Thursday, 7 August 2014

Grusome Twosome

Hello.  Welcome.  I am often challenged by time.  My nan is 91 and often doesn't know what day of the week it is.  I don't hold that against anybody since I am really divorced from the generally accepted timeline.  I rarely know what day it is, without giving it some serious thought.  I gave up wearing a watch years ago because I got tired of saying sorry for being late.  Time zones are just something that's happening and I take a guess.  Midnight?  Midday?  Ah, whats a few hours between friends?  Not much, as long as you don't miss the party!  So humble pie, cos these were for you Kay, but I got myself all ticked tocked and twisted.  Hugs

These did start our square but there was too much *space* so I decided to use the Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1 dies to cut my cards.   The largest die gives a tag shape approximately 8 x 13cm, so a good size for a notelet.  I stamped Stampotique's Little Hoo Hoo, masked and stamped over with Hero Arts Word Pops background.  Then I used Tando Creative Ink Splatters stencil and Dreamweaver's Matte Yellow Embossing Paste. 

Wanted a bit more colour so I added some red acrylic paint to the yellow embossing paste and tried again.  That pops!  Little Hoo Hoo was levitating a bit so I masked with tape and some ripped paper, to give an uneven lower edge, and smeared on some of the embossing paste with my finger.  Glad I had saved that little bit of coloured paste. 

Inked around the edges and what a lovely pair!!   Thinking of making a set of these.  They are so cute and you know the jolly fat man isn't too far away now.  Time to be thinking about getting a few projects in hand.  

Joining the fun at
Hero Arts - One Layer Challenge 
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 49 - Die a Little 
Papirdokkene Utfordring 61 - Vi To Hører Sammen 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Eclectic Paperie August ePlay Challenge - Embossing

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope your week is going well.  Hugs


  1. I love you this much!!
    Sandy xx

  2. Gail, these are absolutely adorable! I don't have (but love) Little Hoo Hoo and you have used him here perfectly. Love both, but I am partial to that lemon yellow. I couldn't figure out how you grounded him, so glad you 'splained that to me! I don't care if you made the deadline or not, you have a winner here and are definitely a DT Favorite!!

  3. LOVE the colors in your embossing paste and how you grounded him! super CUTE! THX for playing with us in our ePlay embossing challenge at eclectic Paperie!

  4. Adorable tags.... and love how that bit of color with the embossing paste adds that 'pop'. LOVE it.....Thanks so much for playing along with us in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

  5. HAHAHA....he's so dang cute!! Love your tags! Thanks so much for playing along at eP.

  6. Oh so cute! Love your little monsters . Thanks for joining the ePlay challenge x

  7. OMG these guys remind me of "Were the wild things are!" They are super cute! Love your use of embossing paste! Thanks for joining the ePlay Challenge over at eclectic Paperie!

  8. Ok, that stamp is seriously one of the cutest I've seen. Love monsters :) I like the masking too, very nice. Thanks for playing at A blog named hero!


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