Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Retro Rubber Challenge #87 Feeling Sketchy..


Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

We have a sketch for you this time, created by me!

You know how much I love a sketch!

I decided it was time that a Monster stamp set got featured on one of my Retro Rubber cards, I swear that I haven't used one yet..which is so rare for me!

This Monster drummer comes from the 'Silly Monsters Rockstar' set by Your Next Stamp.. I love their monster stamps and I have had this one sine 2016 and sadly, I don't believe the drummer had been inked up yet.

I coloured him using Promarkers and then die-cut him using a stitched oval die by MFT. I decided to go for clashing papers for the background and border/banner strip. Weirdly they are from 2 different companies, but coordinate so well.

I decided to stamp 'on' onto the drum, so that (well in my head..) the sentiment would read 'Rock On! Do what you love, love what you do'. The sentiment stickers are by Tim Holtz.

Final touch was the large piece of bling and a handy masculine card (why are male cards so difficult..).

Show us your interpretation of the sketch and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends June 1st.

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.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Nice as your butt...


Happy Monday.

I thought I'd start the week with some positive vibes..albeit slightly cheeky ones ;)

I love this sentiment stamp by Unity Stamp Co, their sense of humour totally suits mine.

I made this card a while back when I was playing with shape stamping. I love the results you get.

For this card I masked off a circle, stamped the sentiment first and then stamped all the flowers and leaves.

All the flower and leave stamps are by Waffle Flower and MFT.

Because my card is flower focused I thought it would be a perfect fit for the current Papercraft Challenge theme, which is flowers. I am loving this new challenge discovery, not least because I won challenge #10! Yay!

I hope your Monday is as nice as your butt!


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Magical Birthday...


So I decided that today was going to be a two post day as I wanted to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge -

Loved the sketch and yesterday a batch of Second-hand stamps that I bought arrived and I thought 'Magical' by Waffle Flower would work really well here.

I think I was right :)

I used an ancient piece of patterned paper for my larger rectangle, it is by Studio Calico and I think I've had it about 5 years!!

I die-cut the smaller rectangle out of cream cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the set. The 'Unicorn' I stamped and die-cut and kept the colouring super simple, as I wanted it to pop off the card.

I love it when new to me stamps work this well.

Happy Sunday.


CASology: Copper


I liked the cue card over at CASology this week and so I whipped up a little card..

I thought that the large sentiment stamp from the 'Felicity' set by Pink Fresh Studio would work really well stamped in Copper.

I used Delicata 'Celestial Copper' ink and stamped the sentiment and the little leaf / flower bunch and then I added some clear embossing powder and heat embossed the entire thing.

I added a tiny piece of bling to the leaf/flower bundle as a finishing touch.

I'm a teeny bit sad that the 'm' in bloom filled in a bit, but I love it, so simple. so CAS.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Catch The Bug GDT: May Bingo Challenge..


Happy Saturday to you!

Hope you are all excited for the Royal Wedding today ;)

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

This week we have another fave challenge - Bingo

I chose the Sparkle - 2 images merged - embossing line. I really wanted to have a go at merging two images :)

I think it turned out pretty well. I merged 2 faves of mine coffee time - expresso yourself and coffee time perk up. I have an ancient version of Photoshop, so I was able to layer the 3 cups from expresso yourself behind the perk it up image..looks like 1 stamp right!

I don't think my embossing is showing so well in my photo! But I used a fave Sizzix large spots embossing folder for the blue background and the sparkle part is pretty clear!

The sentiment is from a fun set by Simon Says Stamp.

I love this card, it came out exactly as I had planned, which is always fun when it happens.

Hope you will be playing along too. Can't wait to see what line you go with.

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