Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Walking The Fish

Hello.  Welcome. The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge is Stenciled Backgrounds.  I made a 6 x 4 journal card with Carmen's Veranda Ballerina With Fish.  I love this stamp!!


I used the Stay Weird sentiment, also from Carmen's Veranda.  If you haven't checked out these fabtastic sentiments you really should.  They say a laugh restores the soul.  Bwahahahahaha. 

Join your stamped and stenciled background projects HERE.  You can use any rubber or clear stamps and any style or type of project, as long as there is some stenciling in the background, so hop on over for more inspiration from the team and join the fun.  See you there.....  Hugz

Ballerina and his performing fish are joining the fun at
Dream in Darkness- Life is a Circus
Country View Challenges August 2017 - Blues and Greens 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 126 - Use Your Inks used DI's with my stencil
Papirplaneten August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov

Spring Inchies

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new theme challenge over at Rubber Dance and this fortnight we want to see embossing.  Wet, dry or paste, the choice is yours.  I made a couple of tiny pieces of art. 


If you are wondering why they are called inchies it's cos each of these tiny beauties is only one inch square!!  It's actually amazing how much you can cram into a small space.  I used MDF inchies from Things To Alter, so they are quite chunky.  I stamped part of the large spiral from Rubber Dance Round in Circles and embossed with green embossing powder.  Then I stamped the small heart stamp from Rubber Dance Textured Spring and embossed with red powder.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the chick and lots of small flowers from the Textured Spring set.  The sheep was a bigger image so I stamped him on shrink plastic and he became a perfect size!!  





Thanks for dropping by.  Rubber Dance is sponsoring the Card Chain Challenge this month.  Hop over and check it out and leave a comment for a chance to win Curious Cat.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Monday, 14 August 2017

Star Fish and Mer Maids

Hello.  Welcome.  So whilst I was looking for sea shells I spotted this mermaid and remembered things I had learnt whilst colouring on a coloured card base.  


This is Sprinkle and Sparkle's Kaitlyn Mermaid with a sentiment from True Beauty.  I stamped both with black archival and then coloured the mermaid with neon gel and inkjoy pens and the stone and sand with distress inks.  Added a little touch of perfect pearls here and there.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
AAA Cards Game 96 - Summer Fun  
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge
CASual Fridays Challenge 180 - Friendship 
Papirplaneten August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 117 - One Layer 
Repeat Impressions DCC82 - Stamp Your Favorite Movie The Little Mermaid



Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sea Shells

Hello.  Welcome.  Still wishing for summer.  


The inspiration photo at AAA Cards had me reaching for the Stamploration Snowy Hills dies.  From snowy hills to sandy beach!  I embossed with the dies on my cream card base.  I gave the 'beach' a watercolour wash with distress ink and stamped the Rubber Dance shells and sentiment also with distress inks.  The shells were stamped and fussy cut.  The sentiment reads

'one cannot collect all the 
beautiful shells on the beach.  
One can only collect a few, 
and they are more beautiful
if they are few'

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Recipe To Try

Hello.  Welcome.  So here's my second card for Muse Christmas Visions Challenge.  Cornelia made 4 cards to inspire this month and this was actually the one I was a little stumped on.  Then I remembered I had bought a stamp from Panduro with a gingerbread recipe and it all came together like this


I used a kraft card base and stamped and embossed the gingerbread recipe with black powder.  Oh yeah, it's in Norwegian, but I'm sure you can work it out.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut MFP gingerbread man and then added some washi tape that I thought suited.  Then I had a space at the top left I didn't like so I went hunting for some Xmas dingsen that would suit.  



Isn't that just so cute!!  Another Panduro stamp.  I put two strips of the washi on a piece of card and stamped and embossed the stamp and trimmed around the edges.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Child

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rubber Dance Sponsors The Card Chain Challenge

Hello.  Welcome.  Rubber Dance Stamps are sponsoring

The Card Chain Challenge is an international card exchange where you send a card and you get a card.  
Everybody gets a card, so everybody wins!!
Hop over and leave a comment for a chance to win this lovely 
Curious Cat stamp.  


I stamped Curious Cat with black archival and masked him.  I stamped Rubber Dance Vintage Flourishes using Radiant Neon Electric Green ink and then used Sizzix Alpha dies to cut the sentiment from MME patterned paper.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to hop over to the Card Chain Challenge and leave a comment on the September sign up for a chance to win Curious Cat.   If you would like to stop and play along that would be great, but to be in with a chance to win this lovely stamp, all you need to do is leave a comment.  Hugz


Curious Cat is joining the fun at
Penny Black And More - All Creatures Great and Small
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - My Favourite Things did I mention I like cats??
Mod Squad Challenge - Black and White Plus One 
Scrapy Land Challenge 71 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Child

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Under A Glorious Sun

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology has the cue word Safari this week.
Well, let's go.....


I cut my card base using Kaboks stitched squares die.  I stamped the rhino standing under a tree from FlonzCraft Animal Landscape Borders 2 and the sentiment is from Rubber Dance Just a Note, both stamped in black archival.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 261 - Safari
Penny Black And More - All Creatures Great and Small 
Repeat Impressions DCC82 - Stamp Your Favorite Movie Out of Africa
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 117 - One Layer Card 
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies