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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

CAS Baby

I've been having a play with a CAS challenge using 1/3 with a twist of masking.

I had this sweet stamp which I've never used and decided this was the time to use it.  I masked off the area with masking tape and inked with 3 Oxide Distress Inks, splattering with water etc., then stamped over.

Stamps: Fundamentals
Sequins













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Celebrate Somebunny

This is to celebrate Di at Pixie's playground. Di, you are very much appreciated and celebrated for your supervision, generosity and fun in the playground.  Cheers Di!  We are celebrating you!  See you in the sandpit.

Background made by me using Distress Inks & white paint
Digi Image: Time4Tea
printed on a snippet of patt.paper
Punched flower from snippet
Diecut corners:
Sentiment stamp: Rosies Studio














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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Sympathy

I hope this simple floral card would make someone feel uplifted.  I love the paper, it is so fresh looking and deserves to be the hero of the card.

The design could really be used for anything, with the sentiment changed - birthday, thank you etc.



Paper: from stash
Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
Also: Ribbons, Pearls



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Monday, 21 January 2019

Cherry Blossom


Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 is … Living Coral
and it's the theme of our Incy Wincy Challenge, be inspired here:  incywincydesigns











Thanks to sponsor Sheepski Designs for this beautiful drawing; get it here:
 /jeans-cherry-blossom-image-no-102










Image printed on white card, coloured with Copics, background sponged with Distress inks.  The sentiment stamped on with Versamark and heat embossed with turquoise EP. Corners punched, scrap of ribbon wrapped around and liquid pearls dotted.  Kindyglitz put onto stamens for sparkle.

Image: Sheepski
Sentiment stamp: BoBunny
Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Kindyglitz.

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Crazy Friends

I love this sentiment and this is the first time I've used it.  I just got this washi tape as well.

I used the AAA Cards sketch to start this card:



Stamp sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Butterfly die: Kaisercraft
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also: washi tape



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New Home

I wanted a card for someone who had just moved house, found I had this lovely paper and it all went from there.  The paper has delicious frosted embossing on some areas and makes you want to touch it.  I had to fussy cut to get the areas I wanted.  If you look you can see how it includes all the seasons.

This is the first time I have made an upright Z card.

Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Punches, brads










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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Monster Cake

Today's card is from a Catch the Bug photo inspiration in the birthday week celebration.












I used a Sizzix Bigz die for the cake, cutting it in three parts, then placed the monsters into the top like they were popping out of the cake  … surprise!

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Cake die: Sizzix
Stamp sentiment:
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: patterned paper, twine, white pigment pen


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Friday, 18 January 2019

Happy Birthday to Ewe


I'm liking using bright colours at the moment.  With it being the middle of summer here, the light is so intense that bright colours are what is needed as pastels look so washed out.

I don't usually make scene-type cards, but for this I decided ewe needed a hill filled with flowers to celebrate and frolic in.  Colours fit the Catch the Bug challenge (teal, leaf green, yellow, orange, red), and I like the surrealist sky too.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Round die: Marianne
Scallop die: unbranded
Cloud dies:
Patterned papers, glitter






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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Age Only Matters

I used a sketch for this card and wanted a humourous sentiment.  I found the quote online and typed it on the computer.  I just got a couple of bundles of new narrow washi tape which is fabulous.


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Card edges inked
Dies - Ovals & Tag: Spellbinders
Sentiment tag die: Avery Elle
Sentiment typed on computer
Edge punch: Fiskars
Also: patt.papers, gems, sparkly washi (new)


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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Monster Tag

This monster has a little more to him, like hands,  a candle, and a balloon, but I cut that off so he would look like SLIME, which my grandchildren love.


I used the Catch the Bug bingo grid down the middle - sentiment, player choice (emboss), tag.

and the Tuesday Morning Sketch;

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Punch: Fiskars
Tag die: Avery Elle
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkadoo
EF: Darice
Also: washi, twine



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Gift Pouch

A little gift pouch for a little gift.

Made using the We are Memory Keepers pouch maker.  The paper started at 6x6" and was patterned with beautiful flowers that were glazed/embossed.

The little image with the heart went beautifully with a simple ribbon and bow.  I like the elegant effect of the rich embossing with the simple design and coordinating colour.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Ribbon, gem












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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hey Chick

The Crafters CafĂ© is doing something different this year!  You make the choice of what the challenge is for you.  This time it is either Layer It Up or  CAS Yellow - you choose!
Check it out here: crafterscafeblogchallenge
















I used sponsor My Besties image "slinky lil hen", get it here:  mybestiesshop_Slinky_Lil_Hen

I layered it up.
 I have a neighbor with a birthday on the 19th who has hens and I thought this was pretty cute for her.  The image is printed onto card and coloured.  Matted onto black card, a red strip printed on the computer as a footer, and blue strip stamped.  The hen has been printed twice and the second copy cut out and stuck over with 3D foam.

Image: My Besties - My_Besties_Slinky_Lil_Hen
Coloured with Copics
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
HB sentiment stamp: Kaisercraft
Footer sentiment: typed on computer
Banner end punch: unbranded
Also: gems, white pigment pen

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Monday, 14 January 2019

You are Sweet

A sketch from Catch the Bug is the basis for this card.  I wanted one that could be used for various occasions like a birthday, thank you or just appreciation.




Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
EF: magazine freebie
Layered Die word: Three Button Studio   (new)
'you are' stamp: Rosie's Studio   (new)
Chocolate coloured card mats, patt.paper scraps
Also: gems, white pigment pen, twine

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Monster Birthday




This is for the birthday this week of the little monster girl next door.  She is a happy crafter too, so I am giving her some designer papers and gems with this card.

I used a sketch to design the card, and let the monster do the talking.

Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Nesting Die:
Seedhead die: unbranded
Balloon die: Kaisercraft (cut from patt paper)
EF: Cuttlebug
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Number: from computer
Also: Pearl, white pigment pen, distress ink















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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Purrfect Birthday


This one is for anyone who loves cats.  Isn't he just the dapper man about town?

I started with a Bugaboo sketch.  The background is on watercolour paper and used a smooshing technique.  Mr Cat is stamped onto previously misted and inked card, with some details coloured with Copics, and eyes with white pen.  The grass is the negative of a diecut used in another project and is anchored with some washi tape with metallic gold spots.  The sentiment is stamped onto a scrap of the same card as Mr Cat.

Stamp: KatzelKraft
Sentiment stamp: Little Birdie
Also: Distress inks, Glimmer Mists, washi, white pigment pen





















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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bridal Birds

This is a bit of a fun wedding card.  I decided to use high contrast to make it more informal too.  This blue is my favourite colour and it looks nice with the white.  It also gives me a chance to try out my new die
.

Heart die: unbranded (new)
EF:  magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp:
heat embossed silver
Also: black gem, pearl













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Monday, 7 January 2019

Stand Out


Quotes or Sayings is the theme at Incy Wincy Designs, so see what the DT have done and have a go yourself, here: incywincydesigns






Our sponsor Beccy's Place has a diverse range of images; the one I used is here: beccysplace.com/the-three-tenors-digital-stamps






I used:
Image & sentiment: Beccy's Place - Three Tenors
Coloured with Copics and paper pieced
EF: Sizzix
Masked and sponged border
Also: gold pen border, white Nuvo drops, brad



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