Sunday, 15 July 2018

De-Caffineated Cat

Hello.  Welcome. There's a new challenge over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and it's called No Body Here!!  Basically, anything goes, but no humans allowed.  So leave the people at home and stamp away to your hearts content with anything else that comes to hand, and share it for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!!
I squeezed a de-caffineated cat onto an ATC!!

This is Lost Coast Designs Cheshire Cat and the sentiment is one of many coffee themed, and not, available at Carmen's Veranda.

I started with orange card.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Scarves background and embossed with red glitter embossing powder.  Then I used a Sizzix die to cut it to ATC size.

I stamped Lost Coast Designs Cheshire Cat on white paper, coloured with distress inks and Promarkers for his eyes and fussy cut his head and paws.  Or maybe that should be claws!!  I stamped Carmen's Veranda My Coffee sentiment on kraft, embossed with blue glitter powder and die cut with Sizzix Deckled Edge die.  Then I stuck it all together.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Do hop over to the Portal to check out some more amazing inspiration from the team and don't forget to join he fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Hugz

Feathers at the Bottom of the Sea

Hello.  Welcome.  Here today with a reminder for the Rubber Dance challenge this month which is black and white plus one and/or wings/feathers.  The team is making some amazing art this month to inspire you so do hop over to the Rubber Dance blog and check it out.  I decided to go with the colours, using blue as my plus one, and also add some feathers in an unconventional way.  

Here's my finished card with one of the whales from Rubber Dance Whale Wishes set.  Can you see the feathers??

I used one of the wing stamps from the new Dreamcatcher set and stamped along the bottom of my card using black archival.  I thought it made pretty cool seaweed, or coral, or some such bottom of the sea type thing.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the whale and put him on the card.  I thought it looked pretty good just like that!  But maybe I should make it a bit more under the sea??

I decided to try a versamark resist.  I stamped the large bubbles from the whale set with versamark ink and then I blended distress inks, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire over the top.  And I couldn't see the circles.  Oh well!!  Better get the water brush out and drag a bit of colour down between my seaweeds..... and LO!! the bubbles started to appear!!!  So I blended like a crazy crafter with my water brush, which always contains Windsor and Newton Iridescent Watercolour Medium, which I often don't bother mentioning cos it's a lot of big words to type, and you sometimes even see some of the bling in the picture!

I added the whale, but the sea looked a bit empty so I grabbed the small bubble stamp from the Playful Penguins set and stamped it all around, all around, with Salty Ocean distress ink.  A sentiment from the happy birthday set and whale is all ready to send some birthday greetings.  

The Rubber Dance challenge runs until the end of the month. You can use the colours and/or wings/feathers.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15!  

Friday, 13 July 2018

Crazy Cat CAS

Hello.  Welcome.  Just a QACAS birthday card for a crazy cat lady friend.

I stamped Happy Little Stampers cat from the Happy Halloween set and masked.  Then I stamped the sentiment and balloon from the Thanks a Ton set.  I added some colour with Promarkers.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Animals
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with HLS stamps
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 300 - Happy Birthday
Love to Scrap Challenge 111 - Anything Goes
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Summer Slippers

Hello.  Welcome.  I stumbled across the Stamping Bella new release and splashed out on one of the Oddball series.  Oh my, how cool are evil bunny slippers!!!!

This is Stamping Bella's Oddball With Coffee.  She comes with a cool sentiment, which unfortunately didn't fit on my ATC.  I cut white card with Sizzix ATC die.  I stamped and embossed Oddball with Coffee and coloured her with Promarkers.  Then I coloured the background with Cadet Blue Promarker and used Stormy Sky distress ink through Stamplorations Woodgrain stencil.  Then I smudged blue dye ink around the edges and stamped an Impression Obsession sentiment from the Take Time to Smell the Coffee set with black archival ink.  Cheers!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge - Coffee
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Caffeine Fueled Paper Play
Dream in Darkness
Crop Stop Link Party 41 used twist woodgrain background 
Stamplorations Summer Mixed Media Challenge

With a Happy Heart

Hello.  Welcome.  Making a bold statement with Primary colours.  

I cut a blue panel with Stamplorations Crazy Stitch Rectangle die, embossed it with a Do-Crafts Basket Weave folder and added it to a yellow base card.  I cut Poppystamps Heart Swoosh from yellow and red card and pieced the red heart into the yellow swoosh.  I stamped the tiny happy birthday with blue dye ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 46 - Birthday Party
MFT Stamps Summer School 2018 - Primary Colors
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 393
Dies R Us Challenge 100 - Anything Goes
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 23 - Alt er Lov

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Birthday Time

Hello.  Welcome.  Made a simple birthday card based on the sketch at MFT.

I used Stamplorations Birds of Paradise stamps, coloured the birds with Promarkers and the strip with Salty Ocean Dox applied with my water brush to give a surprising, but pleasing effect.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFT Stamps Summer School 2018 - Symmetry
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 393
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 300 - Happy Birthday
Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A Little Coffee

Hello.  Welcome.  The ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers is coffee.  So I made this.....

All stamps are from Joy Clair's Coffee Lovers set.  I cut my ATC using a Sizzix die.  I stamped the coffee bean using Stormy Sky distress ink.  I stamped the large and small coffee cups with blue dye ink, added the heart to the large one and stamped the sleeve again for the small one with Festive Berries distress ink.  I fussy cut the cups and added them to the ATC.  I stamped the sentiment with the blue dye ink and smudged it around the edge as well.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge - Coffee
Joy Clair July Challenge - Anything Goes
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Caffeine Fueled Paper Play
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Red, White and/or Blue