Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge


Today I am excited to be joining Jo at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge as one of her Christmas Elves :)  I am sponsoring the challenge and will be giving away 3 stencils of the winners choice from my store Funky Fossil....

The theme for the challenge which runs until 21 October is Woodland Creatures so, of course, I had to use my Woodland Wishes stamp set to create this card:

I simply inked up my Birch Tree Forest stencil in soft greys, stamped and coloured the sweet fox and rabbit, cut them out and added them to the design.  The sentiment is a die cut from Card Making Magic.  

I shall also link up at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of twinkle.

I hope you like it!  I look forward to seeing what Woodland Creatures you have in your stash for Christmas cards :)

Thank you to Jo for inviting me to be one of her Guest Christmas Elves - it is a real honour!

Here are the products that I used to make this card:


Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 7 October 2019

AAA Birthday


We are back with our October edition of the AAA Birthday Challenge and this time we have some really vibrant colours to inspire you!

The challenge is to use at least two of the colours from this picture on your birthday makes.....

I decided to try and use all of the colours and went with a fireworks inspired card using different coloured embossing powders with my Circle Burst stencil:

I don't use coloured embossing powders enough so it was a lot of fun to go through the stencil with versamark and then add spots of colour, shaking each powder off before adding the next.  The sentiment is from Altenew.

I hope that you join in the fun this month and see what the rest of the talented DT have made using the colour inspiration!

Here is the stencil that I used.  You can buy it from my shop www.funkyfossil.co.uk:

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Sarah x

Saturday, 5 October 2019



There are a number of stencils in the shop which are perfect for Halloween makes including bats, mummies, graveyards, webs, spiders and pumpkin faces!  Here are a couple of cards that I have put together using just a few of these elements:

I used the Crooked Webs with texture paste on this card combined with mdf bats from the Spooky elements embellishment set.

This card features the mummy from Creepy Characters along with the Gothic Graveyard stencil.

I hope you like these fun creations :)  Here are the stencils that I have used:


I hope that you are enjoying a crafty weekend!

Sarah x

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Butterfly Ribbon


I have been playing with my new Butterfly Breast Cancer Ribbon stencil this week - as I mentioned previously, I shall be giving £1.50 to Breast Cancer UK for every stencil sold :)

I white heat embossed the image and inked over it with distress inks in shades of pink.  I love the way that the butterflies pop against the colour.  I shall link up for a second time at Time Out where the current challenge is for Breast Cancer Awareness and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where we are thinking pink.

I hope you like the stencil :)

Sarah x

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

New Stencil - Butterfly Breast Cancer Ribbon


We are in October already and as this signals a month long campaign to raise Breast Cancer Awareness I have put a new stencil in store at www.funkyfossil.co.uk to help you make cards and get the message out.  I will be donating £1.50 from the sale of every stencil to Breast Cancer Awareness UK so I hope you will help to raise funds for Breast Cancer UK.  Oh, and the stencil is really pretty too :)

Here it is:

As Time Out currently have a challenge to promote this month long awareness raising campaign it would be rude not to take part!  Here is what I made with the stencil:

I hope that you like the stencil!

Sarah x

Sunday, 22 September 2019

New DT and Discount :)


Amidst all of the excitement of introducing you to our fabulous new DT yesterday, I forgot to post a card that I have made for the current challenge over at Less is More where the theme is Typography.  This seemed like the perfect excuse to make a card with my Fa La La stamp set which has bold Christmas sentiments:

I simply white heat embossed the sentiment on to dark blue card and die cut a circle.  I softly inked my Poinsettia stencil in the background in shades of blue distress oxide.

While I was here, I wanted to share some more amazing creations from the new DT.  Each of them has a 15% discount code on their blog or insta account which you can use at checkout before midnight on Monday :)

Sam from A Crafting Niche

Shona from Twine Around

Cornelia from Fun Stamping

Natalie from Momma Sedds

I am so grateful to these talented ladies for taking the time to make beautiful things with my stamps and stencils.  Here are a few of the products used above:



Remember that you can get 15% off until midnight on Monday!

Sarah x

Saturday, 21 September 2019

New DT announcement!


I have been excited to share the news with you that Funky Fossil now has a Design Team and they are super talented.  I am very lucky to have such great friends and crafters supporting my little stamp and stencil business!

Let me introduce you to them and some of their wonderful designs.  Head over to their blog or insta account to see more inspiration - they each have a discount code to share with you :)

Jane Taylor from Purple Jet Loves Crafts

Shona Chambers from Twine Around:

Cornelia Wenokor from Fun Stamping:

Natalie Seddons from www.instagram.com/momma_sedds/

Samantha Squires from A Crafting Niche:

Aren't all of these samples gorgeous?!  Do check out their blogs and insta to see some more inspiring makes and access their discount codes.  The products that they have used are:



Thanks for stopping by, Sarah x