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Friday, 29 June 2018

Sweet Summer


A sweet summery card with chocolate and pistachio icecream - my favourites!  And a yummy cherry to save for last. Yum.  It was inspired by the sketch.

The sun is cut from a snippet of smooshed card.  I used a Spellbinders die to draw the sentiment circle, which I wanted to blend in and look transparent.  I dotted Copics around the icecream to 'ground' it.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Tag die: unbranded
Sun die: unbranded
Zigzag die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Heidi Swapp
Black pen, Wink of Stella, white pigment pen



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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Thankful Cat

I'm so pleased to be a guest designer at CRAFT challenge 474, thanks for having me.  This time the challenge is  THANK YOU.  This is a card that everyone needs in their go-to box so join us here:
trimmiescraftchallenge



and check out QKR sponsor images, here: stamponit


Image: QKR
hanging-digital-stamp-q-digi14311
EF: Sullivans, sanded
Die sentiment: Sizzix
cut from sparkly craft foam
Also: Kindyglitz, white pigment pen



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Paint Butterflies

I made this card using paint chips from the hardware store.  I enjoyed playing with the tonal
changes and mixed up the butterflies.

Paint chip samples
Punch: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Pearls

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Quick Christmas

A quick card for Christmas.  I like the non-traditional colours.  Nice for a midwinter Christmas.

Panel & papers:  From stash (I think it's Couture Creations)
Corner punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunshiny Day

I love these images they are so cute.   Not to mention that we are in the middle of winter and any sunshiny day has me jumping for joy!

I stamped the image onto the card.  I also stamped onto tiny snippets of left over smooshed card I'd made for another project and paperpieced her clothes.  I coloured the rest with Copics.  I sponged yellow distress ink (for sunshine) on an area at the top for the sentiment to get stamped over (it shows up more in real life).



Stamps: My Favorite Things
Kindyglitz on butterfly



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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Old Truck

Looking through challenges, I saw the pinspiration challenge and remembered my old truck stamp, so ...

A vintage truck stamped, white crayon wax resist to highlight, then sponging with distress inks, very vintage.  The truck is matted and layered onto a dark green base card. I used a sticker sentiment I discovered in my stash.

Stamp: Darkroom Door - old truck
Bakers twine, key charm, peel off



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Friday, 22 June 2018

Birthday Pop

I'm sure we all had fun doing this when we were kids.

The circle and stars are raised on 3D foam.

Image:  House Mouse
Coloured with Copics
Edged with Distress inks
Stars: punched, unbranded
Sentiment:
White pigment pen

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

A Little Splashy


One of my favourite colours is blue because it reminds me of summer - blue skies, blue seas, lazy days... and you know I love sketches.
This stamp I've had for ages and never used was free with a magazine.  I made the splash on an acrylic block using Distress Inks, then pressed the paper onto it.  The panel is two patterned papers (water looking designs) woven together and trimmed to size.


Image stamp: free with magazine
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Splash & edges: Distress Inks
Washi, gems


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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

I've been thinking

This is such a simple image but has such feeling.

I masked then sponged the background and face, paperpieced the image and flower, and used washi to make borders.

Image: Bugaboo
EF: Craft Creations
Washi, Kindyglitz

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Birthday Happy Dance

Own Handwriting Challenge
is on now at Incy Wincy, check it out here:  incywincydesigns


Our sponsor Rick St Dennis has a fabulous range of images, you are sure to find something that you like, here:   zibbet.com/rick1949



Image: Rick St Dennis - Bootsie
Coloured with Copics, & watercolour pencils
EF:
Also:  brad, snippet of pp
Sentiment and dash-dot border handwritten



Isn't this one of the happiest, fun pics you've seen for a while?  "It makes me feel like dancing … "

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Run Bunny Run



These animal stamps are gorgeous, they were a free set with a
magazine.
I stamped bunny onto a snippet of 'made' card (distress inks smooshed and spritzed) and cut it out.

Bunny Stamp - free with magazine
Frame dies - Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Ribbon

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Weekend Warrior

Here is a birthday card for my own weekend warrior. Something magic happens when a man gets a drill in his hand …








Stamps image: Art Impressions
Coloured with Copics
Background coloured with distress inks
WBW sentiment: Rosie's Studio
To My WW sentiment: Art Impressions
Also: charm, brad, cord

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Flower Pot Explosion


For a child - that's the challenge!



Check out the Crafters Café challenge, here:
crafterscafe

Our sponsor who provided this wacky image is ScrapNDipity, get it here: scrapndipity-flower-pot-explosion


Image: ScrapNDipity - flower pot explosion
Coloured withCopics
Edge inked
Sentiment stamps: Rosie's Studio




I printed two images and coloured both the same.  Then I cut out the 'forward' part that is at the front of the pot and used 3D foam to pop it up, also the snail and a heart.  The fairy and bees have Wink of Stella.  I thought about putting on googly eyes but decided they would dominate too much.  Lots of things here for a child to discover.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Geometric Thanks

I am honoured to be guest designer for AAACards for this challenge: geometrics

See what the design team have done and enter one for yourself, here:
aaacards-cas-game-117-geometrics




Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Distress inks
Stamps: Avery Elle
pearls


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HB Purple Bird



This is from a free stamp set with a magazine or if you look at it another way, a free magazine with a costly stamp set.  I really like the images and they are so nice to paper piece.
I used a snippet of made card (Distress Oxide Inks), stamped over and cut out.  I stamped the image onto the white base card to get the little legs looking crisp.  The sentiment came with the set.




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HB Sunflower



Here is a happy birthday sunflower.  It is a scrap of 'made' card (distress inks splashed and smooshed) left from another project.  Here we are in winter and I think this feels like a ray of sunshine.

Image: ScrapNDipity
Sentiment stamp: free with magazine
Also, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents













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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Rainbow circles



We all love to see rainbows don't we?   I have the honour of being a guest designer for Addicted to CAS challenge.

This week at Addicted to CAS the word is:















We hope you check in on what the design team have made and join us for this challenge!
here:  addictedtocas


Die:unbranded
Stamp: Rose's Studio
gems

I made a rainbow using Distress Inks on acrylic watercolour paper and diecut when dry, rearranging the pieces into a split circle.



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Flowers on Black

For this card I stamped on black card with Versamark ink and white embossed, both the image and the sentiment.  The colouring is coloured pencils; a dab of Kindyglitz for the drop of dew.




Image Stamp: Penny Black
Sentiment stamp:  freebie from magazine
Die: unbranded
PPapers, ribbon, Kindyglitz

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Masterpiece Mouse

I wanted this to look like a page from a portfolio.  It is part of an image with two mice, but I think the simple version is better.  It is from a CD of House Mouse images.


Image: House Mouse CD
Coloured with Copics, background sponged with distress inks
Diamond stamp with Versamark: Kaisercraft
Label dies: C Art
Sentiment stamp: Kaisercraft
EF: Sizzix dot matrix
Also twine, paperclip


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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

So That's Why They Call it the Blues

This card is a little bit of serendipity.  I had made another card with this image and used the cut out image as a mask, but afterwards it looked so pretty I just had to use it somehow.  I like the ombre effect too.  So yes, it's paper pieced.


Image: Sami Stamps
Distress Inks

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Soccer Sam

Our grandson Sam (10) is a soccer fanatic, so I made this for him.  It's a penny slider card made with a slot for the ball to travel and spin.  I can't remember what team he follows but I know the uniform is blue.

Boy Stamp: Papernation
Coloured with Copics
Ball & pp: freebie download from net
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Star die: unbranded
Slot Die: Lawn Fawn


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