Saturday 20 March 2021

Time Out - Different

 Hello :)

I love the current theme over at Time Out Challenges - where the fab DT are challenging you to be different and do your own thing!  And, Funky Fossil is the sponsor for this challenge so I just had to jump in and have a go :)

I decided to use our Meadow Flowers stamps and stencil and new Brushed Roses stencil to create this simple card:

I simply inked through the stencil using Kitsch Flamingo and faded out from the corner before sponging through the Meadow Flower stencil with black paint.  I stamped the sentiment from the Meadow Flowers stamp set which seemed to go well with the theme of the challenge and finished with some pink splatters.

I think that the black silhouette has real impact against the soft colour!

I hope that you play along at Time Out to be in with a chance of winning a gift code to spend in store with us at Funky Fossil :)

Sarah x

Friday 19 March 2021

2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Finally spring has arrived and we can celebrate with another awesome coffee lovers blog hop :)

As one of the hop sponsors, Funky Fossil is offering a £25 gift voucher to spend in store.  We ship worldwide too :)

I have two coffee inspired cards:

I have used our new Cup of Love stencil with distress inks and coloured pencils.

I used our Lightbulb Aperture and Lotsa Beans stencils to make this fun design.

I hope that you have fun hopping along and enjoy all of the coffee themed inspiration!

Sarah x

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