Monday, 26 January 2015

Snow Simple

Hello.  Welcome.  I had fun making this one layer Christmas card with a layout inspired by Rocky's card at CASE-ing Christmas.  Loving these quirky snowguys. 


I cut the squares in a piece of scrap card to use as a mask.  I laid the mask on the white card and stamped the three snowmen.  These are Panduro stamps I had for Christmas and it's their first outing.  Then I masked the snowmen and sponged Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress into the squares.  Then I stamped with two tiny snowflakes from Lawn Fawn and embossed with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is Stormy Sky sponged through a Dreamweavers stencil

My happy snowguys joining the fun at
Rubber Dance January Colour Challenge - Frosty Blues
One Layer Christmas Challenge 2 - Snowflakes
CASE-ing Christmas Challenge 4
Vintage Stamping Challenge #28 - New Year, New Stash
CHNC Challenge 213 - Joy to the World

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Have a Little Heart

Hello.   Welcome.  Another quick little project using Sizzix/Hero Arts Postage set. 



I started with a red deckle edge card.  I cut a white layer using the straight die from Simon Says Stamp bundled stitched die set.  The heart is cut using a die from the same set.  I stamped the text stamp from the Postage Stamp set using Barn Door distress ink and then used the dies in the same set to cut the frame.  



A close up of the stamping, frame and heart.  Love the stitch detail.  



My little valentine joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
Time Out Challenge 23 - Valentine's Day with Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday December 2014 - Love
Uniko Studio Challenge 17 - Love and Friendship 
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 36 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Simply Friends

Hello.   Welcome.  Over at CASology the theme is friends. 




I stamped the Crafty Individuals sentiment on a white card, masked and stamped DRS Designs Jimbo and the Gang.  CAS

Joining the fun at 
CASology Week 130 - Friends
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 36 - Anything Goes 
Uniko Studio Challenge 17 - Love and Friendship 
Love to Scrap Challenge 46 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Friday, 23 January 2015

Fishcake Friday

Hello.  Welcome.  I was working on a little something when Mr Postman arrived with happy mail and I got all distracted.  A set of Nutcracker stamps I was lucky enough to win in a blog hop over at Mark's Finest Papers.  I haven't joined in the Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge for a few weeks so I decided I had to ink these up and make a fun card


The challenge this week is to make a rainbow so after I stamped and coloured my Nutcracker I fussy cut him and mounted him on rainbow corrugated card.  Then I added a stamped Hero Arts greeting which I coloured in a rainbow of distress colours.  I think this will be a perfect card for a male friend.  A nutcracker is not just for Christmas.........

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 245 - Make a Rainbow
CASology Week 130 - Friend 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #89 - Something New 
Uniko Studio Challenge 17 - Love and Friendship 
Love to Scrap Challenge 46 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Lovely Day For A Picnic

Hello.  Welcome.  A big happy hi and hello to Rosie who has joined my little band of followers.  I really appreciate your support.  Hugz all round.

It seems blogland is in the Valentines mood.  Hearts all over the place.  Here's a few more LOL



I cut a panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and embossed with Docrafts hearts embossing folder.  I cut a piece of pink tissue which has flock hearts on it using Cheery Lynn English Tea Party angel wing.  I stamped the racoons from Unity Stamp Co. Sweets for my Sweet set onto card, coloured and fussy cut.  I added a burlap picnic mat and the racoons.  I fussy cut some of the flock hearts and added those to the embossed background.

Joining the fun at
Uniko Studio Challenge 17 - Love and Friendship
Time Out Challenge 23 - Valentines/Hearts
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 168 - Sweethearts 
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday December 2014 - Love
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Silver Lady

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at PaperArtsy the theme for the next few weeks is shiny stuff.  Now I love working with metal foil.  It gives such stunning results.  I admit to getting frustrated when it gets marked and it is a major challenge to photograph, but generally I love it.  I was taken with Keren's post where she starts by making a card with painted metal.  Whilst waiting for paint to dry I looked at her second card.  Love the stamped image and stitch detail and came up with this......


I cut the metal using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.  I don't have stazon so I stamped Winter Wonderland Plate 6 using versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.  I used a paint brush around the edges to soften the lines before I heated the powder.  I was going to add some more stitch detail like Keren did but decided it didn't need.  I mounted on a green pearlescent card base and added three wood stars.  

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Two Little Boys

Hello.  Welcome.  With the end of the year a few challenges I followed finished so I have been looking around for some new places to play.  The inspiration photo over at Time Out Challenge caught my eye.  I liked the wood panel with the greeting and the patterned cushions and was inspired to make this card



I cut a panel from wood effect paper using the stitch detail rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped Whipper Snappers Rocking horse on MME patterned paper, embossed with black embossing powder and fussy cut.  I added some WOW white puff embossing powder around the saddle and coloured the mane, tail, saddle and reins with sharpies.  The rockers were coloured with Henna Promarker.  I cut the howdy using sizzix dies from dark wood effect paper. 

Joining the fun at
Time Out Challenge 22 - Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's A Guy Thing
Stamping Sensation January Challenge - Dies and Punches
Tando Creative Challenge - Wk 3 Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz