Monday, 25 October 2021

When The Witch Is Away The Cat Will Play

Hello Nomad friends.  It's time for some more inspiration from me for the 31 Days of Halloween celebration at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  It's also time for the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop!!!!!   Get out your pussies and join the fun.   I've gone all Halloween colours and lots and lots of cats!!!!

I used Lost Coast Designs Many Cats ATC and Yoga Cat 2 stamps.  The sentiment is Carmen's Veranda Givashitometer stamp and cat borrowed a hat from Carmen's Veranda Oz Witch.  Naughty pussy!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to check out the 31 Days of Halloween and the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop for many chances to win!!  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2021 Cat Lovers Hop
Country View Challenge - Autumnal Colours/Halloween
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Animals, Birds and Bugs
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spooky/Halloween
Kreativtanten Challenge 58 - Trick or Treat

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Pink Bamboo

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a little pink creation and inspiration for the current Let's Squash It! Double Emboss challenge.  I have used two embossing folders to make the background for this card and I really recommend this fun technique.  It can make a great background awesome, if you pick the right folders LOL.  Today I used Darice Retro Circles and Crafts-Too Bamboo folders with an oriental beauty from PaperBabes stamps.

So pretty!   Hop over to the Let's Squash It! Blog for all the details and more lovely inspiration from Jo and an awesome gallery and link up your Squashy makes.  We have a real prize which we send anywhere, to anyone, but you gotta follow the rules and you gotta be in it to win it.  Chicken Dinner and all that jazz.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 154

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Through The Keyhole

Hello Nomad friends.  Did you know the original Wizard of Oz film was made in 1939!  Wowzer!!!   I have a little alternative take on ways to Oz today with my make for Day 21 of Lost Coast Designs 31 Days of Halloween marathon.  The team are sharing every day this month with awesome inspiration on the blog, so do hop over and check it out, leave a little love and also join the fun!  Here's Oz Witch climbing through the keyhole.....

I used Carmen's Veranda Medium Keyhole, Oz Witch and Flying Monkey Background and Lost Coast Designs Drips and Crackle Backgrounds.  I stamped with various archival inks and coloured with distress markers.  Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for more pictures and details.

Link up your stamped Halloween themed makes for a chance to win.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - October
Country View Challenge - Autumnal Colours/Halloween
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Autumn

Allsorts Challenge Week 646 - Anything Autumn
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Spooky/Halloween


Saturday, 16 October 2021


Hello Nomad friends.  I love October!  Autumn is here, leaves are falling, pumpkins have been picked and it's soon Halloween!!!!  Today I am celebrating the season with a little nod to the great E.A. Poe and lovely stamps from Lost Coast Designs.  The traditional 31 Days of Halloween is happening over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so do hop over and check our all the awesome makes from the team and join the fun.  

I used Lost Coast Designs M Raven 2, Pieces of Calligraphy and Carmen's Veranda Nevermore word stamp for this card.  I created my moon by blending ink through a circle stencil I cut with a die.  


 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Animals, Birds and Bugs
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - October
Country View Challenge - Autumnal Colours/Halloween
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Autumn

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Orange and Ginger

Hello Nomad friends.  I found a new to me place to play on fb and they wanted Christmas in Black, White and Orange!  Sometimes these things grab Mr Mojo and give him a swifty shake.  Many Norwegian sites also like to see inside the card decorated.  Not something I often do, but I stretched myself a bit cos, like I said, Mr Mojo was all shook up, Uh huh uh!!!


In order to deal with the inside decoration I made a trifold card.  Here it is closed up.

Opened out it looks like this.  I used black Bazzill Dot card for the base.  Then I gathered lots of black, white and orange scraps and Papirdesign God Jul, Gingerbreadman and Football Pattern dies and got busy with the Big Shot.  I also used a Papirdesign stamp set for the sentiment and also the little stars in the center of the big stars!!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Little Ginger is joining the fun at
Papirdesign Oktober Utfordring - AG with Papirdesigns
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 563
Christmas Craft Creations Challenge - Black, White plus One
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 55 - Make One For A Loved One
Allsorts Challenge Week 645 - Embellish It

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Keeping Off The Rain

Hello Nomad friend.  It's the 10th of the month so time for the new challenge at Let's Squash It!!  This month the theme is double emboss.  I did a Technique Time post the other day with some tips and ideas so do check that out.  Here's a card I made using one of the panels that I showed in that post.

I used a plaid embossing folder that came with Lisa Horton Inspired to Create issue 68 magazine.  

I inked the flatter side of the folder and embossed my off white card with Vintage Photo distress powder.  Made me think industrial....

I inked the edges of the panel and added it to a kraft card base.  I die cut Sizzix Umbrella Man and Creative Expressions chain from black card, and added some bronze flower sequins and half pearls.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Do hop over to the Let's Squash It! blog and check out Jo's fabulous make and join the fun this month.

Friday, 8 October 2021

Check Your Boobs

Hello Nomad friends.  It's October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Have you checked your boobs recently??  With so much chaos happening I know regular routines are disrupted, but we need to keep an eye on these things.  It's also the 8th of the month and I have a Technique Time post over at Let's Squash It!!  I'm investigating double embossing and here's the UFO that became a finished object today.....

I went pink, in honour of the whole boob thing.  This Unity stamp is making her second outing this week, but she is rather sweet isn't she.  I've used two embossing folders in the background and a little subtle Spun Sugar distress ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hop over to Let's Squash It! and check out my Technique Time post and we will be back in a couple off days with the new challenge.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 198 - Breast Cancer Awareness
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 153