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Thursday, 21 February 2019

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This is another Tiddly Inks image and I like how simple it is.

Image: Tiddly Inks
Coloured with pencils
Distress inks background
Sentiment typed on computer



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You rock'n'roll

My granddaughter has roller skates and just loves to whizz around everywhere, so for her birthday I have been looking for a nice roller skate stamp for her birthday card.  I found this gorgeous one from Tiddly Inks which is perfect.


Image: Tiddly Inks
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment: typed on computer
Edges: Distress inks spritzed with water
Spray: DecoArt Media
Mist: Sheer Shimmer - sparkle
Butterfly Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Paste: GlitterKiss - frosty sparkle

I haven't been able to capture the sheer sparkle over the whole card.







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Monday, 18 February 2019

Wedding Tag

TAGS is the theme at Incy Wincy.  Get inspired by the design team, here:  incywincydesigns





Thanks to sponsor Sparkle N Sprinkle for this image, you can get it here:  sparklensprinkle daisy-cake-digital-stamp-digi3138


I printed the image twice, coloured, cut out the flowers on the second image.  I made the single flowers cup-shaped using a ball tool and stuck them over the 'forward' flowers, lifting the petals.  The ribbon on the cake has Wink of Stella, and the centres of the daisies have clear sparkly Stickles.  Two white tags, one of them also diecut with a lace pattern.  The cake tag is tied around in a knot with dotty tulle, and then all tags tied at the top with more dotty tulle and tied in a bow.


Image: Sparkle N Sprinkle
Coloured with Copics
Lacy Die: Ultimate Crafts
Tag die: NCrafts
Also: Tulle, Stickles, WoS


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Friday, 15 February 2019

Birthday Shhh ...

Fancy Folds &/or Embossing is the theme at the Crafters Café.  I used both themes.  The design team have lots of inspiration for you, here:
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Our sponsor, Morgan's Artworld has provided this fabulous image and you can get it here:
facebook.com/groups/163615714504851/



Image: Morgan's Artworld - Fae 3
Coloured with Copics
Border Embossing Folder: Magazine freebie
Small square die: Nellie Snellen
Sentiment stamp: Fundamentals (silver embossed)
Also: sequins, white pigment pen
Trifold base card

(Click on for a closer look.)


















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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Happy Birthday Pretty Bird


Birds are such handy things to have in our stamps and dies.  I stamped this over a snippet of card I have coloured with distress inks for another project, cut it out.  I then stamped on a base card with the sentiment and placed it over.

Stamps bird and senti: free set with magazine
Card coloured with Distress Inks, spritzed with sparkle (click on to see)
Also: black bead for eye.

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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Heartfelt


This card started with a challenge moodboard/colour scheme.  I don't usually work in these colours, don't even like them, so it was a HUGE challenge for me.   I do like the stuff in the picture though, so let that inspire me... and I do like the tone-on-tone effect.


I diecut the paper twice (it was double sided) and reconstructed it with opposite colours. Drew the strings in by hand. Stamped & embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum.


Balloon die: Poppy
Tag die: unbranded
Sent.Stamp: Hero Arts
EP: gold
Gold pen, sequins, vellum





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Monkey Love


This is such a cute monkey, and he is all dressed up ready to go (maybe take someone out for dinner?hinthint).  I've had the hearts & arrows paper for ages (a freebie with a magazine) and thought it nicely subtle, even though it's not a colour I feel comfortable with.


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Stamped sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Also: Wink of Stella on all the red bits.

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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Big Birthday

I made the background with Distress Inks, stamped and coloured the sheep image and used 3D foam to raise it and the sentiment off the page.  I have been trying to use stuff I haven't used before.


Image & Sentiment stamp: unbranded
Coloured with Copics
Distress inks
Square punch
Kindyglitz













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Floral Heart

This started with a sketch, and a stamp not used before.










I stamped the floral heart with versamark ink onto wine coloured card and heat embossed with white EP.  Then I coloured some flowers in a darker colour with Copics and bleached out other areas to get different tones, then cut it out.  I made the background using 3 tones of pink to get an ombre effect, attached them to black card, and stamped a little sentiment.  I had this doily and ribbon in my stash, and encrusted with clear gems .


Heart flower stamp: Hero Arts
Copics
Doily: Dollar shop
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
From stash: ppapers, ribbon, silver cord, gems

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Friday, 8 February 2019

Love Hearts

A background made with different mists/sprays (more concentrated behind the sentiment), 2 diecuts and sequins.


Love die: unbranded
You die: Spellbinders
Sprays: DecoMedia black & magenta, Perfect Pearls gold
Also from stash: Sequins, p.paper













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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

hei matau


Today is Waitangi Day in New Zealand, our national day.  To celebrate, here is another in my maori series.  This is hei matau, a stylized maori fish hook, which symbolises strength and safe travel across water.  Usually they are carved in bone or pounamu (greenstone) as a pendant.
I have used a background embossed with pohutukawa flowers, which are red and flower around Christmas time, earning the name New Zealand Christmas tree.  Black and red are traditional maori colours.


Die:  Craft Creations
EF: Craft Creations

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Monday, 4 February 2019

Bubble Bubble here's Trouble

Make it Girly!  is the challenge at Incy Wincy - get inspired by the design team and join us here:
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My Besties is our sponsor who provided this image, get it here: mybestiesshop - Bestie Puppy Spa


Lots of bubbles, lots of detail and lots of colouring.
I printed two images, cutting out the dog and rubber ducky to pop out on 3D foam.  A bit of lace, some sparkle and a pretty ribbon.




Image: My Besties
Coloured with Copics
EF: Kaisercraft
Also: Kindyglitz, WinkofStella, lace, ribbon













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i heart you

This is a one-layer CAS card.
The ink is applied directly in 'clouds' to the base card, spritzed with water, and, when dry, stencilled hearts over using sugar glitter paste (maybe my Sugar would like this card?).  A simple stamped sentiment in navy.


Stencil: Rosie's Studio
BoBunny Glitter Paste 'Sugar'
Distress Oxide inks
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts













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Floral Birthday

I used a sketch from Feeling Sketchy for this card.  I don't usually do fussy cards but did enjoy doing this one.   I guess I'd call it a simplified fussy card.


Nesting tag/banner die: unbranded
Stamp: Hero Arts
Stamped 2 shades pink, clear embossed
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Stamped in black, clear embossed
Silk flowers: from Dollar Shop
Foliage Punch: Martha Stewart
Stamen punch: unbranded
Also: patterned paper, flourish diecut given from a friend









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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Sweet Heart

Love season is here.  I made this with a background of patterned paper and just carried the colour theme.  I think the wine-red colour gives it an elegance rather than a scarlet-red.
The paper has a diecut square out of it in which the heart is placed - it makes a frame with a nice shadow.

Die: unbranded
Embossed sentiment stamp: HeroArts
Also free printed paper, sequins

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Friday, 1 February 2019

Princess for a Day

At the Crafters Café the challenge this time is a choice of
"Fairytale/Startingwith F" or both,
here: crafterscafe
















Thanks to our sponsor who is All Dressed Up with this pretty princess, get her here: ADU princess-for-a-day





On our birthday don't we all want to be princess for a day?
I coloured her with pencils to get a bit of magic softness.  Set her in a frame made with iridescent pearlized card, and also some pretty ribbon and tulle.  The sentiment is stamped on the ribbon.




Image: All Dressed Up
Coloured with pencils
Die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Hastings Art Stamps
Also: ribbons, tulle


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Caught a Bug

@ 2 Crafty Critter Crazies we always have critters, yes, every month.  Check out design team inspiration and enter the challenge, here:
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Thanks to sponsor Sparkle n Sprinkle for this bugly image, get it here: sparklensprinkle bugs-in-a-jar

I printed the jar & sentiment on blue card, then with a craft knife cut out the jar (which I will keep to use as a mask for another project).  The bugs are coloured with Copics and punched.  The lid is gold metallic pen and the edge is 'stitching' in white pen.  I did flip the bug image on the computer so I got them looking both ways.

Image: sparklensprinkle bugs-in-a-jar
Coloured with Copics
Also: gold metallic pen, white pigment pen, acetate, 2 pp, sequins



I think this would keep a kid (or adult) amused for a while if they were sick.




Standing up it all falls to the bottom, but you get the idea.