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

Monday 8 March 2021

Not My Circus....

 Good morning and a very happy Monday, I hope you have enjoyed your weekend! Today I'm over at the Lost Coast Designs Portal To Creativity with my trio of Rolodex cards for our Mini Me challenge.

There's just something about these stamps that make me smile!

I started by cutting the backgrounds for my Rolodex, and then stamping with Distress Oxides. The bottom one reminds me of one of my favourite Basic Grey papers, so I was well pleased!

Then I stamped and coloured my wonderful monkeys.

We have Flying Monkey on a Chickenwire background.

Three Monkeys on the Bubbles Border, and

The very handsome Matador Monkey on the Old Typewriter Alphabet.

These are the backgrounds

Large Chickenwire

Bubbles Border

Old Typewriter Alphabet

And here are the images and sentiments

Three Monkeys

 and from Carmen's Veranda

Flying Monkey

Matador Monkey and

Clear words and phrases

I hope you like them, and that you join in with our fun challenge. Just remember that it's a mini challenge, ATC's shrink plastic etc, and real stamping must be used.

Take care, and thanks so much for looking x

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Get Your Happy On!

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday! We've been enjoying some lovely Spring weather here in the UK, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there is a steady hum of not bees, but power tools! It seems like everyone around us is cleaning their drive with a jet wash!

#Edit - I wrote this on Sunday - since then we've had continuous fog, that'll teach me to brag about the UK weather!!!

Anyhoo, today I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with my trio of Rolodex cards. I'm really enjoying these at the moment. I don't have a big family, so don't need endless cards, so I just used to make 'stuff' Then, at the end of the year, I would have to throw all this 'stuff' away 'cos I was drowning in it! These cards are big enough to be interesting, yet you can store hundreds in a teeny tiny space. Winner winner chicken dinner!

Can you see the shadow on the doe (a deer, a female deer)? I actually took this photograph outside!!! I think it's the first time this year we've had enough sunshine - I live in the North of England, it's a real thing!
#there I go again about the weather - you can't even see outside now 'cos of the FOG!!!

I really went back to basics for these, the old Distress Inks and blending tool!
Then I added some stamping with my Katzelkraft stamps and Distress Oxides.
The images have been coloured with watered down distress markers and the odd dash of Glossy Accents.

This rabbit was why I had to have this set, isn't he handsome!
I love this deer, but oh my word, cutting out those antlers! These have been triple embossed so they are nice and sturdy. Nobody wants a floppy antler!

These are my stamps, the sentiments are great fun! Dot has a huge range here in the store, the only problem is, I want them all!

So, it's time for you now to join in with us. Just use any stamps from ranges that Dot sells and you could win the stamp of your choice from the store.

Thanks so much for looking, take care, and have a great week x

Monday 1 March 2021

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

 Good morning and a very happy Monday. We have a fun new challenge today over at Country View Crafts chosen by the lovely Rachel, and it's silhouettes. Here's my first piece, a giant tag.

I started by making a watercolour background with lots of Oxides in my favourite shades of blue.
Then I chose some of my favourite Tim Holtz dies that would work well as silhouettes. Some of these are quite(very) old!
This was actually one of the projects that came together really easily. I had cut some other dies too, but it was too busy, so settled on just the 3.
The words were just printed off on my computer. I hope you're singing along now!
And this has now gone in my huge tag book.
I really enjoyed this challenge, it made me think, and it's not often that I make something without any stamping.
I hope that you can join in with us, just remember to use silhouettes as your main focus.
Have a very happy month, take care, and thanks very much for looking x