Tuesday, 15 January 2019

New Year Advice

Hello.  Welcome.  It's the 15th of the month so time for a new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and this time we want to see your stamped makes featuring Silhouettes.  There are some fab silhouette stamps in the Lost Coast Designs shop and the team is showcasing some of them today, and throughout the month, so do hop over and check out the amazing inspiration.  I decided to use the gorgeous Dancer Silhouette and paired it with a Carmen's Veranda sentiment that is full of good advice.


I stamped Lost Coast Designs Yourba Adire background with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and cut the panel with Simon Says stamp Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped the new to me Dancer Silhouette and Carmen's Veranda Feel Fabulous sentiment with black archival and mounted the panel on a black base card.  Done!  Quick and beautiful.

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-68-silhouettes.html

Hop on over to the Portal and check out more inspiration from the team and link up your silhouette makes for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Remember we are a stamping challenge and real stamps need to be the focus of your project.  1, 2, 3 STAMP!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 142 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1902
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Fabulously Feminine
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - AG

Monday, 14 January 2019

The Italian Connection

Hello.  Welcome.  I inked this lovely Unity stamp Marlow for the first time tonight and I think it might become a favourite. 


I decided to keep it black and kraft and all the kraft card is actually an ex-pizza box.  I cut two panels from pieces of the box using Stamplorations Double Stitch rectangle large and medium dies.  I stamped Marlow on the medium panel and layered on black.  I stamped a small scrap of pizza box with the sentiment from the Marlow set and cut the edges of the panel with a Simon Says Stamp stitch die.  The stars were cut from some more pizza box snippets using Simon Says Stamp stitched star die. 


I stamped the envelope with the same stamp and also some pretty starry flourishes using a Rubber Dance stamp.


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Joining the fun at
Double D It's On The Menu Challenge
Stamplorations Cutplorations January  inspired by girls
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New new stamps
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 461 - Something New new stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Card + Matching Envelope



Sunday, 13 January 2019

Deer Santa

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a simple christmas offering over on the Rubber Dance blog today.


I've used the lovely Deer Deer, which is available as a single stamp or in the Frosty Friends set with lots of other christmas themed fun.  Do hop over and check out all the deets.  


Rubber Dance stamps has moved to Germany and is under new management.  Susanne Rose has taken over and she is offering 20% off all the christmas stamps so pop over to the shop and take advantage of this offer before it melts away.....  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Deer is joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 420
Scrappiness Utfordring 12 - Fargepalett
Card Mania Challenges 112 - Baby It's Cold Outside



Friday, 11 January 2019

Starcrossed

Hello.  Welcome.  Wanted to play with some new to me Winnie and Walter goodies and decided to make an ATC in pink and green featuring this very lovely feline canine pair. 


Aren't they sweet!!??


I started by cutting an ATC from green patterned paper using a Sizzix die.  Then I used the small Sizzix Deckle Edge die and cut a piece of DCWV polka dot paper.  I then cut the polka dot layer again with Winnie and Walters newly released Peppermint Zone die.  Love this pattern.


I stamped and fussy cut the cat and dog pair from Winnie and Walter's Big Hug set.  I stamped part of one of the sentiments from the same set on a piece of ribbon.  The big hugs air mail stamp is also in that set and I used Picked Raspberry DOx on some pink patterned paper.  Then I decided it needed flowers so I die cut some paper I had coloured using foam and reinkers using Cheery Lynn BAF#3 die and added some detail with a black fineliner. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie & Walter Color Combo
Allsorts Challenge Week 501 - Hearts and Flowers
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 90 - New  first time using all these stamps
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Something New  first time using all these stamps
Dies R Us Challenge 112 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Bear Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  And when you get going you get going.......


Since I had the Polar Bears out I decided to make a tag inspired by Gayatri's tags.  Loved the red tops to her tags.  I used Stamplorations medium Luggage Tag die cut from white and red glitter paper.  I added Winnie and Walters Polar Bears from Big Hugs, stamped and fussy cut, and stamped the Warm Wishes to You sentiment directly on the tag. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Back soon.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie & Walter Rerun #37
Scrap the Rainbow Utfordring 8 - Alt Er Lov
Stamplorations Tagplorations - All About Winter
Stamplorations January Theme Challenge - Stamps and Animals
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge


Polar Bear Love

Hello.  Welcome.  Mr Mojo seems to be challenged.  Maybe it's that after Christmas thing.  Too many leftovers!  The craft room is certainly too full of leftovers LOL.  Really need to be ruthless and get rid of some of the scraps and UFO's.  So I decided to look again at the Winnie and Walter challenges and an idea I had.  


This card was inspired by Crystal's Penguin Card.  I liked the blue postage stamp look and the black sentiment ribbon, but went with Polar Bears instead of the penguin.  I stamped the blue card with Hero Arts Wonderful Snowflake stamp and Prima turquoise fluid chalk.  Then I cut it with Gummiapan's Postage Stamp die.  The sentiment is a Unity stamp white embossed on black card.  The polar bears are from my new Winnie and Walter's Big Hugs set.  The snowflakes are some embellishments I have had forever.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie & Walter Rerun #37
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New polar bear stamp
The Twisted Challenges #7 - Something Old/New/Borrowed/Blue new stamp, old embellishments, cased Crystal, blue......
Scrap the Rainbow Utfordring 8 - Alt Er Lov
Stamplorations January Theme Challenge - Stamps and Animals
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 419

Monday, 7 January 2019

Make Your Own Metallic Card

Hello.  Welcome.  I am over on the ColourCraft blog today getting painty and sharing a quick, easy and cheap way to make your own metallic card using the beautiful Colourcrafts Aztec Metallic paints.  Do hop over and check it out and leave me a little love so I know you passed by.  Hugz


Thank for visiting.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Crop Stop December Link Party 47 used Couture Creations Embossing Folders
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New new technique made my own metallic card
Time Out Challenge 126 - Loving
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 461 - Something New first time making my own metallic card. 
 



Sunday, 6 January 2019

Hot Pink Eight Pocket Shaker

Hello.  Welcome.  I am guest designing over at the Doodles Paper Playground for December and January and today I am sharing an eight pocket shaker card using Flamingo Tropic Sparkle Blend and the new Winnie and Walter Peppermint Zone die. Love this die!


The Flamingo Tropic blend fitted perfectly with my pink and green scheme.  Can't beat a bit of warm pink and glitter on a miserable winter day.  I did think about adding an image and sentiment but decided it was too pretty to cover up!  Do pop over to the Doodles Paper Playground blog and check out how I put this beauty together.  Very pleased with the idea of having many small pockets to keep those sparkles in play.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Winnie and Walter December Colour Combo
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New new die 
Love to Scrap Challenge 117 - Anything Goes


Saturday, 5 January 2019

Wildflower Love

Hello.  Welcome.  I am excited today to be sharing my first post as a design team member for Blank Page Muse.  Do hop over to the blog to check out all the details and don't forget to leave me a little love while you are there.  Here's the card I made using stamps from Wildflower Yikes and Background Grunge stamp sets. 


I went for the modern romantic vibe.  Are you feeling the love??  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Dream In Darkness
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New new stamps new DT!!!
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 1 - Sterke Farger
Love to Scrap Challenge 117 - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge 126 - Loving

Friday, 4 January 2019

Monstrously Adorable

Hello.  Welcome.  I have my first project for the year over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and I have inked up the brand new Lost Coast Designs Frank and Werewolf stamps and made a cosy best friends scene.  


Squueeeee!!  Aren't they just adorbs!!??  Do hop over to the Portal for all the gory details.  Well, only one gory detail, but it all worked out wonderfully in the end!!

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-67-anything-goes-and-happy.html

The current challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is ANYTHING GOES so link up your stamped anythings for a chance to win yourself some new stamps for the new year.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Frank and Wolfy are joining the fun at
Promarker Challenge Week 474 - Add a Sentiment coloured Werewolf with Promarkers

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Glitter My Heart

Hello.  Welcome.  The day started cold and bright and has ended cool and yucky.  It was so nice to see the sun earlier.  The days are already lengthening, about two minutes a day at the moment.  Seems blogland has moved from xmas to hearts so here's a little monochrome hearty offering.  


I used Paperbabes Mary Dee Kimono stamp and all inspired by their mood board I kept it red and white.  And CAS.  Cos I'm a CAS sort of girl.  Anyway........  I stamped the oriental lady with black archival and coloured the flower clusters and her lips with a fine red sharpie.  Then I masked her.  I cut a mask using a heart die and used 'new to me' That's Crafty Random Ovals stencil over the top and Rocket Red Brilliance ink.  I removed the Random Ovals stencil and using a small sponge I outlined the heart with the same ink.  Then I used irridesent glitter glue all over the heart and cut Gummiapan's Love from red card.  Done!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 89 - Picture Inspiration
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 1 - Sterke Farger
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - AG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New
Stamplorations CAS Challenge January



Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Winter Princess

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy New Year everyone.   I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration with good food, good company and time to rest, relax and refresh.  So here we are, a new year, new chances and new optimism.   May 2019 be an awesome year for us all.  That said, I am creeping into the final hours of the Marianne Design challenge using a fun new to me Snoesjes stamp. 


The Marianne Design challenge is a colour board and I'm quite pleased with the final look of this card which I made to give to a friend with a little gift.  I started with a blue piece of MD patterned paper and one of my favourite MD embossing folders that also cuts those little details.  I mounted the embossed panel on a pale blue base card and smeared Stormy Sky distress ink to highlight the texture.  I cut the MD Pine Bough from green card and added them.  I stamped the girl and used Promarkers to colour her.  Then I fussy cut, added some glitter to her hair and a little blue heart that was given to me by a friend.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Marianne Design Challenge 215 - Colourboard DS0911, HM9451, LR0126,
The Twisted Challenges #7 - Something Old/New/Borrowed/Blue new stamp, old embossing folder, heart embellishment from a friend, blue......
Kreativtanten Challenge 25 - Alles Geht
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 167 - Gled En Venn
Crop Stop December Link Party 46