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

Monday, 7 September 2020

September Stamp Release - Introducing Silly Snowmen


I am always excited (and a bit nervous) to share our new stamps with you :)  We have five fab new stamp sets which will be available to buy from Saturday this week and I will be sharing a new set with you each day this week.  Today's stamp set is christmas themed and features fun snowmen illustrations by Natalya Skripko.

Here are a couple of cards that I have made with the set:

Of course I had to put one of the snowmen in our snowglobe stencil and make a shaker card!  The scandi snowflakes are in the background and one of our mdf snowflake embellishments was added to complete the design.

I shall link this card up at Time Out where the theme is Season :)

I combined each of our snowmen with our Let It Snow paper pad to create this slimline card.

I hope you like these cheeky characters!  They are sure to make you smile :)  The lovely DT also have been busy making designs with the new stamps - check out their inspiration on their blogs, insta and Facebook:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that you come back tomorrow when I will have another set to show you.

Have a great day!

Sarah x

AAA Birthday Challenge #17


It is time for our next monthly challenge over at AAA Birthday!  This month's challenge theme is lots of fun ......

As we are in September and it feels as if autumn is just around the corner I decided to create an autumnal card with our Quick Brown Fox stamp set and new Pumpkin Trio stencil.

I simply stamped and masked the fox before inking up the large pumpkin.  The foliage comes from our Meadow Flowers stamp set.

What critters will you use to create birthday cards this month?  The fab DT over at AAA Birthday Challenge have lots of inspiration to get you started.

I will also link up at Time Out where the theme is Season - I haven't played along for ages but this autumnal card works so well :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 3 August 2020

AAA Birthday Challenge


We are already in to August....it has been such a topsy turvy year that I am losing track of time :)  However, a new month brings a new AAA Birthday Challenge and this month we have a Tic Tac Toe challenge to get you inspired:

I have gone for the top line - Bright, Embossing and Masculine to make this card:

I have used our new Gamer Stamp set - heat embossing the headphones, along with our Distressed Elements stamps and Splatters stencil.  I went with a colour scheme of Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon to keep the card zingy!

Which of the rows will you go for to create your birthday card this month?

Thank you for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 1 August 2020

August Release Day!


Finally, our five new stamp sets are available to purchase from www.funkyfossil.co.uk :)  I hope that you have been enjoying the introduction posts this week and have seen something that appeals to you.  Four of our sets are christmas themed with Gamer being our only non-festive set in this release.  I don't usually make christmas cards this early in the year but I have to admit that I am really enjoying working with these designs and keep thinking of new ideas :)

Here are a few more makes with the new stamp sets:

The Gamer set is so much fun to use and great for all those teens/adult gamers in our lives.  I have used the set with our new Circular stencil here.

I used our Filigree Flakes and Festive Phrases stamp sets with our Snow Globe stencil which I have used as a shaker template.

I have combined our Filigree Flakes with our Snow Flurry stencil and mdf snowflake embellishments.  The panel is matted on to the new Let It Snow paper pad!

I have used one of our small round MDF plaques here with a gelli printed paper, Snow Flurry stencil, MDF Snowflake embellishment and one of the lovely Christmas Characters!

Finally, I have foiled the Elegant Ornaments with Wow Fab Foil and Bonding Powder.

Elegant or whimsical, hopefully there are stamps for all tastes here and don't forget the fab Let It Snow paper pad!

The DT have been amazing all week and have some final inspiration to share with you today.  Check them out here....

Thank you for sticking with me through this long post.  You can check out each of the new sets in detail at www.funkyfossil.co.uk!

Sarah x

Friday, 31 July 2020

August Release - Festive Phrases


I am back with our final stamp set from the new release which will be available to buy from tomorrow.  It is an absolute essential set which you will already have seen pop up on a number of our designs this week!  Festive Phrases is an A5 set packed full of christmas greetings and sentiments in a range of styles and sizes.  Some of them are big enough to be a fun focal point on your cards which is perfect for making quick christmas cards with impact.

Here are a few examples:

When combined with our new Let it Snow papers, these sentiments can make quick and simple christmas cards.  I combined it here with a few of our mdf snowflake embellishments.

I white heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and placed it behind one of our fabulous girls from She is Fierce.  I added the holly from our Christmas Characters to her hair!  The Scandi Snowflakes were clear heat embossed in the background.

I simply put gold glitter paste through our large Polka Dots stencil for the background and combined it with one of the large sentiments.  

Here is the set:

This is a super versatile set - I hope that you like it!  The rest of the DT also have wonderful festive projects to share with you so please check out their blogs and insta posts.

I will be back tomorrow with more designs to share as we relesae the stamps for sale.  

Thank you for stopping by!

Sarah x

Thursday, 30 July 2020

August Stamp Release - Elegant Ornaments


Today is the 4th day of introducing our new stamp sets which will be available to buy from Saturday.  We are continuing with our christmas theme and today I am delighted to share some samples made using Elegant Ornaments - this set of 5 large ornaments are full of delicate details and will help to create christmas cards with real impact!

Here is what I mean:

I used the ornaments with gilding flakes across the front of a slimline card.  The flakes picked up the lovely detail.

I white heat embossed the star ornament on to kraft for a simple rustic look.

I gold heat embossed the baubles on to red card and placed them over a stencilled background using our pine needles stencil.

I hope you like these stamps:

Check out the elegant creations that the lovely DT have produced with this set:

I hope to see you tomorrow when we have our final stamp set of this release to share with you :)

Sarah x

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

August Stamp Release - Christmas Characters


We are back for our third day of introducing the five new stamp sets that will be available to buy from this Saturday.  We are continuing with our christmas theme and this set has proved to be a real favourite with the design team!  The Christmas Characters are an A5 set featuring wonderful images designed by Donna Gray.  There are so many things that you can make with this set.....

The reindeer in this set is just the cutest thing :)  Also the christmas trees have been made using our Let it Snow papers that I showed you yesterday.

Here is the cute angel from the set simple combined with a scattering of the stars.  More of the patterned paper is used at the bottom of the card!

I paper pieced the wonderful christmas trees from the set with papers from Let it Snow.

Here is the complete set:

I am sure that you will love some of the designs that our wonderful DT have come up with using this fab set.  You can check them out here:

I hope you like this new release and will stop by again tomorrow for another christmas set.....

Sarah x

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Introducing our August Stamp Release - Filigree Flakes


I am back for the second day of our introductions to the five new stamp sets that we will be releasing on Saturday :)  Now we are going to start getting festive - even though it is July, are you ready for some snowfall??  Our Filigree Flakes stamp set features a range of elegant and delicate snowflakes - I love using them as a focal point or an accent on lots of designs.  

We also have a new paper pad to accompany our christmas stamps - Let it Snow is a contemporary range of christmas themed papers in gorgeous teals, aquas, pinks and mustards.  I really love them and hope that you will too :)

Let me share some examples:

I simply stamped a snowflake wreath in bright non-traditional christmas colours.

I melted some ultra thick embossing powder and stamped the snowflake in to it and dusted with perfect pearls to get the gold shimmer.  This was adhered to a background brayered with acrylic paints and background stencilling.

I gold heat embossed the snowflakes over some of the patterned paper and added a sentiment from another set in the release.

Here are the new products:


The rest of the DT have wonderful snowy inspiration to share with you today too!

I hope that you will stop by again tomorrow when I have another christmas stamp set to introduce :)

Sarah x

Monday, 27 July 2020

Introducing our August Stamp Release - Day 1: Gamer


I always love being able to share new stamp designs with you and we have a fab release coming out on 1 August.  It is mainly Christmas designs but today's set isn't :)  Gamer is an A6 stamp set packed with gaming related images and sentiments including space invaders!  They are perfect for those boys/girls who love their online games.  As the mum of two teenage boys I know that they will be very useful for me!  Also the headphones are perfect for music lovers too :)

Here are a couple of examples of the types of thing you can make with this fab set:

I stamped the icons from the set into some of the apertures from our Blockade stencil and added a heat embossed controller on foam tape. Quick and easy but the ink blending on the stencil adds some visual depth.

I went grungy for this design using a gelli printed background (using our Number Scramble mask).  I stamped the headphones and coloured them with a bit of white paint to give them definition against the background.  I stamped images from our Distressed Elements stamp set round the outside in grey ink.

Grungy or CAS this stamp set can be used in so many different ways....

I hope that you like it!

The rest of the DT have been working their magic with this set too:

Stop by tomorrow when things will be getting a whole lot more festive :)

Sarah x

Monday, 6 July 2020

AAA Birthday Challenge #15


Well July has begun and it is time for our next challenge at AAA Birthday :)  This month we are going 3D!

I have made a fun birthday card with the cute bee from Bees Knees on a spring to give him some wobble.  I have used our Banners and Bunting stencil to add a party feel!

I hope you like this happy card and I look forward to seeing what 3D creations you make.  The AAA Birthday DT have produced some fabulous designs!

Thank you for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Release Day!


I am so excited that we are finally able to make our new stamp sets available :)  There are five sets in the June release....our usual mix of cool and quirky images and sentiments to suit all styles.  Here are a few more projects that I have made with some of our new stamps:

This is a card using our Geo Bugs set.  Simple masking of the butterflies creates a colourful card.

I went for a simple monochrome colour scheme using Find Your Rainbow.

I used our Watercolour Lines stencil with one of the fab girls from She is Fierce and added wings from our Dragonfly Duo stencil.

Check out what the rest of the DT have to share with you on their blogs and instagram....

I really hope you like these new stamps.....which you can buy from www.funkyfossil.co.uk



Thanks as always.  Have a great weekend!

Sarah x

Friday, 26 June 2020

Introducing She is Fierce


Well, we have finally reached our last stamp set of the June release :)  All five sets will be available to buy from 9am tomorrow and I hope that you have seen something that you like!  Today is the turn of a fabulous set designed by Donna Gray.  She is Fierce is an A5 set featuring female faces that have been made from Donna's hand carved designs - they are really striking and I have loved working with them!

Here are just a few of my makes:

I have simply heat embossed, watercoloured and cut out the girl and attached her to a watercoloured background.  I used our Birds in Flight stencil to add the bird detail.

I used our Sunray stencil on this card along with our Small Print sentiments which are another new set from this release.  The girl is coloured with pencils.

The DT have had LOTS of fun with this stamp set so please check out their inspiring makes on their blogs and instagram:

I hope that you like She is Fierce:

Tomorrow is release day so I shall be back again with more designs from our fab new stamps!  I will also be on Hochanda at 3pm so tune in to see me demo with some of these designs :)

See you then,

Sarah x

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Introducing Starfish Wishes


Today is our third reveal day where we share on of the five new stamp sets that will be available to purchase from 9am on Saturday this week.  It is the turn of Starfish Wishes, an A6 set which has a range of gorgeous shells and starfish - perfect for summer and ocean themed projects.  The images contain lovely doodled details....

Here are a few examples:

I heat embossed the shells in rose gold and watercoloured them in colours matching the paper from our In to the Blue paper pad which I used behind the heart aperture.  I love the soft blues and pinks.

I inked through our Mason Jar stencil and stamped and masked the shells before colouring them with pencils.  I glazed the jar several times with clear embossing powder to make it look like glass.

I hope you like these stamps!  The DT are sharing their inspiring makes with this set on their insta and blog posts so check out what they have made too :)

I will be back tomorrow with our final reveal before the stamps are available to buy - it is a stunning set!

Sarah x