Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Show Us Your Santas

Hello.  Welcome.  I am proud to be guest elfing again for the wonderful Dotty Pudding over at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  This fortnight we want you to Show Us Your Santas.  Here's mine......


This fab stamp is from Stampendous and it's called Postcard Santa.  I simply stamped it on some postmark printed kraft cardstock with black archival then restamped the santa on white cardstock.  I coloured him with Promarkers, gel pens and distress inks, added some glitter glue details and fussy cut him.  Then I added him to the card.  

Don't forget to join the fun and add a few more cards to the xmas card pile.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Fall Frolics

Hello Nomad friends.  I've made a fun Autumn card with colours supplied by Brusho Powders.  I know many of you have tried Brusho's.  Have you tried watercolouring with them??  Love the brightness and clarity of these colours.   


I used the sprinkle spritz method with Leaf Green, Emerald and Sea Green Brusho's for the base card and smooched with Scarlet and Orange Brusho powders for the Poppystamps Boddington Tree Clusters.  Then I used Scarlet, Turquoise, Emerald, Rose Pink and Black Brusho powders to colour Simon Says Stamp Chillin' Frenchie stamp.  I know, too cute!!!   The sentiment, which seems to fit a dog's life perfectly, is from Lost Coast Designs Travel Quotes rubber stamp set.  

Try everything once
Then try it again
Somewhere else

Yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh!!

Do hop over to the Colourcraft blog for all the details and more inspiration from the team for using Colourcraft product.  You can also share your makes which use Colourcraft products in the Create With Colourcraft fb group.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Poppystamps Challenge 62 - Fall Frolic
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - AG
Country View Challenges November 2019 - Hand Stamped
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2019 Day 11  #thedailymarker30day
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 179 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Bear Tags

Hello.  Welcome.  Missed out on colouring yesterday so settled down tonight with these easy bears.


I was inspired by (IB) Carly's tags on Day 2 of the The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019.  I used the bear from The Greeting Farms Let It Snow stamp set, stamped, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut.  I added some gold and white twine loops.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Promarker Challenge Week 518 - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 463
Papercraft Business Challenge 24 - To Give as a Gift


Friday, 8 November 2019

Snowglobe Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  Enjoying the shaped tags over at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I liked Tatiana's snowglobe tags on Day 3.  I didn't have a suitable die so I used Winnie and Walters Snowy Holiday stamps.


I stamped santa and masked him.  I stamped the deer and masked.  Then I stamped the snowglobe and sentiment.  I coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut.  I punched a hole and added some twine.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019  inspired by Tatiana Day 3
Promarker Challenge Week 518 - Christmas is Coming
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 106 - Anything Goes



Thursday, 7 November 2019

She Likes Coffee

Hello.  Welcome.  Back with another card using the Paperbabes sketch.  I reversed it for this card.


I used a patterned paper card base.  I added a strip of yellow paper I stamped with Lost Coast Designs Seedpod Background stamp and embossed with Emerald Creek Gold Sparkle powder.  The red circles are Lost Coast Design PMC Circle Frame and the sweet little old lady is Lost Coast Designs Coffee, stamped, coloured with gel pens and metallic pencils and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Carmen's Veranda.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #972
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Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - AG
Country View Challenges November 2019 - Hand Stamped
Stamplorations November Theme Challenge - Stamps and Circles


Red Snow

Hello.  Welcome.  Paperbabes have a lovely sketch this fortnight and I used it to design this card. 


I've used Teresa Collins patterned paper for all the layers.  The curious little snowman dude in the teacup is a Tilda precut image.  I added a polkadot rosette behind him.  I stamped the God Jul (norwegian merry christmas greeting) from Kort Hobby with black ink and didn't like it!!!  So I added some irridescent glitter glue, which became a pleasing shade of green on the black ink.  A save!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #971
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 23 - Snow
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 462
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for fauX faux stitching and possibly faux snowman


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Coffee and Donut

Hello.  Welcome.  Couldn't resist these so cute Chillin' Frenchies from Simon Says Stamp.  Hoping that they will also go as Bosties LOL.  Coloured this one to look a bit like my nephew's Bostie.  Went with autumn colours.  He looks like he has had a fabulous run and is now relaxing with a well deserved snack.  I am sure this rest won't last long.  Bosties are energetic little things.  


Loved that this little dude had a coffee cup by him.  I stamped Simon Says Stamp Frenchie on grey woodgrain card, coloured with distress markers and fussy cut.  I used a orange marble effect base card and die cut Poppystamps Diamond Background from red card.  I cut the leaf using a Spellbinders die and inked the edges with red distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment from Joy Clair Coffee Lovers set.  Cute, or what??  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Poppystamps Challenge 62 - Fall Frolic
2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #829
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Caffeine Fueled Paper Play November Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Autumn/Gratitude



Christmas PJ's

Hello.  Welcome.  There are some big events going on in blogland at the moment.  Are you playing along??  I have made a tag inspired by Jennifer's tag on Day 3 of The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019.  


I loved the black and white Jennifer used at the top of her tag and while looking for a suitable stencil I came across a magazine I had kept for ideas.  It had a graphic front in black and white so I decided to use that.  I added it to a bought manila tag and a strip of red at the bottom.  I tied a piece of twine around the middle and cut a scrap of the red using Simon Says Stamp small stitched tag, cos I liked that detail on Jennifer's card as well.  I stamped the Aall & Create Cat, called Safety First, on grey woodgrain paper, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut.  When I bought this one I said to my friend, ooh look,  grumpy santa cat.  It's PJ's she says.  Yeah santa PJ's LOL.  I added some glitter glue to the white bits of the outfit, a woolly ball to the end of his hat and built a buckle using goldline sticker leftovers.  I popped him up on foam pads and added a Stamplorations die cut sentiment.  A little more twine and done!!  Hope he gets some coffee for Christmas!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019  inspired by Jennifer Jackson Day 3
2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #790
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2019 Day 6  #thedailymarker30day
Promarker Challenge Week 518 - Christmas is Coming
Papercraft Business Challenge 24 - To Give as a Gift



Tuesday, 5 November 2019

New Kid on the Block

Hello Nomad friends.  I would like you to say a big hi and hello to a brand new Norwegian stamp company

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ocean-Heart-Hobby-111247430269906/posts/?ref=page_internal

Ocean Heart Hobby 

They launched on the 15th of October with 8 clear stamp sets featuring some unique, fun and detailed designs.  I loved these stamps as soon as I saw them and I am so happy and excited to say that I have joined their very first design team.
Squuueeeeeee.  How fun is that!!!

Here's my first make with the very cool party hen from Ocean Heart Hobby's second stamp set.


I've used some woodgrain patterned paper with large coloured stripes which have a bit of a distressed look.  


I stamped the Hen, coloured with Promarkers and white gel pen and fussy cut.  I added some crystal glaze to her eyes and some glitter to her pom poms.  On her hat!!!!  I cut a section from a grey stripe on the patterned paper, popped it up on foam and added it in front of the hen.  


I stamped the #gratulerermeddagen (a norwegian happy birthday greeting) from the hen stamp set and the gratulerer (congratulations) from another set.  I added a few gold starburst and black dot stickers and a grey card base to finish.

At the moment the sentiments with these sets are all Norwegian.  Sorry rest of the world!!  Maybe this is a good time to learn a new language!!!!  Actually, I know there are Norwegian speakers all over world and the stamp designs are just so cool I am sure they will appeal to you.  Do hop over to the Ocean Heart Hobby fb page and say hi and give them a like.  If you are lucky enough to have some of these stamps there is a competition running until the 10th December.  Make anything with Ocean Heart Hobby for one of 4 chances to win a exciting prize.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Monday, 4 November 2019

Grandma Likes Cake

Hello Nomad friend.  Over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity we are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead.  I've made a rainbow bridge card and Grandma popped up cos she was sure there was cake!!!   


I used a rainbow of distress ink colour with Lost Coast Designs Daffodil Background stamp.  I also used Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead Woman, coloured with distress markers, and Party Words.  The double stitch rectangle dies are from Stamplorations.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to check out the amazing makes by the team and also link up your Dia De Los Muertos makes.  Don't forget to stamp!!!   Hugz

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Country View Challenges November 2019 - Hand Stamped
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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Coffee Dog

Hello.  Welcome.  The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and I wanted to share a card using Aall and Create's First Coffee stamp set.


I stamped the dog on grey woodgrain card and coloured with Promarkers.  I cut with Stamplorations Double Stitch Rectangle die and added it to a grey card base.  I added a watercolour wash to ground him and stamped the sentiment, also from the First Coffee set.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #425
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2019 Day 3  #thedailymarker30day
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - November
Country View Challenges November 2019 - Hand Stamped



Saturday, 2 November 2019

Unicorn Farts

Hello.  Welcome.  It's the 2nd of the month and time for the October Card Chain Challenge Reveal.
In case you don't know the Card Chain Challenge is an international card exchange.  You make a card, send a card and get a card.  Everyone gets a card.  Everyone wins!!!   The November sign up is open until the 6th October.  This will be the last exchange this year so if you fancy giving it a try then hop over and sign up now!!!
Here's the card I sent to Chris in Illinois.


I used the sketch and unicorn options.  The unicorn is a Gummiapan stamp and the sentiment, which seemed to suit him perfectly, is from Carmen's Veranda.  Rainbow and very cute flower clouds are new stamps from Rubber Dance In The Air and What a Girl Wants sets coloured with Promarkers.    I used some coloured glitter glue to add a little extra magic to the unicorn.

Thanks for dropping by.  Do hop over and check out all the amazing cards that whizzed around the planet this month and sign up if you want to join the fun.  Hugz

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges November 2019 - Hand Stamped
Mod Squad Challenge - Sentiment Says It All
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2019 Day 2  #thedailymarker30day

 

Friday, 1 November 2019

Wot No Beer

Hello Nomad friends.  Welcome.
It's November and time for skulls and flowers.   If you can't bear to pack away your spooktacular stamps then hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where we are kicking of the month with our Day of the Dead celebration.  It's not a holiday we celebrate here in Norway, so I usually just think sugar skulls and flowers with the odd beer thrown in to help the party along.   


This card actually started with the black piece in the middle.  It was a negative cut from inside a heart wreath die and had a wiggly edge.  I decided to die cut some Sizzix bats into it and then smeared with SugarCube white ink.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Lost Coast Designs white nose skull from the Three Skulls set and added it to the middle of the card.  I decided it needed flowers so I grabbed some scraps, smeared various distress oxide colours on them and stamped with Lost Coast Designs Sketchy Rose stamp.  I fussy cut the roses and arranged them in an artistically pleasing manner around the edge of the card.  Done!!

And not a beer in sight......   Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Country View Challenges November 2019 - Hand Stamped
Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge 364
Dream In Darkness
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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Trick and Treat Advice - 31 Days of Halloween Day 31

Merry met spooktacular friends.  Here we are with the the final minutes of October.  Tonight's make isn't so spooky, but this sentiment cracks me up and I think it's wonderful advice, especially if you are out and about this evening when the veil is so thin.  


I used three Blue Knight stamp sets for this card; Motherhood, Dragon Sentiments and Window in the Wall.  I stamped Window in the Wall on subtly patterned card using Watering Can archival ink.  I turned over the card to use the subtle dotty swirl pattern and stamped the sentiment and the girl from the Motherhood set.  I had to mask off her arm, because in the original stamp she has it raised above her head.  So I masked it, stamped her, stamped her arm separately, fussy cut her and the arm and put it back on by her side.  A pretty good adjustment.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Jingle Bells

Hello.  Welcome.   Getting my jingle on tonight with some golden bells.  


I used a gold card base and added a piece of patterned paper.  I die cut the bells from gold mirror card using CC Designs Bells die.   I used some red embroidery thread and the Norwegian Merry Christmas is some embroidered ribbon.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Christmas Kickstart Challenge 22 - Jingle All The Way
MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge 461
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 461
October Rudolf Days Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes