Monday, 28 January 2019

In Ter Res Ting

Hello.  Welcome.  There is a curious little challenge going on over at the Unity Show and Tell fb group where they want you to stamp an image and leave it uncoloured, then use some patterned paper and let that be the star.  No high art here but some nice results and I decided that you might be interested in the idea, maybe also being an owner of a small stack of patterned paper, and that I may wish to remember this technique myself at a later date.  I actually made two cards.  

Here's the sheet of paper I started with...

This came from Nille (read woolworths/target type shop) a few years ago.  I picked up a few themed packs of 5 or 6 30 x 30 papers.  Some parts are embossed or have glitter on them.  This one is obviously wedding themed.  The first thing that caught my eye was the lovely border on the RHS

I cut a section of the border and added to a white card that I had stamped the image from Unity Big Time Special and then ran a chili red Promarker around the edges.  I think it works quite nicely with the heart balloon and the red glittery hearts on the patterned paper. 

Then I did this.  I liked that panel in the top left of the paper sheet with the two champagne glasses on it.  I stamped Unity George and Scarlett on white card and fussy cut them.  I cut out the panel and cut along the top of the lower frame so I could tuck their legs behind the frame.  I also cut along each side of the stem of the champagne glass so I could thread Scarlett's skirt behind the glass.  Love how that gives dimension to the glasses.  I mounted on a brown card base and used another piece of paper from the set t stamp the congratulations sentiment.  

As I said, interseting technique and a great way to use a bit of patterned paper.

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love Is In The Air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1904
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - J2319

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Salmon Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  I won this Stampendous Cat stamp in October at the Cat Lovers Blog Hop which is hosted by the lovely Janis of Her Peaceful Garden.  I hadn't got around to inking it up so decided tonight was the night.  

I have been wanting to join the Cupcake Inspirations challenge so I kept it all pink and white.  The cat was stamped on white card and coloured with Rose Pink, Salmon Pink, Dusky Rose and Pale Blossom Promarkers.  I used a pink gel pen for the eyes and also for the border around the cat.  Then I mounted it on a piece of pink woodgrain paper I found in my stash which I die cut with a Double Stitch Rectangle die and mounted it all on a hot pink card base.  The sentiment is a Rubber Dance stamp, stamped with Picked Raspberry distress ink and says 'to a friend'.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 462 - Pink and White
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Alcohol, Drinks or Inks used Promarkers
Allsorts Challenge Week 504 - Friends
Stamplorations Theme Challenge - Stamps and Animals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Friday, 25 January 2019

Moo-ry Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  It's an exciting day!!  There's a new release at Rubber Dance! It's first since Susanne took over ownership and the company moved to Germany, and it's FAB!!!

There are 4 new sets and 10% off until February 3rd so grab em quick!  Susanne has been busy and made a huge number of amazing samples so hop over to the blog and check out her gorgeous makes.  

Mine only arrived yesterday, so I haven't had much time to play yet, but I couldn't resist inking up this fun Christmas Cow.   I know just the man to send this one to!!

I used a piece of Kort og Godt patterned paper for my card base and cut the frame from dark blue card using Taylored Expressions stitched scallop rectangle die.  I smudged Salty Ocean DOx on the frame and the card edges.  I stamped the cow on pale blue card, coloured with Promarkers and a gold pilot marker, and fussy cut.  I stamped the sentiment onto the card base using Midnight Blue ink from Dare 2 B Artsy.  

There are three different cows and you can buy them separately or as a large sheet.
I think you'll need the whole herd!! They are adorabull!!,

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Christmas Cow is joining the fun at

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Doodles Paper Playground First Birthday Bash Bog Hop

Hello.  Welcome.  This is my final guest design post for the Doodles Paper Playground and I'm going out with a bang!!  I am excited to be participating in a very special Birthday Bash Blog Hop starting today, January 24th and ending at 11:59pm EST on January 27th! The Designing Divas and I, along with several members of the talented White Rose Crafts design team, have created extra special Birthday Themed Shaker Cards for the hop today!

I made a rocking shaker using the lovely January Garnet sparkle blend and the fun Penny Black Skip and Romp stamp.

I coloured the image with distress inks and the background is printed paper from Craft Creations.

Happy Birthday Doodles Paper Playground.

For a limited time, you have the opportunity to receive an exclusive, 1st Birthday Freebie Sparkle Blend--only available, while supplies last, with purchase over at White Rose Crafts!
Don't worry, though--Amber has reserved 6 of these freebie blends to give away on Monday, after the hop ends! 5 of those 1st Birthday Blends will go to 5 lucky winners, as Door Prizes, who leave comments on each of the Blog Stops. The more comments you leave, the more entries you get! For our Grand Prize this month, one lucky winner will receive the full February Release (before it's revealed), plus a full sized Birthday Freebie Blend! That's 7 full sized sparkle blends! To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must leave comments on all legs of the blog hop.

As an added bonus, White Rose Crafts will be offering Free Shipping all weekend to correspond with the Blog Hop, so if you've had your eye on any of the limited edition Sparkle Blends from our previous releases, now is the time to buy before they sell out and are gone for good!

Here are the the hop links
                             Gail <== you are here 

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

Joining the fun at
Country View Challenges January - Landscape/Cityscapes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Challenge 13 - Anything Goes
Scrap the Rainbow Utfordring 8 - Alt Er Lov
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - J2319
Ellibelle's Corner Crafty Wednesday January - Sparkle and Shine

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Walking Out in Dandelion Fields

Hello.  Welcome.  I hope you are safe and cosy, where ever you are.  Yesterday we had some sleat that froze when it hit the ground.  Today the temperature has risen a little, but there is a wicked cold wind blowing, so it is horrendously slippery out.  I think the best thing to do is stay in and craft, unless you are like this lucky lady and have a tall, dark, handsome to hold onto........

This is my second January project for Blank Page Muse where this month we are feeling the love.  I used the beautiful Dandelion Bursts Background and one of the images from the Classic Couple set.  Do hop over to the blog and check out all the details.

If you are shopping at Blank Page Muse you can get
15% off with my code BPMDtIona2019
(valid til July 2019) 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 21 January 2019

Quirky Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I want to share a Christmas Card made using Colourcraft Brusho's and Aztec paints and a very cute cat from IO.

I used Stamplorations Swirly Blooms stencil in the corners and sentiment and stitch rectangle dies also from Stamplorations.  The snowflakes are Sizzix dies.  The IO Sassafras cat stamp is new.  All the details are on the Colourcraft blog.  Do hop on over and check out my post and don't forget to leave a little love so know you passed by.  Hugz

Sassafras is joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 2 - Bundle Up
Mod Squad Challenge - Winter Theme with a Stencil used Stamplorations stencil and dies
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 421
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge
Stamplorations Theme Challenge - Stamps and Animals

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Spring Bunny

Hello.  Welcome.  For my inspiration project at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today I've combined two of my favourite themes - Spring and Bunnies!!  I love bunnies and I can dream of spring, can't I??   The challenge at the Portal this fortnight is Silhouettes and I used Lost Coast Designs beautiful Rabbit with Flowers for my spring scene.  

Squuueeee!  Isn't that bunny just adorbs.  I have also used Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet and Carmen's Veranda Monkey Face stamp.  Can you see the monkey??  Hop over to the blog and all will be revealed.........

Join the fun for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz.

Bunny is joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 142 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1902
Penny Black and More Challenge - New Beginnings To me spring always feels like the start to the year with new energy and possibilities so hope this is OK for the theme.  Hugz 

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Shake Your Gnome

Hello.  Welcome.  I am guest designing for the Doodles Paper Playground this month.  I was a bit stumped for my project idea until I came across the Marianne Designs challenge where they want to see a gnome on your project.  Unsure as to whether I actually owned a gnome I went on a little gnome hunt and discovered a cute Panduro stamp.  The mushroom he was sitting on was a bit small so I borrowed the one from Visible Image Caterpillar set and made a shaker.

I used Marianne Design papers, dies and washi tape (behind the semi-circle apertures in the shaker frame) and the beautiful Flaming Sunset Sparkle blend. 

Hop over to the Doodles Paper Playground for more details. 

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

Joining the fun at
Marianne Design Challenge 217 - Gnome  PK9121, CR1242, PT2317

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.

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


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 Stunning 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.