Monday, 29 August 2016

Flip Flip Flip

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog they have a new challenge.  CASE the DT.  What fun.  So we are CASEing one of Chaitali's cards.  I decided to make a tag.  I wanted to use the lovely Unity Dream of Being.  She was facing the wrong way and I didn't want to mess around mirroring her so I decided to flip Chaitali's design. 


So I made a tag.  The girl holding the coffee cup (Unity Stamps Dream of Being) is in place of Chaitali's cup.  The sentiment is also from Unity but it originally read 'sometimes talking with friends is the only therapy you need'  


Chaitali's card to CASE



I cut my tag and used Stamplorations Swirly Blooms stencil and black archival ink.  I used Sizzix journal card dies to cut a layer of black card and then a piece that I had covered with polka dot washi tape.  I coloured the image with sharpies and watercolours.  I placed the stamped, fussy cut girl on the polka dot panel and did a bit of masking to get the bits of the sentiment I wanted.   I wrote the word coffee in and cut using Sizzix circle die.  Then I backed it with a sizzix die cut flower in black.  Doesn't show so well.  You can just see the end of the petals peeking out.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing the DT #1
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at Least Two Dies 
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge
Sweet Stampin Challenge - No Designer Paper 
Scrappelyst Grublis for August - Ulike Medium 


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Slangdingo

Hello.  Welcome.  Orange.  Squares.  NBUS.  Perfect.  


I had to check the spelling of this very annoying word.  I remember my nephew used to say it.  Again and again and again and again.  It used to drive me a little crazy.  But this evening it just seemed perfect for this cute little birdie (NBUS).  I swiped my embossed card with Ripe Persimmon distress ink.  Added Lost Coast Whimsical Flora, stamped on patterned paper and coloured with sharpies.  Then I die cut the words using 5 of the Sizzix Ida Lou alphabet dies.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
NBUS Challenge #7 da bird is NBUS
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at Least Two Dies 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip to be Square
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Hip 2 Be Square

MFP Stamps Challenge 35 - Saturday Challenge Orange 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Baby Blue

Hello.  Welcome.  So yesterday my friend says 'I'm coming in tomorrow to get a baby card from you'.  'For a boy.'   Uhhhhhhhh, right......   So I looks through my box.  Nope, no baby card.  So I looks through my other box!  Nope!!  Plenty christmas cards.  Didn't realise I had made so many already this year.  But no baby cards, and definitely no baby boy cards.  So, up with the cockerel today.   About 9am LOL.  My rooster likes his perch!!  Suits me fine.  Checked my blog for inspration.  1 label for baby!!  No!!  Surely I've made more than one baby card in the last 3 years?  Obviously the label maker has slipped up.  So I had a quick look around blogland and spotted a lovely sketch over at Verve Stamps.  Perfect.  So here we go, a baby boy card


I started with a DCWV square embossed square card base.  I added a torn pp strip vertically and Cheery Lynn Tiny Bubbles Border horizontally.  My topper is a Cheery Lynn Waltzing Matilda Doily backed with dark blue paper.  I cut the circles with Sizzix circle dies and backed with lace.  The teddy is from Stamplorations Heaven Sent coloured with distress ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Joining the fun at
Viva La Verve Sketches - August #1
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 236 - Doilies 
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at Least Two Dies 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip to be Square
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Hip 2 Be Square

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Getting Organised

Hello.  Welcome.  The craft room tidy continues and I may soon be in a position to invite some friends in to craft with me.  My desks have been buried for some time now and it's lovely to have a bit of clear space.  I am really trying to tidy up between one project and the next.  So, in the interest of being organised I decided to have a go at the other tutorial at MFP, Window Tent Card.  



What a cutie!!  I used MME double sided paper.  I cut my aperture with Crafts Too Frames 9 dies.  I decided to return the cut scalloped square to the back of the card, but there was a bit of a pattern clash, so I inked all the edges in black to give a bit of distance.  I used MFP Holiday Tags set for my little santa and the sentiment is from MFP Nutcracker set.  I was going to mount the sentiment on the outside and then thought it would be fun to add it to the mountain fold inside the card.  Gives great dimension.  

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm off to water the tomatoes.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP August Blog Hop Tutorials
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip to be Square
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Hip 2 Be Square
Rudolph Days Challenge
Hjerteboden Juli/August - Alt Er Lov 

Me Ow

Hello.  Welcome.  MFP are having a hop and have added a couple of tutorial challenges as well.  Decided to have a go at making a Layered Embellishment.  This one basically uses scraps and I have plenty scraps!!


I started with a square of pale blue card and added a layer of printed paper that had tiger prints all over it.  Then I added a strip of painty paper that I embossed with Sizzix Cirque ef.  I stamped and embossed MFP Tiger, fussy cut and added the sentiment.  All ready to add to a card or tag as required. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP August Blog Hop Tutorials 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip to be Square 
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Hip 2 Be Square 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Blue 
SUYP Challenge #9 - Furrything Goes 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Best Boots

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes it's fun to just play.  I was feeling the need for some brights and Curious Corrin was just hanging around........



I made a big tag.  Usually Corrin loses her legs but I decided to go large and get her best boots on.  My background is neon paper and the strange black thing is a die cut negative scrap.  It is the result of cutting two Memory Box Loop Borders.  The letters are Rubber Dance Alphabet Uno and the mound she is standing on is the large heart from Rubber Dance Arty Hearty set.  



I paper pieced Corrin.  Layers on layers.  Then I added some metal feathers from Korthobby and attached them using tiny flower brads.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Korthobby August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge-Blue
Scrapy Land Challenge 48 - Use an Image
Stamping Sensations August Challenge -Anything Goes

A Surprising Outcome

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been wanting to try the Double Diagonal Pocket Card tutorial over at MFP, so here it is.  I thought I was making a birthday card for a boy but turned out to be a christmas card with hidden potential.........



Definitely christmas!!  Kinda cute.  Love the little santa and gingerbread man peeking over the top.



I stamped on my tags and added a extra little pocket so gingerbread man is holding a giftcard.  Quite a fun design and quite easy once I got my head around it.  My best tip is to not use a paper with text or directional design cos some of it will end up upside down LOL. All stamps are MFP - Dear Santa and Holiday Tags sets.  I cut my tags using Taylored Expressions Tags Stacklets 1 dies.  Inks - Archival and Distress

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge 34 - Saturday Challenge 
Scrapy Land Challenge 48 - Use an Image 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Blue 
Amusing Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More August Challenge -AG with Stamps