Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Happy Little Stampers August 2016 CAS Challenge

Hi there

It's time for the start of another CAS Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.  This challenge will run until the end of August so plenty of time to get your entries in.  We have a great technique for you this month which is...

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers.

There are some tutorial videos included over on the main challenge blog if you need some help and advice on how to mask.

Here's my DT card, which is actually a card I made for my brother's birthday...

I started by stamping the central monster/alien which was then masked before stamping his two friends either side so that they appeared behind him.  These were coloured with ProMarkers.  I then used a stitched edge die and did some partial die-cutting either side and then fussy cut around the top of the characters.  I wanted the blue chap to be holding the balloon so I stamped part of the string coming up from his hand and stamped the rest of the string onto some polka dot paper behind.  These were adhered together onto the card base before adding the speech bubble, the balloon which was coloured and topped with Wink of Stella and to finish I added some Glossy Accents to their eyes.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Out of this World
  • Dies: Poppy Stamps - Stitched Landscapes; Clearly Besotted - Laugh Out Loud and You Said It
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka
  • Accents: Glossy Accents; Wink of Stella - Clear

Challenge entries:

The Paper Players - Challenge #306 - Tic Tac Toe (CAS / Patterned Paper / Scene)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #204 - CAS
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #25 - Monsters/Aliens

Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat 2016

Before I go, I thought I'd share some photos of the first Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat which took place in Swindon, UK this past weekend.  Our wonderful host, Kylie, who is the creator of Happy Little Stampers did an awesome job in organising this wonderful weekend, and all from Australia!  She sorted everything from goody bags, crafting materials, T-shirts, aprons, hotel accommodation and meals.

Our goody bags on arrival!

Our super organised craft room before we destroyed it!

The Less is More girls....myself, Chrissie and Sarah x

With the amazing Kylie who made this happen x

With this wonderful lady, the fabulous Darnell, all the way from California x

Our cards made at the retreat!

A wonderful group of ladies...and so fantastic to have Kylie from Oz,
Darnell from California and Melissa from Germany!

Kylie already has ideas in her head for the next retreat so keep your eyes and ears open for information of the next one!


  1. Great job on the masking Anita! Such a fun card! Looks like everyone had a fabulous time at the retreat . . . just wish I could have been there! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. Your card for our challenge at The Paper Players is just so cute and awesome Anita!
    Thanks for joining us and sharing the photos of this wonderful occasion !

  3. Cute Monsters! What a fun card. Your retreat sounds fun too!Thanks for playing along with the tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Looks like the retreat was tons of fun!
    Such a cute card! I love the little monsters with their glossy eyes! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. Such cute card, Anita! Polka dot and colorful cuties are great together.
    Looks like you all have a great crafty time :)


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