Sunday, 17 January 2021

Cupcake Wheek!

Hello Nomad friends.  I had a little package arrive from my sister in the UK on Friday.  She posted it 16th December!!!!  Never give up hope people!!  It was a surprize and there were lots of goodies, including some dies.  As soon as I saw the sizzix ice cream die I knew it would make a fabulous huge cupcake.  Wheek!!!

Very happy with this, especially since I hit the scraps!  I used a square raspberry base card and added a 14cm square of pink gingham paper.  I don't consider pieces that size scraps, but I know some people do.  I wanted to use my happy xmas to me Hobby Art Christmas Squeekings stamps, so dug out a vari-coloured brown scrap, stamped the guinea pig, a little white gel pen and fussy cut.  A hot pink scrap cut with Lawn Fawn Bayou background pond die!! for my cupcake doily.  The pink check cupcake wrapper and the orange diamond cake bit are actually reverse sides of the same paper,   I scored the 'wrapper' vertically and inked with Worn Lipstick to simulate that crenelated shape of the cupcake paper.  The dark brown is a scrap of ribbled copper paper.  The glitter glue kinda obscures the lovely metallic finish LOL.  The top die cut was a bit of painted card I have been saving!!  Looked like butterscotch sauce to me!!!  Found a scrap of red metallic card that was just big enough for the cherry die, and used a Promarker to make the green stem.  Copious amounts of glitter glue sprinkles and Wheek!!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  That cupcake is making me hungry........  Where's da cake??!  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Double D 5th Anniversary Birthday - Cupcakes
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 394
Country View Challenge January - Squares
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring - Glitter

Time Out Challenge 179 - You I have never kept guinea pigs, but I do love cake
Stamplorations January Theme Challenge - Stamps and Sweets


Hello Nomad friends.  It's time for a little inspiration for the Let's Squash It! challenge use any embossing folder and an animal.  I've combined Nellie Snellen Snowy Cottages embossing folder, loads of glitter and a NBUS Hobby Art sheep photo bombing the scene.  Like they do!!!

I embossed a panel of white card with Nellie Snellen Snowy Cottages embossing folder and added some Sky Blue archival ink over the embossed areas.  Then I went a little crazy with the glitter glue LOL.  Winter sparkle!!!!   I mounted the panel on a pale blue card base.  I stamped the front half of Hobby Art Baa Humbug Sheep on some white card, fussy cut, added a touch of pink Promarker to his face and added him to the card.

  Join the fun for a chance to win an embossing folder from the Prize Vault.

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Happy Gnome-aversary


Hello Nomad friends.  Saturday is progressing with cold and ice outside and baking and card making inside.  I hope you are also having a splendid day.  
Here's some more Gnome fun.
Neon GNOMES!!!
I stamped Lost Coast Designs Fruit Pods Background and the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Party Words on a black card base and embossed with Zing Leaf embossing powder.   I stamped Pointy Hat Gnome and Sweater Gnome on white card, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut.  A little glitter on her pom-pom and done.

Join the challenge fun for a chance to win.
Show us your GNOMES!!!

There's also a chance to win this weekend over at the Lost Coast Designs Official group on fb.  Hop over and join the fun.

Due to the mass cancellation of stamp/scrapbook shows Linda is running an online virtual convention.   Use coupon code QUARANTINE to get 25% off any purchase of Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps.  Katzelkraft stamps, stamp accessories and Stencil Girl stencils are not included in the sale.

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Art Piaskownica Kolory - Neonowe

Friday, 15 January 2021

This Is Me Again

Hello Nomad friends.  The Rubber Dance team is sharing a load of fabulous inspiration today.  It's always exciting and Wow! worthy over on the blog but on the 1st and 15th we go a little crazy!  Hop over and check it out.   I was inspired by the colours on this months moodboard and also the challenge at Time Out.  The theme is you.  But they don't mean you, they mean Me!  They want us to create something that reflects ourselves.  Interesting theme, and not usually my thing, but this went together with fun and flourish.

I've used Rubber Dance girl from This Is Me, circles from Round in Circles and various word stamps from Think Again, and Whimsical Winter.  So here we go, this is me cos I am a long haired female.  I always wanted blue hair, but it tends more to grey, or silver on good days LOL.  I have a cool head most of the time, I love smiles and circles, I always expect sunshine and keeping warm is always a good thing.   I've coloured with Promarkers, distress inks and stamped with archival and memento inks.

Do hop over and check out the inspiration from the team and leave a little love.  We all need more love!!  If you are stamping anything with Rubber Dance stamps don't forget to share in the Rubber Dance stamping lounge.  We would love to see you there.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 179 - You
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Feminine
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 135 - Picture Inspiration

Show Us Your Gnomes!!!!

Hello Nomad friends.  It's time for a new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we want to see GNOMES!!!!!   

Call me biased but of all the gnomes I'm seeing in blogland I still think Lost Coast Designs' are the cutest.  There have been three gnome releases at Lost Coast Designs for a total of 23 gnome and 4 gnome home stamps!!!   Hop over and check em out.  There is 25% off your Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda stamp order with the code QUARANTINE.  But first!!   Redneck Gnome is on his travels......

Hmmm, Mayan Steles.  Must be wandering in South America!!   I used Lost Coast Designs Redneck Gnome, Mayan Stele, Freedom Dictionary Words and Travel Quotes

I started with a grungy stone look designer card base and stamped the Freedom Dictionary Word with dandelion archival and Redneck Gnome with black archival ink.

I masked the Gnome and using a piece of ripped card as a mask I blended in some hills.  Needs practice!!!  I stamped the Freedom Dictionary Word twice more behind the gnome and then added the Mayan Steles either side using Memento London Fog ink.  

I used that ripped card mask to add some ink to the edge of the steles for added dimension and stamped the quote from Travel Quotes in the grass.

'A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles'

Join the gnome fun for a chance to win and don't forget to check the blog for lots of gnome awesomeness.  Please remember we are a real stamp challenge.  Your gnome must be a real rubber or clear stamp.  Please state the company and if you use Lost Coast Designs gnomes you will get an extra entry in the random draw.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It Up

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Butterfly Effect

Hello Nomad friends.  It's time for the fourth challenge over at Let's Squash It!  This month we want you to use any embossing folder and an animal.  Check the post for all the details, da roolz (updated 9th Jan) and more inspiration from my crafty buddy Jo.  Here's my card using Gemini Butterfly Effect embossing folder.

Rather pleased with this.  The folder comes with a matching stencil.  This is the first time I've used it.  These 3D folders are quite fat and I found leaving one of the cutting plates out from my Bigshot sandwich worked perfectly.

I used the stencil and distress inks and stencilled the butterfly and the dot matrix on a card panel.

I embossed with the folder and smeared the embossed texture with Iced Spruce distress ink.  Then I cut the panel using Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die.

I mounted the stencilled, embossed panel on a dark grey card base.  I cut a piece of the same dark grey card with Stamplorations Aloha word die and then used the stitch rectangle die to cut the chevrons.  


Grab you embossing folders and join the fun.  Don't forget to include an animal on your card.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations January Stencil Challenge
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
ARTastic Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 January 2021

This Is Me

Hello Nomad friends.  I'd just like to say this is not mixed media LOL.   Quite rare for me, cos I do like to mix and match my mediums, but this one is pure Archival ink.

I started with a brick patterned card base.  I have lots of designer paper and card and picking a nice base is all part of the fun.  I stamped the girl from This Is Me and sentiments from Believe In You using black archival ink.  I masked the girl and then I used about half of the stamps from the Mixed Media Marks set and lots of different archival ink colours and stamped with glorious abandon.   Done!

Don't forget to check out the Rubber Dance webshop.  There is a selection of stamps on special offer so hop over and check out the sale.   The new January release is available for pre-order now and on offer until the 11th January!
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz