Monday, 12 April 2021

Patron of Foolish Intentions

Hello Nomad Friends!!  Have you seen the awesome makes from the team for this month Lost Coast Designs Numbers challenge???  Do you have a favourite??  Difficult to choose with so much amazing inspiration and fun going on.  I decided to roll out the Patron of Foolish Intentions and his Sheep.

I stamped Lost Coast Designs #3 Patron of Foolish Intentions on a cream card panel and coloured with distress markers.  I masked and stamped Lost Coast Designs Many Sheep background in a rainbow of distress inks and the Carmen's Veranda Queen of Everything sentiment.  I edged the panel with a rainbow of Promarkers and mounted on a pale blue card base.  Finally I went a little crazy with the white gel pen and coloured the sheeps' eyes.
Get out your stamps and your numbers and join the fun.  You gotta be in it to win it and someone will be winning some Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 194 - Bruk Stempler
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Springtime we all get a little crazy in the Spring and of course the lambs coming is a sure sign spring is here LOL.

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Let Bubbles Sleep

Hello Nomad friends.  It's the 10th of the month and time for the new challenge at Let's Squash It!  Let's Squash It! is the first and probably the only challenge for embossing folders in the universe.   We are having a blast exploring the not so humble embossing folder, dusting them off and making them do things previously unimagined.  Well, maybe.....  Here's something I imagined at 3 o'clock in the morning.......

This is my inspiration card for the start of challenge #7,
use at least 3 different embossing folders and include a person.  


I started with this DoCrafts Born To Shop Beauty Sleep embossing folder. 

I embossed a piece of white card and using Promarkers and Distress Markers I coloured the image.  Then I fussy cut it.  Quite an interesting result me thinks.

I used DoCraft A5 Cherry Blossom Stripe folder with lime green card and Sizzix Stripes folder with dark green card, cut the pieces 4cm wide and glued them to a 5 x 7" card.  The Stripes folder is only 4x6, so there is a join where I extended the embossing, but it doesn't matter cos I'm gonna stick a chair over it!!!!!  A new way to hide a card boo boo!!!!

The chair and the cat were kinda flying in mid air so I made some ground using a piece of gold pearlescent card that I embossed with Sizzix Dot Swirl folder. 

Hop over to the Let's Squash It! blog, check out the awesome inspiration from Jo and our GDT Sally and join the fun.  If you needs some ideas for using your embossing folders don't forget to look at the Technique Time posts.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Unstampabelles Challenge 110 - Animal Fun Twist Layers

Friday, 9 April 2021

Some Kind of Rainbow

Hello Nomad friends.  I found this journal card with a rainbow of colours so decided to use it as a layer on my card.

The Hello is part of Poppystamps Hello Background plate and the fox is also Poppystamps, but instead of using the extra face bit I used a stamp, Pink and Main I think.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 79 - Sending Rainbows
Double D Challenge - Anything with a Rainbow/Unicorn/Mermaid

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Patchwork Santa

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a Technique Time post over at Let's Squash It! today.  This month I'm exploring turning trash into treasures using embossing folders and scraps together.  I am sure most of us have too many scraps and I have been working hard at getting some of mine used or binned.  Binning goes against my nature, so finding ways to use them up is paramount.  I had great fun with this post and have converted a nice pile of scraps into mojo inspiring frames, layers and toppers.  Hop over and check it out.  

Here's a card I made using a pile of beautiful embossed squares.

A nice big die cut Stamplorations sentiment and Santa in his sleigh with reindeer die cut from a black scrap to finish.   Thanks for the black sentiment vote ladies. 

Thanks for dropping by.  The new Let's Squash It! challenge starts on the 10th.  Hugz

Santa is joining the fun at
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 400 yeah!! It's the big 4 Oh OH
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 49 - You Sleigh Me
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 536
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
As You Like It Challenge - Embossing or Stencils embossing for that instant wow and there are just so many fun things you can do with embossing folders.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Curvy Chicks

Hello Nomad friends.  The sun was shining, the wind was cold, I had fun making this card.

I folded a card base from jade Bazzill dots card and used a Memory Box curvy flower border die to dry emboss both edges.  I stamped Stamplorations Fowl Play curvy chicks on various green patterned papers, fussy cut and arranged them on the card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations April Challenge Theme - Curves and Stamps
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
Country View Challenge April - Birds and Bees
Allsorts Challenge Week 617/8 - AG Option of Monochrome

Friday, 2 April 2021

Pretty Cows

Hello Nomad friends.  It''s the second of the month and time for the Card Chain Challenge reveal.  In case you don't know, this is an international card exchange.  You make a card, you send a card, you get a card.  Everyone gets a card, everyone wins!!

Yee Haw!!!!  This card winged it's way to Suze in New Zealand and arrived a few days ago.  Hurrah for the postal service!!!  We have both decided that raspberry and teal cows would really brighten the place up!!  Each month there are lots of fabulous options to choose from and when I saw the Women theme I knew it was time to get the Julia Nutting dolls out of their box.  I also used the Paper Piecing option, the colours Sunshine, Flamingo and Sea Green and I think it's quite glittery as well in the real.  

Hop over and check out all the amazing cards exchanged in March.  It was a bit of a bumper month with 34 participants, so I should grab a coffee, or your favourite beverage, and feast your eyes on the awesome art. 

If you would like to join the fun the April sign up is open until the 6th April.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Thursday, 1 April 2021

April Sing Along

Hello Nomad friends.  April!  One of my most favourite months.  Let's get this party started!!!!  Over at Lost Coast Designs the new challenge is Numbers, and incidently, Lost Coast Designs is also sponsoring the Mod Squad challenge where the theme is also Numbers!!!  Don't you just love serendipidoodousdipity!

So, numbers.  I started thinking 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... and then that song just popped into my head.  So I decided I needed someone to help us sing it and Carmen's Veranda Monkey with Banjo seemed to fit the bill!!!!  I used Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet and started arranging numbers and letters.  Luckily it seemed to break up into nice sameish length lines.  I stamped 12345, and Once I and the Monkey on a white card base.  Then it started getting technical LOL.  Mask da monkey.  Then I arranged the next line of letters, stamped them, arranged the next line and stamped them.  Now, at this point I realised that Once I had actually caught a fish, yes just the once!  This struck me as pretty funny so I decided to stop the song there and instead make some ground.  I've used Carmen's Veranda small Face with Tongue, just the top of the stamp, and stamped it so it fit around the Monkey's legs and the letters in a pretty manner.  

I love that that hand on a stick ended up where it ended up!!!  It's like, Once I caught a fish 'High Five' bwhahahaaahhahaaa.  Yes, I think it's gonna be a fun month.

Join the fun, leave some love, giving is more fun that getting.
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Taking my party and joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 194 - Bruk Stempler
Online Scrapptreff Norge - B&W
Allsorts Challenge Week 617 - Anything Goes/ Monochrome Option