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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Celebrate Diamonds



I am pleased to be a guest designer for Addicted to Clean & Simple this week.    Check out the design team inspiration, here:  addictedtocas

  The challenge is:















I love this die and this time I chose to put back some drop-outs cut from very sparkly silver card which gives a great texture.  The sentiment is cut from smooth metallic silver; a bit more subtle so the diamonds stand out.  The white card is lightly misted with frost shimmer.
I reckon this could be for an engagement (more diamonds!), wedding, anniversary or whatever.

Diamond die: Tim Holtz
Word die: Paper Smooches

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Friday, 28 September 2018

Purple Poppet

Sock Puppet
A friend of mine has friends who go to India to work with children there, and they find puppets are a good way to communicate.  They asked if we could make some.
Here is one I made for them to take. It is my first go at this.
I have a lot of trouble with hot glue guns and seem to get more on me than on the project.  I got some ideas off the internet and used the bits that worked for me.
 It is all I have done this week apart from sleep as I had a bad fall on Tuesday hurting my back, hip and knee, and while I am still very ouchy, today I managed to make it up the stairs to work on it.
Hmmm maybe I could put some ears on it...
Maybe on the next one.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Tweet



Tweet Tweet.  This reminds me of that song 'Rockin' Robin'    … goin' tweet .. tweet .. tweet!


The bird is stamped on smooshed card and cut out.
Stamps: magazine freebie
Distress inks, ShimmerMist, pearl

Check out the sparkle:



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Friday, 21 September 2018

Shy Girl



This beautiful image is so inspiring.
I used a snippet of paper to piece her dress and coloured the rest with Copics.  I have deliberately left it without a  sentiment so I can use it for anything.

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil (Alisa with roses)
Coloured with Copics
Paper pieced dress
















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Monday, 17 September 2018

Birthday Wine


 Sweet or Sassy is the theme at Incy Wincy, so get inspired by the design team and join in here: incywincydesigns





Thanks to super sponsor Bugaboo has provided this sassy image, get it here: bugaboostamps-ruby-add-more-wine

Image: Bugaboo - Ruby Add More Wine
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp on label: Heidi Swapp
Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz, gold pen, white pen
Also from stash: lace, twine, paper

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Sew Special

Two choices at the Crafters Café this time - Spring or Autumn, get inspired here: crafterscafe













Thanks to Paper Nest Dolls who provided my image, get it here:  paper-nest-dolls.myshopify


Image: PaperNestDolls - Sewing Avery
Coloured with Copics
EF: magazine freebie
Net die: unbranded
Cloud die:  Amy Tangerine
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Also flowers, white pigment pen, black pearls

Doesn't she look sweet sitting sewing amongst the spring flowers?
I like these spring colours, and the flowering begins.  Spring always makes me want to sew, and now we are in September (spring here in NZ) I am gathering fabrics and patterns.  I also have a grand daughter (Rhiannon, 9) who wants to make herself a quilt.
I know for some people, Autumn is when they start thinking quilts, so this is for you too.

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Apples

A sweet simple image with lovely juicy apples.
This is for one of my granddaughters.  Initially I put the sentiment on the inside, then tried it on the outside, but decided it was maybe better on the inside (leaves a bit of mystery).  What do you think?
I cut the front edge of the tub and inserted the apples, leaving the top edge free.  It's a cute stamp that comes with lots of separate things to put in the tub.

It says 'I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck'




Stamps: Sugar Peas
Coloured with Copics
Edge inked with distress inks
White pigment pen







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Friendly Feather

A simple card with a simple message for a friend.

The feather is stamped onto card I had previously smooshed, then cut out.  The sentiment is using all my little Versamark cubes across the stamp starting with yellow and working to the outside edges.

Sketch from AAA Cards


Feather stamp: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio


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Party Dog

Have you ever seen a dog waiting for the alpha in the family to come home?  It's kinda like this.

Happy Birthday 'A' - you know who you are!

Image: Little Claire
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Hastings Rubber Stamps
Banner die: Kaisercraft
Hat: I drew the shape and cut it out
Pawpaper: online freebie







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Monday, 10 September 2018

Thankful Song



I am amazed with this diecut how the fence makes an illusion and seems to continue downwards from the circle … or is that just my eyesight?

Die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Avery Elle
heat embossed with extra sprinkles for sparkle
Sequins, pp behind diecut circle












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Sunday, 9 September 2018

the Thinking Flower


Sometimes a flower will remind me of a person and I think this image is so like that.  As a gardener, you get cuttings from others and plant them in your garden, then each time you see it and even years later, that plant will still remind you of that person.


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Distress Inks
Die: Couture Creations
Punch unbranded
Also: gems, Glossy Accents, white pigment pen, patt.paper from stash





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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Saxophone Player

This is a magic slider card.  Pull the tag and the image changes to colour.



Image stamp: Rubbernecker
Coloured with Copics
Frame dies: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
From stash: papers, sparkly card, ribbon, acetate

















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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Feminine Floral

This is a gorgeous die but can look a bit flat and uninteresting so I used a background paper that was like velvet fabric with shadowed folds for more interest and a band of metal triangles that were some kind of border trim for a bit of shine.


Die: Ultimate Crafts
Everything else from stash.


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Monday, 3 September 2018

Light Flight

Incy Wincy Designs challenge
 - this time it's Back to school and/or About Kids!
The design team have lots of inspiration, go here:
incywincydesigns







And thanks to our sponsor A Day For Daisies for providing this wonderful image:
adayfordaisies - bird-in-flight







Image: A Day For Daisies
Coloured with Copics
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamps (2): Rosie's Studio
Sequins



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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Fabulosity

I struggle with CAS cards and am always thrilled to get a good result.
Here I used a stencil and one colour.
I love this sentiment too.

I love to send cards to someone for any or no reason!


Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Word Die: SugarPea Designs
Sentiment stamp: SugarPea Designs
Also: Pearls



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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Party Animal

Join us at the Crafters Café for a taste of
3 OF SOMETHING!
Check out the awesome design team work and enter your own, here: crafterscafe






















And have a look at our fantastic sponsor QKR, who have an amazing range of images, here:  stamponit-party-cow


Image: QKR
Tag die: unbranded
Balloon die: Creative Dies
Sentiment stamp (embossed): fundamentals
Also from stash: crochet cotton, Kindyglitz, white pigment pen, paper

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Whale of a Birthday

A whale of a critter!  Always a critter at 2Crafty Critter Crazies, and this is a giant.  Be inspired by the design team and enter here: 2craftycrittercrazies










Ikes Art is our sponsor for September (thanks Suzy)and has a wonderful selection of images to choose from, here:  ikesart



Image: Ikes Art - Whale
coloured by smooshing with Oxide Distress Inks, misted with Shimmer Spray
Background: smooshed with  Distress Inks, misted with Shimmer Spray, splattered with silver acrylic paint
Sentiment: printed on the computer
Die:
Silver paper, sparkle card


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