Monday, 16 October 2017

Amazing What You Can Find In a Book

Hello.   Welcome.  Here's a card

And here's a craftie selfie

Joining my crafty selfie to  

Did I show you my card??

I used a kraft layer that I cut with Sizzix Mixed Media dies.  I layered with orange and red card, an orange layer and a brown card base.  I stamped Gorjuss I Found My Family In A Book stamp (yeah, really!!) and coloured her with distress inks, ink joy pens, and a red sharpie.  She sparkles with Windsor and Newton Iridescent Watercolour Medium.  Sweet.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Gorjuss Girl with the really long name is joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD 2017 - Color Combo Challenge
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Lovely Layers Challenge
7 Kids Challenge 13 - Anything Goes 
Country View Challenge October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues 
We Love 2 Create Challenge 1 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes 

10 to 1 Odds

Hello.  Welcome.  Meet Odd. 

Kraft card base cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle die.  PaperArtsy bird stamped on Prima patterned paper and coloured with Promarkers and distress ink.  Sentiment from Power Poppy Short Stacks set stamped with Potting Soil archival.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 270 - Odd
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - CAS Challenge
AAA Cards Game 101 - Inspired by a Film The Maltese Falcon
Joy Clair WCMD 2017 - Color Combo Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Challenge

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Library Cat and Little Whoo

Hello.  Welcome.  The 15th of the month and time for a new challenge over at Rubber Dance.  This time we want to see an Animal stamped on your creation.  Please do hop over and check out the challenge post.  The team has pulled out all the stops and amazing animals abound.  I went with some of my favourite Rubber Dance animal stamps to produce a whimsical scene.

Meet Library Cat.  He of course has wings so he can patrol the remote areas of the library shelves in his search for Bogwoppits, Hogsnarzzles and Book Worzels.  His trusty companion Little Whoo helps keep the records and aids navigation in 'L-space', which as you know is a result of the warping of dimensions in proximity to large numbers of books.  You probably have experienced this yourself, when a quick trip to the bookshop turns into a few hours lost.  

I used MME patterned paper and a Sizzix die cut.  I stamped and embossed Curious Cat, Butterfly Trio, and Owl Do Good and coloured with distress inks, sharpies and white gel pen.  I stamped the decanter from 3 Vintage Stamps on some paper scraps and added glossy accents.  Then I turned them upside down and clustered them together to make my floating lamp.  Very useful for illuminating those hard to reach upper shelves. 

I hope you have enjoyed this Sunday morning visit to the library.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance Stamps you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15 with my code GTFreeShip.  Hop on over and link up your animal creations at the Rubber Dance blog.  

There is also an animal challenge running over at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so why not join the fun there as well.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Library Cat and Little Whoo are joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - Pick and Mix I used embossing, watercolouring and geometric pattern

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Little Santa

Hello.  Welcome.  Power Poppy want small projects so I decided to put Action Santa on a ATC.    Here he is on his scooter.  

I cut my ATC and stamped Power Poppy's Action Santa.   I masked him and went a bit crazy with the small snowflake stamps using blue dye ink.  I coloured santa with Promarkers and distress inks and added silver glitter glue on his fur trim and the snow.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Santa is joining the fun at
Power and Spark Challenge - Mini and Mighty
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 162 - Transportmidler
Happy Little Stampers October ATC Challenge - Travel 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not a Card
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unlimited V for Vibrant

Just Playing Around

Hello.  Welcome.  Just wanted to play and see where it took me.  Journey or Destination?  Both were fun.

I had this Material Background stamp from The Artistic Stamper that I hadn't used 

I grabbed a scrap of card that I had cleaned off some pale acrylic paint on and I stamped using blue dye ink. 

Then I decided to emboss with Do-Crafts Time triboss folder and highlight the embossing with white pigment ink.  Glad I used my finger cos the blue wasn't quite dry and I ended up with a creamy blue, which is quite attractive.  In the real the light effects from the background stamp are really striking.

Then I grabbed this industrial style filmstrip stamp from PaperArtsy ID04 and stamped it on vellum with black archival.  May add a sentiment later, but then again may not.........

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Steampunked
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Lovely Layers Challenge
Joy Clair WCMD - Background Builder 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 127 - Time Waits for No Man
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - October

Friday, 13 October 2017

Bunny Smooshes

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday I spotted a card on the Joy Clair blog that I wanted to case, so I smooched some ink and found some stamps and well, it wasn't working.  Then today I'm looking for a plane or a car or a train and I spotted this bunny and yes!!  Perfect.  So here he is, with carrot flavoured sprinkles.  

This is Whimsy Stamps Bunny Birthday.  I stamped him on Prima patterned paper which had some old adverts on it.  I stamped, embossed, fussy cut, coloured with Promarkers and added some glitter glue sprinkles on his cupcake.  The sentiment is from Gummiapan stamped on kraft card.  

Here's my smooched background.  I used Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed distress inks and lots of water.   Love that little rainbow I got.

Here's Kerry's card that inspired me:

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - CASE a Card
Promarker Challenge Week 416 - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Happy World Card Making Day 
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Smooshing Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Nordic Jul

Hello.  Welcome.  One of Joy Clair's WCMD challenges was to CASE one of the DT.   So I had a little look around the blog and I found a lovely christmas card by Martha.  I didn't have the stamp she used but thought I could reproduce the effect using an embossing folder.  

I embossed my white panel with Sizzix Alpine Pattern ef and inked it with Festive Berries distress.  I stamped the Rubber Dance sentiment on red card and embossed with white powder.  The holly cluster was a free stamp from a magazine coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut. Here's the card I cased:

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - CASE a Card
Promarker Challenge Week 416 - Embossing 
Simon Says Stamp - Happy World Card Making Day
Kaboks Utfordring 17 - Julekrt i Tradisjonelle Farger 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 354 


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Star Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  A tag, that thought about being a shaker, but changed it's mind.  I think I need to put shakers in the don't try this at home drawer.  

I chose some hot pink card and cut it with a sizzix tag die.  Then I used Gummiapan's Star die to cut the aperture.  I also cut some lilac card with the same die and pieced the star frames back in.  I added a layer of acetate, but decided this wouldn't work as a shaker, so I used a tiny star stencil on blue card with gold ink.  The gold stars weren't showing very well so I added gold embossing powder and heated it.  A bit of bobbly wool and a sentiment from Unity stamps, stamped with archival and edged with distress ink.  Then I used iridescent watercolour medium all over to give a lovely glimmer effect.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 41 - Color 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not a Card
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Anything But A Card Challenge
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Oktober - Stjerner 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Hatty Frappe

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology's new cue word is Odd.  Well, this fellow definitely qualifies.

I made my little forgetful monster using the hat stamp from Rubber Dance Poodle Power set.  Two hats = one monster.  I used a tiny star stencil and Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster dye ink.  The sentiment is a Stamplorations die.  Always useful to have an oops! card to hand.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 270 - Odd
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Oktober - Stjerner 
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Stenciled Challenge
Joy Clair WCMD - Stretch Your Stamps 
Simon Says Stamp - Happy World Card Making Day


Monday, 9 October 2017

Swans and Sevens and Rainbows

Hello.  Welcome.  Another post inspired by the WCMD challenges.  It kinda evolved a bit and became another twofer.  I quite like this little card blitz.  Mr Mojo is usually a bit slower on the uptake LOL.  So, numbers.  I had in mind 7, cos that's the theme of Milka's I Love Maths Challenge.  I remembered I had bought X-cuts 12 Days of Christmas ages ago and never used them.  So 7 = swans.  Christmas card then eh??

Since swans are traditionally white I decided to go all white on white.  I cut 7 swans and arranged them on my card.  Then I cut the number 7 and the letters using Sizzix alpha dies.  Then I'm musing.  7 swans a swimmin', 7 chakras, 7 colours of the rainbow, WHOA, rainbow.  Well, why not.........

Gosh, the same but different!   So I cut my coloured swans from a load of snippets from the scrap box.  Then I decided to cut the 7 and the words in a rainbow of colour as well.  What do you think??  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD Rainbow
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Rainbow Color Challenge
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Variations Challenge 
I Love Math Challenge - 7