Thursday 11 April 2024

Dog In An Art Deco Box

Hello Nomad friends.  There are a few challenges featuring window/apertures and it's actually quite fun.  Tonight I have a dog with an art deco frame.

I used Poppystamps Geometric Deco Plate craft die for the frame and Whittle Cutie Dog die for the dog.  I cut the centre out of the card and paper pieced the frame which gave it back a bit of strength.

The card opens to reveal the dog sleeping on a mat, which is actually a pocket for a gift card, or some tea bags, or a tag or message.  Whatever you want really.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 115 - Look Out The Window
Allsorts Challenge Week 775 - For The Love of Animals opt AG
As You Like It Challenge - Cute or Floral I'm not really a flower fan so cute gets my vote anytime.  Isn't that puppy just adorable!!
De Egel April Challenge 181- See-Through Card with Blue
Knutsels en Kadootjes Kaart met Doorkijkje





Wednesday 10 April 2024

In The Cat House

Hello Nomad friends.  Having another big moment for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Cute and/or Fluffy challenge, and what's more cute and fluffy than cats!!


I was feeling lazy so I fussy cut everything.  Nightmare for some, but I enjoy fussy cutting and everything here was pretty simple.  I used Lost Coast Designs Yourba Adire Background and Fourth Dimension Background for my cat house.  Then I stamped three Yoga Cats and the Anchor Fish with blue ink and fussy cut.  I stamped ATC Many Cats on an inky scrap and added a die cut frame.
 
 
You have until 23.59 PST on the 30th to join the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so do hop over and see their awesome makes.
 
 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
 

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Peekaboo Butterfly

Hello Nomad friends.  Butterflies and blooms are always popular for birthday cards and I made this one very blue for a fire-born friend.

I've had this turquoise pierced card for a while so I decided today was it's day!  The central design is Memory Box Hopmeadow Circle die.  I fussy cut the angel wing after drawing round the outside of the die.  The butterflies are also Memory Box, Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines.   Love that there is a seperate die for the butterfly body, which comes in handy so many places......  The sentiment is from Power Poppy.

it opens to reveal this.....


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Outside The Box Challenge 106 - Birthday Greetings
De Egel April Challenge 181- See-Through Card with Blue
Kaartjes Inspiratie Challenge 191 - Vleugels op je Kaart
Knutsels en Kadootjes Kaart met Doorkijkje
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday







Sunday 7 April 2024

Santa Seminar : Navigation

Hello Nomad friends.  Santa is back with his friend Rudolf and they are discussing the finer points of navigation.  Nothing worse than getting your GPS in a tangle on the busiest night of the year.

Santa is sporting his silver suit tonight and Rudolf polished up his nose.  I used that lovely Simon Says Stamp Faceted Snowflakes embossing folder on matt silver paper for the background.  I found a sad looking silver star in the scraps box and tried to jazz it up with a little more embossing.  Not sure it feels jazzed.  It is a bit of a curiosity, an eight pointed star.  Santa is obviously explaining that to Rudolf who is probably blinded by his red shiny nose.  Both santa and rudolf are sizzix papercut die sets.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Santa and Rudolf are joining the fun at
52 Weeks to Christmas Challenge March
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 85 - Santa and His Sidekicks
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Whatever the Weather  Clear skies, good chance of snow
Allsorts Challenge Week 775 - For The Love of Animals opt AG

Friday 5 April 2024

Aries Rising

Hello Nomad friends.  I like astrology.  Not so much the reading of the horoscope but the whole characters and traits and symbolism.  It's Aries time at the moment and I've made a birthday card for the ram in our lives with lots of spring greens.

I used Funky Fossil Steampunk Farmyard ram and Art Deco die cut frame.  I coloured the ram with promarkers and metallic sharpies and fussy cut.  I stamped the frame with the star stamp from FF Astro and the Space Whale and fussy cut the planet and stamped the star burst from Astro Says set.  The panel in the top was stamped with a bit from Aall&Create bighorn stamp and the Happy Birthday is Hero Arts.  I also slipped in a couple of aries symbols.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Kreativtanten Challenge 88 - The Colour Green
Everybody Art Challenge 554 - Farm Animals
Inspiration Station April Challenge Inspired by the planet



Thursday 4 April 2024

Cute, Fluffy and Sassy

Hello Nomad friends.  Today I am over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity with some inspiration for the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge.

 
I kept it simple with a distress ink smooched background and a little scripty stamping using one of the Lost Coast Designs Pieces of Calligraphy stamps.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Peekaboo Kitty on white card, fussy cut and added some gel pen colour to her eyes.  I added the cat to the card and stamped Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy sentiment to finish.

 
You have until 23.59 PST on the 30th to join the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so do pop over and see their awesome makes.
 
 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Snail Mail for the Card Chain Challenge

Hello Nomad friends.  It's the second of the month and time for the Card Chain Challenge Reveal.  35 cards were sent winging their way around the planet spreading friendship and love.  This is the card I sent to Mia in Greece.

I used the sketch, postal, friendship and string and block options.  Actually love the string and block background.  I wrapped string round an acrylic block and inked with distress ink and stamped.  Pretty cool.  Then I found some postage stamp dies and this Woodware snail mail stamp set. 

Do hop over and check out the REVEAL and all the awesome cards that were exchanged 

If you would like to be a part of the April exchange you can SIGN UP here

 If your card uses real stamping and it's cute and/or fluffy why not link it up to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge Cute and/or Fluffy

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Utfordring for April - Knalle Farger
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Spring opt AG