Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sponsoring AAA Card Challenge


I love the CAS card challenges that AAA Cards set for us and I am delighted to say that I am sponsoring the current challenge:

I decided to use the sweet angel from our Folksy Christmas set and added our sunray stencil behind her.  Using sparkle pens to watercolour the image has given it some shimmer :)

The prize is £15 credit for our store!

As it is a one layer card I shall also link up at Inkspirational.  

I hope you like the card.  These are the products that I used:


Thanks as always for stopping by,

Sarah x

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Snowy Window


I have made a CAS card using the Festive Penguins stamp set and Snow Flurry stencil

I simply created a distress oxide background and went over the snow flurry stencil with holographic texture paste from That's Crafty (it's fab!).  I coloured the penguin and positioned him behind the die cut window.  The washi tape at the bottom is red foil....despite looking black in the photo :)

I shall link up at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where the optional twist is Tis the Season and at their Christmas challenge where Anything Goes with the optional twist of Bah Humbug.  I will also link up at the fab Christmas Kickstart Challenge where our theme is Snow.  At the CAS Christmas Card Challenge the theme is warm and cozy so I will join in as I think that this little penguin looks all wrapped up for the snowy weather!

Here are the products that I used on this card....


Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

CAS card


I wanted to make a CAS card in order to play along with a few of my fave challenges.  At AAA Cards we are maximising the white space with an optional twist of geometric and Inkspirational have set the challenge of creating a one layer card:

I used our new Plant a Garden stamp set on this card.  I simply paper pieced the wellington boots (with a geometric paper) and stamped the lavender behind it.  

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.

Here is the stamp set that I used:

I hope you like it :)

Sarah x

Monday, 4 November 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and, as one of the sponsors, I wanted to pop back with another coffee themed card to share with you :)

Funky Fossil has £15 store credit to giveaway to one winner and we are also offering 15% off everything in store whilst the hop is on when you use the code COFFEE15 at checkout :)

I simply stamped and masked the coffee cup from Folksy Christmas and watercoloured with distress inks to create a coffee rainbow!  The sentiment is from MFT.

I hope that you like this coffee cup would be filled with hot chocolate :)

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes and at Time Out where we are inspired by the words: 

Here is the stamp set that I used today:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x

AAA Birthday Challenge


How can we be in November already?!  The theme for our challenge over at AAA Birthday this month is to feature a number on your design.

I decided to get the sweet pug from the Pugs and Hugs stamp set dressed up for a birthday party!  I combined him with the Say What? and Confetti Sprinkles stencils....

I hope you like this fun card and play along with us this month!  

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes :)

Here are the products that I used:


Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Friday, 1 November 2019

2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


I am super excited to be one of the sponsors for the ever awesome Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - so many fab crafters and companies getting together :)

I have £15 credit to giveaway to spend in store at Funky Fossil :)  

Also to celebrate all of the lovely crafters who join in this blog hop event, there is a 15% discount on everything in my store when you use the code COFFEE15 at checkout for the duration of the hop.  If you haven't visited Funky Fossil before it would be great if you could check out the large range of stencils and stamps that we have to offer!

I have made a couple of cards with the cute Pug from our Pugs and Hugs stamp set and Coffee Bean Background stencil:

Here our pug is nestled in a teacup and I went with a pink coffee bean background!  These illustrations are by Kimma Parish from Le Petite Market.

Here I layered up the coffee bean stencil in shades of brown at the bottom of the card.  Stamped the put and then masked him before using our Splatters stencil.  He is coloured with pencils.  The fab sentiment is from Altenew.

I hope you like these fun designs.  Please leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning £15 credit to use at Funky Fossil!

Enjoy the rest of your hopping,

Sarah x

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Giveaway Winners!


I hope that your week is going well.  I am just popping in to announce the winners of the October release giveaway :)  Thank you for your comments and support - they are much appreciated!

Each member of the Design Team has picked a comment from their release day post at random and they are as follows:

Jane picked CardsbyMaaike
Natalie picked Betty_j28
Shona picked Denise Bryant
Cornelia picked Katie Ann Brooks
Sam picked Sue from Silly Moo Crafts
I picked Marlena M

Congrats to all of you and thanks again for leaving a message :)  I shall be in touch shortly to ask the winners which of the new stamp sets they would like to receive.

Here is a little reminder of the stamp sets that we released earlier this month:



See you again soon,

Sarah x

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Release Day!


Today the 4 new stamp sets that we have been showcasing from Funky Fossil are available to purchase.  They offer a mix of cute and quirky and classic along with Christmas and all year round.  Hopefully you will find something in here that you like :)



To celebrate the release, myself and each of the DT have a stamp set to giveaway from the new release of the winner's choice.  All you have to do is comment on this post and on each of the DT's blogs or insta accounts by midnight (UK time) on 26 October to be in with a chance of winning.  There is also 10% off everything in store for this weekend only - until midnight on 21 October when you use the code OCTOBER10 at checkout :)

I have a few cards to share with you using these new stamps:

The Sew Lovely set inspired me to stitch a frame.  The sewing machine is coloured with pencils.

It is easy to mask elements of the Plant a Garden set to create scenes.  The plants fit nicely in to the plant pot too!  The images have been watercoloured with distress inks.  I shall link this card up with the encouraging theme at Time Out as I think the sentiment is a really positive one and also at Inkspirational where the theme is Mask given the masking that I did with garden images.

I wanted to create an effect of the northern lights for the penguins on this card.  I created a watercolour background inked through the Shards stencil and went back over it with clear sparkle medium.  

Check out the gorgeous designs by the DT....they have made some absolutely stunning cards to inspire you further.






Do pay them a visit and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning one of the stamp sets from this release.  I would love to hear what you think of it :)

Sarah x

Friday, 18 October 2019

October Release - Sew Lovely and Plant a Garden!


We are back with the second part of the previews for our October release of 4 stamp sets that will be available to buy from Funky Fossil from 9am tomorrow morning.  Yesterday we were featuring the christmas sets but today we have stamp sets that will work all year round - Sew Lovely and Plant a Garden.


Both sets are lots of fun to are a few examples of what I have made with them:

I simply watercoloured and cut out the sewing machine and combined it with a detailed doily die from Studio Light.

A bit of masking and watercolouring on this one combined with the Fancy Trellis stencil at the bottom of the card.  

However, don't take my word for how fun these stamp sets are - check out what the DT have made with them:


I am so excited to hear what you think of these 4 new stamp sets.  Do come back tomorrow for our release day celebration - each of the DT have a stamp set of your choice from the new release to give away :)  The stamps will be on sale from 9am UK time.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Thursday, 17 October 2019

October Release - Festive Penguins and Joy!


I am excited to say that I and the DT can finally share details of the 4 new stamp sets that will be available to buy from Funky Fossil at 9am (UK time) on Saturday, 19 October :)  Today we are focusing on the two christmas themed sets from the release which again feature the wonderful illustrations of Kimma Parish from Le Petite Market and of Maggie Molloy.

                                 Festive Penguins                                          Joy

I have made a few examples:

This sweet penguin has been combined with my Birch Forest stencil to create a wintry scene.

I have combined the sentiment with the bauble from Folksy Christmas which has been stamped in the background to create a patterned paper.  I love how these two stamps coordinate :)

However, the talented DT have much better designs to share with you which give a flavour of the different looks that you can get with these stamps....


We will be back tomorrow with previews of the other 2 stamp sets from the release ahead of the products going live on Saturday complete with giveaways!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x