Sunday, 26 February 2017

Oh Beautiful Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  I sent this card to Sara in Missouri as part of the Card Chain Challenge.  This is an international card exchange and the reveal of all the cards sent in February will be on the Card Chain Challenge blog on the 2nd of March.  Sara has received her card so now I can share it with you as well.  

This is Lost Coast Designs Happy Cat.  Ain't he beautiful??!!!   I stamped and fussy cut him.  The background is a piece of patterned paper that I cut into strips.  I inked the edges and mounted the strips on a red card base.  The friends is a sticker from my stash.  

If you would like to join the Card Chain Challlenge and send and received happy mail in March the sign up is open until 6th March HERE.  You can find all the FAQ's on the blog. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 396 - Cats
Penny Black and More Challenge - Use Your Favourite Stamp love that cat.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Animal Magic
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - F2217
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Two Can Play at This Game

Hello.  Welcome.  I always get caught out in February.  There you are, wobbling along gently, and bam!!  It's March!  So while the month of love is gasping it's last I thought I'd share a CAS card with a couple of love birds.  

I stamped High Hopes Toucan Twosome and coloured with distress inks and my water brush.  The hearts are a Rubber Dance stamp and the sentiment is from Kort og Godt and says Love is in the air.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 33 - Lovers
Hjerteboden Februar Utfordring - Kjærlighet 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge February 
Dare 2 B Artzy - All You Need is Love Challenge 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 


Friday, 24 February 2017

The Then and Now

Hello.  Welcome.  A tag for a vintage-style wedding.  

For the background I used a manilla tag and Unity stamps from Let Adventure with Pumice Stone and Tea Dye distress inks.  I stamped Unity George and Scarlett on bookpaper with archival ink and fussy cut.  They were fading into the background, and I was going to mount them on a piece of black card and fussy cut them again, but then it seemed if I just got definition around their heads........  I ripped the black card and added it to the tag.  I added the young lovers and then die cut some small hearts from the same book paper.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 33 - Lovers
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Vintage
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Februar - Hjerter 
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 45 - Hjerter
Hjerteboden Februar Utfordring - Kjærlighet 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Goat Racing

Hello.  Welcome.  Wanted to use this oh so cute High Hopes stamp to make a fun birthday card.  

I want a purple goat too!!  I decided to try the chalkboard technique for my background and tag.  I used a stamp from Unity SMAK 1/17 with white paint and the sentiment stamp is from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday, with white ink and white embossing powder.  The purple panel was coloured with brusho's and the aperture was cut using Sizzix Stitched Oval die. 

This is High Hopes Rosie's Ride.  I stamped and fussy cut and coloured with distress inks.  Yee haw!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
High Hopes Stamps Challenge - Birthday 
One Crazy Stamper February Challenge - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Transport It 
Scrappelyst Grublis for Februar - 3 pa Rad tutorial, medium, dies
Scrappiness Utfordring 2 - Lag Ditt Eget Mønsterpapir
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge February - AG

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Little Houses

Hello.  Welcome. 
I have a project over at the Rubber Dance blog today.  

Do drop over and leave me a little love.  

Have you seen the new web shop?  It's so pretty.  
Remember, you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship

Our layers challenge is running at the moment.  
You have until the end of the month to join the fun.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

It's a Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  A tag.  With love.  And coffee.  Hugz

I cut my tag using Sizzix double stitch oval die from kraft card.  All the stamps are Unity.  The girl from Dream of Being, the sentiment from SMAK 1/17 and the coffee cup from KOTM 2/17.  I added some tints of colour with Burnt Espresso distress ink.  The metal swirls are from and some brown bobbly wool to finish.  

Thanks for dropping my.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
More Than Words February Mini-Challenge - Love
Korthobby Utfordring - Alt Er Lov
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Allsorts Challenge Week 403 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday January 2017 the sentiment and little coffee cup are new 

Friday, 17 February 2017

That's More Like It

Hello.  Welcome.  I work very well to a deadline, usually right on it.  So a belated birthday card is definitely something to have in my stash.  

I went with the Repeat Impressions colours again.  Loving the blues and pinks.  Blue base card.  I stamped my panel with Repeat Impressions Tswana Pattern (thanks Patti J.) and Dare 2 B Artzy Midnight Blue ink and cut it with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped Crafty Individuals Party Puffin on pale purple patterned paper and fussy cut him.  Then I added the Stamplorations Oh Frap! die cut.  I cut it from blue card and used a thin black pen to outline the letters in a wonky sort of way and then mounted it on a piece of pink card and fussy cut a shadow.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - F1517
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Your Favourite Tool Big Shot, #1 favourite tool LOL
Time Out Challenge 77 the colours, the triangle house roofs and also those pink framed clouds inspired my sentiment
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
Stamplorations Cutplorations February Challenge blue and pink and lines and letters