Wednesday, 4 August 2021

A Leap in the Dark

Hello Nomad friends.  I made a card using Stamplorations Retro Stencil and Salty Ocean distress oxide the other day.   Thrifty crafter said don't waste that ink on that stencil, so I sprayed the inky stencil with water, turned it over on a black base card, put a heavy weight on it and went to bed.  Was very pleased with the result when I turned it over the next day.  Then I saw 52 Weeks to Christmas challenge and decided to play bingo with it.

Square card base, rectangle stencil so I smeared the 'unstencilled' areas with Salty Ocean distress oxide.  You can clearly see the difference between the activated oxidised ink and the fresh ink.  I cut Stamplorations deer from blue card, inked it with Promarkers to add some texture and added a swoosh of glitter glue.  Then I cut Papirdesigns God Jul (Merry Christmas) from blue card and added glitter glue for that extra Christmas bling.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
52 Weeks to Christmas July Challenge glitter, reindeer, blue
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 553
Christmas Craft Creations July Challenge - Anything Goes
Country View Challenge - Monochromatic
Stamplorations August Challenge
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge





Monday, 2 August 2021

More With Triple Love

Hello Nomad friends.  Double bubble today and I'm over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity with a hot and tropical make for the new, bold, bright and beautiful Neon Challenge.  Use your stamps and neon colours to hustle on the hots of summer.  Neon's make me think tropical, and tropical makes me think PINEAPPLE!!!!

I've gone tall and thin and all Carmen's Veranda with the lovely Pineapple and More Hugs sentiment.  I started with a neon pink base card and chopped up some neon orange scraps into triangle shapes.  I arranged them in some sort of order on my card base and stamped the sentiment with black archival.  I masked it and bumped the stamp down a bit to stamp the more love again, mask, and repeat for triple love.  I did think about going crazy and stamping it down the whole length of the card, but my spacing was already a little wobbly by version three so I decided less truly is more.......   I stamped the pineapple on a scrap of neon green and a scrap of neon yellow, fussy cut, pieced em together and added it to my card.


Get out your stamps and your bold bright colours and join the NEON fun this fortnight for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!  
 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
 
Joining the fun at
We Love Chocolate Baroque August Favourite Stamps Challenge love this pineapple stamp.  Makes me think of summer and juicy treats.
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge #408




This Is Me, Coming To You, Across the Miles

Hello Nomad friends.  The second of the month so time for the Card Chain Challenge reveal.  Wot Dat??  Where U Bean????  The Card Chain Challenge is an international card exchange I help run.  Make a card, send a card, get a card.  Everyone gets a card.  We are all winners!!!!  Yeah!!!!  This month I made my card using Rubber Dance stamps and it's winging it's way to LaVon in Illinois.

I started with a patterned card base.  I stamped all over with the thin pointy leaf from Rubber Dance Things With Wings using Taylored Expression Cookie Monster ink.  I stamped the girl on a scrap of pink pearlescent paper and a scrap of yellow vellum.  I fussy cut the girl and then just her hair from the yellow vellum, layered them together and added a little green gel pen colour to her eyes.  I used black archival to stamp the lovely Rubber Dance sentiment.

Check out all the awesome cards that whizzed, limped, swam (we hope not so much), and flew around the planet this month.  So many amazing artists in this exchange.  Want to join the fun??  Sign up for August now!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
We Love Chocolate Baroque August Favourite Stamps Challenge love these girl stamps from Rubber Dance.  There are two sets and the images and sentiments work so well together.
Ally's Angels Challenge 48 - Anything Goes



Friday, 30 July 2021

A Matter Of Perception

Hello Nomad friends.
I want to give a coffee gift so made a giant tag to go with it.

I cut a dark blue tag using Stamplorations large Stitched Tag die and stencilled with Salty Ocean DOX through Stamplorations Retro Circle stencil.  I die cut the Stamplorations Coffee Can Fix Everything sentiment from blue card and added the vintage boy fussy cut from a Kort og Godt printed sheet.  Some stripey wool and ready to go!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Country View Challenge 101 - Use a Stencil or Two...
Stamplorations July Challenge
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 197 - Tag







 

Crafting Away the UFO's

Hello Nomad friends.  It's a warm drizzly day today.  So I decided I would attack my desk this afternoon and try and get rid of some of the UFO's, unfinished objects, that litter the surface like moon rocks on the moon.  I keep turning up some shaving foam backgrounds I made ages ago so decided I needed to do something with at least one of them.  

I grabbed a square pre-embossed DCWV base card and smeared the embossing with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I cut the brusho/shaving foam background with square stitch dies and added a little stamping with PaperArtsy HP1105 grungy stamp and green archival ink.  I stamped PaperArtsy HP1105 steampunk dragonfly with black ink and added glitter glue.  I arranged it all in an ascetically pleasing manner and used a small offcut and Lost Coast Designs Happy Birthday stamp for the sentiment strip.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
We Love 2 Create Challenge 8 - Anything Mixed Media
Friendship Challenge 67 - Vierecke Wollen Wir Sehen
Ally's Angels Challenge 48 - Anything Goes
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Juli - Alt Er Lov
Do-All Kreatives Challenge 55 - Sommer



Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Girl Talk

Hello Nomad friends.  Me again with another tag.  Still playing with my Gummiapan stamps and I am sure you ladies can associate with this sentiment.

Another 6 x 12cm tag, but I was inspired by another tag I saw to clip three corners round.  Cute shape.  I stamped the girl, masked her and the ground with a ripped piece of paper, stamped the trees and sentiment and blended distress inks in the background.  Then I removed the masks and coloured the girl with distress markers.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 197 - Tag
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 552
Christmas Craft Creations July Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 633/4 - Feminine for a Lady




Dylan Plays Tag

Hello Nomad friend.  The rain stopped, the sun came out.  It's hot out there people.  And humid.  I did take advantage of yesterday's rain to do a little crafting.  I made this cute little 6 x 12cm tag using Gummiapan stamps.  Small tags are a great way to use up offcuts and scraps LOL.

For the background I used Gummiapan Dotty Grid, Distressed Circles and small Open Heart stamps with various archival ink colours.  I stamped the tiny hello on a narrow scrap and fishtailed the ends.  Dylan (I think he's called Dylan LOL) was stamped on another scrap, fussy cut and I used a red gel pen to colour his heart and glasses.  I found some pink dotty ribbon and also stamped an fussy cut one of the hearts to add a little extra love.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 197 - Tag
Ally's Angels Challenge 48 - Anything Goes