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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Cow Party

This is really called Cow Patty Party!

I love this image, it can be used in lots of different ways.  This is a true one layer card, printed directly onto the base card, coloured, stamped, heat embossed.

Image:  QKR
(coloured with Copics)
Sentiment stamp: Mama Elephant
(heat embossed in white)
Also: Distress inks

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Birthday Robot




I have just bought my first stamps from this artist and I just love these images - wish I could afford to buy them all!

This quirky image is just perfect for masculine or kid cards and is such fun to work with.  The design was inspired by a sketch (below).


Stamp: Katzelkraft - Robot2
Coloured with watercolours
Distress Inks
Circle dies: DieNamics
Tag die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Jennifer Ellory
Also: Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls, cord








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Friday, 26 October 2018

Best Witches

A round card and a round topper.  I thought I'd keep it simple and let the materials speak for themselves.

I diecut the base rectangular card into a circle card, leaving a hinge on one side.  The image is diecut with a plain circle die.




Base Glitter Card: from stash
Scallop Die: Spellbinders
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Other: Scrap of ribbon from stash, Kindyglitz


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Going Round in Circles

I made this for a NZ cardswap that had to have an ATCoin on it.


The round card is diecut, hinged at the top and a tiny slice off the bottom to make it stand properly.
The background is smooshed and stamped 'inspire'.  The coin is made using a paper napkin technique, stamped, embossed in white, and dipped around the edge in silver EP.

Plain circle dies: Spellbinders
Hole circle die: unbranded
Scribble die: unbranded
Inspire stamp: Heidi Swapp
Sentiment stamp: Finnabair
Also: feather, distress inks

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Miss You Piggy



Yikes! Flying pigs!

My grandkids love puns and this one should go down a treat.


The panel background is smooshed with Distress inks (to look like clouds) with edges inked and layered into this great heart paper.  The pig and sentiment is stamped onto patterned paper just for interest and because some piggys have spots.  The edges are dipped in EP and heat embossed. A few white dots of Nuvo added to the background.

Stamps: Unbranded
Paper: Amy Tangerine
Nuvo, turquoise EP, distress inks, WoS






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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Oh Yes Leaf



This has to be one of my favourite images, I would love to try this if I was mouse sized!

I watercoloured the image.

Image stamp: House Mouse
Sentiment stamp: Close To My Heart
White dots: Nuvo
Edge: gold pen













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The Raven Poe Poem



Here is an offering from The Dark Side.
This was inspired by an freebie image provided on Ikes World challenge - Edgar Allan Poe - thanks Suzy!

For the background I inked the poem, swiped it with Distress inks, sprayed it with black and copper, stamped a blot, misted it with water and blotted it,  ...  oh yes this was fun.
The image is cut and coloured with Copics and then lightly sponged with watered down distress ink.  I did cut off the bottom of the pedestal Because I like this shape better.

Image: Ikes World
Black spray: DecoArt
Copper spray: Perfect Pearls Mister
Stamp: Kaisercraft
Distress inks



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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Nature

Another paintchip card.  I have been enjoying playing around to find different ways to use these handy little colourful snippets.

I heat embossed the leaf and sentiment with black.

Stamp: Stampendous
EF: Cuttlebug
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
gem














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Monday, 15 October 2018

Fluffy

It's all feminine at the Crafters Café this time!  See what the design team have done and be inspired, here:
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Thanks to Besties for providing the image of this gorgeous woman, get it here:  mybestiesshop-FluffyBeachParty




Image: My Besties - Fluffy Beach Party
Coloured with Copics, black EP
Nesting Frames dies: unbranded
Flower punch:
Corner Punch: Couture Creations
Tag die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie

Birthday Happy

Incy Wincy Designs have a nice surprise for you - a never-before released digi from Rick Stdenis especially for this challenge, join us here:
incywincydesigns





Thanks for the images Rick,   get them here:
rick1949/party-pixie


I cut the tag on the trimmer and layered it with PP, punched a circle reinforcer.  Stitching lines drawn on.  After printing and colouring the image, it is cut out and attached to the tag, which is then attached with 3D foam to the embossed panel which has a stitched line drawn around.  Glossy Accents on the flame and Kindyglitz on the stars.


Image: Rick Stdenis
Coloured with Copics
EF: Cuttlebug
Punch: unbranded
Also: Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz, ribbon, black pen, white pen


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Halloween Bag for Rhiannon

While Rhiannon was making her bag for Finn, I was making a bag for her.





Web die: Sizzix
Letter dies: Sizzix
Other dies: Cuttlebug
Punch stars: unbranded
Ticket & label: internet freebies
Also googly eyes on spider, ribbon.










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Halloween Bag for Finn (RhiannonW-age10)


Made by Rhiannon age 10.
I have to use Nonnas blog because I don't have one.

I made this at Nonna's for my brother Finn.  I coloured the candycorn with felts.  I like the googly eyes on the owl and I made the bat carrying a goody pumpkin.


(Nonna's note: diecuts by Cuttlebug. I like the skulls hidden in the tree.)


Here is a zombie on the back of the bag .









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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Alone Tree



A simple-ish card using smooshed card diecut, with an embossed base card splotched with gold metallic ink.  I like how the leaves are changing colour.
At some stage I may add a sentiment … or not.

Tree die: Couture Creations
Bird die:  Couture Creations
EF: Craft Concepts

















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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Witchy Thing

From RhiannonW (age 10).
I am putting this on Nonna's page because I don't have facebook.

I coloured it with nonnas special markers and Nonna got the free paper and tickets off the internet.
I am going to give this to my teacher.
Inside it has got tickets for broom flying lessons.

(Nonna's note: image Bugaboo, coloured with Reno pens)


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Wildflower Inchie

This was  a bit experimental in that I tried tea dyeing paper.

The inchie is a snippet of sploshed, dribbled, spritzed leftover from another project but I liked it and didn't want to throw it away - hmmm ... perfect for an inchie.  The supporting strip is a snippet from my tea dye experiment.  I thought it looked soft and made a nice transition from the crispness of the stripey EF to the splotchiness of the inchie.
The stamp is of wildflower seedheads, so perfect for autumn.

Stamp: Indigo Blu
EF:Kaisercraft

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Starr sock puppet

This is Starr, she is my second go at making a sock puppet.  These are for NZ teachers who go to India to teach children.  They use puppets to communicate.

For her hair I used a hair tie that looked wild with ribbon and stars - love it. Wouldn't you like to have sparkly stars in your hair?    Instead of a pink or red conventional inside mouth I used green and blue to continue a fantasy type look.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Cheers Carl

Black & White and One Colour
is the challenge this time at the Crafters Café.  This is a great challenge so check out the design team inspiration and join us here: crafterscafe




"Don't forget to link up with the Double Trouble Challenge for a chance at more prizes"  
here:
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Thanks to our sponsor Scribbles for this fantastic image, get it here: scribblesdesigns


Click on to check out the shimmer:



Image: Scribbles - Cool Carl
Coloured with Copics
EF: Craft Concepts (I had to leave him something to eat)
Word Die: Paper Smooches
Distress inks, Shimmer Frost


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Monday, 1 October 2018

Blue Birthday

Blue & Button/s is the challenge theme at Incy Wincy Designs this time, with lots of inspiration from the design team, here: incywincydesigns




Thanks to our sponsor Little Blue Button Stamps which inspired the challenge, get the image here:
lbbstamps.com/product/sitting-girl-digi-stamp






Image: Little Blue Button Stamps
Coloured with Copics
EF: Cuttlebug
Doily die: Spellbinders
From stash: papers, button, ribbon


This is for one of my granddaughters, Eva 17.  She's a star!


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Frog Magic

As always, it's CRITTERS at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  The Crazies have lots of inspiration, check it out here:  2craftycrittercrazies









Ching-Chou Kuik has provided her wonderful art for us to show you, get it here:  green-frog-elf

Image: Green Frog Elf (layered)
Coloured with Copics
Hex Die: Couture Creations
(also masked and inked around edge)
Sentiment stamp:
Leafy die used as stencil: unbranded
Distress inks, GlimmerMist, Frost Mister, Wink Of Stella, Glossy Accents, gold cord



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Check out the subtle sparkle!
I made the background first by smooshing and misting, then by stenciling the negative of a diecut around the edge for foliage in different colours of Distress Inks.