Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Hello.  Welcome.  I was looking through some more of the lovely tags at 25 Days of Christmas Tags and spotted a lovely teapot shaped tag by Jill.  So I hunted through my dies for a shape and found Sizzix Ornament #5

I cut the ornament and embossed it with the matching embossing folder.  I highlighted the embossing with Barn Door distress ink.  I added some funky wool as a tie.

I cut the word peace 5 times (Sizzix Christmas Words set) layered and embossed with red tinsel embossing powder.  Much finer glitter in this than in the snowflake tinsel ep I used yesterday.  Prefer this one.  Gives a lovely glossy glittery look with a few layers.  Also embossed the bits of Memory Box Tivoli Snowflake that I didn't use in yesterdays tag.  So pretty.   Added a bell for a bit of christmas jingle.

Thanks for dropping by.  If you are thinking of buying stamps for yourself or someone else for christmas check out the fab GRAB BAGS at Rubber Dance.  At least 50% off and Bibi will gift wrap and send direct to your recipient if you like.  Check out the details HERE.   Hugz

Joining the fun at
25 Days of Christmas Tags
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick glitter and bauble
Memory Box Challenge 6 - Glitter
HLSS November Christmas Challenge - Tags 
Scrapyland Challenge 30 - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas

Monday, 23 November 2015

Attack of the Glitter Fairy

Hello.  Welcome.  Still trying to get on top of all those little jobs that piled up whilst I was on my holibobs.  Really felt like making today so I baked and decorated 160+ pig shaped cookies............

Then I decided to get really serious and made a tag inspired by Kim.

I cut a piece of grey board using Memory Box Tivoli Snowflake and covered it with Snowflake Tinsle embossing powder.  Managed to also cover most of my desk with the glittery bits as well!!!   

I stamped the background with a star flourish stamp from Rubber Dance Winter Wonderland set.  I used Barn Door distress to give a faux embossed look.  The Let It Snow stamp is from the same Rubber Dance set embossed with the Snowflake Tinsel ep.  

I added a simple red satin tie.  And the pigs taste great......

Do cookies count as Christmas crafting???

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
25 Days of Christmas Tags
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Memory Box Challenge 6 - Glitter
HLS November Christmas Challenge - Tag
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 11- Jul
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Snowflakes

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Funny Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  This little moggy was waiting for me when I got home from my travels. 

This is Cheery Lynn's Funny Cat.  How cute is that!!  I used Cheery Lynn Tulip Doily Angel Wing to shape the top of my tag.  The hello is a sizzix diecut.  I inked the tag edges with Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 211 - Tag. You're It
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge 15 - World Records  Cats; loudest purr, oldest, most toes!!, shortest, wealthiest!!!!! etc. etc.
Hjerteboden November Utfordring - Maskulint 
Country View Challenges #33 - The Colour Blue

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Christmas Bird

Hello.  Welcome.  This is a re-post of my Rubber Dance DT project.  I made a christmas card.  All the stamps are from Rubber Dance

I have used the colours from the Rubber Dance challenge .  Because we are coming up to the silly season this challenge will run for November and December with the chance to win two prizes

I used the large yew stamp from Pine Fir Yew with Stormy Sky distress ink.

Then I used the small yew stamp to fill in my background.

I cut the background with Colour Block die from Taylored Expressions and mounted the cut blocks on a dark blue base card.  If you don't have the die you could use scissors or a craft knife.  The God Jul (merry christmas) is from Norwegian Christmas embossed with blue embossing powder.  

I stamped and embossed the pine branches from Pine Fir Yew and Berry Bird and coloured with distress ink.   I like this, but then I was wondering what it would look like with slightly different colours??

With a red base layer.

With a blue bird and I some Barn Door distress ink.  

So three cards for christmas.  Do you have a favourite??

Don't forget! If you want to buy Rubber Dance stamps you can get 15% discount with my code gail2015

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 11 - Jul
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Festive Florals and Foliage
Country View Challenge 33 - The Colour Blue

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Palm Trees and Possums

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at Cheery Lynn they want Autumn Colours.  I paper pieced Cheery Lynns Koala Ken and embossed some metallic card pieces with leaf patterns.  

Sorry about the photo.  Me and my tablet have yet to reach an understanding!  And of course the metallic bling didn't help! I cut the copper layer with Cheery Lynn Dutch Tulip Angel Wing.   The sentiment is one of my most favourite from Unity.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn- Designs Challenge 210 - Autumn Colours
Scrapyland Challenge 29 - Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thinking of You
Unity Stamp Co. Friends

Friday, 13 November 2015

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello.  Welcome. So here I am,  on my holibobs, desert island crafting.  That's what I call it when I am away from my stash with limited tools and making use of any found objects that are on hand.  I did slip a few pre-stamped images and sentiments in to my desert island kit which was unusually organised for me ROFL

My first attempt of photos with my tablet.  I smeared Blueprint Sketches and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks on paper.  I made a stencil from a piece of card and roughly cut shapes with scissors.   Then I used a wet tissue to remove some of the ink through the stencil.  Not perfect, but you get the idea.....

Then I added a fussy cut pre-stamped Curious Corrine and a sentiment from Paperartsy.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 287 - Water Coloured Stencil
Country View Challenge 33 - The Colour Blue
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - N is For..... nebulous background
Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 2 giving this to a librarian at the local library.  She goes above and beyond to help and inspire.

Check Out The Bird

Hello.  Welcome.   Here's a little peek at one of the cards that I made for Rubber Dance Scandanavian blog this month.

Blurred?  Hop on over to Rubber Dance to get the full picture and more.....  Please feel free to leave a little love in any of your preferred languages.  Hugz

I used the colours from the current Rubber Dance challenge 

This challenge is running November and December so you have plenty of time to join the fun and maybe win a lovely pile of Rubber Dance stamps.  

Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get 15% off with my code gail2015

Currently on an island with limited crafting supplies.  Normal service will resume soon LOL.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz