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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Stacked Abstract

Spring Card Camp2:  Day 17 was Building Dies, and day 18 was Abstract Backgrounds.

I combined both for this card, die-cutting it opposite to the ink strokes I made on the background, then setting the die on the diagonal to the card.

This card is for a male.



Die: Ultimate Crafts, Mosaic
Sentiment: typed on computer
Distress Inks




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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

HM Cappuccino Hugs

House Mouse & Friends challenge #319  Anything Goes or Plaid/Gingham with Bunny


Image: House Mouse
Frame Die: unbranded
Hugs die: Simon Says
Scribble die: DieNamics
Copics,Nuvo Crystal Drops


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Eeeeekkkkk!!!   Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!
We are here with a new challenge for you hosted by our Talented Teamie Bunny Hoyle

 'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of Use Gingham or Plaid

Check out the design team inspiration and join the fun!  here:  housemouse-challenge

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

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Sunday, 24 May 2020

Beautiful Things

Another one layer card.

In joining the two images, I liked the idea that beautiful words turn into butterflies.





Jar image: Beccy's Place
Sentiment: Magazine freebie -SimplyCards&Papercraft
Butterflies: Pixel Scrapper
Washi tape
Wink of Stella








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Scribbles Designs challenge is Brads, Buttons and/or Bows.  I included a button and a bow.

Check out the design team inspiration, here: scribblesdesignschallenge








Image: Scribbles - 514-hatch-snap-shot
Paperpieced
HB die: Poppy Stamps
Papers: Pixel Scrapper
Twine, button




I printed the image 3 times: green dotty paper, yellow hex paper, white card.  I cut the frame out of yellow (including the middle), then the bird.  Layered them onto the trimmed printed white card without the centre cut out.  Added twine & button, then layered the whole lot onto dark orange textured card.  Added the sentiment which has been diecut with wide DS tape on the back and applied directly.  That means I don't get the letters all wonky!


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Friday, 22 May 2020

Cookie Jar


It's fun filling these jars from Beccy's.  A bit of masking to ink the background, a bit of doodling ...


Jar image:  Beccy's Place
Cookie image: Tiddlyinks
Tag:
String: Pixel Scrapper
Distress Inks, Copics, black pen (doodles)

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

SCC2 day 14 Watercolour

SCC2 day 14 Watercolour Inspired by Children


Watercolour inspired by Children was a great exercise, fun and a bit messy.  I used Lyra Watercolor Crayons to make my designs.  I have had these for nearly twenty years and love the textured effect they give either dry or watered.

My faves are the dots and the geometrics. I used Rosie's Studio stamps on one and matted it - it is my #1 pick of the four.

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SCC2-13 Spotlight Feathers

SCC2 day 13 Spotlight Diecut Backgrounds

My first card for Day 13. I had a few feather dies and used all of them, except very little ones.

I used this to send as a sympathy card to a friend who lost her father.

DieS: Kaisercraft, HotOffThePress, Couture Creations, Spellbinders.
Sentiment stamp: HeroArts (old gold embossed)
Distress Inks, Nuvo drops

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SCC2, day 13 Spotlight Flowers

Spring Card Camp 2, day 13 - Spotlight background dies




It takes a long time to do these, but they are pretty spectacular.


Background die: Ultimate Crafts
Sentiment die: Tim Holtz
Distress inks, pearls, black pen










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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

SCC 5 Shaded Butterflies

Spring Card Camp 2 - day 5 Stencil Shading




I didn't have a flower stencil, and this was the closest I had to an image stencil, and it was able to be made kind of vintage-y.





Stencil: The Crafters Warehouse
Distress Inks
Sentiment: TimHoltz
Pearls










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SCC6 Special Delivery

Spring Card Camp2 - day 6 - creative colour blocking
Using 3 shades of green - and paired with blue -great combination.

Map stamp: Tim Holtz
White embossed
Sentiment stamp: Tim Holtz
White embossed
Dart die: Amy T Scarlett
Doodle die: uniquelyCreative
White pen
Edges: Distress Inks

This is a good masculine card - I know grown men who still love to  make paper darts!  I bet the guy who gets this will find some paper and make a dart.




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SCC6 Awesome

SpringCardCamp2, day 6 Creative Color Blocking

I chose three shades of green and had difficulty finding a suitable background stamp.  Finally I settled on this map of the world which had New Zealand on it.
Once it was finished it also reminded me of tall office buildings.

Background Stamp, white embossed: Tim Holtz
Sentiment: Technique Tuesday
Cloud die: uniquelyCreative
Gold pen border, black pen birds

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HM Birthday Cake

House Mouse and Friends  - Midway - #316  Anything Goes/Use pastels

I reckon the little mouse on the right is going to play tricks and push the cake right into the other one's face! Look at his determined little face, and those little paws are just about to p u s h ...

Image: House Mouse
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Circle die: Unbranded
Stamp edge frame die:  Avery Elle
Papers, organdy ribbon under the sentiment, pearls


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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!
We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as  a reminder to join our current 

'ANYTHING GOES' 
with the option of "Use Pastel Colors"
Hosted by our Teamie Sue Drees

Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg

 So join the fun! Details here:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 18 May 2020

Sweet Pea

Incy Wincy theme this time is  …  Anything Goes!

Join us here for inspiration and to enter: incywincydesigns




Thanks to sponsor Jan's Digis, get this wonderful image here:  janmahew-3240j-tea-time















Image & Sentiment: Jan's Digis  3240j-tea-time
EF: Couture Creations
Glimmermist, ribbon, Nuvo crystal drops, WOS


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SCC4 Repeat Congrats

SCC2 day 4 Repeat Sentiments
I need some graduation cards, so decided this was a perfect way to try out the repeat sentiment.  I used the TH stamping platform to stamp the sentiments on the card strips.  What a great way to use up those leftover snippets.


I liked the odd gap and random word placement as it seemed more dynamic than just having rows of sentiments.  The trencher/mortarboard is raised on 3d foam tape.



Sentiment stamps: Hero Arts
Die: Impression Obsession










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SCC10 Celebrate Star

SCC2 Day 10  Letter Substitution

Day 10 is letter substitution and I wanted a card that would do for any occasion and was a bit elegant and simple.  I used a painterly patterned paper from my stash for the background.
The sentiment panel is cut and the edges bevelled using a scoring board.


Letter dies: Spellbinders
Star die: unbranded

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SCC12 Geometric Birthday

Spring Card Camp day 12: Geometric


This session was using geometric dies to make a repeating pattern.
I was very pleased to find this patterned paper in my stash in grey and silver, which went perfectly with the shades of lavender AND was geometric itself!  I had to hand cut a couple of extra layers to make the shapes work, and swapped out some layers for white to give it some brightness.

I thought this would be quite good for a masculine card.

Dies: Nellie Snellen
Sentiment:


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Sunday, 17 May 2020

SCC2 Singing Bird


Spring Card Camp 2, day 3 stencil dry embossing.




Stencil: Crafter'sWorkshop
Stamp: Hero Arts
Die panel: unbranded
Sentiment stamps/die: Rosie's Studio
D.Inks, Nuvo drops






















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SCC2 Butterfly Stripes

This is the second card from day2 of the Spring Card Camp,  making stripes.



Border Stripes Stamp: Woodware (a really old one)
Dies: ImpressionObsession
Embossed Sentiment: magazine freebie
Acrylic paint, pearl



Both butterfly wings are left free, it is only adhered along its body.


















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