Friday, 30 July 2021

Crafting Away the UFO's

Hello Nomad friends.  It's a warm drizzly day today.  So I decided I would attack my desk this afternoon and try and get rid of some of the UFO's, unfinished objects, that litter the surface like moon rocks on the moon.  I keep turning up some shaving foam backgrounds I made ages ago so decided I needed to do something with at least one of them.  

I grabbed a square pre-embossed DCWV base card and smeared the embossing with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I cut the brusho/shaving foam background with square stitch dies and added a little stamping with PaperArtsy HP1105 grungy stamp and green archival ink.  I stamped PaperArtsy HP1105 steampunk dragonfly with black ink and added glitter glue.  I arranged it all in an ascetically pleasing manner and used a small offcut and Lost Coast Designs Happy Birthday stamp for the sentiment strip.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Girl Talk

Hello Nomad friends.  Me again with another tag.  Still playing with my Gummiapan stamps and I am sure you ladies can associate with this sentiment.

Another 6 x 12cm tag, but I was inspired by another tag I saw to clip three corners round.  Cute shape.  I stamped the girl, masked her and the ground with a ripped piece of paper, stamped the trees and sentiment and blended distress inks in the background.  Then I removed the masks and coloured the girl with distress markers.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Dylan Plays Tag

Hello Nomad friend.  The rain stopped, the sun came out.  It's hot out there people.  And humid.  I did take advantage of yesterday's rain to do a little crafting.  I made this cute little 6 x 12cm tag using Gummiapan stamps.  Small tags are a great way to use up offcuts and scraps LOL.

For the background I used Gummiapan Dotty Grid, Distressed Circles and small Open Heart stamps with various archival ink colours.  I stamped the tiny hello on a narrow scrap and fishtailed the ends.  Dylan (I think he's called Dylan LOL) was stamped on another scrap, fussy cut and I used a red gel pen to colour his heart and glasses.  I found some pink dotty ribbon and also stamped an fussy cut one of the hearts to add a little extra love.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Industrial Chic Santa

Hello Nomad friends.  They say the camera never lies, but it's not true!!!  This card looks quite lovely in the real but that red foil base card really gave my camera the heebee geebee's.  

This angled shot shows the lovely detail on the santa die cut.  I used Creative Expressions Industrial Chic Background and Flying Santa dies which I cut from scraps of red card.  I have lots of red scraps!!!  I cut the santa 4 times and layered them up for a nice chunky look.  Plus 4 times the scraps used!!!  Win win.  I used Carnation archival ink to add a little extra interest to the die cuts.  

Take care.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

If you are making Christmas cards drop over to the Christmas Craft Creations July Challenge.  It's anything goes this month and if you leave a comment saying ionabunny told you about the challenge and you enter then we both get an extra chance to win!!!  Linky open til the10th August.

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Sunday, 25 July 2021

Cool Summer Breezes

Hello Nomad friends.  Hot, hot, hot here, but rain, thunder and lightning forecast bwahahahahaa.  There has been much gardening and little crafting recently, but I am quite inclined to maritime images at the moment so made this card using a fuzzy lemon lighthouse scene die cut.  

Used blue scraps for the vertical panels and Salty Ocean distress ink, blended for the ombre effect on the two outside panels and used on the middle one with  Stamplorations Retro Circles stencil.  I cut the white panel with Stamplorations Double Crazy Stitch Rectangle die and the lighthouse die cut from another blue scrap and edged with Salty Ocean again.  The sentiment is from Memory Box Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments stamp set.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Cookies Are The Answer

Hello Nomad friends.  Today I made cookies.  Then I ate cookies.  Then I made a card.  About cookies.  

Over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the challenge is all about critters.
Love this Monkey Face stamp!  And cookies.........
I stamped Carmen's Veranda Monkey Face and 27 Cookies sentiment on a pale blue card, added a little gel pen colour to Monkey's eyes, edged the card with blue Promarker and done!!
Let's have another cookie!

You have until the last minute of the month, Pacific standard time, to link up your stamped critters for a chance to win!   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Sunday, 18 July 2021

Elephant Greetings

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a quick and simple card using Carmen's Veranda's adorable small Baby Elephant over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today for the Critters Challenge

No colouring, except for the bow and edging, as I used my patterned card to good effect.  I stamped the Baby Elephant on a piece of slightly grungy patterned card with black archival ink.  Then I cut around her feet and trunk, edged with a black marker and glued a piece of brick patterned card below as a wall for her to peek over.  We know it's a her cos I borrowed a bow from Carmen's Veranda's Reindeer Doll, stamped, coloured pink and red and fussy cut.  Perfect size for this little elephant.   I edged the panel and the card base in pink and stamped the sentiment from Lost Coast Designs Party Words set.  Have you seen the party words set???  So many of the sentiment would go great on this card; Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Thinking of you, Happy Everything, It's a Party, You're invited, Don't Worry, Be Happy etc etc.  
Join the Critters challenge for a chance to win and don't forget to check out all the awesome inspiration from the team on the blog, and all the fun in the fb Fangroup.  Would love to see a few more of my bloggy friends in the Lost Coast Designs linky.  Any critter, but do remember we are a real rubber/clear stamp challenge.
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz