Monday, 22 May 2017

Flowers In Her Air

Hello.  Welcome.  I paper pieced the girl from the May KOTM.  Love the dimension this technique gives.  

It was a fun way to use some scraps.  I wanted to use warm colours.  The flowers are Sizzix Flower emboslit and gold mirror card.  These dies cut and emboss at the same time. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 249 - Warm I used warm colours and she's holding a cup of coffee
Dare 2 B Artzy - Girly Challenge
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 48 - Blomster
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Floral Fantasy
Country View Challenges May 2017 - Flower Power

Green White Space and the Beauty of Dicentra

Hello.  Welcome.  A lovely inspiration photo over at the Stamplorations Cutplorations challenge.  Dicentra is one of my favourite flowers.  I love those dangly little heart shaped flowers. 

Keeping it clean with lots of green space.  The base card is green hammered card which I added some Mowed Lawn distress ink to to highlight the texture.  I cut a scrap of watercolour paper coloured with Brusho's using two of the Stamplorations Stitched Snowy Hill dies.  I cut Stamplorations Clustered Heart die from a scrap of white paper and coloured it with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  I wanted the bottom of the hearts to remain white, to reflect the colouring in the Dicentra flowers, so I used my waterbrush to add colour at the top and draw it down the die cut.  The happy birthday is a goldline sticker.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations May Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Challenge May
Allsorts Challenge Week 416 - Happy Birthday
Kaboks Utfordring 13 - Bursdag 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 281/282 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Save the Beez

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday was World Bee Day.  I have noticed the decline of our buzzy friends.  I have noticed when the weather turns cold and wet and they vanish, only to reemerged a month later to work hard again.  We need them so badly.  Please take care of the bees.  Don't use pesticides.  They kill the good with the bad and often the good take longer to recover, so you get more bad bugs, then you spray them again!!  Cherish your dandelions for the precious early nectar they supply and the happy colours they bring to the garden.  Be brave, go wild.  

I decided to join the PaperArtsy challenge where they want to see assemblage.  I liked the tin can man in the challenge post and also Carol Fox's garden sign made me think about making a tin can to put bits in in my greenhouse.   I sprayed my can with copper laquer.  I used a stencil and some yellow acrylic on burlap fabric.  The metal flowers are from with a few half pearls.   The bee is from Rubber Dance, stamped and coloured on shrink plastic.  The legs and antennae were a bit of a shrinky dinky nightmare but we got there in the end.  I made the sentiment on ye olde typewriter.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperartsy - Assemblage
Korthobby - Anything Goes

Hoppy Birthday Bunny

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a hoppy bunny card over on the Rubber Dance blog today.  Do pop over and check out.  Hugz

Do hop over to the blog 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. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 15 May 2017

Just Fluttering By

Hello.  Welcome.  New challenge starting over at Rubber Dance today and the theme is Rule of Three.  We want to see three of something, or many threes of things.  Here's a little idea I had

I used Butterfly Trio, stamped and fussy cut.  I divided my panel into three using Stamplorations Snowy Hills Stitched dies and embossed the central panel with a Sizzix embossing folder.  

Hop over to the blog for more inspiration from the team for this challenge.

Hope you feel like making a little something and joining the fun.  You must use stamping, but any brand of rubber or clear stamp is welcome.  We would of course love to see your creations with Rubber Dance stamps if you have them.  

Don't forget if you are shopping for Rubber Dance stamps you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship for any order over €15.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Joining the fun at
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy
AAA Cards Game 90 - Embossing

Thursday, 11 May 2017

A Boy and His Reindeer

Hello.  Welcome.  Wow, a christmas card already this month!!  Might break my record this month!!! 

I used I Love You So Much from High Hopes Stamps coloured with water colour pencils.  I fussy cut part of the image so I could use the Sizzix Mixed Media die behind the image.  I cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle die and backed it with some patterned paper.  The Merry Christmas is an MFP stamp.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Stamps May Challenge - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper May Challenge - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge 332 - Anything Christmas
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 
Scrapyland Challenge 65- Anything Goes
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Mai - Feiring

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Hi Frank, Great Hair

Hello.  Welcome.  Murphy Nan reminded me it's Half-O.Ween.  That's halfway to that most wonderful time of the year...........Halloween.  So since Mr Mojo has returned with the rain, and there was this so lovely Frank die I just had to have.......

I cut a piece of Prima patterned paper, it had pink stripes on pale yellow with grey text, with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.  Then I cut the end with Sizzix Torn Notebook die, which gives me a 4 x 5 and some journal card.  I used a large Pronty stencil and Picked Raspberry distress ink on the background and added some Picked Raspberry and Black Archival smears.  

I stamped the bauble garland from Unity KOTM and embossed with black embossing powder.  Uh,,, that's not very festive!  So I coloured the baubles with Galaxy Markers and used my gold Pilot marker on the strings and bauble hangers.  Much better.  Then I cut and paper pieced Frantic Stampers Frank die with some scraps.  Ain't he just so cool.  I added some extra stitching to his cardigan and shoes with a sharpie and gave him some gold bolts.  Ready to parteeeee.  

I generated my sentiment on a typewriter!!  A real one.  One of those little ones that were all the rage when I was young.  They called them portable!  Well, I suppose they were, but I wouldn't want to lug it up a mountain!!  We inherited this one recently and I grabbed it with joy.  No firing up the printer to waste a whole sheet of paper on six words.  And I bet it's more water resistant that printed ink.  Will experiment later!!  And when I messed up the 'new' whilst inking the edges I just typed it again, on the same scrap of card I had already chopped up.  Won't see a printer putting your sentiment on scraps, but my little typewriter will.  Limited fonts, and I maybe need to find a new ribbon, but a definite asset to the crafty stash.   But there is no spell check!!  Ah well, we aim for perfection but settle for reality.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Hint of Pink 
Scrapy Land Challenge 65 - Anything Goes
Dream in Darkness Challenge
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 279/280
Stamplorations May Mixed Media Challenge