Tuesday, 9 August 2016

HLS Craft Retreat Make

Welcome to my latest HLS - Anything Goes with Dies Challenge post.
As you may remember I was away the weekend before last at the inaugural HLS retreat here in the UK. Don't know how Kylie managed to organize from over in Australia but she did and went off without a hitch! We had great fun and lots of goodies to play with. Here is one I made using two Brusho panels made on the first day and one of my welcome gifts from Sizzix, Flower Cards Thinlets.

I made quite a few cards from the backgrounds I made and many jokes were made about how many month's worth of projects I had in the bag, more later perhaps.
Two of the dies are  a perfect size for ACTs and as Kylie was a little behind in production of her's she borrowed one of them! This blue panel was made by smooshing a piece of w/c paper in a mix of water,turquoise and purple Brusho and a little bit of Inka Gold Platinum wax. The yellow centers I must admit were punched from a scrap left by one of the other ladies, waste not want not!
The sentiment is from the Doodled Flower set by HLS.

Here we all are in our HLS T shirts and pinnies having an inky time, Kylie keeping us all on task!

Here are lots of our inky projects. Both sets of photos are courtesy of the wonderful Darnell who has been keeping everyone up to date with her peregrinations across the UK, meeting many of her bloggy followers, accompanied by the infamous Hammy who manage to photobomb at least one of these photos!

Anyway, back to the business at hand.
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I certainly dipped my background into my Brusho mix before smooshing!


  1. Fab card. Looks like you all had a brilliant time!

  2. Love the saturated colours of your Brushos background Jules. Sweet daisy die-cut panel! xx

  3. This is brilliant, what a gorgeous background and equally gorgeous die cut xx

  4. As soon as I spotted this card in the gallery I knew it was a 'HLS retreat' card! This is so pretty and fresh-looking, Julie.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  5. You really have a flare for designs using Brusho papers, Jules! I know where to come for inspiration as I venture to use them more and more! And thank you from me and Hammy for the shoutout! It was so fun and such a pleasure to meet you! It already feels like ages ago and I hate how that happens! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Love this card Julie!
    Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers! Looks as though you had a great time at the Retreat!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  7. Sounds like a fun time! Love the backgrounds you made, and that die is awesome!


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