Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy Little Stampers January 2017 CAS Challenge

Hi guys

I hope you are all refreshed after your Christmas and New Year celebrations and ready to go with this year's challenges!  At Happy Little Stampers the January Watercolour challenge is already up and running and today marks the launch of this month's CAS challenge.  This is our theme for January...

As always, this challenge is being sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and there is a great prize for one lucky winner...

I love using stencils and bought quite a few last year, and it's great that they are an inexpensive addition to any stash.  One of my newer stencils had it's first inking to make this card...

On a panel of white cardstock I stamped the butterfly in black and then masked it before blending two shades of ink through the stencil off the edge.  I then used the negative of the butterfly mask to cover the background up before blending blue and green ink within the butterfly.  I think the masking really makes the butterfly pop even though the panel is completely flat.  The sentiment was stamped below in black and the panel was popped up using fun foam.

Materials used:
  • Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Solace
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Butterfly Birthday, Everyday Sentiments

Challenge entries:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #164 - Celebrations
Allsorts Challenge - Challenge #396 - Something New (stencil)
My Time to Craft - Challenge #337 - Something New (stencil)

Please pop over to the main challenge post to find more inspiration from my fellow teamies.  And we have some new Design Team members joining us too, so if you have the time please do visit their personal blogs and give them a big welcome.

The rest of our regular challenges will be launching in the next few days and all of them will be running until the end of the month, so plenty of time for you to get crafty and play along.


  1. Your CAS cards are always very beautiful! Beautifully you have connected colors. Blue butterfly and purple background is a perfect set. I really like the arrangement of sentiments - very creative.
    Happy New Year, Anita.

  2. Beautiful that butterfly!

  3. Great color choices Anita and love the layout, that bold sentiment looks fab stamped on top of the stenciled design! Great to be at HLS CAS team with you!

  4. Beautiful. Love the dimension your stencil adds to the card!

  5. Love this! Butterflies are my fave.

  6. I really did think the butterfly was popped up so fab way to show dimension x

  7. A really super creation for our Something New theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  8. Gorgeous stencilling and I love your colour choices. The butterfly just pops off the card! xx

  9. Beautiful cas card!Lovely colours!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts' New Something week;-))m

  10. This looks so pretty. What a gorgeous stencil, and the colour combination looks beautiful xx

  11. Beautiful card Anita, love how people are using just part of the stencil these days, really creates nice CAS cards.

  12. hello! a beautiful CAS card, great use of the colors! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  13. so pretty. Love the colours. The butterfly just pops out at you.
    thanks for sharing at MTTC :)

  14. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. Got here at last teamie and thanks for welcoming me to the HLS team - love being on another team with you and you KNOW I just love your card, stunning colours, yummy stencilling and the butterfly just pops against it. Hmmm looks like we both love the big 'happy' sentiment!!! Hugs x


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