Friday, 20 October 2017

The Bare Bones Of It

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween and over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the party continues with sage advice from beyond the grave.

I've used Bird Bones from Lost Coast Designs and Happy Skeleton and Free Advice from Carmen's Veranda.  I dismantled some costume jewellery for the chain and the clock charm is from I used distress inks, black archival, versamark and embossing powder.

You can join up your spooky weird Halloweeny stamped creations at the Portal for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  
And there is still a couple of days to join the Lost Coast Animal Challenge.  More Lost Coast dollars up for grabs.  

Rubber Dance also have an animal challenge which is running til month's end.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Bones and Bird Brain are joining the fun at
Emerald Creek Dare - Freaky Fun
Country View Challenge October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues
We Love 2 Create Challenge 1 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes 
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - October

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Think Pink

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Breast Cancer Awareness month.  We all have them.  Don't forget to check them.  Here's a little uplifting card in shades of pink.  

I wanted some simple patterned paper, but of course! you never have what you need in that humongous stack, or if it's there you can't find it!  So I decided to make my own by drawing lines using a pink Promarker on white card.  Then I die cut it with square stitched dies.  I used a white base, a pink layer and then rotated and layered my squares.  I cut Gummiapan's Coneflower twice from pale and dark pink card.  The sentiment is from Unity.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Calling All Sistahs Challenge 06
The Flower Challenge 13 - Use Your Favourite Flower if I am lucky I would like any of the prizes except #9, cos I don't use digi's much, but would really love a voucher from Power Poppy or Dies to Die for.  Hugz
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Allsorts Challenge Week 437 - Think Pink 

Hidden Words

Hello.  Welcome.  I finally got around to using that hidden word die cut technique.  Cool.

I smooshed some distress inks on white card and cut with Stamplorations luggage tag die.  Then I cut the Congrats die from the tag and also from a piece of white card.  I glued the two congrats cuts together and pieced everything back into the tag.  Fun!!  A few tiny punched leaves and it's done. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations Challenge inspired by the multicoloured words
Stamplorations Tagplorations - All About Fall
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
Dies R Us Challenge 83 - Leaves
Double D - Leave it to Me Challenge

Monday, 16 October 2017

Amazing What You Can Find In a Book

Hello.   Welcome.  Here's a card

And here's a craftie selfie

Joining my crafty selfie to  

Did I show you my card??

I used a kraft layer that I cut with Sizzix Mixed Media dies.  I layered with orange and red card, an orange layer and a brown card base.  I stamped Gorjuss I Found My Family In A Book stamp (yeah, really!!) and coloured her with distress inks, ink joy pens, and a red sharpie.  She sparkles with Windsor and Newton Iridescent Watercolour Medium.  Sweet.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Gorjuss Girl with the really long name is joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD 2017 - Color Combo Challenge
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Lovely Layers Challenge
7 Kids Challenge 13 - Anything Goes 
Country View Challenge October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues 
We Love 2 Create Challenge 1 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes 

10 to 1 Odds

Hello.  Welcome.  Meet Odd. 

Kraft card base cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle die.  PaperArtsy bird stamped on Prima patterned paper and coloured with Promarkers and distress ink.  Sentiment from Power Poppy Short Stacks set stamped with Potting Soil archival.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 270 - Odd
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - CAS Challenge
AAA Cards Game 101 - Inspired by a Film The Maltese Falcon
Joy Clair WCMD 2017 - Color Combo Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Challenge

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Library Cat and Little Whoo

Hello.  Welcome.  The 15th of the month and time for a new challenge over at Rubber Dance.  This time we want to see an Animal stamped on your creation.  Please do hop over and check out the challenge post.  The team has pulled out all the stops and amazing animals abound.  I went with some of my favourite Rubber Dance animal stamps to produce a whimsical scene.

Meet Library Cat.  He of course has wings so he can patrol the remote areas of the library shelves in his search for Bogwoppits, Hogsnarzzles and Book Worzels.  His trusty companion Little Whoo helps keep the records and aids navigation in 'L-space', which as you know is a result of the warping of dimensions in proximity to large numbers of books.  You probably have experienced this yourself, when a quick trip to the bookshop turns into a few hours lost.  

I used MME patterned paper and a Sizzix die cut.  I stamped and embossed Curious Cat, Butterfly Trio, and Owl Do Good and coloured with distress inks, sharpies and white gel pen.  I stamped the decanter from 3 Vintage Stamps on some paper scraps and added glossy accents.  Then I turned them upside down and clustered them together to make my floating lamp.  Very useful for illuminating those hard to reach upper shelves. 

I hope you have enjoyed this Sunday morning visit to the library.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance Stamps you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15 with my code GTFreeShip.  Hop on over and link up your animal creations at the Rubber Dance blog.  

There is also an animal challenge running over at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so why not join the fun there as well.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Library Cat and Little Whoo are joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - Pick and Mix I used embossing, watercolouring and geometric pattern

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Little Santa

Hello.  Welcome.  Power Poppy want small projects so I decided to put Action Santa on a ATC.    Here he is on his scooter.  

I cut my ATC and stamped Power Poppy's Action Santa.   I masked him and went a bit crazy with the small snowflake stamps using blue dye ink.  I coloured santa with Promarkers and distress inks and added silver glitter glue on his fur trim and the snow.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Santa is joining the fun at
Power and Spark Challenge - Mini and Mighty
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 162 - Transportmidler
Happy Little Stampers October ATC Challenge - Travel 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not a Card
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unlimited V for Vibrant

Just Playing Around

Hello.  Welcome.  Just wanted to play and see where it took me.  Journey or Destination?  Both were fun.

I had this Material Background stamp from The Artistic Stamper that I hadn't used 

I grabbed a scrap of card that I had cleaned off some pale acrylic paint on and I stamped using blue dye ink. 

Then I decided to emboss with Do-Crafts Time triboss folder and highlight the embossing with white pigment ink.  Glad I used my finger cos the blue wasn't quite dry and I ended up with a creamy blue, which is quite attractive.  In the real the light effects from the background stamp are really striking.

Then I grabbed this industrial style filmstrip stamp from PaperArtsy ID04 and stamped it on vellum with black archival.  May add a sentiment later, but then again may not.........

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Steampunked
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Lovely Layers Challenge
Joy Clair WCMD - Background Builder 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 127 - Time Waits for No Man
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - October

Friday, 13 October 2017

Bunny Smooshes

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday I spotted a card on the Joy Clair blog that I wanted to case, so I smooched some ink and found some stamps and well, it wasn't working.  Then today I'm looking for a plane or a car or a train and I spotted this bunny and yes!!  Perfect.  So here he is, with carrot flavoured sprinkles.  

This is Whimsy Stamps Bunny Birthday.  I stamped him on Prima patterned paper which had some old adverts on it.  I stamped, embossed, fussy cut, coloured with Promarkers and added some glitter glue sprinkles on his cupcake.  The sentiment is from Gummiapan stamped on kraft card.  

Here's my smooched background.  I used Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed distress inks and lots of water.   Love that little rainbow I got.

Here's Kerry's card that inspired me:

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - CASE a Card
Promarker Challenge Week 416 - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Happy World Card Making Day 
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Smooshing Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Nordic Jul

Hello.  Welcome.  One of Joy Clair's WCMD challenges was to CASE one of the DT.   So I had a little look around the blog and I found a lovely christmas card by Martha.  I didn't have the stamp she used but thought I could reproduce the effect using an embossing folder.  

I embossed my white panel with Sizzix Alpine Pattern ef and inked it with Festive Berries distress.  I stamped the Rubber Dance sentiment on red card and embossed with white powder.  The holly cluster was a free stamp from a magazine coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut. Here's the card I cased:

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Joy Clair WCMD - CASE a Card
Promarker Challenge Week 416 - Embossing 
Simon Says Stamp - Happy World Card Making Day
Kaboks Utfordring 17 - Julekrt i Tradisjonelle Farger 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 354 


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Star Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  A tag, that thought about being a shaker, but changed it's mind.  I think I need to put shakers in the don't try this at home drawer.  

I chose some hot pink card and cut it with a sizzix tag die.  Then I used Gummiapan's Star die to cut the aperture.  I also cut some lilac card with the same die and pieced the star frames back in.  I added a layer of acetate, but decided this wouldn't work as a shaker, so I used a tiny star stencil on blue card with gold ink.  The gold stars weren't showing very well so I added gold embossing powder and heated it.  A bit of bobbly wool and a sentiment from Unity stamps, stamped with archival and edged with distress ink.  Then I used iridescent watercolour medium all over to give a lovely glimmer effect.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 41 - Color 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not a Card
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 - Anything But A Card Challenge
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Oktober - Stjerner