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Sunday, 16 August 2020

Unfrogettable

Dots and Stripes are the challenge at the Crafters Cafe, check it out here:  crafterscafechallenge














Thanks to Creative Bugs who provided the image, get it here:  creative-bug-digis







Image: Creative Bugs -Unfrogettable  (paperpieced)
Tiny Daisy Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
Sentiment stamp ('you are' on back):  Rosies Studio
Copics, D.Ink, black pen, WoS, ribbon



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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Crafty Chefs August

I made this to send to my second oldest grandchild who is away at university at the moment.  It must be stressful with lockdowns, her first year away from home, a strange city, new people and such a disrupted year.

The recipe must do: diecut, interactive, specialty paper, ribbon/twine.
The can do: colour an image, add 3 of something(lines), add glitter/sparkle.
I managed to get all the ingredients in.

Image stamps & sentiments: unbranded
Die tag (cut from bronze metallic card):
EF:
Also: Copics, black pen




Lift the flap:
























then look inside ...




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Coming up Roses



I am so glad to be guest designer at Arty Divas this time.  Check out the challenge here:  artydivaschallenge


A badge for you!
Oh I just love this and had such fun making it.

I have been going through my stash and trying to use stuff I had forgotten about (you know how it is).  I discovered Infusions which I had bought at a show last year and not really known how to use.  So I looked at a couple of colour burst tutorials (Infusions is a similar product only not so bright) and then have spent the last few days experimenting.

I embossed the card, spritzed it with water, allowed time for it to properly wet, then with Infusions powder on a dry paintbrush just sprinkled it onto the appropriate areas.  The powder activates when it gets wet.  Then I used a water brush to draw out the colour into the shape of the embossed roses and leaves.  I only used 2 colours of Infusions, but they have grains of other colours in them which makes a stunning effect.   CLICK on pic for close up look.

I have posted a couple of items already using this product.  BUT my fave has to be this one.  I would like this made into fabric for a summer dress!  So gorgeously feminine and romantic with an arty feel.


Here is the card with the uncoloured EF:

EF: Couture Creation
Colour: Infusions (only 2 colours)
Tag die: unknown
Sentiment stamp: mag freebie Papercraft Inspirations
Also:  Floss, silver pen, gem



















Before and After!


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Friday, 14 August 2020

More masks

Today was another day on the sewing machine, this time making straight masks.  I have now run out of the non-woven vilene I have been putting in the middle, so that is it!

I think the washable masks are so much better for the planet than using disposable ones (and fun too).

Whale Sparkle

This is for the NZ cardswap using a technique called iron-off embossing 2 for 1 cards from a youtube video from Jennifer McGuire.

This is using the ironed-off panel and I like the wave-ish look so gave the whale somewhere to play.  My swap buddy this  time is a swimming instructor so I thought she would like something swimmy.

Background stamp: Rubbadubbadoo
Whale layer stamp: Rosies Studio
Sentiment: Rosies Studio
Also: Copics, D.Inks, sparkle EP, WoS, gem.













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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Face masks


A morning on the sewing machine.  After more than 100 covid-free days, we have a community outbreak and while Auckland is isolated at level 3, the rest of us are now at level 2.  These are for family, as it may become necessary to wear masks.


Cosy Toes

I have taken up knitting again, spurred on by having cold feet while watching tv.  They are snuggly soft and look great in the variegated wool.

I decided I will keep knitting them in kids sizes to give away, or larger sizes for rest homes; that should use up my bits and pieces of wool.

I got the free pattern off the internet by googling knitted slippers.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Kitty Hugs

In the past few days I engaged in a video mystery stamp at Pinky's World.  It was on 6 August live, but I forgot and caught up later.  Link here: pinkysworldsuprojects-mystery-stamping


We got given the list of materials to prepare ahead of time, then as it went live we got instructions in the form of clues.   I really didn't know what was going to happen or how it worked, but it was fun.
Here is my result.  I was pretty conservative in my choices, not knowing what to expect.

At the end, for embellishment I added stitching with black pen, a pearly flower, and inked the edge of the card.


Image and sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Dies: unbranded
Copics, twine, p.paper










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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Rhi - Swinging by


Card made by Rhiannon, aged 11.  Sparkle is Kindyglitz.

Challenge:
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HM Painters

House Mouse and Friends  Challenge #321 Anything Goes option of Numbers with Dorte


Image: House Mouse
EF: Kaisercraft
Scrap of paper
Copics, WoS, D.Inks, white pen, brad.

I left space at the bottom so I could add a name or number later.

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you; 

'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of Use A Number

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte,
so come and join in the fun!
  

Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

 

HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support. 
Enter here:  housemouse-challenge 

Unicorn Cake

Incy WIncy challenge this time has 3 choices:
Sketch/Interactive/Fantasy or any mix.
Check it out here:




Thanks to My Besties who provided this Fantas-tic image, get it here:



I chose fantasy.  Any little girl aged between 2 and 8 would love a cake like this.  Coloured with copics and the dots are made using the eraser on a pencil as a stamp with versamark ink.


Image: My Besties
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Also: Copics, P.Paper, ribbon (pink and mauve), Kindyglitz





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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Birthday Shades

At the Crafters Cafe this time it's Anything Goes!  See what the design team have made to inspire you, and enter here:  crafterscafechallenge























Many thanks to QKR for the great images, get them here:  boy-in-window & boy-with-balloons


Images: QKR -   boy-in-window & boy-with-balloons
Sentiment stamp: TimHoltz
P.Paper: Kaisercraft
Also: Copics, D.Inks

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... and on the inside, the real person!



I chose this to make for my grandson who loves tricks, and didn't like wearing clothes when he was little.



Saturday, 1 August 2020

Money Honey

Critters are always the theme at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  See what the team have done to inspire you, and join us here: 2craftycrittercrazies









Sheepski is our sponsor this time, find this image here: honey-n-money-image-no-185













Image: Sheepski
EF: Park Lane
Sentiment stamp:
P.Papers: Internet freebie & a papercraft magazine
Copics, white pen, gold metallic pen, sequins, Glossy Accents
Dry embossing on sentiment









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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

jAVA jIVE

Another experiment, this time using my new dylusions colours.  I love these bright colours (I only have four colours at present) and even used in an old diary, they perform well.  I found they are quite plasticky and don't wet/destroy the paper, however they do seem to retain a slight wet look.  I tried to preserve some of the features of the diary page, such as the word 'gratitude'.



I used stamps, and white, black, blue and gold pens.  I tore the words to the song - Java Jive by Manhattan Transfer - and partly covered them with watered down paint.  Items used to apply paint were spatula, edge of card, splatter, scrunched baking paper, bubble wrap, brushes, and fingers.  I like this little feature cup but it didn't show up enough stamped directly and painted so I simply stamped it on card and cut it out.  I wanted this sweet little mug to be the star without being in your face.




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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Butterfly Friend

I made the butterfly from watercolour paper that I coloured using pigment crystals; it's so pretty.

The sentiment label is sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and spritzed with water, so it's actually a bit speckled, then stamped with the sentiment.
























Butterfly colour: Infusions
Sentiment: Card Making Magic (mag freebie)
Butterfly die: Marianne
Label die: cArt
PPaper: Pixel Scrapper
Also: gems, D.Inks


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Bag Lady

I made this for our D-i-L's birthday, these are definitely her colours.

I used a couple of EF, inserted a piece of p.paper, and lined the cut edges with d/s tape then glittered.   The handbag is a chipboard piece from my stash ( I haven't got a clue where it came from).


EF's: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp:
Diecut: unbranded
Topper: unknown




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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Beachy

While we are in the middle of winter it's nice to think of summer coming.  Most places in NZ are not more than an hour from a beach and that's usually where summer happens.



I made the background using an embossing folder.  Embossed the card, inked it, spritzed it, dried, then inked it again, so it is soft and sharp at the same time.


I also like using torn edges so here is the sea with foam and sky with wispy cloud on it's edges.


Actually, thinking about it, everything is from magazine freebies.

The starfish and sandcastle are popped up on 3D foam.





EF: Mag freebie Practical Publications
All stamps: Mag freebies Practical Publications
Also: D.Inks, Copics







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