Thursday, 25 August 2016

Getting Organised

Hello.  Welcome.  The craft room tidy continues and I may soon be in a position to invite some friends in to craft with me.  My desks have been buried for some time now and it's lovely to have a bit of clear space.  I am really trying to tidy up between one project and the next.  So, in the interest of being organised I decided to have a go at the other tutorial at MFP, Window Tent Card.  


What a cutie!!  I used MME double sided paper.  I cut my aperture with Crafts Too Frames 9 dies.  I decided to return the cut scalloped square to the back of the card, but there was a bit of a pattern clash, so I inked all the edges in black to give a bit of distance.  I used MFP Holiday Tags set for my little santa and the sentiment is from MFP Nutcracker set.  I was going to mount the sentiment on the outside and then thought it would be fun to add it to the mountain fold inside the card.  Gives great dimension.  

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm off to water the tomatoes.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP August Blog Hop Tutorials 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip to be Square 
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Hip 2 Be Square

Me Ow

Hello.  Welcome.  MFP are having a hop and have added a couple of tutorial challenges as well.  Decided to have a go at making a Layered Embellishment.  This one basically uses scraps and I have plenty scraps!!


I started with a square of pale blue card and added a layer of printed paper that had tiger prints all over it.  Then I added a strip of painty paper that I embossed with Sizzix Cirque ef.  I stamped and embossed MFP Tiger, fussy cut and added the sentiment.  All ready to add to a card or tag as required. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP August Blog Hop Tutorials 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip to be Square 
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Hip 2 Be Square 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Blue 
SUYP Challenge #9 - Furrything Goes 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Best Boots

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes it's fun to just play.  I was feeling the need for some brights and Curious Corrin was just hanging around........



I made a big tag.  Usually Corrin loses her legs but I decided to go large and get her best boots on.  My background is neon paper and the strange black thing is a die cut negative scrap.  It is the result of cutting two Memory Box Loop Borders.  The letters are Rubber Dance Alphabet Uno and the mound she is standing on is the large heart from Rubber Dance Arty Hearty set.  



I paper pieced Corrin.  Layers on layers.  Then I added some metal feathers from Korthobby and attached them using tiny flower brads.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Korthobby August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge-Blue
Scrapy Land Challenge 48 - Use an Image
Stamping Sensations August Challenge -Anything Goes

A Surprising Outcome

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been wanting to try the Double Diagonal Pocket Card tutorial over at MFP, so here it is.  I thought I was making a birthday card for a boy but turned out to be a christmas card with hidden potential.........



Definitely christmas!!  Kinda cute.  Love the little santa and gingerbread man peeking over the top.



I stamped on my tags and added a extra little pocket so gingerbread man is holding a giftcard.  Quite a fun design and quite easy once I got my head around it.  My best tip is to not use a paper with text or directional design cos some of it will end up upside down LOL. All stamps are MFP - Dear Santa and Holiday Tags sets.  I cut my tags using Taylored Expressions Tags Stacklets 1 dies.  Inks - Archival and Distress

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge 34 - Saturday Challenge 
Scrapy Land Challenge 48 - Use an Image 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Blue 
Amusing Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More August Challenge -AG with Stamps

Monday, 22 August 2016

Mona Lisa Smiles

Hello.  Welcome.  Bright colours and strong women are the name of the game over at VLVS so I made a tag with some grab bag stamps.



What a sweetie she is.  



I started by stamping Bazooka Mona Lisa on my tag.  I masked Mona and used some found objects to stamps some thin blue circles and then some pink wide circles.  I clear embossed on each colour to keep the inks sharp.  Then I smeared on some Twisted Citron.  Duh! moment.  Forgot to mask Mona so had to stamp her again and fussy cut.  I added some black circles and some of the circular elements from Worn Clockface.  I added a second slightly larger tag behind, cutting the bazooka so it went over the edge.  I added the sentiment and some neon fringe.  All stamps are from VLVS.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
VLVS August Challenge
Scrappiness Utfordring 19 - Sirkler
Amusing Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Dream in Darkness August Challenge- AG

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Z is for Zombie

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's my altered playing card for the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge.  Looking at the letter Z and I just had to use the new Zombie die from Cheery Lynn.   



Bwahahahahaha.  I made a painty background and then paper pieced my zombie and the grave stone.  I gave zombie red rhinestone eyes and when I took the photo they went all spoooooky!!!   Fab.   Then I realised I had forgotten the pearls!!!!



Added them to the gravestone but this photo lost the spooky eye effect.......


Close up, cos even without spooky eyes Zombie is pretty cool. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Z
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 39 - Bruk Dies
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday July 2016 - Peridot he's an august baby bwahahahaha

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Open Fires and Candy Canes

Hello.  Welcome.  A bit of Christmas cheer on my blog today.  We appear to have misplaced summer so I decided to craft.  One of this weeks MFP challenges is to make a stamped collage background so I decided to go wordy and chrismassy all in one. 



All stamps are MFP from the Holiday Tags, Nutcracker and Santa sets.  I cut a panel of my stamped, red-embossed background and mounted it on a blue card base.  I cut Cheery Lynn English Tea Party doily in white and the matching angel wing in red card and used it at the top of the card.  I cut and coloured three candy canes from the Holiday Tags set and 'hung' them from the doily.  Looking at it now I wonder if I should try and add a gold edge to the angel wing to match the gold bows.  Not sure I trust my pilot marker today!!  I think it might be getting empty and I had a couple of blobby moments earlier.  Hmmmm......
The sentiment is popped up and I added some red embroidery thread for interest.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge 34 - Collage Stamping Tutorial
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 236 - Doilies
Winter Wonderland - Embossed Background and a little gold LOL
Scrapyland Challenge 48 - Use an Image