19 January, 2022

Knit Friend


What a friendly image and great to colour too.  And a little bit of doodling from me.

Image: Power Poppy

Die: unbranded


Also: Copics, black pen, ribbon, heart charm, twine

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18 January, 2022

House Mouse Rainy Day


The challenge is NOT A CARD.  I repurposed a big matchbox and made cards to go inside.  This is for grandchildren who are always saying "I haven't got anything to do".  I got ideas for activities from the internet.  Another matchbox shows what it looked like before.

Image: House Mouse        

 Square die:

Sunshine die:

Red Border die:

Also: Copics, WoS, gold pen, black pen

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17 January, 2022

Vintage Car


A little tag that can go a long way.

I used glimmer mists and a stencil on thick shiny card to make the cogs and wheels.   The texture paste is through some confetti waste.  The stamp is embossed.

Car stamp: ?

Journey stamp: Paper Chic

Tag Die: NCraft

Dot stencil: confetti waste

Cogs stencil: TCW

Texture paste: Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish

Also: Glimmer Mists

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I made this for one of my dear friends in our Quilty Girls stitching group.

Patchwork die: Die-namics/MFT

Notions dies: Spellbinders & Signature

Stitching stamp: Clear Art Stamps

Sentiment stamp: Magazine freebie

Also: Black pen, sequins

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16 January, 2022

14 January, 2022

Rock on Granny

 What a fun image, I love granny's bunny slippers.  This is a new stamp.

Image: Art Impressions

Embossed senti stamp: Art Impressions

Stencil: Rosies Studio

Border die: Spellbinders

Also: Copics, D.Inks, white pen, pearls, pearl base card

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11 January, 2022

HM Seriously Cute

 House Mouse & Friends #356, anything goes option of Something New

For this card, I used new stamps, both mousie and the background leaf stamp. For the background,  I spritzed the paper and the inked stamp (several shades of green) before stamping, so it has a watercoloury effect.  

Image stamp: House Mouse
Die: Whimsy Stamps
Background stamp: unbranded
Also:  Copics, Distress Inks, sequins

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08 January, 2022

05 January, 2022

Cat's Clowder


The collective name for cats is a clowder of cats.  Who said that?  Surely it should be a purr of cats? or even a purrrty of cats?  I'm sure you can spot your cat in there somewhere.

I made the background behind the cats by masking the image, sponging with Distress Inks, splattering with black Decoart Media mist, and stamping the words randomly.  This stamp is new to me.  

Image Stamp:  Rubbernecker (new)

Sentiment stamps: Little Birdie

Also: Copics, Distress Inks, gold washi tape, black Decoart Media mist, Kindyglitz on some eyes.

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04 January, 2022

House Mouse Bloom

 House Mouse & Friends #356 - Anything Goes with option of Something New.

A new-to-me technique of stamping and colouring on a coffee filter.  It hardly shows in the photo but the flower has 3 layers and is quite ruffled.  It is also the first time I have used this stamp although I have had it for a while.  The image is stamped, the background is sponged locally, then misted with Perfect Pearls.  The three coffee filters are watercoloured with D.Inks, dried, stamped, cut out, crumpled and applied in layers.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous


Also: Distress inks, Copics, Perfect Pearls spray, coffee filters.

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03 January, 2022

Watercolour Flowers


A dabble in watercolour stamping.  And a sketch; I haven't done a sketch for ages.   (Oops,  after posting this, I had to change one of the pearls as I noticed it wasn't quite matching the others.  I had made the card at night and hadn't noticed.)

Flower image:

Frame stamp: Grace Taylor

Dies (nesting rectangular): Nellies

Bow die (stacked): Rosie's Studio

Sentiment stamp: Unbranded

Also: Distress Inks, pearls

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02 January, 2022

iSpy #52

 iSpy #52  the last week of the year.

Every week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday).  It's always wonderful to see how people are inspired.

The prompts for this week were:  Needles, colour Black, Great, Starts with R, your choice.

NEEDLES:  in my case, knitting needles.

BLACK:  I normally have the black candle holder and the black candlestick sitting in the window, but I decorated the candle stick with  silver curly ribbon and black baubles and hung a glass beaded (with black) decoration to catch the light.  My colour theme this year was black & silver.

GREAT:  Known as the giants of the forest, in our backyard we have a young kauri tree that is so far only about 9m tall with a girth of 1m.

FYI:  Kauri are among the world's mightiest trees, growing to over 50m tall, with trunk girths up to 16m, and living for over 2,000 years.  Agathis australis, commonly known by its Māori name kauri (pronounced "Ko-ree"), is a coniferous tree found in the northern regions of New Zealand's North Island.  The largest kauri trees did not attain as much height or girth at ground level but contain more timber in their cylindrical trunks than comparable Sequoias with their tapering stems.

STARTS WITH R: Rabbits.  This year we have had three wild rabbits and a black domestic escapee living here.  One  day I snapped a rabbit frolicking on the lawn just outside the dining room window.

OWN CHOICE:  At the moment I am duck-sitting Maggie and her eight ducklings while our son and his family are away on holiday.  We have had them 6 days and I'm sure they have doubled in size already.

Check out the offerings this week, here: ispy-52