Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How Did I Do That

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a step by step over on the Lost Coast Review today explaining how I did this


I hope you have time to hop over and leave me a little love.  

The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity I Can Fly event is on until the 30th June.  Link up your stamped, things with wings projects for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  Remember, the more entries, the bigger the prize.  Hope to see you there.  Hugz

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Hello Sweetie

Hello.  Welcome.  She's a lovely girl sending birthday wishes.




I made my background with orange and pink acrylic paint and stencilled white dots and triangle shapes with white acrylic.  I stamped the VLVS lady and added some colour with sharpies and a white gel pen.  I die cut Memory Box Tiny Bubbles die 6 times from hot pink card and added them to the background.  The sentiment dies are from Stamplorations cut from black card.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
VLVS June Challenge - Flock O Birds
Memory Box Challenge 25 - Celebrating Birthdays 
Dies R Us Challenge 75 - Celebrations 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 124 - Make It Feminine

Runaway

Hello.  Welcome.  Found this brightly coloured traveller on my desk and decided to give him something to do.  




Since High Hopes Snow Bird has turned out so bright I decided to keep the background quite simple.  I used a black card base and cut Taylored Expressions Downtown Border die from black card.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Unity on vellum and embossed with white powder.  It says 'the unknown is waiting to be discovered'.  My glue is showing, but I quite like the swirly effect.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Let's Take a Vacation 
Scrapyland Challenge 68 - Embossing 
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Meet and One Veg

Hello.  Welcome.  I got this Mr Potato stamp in a VLVS grab bag and looking at their challenge I thought Mr Potato chased by birds might be a laugh.  But when I stamped him I discovered I had an evil version of Mr Potato, so maybe he should be the one to chase the birds


I decided to alter a giant playing card.  I used orange and pink acylic paint and then stencilled dots with white acrylic.   I added some black archival ink using the edge of a stamp and a cotton wool bud.  I wanted to reverse the VLVS flamingo so I stamped it on tissue paper and coloured with sharpies.  Then I glued it to the playing card.  I stamped and embossed VLVS Running Potato and the sentiment on old book paper.  I coloured with sharpies, white gen pen and distress ink.  I edged the sentiment with sharpies.  A googly eye and done!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at




Perfect Pirate

Hello.  Welcome.  Hjerteboden have a Pirate challenge.  
Arr harrrr, me hearties.....



I used some pirate themed patterned paper and a stamp from Panduro's Children set



I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the pirate.  I coloured with Promarkers, distress inks and metallic Pilot markers. 




I cut a panel of patterned paper using Stamplorations Crazy Stitched Rectangle die and added my pirate and a black card base.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Hjerteboden - Gå Planken
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Use Patterned Paper 
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Hello Fly By

Hello.  Welcome.  

There's a new event happening at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  


We want to see things with wings


I used Lost Coast Whimsical Flora and Grunge Border 3"
Do hop over to the blog for inspiration galore from the team and join up your winged things to the challenge linky (closes 30th June)

There is also still time to join the Postcards challenge. 
(closes 25th June)

See you there.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Winged Things 
Poppy Stamps Challenge 33 - A Rainbow of Colour Hello Background plate die
Scrappelyst Grublis For Juni - Ord i Tittel
Mod Squad Challenge - Colorful Creations
Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes 

Hiding in the Flowers

Hello.  Welcome.  I love Artist Trading Cards, so I was really happy to see a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  And I love the new release from Rubber Dance Stamps.  I decided to combine Curious Cat with some Textured Flowers and go all black and white and ATC.  




I cut an ATC from black card using a Sizzix die and stamped and white embossed the large daisy from Rubber Dance Textured Flowers set.  Then I stamped more flowers and Curious Cat on white card, embossed with black embossing powder, fussy cut and layered them on my ATC.  Flowers, Cat, Flowers.  It's a flower-cat sandwich. 

You can see the whole new release from Rubber Dance HERE and get 20% off until the 23rd June.  And remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15.  That means you can order a cat for you and one for a friend and get them delivered free.  You know you want two. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My ATC is joining the fun at

Monday, 19 June 2017

Puff, Missed That One

Hello.  Welcome.  I am one of those late people.  No, not dead!!   Just often a bit last minute.  Take birthdays.  There's a good chance the card will be late, or I remember the week before and then promptly forget, cos I already remembered, and totally miss it.  So this works for me....



I was inspired by the sleeping red dragon cake in the Stamplorations Cutplorations challenge.  I also went with navy and silver that is also in the picture.   I stuck a piece of drywall tape to the tag to act like a stencil and then added blue acrylic paint.  I removed the tape.  OK, not the best stencil in the world but I quite like the broken pattern and how the paint crept under some of the lines, but you can still see the pattern.  I stamped, embossed and coloured the Stamplorations flying dino, who I thought looked a bit dragony, with distress inks and gave him googly eyes, cos you can't go wrong with a googly eye or two.  Then I cut Stamplorations Oh frap! from silver mirror card and embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  A bit of shot silk ribbon and we are done.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations June Challenge
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Winged Things
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 37 - A Year of Choices #36 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - June




Friday, 16 June 2017

Paw Printz

Hello.  Welcome. There's still time to make a postcard for this month's Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge.  If it's 4 x 6 and has rubber or cling stamping you can enter it for the chance to win some wonderful Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps. 




I used Happy Cat from More Cats and Pawprints Border to make this postcard.  There is a whole load of other mid-month inspiration over at the blog so do hop over and check it out and link up your postcard creations.  Hope to see you there.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Happy Cat is joining the fun at
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge June 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Summer Time and the Livin' is Easy

Hello.  Welcome.  A new challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog today and we want to see your Summer projects.   I rounded up the poodle and off to the beach we did go........




I started by taking a piece of yellow card, ripping it and smearing with Mustard distress ink




I stamped some images from Retro Beach with Tea Dye distress




More images from Retro Beach stamped with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and I embossed the 'surf line' using WOW White Puff Embossing Powder.  




I made the 'sea' on a piece of paper using three shades of blue distress ink and images from Retro Beach and Take the Plunge

 

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the boy from Retro Beach and the poodle from Poodle Power.  I used gel pens to colour the boy and distress inks for the poodle.   



And it all went together like this, with some additional words from the Retro Beach stamp set.  




You can find the challenge HERE.  Looking forward to seeing your makes.


Remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Poodle is joining the fun at

Nice Hat

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology's cue word is Clothes.  I thought about this hat.  Then I decided to try a technique that Deepti shared the other day where she used a monotone image with a colourful background.  


The hat is from Rubber Dance Poodle Power set.  It comes with a fun flower, but I wanted to keep it masculine, so I masked away the flower.  Not that you can't do flowers and men, but not this time LOL.   I used a generic stencil and distress inks for the background colours on my small tag.  I stamped and embossed the hat and used a Promarker, cool grey 4 to colour it.  The happy birthday is a Stamplorations stamp.  Some bobbly wool and done.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 253 - Clothes
Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase
Stamplorations CAS Challenge June
Scrappiness Utfordring 6 - Lag Noko Smått
Stamplorations June Mixed Media Challenge





Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Saved By The Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a little inspiration piece today over at the Rubber Dance blog.  Do hop over and check it out.  Here's a peek


There is still time to join the Rubber Dance Colour Challenge


Remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 12 June 2017

Gloria and Frank

Hello.  Welcome.  I am over on the Lost Coast Review today showing how I made my Postcard from Frank.  Do hop over and check it out.  


There's still plenty of time to join the postcard challenge at the 
So get stamping and join the fun.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Friday, 9 June 2017

HapBee Birthday

Hello.  Welcome.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz



I inked part of Lost Coast Designs Grunge Border 3" with four colours of distress ink.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Rubber Dance Buzzy Bee and added a bit of glitter to the wings.  The happy birthday is a Stamplorations stamp.  

Joining the fun at
AAA Cards Game 91 - Happy Birthday
Your Next Stamp Challenge 66 - Colours
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Challenge 123 - Let's Go Wild
Stamplorations CAS Challenge June
Powerpoppy Power & Spark Junebug Challenge 




Monday, 5 June 2017

Over The Moon and Far Far Away......... Please Send Postcards

Hello.  Welcome.
It's a happy day!!
I am honored and excited to have been asked to be a part of the 
Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda design team.
Thanks to Linda and Marilyn for inviting me to design for these fabulous companies.  
In case you don't know, Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda offer a wide selection of images, from cute to quirky, vintage, collage, shrines, angels and much more.   
Do hop over and check out the websites.  I know you will find something you like and something you love and something you just can't live without.  
I know I did!!
 
So, new month, new DT and new challenge.  Over at the  

POSTCARDS

Get out your 4 x 6" card, wood, canvas, or whatever.  
If you can stamp it, and it's postcard sized, then you can enter the challenge.
Here's a little inspiration from me


I've used Carmen's Verandah Frankenstein and Lost Coast Designs Bubble Background

Hop over to the Portal to see more inspiration from the rest of the team and link up your postcard creations.  Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Friday, 2 June 2017

Starry Starry Duck

Hello.  Welcome.  This is the card I made and sent to NanaConnie as part of the Card Chain Challenge.  In case you have missed this before, we are a group of crafty ladies all over the planet who each month send cards winging their way around the world in a burst of joy, love and creativity.  Want to join the fun??  The June sign up is open until the 6th.  So here's the card I sent......



I used Rubber Dance Milky Way stamp embosssed with white powder and Worn Lipstick distress ink for the background.  I cut a curve using Sizzix Stitched Oval die and the friendship stamp is from Crafty Individuals embossed with black powder.  The duck is YNS Quackers.  Love that duck!!   I coloured him with Promarkers.  


The whole reveal can be viewed HERE
You can sign up and join the fun HERE

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Fish In A Boks

Hello.  Welcome.  It's me, over at the Rubber Dance blog, sharing ideas with fish.  Do hop over and check it out.   Hugz


Remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz