Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Retro Rubber #89.. Tic-Tac-Toe..


Hey,

Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

Time for another awesome Tic-Tac-Toe by Jan -


I really like Tic-Tac-Toe challenges, so many possibilities.

I chose the middle vertical row - Watercolouring - Patterned Paper - Congrats.

I love the shoe stamps in the 'Party On' stamp set by Studio Calico, I've had it since 2016 and the shoes are the main reason I bought it.

I die-cut the watercolour panel to size before I stamped the shoes, then I watercoloured them using Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from a magazine that JT gave me last year.

The patterned paper is seriously old, it is from the first 12x12 set I bought when I moved to NYC in 2013 and is by American Crafts!

Really fun and easy card to make, I actually made a bunch of them with different sentiments.

Which row will you choose? Can't wait to see your makes, pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends June 29th.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx

Monday, June 18, 2018

Stencil Backgrounds..


Hi,

Happy Monday to you!

I had a fun week off with Ma, back to work now, she is still here, but amusing herself in NYC and we are spending evenings together.

Today's cards are ones I made using one of the numerous backgrounds I created when I was having a mojo funk a few weeks ago. I showed you a card before using one of the backgrounds and there are more to come!!

The stencil I used for the first two cards is by Dina Wakely and I love it, it's so interesting. It's quite large, so I cut it in two to make the two cards you see here.

The main card uses stamps by Waffle Flower and Clearly Besotted.

The card below uses stamps by MFT... I don't love the colour of my bear, the brown feels wrong!


This card uses a stencil by Hero Arts, same MFT stamp set as above. I love the way the stripes are faded out in different places.


Restoring your mojo by playing with one thing is a great trick and it really worked for me. Now I have a lot of ready to go backgrounds and that's always a good thing.

Cx

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Catch The Bug GDT: Bugaboo Bingo...


Hey,

Happy Saturday to you!

I had a great week off with my Ma, back to reality sadly on Monday.

I'm still with the Catch The Bug team for their Saturday challenge. 

This week we have bingo for you..I love a bingo challenge.


I chose to use the last vertical row - Button / Bugaboo Image / Sentiment.

I love the new Beach Duck image - not available until the 22nd of June, so this is a sneak peek for you :)

As usual, I coloured the image, using Promarkers and I used a spectrum noir sparkle pen for the darker blue stripes, so IRL you can see some shimmer.

I used a scrap of yellow paper that I thought co-ordinated well here and for some extra sparkle I added a glittery blue strip.

The button is from my VAST button collection..

Hope you will be playing along too. Can't wait to see which row you decide to use.

Upload your makes at the Catch The Bug blog and check out the rest of the DT makes.

Cx

Sketch Saturday #518..Scrap N Dipity..Ice-Cream Mountain..


Hey,

Happy Saturday to you and welcome to the latest sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Scrap N' Dipity and they are offering a prize of 1 digi from their store.

Here's the sketch...


I loved the fun Ice-Cream Mountain stamp, it looked like it was going to be a lot of fun to colour and it really was.

I rotated the sketch and made the background using various scrap pieces of paper from my stash and a rectangle stitched die and a square stitched die. After colouring the stamp, I fussy cut it out (ugh) and mounted it onto my background using foam tape. I added a bit of Nuvo crystal clear dots for some sparkle.

The sentiment sticker is by Tim Holtz and it made me laugh, as I always want a crazy tower of ice-cream and Hubby says NO because I always spill it, drop it, etc..

I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch, but first check out what the rest of the DT have made over at Sketch Saturday.

Challenge ends 22 June 7pm GMT / 2pm EST

Cx

Friday, June 15, 2018

Throw on a Crown...


Hey,

Happy Friday!

Today is my last day off, Momma will be here until next Thurs, but I sadly have to go back to work.

A friend (Kelly) that I made via Instagram recently sent me x2 stamps..so sweet of her. She said they reminded her of me LOL.

One of the stamps was the awesome 'Crown' sentiment above..

I had a loss of mojo moment about 4 weeks ago and so I sat at my desk with my stencil drawer, distress inks and a water sprayer and just made tons and tons of backgrounds..some good, some bad.

I chose the one you see on my card because I thought it looked a bit like a palace and felt appropriate for the sentiment.

I'll show you more of the cards I've been making using the backgrounds over the next week or so.

Cx