Wednesday 26 December 2012

Bailey Christmas

Bailey Christmas is this weeks digi image over at Hambo Stamps this week and is free if you played the Hambo Hoedown last week, if not then you can purchase it here. If you want to play in the hoedown and get in the loop for free digi images every week but dont have a hambo image then you can get a freebie image here. I decided to make a tag with the Bailey Christmas image, I wrapped my present with some paw print paper, made the tag by printing Bailey, then decoupaging his bone, colored it in with promarkers,  then stuck it on a spellbinders scallopped circle die cut, I added a ribbon and some swirly stringy stuff,  put the sentiment that comes with the image onto a dog bone stamp that I already have. Bailey is Monica's dog (Monica is the owner of Hambo Stamps) he is such a cutie.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

WT405 "What's all the fuss about" Challenge

I am entering this easel card (surprise surprise) in this weeks SCS challenge " WT405 What's all the fuss about " it is Ravengirls challenge for us to make a card or project with some form of fussy cutting on it, well I wish I had known that last week, I would have put my 'Pig Tangle' card up for it, boy! the fussy cutting I did on that card was waaaaaay over the top, but I set to work on another card I had in mind using Skater Girl, a rubber stamp made by Hambo Stamps and can be found here. I have made this card for my two gorgeous little Step- Grandaughters aged 8 and 10, who have recently been involved in an ice skating Christmas production.

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Pig Tangle

At the Hambo Hoedown this weeks image is Pig Tangle, a digi image by Hambo Stamps, it is free if you entered last weeks hoedown, but if not, then you can purchase it here. The challenge is to make an easel card!!!!! well.... these are my favorite cards to do, but, Oh the pressure when you HAVE to make one, hee hee. I must admit that I did far too much fussy cutting on this card, around the pig image with all the lights wrapped round him, then on the tree lights, phewwww, but I have realised that I find a serenity while I am cutting things out.

Be sure to hop over to Hambo Stamps,  new stamping supplies have just been added to the store, wobble springs, talking tags and inks OH MY!!!  (plus lots more)

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Team Squeal changeover

Afteer working with Hambostamps rubber stamps for two months, it is team squeals turn (that's me, Jan and Carolyn)  to change over to the digi team.....and as it is Wednesday it is Hambo Hoedown time!!!! YeeeeeHaaaaaa, The image is "Southwest" and can be found here The challenge for this week is to make a masculine card. I have to admit that when I saw the image nothing came to mind as to what to do with it, I was wracking my brain as I took the hour long drive to my dance lesson, I just couldn't wait to get back home and start playing with it and hopefully get some inspiration from somewhere, so as soon as I got in, I started to color the image, Im not the worlds best at coloring in, so I used my Derwent fine art pencils as I didn't really want any harsh lines and I thought I could blend it slightly with the thinner I have (similar to your gamsol magic I think), anyway as I was coloring the sky, I glanced to the side of me and noticed a card with an oval apperture in one of my MANY boxes of stash, that's when I had a flash of genius to make a diorama card with my southwest image, I love dimension on cards and always have a problem with one layer cards, I just love them when other people do them but I cant seem to manage it somehow, anyway, I printed the image twice again, each one slightly bigger, colored them in, making the nearest image bolder than the muted background image, pulled the card stock to pieces and made a concertina side to give the dimension, and the ability to close flat, stuck the original image to the back of the card and cut the other two out putting one layer in the middle and one to the front, I had the sentiment stamp from working on the rubber team, the whole of the rubber stamp says "you rock my world" and can be found here on the Hambostamps website, I just masked it so that it reads "you rock!" quite fitting I think.

I do hope you will join us at the Hoedown this week, remember that you must use Hambo images to play along but there are some freebies here if you dont have any, if you play along this week you will be sent next weeks image for FREE... Howzat!!!

Monday 3 December 2012

Hambo Hammock Pig

Well.... this is the final week for me, Jan and Carolyn of team squeal to be working on the rubber stamps design team at Hambo Stamps, next week we start on their digi image design team. I have loved my time working with Hambo's rubber stamps, after trying and trying for ages to be able to get a crisp outline, and never quite managing it, I almost gave up on rubber stamps, finding them frustrating, (and I have OCD on wasting any paper) but truly, Hambo stamps have restored my faith, perfect images every time, I love them. So here is my last card before I switch over to the digi team.....I have used Hammock Pig - 3417 which can be found here, and Stay Cool - 1516 sentiment which can be found here.