Saturday, 19 September 2020

King of the Forest

Hello Nomad friends.  A couple of times this week I stumbled across blogs reminding me that it's less that 100 days to Christmas!!  So let's step it up a notch and try for a Christmas card a week.  There are a few blogs that keep us crafting for Christmas all year, and although I know we would love to hang on to summer and autumn, the year is turning and Yule will be here before you can say Dashing Through the Snow.  The Christmas Kickstart challenge is on a white on white theme.  I always find this a bit intimidating but they are allowing pops of colour and gold or silver so I decided to give this very awesome moose die a few silver highlights.  

I used a textured white satin card base and white hammered card for the snowy bank, cut with Memory Box stitched die.  The Moose and trees are Sizzix.  I used silver mirror card and die cut hooves, bell, harness and antlers.  I also added a silver star to his rump.  The hooves were a bit fiddly.  Will consider heat embossing next time.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 38 - White On White
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 508
CASology Week 374 - Vacation
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Stamps Allowed
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Snowy

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Coffee with Dali

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a project over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today for The Man Cave challenge.  I put Salvador Dali's mug on a mug!!!!!

I've given it an autumnal feel with archival inks in shades of yellow, orange and red and used a piece of weetabix box to make the cup which I cut with Stamplorations cup die.   I stamped Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background in the background and also on the cup after I had stamped and masked Carmen's Veranda Salvador Dali stamp.  The travel and wanderlust words stamped randomly on the leaves background and the sentiment all come from Lost Coast Designs Travel Quotes set.  

'Try everything once then try it again somewhere else'

Sounds like a plan to me.......

If you like masculine projects then check the blog this month for oodles of inspiration from the team and link up your stamped masculine makes for a chance to win!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Salvador is joining the fun at
Kreativtanten Challenge 45 - Fur Manner
Allsorts Challenge Week 589 - I Love..... I love reusing weetabix boxes, cups of coffee, Salvador Dali, leaves, especially in the autumn.
Time Out Challenge 170 - Adventurous
Bastel-traum Challenge 93 - Herbst/Fall

Stamplorations Summer Challenge - September 


Tuesday, 15 September 2020


Hello Nomad friends.  In Norway nearly everyone gets confirmed when they are 15.  It's the thing to do, and quite a big thing it is too.  Because of the C-19 all of this was put on hold in May/June and it's all happening this month instead.   I have been asked for some cards for boys and here's the first one I made.

I used a piece of vintage grungy music patterned designer card for card base.  The sentiment is a printed strip from the edge of a Kort og Godt 30x30 sheet.  I've backed it and the Maya Designs picture with blue card.  I added a metal leafy flourish and roundel, both from, and added metallic burgundy pearls to both.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring - Konfirmasjon
Kreativtanten Challenge 45 - Fur Manner


Saturday, 12 September 2020

Fly Fly Coins

Hello Nomad friends.  I had an idea!!
Mr Mojo is full of them at the moment!!! 

I wanted to make some Artist Trading Coins using black card as the base.  This ended up as a bit more of an experiment than I had thought, but the result is quite sweet me thinks......

All the details, trials and triumphs are over at the Rubber Dance blog.  Hop over and check out some tips on stamping on black backgrounds.  I used Blackberry Bazzill card for the bases cut with a 2.5" stitched circle die.  I used Rubber Dance Fly Fly Flowers stamp and a variety of archival, distress oxide and Taylored Expressions white ink.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Wings
That's Crafty ATCoin Challenge
Allsorts Challenge Week 589 - I Love..... I love artist trading coins, dark backgrounds and Rubber Dance stamps
Ally's Angels Challenge 38 - Anything Goes

Friday, 11 September 2020

Bear Hugs

Hello Nomad Friends.  Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 12th birthday.  I've made them a card.  

I used TE Cookie Monster card for the card base and stamps from Look Who's Talking.  I stamped a strip of the Cookie Monster card with the Sending Bear Hugz sentiment and embossed it with TE Bricks embossing folder.  I stamped the Happy Birthday directly on to the card and the bear on a piece of white card.  I coloured with Distress markers, fussy cut the bear and positioned him behind the wall.  The heart is from TE Cookie Monster Enamel Dots.

Happy Birthday Taylored Expresions. 
Wishing you many many more wonderful years.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Creative Crafting Uncles Challenge 8 - Bears 3/3
Bastel-Traum Challenge 92 - CAS
Ally's Angels Challenge 38 - Anything Goes
Double D Challenge - Colorful

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Tag the Fox

Hello Nomad friends.  It's a bit of an everything day today with the weather.  It seems every time I put my head out the door it starts raining, but every time I look out the window it isn't.  I swear I even saw some sun at one point, but nose out the door and rain, rain, rain.  Never mind, the craft room is warm and cosy and Mr Mojo is feeling autumnal.

I used some super cute fox/mushroom themed papers from Papirdesigns Tur I Skogen (Trip to the Woods) series.  I cut with a tag die, edged with brown ink and backed it with some dark grey card to stiffen it up a bit.  The fox is Papirdesign Revestreker stamp set, stamped, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut.  I used a Papirdesign card sticker (you are super) and some suitably autumnal wool.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Papirdesign Utfordring for September PD19107/18521/18376
Stempelgarten Challenge 96 - Im Wald
Friendship Challenge 57 - Herbstliches
Scrap the Rainbow September - Moodboard
Promarker Challenge Week 559 - Autumn/Fall used autumn colours

Golden Child

Hello Nomad friends.  After a busy day yesterday I am enjoying a quiet day in the craft room.  I needed a 1 year old birthday card and thought this fitted the bill.

Poppystamps Love Balloons dies and bear stamp from the Love Note set.  I used scraps of red card to cut one large heart balloon and two of each of the other three sizes.  I edged all the die cuts with red Promarker.  The bear was stamped on a white scrap and also coloured with Promarkers.  I've used a Kort og Godt patterned card base and a scrap of cream card for the ground.  The stickers are from a Norwegian company called Ocean Heart Hobby and the translation is Congratulations Golden Child.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 72 - Cards for Kids 1/3
Creative Crafting Uncles Challenge 8 - Teddybears 2/3
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 386
Promarker Challenge Week 559 - Autumn/Fall used autumn colours for an autumn birthday