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 I found.  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.  

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Joining the fun at
Korthobby August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
Stamping Sensations August Challenge -Anything Goes
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge-Blue

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 

Friday, 19 August 2016

And Then The Sun Came Out

Hello.  Welcome.  I made a cute summer scene using DRS Jumbo and the Gang and the beyond borders tutorial at MFP.  



I was colouring my image in traditional colours with sharpies.  Then suddenly the elephant is blue and the monkey went a little pink.  Maybe monkey has had too much sun!!  



I used a Impression Obsession Landscape die to cut my curve after trimming around my animals.  Then I added some stitch detail with my craft knife.  I used a distress ink wash and the sun is a Sizzix die.  

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Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge 33 - Beyond Borders Tutorial
Stamplorations August Challenge - Stamps and Markers 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Blue 
Scrapy Land Challenge 48 - Use an Image
Scrappelyst Utfordring for August - Sommer og Ferietid
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Fun 

We All Make Mistakes

Hello.  Welcome.  So MFP wanted us to play with glitter.  This is actually my first attempt and I'm sharing it cos it's far from perfect and some of you out there think you have to be perfect to share your stuff.  Well, let me say, we all make mistakes.  That's how we learn.   It's what you do with them that counts.  Some people throw them in the bin.  Personally, I'm too thrifty to bin things so they sit on my desk, daring me to make them shine.   So this evening I decided to try and rework this one.  The journey was rocky but the result was worth the effort.  And I also have a few experiences that I won't be repeating....


This is where I ended up.  Quite pleased with this



This is my glitter background.  Go on, you can say it's ugly if you like.  I was actually aiming for a beach scene and a dazzling sunset.  I know, you need time to stop laughing.  So I had an idea.......



I stamped MFP Tiger on vellum and embossed.  I cut him out and left a piece of vellum to the rhs to mute the gold glitter.  I coloured on the backside of my vellum with an orange sharpie.  Then I decided sticking vellum on to glitter might be a challenge so I used glossy accents.  DON'T DO THAT.  I had forgotten that when vellum gets wet it curls.  My tiger curled like a cigar wrapper!  A cigar wrapper covered in glossy accents!!  It was messy.  But we are doing a save so I stuck with it ROFL.  I stuck him down and smoothed him out.  It took a while...........   Then I had to clean the glossy accents off my fingers.  LOL.  But I'm calling this a save.

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Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge 33 - Glitter Background
Stamplorations August Challenge - Stamps and Markers 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Fun