As I enjoyed the Naughty or Nice Challenge last month......of which I was the winner of the naughty theme card!!!... I thought I would enter this months theme which is all about birthdays. I don't think this card is as icky as the last entry, but I think it is more naughty than nice!! it is great to do cards that are a bit less nice than the normal every day cards. For this card I have used the ever so cute BIG GIRAFFE and the TIARA rubber stamps from Hambo Stamps. I already know the perfect person to send this card to!!!...one of the girls at work!!! my goodness, is she a drama queen or what!!!!
Monday, 24 February 2014
I have made this card for this weeks Try A New Technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers. the technique is to tear up little scraps of paper, glue them onto some cardstock, overlapping in places, stamp and emboss on it, then cut it into sections and add it to your project. It kinda reminds me of old fashioned quilts!! I have used the GERANIUM digi image from Hambo Stamps and colored it in with promarkers then matted and layered everything on a scrap piece of corrugated card that has had the gesso treatment.
Monday, 17 February 2014
I have made another card for the Naughty or Nice challenge , still on the love theme, I have used the adorably embarrassed OUTHOUSE PIG rubber stamp from Hambo Stamps It brings back memories of when I was a young girl and we didn't have an inside bathroom, I dont think many people did back then!! my Dad used to fetch the tin bath from outside every Sunday evening for our weekly bath, me first, then my Mum, then my poor old Dad, bless him!! anyway, so the toilet was way down at the bottom of the yard, through the sludge, past all the rats.... yes this is true!!! then finally in the dark damp toilet with its eary lagging around the pipes!!! I tell you I couldn't do my business quick enough!!! Ohhhh the luxury of inside bathrooms!! he he.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Yippeeeeee, two things to celebrate, firstly, I have been invited to stay on the DT with Hambo Stamps, well!!!... how could I refuse!! and ...(which ties in nicely).. there is a new blog site called Naughty or Nice, a new site where there is a once a month challenge to make a card that is nice, or.....naughty!!!, cards that are a bit risque!! well, guess which on appeals to me!! lol. So, for my first card for this challenge...yes there will be more to come!! I have used the BEAVER digi image from guess who!!.. the queen of double entendre....yes..Hambo Stamps!! The sentiment is computer generated. I actually have other ideas for cards that are more rude than this but I will wait to see how the land lies on that one for a while, at the moment all the entries for this challenge fall in the "nice" section, so I guess I am gonna have to get the ball rolling...
Saturday, 1 February 2014
How lovely of Deborah of Beadn&Stampn to ask me to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamps blog hop to showcase the new digital releases from Penny and Laurence of Omnia Designs.
The party begins at Deborahs blog, and YNS will be giving away 6 digi stamps from the stops on the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win!!! the winners will be announced on February 4th on the YNS blog. Sooooo here is my card, using the ever so cute Gretchen with Roses..
She is such a cutie, I colored her in with promarkers then fussy cut her out and raised her up with silicone gel, I love dimension on my cards, so had to add some flowers and die cut leaves too.
Monday, 27 January 2014
I am entering this card in todays Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge, it is a color challenge, using reds and light browns. I have used the CHESS SET digi image by Hambo Stamps. I stamped the Queen again and raised it up with foam pads, then added a little heart to it.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
The Hambo Hoedown is on week two of the "love" challenge, the mushy, loved up, kissy kissy, romantic kinda love, not the parent/child, or grandchild kind of love... even tho I could kissy kiss my little Jack all day!! (not seen him for 11 days so am gettin bad withdrawal symptoms..sniff sniff). So...back to the card... I am glad it is a love theme because it has given me the opportunity to make Pete's valentines card way early, instead of the usual night before rush job...hee hee. I have used the fabulous THIEF OF HEARTS digi image and the very versatile SKYLINE rubber stamp.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
It is a beautiful wintery, cold but sunny day here in Yorkshire, England, crisp and clean...love it.!! enough of the weather update!!... I am here to tell you about my latest card, inspired by the 1973 hit record "Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree", a hit for Dawn, featuring Tony Orlando. I actually made this card a while ago using the TREES digi image with the lyrics of the song as a background, but didn't know if I was infringing any copyright laws or something like that, so I altered it, in hindsight..(a wonderful thing!!) I would have kept the lyrics background and softened it with some watered down white acrylic paint to make it less obvious.
The origin of the idea of a yellow ribbon as remembrance may have been the 19th century practice that some women allegedly had of wearing a yellow ribbon in their hair to signify their devotion to a husband serving in the U.S. cavalry, so the symbol of a yellow ribbon became widely known as a reminder that an absent loved one, either in the military or in jail would be welcomed home on their return. So I am dedicating this card to Deborah who has found that her husband is due home from the Army after a years absence.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Today starts a new challenge at the Hambo Hoedown, the challenge is to create a project with a love theme, sentiments or images that show love, thinking more romantic love than child/parent love. I have chosen to use my absolute favorite image.... MAD SCIENTIST. originally he is holding a brain in his hand, but I cut that off and replaced it with another Hambo image...TEST TUBES. I have so much fun thinking how I can use the images in a different way, and I already have other ideas of what I can have the mad scientist holding in his hand, he is soooo versatile, I just love his crazy looking face.
Hope to see you joining in the fun of the Hambo Hoedown with all your love themed cards :)
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
My... how the weeks roll by so quickly!!! am I sounding old!! lol.. well I am a Grandma now you know! but more of an update of my chunky little man after I show you another card that I have made for the ongoing Hambo Hoedown challenge, which is to have animals on your project. This week I have used the BIG GIRAFFE image, isn't he such a cutie!! There are plenty of fabulous animal images over at Hambo Stamps, so grab yourself one, join in the fun of the hoedown, and be in the running for prizes.
Now for an update of my favorite litttle man!! my oh my how he is growing, my name for him is chubs!!! and he loves snuggling up to Granny's boobs!!
Oooooohhh I could just eat him up!!!