Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Think Pink

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Breast Cancer Awareness month.  We all have them.  Don't forget to check them.  Here's a little uplifting card in shades of pink.  

I wanted some simple patterned paper, but of course! you never have what you need in that humongous stack, or if it's there you can't find it!  So I decided to make my own by drawing lines using a pink Promarker on white card.  Then I die cut it with square stitched dies.  I used a white base, a pink layer and then rotated and layered my squares.  I cut Gummiapan's Coneflower twice from pale and dark pink card.  The sentiment is from Unity.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Calling All Sistahs Challenge 06
The Flower Challenge 13 - Use Your Favourite Flower if I am lucky I would like any of the prizes except #9, cos I don't use digi's much, but would really love a voucher from Power Poppy or Dies to Die for.  Hugz
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Allsorts Challenge Week 437 - Think Pink 

Hidden Words

Hello.  Welcome.  I finally got around to using that hidden word die cut technique.  Cool.

I smooshed some distress inks on white card and cut with Stamplorations luggage tag die.  Then I cut the Congrats die from the tag and also from a piece of white card.  I glued the two congrats cuts together and pieced everything back into the tag.  Fun!!  A few tiny punched leaves and it's done. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations Challenge inspired by the multicoloured words
Stamplorations Tagplorations - All About Fall
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
Dies R Us Challenge 83 - Leaves
Double D - Leave it to Me Challenge

Monday, 16 October 2017

Amazing What You Can Find In a Book

Hello.   Welcome.  Here's a card

And here's a craftie selfie

Joining my crafty selfie to  

Did I show you my card??

I used a kraft layer that I cut with Sizzix Mixed Media dies.  I layered with orange and red card, an orange layer and a brown card base.  I stamped Gorjuss I Found My Family In A Book stamp (yeah, really!!) and coloured her with distress inks, ink joy pens, and a red sharpie.  She sparkles with Windsor and Newton Iridescent Watercolour Medium.  Sweet.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Gorjuss Girl with the really long name is joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD 2017 - Color Combo Challenge
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Lovely Layers Challenge
7 Kids Challenge 13 - Anything Goes 
Country View Challenge October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues 
We Love 2 Create Challenge 1 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes 

10 to 1 Odds

Hello.  Welcome.  Meet Odd. 

Kraft card base cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle die.  PaperArtsy bird stamped on Prima patterned paper and coloured with Promarkers and distress ink.  Sentiment from Power Poppy Short Stacks set stamped with Potting Soil archival.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 270 - Odd
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - CAS Challenge
AAA Cards Game 101 - Inspired by a Film The Maltese Falcon
Joy Clair WCMD 2017 - Color Combo Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Challenge

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Library Cat and Little Whoo

Hello.  Welcome.  The 15th of the month and time for a new challenge over at Rubber Dance.  This time we want to see an Animal stamped on your creation.  Please do hop over and check out the challenge post.  The team has pulled out all the stops and amazing animals abound.  I went with some of my favourite Rubber Dance animal stamps to produce a whimsical scene.

Meet Library Cat.  He of course has wings so he can patrol the remote areas of the library shelves in his search for Bogwoppits, Hogsnarzzles and Book Worzels.  His trusty companion Little Whoo helps keep the records and aids navigation in 'L-space', which as you know is a result of the warping of dimensions in proximity to large numbers of books.  You probably have experienced this yourself, when a quick trip to the bookshop turns into a few hours lost.  

I used MME patterned paper and a Sizzix die cut.  I stamped and embossed Curious Cat, Butterfly Trio, and Owl Do Good and coloured with distress inks, sharpies and white gel pen.  I stamped the decanter from 3 Vintage Stamps on some paper scraps and added glossy accents.  Then I turned them upside down and clustered them together to make my floating lamp.  Very useful for illuminating those hard to reach upper shelves. 

I hope you have enjoyed this Sunday morning visit to the library.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance Stamps you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15 with my code GTFreeShip.  Hop on over and link up your animal creations at the Rubber Dance blog.  

There is also an animal challenge running over at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so why not join the fun there as well.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Library Cat and Little Whoo are joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - Pick and Mix I used embossing, watercolouring and geometric pattern

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Little Santa

Hello.  Welcome.  Power Poppy want small projects so I decided to put Action Santa on a ATC.    Here he is on his scooter.  

I cut my ATC and stamped Power Poppy's Action Santa.   I masked him and went a bit crazy with the small snowflake stamps using blue dye ink.  I coloured santa with Promarkers and distress inks and added silver glitter glue on his fur trim and the snow.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Santa is joining the fun at
Power and Spark Challenge - Mini and Mighty
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 162 - Transportmidler
Happy Little Stampers October ATC Challenge - Travel 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not a Card
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unlimited V for Vibrant

Just Playing Around

Hello.  Welcome.  Just wanted to play and see where it took me.  Journey or Destination?  Both were fun.

I had this Material Background stamp from The Artistic Stamper that I hadn't used 

I grabbed a scrap of card that I had cleaned off some pale acrylic paint on and I stamped using blue dye ink. 

Then I decided to emboss with Do-Crafts Time triboss folder and highlight the embossing with white pigment ink.  Glad I used my finger cos the blue wasn't quite dry and I ended up with a creamy blue, which is quite attractive.  In the real the light effects from the background stamp are really striking.

Then I grabbed this industrial style filmstrip stamp from PaperArtsy ID04 and stamped it on vellum with black archival.  May add a sentiment later, but then again may not.........

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Steampunked
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Lovely Layers Challenge
Joy Clair WCMD - Background Builder 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 127 - Time Waits for No Man
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - October