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Monday, 14 October 2019

Star triangle box

Something to put a sweet treat in to give away.


I got the pattern for this at a make'n'take a few years ago at Hastings Rubber Stamps popup shop, and it has come in very handy.  Over time I have made them for Christmas, thank you, get well etc.  A paper strip on the inside fold-down front is for a message.

It's also great for using up those snippets of card and paper, and other stash stuff, maybe ribbon etc.  It forms a triangle when closed, and has a magnetic closer.





EF:
Border die: Kaisercraft
Star die: unbranded
Sentiment die:  Wplus9
Also: self adhesive magnetic strips, glitter card, glitter craft foam.





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Friday, 11 October 2019

Thanks Pink

October is pink month, particularly significant for breast cancer awareness.  Here is a pink card I made while trying to master layered stamping.


Layered stamp: Rosie's Studio
Circle die: Spellbinders
Nesting die:  Couture Creations
Double-diecut sentiment: Wplus9
Corner punch: Couture Creations
from stash: paper, gems, Glossy Accents


I won't tell you how many I stamped to get this one good one LOL!










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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Scene 1 Take 2

A not-so-normal farmyard scene.  I set out to use vellum and a new cloud die and it all went haywire from there...   I had to discard the first one, that's why this is Scene 1 take 2.


Cloud Die: uniquelyCreative
House/trees dies: magazine freebie
Frame: Avery Elle
Stamped sentiment: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Printed sentiment: on computer
Animal stamps: unbranded
Also: vellum

I coloured the background and the bottom part of the hillside using Distress Inks, the animals with Copics.  At the moment I'm liking conversations sentiments and this typed one seemed to fit the card.
It's really a bit of fun.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Being catty

Have you ever noticed how cats gaze intently at something that gets their attention - like a dripping tap - to the exclusion of all else. Well, this one got a butterfly.
I paperpieced the cat and butterfly, then used washi with gold for a bit of glam.


Digi stamp/sentiment: Beccy's Place
Washi, twine, Nuvo drops, white pigment pen (for eyes)
















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Crooked House

The lights are all on here!  I think there might be a party going on.  This is for one of my grandchildren.

House die: Unbranded
Dies Pumpkin, Bats & Boo: Cutttlebug
Moon punch: unbranded

I punched the corners of the orange card and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Layered the patterned paper and purple strip.  A piece of metallic gold paper is cut and placed behind the windows and door, then the house is placed along the strip.  A punched moon has risen (with a little cut from the side) which shows up the bats flying around.











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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Tickle tickle

I am fascinated by feathers; they are the most amazing design.  This is quite a big die and I thought it deserved to be the star of the card, it also embosses.


I diecut it from a leftover piece of card that I had smooshed and experimented with, and thought it's soft colours were light and lofty to suit the feather.  The background is splattered with gold paint.



Die: Kaisercraft
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: twine, gold acrylic paint



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Always hungry

Little ones are always hungry and  here comes mama bird to fill those little tummies.  Isn't it cute?
That little mouse pointing to his mate saying "it's her turn this time".


Image: House Mouse CD
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Hex punch: Fiskars
Also: doily, twine, paper


I printed out the image twice from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse CD, cutting out the mama bird from one of them.  Layered up the paper, doily, matted the image.  Used 3D foam to layer the bird and the sentiment.

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Autumn Sassy

Autumn is here and so is the latest Incy Wincy challenge.  Be inspired by the design team, and enter your own AUTUMN creation, here:  incywincydesigns



Thanks to My Besties for this cute image, Miss Sassy Pants - get it here:  t.ly/0JEdx



I ended up with an entirely different card from what I started out to do - sometimes they take on a life of their own!  I coloured the image and was going to cut it into a frame, but decided to ink the edge and frame it with leaves instead. KISS.


Image:  My Besties - Miss Sassy Pants
Coloured with Copics
Leaf dies: Cuttlebug
sponged with Distress Inks
Also: sequins, twine

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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Suzy Feather

Beautiful Creatures
I made this to showcase one of my hen's beautiful feathers.  Suzy, was a Splash Orpington breed, with the most beautiful feathers.  You might think there are two feathers on the card, but her under-feathers are double!  so two feathers go into one quill, the underneath one being much smaller.  I guess this is for insulation, and it makes them look like a frilly crinoline when they run.  I was so glad I had gathered some of her beautiful feathers because recently a neighbours dog savaged her while she was free ranging on our property and she died.  So this is a lovely memorial to Suzy.

I used three shades of blue Distress Inks to smoosh the base card, then stuck the feather on with snail tape.



I hope this meets the criteria for the creature and farm challenges.  If not, my apologies.


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Here is a pic of Suzy (on the left) and Lacy out a-pecking in the orchard.  Ruby and Hetty must be scratching somewhere else as usually they are all together.  Often they look like they are having a meeting of the Poultry Society.




Feather Dreams

This is a new-to-me stamp/die set I was given by a friend yesterday.  It came with a magazine and is a Christina Griffiths design.  I just had to try it our straight away.

It is one-layer, all stamped directly onto the base card.

All Stamps: Christina Griffiths
Diecut used as stencil: as above
Distress Inks to stencil and as watercolours on feathers
Also Copics on beads.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Trudy Pink


Over at the Crafters Cafe we have choices - PINK or TAGS or BOTH!

Pull up a seat and see what the design team have cooked up at the Cafe this time, then enter the Cafe yourself, here:  crafterscafe















Thanks to My Besties for the image of Trudy, get it here: mybestiesshop_Trudy_

Image: My Besties mybesties_Trudy








Coloured with Copics
Tag die: nCraft
Also: Distress Ink, silver acrylic paint (splatter),  a scrap of black lace, a scrap of black ribbon.

October is breast cancer awareness month.  This is just right to go with a gift for someone having breast cancer treatment.
I cut 3 card tags, two white and 1 pink (extended).  After smooshing the tags with black Distress Ink, I splattered with silver paint.  When dry, I sandwiched the main tag together with the black lace between.  The coloured in image is glued on and the tags tied together with ribbon.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Crazy Cat Trio


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Critters, critters, we love critters at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Check out inspiration from the design team and enter here: 2craftycrittercrazies










These images are from Beccy's Place,  get it here:
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Image/sentiment: beccysplace the-cats-meow
Paper pieced
Also: Washi tape, gold pen, white pigment pen



I  stacked these digital images on the computer, printed on white card, then reprinted on left over snippets of patterned paper to do paper piecing.  My fave is the tartan cat.

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Saturday, 28 September 2019

Always and Forever


This would be good for a wedding or anniversary.

The gorgeous lacy paper is one I've had in my stash for ages and I finally got to use it on something worthy.  The dies are cut from mirror card.



Frame/word Die: Ultimate Crafts - Magnolia Frame
Paper: stash
Also: ribbon, gems












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Friday, 27 September 2019

Two L Llama


This is a one-layer card.  I used a sketch for inspiration.

I printed the llama, coloured it with pencils to look festive. The circle is a die, held in place and sponged over with Distress Inks to make a frame.  The sentiment is stamped through the design.


Image: TiddlyInks
Coloured pencils
Die used as mask: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp: Penny Black







Do you remember the poem about the 2L llama?  We learnt it in primary school in spelling class.   Here it is with an hilarious addition:

The one L lama, he's a priest
The two L llama, he's a beast
And I will bet my silk pyjama
There isn't any three L lllama.
                -- Ogden Nash (to which a fire chief replied that occasionally
                his department responded to something like a "three L lllama.")


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Birthday Bruce

Our friend Bruce is a tinkerer.  He also has lots of old stuff - until just recently he had NINE sheds full of old stuff that "will come in useful one day" or that he was going to fix.

So I made him this card with vintage advertising paper (see the ad for artificial legs) and the spanner for tinkering.  Yes Bruce, I know you are slimmer than that!  But otherwise the image is pretty close.
 I added a little surprise pop up sentiment inside the card.




Image: Dr Digi
Coloured with Copics
Banner die:
Sentiment stamp: fundamentals
Printed pattern Kraft Paper
Also Twine, Glossy Accents (specs), gold pen



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Sunday, 22 September 2019

Dawn's 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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