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Monday, 15 October 2018

Fluffy

It's all feminine at the Crafters Café this time!  See what the design team have done and be inspired, here:
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Thanks to Besties for providing the image of this gorgeous woman, get it here:  mybestiesshop-FluffyBeachParty





Image: My Besties - Fluffy Beach Party
Coloured with Copics, black EP
Nesting Frames dies: unbranded
Flower punch:
Corner Punch: Couture Creations
Tag die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie

Birthday Happy

Incy Wincy Designs have a nice surprise for you - a never-before released digi from Rick Stdenis especially for this challenge, join us here:
incywincydesigns





Thanks for the images Rick,   get them here:
rick1949/party-pixie


I cut the tag on the trimmer and layered it with PP, punched a circle reinforcer.  Stitching lines drawn on.  After printing and colouring the image, it is cut out and attached to the tag, which is then attached with 3D foam to the embossed panel which has a stitched line drawn around.  Glossy Accents on the flame and Kindyglitz on the stars.


Image: Rick Stdenis
Coloured with Copics
EF: Cuttlebug
Punch: unbranded
Also: Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz, ribbon, black pen, white pen


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Halloween Bag for Rhiannon

While Rhiannon was making her bag for Finn, I was making a bag for her.





Web die: Sizzix
Letter dies: Sizzix
Other dies: Cuttlebug
Punch stars: unbranded
Ticket & label: internet freebies
Also googly eyes on spider, ribbon.










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Halloween Bag for Finn (RhiannonW-age10)


Made by Rhiannon age 10.
I have to use Nonnas blog because I don't have one.

I made this at Nonna's for my brother Finn.  I coloured the candycorn with felts.  I like the googly eyes on the owl and I made the bat carrying a goody pumpkin.


(Nonna's note: diecuts by Cuttlebug. I like the skulls hidden in the tree.)


Here is a zombie on the back of the bag .









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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Alone Tree



A simple-ish card using smooshed card diecut, with an embossed base card splotched with gold metallic ink.  I like how the leaves are changing colour.
At some stage I may add a sentiment … or not.

Tree die: Couture Creations
Bird die:  Couture Creations
EF: Craft Concepts

















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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Witchy Thing

From RhiannonW (age 10).
I am putting this on Nonna's page because I don't have facebook.

I coloured it with nonnas special markers and Nonna got the free paper and tickets off the internet.
I am going to give this to my teacher.
Inside it has got tickets for broom flying lessons.

(Nonna's note: image Bugaboo, coloured with Reno pens)


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Wildflower Inchie

This was  a bit experimental in that I tried tea dyeing paper.

The inchie is a snippet of sploshed, dribbled, spritzed leftover from another project but I liked it and didn't want to throw it away - hmmm ... perfect for an inchie.  The supporting strip is a snippet from my tea dye experiment.  I thought it looked soft and made a nice transition from the crispness of the stripey EF to the splotchiness of the inchie.
The stamp is of wildflower seedheads, so perfect for autumn.

Stamp: Indigo Blu
EF:Kaisercraft

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Starr sock puppet

This is Starr, she is my second go at making a sock puppet.  These are for NZ teachers who go to India to teach children.  They use puppets to communicate.

For her hair I used a hair tie that looked wild with ribbon and stars - love it. Wouldn't you like to have sparkly stars in your hair?    Instead of a pink or red conventional inside mouth I used green and blue to continue a fantasy type look.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Cheers Carl

Black & White and One Colour
is the challenge this time at the Crafters Café.  This is a great challenge so check out the design team inspiration and join us here: crafterscafe




"Don't forget to link up with the Double Trouble Challenge for a chance at more prizes"  
here:
doubletroublechallenge



Thanks to our sponsor Scribbles for this fantastic image, get it here: scribblesdesigns


Click on to check out the shimmer:



Image: Scribbles - Cool Carl
Coloured with Copics
EF: Craft Concepts (I had to leave him something to eat)
Word Die: Paper Smooches
Distress inks, Shimmer Frost


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Monday, 1 October 2018

Blue Birthday

Blue & Button/s is the challenge theme at Incy Wincy Designs this time, with lots of inspiration from the design team, here: incywincydesigns




Thanks to our sponsor Little Blue Button Stamps which inspired the challenge, get the image here:
lbbstamps.com/product/sitting-girl-digi-stamp






Image: Little Blue Button Stamps
Coloured with Copics
EF: Cuttlebug
Doily die: Spellbinders
From stash: papers, button, ribbon


This is for one of my granddaughters, Eva 17.  She's a star!


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Frog Magic

As always, it's CRITTERS at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  The Crazies have lots of inspiration, check it out here:  2craftycrittercrazies









Ching-Chou Kuik has provided her wonderful art for us to show you, get it here:  green-frog-elf

Image: Green Frog Elf (layered)
Coloured with Copics
Hex Die: Couture Creations
(also masked and inked around edge)
Sentiment stamp:
Leafy die used as stencil: unbranded
Distress inks, GlimmerMist, Frost Mister, Wink Of Stella, Glossy Accents, gold cord



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Check out the subtle sparkle!






Saturday, 29 September 2018

Celebrate Diamonds



I am pleased to be a guest designer for Addicted to Clean & Simple this week.    Check out the design team inspiration, here:  addictedtocas

  The challenge is:















I love this die and this time I chose to put back some drop-outs cut from very sparkly silver card which gives a great texture.  The sentiment is cut from smooth metallic silver; a bit more subtle so the diamonds stand out.  The white card is lightly misted with frost shimmer.
I reckon this could be for an engagement (more diamonds!), wedding, anniversary or whatever.

Diamond die: Tim Holtz
Word die: Paper Smooches

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Friday, 28 September 2018

Purple Poppet

Sock Puppet
A friend of mine has friends who go to India to work with children there, and they find puppets are a good way to communicate.  They asked if we could make some.
Here is one I made for them to take. It is my first go at this.
I have a lot of trouble with hot glue guns and seem to get more on me than on the project.  I got some ideas off the internet and used the bits that worked for me.
 It is all I have done this week apart from sleep as I had a bad fall on Tuesday hurting my back, hip and knee, and while I am still very ouchy, today I managed to make it up the stairs to work on it.
Hmmm maybe I could put some ears on it...
Maybe on the next one.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Tweet



Tweet Tweet.  This reminds me of that song 'Rockin' Robin'    … goin' tweet .. tweet .. tweet!


The bird is stamped on smooshed card and cut out.
Stamps: magazine freebie
Distress inks, ShimmerMist, pearl

Check out the sparkle:



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Friday, 21 September 2018

Shy Girl



This beautiful image is so inspiring.
I used a snippet of paper to piece her dress and coloured the rest with Copics.  I have deliberately left it without a  sentiment so I can use it for anything.

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil (Alisa with roses)
Coloured with Copics
Paper pieced dress
















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Monday, 17 September 2018

Birthday Wine


 Sweet or Sassy is the theme at Incy Wincy, so get inspired by the design team and join in here: incywincydesigns





Thanks to super sponsor Bugaboo has provided this sassy image, get it here: bugaboostamps-ruby-add-more-wine

Image: Bugaboo - Ruby Add More Wine
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp on label: Heidi Swapp
Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz, gold pen, white pen
Also from stash: lace, twine, paper

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Sew Special

Two choices at the Crafters Café this time - Spring or Autumn, get inspired here: crafterscafe













Thanks to Paper Nest Dolls who provided my image, get it here:  paper-nest-dolls.myshopify


Image: PaperNestDolls - Sewing Avery
Coloured with Copics
EF: magazine freebie
Net die: unbranded
Cloud die:  Amy Tangerine
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Also flowers, white pigment pen, black pearls

Doesn't she look sweet sitting sewing amongst the spring flowers?
I like these spring colours, and the flowering begins.  Spring always makes me want to sew, and now we are in September (spring here in NZ) I am gathering fabrics and patterns.  I also have a grand daughter (Rhiannon, 9) who wants to make herself a quilt.
I know for some people, Autumn is when they start thinking quilts, so this is for you too.

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Apples

A sweet simple image with lovely juicy apples.
This is for one of my granddaughters.  Initially I put the sentiment on the inside, then tried it on the outside, but decided it was maybe better on the inside (leaves a bit of mystery).  What do you think?
I cut the front edge of the tub and inserted the apples, leaving the top edge free.  It's a cute stamp that comes with lots of separate things to put in the tub.

It says 'I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck'




Stamps: Sugar Peas
Coloured with Copics
Edge inked with distress inks
White pigment pen







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Friendly Feather

A simple card with a simple message for a friend.

The feather is stamped onto card I had previously smooshed, then cut out.  The sentiment is using all my little Versamark cubes across the stamp starting with yellow and working to the outside edges.

Sketch from AAA Cards


Feather stamp: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio


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Party Dog

Have you ever seen a dog waiting for the alpha in the family to come home?  It's kinda like this.

Happy Birthday 'A' - you know who you are!

Image: Little Claire
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Hastings Rubber Stamps
Banner die: Kaisercraft
Hat: I drew the shape and cut it out
Pawpaper: online freebie







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