Tuesday, 31 October 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 31 - Into the Labyrinth

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy Halloween!!  I hope you are getting more treats than tricks.  It's the 31st day of 31 Days of Halloween over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we decided to have two posts and go out with a BANG!!  I have used a spooktacular new stamp from Lost Coast Designs for my project.  Meet Taurus

Isn't he just glorious.  I also used Lost Coast Designs Fourth Dimension stamp and a clear stamp sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.  Do hop over to the blog for full details.  Also, the linky for the Halloween challenge is open til midnight PST, so if you are inspired to stamp with your spooky crafting this evening do hop over and link it up for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  

Thanks for dropping by and have a happy All Hallows Eve.  Hugz

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Quicky Quicky Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  I haven't made a card for Rudolf days, which I like to do, cos at least it's one for the christmas stash.  So I made this quick card using embossing and dies in traditional red and green.  

I embossed a red panel with Cuttlebugs Snowflake embossing folder and cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I die cut Sizzix Primative star from green glitter card and the God Jul (Merry Christmas in Norwegian) from red glitter card.  Can't beat a bit of bling.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Rudolf Days Challenge
Kaboks Utfordring 17 - Julekort i Tradisjonelle Farger
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 357
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Challenge 33 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Have Wings, Will Fly

Hello.  Welcome.  A travel themed ATC

I started colouring my ATC with Black Cherry chalk ink.   I stamped Crafty Individuals Seagull Adventure on the right hand side with black archival.  I stamped and embossed with white powder Rubber Dance Vintage Script on blue paper.  I ripped it and used walnut stain distress on the edge.  The plane is from Stamplorations Born to Roam set, stamped and fussy cut.  The sentiment is a Rubber Dance stamp.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers October ATC Challenge - Travel
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 162 - Transportmidler
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Power And Spark Challenge - Mini and Mighty

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Chocolate Lovers Unite

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Day 28 of the 31 Days of Halloween and over at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the dimensions have been breached and the cats are after your chocolate.  Be afraid, be very afraid........

This is Lost Coasts Designs Cheshire Cat.  He's a sweetie really. 

I used handmade black paper and ripped the hole, folding back the ripped sections.  Because I wanted to rearrange the stamp a bit it wouldn't work to back the hole, and I was thinking how I was going to draw all that texture behind when I realised I was looking at it wrong.  I used red card, covered it with versamark and black embossing powder and then used my pokey tool to remove some of the powder before heating.  Looks like crazy cat fur to me LOL.

Then I stamped Cheshire Cat on red patterned paper, cut out his head and claws, added some white gel pen and galaxy marker colour and popped them up on foam pads.  The sentiment is an amalgamation of two from Carmen's Veranda.  

Do hop over to The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and check out all the spooky inspiration from the team.  We are posting every day this month and there is still time to link your spooky or cute Halloween stamped projects to our 31 Days of Halloween challenge.  See you there.  Hugz

Cheshire Cat is joining the fun at
The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Close to Nature
Joy Clair Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Ghost Cat and Bony Feline Go Downtown

Hello.  Welcome.  All Hallows Eve draws closer and spooky goings on abound.  I've made myself a little scene to help get me in the mood.

I made my moody sky with white, blue, purple and black ink on a blue cardbase.  I cut Taylored Expressions Downtown Border and the witch and moon from 13 Dead End Drive from black card and added some yellow snippets for the windows and the moon.  I cut lots of clouds bushes from black card using Memory Box Puffy Cloud dies.  

These two cool felines are Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead stamps.  The skeleton cat was cut out using the matching die.  Love these.  I gave them an inky embossed pavement to walk on.  

This one is mine all mine!!  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My spooky felines are joining the fun at
The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 14 - Halloween
Allsorts Challenge Week 438 - Halloween
Hjerteboden Oktober Utfordring - Halloween 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Polish Your Cats

Hello.  Welcome.  Tis the season to polish up your cats and join the fun at Her Peaceful Garden.  The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop has started and I am starting my pussy contributions with this 
be-witch-ing boo-ty.  

I used Memory Box Shine stencil and sponged Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  I cut Poppy Stamps Heart Swoosh many times from black card and added them in an ascetically random manner.  I cut an orange heart embossed with Do Crafts Random Confetti embossing folder.  I stamped Curious Cat from Rubber Dance stamps, fussy cut and coloured with Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet distress inks and white gel pen highlights.  Me-OW.  Since it's also the time for all things Boo! I added a hat cut using Cheery Lynn Witches Brew dies. 

Don't forget there are animal challenges over at
 the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity (finishes Oct 25th)
 and Rubber Dance blog (finishes Oct 31st)
So if your cat creations use rubber or clear stamping hop on over and join the fun.  There be prizes!!

You can also get free worldwide shipping at Rubber Dance stamps with the code
GTFreeShip when you spend over €15.  You know you need that cat!! 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
Curious Cat is joining the fun at

Monday, 23 October 2017

Ooops Owl

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology's cue word is sorry.  I thought about this cute set from Rubber Dance which is a take on the see no evil etc, but uses owls instead of monkeys.  The See No Evil owl really made me think of someone covering their eyes in embarrassment.  So I made this

I decided on a mid grey tone base card.  A conciliatory colour me thinks.  I stamped the branch from Rubber Dance Mama Owl set and coloured in autumn shades with Promarkers.  Then I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut the Owl Be Good owl.  I added a handwritten oops!! Sorry.  Felt the need for a little heart!  Maybe from a CAS perspective not needed.  But I thought a little love with your sorry may hasten forgiveness.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 271 - Sorry
Double D - Leave it to Me Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Photo Inspiration 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge October

Queen of the Zombie Ball

Hello.  Welcome.  Zombie chick you shall go to the ball.  

This is Whimsy Stamps Tai and Lisa, all dressed up and ready to party.  

For my background I cut a piece of pink marble card and then added some black and red acrylic paint splats.  I cut Taylored Expressions Spider Web die from rainbow metallic card.  I stamped Whimsy Stamps Tai and Lisa and fussy cut.  I coloured Lisa with Promarkers and Tai with distress inks.  I added some cobweb details to Lisa's shoes.  I used Whimsy Fa.Doodles stamps for the heart on her dress and the stitches on her face.  Tai's hat, the spider in Lisa's hand and the bats were cut using Cheery Lynn Witches Brew dies.  The sentiment is from Cheery Lynn's Fun With Frankenstein die set.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Tai and Lisa are joining the fun at

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Embossilicious Abstract Fun

Hello.  Welcome.  So here's where Umbrella Man moved to when the little bird kicked him off the happy birthday.  Umbrellas and happy just didn't seem to be a mix made in heaven.  Unless you are in the middle of the desert maybe.  Then umbrellas would make happy happy, rain or shine.  

Can you hear the complaints from the photographer??  Honestly, this looks dead cool in the real.  Black card base.  Some circles cut using Apple Blossom dies from funky lime green Bazzill and some snowflake patterned paper.  A bit of ripped Bazzill for the ground and Sizzix Umbrella man, die cut and embossed three times with black embossing powder.  Then I heated the powder again and pressed a cogs embossing folder onto it.  It was quite a big area to keep warm, so the cog pattern is variable, but I like how the depressed areas also went matt.   Verry coool. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Umbrella Man is joining the fun at

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Move Over Umbrella Man

Hello.  Welcome.  I spent some time today baking pig cookies.

And then I did this

I embossed a bronze Stardream panel with do-crafts cogs die and sanded back to reveal the black core.  I did a strange offset white layer and a black card base.  The sentiment is from Rubber Dance, white embossed on black card.  The bird is from PaperArtsy stamped on text paper.  

Don't forget the animal challenges over at 
the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity (finishes Oct 25th) 
and Rubber Dance blog (finishes Oct 31st).  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Cute little bird is joining the fun at
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 10 - Bursdag
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 127 - Time Waits for No Man
Word Art Wednesday Weeks 304/305
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Steampunked

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Bare Bones Of It

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween and over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the party continues with sage advice from beyond the grave.

I've used Bird Bones from Lost Coast Designs and Happy Skeleton and Free Advice from Carmen's Veranda.  I dismantled some costume jewellery for the chain and the clock charm is from Korthobby.no. I used distress inks, black archival, versamark and embossing powder.

You can join up your spooky weird Halloweeny stamped creations at the Portal for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  
And there is still a couple of days to join the Lost Coast Animal Challenge.  More Lost Coast dollars up for grabs.  

Rubber Dance also have an animal challenge which is running til month's end.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Bones and Bird Brain are joining the fun at
Emerald Creek Dare - Freaky Fun
Country View Challenge October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues
We Love 2 Create Challenge 1 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes 
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - October

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Think Pink

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Breast Cancer Awareness month.  We all have them.  Don't forget to check them.  Here's a little uplifting card in shades of pink.  

I wanted some simple patterned paper, but of course! you never have what you need in that humongous stack, or if it's there you can't find it!  So I decided to make my own by drawing lines using a pink Promarker on white card.  Then I die cut it with Gummiapan square stitched dies.  I used a white base, a pink layer and then rotated and layered my squares.  I cut Gummiapan's Coneflower twice from pale and dark pink card.  The sentiment is from Unity.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Calling All Sistahs Challenge 06
The Flower Challenge 13 - Use Your Favourite Flower if I am lucky I would like any of the prizes except #9, cos I don't use digi's much, but would really love a voucher from Power Poppy or Dies to Die for.  Hugz
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Allsorts Challenge Week 437 - Think Pink 

Hidden Words

Hello.  Welcome.  I finally got around to using that hidden word die cut technique.  Cool.

I smooshed some distress inks on white card and cut with Stamplorations luggage tag die.  Then I cut the Congrats die from the tag and also from a piece of white card.  I glued the two congrats cuts together and pieced everything back into the tag.  Fun!!  A few tiny punched leaves and it's done. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations Challenge inspired by the multicoloured words
Stamplorations Tagplorations - All About Fall
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
Dies R Us Challenge 83 - Leaves
Double D - Leave it to Me Challenge

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