Saturday, 2 February 2019

Funny Farm

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Saturday. I've been out with the dogs for the last few hours and am currently unable to feel my ears due to them nearly freezing off my head. I hear you shouting at me "Why didn't you wear a hat"? Which is a good question as I have some lovely warm hats but I had washed my hair this morning ready for going out tonight and all my hat seriously mess with my hair. So vanity has got me into this moment of frost bitten ears. What to do to take my mind off my frost bite pain but a little time in my craftroom with my little heater, along with the radiator being on, blasting out.  
I have just received Tim's Funny Farm stamps which seem to have taken the world by storm and just had to have a little play. These are going to be fabulous stamps for those quick cards that we all need sometimes.

It's only a clean & simple card as I wanted the card to match the simplicity of the stamp.  
I die cut one of the frames from Sizzix Snap Happy set from watercolour card and then ran it through Tim's Lumber 3D texture fade. It was then coloured with oxides and distress crayons. 
I stamped the dog and saying (all one stamp) and cut the dog out and cut off the sentiment to add separately to the photo frame. He (it looks a he) was coloured with distress inks. I have added some grass using a part of one of the new Wildflower stem dies #2. All has then been layered up with some dimension and layers of Kraft card and Kraft Core card. 

I had to add the heart which is the smaller of Tim's new faceted heart die. The smaller one was a bit fiddly so I constructed the larger one which is much easier and then went back to the smaller one as construction now made sense. 

I have edged it in walnut stain distress crayon to grunge it up a little. I'm not sure it works on the card but I like these hearts.

Anyway have a fabulous weekend and for anyone interested my ears have now thawed out!!
Thanks for stopping by 
Amanda X


  1. Such a fun card and I agree, these stamps do suit CAS style. He definitely does look like an HE.
    Enjoy your night out.
    Avril xx

  2. Ah yes, the vanity of hair-preservation - it's a thing for me too! Glad you did some warming-up at the craft table... the Funny Farm is doing its funny job, the grungy heart looks cool, and I love your wooden background. Hope you have a great night out.
    Alison x

  3. Hope you have warmed up now. I am the same protect my hair and no hat, so cold ears lol. Fabulous cards and striking backdrop and lovely pop of red from the heart ❤️❤️

  4. The new funny farm stamps look fantastic, its a great card Amanda.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Oh my.. i've missed the boat again! Shame on me for not seeing these stamps but you should know me by now. I'm so grateful you can bring me inline with everything that's new. My inner self seems to only home in on the what it believes I need in my stash.
    He's a great wee doggy, I love those simple lines. The heart is a great addition (I am aware of that one hee hee!)
    Glad your ears have now thawed out, fancy washing your hair before going out in this weather :))
    Sunday creative Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Ahh a girl after my own heart, it's all about the hair lol. I'm with Tracey, I've not seen these stamps before but I love them already! I also love how you've used it and made a little stamp into a big card. Have a great night out, Sue xx


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