Saturday, 2 June 2018

Smile! ..... it's the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge

Happy Saturday evening ......

Welcome to June ....... we're almost half way through 2018 ...WOW!!
I hope you're having a good weekend.

It's time to have some fun and get this month's Blog challenges underway.
Happy Little Stampers are already off to a great start with the Watercolour Challenge, you can check out the details here.
If watercolouring is not your thing, then how about Clean and Simple?  We've got a great theme this month for the CAS Challenge ......... go on, join in the fun and give us a Smile!

As with all the Happy Little Stampers challenges there's a $20 Gift Certificate for the winner, to spend in the HLS storeAnd .... don't forget if the winner has used HLS stamps on their project then that prize amount is DOUBLED!

You don't get much more CAS than this ........

Lots of white space ........ with one focal point

I used stamps from the HLS Smile! set to create the sentiment. 
Using a gold metallic ink I stamped the large 'Smile' in the center of the card ...... my MISTI made it easy to get a nice deep, even coverage of ink ....... ink and stamp, ink again and stamp, and repeat as necessary.  Perfect every time!

I then stamped the other half, using more of the words from the Smile set, underneath using a black ink.

The cute little smiley face is from Visible Image ..... stamped with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink.  I used the MISTI again for this to ensure I got a good coverage of ink but, I must say these ink pads are so juicy it really didn't need to be stamped again

I used a punch to cut it out, and attached it with foam pads for dimension ...... all done!

I also added a smiley on the inside of the card too

Check out the HLS CAS Blog Challenge for more inspiration, and smiles, from the rest of the Design team.

Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy your weekend.

I've a busy week coming up ..... lots of blog challenges, and a workshop to get ready for next weekend.  It's my last one for a while, but more about that later.

TT Race Week started today, and it all ends with Senior Race Day on Friday ..... hope its a great week and that everyone stays safe.  
We were down at the new Bushy's TT Village last night with a bunch of friends and we had a great time ........ my favourite gin and the best pulled pork I've had in along time.  The atmosphere was amazing!
The Red Arrows are here on Tuesday evening, flying over Douglas prom ...... well worth seeing.  I've promised the little man a trip to the fair ground too ..... lets hope its a nice evening.

And then there's the Poker Stars summer party to look forward to on Thursday ..... always a fun night. I just need to find something to wear!

And of course ....... it's what's known as Mad Sunday tomorrow.  I think we may just go to the Grandstand and soak up the atmosphere there.
I love TT fortnight!

Cheerio until next time ........


  1. You always manage to make CAS look so stylish, a great sentiment and I love that smiley face.
    Have a great week and I hope the weather stays good.
    Avril xx

  2. I love this card Linda, it really makes me smile and I always love the way you finish off your cards inside - so professional - you are brilliant at CAS!! Anne xx

  3. Fabulous! And oh so wonderfully CAS.

  4. A great project, Lynda. Sunny colors and a smiling emoticon perfectly captures the theme of the challenge.

  5. Sorry I'm so late....again! Simplicity at it's best here Linda, love this happy card xx

  6. This card just makes me smile! So CAS and perfect!


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