Friday, 2 October 2015

Happy Little Stampers October 2015 CAS Challenge

Hi there

Can you believe another month has whooshed by and it's time for a new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers?  Where does the time go?  We were blown away by the amount of entries for our colouring challenge last month, and your talents are amazing.

So, without further ado, here is this month's CAS challenge for you...

This challenge is sponsored by

and one lucky winner will win this stamp set!

I must admit, paper piecing is something I've done very little of but I had great fun making this super cute card!

I started by stamping the umbrella and monkey onto various scraps of paper and then carefully fussy cut these out before adhering the layers together.  So the solid pink was laid on top of the polka dot pink, and the cream was adhered on top of the kraft.  I then went around the edges of the cuts with a black pen to give the edges a cleaner finish.  I then die cut some blue cardstock with a pierced square die and stamped the images directly onto it.  Before layering the paper pieces, I inked through a cloud stencil with white pigment ink using a sponge dauber.  The completed umbrella and monkey were then adhered in place, the scene popped up on 3D foam and the sentiment stamped in black underneath.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Mama Elephant - Up and Away
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Hero Arts - Unicorn
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Stencil: MFT Mix-ables - Cloudy Day
  • Cardstock and paper scraps from stash

I'd like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #329 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 196 - Lots of snippety bits were used on this card!

Stamping onto paper is something I always forget about but I must remember to try this out more often as you can create some really great effects.  Basically, any linear image that can be coloured in can be used for this technique.

Please pop over to my teamies at HLS as they have some great inspiration for you this month.

Thanks as always for popping by.


  1. Super sweet, Anita! Pink umbrella is awesome on the blue sky!

  2. Oh, Anita my friend, what a sweet image and I LOVE the PP you chose for that umbrella . . . I'd like a cute umbrella to brighten my rainy days! Great inspiration! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

  3. Adorable!! :) This is so fun and would brighten the day of whomever receives it!! Great job with the paper piecing! xx

  4. Fabulous paper piecing! Brilliant idea and it comes together so well on that background. Xx

  5. Hi Anita!

    Good to see you in the Playground again - love this card and the paper piecing is perfect!


    Di xx

  6. Absolutely adorable! I definitely need to add this set to my collection!

  7. Anita, this is a really lovely card. Your stylish CAS design looks lovely and i love the paper pieced umbrella. Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.

  8. Very sweet card, Anita! Great paper piecing. x

  9. You may not have done a lot of paper piecing, Anita, but you've sure mastered it! Love the umbrella with the fun side where this little guy can see it! I want an umbrella like that!

  10. How cute is this little guy!! Great job with the paper piecing ..... and I'd love a spotty umbrella like that! xx

  11. Cute card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday CHallenge :)

  12. Eek--I love that stamp set. So very cuuuuuuute!

    HLS CAS DT teamie

  13. This image is so so cute and your paper piecing also perfect touch..luv your cuteeee card Anita
    Happy sunday...


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