Friday, 24 March 2017

Time to Count The Sheep

Hello.  Welcome.  

I am starring over at the Rubber Dance blog today with a piece of spring inspiration.  

Please hop over and check out my flying sheep.  




It's worth a look LOL.

Thanks for dropping by.  

If you are shopping for Rubber Dance stamps you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship.  

Hugz

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Three Ages of Cat

Hello.  Welcome.  Our cat was 19, going on twenty.  Never met such a wise old queen.  My man has had her since she was a tiny meow.  She has lived in this house longer than me.  She will be missed. 



I made three ATC's in black and white using Lost Coast's Happy Cat and Repeat Impressions Tswana Pattern for the background.  The cats were stamped and embossed, black on white, white on black and black on black, and fussy cut.







Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - M1517

Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes 
Allsorts Challenge Week 407 - Anything But A Card

Monday, 20 March 2017

Too Much Vacation

Hello.  Welcome.  I had an idea.  It looked good in my head.  I have been working on it for a few days now.  That's not as bad as it seems!  It wasn't like it was 24 7!!  And there are mitigating circumstances.  Queen Clean took a long weekend and Princess Simple just couldn't get her brain cell round it.  Then the masking team popped out for coffee and cake at a very vital moment.  It might have been OK if they had remembered the cake!!!   Ah well, CAS rejects litter the desk.  Might make a very interesting edition of WoYWW....



CASology wanted Foliage and I had this Sin City Circles Trail stamp on my desk and I thought 'If I stand that up and stamp it in green it will look like a topary tree'.  Are you with me??   Then I wanted to get punny so I stamped my 'tree' 5 times so it could look like a maze?!!? and added a sentiment from Unity.  I stamped the sentiment on hammered card and then drew the sign around it, fussy cut and popped it up on foam dots.  Gosh, are you sure there's no cake??

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 240 - Foliage
Mod Squad Challenge - Pop It Out
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A Bit O' Green
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green

Sunday, 19 March 2017

And a Lovely Picnic

Hello.  Welcome.  Enjoying a cup of coffee, and I bet she has some snacks in that bag as well.......



I stamped the girl from Unity's A Summer Story with black Archival ink on white card.  I used a black watercolour pencil and a water brush to add some floor and fussy cut the top of the image.  I cut the top edge of the panel and the bottom edge of a piece of black stripey paper with one of Stamplorations Snowy Hills dies.  I mounted the two pieces on a white base card.  Done.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 29 - Essen und/oder Trinken
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Scrappegarasjen Utfordring 32 - Monokromatisk 
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - M1517 
Deep Ocean Challenge 150 - Dots and/or Stripes
Stamplorations Cutplorations March Challenge 


 

Everything You Need

Hello.  Welcome.  Been meaning to join the De-Egel challenge of food and drink.  Thought I'd missed it but it seems the linky still has an hour or so to run so I made a tag inspired by Andreea's card.  



I went green, cos that seems to be the colour of the month.  The tags were cut using Stamplorations Luggage Tag dies.  The large one is yellow card, generously smeared with Mowed Lawn distress ink.  The smaller one was cut using the medium and small dies from paper I had coloured with green and blue Brusho's, then smeared with Cracked Pistachio.  The coffee cup and sentiment are from Unity A Summer Story kit.  I stamped and fussy cut the cup and coloured with red Promarker and Cracked Pistachio.  I stamped the sentiment using Iced Spruce and then repeatedly stamped it with Cracked Pistachio all over the tag.  The tone on tone gives a nice texture effect.  Green bobbly wool and I'm off to see a hedgehog in Holland LOL.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel Challenge 29 - Essen und/oder Trinken
Caseing the DT Link Up Party 11
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge - Lots of Layers
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Cut It Up Challenge 117 - Think Green
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Green


 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Somewhere Someone Is Sleeping

Hello.  Welcome.  A couple of weekends ago I joined the Sin City Stamps Fan Group on fb and was lucky to win a couple of stamps.  They arrived today and Mr Mojo said 'we can do something with those'. In fact, Mr Mojo had 5 ideas for these two small rubber stamps.  His first idea crashed and burned, but this one worked quite well......



The two Sin City stamps I won were Circles Trail and Small Distressed Arrow Symbol.



Maybe it's lucky I'm a simple girl, but these look full of potential to me.  Obviously I have used the circles stamp LOL.  



Everyone seems obsessed with perfect stamping, but sometimes the imperfections can make it more interesting.  I lightly inked the stamp with black Archival ink.  Because this is a solid stamp lightly inking allows the texture of the ink pad to show in the stamped image.  I also used hammered card so in some places the texture of the card shows through the stamped image.  I repeatedly stamped to cover the card and then used a white gel pen to draw random lines.  I cut the panel with the large and medium Stamplorations Double Crazy Stitched rectangle dies, inking all the cut edges and then mounting on a black base card.  Then I die cut the words using Stamplorations word dies.  Pleased with this.  Stay tuned for more fun with these two little rubber beauties.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Kort O Mania Utfordring 171 - Monokromatisk
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stamplorations - Anything Goes Challenge



Monday, 13 March 2017

Rubber Dance Blog Hop


Hello.  Welcome.  The Rubber Dance design team are having a blog hop to celebrate a bright and colourful new Rubber Dance webshop and also the latest stamp release.  There are prizes!!  All you need to do is hop along and leave a little love on each of the blog posts.  If you have just dropped in then hop over to the Rubber Dance blog for details and the complete hop list.  



I've made a card using some of my favourite Rubber Dance stamps.  For the background I used a stamp from Round In Circles with midnight blue ink and the feather from Birdies with Evergreen Bough distress ink.  I stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I die cut a pennant from vellum and embossed it with Sizzix Cirque embossing folder and added the fussy cut Giraffe.

The hop continues over at Kymona's blog.  If you get lost you can find the complete hop list on the Rubber Dance blog.   Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win some Rubber Dance stamps.  Good luck.  Hugz

Giraffe is joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off the Edge
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 155 - Lag Barnekort

Saturday, 11 March 2017

What's Up

Hello.  Welcome.  Another creation using the Mojo Monday sketch and Lost Coast Portal to Creativity want black and white so......



I stamped Lost Coast's Pawprints Border on a black base card and embossed with white powder.  I did some faux stitches around the card edge with a white pen.  I die cut a circle of white card and added some black faux stitches.  I stamped Lost Coast's Floppy Ear Cat and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Short Stacks set.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mojo Monday 487 Contest
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 34 - Black and White
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 169 - Off The Edge
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature 

Go, Go, Santa Go

Hello.  Welcome.  Great sketch over at Mojo Monday and Power Poppy want green so.....


I used the small snowflake stamp from Power Poppy Action Santa set to stamp the background.   The santa on a scooter and sentiment are from the same set.  I coloured with green distress inks and my water brush and fussy cut the rhs of the image.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mojo Monday 487 Contest
Power and Spark Challenge - Let's Go Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CHNC Challenge 324 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Song Inspiration Song :- Santa Claus is coming to town.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Challenging Fun

Hello.  Welcome.  I am a member of a fb group that is for tags and ATC's.  This month Jorunn wants CAS but with a few extra items.  She wants us to include newspaper or old book paper, stencil and paste, 2 colours, but you can also use black and washi tape!  Oh, and some drops of mist/ink/paint.  Are you serious??  On a tag or ATC and keep it CAS??!!  Well, I do like a challenge so how about this.......



By golly, I think I've cracked it!  Quite pleased with this and it was so much fun.  Thanks Jorunn.   I used yellow and white with black.  



So, I stuck a piece of black/clear stripey washi tape on a piece of bright yellow card and cut my tag using Stamplorations large Luggage Tag die, making sure the tape was off the edge (but that's for a whole other challenge LOL).  Then I used a polka dot stencil and yellow Dreamweavers texture paste along the base of the tag.  I dripped some drops of yellow dylusions spray and dilute white acrylic paint, the yellow drops are those greasy looking spots.  They are much more distinct in the real LOL.  



I stamped and embossed the lamb from Rubber Dance Textured Spring on old book paper and fussy cut him.  I added him to the edge of the tag and then decided it needed a sentiment.  I wanted to keep it small so I stamped the surprise inside sentiment from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday set onto shrink plastic and skrunk it.  A bit of black wool and it's done.  I might have to try this again.  It was fun. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Addicted to CAS Challenge 106 - Doodle
Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - M817 texture, bright colours, off the edge
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 150 - Dots and/or Stripes 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge 
Stamplorations March Mixed Media Challenge 





Thursday, 9 March 2017

Wooly Wooly Wowness

Hello.  Welcome.  
It's stamp release day over at Rubber Dance Stamps today!!  I got to play with the new Textured Spring set....




I cut my ATC base, slightly rearranged the cute sheep and gave him some flower stalk legs.   That sweet tiny flower group is also in the Textured Spring set, and the sentiment is from Something Wonderful.  I gave my background a watercolour wash with Mowed Lawn distress ink.

Bibi is offering a fabulous 15% off these new sets until March 12th so hop over to the blog and check out the other amazing stamps and inspiration from the team.  If you are shopping for stamps in the Rubber Dance shop you can get free shipping with my code GTfreeship.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sheep is joining the fun at
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge March 
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Green
Noor Design March Challenge - Spring 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 106 - Doodle 
Mod Squad Challenge - Song Inspiration I'm going with Mary Had A Little Lamb, which according to the internet does have a musical score in keys of your choice LOL.

Snow Nice of You To Drop By

Hello.  Welcome.  
There are some new stamps being released at Rubber Dance Stamps today and they are just Wow!!  I got to play with the new Textured Spring set....





I've used the 'no-line' stamping technique with the gorgeous snowdrop and Mowed Lawn distress ink.   The sentiment is from Beautiful Words.


I stamped the small daisy flowers tone on tone on the back tag.  There are so many lovely and detailed stamps in this set.


Bibi is offering a fabulous 15% off these new sets until March 12th so do hop over to the blog and check out the other amazing stamps and inspiration from the team.  If you want to shop for other stamps in the Rubber Dance shop you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge March 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Springtime 
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Green 
Country View Challenge March 2017 - Inspired by Tim Holtz the only ink used on this card was Mowed Lawn distress.  
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Stamp Brand I have a few, don't we all!!  But I am going with Rubber Dance stamps.  Detailed red rubber that stamps beautifully with a wide range of unusual and unique designs. 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A Wise Giraffe Once Said.....

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I have some bright and cheery ATC's over at the Rubber Dance blog.  Do hop over and leave me a little love.  Here's a little peek.


The current Rubber Dance challenge runs until the 14th of March.  Hope you are inspired to enter for a chance to win some lovely Rubber Dance stamps.

  
Don't forget if you would like to buy Rubber Dance stamps you can get free shipping with my code GTfreeship

Friday, 3 March 2017

Crunch Time

Hello.  Welcome.  This week Casology have the cue word Crunch and this sprang to mind......


I stamped Lost Coast's Happy Cat with black archival.  Then I doodled.  Probably self explanatory, but just incase..... I coloured a bit of twine with distress inks and set it in the cat's mouth.  It's supposed to look like the end of a mouse's tail but he looks a bit like he might have a smoking habit LOL. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASology Week 238 - Crunch
Dream in Darkness March Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Based on a Book I'm going with Tom and Jerry LOL
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 396 - Cats
Naughty or Nice Challenge 37 - Feature a Creature two creatures, but one of 'em is going fast!!!  I'll leave you to decide if it's naughty or nice.  I suppose it depends on how you feel about mice.  Hugz

Man Cave Widow

Hello.  Welcome.  Tonight I have taken advantage of the fact that my man is down in the man cave making music with his buddies.  TV off - check.  Coffee - check.  Chocolate - check.  Crafting - check.   It's like being on holi-bobs LOL.  



I've made a CAS baby tag.  I cut the tag using Stamplorations Large Luggage Tag die and the heart with the sentiment is part of Fuzzy Lemon New Baby Panel die.  




I stamped the tag with Fiskars Baby stamp and embossed with baby blue embossing powder.  The teddy is a Stamplorations stamp, embossed and fussy cut and coloured with promarkers.  



Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Tag You're It
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Die Cuts 
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge March
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Spring Flights

Hello.  Welcome.  March is here and spring is rising.  Pretty flowers starting to show in the garden and small birds make rowdy quarrelsome flights from bush to bush.  Over at the Rubber Dance blog we have a new colour challenge looking for creations with magenta, yellow and turquoise.  Here's the card I made to offer a little inspiration.....


I've used Rubber Dance stamps Butterfly Girl #2, Textured Flowers and a sentiment from Happy Dancing.  The hexagons were cut using a Sizzix Mixed Media die and the stitched panel is a Stamplorations die.  I've coloured Butterfly girl and the flowers with distress inks.  Do hop over and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team. 



You don't need to use Rubber Dance stamps to join the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them, and if you win and you have used Rubber Dance stamps on your creation Bibi will double the prize :-)  The Rubber Dance web shop has had a facelift and is looking all bright and fresh for spring.  If you want to order don't forget to use my code GTfreeship to get free worldwide shipping on any order.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Scrappelyst Grublis for Februar - 3 på Rad Blomster, stempel, dies
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Springtime
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge 
Double D Challenge - Think Spring
Country View Challenge March 2017 - Inspired by Tim Holtz  mixed media die/distress ink