Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Way We Were

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new challenge over at Rubber Dance and we want to see your movie inspired stamped creations.  I have gone a little vintage with my depiction of the 1973 romantic drama 
The Way We Were

I cut my pink Bazzill card base using Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die and then smooched some Worn Lipstick distress ink on.  I stamped the Nostalgic Couple on the same card using brown archival ink, cut around the image and and then wetted and distressed the edges.  I stamped the key with hearts using Worn Lipstick , fussy cut and popped it up on some foam pads.  The sentiment was stamped with purple chalk ink, die cut and also adhered with foam pads.  Both these Rubber Dance stamps are retired.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Do visit the blog to check out the inspiration from the team.  I think this is such a fun challenge theme and the team has come up with some great movies and amazing projects.

In case you missed it there were some fantastic new stamps released yesterday and they are on sale until the 21st so do hop over and check out all the fabulous fun makes and grab yours now.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My romantic couple are joining the fun at

Reindeer Friends

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's a little Christmas cheer.  

I used High Hopes I Love You So Much, stamped and coloured with Promarkers.  I added a sentiment cut with Stamplorations Merry Christmas die and cut the panel with their Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Challenge - Christmas/Winter Fun
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Snow White
Stamplorations CAS Challenge November
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas/Winter Fun
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's a Stitch Up

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Frozen Rainbow

Hello.  Welcome.   I am on my annual pilgrimage to the UK to visit family and friends, and maybe do a little shopping and eating and such things, so things will be a bit quiet here for a week or so, but I have a few posts scheduled and hopefully I will return refreshed and full of the spitit of Mr Mojo.  The new challenge over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is CAS.  We want to see your clean and simple creations, so forget the layers and embellishments and leave lots of lovely space.   Here's a little inspiration from me.  

All stamps are from Carmen's Veranda.  I stamped White Cat, masked and stamped Large Snowcat and the sentiment.  Then I decided it needed a little more......... 

I blended distress inks to make a rainbow snow cat.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to hop over and join up your CAS creations to the Lost Coast Challenge.  Hugz 

White Cat and Snow Cat are joining the fun at

Saturday, 4 November 2017

She is Autumn

Hello.  Welcome.  I made this card for my sister.  As soon as I saw this sweet image from Gummiapan I thought it would make the perfect card for her.  And this sentiment is just too cool.  So I went all shades of autumn and really love how this turned out.  

I cut my card panel using a stitched rectangle die and Gummiapan's Stitched Squares dies for the aperture.  I stamped and fussy cut Gummiapan's Liten Yoga and coloured her with Promarkers and distress ink.  I was going to use some foliage, but decided it was too busy, so I kept it simple and just backed the aperture with vellum to mute the card base orange a little.  I stamped the Gummiapan Eat a Cake sentiment with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Little Yoga is joining the fun at
Promarker Challenge Week 419 - Shades of Autumn
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge November
Scrappelyst Grublis for Oktober - Høstens Farger
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 156 - Autumn

Friday, 3 November 2017

Lefty Steps Out

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity we are celebrating Day of the Dead and it's my turn today to offer a little inspiration.  I found this quite a challenge, because it's not an event we celebrate, but after having much fun with colour and flowers and skele-bits I am really quite in the mood.  

Full details on how I made this are over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity with more detailed photo's as well.  Do hop over and check out all the lovely projects from the team.  We will be posting every day this week and there is also a Day of the Dead challenge where you can link up your projects for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Stamps used Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead Lefty and Cracked Grass and Sky.
Dies used: Cheery Lynn Skeleton and BAF #3 Embellishments.

Lefty is off to join the fun at
Dream in Darkness Challenge
Scrapy Land Challenge 77
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge November 

Merry Christmoose

Hello.  Welcome.  It's time for the 25 Tags of Christmas over at Tracey McNeely's blog and I am starting by being inspired by Tracey Day 2 tag.

All the card I used came out of my scraps box.  I used Die-namites Deer Birch Background for the trees and Frantic Stampers Moose die.  I cut my tag using a Sizzix die from a scrap that has been inked and embossed with a Rubber Dance feather stamp.  I figured it would be disguised behind the die cuts, and I think it adds nice texture.  Sentiment from MFP and snowball wool from the stash.  Didn't have a tiny snowflake die so I added a litte star instead.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Moose tag is joining the fun at
The 25 Days of Christmas Tags
Allsorts Challenge Week 439 - Christmas Creatures
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 186 - Anything But a Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas Gift Tag
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 357

Thursday, 2 November 2017

A Tweet Pair

Hello.  Welcome.  Ain't it just great to make cards??  Send cards??  Get cards??  That's what we do for the Card Chain Challenge, and here's the card I made and sent to Bibi in Norway this month. 

I used a stamp from Unity 7/17 KOM.  They are just so cute!!  I coloured with distress inks, using my refillable water brush, and gel pens and added some stitch detail with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch die, and the sentiment, which is also a Unity stamp.  

If you like to get happy mail and send happy mail then hop over and check out the Card Chain Challenge.  The November sign up is open until 6th November, and it's the last exchange of 2017 so, if you want to give it a try, now's your chance.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Cute birds are joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Stamplorations CAS Challenge November