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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Happy Mousecake



Birthdays and/or Buttons is the challenge at the Crafters Café, join the challenge with us here: crafterscafeblogchallenge


And Rick Stdennis is our super sponsor with a wonderful range of images to choose from, this one here: rick1949/mouse-cake-digi-stamp



Image: Rick Stdennis - cat w mouse cake
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment & background stamp: Hastings Rubber Stamps
Banner die: Kaisercraft
Also: distress inks, buttons, WinkOfStella


click on to check out the sparkle:









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Monday, 13 August 2018

Hello Cat

Isn't this the cutest image?  Check out the one I did in January which is quite different but uses the same image.
I made this one for a cardswap in which we had to make our own background.

I used oxide distress inks for the background, then spritzed, dabbed, splattered and misted onto watercolour paper, so it looks thick and textured, then distressed the edges. The image is printed onto hot pink card, then the eye detail coloured in with white pigment pen.

Image: Scribbles Doodle Designs
Sentiment: Avery Elle
Distress Oxide inks
Acrylic paint
DecoArt Media mister (magenta)
Perfect Pearls Heirloom gold mister
Wink of Stella on irises
White pigment pen on eyes


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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Black n White Butterflies

This make is for a four-way challenge between four cardmaking friends; the challenge is to make a four fold card.

Papers: Kaisercraft
Doily die: Spellbinders
Butterfly die: magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp:

Also: Ribbon, Liquid Pearls














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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Strawberry Bee



This is for a cardswap amongst CraftyNZCardmakers and had to use a paper napkin fusing technique.
I got this circular paper napkin with a scalloped edge at Villandry in France last year and thought it too beautiful to be used and tossed.  Such delicious looking strawberries you can almost taste them!  And the bee is about life sized and so real.


Paper Napkin
Hex punch: Fiskars
Sentiment Stamp: magazine freebie
Inked and misted with Shimmer spray
Also: ribbons, bee charm, Wink of Stella on wings












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Monday, 6 August 2018

Hello Kitty


Lace &/or ribbon is the theme at Incy Wincy Designs, here: incywincydesigns






The image is kindly provided by Knitty Kitty (one of two), get it here:  Knitty Kitty digi-kittaccino



Image: Knitty Kitty - kittaccino
Coloured with Copics
I printed it onto white card (which I coloured, then also onto patterned paper which I paper pieced onto the cup, lifting out the tail, sugar cubes and macaron.  The whole thing is mounted with 3D tape.
Sentiment stamp:  Reverse Confetti
Also: kindyglitz, snippets of lace, ribbon, patterned paper and non-woven florist wrap


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Kittaccino


LACE &/or RIBBON is the theme at Incy Wincy Designs this time.  Have a looksee here: incywincydesigns





Thanks to Knitty Kitty who are our special sponsors and have provided our images, get them here:
knitty kitty


Image: Knitty Kitty - Kittaccino
Coloured with Copics and stencilled inked dots
Heat embossed Lace Stamp: Kaisercraft
Heat embossed sentiment stamp & tag: magazine freebie
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Also: silver glitter, gold & silver Sharpie, gem, ribbon




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Snowball Bear



Our grandson Jackson has a birthday this week and as it's the middle of winter here in NZ, I made snowball bear.  Inside is a pop out with some hand drawn snowballs and also loosely inside are the punched snowballs stamped with 'happy'.

Image:  QKR/Eureka
Coloured with Copics
Letter dies: Spellbinders
EF: Cuttlebug, slightly inked
Also Kindyglitz on snowball













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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Love to Dance

Dancing is so relaxing and great exercise too.  At the Crafters Café the topic is Travel/Relaxing, so check out what the design team have done and enter here:  crafterscafe



Thanks to Mari Digis who provided this fun image - get it here: maridigisstore-grease-versao1






Image: Mari Digis - Grease
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Art Impressions
Dance stamp: Kaisercraft
Both banner dies: unbranded
Also: Nuvo white dots, black pen, black cord

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Moments Bird


@ 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - as always critters!

Check out the design team inspirations and enter your own, here:  2craftycrittercrazies









Thank you to A Day For Daisies our fabulous sponsor with a wonderful choice of images, get it here:  adayfordaisies-sketch-pad-song-bird



I made the background with Distress inks, colour spray and white paint splatters.  When dry, I printed directly onto it.  Also printed onto white card which is coloured with Copics, covered with Wink of Stella, cut out and mounted with 3D foam.

Image: A Day For Daisies-Sketch Pad Songbird
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Distress Inks, DecoArt Media Mister magenta, white acrylic paint splatter
Wink of Stella


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Friday, 20 July 2018

Farmyard - by Sam (age 10)

This is a card that resembles our house with some farm animals and our kitten Sooty.  I made it in Nonna's studio. I stamped the animals and then coloured them with colouring pencils and used glitter pens.






















This is the inside with a pop up.







Nonna's Note:
Sam used my blog because he doesn't have one of his own.  They have lots of animals on their farmlet.
Word dies:WPlus9
Square & round punches: unbranded
Stamps: MFT + unknown brands
Speech Bubble die: X-Cut
Glitter glue, gems


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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Cupcake by Holly (age 8)

This is my card that I made in Nonna's studio.  The inside is special, it is an accordian.  I am going to give it to mum and dad.  I made it out of a paper napkin with cupcakes on it.













This is what it looks like on the inside.






Nonna's note: Holly used my blog because she doesn't have one.
She used the clingwrap technique to fuse the cupcake napkin then cut them out.
Dies: Spellbinders
Punches: Martha Stewart
Sentiment stamp: Art Impressions
Also: ribbon, gems


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Monday, 16 July 2018

Sunshine Zeb


It's a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this time.  Check it out here: incywincydesigns








Thanks to sponsor Fabrika Fantasy who provided this Cute Zebra image to work with, get it here:
fabrikafantasy cute-zebra-1-digital-stamp











Image: Fabrika Fantasy - Cute Zebra
Precoloured, cut out
Sun die: unbranded
Zigzag die:
Smile die: Wplus9
Papers, Kindyglitz
The sun is cut from a snippet of smooshed card leftover from another project.





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Dragonfly Roses

Roses, dragonflies, summertime.
I have been experimenting with different ways of coloring on black.

Here I stamped with Versamark, white heat embossed and then painted with iridescent watercolour paints.  The roses are actually yellow, apricot, pink, rose and purple, but the differences in colour don't show very well in the pic.  The dragonflies are stamped in two shades of turquoise and painted with Wink of Stella. Anyway, it shimmers and the dragonflies have a low twinkle.

All Stamps : free with magazine
Dollar shop iridescent paints
Wink of Stella


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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Friends Hug

At the Crafters Café this time the challenge is Layers - lots of layers!  See what the design team have done here:  crafterscafe














Thank you to sponsor Lia Stampz, who provided this wonderful image, get it here: best-friend-hug-digistamp 





Everyone likes a hug from a friend!  (although this looks more like an 'ugh').  Isn't this the biggest smile you've ever seen?  and doesn't it make you feel good when you get a hug like this - usually from a child!


Image: Lia Stampz - best friend hug
Coloured with Copics
Die panel: unbranded
Die hugs: Simon Says Stamp
EF: magazine freebie
Also: ribbon, doily, Enamel Accents, sparkly craft foam.

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Thinking Roses

"Lots of Layers" is the theme at the Crafters Café, and you can get inspiration here: crafterscafe














Our lovely sponsor is Sheepski who provided this beautiful spray of old fashioned roses.  Get it here:









Image: Sheepski
Coloured with Copics
Banner die: Unbranded
Doily die: Spellbinders
Stamp sentiment: magazine freebie
Ribbon, PPapers, sequins, WofS




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Monday, 2 July 2018

Sunflower sunshine

This fortnight's challenge from

FLOWERS!






Our sponsor, who has provided this image, here:


I coloured plain white card using distress inks by smooshing, when dry printed it with the image and cut it out.  The label is also coloured with distress inks but is sponged and spritzed with water, then stamped with a sentiment.

Image: ScrapN'Dipity -
Coloured with distress inks
Label die: C Art
Coloured with distress inks
Sentiment stamp: freebie with magazine
EF: Heidi Swapp
Also: Nuvo drops, gems

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