24 September, 2015

Falling leaves

96 Fall

I stamped the green card with a script stamp in a tonal colour, not too obvious because I wanted it to be the ground.  Then inked the trees stamp in various colours of ink with the colours grading downwards, as they do in autumn.  Matted onto pearlish brown card with a wide border at the bottom. Punched leaves , scrunched them, inked and spritzed colour over and adhered them with fine dimensional foam.

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Love rose

CAS Colouring

Stamped rose, coloured with watercolour pencils, then washed over with water brush.    Turquoise tissue paper lightly stuck leaving edges free, cut out rose attached with dimensional foam at leaf and flower.  Stamped sentiment.

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This snowman stamp is DIY, you can mould his body and make him/her any shape you want.

Stamped in red ink, stamped again with black ink on scraps and paper pieced, hat, scarf and buttons.  Coloured his nose with pencils and cut him out.
torn paper for the snowy ground,  and punched snowflakes in two sizes.  All arranged onto a dotty paper. 

I think he looks a happy man and is off to a celebration of the confederation of snowpersons!

Stamp:  Stampendous

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Christmas bird


I love a vintage-y look but with a modern twist, does that make sense?

This bird looked like it was sitting on a twig while it is snowing.  Paper lacey border along the top, and matted in the same paper as the dark strip.  All layered.  The diagonal chevrons are sparkly adhesive ribbon.  Finally I punched snowflakes, layering the larger one, added them with dimensional foam, topping them with gems.  I like the muted effect and soft colours although that is not my usual palette.

All the papers came from the same paper pad, including the bird.

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Punched a notebook top on white card, stamped sentiment in different shades of blue.  Used a page out of a map book, curled the corner.  Stamped a bicycle, matted and tied embroidery floss around, fraying the ends.  Stamped 'fun' on a giant brad.  On the blue base card, a trail of footprints wanders up the page.
I have arranged everything at 'whoopsy' angles to create a sense of casual movement and, I hope, fun.

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Something Sweet

Something sweet, sparkle

I have this jar stamp and was looking for things to put in it, so after a quick supermarket visit, I photographed a pile of these sour worm sweets, printed on computer, stamped the jar over and cut it out. I stamped the lid on gold paper and inked it.  Make a tag, distressed it, added a gold reinforcer. Stamped the sentiment, isn't it perfect?  then cut out three of the sweets, glued and covered them with sparkly sugary glitter - and they look just like the real thing!

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23 September, 2015

Die crazy

Die crazy, fave die, PB Anything goes

I find it hard to make a card these days without a die cut on it somewhere.  Love 'em.  My favourite at the moment is the Sizzix distress corner die set - I love the tatty look & can't stop using them - they are gorgeous!   I guess I am primarily a stamper though who loves to get inky; isn't this a fabuloso stamp I found last week?

Stamped cream card with this stunning stamp, and coloured some parts with pencil.  Diecut distress corner. Sponged distress ink black and blue over different parts, using diecut cogs as a stencil.  Touched some cogs of the stamp with gold pen.  Diecut keyhole and then diecut another from gold paper and put in gap.  Diecut key and padlock, backing padlock with gold paper, placed along ribbon & adhered ribbon with d/s tape.  Placed backing paper behind diecut corner.  Added diecut cog and metal dot.

Stamp: Finnabar
Diecut key, keyhole & padlock: Kaisercraft
Diecut cog: Memory box
Diecut corner: Sizzix

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21 September, 2015

Stitched up

Sew, Snippets

Here in New Zealand we are in the first days of spring, and so looking forward to some sunshine.  I feel a little like these flowers turning their faces and reaching for the sun.

Stamped flowers layered using snippets of coloured card.
Green panel snippet and stamped sentiment stitched on pink card.
Stamped stems using a loopy stamp (see, they are so pleased to see the sun they are springing up!).
Flowers added.
Snippet of orange ribbon stapled on.
Mounted onto pink base card.
Black pearls added.

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Basic shapes layered, a scrap of patterned paper, a stamp and a scrap of ribbon.  The embossed 'keys' keep it clean and simple.

I like working with analogous colours and just a shot of something else.  This is for my new teenager granddaughter.

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Special Kitty

Frame it

Printed dig-image and coloured with Reno pens.  Diecut frame stamped with sentiment attached with dimensional foam onto dotty BP with corners rounded, then onto a navy mat.  Tiny metal heart.

Digitimage: A Day for Daisies
Diecut: Couture Creations Polaroid Frame
Sentiment Stamp: Penny Black.

I think this image is so cute, especially the matching bow on kitty's tail.

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Favourite occasion

I like making birthday cards, and I like to make for a specific person and personalise it so it fits them.  This is for a gardener.

The butterflies are on vellum and the gorgeous ribbon softly changes colour through the length -  they just seemed right for each other.   This is one ribbon that I am precious about because I have never seen it since I bought it years ago.  The ribbon tied on looks just like little butterflies, I think.

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Make your mark

I coloured white card with distress inks , stamped the girl and sentiment(Stampotique stamps), trimmed and matted.  Had to give her some lippy.
For the background I used distress stains to blob.

I like the contrast between the smooth background of the topper (looks almost dreamy) and the blobby background.  AND I just love these stamps.

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18 September, 2015

Pumpkin girl

Pumpkin Girl - From the Heart digistamp; Fall

Made two images, coloured with Reno pens.  Cut out the pumpkins on the ground from the second image attached with dimensional foam.  Layered with Diecut orange card, punched photo corners.  Layered onto blue patterned paper then onto black base card.  Sentiment comes with the stamp, cut into a tag, tied with grosgrain ribbon, attached with dimensional foam.  A little touch of Kindyglitz on the pumpkin leaves.

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05 September, 2015

Antler Child

August recipe; Christmas

Isn't this a cutie?

Bugaboo digistamp, coloured with Reno pens.  Patterned paper.  Sentiment Pink Petticoat digi.
Natural hessian, metal staples, KindyGlitz for sparkle. 

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Get well bunny

Get well; no patterned/printed papers

This is a get well bunny!

Embossed, inked card, edges torn & inked.  Real adhesive sticking plasters, stamped & punched sentiment.  Stamped bunny coloured with Lyra water colours.  Edges torn & inked.

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Old Fart


I love sketches, but found this one quite difficult to get it looking a bit informal.  I'm sure we all know someone this card would suit!

Digi-image is Bugaboo, coloured with Reno pens. Computer sentiment, diecut arrows & sentiment.  Machine stitching.  Kindyglitz on party hat.

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01 September, 2015

Doggy Cheers

Mojo Sketch 413 on its side.

This is a fairly simple card, however I love the joie de vivre these dogs exude; not to mention their fab outfits - aren't they gorgeous?  The linen textured card is actually the colour of the dog in the front of the line, so hasn't photographed well.

Diecut tag and sentiment. Gems.  The dogs are fancy tape.

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