15 September, 2017

Daffodil Cheer

Don't daffodils always look cheerful?

I used these for the stitching challenge at the Crafters Café, here: crafterscafeblogchallenge

The beautiful image is kindly provided by Sheepski, you can find it here: jos-daffodils-image-no-50

Image: Sheepski
coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: freebie from Aus Simply Cards

Mouse Dancer

Stitching!  real or faux, that's the story at the Crafters Café.  See the great ideas from the design team, here: crafterscafeblogchallenge

Thanks to Rick St Dennis for this beautiful image' get it here: rick1949/sugar-plum-fairy-mouse-digital-stamp

The background image was masked and smooshed with Oxide Distress inks, then diecut.   I decided to 3D the mouse with foam and I'm glad I did, she looks like she's coming out of the page.  Layered the diecut over pink florists nonwoven wrap, stamped the sentiment on vellum and machine stitched it on.  The mouse is kept white and the dress and wings painted with watery mica watercolour paint.

Image: Sugar Plum Fairy Mouse - Rick St Dennis
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Stitched Banner Die: unbranded
Also: Oxide inks, sequins, vellum, mica watercolour paints

01 September, 2017

Bang! Bang!

Bang! Bang!  Boys will be Boys!  that's the theme at the Crafters Café this time - check out the challenge and the DT's work here:

Thanks to sponsor QKR for the great carpenter image:

Image: QKR
Coloured with Cpoics
Geometric paper: Decosse Doodles
Wood paper: Kaisercraft
Sentiment stamp: Clear Impressions
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also: Staples, distress ink

Shared on challenges:
lovetoscrapchallenge -101-anything-goes

Travelling Man

The challenge at the Crafters Café this time is Boys will be Boys, so check out the design team's work and join the challenge here: crafterscafechallenge

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog

Lisa at Decosse Doodles provided the great paper and elements (all from the "Touch of Class" range), check out her site here:

I guess because in NZ we are a 2.5 hour flight from our nearest neighbour and are so isolated, we are a travelling nation, so I decided on a card for a big boy (after all, boys will be boys and hop on a plane when they feel like it).   I don't know of a single New Zealander who hasn't been out of the country at some time, and a lot of us like to travel a lot!  Kiwis can fly!

Geometry paper: Decosse Doodles, "Touch of Class"
World panel:  Decosse Doodles, "Touch of Class"
Apple frame:  Decosse Doodles, "Touch of Class"
Clip:  Decosse Doodles, "Touch of Class"
Arrows dies: Verve & Couture Creations
Tickets stamp: Heidi Swapp
Trip & Journey stamps: Kaisercraft

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