Sunday, 26 February 2017

Oh Beautiful Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  I sent this card to Sara in Missouri as part of the Card Chain Challenge.  This is an international card exchange and the reveal of all the cards sent in February will be on the Card Chain Challenge blog on the 2nd of March.  Sara has received her card so now I can share it with you as well.  



This is Lost Coast Designs Happy Cat.  Ain't he beautiful??!!!   I stamped and fussy cut him.  The background is a piece of patterned paper that I cut into strips.  I inked the edges and mounted the strips on a red card base.  The friends is a sticker from my stash.  

If you would like to join the Card Chain Challlenge and send and received happy mail in March the sign up is open until 6th March HERE.  You can find all the FAQ's on the blog. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Two Can Play at This Game

Hello.  Welcome.  I always get caught out in February.  There you are, wobbling along gently, and bam!!  It's March!  So while the month of love is gasping it's last I thought I'd share a CAS card with a couple of love birds.  



I stamped High Hopes Toucan Twosome and coloured with distress inks and my water brush.  The hearts are a Rubber Dance stamp and the sentiment is from Kort og Godt and says Love is in the air.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Friday, 24 February 2017

The Then and Now

Hello.  Welcome.  A tag for a vintage-style wedding.  



For the background I used a manilla tag and Unity stamps from Let Adventure with Pumice Stone and Tea Dye distress inks.  I stamped Unity George and Scarlett on bookpaper with archival ink and fussy cut.  They were fading into the background, and I was going to mount them on a piece of black card and fussy cut them again, but then it seemed if I just got definition around their heads........  I ripped the black card and added it to the tag.  I added the young lovers and then die cut some small hearts from the same book paper.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Goat Racing

Hello.  Welcome.  Wanted to use this oh so cute High Hopes stamp to make a fun birthday card.  



I want a purple goat too!!  I decided to try the chalkboard technique for my background and tag.  I used a stamp from Unity SMAK 1/17 with white paint and the sentiment stamp is from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday, with white ink and white embossing powder.  The purple panel was coloured with brusho's and the aperture was cut using Sizzix Stitched Oval die. 

  
This is High Hopes Rosie's Ride.  I stamped and fussy cut and coloured with distress inks.  Yee haw!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Little Houses

Hello.  Welcome. 
I have a project over at the Rubber Dance blog today.  


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Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

It's a Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  A tag.  With love.  And coffee.  Hugz



I cut my tag using Sizzix double stitch oval die from kraft card.  All the stamps are Unity.  The girl from Dream of Being, the sentiment from SMAK 1/17 and the coffee cup from KOTM 2/17.  I added some tints of colour with Burnt Espresso distress ink.  The metal swirls are from Korthobby.no and some brown bobbly wool to finish.  

Thanks for dropping my.  Hugz

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Friday, 17 February 2017

That's More Like It

Hello.  Welcome.  I work very well to a deadline, usually right on it.  So a belated birthday card is definitely something to have in my stash.  



I went with the Repeat Impressions colours again.  Loving the blues and pinks.  Blue base card.  I stamped my panel with Repeat Impressions Tswana Pattern (thanks Patti J.) and Dare 2 B Artzy Midnight Blue ink and cut it with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped Crafty Individuals Party Puffin on pale purple patterned paper and fussy cut him.  Then I added the Stamplorations Oh Frap! die cut.  I cut it from blue card and used a thin black pen to outline the letters in a wonky sort of way and then mounted it on a piece of pink card and fussy cut a shadow.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Stamplorations Cutplorations February Challenge blue and pink and lines and letters







Inappropriate Underwear

Hello.  Welcome.  Loving the challenge over at VLVS.  


I went with bright colours and stripes and this retro image in black and white.  I cut my base card using Stamplorations Crazy Double stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the VLVS lady with the washing machine and masked her.  That went super quick cos I already had a mask cut for this image.  Then I grabbed my brightest distress inks and applied them stripe-wise straight off the pads.  I stamped and embossed the VLVS greeting, clipped it out and edged it with black archival.  Done.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Excessive Use of Full Stops....

Hello.  Welcome.  After such wondrous success with a previous pile on my desk I decided to see if it worked more than once.  I think that L-space causes UFO's to flock together, like books in a library, so when I spotted the cat head, yes, just the head, the pink base card and the sentiment it seemed a combination made in...... well, somewhere with lots of caffine maybe.



I have no idea what comes after but I think his first thought is top dollar.  So I've CAS'd the CASE at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  Pink base card cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die.  Piece of pale blue card, ripped and embossed with Cable Knit embossing folder, which was also lurking on my desk.  The head of cat is Cheery Lynn's Happy Catoween cat, paper pieced with black and neon blue card.  The Power Poppy sentiment was stamped and embossed and coloured with distress inks so I can join the wonderful Mod Squad challenge of NO WHITE!!  How cool a theme is that??   

Thanks for dropping by.  If this evenings offerings are too weird for you then do please visit again cos usually it's not this exciting.  Uh.... something like that.  Off to move some more paper.  Third time lucky, so they say....  Hugz

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Stamplorations CAS Challenge - February


This Is What Happens When You Tidy Up

Hello.  Welcome.  So I'm doing a little organising and I move some sheets of paper and find two queen of hearts, a mad hatter and a piece of wall paper.  I am fairly certain the queens and hatter are from a previous wonderland inspiration that fizzed and died, but since Lost Coast are back in wonderland and looking for steampunk I thought I would too.


Yes, I know.  It's weird.  Or maybe 'what is it'??  Both valid responses!  But steampunk isn't one of my things.  I always think metal and cogs so Korthobby charms it is.  The eagle eyed may have spotted the snowflake.  Ah, well, not quite enough cogs you see, and I figured it was wonderland so probably the weirder the better.  Yep, that weird background is a piece of wallpaper.  I mounted it on a journaling card cos I figured this wonder of wondering was going to be way to heavy to fly with a pigeon.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the queen and the hatter.  I coloured the queen red and left the hatter b/w, but maybe he should be coloured as well?  What do you think?  

Queeny says 'Look at the time, wildflower past a dragonfly already'.  Hatter replies 'Strawberry shortcake'.   Hugz

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Here's Looking At You

Hello.  Welcome.  Wanted to take advantage of the distress ink that was left on the stencil from yesterday's tag since it fitted well with the Repeat Impressions challenge inspiration.  And I finally get to use this lovely cat that was one of two stamps Patti J sent me as part of her blogaversary celebrations.  Thanks so much Patti.  



This is Repeat Impressions Oliver.  Isn't he a cutie.  I stamped and masked him.  I spritzed the Stamplorations Big Bloom Factory stencil, that still had distress ink on it, and placed my paper on top of the wet stencil.  I quite like the subtle flower background.  Then I coloured Oliver with Stormy Sky distress and gave him Mermaid Lagoon eyes.  I set up my layers using the YNS sketch.  The letters are stickers.  Thanks Patti J.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Under a Lovers Moon

Hello.  Welcome.   Love is in the air.........  Well, maybe.....


I cut my tag from yellow card using Stamplorations large Luggage Tag.  I stamped Crafters Companions Babe, then I coloured with distress inks.  I did some tests to check which ones worked with the yellow card LOL.   I used a red sharpie for the dog's collar, the cat's bow and heart.  


I added some yellow satin ribbon and a red heart brad.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you got to sit with your nearest and dearest today.  Hugz

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Hearts And Flowers and a Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy Valentines day.  I hope you have had a day full of hearts and flowers.  And chocolate.  I hope there was chocolate.  Just in case you missed out, here's a heart with flowers.  And a cat.  Sorry, no chocolate!!


I cut my tag using Sizzix scalloped heart die. I stamped Lost Coast's Happy Cat with black archival and masked him.  Then I used candied apple distress ink and Stamplorations Big Bloom Factory and added some red and white bobbley wool.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Flowers In Her Hare

Hello.  Welcome.  Couldn't resist this cute rabbit from Unity again.  This time I stamped her on the mop up paper I used for my brusho background, so the colours are much more subtle.  But still very blue.  Blue + bunny = happy.


I stamped and embossed the rabbit from Unity KOTM 1/17 on my brusho background and cut using Stamplorations large Luggage Tag.  I inked the edges with chalk ink.  The sentiment is from a Unity grabbag.  I added bobbley wool and a tiny silver metal heart from Korthobby.no.  There was a little smudge in the bottom left corner and a tiny bird stamp on my desk so I stamped it on a scrap of the background and fussy cut it and added it to hide the boo boo.  The roses and leaves were coloured with promarkers.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Wondering Bunny

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes you need to try something a little different.



I used washi tape and some flowers I cut from MME paper.   I stamped Stampotique's Rabbit and fussy cut him.  The sentiment is from High Hopes, slightly rearranged, and a gold mirror card Cheery Lynn butterfly.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Cards From the City of Love

Hello.  Welcome. Here's a couple more cards using my Arty Hearty masterboard background and the gorgeous colours from the current Rubber Dance Colour Challenge.



I thought the top of the masterboard, with the rounded bits of the hearts, looked a bit like clouds, so decided to stamp a city underneath them. 



I stamped the row of Rubber Dance Textured Houses, coloured with pink and green distress inks and fussy cut the top of the houses.  I stuck a piece of my masterboard on the card and added the houses.  I stamped some more small hearts over the background using one of the heart stamps from Just a Note.  The Rubber Dance Textured Flower was stamped and embossed and coloured with brusho's.  It's not a daisy, it's a sun flower!!  LOL.  OK, moving swiftly along.........



On this card there is less background and many more Rubber Dance Textured Houses.  I have used masks to stamp multiple rows of the houses and then coloured with distress inks again.  Some more of the small hearts and the sun is from Take The Plunge.



Thanks for dropping by.  You have until midnight on the 14th of February to join the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Hugz

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Cat + Sun = Love

Hello.  Welcome.  Get ready for tags!!  Starting with Happy Cat from Lost Coast.  He looks so pleased with himself.  



I cut my tag using Stamplorations large Luggage Tag.  I stamped Lost Coast's Happy Cat with Stazon and then used Memory Box Shine stencil and yellow chalk ink to give happy cat some sunshine to love.  




I cut the smallest luggage tag from shrink plastic, stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy's Short Stacks set and skrunk it.  So cute!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Love Buttons

Hello.  Welcome.  Had to roll out Snowman Cowboy again.  He is just so cool!!  



I used the YNS sketch and Repeat Impressions bingo board.  I stamped DRS Snowman Cowboy and coloured with distress inks and my waterbrush.  I punched three hearts from red card, drew a heart outline with black pen and added them over his buttons.  I cut the panel using Sizzix stitched rectangle die with a bit of fussy cutting around the ends of the fence.  I used YNS Crisscross Border die for the panel on the left.  The background as embossed using DoCrafts Cable Knit embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy Short Stacks embossed with black embossing powder.   Oh, and a bit of patterned tape under the main panel.  Yee haw.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Blue Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hare

Hello.  Welcome.  I couldn't resist this Unity kit, all because of this rabbit........


How adorable is that!!  I started this project in blue because HLS wanted blue for their CAS challenge.  It became obvious that it wasn't going to be CAS LOL, but then I spotted their mixed media challenge, where they wanted rip or tear.  What a fun idea.



I die cut a tag in navy blue using Stamplorations Luggage Tag die and added pale blue chalk ink through Stamplorations Stars Align stencil.  Then I ripped my tag in three places.



Accentuated the rips and then distressed the edges.



I stamped a Unity heart stamp on pale blue card using Dare2BArtzy Midnight Blue ink.  I die cut using the tag die, layered it behind my ripped layer and distressed the edges in the ripped areas.  The bunny is from Unity KOTM 1/17, stamped, embossed, fussy cut and coloured with brusho's and pigment inks.  Then I added another tag behind, medium blue edged with the midnight blue ink.  You can just see it behind the hearts layer.  



Ooh, wanted to make a two layer tag for ages.  Animal lovers beware!!!



Yes, I'm sad to say two bunnies lost their ears so I could fussy cut the roses to put at the top and the bottom of this tag.  I stamped the heart from the KOTM 1/17 in Stormy Sky distress ink and then the sentiment from Unity's Anastasia (Believes) in Midnight Blue.  I should have stamped it a bit lower, clear of the heart.  It reads


'she decided to schedule some time each day to be
overwhelmed by the sheer amazingness of it all'



The silver heart is a metal charm from Korthobby.no.  I added blue rhinestones to it and some blue wool and silver thread to finish.

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz

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Stamplorations February Mixed Media Challenge 

Quick Make Hot Chocolate

Hello.  Welcome.  I was going to punctuate the title but couldn't decide......

Quick!  Make hot chocolate.

Quick Make, Hot Chocolate.

OK, can't do more than that.  But while I was waiting for glue to dry I made this.  No, really!  I was waiting for glue to dry.  


Super quick tag.  About 26 and a half minutes.  Don't look too closely at the embosssing!!  It's a bit specky.  Less haste, more speed obviously needed.  Anyway, tag cut from snowflake patterned paper using Stamplorations Luggage Tag die (large).  Add a scrap of green card.  The cup is from Unity's January KOTM (NBUS) stamped and embossed on some paper that I coloured with brusho's.  The sentiment was created by using Promarkers to make a quick plaid pattern on a piece of card and die cut with Stamplorations Peace, Love, Joy die.  It was fading into the brusho background so I cut two more joy's from black card and layered them to give a shadow.  A bit of recycled sari and done!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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