Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Way We Were

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new challenge over at Rubber Dance and we want to see your movie inspired stamped creations.  I have gone a little vintage with my depiction of the 1973 romantic drama 
The Way We Were


I cut my pink Bazzill card base using Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die and then smooched some Worn Lipstick distress ink on.  I stamped the Nostalgic Couple on the same card using brown archival ink, cut around the image and and then wetted and distressed the edges.  I stamped the key with hearts using Worn Lipstick , fussy cut and popped it up on some foam pads.  The sentiment was stamped with purple chalk ink, die cut and also adhered with foam pads.  Both these Rubber Dance stamps are retired.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Do visit the blog to check out the inspiration from the team.  I think this is such a fun challenge theme and the team has come up with some great movies and amazing projects.


In case you missed it there were some fantastic new stamps released yesterday and they are on sale until the 21st so do hop over and check out all the fabulous fun makes and grab yours now.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My romantic couple are joining the fun at

Reindeer Friends

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's a little Christmas cheer.  


I used High Hopes I Love You So Much, stamped and coloured with Promarkers.  I added a sentiment cut with Stamplorations Merry Christmas die and cut the panel with their Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle die.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Challenge - Christmas/Winter Fun
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Snow White
Stamplorations CAS Challenge November
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas/Winter Fun
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's a Stitch Up



Saturday, 11 November 2017

Frozen Rainbow

Hello.  Welcome.   I am on my annual pilgrimage to the UK to visit family and friends, and maybe do a little shopping and eating and such things, so things will be a bit quiet here for a week or so, but I have a few posts scheduled and hopefully I will return refreshed and full of the spitit of Mr Mojo.  The new challenge over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is CAS.  We want to see your clean and simple creations, so forget the layers and embellishments and leave lots of lovely space.   Here's a little inspiration from me.  


All stamps are from Carmen's Veranda.  I stamped White Cat, masked and stamped Large Snowcat and the sentiment.  Then I decided it needed a little more......... 


I blended distress inks to make a rainbow snow cat.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to hop over and join up your CAS creations to the Lost Coast Challenge.  Hugz 



White Cat and Snow Cat are joining the fun at





Saturday, 4 November 2017

She is Autumn

Hello.  Welcome.  I made this card for my sister.  As soon as I saw this sweet image from Gummiapan I thought it would make the perfect card for her.  And this sentiment is just too cool.  So I went all shades of autumn and really love how this turned out.  


I cut my card panel using a stitched rectangle die and Gummiapan's Stitched Squares dies for the aperture.  I stamped and fussy cut Gummiapan's Liten Yoga and coloured her with Promarkers and distress ink.  I was going to use some foliage, but decided it was too busy, so I kept it simple and just backed the aperture with vellum to mute the card base orange a little.  I stamped the Gummiapan Eat a Cake sentiment with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Little Yoga is joining the fun at
Promarker Challenge Week 419 - Shades of Autumn
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge November
Scrappelyst Grublis for Oktober - Høstens Farger
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 156 - Autumn
 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Lefty Steps Out

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity we are celebrating Day of the Dead and it's my turn today to offer a little inspiration.  I found this quite a challenge, because it's not an event we celebrate, but after having much fun with colour and flowers and skele-bits I am really quite in the mood.  


Full details on how I made this are over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity with more detailed photo's as well.  Do hop over and check out all the lovely projects from the team.  We will be posting every day this week and there is also a Day of the Dead challenge where you can link up your projects for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars. 


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Stamps used Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead Lefty and Cracked Grass and Sky.
Dies used: Cheery Lynn Skeleton and BAF #3 Embellishments.

Lefty is off to join the fun at
Dream in Darkness Challenge
Scrapy Land Challenge 77
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge November 

Merry Christmoose

Hello.  Welcome.  It's time for the 25 Tags of Christmas over at Tracey McNeely's blog and I am starting by being inspired by Tracey Day 2 tag.


All the card I used came out of my scraps box.  I used Die-namites Deer Birch Background for the trees and Frantic Stampers Moose die.  I cut my tag using a Sizzix die from a scrap that has been inked and embossed with a Rubber Dance feather stamp.  I figured it would be disguised behind the die cuts, and I think it adds nice texture.  Sentiment from MFP and snowball wool from the stash.  Didn't have a tiny snowflake die so I added a litte star instead.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Moose tag is joining the fun at
The 25 Days of Christmas Tags
Allsorts Challenge Week 439 - Christmas Creatures
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 186 - Anything But a Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas Gift Tag
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 357


Thursday, 2 November 2017

A Tweet Pair

Hello.  Welcome.  Ain't it just great to make cards??  Send cards??  Get cards??  That's what we do for the Card Chain Challenge, and here's the card I made and sent to Bibi in Norway this month. 

I used a stamp from Unity 7/17 KOM.  They are just so cute!!  I coloured with distress inks, using my refillable water brush, and gel pens and added some stitch detail with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch die, and the sentiment, which is also a Unity stamp.  

If you like to get happy mail and send happy mail then hop over and check out the Card Chain Challenge.  The November sign up is open until 6th November, and it's the last exchange of 2017 so, if you want to give it a try, now's your chance.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Cute birds are joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Stamplorations CAS Challenge November


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rejoice in the Moment

Hello.  Welcome.  Gosh, November!!!   How scary is that?  Bwahahahaahaa.  Speaking of scary, I hope you had a bootastic Halloween.  Now it's just everything turning towards Christmas!!!  But, then again, maybe not quite yet LOL.  I love the bright autumnal colours that are the new colour challenge at Rubber Dance.  

I made a mini card, cut using a Sizzix die, but it could also double as a tag.  I stamped the flower from Rubber Dance Textured Flowers set in the center, then using masks I made a whole flower bed.  I coloured with Spiced Marmalade distress, red Promarker and green neon gel pen.  The sky is a blend of blue distress inks.  I stamped the cloud and bird from Rubber Dance Whimsical Summer and fussy cut them.  The bird was coloured with Promarkers with green neon gel pen highlights.  


I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Dance Think Again set on shrink plastic, die cut with a Sizzix circle die, coloured and shrunk it.   It fitted perfectly in the flower.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to hop over to the blog and check out all the gorgeous inspiration from the team and link up your colour inspired project.  And don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with the code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15.  Hugz

 
Joining the fun at
Promarker Challenge Week 419 - Shades of Autumn
Penny Black and More Challenge - Close to Nature
Crop Stop Challenge 33
Scrapy Land Challenge 77 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 31 - Into the Labyrinth

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy Halloween!!  I hope you are getting more treats than tricks.  It's the 31st day of 31 Days of Halloween over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we decided to have two posts and go out with a BANG!!  I have used a spooktacular new stamp from Lost Coast Designs for my project.  Meet Taurus

Isn't he just glorious.  I also used Lost Coast Designs Fourth Dimension stamp and a clear stamp sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.  Do hop over to the blog for full details.  Also, the linky for the Halloween challenge is open til midnight PST, so if you are inspired to stamp with your spooky crafting this evening do hop over and link it up for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  

Thanks for dropping by and have a happy All Hallows Eve.  Hugz

Taurus is joining the fun at

Quicky Quicky Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  I haven't made a card for Rudolf days, which I like to do, cos at least it's one for the christmas stash.  So I made this quick card using embossing and dies in traditional red and green.  


I embossed a red panel with Cuttlebugs Snowflake embossing folder and cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I die cut Sizzix Primative star from green glitter card and the God Jul (Merry Christmas in Norwegian) from red glitter card.  Can't beat a bit of bling.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Rudolf Days Challenge
Kaboks Utfordring 17 - Julekort i Tradisjonelle Farger
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 357
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Challenge 33 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Have Wings, Will Fly

Hello.  Welcome.  A travel themed ATC

I started colouring my ATC with Black Cherry chalk ink.   I stamped Crafty Individuals Seagull Adventure on the right hand side with black archival.  I stamped and embossed with white powder Rubber Dance Vintage Script on blue paper.  I ripped it and used walnut stain distress on the edge.  The plane is from Stamplorations Born to Roam set, stamped and fussy cut.  The sentiment is a Rubber Dance stamp.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers October ATC Challenge - Travel
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 162 - Transportmidler
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Power And Spark Challenge - Mini and Mighty




Saturday, 28 October 2017

Chocolate Lovers Unite

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Day 28 of the 31 Days of Halloween and over at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the dimensions have been breached and the cats are after your chocolate.  Be afraid, be very afraid........


This is Lost Coasts Designs Cheshire Cat.  He's a sweetie really. 


I used handmade black paper and ripped the hole, folding back the ripped sections.  Because I wanted to rearrange the stamp a bit it wouldn't work to back the hole, and I was thinking how I was going to draw all that texture behind when I realised I was looking at it wrong.  I used red card, covered it with versamark and black embossing powder and then used my pokey tool to remove some of the powder before heating.  Looks like crazy cat fur to me LOL.


Then I stamped Cheshire Cat on red patterned paper, cut out his head and claws, added some white gel pen and galaxy marker colour and popped them up on foam pads.  The sentiment is an amalgamation of two from Carmen's Veranda.  

Do hop over to The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and check out all the spooky inspiration from the team.  We are posting every day this month and there is still time to link your spooky or cute Halloween stamped projects to our 31 Days of Halloween challenge.  See you there.  Hugz

Cheshire Cat is joining the fun at
The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Close to Nature
Joy Clair Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Ghost Cat and Bony Feline Go Downtown

Hello.  Welcome.  All Hallows Eve draws closer and spooky goings on abound.  I've made myself a little scene to help get me in the mood.


I made my moody sky with white, blue, purple and black ink on a blue cardbase.  I cut Taylored Expressions Downtown Border and the witch and moon from 13 Dead End Drive from black card and added some yellow snippets for the windows and the moon.  I cut lots of clouds bushes from black card using Memory Box Puffy Cloud dies.  


These two cool felines are Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead stamps.  The skeleton cat was cut out using the matching die.  Love these.  I gave them an inky embossed pavement to walk on.  


This one is mine all mine!!  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My spooky felines are joining the fun at
The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 14 - Halloween
Allsorts Challenge Week 438 - Halloween
Hjerteboden Oktober Utfordring - Halloween 




Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Polish Your Cats

Hello.  Welcome.  Tis the season to polish up your cats and join the fun at Her Peaceful Garden.  The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop has started and I am starting my pussy contributions with this 
be-witch-ing boo-ty.  


I used Memory Box Shine stencil and sponged Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  I cut Poppy Stamps Heart Swoosh many times from black card and added them in an ascetically random manner.  I cut an orange heart embossed with Do Crafts Random Confetti embossing folder.  I stamped Curious Cat from Rubber Dance stamps, fussy cut and coloured with Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet distress inks and white gel pen highlights.  Me-OW.  Since it's also the time for all things Boo! I added a hat cut using Cheery Lynn Witches Brew dies. 

Don't forget there are animal challenges over at
 the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity (finishes Oct 25th)
 and Rubber Dance blog (finishes Oct 31st)
So if your cat creations use rubber or clear stamping hop on over and join the fun.  There be prizes!!

You can also get free worldwide shipping at Rubber Dance stamps with the code
GTFreeShip when you spend over €15.  You know you need that cat!! 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
Curious Cat is joining the fun at



Monday, 23 October 2017

Ooops Owl

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology's cue word is sorry.  I thought about this cute set from Rubber Dance which is a take on the see no evil etc, but uses owls instead of monkeys.  The See No Evil owl really made me think of someone covering their eyes in embarrassment.  So I made this
 

I decided on a mid grey tone base card.  A conciliatory colour me thinks.  I stamped the branch from Rubber Dance Mama Owl set and coloured in autumn shades with Promarkers.  Then I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut the Owl Be Good owl.  I added a handwritten oops!! Sorry.  Felt the need for a little heart!  Maybe from a CAS perspective not needed.  But I thought a little love with your sorry may hasten forgiveness.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 271 - Sorry
Double D - Leave it to Me Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Photo Inspiration 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge October



Queen of the Zombie Ball

Hello.  Welcome.  Zombie chick you shall go to the ball.  


This is Whimsy Stamps Tai and Lisa, all dressed up and ready to party.  


For my background I cut a piece of pink marble card and then added some black and red acrylic paint splats.  I cut Taylored Expressions Spider Web die from rainbow metallic card.  I stamped Whimsy Stamps Tai and Lisa and fussy cut.  I coloured Lisa with Promarkers and Tai with distress inks.  I added some cobweb details to Lisa's shoes.  I used Whimsy Fa.Doodles stamps for the heart on her dress and the stitches on her face.  Tai's hat, the spider in Lisa's hand and the bats were cut using Cheery Lynn Witches Brew dies.  The sentiment is from Cheery Lynn's Fun With Frankenstein die set.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Tai and Lisa are joining the fun at


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Embossilicious Abstract Fun

Hello.  Welcome.  So here's where Umbrella Man moved to when the little bird kicked him off the happy birthday.  Umbrellas and happy just didn't seem to be a mix made in heaven.  Unless you are in the middle of the desert maybe.  Then umbrellas would make happy happy, rain or shine.  


Can you hear the complaints from the photographer??  Honestly, this looks dead cool in the real.  Black card base.  Some circles cut using Apple Blossom dies from funky lime green Bazzill and some snowflake patterned paper.  A bit of ripped Bazzill for the ground and Sizzix Umbrella man, die cut and embossed three times with black embossing powder.  Then I heated the powder again and pressed a cogs embossing folder onto it.  It was quite a big area to keep warm, so the cog pattern is variable, but I like how the depressed areas also went matt.   Verry coool. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Umbrella Man is joining the fun at




Saturday, 21 October 2017

Move Over Umbrella Man

Hello.  Welcome.  I spent some time today baking pig cookies.



And then I did this

I embossed a bronze Stardream panel with do-crafts cogs die and sanded back to reveal the black core.  I did a strange offset white layer and a black card base.  The sentiment is from Rubber Dance, white embossed on black card.  The bird is from PaperArtsy stamped on text paper.  

Don't forget the animal challenges over at 
the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity (finishes Oct 25th) 
and Rubber Dance blog (finishes Oct 31st).  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Cute little bird is joining the fun at
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 10 - Bursdag
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 127 - Time Waits for No Man
Word Art Wednesday Weeks 304/305
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Steampunked