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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge ......

Happy Tuesday ..........

And welcome to May.  I'm still trying to figure out what happened to April!!!
We had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend though ..... for once the weather was gorgeous, and it still is. Lets hope it lasts ...... until after this weekend at least ..... I'm on the boat across to the UK on Saturday and I don't want a bumpy ride!!!

Anyway .... enough of all that for now.  It's time to launch this months Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge.
As always we're sponsored by the HLS store, and the challenge winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the shop.

Well the sun may be shining outside but .... this month's challenge theme is all about RAIN

I've gone for a RAINbow ...... well, you don't get rainbows without a little rain.

Clean and simple as always .... starting by stamping the cloud from the HLS Rainy Days stamp set onto a piece of white card, and coloured in the sun using a ZIG Clean Color Brush pen.

I then die cut the rainbow from the white card so that it was over the edge of the cloud, and then again from various coloured cardstock.  The coloured pieces were then inlaid into the white card to create a pretty coloured rainbow

I added the sentiment underneath ......

and gave the inside a touch of colour too .....

I used different colours of Memento ink pads to ink up the HAPPY ..... simple yet effective, keeping the Birthday black

The words are from the HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments which if you like this set then grab it quick! It's being discontinued but ...... the good news is it's currently in the HLS Sale, with 50% off .... bargain!

It's a busy week this week .... all the new monthly challenges starting, DT stuff to do and I want to make time to have a play in my journal.  I mentioned I'm off on a jolly at the weekend too.
I'm only away for the day though.  It's the Happy Stampers Festival over in Port Sunlight on the Wirral and there's a whole group of us catching the early morning ferry (when I say early morning .... I mean EARLY!!!  I'll be up, whether I'll be human is another matter.  The make-up may have to go on once we're on the boat .... another reason I'm hoping it's not bumpy!!!)
It's the first time I've been off the island this year so I can't wait.  Happy Stampers is my favourite craft show ..... lots of great retailers there (my shopping list is growing daily) plus lots of good friends from the UK too so it's nice to catch up with everyone.
If any of you are popping along I'll see you there!

Thanks for stopping by ..... have fun with the challenge and enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time


  1. The rainbow gives your card such a 'happy' feeling and I love the multi coloured sentiment, it looks wonderful! If I manage to get there, I will keep an eye out for you at Port Sunny! Anne xx

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Anne. If you do make Port Sunlight please say Hi .... it would be lovely to see you xx

  2. What a clever inlaid rainbow Linda - gorgeous CAS make xx

  3. A wonderfully happy card, Linda. I love that you haven't used the strips in traditional rainbow order. And the rainbow sentiment inside is genius, love it! Have a great time at the show, I'm so envious, it sounds like a great one and lots of wonderful people going xx

    1. Thanks for you lovely comments hun. So looking forward to Port Sunlight .... it's my first trip off the island this year, getting a bit stir crazy! It's a fab little show .... you'll have to get there one year :) xx

  4. You have used the stamps HLS very beautifully. The card looks amazing, It's very well composed. Great inspiration.


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