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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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Herd Wishes

I was inspired by a MFT sketch  and thought a card from these cute little critters would work nicely.  I specially love the kitten and little piggy.  My grandchildren love puns and they would all love this.

Stamps: MFT
Coloured with Copics
Die: unbranded
Cut from a piece of card coloured with shaving cream technique, and a dab of distress ink on the flames
1" square punch: unbranded
Edged with gold pen, Wink of Stella on flames












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Sunday, 1 July 2018

CAS girl

CAS - Clean And Simple!
That's it!
Meet us at the Crafters Café to see the amazing design team work, and enter your own, here:
crafterscafeblogchallenge


And see the selection from Mari Digis, our kind sponsor, here: maridigisstore2.blogspot.com/2017/08/brat-girl-c23



Image: Mari Digis
Washi tape

I printed directly on the base card, masked the image and sponged around in yellow and pink distress inks.  Her eyes are coloured with Copics.

I often don't put a sentiment on as I like to keep my options open for the occasion, but will put an appropriate sentiment inside the card when I use it.
So this could be for hello, birthday,  first day at work, really for any happy wish.

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Feline Frenzy Selfie

Check out this month's challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, here: 2craftycrittercrazies


and our sponsor CREATEFUL HEARTS goodies are here:  

I used their image called "Feline Frenzy"


I used a stencil directly onto the card base using distress inks.  The image is coloured with Copics, cut out and raised with foam, as is the camera.  I used Glossy Accents on the eyes and touches of Kindyglitz here and there. Useful for any celebration.

Image: CreatefulHeart - Feline Frenzy
Coloured with Copics
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamp: Penny Black
Camera stamp: Amy Tangerine
Also: Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz






Happy Bear-thday

What a lovely bear this is and there are lovely supporting images in the set.


I stamped the bear, balloon, and flower on a piece of scrap paper, and cut out for a reverse mask.  I used distress inks sponged through the mask/stencil, then stamped over the colour with black ink.  Edge of card inked.

Stamps: Rosie's Studio
Distress Inks
Black Enamel dot

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Sweet Summer


A sweet summery card with chocolate and pistachio icecream - my favourites!  And a yummy cherry to save for last. Yum.  It was inspired by the sketch.

The sun is cut from a snippet of smooshed card.  I used a Spellbinders die to draw the sentiment circle, which I wanted to blend in and look transparent.  I dotted Copics around the icecream to 'ground' it.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Tag die: unbranded
Sun die: unbranded
Zigzag die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Heidi Swapp
Black pen, Wink of Stella, white pigment pen



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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Thankful Cat

I'm so pleased to be a guest designer at CRAFT challenge 474, thanks for having me.  This time the challenge is  THANK YOU.  This is a card that everyone needs in their go-to box so join us here:
trimmiescraftchallenge



and check out QKR sponsor images, here: stamponit


Image: QKR
hanging-digital-stamp-q-digi14311
EF: Sullivans, sanded
Die sentiment: Sizzix
cut from sparkly craft foam
Also: Kindyglitz, white pigment pen



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Paint Butterflies

I made this card using paint chips from the hardware store.  I enjoyed playing with the tonal
changes and mixed up the butterflies.

Paint chip samples
Punch: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Pearls

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Quick Christmas

A quick card for Christmas.  I like the non-traditional colours.  Nice for a midwinter Christmas.

Panel & papers:  From stash (I think it's Couture Creations)
Corner punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunshiny Day

I love these images they are so cute.   Not to mention that we are in the middle of winter and any sunshiny day has me jumping for joy!

I stamped the image onto the card.  I also stamped onto tiny snippets of left over smooshed card I'd made for another project and paperpieced her clothes.  I coloured the rest with Copics.  I sponged yellow distress ink (for sunshine) on an area at the top for the sentiment to get stamped over (it shows up more in real life).



Stamps: My Favorite Things
Kindyglitz on butterfly



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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Old Truck

Looking through challenges, I saw the pinspiration challenge and remembered my old truck stamp, so ...

A vintage truck stamped, white crayon wax resist to highlight, then sponging with distress inks, very vintage.  The truck is matted and layered onto a dark green base card. I used a sticker sentiment I discovered in my stash.

Stamp: Darkroom Door - old truck
Bakers twine, key charm, peel off



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Friday, 22 June 2018

Birthday Pop

I'm sure we all had fun doing this when we were kids.

The circle and stars are raised on 3D foam.

Image:  House Mouse
Coloured with Copics
Edged with Distress inks
Stars: punched, unbranded
Sentiment:
White pigment pen

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

A Little Splashy


One of my favourite colours is blue because it reminds me of summer - blue skies, blue seas, lazy days... and you know I love sketches.
This stamp I've had for ages and never used was free with a magazine.  I made the splash on an acrylic block using Distress Inks, then pressed the paper onto it.  The panel is two patterned papers (water looking designs) woven together and trimmed to size.


Image stamp: free with magazine
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Splash & edges: Distress Inks
Washi, gems


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