Saturday, 27 May 2017

Rudolf Does Yoga

Hello.  Welcome.  Well, it's summer today in Norway with 28°C in the shade, 35°C in the sun and the greenhouse is like a nuclear accident site........  Best to just stay in there 30 seconds, stretch it to 45 maybe, then out again to cool down!!!  They have said we may have 2 days like this!!!!  Wow.  BBQ, bicycle race and cold drinks rule.  So in the spirit of summer, I decided to make a christmas card!!   Setting a new record!  This is the second one this month!!!  At this rate I will have 13 ready for the big day ROFL.  

Now ain't that the cutest little Rudolf you ever did see??  I used the sketch from CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  I stamped and masked the deer from a NBUS Panduro set and stamped the snowflakes.  I coloured the deer with distress inks and a waterbrush and edged the card with dark blue chalk ink.  Another contender for the yearly christmas card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 174 - Sketch
May Rudolph Days Challenge 
CHNC Challenge 335
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Little Critters 
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Law of Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  The challenge over at Dies R Us is shaped cards, so I decided it was time for another outing with the Sizzix Fancy Chair die.  This comes with a matching embossing folder and is a really fun die.  It's quite nice to have a free standing chair, and since Lost Coast have a cat event going on, I decided to fill my chair with a cat.  A happy cat, of course......

How cool is that??!!!  I cut the chair from corrugated card, which gets compressed as it is cut, so gives a nice strong card front, but remains quite light.  I embossed with the matching folder and tinted with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  I embossed some hot pink card and fussy cut the 'upholstery'.  I highlighted some details with a red pen and added some lace to the edge of the cushion.  Went a bit crazy with the pearls!!!   Most of the embossed 'buttons' are covered by the cat so only two pearls on the chair back, so I decided to embellish the chair arms as well.  

The cat is Lost Coast's Happy Cat, stamped wth black archival ink and fussy cut.  I stamped the sentiment with Staz On ink on shrink plastic.  It reads

'she decided to schedule some time each day to be 
overwhelmed by the sheer amazingness of it all'

She is a very wise cat.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Here Kitty Kitty
Dies R Us Challenge 73 - Shaped Cards/Projects
Scrapy Land Challenge 66 - Add pearls and/or Lace
More Than Words Mini Challenge - She 
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 36 - Put a Stamp On It

Monday, 22 May 2017

Flowers In Her Air

Hello.  Welcome.  I paper pieced the girl from the May KOTM.  Love the dimension this technique gives.  

It was a fun way to use some scraps.  I wanted to use warm colours.  The flowers are Sizzix Flower emboslit and gold mirror card.  These dies cut and emboss at the same time. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 249 - Warm I used warm colours and she's holding a cup of coffee
Dare 2 B Artzy - Girly Challenge
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 48 - Blomster
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Floral Fantasy
Country View Challenges May 2017 - Flower Power

Green White Space and the Beauty of Dicentra

Hello.  Welcome.  A lovely inspiration photo over at the Stamplorations Cutplorations challenge.  Dicentra is one of my favourite flowers.  I love those dangly little heart shaped flowers. 

Keeping it clean with lots of green space.  The base card is green hammered card which I added some Mowed Lawn distress ink to to highlight the texture.  I cut a scrap of watercolour paper coloured with Brusho's using two of the Stamplorations Stitched Snowy Hill dies.  I cut Stamplorations Clustered Heart die from a scrap of white paper and coloured it with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  I wanted the bottom of the hearts to remain white, to reflect the colouring in the Dicentra flowers, so I used my waterbrush to add colour at the top and draw it down the die cut.  The happy birthday is a goldline sticker.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Cutplorations May Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Challenge May
Allsorts Challenge Week 416 - Happy Birthday
Kaboks Utfordring 13 - Bursdag 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 281/282 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Save the Beez

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday was World Bee Day.  I have noticed the decline of our buzzy friends.  I have noticed when the weather turns cold and wet and they vanish, only to reemerged a month later to work hard again.  We need them so badly.  Please take care of the bees.  Don't use pesticides.  They kill the good with the bad and often the good take longer to recover, so you get more bad bugs, then you spray them again!!  Cherish your dandelions for the precious early nectar they supply and the happy colours they bring to the garden.  Be brave, go wild.  

I decided to join the PaperArtsy challenge where they want to see assemblage.  I liked the tin can man in the challenge post and also Carol Fox's garden sign made me think about making a tin can to put bits in in my greenhouse.   I sprayed my can with copper laquer.  I used a stencil and some yellow acrylic on burlap fabric.  The metal flowers are from with a few half pearls.   The bee is from Rubber Dance, stamped and coloured on shrink plastic.  The legs and antennae were a bit of a shrinky dinky nightmare but we got there in the end.  I made the sentiment on ye olde typewriter.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Paperartsy - Assemblage
Korthobby - Anything Goes

Hoppy Birthday Bunny

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a hoppy bunny card over on the Rubber Dance blog today.  Do pop over and check out.  Hugz

Do hop over to the blog and remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on orders over €15. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 15 May 2017

Just Fluttering By

Hello.  Welcome.  New challenge starting over at Rubber Dance today and the theme is Rule of Three.  We want to see three of something, or many threes of things.  Here's a little idea I had

I used Butterfly Trio, stamped and fussy cut.  I divided my panel into three using Stamplorations Snowy Hills Stitched dies and embossed the central panel with a Sizzix embossing folder.  

Hop over to the blog for more inspiration from the team for this challenge.

Hope you feel like making a little something and joining the fun.  You must use stamping, but any brand of rubber or clear stamp is welcome.  We would of course love to see your creations with Rubber Dance stamps if you have them.  

Don't forget if you are shopping for Rubber Dance stamps you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship for any order over €15.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Joining the fun at
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy
AAA Cards Game 90 - Embossing