Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Walking The Fish

Hello.  Welcome. The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge is Stenciled Backgrounds.  I made a 6 x 4 journal card with Carmen's Veranda Ballerina With Fish.  I love this stamp!!

I used the Stay Weird sentiment, also from Carmen's Veranda.  If you haven't checked out these fabtastic sentiments you really should.  They say a laugh restores the soul.  Bwahahahahaha. 

Join your stamped and stenciled background projects HERE.  You can use any rubber or clear stamps and any style or type of project, as long as there is some stenciling in the background, so hop on over for more inspiration from the team and join the fun.  See you there.....  Hugz

Ballerina and his performing fish are joining the fun at
Dream in Darkness- Life is a Circus
Country View Challenges August 2017 - Blues and Greens 
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge August 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 126 - Use Your Inks used DI's with my stencil
Papirplaneten August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov

Spring Inchies

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new theme challenge over at Rubber Dance and this fortnight we want to see embossing.  Wet, dry or paste, the choice is yours.  I made a couple of tiny pieces of art. 

If you are wondering why they are called inchies it's cos each of these tiny beauties is only one inch square!!  It's actually amazing how much you can cram into a small space.  I used MDF inchies from Things To Alter, so they are quite chunky.  I stamped part of the large spiral from Rubber Dance Round in Circles and embossed with green embossing powder.  Then I stamped the small heart stamp from Rubber Dance Textured Spring and embossed with red powder.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the chick and lots of small flowers from the Textured Spring set.  The sheep was a bigger image so I stamped him on shrink plastic and he became a perfect size!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Rubber Dance is sponsoring the Card Chain Challenge this month.  Hop over and check it out and leave a comment for a chance to win Curious Cat.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Monday, 14 August 2017

Star Fish and Mer Maids

Hello.  Welcome.  So whilst I was looking for sea shells I spotted this mermaid and remembered things I had learnt whilst colouring on a coloured card base.  

This is Sprinkle and Sparkle's Kaitlyn Mermaid with a sentiment from True Beauty.  I stamped both with black archival and then coloured the mermaid with neon gel and inkjoy pens and the stone and sand with distress inks.  Added a little touch of perfect pearls here and there.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
AAA Cards Game 96 - Summer Fun  
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge
CASual Fridays Challenge 180 - Friendship 
Papirplaneten August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 117 - One Layer 
Repeat Impressions DCC82 - Stamp Your Favorite Movie The Little Mermaid

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sea Shells

Hello.  Welcome.  Still wishing for summer.  

The inspiration photo at AAA Cards had me reaching for the Stamploration Snowy Hills dies.  From snowy hills to sandy beach!  I embossed with the dies on my cream card base.  I gave the 'beach' a watercolour wash with distress ink and stamped the Rubber Dance shells and sentiment also with distress inks.  The shells were stamped and fussy cut.  The sentiment reads

'one cannot collect all the 
beautiful shells on the beach.  
One can only collect a few, 
and they are more beautiful
if they are few'

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Recipe To Try

Hello.  Welcome.  So here's my second card for Muse Christmas Visions Challenge.  Cornelia made 4 cards to inspire this month and this was actually the one I was a little stumped on.  Then I remembered I had bought a stamp from Panduro with a gingerbread recipe and it all came together like this

I used a kraft card base and stamped and embossed the gingerbread recipe with black powder.  Oh yeah, it's in Norwegian, but I'm sure you can work it out.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut MFP gingerbread man and then added some washi tape that I thought suited.  Then I had a space at the top left I didn't like so I went hunting for some Xmas dingsen that would suit.  

Isn't that just so cute!!  Another Panduro stamp.  I put two strips of the washi on a piece of card and stamped and embossed the stamp and trimmed around the edges.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Child

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rubber Dance Sponsors The Card Chain Challenge

Hello.  Welcome.  Rubber Dance Stamps are sponsoring

The Card Chain Challenge is an international card exchange where you send a card and you get a card.  
Everybody gets a card, so everybody wins!!
Hop over and leave a comment for a chance to win this lovely 
Curious Cat stamp.  

I stamped Curious Cat with black archival and masked him.  I stamped Rubber Dance Vintage Flourishes using Radiant Neon Electric Green ink and then used Sizzix Alpha dies to cut the sentiment from MME patterned paper.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to hop over to the Card Chain Challenge and leave a comment on the September sign up for a chance to win Curious Cat.   If you would like to stop and play along that would be great, but to be in with a chance to win this lovely stamp, all you need to do is leave a comment.  Hugz

Curious Cat is joining the fun at
Penny Black And More - All Creatures Great and Small
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - My Favourite Things did I mention I like cats??
Mod Squad Challenge - Black and White Plus One 
Scrapy Land Challenge 71 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Child

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Under A Glorious Sun

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology has the cue word Safari this week.
Well, let's go.....

I cut my card base using Kaboks stitched squares die.  I stamped the rhino standing under a tree from FlonzCraft Animal Landscape Borders 2 and the sentiment is from Rubber Dance Just a Note, both stamped in black archival.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 261 - Safari
Penny Black And More - All Creatures Great and Small 
Repeat Impressions DCC82 - Stamp Your Favorite Movie Out of Africa
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 117 - One Layer Card 
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Bad Advice Baby

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new challenge over at 
and we want to see your stenciled backgrounds.  And don't forget the stamping.  Ask Baby, he stamps all the time LOL.

My background is mostly stenciled.   Couldn't resist sneaking in bit of stamping with the gorgeous Grunge Border 3".  That delightful little guy is Happy Skeleton and he and the sentiment are both from Carmen's Veranda.  They say googly eyes make the man.  They are very wise.  Bwahahahahahaa

So hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity with your stenciled background masterpieces.  And don't forget to stamp.  Hugz

Happy Skeleton is joining the fun at

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Mr Mojo Makes It Through the Trees

Hello.  Welcome.  The sun briefly appeared from behind the clouds and Mr Mojo made it out of the dismal forest with an inspired make.  This time inspired by Dounia LOL.

I created my background panel using the double stencil technique

I taped off a section of a Stamplorations woodgrain stencil and sponged white acrylic paint.  Then I taped a retro circles stencil over the top and sponged with turquoise and dark blue chalk ink.  Wash your stencils between layers otherwise it gets messy and you may also ruin them with dried paint.

I cut a dragonfly using PaperArtsy die from a scrap of cardboard packaging and stamped modern girl from LPC022 with black archival.  Then I added a white smudge of ink.  A fortuitous accident forsooth.  Then Mr Mojo sprinted for the linky.........

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Something Beginning With Strange

Hello.  Welcome.  I wanted to try and join the fun at PaperArtsy but their theme Dark to Light had me a bit stumped so, with the minutes ticking by, I decided to have another look at the blog and spotted a lovely project by Wendy.  Here's my version.

I started by putting a blob of white acrylic in the top right corner of a black card base and then used a large stencil brush to work it out of the corner in an arcy pattern, working towards dry brushing.  Cool.  Then I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut Carmen's Veranda's Ballerina With Fish.  Since I had a nice white bit I black embossed the sentiment, also from Carmen's Veranda.  Thanks for the inspiration Wendy. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Igloo Love

Hello.  Welcome.  Interesting challenge at Muse Christmas Visions.  Cornelia has created 4 cards to inspire, and as an interesting extra, if you make 4 cards based on each of the inspiration cards you get a chance at an extra prize.  Well, the igloo and penguins card reminded me about this embossing folder and stamp set that came free in a magazine last year and that was still NBUS.  So I decided to get my jingle on and make a little christmas make.

I inked the raised pattern on the embossing folder with turquoise liquid chalk ink and debossed the design.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut three penguins and added them to the igloo scene.  That's it!!   Quick and easy.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello.  Welcome.  Today is the reveal for the July Card Chain Challenge.  This is an international card exchange and I am proud to be a link in this chain of fantastic crafty ladies from all over the planet.  Here's the card I made and sent to LaVon in Illinois.  

I used MME Blackbird patterned paper, a negative cut from Poppystamps Hello Background plate die and some bobbly wool.  Repeat Impressions Oliver was stamped on pale blue card, embossed with Wow blue embossing powder and fussy cut.  I used a galaxy marker for his eyes.  

If you would like to see the whole July Reveal go HERE

If you would like to join the fun the August Sign up is HERE, open until the 6th August.

The September sign up will start on the 7th August and we have a bit of exciting news, so do drop over to the Card Chain Challenge blog on the 7th to find out what's happening.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Oliver is joining the fun at
Repeat Impressions DCC82 - Stamp Your Favorite Movie Aristocats
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - My Favourite Things I love cats #2
Poppy Stamps Challenge 35 - Beyond Borders 
Noor Design UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Challenge 30  

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Nine Lives

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy August.  I hope you have sunshine.  And if you do then please send some my way.  Or alternatively you could pop over to the Rubber Dance blog and check out the wonderful colour challenge.  

I made an inspiration creation using the wonderfully cool and amazing Curious Cat

I used Darice Retro Circles embossing folder on my pearlescent rust card base and Sizzix Tropical dies and green card for the delicate fronds.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Curious Cat.  I coloured him with Tea Dye and Picked Raspberry distress inks and added some white gel pen highlights.  Meow!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hop over to check out the other wonderful makes from the team and link up your green, rust and magenta makes in the Rubber Dance Challenge linky.   Hugz

Joining the fun at
Penny Black and More Challenge - For the Boys
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - My Favourite Things  Love cats!!
Noor Design UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Challenge 30  

Monday, 31 July 2017

Raspberry Party Pig

Hello.  Welcome.  It's wet.  It's grey.  The photographer is complaining about poor light levels.  But we won't let that get us down.  It's summer in Norway.  Let's partee til the hogs come home.

I used a white hammered base card and Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals pig stamp and die set.  I coloured with Picked Raspberry distress ink and a little neon pink gel pen for his hat and toenails.  It's the little details that make all the difference LOL.   I cut the sentiment from raspberry card using Stamploration word dies and embossed them with a Do-crafts Cable Knit embossing folder.  Hog's and kisses coming your way.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Happy Birthday CASology

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology is celebrating 5 years with a fabtastic balloon blog hop.  Well, I'm a simple kinda girl so I decided to join the fun.

 I kept it singe layer and switched the Unity Big Time Special stamp around a bit.  I used a tall skinny card and stamped the giraffe's head coming in from the side.  Then I stamped the girl and coloured her balloon with a red sharpie.  Since it's a birthday celebration I added a Rubber Dance sentiment which also acts as a nice 'ground' for the girl image.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Wisdom Deep

Hello.   Welcome.  There are still hours left, approximately 4 as I write this LOL, in the Rubber Dance Salty Summer Sale.  20% off the beach stamps and sea stamps, including the newly released Whale Wishes.  I decide to make some ATC's with wise whales as the focal point.  

I started by cutting three ATC's using Sizzix ATC and corners die.  I stamped one of the small detail stamps in the Whale Wishes set with Dare 2 B Artsy Midnight Blue dye ink.  I just stamped a randomly, rotating the stamp to make a close pattern.  

Then I spritzed with water and Winsor and Newton Irridescent watercolour medium and sprinkled on some yellow brusho powder.  Ahhh, yes!  The dye ink reacted with the water as well!!   Should have made sure it was dry first!  But I quite like that.  Love the variation with the brusho colours.

I stamped and embossed the fun whale three times and fussy cut them.  I decided they looked cool in black and white against the bright background.  

Then I stamped the sentiments, two from Retro Beach and one from Bon Voyage, using the same Midnight Blue ink.  Here's some close ups......

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget, if you are shopping for Rubber Dance stamps you can get free worldwide shipping on all orders over €15 with my code GTfreeship.  Hugz
Swimming off to join the fun at

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Christmas Coffee

Hello.  Welcome.  Still hearing the jingle.  

I have cased a card by Cindy.  I used Poppy Stamps Diamond Background die cut from silver glitter card over a ice blue pearlescent card base.  All stamps are by Unity.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Power and Spark Challenge - Copy a Bloomie
Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge
Noor Design UK July Challenge - Use Die Cuts

Friday, 28 July 2017

Folk Art Christmas Deer

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a fun christmas make over at the Lost Coast Review today.  Do hop over and check out the deer.  Here's a peek

Thanks for dropping by.  Altered Pages are featuring Lost Coast Stamps all this month so do hop over for masses of inspiration.  

Also Linda is offering 10% off at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda until the end of the month.  Use the code Altered Pages at the checkout.  


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Three P's

Hello.  Welcome.  It's a treefer!!

White ATC's, Peacock and sentiments from Sparkle and Sprinkle True Beauty and Flower Girl -  Magic In You stamp sets.  Stamped with black archival and embossed and then edged in black archival.  Here's some close ups.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge - Animals
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 292-293 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - You've Got The Edge 
Country View Challenge July - Things With Wings
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Black and White