Thursday, 14 December 2017

In The Cat House

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday was National Cocoa Day so I decided to make a card and small hot chocolatey gift in one.  

I made a card with a pocket for a hot chocolate sachet.  The stamp is from Impression Obsession

I wanted it a bit rustic so I added a panel of card to my card base that I had covered with some hessian.  I glued the panel along each side and the bottom, leaving the top open.

I stamped Impression Obsession G145 using blue ink on kraft card and cut with an oval stitched die.  I added some Wow! white puff powder and a piece of twine which I tied in a bow.  Hmmmm, hot chocolate by post.  Nam nam.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Impression Obsession Challenge - Last Minute Holiday Cards/Gifts
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stitch It
Allsorts Challenge Week 445 - Snowflakes

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Dear Santa, A White Christmas Would be Nice, But if You Don't Have Any White, Red Will Do

Hello.  Welcome.  I am seeing all these cute bottle hanger tags all over the place so I thought I'd have a go.   

OK for a first attempt.  I used Sizzix Party Bag dies to get my fancy tag shape and Sizzix circle dies for the hole.

I used a piece of thick yellow card for my base and a piece of card that I had embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and added white ink and some blue Nuvo glimmer paste.  The santa is a Kreativ Hender stamp that I embossed with white glitter powder on the same blue card and fussy cut.  Maybe blue on white would have been I used a white gel pen around the edge of the fussy cut.  A bit of christmas ribbon (which actually says don't open before 25th December but I tried to hide the negative vibes LOL).  The fancy metal ring and the jingle bell are from Korthobby.  It really jingles!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Korthobby Utfordring - Jul
Power and Spark 12 Days of Christmas inspired by Day 11
Deep Ocean Challenge 170 - Jingle Bells
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Desember - Gave
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Winter Time
Stamplorations Tagplorations December

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Nosferatu Move Over

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes I am a little slow.  I am just realising that it's only two weeks til the jolly red man comes and I have yet to post my cards.  OK, I haven't exactly written them yet.  Or, may it be said, actually made all I need.  Yep, last minute midnight crafting on the agenda again.  But you know what, I have found that Mr Mojo tends to be very active after midnight.  Me feels he may be a vampire, mayhaps feeding on the inspiration of the crafty community.  Thank goodness he is into giving infusions in our darkest moments.  Here's another infusion that is handy for after midnight crafting..... coffee.  

I embossed my dark blue card base with Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and used white pigment ink on the raised texture.  The girl is from Unity's Warmth of Winter set, stamped and coloured with Promarkers.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Christmas/Winter
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Passion for Promarker Week 424 - Mega Christmas Challenge
Scrappelyst Grublis for Desember - Votter

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pyromaniac Convention

Hello.  Welcome.  So over at PaperArtsy the current topic is Torn Ripped and Burnt.  Burnt??  Hmmm,........

My Man:  What you doing?

Me:  Burning my art

My Man:  Oh.  OK.  (back to reading his book)

This one was inspired by Wanda.  I took a piece of Basic Grey paper that I love, but I have just realised how prominent the word Christmas appears, so maybe I should change the sentiment.  Anyway, I ripped a hole in the middle and folded it back and then set fire to the edges (see conversation above).  Wow, too much fun!!!!   I splatted some Fired Brick distress stain on some yellow vellum, ripped it into strips and stuck it behind the aperture.  I used some of the soot from the burning on my white base card.  The little doggy is from Unity, stamped, embossed and fussy cut.  Sentiment unknown, possibly also Unity.  Great sentiment, maybe doesn't gel so well with the background paper, but the dog is loving it.  But then again.... maybe Christmas is the perfect time to take a chance and change your life.  Seasons Greetings everyone. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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PaperArtsy Topic 18 - Torn, Ripped and Burnt
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312/#313 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowflake Coffee

Hello.  Welcome.  In case you have missed it the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has started.  It's hot and it's hoppin'

I used stamps from Impression Obsession Smell The Coffee set and dark blue pigment ink.  I used a mask and stamped with a small Rubber Dance snowflake stamp on each cup.  The panel was cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch rectangle and I used pale blue Bazzill dots card for my base card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 188 - Winter Blues
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Icy Inspiration
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312/#313 - Anything Goes

Friday, 8 December 2017

Butter Humbugs

Hello.  Welcome.  Addicted to CAS have the cue word Sweets and I had an idea to use the Winnie and Walter Peppermint Zone mini stamp and make some mints. 

I cut some circles of cream paper using a Sizzix die and stamped with the Peppermint Zone stamp and something Espresso distress ink.  Then I had a little think about how to present my sweets.  I rattled through the embossing folders and found this one from Sizzix called Medallion.  I die cut a pale blue card circle, embossed it and used Aegean Sea and Midnight something chalk inks to highlight the texture.  I cut off the top and the bottom of the circle, edged it all with the dark blue chalk and returned the bottom piece upside down to act as a foot for my sweet bowl.  I used a silver card base, stamped and embossed the Lawn Fawn sentiment and added my sweet bowl, slightly off the edge so as not to crowd my sentiment. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Addicted to CAS Challenge 125 - Sweets
Winnie & Walter November Color Combo
Stamplorations CAS Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312/#313 - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge 79

Deer, Oh Deer

Hello.  Welcome.  I am very honored to have been asked to guest design at the Crop Stop blog today after I won their October challenge.  If you don't know, the Crop Stop sells masses of lovely crafty goodies and all you need to do to enter their challenges is use something from one of their suppliers.  There are so many, I bet you have something in your stash that suits. 

I decided that since Christmas is fast approaching I would share a quick seasonal card that is very easy, but quite fun. 

If you want the details you need to hop over to the Crop Stop blog and check out my post.  As an extra incentive it's a twofer!!

 Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget you can link up your glittery stamped makes at the Rubber Dance challenge and your Christmas/Winter stamped makes at Lost Coast.  There be prizes!!  Hugz

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Animal and Why I love all animals, but I decided since it's winter I'm going to go with deer, in all their wonderful variety.  I love their elegance and strength and the majestic stags, and there are so many cool stamps and dies, cute and serious.  This card features a deer of the stag variety.

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