Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Through the Keyhole

Hello Nomad friends.  Today we are peeking through the Keyhole at Lost Coast Designs wonderful Weeping Man, and it seems he is peeking right back!!!


I used Carmen's Veranda Keyhole stamp and Lost Coast Designs Weeping Man and Leaves Background stamps.  I used woodgrain paper for the front panel inspired by the current challenge theme Wood!  Hop over to the Lost Coast blog for all the details on how I made my card.

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-82-wood.html

Join the fun with your wood inspired stamped creations for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Penny Black and More - For Boys and Men
Dream in Darkness
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 174 - Lag Pa Lag
Country View Challenges August - Texture
Southern Girls Challenge - Fathers Day/Masculine 

Monday, 19 August 2019

Deep Down Below

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I have been playing with Colourcraft paints and an MDF mermaid.


I used Colourcraft Charcoal, Gold and Pearl Aztec Lustre paints and black Eco Acrylic on the textured base card.  Hop over to the Colourcraft blog for all the details.

Have you visited the new Create With Colourcraft fan group on fb?  Loads of inspiration for ways to use all the amazing paints, dyes, brusho's and other products made by Colourcraft, in the UK.  See you there.  Hugz

Mermaid is joining the fun at
Through the Craftroon Door Week 13 August

Friday, 16 August 2019

No Dachshund, Just Standing Around

Hello.  Welcome.  The lovely Dotty Jo has a very punny Christmas challenge with Dachshund Through the Snow!!  Very good Jo.   So here's a little Christmas cheer featuring a Hund.  He's the one with the antlers.


Finally!!  I've used these stickers from Craft Creations that I have had a long time.


I stuck the boy with dog sticker on a scrap of grey woodgrain paper and coloured with Promarkers.  Then I fussy cut them.



I folded a card base from patterned paper and added some Versamark and WOW White Puff Powder for them to stand on.  I added the fussy cut boy and dog and then cut the sentiment from a scrap of dark blue glitter paper using a Stamplorations die.  A bit of glitter glue on the boys fluffy bits and done

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 450
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 17 - Dachshund Through The Snow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 358
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Midsummer Blues
Stamplorations Summer Cutplorations Challenge

Hedgehog Pie

Hello.  Welcome.  I had an idea involving hedgehogs.  Maybe I should call it cake rather than pie.  Pie has that baked in feel!!   But this is more your Mississippi Mud type of pie.  Much more sloppy.


I spent way too long looking for stamps or dies to make my 'cake'.  In the end I drew it with Promarkers.  See, that's why I stamp!!!  Anyway.....  I added some sprinkles glitter glue to the frosting cos a good dose of glitter glue makes it all look better!!  I stamped the Gummianpan happy birthday background with Bluebird archival.  The PaperBabes Hedgehogs were stamped with brown and black archival on brown woodgrain paper and fussy cut.  The candles, which actually inspired this whole thing, were die cut and coloured with Promarkers.   I'd stamped the happy birthday background a bit squwiffy so when I cut the panel with the Stamplorations stitch die I straightened up the writing, which made the cake look even more wobbly!   But some days girls just gotta have fun!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope your cake is tasty.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 99 - Picture Inspiration
Stempelkueche Challenge 126 - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Midsummer Blues
Penny Black and More - For Boys and Men
Stamplorations Summer Cutplorations Challenge 
The Male Room Challenge 117 - Birthday


Thursday, 15 August 2019

It Moose Be Dawn

Hello Nomad friends.  15th of the month and a new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  The theme is Wood.  Link up your stamped makes on wood substrates, featuring things made of wood, trees, add some wood embellishments, just don't forget real stamping must be the focus of your project for a chance to win the coveted Lost Coast Design dollars!!!   I've paired Lost Coast Designs Trees Background with Carri's Menagerie large Moose to make this fun scene.  


This moose just cracks me up!!  He looks so anxious.  Maybe he afraid of the spooky woods.  Maybe it's been a bad night.  But don't worry Moosey, dawn is breaking!!  

I made my sunrise by roughly finger painting with Mustard, Persimmon and Festive Berries distress ink onto some grey wood grain card.  Then I stamped the Trees Background using Watering Can distress ink to give a paler shade of black.  I stamped the large Moose with black archival, used a white gel pen on his white bits, edged the panel and smudged a bit more black under his feet, then added a red mat and a black card base.  Actually quite in love with this.  Could be a great hello card, or sorry, or sympathy, or thinking of you.  He's definitely thinking hard about something.  Maybe a good masculine make too, for those woodsmen among us. 

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-82-wood.html

Thanks for dropping by.  You have until the end of the month to link up your stamped wood themed makes for a chance to win.  Do hop over to the blog and check out the other amazing projects made by my teamies.  See you there.  Hugz

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fairy Good

Hello Nomad Fans.  Gosh, where did that week go??  It's been a while since I have been absent for so long.  Glad to be back and creating again.  I decided to use this lovely die and made an anyday card.


I cut the Celtic Dreams Fleur die from dark grey Bazzill Dots paper and mounted it on a circle of patterned paper and added a bit of glitter to her wings.  I used a hammered card base and rubbed a green ink pad over it to highlight the texture.  Then cos I had the circle thing going on I decided to round the corner with a pair of fancy scissors.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Just Us Girls Challenge 500 - Trend Week - Circles
Country View Challenges August - Texture
Cards Und More Challenge #39 - Colourboard
Scrap the Rainbow August - Alt er Lov
Die Cut Divas - Make It Hot I used hot colours red, orange and yellow


Monday, 5 August 2019

Catz Rool

Hello Crafty friends.  The sun is shining and it's a lovely day to be out in the garden.  But first.........  The cat says Catz Rool.  I think the cat needs to go back to school!!!  I made a stenciled canvas using Colourcraft Acrylic and Aztec Lustre paints.  Love the black Eco acrylic.  Beautiful black and dries to a lovely matt finish which perfectly complimented the antique gold Aztec paint I used.  If you haven't tried them I can recommend them.  Very reasonable price and made in the UK.  'Non-toxic, wheat and gluten free. VOC, oil and solvent free.'  Anyway, here's my canvas.


I love the That's Crafty stencil effect which makes me think animal print.  The cat is Oliver from Repeat Impressions and I used green Aztec paint to really make his eyes glow!!  I used gold Aztec paint on a scrap of card and die cut with Sizzix Alpha dies to get the letters.  Hop over to the Colourcraft blog from all the details.  Also, in case you haven't seen Colourcraft now have a fb Fan Group Create With Colourcraft.  You can share all your makes using Colourcraft Brusho's, Aztec paints, Acrylic paints, dyes, mediums etc etc.  The team will be sharing projects and tips and we want to see what you are doing too.  Hop over and join the fun.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Oliver is joining the fun at
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - J2419
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 8 - Alt Er Lov
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 174 - Lag Pa Lag
Scrap the Rainbow 14 - Alt er Lov