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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Christmas/Kirihimete

I love this paper and thought it wasn't too winter-Christmassy for us here in the southern hemisphere (midsummer for us!) and not too fussy either.

Diecuts are such a great way to use up snippets and leftovers.

Meri Kirihimete is Merry Christmas in maori.

Tree die: magazine freebie
Sentiment die: Craft Creations
Ribbon, gems

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Stitched

I don't make many stitched cards, but I really liked this one, so made it for a friend who stitches.
I got the design from the internet.

I used: embroidery thread (green & gold metallic), gold beads, gold metallic tape, sentiment stamp.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Herd it's your Birthday

I used a sketch to make this card.
I stamped the image onto the black base card, embossed with white EP, then coloured  with pencils.  The vellum has an embossed sentiment.











Stamp: MFT
Coloured with pencils
Sentiment stamp: MFT
Die: MFT
Assorted sequins, vellum

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Monday, 19 November 2018

Birthday Book

SQUARE CARDS  is what is happening at Incy Wincy - so look at what the design team have done (leave a little love) and enter yourself, here:
incywincydesigns






Starsstampz have provided this image  (thank you) , and you can get it here: autumn-fall-girl-reading-digital-stamp


Image: Starstampz
Coloured with Copics
Fancy frame: Spellbinders
Inner diecut: Couture Creations
Leaf die: Marianne
Sentiment: from stash
Also: WofStella, ribbon, gems

Any of my followers will know I NEVER use brown or orange - well, never say never!  I think that is a BIG challenge!

I used a square card base and made a braided edge at the fold (tutorials on youtube).  I then used squares layered - brown, patterned paper, diecuts and the printed image underneath.I also used the brown card to make a sentiment border with gems.  The diecut leaves are slightly sponged with black.  WOStella added to pumpkins, leaves and kitty's bow.  The ribbon was given to me by one of my grandchildren.

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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Get Well Ducky

This is a get well duck, I hope it would make someone laugh!   Inspired by the sketch.

Image: Magazine freebie
Coloured with Copics
 Die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: Nuvo drops, white pigment pen

















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Friday, 16 November 2018

Koru

The maori koru design is an emerging fern frond which represents new beginnings, growth and regeneration.  Arohanui literally means 'big love'.


Koru die: Craft Creations
EF: Craft Creations
Circle die: unbranded
Sentiment: made on the computer


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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Owl-velope

The Crafters Café challenge is decorate an envelope this fortnight, check out inspiration from the design team, here:
crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/













Thanks to My Stitch Back In Twine our sponsor who provided this cute image, get it here:
digital-stamp-steampunk owl



Image My Stitch Back in Twine - steampunk owl
Coloured with Copics
Branch & foliage stamps: Rosie's Studio
Also: black pen, Wink of Stella (eyes)


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Golden Thanks


It's always nice to have some cards in the stash ready-to-use; thank you cards especially.  A simple thanks is all it needs.

The background is made using Oxide Distress Inks.

Flower Stamp: Elusive Images
Die: Sizzix (from glitter card)
Also, washi, gems





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Elephant for You

This cute elepant is stamped onto patterned card, ears coloured with Copics, and cut out.  A little snippet of precious patterned card for the elephant, plus snippets for the diamond and the tag.

The die diamond has a scored border around it, a tag tied on, and is mounted with 3D foam.  The elephant then placed onto the diamond.  The cross stitched embossing folder is inked with pale pink then embossed.


Elephant stamp: Kaisercraft
Diamond die: Couture Creations
EF: freebie with magazine
Tag stamp: unknown
Also: cord, black pearl

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Floral Sympathy


I liked the colours in these flowers, so made a card to go with them.  I like to have some cards ready to go, especially ones like sympathy, thinking of you,  and thank you.

Flower EF:
Dotty EF: Cuttlebug
Sentiment: magazine freebie
Label die: unbranded
Flowers: from stash
Panel edges inked















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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Birthday Boy

Hi there Birthday Boy!
I used a sketch for this design:















and sat the little boy on the sentiment strip.  I wanted him to be the star so kept the colours monochromatic.

Stamp: Nellie Snellen
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment: freebie from mag
EF: Cuttlebug
Paper from stash

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Christmas Sweater Kitty

The challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this time is Christmas.  See what the design team is up to and join the challenge, here: incywincydesigns






Thanks to Knitty Kitty for this very cute image, get it here: .etsy-digi-stamp-knitted













I merged the background paper and the kitty directly onto the base card, then masked so that only the sweater was showing.  Using Distress Inks ,I sponged a lighter background colour on then stamped the knitted texture over using the same colour ink.  The kitty is coloured with Copics.


Image: Knitty Kitty
Coloured with Copics & Distress Inks
Pawprints paper - freebie from internet
Knitted stamp: Finnabair
Snowflake die:  Couture Creation
Sentiment stamp:
Also: washi tape, gem

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Wish Big Boy

Masculine is the theme at the Crafters Café, and we all need those cards in our ready-to-go collection.  See what the design team have done, be inspired, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge













Thanks to Bugaboo for providing this image, and plenty of other wonderful images to choose from, here:
bugaboostamps-kidz-sitter-music






Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Panel die: mPress
Nesting star dies: Sizzix
Sentiment stamp: Jennifer Ellory
Paper: DCWV
Also: Cord, white pigment pen

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Christmas Cat-lit

As always at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies the theme is critters!  The design team have inspiration, here: 2craftycrittercrazies








And thanks to our sponsor Sparkle'n'Sprinkle, get the image here: sparklensprinkle-christmas-kitty-digital-stamp-set-digi921  It comes uncoloured and pre-coloured and with sentiments.


Image & Sentiment: Sparkle'n'sprinkle
Coloured with Copics
Banner die: unbranded
Tag die: unbranded
From stash: Papers, Glossy Accents, ribbon & cord, gold pen, Kindyglitz



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