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Thursday, 2 July 2015


Hello my crafting friends, I am well excited today as I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for July blog challenge, how great is that?! Those of you who know HLS blog will know the cards have to be CAS (Clean & Simple) and this Months challenge theme is STAMPING.

So this was the card I made for their challenge 'Stamping'. I inked up my Butterfly stamp with three distress inks, Crushed Olive; Dried Marmalade & Peacock Feathers, spritzed over the stamp with 1 spray of water then stamped onto my White Card, this gives a lovely water colour effect to the image and would possibly look even better if using water colour paper/card.

I pierced round the edge of the image and just stamped a simple sentiment in the bottom corner, matted it onto some White card with Foam Tape and there you have the finished card.

Quite a simple but effective card don't you think? I hope I have inspired you to have a go?

Those of you who are regular to my blog would have noticed two previous posts using this stamp, I did these all at the same time but chose this one for my Guest Designer spot as it fitted the Challenge theme. 

Items Used:

White Card
Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamps Butterflies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed Olive; Dried Marmalade & Peacock Feathers
Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Water Spritzer 
Foam Tape
Piercing Ruler

Do go over to and take a look at all the beautiful ideas from the Design Team and why not enter yourself, its fun to do and not hard so its all about the taking part. The HLS team area fantastic bunch and I am sure they would love to see your entries.

I must apologize for not blogging so often of late or commenting on your posts, please know I am not ignoring you, I love this crafty friendship but as you know I am now on Sheena Douglass Design Team  and we have quite a lot to do at present, cannot tell you anymore but its going to be fabulous, watch this space as they say lol!

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Love the clever stacking of those lovely butterflies Jacquie! Great design xx

  2. Love the different colours on each of your beautiful stacked butterflies, Jacquie. Thanks so much for being our Guest designer this month! xx

  3. This is so elegant, congrats on your Guest design!

  4. I agree with earlier commenters - a great design and beautiful colors. TFS

  5. This is stunning, Jacquie! Love how you added colours to butterflies! It;s nice to have you as a Guest designer this month!

  6. Just saw this on the challenge blog Jacquie and it is STUNNING.XXX

  7. Absolutely gorgeous stamping with these butterflies. Love the design! So wonderful having you as our Guest Designer at Happy Little Stampers xx

  8. Congratulations Jacquie on your GTD post, your card is gorgeous love the design and it fits the bill of CAS perfectly. Hugs Jennifer xx

  9. Congrats on your GDT spot!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the butterflies and beautiful colours.
    hugs Sue xx

  10. Looks lovely Jacquie, I love butterflies, xxx

  11. Beautiful butterflies! I like your multi-coloured stamping. Thank you for being our Guest Designer.

  12. Gorgeous CAS card Jacquie!! I just love all the colours you included in your butterflies, so pretty and a great technique! Congrats on your guest design spot, well deserved! hugs :)

  13. Hi Jacquie,
    firstly congrats on your GDT spot.
    Wonderful creation, and what a super stamped image.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Afternoon Jacquie, well done you- great news I'll bet you're chuffed to bits. Janice xxx

  15. Beautiful I don't stamp but even if I did it Wouldn't have occurred to me to use 3 colours of ink

  16. Congratulations on your GDT spot Jacquie, your card is beautiful, such a lovely design.

  17. Congrats on your GD role, it's great to have you with us this month :) Great choice of colours, they work brilliantly together.
    Anita x

  18. What beautiful butterflies, Jacquie! I love the colors you've used and the watercolor look! I'm so glad you could join our team this month!

  19. oh my goodness, you hand-pierced the card? You rock! so fab! Thanks for guesting designing with us!

    HLS CAS DT teamie

  20. Hi Jacquie
    Love how you have blended the inks on the stamp to make this great CAS card.
    You are a tease lol!
    Ang x

  21. Beautiful and it is soooo about the stamping! Great job guestie!


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