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Monday, 19 August 2019

Windbag - Hamish McDougal

A great choice at Incy Wincy - anything that features musical instruments or singers!
Check out the design team inspiration, here:  incywincydesigns


Thank you to our sponsor Dr Digi for providing this image.  Get it here:  doctor-digi-hamish-mc-Dougal





Image: doctor-digi-hamish-mc-Dougal
Coloured with Copics and paper pieced
Stitched Die: unbranded
Embossed sentiment stamp: mag freebie
Also: p.papers, diecut dropouts, white pigment pen


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Birthday Queen

I wanted a birthday card for our daughter and this image just looks like her.

The background:  I always have a piece of thick paper (about 160gsm) under my crafting mat and bring it out to use when I am inking things with Distress Inks to catch the over run.  I love the random effect, and it usually comes out nicely, then when it is at the right stage I use it and start another one.


Image: Time for Tea
Coloured with Copics
Die:
Sentiment: typed on computer
Sequins






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Friday, 16 August 2019

Birthday Paint


At the Crafters Café, you can choose your challenge - either DOTS/STRIPES, or THINGS THAT BEGIN WITH "A".  Be inspired by the design team, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge












Thanks to Dr Digi for the great image, get it here:
doctor-digi.com


Image: Dr Digi
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment: made on the computer
Die: magazine freebie
Also White pigment pen, Glossy Accents (specs)

This card is destined for a friend of ours who is a compulsive painter, in the house sense.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Queen Bee

Bees are such busy creatures and there are humans like that too.  This is to appreciate such a person.

An inked stencil printed onto white card with Distress inks in blues and yellows, then spritzed to make it watercolour.    The diecut frame sits on top.  The tag is white card smooshed with Distress inks, then die cut, stamped and attached with 3D foam.   The sequins link the two areas.



Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Tag die:
Stamp:  Magazine freebie
Stitched Frame die: Dienamics
Also: Distress Inks, sequins, ribbon








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Monday, 12 August 2019

Somebunny Wishes



Isn't this the cutest image?  Perfect for a special somebunny's birthday.




Image & Sentiments:  My Favorite Things
Coloured with Copics and Paperpieced
Background coloured with Distress Inks
Die: magazine freebie
Also: Kindyglitz, white pigment pen














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Cheers Beers

Celebrating birthdays or anything else!

A strip of base card is masked and sponged with Distress Inks then spritzed.  The sentiment is stamped directly across it.  A beer mug is stamped on a tiny snippet of card that has been sponged with colour, then topped with 3D white frothy bubbles.

Have a sip!

Beer stamp: Sullivans
Cheers stamp: Vap!Scrap
Tulip 3D
Distress inks


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Monday, 5 August 2019

Fantastic Birthday


At Incy Wincy the challenge is Fantasy.  Be as fantastic as you like.  See what the design team have done and be inspired, here:  incywincydesigns






Thanks to Besties for providing the image, get it here:  Aladdin Doll 









Image:  Besties Aladdin Doll
Coloured with Copics
Wine sentiment: made on computer
Birthday sentiment: Rubbadubbadoo
Speech die: X-cut
Frame die: Dienamics
Also: Pearl, KindyGlitz, Tulle, WinkofStella, gold pen, white pigment pen




I cut the square frame out of the eastern-looking peachy embossed card, and placed the coloured image under it.  The tulle for the wine sentiment is cut into a cloud shape, glued to the sentiment and  stuck to the frame with 3D tape.  The birthday sentiment: the tulle is diecut with a circle die and stuck to the centre, topped with a pearl, then the whole thing stuck with 3D tape the bottom of the frame.  Her clothes are painted with WoS (click on to see the shimmer), the bubbles and edge of BD sentiment with Kindyglitz.










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Birthday Flip



I made this for our grandson who has a birthday later in the week.  Kids seem to like fancy fold cards and cards that do something.  I put a cut out party pig inside the card - well isn't that what boys of 10 turn into after the birthday cake is cut?

Images: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Partial cut Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Stencils: Rosie's Studio
(I faded them so they weren't all the same strength;  inside is a vertical striped stencil - you might just be able to spot it to the left of the pig)
White pigment pen





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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Hello Birds

I love these birds who are so great to colour.

I needed a card to send to two of our grandchildren (Holly and Sam) in response to their formal invitation, explaining why we couldn't make it to their school grandies day and decided they would like these birds.

Grandies day, for those who aren't aware, is held once a year when grandparents are invited to school to see what their grandkids have been doing, read books in the library with them, look at their projects and may have lunch in the playground with them.  Often they have been working on special things that grandies need to interact with, e.g. geneology - last time we had to draw ourselves on their family tree!  Another time they had to teach us how to make origami bookmarks.

We really enjoy these and have another one coming up later this week for a different school in Tauranga (Rhiannon).


Stamps: Tim Holtz
coloured with Copics
Diecut word: LawnFawn
Also: patterned paper, KindyGlitz, white pigment pen, black Enamel Accents


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Friday, 2 August 2019

Winter Warmer


We have two choices this time:  STEAMPUNK or RIBBON/LACE, how easy is that?  Check out the design team's take on these and have a go yourself, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge


Thanks to Sheepski for providing this cosy image.  Get it here:  winter-warmer-image-no-183


Image: Sheepski - winter-warmer-image-no-183
Coloured with Copics
Die: unbranded
Stencil:
Misted: :Lindys Silver
Distress inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Scraps of lace and ribbon, gold pen, white pigment pen, KindyGlitz






We are in the middle of winter with a cold Antarctic blast at the moment, so cosy up!


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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Curly Moo

At 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, our entries must feature critters, critters, critters.   Check out the design team's inspiration here:  2craftycrittercrazies



Thanks to  Sheepski Designs for this adorable highland Moo.  Get it here:  curly-image-no-172











Image: Sheepski Designs - curly-image-no-172
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp:
Nesting stitched dies; unbranded
banners cut from scraps of p.paper
Glossy Accents (nose and eye), white pigment pen

I thought the coloured strips looked a bit like the winners ribbons they give at an agricultural show.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Get Well Kisses

I had fun colouring this sweet image from HouseMouse, and thought it perfect for a get well card ... you know ... the "kiss it better" saying.

Image: House Mouse coloured with pencils
Images from HouseMouse CD set
2 dies (edge and label): Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp (embossed): magazine freebie
Also: ribbon, gems



Click on for a closer look











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Sunday, 28 July 2019

Bitz 1

For July our little NZ internet cardswap group had a bitz swap.  We had to select bits and pieces we have lying around in the 'bitz box' on our desk and send it to someone who makes a card with at least 3 of the bitz and sends it back.

I used 10 of the bitz. All I added of my own is the black mat and the white embossed background.










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Here are the bitz sent to me:















Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Bunny Pile


The Crafters Café has a choice of ANIMALS and/or ATC's.  I chose animals.  Now, you choose, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge


Thanks to sponsor EUREKA for this wonderful image.  Get it here:  eureka-stamps/bunny-pile-digital-stamp





Image: Eureka - Bunny Pile
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment: made on computer
Also, Washi tape, KindyGlitz, blue staples




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Monday, 15 July 2019

Butterfly Mason Jar ATC



ANIMALS &/or ATC is the choice this time at the Crafters Café.  I chose both themes. Check out the design team inspiration and join us, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge


Our sponsor is Scribbles, who provided this very cute image to play with.  Get it here:  scribblesdesigns-butterfly-mason-jar

Image:  scribblesdesigns-butterfly-mason-jar
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: Distress Inks, gems, twine

Colourful butterflies just remind me of lazy summer days, lying around, not doing anything.  I reckon they are good blood pressure medicine.   Open that lid and let them out!

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Floral Berry Wreath


Incy Wincy has a new challenge Using FLOWERS COLOUR INSPIRATION.  See the design team inspiration and have a go yourself, here: incywincydesigns











Thanks to our sponsor Beccy's Place for this 
amazing free image, get it here:  beccysplace-berry-wreath




Click on for a closer look!







Image: Beccy's Place - Berry Wreath
Coloured with Copics
EF (sanded): Cuttlebug
Sentiment stamps: Verve Stamps
Glossy Accents