Friday, 18 June 2021

Pineapple Summer

Hello Nomad friends.  Feeling the heat.  Dreaming of pineapple.  I made this hot summer Inchie Twinchie background using Lost Coast Designs Grunge Border 2" and added Carmen's Veranda's Pineapple for some juicy relief.

Loving these hot summer colours.  Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for all the details and join the Inchie Twinchie Challenge fun!   See you there!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Photobomb

Hello Nomad friends.  Time for a new fun challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we want to see your Inchie Twinchie Backgrounds.  Include stamped Inchies (1"x1") and/or Twinchies (2"x2") on your background.  Stamp, cut it up and rearrange it, like patchwork.  You can use a whole stamped background and cut it up and rearrange it, or stamp on scraps with different stamps and piece it together, or do some fancy masking!  If you want to just add some stamped inchies/twinchies then that's another interpretation so that works for the theme as well, but they should be a prominent part of your design.  Show us your interpretation.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  

I went with da Gnomes.......

Smile!  Gnomes make me so happy!  I used Sunglasses Gnome, ZZ-Top Gnome 1 and 2 and Moustache Gnome in the background and in his entirety.  I borrowed the sign from Front Sign Gnome and stamped Smile from Misc. Words.  I used 4 different scraps of shades of purple card and cut them into inchies.  I stamped the 4 gnomes' faces on the inchies, edged them with Promarker and glued them on my card base.  It was going to be 4 x 6", but felt a bit tall for Moustache Gnome so I used the extra pieces for a matching tag.  

 Join the fun for a chance to win.  See you there.......

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 405
Kreativtanten Challenge 54 - Fantasy



Monday, 14 June 2021

One Tree Forest

Hello Nomad friends.  I am very pleased to be a guest over at Scrap the Rainbow today.  I have been playing with the fabulous challenges at Scrap the Rainbow for many years and the design team always inspire with their creations.  This month they want to see pastel colours.  Now there's a challenge!!  I actually prefer brights but, after a few false starts and direction changes this card appeared.

For my card I cut a card base and panel from Kort og Godt patterned card.  I stamped the panel with mixed media style stamps and embossed with blue and silver embossing powder.  I die cut Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree, dry embossed it and used a brush to blend Wilted Violet distress ink on the embossed areas.  I stamped Paper Nest Doll Red Riding Hood on white card, coloured with distress inks and fussy cut her. 

If you are in Norway hop over and join the fun at Scrap the Rainbow.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Memory Box Challenge 73 - Feeling Blue
Art Piaskownica Koloroton 36 - Pastel Colours
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Create A Scene




Stockings or Socks

Hello Nomad friends.  Back in Christmas mode here today with a stocking/sock card.

I stamped and white embossed Unity Stocking Background and then smeared with various blue distress inks.  I cut the panel with Stamplorations Double Crazy Stitch Rectangle die, edged with blue Promarker and added to a navy blue card base.  I stamped PaperArtsy Santa sock sentiment on some blue scraps, chopped it up, edged with blue and added it to the card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 51 - Stockings
Christmas Craft Creations Challenge - Heat Embossing
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 546
Stamplorations June Challenge - 2 Colours and Stamps
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge 187- T is for Texture





Sunday, 13 June 2021

Hobbylager Summer Meeting

Hello Nomad friends.  I'd like to thank Hobbylager for keeping me entertained yesterday and getting me back in the craft room.  I made a few cards and things inspired by their fun challenges.  If you are in Norway they have some great deals that last until midnight today.  They do not send international, but postage within Norway is very reasonable.  

I wanted to share this quirky card I made using Art by Marlene Groovy Animals stamps and paper piecing.  The background panel is just a piece of patterned paper.  I have lots of this.  I need to use it more.  The base card was in my stash and had already been stamped with Lost Coast Designs Heart Border.  It wasn't quite straight, which is maybe why I didn't use it, but it worked for this card.  I found a scrap of double sided patterned card which had some folds in it, but big enough bit to stamp the hippo on one side and the parachute and bathers on the other.  Fussy cut, paper piece and fun, fun, fun.......

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Hand Coloured or Paper Pieced Image
Papercraft Challenge 70 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Create A Scene




Saturday, 12 June 2021

Gnome Dreams on Cork

Hello Nomad friends.  The current challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is Save the Trees.  We want to see stamping on something other than normal paper or card.  There are some amazing projects from the team and the gallery is looking awesome too so do hop over and check it out.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Coffee Gnome and Dictionary Words on cork to make this card.

I've stamped with archival and versamark ink and embossed with black powder and used Promarkers to colour the gnome.  For all the details and tips hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and join the fun.


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
We Love 2 Create Challenge 6 - Anything Mixed Media
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Mixed Media
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Create A Scene

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Hope Springs Eternal

Hello Nomad friends.  It's the 10th of the month and time for a new, fun and sightly soggy challenge over at Let's Squash It!  This month we want you to use a nature themed embossing folder and water colouring.  

 

The folder can be anything as long as it includes something from nature, so birds, butterflies, trees, flowers, fish, shells etc etc etc......   And we want you to use water with your colouring medium.  So make sure you spritz, spray, slash and splosh your colours around.

I used Geminin 3D Butterfly Effect and went grey and grungy


I started by drawing in some of the texture of the embossing folder with my Tripaint colour sticks.  Bought these years ago at a cheap shop in Weston Super Mare.  Then I spritzed with water and embossed some pale grey card.

Quite pleased with that.  Touched up some of the areas by picking colour off the Tripaint sticks with my waterbrush.

I super diluted a tiny tiny amount of black Brusho powder in water and applied it as a wash to the rest of the card.

I used a Sizzix Movers and Shakers Hope die to cut the sentiment.  I distressed the card edges and bled in some grey Promarker and mounted on a dark grey card base.  Butterflies always lift the spirit as the first harbingers of Spring and I always see them as a sign of hope.  

Grab your folders and watercolours and get sploshy and squishy with us this month.  See you there.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Unstampabelles Challenge 112 - Seasons and Seasonal spring butterfly coming out of the dark of winter bringing hope
Lek med Kreativ Scrapping - Grå
Foamtastische Creaties Juni Challenge - Moodboard
We Love 2 Create Challenge 6 - Anything Mixed Media



Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Squashy Sploshy Time

Hello Nomad friends.  I am over on the wonderful Let's Squash It! blog today with a Technique Time post all about using watercolours with your embossing folders.  We want to inspire you to dig out your embossing folders, knock off the dust and make some pretty cards with them.  I'm sharing a few cards and ideas today for colouring with watercolour mediums so hop over and check em out.  Here's one of my cards using Sizzix Rooster Frame and some Tripaint sticks I bought eons ago from one of the cheap shops.

I embossed Kort og Godt pale grey woodgrain card.  Quite pleased with how this cute rooster turned out.  

There will be a new challenge starting on the 10th over at Let's Squash It! so check it out and join the fun.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Unstampabelles Challenge 112 - Seasons and Seasonal spring and my rooster is strutting his stuff
Creative Fingers Challenge 209 - AG
Scrap the Rainbow Utfordring Juni - Pastell Farger




Sunday, 6 June 2021

She Is Summer

Hello Nomad friends.  Spring moved seamlessly into summer and toasty the weather is now.  I am feeling the warm vibes and using bright sunny colours with this lovely Picket Fence girl Eiko.  

I used a Kort og Godt printed card base and the printed sentiment strip is also from one of their sheets.  I used some yellow vellum behind the sentiment and image panels.  I coloured Eiko with distress markers.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Juni - Friske Glad Farger
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Hand Coloured or Paper Pieced Image

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Fly Butterfly

Hello Nomad friends.  I made a quick card tonight using one of Stamplorations Artsy Abstract card fronts that Shery kindly included as a freebie in a recent order.  These are printed on really thick quality matte card and are very pretty.  

I simply edged the panel with black ink and added it to a blue card base.  Then I stamped Rubber Dance large butterfly from Butterfly Trio, fussy cut and added it to the card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Stamplorations Spring Fling
Stamplorations Get Ready for the Spring Fling





Thursday, 3 June 2021

Beach In A Box

Hello Nomad friends.  The hot weather is inspiring me to think beach so I got my man to eat some sardines and repurposed the can using stamps from Rubber Dance Take the Plunge stamp set.

I used the tin and the lid to make my fun beach scene, the Take the Plunge stamp set, real pebbles and shells, Emerald Creek Dirty Sand embossing powder and loads of different colouring mediums; distress inks and markers, paint markers, gel pens and sharpies.  

 Really enjoyed putting this together. Hop over to the Rubber Dance blog for more piccies and a step by step.  Maybe you have a tin that needs a remake????

Thank for dropping by.  Hugz

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Wednesday, 2 June 2021

The Writing Is On The Wall

Hello Nomad friend.  The second of the month so time for the Card Chain Challenge reveal.  In case you missed it!! the Card Chain Challenge is a monthly international card exchange.  You make a card, you send a card, you get a card.  Everyone gets a card, everyone wins!!  Despite the current dismal state of the postal service the Card Chain Challenge has been running continuously throughout the pandemic.  In fact it's been running continuously since October 2009!!  Participants have exchanged over 3,300 cards and we are the big mover and shaker in the global love, peace and art movement.  Join us.  We still need a few more countries to fulfill our global participation list.   Here's my card that I sent to Alexander in Germany.  

I went with the options of colours, blue, blue and white, embossing folders and friendship.  Alex said he liked my fun scene.  So happy.  Embossing folder Sizzix Collage, Chicken by Hobby Art, the Hello is a Stamploration Skinny Sentiment die mounted on a hangy sign.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hop over and check out the reveal.  If you want to join the fun the June sign up is open until the 6th July.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations June Challenge - 2 Colours and Stamps






Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Whimsical Bird Candle

Hello Nomad friends.  Gosh June!!!!!   Hope you have sunshine and long drinks with umbrellas in them.  First of the month so time for a new challenge over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This month we want to Save the Trees and see stamping on anything other than normal paper or card.  I went with Lost Coast Designs Flora Whimsical Bird, stamped on tissue paper and added to a candle.

I stamped Flora onto tissue paper and coloured with sharpies.  I went around the outside of the stamped image with a wet paint brush and ripped around the image.  A ripped edge blends much better into the candle.

I use a piece of wax paper to hold the image flat on the candle while heating gently with my heat pistol.   The wax paper also gives you something to hold onto to keep your fingers away from the heat.

Taa Dah!!!!

Join the fun for a chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars!  See you there....

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Creative Fingers Challenge 209 - AG
Papercraft Challenge 70 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes






Monday, 31 May 2021

Patriotic Pup

Hello Nomad friends.  A little last minute May action cos I just can't miss Rudolf Days!!

Adorable Stampendous Puppy, stamped with black archival, coloured with red Promarker and glitter glue and fussy cut.  I cut a piece of dark blue card with a stitch die and added it and the pup to the blue pearl card base.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Merry Christmas using blue StazOn ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
May Rudolph Days Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 544
Allsorts Challenge Week 626 - Any Celebration (Not Birthday)
Creative Fingers Challenge 209 - AG
Papercraft Challenge 70 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Parisian Wedding

Hello Nomad friends.  The weather has been lovely here in southern Norway so I have been out in the garden much.  Maybe yesterday was a bit too much sun so I decided to catch up on a little crafting this afternoon and go out in the garden again this evening.  The light evenings are so lovely.  This weekend there is another online meeting.  These have been wondrous and the Norwegian groups and shops have been fantastic keeping us entertained. 

Here's my card.

Used that lovely Quarto Fold from Mrs A again for a wedding in Paris.....

I used Prima En Francais papers for the tag, tickets and folded pocket.  The Dear Bridal Couple die is from Kort og Godt.

Inside I used a couple more tickets from the Prima pad and I've added some fancy heart staple brad thingies that I've had forever and a day.......

A half folded card base and a little more of the Prima paper to finish the back.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a wonderful Sunday.  HUGZ

Joining the fun at
Allsorts Challenge Week 626 - Any Celebration (Not Birthday)
Unstampabelles Challenge 111- Adventures, Option 3's wedding and Paris adventures with three tags/staple thingies
Country View May Challenge - We Will Always Have Paris
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Mai - Feiring


In a world where you can be anything, be kind. 

Monday, 24 May 2021

Red White and Blue Girl

Hello Nomad friends.  Still working on some cards for Confirmants, or failing that, young adults.   I've gone all red white and blue and die cuts.

I die cut a blue panel with Stamplorations Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate and mounted it on a white card base.  You can see some of the white dots showing in the background.  Then I added a white die cut flower panel sent to me by Arlene.  Thanks Arlene.

I added two sentiment strips that were on the edge of a Kort og Godt patterned card sheet and die cut the Kort og Godt girl from blue card.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrap the Rainbow Utfordring Mai - Red, White and Blue
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 195 - Konfirmasjon/Bryllup/Dåp
The Sketchy Challenges 174 - Confirmation/Wedding
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Mai - Feiring
Cut It Up Challenge 226 - Nature

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Pentangle Delight

Hello Nomad friends.  I had a desire to do some fancy folding today so I popped over to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge Blog.   Mrs A is on her second journey through the alphabet, with a different card fold for each letter.  It's actually an awesome resource, and many of the card fold have more than one version, all carefully explained with measurements and pictures.  Thanks so much for this Valery Anne.  I decided to try version III of the Quarto Fold card.  

Isn't that a cool shape!!!

I started with a 20x20cm piece of Imaginise double sided paper and the final card will fit in a 15cm square envelope.  I cut blue paper with a Kort og Godt boy die.  The paper wasn't quite the colour or the weight I wanted so I cut the boy three times, glued them together and then used a Indigo Promarker to colour the top boy.  You can see the coloured and the uncoloured versions here.

I glued the boy, some wooden stars and a sentiment panel onto the folded pocket.  I also made a tag for the pocket.

I cut the tag from the same paper using Stamploration die and stamped a Kort og Godt with an encouraging message for the confirmant. 

I folded a piece of Kort og Godt patterned card and added it to the back of the pocket.  The inside card has just a little blue tree branch detail on it and I stamped the sentiment, good luck for today and the future.

And here's the back of the card.  I used the same green lined paper to cover the top of the pentagon.   The blue is the back of the folded piece and I stamped the fabulous made by me stamp that Jo sent me for my birthday.  Thanks Jo.  It's so cool!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 195 - Konfirmasjon/Bryllup/Dåp
The Sketchy Challenges 174 - Confirmation/Wedding

Scrappelyst Utfordring for Mai - Feiring


Saturday, 22 May 2021

Secret Sea Horses

Hello Nomad friends.  I am over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today with some inspiration for the Under the Sea Challenge.   I hope you are loving all the undersea adventures the team is sharing with Lost Coast Designs sea themed stamps.  If you haven't checked them out then do hop over and enjoy the teams fun, gorgeous and quirky makes.  

I love the sea and the mysteries beneath and I've used the beautiful Doodle Seahorse stamps to make a picture.

I made a subtle background with baby blue embossed small Doodle Seahorses and distress inks.  I've also used Lost Coast Designs Bubble Background and Cracked Grass stamp and
most of Carmen's Veranda Live In The Sunshine sentiment.  Hop over to the blog for all the details and more piccies.


 
Don't forget to check out all the awesome makes from the team and link up your stamped Under the Sea makes for a chance to win. 

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz
 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Very Very Pink

Hello Nomad friends.  Comfirmation season is looming.  Will it happen?  Who knows.  But just in case......

There's also the added plus of using up some scraps that were on the desk.

I started with a piece of double sided Kort of Godt patterned card 16cm x 20cm.  I scored it in the middle and 2.5cm from the bottom.  I folded and inked the edges and removed a little triangle from the middle of the two small panels. 

I used the plain side of the card for the outside and the Konfirmant printed side for the inside.  I glued the small panels on each side to make pockets.  I die cut Papirdesign Sjekk Vipps die from various pink scraps and tucked it in one of the pockets.  Vipps is a mobile app payment system that is very easy to use and popular here in Norway.

I cut another panel of the same patterned card and added it to the card base, word side out.  I found the die cut heart, glitter circle and wiggly hot pink scraps on my desk and decided they looked perfect together!!   The girl is from a pack of Panduro die cuts I won in a weekend challenge on fb. A few tiny pink flower rhinestones and done. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 195 - Konfirmasjon/Bryllup/Dåp
The Sketchy Challenges 174 - Confirmation/Wedding

Scrappelyst Utfordring for Mai - Feiring
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge 403