Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge June

This month at Happy Little Stampers our CAS challenge's theme is rain.  I've made a kraft card coloured with Inktense pencils and some Glossy Accetns on my raindrops.  The cute House Mouse is a long discontinued Joanna Sheen stamp and I've added a SU sentiment.  Do join us at HLS this month :), there are some brilliant cards to inspire you from the Design Team.

Monday, 1 May 2017


This week's Less is More theme is 'Shadow'.  I'm trying to use up all the odds and sods on my craft table and made a masculine card using an embossed square from a We R Memory Keepers geometric folder that has been there for a while.  I love the depth and interest on this but have struggled to use it for a card... until now.

I've simply added one of my favourite diecuts from Mama Elephant, in kraft shadowed in black.  The sentiment is from the matching stamp set and I've kept to a restricted palette of black, white and kraft.  What do you think?

I'm also entering Simon Says anything goes.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Stripe - check

This week at Less is More the challenge is Stripe.  I got out an old favourite set from Technique Tuesday for my card stamping them a couple of times, I love the zebras.  Monochrome with  a touch of red is another favourite and I added some strip washi tape for good measure but still leaving plenty of white space.
Still battling with new (and newly repaired) laptop here, hence the lack of watermark, guess I will be faffing about with it again at the weekend...
I'm also entering my card for Simon Says anything goes.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Spring Walk

Less is More's theme this week is spring walk and while we did have pretty good weather for Easter I got caught in a sudden shower on Sunday afternoon on my walk.  This is another card using the Beautiful You set, coloured with Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio for the rain) and SU inks (Flirty Flamingo, Hello Honey, Pear Pizazz).  The rain uses a TCW stencil.

My card is for
Less is More - spring walk
CAS on Sunday - use a stencil
Simon Says - spring colour inspiration

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Birthday Girl

I made this card, using the SU Beautiful You set, for a sketch challenge - but missed the deadline.  I love the look of the layout and plan to use it again.  She is simply coloured with Copics. I'm entering it for Simon Says Happy Birthday and wishing all at Simon Says a very happy eighth birthday.

Monday, 10 April 2017


This week the Less is More Challenge is Curve; it's also one layer week.  I've used Card-Io stamps (cherry blossom) with an SU sentiment and some Perfect Pearls.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Framed Kraft

I've a second framed card to share, this time Inktense coloured on kraft, which is pretty much my favourite way to colour at present.  The SU Beautiful You image has been sitting on my desk for a few weeks and the white frame worked well, I like the way she is pushing the skewed frame.  No sentiment at present, that can wait until the card is going to be sent.
Less is More - use a frame
Simon Says - anything goes

Bird frame

Less is More asks us to use a frame this week.  For me, this card has plenty of what I love.  It is very CAS, it has a Light Sussex chicken (just like my ladies), a fun sentiment and a hand doodled frame.  SU image coloured with Copics.  Hope you love this as much as I do :)

I'm also entering Simon Says Anything goes and Simon Says Monday Things with wings.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Spring leaves

 A couple of one layer cards for Less is More - last minute as my nice new laptop is not behaving and I've had to dig out the geriatric one that happily still functions at its own pace (me too).  First up uses SU Simply Sketched on kraft with Inktense pencils to colour.  The stamp is Lily of the Valley and yes I know it is upside down!  As I like plants to be 'grounded', it didn't work to have it growing right ways up.  So in this case, it has become a trailing shrub.

My second card is all embossed.  The bird and branch are both Card-Io, some gel pen highlights the branches.  Sentiment is Visible Image.  Not so happy with this card, may try it again without the embossing.

I'm also entering CAS-ology's Foliage challenge.

Monday, 6 March 2017


 This week's Less is More Challenge is to use mostly teal.  I LOVE teal :)  as you can see from my shiny new kitchen - the splashbacks are very Marmite - and yes, I love them!

I decided to break into a prized piece of paper for the challenge, created on a hot day last summer with the lovely Wendy Gale, who used to own Stamp Attic.  We started with a piece of tissue paper, approx. A4, adding Paper Artsy Fresco paints, stencilling and a bit of stamping. I loved the effect, but have been reluctant to use it, it has been sitting on my desk and just getting the occasional stroke...


I cut a strip that has mostly teal, then decided to tear the edges as I preferred it.  Added SU Swirly Bird diescuts and Mama Elephant sentiment (stamped and die cut) to my tent fold card.  Now I've broken into my beloved paper, perhaps I should use some more...  what do you think?

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge

This month our CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to use diecuts.  I've added a Memory Box skyline diecut to some watercolour paper that I painted with Brushos at last year's HLS retreat.  I think it looks like one of those stunning winter sunsets you get from time to time.  The sentiment and chevrons are from the Mix Mash stamp set from HLS.