Monday, September 4, 2017

Marmalade Me

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello Portal Peeps!  Gail here today with a thing.  I actually wasn't sure where this was going or what to call it.  Too big for a postcard.  No canvas involved.  Then I realised a few pieces of thin magnetic sheet on the back and I would have a mega fridge magnet, guaranteed to make me smile if I was having one of those days.....

Yep, happy fridge art, using the wonderful Tabby Cat from Carmen's Veranda.  And in keeping with our current challenge there needed to be some NUMBERS!!

I started by stamping Lost Coast Designs Grunge Border 3" using Colorbox Autumn ink pad.  This has three ink colours on it.  Well, it did have!!  Might have blended them a bit together now LOL.   I stamped the border twice to get the ruler detail in the middle of my panel.  If you haven't checked out the World of Borders section in the Lost Coast catalogue you really should pop over.  So many beautiful designs starting at $1!!  Yep, really.  Definitely worth a visit.  This one is 3" wide and 8" long!!  Huge!!!!  Not a dollar unfortunately, but very reasonably priced LOL.

I cut the piece of the panel I wanted to use and stamped the Like a Trainwreck sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.  I was feeling grungy and very orange so I actually started by stamping with orange ink and embossing with orange powder.  Unfortunately it didn't really pop, so I stamped again with blue ink and embossed with black powder!!  Not sure why I mixed all those colours but I quite like the grungy blurry shadowy effect.  I embossed a piece of orange card with Cuttlebug Ruler Embossing folder and highlighted with orange ink

I stamped Tabby Cat with blue ink on some DCWV cloud patterned paper and fussy cut.  I gave her a neon pink nose and glossy accents on those big sad eyes.

Since someone had mentioned glitter I want a little crazy with the tangerine glitter glue.  I have glitter glue in many fabulous flavours!!  A piece of magnetic sheet on the back and Tabby Cat can take pride of place on the fridge.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you feel inspired to make a stamped anything with Numbers and join the fun with our current challenge.

And don't forget the Tip Your Hat event is also in full swing, so if you have a hatty make you can link that up as well until the 14th of September.  Double fun here at the Portal!!

Tabby Cat is joining the fun at


  1. What a cute card you made! Thank you so much for joining hobbygarasjen's challenge this month. Kindly regards Karin Lovise

  2. so cute card!
    you can enter in this challenge also :
    have a nice day

  3. Nice card and cute cat
    Thanks for playing with ut at
    DT Jorunn Elin

  4. Very skinny cat - where did it put all the pizza? Thanks for sharing at Dream in Darkness

  5. You had me at the sentiment... I am DEAD!!! LOL I love it!!!! What a fun card and the kitty expression...?? Priceless!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- it was very special because we are celebrating STAMPtember so we thank you twice! We hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

  6. Aww love that kitty, it's so cute and sad at the same time. Gorgeous background too. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness September challenge, I hope to see you back this month.

  7. Love this kitty! Thanks for playing along at Dream in Darkness!


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