Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tea Leaves

Hello.  Welcome.  We've gone from a warm and wet summer to a warm and wet autumn.  Only thing to do is craft!!

I used Sizzix Labels Ornate #3 dies to cut my rust Bazzill dots card base and DCWV domino patterned paper.  I cut Poppy Stamps Tea Pot Stack from gold mirror card.  The leaves are cut from orange and gold metal sheets using dies from Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents set.  Pile of teapots in a pile of leaves!  Perfect.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Autumn Wishes

Hello.  Welcome.  The Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop is running and the entries sure are pouring in.  If you have used stamping and numbers the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity has a numbers challenge running til the 25th of the month. This is my second entry for the Coffee Lovers hop using stamps from Unity and their fb challenge sketch.

I couldn't find a card base the colours I wanted, so used Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick distress inks on a piece of cream textured card.  I embossed a piece of orange metal with Sixxix Leaves folder and die cut it using Taylored Expressions Frame In Frame 2 dies.  I stamped and coloured the Unity girl using promarkers and distress inks and stamped and embossed the sentiment on a piece of ribbon.  

Thanks for dropping by.   Hugz

Joining the fun at
Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Hjerteboden September Utfordring - Bruk Høstfarger
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Shimmer and Shine
Country View Challenge September 2017 - Metal

Allsorts Challenge Week 433 - Feels Like Autumn 
Ribbon Girls September Any Image Challenge

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Wildling Winter

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I have an unusual style christmas card to share at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Do hop over and check it out and leave me a little love so I know you passed by.  Hugz

There is a NUMBERS challenge running over at the Portal.  
Link up your numerical stamped makes for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  Hope to see you there.  Hugz

Cuppa Love

Hello.  Welcome.  It's time for the fall coffee lovers hop and I am ready to cocoa.  Or in this case coffee.

Starting simply with this cool stamp from Kreativ Hender and a sentiment from Unity.  I stamped the cup with Potting Soil archival and used orange for the sentiment with a brown card base and an orange mat for autumn colours.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Hjerteboden September Utfordring - Bruk Høstfarger
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - CAS
Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge 12 - Anything Goes 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Why Just One?

Hello.  Welcome.  The new theme challenge is up at Rubber Dance and it's your favourite stamp.  Easy right??   Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!  Well, obviously, I only need to look at Rubber Dance stamps for this project, but there are just so many favourites.  So I put my most 'favourites' into a pile.  A huge pile!!  How do I choose??  I decided to just go with it.  I closed my eyes and did a bit of Mr Random in the pile and came up with Milky Way.  Hmmmm, Mr Random has taste.  

I'm glad I started this without any preconceived ideas cos I never saw this coming!
But it's pretty cool.  

I started by stamping Rubber Dance Milky Way stamp in stripes across the card with Versamark ink.  Then I embossed with white powder to give a resist.  I coloured randomly with Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke and and that other purple colour distress inks.  Don't forget to wipe the ink off the embossed areas.  

Then I remembered this very cute star swirl stamp from the Winter Wonderland set.  I haven't used it for a while but it is just so pretty.  A tiny little wonder of a stamp for giving a beautiful accent, or in this case, a glorious explosion of detail.  I stamped it many times with Plumeria Colourbox chalk. 

The large swirl from Round in Circles.  Swoon.  Love this stamp!  It is so big and beautiful.  I decided to stamp it on black glossy card and emboss with white powder again.  Then I ripped the edges and applied black archival ink.  And now for the topper....

Whale Wishes is a recently released set, but that doesn't mean that that gorgeous whale hasn't stolen my heart.  I stamped, embossed with black powder and fussy cut.  I started colouring with Promarkers and then added some distress inks when I ran out of shades of green.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday set.  I have a lot of favourites in this set LOL.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed with green tinsel embossing powder.  Then I coloured with distress inks and matted it onto a scrap I had left over from the Milky Way background.  I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut the swirly stamp, also from the Whale Wishes set.  I tried it in the whale's blowhole but didn't like the way the sentiment hid it so I played around a bit.  Then I realised I needed another one.  Watch out!  The Kraken has grabbed the sentiment!!!   What fun.  

Thanks for dropping by.  I can't wait to see your favourite stamps.  You don't need to use Rubber Dance stamps to join the challenge, but we do love to see them.  You can link up you projects HERE.  

All the stamps used here are from Rubber Dance and there are many more in the Rubber Dance webshop.  
Remember, if your order is over $15 you can use the code GTFreeShip to get free worldwide shipping.  Hugz

Whale is joining the fun at
Mod Squad Challenge - The Heat Is On
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's Written in the Stars 
WOW! September Challenge - Resist Technique
Crop Stop Challenge Link Party 32 
Scrappelyst Utfordring for September - Striper 
Tuesday Throwdown 360 - Happy Birthday 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Turning Hope to Ho Ho Ho

Hello.  Welcome.  Frank was promised a real Santa hat if he would just pop up and remind all you lovely people that the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Tip Your Hat event ends tomorrow, midnight, one of those american time zone times.  Well, they have so many!!!!!

I stamped Carmen's Veranda Frankenstein and embossed with black powder.  Then I stamped the first two letters of Carmen's Veranda Zen Hope stamp 3 times and embossed with white powder.  I gave the background a watercolour wash using Festive Berries distress ink.  I cut Taylored Expressions die Party Hat from some snippets from the scraps box.  Ho Ho Ho indeed.  So stamp and leave the hat on and hop on over to the Portal and link up your hatty projects before midnight tomorrow.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Frank is joining the fun at
WOW! September Challenge - Resist Technique
Penny Black and More Challenge - Get Ready For Christmas
Papirplaneten Utfordring #21 - Jul i September
Dream In Darkness - Celebrate
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 350 
Mod Squad Challenge - The Heat Is On

Gorgonzola Art

Hello.  Welcome.  I missed joining the Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge last month due to incompetence, so I was waiting eagerly to see what the topic was this month.   They have chosen Shapes.  So I decided to start with circles. 

Here's the background I started with, chalk inks over a Stamplorations stencil, die cut with my Sizzix ATC die

I stamped the Unity sentiment with VersaMark and embossed with black powder.  Then I decided my ATC needed to look like a Swiss Cheese!!!!

I used a small Sizzix circle die to cut the centers out a number of circles.  Then I backed it with some scrunched up silver foil.  I am so using that idea again.  What yummy texture that is!

Then, in keeping with the time references in the sentiment, I added some vintage metal clock charms.  These are all from  I had 4 different clocks.  The two round ones fitted perfectly with my circle shape.  The cuckoo clock was too cute not to use and it's little dangles fitted perfectly into that semi circle cut at the bottom.  Then I added the wristwatch to balance it all up.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers September ATC Challenge - Shapes
Korthobby September Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 40 - Vintage 
Scrapy Land Challenge 73 
Country View Challenge September 2017 - Metal