Monday, 22 October 2018

I Got That Double Trouble Feline

Hello.  Welcome.  Gosh, double trouble and triple ripple!!!   I'm over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.  It's Day 22 of our 31 Days of Halloween celebration, AND we have a Cats and/or Dogs challenge going on as well, AND today sees the start of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop and Lost Coast Designs is one of this years sponsors!!!  So hop here, there and elsewhere to check out my project details, and all the feline fun and find out how you can win yourself some Lost Coast dollars!!   

For me October culminates with a huge thanksgiving/harvest/pumpkin celebration and I made myself a little Trick or Treat sign to add some festive spook!!

I've used Carmen's Veranda adorable Tabby Cat and White Cat, and Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet and the beautiful Circle Frame stamp, and lots and lots of scraps for my sentiment.  The purple scraps box is looking quite empty!  Hurrah!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to join the fun!!  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Her Peaceful Garden 2018 Cat Lovers Hop
Crafter's Castle Challenge 10 - AG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Animal Antics
Time Out Challenge 120 - Colourful
Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge 337

Me and You

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology's cue card is Menu and the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop has started so cat menu it is...........

Well, there you have it!  8 out of ten cats prefer CAS.
I used PaperArtsy Cat stamps.
Stamped the cat, masked the cat, stamped the menu, done.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget the cat is in charge.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 317 - Menu
Her Peaceful Garden 2018 Cat Lovers Hop
Crafter's Castle Challenge 10 - AG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Animal Antics
Stamplorations CAS Challenge October

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Strings of Beans

Hello.  Welcome.  Let's have coffee!!

I used a piece of Oh I Love This Patterned Paper and think it might be Basic Grey?? as it just seemed to fit the coffee theme.  I stamped and fussy cut the Unity Girl stamp and coloured with Promarkers.  I used a scrap and cut the tag from Stamplorations Tag O'Coffee set, shortened it a bit and tinted it with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain distress inks.  I cut the Stamplorations sentiment Java Great Day from a scrap of gold mirror card.  

Hope you Java Great Day too.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Oops, nearly forgot to announce the winner of my coffee card
Mr Random says.......
Congrats Susan Renshaw.
Please email me your address and I'll get it in the post to you. 

Joining the fun at
Mod Squad Challenge - Fall Beverage Card
Crafter's Castle Challenge 10 - AG
Stamplorations Tagplorations - All About Fall
Stamplorations October Theme Challenge - Stamps and Autumn
Stamplorations Cutplorations October

Friday, 19 October 2018

On Wings She Flies

Hello.  Welcome.  The Rubber Dance challenge has moved to fb and I have made a little inspiration piece using the colours, red, orange and purple, and also the theme, greeting card.  

I stamped Rubber Dance Large Postoid with Royal purple ink and masked.  Then I took the two large Maple stamps and starting with Fossilised Amber, then Spiced Marmalade, then Ripe Persimmon and finally Worn Lipstick distress ink, I stamped then randomly to make my leafy background.  I used my waterbrush to add Wilted Violet distress around the postoid frame and stamped and embossed the sentiment from Beautiful Words on a piece of red card.  I cut it out and added some black archival to the edges.  

You have until the end of the month to join up your make using Rubber Dance stamps for a chance to win a grab bag of stamps.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Animal Antics
Words 2 Craft By 58 - Now For October Eves inspired by leaves
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Favourite Stamping Technique masking
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 167 - Autumn Colours
Country View Challenges October - Plant-tastic

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Young Rocker

Hello.  Welcome.  I love this image and it's a perfect card for a young rocker I know.

I stamped the music staves three times and part of the sentiment once on a white card base with black archival.  Then I stamped the unicorn image on book paper, coloured with Promarkers, gel pens, a silver plot marker and fussy cut.  Stamps from Aall and Create #103.  Rock on!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #134 - Book Pages
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge - Men
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 84 - Anything Goes
Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge - Background Check
Time Out Challenge 120 - Colourful

Monday, 15 October 2018

Chi Chi Wow Wow

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's a little canine fun with Carmen's Veranda Chihuahua stamp.  

Isn't that sentiment just perfect!!  Yes, let's all have a cookie!!  Look at that puppy!!!  Such a character!  I had to add the witch hat cos it's still 31 Days of Halloween at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and now we have added a Cat and Dog challenge.  So if you aren't feeling 'Weeny then roll out the felines and canines and join the fun.  Or combine both for double the fun and double the chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Hop over to the Portal for more details on how I made my puppy card and to link up your makes.  All stamps by Carmen's Veranda.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Chihuahua is joining the fun at
Penny Black and More Challenge - Autumn Splendour
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1841
Kreativtanten Challenge 22 - Alles Geht
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 164 - Alt Er Lov
Creatalicious Challenge 149 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Moosely Confused

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology have Punctuation as a cue word this week.  This cute moose came to mind.

This is Lost Coast Designs Carri's Menagerie large Moose.  He just looks so puzzled!!!  So I stamped him with a recently reinked black Archival ink pad, added a Sizzix die cut question mark and a little wash of Stormy Sky distress for him to stand on.  Standing on a stormy sky is probably confusing for everyone!!

There are a whole flock of these cute silhouette animals over at Lost Coast Designs.  They come as a pair in two sizes and are just adorbs!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 316 - Punctuation
Stamplorations CAS Challenge October
Winnie & Walter WCMD - CAS
Winnie & Walter WCMD - Lucky 7 Limit Challenge 1 layer, 1 stamp, 1 die, 1 colour

Quirky Sunday

Hello.  Welcome.  Rain, rain, rain, rain!!!  Well, what can you do??  Let's craft!!  I decided to perk myself up by going a little quirky.  And blokey as well!!  Me thinks the day is looking up already!!!  It's always a good day when I get a masculine make!

 I started by finding my shaving foam and reinker experiment from last weekend.

Hmmmm!!  This has been hanging around a week but thrifty crafter felt that there was still some potential here.  So I pulled another print from it.  It was a bit dried out and had lost it's foamy texture but I got to use it once before it suffered a total and irreversible collapse.

OK, it's not a WOW background but I thought it would make a perfect base.  And it smells nice!!

I grabbed a Sizzix embossing folder called Numbers, smeared Tea Dye distress ink on it and embossed my panel.  

I made a border using some pale blue card, a Sizzix Tribal border die and this PaperArtsy stamp from the Dolls 1 set.  I cut the card and inked the number bit of the stamp and randomly stamped with Salty Ocean distress ink.  Then I pieced all those little bits back in.  OK, not really!!  Life is too short.  I cut a piece of the blue card and backed the diecut with it.  

A couple of bits of ephemera made with the Paperartsy Dolls 1 set and a Stamplorations stitched tag die from the Tag O'Coffee set.  I cut the tag and stamped with the two postmark stamps from the dolls set with Salty Ocean DI.  I stamped the male doll on brown paper with black archival and fussy cut him.

I added a scrap of plaid paper and it all went together like this on a brown card base.  The sentiment is from Paperartsy Ding & Dong Plate 5 cos sometimes quirky needs direction.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a crafty day.  Hugz

Stamps: PaperArtsy Dolls 1, Ding & Dong Plate 5
Dies: Sizzix Tribal Border, Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle, Tag O'Coffee tag
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Numbers
Inks:  Salty Ocean, Tea Dye distress, black Archival, Caramel Adirondack reinker
Other:  Blue, brown and white card and brown paper, DCWV plaid paper, Shaving Foam

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge - Men
Paperartsy Topic 17 - Colour Box of Eggs inspired by blue and brown and Topic 16 reinkers and shaving foam
Winnie & Walter WCMD - Number Cruncher Challenge
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 10 - Mann og Dies
Winnie & Walter WCMD - Dress Up Your Die-cuts
Crop Stop October Link Party 44 - Option Use Plaid

Saturday, 13 October 2018

City of One

Hello.  Welcome.  If you go down in the woods tonight 
Watch Out!!  It might be spooky....

I started with a white card base.  I used a mini-blending tool to stamp a Mustard Seed circle.  Then I blended Ripe Persimmon, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet distress ink.  I also used the Ripe Persimmon to cover the edge of the card.  I cut a panel of black card with Creative Expressions double stitched rectangle die then used Poppystamps House in the Woods die.  Love this cute little scene.  I added some yellow paper behind the windows.  Then I used Poppystamp Batty Triptych to cut the three bats from a glossy black card, clipped them free and added them to the scene.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 49 - Falling Leaves & Scary Things
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Cityscape very small city of one??!!!
Winnie & Walter WCMD - Ink Blending Challenge
Emerald Creek Dares - All Things In the Night
Dies R Us Challenge 106 - Anything Goes

If History Repeats Itself I Want a Pterodactyl

Hello.  Welcome.  Love this little Pterodactyl from Stamplorations.  

I used Tando Distorted Harlequin stencil and sponged white dye ink onto black card.  There was quite a lot of ink on the stencil so I transferred it to another black card, and that's the one I used here.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Stamplorations Baa Baa set with white powder.  I stamped the Pterodactyl from the Dino Things set with black archival, coloured with Promarkers and distress ink Peacock Feathers for his body.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations CAS Challenge October
Stamplorations October Mixed Media Challenge
Winnie & Walter WCMD - CAS
Addicted to CAS Challenge 146 - Diamond
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge

Friday, 12 October 2018

Strangely Ooman

Hello.  Welcome.  After moving about a ton of soil out of my chicken garden this morning I decided it was time to try and join a few more cards to some of the World Card Making Day challenges that are open still.  I love World Card making Day Week!!!!  Here's a funny little chap amid monotone leaves.

The Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background is a current favourite and adds lovely texture.  I stamped the leaves using black archival, which I must remember to re-ink!!  I was going to stamp Carmen's Veranda Monkey Face on white card and fussy cut but decided to just stamp him straight on the leaves and emboss with black powder.  Love the leaf texture on his face!!  I used white and blue gel pens on his eyes, a Sizzix deckle die to cut the panel and mounted it on a black base card.  Pleasingly quirky.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Allsorts Challenge Week 488 - Trees and/or Leaves
Winnie & Walter WCMD - Black and White Background
Winnie & Walter WCMD - Lucky 7 Limit Challenge  this one is hard!!!  Let's see if I got it!  2 layers, 2 stamps, 1 die, 1 colour and embossing powder = 7!
Kreativtanten Challenge 22 - Alles Geht
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 164 - Alt Er Lov

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Tiny Little Town

Hello.  Welcome. The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday is Cityscape.  I had a momentary blank moment and then this stamp sprang to mind. 

This is part of Crafty Individuals The Star in the East stamp.  It's quite a large stamp and I wanted to make a chrismassy ATC, so I selected a section to stamp and embossed it with black powder and a bit of silver for the big star.  I've coloured with gel pens and distress ink and dotted around with a silver pilot marker to make my sky a bit more starry. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers October ATC Challenge - Holiday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Cityscape
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything But A Card
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 406
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Autumn Beauty

Hello.  Welcome.  I always think this Geisha looks a bit thoughtful so I paired her with a stamp from Rubber Dance Norwegian Greetings which says Thinking of You

I made this distress ink smooshed background at the same time I made the one for the previous post, but this one has more yellow.  I stamped PaperBabes MaryLeeDee Kimono clear stamp and embossed her and the sentiment with black powder.  I coloured her with Promarkers and stamped some of the small hearts from the Rubber Dance set with red ink.  I cut the panel with Sizzix Deckle edge die and mounted on a red base card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #83 - Sketch
Penny Black and More - Autumn Splendour
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 167 - Autumn Colours
Joy Clair WCMD - Smooshing Challenge
Cards Und More Challenge #28 - Autumn