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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Monster Cake

Today's card is from a Catch the Bug photo inspiration in the birthday week celebration.












I used a Sizzix Bigz die for the cake, cutting it in three parts, then placed the monsters into the top like they were popping out of the cake  … surprise!

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Cake die: Sizzix
Stamp sentiment:
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: twine, white pigment pen


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Friday, 18 January 2019

Happy Birthday to Ewe


I'm liking using bright colours at the moment.  With it being the middle of summer here, the light is so intense that bright colours are what is needed as pastels look so washed out.

I don't usually make scene-type cards, but for this I decided ewe needed a hill filled with flowers to celebrate and frolic in.  Colours also to fit the Catch the Bug challenge (teal, leaf green, yellow, orange, red).   I like the surrealist sky too.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Round die: Marianne
Scallop die: unbranded
Cloud dies:
Patterned papers, glitter






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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Age Only Matters

I used a sketch for this card and wanted a humourous sentiment.  I found the quote online and typed it on the computer.


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Card edges inked
Dies - Ovals & Tag: Spellbinders
Sentiment tag die: Avery Elle
Sentiment typed on computer
Edge punch: Fiskars
Also: patt.papers, gems, sparkly washi


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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Monster Tag

This monster has a little more to him, like hands,  a candle, and a balloon, but I cut that off so he would look like SLIME, which my grandchildren love.


I used the Catch the Bug bingo grid down the middle - sentiment, player choice (emboss), tag.

and the Tuesday Morning Sketch;

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Punch: Fiskars
Tag die: Avery Elle
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkadoo
EF: Darice
Also: washi, twine



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Gift Pouch

A little gift pouch for a little gift.

Made using the We are Memory Keepers pouch maker.  The paper started at 6x6" and was patterned with beautiful flowers that were glazed/embossed.

The little image with the heart went beautifully with a simple ribbon and bow.  I like the elegant effect of the rich embossing with the simple design and coordinating colour.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Ribbon, gem












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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hey Chick

The Crafters CafĂ© is doing something different this year!  You make the choice of what the challenge is for you.  This time it is either Layer It Up or  CAS Yellow - you choose!
Check it out here: crafterscafeblogchallenge
















I used sponsor My Besties image "slinky lil hen", get it here:  mybestiesshop_Slinky_Lil_Hen

I layered it up.
 I have a neighbor with a birthday on the 19th who has hens and I thought this was pretty cute for her.  The image is printed onto card and coloured.  Matted onto black card, a red strip printed on the computer as a footer, and blue strip stamped.  The hen has been printed twice and the second copy cut out and stuck over with 3D foam.

Image: My Besties - My_Besties_Slinky_Lil_Hen
Coloured with Copics
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
HB sentiment stamp: Kaisercraft
Footer sentiment: typed on computer
Banner end punch: unbranded
Also: gems, white pigment pen

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Monday, 14 January 2019

You are Sweet

A sketch from Catch the Bug is the basis for this card.  I wanted one that could be used for various occasions like a birthday, thank you or just appreciation.




Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
EF: magazine freebie
Layered Die word: Three Button Studio   (new)
'you are' stamp: Rosie's Studio   (new)
Chocolate coloured card mats, patt.paper scraps
Also: gems, white pigment pen, twine

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Monster Birthday




This is for the birthday this week of the little monster girl next door.  She is a happy crafter too, so I am giving her some designer papers and gems with this card.

I used a sketch to design the card, and let the monster do the talking.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Nesting Die:
Seedhead die:
Balloon die: Kaisercraft (cut from patt paper)
EF: Cuttlebug
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Also: Pearl, white pigment pen, distress ink















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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Purrfect Birthday


This one is for anyone who loves cats.  Isn't he just the dapper man about town?

I started with a Bugaboo sketch.  The background is on watercolour paper and used a smooshing technique.  Mr Cat is stamped onto previously misted and inked card, with some details coloured with Copics, and eyes with white pen.  The grass is the negative of a diecut used in another project and is anchored with some washi tape with metallic gold spots.  The sentiment is stamped onto a scrap of the same card as Mr Cat.

Stamp: KatzelKraft
Sentiment stamp: Little Birdie
Also: Distress inks, Glimmer Mists, washi, white pigment pen





















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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bridal Birds

This is a bit of a fun wedding card.  I decided to use high contrast to make it more informal too.  This blue is my favourite colour and it looks nice with the white.  It also gives me a chance to try out my new die
.

Heart die: unbranded (new)
EF:  magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp:
heat embossed silver
Also: black gem, pearl













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Monday, 7 January 2019

Stand Out


Quotes or Sayings is the theme at Incy Wincy Designs, so see what the DT have done and have a go yourself, here: incywincydesigns






Our sponsor Beccy's Place has a diverse range of images; the one I used is here: beccysplace.com/the-three-tenors-digital-stamps






I used:
Image & sentiment: Beccy's Place - Three Tenors
Coloured with Copics and paper pieced
EF: Sizzix
Masked and sponged border
Also: gold pen border, white Nuvo drops, brad



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Miss You Woof Pack

I just got this Woof Pack stamp set as a prize in a challenge and decided to use just part of the stamp.

I wet the paper and dropped bits of colour onto it so they would blur, then when I was happy with it, dried it with a heat tool.  I stamped the top of the stamp into the coloured part, diecut edges and stamped a banner for the sentiment.

Stamp: Newton's Nook
Sentiment: Happy Little Stamper
Die: Tim Holtz Sizzix












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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Wishing You ...

I started with a sketch for this card.  I like the challenge a sketch provides and I wanted a bit of magic too.
I re-discovered the old fashioned looking fairy stamp; have had it for a few years but had never used it before so, new-to-me.















Image stamp: Prima- Jodie Lee
Coloured with copics
Sentiment stamp: Verve
Clear heat embossed
Random dot stamp: Verve
(above glitter tape) twinkle glitter EP - doesn't show up very well
Die: Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Corner punch:
Glitter tape, Sequins, PPapers (turquoise has a leather pattern)


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Thursday, 3 January 2019

You are pawsome

This is an image my granddaughter Rhiannon (8 at the time) drew for me quite a while ago to use on cards.  I love it.

Image: Rhiannon W
Coloured with Copics
Masked to colour background
Doily die:
Sentiment stamp:
Ribbon, Nuvo dots, white gel pen















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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Snail Bravo

It's always critters at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  Join us here:  2craftycrittercrazies










And fabulous sponsor Bugaboo provided this fun image, here: bugaboostamps scene-it-snails









Image: Bugaboo
Paper pieced and coloured with Copics
Background smooshed with Distress Inks
Grass die: Impression Obsessions
Sentiment stamp: Newtons Nook
Stamped with coloured ink clear heat embossed
Also: Kindyglitz, googly eyes



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Monday, 31 December 2018

Butterfly Trellis

I'm trying to use up bits and pieces I have sitting in a box on my desk.  When I make something I often have a couple of goes at stamping, maybe in different colours until I get what I want, then I have the extra bits left over which go into The Box.

This is one stamp with the butterfly stamped in a slightly different colour and cut out.  Scored lines on base card.

Stamp: Kaisercraft
Nesting Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie













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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Joyeux Noel



This is such a sweet tree with the lime green on black for drama.  This is my absolutely last Christmas card!



Tree die: magazine freebie
Cut from sparkly card
Sentiment die:
Gold cord, gems


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Shelf Elf Says ...


Shelf Elf says are you naughty or nice?  I am waiting to see …




Image: Make It Crafty
Coloured with Copics
Snowflake strip EF: mag freebie
Stamp: Rosie's Studio
Holly die: Creative Dies
Also: Kindyglitz, WoS















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