Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Snow Gnome

Hello Nomad friends.   I have some inspiration for the current Let's Squash It! challenge.   This month we want you to grab some of those scraps and combine them with your embossing folders.

I found a blue panel and trimmed it to size slightly smaller than my same colour base.  Then I found a strip of blue pearlescent card with a matt core, tore it, added it to the panel and embossed the whole thing with a snowflake folder from a magazine.  A Lost Coast Designs Santa gnome in Chimney, simply stamped and fussy cut, and then I put the three pieces together.  Done!!

I hope you find time to grab your scraps and embossing folders and join the fun at Let's Squash It!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
 

Friday, 13 May 2022

So Tweet

Hello Nomad friends.  I made this card using some of Rubber Dance's new clear stamps.  Due to problems with supply of the rubber sheets Susanne took the decision to order some of her designs in clear photopolymer.  They are excellent quality, made in the UK and come in A5 size, so you even get an extra stamp or two than on the rubber sets.  I used Textured Birds and Mixed Media Marks for this card.

Always loved these textured birds.  Now I have an extra one to love LOL.  Isn't he cute!!  I stamped the bird with black archival and masked him.  Then I stamped the stitched line with Sepia archival and the doodled circle with Dandelion archival.  I cut the panel with a rectangle stitch die and used the grid stamp off block and randomly stamped around the panel edge with Sky Blue archival.  I added a little distress ink colour to the sun and edged the panel and the white base card with blue ink.  A sort of anyday card!

The some of the new clear stamps are on sale at Rubber Dance and don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter for extra discounts and all the news.....

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Allsorts Challenge Week 675 Favourite Stamps/Dies
Double D Challenge - Birds/Bird Nests/Bird Cages/Birdhouses
Stamping Sensations May Challenge
Papercraft Challenge 81 - Animals (on the farm)
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 167 - Anything Goes





Thursday, 12 May 2022

Bad Ass Witch

Hello Nomad friends.  Have you seen all the Strong Woman inspiration on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog???   I am finding it quite liberating.  Have you joined the fun yet???   You gotta be in it to win it you know!   Here's a fun card for you with a little lady with big attitude......

Isn't she awesome??  I used Lost Coast Designs Concentric Circle Background stamped in silver on a pale blue panel.   I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Lost Coast Designs Gnome Witch on Broom and stamped Carmen's Veranda Full Ass sentiment.  

Get stamping and join the fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.
Linky closes 23.59 PST 14th May.

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Allsorts Challenge Week 675 Favourite Stamps/Dies love Lost Coast Designs background and gnome stamps. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Scraptastic

Hello Nomad friends.  Today I decided to see if I could work out what this paperclip card trend is all about.  Never heard of it??  I think it's a Scandi thing.  I certainly haven't seen giant paperclips featuring many other places.   They call em cards, but basically it's like a scrappy tag.  I suppose some people are making em as little folded cards, but why stick a paperclip on the top if you aren't gonna hang it from something??  Basically you need a paperclip, big as you like, some scraps and other crafty goodies like stamps, dies, embellishments etc. etc. etc.........   And then this happened........

Not sure I'm hooked, but am rather pleased with this.   And it used scraps, so win win.....   I used a scrap of card I'd brayered with PaperArtsy paints and then sprayed with gold shimmer mist.  I cut Aall and Create Number Crunching die from a scrap of patterned paper, stuck it on the painty scrap and cut it to size.  I had a bit of the painty scrap left over so I cut the two fishtail pennants which I edged with black ink, and used two other pieces and some screw effect brads to attach it to the paperclip.  I stamped Aall and Create Dashing Crow, coloured and fussy cut.  I added two clock metal charms from Korthobby, the clock on the paperclip and then a cute cuckoo clock on the crow's jacket.  Might make a fun bookmark LOL.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Not a Card
Cut It Up Challenge 251 - Any Animal or Insect
Papercraft Challenge 81 - Animals (on the farm)
Double D Challenge - Birds/Bird Nests/Bird Cages/Birdhouses
Allsorts Challenge Week 675 Favourite Stamps and Dies love this crow stamp and Aall and create dies are such fun



Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Elegant in Paris

Hello Nomad friends.  10th of the month so time for a new challenge at Let's Squash It!   This month we want you to Squash Those Scraps!!!!   Any embossing folder and include scraps on your card.  I was inspired by Jo's fabulous Technique Time post to squash some patterned scraps.....   

 

 

I found some scraps......

Arranged them in a pleasing manner and squashed with sizzix Paris embossing folder.

I decided to highlight the texture with distress ink, yellow ink on the yellow bits and blue ink on the blue/white bits.

 I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Crafty Individuals elegant lady and added a norwegian Rubber Dance stamped sentiment which reads to a friend.....

Join the fun.  Squash Some Scraps.  Check the blog for lovely inspiration from Jo and our awesome guest.   See you there.....

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
We Love Stamping May Challenge - For a Lady/Girl
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Feminine
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 167 - Anything Goes



Thursday, 5 May 2022

Crazy Flower Bottle Tag

Hello Nomad friends.  Happy Thursday!!!  I hope it has been productive.  Mine's been a bit up and down, including saving the cat from a small horse that took big exception to her, and from another cat who just wanted to beat her up.  She tends to follow me around, more dog like than cat, and sometimes we wander places other animals feel are their space.  I am but ooman!!!!!  She's safely curled up on the couch so no harm done me thinks.  But after all the animal drama I did manage to make a bottle tag...

I used an Avery Elle die for the tag and stamped with Rubber Dance Crazy Flower stamps.  I coloured the flowers with Promarkers and gave the background a watercolour wash. 

If you are making anything using Rubber Dance stamps you can add it to the album in the fb group for a chance to win a voucher to the shop.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Feminine
We Love Stamping May Challenge - For a Lady/Girl
Stamping Sensations May Challenge


Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Mona Don't Giveashit

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a fun inspiration piece today for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Strong Women challenge.Grab your lovely lady stamps and join the fun.  I've combined Lost Coast Designs Victorian Mona with one of my most favourite Carmen's Veranda sentiments.

 
You tell em Mona!  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Flowers Background on white card with Wilted Violet and a touch of Worn Lipstick distress inks.  I stamped Victorian Mona, coloured with distress inks and fussy cut her.  I stamped the Carmen's Veranda Giveashitometer sentiment on a scrap of white card and squiffy cut the panels, edged em with black ink and added them to the card.


Grab your stamps and join the fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz