Friday, 5 February 2016

Q is for Quest

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been working on a second project for the Craft Barn dictionary challenge, where we are playing with the letter Q.  I am altering a pack of giant cards and trying to do two cards for each letter.  I have used a Gorjuss stamp called The Runaway.  I loved this when it first came out and finally bought one.  This is it's first outing.  When I saw it it made me think of her going on a quest, old fashioned style on a dashing charger.  

Q is for Quest.   I stamped and embossed The Runaway stamp onto silver metal sheet.  Then I paper pieced the girl.  The definition for quest is from the Oxford English Dictionary.

I wasn't sure about the background.  At first I was going to just stick the horse onto the back of the unaltered blue playing card.  Then I found this sizzix travel words embossing folder and tried it with a matt black background.  Then I remembered this gorgeous holographic scratch paper.  Watch out kids!  Your crazy crafting mummies are going to be raiding your toy box!!  This is the stuff that is pretty colours covered with a black coating you scratch off.  Gives an amazing effect with embossing folders.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Q
7 Kids Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - A is for Animals
One Crazy Stamper February Challenge - Anything Goes 

Starry Starry Distress

Hello.  Welcome.  Still feeling the jingle and another christmas card, this time with a distress ink background inspired by the tutorial at MFP.  

I sponged two shades of green distress ink onto a pre-embossed card, added some splats using a distress stain dabber and sprinkled with water.  I stamped the sewn star from MFP USA Heros set and embossed with black powder.  I added some ric rac ribbon and small buttons.  The sentiment is from MFP Dear Santa set.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge #5 - Anything Goes 
MFP January I Want To Go To The Beach Blog Hop 
CHNC Challenge #266 - Anything Christmas
OLCC Challenge #25 - Anything Goes 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Whoa! Rudolf

Hello.  Welcome.  So the postman comes at lunchtime with happy mail.  He bought the Reindeer Games stamp set I won in the Stamplorations blog hop.  Thanks Shery.  So, drinking my coffee, checking out my new cute reindeer stamps and doing a little surfing.  And on the Stamploration blog there's Shirley doing a step by step of her cute cartoon cards.  Love these.  So I think, I'll have a go at that with me new deers.   

OMG, how fun is that?  I must admit, despite Shirley's brilliant step by step this took me ages to put together.  I knew I wanted to use Reindeer Games, but then I had to work out the size and orientation of my boxes and which stamps I was going to use.  But I got there in the end.  I am sure next time, oh yes, there will be a next time, it will be a bit easier.  So I made a one layer christmas card with the crazy deer and a couple of the sentiments.  Looking at it, I suppose it could double as a unseasonal valentine.  A twofer ho ho ho.  Thanks Shirley.  Love this look.  Coloured with distress inks and my waterbrush.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase 
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
One Layer Christmas Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge 266 - Anything Christmas 
ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for Cute Critters 
The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge 

Heaven Sent

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at Stamplorations Anita has a lovely card to CASE.  I really liked her circles and the hearts.  Also one of the DT, Deepti has had a baby boy.  Congrats Deepti.  The DT girls are having a blog hop and there's also a linky party so I decided to make a baby card casing Anita.

I chose blue for the baby boy.  I cut Simon Says Stamp Bubble Parade from dark blue glitter and pale blue card.  I used the glitter border and pieced in the pale blue circles.  I stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations Heaven Sent and the small hearts from Rubber Dance Just a Note and embossed with blue powder.  I stamped the pram and baby boy, also Stamplorations Heaven Sent, and embossed with dark and light blue powder.  Couldn't resist edging with Blueprint Sketch distress ink LOL.  

Hope you like it Deepti.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Deepti's New Baby Linky Party
Stamplorations CASEplorations February
Stamplorations CAS Challenge February
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

One, Two Three, Many

Hello.  Welcome.  February, the month of Love.  And purification, according to the Romans.  So I've gone with love, and cat, and combined two of my favourite stamps in a simple card with a touch of pink.

This is Penny Black How Do I Love Thee? and a Rubber Dance Stamps sentiment from the Happy Birthday set.   I stamped and embossed and coloured with distress inks and my waterbrush.  It was going to be one layer but my card was a bit lightweight and didn't appreciate the water part, so I mounted on a hot pink base.  

Just a couple of public service announcements.  The new Rubber Dance Challenge is up and running and there is also a GIVEAWAY so hop over and check it out.  Better hurry...

The sign ups for the Card Chain Challenge are open for another couple of days.  You know you want to.....  If you need a little push to join the fun check out the January reveal.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 132 - Hurra For Deg
PBSC January - Anything Goes badge in my sidebar :->
Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge #3
Papirlosjen Utfordring 1 - Favoritt 
The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Q is For Queen

Hello.  Welcome.  It's been a while since I played at PaperArtsy where the current challenge is hearts.  So I was lurking around and spotted a lovely post by Debs where she stamped a heart background.  I decided to combine with the Craft Barn's Dictionary challenge and alter one of my giant playing cards.  

I stuck a piece of lined paper onto my playing card and stamped the collage heart from Paperartsy HP1105.  I added a piece of ripped book paper.  Norwegian.  Could be an exciting story!   

I stamped the queenly looking lady from Paperartsy LPC007, coloured some grunge paste black and applied it through Tando's distorted harlequin mask. 

I hadn't realised how big the definition of queen is in the dictionary!  So I added the definition at a bit of an angle and then offset my fussy cut queen down and to the right of the stamped image.  Actually I quite like that!  It a bit like a very detailed shadow.  A pictorial echo?

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperartsy Topic 2 - Hearts
The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Q

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Wine O'Clock

Hello.  Welcome.  I rattled through my small hoard of Viva Las Vegas stamps and found a couple of stamps that seemed to go together and would also suit the challenge inspiration photo. 

Ho, ho, ho.  I coloured my background with Mustard Seed distress and used the edge of my acrylic block to add the brown stripes.  I stamped the lady and the sentiment, but lost definition when I water coloured, so I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut.  The speech bubble is a spellbinders die.  I coloured the laundry in the washing machne burgundy cos she looks like a domestic godess who has her priorities right.  A washing machine full of red wine.........

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
VLVS January Challenge 
Penny Black and More Challenge - One For The Girls 
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Anything Goes With A Die 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Anything Goes 
VSC Challenge 40 - Anything Goes With Your New Stash new stamps 
Share Joy Challenge 20 - CAS