Monday, 7 December 2020

AAA Birthday Challenge


Well we are finally at the last challenge of a long and difficult year.  I hope that you have found playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge to be a fun way to stay creative!  The theme for our December challenge is Twinkle so lots of opportunity to fill your December birthday cardmaking with sparkle.  And we have two $15 credits from the amazing Joy Clair to spend on digital products :)

I have gone for a very clean and simple birthday card using the star cluster and a sentiment from our recently released Space Cadet stamp set.  

I simply heat embossed the stars on to dark blue cardstock using Wow! Silver Embossing Glitter and placed a die cut star aperture over the top.  The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and the focal panel is matted on to some matte silver cardstock.

The rest of the DT have got lots of creative ways of using the challenge theme to share with you over at AAA Birthday.  I love seeing how everyone has a different take on the theme!

Sadly this will be my last DT chard for AAA Birthday.  Things are busy with my little business and I can't give the challenge the attention that it deserves.  I want to thank the amazing Jane who does a fab job of coordinating the challenge and all of the lovely DT for their inspiration over the past year.  I have had lots of fun and hope to still be able to play along whenever I can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x

Monday, 9 November 2020

AAA Cards Challenge


Funky Fossil is sponsoring the current challenge at AAA Cards - there is £15 credit to the store up for grabs :)

This month it is a sketch challenge with the optional twist of primary colours.


I used our new Space Cadet stamp set and Join the Dots stencil.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Friday, 6 November 2020

2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Welcome to Funky Fossil's little corner of blogland.  I am delighted to be one of the sponsors for the fab Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and hope that you have been enjoying lots of caffeinated inspiration along the way :)

We are offering £25 credit to spend in store to one of the participants who links up their caffeinated project on the hop. In the meantime, if you go to the Coffee tab at the top of our webstore you will be able to get 20% off anything in our coffee collection when you use the code WINTER20 at checkout.  The discount only applies to our coffee themed items.

Now that the weather is turning chilly here in the UK, I like nothing better than to hug a warm mug - although mine is more likely to be filled with hot chocolate:)  So I decided to make a couple of cards featuring our Coffee Cup stencil:

I stamped our new Hello Gorgeous flower stamp in to the stencil aperture and coloured with pencils to create this card.  The sentiment is from our Musings stamp set.

On this card I stamped images from our new Musings stamp set in to the aperture and used our matching Alpha Numeric stencil around the edges.  The sentiment is from My Favourite Things.

I hope you like these coffee cup cards!

Check our our coffee collection in store to get 20% off when you use the code WINTER20 and remember to take part to be in with a chance of winning £25 credit.

Enjoy the hop and thank you for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 10 October 2020

National Coffee Day Blog Hop Winner!


I nearly forgot to post our winner from the National Coffee Day Blog Hop - so sorry!  The comment chosen at random was from....Dawn S.  Congrats, Dawn!

Contact me at to claim your prize of £25 to spend at Funky Fossil.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments!

Sarah x

Monday, 5 October 2020

AAA Birthday Challenge


We are here with the start of the AAA Birthday Challenge for October and it is a fab photo inspiration this month full of beautiful colours and autumnal imagery....

Simply create a birthday card which is inspired by some aspect of this picture to play along with us!

I decided to create a card based on the pumpkin tucked at the back and used our pumpkin trio stencil to make this:

I simply inked through the stencil and added some pencil shading before adding some gold splatters.

I hope that you like it and check out the rest of ideas from the DT - there are so many directions that you can go in with this photo!

You have until 1 November to join in.

Thanks as always for stopping by,

Sarah x

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

National Coffee Day Blog Hop!


Thank you for joining us on this fab hop to celebrate national coffee day :)  The hop starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers page and you won't want to miss any of the fun stops along the way!  

As one of the hop sponsors, Funky Fossil is offering a £25 voucher to our store to one comment left on this post which will be picked at random when the hop closes at midnight on Tuesday, 6 October.

We are also offering 10% off everything in store while the hop is live when you use the code FFCOFFEE10 at checkout :)

We have recently released a stamp set called Time for Tea which features doodle style tea and coffee pots and cups so that seemed like the perfect set to go to for National Coffee Day.....

I have simply stamped and masked the two coffee pots before adding some coffee bean stencilling behind them.  The sentiment is from Altenew.

I have added one of the cute snails from our Snail Mail stamp set to one of the tea cups for this sweet card :)

I added our Confetti Hearts stencil to the cardbase and to the tea on this fun design.

Here is our Time for Tea stamp set:

I hope that you like these cards and have lots of fun along the hop!  Don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning £25 to spend in store at  Check out our range of stamps, stencils and mdf now to get 10% off with the code FFCOFFEE10

See you again soon!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

September Stamp Release - Introducing Time for Tea


We are on to our second day of introducing the five new stamp sets that will be released for sale on Saturday this week!  Today is an A6 stamp set featuring quirky teapots and tea cups which will be great for all of those tea and coffee lovers out there!

Here are a few examples of what I have made with them:

I've created a stack of cups with a bit of masking and combined the stamps with our Knitted Background stencil.

I used our Floral Background stencil to create the heart on this card. 

I do love these stamps - they are so cute to work with :) The rest of the DT have also got great designs to share with you using this set:

Here is the stamp set:

I hope you will stop by again tomorrow when we introduce our third set from the release :)

Sarah x