Saturday, 20 January 2018

Runaway Reindeer

Hello.  Welcome.  Gosh, January is galloping on apace and my wish to join in with more challenges is kinda working.  Loved Kimberly's card at Muse Christmas Visions and knew I had the perfect stamp.  Unfortunately, Rudolf had legged it and, despite searching all the likely places, he seemed to have vanished.  I know I used him at Christmas!  Then last night, after I had given up hope of finding him, the gremlins returned him!!  I moved one piece of card, that I am sure I put there a few hours before, and there he was.  So, here he is.  

I stamped the Panduro deer on a piece of white card, fussy cut his foot and used a stitch die to cut the panel.  Then I masked him and stamped the sentiment from the same set.  I coloured with distress inks and my waterbrush, which has Windsor and Newton iridescent watercolour medium in it, so everythng it touches gets a little glimmer of sparkle.  I used a gold pilot marker for the star and bell.  

Gosh, two xmas cards already this year.  Off to a wonderful start.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Yellow and Fluffy

Hello.  Welcome.  Loved a card by Heather over at the Winnie and Walter blog and I am still feeling yellow and black so........

I used Winnie and Walter's Do You See What I See die.  I paper pieced with three shades of yellow, two card and one that was a sort of fluffy stuff.  I also cut the W&W Thanks die from the fluffy stuff.  That's why some of those die lines look a bit furry.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie and Walter Rerun No 27 Challenge
Scrappelyst Grublis for Januar - Gul og Svart
Country View Challenges January 2018 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies
AAA Cards Game 106 - Quote  the geometric die is new and I plan to send more thank you cards this year

Loved the space and layout of Heather's Card

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Familiar and Friend

Hello.  Welcome.  I have an ATC over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.  If you want all the details and my take on colouring, gold versus black, and that amazing disappearing leaf, then hop over and check it out.  

This is Lost Coast Designs Owlynn, stamped, embossed and coloured with sharpies, Promarkers and distress inks.  Well, mix those media, why not indeed!!  The best friends sentiment is a Carmen Veranda clear stamp.  I highly recommend a look at these cos there are a lot that should have a 'don't read while drinking your coffee' warning.  Just saying.....

The challenge for this fortnight is I Am Woman so get out your women and stamp!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Monday, 15 January 2018

On Vintage Wings

Hello.  Welcome.  Just popping by to remind you that the Rubber Dance challenge is ongoing with a choice of colours and or the theme of Vintage.  Some lovely inspiration on the blog today so do hop over and check it out and leave the team a little love.  Here's a little taster from me......

I used a blue card base, light blue card and kraft.  I based my design on a sketch from Pagemaps.  The main panel is stamped with Rubber Dance Vintage Flourishes with some distress ink splats.  The small panel and the sentiment panel were both stamped with Rubber Dance Vintage Ads stamps.  The butterfly is from Rubber Dance Butterfly Trio and the sentiment and heart stamp are from Rubber Dance Norwegian Greetings.  I stamped the sentiment with Potting Soil archival.  It says 'a little greeting' in Norwegian.  All other inks are distress inks.    

and/or VINTAGE

If you would like to buy some of these lovely stamps you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip on all orders over €15.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

A Bus Full Of Gingers

Hello.  Welcome.  I hope you are having a fun and crafty Sunday.  I have just spent some time paper piecing a bus load of gingers.  Usually I am not into very fiddly things but this was actually quite fun.  OK, it was a blast.  Check it out........

It's the Let It Snow express bus to Gingerbread Town.  

I started by making the bus. This is Memory Box Double Decker die cut from some snowflake patterned paper.  I added some silver pen to the wheels and the sign is a Rubber Dance stamp on shrink plastic.  The little gingers are Poppystamps Little Gingerbread Boy and Girl dies.  These are tiny, and their clothes are tiny, but what fun.  Many snippets used today.  And they fit perfectly in the bus!!  I used a black and white marker to add details.  I cut the cap for the driver from a tiny scrap.  

I made my background by embossing Stamploration Stitched Snow Hills dies on my card base and giving the top a watercolour wash of Stormy Sky distress ink.  Then I stamped the trees and tiny snowflakes using stamps from Power Poppy Action Santa set with Pine Needles and Stormy Sky distress ink.  I added some glitter glue to the hill at the bottom of the card.

Then I added my bus and Poppystamps Antique Lamppost cut from blue card and a shrink plastic sign with a sentiment from the Power Poppy Action Santa set.  All aboard....

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Memory Box Challenge 32 - Snow and Winter 
Poppy Stamps Challenge #40 - Snow Day 
Power and Spark - Grab a Map 
Stamplorations Cutplorations Challenge 
Stamplorations January Theme Challenge - Stamps and Curves 
Scrapy Land Challenge 81


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Legless In Charge Of A Rabbit

Hello.  Welcome.  If you saw my last post you might have noticed the yellow I used.  It's not a colour I use so much.   I don't know why.  It's just not a go to colour for me.  But I decided to give it another whirl tonight.  

I paper pieced Gorjuss Hush Little Bunny, large version.  Actually, it's pretty huge.  So huge I ended up cutting her legs off!!  Since I bought this one cos it had a bunny then her legs are a minor consideration.  I used patterned paper for her dress, and if you think this one is a bit retro you should have seen the first one!!!!   It was the ugliest dress in paper piecing history!!!!   I like this one much better.  I used some yellow coir paper for the bunny.   I added colour to the rabbit and the girl using Promarkers.  The sentiment is a Taylored Expressions stamp embossed with black on the gold card base.  I coloured the hearts black and added some gold glitter glue and the bunny's eyes are Mustard Seed Distress Ox on black card and fussy cut.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Twofer Unplucked

Hello.  Welcome.  The delightful Darnell of NBUS fame has started a brand new challenge - Twofers!!  Darnell says

I created this challenge for several reasons:
  • Although I try to make more than one card with a design, I fail at this miserably and just want to start a new design immediately.
  • Although I resolve to make Christmas cards throughout the year, I fail at this miserably.
  • I'm constantly in need of cards for my stash for all occasions.
  • I need something intellectually and creatively challenging to keep the gray cells from being bored and my mojo juices flowing
Well, yes, to all that.  So here we go, first challenge feathers, and Darnell says it's allowed to leave em on the bird.  Thank mojo for that. Well, I say bird..........

For my two cards I used this bird person from Paperartsy Eclectic 5 set (NBUS).
Card 1 - Birthday.  Card 2 - Thinking of You
Joining the fun at Twofer Card Challenge #1

Just so you know, this one took ages and went through many metamophosii.  It all started with me wanting to put this birdish stamp on an ATC and then fubar-ing the cut.  Hmmm, interesting shape that.  (I am starting to think my best designs start with a happy accident)  Scrappelyst have a black and yellow prompt so this seemed like the perfect candidate.  Also, I rarely use yellow, and I am really into brights at the moment.  I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from Carmen's Veranda (NBUS) with this image and the 'you're screwed' inspired a desire for grunge.  I applied black archival to the side of my hand and made some arty smudges.  Then I added the stamped and embossed panel and stamped the sentiment.

Card 1 joining the fun at
bird and sentiment stamps are new
Penny Black and More Challenge - Something New

Since card 1 was colour scheme inspired I decided this one would be too.  The Mod Squad challenge want black, white and kraft and the Twofer rules say different style, so I went CAS.  I stamped the bird stamp on kraft card, embossed with black powder and cut out the bird.  I mounted it on a black card base and stamped and embossed the Hero's Art sentiment with white powder.  Just so you know, this one was pretty quick.  

Card 2 joining the fun at
Mod Squad Challenge - Colour Throwdown
Country View Challenges January 2018 - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz