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Monday, 10 December 2018

Gold Bauble Chocolates

I have been making these little triangle boxes with chocolates inside for little card-gifts.

I was given the paper which has a large pattern so I got two from it and then some left over.  The baubles and sentiments are from a coordinating strip.

Border punch: Fiskars
Sentiment dies: Spellbinders
Baubles cut by hand.





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No Peeking

One for santa's helpers!



Elf die: Couture Creations
Label dies: Spellbinders
Border punch: Martha Stewart
EF:
Bow

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas NZ style


Meri Kirihimete is Merry Christmas in Maori, and the flower is pohutukawa.  The huge pohutukawa is known as the NZ Christmas tree as it flowers from about mid December to mid-January and is very pretty with it's bold red flowers with gold tipped stamens and blue-green foliage.


Circle dies: unbranded
Flower die: Craft Creations
Sentiment die:Craft Creations
EF:  Craft Creations
Also: gold Stickles












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Related image
A Pohutukawa tree in flower


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas gift triangle box

Is it a card? Is it a box?   Sort of both!

Each year I  make these little gifts to give that contain chocolates.  They take as much time as a card to make, but really combine card and little gift.

I do them with various messages, and in lots of colourways, just to be interesting for me and make them for any reason (thank you, you're a star etc), and for any time of year.


Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Punched border: Fiskars
Flower die: Marianne
Also: papers from stash, magnets to hold closed.





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Tag HOHOHO

Even though here in NZ we have a summer Christmas, this year the weather is crazy.  A friend lives in an area in the South Island where they may well have snow for Christmas or temperatures into the 30's!!!  This is for you Val, wishing you a white Christmas 😀

I used a sketch for the design from Sketch Saturday 542.




Tag die: Amy Tangerine
Sentiment stamp: Craft Stamper freebie
Border die: Couture Creations
Snowflake die:  Couture Creations
(cut from sparkly craft foam)
Snow stencil (white chalk ink): Rosie's Studio

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Crate

A true one-layer card.  Stamped directly onto the base card (some masking) and coloured with Copics.


Stamps: Rosie's Studio
Coloured with Copics
















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Monday, 3 December 2018

Kitty Gift

Incy Wincy challenge is MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND!  The design team have loads of
inspiration and give it go yourself, here:
incywincydesigns.blogspot.com







Thank you to our wonderful sponsor A Day For Daisies who provided this wonderful image:








Image: A Day For Daisies
Coloured with Copics
Birthday stamp: Inkadinkadoo with white EP
Happy: peel offs
Also: WoStella, Distress Inks, Sparkle Mist

I made the background by smooshing distress inks, misting and dabbing, and misting with sparkle.



Click on to see it sparkle  >








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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Candycane




Candy cane is very sweet, too sweet for me, but I roughly crush it and bake it into biscuits/cookies - and they look so pretty and taste so minty.

Here is a clean & simple card with only one colour.

All stamps: magazine freebie set.
Heat embossed with Black and White EP
Silver yarn


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Little Deer

I like this little deer and have been looking for a place to put him.
I used a sketch for the design from Sketch Saturday 542.














Stamped Image: magazine freebie
Die Doily: CraftWise
DieTag: Amy Tangerine
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Paper curve is cut freehand
Also: gem, white chalk ink (dusted on end of tag)


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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Hugs'n'kisses

The Crafters Café has a new challenge that has two options - Lace or Christmas - take your pick or combine!  Join us at the challenge and spot the DT  inspiration, here: crafterscafeblogchallenge














Thanks to Paper Nest Dolls, who provided this image; get it here:
paper-nest-dolls - hugs-kisses-emma


Image: Paper Nest Dolls
Coloured with Copics
Frame die: My Favorite Things
Sentiment Stamp: magazine freebie
Also, lace, ribbon, sequins

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Fairy Cow

At 2 Crafty Critter Crazies it's always about critters!
See what the DT did and enter here: 2craftycrittercrazies









QKR are our fabulous sponsors, with heaps of images for all occasions.  Isn't she gorgeous?  Get the image here:  cow-ferrie-digital-stamp










The image is printed and coloured (she always wanted to be a star!).  The background stencilled with purple and silver inks.  I diecut holes in the stencilled card and purple card and made a shaker with foam and acetate.  I currently love the combo of white, navy & purple.

Image: QKR - Cow Ferrie
Coloured with Copics
Stitched die: unbranded
Circle dies: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Also: silver pen (wand), star confetti, Wink of Stella (wings), acetate.


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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Christmas/Kirihimete

I love this paper and thought it wasn't too winter-Christmassy for us here in the southern hemisphere (midsummer for us!) and not too fussy either.

Diecuts are such a great way to use up snippets and leftovers.

Meri Kirihimete is Merry Christmas in maori.

Tree die: magazine freebie
Sentiment die: Craft Creations
Ribbon, gems

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Stitched

I don't make many stitched cards, but I really liked this one, so made it for a friend who stitches.
I got the design from the internet.

I used: embroidery thread (green & gold metallic), gold beads, gold metallic tape, sentiment stamp.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Herd it's your Birthday

I used a sketch to make this card.
I stamped the image onto the black base card, embossed with white EP, then coloured  with pencils.  The vellum has an embossed sentiment.











Stamp: MFT
Coloured with pencils
Sentiment stamp: MFT
Die: MFT
Assorted sequins, vellum

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Monday, 19 November 2018

Birthday Book

SQUARE CARDS  is what is happening at Incy Wincy - so look at what the design team have done (leave a little love) and enter yourself, here:
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Starsstampz have provided this image  (thank you) , and you can get it here: autumn-fall-girl-reading-digital-stamp


Image: Starstampz
Coloured with Copics
Fancy frame: Spellbinders
Inner diecut: Couture Creations
Leaf die: Marianne
Sentiment: from stash
Also: WofStella, ribbon, gems

Any of my followers will know I NEVER use brown or orange - well, never say never!  I think that is a BIG challenge!

I used a square card base and made a braided edge at the fold (tutorials on youtube).  I then used squares layered - brown, patterned paper, diecuts and the printed image underneath.I also used the brown card to make a sentiment border with gems.  The diecut leaves are slightly sponged with black.  WOStella added to pumpkins, leaves and kitty's bow.  The ribbon was given to me by one of my grandchildren.

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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Get Well Ducky

This is a get well duck, I hope it would make someone laugh!   Inspired by the sketch.

Image: Magazine freebie
Coloured with Copics
 Die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: Nuvo drops, white pigment pen

















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Friday, 16 November 2018

Koru

The maori koru design is an emerging fern frond which represents new beginnings, growth and regeneration.  Arohanui literally means 'big love'.


Koru die: Craft Creations
EF: Craft Creations
Circle die: unbranded
Sentiment: made on the computer


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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Owl-velope

The Crafters Café challenge is decorate an envelope this fortnight, check out inspiration from the design team, here:
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Thanks to My Stitch Back In Twine our sponsor who provided this cute image, get it here:
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Image My Stitch Back in Twine - steampunk owl
Coloured with Copics
Branch & foliage stamps: Rosie's Studio
Also: black pen, Wink of Stella (eyes)


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Golden Thanks


It's always nice to have some cards in the stash ready-to-use; thank you cards especially.  A simple thanks is all it needs.

The background is made using Oxide Distress Inks.

Flower Stamp: Elusive Images
Die: Sizzix (from glitter card)
Also, washi, gems





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Elephant for You

This cute elepant is stamped onto patterned card, ears coloured with Copics, and cut out.  A little snippet of precious patterned card for the elephant, plus snippets for the diamond and the tag.

The die diamond has a scored border around it, a tag tied on, and is mounted with 3D foam.  The elephant then placed onto the diamond.  The cross stitched embossing folder is inked with pale pink then embossed.


Elephant stamp: Kaisercraft
Diamond die: Couture Creations
EF: freebie with magazine
Tag stamp: unknown
Also: cord, black pearl

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