Monday, 18 June 2018

Wheely Little Fishies Swimming Round

Hello.  Welcome.  I am sharing a bright summery hangy thing over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.  Hop on over for all the details.  

Well, I did say it was bright!!  Maybe we need sunglasses?!!  I've used Lost Coast Designs Circle Frame and Bubbles Background, the little fish from Carmen's Veranda Ballerina with Fish and a Carmen's Veranda sentiment Happy Place.  Full details on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and don't forget to pop over and join our Round and Round challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My fishy hangy thing is joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Summer
Power and Spark June Challenge - Let's Go Round and Round
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Frame It
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Anything Goes


Sad Friends

Hello.  Welcome.  I needed a sympathy card for a friend and decided to use this geisha stamp from PaperBabes.  I've based my card on the PaperBabes sketch and gone super CAS.

Love this big beautiful PaperBabes MaryLeeDee Kimono clear stamp.  I stamped her on my white card panel with black archival.  Then I cut around each side of her head, inserted a Stamplorations Stitched Landscape die and embossed it.  The sentiment is from Unity.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 75 - Sketch
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 165 - Black and White
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks 338/339 - Anything Goes  

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Shooting Star Flowers

Hello.  Welcome.  Julie showed some beautiful cards for Stamplorations 5th Birthday celebration.  I was particularly taken by her die cut flowers with black and white polka dot background and decided to try to stamp something similar.

I masked either side of the card and stamped the daisy from Stamplorations Trendy Spring Blooms.  I masked the daisies and stamped Lost Coast Designs Shooting Star background.  I drew a line down each side of my stamped panel and coloured the center of the flowers using Promarkers.  The thanks is a Winnie and Walter die cut from black and orange card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

White Silhouette

Hello.  Welcome.  Stamplorations is celebrating it's 5th birthday and the month long challenge is to CASE any of the projects that the DT is sharing, which leaves it pretty wide open cos the projects are flying out, thick and fast, and in so many styles and colours and themes it's enough to make Mr Mojo's head spin.  Although I have a long list of ooooh, I want to try that, this afternoon I spotted a card by Suzanne that made me want to sit down and create.   I am very into alternative xmas cards at the moment and I figured this fitted the bill perfectly.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper that already had some green and peach acrylc splats.  I added some more colours using yellow, violet, purple, and turquoise brusho powders.  I cut the panel with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die and mounted on a blue base card.  I used one of Rubber Dance Pine Fir Yew stamps and black archival to add the foliage detail.  Then I cut Sizzix Dashing Deer from white card and added him to the card.   

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Joining the fun at

Friday, 15 June 2018

Blingy Bee

Hello.  Welcome.  Gosh, half way through June!  Don't time fly when you're having fun.  You are having fun aren't you??  Why not join the Rubber Dance challenge?  It runs through to the end of the month.  There are delicious colours of blue, blue and sandstone, and/or you can make a tag.  That's what I did, and maybe some blue, blue and sandstone as well.  

I used Rubber Dance Round In Circles and Beautiful Bugs and the sentiment is from the Bling Bling set.

I made a brusho background using blues and sandstone brusho's and selected an area I liked and cut my tag using a Sizzix die.  I stamped the large spiral from Round In Circles using Salty Ocean distress oxide.  Then I stamped the linked circle stamp using Antique Linen DOx.  

I stamped embossed and coloured the large bee from Beautiful Bugs.  I used yellow Promarker and irridescent glitter glue on the wings.  I stamped the sentiment with black archival and added more glitter to the sandstone strip in the middle of the tag.  A bit of fluffy wool and done!

 The Rubber Dance challenge runs until the end of the month. You can use the colours and/or make a tag.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15!  Did you see the new stamps??  Go check em out.  So cool!!
Hop over to the blog to check out more amazing inspiration from the team and to link up your make.  See you there.  Hugz
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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Girls Like Blue Too

Hello.  Welcome.  Got this cute laser cut chipboard from Swedish House Crafts.  I think you are supposed to press the pretty mesh frame out of the surround, but then I would be keeping the surround and probably never use it, so I decided to use the whole thing.  It's slightly smaller than 6 x 4" so I thought it would make a great journal card for a PL LO.  

I used the back of the frame cos I liked the colour from the cutting.  The front side is much more of a neutral colour.  I found a piece of patterned paper and stuck it behind the mesh.  Using Gummiapan Coneflower die I cut lots of flowers from blue paper and added some colour with Promarkers.  I found a scrap of brusho coloured background and cut it with Memory Box Stitched Landscape dies.  I edged the journal card with Salty Ocean distress ink.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Magnolia's Ox Tilda stamp and coloured her with Promarkers.  I added a little heart button, some glitter to the coneflower centers and stamped the Unity sentiment with blue dye ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
All About Magnolia Challenge 35 - Anything But a Card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything But A Card
Swedish House Crafts - June 2018 Celebration #1specianity
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Frame It
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Colour It Blue

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sunflower Blues

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes knowing what you want to do is only half the battle.  Finding time isn't always easy.  I knew I wanted to use this sunflower for the Calling All Sistahs challenge.  It just so matched the picture inspiration and I think it looks very cool in the teal tones.  

My background panel is a brusho mop up piece, die cut with a stitch rectangle die and mounted on a black base card.  I die cut Poppystamps Bountiful Sunflower and used it as a stencil to colour the negative spaces with Cloud and Cadet blue Promarkers.  Then I coloured the sunflower with the Cadet blue marker and added it to the card.  The sentiment is from Unity, stamped with blue dye ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Calling All Sistahs Challenge 13
Scrapy Land Challenge 91
Dies R Us Challenge 98 - Sunshine or Clouds  well, the background looks a bit rainy, but it's a sunflower and supposed to be bringing hope, so I think it qualifies.  Hugz
Crop Stop Link Party 40