Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge .....

Welcome back .......

This is becoming a habit isn't it .... twice in one day, again! I did say it was going to be a busy week.

OK  .... own up ..... who's pinched the sunshine?  Whoever it is please can we have it back .... it absolutely poured down this afternoon.  Come on ..... I've got garden furniture that needs sitting at!

Enough about the weather ..... it's time for another blog challenge ....... why not pop over to the Happy Little Stampers and join in the fun with the CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge
(I bet it's not raining in Australia!)

What exactly is CAS?  Just in case you're not sure here's the HLS definition .......

Not only does your card have to be CAS for this challenge ....... the theme for this month is ....... One Layer.  Always a favourite ...... or not!!

Don't get me wrong ...... I love one layer cards, they're great for posting!  They can be a bit tricky to create though.  No room for error ....... you can't just cover up mistakes, or that 'how did that get there' ink splodge (technical term there!) with another layer, or that pretty butterfly!!

It only took me two attempts to get this one right though ........

I used the pretty HLS Dandelion Wishes and stamped the images directly onto a white 7x5 inch, landscape, cardblank using Black Versafine ink

I let this dry and then took a circle stencil, placed it over each of the dandelion heads and inked through with various colours of Distress Oxides.

If you haven't got a circle stencil in different sizes, use punches or dies and a piece of acetate, or even just copier paper, and make your own.

I added one of the sentiments from the same stamp set, and just a touch of fine glitter to the dandelions ...... all done!

There's a $20 Gift Certificate for the challenge winner and if they've used HLS stamps on their project then the prize money is DOUBLED!

Check out the HLS Blog for more CAS, One Layer ideas from the rest of the Design Team.

Happy stamping!

It's a busy week all round this week .... lots of changes going on.  Both the kids have got new pubs this week ..... well when I say new, Lauren is actually going back to The Prospect only this time she's the Manager.  and Chris, well he's going to be managing The British down on the Quay.  Not quite sure what that says about us as parents ..... when both children run public houses!!!!  It's great for our social life though!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. Your dandelions look great, as if they had glass-colored bubbles. A great idea and an amazing one layer CAS card.

  2. It has actually been raining where I live lol ... we are getting a few downpours overnight. Still not cold yet but the temps are getting cooler down south.
    Love the stencilling over the images. Perfect! I think one layer cards using stamps and stencils are certainly an easy way to create them.
    Good luck to the kids - As you know, I work in a Bar myself so what does that say about my parents?? LOL LOL.
    Miss you xx

  3. Love the coloured halo effect of your stencilling. Beautiful card.


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