Friday, 31 March 2017

When I Grow Up

Hello.  Welcome.  I was lucky enough to win some stamps at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb last month and one was suitable for their current challenge, card for a child.  



I stamped Whimsy Stamps Fireman and fussy cut part of the image so I could use Sizzix Mixed Media die in the background.  I water coloured the fireman with distress inks and gold and silver pilot markers.  I cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched dies and mounted on a metallic gold card base.  Thanks to the ladies at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb and the sponsor Bokuben i Førde, for that cool stamp.  Hugz

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 155 - Lag Barnekort
Mod Squad Challenge - Use Gold 
AAA Cards Game 86 - Diecuts 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp National Crafting Month Winding Down

Have Yourself A Very Dotty Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Rudolf Days!!  That extra little incentive to restock the Christmas card pile.  It's a bit early to find a winner for 2017, but I quite like this one.  Except for the fussy cutting!!  That was super expert level 3.  



Stamplorations large Snowman stamped and coloured with promarkers and gold pilot marker and fussy cut.  The background was a offcut from a gold card.  I added a scrap of white card cut with Stamplorations Stitched Snow die and then decided I wanted some dots.  The scraps bag yielded a couple of pieces of gold glitter paper, just big enough to die cut some big dots.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
March Rudolph Days Challenge
CHNC Challenge 326 - Anything Christmas 
Mod Squad Challenge - Use Gold 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 273/274 
Simon Says Stamp National Crafting Month Winding Down 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Mouse Called Rosie Lee

Hello.  Welcome.  Found a toad in the basement today.  It blinked sleepily at me whilst trying to negotiate it's way around some bags of potatoes.  I carried it to the pond.  It must be spring. 


I used the lovely sketch from Repeat Impressions and a stamp from High Hopes called Tea For Two.   I was inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #300 (colours and theme).   I coloured with distress inks and my waterbrush.  I used Sizzix dies to cut the aperture and the oval.  The basecard is MME patterned paper.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Challenges - March - AG
Repeat Impressions Sketch M2917 
Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Cupcake Inspirations 400th Challenge - Birthday with a Twist
Stamplorations March Challenge - Spring




Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Magical Teacup

Hello.  Welcome.  Inspired by tea and cupcakes and small worlds.  



I was inspired by Cupcake Inspirations 116





I cut my tag using Stamplorations large Luggage Tag die from green card.  I added a strip of white card stenciled with Stamplorations stencil and Mowed Lawn distress ink.  I stamped the teacup from Unity's 2/17 KOTM, coloured with distress inks and fussy cut.  I stamped Rubber Dance happy birthday sentiment on shrink plastic, coloured with Mowed Lawn distress, cut with the smallest Stamplorations luggage tag and skrunk it.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cupcake Inspirations 400th Challenge - Birthday with a Twist 
Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
Stamplorations Cutplorations March Challenge
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge 
Stamplorations March Challenge - Spring 











Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Can't Beat A Cup Of Keemun

Hello.  Welcome.  So, in case you missed it, the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is going on and I am finally joining the party.  



I used a gold base card and cut Poppystamps Diamond Background from green pp.  I removed some of the negative cuts.  I cut Poppystamps Teapot stack from gold card and paper pieced with floral paper.  The sentiment is a Stamploration die cut.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 29 - Go For Gold
Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Stamplorations Cutplorations March Challenge floral patterns
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use More Than One Die




Saturday, 25 March 2017

Coming Of Age

Hello.  Welcome.  Here in Scandanavia confirmation season is fast approaching, so I decided to make a male confirmations card.  I am still on black and white and I quite like the look.



I've used a white card base and added a panel that I die cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the panel with a Paperartsy postcard stamp and embossed with black.  I cut a large cog from white card using Spellbinders cog die and stamped the sentiment from Kort og Godt and inked the edges of the cog to give it a bit of a grungy feel.  I stamped the boy from the same Kort og Godt set, fussy cut him and added him to the card.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 46 - Konfirmasjon
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use More Than One Die
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - M2217 
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes 

Missing Persons

Hello.  Welcome.  I am enjoying the inspiration supplied by Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to work in black and white.  From the simple to the complex the visual and textural possibilities are striking and stimulating.  I went very CAS with this one.  And black and white, of course


I used stamps from Stamplorations Born to Roam set and white embossing on a black card.  Uhhh, yep, that just about covers it.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 170 - No Dies Allowed 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge



 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Time to Count The Sheep

Hello.  Welcome.  

I am starring over at the Rubber Dance blog today with a piece of spring inspiration.  

Please hop over and check out my flying sheep.  




It's worth a look LOL.

Thanks for dropping by.  

If you are shopping for Rubber Dance stamps you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship.  

Hugz

Umbrella Required

Hello.  Welcome.  I like to join the Korthobby challenge, but this month the theme was Steampunk, which isn't my thing really.  But then again, sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone.....



For my kraft panel I stamped various Paperartsy stamps with Frayed Burlap distress ink and then did some selective cutting with Spellbinders Cogs dies.  I die cut Sizzix Umbrella Man from black handmade paper.  



I combined these two metal charms from Korthobby and added some small steampunk images from Docraft patterned paper and glossy accents into the frames.



Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Korthobby Utfordring - Steampunk med Metall fra Korthobby
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use More Than One Die 
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk
Papirplaneten Utfordring 15 - Vintage/Shabby Chic 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Three Ages of Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  Our cat was 19, going on twenty.  Never met such a wise old queen.  My man has had her since she was a tiny meow.  She has lived in this house longer than me.  She will be missed. 



I made three ATC's in black and white using Lost Coast's Happy Cat and Repeat Impressions Tswana Pattern for the background.  The cats were stamped and embossed, black on white, white on black and black on black, and fussy cut.







Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - M1517

Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes 
Allsorts Challenge Week 407 - Anything But A Card

Monday, 20 March 2017

Too Much Vacation

Hello.  Welcome.  I had an idea.  It looked good in my head.  I have been working on it for a few days now.  That's not as bad as it seems!  It wasn't like it was 24 7!!  And there are mitigating circumstances.  Queen Clean took a long weekend and Princess Simple just couldn't get her brain cell round it.  Then the masking team popped out for coffee and cake at a very vital moment.  It might have been OK if they had remembered the cake!!!   Ah well, CAS rejects litter the desk.  Might make a very interesting edition of WoYWW....



CASology wanted Foliage and I had this Sin City Circles Trail stamp on my desk and I thought 'If I stand that up and stamp it in green it will look like a topary tree'.  Are you with me??   Then I wanted to get punny so I stamped my 'tree' 5 times so it could look like a maze?!!? and added a sentiment from Unity.  I stamped the sentiment on hammered card and then drew the sign around it, fussy cut and popped it up on foam dots.  Gosh, are you sure there's no cake??

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 240 - Foliage
Mod Squad Challenge - Pop It Out
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A Bit O' Green
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green

Sunday, 19 March 2017

And a Lovely Picnic

Hello.  Welcome.  Enjoying a cup of coffee, and I bet she has some snacks in that bag as well.......



I stamped the girl from Unity's A Summer Story with black Archival ink on white card.  I used a black watercolour pencil and a water brush to add some floor and fussy cut the top of the image.  I cut the top edge of the panel and the bottom edge of a piece of black stripey paper with one of Stamplorations Snowy Hills dies.  I mounted the two pieces on a white base card.  Done.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 29 - Essen und/oder Trinken
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - M1517 
Deep Ocean Challenge 150 - Dots and/or Stripes
Stamplorations Cutplorations March Challenge 


 

Everything You Need

Hello.  Welcome.  Been meaning to join the De-Egel challenge of food and drink.  Thought I'd missed it but it seems the linky still has an hour or so to run so I made a tag inspired by Andreea's card.  



I went green, cos that seems to be the colour of the month.  The tags were cut using Stamplorations Luggage Tag dies.  The large one is yellow card, generously smeared with Mowed Lawn distress ink.  The smaller one was cut using the medium and small dies from paper I had coloured with green and blue Brusho's, then smeared with Cracked Pistachio.  The coffee cup and sentiment are from Unity A Summer Story kit.  I stamped and fussy cut the cup and coloured with red Promarker and Cracked Pistachio.  I stamped the sentiment using Iced Spruce and then repeatedly stamped it with Cracked Pistachio all over the tag.  The tone on tone gives a nice texture effect.  Green bobbly wool and I'm off to see a hedgehog in Holland LOL.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 29 - Essen und/oder Trinken
Caseing the DT Link Up Party 11
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge - Lots of Layers
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Cut It Up Challenge 117 - Think Green
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Green


 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Somewhere Someone Is Sleeping

Hello.  Welcome.  A couple of weekends ago I joined the Sin City Stamps Fan Group on fb and was lucky to win a couple of stamps.  They arrived today and Mr Mojo said 'we can do something with those'. In fact, Mr Mojo had 5 ideas for these two small rubber stamps.  His first idea crashed and burned, but this one worked quite well......



The two Sin City stamps I won were Circles Trail and Small Distressed Arrow Symbol.



Maybe it's lucky I'm a simple girl, but these look full of potential to me.  Obviously I have used the circles stamp LOL.  



Everyone seems obsessed with perfect stamping, but sometimes the imperfections can make it more interesting.  I lightly inked the stamp with black Archival ink.  Because this is a solid stamp lightly inking allows the texture of the ink pad to show in the stamped image.  I also used hammered card so in some places the texture of the card shows through the stamped image.  I repeatedly stamped to cover the card and then used a white gel pen to draw random lines.  I cut the panel with the large and medium Stamplorations Double Crazy Stitched rectangle dies, inking all the cut edges and then mounting on a black base card.  Then I die cut the words using Stamplorations word dies.  Pleased with this.  Stay tuned for more fun with these two little rubber beauties.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Kort O Mania Utfordring 171 - Monokromatisk
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stamplorations - Anything Goes Challenge



Monday, 13 March 2017

Rubber Dance Blog Hop


Hello.  Welcome.  The Rubber Dance design team are having a blog hop to celebrate a bright and colourful new Rubber Dance webshop and also the latest stamp release.  There are prizes!!  All you need to do is hop along and leave a little love on each of the blog posts.  If you have just dropped in then hop over to the Rubber Dance blog for details and the complete hop list.  



I've made a card using some of my favourite Rubber Dance stamps.  For the background I used a stamp from Round In Circles with midnight blue ink and the feather from Birdies with Evergreen Bough distress ink.  I stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I die cut a pennant from vellum and embossed it with Sizzix Cirque embossing folder and added the fussy cut Giraffe.

The hop continues over at Kymona's blog.  If you get lost you can find the complete hop list on the Rubber Dance blog.   Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win some Rubber Dance stamps.  Good luck.  Hugz

Giraffe is joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off the Edge
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 155 - Lag Barnekort

Saturday, 11 March 2017

What's Up

Hello.  Welcome.  Another creation using the Mojo Monday sketch and Lost Coast Portal to Creativity want black and white so......



I stamped Lost Coast's Pawprints Border on a black base card and embossed with white powder.  I did some faux stitches around the card edge with a white pen.  I die cut a circle of white card and added some black faux stitches.  I stamped Lost Coast's Floppy Ear Cat and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Short Stacks set.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mojo Monday 487 Contest
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature 

Go, Go, Santa Go

Hello.  Welcome.  Great sketch over at Mojo Monday and Power Poppy want green so.....


I used the small snowflake stamp from Power Poppy Action Santa set to stamp the background.   The santa on a scooter and sentiment are from the same set.  I coloured with green distress inks and my water brush and fussy cut the rhs of the image.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mojo Monday 487 Contest
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CHNC Challenge 324 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Song Inspiration Song :- Santa Claus is coming to town.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Challenging Fun

Hello.  Welcome.  I am a member of a fb group that is for tags and ATC's.  This month Jorunn wants CAS but with a few extra items.  She wants us to include newspaper or old book paper, stencil and paste, 2 colours, but you can also use black and washi tape!  Oh, and some drops of mist/ink/paint.  Are you serious??  On a tag or ATC and keep it CAS??!!  Well, I do like a challenge so how about this.......



By golly, I think I've cracked it!  Quite pleased with this and it was so much fun.  Thanks Jorunn.   I used yellow and white with black.  



So, I stuck a piece of black/clear stripey washi tape on a piece of bright yellow card and cut my tag using Stamplorations large Luggage Tag die, making sure the tape was off the edge (but that's for a whole other challenge LOL).  Then I used a polka dot stencil and yellow Dreamweavers texture paste along the base of the tag.  I dripped some drops of yellow dylusions spray and dilute white acrylic paint, the yellow drops are those greasy looking spots.  They are much more distinct in the real LOL.  



I stamped and embossed the lamb from Rubber Dance Textured Spring on old book paper and fussy cut him.  I added him to the edge of the tag and then decided it needed a sentiment.  I wanted to keep it small so I stamped the surprise inside sentiment from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday set onto shrink plastic and skrunk it.  A bit of black wool and it's done.  I might have to try this again.  It was fun. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Addicted to CAS Challenge 106 - Doodle
Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - M817 texture, bright colours, off the edge
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 150 - Dots and/or Stripes 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge 
Stamplorations March Mixed Media Challenge