Monday, 26 September 2016

Jelly Bats

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Hello.  Welcome.  OK, who ate all the jelly liquorice bat sweeties??  Oh, wait, wait, I'm being told we didn't actually have any of those.  You saw them in the bag on my desk?  No, no I'm sure you are mistaken.  I distinctly remember not eating any candy from the bag on my desk!! It must have been someone else's desk.......... bwahahahahaha

Made a tag.  A serious coffee lover lurching along to the hop.......



I made my base using some tone on tone stamping as per the MFP tutorial.  My base colour is ripe persimmon and I stamped a Unity flower using 4 shades of orange distress ink.  I cut the tag, then used Stamplorations Stitched Hills dies to split it up.  I added a line of green glitter between each section.   


I die cut and paper pieced Cheery Lynn Zombie.  I cut a coffee cup from a scrap of stamped card.  The sentiment is a Unity stamp that I have altered.  I cut it out with a sizzix circle die and smeared it with Wilted Violet distress.  A few Sizzix diecut bats and some black and white ribbon and he's ready to lurch into a new day...........

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Joining the fun at
2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge - Distress
MFP Stamps Tutorial Challenge 39 - Stamping With the Same Colour 
Ett Trykk September Utfordring - Tag 
Dies R Us Challenge 57 - County Fair You often see a guy getting a coffee at the fair.....  bwahahaha 

Starting the Day With Coffee

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Hello.  Welcome.  I am hoping to get some creative time today so  decided to start with a little CASE and coffee to get the mojo moving



I CASEd Helen's card using TH Coffee Cup stamp (Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember exclusive).  I coloured my image with sharpies and a white gel pen. I drew in the grid with a black pen and added some washi tape and pearls.  Here's Helen's card



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Joining the fun at
2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 212 - Make Your Mark 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge September
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Caseing the DT 3
Time Out Challenge 66 - Photo Inspiration  open grey contrast with bright colours

 


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Coffee Coffee Coffee, Hop Hop Hop

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Hello.  Welcome.  Have you noticed the sudden surge of coffee themed projects?  It's the fall coffee lovers blog hop.  This time I'm ready.....



I used Stamplorations Crazy Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the background panel.  I started by cutting three panels, but it was getting bulky with all those layers, so I just cut all three dies from one panel so it's a single inlaid layer.  Little bit of fun jigging it all back together again LOL.  Then, since it's a fall theme I smeared Ripe Persimmon all over.  I cut the smallest rectangle from a piece of chocolate box.  No chocolates were harmed during die cutting ROFL.  Love how this was nice and thick and I got some embossed detail as well.  Then I cut Stamplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette from the center of the black panel.  I backed the cup with a piece of inky scrap paper.  And not a stamp to be seen.........

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Joining the fun at
2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
CASology Week 216 - Frame
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Around the House  chocolate box
AAA Cards Game 73 - Upcycling chocolate box



Friday, 23 September 2016

Me at Rubber Dance

Hello.  Welcome.  I'm on the Rubber Dance blog today with a fun project idea.  Do drop over and leave me a little love.......



Read all about it!!


Norsk

There's still time to join the Rubber Dance Challenge.  Five lovely colour schemes to choose from, cos we are celebrating 2 years of challenges, and loverly Rubber Dance stamps up for grabs.  Come and join the fun.  Hugz.

 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Almost a Big Number

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Hello.  Welcome.  I got all excited cos my blogger post counter skipped over to a big number but then I realised that that included my draft posts.  But soon, soon.....   Shall we have a giveaway?  Oh yes we shall.  Stay tuned Nomad friends.  I foresee some busy days ahead.  Here's a card using a very sweet Gorjuss girl.  



I used Poppystamps Hello Background die to emboss the background. Then I smooshed with Salty Ocean distress ink and splooshed with water.  I cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and mounted in a blue card base.  The hello was cut using the Poppystamp Hello die from hot pink card and mounted on a strip of dark blue.  I added some lace edging and Gorjuss White Rabbit (??) stamped, embossed, fussy cut and coloured with distress inks.  My layout is based on this sketch from Scrappelyst


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Scrappelyst Grublis for September - Skisse
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August - Stamp It
Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge - Distress 
Dies R Us Challenge 57 - County Fair  she's time keeping for the pig racing and rodeo LOL
Love to Scrap Challenge #86 - Anything Goes 

Orange

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Hello.  Welcome.  Do you like sketches?  I have been really inspired by the lovely sketches over at Scrappelyst.  I tried a card sketch on an ATC and now I'm using a LO sketch on a card.  All things are possible.  



I have taken inspiration from MFP's photo challenge this week and this sketch from Scrappelyst


I have rotated the sketch 90°.  I stamped MFP Paper Doll Paige and drew the diagonal lines with a pen.  The card I choose has some texture so the stamping is a bit patchy in places.  

  
I stamped some circle elements using Rubber Dance Round in Circles stamps and stars from the Textured Flowers set in orange distress ink.  Then I filled them in with an orange sharpie.  I didn't like that so I outlined the circles with a black sharpie and stamped some more with black archival.  I coloured the doll with distress inks and also did a distress ink wash to the background.  I paper pieced her sports shoes and tennis dress.  I'm quite liking this fun LO.  

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Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Grublis for September - Skisse
MFP Stamps Challenge 38 - Inspiration 
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August - Stamp It
Dare 2 B Artzy Happy Birthday Challenge 
Stamplorations September Challenge - Monochrome and Sketch
  

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Manly Christmas

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Hello.  Welcome.  An idea for a christmas card for the man in your life. 



I made a watercolour splash background and cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.  I cut Poppystamps Flurry Frame die from blue card.  Got this one in the Poppystamps summer sale, which is still on, and there are some lovely dies at lovely prices.  Just in case you are interested LOL.  I embossed it with holographic embossing powder, which gives a nice bling whilst still maintaining the colour.  I stamped Kort og Godt's Vintage Car on pale blue card, fussy cut and popped up on foam pads.  The merry christmas is a Stamplorations die.  

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Joining the fun at
Poppystamps September Challenge #24 - So Boss
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #146 - Til Mannen
Winter Wonderland - Use at least 2 dies/add some sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - CAS
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sew What?
Stamplorations September Challenge - Monochrome