Thursday, 22 February 2018

Catifer Columbus

Hello.  Welcome.  Got this oh so cool Stampendous stamp called Catifer Columbus on sale recently.  I think he's an old stamp, forgotton and lonely, but isn't he just a beauty.  And he went perfectly with this Rubber Dance sentiment.......

I stamped the cat image and the sentiment with potting soil archival on a stitch cut kraft panel.  I added a bit of distress ink colour to the edge of the map, the cat and his hat and mounted on a dark brown base card.  Ain't he just gorgeous!!!  And perfect with that sentiment.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #343 - Animals

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Fortune Tea

Hello.  Welcome.   This weeks ATC theme for Janis' birthday challenge is TEA.  So I grabbed Stamplorations Tag O'Coffee dies and got cutting.  

I cut my ATC base from a scrap of gold card using a Sizzix die.  I cut the stitched tag from scrap of red card and the teapot and steam from some corrugated card.  I distressed the edges of the ATC and tag using my knife and smeared Walnut Stain DI all over.  The little sentiment actually came off a Yogi tea bag (choco tea flavour).  In case you don't know Yogi tea bags come with a little string and tag, each of which has a little saying on it.  This one I loved so I kept it......

'Live light, travel light, 
spread the light, be the light.'


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Hello.  Welcome.  CAS and cats and ATC's. 

I stamped the cat and sentiment from Pink and Main Meow set and embossed with black powder.  Then I used Salty Ocean distress ink to colour the collar and cat's eye patch and give the background a watercolour wash.  I used a gold pilot pen for his collar tag.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Friday, 16 February 2018

Shakin In Me Boots

Hello.  Welcome. I been playing along with Winnie and Walters birthday celebration challenges but one of em had me in two minds.  Shakers!!  Love em?  Hate em?  Me, I always have big ideas and always end up frustrated.  How do people just put one of these together in 5 minutes??  Anyway, I had an idea I wanted to try and I figured it's not a really challenge if you don't find it challenging.  Quite pleased with the result.  

I've used Winnie and Walter's Can You See What I See cutting plate.  I used this the other day with gold mirror card, and then Lydia made a white card embossing with this plate and it looked so lovely.  So I decided to emboss with this die and also do a partial cut to make a window for a shaker card.

I took a piece of white card and embossed it with the die plate and then I used an oval Sizzix diffusion plate to cut the shaped aperture.  I used a craft knife to remove the pieces around the oval edge which had only partially cut.  

I cut an oval frame with Sizzix dies to cover the edge where die cut met embossing.  I added a layer of acetate and used some ex-packaging to build up my shaker.  I filled it with lilac, silver and iridescent sequins and backed it with some patterned paper.  I also cut the Winnie and Walter Thanks from the same pp and also twice from black card and layered them, offsetting the layers to give a shadow effect.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Let Love Mooove You

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new challenge starting today over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.    The theme is More Than Two Legs and we want to see your many legged things.  No people please, unless they got three legs or are companions to dogs, cats, cows, butterflies, bees, tables, chairs or centipedes.  Here's the delectable Carmen Mooranda to get us in the mood.  

I stamped, embossed and masked Carmen's Veranda Carmen Mooranda and stamped part of the Yourba Adire background stamp to act as the carpet.  Then she decided she needed some wallpaper and I stamped the Hearts and Curls Border with red staz-on 5 times.  I coloured the hearty stripes with Festive Berries and the plain stripes with Crushed Olive distress inks, and gave the floor a wash of Stormy Sky DI.  Carmen Mooranda was coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped the sentiment on black card, embossed with white powder and crinkle cut the words.  

Do hop over and check out the other inspiring makes from the team and join up your stamped many legged wonders for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  See you there.  Hugz

Carmen Mooranda is joining the fun at
That's Crafty Challenges - I Heart You Challenge 

Plymouth Rocks

Hello.  Welcome.  A little reminder for the Rubber Dance challenge and an ATC for Janis.

I keep hearing it's carnival season so Rascal Rooster decided to go all Mardi Gras, inspired by the Rubber Dance challenge colours and the theme of Hearts.
I stamped and embossed Rubber Dance Rascal Rooster and stamped the small heart from Arty Hearty with red staz-on ink.  I coloured the rooster, hearts and background with Promarkers, sharpies, distress inks and brusho's.  One layer very mixed media LOL.

You can join up your makes using the colours or the theme until the end of the month for a chance to win a gift voucher to the shop.  Have you seen the new release??  It's fab and it's on sale!!!  Hop over and check out the amazing bundle deals and don't forget if you spend over €15 you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Monday, 12 February 2018

A Boys Best Friend

Hello.  Welcome.  We woke to a world gone white again today.  The chickens really don't like it when the ground changes colour and it's wet and cold between chicken toes.  Bunnies on the other hand think white stuff is great fun.  It's so nice to chill out and bunny footprints are everywhere.  Well, love it or hate it I don't thinks it's going to hang around very long.  Maybe it helped inspire this black and white creation featuring a very very cool photo-real stamp from Lost Coast Designs.   

This is Milo and Raphael with Drips and a Carmen's Veranda sentiment
Hop on over to the blog for more details and to join the current
BOYS, BOYS, BOYS challenge

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Milo and Raphael are joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 102 black and white and stripes and love between a boy and his dog