Wednesday 27 November 2013

Under the Sea..

It is week two for the Hambo Hoedown interactive card challenge. I have used two digital images this week, Ocean Bottom and Snorkel Boy. Once again I have used an action wobble,......but I will give you a huge tip..... make sure that your image is bigger than the action wobble mechanism!!!! I went to put it on my snorkel boy, only to realise it was actually bigger than the image, so I had to make my own, two small pieces of card, make a spiral by winding some wire round a pencil, and adhere each end to the cards, done. not as effective as a real action wobble, but not bad, I dont have a video to prove it moves so you will just have to take my word for it!! but if you pop over to Lyn's blog you will see her video that demonstrates just how fabulously cute her wobble card is. So join in with this weeks challenge, I guarantee you it is sooooo much fun!!

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The Cutting Queen strikes again!!...

....or as my lovely DT friend Lyn, called me "the cutting guru"!! ... and I think that I have earned the title after all the cutting out I did for this card!! This week is the start of a new hoedown challenge at Hambo Stamps and the challenge is to make an interactive card. I have so much fun doing these kind of cards and I have to say that I got my initial inspiration for my card from the very first Hambo image that I saw, I adored it straight away, the card was made by the uber talented Irene Rhodes (dandl93) using the very cute BOAT digi image, and so my love of Hambo Stamp images began there and then, I ordered the image, started joining in the Hoedown challenges and  not too long after I was beyond thrilled and very proud to be asked to join the DT,  and lovin it!! it is all down to Irene and her amazing card, and she still inspires me with her fabulous work, so thank you Irene, I owe you big time.
So back to my card for this week, I have made an interactive side stepper card, and just like Irenes card, the BOAT has an "Action Wobble" thingy on the back which makes it not only wobble but rock from side to side, I knew I wanted to put something else in the boat with him, so I stacked up all the possibilities, printed them off, and set about cutting them out......and in Judy's words "Jeez"!!, Yep... I went way "overboard" here,  I do love cutting out and I am a bit of a perfectionist in that department, I think it stems from when I was a little girl and in the magazines there would be a girl and you had to cut her out and cut out her clothes with tabs on, can anyone remember what I am on about???  so.... yes I am proud of this card, not just for the cutting out but for the fact that I used EIGHT separate Hambo images, fifteen in total....Pheww!! Great challenge, hope you can join in, I would love to see your creations.

The digi images I used are BOAT,  KANGAROO,  BIRD BALLOON,  BIRD EGG,  the two different fish are from the SNORKEL BOY set,  the ELEPHANT and BIG GIRAFFE are rubber stamps.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

You Lift Me Up!!

Still on the Hambo Hoedown CAS Challenge this week I have made this card using the ever so cute BIG GIRAFFE rubber stamp and the BIRD EGG digi image, you might ask..."If it is called bird egg, where is the egg part of the image?"... well the bird is sat on top of the egg so I cut that part off and stuck the little fella on top of the giraffe. I stamped the giraffe image onto the blue cardstock first, then stamped him again cutting off his mane, colored him in then stuck him over the first stamped image, I know I am the cutting out Queen! lol, but there are limits!! so that way I didn't have to cut round his mane..or whatever it is actually called!.

Monday 11 November 2013


Todays SCS Try A New Technique Challenge is all about revisiting paper piecing, well, I'm all for that!! I am not the best at coloring so I welcomed this challenge, the added option is to use washi tape. As I was looking through my Hambo Digi Images I stopped at this cheeky NUN, I can remember using her before and being daunted by the huge area of her habit to color, so there my mind was made up, then I thought....mmmmm why not a flowered habit!!! and so that is where the idea of the "Nun-Conformist" sentiment came from. Yep, I can definitely get used to paper's a doddle!

Wednesday 6 November 2013


Today starts a new challenge at the Hambo Hoedown, and this time the challenge is to do a CAS.. clean and simple card. Well CAS may mean "simple" as in simple design, uncluttered, not much embellishment!! but definitely not "simple" to do!! unless you are Debby Hughs.. the CAS queen!! I mean seriously!! can that girl ever make a bad card!! never been known yet!!
So, this week it is Tim Hunter's birthday, for those of you that don't know, Tim is the one who draws the Hambo images, you gotta love his sense of humor, funny guy, fun images.
For my card I have used the much loved and much used...SKYLINE rubber stamp, and the RACECAR digi image. I kept the coloring to a minimum. The sentiment makes me chuckle.
So, Happy Birthday to you Tim!!