, a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink were used to create the sky area.  It looked too plain, so I went back with a DIY diecut cloud border stencil to add some subtle clouds.

I wanted to stamp “hang in there” for the sentiment, but I couldn’t remember which set it was from, so I stamped what’s up? instead.  A few clear sequins finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting  Have a great day!