Saturday, 16 December 2017

Best Tree on the Block

Hello.  Welcome.  Just wanted to make one last card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and also have a go at Stacy's gift card holder, with a twist.



I folded my patterned card in three and cut a half aperture using a Sizzix die.  I stuck down the pocket and added a packet of latte mix.  Wanna see the front??


I stamped and fussy cut the Unity girl from Conspiracy of Love and coloured her with Promarkers.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession Smell the Coffee set.  It says, take time to smell the coffee.  I thought it went well with the clock patterned paper.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day
Power and Spark 12 Days of Christmas
Scrappelyst Grublis for Desember - Votter
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 12 - Jul

Friday, 15 December 2017

Classic White

Hello.  Welcome.  A few challenges want white on white, which I always thinks looks so classy and cool.  Then there's the Christmas thing and not a card, but more specifically an ATC, and it all goes together like this.


I cut everything from white hammered card.  The ATC base and Joyful are Sizzix dies.  I cut Poppystamps House in the Woods and added it, and the word, to the ATC base.  Then I used some tiny scraps and Poppystamps Snowflake Oval Collage die to cut some tiny snowflakes.  Quite liking this little snowy scene.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 39 - Anything But A Card
Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge - Christmas
Dies R Us Challenge 87 - White on White
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 189 - Dreaming of a White Christmas
Scrapy Land Challenge 79



Thursday, 14 December 2017

In The Cat House

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday was National Cocoa Day so I decided to make a card and small hot chocolatey gift in one.  


I made a card with a pocket for a hot chocolate sachet.  The stamp is from Impression Obsession


I wanted it a bit rustic so I added a panel of card to my card base that I had covered with some hessian.  I glued the panel along each side and the bottom, leaving the top open.


I stamped Impression Obsession G145 using blue ink on kraft card and cut with an oval stitched die.  I added some Wow! white puff powder and a piece of twine which I tied in a bow.  Hmmmm, hot chocolate by post.  Nam nam.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Impression Obsession Challenge - Last Minute Holiday Cards/Gifts
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stitch It
Allsorts Challenge Week 445 - Snowflakes


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Dear Santa, A White Christmas Would be Nice, But if You Don't Have Any White, Red Will Do

Hello.  Welcome.  I am seeing all these cute bottle hanger tags all over the place so I thought I'd have a go.   


OK for a first attempt.  I used Sizzix Party Bag dies to get my fancy tag shape and Sizzix circle dies for the hole.


I used a piece of thick yellow card for my base and a piece of card that I had embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and added white ink and some blue Nuvo glimmer paste.  The santa is a Kreativ Hender stamp that I embossed with white glitter powder on the same blue card and fussy cut.  Maybe blue on white would have been better......so I used a white gel pen around the edge of the fussy cut.  A bit of christmas ribbon (which actually says don't open before 25th December but I tried to hide the negative vibes LOL).  The fancy metal ring and the jingle bell are from Korthobby.  It really jingles!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Korthobby Utfordring - Jul
Power and Spark 12 Days of Christmas inspired by Day 11
Deep Ocean Challenge 170 - Jingle Bells
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Desember - Gave
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Winter Time
Stamplorations Tagplorations December

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Nosferatu Move Over

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes I am a little slow.  I am just realising that it's only two weeks til the jolly red man comes and I have yet to post my cards.  OK, I haven't exactly written them yet.  Or, may it be said, actually made all I need.  Yep, last minute midnight crafting on the agenda again.  But you know what, I have found that Mr Mojo tends to be very active after midnight.  Me feels he may be a vampire, mayhaps feeding on the inspiration of the crafty community.  Thank goodness he is into giving infusions in our darkest moments.  Here's another infusion that is handy for after midnight crafting..... coffee.  


I embossed my dark blue card base with Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and used white pigment ink on the raised texture.  The girl is from Unity's Warmth of Winter set, stamped and coloured with Promarkers.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Christmas/Winter
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Passion for Promarker Week 424 - Mega Christmas Challenge
Scrappelyst Grublis for Desember - Votter

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pyromaniac Convention

Hello.  Welcome.  So over at PaperArtsy the current topic is Torn Ripped and Burnt.  Burnt??  Hmmm,........

My Man:  What you doing?

Me:  Burning my art

My Man:  Oh.  OK.  (back to reading his book)


This one was inspired by Wanda.  I took a piece of Basic Grey paper that I love, but I have just realised how prominent the word Christmas appears, so maybe I should change the sentiment.  Anyway, I ripped a hole in the middle and folded it back and then set fire to the edges (see conversation above).  Wow, too much fun!!!!   I splatted some Fired Brick distress stain on some yellow vellum, ripped it into strips and stuck it behind the aperture.  I used some of the soot from the burning on my white base card.  The little doggy is from Unity, stamped, embossed and fussy cut.  Sentiment unknown, possibly also Unity.  Great sentiment, maybe doesn't gel so well with the background paper, but the dog is loving it.  But then again.... maybe Christmas is the perfect time to take a chance and change your life.  Seasons Greetings everyone. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy Topic 18 - Torn, Ripped and Burnt
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312/#313 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowflake Coffee

Hello.  Welcome.  In case you have missed it the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has started.  It's hot and it's hoppin'

I used stamps from Impression Obsession Smell The Coffee set and dark blue pigment ink.  I used a mask and stamped with a small Rubber Dance snowflake stamp on each cup.  The panel was cut with Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch rectangle and I used pale blue Bazzill dots card for my base card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 188 - Winter Blues
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Icy Inspiration
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312/#313 - Anything Goes