Monday, 20 May 2019

Hot and Sexy Christmas and Some Winners

Hello.  Welcome.  I think it may be one of the hottest days of the year so far and I'm in Christmas mode!!!   Well.......  
I am really enjoying the Lost Coast Designs challenge of Use Some Words.  Carmen's Veranda has the best fun sentiments, which are also perfect for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge of Sarky Christmas.  So I grabbed the gorgeous Mistletoe Goth and Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy Birthday sentiment and using a pair of scissors!! and a couple of words from Lost Coast Designs Misc. Words made it more seasonal.


Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for all the scary details and to link up your wordy make to the Use Some Words challenge.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Oops, nearly forgot that I was offering a prize of the stamp and embossing folder I used in my Guest Elf post way back in April.  Thanks to everyone who commented BUNNY and also grabbed extra chances after linking up at the Christmas Kickstart challenge.  I rattled Mr Random's cage and he says Jane Willis is the lucky winner.  Congrats Jane.  Email me your address details and happy mail will be on it's way......

I also had a little game going on with my Granny in Bearclaw Slippers post.   I only had one player on my blog and two on fb so I decided you are all winners.  I have tagged the fb ladies.  Suzanne H you are a winner as well.  Send me you address details and happy mail will be on the way.  Thanks for playing along.

Joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge #10 - Sarky Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stitches
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 438
Dream in Darkness 

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Crazy Dancer

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a card over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today where the challenge is Use Some Words.  Lost Coast Designs is also a sponsor of the Allsorts 10th Birthday challenge so I decided to go all bright and happy and birthday.

I made a one layer card by stamping and masking Lost Coast Designs Thin Dancer, then stamping Lost Coast Designs Small Circle Shadow Frame stamp with Picked Raspberry distress oxide to make those crazy polka dots.   I used Carmen's Veranda Queen of Everything and black archival ink for the sentiment and edged my card with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to check out the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for fabulous inspiration from the team and the challenge linky 


and link up your birthday cards to the Allsorts 10th Birthday challenge for a chance to win a voucher to Lost Coast Designs and other prizes.  Hugz

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Aztec Beauty

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a little slice of opulence over on the Colourcraft blog today.  I made a card using the lovely shimmery Aztec paints and Brusho SprinkleIT.


Hop over to the blog for the details and more photo's.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 135 I used stars
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 5 - Bursdag/Feiring
Country View Challenge May 2019 - Opposites blue and copper are on opposite sides of the colour wheel.  



Sunday, 12 May 2019

Friends Fur-ever ATC's

Hello Nomad friends.  I have a fun ATC project over at the Rubber Dance blog today featuring the oohhhh soooo cute puppies from Rubber Dance Friends Fur-ever stamp set.


Hop over to the blog for all the details.


There is still time to join the Rubber Dance Challenge.  You can use the colours and/or anything goes.  Join the fun and link up your makes using Rubber Dance stamps in the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and also in the Forever Challenge on the blog.  
Looking forward to seeing your makes.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Virginia's Show and Share

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Blooming Lovely

Hello Nomad friends.  There's some springtime inspiration over on the Blank Page Muse blog and I made this simple flower card using Beautiful Daisy Flowers and Everyday Is A New Beginning


This image is so pretty, with or without colour and I love that sentiment. 
I cut my card base with a stitch die and then simple stamped the flowers and the sentiment with black archival ink.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Repeat Impressions DCCM119 - One Layer Card

Friday, 10 May 2019

Bare Skinned Bloke Before Coffee

Hello Nomad friends.  Today I'm going all risque for my Lost Coast Designs Inspiration piece over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  I've used Weeping Man and staged him for that BC (before coffee) look. 


He doesn't usually have a coffee cup hanging off his finger!  If he did I am sure it would be a much better looking than that one my amateur drawing skills came up with!!  The sentiment made me do it!!  

Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to check the details and link up your stamped I Spy Something Beginning With B makes for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My Brown haired, Blue eyed, Bare Skinned Bloke with a Blue Belt is joining the fun at

Tea Time

Hello Nomad friends.  More after midnight crafting.  Seems the only crafty time is late evening at the moment, but crafty time is crafty time!!!


I've made this card using Spellbinders Small Scallop Octagon die.  I stamped Art Impressions Bird Brain on white card, cut a bit around the wing and feet so I could tuck them behind the die when I cut the card shape.  Did a bit of fiddlin' with the cutting plates so the card hinge is straight.  I coloured with distress inks and gel pens.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations Always Tea Time set.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Art Impressions Challenge #256 - Shaped Cards
Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 469 - Shaped Cards
Stamplorations Things with Wings Linky Party





Thursday, 9 May 2019

An Expression of Infinity

Hello.  Welcome.  After midnight there is no telling where the crafty mojo will take you.  The most basic way to use a stamp is to stamp it.  The most basic way to use a die is to cut it.  Very few of us would consider leaving it at that.  And this took a lot longer to do than you can possibly imagine cos I kept trying to find things to add to it.  Then I remembered Milka's Math Challenge has a theme of Infinity.  It was stuck in my head cos it had me stumped.  How do you represent infinity.  Ahhhhhhh........ Winnie and Walter's Peppermint Zone die to the rescue.............


Infinity if ever I saw it!!

Now you may look at this and say, so what, you cut a die and stuck it on a base card.  But the thing is, I stopped and allowed the amazing qualities of this gorgeous die to embrace me and take me on a journey to everywhere.   I actually really, really, really love this card.  I'm gonna stare at it a bit longer.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the infinite possibilities at
I Love Math Challenge 13 - Infinity
Winnie & Walter April Color Combo
Country View Challenge May 2019 - Opposites black and white

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Birthday Coffee

Hello Nomad friends.  Just needed a quick birthday card for a cat and coffee loving friend so La La Land's Morning Coffee Molli fitted perfectly.


I folded the patterned paper base and stamped Molli onto it with black archival.  I coloured with Promarkers and used a pale paint pen for her skin to cover up the pattern.  Oops, missed her hands!!  Never mind, they stamped quite nicely over that pink highlight on the paper.  Don't you love serendipity!  I found this lovely metal embellishment from Korthobby.no with the word Gratulerer (congratulations in Norwegian) which is used for all sorts of special days, especially birthdays.  I added some polka dot ribbon, cos polka dots are always fun and the green make me think of spring.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 5 - Bursdag/Feiring
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Something Metallic
Promarker Challenge Week 492 - Feminine

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Young Engineer


Hello Nomad friends.  Hope you have had a pleasant Sunday.
I'm over on the Blank Page Muse blog today with a fun CAS card featuring Kitty Cat with a Fish on His Head.  


Hop over to the blog for all the details and don't forget to check out the blog hop posts for your chance to win some of the new release stamps.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 134 - Playful
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Pet Project

Friday, 3 May 2019

Rise and Grind

Stargazing Guest Elfing Giveaway  comment by 6th May
Blank Page Muse New Release Blog Hop  comment by 9th May
Granny in Bearclaw Slippers Giveaway comment by 14th May

Hello Nomad friends.  Blogland is about to go coffee, tea and cocoa crazy!!  The spring/summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has just started and I'm ready!!  Got myself a few new coffee themed goodies, and some old favourites as well.  Here's the first one.


I liked the sketch at Stamplorations, so I flipped it upside down and also used their Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die and Rise and Grind die.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs small Square Shadow frame three times with Salty Ocean distress ink and added the fussy cut lady in the bunny slippers.  She is a new design from Lost Coast Designs and is called Coffee.  I think she looks more like a Beryl!  She's going out later so she's put on her pretty summer floral dress, but put her bathrobe over the top while she gets her hair sorted.  Love those bunny slippers!!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
CASology Week 341 - Turquoise
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge - I Spy...B  bunnyslippers, blue
Stamplorations May Sketch Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Challenge




https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-i-spy-something-beginning.html

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Blank Page Muse New Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello Nomad Friends.  Welcome to day 1 of a 3 day blog hop celebrating a new release at Blank Page Muse Stamps.  
Today we are introducing new rubber art stamps by Pam Bray.

Hop along to see all the gorgeous creations by the Blank Page Muse Inspiration Team and leave comments along the way for your chance to win some of the new release stamps.
Which of Pam's stamps is your favourite??


For my first card I used the Dare to Dream stamp.  I decided to use the stamp on it's side.  I cut out the words, Dare to Dream, then re-stamped the word dream in the space.  I used Brusho powders in water to colour the image, and used a red Promarker for the ladybirds and flower center.

I also made a card using the Scribble and Scratch set.  This is a large sheet of stamps, about 6 x 8" (15 x 20cm) with a variety of images in a lovely scribbly style.  I used the Scribble Leaf for this card.


I stamped the leaf randomly on a card panel and coloured the leaves with Emerald Green Brusho's and the background with Leaf Green Brusho.  Then I stamped the Creativity sentiment on a piece of white card and layered it on an mat I also coloured with Emerald Green Brusho.  
Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win.  All the links to the blogs in the hop are on the Blank Page Muse blog.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Creatalicious Challenges Challenge 162 - AG optional flowers
Repeat Impressions DCCM119 - One Layer Card the first card is one layer.

It's a Cat

Hello.  Nomad friends.  It's time for another Card Chain Challenge reveal.  This is an international card exchange.  You make a card, you send a card, you get a card.  Everyone wins!!  In April 18 very talented card makers sent their cards whizzing around the world.  It love in an envelope!!   Here's the card I sent to Lorraine in the UK. 


I used Die-versions Build an Animal die to make this black and white cat using lots of scraps!  For the spikey background I used a die from TH Snowman Scene die.  I used a platinum base card and added a layer or kraft that had silver stars printed on it and then a coffee (copper) layer, both from scrap mountain.  It looked a bit desolate so I used Cheery Lynn BAF#3 embellishment die to cut some flowers.

If you would like to join the fun the May sign up is open until the 6th May.
Don't forget to check out the April reveal.  It's awesome.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Cat is joining the fun at
Dies R Us Challenge 120 - Flowers
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 351 
Love to Scrap Challenge 121 - Anything Goes
Dare 2 B Artzy April Challenge - Animals 

 

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Granny in Bearclaw Slippers and a Giveaway

Hello Nomad friends.  Happy 1st of May!!  Hope your world is a happy place today.  1st of the month, so time for a new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, and we are playing I-Spy.  We want to see stamped makes featuring things beginning with B.  Here's mine......


Bwahahhahaaaahaa!!  It's my new favourite sentiment again, and if you'd like a chance to win it keep reading..........


I started by cutting a base card with a double stitch rectangle die and stamped Lost Coast Designs Party On.  She is one of a number of new stamps on the website.  Such a cool granny.  I masked her and stamped the large Circle Shadow Frame.  There is a whole set of stamps in this style and they make adding a coloured area so easy.  They are also more tips for using these on the website.  I used Salty Ocean distress oxide for that Turquoise look.  Hey, check out how the circle stamp looked after I stamped it.  The paper absorbed the ink more than the mask.  I couldn't waste that could I????


Shadow effect granny!!   Will have to think of some way to use this later........


I removed the mask and coloured Party On with distress inks and gel pens.  Then I stamped Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy Birthday sentiment.

I have an extra Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy Birthday sentiment.  If you would like to win it leave a comment on this post naming 5 things beginning with B that you can see on my card.  Or enter on the facebook fan group.  One entry per person.  Guesses need to be made by midnight 14th May.  I will post worldwide.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see more inspiration from the team and link up your B inspired makes.  Don't forget to use some real rubber or clear stamping.  Hugz

Party On is joining the fun at
CASology Week 341 - Turquoise
Love to Scrap Challenge 121 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 5 - Bursdag/Feiring



Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Quicky Christmas

Hello Nomad friends.  It's the last of the month and I haven't joined up to Rudolf days yet so I shopped my stash and made a very quick christmas card using a Tilda Cutout


I know these were really popular with the Victorians but I think I was seduced by the angel carrying the bunny.  I die cut a silver glitter star for the top of the tree and added a silver sticker sentiment.  Since it's Christmas, and there's a bunny, I'd like to remind you about the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme is Christmas Bunnies and I am Guest Elfing.  I also have a christmassy bunny giveaway on this post

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Rudolph Days April Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 435
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 9 - Bunnies

https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-christmas-kickstart-challenge-9.html

Peeps!!!

Hello Nomad Friends.  Well, that was April.  Mine was crazy busy.  How about you??  Here's another project life layout featuring hens.  Bound to be animals or gardens with me!  This is Henriette with her brood.  She used to like to jump up on my lap or shoulder if she got the chance.


The 15 x 15 card in the top left is actually a dictionary I started making and failed!!  I have about 6 letters completed and H is for Hen was one of them.  When I saw Monica's moodboard sandy steps reminded me of the colours of my hens, and I thought the green stripey paper looked like the pages of the closed book, if you squint maybe LOL, and there's a bird on the moodboard as well.........  The blue circle behind the cut out hen is actually a piece of fabric.  I used a journal card and an acetate overlay with awesome printed on it.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Project Life i Norge - Hipp Hipp Hurra
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 29 April 2019

Mermazing Shimmer

Hello Nomad friends.  I am over on the Colourcraft blog today with a shimmery mermaid.  I have been thinking that the blue and green Aztec paints would be perfect for scales and Lo!! they are!!  


Hop over to the blog for all the details and how I made an easy watercolour wash background with Brusho's.  I used Prima Mermaid and Unity sentiment stamps.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 517 - Mothers Day/Feminine
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Til TenĂ¥ringen
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - A2419 

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Heart Melter

Hello Nomad friends.  One more PL layout for this evening and it's an orphan lamb I took home in 2011.  This was the first day home with us and he learnt really fast to follow me around.  What a cutie!!


Oh my, he was so sweet.  I used Pebbles journalling cards and some chipboard pieces from PL Here and There kit.  The pink heart is an acetate overlay from PL Clear set.  This layout was inspired by Elisabeth's moodboard - hearts, pink, flowers and love.



Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Project Life i Norge - Hipp Hipp Hurra
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Pet Project
Crafteezee April Challenge - Add Chipboard  the blue arrow and the round black sentiment 'so happy together' on the first photo are chipboard

Hurrah for Pizza Boxes

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been doing some more PL layouts.  Here's one of some chicks my hen Lillemor hatched back in 2014.  This is their first day outside.  


I used cardstock stickers and printed acetate pieces from a Nine&Co. collection pack and some PL cards from the This and That set.  Peeps are so cute!!  I was inspired by Emma's moodboard - greens, flowers, hearts and nature.  



Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Project Life i Norge - Hipp Hipp Hurra
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Pet Project