Friday, 19 July 2019

Bunny Tales

Hello.  Welcome.  Needed a quick Thinking of You card.


I used patterned paper from the Works for my background.  I cut with Poppystamps Heart Swoosh die and inset a red card die cut and then cut the heart from red mirror card.  The bunny is from Paperbabes Whimsical Woodland Set 3 stamped with Potting Soil and Black Archival ink on woodgrain paper and fussy cut.  The sentiment is a Unity stamp.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 97 - Sketch
Poppystamps Challenge 58 - Animal Kingdom
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Animal Magic



Thursday, 18 July 2019

Hot Pink Winter

Hello.  Welcome.  I seem to be swinging between summer and winter at the moment.  Lots of Christmas in July challenges, and that's all good with me for getting the Xmas card stash rebuilt.  I recently got the large version of Stamplorations Gingerbread House and decided it would look perfect in a glittery hot pink landscape.


I made a base card using Kort og Godt red/white stripe patterned card.  I cut Memory Box Starlight Snowflake Collage die twice and backed the cuts with hot pink glitter card.  I used Memory Box Golf Club Landscape die to cut another piece of the pink glitter card.  I stamped Stamplorations large Gingerbread House on kraft card, coloured with white gel pen and Promarkers and fussy cut.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas in July
Memory Box Challenge 51 - Striped Cards
Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge
Cards und More Challenge 38 - Christmas
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 7 - Jul I Juli

 

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Flowers Busting Out All Over

Hello Nomad friends.  Feeling summery with a simple floral card using Rubber Dance Bold and Beautiful stamps and some first and second generation stamping.  


I'm using Red Carnation and Bluebird archival ink and black embossing powder for the Happy Birthday sentiment.  Do hop over to the Rubber Dance blog for all the details. 



I used the current challenge colours from the monthly challenges, which are now based in our FB fan group.  Use the colours and/or anything goes with Rubber Dance stamps for your chance to win a €15 gift card.

Quick! It's an Angel

Hello.  Welcome.  Made this quick and easy angel card a inspiration for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Christmas in July challenge.  It's also being shared on the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, which is being sponsored by Lost Coast Designs this fortnight, and I am guest elfing!  Wow, they say Christmas is a busy time.......


I've used Carmen's Veranda Quilted Wing Angel and Lost Coast Designs Misc Words on a patterned card base which I cut with a Sizzix stitch die.  I hope you can see the sparkle!!  I glitter glued my angel's gown, cos you need a little sparkle at Christmas.   Full details on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, where you can also link up your stamped Christmas makes.  See you there........
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-christmas-kickstart-challenge-15.html

I will be wearing my Elf hat the next two weeks at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge so I hope you can drop by and link up your Festive Things with Wings there as well.  Two chances to win lovely Lost Coast Design stamps!!   Hugz

Angel is joining the fun at
Cards und More Challenge 38 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 446
Visions of Sugarplums Challenge - Christmas in July
Creatalicious Challenge 167 - Anything Goes/option Bright and Fun
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge



Monday, 15 July 2019

Snow in the Southwest

Hello.  Welcome.  It's July and it seems Christmas is breaking out all over.  At the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and the new challenge theme is also Christmas in July!!!   Hop on board and get a jump on the silly season.   Here's Carmen's Veranda Snow Cowboy in a Southwest Town with just a little bit of snow. 


Squeeeee!  You better watch out!!  Snow Sheriff is in town.  I recently got some new archival inks colours so I thought I'd do some multicolour stamping


Hmmmm!  OK, so on my cream card I stamped Snow Cowboy with Sky Blue archival and masked.  Then I stamped Southwest Town with Orange Blossom archival and masked it.  Then I stamped Lost Coast Designs Peace Dictionary Words three times with the Sky Blue ink.


After removing all those masks I folded the card base and cut it with a stitch die.  I used a cotton bud to smudge some more Orange Blossom ink on the buildings and also over the words.  I added some gel pen colours to the Sheriff and then decided he needed some rhinestones.  I added clear ones to his eyes, hat and scarf and some yellow ones to his star.  


I used an embossing pen and added some Wow white puff powder to the ground and the buildings.  Doesn't he look happy to see the snow!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Visions of Sugarplums Challenge - Christmas in July
Emerald Creek Dares - Rhinestone Cowboy
Allsorts Challenge Week 528 - CAS
Creative Confetti Challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 446

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-80-christmas-in-july.html



Saturday, 13 July 2019

More Joy

Hello.  Welcome.  Since I had Unity's Warmth of Winter set out I decided to make another card using the lovely girl.  I actually didn't like these colours so much when I coloured the image but once I put the card together I decided I preferred these deeper shades. Say la doo dah.....


I started by stamping the trees from the Warmth of Winter set and embossing with white powder.  I decided to leave the right hand side of the panel plain and just blended some distress ink around the open space, and also over the trees.  I cut the panel with Stamplorations Carzy Double Stitch rectangle die and used a Kort og Godt patterned card base.  I added my fussy cut girl, who has been coloured with Koh-I-Noor Inktense watercolours.  The sentiment is from Unity Country Christmas Snowman Itty Bitty.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 14 - Hot Beverage
Countryview Challenges July 2019 - Blues and Greens
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 7 - Jul I Juli
Creative Confetti Challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 446





A Cup Of Joy

Hello.  Welcome.  It's been a sunny week so I have been much in the garden and little in the craft room, where it's warm and my glue has become particularly unruly.  Today the sun is being a little slow breaking through the mist, and since we are grilling later and the boys are in charge, I decided to take the chance and make a Christmas card.  Like you do in the middle of summer LOL.  


I've stamped the Unity snowflake background stamp twice and embossed with white powder, then blended Salty Ocean and a little Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  I cut the panel with Stamplorations Double Stitch Rectangle die and mounted on a Kort og Godt patterned card base.  I stamped the girl from Unity Warmth of Winter set, coloured with Koh-I-Noor Inktense watercolours and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from a Unity grab bag.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 14 - Hot Beverage
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 7 - Jul I Juli
Cards und More Challenge 38 - Christmas
Creative Confetti Challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 446


Monday, 8 July 2019

Fun With Foils

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I have been playing with diecuts and Colourcraft Transfer Foils to make a fun and bright tropical card.


Love that Tiki mask die from Sizzix.  I stamped the Aloha and added my foiled die cuts for a CAS tropical look.  Hop over to the Colourcraft Blog for more photo's and details.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Double D Tropical Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Foil It
Dies R Us Challenge 124 - Anything Goes
Countryview Challenges July 2019 - Blues and Greens

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello.  Welcome to Day 2 of Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop.  

Have you seen the amazing Frida Kahlo Stamps in the Lost Coast Designs Shop??  Linda has now added 4 new designs so we decided to showcase these beauties with two days of blog hopping.
Hop around and leave some love here and on all the team's blogs for a chance to win $10 to spend at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda.  
 The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win a prize!

For another chance to win you can share up your Frida Kahlo inspired projects. If you need some inspiration check out the wiki link above, or the teams makes of course!!
Your project can include a Frida Kahlo image, or be inspired by anything associated with her, but please explain your inspiration if it isn't obvious and don't forget that we need to see the use of real rubber or clear stamps.  Please don't forget to tell us the maker of your stamps and those using Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps will get an extra chance at the random draw.

I used the new Woodcut Frida and Leaves Background stamps to make my card.



I stamped the Leaves Background on kraft card with Potting Soil archival ink.  I stamped Woodcut Frida on white card with Red Geranium archival ink.


I coloured parts of the Leaves Background with Leaf Green Brusho powder diluted in water and then added some sprinkles of the same Brusho powder.


I diluted some Brown Brusho powder in water and used it to add a colour wash in the background of the Frida inage.  I cut a wide border around the image and also a piece of craft foam the same shape.


I added the craft foam behind the image so it pops it up from the card base.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment here and on the other blogs for your chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars.  Happy hopping!!  Hugz

Here's the hop list

Cathy

Gail - you are here





Saturday, 6 July 2019

Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello.  Welcome.   Have you seen the amazing Frida Kahlo Stamps in the Lost Coast Designs Shop??  Linda has now added 4 new designs so we decided to showcase these beauties with two days of blog hopping.


Hop around and leave some love here and on all the team's blogs for a chance to win $10 to spend at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's VerandaWe will be back again tomorrow with some more inspiration. The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win a prize!

For another chance to win you can share up your Frida Kahlo inspired projects. If you need some inspiration check out the wiki link above, or the teams makes of course!!
Your project can include a Frida Kahlo image, or be inspired by anything associated with her, but please explain your inspiration if it isn't obvious and don't forget that we need to see the use of real rubber or clear stamps.  Please don't forget to tell us the maker of your stamps and those using Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps will get an extra chance at the random draw.

I used the new Floral Frida stamp to make my card.


I stamped Lost Coast Designs Scarves Background and divided it into three panels.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Art Wings To Fly sentiment and used a stitch die to cut it.  I stamped Floral Frida, fussy cut her and added her to the card.
My card layout was inspired by this card by Judy.  I did all my stamping using Versaclair Nocturne ink on white card with dark blue card mats.


Here's the hop list

Cathy

Gail - you are here





Thanks for dropping by and good luck.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win.  Hugz


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Frank and Maureen's Big Day Remembered

Hello.  Welcome.  Wet, wet, wet summer days, la la la la la.  The craft room calls and the result is an anniversary card featuring Lost Coast Designs gorgeous Frank and Mrs Frank!!  Squueeee.  Happy anniversary Franklies.  There they are, wearing their hearts not quite on their sleeves.


Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for all the details of the happy day.   

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-79-celebrate-it.html

Join the Celebrate It challenge with your stamped makes, featuring anything that makes you want to party, for a chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

The Franks are joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stars and/or Stripes  Franks been in lots of movies, so I figure that makes him a star, and Mrs Frank has stripes in her hair.  Bwahahhahaa
Dream in Darkness
Time Out Challenge 139 - Inspired by Words  inspired by happy, although I coul imagine Frank saying all of those words to Mr Frank.  Hugz


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

In The Doghouse

Hello.  Welcome.   Crafting to the sound of wind and rain against the window.  Summer in Norway!!!   I wanted to join the Marianne Design challenge where they want you to use one of their shape templates.  I have the kennel stencil so decided to make a doghouse card.  Such fun.  


My first time playing with this stencil and quite pleased with the result.  I paired it with some dog/cat stamps I had.


I cut my card base from Kort og Godt grey woodgrain card using the stencil guide lines.  I cut the front with the woodgrain vertical, so it became the back, and allowed me to add a little tab to the newly cut front to make a hinged card.  Then I used Marianne Design papers to cut the doghouse details.   I decided to make this for a friend of mine who has a cat, and also a dog that looks a bit like the one I used, so I also added a die cut Big Ben, cos she has English connections as well.  There is method in the madness.  Sometimes........  I cut and embossed the Big Ben from stripy paper and highlighted the embossed areas with Walnut Stain distress ink.


I stamped the dog and cat on patterned paper using archival ink and fussy cut them. I added some colour using Promarkers, and also some detail on the dog house and edges.  I decided to add some sticker butterflies cos it's summer, and it gives the cat something to play with.  Just noticed I forgot to add the football I stamped which comes in the Marianne Designs Best Mates cat/dog set.  Ahh well....

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Marianne Design Challenge 228 PS8030, CR1221, HT1607, PK9121, PB7044
Butterfly Spot Challenge 124 - H hinged card with butterflies.  Hey, Mrs A, that hinged card idea saved me wasting that mis-cut front side.  Thanks for the idea.  Hugz
Dare 2 B Artzy June Challenge - Shaped Cards




Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Quacky Birthday

Hello. Welcome.  One girl and her duck with a floral background.  Sounds like a perfect birthday design!!


I used a piece of brown floral pp that came in a magazine.  It's a bit thin and glossy, and maybe a bit ugly, but seemed to make a great backdrop for this cute Pink and Main stamp, Tweet Friend.  Love that little duck!!  I used scraps to stamp the image, the Paperartsy birthday sentiment and also that bit of gold ground, which I cut with Stamplorations stitched snowy hills die.  I coloured the girl with distress inks and added a few enamel dots, two on the sentiment and one on the flower on her hat.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mod Squad Challenge - Use a Flower
Stamplorations Summer Cutplorations Challenge
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 355
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 35 - Alt Er Lov

Friends Come In All Sizes

Hello.  Welcome.  It's the 2nd of the month and time for the reveal of the June Card Chain Challenge.  This is an international card exchange and I have been a proud member of this chain of amazing crafty ladies since January 2014.
Doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself!!!
We all make a card, send a card, get a card.
Everyone gets a card, everyone is a winner.

Here's the card I made and sent to Joanne in the UK.


I used the sketch and the theme of Friendship.  Yellow card base with a mat of patterned paper.  Sizzix Stripes embossing folder on a narrow scrap of card tinted with gingerbread chalk ink for the belly band.  The stamp is called Warm Welcome by Stampavie and I coloured it with Promarkers.  The sentiment is a Crafty Individuals stamp.

You can see the full reveal HERE.  Do pop over and check out all the amazing creations that winged their way around the planet in June.
If you would like to join the fun the July sign up is open until the 6th July.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 96 - Dots/Stripes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 35 - Alt Er Lov
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - J2619 

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Hearty Tree

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Rudolf Days!!!  Love Rudolf Days!  So here's a little Christmas Tree covered with love.


I used a piece of patterned paper for the card base and stamped Crafty Individuals Noel Border with black archival ink.  I cut and embossed Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree from green card, added red glitter glue over the embossed areas and added lots of tiny little pale green heart shaped buttons.  A larger red star button and done!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Memory Box Challenge 50 - Cute as a Button
June Rudolph Days Challenge
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 13 - Glitter, Sparkle and Shine
ABC Christmas Challenge - L is for little buttons
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 444
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes