Thursday, 30 December 2021

Gnome for Tea

Hello Nomad friends.  I'm still folding and clipping and stamping and inking and making little gift bags and boxes.  Some are on my Nice List, some on my Naughty List.  This one is definitely NICE and so cute.

Especially when you add GNOMES!!!!!!

Front and Back.  Nice choice of tea Gnomies!!

I started with a 8" x 11 1/4" piece of card and stamped it with Lost Coast Designs Small Snowflakes and blue ink.  Score, fold and add a couple of stamped, coloured and fussy cut gnomes.  I used Lost Coast Designs Reindeer Gnome and one of the ones from Three Gnomes

Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for more step by step pictures and to link up your gnome themed makes.  You have until one minute to midnight 31st December for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Gnome With Treats

Hello Nomad friends.  This week I'm the hostess at the Mod Squad Challenge and the awesome sponsor is Lost Coast Designs!!!  Yeah!!!   We hope you will play along!  I chose the theme New, so new year, new baby, new home, or maybe share some new crafty goodies you got for Christmas.  Just mention what you 'new' thing is if it's not obvious.  There's a chance to win wonderful Lost Coast Designs stamps.  

Here's my inspiration for you.  I am spending New Years Eve with a friend and I wanted to take a little gift, so I decided to make a self-closing box and decorate it with Lost Coast Designs stamps.

I folded the box from red Bazzill and then I stamped the pink panels with a new Lost Coast Designs background stamp called Flowers.  I stamped Front Sign Gnome, coloured and fussy cut him.  I stamped the Let's Party from the Party Words set on his sign, and also made a similar Happy New Year banner for the top of the bag.  Now I just need to fill it with something yummy!!

Thanks for visiting.  I am looking forward to seeing all your new things.  Hugz

Want more chances to win?? 

The Anything with Gnomes challenge runs until the end of the month on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog.


Lost Coast Designs is also sponsoring the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers 200th Challenge.  Yeah!!!!  They want you to make it Snarky bwahahahahaaa.   Hop over and join the fun there too!!  You can add your snarky things until 7th January.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Time To Party
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Party
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 158
Allsorts Challenge Week 655/6 - Anything Winter

Toffifee Snowman

Hello Nomad friends.  Gosh, 2021 is zooming to a close and I'm playing catch up sharing some Christmas gift boxes I made.  This one I prettied up a toffifee box with Marianne Design papers and dies.

I used the Marianne Design sketch and papers from Eline's Woodland Christmas.  The star circle and snowman are Marianne Design dies.  I coloured the embossed detail on the snowman with Promarkers.

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Marianne Design Challenge 284 PB7044, LR0246, LR0126
Country View Challenge - Christmas Anything Goes
Hobbykunst Julekalender Dag 21
Unstampabelles Challenge 118 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yummy

Monday, 27 December 2021

Bird Splat Tags

Hello Nomad friends.  I am a bit behind blogging some last minute Christmas makes, but I wanted to share these pretty tags using a scrap of Aztec Paint splats background I made previously and some Textured Birds from Rubber Dance.

The Colourcraft Aztec paints are metallic and give lovely shiny intense colours.  I just splatted all over and there was enough left to cut three tags using Stamplorations Tags die.  I stamped three of the Textured Birds, leaving them black and white, and fussy cut them.  I stamped the birds directly on the tags, to save me cutting the legs out, and then just stuck the fussy cut bodies over the top.  The God Jul is also a Rubber Dance stamp on some brown scraps and a little yellow ribbon to finish.  

Hope your Christmas was merry and bright.  I'm gonna use these 'days between' to try out some of my new Christmas goodies and also beat a little tidy into my craft room.  Scrap mountain needs to be conquered!!!

Take care.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Country View Challenge - Christmas Anything Goes
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 158
Allsorts Challenge Week 655/6 - Anything Winter

Friday, 17 December 2021

My Fickle Friend

Hello Nomad friends.  I had plans today.  But my fickle friend time had other ideas.  Ah well, here I am at last with some inspiration for our current challenge at Let's Squash It - Your Call.  Use any embossing folder and also any technique.  Please make sure you include both parts of the challenge on your card and also check da roolz to ensure your entry will be eligible for the random prize draw!

So here's my card.  

I used Darice Retro Circles Embossing folder and Stamplorations Swirly Blooms stencil in the background.  Then I added Papercuts Penguin Sledding Edger die cut from green and white scraps.  

Hop over to the Let's Squash It! blog for more details.  You have until the end of the month to join the fun.  Thanks for dropping by.  Looking forward to seeing your embossed anythings.  Your call.  

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Country View Challenge - Christmas Anything Goes
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 57 - Anything Christmas
Christmas Craft Creations Challenge - Make a Scene
Stamplorations December Stencil Challenge
Unstampabelles Challenge 118 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Monday, 13 December 2021

New Dog

Hello Nomad friends.  This card was inspired by my sister, who just got her first puppy, and is loving it.  

Mini slimline card 6 x 3".  I realised you can get four of these from one 30x30 sheet, and I also found some envelopes which are a perfect match, so this could become a new favourite size.  At least until I run out of those envelopes.  I also got this lovely fancy stitch mini-slimline die in my Gummiapan advent calander, day 10, so that was a perfect fit.  Card base and panel by Kort og Godt.  Fun girl with dog and sentiment from My Favourite Things. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFT Stamps Slimline Challenge - Mini-Slimline

Friday, 10 December 2021

Snowed In

Hello Nomad friends.  It's the 10th of the month so time for the new challenge at Let's Squash It!!  We are on challenge #15 and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us by playing or leaving comments.  Jo and I really appreciate it.   We didn't have a technique time this month, cos we are snowed under with the silly season, me literally, although it's warming up a bit so hopefully it will melt away.  Anyway, keeping it simple this month with an It's Your Call challenge.  Any folder, any technique.  Please tell us what technique and folder you have used.  Maybe you saw a technique on our Technique Time Posts and didn't get a chance to try it.  I went with double emboss and add a stamp techniques LOL.

I stamped Hero Arts Splendid Snowflakes on blue card with blue ink.  I embossed with Sizzix Stripes embossing folder, smeared the stripes with versamark ink and heat embossed with holographic powder.  Very blingy in the real.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Sunglasses Gnome, coloured with sharpies and distress markers, fussy cut and added him to the card.  I added a touch of glitter glue to his sunglass lenses and done!

Thanks for dropping by.  Do hop over to Let's Squash It! and check out the other inspiration from Jo and our guest.  We will be back with more inspiration later in the month so stay tuned and get squashing!!  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 158
Passion for Marker Week 621 - Mega Christmas Challenge

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Thinking of You Gnomes

Hello Nomad friends.  I'm over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today with twin Gnomes and their Gnome Home.

I used Lost Coast Designs Front Sign Gnome, Mushroom House and Flowers Background stamps.  The sentiment is from Lost Coast Designs Party Words and I split it between the two gnomes.   Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for more details and more awesome Gnome makes from the team.

Join the Anything Goes with Gnomes challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  See you there..........

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Hot Pink Santas

Hello Nomad friends.  I treated myself to the Gummiapan Dies and stamps advent calendars.  OK, I've treated myself to lots of stuff, but sometimes a girl's got to get what she needs!!!  And since we are sitting in the middle of a gale force blizzard right now I grabbed the day 1 stamps and die set and went hot pink!!!

The day 1 dies were this cute little Santa dude.  There are a few other tiny embellishments that I didn't include, so a very happy start to the month of fun.  The day 1 stamp was three parcels and that cute tiny sentiment.  I like Gummiapan.  They are a Swedish company, they have real rubber stamps and cute and quirky designs.  I cut ATC bases from blue card, stamped the sentiment in black, the long package in pink and the other two in blue.  The Santa I cut from hot pink and white scraps.  I used a Promarker to colour the face pink and add a little grey to his moustache.  ATC is a perfect size for gift tags LOL.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Allsorts Challenge Week 653 - Use a Die
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 571
Kreativtanten Challenge - Non-typical Xmas Colours

Friday, 3 December 2021

Popping Up To Say Hello

Hello Nomad friends.  It's the second of the month and time for the Card Chain Challenge reveal.  Actually, I'm late.   And so is my card.  Sorry Patricia.  It seems Norway to USA is at least three weeks at the moment, so if you are posting for Christmas you need to get em in the box.  Just saying........   Here's the card I made and sent to Patricia in Texas.

It's simple, but I hope Patricia likes it.  The bear is a magazine stamp and I covered the hill with glitter.  

Hop over to the reveal and check out all the awesome cards the Card Chain Ladies sent winging around the planet.
if you would like to join the fun the December sign up closes 6th December.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sparkle Mode
Allsorts Challenge Week 652 - Use a Hand Stamped Image

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Blue Gnomes

Hello Nomad friends.  I am over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today with some tags featuring Lost Coast Designs awesome Gnomes.   I am so looking forward to this month long Anything Goes With Gnomes Challenge.  I hope you join the fun and share your cute gnome makes. Please remember we are a real stamp zone so all rubber or clear stamp gnomes welcome.  Here's my trio.....

Aren't they adorable!!

I started by cutting some marbled card with Stamplorations stitch tag die and stamped Lost Coast Designs Flagstone Background with Sky Blue archival ink.  I also used the same ink around the tag edges. I cut Stamplorations snowy hills from white scraps and stamped, coloured and fussy cut the gnomes.  Sleeping Gnome with sign relaxing before the Christmas rush. Gnome Santa in Chimney is practising his wave and Reindeer Gnome is jusy chillin', ready for the big day.  A bit of glitter glue for that extra festive feel and done. 

Link up your stamped Anythings with Gnomes for a chance to win Lost Coast Design Dollars.  See you there..........