26 January, 2018

Love House

This is the house filled with love.  Behind the windows and door is silver mirror card.

While I had this in mind for a new home, I reckon you could use this for valentines or just for a love card.  I love the colours.  It features my new die of this cute house, I had to find a way to use it immediately.

House die: Sizzix
Love Die: Crate Paper
Paper: Amy Tangerine
Ribbon, silver mirror card

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23 January, 2018


A monster birthday, what we all want, right?
Hehehe,  not this one though, who's likely to take a bite out of you as well as the cake.

The panel is a removable bookmark tied to the card with the ribbon.

Image: Bugaboo (paperpieced)
Sentiment stamp:  Hero Arts
Splot stamp: Hero Arts
Punch: unbranded
Also: ribbon, Copics, white pigment pen, gold Sharpie (wings), WoStella

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The cake comes with it's own lighter, and I was tempted to make the cake black!  Actually it would probably be a pile of ash!

The dragon is paper pieced in a crackle type paper (which unfortunately doesn't show) and shaded with Copics.

Image: Eureka
Die: Spellbinders
sentiment stamp: Woodware (black embossed)
Also: Kindyglitz, metal star, distress ink,WoStella

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22 January, 2018

Hello Sketch

Within the design of the sketch, I have loosened it up a bit, varying the sizes of the panels etc.  I really like the colours of this card.

Large circle die:
Small doily die: Spellbinders
Rectangles dies: unbranded
Hello die: Wplus9
Paper set incl tag: Kaisercraft
Ribbon, ink, Glossy Accents

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21 January, 2018

Love is Gold

A little bit of colour, a little bit of glimmer, and a whole lot of love.

Love is Gold

The stripe was masked with torn paper and misted, then mask removed and splattered with gold.

Die: unbranded
Glimmermist: Starfish
Perfect Pearls: Heritage Gold

*** And here is one called Love is Red made at the same time, but with a bit more glimmer and red splashes.

20 January, 2018

Birthday Sprinkles

What is a party without cake and balloons?  Lots of sprinkles on this card too - some on top of the cupcake, some on the wrapper,  some on the card.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Label Dies: cArt
EF: Cuttlebug
Also ribbon, sequins, frosty and rose glitter

Loving this colour combo!

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Krafty Ellie

Hello Krafty Ellie, you're looking very excited and ready to party. 

I decorated her hat like designs on Indian elephants at festivals.  The lime green paper hasn't photographed very well.  The gift and balloon are raised on 3D foam.

Image: Bugaboo
Printed on Kraft paper, colour pencil
Oddments paper scraps
Red ribbon, lime sequins, Nuvo, white gel pen

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19 January, 2018

Photo Album Birthday

I thought this image looked like one of those polaroid type photos, so used that as inspiration.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: HeroArts
Photo corners punch: Martha Stewart
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: white gel pen

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Birthday Tag

This is for Brooke, the little girl next door, whose birthday is today.  They are tied together at the top so I can hide a message under the top tag.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Nesting tag die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Ribbon, Kindyglitz, white gel pen

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Party Animals

Continuing Bugaboo's birthday week, this is the Bingo one.
I used "sparkles-Bugaboo image-candles".

I made the sentiment on the computer.  I love seeing stuff attached in other ways than glue, so used blue staples to attach the purple stars.  Glossy Accents on the eyes.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Die: Spellbinder
Star dies: Kaisercraft
Also: Kindyglitz, Glossy Accents, blue staples
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Birdie Humour

It's Bugaboo birthday week and Wednesday is Humour.

I made the sentiment on the computer and ran the purple iridescent paper through a paper mill to make it look like a cupcake wrapper.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Scallop die: Spellbinders
White dots: Nuvo
Papers and waxed string from stash

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Ewe Birthday Sketch

Bugaboo images are always fun to colour, and it's birthday week, so here's the sketch :

I made everything a bit off centre and wonky because I like it like that.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Round die: Sizzix
Sentiment from MME paper pad
other stuff from stash

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17 January, 2018

Beary Special

I just got these new stamps from China and had to make something with them, they are so cute.
Also My new roll of washi tape needed a workout so I colour coordinated to go with it.  The balloon is paper pieced.

Bear & sentiment stamp: China
Shaded with Copics
Washi tape, sequins, white gel pen
Paper from stash

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15 January, 2018

Peekaboo Cat

Bling!  Bling! That's the challenge at Crafter CafĂ© this time, and after you've checked out the design team's work, I'm sure you'll want to join us, here: crafterscafe

Scribbles designs has kindly provided this fabulous image, here:  scribblesdesigns

After printing and colouring it, I masked the image, sponging, spritzing & splattering (lovely fun) around the cat with distress inks and Perfect Pearls heirloom gold so it has a lovely shimmer plus splots.  I did the irises over with WoStella.

Digi image: Scribbles Peek-A-Boo Cat
Coloured with Copics
Die: Spellbinders
EF: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Fundamentals
Gems, Perfect Pearls, WoStella, waxed cord.

   Hard to see the shimmer, so click on for detail:

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Let's go shopping

Tag is the name of the game this time at Incy Wincy, peek at the what the design team have done, and join us here:  incywincydesigns

Limited Runs Stamps are one of our sponsors and you can get Speedy Witch here: limitedrunsstamps

Image: Limited Runs- Speedy Witch
Coloured with Copics
Inked edges
Star die: Sizzix
Star punch: unbranded
Star stencil: Rosies Studio

I printed the image twice and cut one out.  After  colouring and layering the image, I stencilled the stars using Versacolor Gold, inked the edges and made a reinforcer with the star punch.  I added a dotty border on her coat.  The sentiment is handwritten, a bit of a joke with friends - 'get on your broomstick'.  Gems added for sparkly magic.

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14 January, 2018

Thankful bird

I love this drawing from Bugaboo, so simple, so great for colouring.

Image: Bugaboo
coloured with Copics and Distress ink
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Gold pen, Tsukineko walnut ink mister

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Blue Cross Stitch Roses

Another try at my new layering stamp, a bit more 'fluffy' than my usual style.  I like this colour too.  
PP distressed, butterfly diecut from card I had previously coloured, wreath cut in half and cornered.

Stamp: Waffle Flower-cross stitched roses
Frame die: Kaisercraft
Flower wreath die: Couture Creations
Butterfly die: freebie Practical Publishing
Word die: Wplus9
Liquid Pearls, string

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12 January, 2018

Rhi's polar bear

Card Made by RhiannonW (age 8) in Nonnas Craft Room.
I made this by first stamping the polar bears onto white card and coloured it in with marker pens then cut it out very carefully. then I glued it onto the leftover die cut. then I glued that onto the circle die cut and added some gold glitter glue for stars. I embossed the white card with 'Animal Prints' and glued the polar bear pattern onto the embossed side of the card and put some washi tape on the bottom of the card. then I got another piece of white card and put some stamps in red and green and got some 'gems' and stuck them on. then I lined them up.

By Rhiannon age 8

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Gilded Deer

I have been trying out some new stuff and this is using gilding flakes. Oh my goodness they fly everywhere!!  But what an amazing effect, I like the mixed media look - not tidy, a bit random and very OTT.

EF: Sullivans
Deer Stamp (gold embossed): unknown brand
Gilding flakes: Cosmic Shimmer

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10 January, 2018

Stitched Roses

This is a new layered stamp set I just got and I couldn't wait to try it out.  Hmmm it's harder than it looks.  This is about try number eight or nine.  The image really does look like cross stitch especially when embossed.

Anyway I have made this for my friend in a cardswap called Floral.

Stamps:  Waffle Flowers stitched roses
Small sentiment: Avery Elle
Die: Spellbinders
EF: Couture Creations
Ribbon, Nuvo drops white, gold paper

I watched Jennifer McGuire's tutorial on youtube for layered stamping of these flowers, and partly clear-embossed the stamping, and the large part of the sentiment.

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