Monday, 18 October 2021

Bite Me!

 Good morning and a very happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend. So it's day 18 of the 31 Days of Halloween over at the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity, and I'm back over there with some more fun and spooky creations.

Evil Eye has a bit of an attitude problem!

Whereas the Dancing Skeletons are much more cheerful!

I'll soon be able to show you what I'm doing with all of these panels, but not just yet!

Today's stamps are

Lost Coast

Dancing Skeletons

Evil Eye

Old Typewriter Alpha 

Spray Webbing

Drips   and 

Carmen's Veranda

Witches Go Riding

For more Halloween inspiration don't forget to visit the Portal as there's a new post there every day throughout October.

Thanks very much for looking, and may the spook be with you! x

Friday, 15 October 2021

They Did The Mash

Good morning and a very happy Friday! Wow we are half way through October already, it will soon be Christmas. But.... before Christmas, comes Halloween!

My favourite ever Halloween song is "Monster Mash" by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and this is my Katzelkraft tag book page homage to it for Ink Art Designs.

I started by inking some tags in Halloween colours, then just stamped and cut out my crazy characters. The lyrics to the song were printed on the computer.

These stamps are such fun! I've used The Humanoids, The Bandelettes, and Sherlock. Dot has a fabulous range of Katzelkraft stamps here in the store.
I hope you like them, and that you join in with our challenge.
Thanks so much for looking, and have a very happy and spooky day! xx

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Still Waiting For Mr Right

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. Well we're zooming through our 31 Days of Halloween challenge over at Lost Coast Designs, and I'm back today with my third set of panels.

This was one of my very first Lost Coast stamps. It's actually the Early Stitch 'n' Bitch, but with the help of a post-it note and a black pen, it's now 'Witch'

I don't know why these ladies are hanging around waiting for him, but you have to admire their commitment!

It seems to be all about the old ladies today, maybe it's because it's my birthday! 

Today I've used

Lost Coast

Early Stitch 'n' Bitch

Waiting For Mr. Right

Dancing Skeletons  and

Carmen's Veranda

Cracked Mirror

Have you joined in with our fun challenge yet - if not please do!

Have a very happy (& spooky) day, and thanks so much for looking x

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Los Tres Caballeros

 Good morning and a very happy Thursday. Today I'm back with my second pieces for the Lost Coast Designs 31 Days of Halloween challenge.

You can't beat a good head swap can you, though I'm not sure that the guy in the middle is convinced!

Ok, so equal with a head swap is a shaky shaky shaker!

This time I've used

Lost Coast

Skull Flourish (again) but why wouldn't you?

Skeleton and Roses

Tres Cabelleros     and

Carmen's Veranda

Skulls & Bones Background

I hope you're enjoying the inspiration over on the portal. Remember there will be new posts every day throughout October.

Take care and have a spooky day! x

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

A Mini Book For Ink Art Designs

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. Last month I took part in a Marjie Kemper online course. It was for an hour a day for 5-days, and we made a very colourful mini album. I've taken Marjie's online classes before and absolutely loved them, and this one was no exception.

All of the stamps used are by Stampotique, and Dot has a wonderful selection of these here in the store. 

This is a very photo-heavy post, so I'll keep the words to a minimum. There's also a flip through video at the end - I apologise in advance as I'm no film-maker lol.

This is the front cover.

The pages get smaller as you go into it.

These are the smallest ones

Then they start to get bigger again.

The smaller stamps are some of my favourites, and I love how they fill the small pages.

This happy couple is my favourite favourite.
And the back cover.

And here is the walkthrough video.

This was such fun to make (though it took me waaaaaay more than an hour a day, but that's 'cos I was enjoying myself far too much to walk away)

Have a very happy day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Sunday, 3 October 2021

I See Dead People....

 Good morning and a very happy Sunday! Today I'm over at the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity with my first piece for our 31 Days of Halloween challenge. 

I have a bit of a theme running through this year, as all of my pieces are just under 5x5 inches square.

He's such a cutie isn't he lol.

These are the stamps that I've used. 

Lost Coast

Cheshire Cat

Skull Flourish

I've also used the Old Typewriter Alphabet but for some reason, I've forgotten to put this on my photo (or did I, bwahahahahaha!)

Carmen's Veranda

Ouiji Board

Smell Cake

I'll be back in a few days with my second piece, but in the meantime please pop across to the portal and see all the inspiration that my teamies are creating, and then join in yourself!

Have a very happy (and spooky) day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Friday, 1 October 2021

Autumnal Colours/Halloween For Country View Crafts

 Good morning and a very happy Friday. Now I'm not saying that this year is galloping by, but it's October already!!! A few more weeks and I'll be doing my Christmas countdown! We are launching a new challenge today over at Country View Crafts, and it's Autumnal Colours/Halloween. Here's my first piece.

I wanted to spell out Autumn, but my dies are too big to get all the letters on. I could have put 'Fall' but Autumn is Autumn to me, and fall is just something that I do, usually over my own feet!

I thought I was going to make a journal page so I stencilled a background. This is when I realised that my dies wouldn't fit, but I cut out my word anyway.

Then I stamped the letters with a text stamp to add a bit of interest, and then triple embossed them.

Next I cut a skinny card with a die set, and cut my word again from a piece of Craft Consortium card.

I don't know if you remember my journal page from last month, but I cut a LOT of leaves, and loads were left over so as if by magic we have leaves under the leaf.

I hope you like my card, and that you join in with the challenge. Please show us your Autumn colours.

Have a very happy day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Thursday, 30 September 2021

You Gotta Larf!

 Good morning and a very happy Thursday. Today I'm over at the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity with my Twist & Pop card for our Sentiments In Focus challenge.

Yep, there's plenty of words there, and there's even more when you open it up!

No, I've not counted, but there's definitely more than 5!

I started by making my base twist & pop card.

Then I stamped my funny sentiments.

Some were nice and easy 'cos they fitted onto the card just as they were....

But of course, most had to be stamped, then cut up and made to fit.

It does actually stand up by itself, so it's great as a card in its own right, or you could also use as a topper. I'm obviously not a member of the Ass family as neither Fat or Short are mentioned.

These are the stamps that I've used, and they are all Carmen's Veranda clear stamps. You really need to go across and read them all, they are great for a giggle.

I hope you've joined in with our challenge, if not, you've still got a few hours left to enter, unless you're reading this tomorrow in which case you're too late!

Have a very happy day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Say Cheese

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. I'm back home today (well late last night actually) from a very happy few days in Blackpool celebrating my husband's, daughter's and her partner's birthdays which all fall within a few days of each other.

 I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with a Katzelkraft card that I've made for her as she is a great meerkat fan.

Now everyone in the UK loves meerkats, it's the law! I used to be team Aleksandr, but my heart now  belongs to Sergei (even though he does have flees!) Because of this, it was a no brainer that these stamps would have to come and live with me

I started by making a background for my card by using a set of the Katzelkraft sentiments.

Then I cut out some squares, stamped my Meerkats, and coloured it all in.

I wanted them to look like they were Polaroid photos, so I backed them onto bigger pieces of card and stamped the sentiments.
The hardest part was sticking down my Kats without covering them up 'cos they're far too cute!

These are the fab stamp sets that I've used, and of course, they can be found here in Dot's store.
I hope you like my card, it certainly was fun to make.
Have a very happy day whatever you're doing, and thanks so much for looking x