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Monday, 17 September 2018

Birthday Wine


 Sweet or Sassy is the theme at Incy Wincy, so get inspired by the design team and join in here: incywincydesigns





Thanks to super sponsor Bugaboo has provided this sassy image, get it here: bugaboostamps-ruby-add-more-wine

Image: Bugaboo - Ruby Add More Wine
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp on label: Heidi Swapp
Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz, gold pen, white pen
Also from stash: lace, twine, paper

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Sew Special

Two choices at the Crafters Café this time - Spring or Autumn, get inspired here: crafterscafe













Thanks to Paper Nest Dolls who provided my image, get it here:  paper-nest-dolls.myshopify


Image: PaperNestDolls - Sewing Avery
Coloured with Copics
EF: magazine freebie
Net die: unbranded
Cloud die:  Amy Tangerine
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Also flowers, white pigment pen, black pearls

Doesn't she look sweet sitting sewing amongst the spring flowers?
I like these spring colours, and the flowering begins.  Spring always makes me want to sew, and now we are in September (spring here in NZ) I am gathering fabrics and patterns.  I also have a grand daughter (Rhiannon, 9) who wants to make herself a quilt.
I know for some people, Autumn is when they start thinking quilts, so this is for you too.

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Apples

A sweet simple image with lovely juicy apples.
This is for one of my granddaughters.  Initially I put the sentiment on the inside, then tried it on the outside, but decided it was maybe better on the inside (leaves a bit of mystery).  What do you think?
I cut the front edge of the tub and inserted the apples, leaving the top edge free.  It's a cute stamp that comes with lots of separate things to put in the tub.

It says 'I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck'




Stamps: Sugar Peas
Coloured with Copics
Edge inked with distress inks
White pigment pen







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Friendly Feather

A simple card with a simple message for a friend.

The feather is stamped onto card I had previously smooshed, then cut out.  The sentiment is using all my little Versamark cubes across the stamp starting with yellow and working to the outside edges.

Sketch from AAA Cards


Feather stamp: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio


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Party Dog

Have you ever seen a dog waiting for the alpha in the family to come home?  It's kinda like this.

Happy Birthday 'A' - you know who you are!

Image: Little Claire
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Hastings Rubber Stamps
Banner die: Kaisercraft
Hat: I drew the shape and cut it out
Pawpaper: online freebie







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Monday, 10 September 2018

Thankful Song



I am amazed with this diecut how the fence makes an illusion and seems to continue downwards from the circle … or is that just my eyesight?

Die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Avery Elle
heat embossed with extra sprinkles for sparkle
Sequins, pp behind diecut circle












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Sunday, 9 September 2018

the Thinking Flower


Sometimes a flower will remind me of a person and I think this image is so like that.  As a gardener, you get cuttings from others and plant them in your garden, then each time you see it and even years later, that plant will still remind you of that person.


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Distress Inks
Die: Couture Creations
Punch unbranded
Also: gems, Glossy Accents, white pigment pen, patt.paper from stash





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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Saxophone Player

This is a magic slider card.  Pull the tag and the image changes to colour.



Image stamp: Rubbernecker
Coloured with Copics
Frame dies: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
From stash: papers, sparkly card, ribbon, acetate

















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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Feminine Floral

This is a gorgeous die but can look a bit flat and uninteresting so I used a background paper that was like velvet fabric with shadowed folds for more interest and a band of metal triangles that were some kind of border trim for a bit of shine.


Die: Ultimate Crafts
Everything else from stash.


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Monday, 3 September 2018

Light Flight

Incy Wincy Designs challenge
 - this time it's Back to school and/or About Kids!
The design team have lots of inspiration, go here:
incywincydesigns







And thanks to our sponsor A Day For Daisies for providing this wonderful image:
adayfordaisies - bird-in-flight







Image: A Day For Daisies
Coloured with Copics
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamps (2): Rosie's Studio
Sequins



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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Fabulosity

I struggle with CAS cards and am always thrilled to get a good result.
Here I used a stencil and one colour.
I love this sentiment too.

I love to send cards to someone for any or no reason!


Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Word Die: SugarPea Designs
Sentiment stamp: SugarPea Designs
Also: Pearls



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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Party Animal

Join us at the Crafters Café for a taste of
3 OF SOMETHING!
Check out the awesome design team work and enter your own, here: crafterscafe






















And have a look at our fantastic sponsor QKR, who have an amazing range of images, here:  stamponit-party-cow


Image: QKR
Tag die: unbranded
Balloon die: Creative Dies
Sentiment stamp (embossed): fundamentals
Also from stash: crochet cotton, Kindyglitz, white pigment pen, paper

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Whale of a Birthday

A whale of a critter!  Always a critter at 2Crafty Critter Crazies, and this is a giant.  Be inspired by the design team and enter here: 2craftycrittercrazies










Ikes Art is our sponsor for September (thanks Suzy)and has a wonderful selection of images to choose from, here:  ikesart



Image: Ikes Art - Whale
coloured by smooshing with Oxide Distress Inks, misted with Shimmer Spray
Background: smooshed with  Distress Inks, misted with Shimmer Spray, splattered with silver acrylic paint
Sentiment: printed on the computer
Die:
Silver paper, sparkle card


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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Celebrate gold

I'm a believer that we should celebrate everything we can!  Life is too short not to!

I like this monochromatic metallic effect and will experiment more along these lines.  I think this card could apply to all kinds of occasions.

Die heart:
Die sentiment: Tim Holtz
cord, sequins

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Monday, 27 August 2018

Chalkboard Bear

Well, didn't you?   This is darling bear is just looking for a party.

I printed the bear onto kraft card, and coloured shadows with coloured pencil, paper piecing the hat and balloon.  A pigment pen is used to write the message on black card and white ink to smudge the edges for a blackboard effect.  Papers from stash.

Image: Bugaboo
Label Die: unbranded
Snippets of patterned paper & kraft card
White pigment pen for massage & highlights


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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Charming Mice

Aren't these mice just charming?  I love the one gnawing the pencil.  Reminds me of one of my grandsons, always looking for something to eat!


The image is printed and coloured with Copics (the background has shaded blue dots but it doesn't show in the photo.  A same-coloured frame is diecut and raised with 3D foam tape, as is the heat embossed stamped sentiment.  I also Versamarked and heat embossed the edge of the card in bright turquoise to match the sentiment.  I used washi tape (from my stash) which is so old it wouldn't pull off properly, but I decided I liked how the torn bits looked anyway.


Image: Housemouse
Die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: charm, crochet cotton, washi tape







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Monday, 20 August 2018

Snowmen Selfie

Winter in August is the challenge at Incy Wincy.  Winter always seems to take forever, but a bit of cheer here and there can make it brighter.
Check out the design team's work, and enter yourself, here:  incywincydesigns






Thanks to our sponsor Sheepski Designs for this great image, get it here:
Sheepski Designs snowmen-selfie






Image: Sheepski Designs
Frame Die: Couture Creations
Camera Die: Amy Tangerine
Punch: unbranded
EF: magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp: Polkadoodles
Also: Kindyglitz, white pigment pen

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Woofy Birthday

This is Bella, our friends border collie, waiting to say happy birthday to her alpha human (Graeme).  She is a one-man dog!  Birthday licks and woofs Graeme!


Image: Eureka
Coloured with Copics
Hat: drawn by me and cut out
Sentiment die: magazine freebie
Also: papers and pompom from stash


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… and here she is in her usual pose hanging over a fence or a gate or anything really.