Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Funky Fossil July Release - Introducing Toucan Talk

Hey! It's day 3 of the introductions to Funky Fossil's July release.


How fun is this set? Demanded bright happy colours I thought and my cards really reflect that.

I was in scene builder mode with my first card and once I'd inked a tropical background I created a frame using the leaves from the In The Tropics stencil.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Toucan Talk
Stencil: Funky Fossil, In The Tropics
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, bahama blue, danube blue, pear tart, bamboo leaves, cottage ivy
Pens: Copic, B02, B04, R27, R29, Y18, Y19

Keeping with similar tropical colours I stamped a toucan and then masked it and a square round it before inking over. Once the masks were removed I added in some touches of colour to the toucan.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Toucan Talk
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black, bahama bue, danube blue, pear tart
Pens: Copic, YG03, YG06, B04, E40

My final card uses  the same technique but this time I used two toucans having a bit of a bop on the dance floor and stamped the banner twice above them.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Toucan Talk
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, dandelion, rose bud
Pens: Copic, Y06, RV09

How do you like the toucans? They're fantastic fun aren't they?

The final two days of introductions to Funky Fossil's July release are all about Christmas again. One set is more traditional and one set is very quirky and fun. See you tomorrow and Thursday then I hope!

Thanks so much for finding time to drop by today. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Monday, 26 July 2021

Funky Fossil July Release - Introducing Nordic Noel Stamps, Merry & Bright Paper Pad, Washi & Enamel Dots

Are you feeling festive today? Today's introduction to Funky Fossil's July release is just the ticket then!







How about that for a bumper start to your Christmas crafting? Let's take a look at how I used some of these supplies:

My first card uses a sheet of the green stripy paper as a background mat for the gnomes and their trees. I matched the greens closely to colour them and added a touch of contrasting aqua into the mix.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Nordic Noel
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG23, YG67, BG13, BG15, BG49, R20, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5; Sakura white gel pen

My next card features the red tartan paper and the serene stag. I created a little banner in the top right corner using the smaller stamps from the set and couldn't resist hanging a heart from one of the antlers.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Nordic Noel
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E41, E42, E43, G28

My final card uses the Skinny Trees stencil to create a chilly blue background for the polar bear to stand in front of.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Nordic Noel
Stencil: Funky Fossil, Skinny Trees
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Ranger distress oxide, speckled egg
Pens: Copic, B29, B39, BG0000, BG10, BG13, C00, C1

Are you loving this gorgeous set from Donna? Of course you are!

Tomorrow the introduction will be something completely opposite to Christmas - think warm and bright and colourful. Hope to see you then!

In the meantime thanks for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Sunday, 25 July 2021

Funky Fossil July release - Introducing Garden Days

Here I am again - busy day today!

It's the first day of introductions to Funky Fossil's July Release and it's such a wonderful set. 


Great if you love to build scenes and just as great if you are more of a CAS crafter.

I'm kicking off my DT cards with a window frame design - sort of a cross between a scene and a CAS card.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Garden Days
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, W5, W7, N1, N3, N5, R27, YR02, E40, E42, E43, E44; Wink of Stella, clear; Miya oil pencils
Die: Lawn Fawn, Foursquare Backdrop Portrait

Next up is a scene card - well had to happen didn't it?


I used three Funky Fossil stencils to create a background and then stamped the images on top.

Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Garden Days
Stencils: Funky Fossil, In the Clouds, Scenic Borders, Slimline Windy Day
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, summer sky, bamboo leaves
Pens: Copic, C0, C3, C5, RV17, YG06, YG09, YG 97, G99, E55, E57, E59

My final share for today gives a bit of a peek at one of the new patterned papers coming up in this release.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Garden Days
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R02, R11, R14, R83, R85, E40, G85, G99; Wink of Stella, clear
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched basic edges

Well that's me done for today. Be sure to come back again tomorrow when there will be a Christmas vibe going on!

Thanks so much for your time, I really appreciate it.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


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Uniko July Release Day

YAY!

It's release day at Uniko!

All the new stamps and stencils are available in the Uniko shop for you to purchase.

How about a few more cards in case you're still trying to make your mind up?


Does this card remind you of Neopolitan blocks of ice cream? I'm loving the fun happy vibe of the Block Party Summer stamp! 

The rest of my cards today echo this summery feel and I've chosen some sunshiny and warm colours. 

Next up is a little easel card using the Background Blocks Layered Florals and a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks III


I had this idea to use the Background Blocks Diagonal Stripe stamp to suggest sun rays and that's how this next card began.

I then added in one of the images and some text from Block Party Summer. A bit of careful masking needed to achieve it.


Finally I've created a random background using Doodle Flowers and added a belt across the middle to hold the sentiment from the same set.


Well as they say 'that's a wrap'! There is a prize to be won - go check it out on the Uniko blog - HERE.

And find the new goodies in the shop - HERE. Happy shopping and good luck with the prize draw.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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AAA Cards Game #195 - Along The Edge + optional twist Dry Embossing

There's a new challenge just started at AAA Cards and the theme is Along The Edge.


This time I decided not to go with the optional twist of dry embossing and used a line of houses along the bottom edge of my card.


I added in the cow and sentiment on the end of my houses and thought this card would be good to send to someone not seen for a while.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Hillside Village, cow from Car Critters
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, Y02, Y08, Y19, Y35, Y38, N1, N7, C3, C5, B0000,  B24, B26, B93, B95, B97, R14, R21, R24, R27, R39, YR07, YG03, YG17

There's plenty more DT inspiration using this challenge theme and the optional twist too over at the AAA Cards blog and also from Zoe the guest designer.  Be sure to go take a look - HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really love having your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Saturday, 24 July 2021

Uniko July Release - Introducing Doodle Flowers

So here we are with the last day of introductions to Uniko's July release.

And has Bev saved the best to last - just possibly!



Here's my BA cards:

So out came those favourite pinks with a little bit of oranges mixed in. 

I created the stamped sentiment part of the card first and then partially stamped the flowers above. 

I defined the two parts with a black strip and also popped up a couple of flowers on pads before adding in a scattering of sequins.


I kept with the same colours but added in the Background Blocks Doodle Flower to the mix for my next card.


Still the same colours but in a more CAS style. Three flowers were stamped in a strip and the leaves added in between.


Well that's the end of the introductions, so now it's time for you to make decisions before the big release tomorrow morning. What's on your wish list? 

I will have a few more cards to share tomorrow if you're still debating and of course there will be the usual chance to win too. So I hope to see you then.

Thanks for your time today. 

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Friday, 23 July 2021

Uniko July Release - Introducing Stencils

Welcome back to the next day of introductions to Uniko's July release.

Today there are four new stencils.

  

  

Aren't they just fabulous? I certainly had fun using them on today's card shares.

First up is the Tropical Leaf stencil which I combined with stamps from Paradise. Any excuse to ink up that fun toucan again!


Next is the Rainbow & Clouds stencil which I used over a stormy brusho background. The sentiment is from the previously introduced Simply Said Blocks III and fits this card perfectly.


So while I had the brushos out I created the background for the Flower Power #8 stencil. I used a white gel pen to draw round the inside of the stencil and then added some accents using the matching Flower Power #8 stamp set.


Just one more day of introductions left. Tomorrow it will be another floral stamp set - florals are a bit of a speciality for Uniko aren't they? You will love it!

Thanks for looking today.  Stay safe and keep crafting!

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