Friday, 24 March 2017

Time to Count The Sheep

Hello.  Welcome.  

I am starring over at the Rubber Dance blog today with a piece of spring inspiration.  

Please hop over and check out my flying sheep.  

It's worth a look LOL.

Thanks for dropping by.  

If you are shopping for Rubber Dance stamps you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship.  


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Three Ages of Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  Our cat was 19, going on twenty.  Never met such a wise old queen.  My man has had her since she was a tiny meow.  She has lived in this house longer than me.  She will be missed. 

I made three ATC's in black and white using Lost Coast's Happy Cat and Repeat Impressions Tswana Pattern for the background.  The cats were stamped and embossed, black on white, white on black and black on black, and fussy cut.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - M1517

Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes 
Allsorts Challenge Week 407 - Anything But A Card

Monday, 20 March 2017

Too Much Vacation

Hello.  Welcome.  I had an idea.  It looked good in my head.  I have been working on it for a few days now.  That's not as bad as it seems!  It wasn't like it was 24 7!!  And there are mitigating circumstances.  Queen Clean took a long weekend and Princess Simple just couldn't get her brain cell round it.  Then the masking team popped out for coffee and cake at a very vital moment.  It might have been OK if they had remembered the cake!!!   Ah well, CAS rejects litter the desk.  Might make a very interesting edition of WoYWW....

CASology wanted Foliage and I had this Sin City Circles Trail stamp on my desk and I thought 'If I stand that up and stamp it in green it will look like a topary tree'.  Are you with me??   Then I wanted to get punny so I stamped my 'tree' 5 times so it could look like a maze?!!? and added a sentiment from Unity.  I stamped the sentiment on hammered card and then drew the sign around it, fussy cut and popped it up on foam dots.  Gosh, are you sure there's no cake??

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 240 - Foliage
Mod Squad Challenge - Pop It Out
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A Bit O' Green
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green

Sunday, 19 March 2017

And a Lovely Picnic

Hello.  Welcome.  Enjoying a cup of coffee, and I bet she has some snacks in that bag as well.......

I stamped the girl from Unity's A Summer Story with black Archival ink on white card.  I used a black watercolour pencil and a water brush to add some floor and fussy cut the top of the image.  I cut the top edge of the panel and the bottom edge of a piece of black stripey paper with one of Stamplorations Snowy Hills dies.  I mounted the two pieces on a white base card.  Done.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 29 - Essen und/oder Trinken
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - M1517 
Deep Ocean Challenge 150 - Dots and/or Stripes
Stamplorations Cutplorations March Challenge 


Everything You Need

Hello.  Welcome.  Been meaning to join the De-Egel challenge of food and drink.  Thought I'd missed it but it seems the linky still has an hour or so to run so I made a tag inspired by Andreea's card.  

I went green, cos that seems to be the colour of the month.  The tags were cut using Stamplorations Luggage Tag dies.  The large one is yellow card, generously smeared with Mowed Lawn distress ink.  The smaller one was cut using the medium and small dies from paper I had coloured with green and blue Brusho's, then smeared with Cracked Pistachio.  The coffee cup and sentiment are from Unity A Summer Story kit.  I stamped and fussy cut the cup and coloured with red Promarker and Cracked Pistachio.  I stamped the sentiment using Iced Spruce and then repeatedly stamped it with Cracked Pistachio all over the tag.  The tone on tone gives a nice texture effect.  Green bobbly wool and I'm off to see a hedgehog in Holland LOL.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 29 - Essen und/oder Trinken
Caseing the DT Link Up Party 11
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge - Lots of Layers
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Cut It Up Challenge 117 - Think Green
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Green


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Somewhere Someone Is Sleeping

Hello.  Welcome.  A couple of weekends ago I joined the Sin City Stamps Fan Group on fb and was lucky to win a couple of stamps.  They arrived today and Mr Mojo said 'we can do something with those'. In fact, Mr Mojo had 5 ideas for these two small rubber stamps.  His first idea crashed and burned, but this one worked quite well......

The two Sin City stamps I won were Circles Trail and Small Distressed Arrow Symbol.

Maybe it's lucky I'm a simple girl, but these look full of potential to me.  Obviously I have used the circles stamp LOL.  

Everyone seems obsessed with perfect stamping, but sometimes the imperfections can make it more interesting.  I lightly inked the stamp with black Archival ink.  Because this is a solid stamp lightly inking allows the texture of the ink pad to show in the stamped image.  I also used hammered card so in some places the texture of the card shows through the stamped image.  I repeatedly stamped to cover the card and then used a white gel pen to draw random lines.  I cut the panel with the large and medium Stamplorations Double Crazy Stitched rectangle dies, inking all the cut edges and then mounting on a black base card.  Then I die cut the words using Stamplorations word dies.  Pleased with this.  Stay tuned for more fun with these two little rubber beauties.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Kort O Mania Utfordring 171 - Monokromatisk
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stamplorations - Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, 13 March 2017

Rubber Dance Blog Hop

Hello.  Welcome.  The Rubber Dance design team are having a blog hop to celebrate a bright and colourful new Rubber Dance webshop and also the latest stamp release.  There are prizes!!  All you need to do is hop along and leave a little love on each of the blog posts.  If you have just dropped in then hop over to the Rubber Dance blog for details and the complete hop list.  

I've made a card using some of my favourite Rubber Dance stamps.  For the background I used a stamp from Round In Circles with midnight blue ink and the feather from Birdies with Evergreen Bough distress ink.  I stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I die cut a pennant from vellum and embossed it with Sizzix Cirque embossing folder and added the fussy cut Giraffe.

The hop continues over at Kymona's blog.  If you get lost you can find the complete hop list on the Rubber Dance blog.   Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win some Rubber Dance stamps.  Good luck.  Hugz

Giraffe is joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off the Edge
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 155 - Lag Barnekort