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Sunday, 29 December 2019

Gnome-y Christmas

I made this for 'B' who has a thing for gnomes at the moment.  I hope it arrived in time for Christmas.   I thought my little gnome would like to meet your little gnomes.

Sorry to hear your Christmas was cancelled because of health crises for both of you, but glad you will celebrate when you can!



Gnome image & die: mag freebie
Coloured with Copics
Stamp trees: mag freebie
Trees paper paperpieced snippets of patt.paper
EF: mag freebie
Sentiment stamp:
Round die: Spellbinders
Also: Kindyglitz






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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Christmas Stockings

 For their first Christmasses I made all the grandchildren a quilted Christmas stocking.  However, somehow Grace's and Jackson's have got lost and although Grace is 12 and Jackson is 10 they still wanted their own special stockings.  So in a mad rush I got these done just in time.
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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Handbags with a surprise


For the grandkids this year we are doing giftcards and some sweet treats.  I made these to hold the gift cards for the girls.

I got them from a tutorial at Beccy's Place, and just adjusted them to suit me.

I added flowers, pearls/gems, and tags with their name.

2Flower Dies: Sizzix
Tag die: magazine freebie
Sentiment inside: magazine freebie
Also twine, gems


Inside there is a slot for the giftcard which stands up when the card is opened.  I have put a piece of paper on the top just to cover the name and message.







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Shirts with a surprise

For the male grandchildren I have made these origami shirts which have a gift card inside, to go with another sweet gift.

I bought a paperfold origami shirt at a local craft market and copied it.

Buttons die: Spellbinders








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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Turtle Dove

Our little Quilty Girls group meet together and are working our way through the 12 days of Christmas, reckoning if we do one a month we should have the set finished by next Christmas.
This is Day 2: Turtle Dove.
I'm not really much of a hand stitcher, but I'm enjoying this project.  Only ten to go...

Made from wool felt, the idea is to make a heritage set for our children/grandchildren, however my lot don't go for this kind of thing so this is for me.

Pattern: mmmcrafts.blogspot.com

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Monday, 23 December 2019

Cherry Summer

























Have a look at Scribbles latest challenge and be inspired; there are lots of 
special things happening, here:  scribblesdesignschallenge


Get the Scribbles images I've used, here:






Images: Cupcake, drinks, sentiment: Scribbles
Designs
EF: Cuttlebug swiss dots (my first ever EF)
Paperpiecing: liquid & cupcake wrapper
Copics: cherry and shading

Also: Glossy Accents (cherry), and WinkOfStella (icing),
patterned papers, white pigment pen for highlights.

My assignment was to be inspired by special food at Christmas.   In New Zealand we have a summer Christmas and it just so happens to coincide with fresh cherries coming into shops.  So for this card I have combined the delicious cherry on a cupcake (with cream cheese icing) and a nice cool drink while we swelter in the heat under a shady tree  (sigh).  

 The image is printed three times, twice on card and once in part onto patterned paper for piecing.  Shading is added with Copics in similar colours.  WoS is applied to the icing, and Glossy Accents to the cherry (oh yum).  The cupcake is raised on 3D foam.


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Monday, 16 December 2019

Happy Coffee


At Incy Wincy  we have a HAPPINESS theme.  Check out the design team inspiration and have a go yourself - get HAPPY, here: incywincydesigns







Thanks to sponsor Nikki at Limited Runs for this nutty image - is that really what we look like before we get to our morning coffee?  Get it here:  limitedrunsstamps-morning coffee cup



Image: Limited Runs
Coloured with PaperPiecing and Copics
Happy stamp: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Also: DistressInks, white pigment pen, bakers twine

I masked the top half and dragged D'inks down the bottom half of the card like ombre, and spritzed.  The cup is printed on patt. paper and printer paper.  Eyes and teeth applied, coffee coloured, cup etc shaded.  Edges inked, tied with twine (coffee holds us together sometimes!), little dots of white added.  The happy is only inked on half of a stamp that says happy halloween.

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Happy Skies

Our current challenge is Happiness.  
Be inspired by the design team and
enter the challenge yourself, here: incywincydesigns

Our sponsor is the wonderful Nikki, from
get this image, here:  Sedum Cluster






Image: Limited Runs, sedum cluster
Coloured with Copics
Die as embossing: Sizzix
Sentiment stamp: Kaisercraft
Also: Distress Ink, WinkofStella



I used the die as an embossing folder and then rubbed over with Distress inks.  The image is coloured then swiped with WinkofStella for subtle sparkle.






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Santa and Elvis



Here at the Crafters Café, the theme is HOLIDAYS
or something beginning with "C".  Be inspired by the design team and join the challenge, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge



Our sponsor with a lovely prize is  QKR Stampede.
Get the image I used, here: qkr-stampede/need-more-elves-digi


Image: QKR qkr-stampede/need-more-elves-digi
Coloured with Copics
Round Die: Spellbinders
Also: Washi tape, Kindyglitz, Glossy Accents, Distress ink on speech bubble


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Saturday, 14 December 2019

Summer Santa


In our New Zealand cardswap group the theme for December was stitching (of any kind) with optional Christmas.  Remembering we have a summer Christmas!
I selected a Santa and a sentiment that was in the 'odds & sods box' on my desk and decided on a rustic approach to the stitching.  There is faux stitching around both panels as well as real stitching.

Santa image: ClosetomyHeart
Coloured with Copics
EF: Couture Creations
Die: unbranded
Sentiment: don't know, also from my odds box
Also: embroidery floss, Kindyglitz




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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Micey Christmas

HouseMouseChallenge #306    Dec 9th/Jan 5th      A/G + option of Christmas  


Check out the design team work and join us here:
housemouse-challenge #306
Three FABULOUS PRIZES ON OFFER... Eeeeek!!  


I am very happy to be joining the mousie team with my first card:


Image: House mouse
Coloured with Copics
Stitched die: MFT
Square die: unbranded
Sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Also: sequins

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Monday, 9 December 2019

Golden Tree

This is the prettiest tree die, and it looks great on its own.  I used a snowflake for the top of the tree, doesn't it look pretty?
In hindsight, I wished I'd left the sentiment off.


Die: magazine freebie
Sentiment and snowflake stamp: magazine freebie
Heat embossed gold
Gold glitter card, gem

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Saturday, 7 December 2019

I.C.U. Bear


The full name of this card is "I.C.U. Bear baring it all".  I don't know about other countries, but in NZ hospitals I.C.U. stands for Intensive Care Unit.

I have been waiting for ages to use this double-sided image, then I couldn't decide whether to make it a window card or a spinner.  Window won.

Image: QKR Stampede
Coloured with Copics
Circle dies: Spellbinders
Label die: unbranded
Sentiment Stamps: magazine freebie
ICU sentiment made on computer
Also: Acetate, various washi




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Thursday, 5 December 2019

12 days of Christmas, day 1

A small group of us Quilty Girls (5) are working our way through the 12 days of Christmas.  Doing one a month, we should have the set done by next Christmas  ;-D
I'm not sure what I will do with them, maybe give them away as a set to one of the family.  The date is embroidered on the back, so may be a heritage set?

They are made in wool felt and simply embroidered.

Wool felt
Embroidery threads
Polyester stuffing


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