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Monday, 25 March 2019

Three Coins

You've heard of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), well here is a coin:   2 1/2" in diameter makes an ATCoin. Same idea as an ATC but round.

Using various inks, sprays, pens, stamps, dies etc  I had fun with these.  
Because they're so small, if it doesn't work out you don't feel guilty binning it.  And it's a good way to experiment with materials, colours etc.  If you like you can use them as a topper for a card.


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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Choose Happy

This is using some new stuff.  The sentiment is made of separate stamps, but put together I liked it.


Whale layering stamp: Rosie's Studio
Happy stamp & die: Rosie's Studio
Choose Moments stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: pearls
















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Friday, 22 March 2019

Gingham Floral

This started with a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and inspiration from the colours of gingham.

I used torn gingham washi tape for four bands and a stamped sentiment for the fifth band.  I punched the flowers from scraps/snippets of  card previously inked and stamped with distress inks.



Flourish die: Sizzix
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Flower punches: unbranded
Leaf punch:
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also: gems, washi from dollar shop








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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Vintage Arty Woman

This is the first time I have used this 1920's woman stamp, which I got in a sale last year.

The centre of the card is firstly coloured with Distress Inks, spritzed, dried and then stamped her over. A background stamp partially inked in rose and cyan with postal images, then misted with black.  Gold paste swiped over and then stamped directly with a partially inked scripty background stamp in grey.
Her eyes, lips necklace and shoulders of dress are softly colured with Copics, highlighted with white pen and Glossy Accents.
Also gauze, a scrap of inked paper die-cut to a butterfly layered and a stamped sentiment added. Diecut corners and a gem to finish.






Woman stamp: Rubbadubbadoo
Butterfly die: magazine freebie (Practical publishing-butterfly kisses)
Corner die: Sizzix (elegant enhancement)
Black mist: DecoArt Media
Gold mist: Perfect Pearls
Gold paste: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
Sentiment:  Stampin'Up
Distress Inks (worn lipstick, spun sugar, broken china, dusty concord, tumbled glass)
Background stamp postal: Kaisercraft
Background stamp script: Hero Arts
Also: white pigment pen, Glossy Accents, gauze, gem




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Monday, 18 March 2019

Gnomoment

Men & Boys is the theme at Incy Wincy Designs.  See what the design team have done and get inspired, here: incywincydesigns







Thanks to Limited Runs who provided the fungi, get it here: limitedrunsstamps/Mushrooms















Image: Limited Runs - Mushroom #1
All coloured with Copics
Gnome stamps: magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Grass die: Impression Obsession
Edges inked, cord

Inside it says "You're a fun-gi"

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Love You to Pieces


Choices at the Crafters Café this time are BORDERS or METAL or Borders&Metal!
Check out the inspiration here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge














Lisa Decosse at Decosses Dynamite Doodles has provided the fabulous paper and the sentiment; you can get them here:  decossesdynamitedoodles



I used Borders and Metal.

Digital Paper & sentiment: Decosse Winter World of Love; I Love you to Pieces set 1
Jigsaw die: Cuttlebug
Tag dies: both unbranded
EF: magazine freebie
Also: ribbon, gem, matt silver paper, silver mirror card

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… and on the inside... the missing pieces!

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Borders and/or Metal is the challenge this time at the Crafters Café.  Check it out here: crafterscafechallenge














And sponsor QKR have provided this wonderful image, get it here:  stamponit-digi=got an idea






I chose to do Borders and Metal.
This is for our son who is a science teacher.

Image: QKR - stamponit-got-an-idea-digital-stamp
Coloured with Copics
Fence die: Sizzix
Grass die (negative): Impression Obsession
HB sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Speech sentiment: made on computer
Speech bubble die: X-cut
Square punch: unbranded
Also: 3 x PP, gold metallic washi

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Monday, 11 March 2019

Phone sleeves

Today I've been sewing mobile phone sleeves.  My phone was a week old when something cracked the screen protector which was glass.  I'm pretty careful to put it in my handbag with its face to the side but obviously that's not enough.

I made this bright one for me from scraps left over from quilting.  Ian's is a bit more funky masculine.

The ideas for both came from the internet (I googled glasses cases) and I just made them to suit our phones.    They are padded with batting and lined in contrasting fabric.

Ellie Thanks

I love this funky elephant stamp, and if I was an elephant I wouldn't want to be grey!

I coloured the background using cheap iridescent watercolours from the dollar shop in shades of blue.I love how the texture of the card shows (it is ordinary card not watercolour) and I was surprised to see the iridescence show up well in the photos (click on pic for closeup).
I stamped the sentiment and elephant on the card, then onto a piece of patterned paper and cut it out (paper piecing). You look gorgeous Ellie!














Stamps: Happy Little Stamper

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Rosy Posy

Another cardswap.

A centre step fold card.  This is the first time I have used this layering die.

Layered Roses dies:
Vines die: Couture Creations
Bee stamp: Magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp: Magazine freebie
Also: PPaper, Glossy Accents






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Thursday, 7 March 2019

My Backyard

This was inspired by my backyard - the trees, the greenness and two of my chickens, Ruby & Hetty.  The paperclip is just to hold it in place for the photo, so that I can still send it flat in the mail to a cardswap buddy.

This is called a bendi-frame card.
You can find instructions on
Splitcoaststampers.

Nesting frame dies: Nellie Snellen
Tree trunk dies: Lawn Fawn
Grass: Impression Obsession
3Trees (used negative as stencil) magazine freebie
Clouds die: Memory Box
House & tree die: magazine freebie
Chicken &  senti stamps: unbranded
Also Walnut ink spray, Distress inks (sky), gems.

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Monday, 4 March 2019

Live for the Moments

How easy is this challenge - USE RIBBONS - at Incy Wincy Designs.  See what the design team have done for your inspiration, here:
incywincydesigns

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Every 1st and 3rd Monday

And the beautiful image is provided by our sponsor A Day For Daisies, you can get it here:
adayfordaisies-my moon






Image: A Day For Daisies - My Moon
Coloured with Copics, cut out
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Silver embossed
Stars & chains: peel offs
Moon: loose glitter
All on dark blue leather finish card
Also: ribbons (lemon & navy), silver cord, KindyGlitz


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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Happy Hoppy

How much cuter can it get?  This froggy is certainly a character.


The image is stamped, embossed and painted, then some sprinkles of gold EP; the sentiment is gold embossed.  The splot is Distress Inks, gold line is rub-on foiling.

Stamped image: Penny Black
Coloured with Lyra watercolour crayons
Sentiment stamp:














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Friday, 1 March 2019

Viking Awesome


Choices, choices, choices at the Crafters Café challenge, so pick from A Bird, or CAS & Blue, or CAS with both a bird and blue.  Click on 
crafterscafechallenge














This great image from our sponsor Dr Digi, get it here: doctor-digi.com/men/land-ho





I did it all - a Bird, CAS and blue.



Image: Dr Digi
Coloured with Copics
Background made with Distress Inks
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: gem, white gel pen


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Birthday Flamingo


At 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, we're always crazy about critters, in fact they are compulsory for our challenges.  See our design team inspiration, and join in the fun, here: 2craftycrittercrazies










Thanks to Imagine That who provided this very cute image set with individual accessories.  Get it here: imaginethatdigistamp-Flamingo Dress Up









I love her pink dotted paperpieced body.

The image is masked and background sponged with Distress inks, the legs and beak coloured with Copics.  Everything else is paperpieced; I specially love her pink dotted paperpieced body. A little shadow detail add to the papers, a lacy border, a sentiment stamped three times and embossed.  I slit the top of the bag and put something lacy in, and a gem.



Image: Imagine That
(paper pieced, Copics)
Border punch: Fiskars
Stamp: Hastings Art Stamps (heat embossed)
Also: gem

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BendiDeer

My first try at a bendiframe card - The instructions are on Splitcoaststampers tutorials.

This is assembled, but if I do it again, I wouldn't fully assemble so it would be easier to mail.

Background is sponged with Distress Inks, then layered with diecuts.  Most of the elements are snippets left over from other projects.
The deer dies are a prize from Di/Pixie at Snippets - thanks again Di!


Nesting die frames: Nellie Snellen
Grass die: Impression Obsession
Skyline buildings: Memory Box
Clouds: Memory Box
Trees: Couture Creations
Deer: MyFavoriteThings/Dienamics

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