Saturday, 19 October 2019

Funky Fossil October Release

So at last it's release day and you can pop on over to Funky Fossil and get your order in. And guess what? Sarah is offering a discount on all orders placed this weekend.

Here's a look at all four of the new stamps sets.

Festive Penguins                                               Joy

Sew Lovely                                            Plant a Garden

And of course I've a couple of cards to share.

For this card I used my ancient Swiss dots embossing folder to create a snowy look and then split it into two parts with a stitched die. The Festive Penguins were stamped, coloured using Copic pens and then hand cut. I popped them up on foam pads for extra dimension and added a fishtail greeting banner at the top.

Looking at the photos I've realised this would make a brilliant slider card design if you're more clever than me and know how to create it.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Festive Penguins
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Deis: MFT Die-namics, stitched basic edges
Embossing: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots
Pens: Copic, RV000, R39, R81, R83, R85, YR15, YR16, BV23, BV25, BV29, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, YG01, YG23

My second card uses the Plant A Garden set and I've kept it very CAS  - my favourite style.

The words in this sentiment have always resonated with me and really make me stop, breathe deeply and be thankful.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Plant A Garden
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E15, E37, R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG23

As well as that weekend discount all the Funky Fossil DT have a prize to giveaway on either their blog or Instagram. All you need to do is leave a comment at each one by next Saturday 26th October before midnight UK time. Follow the list below and you could be the lucky winner who gets to pick their favourite stamp set from this new release.

Jane - that's me

Thanks for visiting today and good luck with the comment prizes.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 18 October 2019

Funky Fossil October Release Preview 2

Yay! I'm back again today to share two more stamp sets from the Funky Fossil new release - available to purchase tomorrow.

How different and amazing are they!

So - or should I say sew - for the needlework enthusiasts amongst your friends and family this first card would be perfect.

I stamped the pin cushion - I would so love to have a pin cushion like this - and then masked it off to stamp the lines of sewing on either side. I then added colour using Copic pens and matted it onto a pink card base.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Sew Lovely
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67, R81, R83, R85

And continuing the hobby theme the next set is perfect for gardeners.

I loved all the images so much I wanted to get as many as possible onto my card. So I opted for a grid layout. I lifted the wellington boots - so my colours - using a square of foam.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Plant A Garden
Ink: Memento,tuxedo black & Lulu Lavender
Dies: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles; MFT Die-namics, Fishtail Flag
Pens: Copic, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, C5, E40, E42, E43, E44, E49, YG01, YG23, BV11, BV13, V15, V17

Do go over to Funky Fossil to check out all the info and details about the rest of the DT showcases. And then remember to come back tomorrow for the official release and chance to purchase.

Oh and there will also be a chance to win one of the new release sets right here on my blog - and on the rest of the DT blogs too. See you tomorrow then!

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate you coming to visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

Funky Fossil October Release Preview 1

Oh I'm so excited to have you visit today as I'm sharing a couple of cards I created to showcase the Funky Fossil new release that's coming on Saturday.

Way to go if you're in Christmas card making mode at the moment!

These little penguins are so adorable and easy to work with. I kept everything quite icy on this card and chose some cool blues to colour with.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Festive Penguins
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles
Pens: Copic, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG53, B02, YR16, C00, C1, C3, BV23, BV25, BV29

My next card uses the other stamp set and a similar colour palette.

I used dies to layer up the wreath and Copic pens for the colours.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Joy
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Card: Papermill Direct, buff & pale turquoise
Pens: Copic, E57, E59, BG15

The rest of the Funky Fossil team are also joining in to tease you, some on their blogs, some on Instagram. Hop over to Funky Fossil for more information and inspiration.

Thanks so much for looking today. Be sure to come back tomorrow when I have two more new stamps sets to show you.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Wednesday Words

Today's card is for the AAA Cards October fb lottery where the theme is Coffee.

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So naturally I pulled out my Uniko I Love Coffee stamp set.

But instead of using the small images on the label I went with a flower from a different set - Background Builders Vines.

Stamps: Uniko, I Love Coffee, flower from Background Builders Vines
Inks: Memento, lilac posies, tuxedo black

Thanks for looking today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Papermilldirect DT Inspiration - Quick and Easy Halloween Trio


I'm up on the Papermilldirect blog today with a trio of quick and simple Halloween cards. 

Come on over and take a look - HERE!

Stencil: Funky Fossil, Crooked Webs
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, wilted violet, squeezed lemonade
Die: Frantic Stamper Inc, Scary Words
Card: Papermilldirect, Plain black, apple green, dark violet, mandarin orange

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to follow that link over to the Papermill Direct blog - HERE.

And as always keep crafting!

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Monday, 14 October 2019

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page I created using the mood board from Kraft Plus as inspiration.

Here's my page:

I chose these photos as I thought they reflected the overall theme of the inspiration photo and then picked out some of the colours for the patterned papers and embellishments.

The layered strip at the bottom of this page has been lurking in my stash for years. I made it for a project and then changed my mind about using it but couldn't bear to throw it away. Many times since I've nearly binned it as it was taking up room so I'm pleased that at last I've justified its place.

Papers: AC kraft card
Alphas: SC thickers, Hardcover
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz, Small Talk
Embellishments: MME enamel dots, Mistletoe Magic

Huge thanks for dropping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

AAA Cards - #151 One Corner + optional twist Colour Palette

I'm here today to tell you all about the new challenge that's started at AAA Cards

The theme is One Corner which means all the focus of the card should be in one corner and of course it also has to be CAS.


There is also an optional twist which is to use at least two colours from the given colour palette. And they're fabulously Halloween colours too. 

But I decided not to go down that route and use a simple flower stamp from STAMPlorations, the sponsor for this challenge.

Once I'd stamped the buttercup I then coloured it using Copic pens and added a CUTplorations die cut birthday sentiment. The happy is a Uniko stamp.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Buttercups & Butterflies; Uniko, Simply Said Blocks
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Arteza Brush, red, bumblebee yellow, orange, light green
Die: CUTplorations, Birthday

Be sure to pop on over to the AAA Cards blog - HERE - where you'll find lots more inspiration from the DT and our Guest Designer Sandie.

Thanks for looking today, it's been so much fun to have your company for a while.

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