Thursday, 28 May 2015

Reorganised Chaos

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Ryouma.  Welcome to my happy little following.  So glad to have you along.  Thanks to all my followers for your continued support and encouragement.  Hugz all round.

I don't seem to be finding much crafting time at the moment.  Today I decided a tidy up would help matters, but after clearing my desk I came to a grinding halt as regarded the best set up for reorganisation.  So the desk is clear but the floor if filled to overflowing and beyond.  Can a floor overflow!!???  I decided to just shut the door and am hoping it will all become clear in the morning.  No, I'm not expecting Rumpelstiltskin!!  I am just hoping I will get overnight inspiration.  Maybe I will dream the solution!!!!   So I have decided to share my May CCC card with you since it has arrived safely with Vickie.  Hi Vickie.  If you don't know about CCC check it out HERE.  Sign ups for June are still open.  Join the fun.

I followed the CCC May Sketch and colours.  I used Cheery Lynn Designs Eloise Elephant.  She is spouting rhinestones.  The wishing you... is part of a Crafty Individuals stamp and the ground was made using a stamp from Stamplorations mixed media grunge set.  

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 186 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 64 - Animal 

Deborah will post the full reveal on 1st June HERE.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Fifi Says Thanks

Hello.  Welcome.  A difficult thing about having animals is finding someone to look after them when you are away.  So if a friend is crazy enough to say yes it's always nice to show you appreciate it with a gift and a thank you card. 

I used Sizzix poodle die and paper pieced with some fluffy material.  The background is blue watercolor paint on a pink pearl card and I used Stamplorations Shutters stencil and black ink.  The sentiment is Hero Arts. 

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thank You 
A Blog Named Hero Challenge - New  the stencil is new and the background technique was a bit experimental as well LOL
Scribble and Scrap Crafts Challenge 45 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Stencil Flash Linky Party 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Friday, 22 May 2015

Hoo Loves Flowers

Hello.  Welcome.  I made this card using the Unity challenge sketch and Unity stamps.

I cut my hot pink base card using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die, masked the edge and stamped with Unity Chicken Wire background stamp.  I cut another panel with the stitched die and inked the edges with Seedless Preseves distress ink.   I stamped the owl, one of my favourite Unity stamps, the sentiment and the small flowers.  I doodled the frame around the sentiment and added some colour using distress stains.  

Joining the fun at
The Unity Stamp Co Challenge 28 - Sketch
The Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
Rubber Dance May Colour Challenge 
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Flower Power
FSC Challenge 98 - Old Favourites 
Penny Black and More May Challenge - Dies and Punches

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Phil Ate List Birthday

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday was a happy mail day.  I got a grab bag of stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps.  All the way from Las Vegas!  And a pink flamingo LOL.  I have been thinking about getting one of their lb's of rubber for a while and finally took the plunge.  I mean, pays your money, takes your chances.  Plenty good reviews on their website, and the negative ones are worth a look too ROFL  I was expecting lots of little stamps but most of these puppies were large part of sheets with diverse themes.  Cute to bizarre, small to large.  Some I'm not sure I'll use, although one of those got stamped tonight, but didn't make it into this project, so you never know.  This one caught my attention from the off and it gave me an idea.

I stamped VLVS Stamp Dispenser onto red metal, embossed with black embossing powder and fussy cut.  I cut a black base card using SSS stitched rectangle die and added black and white metal inchies.  I added the stamp dispenser.  Then I stamped MFP Happy Birthday from the Tiger set on white metal sheet, embossed and cut using Sizzix postage stamp die.  A perfect card for the philatelist in your life.  

Joining the fun at
VLVS May Monthly Challenge I used the colours
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 262 - Make a Background with Inchies

Thanks for dropping by.  Off to drink hot chocolate and party til midnight.  Hugz

Monday, 18 May 2015

A Little Chickie Told Me

Hello.  Welcome.  

What a cute chickie!  I cut my card base using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.  I cut a circle in a piece of paper and stamped with Hero Arts Flourish stamp and Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  The happy chick is from Simon Says Stamp Party Animals set.  

Joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero - Challenging You to Keep It Clean
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Brand Product
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Color Swatch
DRS Designs Challenge 174 - Birds & Bees 
Happy Little Stampers - Die Cuts/Punches 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Huntin Buntin

Hello.  Welcome.  AAA Cards is having a 1st Birthday Extravaganza.  Happy Happy to you.  Luckily this guy had just one candle in his cupcake. 

I cut a panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and coloured it with brusho's.  I added the goat from Simon Says Stamp Party Animals coloured with watercolours.  The bunting is cut from DCWV patterned paper.

Joining the fun at
AAA Cards Game 39 1st Birthday Extravaganza Party
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Brand Product 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Color Swatch 
Happy Little Stampers - Die Cuts and Punches 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday, 16 May 2015

An Elephant Remembers

Hello.  Welcome.  Been having some challenges this evening making roses.  Obviously I need some more practice.  Finally got the hang so here's a spring happy birthday elephant

My background was created using Dylusion Jade spray.  All the dies are Cheery Lynn; Eloise the Elephant, Small Tea Rose and Birthday.  

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 184 - Roses
Mynn's Birthday Bash Celebration  Happy Birthday/Blogaversary Mynn
Our Creative Corner - April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #25 - Use a Die Cut Happy 2nd Birthday
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 44 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz