Monday, 12 November 2018

From Mayans to Aztecs

Hello.  Welcome.  It's desert island crafting here at my little corner of blogland for the next couple of weeks.  I have winged it to the UK for my annual family get together and general all you can eat holiday.  But before I left I put together a little something something for a guest deign spot at the ColourCraft blog.  


Hop over to the ColourCraft blog for all the details on how I made this 12x12 layout and leave me a little love so I know you dropped by.  Hugz

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Lost Coast Designs Mayan Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello.  Welcome.  It's day 2 of Mayan Madness!  The Lost Coast Designs Design Team are having a Mayan Blog hop to celebrate some cool new stamps in the shop.  You should be coming from Cathy's blog if you are following the hop, but if you have just happened by then you can find the full hop list HERE.


The team have been stamping up a storm using the fabulous Mayan Hieroglyph and Mayan Stele stamps.

Today I've used the Mayan Hieroglyph stamp that Laurie nicknamed 'Big Chief'.  He looks a bit chiefly with that posh blanket and hairdo.  I have placed him in his sky temple.  


I started by smearing Salty Ocean distress oxide on my white card base.  I like the chalky finish.  Then I stamped the Mayan Stele stamp with blue dye ink and fussy cut some lines of stones to make the frame.  There is only one of the big blocks on the stamp so I stamped that bit 4 times to get my corner stones.


I stamped my Mayan, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut him.  I gave him plenty of gold, cos like I said, he looks chiefly!


Then I put him in his sky temple so he can contemplate the vastness of it all and admire the carvings.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a little love to be in with a chance to win a prize.  To continue on the hop you need to go to Laurie.  If you get lost or find a broken link then you can find the full hop list at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Good luck!  Have fun!  Hugz.

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Love to Scrap Challenge 115 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 168 - AG Option Ribbon
Kreativtanten Challenge 23 - Etwas fur den Mann 
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge 73 

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Lost Coast Designs Mayan Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello.  Welcome.  The Lost Coast Designs Design Team are having a Mayan Blog hop to celebrate some cool new stamps in the shop.  You should be coming from Cathy's blog if you are following the hop, but if you have just happened by then you can find the full hop list HERE.


The team have been stamping up a storm using the fabulous Mayan Hieroglyph and Mayan Stele stamps.


Here's my card.


I started by stamping the black card base with the Mayan Stele stamp and versamark ink  and embossed with black powder. 


I stamped the Mayan Stele on kraft card using Potting Soil archival ink and fussy cut it.  I stamped the Mayan dude, coloured him with Promarkers and fussy cut.  This guy comes with his own little stone block so I stamped that again on the same kraft card.  He looks a little puzzled and that monkey falling out of his pocket is probably not helping!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a little love to be in with a chance to win a prize.  To continue on the hop you need to go to Laurie.  If you get lost or find a broken link then you can find the full hop list at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Good luck!  See you tomorrow for more Mayan antics.  Hugz.

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Love to Scrap Challenge 115 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge 154 - AG
We Love 2 Create Challenge 14 - AG Mixed Media
Kreativtanten Challenge 23 - Etwas fur den Mann

Monday, 5 November 2018

Quick Quick Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  I wanted to turn my focus towards Christmas today.  Inspired by some tags by Tatiana over at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event I made these three quick and easy bauble shaped tags.


I used Sizzix Ornament 5 die and stamps from Rubber Dance Norwegian Yule for the words.


I started by die cutting the blue card and then stamped and embossed the words with white powder.  They say Merry Christmas, Don't Open Before Christmas Eve, and With Wishes for a Nice Christmas.  


Then I used the matching embossing folder to dry emboss them.  I used Mermaid Lagoon distress ink to highlight the texture and silver tinsel embossing powder for the caps.  


The current Rubber Dance challenge is to use Mint, Blue and Dark Brown and/or Anything Christmas with Rubber Dance stamps.  Join the fun for a chance to win a grab bag of Rubber Dance stamps.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 - Tatiana Day 5
Crafteezee Challenge - Anything But a Card
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 27 - Jul
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 410
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Deer Love

Hello.  Welcome.  Leaves fall.   Autumn moves on apace.  The days shorten and darkness lengthens.  Winter is coming!  But first, this.....


I stamped Lost Coast Designs Leaves background on a yellow card base with Ripe Persimmon distress ink.  I cut Memory Loop Border twice from orange card and mounted on a piece of the base card smeared with Ripe Persimmon.  I stamped a piece of pale yellow card with the leaves stamp and same ink and used Sizzix ATC die to cut it and a piece of black card.  I cut the black ATC with Poppystamps Playful Deer Collage die, smeared the edges with Amber Distress oxide ink and embossed with clear powder.  Aa little gem heart and a sentiment made from letter stickers to finish.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrapy Land Challenge 100
Poppystamps Challenge 50 - Happy Harvest
Memory Box Challenge 43 - Falling for You
Stamplorations November Sketch Challenge
Cards und More Challenge 28 - Autumn





Friday, 2 November 2018

Day of the Dead Candles

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a fun project over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.  I've been playing with Lost Coast Designs 3 Small Skull stamps and tissue paper and made some Day of the Dead candles.


Whether you celebrate Day of the Dead or not you gotta admit these are pretty cool!!  Hop over to the Portal for details and also the linky to join up your stamped Day of the Dead makes.  See you there.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperartsy Topic 19 - Tissue Paper Topic
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafteezee Challenge - Anything But a Card
Dream In Darkness - Notorious November
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 85 - Picture inspired by candles





Mermazing

Hello.  Welcome.  The October Card Chain Challenge cards have been revealed today.  I wanted to use the lovely sketch and colour options and I also went with Mermaid.  Here's the card I sent to Linda in Michigan.


I cheated big time and used some patterned vellum for my background which I cut with Stamplorations Stitched Rectangle die.  The mermaid is Lost Coast Designs Wing Mermaid  stamped and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Unity.    

Do hop over and check out all the amazing cards that have been exchanged in October.  

This is an international card exchange and if you would like to join the fun there is still a few days to sign up for the November exchange.  This is the last exchange this year so if you want to try it out then now's a good time.  Isn't now always the best time? Bwahahahaaha.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Mermaid is joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Take Flight have wing, will fly......
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - O2418
Love to Scrap Challenge 115 - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls Challenge - Anything Goes