Hello What’s Up?

Hello there!  So what’s up?  How about this cute little Spring card to start off the week?



The bunny image is actually lying down, but I thought it would be fun to have him floating away holding onto bunches of balloons.  To start, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Using Memento black ink, stamped and masked the heart balloon without the string to create the balloon bundle.



Next die cut a reverse circle mask from masking paper and positioned it in the center of the panel.  Stamped the bunny and bird then masked them.  Took a cloud stencil and created the cloud background with Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks and a mini blending tool.



Removed all masks and coloured images with Copics.  Drew in the strings with a ruler and a black Copic multiliner.  Added highlights to the balloons with a white gel pen.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Mounted the panel to a top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the balloons to finish.


If you’re interested, I have a 1k followers giveaway on my IG account (link on 👉 sidebar).  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!






Playing over at:
Uniko#46 Colours, optional twist Easter
The Sisterhood of CraftersBunny Rabbits
Sweet Stampers#19 Too Cute
 Fab’ n Funky — #389 Cute Critters
Joy ClaireApril Challenge Anything Goes








Less is More #350 Stars

Hello everyone.  And welcome to a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We’re back to one layer card week and this time our theme is Stars.  We welcome back Bev from Uniko as our guest designer and our sponsor this month.










This birthday card was created for my teamie Sharon who had a birthday this week.  Happy birthday Sharon! 🎉🎈🎁   A top folding A2 card base was created from mixed media paper.  Distress inks in rainbow colours were blended with a mini blending tool through NBUS Wave of Stars stencil.  Perfect Pearls was added to give it some shimmer.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for more sparkle.  This was so easy, I decided to make a Christmas card version with white heat embossing on navy cardstock.


This one’s heading over to:
Inkspirational#145 One Layer Card
Tuesday Throwdown#364 Stenciling
STAMPlorationsOctober 2017 CAS optional color twist Orange
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Variations Challenge with Shay
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Stenciled Challenge with Kate
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Rainbow Color Challenge with Lea







I don’t think anything has more stars than a galaxy.  And with my NBUS Space Explorer stamp set arriving last week, it was meant to be. 😉  A top folding A2 card base was created from no bleed through Copic friendly cardstock.  The astronaut and sentiment were stamped with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Masking, distress inks and mini blending tools were used to create the galaxy strip.  It was spritz with water and splattered with white acrylic paint.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to the balloons and clear shimmer was added to the galaxy.  With the stamp sets still in position in my MISTI, the astronaut and sentiment were stamped with VersaMark and clear heat embossed for added interest.


Linking this one to:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC 184 Sketch
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday
Simon Says StampsWCMD 2017
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H.



That does it for me, but my team have made beautiful cards for this challenge and you can see them on the LIM blog. Click on their names to be taken to their personal blogs where they may have even more to inspire you.  Hope you will join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing your one layer CAS cards following our challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy crafting!










Turtley Rock

Hi there.  I am sharing another super CAS turtley punny card today.  It seems I can’t get enough of these turtle puns.  😂

I stamped the turtles on a scrap of X-Press It paper three times, coloured them with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching die.


Next I used a leftover piece of Bristol smooth paper and blended Cracked Pistachio distress ink through a Concentric Circle stencil.  I used a Clarity stencil brush my friend Christine loaned me to try before buying. The verdict?  Love them and have ordered them already! 😏

Next I die cut that piece with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment in black, then mounted it to a white top folding card base with foam adhesive.  I adhered the turtles, allowing a couple of them to hang off the edge.  To finish, I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to their shells and a few metallic green sequins in the opposite corner to balance out the design. .



I am entering in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – 335 Green and White
Paper Smooches – March Greenery
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC169 Off the Edge
Naught or Nice – 39 Feature a Creature



All Smiles?

Hello and Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. I am still trying to catch up on my list of birthday cards, so today I have a one layer masculine birthday card that I made for my nephew.  I think he will get a kick out of this.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

This puppy image makes me smile.  I stamped him onto white cardstock using Intense Black ink.  I stamped him again onto masking tape then cut him out to create a mask.  I masked him then masked the upper portion so I can create the brick wall beneath him. I used a brick stencil and blending tool to add Cherry Cobbler and Tip Top Taupe inks over top.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

I colored him with Copics.  I wanted to give him texture so this was my first time attempting to do that with the Colorless Blender.  I need practice that’s for sure.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  To finish, I mounted the panel onto a top folding Kraft card base.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches 241
CASology Week 202 – Masculine
Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge – 22nd Share Your Design
Time Out Challenge 59 – Masculine with Optional Mixed Media




Magical Day

Boy, it was a busy long weekend.  And today I finally got a chance to play in My Crafting Closet to make this fun CAS birthday card.

YNS Magical Unicorn, birthday card, color challenges 39, AAA Card Challenge Game 65

I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.  I stamped the Magical Unicorn image and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I can color with Copics.

YNS Magical Unicorn, birthday card, color challenges 39, AAA Card Challenge Game 65

Next, I created a mask for the unicorn and masked off the unicorn.  I  ink blended over a sunray stencil with distress inks and mini blending tool to create the background.  Once again, for a bit of shimmer I added some clear Wink of Stella to the unicorn’s mane and tail.  I love this product because it’s mess free!

YNS Magical Unicorn, birthday card, color challenges 39, AAA Card Challenge Game 65

I mounted the stitched piece on white fun foam cut slightly smaller and finished with some blue sequins.



AAA Card Challenge – birthday theme.
They are celebrating their 2nd birthday.  Lots going on over there with many prizes to be won.
YNS Color Challenge 39