Sunday, 21 December 2014

Poor Man's Pac Man

Hello.  Welcome.  Jack had a birthday.  Happy Birthday Jack.  Jack really likes dinosaurs and I had an idea to make a shaker card.  I hope you like it Jack.  

I've used Paper Smooches Cuteasaurus set.   When I saw the pile of stones in their picture perfect challenge I thought the rocks in this set would be perfect.  Turns out you can have piles of dinosaurs as well!!   I stamped the different stamps on shrink plastic and coloured with pro-markers.  A whole load of very cute shrinkies.  I've used foam to space my shaker element.  

I stamped the leaves from the Cuteasaurus set onto a piece of Craftwork cards patterned paper.  Then I decided a straight shaker was a bit boring so I added some ramps and stuck some trees and rocks at the ends to keep it interesting.  

Then I filled it with dinos, sequins and a few beads.  OK, yeah, it's a bit busy and the dinos and rocks are all in piles.  I'm sure Jack will shake them into submission.  

I used a piece of handmade paper on the front of the shaker element.  I think this is made from banana leaves.  Good texture.  I added stamped leaves, rocks, bones and dinos.  This shows the difference between the stamp size and the shrunk size.  I added a hopefully humorous computer generated text.  I stamped the leaves on a piece of green paper and have used this behind the shaker and also cut parts of the leaves to disguise the ramps.  Hoping it's a hit.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect Challenge
I Love Promarkers Challenge 250 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stampotique Designers Challenge 176 - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz, and extra hugz for Jack. 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Can You Believe

Hello.  Welcome.  I needed a quick tag for a special present and Cheery Lynn want sparkle and shine so I came up with this

I used Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst doily cut from gold glitter card and Cheery Lynn Snowflake 2 cut from blue glitter card.  I backed it with blue card cut using the doily angel wing.  I added some wool fibers and a gold snowflake brad.  Pretty, simple and quick, just what we need for the silly season. 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 163 - Sparkle and Shine 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes 
CHNC Challenge 208 - Whatever is Still Needed 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Beautiful Dreamer

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's a simple card using Unity Stamp Co. Beautiful Soul and Dreamweaver's Waves and Dots stencil with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry distress inks.  

The sentiment is from Unity's Owl Pals. 

Joining the fun at
The Unity Stamp Co. Be Inspired Challenge 23 - Colour 
The Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
DREAM It UP - Quick and or Cute
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit.  This is a Friends with Flair post so make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win.  Hugz

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Outside the Box

Hello.  Welcome.  I still have a couple of xmas cards to make but couldn't resist using this cute doggy stamp that arrived from DRS today.  Their challenge is Sing It To Me, be inspired by a song.  The first thing that sprang to mind was 'How Much is That Doggie in The Window?' and it goes a bit like this.

I decided to make a doghouse with windows.  It ended up a very tall doghouse.  I used Poppystamps Madison House dies for the windows and the roof.  The bell over the door is part of Poppystamps Antique Lamp Post.  I cut all these pieces from gold mirror card.  I masked and stamped Doggy Dillema, once for the top window, many times for the bottom one.  So, how much is that doggie in the window?  The one with the waggley tail??

I put my very tall dog house on a white card and added some white glitter hills, because after all, it is that time of the year LOL

My puppies are joining the fun at
DRS Designs Challenge 152 - Sing It To Me
Poppystamps Challenge 3 - Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration
Stampotique Designers Challenge 176 - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit, especially at this very busy time.  I hope your preparations for the silly season are going well.  Hugz

Monday, 15 December 2014

Alternative Transport

Hello.  Welcome.  This card is a play on words, in Norwegian.  I'm wheely quite impressed with myself.  Must wheely be getting the hang of the lingo LOL

OK, so a not too Christmassy Christmas card.  It's a Norwegian pun thing.  God Jul means Happy Christmas.  Hjul, which sounds kinda the same, means wheel, hence the cycle.  And the Santa hat is to help get the joke across.  I'm sure it's lost a lot in the translation........   I used rainbow corrugated card, Hero Arts stamp with matching sizzix die and sizzix alphadies for the letters.  

My wheely good card joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Transportation

Thanks for dropping by.  Merry merry and hugz

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Bee Happy

Hello.  Welcome.  Still struggling to find a modicum of the Christmas spirit.  And I don't mean vodka!!  Do you think it would help??   Decided to do a couple more of my Altered Playing Cards a la Claudine.  It's week 13 already.  That's half way and my pack is shaping up nicely.  This week Claudine was all about bees.

I used yellow and brown paint and then stamped with two Kaisercraft stamps, Arty and Graffiti.

The bee was cut from some Authentique patterned paper and the honeycomb strip and the pastel hexagons are MME patterned paper.  I cut letters using dies and I've used Wild Honey and Frayed Burlap distress inks on the ripped edges. 

The same yellow paint with some yellow Dylusions ink as well.   I added Frayed Burlap with Memory Box Honeycomb mask and some more of the MME honeycomb paper

I cut some of the pastel hexagons from the MME paper and added some ripped script paper.  I cut a bee from the Authentique paper and the sentiment is a Unity Stamp Co. stamp. 

Thanks for your visit.  I still need to do weeks 11 and 12 but if you want to see all my cards so far then just select the Altered Playing Card label in the sidebar.  Hugz

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Traveler

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's a little non-traditional Christmas card for all you travelers.  Especially if you will be spending Christmas in a warm climate.  

Over at Cheery Lynn the theme is red and green which inspired  me to colour High Hopes Snowbird red.  I usually go with blue but he looks quite good in the hot colours as well.  I cut Cheery Lynn's English Tea Party doily from green paper and backed it with red glitter card.  Then I added a Cheery Lynn compass cut from green glitter card.  The backing paper is Dovecraft and the ribbon reads God Jul, which is Norwegian for Merry Christmas.  

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 162 - Red and Green
High Hopes Stamps Challenge 247 - Anything Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling It On 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz