Saturday, 24 March 2018

I Say, I Say, I Say

Hello.  Welcome.  I am over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today with a clean and simple but wordy offering.  

I simply cut my white base card with a stitch die, stamped Carmen's Veranda Who Ties Her Shoes sentiment and Lost Coast Designs' Mini Manga Goth Harlequin and embossed with black powder.  
I should think all those bows are a little bit tricky!!!

Join up your wordy makes for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars!!  Someone will be getting some free stamps.  Will it be you???

Lost Coast Designs also has a Design Team Call which closes 31st March

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Friday, 23 March 2018

And a Feather Duster

Hello.  Welcome.  Did you miss me??  10 days away from my craft room!  But I survived!!  Of course I did.  Finally got some time tonight and started gently with an ATC.  Unity wants to see something old made new.  Well, I got plenty of old.  Ain't it great to revisit some of the forgotten goodies.

Mama said there would be days like this.  Well, indeed.  All stamps are from Unity Just Me kit.  I cut my ATC from green textured card and stamped it with the leopard print stamp and green ink.  Then I discovered a feather duster.   Well, I think that's what it is. Anyway, I stamped it and the sentiment in black and then also went around the edge of the ATC with it.  I stamped the girl many times on various patterned paper scraps and paper pieced her.  Rather like this Irish beauty.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Dr. Frankenstein's Hawaiian Adventure

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I am sharing one of Dr Frankenstein's lesser known creations over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

Did you know Dr Frankenstein loved Hawaii?  And pineapples!!  Very partial to pineapples.  If you want to know how I created my Frankenpineapple just hop over to the Portal.  We are all about the words this fortnight with our Say What???  challenge.  Join up your projects with wordy quotes and funny sentiments for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.

Frankenpineapple is joining the fun at
Dream in Darkness Challenge - Anything But Cute
Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month
Colouring in Scrapland  I used distress inks and promarkers
Stempelsonne Challenge #200
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 322 pineapple stamped on a scrap of card and Frank stamped and embossed on a scrap of tissue paper. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The Dog Says.....

Hello.  Welcome.  A new challenge starting over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and it's Say What??  We want to see those punny sayings and wise quotes.  Words, words, words, the more the better.  Here's a little postcard inspiration from me to get you started.....

I used Lost Coast Designs Drake Dog and the fun saying is from Carmen's Veranda.  If you haven't checked out all the Carmen's Veranda sayings you really should.  This one is called Be Crazy Be Stupid.  I have used prima fluid chalk and Memory Box shine stencil in the background.  Drake Dog was stamped, embossed and fussy cut and coloured with Promakers.  Do hop over to the blog and check out the rest of the inspiration from the team and join up your wordy wonder for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.  See you there!! 

Penguin Dreaming

Hello.  Welcome.  Middle of the month and I thought we could take a trip to middle earth where penguins dream, carving their stories into the walls of special underwater caves, and teaching their little penguins all about it.  Are you with me??  OK, here we go...

Squeeeeee!!  Penguin school!  Inspired by Playful Penguins and Rock Carving stamps from Rubber Dance and their colours this month that are lavender, black and grey.

I started with Colourcraft Aztec paints.  I used a mix of blue, pink and purple.  These babies glimmer and shimmer.

I put a big blob in the middle of a piece of glossy paper and used my finger to spread them around.  This was messy!  And a lot of fun!!  But there was still a lot of paint so I got another sheet of glossy paper, pressed it into the paint and pulled it off.  Still too much paint so I took another print.  So now I have three sheets of paper.  I picked the one I liked best.

I cut around the edge of my paint blob and then used Rubber Dance Rock Carvings, Versamark ink and metallic red Zing embossing powder, which I thought gave that authentic ocher look.  I adjusted the little man stamp by cutting a mask which included a beak.  To make my flock of penguins I stamped and embossed the little man, used an embossing pen to add a beak, embossed it, masked and repeated.  A flock of penguins!!!  They seem to be having a chat with other cave denizens!  I used black brilliance ink around the edge of the 'cave' to add a shadow.  

OK, background.  30 x 30cm Bazzill Blackberry paper, Fossilised Amber distress oxide and Memory Box Shine stencil.  

Foreground.  I stamped the ice flow stamps from Rubber Dance Playful Penguins and fussy cut the tops.  Then I masked the ice floes, rubbed purple, violet and sea green brusho's into the paper and spritzed with water.  

I put it all together and added some Playful Penguins.  I adjusted the angle of their heads and coloured them with Promarkers and distress inks.  So, there you have Penguin Dreaming.  Or maybe just mine........

Thanks for dropping by.  The Rubber Dance challenge run until the end of the month. You can use the colours and/or circles.  Don't forget to hop over and check out the rest of the inspiration from the team and if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15!  Hugz

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Unicorn Sunset

Hello.  Welcome.  I won this Visible Image set from Ink Art Designs and this is it's first outing with me.  When I get a new product I like to start simply, so maybe someone has done this before, but this ones mine!!!

I used a hammered card base, stamped the unicorn and the sentiment from Visible Image's Believe In Unicorns and embossed with black powder.  Then I stamped the moon with Fossilised Amber DO.  It did not wipe nicely off the embossed area!!  I ended up re-embossing the unicorns head to get it glossy again.  I sprinkled red brusho powder and used my finger to rub the dry powder into the background.  Then I spritzed with water.  Wish I had taken a before and after photo cos that explosion of colour was pretty glorious!!

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Visible Image Show and Tell
Ink Art Designs Challenge
Penny Black and More Challenge - Feature a Creature
Time Out Challenges #104 - Bold
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 324/325 - Anything Goes
Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday Challlenge - All Creatures Great and Small
As You Like It Challenge - Single or Multiple Layers  single, cos I'm a lover of simplicity

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Rainbow of Happy Mail

Hello.  Welcome.  I made a postcard featuring happy mail!!!


I cut Poppystamps Mail Stack die, made it a rainbow of colour using Promarkers and pieced it back into the postcard.  It started white, but it looked too stark so I gave it a wash of DI Spiced Marmalade and splashed some water on it.  I stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations, splitting it between the envelope and the bottom of the card, and stamped, coloured and fussy cut Mini Bunny Tilda stamp.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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