Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lightning Strike

Hello.  Welcome.  I must apologise for my current tardiness.  On Friday evening we had thunder and lightning.  Light up the house and make it tremble type thunder and lightning.   It killed our router and we are without internet and telephone until a new one wings it's way to us.  So please forgive if I am not moderating your lovely comments so quickly.  I do appreciate them all.   I am grateful too my friend for letting me borrow her line to let you know I'm still alive!  Aren't girlfriends great.  Hugz

I was interested in a project I saw at PaperArtsy by Anneke de Clerck.  She made a notebook using a background of patches of colour so I thought I'd give it a go. 



I used fresco finish pansy, butternut, pea coat and rose and post it notes to make my patch background.  Must admit at this point I was less than impressed with my efforts.   Ah well, white may cure a thousand ills......



I added some white acrylic using a scraper and then used the edge to add some lines.  A huge improvement one feels


I stamped the tree from EDY06 onto my card base.  Didn't like it.  So I stamped it onto white paper and cut it out.  Much better.  Then I die cut the word family using a sizzix die and added the words by hand.  I saw this saying on some homeware items.  


Family - like branches on a tree we all grow in different directions 
yet our roots remain as one

I'm joining the fun at

Thanks for your visit.  I hope to have internet again soon and I will be around to see what you are doing.  Hugz

Friday, 26 September 2014

Cute Hoot

Hello.  Welcome.  So, Elton won the UFO race.  Officially he's called WooHoo Owl but with those glasses I just can't help thinking of a certain guy who wears showy glasses.......



I've used Sharpies to colour my card.  I used glitter glue on the glasses frames and glossy accents on the lenses.  



I've used Unity Stamps WooHoo Owl and Triple Tree Line stamps.  I was going to have just a single line of trees across the card but then I decided he needed a whole forest.  So I stamped and masked and stamped some more.  Then I added a WooHoo on the left and balanced it with one on the right and then I had a vision of a whole load of WooHoo's in the woods all WooHooing to each other! 

Joining the fun at
The Unity Stamp Co. Challenge 20 -Colour Inspiration 
Craft-room Challenge - Forest Friends 
Stamping Sensations Things With Wings 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Trees with Autumn Colours 
Papertake Weekly - Oh, How Cute 
Unity Stamp Co. - Friends With Flair 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Quick Quick Xmas

Hello.  Welcome.  I sometimes play over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week the challenge is to make a card in 20 minutes or less.  Some of you may have gathered that I usually take time with my projects.  Lots of time.  So this kind of appealed as an extra kick out of the comfort zone.  So here's my take



I based my card on YNS Sketch.  I started with a pre-embossed card from DCWV and inked the edges with VersaMagic Ocean Depth and Night Sky.  I stamped Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes on a piece of blue card, embossed with white and cut into squares.  The edges were inked as the card base.  I die cut Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree and highlighted with irridescent glitter glue.  I stamped a piece of paper tape three times with the sentiment and cut some widgets using Cheery Lynn BAF#1 embellishments from blue glitter card.  Tah dah.  Under 20 minutes.  Quite like this.  The sensible amongst us would now knock out a few of these beauties.  I shall probably go and work on my art journal.  Or maybe my playing cards.  Or the witch sitting patiently on the pumpkin.  Or the Elton owl.....   Gosh, UFO's all over the place

Joining the fun at
CHCC Challenge - 20 Minutes Or Less
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Something Festive
Winter Wonderland - Layer It Up
YNS Challenge 16 - Sketch
DREAM it UP! - Christmas and Holidays Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for your visit.  Gosh, the weekend again.  Where does the time go??  Hugz

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Maybe That's The Key

Hello.  Welcome.  Just a quick post to share yet another masculine card inspired by the colour navy.  I usually find male cards hard to do but the ideas are flowing.  I've also used more of that card painted with the green acrylic!!  You might even get to see the project I got that paint out for soon!!!  


So, bright green and navy.  Maybe not a traditional combo but it seems to work.  And a nice simple card.  I cut my painty background into 2cm strips and stuck two to the card and the other three are on foam pads.  I stamped the boy and the greeting, both Kort of Godt stamps, onto green textured card that I had added a bit of DI Mowed Lawn to.  I did try to use the painty card but the solid stamp didn't want to give me a nice black image on the acrylic paint.  I fussy cut the boy and the greeting and added a bit of the background for him to stand on.  A manly congratulations card.  

Joining the fun at
STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge 20
SpeedyFox and Friends Challenge 230 - Masculine with Navy
PapirdokkeneUtfordring 62 - Gratulasjonskort med Sterke Farger
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for your visit and comments.  Hugz

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blue Car, Grey Day

Hello.  Welcome.  I think Autumn has arrived.  A little sun today but mostly grey and wet and damp.  It's starting to feel like the year is closing in.  I hope we aren't going to get frost any time soon, but you never know.  Got to keep an eye on the big pumpkin that will be the star of my harvest festival at the end of October.  Wouldn't want him to get frosty.  

Been working on a manly make.  Not always the easiest but I combined the picture inspiration over at Korthobby, the sketch from YNS and the theme of manly cards with navy over at Mark's Finest Papers.  I think they go very well together......



Both the greeting and the car are Kort og Godt stamps stamped using ColorBox Arctic Deep chalk.  I used a navy card as the base and added cut panels from DoCrafts Wellington and Chronology pp collections.  I added a ribbon and some metal charms from Korthobby.  I think these have been discontinued which is a pity cos they make really nice accents on male cards.  I am hoarding my last few.  The sentiment translates as big and warm congratulations.  Sounds better in Norwegian!!  Or maybe my English is getting rusty ROFL.  

Joining the fun at
Korthobby September Utfordring - Bildeinspirasjon
YNS Challenge 16 - Sketch
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 230 - Masculine, Use Navy
Papirdokkene Utfordring 62 - Gratulasjonskort med Sterke Farger

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit.  Hope the week is going well for you.  Hugz

Feeling Green

Hello.  Welcome.  I have managed to clear a desk in my crafty space and have a load on UFO I have found and set out.  Bouncing from one to another appears to be counterproductive so I decided to start with something small.  I needed a tag for a gift so here's a quick little something I started with.  And finished LOL



I cut my tag using Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1 die and some card I painted with green acrylic paint.  I added a piece of paper tape and stamped Unity Stamps Best Witches witch.  I have coloured her hair and dress with Wink of Stella purple and dark green.  I stamped around with the sentiment from Unity Stamps WooHoo Owl and  stamped Thoughts in a Jar on a scrap of the same card.  I fussy cut and added it as a tag on my tag with some orange/brown /black wool to finish. 

Joining the fun at
Unity Stamp Co Challenge 20 - Colours 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Tag It
Unity Stamp Co - Friends With Flair

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Monday, 22 September 2014

Who'd Have Thought

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Helene who has joined my little following.  Hugz for everyone. 

Whilst digging through the dies I came across Memory Box Golf Club Landscape and since CASology have a Grass theme this week I thought I make a little something CAS for the golfers. 


I think my photography is getting worst.  This was surprizingly difficult to photo.  Couldn't get the camera to see green.  It is green foil so I expect that didn't help!!  Ended up sticking it to a door in good light.   I embossed a piece of textured white card with Sizzix embossing folder that has this 'Wishing you all the best on your very special day' greeting.  Then I die cut the bottom of the panel with the Golf Club Landscape die, coloured the flag red and brown and popped it back in place.  I wizzed around the white panel with VersaMagic Tea Leaves and DI Mowed Lawn LOL, then mounted on the green foil card.  

Joining the fun at

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz