Wednesday, 30 September 2015

CCC Panda

Hello.  Welcome.  Since tomorrow is going to be a bit of a day I decided to post the card I sent to Jerrie as part of the September Card Chain Challenge.  We make a card, we send a card, we get a card.  And the lovely Deborah has also lined up sponsors so one lucky lady gets a little something extra as well.  If you want to sign up for October the link is still open HERE.  


I used Spellbinders Scruffy Panda and the sentiment is Hampton Arts that I was lucky enough to win in the CCC draw.  Thanks Deborah.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment with cobalt blue embossing powder.

I received a lovely card from Carol.  Thanks Carol.  If you want to see it, and all the other cards exchanged this month, Deborah will be posting the full reveal HERE.  Check it out.  Always fantastic cards from the talented CCC ladies.  Want to join us?? Sign up HERE.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday September 2015 - Use a Stamp  
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick  heat embossing

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Little Red Butterfly

Hello.  Welcome.  Made a little CAS card for someone who just needs to know that I am thinking of them.



I used a red card base and smooched around with Barn Door distress ink.  I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment with Barn Door.  The butterfly was coloured with red brusho's.  The stamps are Hero Arts.  The butterfly is from Sizzix/Hero Arts Flowers and Butterfly sets and I used the matching die to cut it out

Joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero - Die Cuts
Stampinback Challenge - 50 Tinten Rood 
FSC Challenge 103 - Words 
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick  distress ink
Share The Joy Challenge 4 - CAS 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 28 September 2015

A Dog is Not Just for Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Rachel and Shaz in Oz.  So happy to have you as new followers.  Hugz all round.  

I missed the red moon last night.  It was big and bright and clear til about midnight then it clouded up.  Then about 1am I gave up and went to bed.  Since it wasn't doing it's dance til 3am I decided I'd just catch it next time LOL.  Hoping I'm still around in 2033 and the whole thing happens at a more civillised hour ho ho.  

Talking of ho ho, I decided a little non-traditional xmas crafting was in order



I stamped High Hopes Andy and Patch Block, embossed and watercoloured.  Then I fussy cut, removing the background inside the frame as well and mounted it over some MME christmas tree paper.  I added a polka dot layer and mounted on a grey base card I smooched with Stormy Sky distress ink.  The die cut sentiment is part of Memory Box Merry Christmas to all.  I also took some of the smaller elements from the die cut and added to the image panel

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Stamps Challenge - Christmas/Halloween
Memory Box Challenge 4 - Terrific Trees
Repeat Impressions Sketch S2315
OCS Challenge - Christmas/Halloween
Share The Joy Challenge 4 - CAS 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Java Friend and One For You

Hello.  Welcome.  Well the fall coffee lovers blog hop is in full swing.


A host of amazing sponsors and all you need do is link up a fall project with a coffee, tea or cocoa theme.  Here's mine


I started with some Little Yellow Bicycle autumn looking patterned card.  I cut an ATC using a sizzix die and added grey texture paste through Tando Creative distorted harlequin stencil.  I stamped Unity's Java Friend coffee cup, embossed with black powder and used red Fantasy Prisme paint for the heart.  I found a piece of fabric with three coffee beans on it and frayed the edge


And it went together like this........

When I bought this stamp, which comes with a cute little sentiment, I bought an extra one and I will be giving that to someone who comments on this post.  Please include the word JAVA in your comment so I know you are interested and Mr Random will draw a winner.  I will post worldwide.  If you don't include the word java I will assume you aren't interested or already have this stamp and you won't be included in the draw. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Stamp
Stamplorations September Mixed Media Challenge
Unity Be Inspired Challenge 32 - Sketch
MFP Stamp Shop Fall Blog Hop Project
Unruly Paperarts RAQ - Coffee and Cream
Unity Stamp Co. Friends


Saturday, 26 September 2015

No Jingle

Hello.  Welcome.  So Mark's Finest papers want us to use die cut negatives as a mask, and I couldn't join three blokes on camels to the Craft Barn challenge cos there was no snow, and Memory Box want trees.  So I rattled through my Memory Box dies and found Frosted Christmas Tree and Tivoli Snowflake.  



So I cut Tivoli snowflake from a piece of card and sponged green ink through the negative mask.  I cut and embossed Frosted Christmas Tree, added a trunk and went round the edge with my gold pilot marker.  

Joining the fun at
Memory Box Challenge 4 - Terrific Trees
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 281 - Use die cut negatives as a mask 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Snowflakes/Snow 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper 
TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Silent 

Well, I can tell you 5 minutes is just not long enough to make a difference.  But it does help uncover UFO's, so I shall craft on.  Hugz

Brusho Magic

Hello.  Welcome.  I keep saying I'm going to join the Paperartsy challenge but I'm obviously not listening cos it's been ages since I linked up.  This fortnight it's pigment powders.  For me that's brusho's.  If you have these and you haven't played with them then check out the Paperartsy blog for a ton of fun ideas.  I was inspired by the video on the challenge post to make a brusho background



Terrible photo.  Looks pretty cool in the real.  I used yellow, ultramarine and brown, sprinkled on some filter paper and spritzed.  I laid it on a rack to help it dry a bit faster and I got these cool lines.  


Lots of the posts at Paperartsy have used embossing so I decided to get out Winter Wonderland plate 6, love this stamp, and just emboss it on my brusho background.  Then I cut around the image leaving a border.  I wet the border and scrunched it, then mounted the panel on a blue card base I had tinted with Stormy Sky distress ink.  Love how the colours glow. 

Joining the fun at
Paperartsy
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Stamp 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Three Blokes on Camels

Hello.  Welcome.  My crafty space is a mess and cluttered with UFO's.  So I have decided to focus, grab some bits and put them together.  I am hoping today will be a record day for posting.  Best laid plans and all that stuffing.  So I'm getting the ball rolling with a quick and simple card featuring three blokes on camels.  And the colour blue.  You can't go wrong with a bit/lot of blue.



I cut a panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and stamped and embossed using cobalt blue powder.  The stamp is Crafty Individuals Three Kings of Christmas.  Then I sprinkled turquoise brusho on the top and ultramarine for the sand, spritzed with water and moved the colours around with a brush.  A quick way to get a watercolour wash.  I stuck the panel onto a dark blue base.  I think the colours are much more intense in the real.  I rarely do quick so maybe, for a change, I might make a few of these.  Maybe in different colours?  It's a thought.....

Joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals September Challenge - Anything Goes
Papirlosjen - Monokromatisk
September Rudolph Days Challenge 
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Silent
Papertake Weekly - It Will Soon be Here 
CHNC Challenge 248 - Stick it Down

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm going to do 5 minutes of putting things away before I tackle the next UFO.  That sounds do-able doesn't it?  Hugz

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Beautiful Be Leaf

Hello.  Welcome.  The leaves are falling and autumn is on the way.  Don't you just love those gorgeous colours that nature decks the trees with.  Right before she dumps em all over the place LOL.  I wanted to use this gorgeous leaf set I got from Rubber Dance stamps to create a simple card.


I cut some card bases with simon says stamp stitched rectangle die and stamped the smaller leaf from Rubber Dance Maple Leaf set using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door distress inks.


Then I stamped one of the sentiments from Rubber Dance Affirmations set.  I liked this so much I thought I'd make a few more with different sentiments from the same Affirmations set. 




I picked my colours from the Rubber Dance Challenge September 2014 Colours.

We are celebrating one year of challenges and you can use any of the colours from the last 12 months to join the fun.  The optional theme is celebration and you don't have to use Rubber Dance stamps, but we would love to see them if you have them LOL.  The challenge runs til the end of the month so still plenty of time to join the fun and maybe you will be the lucky winner of a grab bag of gorgeous Rubber Dance stamps.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Addicted to CAS Challenge 72 - Leaves
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Stamp
Verve Stamps Inspiration Challenge - Autumn Lovelies

Get Well Soon......or else. Love From Nurse Frazzled

Hello.  Welcome.  I'm not going to apologize for this.  It's a very dark time at the moment.  They say there will be a full moon soon, but right now I am looking for a light in the darkness.  Maybe tomorrow this won't seem so funny, but tonight it is.  Enjoy



I used Taylored Expressions Spider Web cutting plate (NBUS) with black card, but left all the negatives in place and mounted on a black card base.  I stamped and cut Unity's Frazzled, fussy cut and coloured with sharpies.   I gave her a pair of scissors, which are a metal charm from Korthobby.  They don't come with googly eyes LOL.  I added those myself.  Then I added my favourite sentiment from Unity.

'Anyone can tell you it won't hurt tomorrow
but I'm here to listen while it hurts today'

I thought it would be great to write 'get well soon or else.......' inside.  She looks like the kind of nurse everyone needs.........

Joining the fun at
Korthobby Utfordring - Inspirasjons Bilde  I used the colours and the black boots

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Yeah, Buttons

Hello.  Welcome.  I have buttons.  Lots of buttons.  They're nice aren't they?  Like little bits of candy.  Yummy.  But I really have difficulty using them on projects!  So I am really happy that I managed to get 5 of the little suckers on this tag.  Yippee!! 



I was inspired by Monika's card that I saw over at Stamplorations.  I loved her star edge die and I thought I could make something with this Sizzix Sewing Edge die that I have had for a while and never used.  That's pretty ancient NBUS!!  Anyway, I cut it from brown crinkly paper that looks a bit faux wood.  Then I cut it again from silver foil and paper pieced the scissors and bobbin. 



I cut the cotton reel from some real wood veneer and wrapped some lace around it.  The stamps are from TH Haberdashery set, stamped on brown handmade paper and embossed.  The paper kinda sucked in the embossing powder so I ended up with a matt finish that actually suits the distress style stamps.  I mounted the sewing panel on a blue tag that I stencilled with Storm Sky distress ink through Stamplorations Retro Circle stencil.  I added a needle with some blue thread, two wood and three tiny plastic buttons and a lace tie.



Joining the fun at
Stamping Sensations September Challenge - Sew Special
VSC Challenge 36 - Tic Tac Toe bottom line - wood, lace, blue and brown 
Stamplorations September CASE Playground
Scrappelyst Utfordring for September - Sirkler 
Country View September Challenge - Numbers 
Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Tim Holtz 
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A Rainbow of Meaning

Hello.  Welcome.  I have made this card using the Share the Joy sketch.  



I used stamps from Unity KOM 11/13.  The frame and the sentiment are NBUS.  I mention this since Janis proposed we should try and use some of our uninked Unity rubber, so in the spirit of a challenge within a challenge.... Hi Janis.  I stamped and embossed the frame and coloured the flowers with chalk inks.  I masked, stamped and embossed the girl with red powder.  I stamped the heart of flowers with Dusty Concord and also did a watercolour wash with the same ink inside the frame.  Then I made my rainbow banner using some lace, distress inks and feathers cut using Cheery Lynn Dream Catcher #2.  

Joining the fun at
TE Share the Joy Challenge #3 
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 203 - Lace 
DRS Designs Challenge 192 - Inspired by Color 
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 280 - Banners 
Unity Stamp Co. Be Inspired Challenge 32 - Colour 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy
Unity Stamp Co. Friends

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Chalkboard Butterflies

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Sylvia.  So nice to have you join my happy little band.  A big hugz for all my followers and friends.  Hugz.

For this card I have combined card sketch #6 and the chalkboard tutorial from Scrappelyst.



I started with a black card base.  I used white acrylic paint and Stamplorations Flutterby stencil and then smeared Colorbox Alabaster chalk.  I cut Cheery Lynn Mini Rum Punch doily in white and cut them in half to make my banner.  I didn't have any black and white twine so I used my sharpie on a piece of white twine.  The sentiment is from Rubber Dance Something Wonderful set, embossed with white on black card and smeared with the alabaster chalk.  I also added some chalkboard butterflies cut using Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies die.  

Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Grublis for September - Kombinasjon
Scrappehjertet Utfordring 13 - Alt Lov - Med Dies
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 202 - Things With Wings
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Stencils/Masks 
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 280 - Banners 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love This Technique - chalkboard

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Silver Soldier

Hello.  Welcome.  Why isn't it soljier??  Isn't English a funny language.  Anyway, moving on......

Over at MFP they want silver and gold together so I grabbed my little nutcraker and this happened



I stamped Marks Finest Paper Nutcracker and the vertical Merry Christmas from the Dear Santa set on gold card and embossed with silver powder.  I fussy cut the nutcracker and mounted him and the sentiment on a piece of silver paper on a gold card base.  

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 279 - Use Both Silver and Gold
OCS September Challenge - Christmas/Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love This Technique  stamp, emboss, fussy cut - love it
Penny Black and More September Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Big Witch, Little Witch, Ghoul and Ghost

Hello.  Welcome.  As I was looking to see what I could use to join the fun at Unity friends today I came across a few halloween itty bittys.  I had been looking for something that would fit the Unity sketch and decided these guys were perfect.  One was a ghost, which reminded me that DominoART want any game with a ghost.  Which reminded me that I STILL have some unaltered playing cards.  Just call me Procrastination.  So, put it all together and come up with this



I took my gesso'd playing card and stamped Unity's Frazzled, the ghost from Be Afraid, the witches from Best Witches and Halloween Greetings (NBUS) , and Numbers, Etc. (NBUS). I embossed the trick or treaters with black embossing powder.  The numbers were stamped using London Fog ink and clear embosssed.  



I coloured with sharpies, promarkers and distress inks.  I was going to add a halloween greeting and the number 31 but then it struck me that it looked like the kids had dressed up for Halloween and were posing for the camera.  So I die cut Smile using Cheery Lynn Happy Hippo in green and black.  I really need some tiny little 'click' sentiments to scatter around.  

Joining the fun at
Unity Be Inspired - Sketch/Color 
Unity Friends
DominoART Challenge 16 - Spooktember 
Country View Challenges - Numbers 
Scrapyland Challenge 26 - Use an Image + a Die 
OCS September Challenge - Christmas/Halloween 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Oops!!

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at Stamplorations this month the lovely ladies asked to CASE my Penny the Pig tag.  Oh gosh, how sweet you are.  Honored.  Then 2 days ago they posted some more lovely inspiration.  I decided to try and recreate Kim's card.  I liked the bright colours and the clean look.  Although it all started to plan, unfortunately my ink pad took on a life of it's own, and it all ended up a bit grungy.  Maybe it should have been a sympathy card rather than a congrats......



I used distress inks and the chevron stamp from Stamplorations Mixed Media Grunge.  Often when I'm trying to copy a technique it doesn't go so well but I was really pleased with this.  Very well explained Kim.  Then I stamped and embossed the Congratulatons from the Birds and Blooms set.  I decided to ink the edges!!  It was going great till I got a smudge!!  Ah well, let's smudge all over.  Still thinking of maybe changing the congrats to with sympathy........  Will definitely be using this technique again.  Probably with less smudges ha ha. 

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations September CASE Playground
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use A Stamp

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz




Saturday, 12 September 2015

A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to the Kitchen

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Suchi.  So glad you have joined my happy little following.  Hugz all round for all my lovely followers and all you guys and gals lurking around the blogosphere.  So happy you took the time to visit my little corner.

So, over at Simon Says Stamp they want to see Tim Holtz stamps, and Country View want numbers, and Darnell wants NBUS, and she said she'd love to see really old virginal  NBUS.  Darnell, get ready to get happy cos I knew I had some of those blueprint stamps that I had never inked.  Meet the Game Wheel......


I used the sketch from Your Next Stamp.  I stamped Tim Holtz Game Wheel from Ringmaster Blueprints (NBUS) twice on Bazzill Mud Puddle.  I embossed one image and cut it out.  I soaked the Mud Puddle, ripped the edges, screwed it up, sort of flattened it out, added some Walnut Stain, abused it a bit more.  Looks a bit like old leather.  You got to get it really wet.  Impressed the embossing survived the abuse.  I stamped YNS Quackers (NBUS) also on Mud Puddle and coloured with Galaxy Markers.  I used a cornflower blue base card, black inked edges, with a cornflower blue layer, black inked edges.  The black card was embossed with Cheery Lynn Clocks embossing plate and I used Colorbox Alabaster chalk to highlight and give a chalkboard look.  I added some twine with a sailor type knot and don't ask why the duck is hovering on part of a Cheery Lynn Compass die cut.  It seemed like the way to go LOL.

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 201 - All About Texture
YNS Challenge 22 - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Tim Holtz
Country View September Challenge - Numbers
NBUS #5

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


Friday, 11 September 2015

Little Green Men

Hello.  Welcome.  I decided to try Stamping Through a Stencil, which is the technique challenge over at MFP this week, and combine it with green and gold.  I wanted to try using sentiment stamp.  I think it made for an interesting background but maybe isn't quite as readable as I was hoping for. 



I cut a green tag and used Mowed Lawn distress ink through Stamplorations Just Squares stencil for a tone on tone look.  Then I stamped the sentiment 'I've been very, very, very good this year' from MFP Dear Santa set in versamark and embossed with gold powder.  I stamped and embossed MFP Nutcracker, also on green card!!  Made for interesting skin tones!!!!  I coloured with various shades of green sharpie markers.  His gold embossed eyes also looked a little strange so I added some google eyes and embossed his beard with white puff powder.  I think he looks like a child who has been asked if he's been good and he's trying his best to say 'I have, I have, really I have.....'

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 278 - Stamping Through a Stencil 
Stamplorations September Mixed Media Challenge 
Stampotique Designers Challenge 212 - Use Only 2 Stamps 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Stamping 
Time Out Challenge 39 - Make Your Mark

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

What's Silver and Blue and Cool All Over

Hello.  Welcome.  It's my turn to post over at the Rubber Dance Scandinavian blog.  Here's a peek



So hop over, check out my cool project and leave a little love........

By the way, have you heard??  Rubber Dance are one of the awesome sponsors at Darnell's NBUS Challenge.  So, once you've checked out my post why don't you hop over and check out the NBUS challenge as well.

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Harvest Moon

Hello.  Welcome.  I got this lovely stamp from Unity the other day and had an idea that she should be looking out a window.  Then I saw CASology's theme this week was Moon and a card was born.



I stamped Unity Dream of Being (NBUS) on patterned paper, coloured with watercolour pencils and fussy cut.  For my window I used Poppystamps Diamond Lattice and after a bit of fiddling and a few attempts managed to reduce the cut to the size I needed.  I made a moon night scene using distress inks and stamped and embossed a Crafty Individuals tree stamp.  I always think the moon in the autumn looks bigger and more striking.

Joining the fun at
Unity Challenge
NBUS #5
CASology Week 163 - Moon
Poppystamps Challenge #12 - Autumn Splendor
Unruly Paperarts September RAQ - Coffee and Cream

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

  

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Giraffes and Dinosaws

Hello.  Welcome.  Just wanted to share a little something I made with NBUS.  Have you heard??  It's NBUS Challenge time again.  The lovely Darnell has lined up some amazing sponsors so get out your NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) and get crafting.  



I used Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1 die to cut a piece of paper I had paper pieced together.  I stamped Flonz Crafts large Giraffe (NBUS) on yellow card and added some orange pencil.  I stuck the tag on a black card base, added a bow and gold sticker sentiment.  

Joining the fun at
Share the Joy Challenge 1 - Sketch
NBUS #5
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Stamping
Penny Black and More September Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrappehjertet Utfordring 13 - Alt Lov - Med Dies 

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to get out your NBUS.  Hugz

Saturday, 5 September 2015

A Pile of Eternity

Hello.  Welcome.  I seem to be having a CAS sort of day.  

I haven't played over at Paperartsy for ages.  The theme this fortnight is circles.  

I loved Jo's post so I started painting some card rose and pansy.  

Then I had a dig through my Paperartsy stamps and pulled out a selection of circles.  

I did some stamping, but it just wasn't working.  

So I did a bit more stamping, grabbed some kraft card, grabbed some black card.  Ahhh, silver on black?  Gold on black........




I stamped and embossed the grouped postmark stamp and then went around the edge of the card with versamark and embossed the edge.  

Joining the fun at
Paperartsy
CASology - Write

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

If Midwinter is Warmer Than Midsummer How Many Beans on a Poor Man's Plate

Hello.  Welcome.  Do you know how difficult it is to hold three pens together and draw a swirl across a piece of card without getting a break in any of the lines??!!!!!   So I did this instead



The stamps are from Rubber Dance Something Wonderful and Winter Wonderland sets.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment then added the little star flourish in a rainbow of distress ink colours.  

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 162 - Write
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Colorful
Happy Little Stampers September CAS Challenge - Colouring
VSC Challenge 35 - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Miss Autumn

Hello.  Welcome. I've been playing with a bit of leftover camo background from yesterday.  I used the sketch from Stamplorations.  



I've used I brayered painty background and a gold base card.  I reversed the two behind a frame cut using Cheery Lynn Emperor Swan die.  The gold side was embossed using Cheery Lynn diamonds and starburst embossing plate.   I stamped and paper pieced MFP Paper Doll Paige.  


I think she looks seriously cool in her autumn colours suit.  

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 200 - Frame It
MFP Stamp Shop Paper Dolls on Parade Camo Project
Stamplorations September Challenge - Sketch 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Colorful
Hjerteboden September Utfordring - Høst 

Thanks for droping by.  Hugz

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Sometimes Big Boys Cry

Hello.  Welcome.  I've been playing with a fun tutorial making camo that I saw over at Marks Finest Papers blog. 



I made the camo background using various Colourbox inks



I cut it into pieces and layered on a black base card. 



I stamped and embossed the Tiger from Marks Finest Papers Tiger set on patterned paper and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  


'Anyone can tell you it won't hurt tomorrow
but I'm here to listen while it hurts today'

Love that.  

Joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Geological Time

Hello.  Welcome.  A bit of a grey day so I put together some Gail Mail.  This is like snail mail, but takes way longer to get into the envelope.  Some people have been waiting for Gail Mail for ages.  There may be weeks, months, or in some extreme cases, years involved.  The good news is I have made a new months resolution to try and get the pile of Gail Mail under control.  If you have been waiting, then be of good cheer, it may be arriving sometime soon!!  Bearing in mind that 'soon' is a very relative term.  And if you aren't expecting Gail Mail, well, you never know..........  

As a reward for stuffing some envelopes I decided to make a card to link up with Unity Friends



I cut a circle of card, stamped the tent scene from Unity Maren Girl set and coloured with distress inks.  I used Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed and blended with my water brush to get the green.  I doodled a frame and stamped the sentiment from Unity Bee Happy Hexagons set.  

Joining the fun at
Unity Stamp Co. Friends
Unity Stamp Co. Be Inspired Challenge 31 - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Trio of Colours blue, yellow, green
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 211 - Perfectly Primary yellow + blue 
Happy Little Stampers September CAS Challenge - Colouring 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Mad Cows and Moro

Hello.  Welcome.  The lovely Deborah posted the August Card Chain Challenge reveal yesterday so I thought I'd share the card I sent to Cat in Maryland


Hey look it's the crazy Clarabell cow from Cheery Lynn again.  Gotta love the hair ROFL.  These dies are such fun.  I used the CCC sketch and paper pieced my die.  The background is patterned paper.  I added sequins to give a little bling and dimension and hope they survived the rigors of travel.

If you don't know about the Card Chain Challenge WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???!!!!  Basically you sign up to make a card and send it to the person above you on the list.  The person below you on the list sends you a card.  Easy.  Fun.  And, don't tell everybody, but  Deborah has also lined up some fab sponsors, so if your card arrives by the end of the month you could also win an awesome prize!!!

If you would like to sign up the September linky is still open HERE.

You should definitely go and check out the REVEAL.  It's amazing.   You will be able to see the lovely card I got from Greta this month.  Thanks Greta.  Hugz

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrappehjertet Utfordring 13 - Alt Lov med Dies
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Animal

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Not Just For Christmas Deer

Hello.  Welcome.  A new month.  New possibilities.  New challenges.  Over at Rubber Dance we are celebrating one year of challenges with lots of colour schemes choices and the optional theme of Celebration.


I chose to use the November 2014 colours.  I coloured the deer from Rubber Dance Frosty Friends set with light and dark brown watercolours and fussy cut.  I have used a white pre-cut aperture card.  I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday set using Pine Needles distress and clear embossed.  Then I stamped the Vintage Script stamp.  I didn't have the right colour mulberry paper so I coloured it with the Pine Needles distress ink, ripped it, lined the aperture, then added the deer.

Why don't you join us over at the Rubber Dance Challenge.  Lots of lovely colours to choose from this month and the chance to win a grab bag of lovely stamps.  You don't have to use Rubber Dance stamps but, of course, we would love it if you did.  See you there........

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Animals