Thursday, 29 September 2022

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Hello Nomad friends.  I have been meaning to join the Christmas Kickstart challenge all month so I decided it was time to pull santa out of the chimney and get with it.

I used this really cool Creative Expressions Festive Frames - Twas The Night die set.  Love the emboss detail.  I kept it simple but when I am feeling more fussy I might have a go at paper piecing this one, or colouring it.  I thought that black card was a funny shade!  Against the red it is obviously dark green.  Where be my glasses????   Love Santa's legs hanging out of the chimney.  Is he stuck??  Falling down?  Or going up?   Hope that's not a real fire in the basket there Santa!!!  I just added a piece of green and gold ribbon to the bottom of the card to add some Christmas bling.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 66 - Home For The Holidays
Christmas Craft Creations September Challenge - Ribbon or Twine
September Rudolph Days Challenge
Time Out Challenge 223 - Photo Inspiration
Double D Challenge - Things That Fall needles from the tree and Santa!!!

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Flowers, Butterflies and Sweeties

Hello Nomad friends.  We got invited to a kid's birthday party and I decided to make a little gift bag with some sweet treats inside.

I cut a piece of 4" x 12" patterned card, scored at 5" and 7" and folded it.  I used some fancy scissors to cut the corners.  I used Poppystamps Echo Blossom die to cut the aperture and added a piece of acetate and some more of the same die cuts around the edge.  I cut three Poppystamps Intricate Cut Butterflies from rose gold mirror card, added a happy birthday sentiment and a couple of brads to hold the fruity jelly sweets bag in place.  Nam nam.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 96 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 695 - AG with opt. Spots/Stripes
Country View Challenge September - Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 26 September 2022

Split Rainbow

Hello Nomad friends.  I have been playing with Poppystamps Echo Blossoms die and colours-  I made a couple of rainbow flowers and decided this one might look good framing a thanks.  What do you think???   The jury is still debating here.   

I used a DCWV patterned card base and Poppystamps Thanks Outline.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 96 - Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge 261 - Rainbow
Allsorts Challenge Week 695 - AG with opt. Spots/Stripes


Sunday, 25 September 2022

Cookie Monster and Gremlins

Hello Nomad friends.   Yesterday's sunshine fled and it's a tad damp and grey here today.  Makes me think bright colours and bling is the way to go.   Taylored Expressions are celebrating their birthday and the TEMakers challenge in the fb group is Lollipop and Cookie Monster colours with a theme of candles, so I went with all in....

I've used Cookie Monster and some pink cardstock for the card base, panel and frame.  I cut the panel with Taylored Expressions Swirls Pierce and Cut Plate and the frame using Taylored Expressions Colour Block Cutting Plate.  In a moment of design genius I stamped Taylored Expressions Another Year Older sentiment on vellum and added it behind the frame.  Then I stamped and die cut the little Taylored Expressions Party Pals and coloured them with pink and blue Promarkers and a little glitter glue for that party sparkle.

Since Simon Says Stamp Wednesday have a matching envelope challenge I went there too, although it's pretty simple envelope art.  I stamped the candle pal and the sentiments with Cookie Monster ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Passion for Marker Challenge Week 659 - Use Rubber or Clear Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Matching Envelope
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine


Saturday, 24 September 2022

Pumpkin Pizza

Hello Nomad friends!  A lovely sunny Saturday here in southern Norway and I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  There is only a week left to join the Let's Squash It! Cuz 2 Out of Three Ain't Bad.... challenge where we want you to emboss 2/3rds of your card and leave 1/3rd smooth

I went all red and kraft for my inspiration card today and I've used part of Cuttlebug Little Monsters Vegetable embossing folder on my ex-pizza box kraft card panel.

Love those crazy veg and it seemed to go perfectly with this Carmen's Veranda sentiment and this rather straight looking lady Cressida from North Star stamps.  I smeared the deboss side of the folder with Festive Berries distress ink before embossing the top part of the kraft panel.  

Your turn!!   Grab those folders and join the fun.  Hope to see you in the linky.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Snowflake Coffee

Hello Nomad friends.  A quick one layer card to share with you this evening using Unity stamps.  

Isn't she pretty.   I kept it CAS, my favourite style and stamped the girl with Magenta Blue archival ink, masked and stamped the snowflakes with Sky Blue archival ink.  I think coloured stamping makes for a softer look.  I coloured the girl with distress markers.  Done! 

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Doggy Treats

Hello Nomad friends.  The other day I had a package delivered to my sister's house.  Unfortunately I forgot to mention it was coming and Brogan the Boston Terrier got there first!   So, this one is for you Brogan.   I used Penny Black Doggy Treat stamp set and lots and lots of paper scraps!!!!   Thanks Brogan........

My desk is a bit of a disaster at the moment so I just stuck my hand in the pile and pulled out a selection.  The thing about doing this is you often get scraps from the same session, so I pulled three sort of triangular pale yellow pieces, a small rectangular piece of patterned paper with an elongated fancy edge, a die cut shape and some small yellow curves that must have been negatives from a die.  I built it all on a blue dot piece of designer paper that had a badly stamped sentiment on the other side.  It went together surprizingly well and the fussy cut dog and happy birthday finished it off.   The big pink square in the top right was giving me some doubts, but I found a paper fussy cut button that fitted perfectly.  An offset brown frame and that's quite cute!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes Opt. Food/Drink
Snippets Playground Challenge 437
Scrappelyst Utfordring for September - Bursdag
Kaartjes Inspiratie Challenge 171 - Dieren