Saturday, 4 April 2020

Funky Fossil Does Hochanda


I'm so pleased you dropped by today as I want to let you all know about Funky Fossil's debut on the TV craft shopping channel Hochanda.

Set your alarm for 1.00 pm and sit back with a cuppa and enjoy Sarah and Hochanda connecting at a distance. Sarah has sent in video clips of her demonstrating and she's all up for it, ready and prepared to take your orders.

And of course I made some samples which may or may not make it on screen. So I'm sharing here just in case.

Card 1:

A couple of distress ink colours through the beautiful Moroccan Mandela stencil and the silhouette yoga pose lady from Serenity for a quick and easy card.

Card 2:

Another CAS styled card using Abstract Beauty and a simple bit of fussy cutting.

Card 3:

Not a card at all, but one of Funky Fossil's MDF Art Boards. And not CAS at all either!

Card 4:

A combination of  the Adventure and Abstract Beauty stamp sets with a brusho negative Butterfly Flurry stencil print.

Card 5:

The main brusho Butterfly Flurry stencil print with a subtle Funky Circle background and some not so subtle Fierce words on top.

Card 6:

Some inky background colours and Fierce Words then the Butterfly Flurry and Fierce Words stencils combined with some embossing past on top. Outlined with a grey Miya oil pencil.

Thanks so much for looking today. I really hope you will join me in watching Sarah and Funky Fossil on Hochanda later today. She has some amazing bundles on offer!

Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

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Friday, 3 April 2020

Uniko Challenge Reminder - #58 Spots & Stripes

I'm here today to remind you all about the challenge that is going on over at Uniko. It's a really fun theme Spots & Stripes with the optional twist of Use A Stencil.

Here's my card:

I've used the Halftone Block stamp to create a spotty background and added some florals on top. I then stamped a stripy strip using Nautical Stripes and used it to ground everything.

Stamps: Uniko, Wonderful Day, Passiflora, Background Blocks Nautical Stripes & Halftone
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Memento, dandelion, rose bud, lady bug

Check out the rest of the inspiration from our Guest Designer Mac Mable and the Uniko DT HERE.

Thanks for looking today, I hope you'll find the energy to play along.

Keep safe, stay indoors and craft instead!

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge - Feathers

It's time for a new CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Are you a plan ahead or a last minute crafter? Well I fall firmly into the first category, so of course my card was made way before the current stay at home important advice. My card is definitely one to wait a bit and look to the future type - and we will get back there I'm sure!

I used the stamp set Adventure from Funky Fossil and added colour with Miya oil pencils. I placed everything down in one corner, a favourite design when creating CAS cards.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Adventure
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Colours: Miya oil pencils

Be sure to pop over to Happy Little Stampers to see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you to play along - HERE.

Thanks for your time today. Keep safe, stay indoors and craft instead!

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Wednesday Words

Today I'm sharing a card I created to enter the Purple Challenge at Time Out

Purple is the colour for Epilepsy and a purple ribbon represents Epilepsy.

Here's my card:

I started by adding wilted violet distress ink to a small acrylic block, spritzing it with water and stamping it on to water colour card.

Once it was dry I went in with the simple flower stamp from Uniko's You Are, Yes You and a greeting from Just Because. I finished off by adding some shading with Miya oil pencils and matting it on to a dark purple card base.

Stamps: Uniko, You Are, Yes You & Just Because
Inks: Ranger distress, wilted viloet; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Miya oil pencils

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's fabulous to have your company.

Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

White with 1 - April Challenge

It's time for a new scrapbook challenge at White with 1. For April there is a sketch to follow as well as the additional colour of lime.


I went with some outdoor fun photos to pair up with the lime colour.

I trawled through my stash of papers and found quite a few scraps in the correct colour. But I decided to extend this collection by adding in some stamped images too.

Once all the papers and photos were placed I then finished off my page with stickers, journalling and a die cut.

Stamps: Uniko, Large Background -  French Script, Sketched Foliage & Tropical Paradise
Inks: SU, lemon lime twist
Papers: Scraps from my stash
Die: Marianne, notepad
Alphas: AC Thickers, Memo
Stickers: MAMBI, AC Garden Goodness, Kaisercraft, ep Celebrate Easter, Paperchase puffy hearts, Elle's Studio puffy hearts, ep Have Faith enamel dots, MME Necessities wooden shapes

I hope my page may have inspired you to play along with this challenge and I thank you for dropping by today.

Keep safe, stay indoors and craft instead.


Monday, 30 March 2020

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a card I created to play along with the STAMPlorations March CAS Challenge.

Here's my card:

I started by creating a little background interest with the Dotty Frame stencil from Funky Fossil. I used a Stampin Up ink, soft sky, to include the optional colour twist.

I then stamped the stretching cat from Cattitude and decided as some of the blue spots showed through from the stencil I might as well go the whole hog and colour the cat up blue too! I used my Copic pens and added a little light beige into the colour mix too.

I finished off by stamping the paw prints and greeting from the same Funky Fossil stamp set. Don't you just love this rather superior expression on his face?

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Cattitude
Inks: SU, soft sky; Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, B12, E50

Thanks so much for dropping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

Keep safe, stay home and craft!

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Sunday, 29 March 2020

AAA Cards Game #162 - Made In Minutes + optional twist Use A Stencil

It's time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and it's one of my favourite themes - Made In Minutes.

Funky Fossil is the sponsor for this challenge and as the optional twist is Use a Stencil that's just what I've done!

Funky Fossil have a new release available at the moment with 10% off orders until midnight tomorrow 30th March. They are also including a freebie stencil with all orders throughout April and there's a chance to win all five stamp sets in their new release. Check it all out HERE.

I created a little scene at the top and bottom of my card using Funky Fossil's Scenic Borders and then stamped some birds flying free and a sentiment quote from Adventure. Don't we all envy those birds at the moment!

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Adventure
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, pine needles, bundled sage; Ranger distress, spun sugar, shaded lilac; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Stencil: Funky Fossil, Scenic Borders

Well your adventures might be put on hold for the time being, but I hope you're well and will find time to join in with this challenge instead.

We've got Sandie from London Days joining in as our Guest Designer and the AAA Cards DT have really pulled the stops out - as they always do - and created fantastic inspiration for you. Find it all HERE.

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate you checking in with me.

Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

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