Thursday, 22 June 2017

Hello Fly By

Hello.  Welcome.  

There's a new event happening at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  


We want to see things with wings


I used Lost Coast Whimsical Flora and Grunge Border 3"
Do hop over to the blog for inspiration galore from the team and join up your winged things to the challenge linky (closes 30th June)

There is also still time to join the Postcards challenge. 
(closes 25th June)

See you there.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Winged Things 
Poppy Stamps Challenge 33 - A Rainbow of Colour Hello Background plate die
Scrappelyst Grublis For Juni - Ord i Tittel
Mod Squad Challenge - Colorful Creations
Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes 

Hiding in the Flowers

Hello.  Welcome.  I love Artist Trading Cards, so I was really happy to see a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  And I love the new release from Rubber Dance Stamps.  I decided to combine Curious Cat with some Textured Flowers and go all black and white and ATC.  




I cut an ATC from black card using a Sizzix die and stamped and white embossed the large daisy from Rubber Dance Textured Flowers set.  Then I stamped more flowers and Curious Cat on white card, embossed with black embossing powder, fussy cut and layered them on my ATC.  Flowers, Cat, Flowers.  It's a flower-cat sandwich. 

You can see the whole new release from Rubber Dance HERE and get 20% off until the 23rd June.  And remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15.  That means you can order a cat for you and one for a friend and get them delivered free.  You know you want two. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My ATC is joining the fun at

Monday, 19 June 2017

Puff, Missed That One

Hello.  Welcome.  I am one of those late people.  No, not dead!!   Just often a bit last minute.  Take birthdays.  There's a good chance the card will be late, or I remember the week before and then promptly forget, cos I already remembered, and totally miss it.  So this works for me....



I was inspired by the sleeping red dragon cake in the Stamplorations Cutplorations challenge.  I also went with navy and silver that is also in the picture.   I stuck a piece of drywall tape to the tag to act like a stencil and then added blue acrylic paint.  I removed the tape.  OK, not the best stencil in the world but I quite like the broken pattern and how the paint crept under some of the lines, but you can still see the pattern.  I stamped, embossed and coloured the Stamplorations flying dino, who I thought looked a bit dragony, with distress inks and gave him googly eyes, cos you can't go wrong with a googly eye or two.  Then I cut Stamplorations Oh frap! from silver mirror card and embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  A bit of shot silk ribbon and we are done.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations June Challenge
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Winged Things
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 37 - A Year of Choices #36 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - June




Friday, 16 June 2017

Paw Printz

Hello.  Welcome. There's still time to make a postcard for this month's Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge.  If it's 4 x 6 and has rubber or cling stamping you can enter it for the chance to win some wonderful Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps. 




I used Happy Cat from More Cats and Pawprints Border to make this postcard.  There is a whole load of other mid-month inspiration over at the blog so do hop over and check it out and link up your postcard creations.  Hope to see you there.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Happy Cat is joining the fun at
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge June 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Summer Time and the Livin' is Easy

Hello.  Welcome.  A new challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog today and we want to see your Summer projects.   I rounded up the poodle and off to the beach we did go........




I started by taking a piece of yellow card, ripping it and smearing with Mustard distress ink




I stamped some images from Retro Beach with Tea Dye distress




More images from Retro Beach stamped with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and I embossed the 'surf line' using WOW White Puff Embossing Powder.  




I made the 'sea' on a piece of paper using three shades of blue distress ink and images from Retro Beach and Take the Plunge

 

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the boy from Retro Beach and the poodle from Poodle Power.  I used gel pens to colour the boy and distress inks for the poodle.   



And it all went together like this, with some additional words from the Retro Beach stamp set.  




You can find the challenge HERE.  Looking forward to seeing your makes.


Remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Poodle is joining the fun at

Nice Hat

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology's cue word is Clothes.  I thought about this hat.  Then I decided to try a technique that Deepti shared the other day where she used a monotone image with a colourful background.  


The hat is from Rubber Dance Poodle Power set.  It comes with a fun flower, but I wanted to keep it masculine, so I masked away the flower.  Not that you can't do flowers and men, but not this time LOL.   I used a generic stencil and distress inks for the background colours on my small tag.  I stamped and embossed the hat and used a Promarker, cool grey 4 to colour it.  The happy birthday is a Stamplorations stamp.  Some bobbly wool and done.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 253 - Clothes
Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase
Stamplorations CAS Challenge June
Scrappiness Utfordring 6 - Lag Noko Smått
Stamplorations June Mixed Media Challenge





Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Saved By The Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a little inspiration piece today over at the Rubber Dance blog.  Do hop over and check it out.  Here's a peek


There is still time to join the Rubber Dance Colour Challenge


Remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz