Sunday, 20 January 2019

Spring Bunny

Hello.  Welcome.  For my inspiration project at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today I've combined two of my favourite themes - Spring and Bunnies!!  I love bunnies and I can dream of spring, can't I??   The challenge at the Portal this fortnight is Silhouettes and I used Lost Coast Designs beautiful Rabbit with Flowers for my spring scene.  

Squuueeee!  Isn't that bunny just adorbs.  I have also used Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet and Carmen's Veranda Monkey Face stamp.  Can you see the monkey??  Hop over to the blog and all will be revealed.........

Join the fun for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz.

Bunny is joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 142 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1902
Penny Black and More Challenge - New Beginnings To me spring always feels like the start to the year with new energy and possibilities so hope this is OK for the theme.  Hugz 

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Shake Your Gnome

Hello.  Welcome.  I am guest designing for the Doodles Paper Playground this month.  I was a bit stumped for my project idea until I came across the Marianne Designs challenge where they want to see a gnome on your project.  Unsure as to whether I actually owned a gnome I went on a little gnome hunt and discovered a cute Panduro stamp.  The mushroom he was sitting on was a bit small so I borrowed the one from Visible Image Caterpillar set and made a shaker.

I used Marianne Design papers, dies and washi tape (behind the semi-circle apertures in the shaker frame) and the beautiful Flaming Sunset Sparkle blend. 

Hop over to the Doodles Paper Playground for more details. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a crafty day.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Marianne Design Challenge 217 - Gnome  PK9121, CR1242, PT2317

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

New Year Advice

Hello.  Welcome.  It's the 15th of the month so time for a new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and this time we want to see your stamped makes featuring Silhouettes.  There are some fab silhouette stamps in the Lost Coast Designs shop and the team is showcasing some of them today, and throughout the month, so do hop over and check out the amazing inspiration.  I decided to use the gorgeous Dancer Silhouette and paired it with a Carmen's Veranda sentiment that is full of good advice.

I stamped Lost Coast Designs Yourba Adire background with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and cut the panel with Simon Says stamp Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped the new to me Dancer Silhouette and Carmen's Veranda Feel Fabulous sentiment with black archival and mounted the panel on a black base card.  Done!  Quick and beautiful.

Hop on over to the Portal and check out more inspiration from the team and link up your silhouette makes for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Remember we are a stamping challenge and real stamps need to be the focus of your project.  1, 2, 3 STAMP!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 142 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1902
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Fabulously Feminine
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - AG

Monday, 14 January 2019

The Italian Connection

Hello.  Welcome.  I inked this lovely Unity stamp Marlow for the first time tonight and I think it might become a favourite. 

I decided to keep it black and kraft and all the kraft card is actually an ex-pizza box.  I cut two panels from pieces of the box using Stamplorations Double Stitch rectangle large and medium dies.  I stamped Marlow on the medium panel and layered on black.  I stamped a small scrap of pizza box with the sentiment from the Marlow set and cut the edges of the panel with a Simon Says Stamp stitch die.  The stars were cut from some more pizza box snippets using Simon Says Stamp stitched star die. 

I stamped the envelope with the same stamp and also some pretty starry flourishes using a Rubber Dance stamp.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Joining the fun at
Double D It's On The Menu Challenge
Stamplorations Cutplorations January  inspired by girls
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New new stamps
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 461 - Something New new stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Card + Matching Envelope

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Deer Santa

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a simple christmas offering over on the Rubber Dance blog today.

I've used the lovely Deer Deer, which is available as a single stamp or in the Frosty Friends set with lots of other christmas themed fun.  Do hop over and check out all the deets.  

Rubber Dance stamps has moved to Germany and is under new management.  Susanne Rose has taken over and she is offering 20% off all the christmas stamps so pop over to the shop and take advantage of this offer before it melts away.....  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Deer is joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 420
Scrappiness Utfordring 12 - Fargepalett
Card Mania Challenges 112 - Baby It's Cold Outside

Friday, 11 January 2019


Hello.  Welcome.  Wanted to play with some new to me Winnie and Walter goodies and decided to make an ATC in pink and green featuring this very lovely feline canine pair. 

Aren't they sweet!!??

I started by cutting an ATC from green patterned paper using a Sizzix die.  Then I used the small Sizzix Deckle Edge die and cut a piece of DCWV polka dot paper.  I then cut the polka dot layer again with Winnie and Walters newly released Peppermint Zone die.  Love this pattern.

I stamped and fussy cut the cat and dog pair from Winnie and Walter's Big Hug set.  I stamped part of one of the sentiments from the same set on a piece of ribbon.  The big hugs air mail stamp is also in that set and I used Picked Raspberry DOx on some pink patterned paper.  Then I decided it needed flowers so I die cut some paper I had coloured using foam and reinkers using Cheery Lynn BAF#3 die and added some detail with a black fineliner. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie & Walter Color Combo
Allsorts Challenge Week 501 - Hearts and Flowers
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 90 - New  first time using all these stamps
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Something New  first time using all these stamps
Dies R Us Challenge 112 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Bear Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  And when you get going you get going.......

Since I had the Polar Bears out I decided to make a tag inspired by Gayatri's tags.  Loved the red tops to her tags.  I used Stamplorations medium Luggage Tag die cut from white and red glitter paper.  I added Winnie and Walters Polar Bears from Big Hugs, stamped and fussy cut, and stamped the Warm Wishes to You sentiment directly on the tag. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Back soon.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie & Walter Rerun #37
Scrap the Rainbow Utfordring 8 - Alt Er Lov
Stamplorations Tagplorations - All About Winter
Stamplorations January Theme Challenge - Stamps and Animals
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge