Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A lesson on Spanish!!!

The Hambo Hoedown  challenge is half way through and to celebrate the Hogtoberfest Sale that is going on at Hambo Stamps, the challenge is all about the Piggies, so I have combined this weeks sample with another challenge going on over at the Naughty or Nice challenge blog which is all about giving thanks!!!...as usual, I am doing the naughty part of the challenge!!  Hope you get it!! if not.. then I will give you a very short lesson in Spanish !!!!LOL.



Sunday, 12 October 2014

I like BIG BOOKS!!!!

After winning a $30 voucher over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blogspot last week,  I hopped straight over to the Stampotique Store and ordered myself some more fabulous stamps....so I cannot wait til they arrive...eeeeeekkk!! I love joining in on their challenges, and this week the fabulous Corrie is challenging us to use book text on our project, well I not only used a book page for my background, I made a little book for the "Little Hoo Hoo" monster to hold, I masked off the owl that he is actually holding, and decoupaged another arm to him so that he is holding the book under his arm. I was gonna use the quote "I can read you like a book"... but when I saw how big the book was in comparison to Little Hoo Hoo, I decided to go with this sentiment instead.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hogtoberfest

It is that time over at Hambo Stamps as the new Hambo Hoedown Challenge is on, and as there is a Hogtoberfest sale, the theme is all about the PIGS. Hambo pigs are the absolute best, and just as you think it couldn't get any better, they went and got a sale on!!!...30% discount!!! so trot on over to their site and grab yourself a bargain. 
For my sample I have used the Ham On The Run pig, isn't he just the cutest!!!


Friday, 3 October 2014

A Real Fun-gi!!

Over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week is all about masculine cards!!! yes....the dreaded male cards!!! I thought I was going to be really challenged with it this week but no!!!...I know it is a bit cheezy and has probably been done a million times before, but it was the obvious thing that popped into my head when I was looking at my small stash of Stampotique stamps......soon to be a bigger stash as I won a $30 voucher this week from them....Yipeeeeeee!!. Anyway I had soooo much fun coloring in this gorgeous giant shroom, and just love how the background came out, blending ink through a stencil on glossy paper, then running it through a pool of distress ink.....loooooove that technique, then after a few splases and a computer generated quote....bob's your uncle!!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tim's September Tag

The technique for Sir Tim's September tag is all about ghosting, using  blending solution through a stencil onto glossy paper, then running it through some alcohol ink from your craft mat, where the blending solution is there will be a slight resist to the alcohol ink. another fabulous tag by Tim!!! I mean...seriously!! where does he keep getting these fresh new ideas from?? bet that man never ever sleeps!!! Anyhow... this is my take on his September tag. PS.....has anyone got any tips on photographing glossy paper??? my tag is so much more vibrant and clear in real life!!!! I kept it away from the light and took a million photo's before just having to settle with this one.....sigh!!!




Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Feather and Fur

O.M.Geeeeee what a frustrating week I have had.....NO INTERNET CONNECTION!!!!!...I mean... what the heck did we do before mobile data I will never know!!! anyway...phew...I'm back in the land of the living. I made this card last week for Kaz's Animals and Birds challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, so have been waiting....not so patiently.. to upload it, but as my home internet wasn't working, which means my wifi wasn't working on my phone, I used up all of my data allowance for the month...geeeeez!!.    I know this card is a little bit cheeky, but these are what come to my mind sometimes, and you just gotta roll with it. I did the background just with my brayer randomly squidging bits of paint on some paper, rolling my brayer over it and seeing where it goes, then I used the tim holtz chevron stencil on the bottom, but it just leaked underneath and looked a total mess....ruined!!! so I went round the chevrons with a white gel pen....salvaged.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

troublesome Teen

The first Wednesday of the month marks the start of a new challenge today at the Hambo Hoedown, and the challenge is to make a card for the kids/teens.  I thought I would have a go at making a card for a girl teenager I know who is such a drama queen it is unbelievable!!! I don't know if it is because I have had sons but....and this is a generaslisation!!! teenage girls seem to have twice the attitude that boys have!! I never had any trouble with lip or attitude from my boys, but my friends who had girls have had tremendous trouble with them, answering back, being rude...etc, I know they always grow out of it but man!!! what a time until they do!!! thank heaven for little BOYS!!! For my card I have used the TIARA rubber stamp, why don't you pop on over and join in the fun of this challenge, there are prizes up for grabs.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tim's August Tag

 I am so lovin the Tim Holtz 12 tags challenges. You can see his inspiration example for the August tag challenge HERE. He starts off by adding tissue tape to his tag to create a resist so that when you stamp your focal image on top, then the image will shine through when you apply colour over the top. I have to say that I found this tag extremely hard to think about, nothing flowed in my mind, I have come to realise that I usually work best when an idea comes straight in my head and then I work on that, or when I am doing something else crafty and I think..Tim Holtz tag moment!!! (or whichever challenge is going on,) but just sitting there wondering what to do....with my limited Tim Holtz supplies gives me headache!!!! Note to self; less thinking, more doing!! 


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Sweaty Hog!!!

It is halfway time for the Hambo Stamps  humor..or (humour if you are English!!) hoedown challenge. I made this card using the fun SWEAT HOG rubber stamp. so why don't you join in the fun, we would love to see your creations and have a few laughs along the way, there are prizes for the winners.


I am also adding this to the Splitcoaststampers fan club gallery. my time has ended being a dirty girl, I just loved being part of that team and enjoyed the different themes each month, this month the theme is "babbling" so I thought this card would fit nicely!!.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Little Hoo Hoo

I am totally lovin the weekly challenges over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, this week Kathi has challenged us to see how music inspires us, by using song lyrics, music notation or any words associated with music. Well........ when I got my new stamps last week, as soon as I saw the Little Hoo Hoo stamp I knew that I wanted to pair these words with this fabulously cute stamp. for the background I smushed some marmalade distress ink onto an embossing folder, spritzed it, and then placed a piece of cardstock onto it, easy peasy.