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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Love is Gold

A little bit of colour, a little bit of glimmer, and a whole lot of love.

The stripe was masked and misted, then mask removed and splattered.

Die: unbranded
Glimmer Mist:
Perfect Pearls: Heritage gold mister
Edge: Gold Sharpie













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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Birthday Sprinkles


What is a party without cake and balloons?  Lots of sprinkles on this card too - some on top of the cupcake, some on the wrapper,  some on the card.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Label Dies: cArt
EF: Cuttlebug
Also ribbon, sequins, frosty and rose glitter







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Krafty Ellie

Hello Krafty Ellie, you're looking very excited and ready to party. 

I decorated her hat like designs on Indian elephants at festivals.  The lime green paper hasn't photographed very well.



Image: Bugaboo
Printed on Kraft paper, colour pencil
Oddments paper scraps
Red ribbon, lime sequins, Nuvo, white gel pen




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Friday, 19 January 2018

Photo Album Birthday

I thought this image looked like one of those polaroid type photos, so used that as inspiration.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: HeroArts
Photo corners punch: Martha Stewart
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: white gel pen














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Birthday Tag

This is for Brooke, the little girl next door, whose birthday is today.  They are tied together at the top so I can hide a message under the top tag.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Nesting tag die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Ribbon, Kindyglitz, white gel pen
















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Party Animals

Continuing Bugaboo's birthday week, this is the Bingo one.
I used "sparkles-Bugaboo image-candles".










I made the sentiment on the computer.  I love seeing stuff attached in other ways than glue, so used blue staples to attach the purple stars.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Die: Spellbinder
Star dies: Kaisercraft
Also: Kindyglitz, Glossy Accents, blue staples
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Birdie Humour

It's Bugaboo birthday week and Wednesday is Humour.

I made the sentiment on the computer and ran the purple iridescent paper through a paper mill to make it look like a cupcake wrapper.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Scallop die: Spellbinders
White dots: Nuvo
Papers and waxed string from stash

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Ewe Birthday Sketch




Bugaboo images are always fun to colour, and it's birthday week, so here's the sketch :



I made everything a bit off centre and wonky because I like it like that.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Round die: Sizzix
Sentiment from MME paper pad
other stuff from stash




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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Beary Special

I just got these new stamps from China and had to make something with them, they are so cute.
Also My new roll of washi tape needed a workout so I colour coordinated to go with it.  The balloon is paper pieced.

Bear & sentiment stamp: China
Shaded with Copics
Washi tape, sequins, white gel pen
Paper from stash














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Monday, 15 January 2018

Peekaboo Cat

Bling!  Bling! That's the challenge at Crafter CafĂ© this time, and after you've checked out the design team's work, I'm sure you'll want to join us, here: crafterscafe












Scribbles designs has kindly provided this fabulous image, here:  scribblesdesigns

After printing and colouring it, I masked the image, sponging, spritzing & splattering (lovely fun) around the cat with distress inks and Perfect Pearls heirloom gold so it has a lovely shimmer plus splots.  I did the irises over with WoStella.

Digi image: Scribbles Peek-A-Boo Cat
Coloured with Copics
Die: Spellbinders
EF: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Fundamentals
Gems, Perfect Pearls, WoStella, waxed cord.


   Hard to see the shimmer, so click on for detail:


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Tag is the name of the game this time at Incy Wincy, peek at the what the design team have done, and join us here:  incywincydesigns





Limited Runs Stamps are one of our sponsors and you can get Speedy Witch here: limitedrunsstamps

Image: Limited Runs- Speedy Witch
Coloured with Copics
Inked edges
Star die: Sizzix
Star punch: unbranded
Star stencil: Rosies Studio

I printed the image twice and cut one out.  After  colouring and layering the image, I stencilled the stars using Versacolor Gold, inked the edges and made a reinforcer with the star punch.  I added a dotty border on her coat.  The sentiment is handwritten, a bit of a joke with friends - 'get on your broomstick'.  Gems added for sparkly magic.


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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Thankful bird

I love this drawing from Bugaboo, so simple, so great for colouring.

Image: Bugaboo
coloured with Copics and Distress ink
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Gold pen, Tsukineko walnut ink mister

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Blue Cross Stitch Roses

Another try at my new layering stamp, a bit more 'fluffy' than my usual style.  I like this colour too.  
PP distressed, butterfly diecut from card I had previously coloured, wreath cut in half and cornered.


Stamp: Waffle Flower-cross stitched roses
Frame die: Kaisercraft
Flower wreath die: Couture Creations
Butterfly die: freebie Practical Publishing
Word die: Wplus9
Liquid Pearls, string








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Friday, 12 January 2018

Rhi's polar bear

Card Made by RhiannonW (age 8) in Nonnas Craft Room.
I made this by first stamping the polar bears onto white card and coloured it in with marker pens then cut it out very carefully. then I glued it onto the leftover die cut. then I glued that onto the circle die cut and added some gold glitter glue for stars. I embossed the white card with 'Animal Prints' and glued the polar bear pattern onto the embossed side of the card and put some washi tape on the bottom of the card. then I got another piece of white card and put some stamps in red and green and got some 'gems' and stuck them on. then I lined them up.

By Rhiannon age 8

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Gilded Deer


I have been trying out some new stuff and this is using gilding flakes. Oh my goodness they fly everywhere!!  But what an amazing effect, I like the mixed media look - not tidy, a bit random and very OTT.

EF: Sullivans
Deer Stamp (gold embossed): unknown brand
Gilding flakes: Cosmic Shimmer

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Stitched Roses

This is a new layered stamp set I just got and I couldn't wait to try it out.  Hmmm it's harder than it looks.  This is about try number eight or nine.  The image really does look like cross stitch especially when embossed.

Anyway I have made this for my friend in a cardswap called Floral.

Stamps:  Waffle Flowers stitched roses
Small sentiment: Avery Elle
Die: Spellbinders
EF: Couture Creations
Ribbon, Nuvo drops white, gold paper

I watched Jennifer McGuire's tutorial on youtube for layered stamping of these flowers, and partly clear-embossed the stamping, and the large part of the sentiment.






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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Poinsettia

I wanted a simple but elegant Christmas card for a friend.

I stamped the image onto vellum, gold heat embossed it, then coloured the back of it with Copic pens.  The background is embossed, then lightly swiped with gold paste.  Gold Stickles in the flower centre.  The flower is only attached to the card in the middle.

Stamp: Kaisercraft
heat embossed gold and coloured with Copics
EF: Craft Concepts
Glitterkiss paste: golden sand
Stickles: gold









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Possum Fun

These frolicking possums are  fabuously drawn and fun to colour.  Would you like to join in the fun?  Enter now, and check out the design teams work at 2CraftyCritter's challenge here:
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Fabrika Fantasy






And thanks to our sponsor, get the image here: FabrikaFantasy







Because the image is very detailed, I printed it big, so the card design needed to be simple.  I coloured them with Copics, then highlighted eyes and apples with Glossy Accents.  I found a frame that suited and was large enough, layered 3D foam and attached to give some dimension,  The big apple is stamped on patterned papers and applied sitting out with 3d foam.  Doodle edge applied.

Image: Fabrika Fantasy - frolicking possums
Coloured with copics
Die: Spellbinders
Stamped apple: Hero Arts
Glossy Accents, white gel pen, black fine pen.


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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Life Is Good

This is what we're doing right now - relaxing, snoozing, swimming, sipping cool drinks, staying out of the sun ...  oooh (sigh) lovely.

I had fun working with these citrusy colours outside my comfort zone.

Image: House Mouse coloured with Copics
Drink:Hero Arts coloured with Distress Inks
Doily diecuts: Couture Creations
Sentiment: Hero Arts coloured with Distress Inks
Also: Kindyglitz


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Monday, 18 December 2017

Floralie

A challenge that's RED & GREEN, that's on at Incy Wincy, here:  incywincydesigns
Check out all the fabulous work from the design team and get out your stuff and GO!

Mari Ko is one of our sponsors, so check out the goodies here: floral-wreath-1-digital-stamp-set

Image: Mari Ko - Floralie Wreath & bonus flower
Coloured with Copics
Coated thickly with Glossy Accents
Diecut circle:
Diecut sentiment

EF: Craft Concepts
Gold Stickles








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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Calendar Girl


December brings us to the Come and Get It   NOT A CARD challenge.  Bring your ideas and share with us here: cagichallenge

Our Badge


This great image is from Bugaboo and is being retired ( I don't know why, it's a great image!) so if you want it you'd better be quick, here:
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I got the design from an internet tutorial (Stamping it My Way - Post It Calendar notepad easel, no name  included, but thank you),  but I've moved the notepad over and added a little pen.  There is space under the fold for an inspirational thought for the new year  " One who gardens always shows hope for the future"

Image: Bugaboo - JJ Gardening
Coloured with Copics
Calendar I picked up from somewhere a couple of months ago
Blue card, green card, patterned paper

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