Saturday, 24 September 2016

Coffee Coffee Coffee, Hop Hop Hop

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Hello.  Welcome.  Have you noticed the sudden surge of coffee themed projects?  It's the fall coffee lovers blog hop.  This time I'm ready.....



I used Stamplorations Crazy Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the background panel.  I started by cutting three panels, but it was getting bulky with all those layers, so I just cut all three dies from one panel so it's a single inlaid layer.  Little bit of fun jigging it all back together again LOL.  Then, since it's a fall theme I smeared Ripe Persimmon all over.  I cut the smallest rectangle from a piece of chocolate box.  No chocolates were harmed during die cutting ROFL.  Love how this was nice and thick and I got some embossed detail as well.  Then I cut Stamplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette from the center of the black panel.  I backed the cup with a piece of inky scrap paper.  And not a stamp to be seen.........

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Joining the fun at
2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
CASology Week 216 - Frame
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Around the House  chocolate box
AAA Cards Game 73 - Upcycling chocolate box



Friday, 23 September 2016

Me at Rubber Dance

Hello.  Welcome.  I'm on the Rubber Dance blog today with a fun project idea.  Do drop over and leave me a little love.......



Read all about it!!


Norsk

There's still time to join the Rubber Dance Challenge.  Five lovely colour schemes to choose from, cos we are celebrating 2 years of challenges, and loverly Rubber Dance stamps up for grabs.  Come and join the fun.  Hugz.

 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Almost a Big Number

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Hello.  Welcome.  I got all excited cos my blogger post counter skipped over to a big number but then I realised that that included my draft posts.  But soon, soon.....   Shall we have a giveaway?  Oh yes we shall.  Stay tuned Nomad friends.  I foresee some busy days ahead.  Here's a card using a very sweet Gorjuss girl.  



I used Poppystamps Hello Background die to emboss the background. Then I smooshed with Salty Ocean distress ink and splooshed with water.  I cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and mounted in a blue card base.  The hello was cut using the Poppystamp Hello die from hot pink card and mounted on a strip of dark blue.  I added some lace edging and Gorjuss White Rabbit (??) stamped, embossed, fussy cut and coloured with distress inks.  My layout is based on this sketch from Scrappelyst


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Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Grublis for September - Skisse
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August - Stamp It
Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge - Distress 
Dies R Us Challenge 57 - County Fair  she's time keeping for the pig racing and rodeo LOL
Love to Scrap Challenge #86 - Anything Goes 

Orange

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Hello.  Welcome.  Do you like sketches?  I have been really inspired by the lovely sketches over at Scrappelyst.  I tried a card sketch on an ATC and now I'm using a LO sketch on a card.  All things are possible.  



I have taken inspiration from MFP's photo challenge this week and this sketch from Scrappelyst


I have rotated the sketch 90°.  I stamped MFP Paper Doll Paige and drew the diagonal lines with a pen.  The card I choose has some texture so the stamping is a bit patchy in places.  

  
I stamped some circle elements using Rubber Dance Round in Circles stamps and stars from the Textured Flowers set in orange distress ink.  Then I filled them in with an orange sharpie.  I didn't like that so I outlined the circles with a black sharpie and stamped some more with black archival.  I coloured the doll with distress inks and also did a distress ink wash to the background.  I paper pieced her sports shoes and tennis dress.  I'm quite liking this fun LO.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Grublis for September - Skisse
MFP Stamps Challenge 38 - Inspiration 
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August - Stamp It
Dare 2 B Artzy Happy Birthday Challenge 
Stamplorations September Challenge - Monochrome and Sketch
  

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Manly Christmas

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Hello.  Welcome.  An idea for a christmas card for the man in your life. 



I made a watercolour splash background and cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.  I cut Poppystamps Flurry Frame die from blue card.  Got this one in the Poppystamps summer sale, which is still on, and there are some lovely dies at lovely prices.  Just in case you are interested LOL.  I embossed it with holographic embossing powder, which gives a nice bling whilst still maintaining the colour.  I stamped Kort og Godt's Vintage Car on pale blue card, fussy cut and popped up on foam pads.  The merry christmas is a Stamplorations die.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps September Challenge #24 - So Boss
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #146 - Til Mannen
Winter Wonderland - Use at least 2 dies/add some sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - CAS
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sew What?
Stamplorations September Challenge - Monochrome 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Dog Talk

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Hello.  Welcome.  I had an idea for the CASology challenge which this week is Bark!  CAS is one of my favourite styles.  I love the open space and making a design with few elements. 


I cut an ATC using Sizzix die and stamped the VLVS dog in brown archival.  Then I embossed with Sizzix Woodgrain ef.  The letters were cut using Sizzix Ducky Wucky dies.  There is no ! in the set so I used my ball tool and scissors and made my own.  I added some brown archival to highlight the embossed letters and wrote the translation in my bestest handwriting.  


WOOF! (It means I love you)

Yes, I think it probably does LOL. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 215 - Bark
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - CAS 
LTSCB 86 - Anything Goes 
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 28 - Anything Goes 
Scrappelyst Utfordring for September - Favorittstil 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

O is for Oriole

Hello.  Welcome.  Whilst sorting out my definition for my osteosomething card I spotted Oriole on the page I had copied.  Oooh, I have a lovely oriole stamp from Stamplorations so I decided to make a second card, which had been my intention with all the letters, but I haven't managed with a lot of them so far.  And since I was using a Stamplorations stamp I decided to incorporate one of the spotlight project ideas I had been wanting to try.



This is the large Oriole stamp from Stamplorations.  I embossed black powder on yellow card and fussy cut.  I wanted to try some of Deepti's idea.  I made a brusho background with yellow and orange and stencilled Jumbo Java chalk through Stamplorations stripes and dots stencil.  I cut a black frame and some flowers from painted card using Sizzix dies and added the bird and OED definition.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - O
Fashionable Stamping Challenges 115 - Autumnal Colours 
Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase 
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 
Stamplorations September Mixed Media Challenge 
Stamplorations Flash Diecut Linky Party