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Thursday, 8 April 2021

It's All In The Cards

 Good morning and a very happy Thursday. Today I'm over on the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity with my piece for our fun Numbers challenge. 



I started with three huge cards from my deck, these are about 8 inches tall.


For my numbers, I used a couple of Lost Coast borders, Bingo, and Numbers and just cut them out and layered them.

Now it's time for the gnomes! This is the Ace of gnomes, Book Gnome, and I've teamed him with the Carmen's Veranda sentiment Power Of Coffee.


Next, it's the two of gnomes, Sunglasses Gnome which I've put together with Full Ass.


And finally the three of gnomes with Three Gnomes and The Ass Family


These are the stamps that I used,

Bingo

Numbers

Book Gnome

Sunglasses Gnome

3 Gnomes

Power of Coffee

Ass Family



These were great fun to make, I hope you like them and that you join in with our challenge.

Take care and have a very happy day x

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Get Your Happy On

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. I hope this week is being kind to you whatever you are doing. Today I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with a Katzelkraft birthday card that I've made for my son's birthday. It's not until next month but as he wouldn't dream of looking at my blog, and he won't be my Facebook friend there's no chance of him seeing it lol.

This is the front.

And this is the inside.


I started by making my base card. The papers are by Craft Consortium and I thought that they went really well with the jungle stamps.

His favourite colour has always been green, I hope that's still the case lol.
Then I stamped and coloured my Katzelkraft stamps. This was fun, but the best bit was that I didn't have to fussy cut them as they are going onto the card in panels. 

These are the stamps that I've used, and can be found here in Dot's store. 
I hope you like it, and that you join in with our challenge. Just remember to use stamps from any of the ranges that Dot sell.
Thanks so much for looking and have a very happy day x







Saturday, 3 April 2021

The Birds And The Bees

 Good morning and a very happy Saturday, welcome to the weekend!. For my second Birds and the Bees piece for Country View Crafts I made an 80th birthday card for my Mum's birthday last month. We thought that she would be the only one not to have a lockdown birthday as she just managed to scrape in her celebrations in 2020 - who would have thought that lockdown would still be here in 2021!

This card was made using a Paul Ford tutorial, for which I am eternally grateful 'cos I had no idea what I was going to make until I saw it.


Aren't these Stamperia papers beautiful! I have a few pads that I got to make an album, so I can just about spare a few sheets lol.

I had to do quite a bit of cutting to get everything in the right place, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

This is the front.

And the inside.


And the inside opened out.


I do love the colours on this pad, it's made me want to make the album now. 

Please join in with our challenge and show us your birds and/or bees.

Take care and have a crafty weekend x



Thursday, 1 April 2021

The Birds And The Bees For Country View Crafts

 Good morning and a very happy Thursday. A new month is always time for a new challenge at Country View Crafts, and this time it's been chosen by yours truly. As we are now into Spring, I've gone with "The Birds and the Bees"

I'm ashamed to say that these stamps have never been inked, so now seemed a very good time to remedy that. They really do stamp beautifully.

They were coloured with Distress Markers, something that I don't use as often as I should. These yellow and orange tones were perfect for this piece.
 I also added some hexagons cut from a Tim Holtz Thinlits set from some Tell The Bees paper.
Finally, I just cut the centre from the card with an octagon die, and layered it up.
I hope you join in with our fun challenge, just feature birds and/or bees as the main focus of your piece.
Take care, and thanks so much for looking x

Monday, 29 March 2021

I Caught A Wish

 Good morning and a very happy Monday. Today I'm over on the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground  with my second project for this month. This time I'm using some lovely Just A Girl And Her Imagination stamps by Tracy Easson.


I started by creating my background on a canvas board, using expensive and specialist equipment (kitchen sponges) and acrylic paints.

Then I stamped my mouse on calico and cut her out and dressed her.


Then, using rather a lot of Mod Podge I added her to the board. I must admit the whiskers didn't make it, so I added them in with a black fine liner.

These are the stamps that I used, and can be found here in Dot's store, and they are discounted at the moment - just saying!

Take care and have a very happy day x


Wednesday, 24 March 2021

In The Jungle...

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. Today I'm back over on the Lost Coast Designs Portal To Creativity with my second "Where Did You Get That Hat" piece.

This time I've made an album to store the postcard that I made for my first piece.


It's a very simple album, the covers are 6.5 by 4.5 inches so perfect for postcards.

These are my singing animals, they are all from the Safari Party Set


I think they look very happy singing around the microphone, after me now "Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh" you've got that! you're very welcome!


I've added the postcard I made earlier in the month. 

There's still time for you to join in with our challenge for the chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.

Have a very happy day, and thanks so much for looking x




Monday, 15 March 2021

Why So Serious?

 Good morning and a very happy Monday. Today it's time for a fun new challenge over on the Lost Coast Designs Portal To Creativity, and this time it's "Where Did You Get That Hat" Here's my first piece.

He doesn't look scary at all now does he with his party hat on!

These are the stamps that I've used, its

Evil Eye 

Party Hats 2 and a 

Carmen's Veranda clear sentiment

I hope you join in with our fun challenge, and have a very happy week and I'll see you later in the month with my second piece x






Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Make The Impossible Possible

Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. I'm really pleased to be sharing my second piece for the Country View Crafts 'Sihouettes' challenge as this was such a fun piece to make.



There's nothing fancy about this at all, it's exactly what it says on the tin, but I like it.
I started by cutting my giant tags in black, red, and white. First of all, I had to find out where the stencil could go where the die would cut the least, then I used the Tim Holtz Falling Hearts main die to cut the white tag.
Next, I stencilled the Banksy girl in black gesso, and finally added the Dina sentiment, Simples! The balloon heart is also from the Falling Hearts set. 
I hope that you like it, and that you join in with the challenge, as it really is a fun one.
Take care, have a great week, and thanks for looking xx