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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Bee My Friend

A friendly bee visiting a honey source.   We are just coming into spring and the bees are out and about in the blossoms already.

I dicut the bee twice, once in vellum and once in yellow card; I cut the wings off the card  and the legs off the vellum and stuck them together, then used Copics to colour the bee.  I like how the ink bled into the card-  it makes the bee look fuzzy. Flower, bee and sentiment hexagon adhered on 3D foam.  Lots of snippets here plus a quick visit to the BITZ box on my desk.

Bee die: Couture Creations
Layered Flower stamp (embossed):
Leaf die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp (glitter embossed):
Hexagon punch, Vellum, Glossy Accents dots on flower, Distress inks, gold pen.


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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 CafĂ©, 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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