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Monday, 20 May 2019

Creme Caramel



EMBELLISHMENTS is the theme at Incy Wincy this time.  Be inspired by the DT and enter your own creation, here:






Thanks to our sponsor Yampuff for your fabulous image/s, get it here:  yampuff.com-creme caramel




I stitched the panel applying the beading as I went.  The sentiment is double layered, inked with Versamark and then double clear-heat embossed.  The image is coloured with Copics and then coated with Versamark ink and clear embossed twice, then cut out and matted onto card with 3D foam.  I don't usually work in these colours but you must admit it is very crème caramel!  And with the double embossing it almost looks like you could lick it ...

Image:  yampuff.com-creme caramel
Word die:
Also: PP, beads, thread, Versamark Ink, Clear EP


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Deja Birthday



Our challenge at Incy Wincy this time is EMBELLISHMENTS.  Check out the design team and enter here:  incywincydesigns






Thanks to sponsor Yampuff for this image
  - get it here:  yampuff-brook-lineart

One of my grandsons is into fantasy/vampire/zombie at the moment (a passing phase given a history of other fads) and will love this image from the Day of the Dead festivals.

Image: Yampuff - Brook
Coloured with Copics
Background made by cross hatching black water coloured pencil then washing over it.  When dry, it's sprinkled with gold EP.
Die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Fundamentals
Embellishments: black brads
Paper torn and rolled, mounted onto black base card.
Also: white pigment pen

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Cake shaker

MMmmmmm, of course there's cake at the Crafters Café - well at least a cake shaker card.

This time there is the choice of a shaker card, a tag, or something beginning with M!  The design team has provided lots of inspiration, and you can enter here: crafterscafeblogchallenge














Thanks to our sponsor Scribbles for providing the image, get it here: scribblesdesigns   #966 CP Layer Cake 2

Image: Scribbles
Background masked & sponged with Distress Inks
Also flame coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
PPaper: American Crafts
Also: Sequins, ribbon, acetate
I cut the layers of the cake out with a craft knife and applied acetate to provide the front of the shaker, then foam tap onto a piece of blank white card, stamped with the sentiments for the back.  Then that was all put onto a base card with a striped ppaper mat.

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Didn't we ...

A nice simple design in bold colours.  Although I didn't think about it when I made it, I just realized it uses both Colours-of-the-year: Pantone (coral) & Kona (aqua); and also opposites on the colour wheel.


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Dies: unbranded
EF, edge inked: Cuttlebug
Sentiment typed on computer, idea from net
Also: Distress Ink, pearl












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Friday, 10 May 2019

Gorgeous Day



What could be more feminine that a patchwork card and a woman with flowers in her hair?
Made for a cardswap buddy with a topic of Geometric and Silhouette.  I also made a matching envelope.

Stamp: IndigoBlu
Sentiment stamp:
Die: Dienamics/MFT
Also: silver EP, silver Liquid Pearls, silver cord, black & silver bead


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Thursday, 9 May 2019

Tulip Boots


For a special friend who is a gardener - she has dotty boots just like this.

Taken from a sketch:














Die: Simon Says - Rainboots
(Paperpieced and coloured with Copics)
EF: unknown (received in a swap)
Sentiment & label die: mag freebie
PPapers: American Crafts
Also: white pigment pen


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Thanks Knit



As you probably know, I like using sketches as it really challenges me.
















I like the fresh crispness of the green and white with a little bit of texture.

EF: mag freebie
Word die: Sizzix
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also Distress Inks, flowers from stash.

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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Slurrrp


Another sketch:













Image: Yampuff
Coloured with Copics
Both Sentiments: Fundamentals
EF: Craft Concepts
Splot die: Couture Creations
Also: twine, Distress Ink edged, Sequins





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Sweet cupcakes

I love to work with sketches to see how far I can go with it.   I used this one:
















PPapers, incl border: American Crafts
Die, 3layers: Three button studio
Also: Sequins

I like the contrast of the colours and the chaos that the different lines make.  And that cupcake border is so sweet!


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Gumboot Garden

In the garden the flowers grow wild and bring the wildlife.  Wouldn't this be great for Mother's Day?

I used a sketch for this and a new die that arrived in the mail yesterday - the gumboot.



EF: Mag freebie
Gumboots die: Simon Says Stamp-rainboots
Label die: Marianne
Bee die: Magazine freebie
Coloured with Copics
Wild stamp: unknown brand
From stash: PPaper, twine, white pigment pen


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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Floral Blooming

I made this for the May cardswap within the NZ cardmakers group.  The topic is to use the bleach-an-image technique (as seen at Splitcoaststampers).

The peach flower is stamped with Versamark and clear embossed, the purple flower is stamped on dark blue card and embossed with black, the leaves stamped and embossed in dark green with clear embossing.  Then the bleach is applied within the embossed areas to get the desired effect.  After it's dry, coloured pencils are used to  give depth and shade. The blue flower and the leaves are cut out and attached with foam tape for a 3D look.  I also flicked a little bit of bleach on the coloured card to get a sprinkled look.  The sentiment is gold embossed.  The amazing thing is that when the bleach is applied the card can become a very different colour.

Floral Stamps: magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
EF: Craft Concepts
Coloured pencils, bleach.
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Monday, 6 May 2019

Love n Kisses

Shaped Cards is the theme at Incy Wincy this time.
Have a look at our wonderful design team's work and make one yourself, here:  incywincydesigns




Thank you to our sponsor Polkadoodle for providing this image for us to use; get it here:  polkadoodles-winnie-sugar-sprinkles-springtime-just-for-you


I don't usually go for a fussy and fancy style, but this one just cried out for it, so here goes!


Image: Polkadoodles: Winnie-just for you
Coloured with Copics
Nesting die: Spellbinders
Star Die: unbranded
Also from stash: Kindyglitz, flowers, lace, netting, pearl.  Distress Inks.

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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Woofie's Birthday

Make Your Own Background &/or Dies-Punches, take your pick or one or both!  At the Crafters Café we have choices for you to make, and check out the design team inspiration, here:  crafterscafe



Thanks to sponsor
for this image, get it here: sparklensprinkle-woofies-birthday-digi758m

I chose to do both choices, so made a scene background using dies and punches.  I just hope Woofie and his friends don't dig up the garden!


Image: Sparkle n Sprinkle - Woofies Birthday
Coloured with Copics
Sky Border die: Spellbinders
Cloud dies: Memory Box
Leafy border die: unbranded
Speech bubble die: X-cut
Butterfly punch: unbranded
Also: Wink of Stella (hat,scarf,balloons), white pigment pen (highlights), Distress Ink (edge of speech balloon).

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Woodsy Mouse

Always Critters for us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies.  Have a look at what the design team have done, and join us here:  2craftycrittercrazies










Thanks to Fabrika Fantasy who have provided this fabulous image.  It comes coloured or uncoloured - I chose to colour it myself.  Get it here: fabrikafantasy forest-mouse-digital-stamp









Image: Fabrika Fantasy Forest Mouse
Coloured with Copics
EF (inked): Parklane Tropical border
Die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Also: Enamel Accents, Distress Inks


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Monday, 22 April 2019

Virgo Woman

All woman, and a modern take on the star sign, all ready for an August birthday.

Woman stamp: magazine freebie
Paperpieced from scraps and coloured with Copics
Deckle die: Spellbinders
EF: Sullivans
swiped with gold ink
Label die: unbranded
Sentiment taken from internet, printed
Also: black tulle, gold and silver pen










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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Butterfly Sunshine

Butterflies are such magical creatures and it always brings a smile to see one.

The stamped butterfly was given to me already stamped & diecut by a friend, so I coloured with copics and glittered it.
The diecut sentiment is sponged with distress inks and then clear heat embossed for a few layers to make it thick & shiny.


Butterfly & die: magazine freebie
Sentiment die:
Also: Kindyglitz, Distress Inks, clear EP.





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It's War!

Friends of ours have a kiwifruit orchard.  Unfortunately they also have magpies who attack them when they are out doing their work, so Graeme gets up early to shoot them.  Recently he was in his undies and dressing gown out there trying to catch these magpies, when he slipped on their steepish driveway and faceplanted.  The serious part is he required 7 stitches in his chin, skinned his nose, badly damaged fingers on both hands, hurt his foot and his dignity.  The funny part is he was more embarrassed about being caught out in his undies than the bodily damage!

I just had to make this card for him to cheer him up.

It's a one-layer card, coloured with Copics and Distress Inks.
Bird stamp is Tim Holtz
Boots stamp: Deep Red
Word letter stamps: Hero Arts
Number stamps: unbranded

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