Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Make a Card for Rubber Dance

Good morning and happy Tuesday. As always Rubber Dance is hosting a monthly colour/ theme challenge over at the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge, and the theme is to create a greetings card. Here are mine.

I've used
Friends Fur-ever and
Four Seasons

Here are our gorgeous colours for this month.
To join in, just hop across to the Lounge and link up your entry. If you need more rubber (and who doesn't) just quote SDFreeShip for free worldwide P&P on any order of 15 Euro's and above.
Have a fabulous week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Bobbing and Weaving

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday. I've been having another play for the PaperArtsy 'Box of Eggs' challenge, and this is what I've made.

I started by making a couple of gelli plate backgrounds with Frescos and some Ellen Vargo stamps. I did photograph this but it's just a blury mess.

 Then I cut the yellow one into strips and stamped with one of my favourite Lynne Perrella stamp sets.

I wove them into the blue sheet that I'd randomly stamped with some text from another LP set.

To finish it off I added some stitching in places, some more Lynne Perrella stamps, and some Seth die cuts.
I really enjoyed making this as I like a bit of paper weaving every now and again.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

Monday, 8 October 2018

I'm Adorable...

Good afternoon and happy Monday. After a very lovely Summer, we're definitely into Autumn now, and with this in mind I've made a tag for this month's Rubber Dance colour/theme challenge.

 I started by making a gelli print with DecoArt Premium acrylics in the challenge colours of red, orange, and violet. I hadn't cut into the I Love Leaves plate, so I stamped it directly onto the painted gelli plate to remove some of the paint. I LOVE this print!.
 Next I brayered another sheet of A4 with the same colours, and stamped the full sheet again. I embossed 1half in black, and the other in white.

 I cut a huge tag out of the gelli print background, and added some further stamping, with Round In Circles, Grungy Swirls, and Vintage Script.

I'm so happy with it at this stage it seemed a shame to cover it up, but you can't keep a good cat down so...
I stamped Curious Cat onto an old scrap of card as the colours seemed just right for my project.
So after a little bit of cutting out, there we are. The sentiment is from Friends Fur-ever, and I thought it was just right.
I'm also entering my very curious cat into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Tag It, and the Craft Stamper TIMI anything goes for October challenge. 
Have a very happy day, and thanks so much for looking xx

Friday, 5 October 2018

Queen Of The Garden

Good morning and happy Friday. This is the second piece that I've made for the Country View Crafts 'Plantastic' challenge, and this time I've gone all Autumnal and made a card.

 I started with a piece of black card and dry embossed it with a Sheena stencil. Then I went over it with Treasure Gold in silver and copper. The words are from a PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stencil that I've gone through with Grunge Paste.

The leaves are from a Sheena Perfect Partners set. They've been painted and gilded too.
The PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stamp is from ESC04 and it has loads of beautiful images and words.
And I have a finished card, 'cos you can never have too many cards.
I hope that you like it, and that you join in with our challenge. I'm linking this to the Craft Stamper TIMI October challenge.  Have a happy week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018


Good afternoon and happy Wednesday. PaperArtsy have a fun new challenge, A Box of Eggs, which is a colour challenge. Here's my tag.

 I started with these new colours and brayered them onto a piece of A4 Smoothy card.

Then I cut a tag shape with my Tim Holtz die. I did lots of stencilling with PA stencils, which doesn't show up too well here.

Then I used the lovely flower from Hot Picks 1602, and added a sticker to finish.

You can see the stencilling a little better here.
I'm also entering my tag into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Tag It challenge. 
Have a happy week, and thanks very much for looking x

Monday, 1 October 2018

Get Yer Carrots Here!

Good morning, happy Monday, and welcome to October. This used to be my favourite month as my birthday is in October, but now it's time to gloss over that bit, I'm quite old enough thank you! There a new challenge over a Country View Crafts chosen by the lovely Rachel, and it's Plantastic! Here's what I've made.

I must admit this was quite a challenge for me, 'cos if I don't have a stamp for it then I can't do it BUT I knew that somewhere...

 I started by distressing a piece of corrugated card to within an inch of its life, and painted it blue. Then I pushed some DecoArt Modeling Paste through a PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stencil. At this point it was all neat and tidy, but where's the fun in that, so I rusted it up a little with Quinacridone Gold - much better!

The seed packets have been cut with a Sheena die, and the stamps are from an old TPC set than I've had for years but have never inked up.

And we're all done! I've taken a bit of vegetation from out of the garden, but nobody needs to know about that!
Once I got going this was a really fun challenge, so I hope that you join in too. 
Have a very happy October, and thanks for looking x

Sunday, 30 September 2018

A Close Shave

Good afternoon and happy Sunday. PaperArtsy have a fun challenge (well they do for the next couple of hours or so  - nothing like being last minute) of reinkers. This is what I've made.

I decided to use shaving foam with my reinkers. I've only ever done this once, about 10 years ago, but after much searching, I found the foam.

 I used far too much foam and the container was too big, but nobody died. The re-inkers are Distress Ink, so very bright.

 This smells so good!

 Once I'd scraped the foam off and trimmed them down a bit they started to look a lot better.

 I die cut one of each colour with a roladex die.

Then added lots of stencilling with Scrapcosy stencils, and stamping with a Tracy Scott set.

I then stamped and painted the images with Fresco paints, cut them out, and we're all done!
I'd better head off and link this into the challenge, pretty quickly, so thanks very much for looking, and enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Monday, 24 September 2018

Oh Those Ruby Slippers

Good afternoon and happy Monday. It's my turn to share my 'Follow The Yellow Brick Road' piece for Lost Coast Designs

I always think that these monkeys are far scarier the the wicked witch. If you pop on over to the Portal there are more photographs of how this was made.
I've used the Carmen's Veranda 'Flying Monkeys' stamp for this,  and the sentiment was typed on my computer.
This is a sad post for me, as it's my last one for Lost Coast Designs. I've had a fabulous 18 months on the team, so a big thank you to Linda for having me.
There's still time for you to join in with our challenge, so I hope to see you over at the Portal. Have a happy week, and thanks very much for looking x