Friday 25 January 2019

Something Old, Something New

Good morning and happy Friday, welcome to the weekend!
I'm back with my second project for the Rubber Dance colour/theme challenge, and this time I've gone for the theme, which is Something New.

 My something new is Yupo paper, I know it's been around for ages, but I've never actually used it.

 I started by using 3 colours on a felt pad and really like how it looks.

 Then I dropped lots of different colours onto another sheet - I'm really liking this now. The biggest difference that I could see to glossy card is that the inks take much longer to dry, and that if you give it a blast with a heat gun the paper can warp.

 Then I stamped away using different colour of Stazon. I cut some black card with a Memory Box strip die to give them a postage stamp look. This took AGES, but I do like how they look.

 Then I stamped and ribbled some kraft card as a background for my 'postcards'
And we're all done. I've added them to the background with push pins. 
Don't forget there's still time for you to join in with the challenge over at the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge  I hope to see you over there.
Stamps Used
Kiwi Postoid

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, which is 'alcohol - inks or drinks'
Have a very happy weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Over The Hill

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I'm really pleased to be sharing the second card that I made for the Country View Crafts Landscape/Cityscape challenge 'cos these sheep just make me laugh AND it's a guy card in the box!
Happy little sausages aren't they! 
Now not everyone would appreciate being told that they are over the hill, but I hope that my recipient isn't such a sensitive soul lol.
I started by die cutting some hills and clouds and attaching them to my base card.
Just look at these faces lol.

I stamped and cut out my sheep and gave them some party hats.
And we're all done! I may add a 'happy birthday' sentiment just to soften the blow.
There's still time for you to join in with our challenge, so please get busy with the landscape/cityscapes.
I'm entering my happy sheep into the Allsorts Make it Masculine, and the Craft Stamper TIMI Anything Goes January challenge. 
Have a lovely day, and thanks very much for looking x

Sunday 20 January 2019

Whale Wishes

Good morning and happy Sunday. I'm sorry that I've been a little quiet here lately, but I been suffering with the Man Flu ( I know, it really does exist lol) But I'm over the worst now, and I'm even managing to stay awake for hours on end! As always Rubber Dance are running a colour/theme challenge for January, and here's what I've made.

And here's the inspiration photo.
I decided to go with the colour theme, so started by making a couple of gelli print backgrounds using these colours.

Before I pulled my print I stamped my plate with the Music stamp. This removed the paint, but the only problem is that when you print it reverses any text, but that doesn't bother me as this is just for the background.

I used my second sheet to stamp the whales from Whale Wishes and to die cut the seaweed.
There's still time to join in with our challenge, so please pop across to the Stamping Lounge  and join us.
Have a very happy weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Happy New Year

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and Happy New Year! I hope that you've all had a fabulous Christmas and New Years Eve and that your heads aren't hurting toooo much this morning. I've had a lovely time except for a cold that turned up on Christmas Eve, and that's enjoyed itself so much that it doesn't want to leave! 
It's time for a new challenge over at Country View Crafts and we've gone right in with a real challenge this time (for me at least) it's Landscape/Cityscape.

I love landscape cards, but only those that other people have made lol. I started by making a background with a Clarity stencil and some Distress Inks. 

Then I added another stencil and some more inks on the hills and to make some lights in the trees.

And finally another stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste to make the fireworks.

 I thought that these Hobby Art hare stamps would fit in nicely with the background - I really like the way you can have them facing each other.
And to finish I die cut some numbers. So there we are, Happy 2019!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our challenges last year, and I hope you'll do the same this year.
Have a very happy day, and thanks for looking x