52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Toucan Talk" New Stamp Preview 2



This Friday the 30th July, Funky Fossil Designs will be releasing a selection of products, including the stamp set I've have used for this card.  The stamp set is called "Toucan Talk" and is designed by Zinski Art.



For the background of this card, I have used the Funky Fossil "Tropical Stencil" with Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide Inks.  The main stamped image is coloured with Posca Pens and Distress Oxide Inks.

Funky Fossil Designs "Toucan Talk" New Stamp Preview



Funky Fossil Designs are releasing a fabulous selection of goodies on the 30th July, including a new stamp set called "Toucan Talk" designed by the super talented "Zinski Art". 



I've used Posca Pens and Distress Oxide inks to colour in the central image.  For the background I have stamped the leaf detail in Wow! clear embossing ink, coated with clear powder and then heat set.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Nordic Noel" New Stamp Preview 2



This is my second preview sample using the new Funky Fossil "Nordic Noel" stamp set, which will be available on the Funky Fossil Designs site from this Friday, 30th July. 



For the background of this sample, I have used "Tumbled Glass" Distress Oxide Ink.  I then use the Funky Fossil "Antler Background Stencil" with "Rusty Hinge" Distress Oxide Ink.  

I stamped the image using Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" and coloured with Posca Pens.


Funky Fossil Designs "Nordic Noel" New Stamp Preview



Today I am previewing another new stamp set that will be available to purchase from Funky Fossil Designs this Friday, 30th July 2021.  



The stamp set I have used on this sample is called "Nordic Noel" a beautiful set, which I am sure you will fall in love with. 

For this sample, I have used the Funky Fossil "Birch Forest Stencil" with Distress Oxide Inks (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire) to create the backround scene.

I have stamped the gnomes in Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" and coloured them with Distress Oxide Inks applied with a brush (Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood and Mowed Lawn).  I have also used touches of a gold Signo pen to various areas too.

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Garden Days" New Stamp Preview 3



Funky Fossil Designs are releasing some fabulous new stamps on the 30th July.  I've used their new "Garden Days" stamp set, designed by Tina Ashton, to make this sample.



I have stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink and painted the image using Distress Oxide Inks.

Funky Fossil Designs "Garden Days" New Stamp Preview 2



Here is my second preview sample of the new Funky Fossil Designs stamp set "Garden Days" designed by Tina Ashton.  "Garden Days" will be available to purchase from the Funky Fossil site from this Friday, 30th July.



I have used twp colours of Distress Oxide ink to create the background colour (Tumbled Glass and  Wilted Violet).

I have used the new A7 Faded Hearts stamp with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink to create the background pattern.

In the top left hand corner, I've used the Funky Fossil "Shooting Stars" stencil with Wow! White Twinkle embossing powder.

The cat was stamped in Versafine Clair, Nocturne and then sprinkled with Wow! clear embossing powder and then heat set.  I coloured it with Distress Oxide Inks.

Funky Fossil Designs "Garden Days" New Stamp Preview



On the 30th August, Funky Fossil Designs will be releasing some fabulous new products, including stamps, patterned papers, dies and other items.  I've used the new stamp set called "Garden Days" designed by my friend Tina Ashton, to create this card.


I heat embossed the fork image and then coloured and created the image by painting with Distress Oxide Inks.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Leaf Mask" Card



Lavinia Stamps have recently released some new products, which I had to have a play with to create this card, which I think has a feeling of Klimt, due to the colouring and touches of gold.  Unfortunately, it doesn't show up too well in the photo, so I've taken a little video clip to show the gold areas.



I've used the new Lavinia "Leaf Mask" for the central image and their "Flurry Stencil" for the background.  The sentiment is part of the Lavinia "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "acorn" brown ink.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Funky Fossil "Sea Love Stencil" Birthday Card



Funky Fossil Designs have designed this fabulous stencil, which I instantly fell in love with.  It's called the "Sea Love Stencil"  and I couldn't wait to play with it, creating this card.

I used Wow! clear embossing ink with the Wow! "Angel Eyes" embossing powder and then heat set.

I stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment in Wow! clear embossing ink and then covered it with Wow! "Opaque Bright White" embssing powder, then heat set.  Once dry, I die cut the sentiment and adhered over the heart.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Charming Stencil" with "Zenith" and the "Urchins"



Today was an exciting post day as I received my order of six brand new 8x8" stencil from Lavinia Stamps.  




I hadn't planned to play with them, as there are other things that I should be doing, but I couldn't help myself, making this card. 

I've used "Zenith" mermaid as the main feature, heat embossed in silver Wow! Silver embossing powder.  I then used the new "Charming" stencil with various shades of Distress oxide inks.

I used the Lavinia Stamps "Urchins", "Sea Bubbles", "Sea Algae" and "Zen Plant" for the undergrowth

Monday, 28 June 2021

Funky Fossil "Indian Mandala Stencil" Anniversary Card



I've made a quick anniversary card this morning using the Funky Fossil "Indian Mandala Stencil" with three shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon).

I've used a sentiment from the "Essential Sentiments" by "My Favourite Things", stamped in "Warm Breeze" Distress Oxide Ink and then die cut into a banner.  Finally, I added some touches of gold to areas of the card using a metallic gold pen.

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Funky Fossil "Funky Fruit" (Have a pearfect day card)



Sarah Gray will be on "The Craft Store (Hochanda)" later today at 3pm and 7pm.  You can tune in on Sky673, Freesat817 and Freeview85 or watch it live on "The Craft Store" via your computer, phone or tablet.

I've been playing with the Funky Fossil "Funky Fruit" stamp set that I have paired with the Funky Fossil "Pearfect" stencil. 

I've used "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide ink through the "Pearfect" stencil.  Stamped the pear in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and coloured it with various shades of Distress Oxide Inks and Sakura and Signo pens.

I've used Wow! clear embossing ink and Wow! Rich Gold embossing powder for the sentiment.

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Funky Fossil "In The Meadow" Card



Today has been a day when none of my crafting attempts have turned out, all ending in the bin.  I did however save a small off cut of a Brusho background and after having dinner decided to make a quick little card, which I am happy with.

Over the Brusho background, I used the Funky Fossil "Fern Silhouette Background Stencil" with "Abandoned Coral" Distress Oxide Ink.

I used the Funky Fossil "In The Meadow" stamp set for the flowers, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

Finally, I used a sentiment from the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.  I used the same ink to edge the card before mounting it on black card and then a white card blank.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Saturday, 19 June 2021

"Hello Birthday Girl" Card



I've been on a mission with housework today, but decided to have half an hour off at my craft desk. 

Some months ago, I made a bokeh stylecard using various sizes of circles.  I had a thought that using the  "Funky Fossil Party Balloon Stencil" with the same technique would make a good background for a birthday card, so decided to have a play.




I used assorted colours of Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry), starting with the lightest colour, working through to the darkest, until I had covered the whole area.

I used a Waffle Flower "Over Hello Sized Word Die" cut in pink card and adhered over the balloon background.  The sentiment is also by Waffle Flower and is part of their "Oversized Hello" sentiment set stamped in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Ferns" Dies release day



Funky Fossil Designs are launching several new products this Friday, 18th June 2021, including stamps, patterned papers, dies and washi tape. 






For this sample I have used a sheed of the new patterned paper called "Neutrals" for the base. I have then die cut some ferns and adhered to the patterned paper.

I stamped a snail on to white card, using the Funky Fossil "Snail Mail" stamp set.  I then coloured it with Distress Oxide Inks and a Sakura sparkly pen.  I then adhered to the card.

Finally, I added the "You Snailed it" sentiment (also from the Snail Mail stamp set) stamped in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink and added Ranger Glossy Accents to the shell and eyes of the snail.

Funky Fossil Designs "Ferns" new stamp set release day



Today, Funky Fossil Designs release lots of new goodies on their web site, including stamp sets, patterned paper, washi tape and dies too. 



I've opted for a clean and simple look for this sample using the new Fern stamp set.  Stamping the fern in Versafine Clair "Glamorour" ink.  I coated it in Wow! clear embossing powder and heat set.

I used the Funky Fossil "Burlap Texture" stencil for the background with "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide Ink.

Finally, for the sentiment I used a sentiment from the Funky Fossil "Small Print 2" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink.

Funky Fossil Designs "Coffee & Friends" New Stamp Release Day



Today, Funky Fossil Designs launch lots of fabulous new goodies, including stamp sets, dies, washi tape and patterned papers too.



For this sample, I have layered up some of the new patterned paper from the "Neutrals" pack and teamed it with the new "Coffee & Friends" stamp set, stamping in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink and adding metallic gold accents.



Funky Fossil Designs "Chilled Chicas" Stamp Set Release Day



Today, Funky Fossil Designs release lots of lovely new products on their website, including, stamps, patterned papers, dies and washi tapes.

Sarah of Funky Fossil Designs, will also be on "The Craft Store" today at 5pm and 9pm with demonstrations using the new goodies.  You can tune in on Sky673, Freesat817, Freeview85 or watch live on your phone, tablet or computer.




I've used the new "Chilled Chicas" Stamp set for this sample, coloured with Posca Pens,paired with the Funky Fossil stencil called "Abstract Ovals", coloured with "Mustard Seed" Distress Ink.  The sentiment is part of the Funky Fossil "Happy Words" stamp set and stamped in Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" ink.

Funky Fossil Designs "Flower Felines" new stamp release day



Today is the day that Funky Fossil Designs  launch a selection of new products on their web site, including this fabulous new stamp set called "Flowery Felines" designed by the super talented Donna Gray.



For this sample, I have used paper that I used to mop up ink from my craft mat from a previous project.  I cut it to a square and then used the new Funky Fossil A7 Chevron stamp, with Wow! clear embossing ink and powder to stamp the chevrons and then heat set, to give a bit of texture to the background.

I stamped the cat, part of the "Flowery Felines" stamp set in Verafine "Vintage Sepia" brown ink.  I coloured the cat using "Antique Linen Distress Oxide Inks and coloured the flowers using "Twisted Citron", "Mowed Lawn" and "Worn Lipstick" Disttress Oxides.  I fussy cut the image and adhered on to the card base prepared.

Finally, I used the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set for the sentiment with Versafine Clair "Glamorous" ink.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Chilled Chicas" new stamp set - Preview 2



Funky Fossil Designs are releasing lots of lovely new products on their site, this Friday 18th June 2021.  There are stamp sets, patterned papers, dies and washi tapes too.




For this sample, I have used the new "Chilled Chicas" stamp set, on a background created using the Funky Fossil "Daisy Background Stencil" with "Spun Sugar" Distress Oxide Inks.  The sentiment is from another Funky Fossil stamp set called "Happy Words".  The small detail in the background is part of the Funky Fossil "Lotus Reflections" stamp set

Funky Fossil Designs "Chilled Chicas" new stamp preview 1



Funky Fossil Designs will be releasing more fabulous new products, this Friday, 18th June 2021, including a stamp set I've used to make these AT Coins.  It's called "Chilled Chicas".



I used Funky Fossil "MDF Coins" for the base, applying gesso as a primer.  The paint I used on top was various shades of Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints.

I stamped the faces on to Rice Paper using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink and coloured, then applied with a brush PVA glue to adhere the rice paper.

I used various Funky Fossil stencils to create the background colour.  I then used Posca Pens to create the flowers over the top.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Ferns" New Stamp Set Preview 2



This Friday, 18th June 2021, Funky Fossil Designs will be releasing a selection of fabulous new products, including stamps, patterned paper, dies and washi tape.



For this sample, I have used a background I'd created using sprinkled and spritzed Brusho granules. I then repeat stamped the ferns in alternate directions, using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  I then cut diagonally in half.

I used a sentiment from the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set, which says "Follow your dreams, they know the way" in Wow! clear embossing ink and then sprinkled Wow! Rich gold embossing powder over and heat set.

Funky Fossil Designs "Ferns" New Stamp Set Preview 1


Funky Fossil Designs are launching lots of new goodies on their site this Friday, 18th June 2021.  Including patterned paper, stamps, dies and washi tapes.



For this sample, I have used the new Fern stamp set and the paper from the new "Neutrals" paper pack.



I started with a dark sheet of patterned paper with a design similar to a basket weave on it.  I multi stamped one of the ferns in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink and coated the images with Wow! clear embossing powder and heat set.

I used the Funky Fossil "Thank You" sentiment die cut as the main feature of the card.  Mounting the whole card on another piece of the "neutrals" patterned paper.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Flowery Felines" new stamp preview 2



Funky Fossil Designs are releasing a fabulous selection of new products on Friday 18th June 2021, including this fabulous new stamp set called "Flowery Felines" designed by the super talented Donna Gray. 



For the background, I have used "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide Ink.  I then lay the Funky Fossil "Pawprint Background" stencil over the top and applied "Carved Pumpkin" Distress Oxide ink through the stencil.

I used one of the stamps from the new "Flowery Feline" stamp sets and stamped the image onto the card, using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.  I then stamped the same image on to white card.  I coloured the cat with a Posca Pen and then fussy cut the shape and adhered over the top of the cat on the card.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment, which is part of the same stamp set.

Funky Fossil Designs new "Flowery Felines" Stamp Set Preview 1



On Friday 18th June, Funky Fossil Designs will be launching some fabulous new products, including, stamps, washi tape, dies and patterned paper.  This is a sample that I have made using one of the new stmap sets, "Flowery Felines".



To make this card, I have used a sheet of patterned paper from the new Funky Fossil "Neutrals" patterned paper.  



Over the patterned paper, I used the Funky Fossil "Slimline Upright Brick Wall Stencil" with two shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Wild Honey and Fired Brick.

For the grass area at the base of the wall, I used the Funky Fossil "Scenic Borders Stencil" with "Mowed Lawn" and "Rustic Wilderness" Distress Oxide Inks.

I stamped the cat in the flower pot, part of the new Funky Fossil "Flowery Felines" stamp set on to the card and then again on to a piece of white card, using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" ink.  I then coloured the flower pot with "Pumice Stone" Distress Oxide inks and coloured the flowers on the pot and the cat with Posca Pens.

I used the banner from another Funky Fossil stamp set called "Let's Party, also in Vintage Sepia ink and then coloured with Posca pens.  

I stamped the sentiment of "have a purrfect day" in Versafine Clair "shady lane" green ink.