Wednesday, 21 January 2015

New Year New Stash!!

My oh my how the weeks fly by!! we are now two weeks into our monthly Hambo Hoedown challenge, and this months challenge is all about making any  kind of creation and incorporating  your newly acquired stash, if you are anything like me, I am always "acquiring" new stuff!!!!!  I don't know how my craft room hasn't dropped down into my kitchen yet!!!! Yikes!! and it doesn't help with internet shopping, it is all just too easy and readily available at the touch of a button,...good thing for me, bad thing for my credit card. So anyway, my newest bit of stash is the Memory Box Florina stencil, I just laid it on my cardstock and spritzed it with orange and yellow dylusions sprays and splattered with the lime green. I have added the cute little ROLLER BUNNY rubber stamp from Hambo Stamps  

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

SDC178 Bright n Cheery

This week, over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blogspot, the fabulous Kaz is challenging you to make a bright n cheery card to help to cheer us up in the dim days of January, I have some new neon fabric paints....and you dont get much brighter than neon!!! so I used them to make the splatters of colour on my card, they take much longer to dry than ordinary paint and are much thicker, but you can still use them on a good weight cardstock. I have used the LITTLE HOO HOO stampotique image, I coloured him in 4 times before he didn't fade into the background!!! first pink, then lavender, then orange, then I just went over him with the pink neon paint which made the orange just pop a bit more, the little owl has glitter on him... but you cannot tell on the photo.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Please excuse my absence, I suppose I am like most people at this time of year....Busy!!! and with the Stampotiques Designer Challenge this month being "Anything goes" would think that this is easy for me but NOOOOO...  it just means that I have no boundaries, and so my mind just turns to mush and cannot function properly!!! ...I absolutely do love a challenge, and the wackier the better, something to really think about, but never ever give me too much choice....cos I just can never make a decision, anyway I had to get my thinking cap on, and thought well... it is the Christmas season, so I chose that as my subject, seems easy now!!! for my card I have used Stampotiques Bow Tie, Hunk, and Are My Pants Too Tight images, aren't they just the cutest threesome!!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Beautiful Brusho

I have recently discovered two products that I absolutely adore, one being brusho colour crystals, and the other being stamps from Designs By Ryn. The water droplet stamp I have used on this card is just stunning, I have paired it with my other love...Stapotiques Large oh my I have so much love at the moment!!! I have entered this card in the challenge going on at the Designs By Ryn Blog  for a chance to win some more yummy stamps of hers.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In the words of Edgar Allan Poe!!

This week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, Kay is challenging us to use a quote from Edgar Allan Poe on our project, I love having to do homework first as I don't know one quote of his, but learned that the man was a poet and writer and only lived for 40 years!!! I feel with his quotes that he was a bit of a crackpot!! and all the imagery concerning him is quite eery and gothic....which I do love, being a closet goth!!
Anyway, I chose this quote, and I paired it with the " Are My Pants Too Tight" Stampotique stamp...cos it is the weirdest (in a nice way!!) image that I own...YET,   I think I will save this card for my friend's she is a bit of a crackpot too, that is her charm!!!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bling Bling

Phew!!! talk about last minute Lizzy again!! I have been gonna do this weeks challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog all week, especially when craft royalty France Pappilon is hosting this weeks challenge, and it is all about the "bling".  Anyway, I have had this in my head all week and was so excited the be using one of my newest Stampotique Stamps called Large Butterfly, isn't it beautiful!!.
I used a few brusho crystals on an old book page for the background, then added some nail polish with silver glittery bits to some places, on a separate piece of paper I sprinkled some more brusho crystals then spritzed it with water, once dry I stamped the butterfly, cut it out and then applied some stickles glitter to it. You should see the Bling on this in real life, if I say so myself it is gorgeous, but as usual, the camera can never catch the sparkle.

Thanks a Ton!!

The challenge this month at the Hambo Hoedown is all about giving thanks, not necessarily Thanksgiving...tho I suppose it could be any sort of card to show your gratitude!!. For my card I have chosen to use the ELEPHANT rubber stamp, and the SIGN POSTS digi image, both from Hambo Stamps.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

SDC 170

I have made this card for this weeks Stampotique Designers Challenge where Kristen is hosting the challenge to get your spook on!! I have used the wonderful Daniel Torrents "Oh Boys" stamp, with a Spellbinders die cut, a couple of Hambo Stamps spiders, and a piece of corrugated card. I am also gonna apply for the Guest designer for the Stampotique blog, sooooooooo wish me luck guys!!!...I have already noticed that the competition is fierce!!! but as the saying goes...nothing ventured!!

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!!! 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 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.