Thursday, 21 December 2017

Upside Down Happy

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy Solstice everyone.  Today is the shortest day and from here on the days will be getting longer again as we swing back towards Summer.  It leaves me feeling restless and I was easily distracted by the new challenge at Time Out.  They want new beginnings with a twist of using a Christmas stamp for a non-christmas project.  Now that's a new one.  I have often seen non-christmas stamps used for christmas projects but this sounded like a really fun challenge.  And who doesn't want a break from Christmas at this time of year??  I also have a few birthdays coming up so I decided to make tag for a birthday using the elf from PaperArtsy Zinsky set.

I cut a tag from green textured card using Stamplorations Luggage Tag die.  I added a strip of washi tape down the RHS and inked the remaining edge of the tag with black archival.  I grabbed a scrap of white card and stamped and embossed the elf from PaperArtsy ZA19 and coloured him with Promarkers.  I fussy cut him and added an extra scrap of corrugated card to the bottom of the tag for him to 'stand' on.  Then I put three stamps together from Stamplorations Bird of Paradise, stamped and embossed them with black powder.  Hmmmmm, I usually do a test stamp when I put stamps together, but I didn't this time!!!!  Ahh well, maybe it adds a bit of fun and whimsy.    A bit of bobbly wool and a little jingle bell from Korthobby it's ready to go on the package for the New Year birthday girl.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 99
Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 311 and 312
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Celebrate
Deep Ocean Challenge Challenge 170 - Jingle Bells


  1. I am so pleased you were so inspired by our challenge and wow you rocked it here! I love the fun feel to this card and all the tiny details-like that touch of corrugated card and heh the embossing suits the fun image. Adore the bobbles-thanks for joining Time Out and thank you for your lovely comment on our blog. Have a fun Xmas x

  2. What a super fun card!! Merry Christmas and thank you for joining us at Time Out Challenges Jenny x

  3. Oh this is just so cute! Really made me smile here :)

    Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground as well.


    Di xx

  4. You have designed a very cute tag. Awesome bright colors.

  5. your little elf makes a cute creature for a birthday card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  6. Such a cute tag - I love all the different textures you incorporated - especially that fun ribbon/twine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  7. So cute Gal made me smile.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  8. Terrific tag! Love the image!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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