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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 snippets of left over smooshed card I'd made for another project and paperpieced her clothes.  I lightly 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 stamp, 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




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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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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

I've been thinking

This is such a simple image but has such feeling.

I masked then sponged the background and face, paperpieced the image and flower, and used washi to make borders.

Image: Bugaboo
EF: Craft Creations
Washi, Kindyglitz

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Birthday Happy Dance

Own Handwriting Challenge
is on now at Incy Wincy, check it out here:  incywincydesigns


Our sponsor Rick St Dennis has a fabulous range of images, you are sure to find something that you like, here:   zibbet.com/rick1949



Image: Rick St Dennis - Bootsie
Coloured with Copics, & watercolour pencils
EF:
Also:  brad, snippet of pp
Sentiment and dash-dot border handwritten



Isn't this one of the happiest, fun pics you've seen for a while?  "It makes me feel like dancing … "

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Run Bunny Run



These animal stamps are gorgeous, they were a free set with a
magazine.
I stamped bunny onto a snippet of 'made' card (distress inks smooshed and spritzed) and cut it out.

Bunny Stamp - free with magazine
Frame dies - Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Ribbon

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Weekend Warrior

Here is a birthday card for my own weekend warrior. Something magic happens when a man gets a drill in his hand …








Stamps image: Art Impressions
Coloured with Copics
Background coloured with distress inks
WBW sentiment: Rosie's Studio
To My WW sentiment: Art Impressions
Also: charm, brad, cord

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Flower Pot Explosion


For a child - that's the challenge!



Check out the Crafters Café challenge, here:
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Our sponsor who provided this wacky image is ScrapNDipity, get it here: scrapndipity-flower-pot-explosion


Image: ScrapNDipity - flower pot explosion
Coloured withCopics
Edge inked
Sentiment stamps: Rosie's Studio




I printed two images and coloured both the same.  Then I cut out the 'forward' part that is at the front of the pot and used 3D foam to pop it up, also the snail and a heart.  The fairy and bees have Wink of Stella.  I thought about putting on googly eyes but decided they would dominate too much.  Lots of things here for a child to discover.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Geometric Thanks

I am honoured to be guest designer for AAACards for this challenge: geometrics

See what the design team have done and enter one for yourself, here:
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Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Distress inks
Stamps: Avery Elle
pearls


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HB Purple Bird



This is from a free stamp set with a magazine or if you look at it another way, a free magazine with a costly stamp set.  I really like the images and they are so nice to paper piece.
I used a snippet of made card (Distress Oxide Inks), stamped over and cut out.  I stamped the image onto the white base card to get the little legs looking crisp.  The sentiment came with the set.




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HB Sunflower



Here is a happy birthday sunflower.  It is a scrap of 'made' card (distress inks splashed and smooshed) left from another project.  Here we are in winter and I think this feels like a ray of sunshine.

Image: ScrapNDipity
Sentiment stamp: free with magazine
Also, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents













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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Rainbow circles



We all love to see rainbows don't we?   I have the honour of being a guest designer for Addicted to CAS challenge.

This week at Addicted to CAS the word is:















We hope you check in on what the design team have made and join us for this challenge!
here:  addictedtocas


Die:unbranded
Stamp: Rose's Studio
gems

I made a rainbow using Distress Inks on acrylic watercolour paper and diecut when dry, rearranging the pieces into a split circle.



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Flowers on Black

For this card I stamped on black card with Versamark ink and white embossed, both the image and the sentiment.  The colouring is coloured pencils; a dab of Kindyglitz for the drop of dew.




Image Stamp: Penny Black
Sentiment stamp:  freebie from magazine
Die: unbranded
PPapers, ribbon, Kindyglitz

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Masterpiece Mouse

I wanted this to look like a page from a portfolio.  It is part of an image with two mice, but I think the simple version is better.  It is from a CD of House Mouse images.


Image: House Mouse CD
Coloured with Copics, background sponged with distress inks
Diamond stamp with Versamark: Kaisercraft
Label dies: C Art
Sentiment stamp: Kaisercraft
EF: Sizzix dot matrix
Also twine, paperclip


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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

So That's Why They Call it the Blues

This card is a little bit of serendipity.  I had made another card with this image and used the cut out image as a mask, but afterwards it looked so pretty I just had to use it somehow.  I like the ombre effect too.  So yes, it's paper pieced.


Image: Sami Stamps
Distress Inks

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Soccer Sam

Our grandson Sam (10) is a soccer fanatic, so I made this for him.  It's a penny slider card made with a slot for the ball to travel and spin.  I can't remember what team he follows but I know the uniform is blue.

Boy Stamp: Papernation
Coloured with Copics
Ball & pp: freebie download from net
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Star die: unbranded
Slot Die: Lawn Fawn


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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Birds just like to have fun

I love watching birds.  They are just like humans really with similar behaviours.  In our garden, we have a female blackbird called Dottie (with one white feather on her back)and an old male called Mulder (going grey at the edges), both clearly identifiable by their markings.  We also have two male pheasants - a young and old male - one bright and one faded, not to mention a lot of other birds that all look the same as each other.

For this card I stamped a card for the background, then carefully trimmed it into three layers and matted it onto green card using 3D foam.
Leafy stamp: Hero Arts
Dotty stamp: Hero Arts
Bird dies: Couture Creations
Ribbon.

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Wind in my hair







Picture Inspiration is the challenge at Incy Wincy this time. See what the design team have done and be inspired, here:  incywincydesigns




Sponsor A Day For Daisies provided this beautiful image, get it here:


Image: A Day For Daisies
Coloured with Copics
Image masked & inked using a Spellbinder die
Using Distress inks, spritzed
Die: Unbranded (from flowers in a bicycle)
Pearls, WofS


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As requested FYI: I printed her onto white card, then holding down a deckle edge die as a mask, sponged and blended distress inks (Milled lavender, dusty concord, tattered rose, victorian velvet, tumbled glass) around the outside of the die, taking card not to cover the image area at all.  I covered the image area and spritzed with water, dabbing off the excess, allowed it to dry, then coloured the image with Copics.  The tiny flowers are drop-outs from a bicycle die.




Dreamcatcher

The challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is a photo inspiration: incywincydesigns check it out  now!




And I have used sponsor Little Blue Button Stamps image called Dreamcatcher 3, get it here: lbbstamps-dreamcatcher-3-digital-stamp


I made the background using Distress Oxide Inks in four colours sponged on, then blended, then misted until I had the right amount of speckle and blotch.  The image is coloured with Copics with lots of shading and blending. It is then die cut with some parts of the image cut out first and hung over the die. And of course you need stars if you're doing some dreaming; the stars are clear iridescent so only show up in certain lights.

Image: Little Blue Button - dreamcatcher 3
Coloured with Copics
Distress Oxide inks
Also stars, glossy accents on hearts, gold metallic pen

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Friday, 1 June 2018

CuddleBuns

Tic Tac Toe is the theme over at the Crafters Café - grab a cuppa and join us here:  crafterscafe






Our sponsor is Creative Bugs (thanks CB) and you can get this super CuddleBuns gets Squished - image here:  creative-bug-digis



TicTacToe: I used the diagonal line: white-pp-embossing.


Everyone needs a hug now and then!

Cuddlebuns and Bunbun are both printed onto snippets of p'papers, and partly coloured with Copics.  The printed/embossed white card is also matted onto pp to make a colourful border (this is how I sometimes use my 'ugly' papers).


Image: Creative Bugs
EF: CC
Stamp sentiment: Mama Elephant
Also: Perfect Pearls, KindyGlitz

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