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Sunday, 22 September 2019

Dawns Bitz

As part of a swap, Dawn sent me some bitz from her desk to make a card with (we had to use at least 3 items).  I used a lot of her bitz; all I added of mine was the patterned background paper and the sentiment.

I sponged and spritzed the large nested diecuts and stamped over the largest one with random stamps. The butterfly is lightly sponged on the edges

This is the second card I've made with the bitz.









Here is the photo of what Dawn sent:


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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Sunny Tiles


I have been going through my stuff and re-discovered this old stamp - yes, rubber mounted on wood - which I haven't used for a very long time.
 I decided to make it a bit moroccan looking, as it was a tile.


Stamp: Design Objectives
Heat embossed gold
Die: Spellbinders
Corner punch: unbranded
Sentiment die: X-cut
Sentiment stamp: Rosies Studio
Also, patterned paper, gems



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Monday, 16 September 2019

School Dreams

We hope you join us at INCY WINCY for this fortnight's challenge.  The theme is Back To School/Children.  See what the DT have been up to, and enter your work here:  incywincydesigns





Thanks to Little Blue Button Stamps for this image, get it here:  TEACHER CHARLIE.


Image: Little Blue Button Stamps
Coloured with Copics
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Border punch: Fiskars
Sentiment Stamp: Newtons Nook
Also Patterned paper, White Pigment Pen, gem, Distress Inks.
The little flower is a drop out from a diecut.


I copied the image into Word and enlarged it.  I printed it onto white card and cut it vertically to her head, then around her on the right side only, trimming the bottom to make it the right size for the card.  I also printed the image onto printer paper, cut it out and used it as a mask to stencil the left hand side of the image.  The patterned paper is a very large number page which I've had for a long time and never used, but was so suitable for this project.  Another piece of white card is punched, cut to shape and lightly inked, before stamping the sentiment.


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Ted's Cuppa

I hope you join us in another double choice challenge at the Crafters Café.  This time it's SCHOOL or TEA/COFFEE.
See what the design team have done for your inspiration, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge



Thanks to Morgans Artworld for providing this image, get it here: Morgans Art World



I think Ted has had a busy day clearing out the garden and deserves a cuppa and a sit down.  His little mice friends are still busy though while he looks at what he'll plant in spring.  




Image: Morgans Art World - Teddy Growing
Coloured with Copics
Nesting dies:  Nellie Snellen
Vine corner die: Couture Creations
 Teabag Sentiment Stamp: magazine freebie
Also: patterned paper, gold pen, white pigment pen, heart sequins, Distress Inks (vine)


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Saturday, 14 September 2019

A Flutter of Butterflies

I don't use stencils a lot, but it's fun and I plan to do it more.  I made this for a NZ cardswap.

I stencilled the butterflies with Distress Inks, then when they were dry, used the same stencil to highlight one butterfly in texture paste.  The mat card is stenciled with stars in silver Versacolor with edges inked, before the top card is attached with 3D foam.

Both stencils: Rosie's Studio
Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp (gold emb): PrintWorks
Also: Glitter Kiss paste, charm, cord.











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Flowers Tied


Who doesn't like a bunch of flowers?  Come on, hands up.  I thought not.

For this one, I smooshed card in pinks, reds & greens, stamped over them, cut them out and layered them.  This stamp set is very versatile and can be used in lots of ways.  The background in sponged with Distress Inks, mostly around the edges, then spritzed to make it more interesting.




Stamps:  Magazine freebie Practical Publishing
Distress Inks
Also:  twine, pearls



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Friday, 13 September 2019

Hibiscus Red

Hibiscus come in lots of colours but I think this vibrant colour is my favourite.

I used an inlaid die technique for the flower.  This die is perfect for this technique.


Flower die: unbranded
Sentiment die: Wplus9
Various scraps of card - two colours for the flower and two for the leaf, plus gold mirror card for the stamen.









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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Flappy

I made this for a friend.  The outside looks pretty down and is really cute, but the action happens on the inside.







Images: From the Heart Stamps (now closed)
Coloured with copics
Sentiment: made on the computer
Star stamp: unknown
Also: strip of patt.paper, gold peeloff






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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Bear Hugs

This bear, with such a blissful look on his face and who obviously loves to dance, is looking for someone to put his arms around.  Gotta make you at least smile.

I stamped onto scrap paper and cut it out for a mask, coloured onto card by with sponging distress inks, removed the mask and stamped the bear over in black ink.  The diecut sentiment is stacked once, sponged with distress inks and clear heat embossed a couple of times.



Stamp: Rosie's Studio
Die:
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Distress Inks

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Monday, 2 September 2019

Oddball Fairies


Incy Wincy challenge has a THINGS WITH WINGS theme this time.  Spot what the design team have done, here:  incywincydesigns











Thanks to Oddball Art for the 3 images - get them here:  oddballartco.com/fairy-stamps



Images: Oddball Art
Coloured with Copics
Background: masked and sponged with Distress Inks
Sentiment stamp:
Also: Kindyglitz, Nuvo white

I made this for an internet friend who has challenges everyday and is going through a very hard time at the moment.  C, I think of you lots.  You've earned your wings!

I combined the images on the computer then printed them.  They are deliberately stacked - they are the support fairies who stand behind you and watch your back.  I also printed the same image on paper, cut it out and used it as a mask, sponging with soft fairy colours.



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Fishy Line

A CAS card with my fave technique - smooshing.



Inks: Distress Inks
Stamps: Dimensions/Inkadinkado
Gold pen flicked, KindyGlitz











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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Welcome Home

At the Crafters Café, we have choices for the challenge.  This time its FAIRY/MYTHICAL OR USE AN OBJECT IN THE HOME.
I used a black pen to handwrite the bottom sentiment.  Check out the design team inspiration, here: crafterscafeblogchallenge














Thanks to Scribbles who provided this wonderful image.   Get it here:  scribblesdesigns 321-carls-pad



Image: Scribbles-Carl's Pad
Coloured with Copics
Background is masked and sponged with Distress inks, then spritzed
Sentiment: magazine freebie
Die: CArt
Also Wink of Stella, sequins


I made this for a crafty friend who is travelling overseas; she left in July and won't be back until the beginning of September.  We miss her a lot at our crafty sessions.


Click on for a look at the WoS sparkle.

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Hippo Dancer

Critters! that's all you need to enter the challenges at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  See what the design team have created and join us, here:  2craftycrittercrazies













Thanks to our sponsor QKR who provided this very cute hippo, get it here:  stamponit.net/hippo-digital-stamp

Image: QKR - hippo-digital-stamp
Coloured with Copics
Stamped sentiment flags: Hero Arts
Frame Die:
Scalloped die:
White pigment pen (string), heart gem

Patterned paper attached to the base card.  Frame diecut mounted with 3D foam as is the hippo die cut and the sentiment flags. 

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Bee My Friend

A friendly bee visiting a honey source.   We are just coming into spring and the bees are out and about in the blossoms already.

I dicut the bee twice, once in vellum and once in yellow card; I cut the wings off the card  and the legs off the vellum and stuck them together, then used Copics to colour the bee.  I like how the ink bled into the card-  it makes the bee look fuzzy. Flower, bee and sentiment hexagon adhered on 3D foam.  Lots of snippets here plus a quick visit to the BITZ box on my desk.

Bee die: Couture Creations
Layered Flower stamp (embossed):
Leaf die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp (glitter embossed):
Hexagon punch, Vellum, Glossy Accents dots on flower, Distress inks, gold pen.


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Monday, 19 August 2019

Windbag - Hamish McDougal

A great choice at Incy Wincy - anything that features musical instruments or singers!
Check out the design team inspiration, here:  incywincydesigns


Thank you to our sponsor Dr Digi for providing this image.  Get it here:  doctor-digi-hamish-mc-Dougal





Image: doctor-digi-hamish-mc-Dougal
Coloured with Copics and paper pieced
Stitched Die: unbranded
Embossed sentiment stamp: mag freebie
Also: p.papers, diecut dropouts, white pigment pen


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Birthday Queen

I wanted a birthday card for our daughter and this image just looks like her.

The background:  I always have a piece of thick paper (about 160gsm) under my crafting mat and bring it out to use when I am inking things with Distress Inks to catch the over run.  I love the random effect, and it usually comes out nicely, then when it is at the right stage I use it and start another one.


Image: Time for Tea
Coloured with Copics
Die:
Sentiment: typed on computer
Sequins






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Friday, 16 August 2019

Birthday Paint


At the Crafters Café, you can choose your challenge - either DOTS/STRIPES, or THINGS THAT BEGIN WITH "A".  Be inspired by the design team, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge












Thanks to Dr Digi for the great image, get it here:
doctor-digi.com


Image: Dr Digi
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment: made on the computer
Die: magazine freebie
Also White pigment pen, Glossy Accents (specs)

This card is destined for a friend of ours who is a compulsive painter, in the house sense.

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