Saturday, 26 November 2022

Queen For The Day

Hello Nomad friends.  Yee haw, I got voted queen at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so I'm doing a little GDT spot for them today for the start of their new challenge - Q is for Queen!!!  Well, of course, that's me!!!!!!  I hunted for queeny things and found this gorgeous quirky doodle doll from Lost Coast Designs

 So I stamped the doodle doll and the Carmen's Veranda sentiment and used gel pens to colour my flying queen.  Then I masked her and when a little crazy with Dylusions spray mists.  A little heavy on the after midnight maybe........


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Christmas Tree Squash

Hello Nomad friends.  I'm here with some inspiration for the Let's Squash It! Let's Make a Christmas Card challenge. 

Yep, Christmas is coming so grab those embossing folders and make some easy cards with squashy WOW!  Here's mine and I've gone navy and white with lovely scandi texture....

I simply stamped Crafty Individuals Noel Border stamp with navy ink onto a white card panel.  Then I embossed with Sizzix Scandi Borders embossing folder and mounted the panel on a white card base.

You have until the end of the month to share your Christmas cards that include the use of at least one embossing folder.  There are some lovely makes in the linky already so hop over and take a look and leave a little love.  We all need a little love and you never know you could make someone's day so much better.  

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz
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Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Harts and Stars

 Hello Nomad friends.  I was over at the Crafty Individuals fb group this afternoon watching a lovely little live session by Jean and I decided to take a look through my CI stamps and see if I could actually make something.  Mr Mojo has been hibernating.......   Anyway, miracles happen and I made a card and a tag!!!

I started with the tag and I love the result.  I am doing quite a lot of 'inspired by things on my desk' crafting at the moment.  There are so many things on my desk, and the number just seems to grow and grow.  Now I added lots of CI stamps!!!  But at least I have a result or two LOL.  I bought these lovely Daisy Mae nested arches torn edge dies because of the largest sizes that would allow me to cut nice shaped cards and I love those torn edges!  I used one of the medium size dies to cut a navy tag.  Then I stamped a piece of grey card with Crafty Individuals Inky Script Background and cut with the torn edge die.  I stamped Crafty Individuals Highland Stag with brown archival, fussy cut and added him to the tag.  A metal heart charm and some wool to finish.

Then I switched to stars for my card, mostly cos stars offer easy fussy cutting opportunities.......   See, Mr Mojo is thinking about hibernating again!!!   I cut the navy card base with one of the bigger arch dies.  I stamped Crafty Individuals Seeing Stars Background on grey card and cut it with a large and a smaller torn edge arch dies to give me some faux layer effects.  Then I stamped Crafty Individuals Zentangle Star on yellow card with burgundy ink, fussy cut, layered on a navy mat and added it to the card.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Hart tag is joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals Make a Christmas Tag
Country View Challenge November 2022 - Tags
Scrappelyst Utfordring for November - Tags
Lek med Kreativ Utfordring 11 - Bruk Stempel

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Not a Card

Star Card is joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 703 - AG opt Trees/Leaves
De Egel November Challenge 152 - Stars

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Coffee Parteee

Hello Nomad friends.   I have been wanting to join the mega Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and decided I'd better get my kettle on or I'll miss the frog!!!  So here I am with my first, hopefully not last, entry to the coffee lovers hop. 

I based my card on a sketch I found at a new to me challenge.  The fun thing about this challenge, and there are two sister challenges too, is that they are concentrating on ephemera.  Well, if my translation from Dutch is as I understand it.........  Dutch is tricky sometimes LOL.  They want the focus to be pictures or printed images and the such.  This got Mr Mojo's attention cos I have some very pretty little pictures and die cut printed images and this gives me that nudge to get em used.  The base card is Kort og Godt brown with snowflakes designer card.  I used patterned paper and the pretty printed image and sentiment from Hunkydory Festive Treats printed die cut sheets. A little plain red paper and glitter tape and three enamel dots from Papirdesigns to finish.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge 77
Double D Challenge - Hot Beverages
Christmas Craft Creations November Challenge - Washi Tape
Girlz Creative Crafts Challenge 31 - Kerst/Winter
Allsorts Challenge Week 702 - AG opt Numbers

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Men Tags

Hello Nomad friends.  There is a new challenge starting at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today and the theme is Tags.   I decided to recruit some of the lovely blokes from Carmen's Veranda and make some awesomely handsome tags.  Frankly my friends, I wonder why I hadn't thought of this earlier 's bwahhhaaaaaaaa.......

I decided to save ink by stamping Carmen's Veranda Alfred Hitchcock Standing, Charlie Chaplin and Frankenstein onto pink card using archival black ink.  I used sharpies to add a little colour to Frank and Charlie's eyes and to Alfreds suit.  I also did a bit of white gel pen on Alfred's clapperboard.  Fussy cut, make a hole, add a little wool and fun tags ready to go!!!!

Charlie was restless and I got a bit of a shadow, but I going with it cos perfection is overrated and I quite like the extra facial details!

The gorgeous Frank!!

I thought it would be disrespectful to make a hole in Alfred's head so we went for the off the shoulder look for his tag tie.

Join the Tag You're It! Challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Please remember we need to see real rubber or clear stamping as the focus of your tag for it to qualify for the prize.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Country View Challenge November 2022 - Tags

Scrappelyst Utfordring for November - Tags
Lek med Kreativ Utfordring 11 - Bruk Stempel

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 180 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Lefty in the Flowers

Hello Nomad friends.  I've got a little inspiration for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Spooktacular Florals challenge.  I  used Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead Lefty with ATC Doodle Flowers and the wonderful Carmen's Veranda sentiment.  

A simple one layer card with a bit of masking, lots of stamping and a bit of distress ink watercolouring.  

Link up your stamped Day of the Dead makes or anything featuring flowers with a spooky or sombre twist.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Joining the fun at
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything Halloween
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge 221 - H is for Halloween
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 180 - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas Tree

Hello Nomad friends.  We are starting a new challenge at Let's Squash It! today and the theme is Christmas Cards which include the use of embossing folders.  Easy peasy challenge!  I used Hobby Solutions Merry Christmas folder which is this lovely tree shape and gold textured card from Do-crafts.

I added a bright gold border and mounted it on a square linen texture cream card.  I thought the embossed panel looked a little bare so I die cut some stars from the same textured gold card and scattered them in an ascetically pleasing manner.


I hope you have time to join the Let's Squash It fun.  Hop over to the blog and check out the lovely inspiration from Jo and our fabulous guest.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Allsorts Challenge Week 701 - Sparkle and Shine
Christmas Kickstart Challenge 68 - Trees Trees Trees
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Textured Christmas Tree Tags

Hello Nomad friends.  My thoughts are firmly on Christmas crafting.  I usually stick with cards until December, but there are a few challenges looking for tags, so tags it is!!  I've made a trio using the lovely Rubber Dance Textured Christmas Trees stamps and bows from Rubber Dance Cosy Christmas.  

I used a Gummiapan Old Tag die to cut three tags from grungy card.  I stamped the trees, masked and stamped the hearts and stars which are also included in the Textured Christmas Trees set.  The bows are from Cosy Christmas, simply stamped on red card and fussy cut.   I love this set for all the lovely christmas accessories.   A great one if you are making some Christmas ephemera.  I coloured the trees with distress markers.   Textured Christmas Trees are available as red rubber or as an A5 clear set which includes some extra stamps and today is the last chance to order your Rubber Dance Christmas stamps with 10% off! 

Remember, if you are creating anything with Rubber Dance stamps this month, whatever your inspiration, please post a new project in our Facebook  group or over on Instagram. You must have used at least one of our stamps on your project to join. If you are posting on Instagram use the hashtag #rubberdancemoodboard and tag us @rubberdance in your post! cos someone is going to win €10 to spend in the Rubber Dance store!   
Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you have a crafty day.  Hugz 
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Friday, 4 November 2022

Running Through The Flowers

Hello Nomad friends.  I have some Spooktacular Florals inspiration over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.    We want to see your Day of the Dead makes or anything featuring flowers with a spooky or sombre twist.   I've made a tag with the awesome Day Of The Dead Man by Lost Coast Designs and one of my most favourite sentiments from Carmen's Veranda.

Be afraid?  Very afraid??  I die cut the tag and stamped with Lost Coast Designs Flowers Background with pink ink and Carmen's Veranda Free Bad Advice using black archival ink.  I stamped Day Of The Dead Man on some white card, coloured with distress markers, fussy cut him and added it him to the tag.  A little fancy wool and done!
Share your Day of the Dead makes or anything featuring flowers with a spooky or somber twist.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Thanks For Looking After The Cat

Hello Nomad friends.  I have gone a little nautical with Marianne Design stamps, dies and embossing folder for this fun thank you card.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Marianne Design Challenge 303 DF3436, LR0169, HT1607, LR0527, LR0224,
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Double D Thankful/Blessings/Grateful Challenge
Crazy for Cats Challenge 1 - Anything Cat

Happy Mail Day

Hello Nomad friends.   It's the 2nd of the month so time for the October Card Chain Challenge reveal.  32 gorgeous handmade cards went whizzing around the multiverse last month.  Some whizzed faster than others LOL, but even the Greek post office have stepped up and out performed themselves this month!!   Sorry, internal joke, cos our Greek friends often seem to wait a long time for delivery of their cards.    Anyway, I sent this card to Joanne in the UK.  This one had a life of it's own and started going in one direction and then changed it's mind!!!  

I used a shaving foam background and added a spiderweb embossed frame.  Penny Black Treats dog and Crafty Individuals sentiment. 

Do hop over and check out all the amazing cards in this month's reveal.
If you would like to join the fun you can SIGN UP for November until the 6th.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 31 October 2022

Travel Expands The Mind

Hello Nomad friends.  I hope you have had a happy Halloween, if you are into that sort of thing.  October has been a bit of a challenging month for me but I am hoping for a more gentle handling from November.  In Norway that's the month to celebrate Dad.  Unfortunately mine is no longer here but I decided to make a father's day card and celebrate all the dads. 
I used a panel of black card, embossed with Cuttlebug Arrows embossing folder and smeared with Antique Linen distress oxide, mounted on a dark blue card base. Added a layer of ripped corrugated card with an Aall and Create die cut, both smeared with Salty Ocean distress oxide. I stamped the Aall and Create crow on white card and fussy cut him. Far (dad in Norwegian) is letter stickers and Hurra for deg sticker both from Papirdesign. A few wooden stars and done! 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday, 29 October 2022


 Hello Nomad friends. Only 2 more sleeps til the big night bwahaahaahahaaaa.  I'm over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today with some mummy fun.
I hope you have been enjoying the spooktacular projects from the team.   If you haven't had a chance to see them all then grab some candy and scroll down.  It's a Treat!!!!
Here's Mummy, sitting in his favourite place in the crypt with a couple of feline friends.

I used a piece of grungy card for my base and stamped Lost Coast Designs Flagstone Background with grey archival ink.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs ATC Many Cats on a piece of the grungy card with Sepia archival ink and added it to the tomb decor.  Mummy and the Cats were stamped and fussy cut and I used some Dirty Sand embossing powder to give them somewhere to be. 
Remember you also have two challenges on the blog to choose from so link up your makes for a chance to win.  We are also one of the sponsors of the Cat Lovers Hop, so another chance to win lovely Lost Coast Designs stamps this month.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Cats, Trees and Coffee

Hello Nomad friends.  Hope your days are going well.   I have a little inspiration for you today for the Let's Squash It! Trees and Leaves challenge.  There are some beautiful entries in the gallery so do hop over and check em out and I hope you get a chance to join the fun.  It's also the Cat Lovers Hop and Lost Coast Designs have a Cats and/or Dogs challenge so I grabbed Carmen's Veranda Peekaboo Cat and fun sentiment to finish it all off.

I've used sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder and some Tea Dye distress for contrast.  

Hope you have time to join some of these fun challenges.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2022 Cat Lovers Hop
Crazy for Cats Challenge 1 - Anything Cat
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 179 - Anything Goes
4 Season Challenge 61 - Huisdieren

Monday, 24 October 2022

Cheshire Cat Keyring

Hello Nomad friends.  Today it's the start of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop and Lost Coast Designs is proud to be one of the sponsors this year.   I used Lost Coast Designs Cheshire Cat and shrink plastic and made a keyring,

Isn't he cute!!!!

Here's the original size stamped image and my shrunken cat keyring!!!

Remember you have two challenges over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to choose between, so link up your makes for a chance to win! Don't forget to check out all the spooktacular projects from the Lost Coast Designs team.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz