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