Monday, 1 May 2017

Birds Eye View

Hello.  Welcome. It's way past the witching hour so here's a simple bird inspired by Shirley


I cut the white panel using Stamplorations Double Crazy Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped the bird uusing Versamark and embossed the top with black and the bottom of his legs with white embossing powder.  I coloured his bill with orange Promarker and paper pieced the body.  A googly eye and Stamploration sentiment to finish.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations April Challenge I went with green and bird Stamplorations CAS Challenge April
Stamplorations April Challenge - Theme - Stamps and Wings 
Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase 
Stamplorations Things With Wings Spring Linky 




Sunday, 30 April 2017

Man From The Flying Squad

Hello.  Welcome.  Love this image.  Banksy rocks.  Did I tell you I saw Banksy's Brexit on a wall in Bristol.  The council had put a piece of perspex over it to stop over zealous graffitti cleaners LOL.  



I cut the panel using Stamplorations Crazy Double stitched rectangle die.   I used Cracked Pistachio distress ink and Aegean Sea chalk ink randomly on a white hammered card base.  I stamped and embossed the VLVS policeman on the die cut panel and stuck it on the card base.   Then I stamped the VLVS shoes hanging from the line.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
VLVS April Challenge 
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 34 - Fargeutfordring 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 110 - Grunge
Stamplorations Cutplorations April Challenge I went with green and blue and oh my goodness that guy has a bird on his head.....
Stamplorations CAS Challenge April 





Do You Like Happy Mail??

Hello.  Welcome.  It was my birthday last weekend.  I'm chatting to my mum and she says she doesn't know what to get me.  Ahhh, well.  There's a package coming for me.  Why don't you send it on and it will be the perfect gift.  I knew it would be the perfect gift cos it was some crafty goodies I had had my eye on.  The really funny thing about this story was it was me, in Norway, ordering Swedish goodies from the UK, to be sent to Norway!!   Talk about round the houses.  Anyway, here's a make using my perfect birthday present.  Thanks Mum.   


I cut a black panel using the Gummiapan Stitched Square die.  Then I cut the Integrated Star die from gold mirror card.  I stamped and coloured the cute Mini Bunny Tilda with distress inks and fussy cut her.  These are less that 5cm, but I have a few ideas to see where I can perch them.  They are on offer at Swedish House Crafts if you are interested.  I think they will be perfect for ATC's etc.  I used another of the Stitched Square dies to cut my card base.  I couldn't find the sentiment or text dies I wanted so I scribbled my own words with a gold pilot marker and outlined with a white gel pen.

OK, so if you like happy mail, the Card Chain Challenge May sign up is open until 6th May.  This is an international card exchange.  You send a card and get a card in return.  Would love you to join the fun.  All details and past reveals of the fantabulous cards that have winged their way around the globe can be viewed on the blog.  The April reveal will be posted on 2nd May.  

Also, in case you missed it, I was Growing in Unity the past week and have two Unity stamp grab bags to give away.  Today is the last day to comment.  Check out this post for details and all the links.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 32 - Use Black
More Than Words April Mini Challenge - Free
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - A2617 

Friday, 28 April 2017

GIU Day 5 - Get Out The Sun Glasses

Hello.  Welcome.  This week I am growing in Unity.  I have shared a project every day this this week featuring Unity Stamp Company stamps.  This is my final GIU post and I would like to thank you for your visits and your mega-awesome comments.  You rock.  I'd also like to thank Unity for giving me the opportunity to share my Unity creations with you, and for giving you the chance to win a Unity grab bag.  Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of two fantastic Unity grab bags.  Hugz

Yesterday I did cool blues for Christmas.  Today I wanted to go bright, in the hopes of encouraging the summer.  And today we have sunshine, so maybe it worked!!  I also wanted to use one of my favourite Unity Stamps.  I know, there are so many, but in the end I went with The Strength She Needs, definitely one of my bestest favourites.



See, I was serious about the sunglasses!!  I made my background using triangles of neon paper.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the girl and coloured her with distress ink and a red Promarker.  I stamped the sentiment using black Staz-on.  Not sure of the kit this comes from because I got it in a Unity grab bag.  I thought this might make a modern and alternative confirmation card.  Good advice for a young woman.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity grab bag.  If you have missed my other posts this week they are here:  
I will count comments made up til close of play on Sunday.
Good luck.

If you hop over to Lisa's blog she is also GIU this week, and has two grab bags to giveaway too.  
Just in case you don't know there are two GIU gals every week in 2017, each giving away 2 fabtastic Unity grab bags.  If you want to find them you can join the fb 
HUGZ

Joining the fun at

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kaboks Utfordring 12 - Konfirmasjon
Scrappiness Utfolrdring 4 - Fargerikt
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Challenge 122 - Favourite Stamp 
Allsorts Challenge Week 412 - I Spy Be, bright, body, bangle. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

GIU Day 4 - Feeling Blue

Hello.  Welcome.  This week I am growing in Unity.  This means I will be sharing a project every day this this week featuring Unity Stamp Company stamps.  Leave a comment on all my posts this week for a chance to win one of two Unity mega-awesome grab bags. 

I used a lot of my christmas card stash last christmas so my plan was to make a new christmas card every week fortnight month.  OK, a little pathetic, but every little helps, and I'm sure production will accelerate after the summer.  So here's this month's contribution to the xmas card pile.  Featuring a girl and coffee, although I like to think she is cuddling a cup of hot chocolate.  I certainly would be.


The bricks and the window are from SMAK kits Focus on the Good and Be Different.  I masked the window before stamping the bricks.  I also added some snowflakes, stamped with silver ink, over the top of the bricks.  They look a bit yellow in the picture.  The snowflakes and the girl are from KOTM Warmth of Winter.  I stamped, fussy cut and coloured her with blue distress inks.  And a little touch of pink and red.  The sentiment is from Country Christmas Snowman.  Maybe not a typical christmas design but it's making me feel chilly!  Where's the hot chocolate??

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity grab bag.  If you have missed my other posts this week they are here:  DAY 1DAY 2, DAY 3 
You can also hop over to Lisa's blog.  She is also GIU this week and has two grab bags to giveaway too.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
April Rudolph Days Challenge
FSC Challenge 122 - Sound of Music - My Favourite Things  I went with warm woolen mittens
ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for Home
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 330 
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colour Blue, always been my favourite, and it works lovely for chilly winter, or lovely seas and skies. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

GIU Day 3 - Wise Words And Interesting Wallpaper

Hello.  Welcome.  This week I am Growing In Unity.  Sharing a project everyday this week featuring Unity Stamp Company stamps.  Leave a comment on all my posts this week for a chance to win one of two Unity mega-awesome grab bags.  I will choose my winners next week.  

Today I am sharing a card using images from two Unity SMAK kits.   



I stamped and embossed the lady from Focus On The Good and the sentiment from Be Different with black embosssing powder.  To make the background I masked the lady and stamped the flower from the Be Different kit using Electric Green Radiant Neon pigment ink.  Then I did a watercolour wash with Evergreen Bough distress ink.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity grab bag.  If you have missed my other posts this week they are here:  DAY 1DAY 2.   

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

GIU Day 2 - Outside My Box and Grab Bags Up For Grabs

Hello.  Welcome.  This week I am Growing in Unity.  I am sharing a project every day featuring Unity Stamp Company stamps.  I would like to thank you for your lovely comments yesterday.  Please keep visiting and commenting because Unity have given me two grab bags of 25 stamps to give away.  I will be choosing my two winners next week.  You can find my Day 1 post HERE.  

I have decided to call this a canvas, although my canvas is actually a piece of DCWV patterned paper.  I had no plan starting this, except that I wanted to use this gorgeous Anastasia stamp, so I hope I inspire you today to just grab some stamps and make something.  



I have made this as a gift for a young lady who will soon be confirmed.  Nearly every 15 year old in Norway gets confirmed.  For the main image I used Anastasia (Believes) and in the background stamps from Let Adventure.  I took a couple of process photo's so I'll try and explain how I got to this.  It was a bit of an adventure........



I started with a 8" x 8" piece of patterned paper from DCWV.   I stamped Anastasia on a piece of white paper, fussy cut her and used this as a mask.  Then I stamped the mixed media Let Adventure stamps using London Fog Memento ink and grey Archival ink.  I added some iridescent glitter glue to the wings of the butterfly and some Brushed Corduroy stickles to the two long mixed media stamps.  And I really didn't like the stickles!!!



So I had a think about what I might have in my stash to fix my stickles problem and remembered that I had some Bedazzles.  Tiny blingy stuff.  So I added some glossy accents and some Disco Ball bedazzles to the stickles.  I liked that.  I decided to add some Electric Slide bedazzles to the butterfly.  Then I used a wide flat brush and black acrylic paint and made the border.



I removed the white paper mask.  I stamped and embossed the Anastasia image on vellum and fussy cut her.  I coloured on the backside with distress inks.  Totally inappropriate medium to use on vellum, but I like the translucent effect.  I added some copper metal feathers from Korthobby.no to her hair and  a bit of blue galaxy marker to her eyes.


Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of two Unity grab bags.  And if you want to increase your chances you can hop over to Lisa's blog.  She is also GIU this week and also has two grab bags to give away.  Good luck.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Korthobby Utfordring - Konfirmasjon
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 4 - Konfirmasjon/Baby 
Kaboks Utfordring 12 - Konfirmasjon 
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes 
Scrappiness Utfolrdring 4 - Fargerikt 
Allsorts Challenge Week 412 - I Spy  butterfly, bling, blue eyes, black border.......