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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

jAVA jIVE

Another experiment, this time using my new dylusions colours.  I love these bright colours (I only have four colours at present) and even used in an old diary, they perform well.  I found they are quite plasticky and don't wet/destroy the paper, however they do seem to retain a slight wet look.  I tried to preserve some of the features of the diary page, such as the word 'gratitude'.



I used stamps, and white, black, blue and gold pens.  I tore the words to the song - Java Jive by Manhattan Transfer - and partly covered them with watered down paint.  Items used to apply paint were spatula, edge of card, splatter, scrunched baking paper, bubble wrap, brushes, and fingers.  I like this little feature cup but it didn't show up enough stamped directly and painted so I simply stamped it on card and cut it out.  I wanted this sweet little mug to be the star without being in your face.




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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Butterfly Friend

I made the butterfly from watercolour paper that I coloured using pigment crystals; it's so pretty.

The sentiment label is sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and spritzed with water, so it's actually a bit speckled, then stamped with the sentiment.
























Butterfly colour: Infusions
Sentiment: Card Making Magic (mag freebie)
Butterfly die: Marianne
Label die: cArt
PPaper: Pixel Scrapper
Also: gems, D.Inks


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Bag Lady

I made this for our D-i-L's birthday, these are definitely her colours.

I used a couple of EF, inserted a piece of p.paper, and lined the cut edges with d/s tape then glittered.   The handbag is a chipboard piece from my stash ( I haven't got a clue where it came from).


EF's: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp:
Diecut: unbranded
Topper: unknown




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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Beachy

While we are in the middle of winter it's nice to think of summer coming.  Most places in NZ are not more than an hour from a beach and that's usually where summer happens.



I made the background using an embossing folder.  Embossed the card, inked it, spritzed it, dried, then inked it again, so it is soft and sharp at the same time.


I also like using torn edges so here is the sea with foam and sky with wispy cloud on it's edges.


Actually, thinking about it, everything is from magazine freebies.

The starfish and sandcastle are popped up on 3D foam.





EF: Mag freebie Practical Publications
All stamps: Mag freebies Practical Publications
Also: D.Inks, Copics







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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

HM Birthday Cake

House Mouse & Friends  Challenge #321  Anything Goes optional Numbers with Dorte

Image: House Mouse
EF: Couture Creations
Ticket Die:
Sentiment stamps: Magazine freebies
Copics, WoS, D.Inks, gold acrylic paint, twine, white pen

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We are here with a new challenge for you

'ANYTHING GOES' 
with the option of Use A Number
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte,
so come and join in the fun!
  

Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
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HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support. 
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Dotty Dog

This Incy Wincy challenge is for SUMMER COLOURS.
Check it out here:  incywincydesigns



A cutesy pooch for celebration summer scene.  I chose to give him/her a purple coat and a flowery balloon.


Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy, here: fabrikafantasy




Image: Fabrika Fantasy - happy doggy
Sentiment stamp: fundamentals
Banner die: unbranded
P.Papers background: from paper craft magazine
Balloon & flowers PPaper: Lozzy Papers
Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, white pen, twine


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Saturday, 18 July 2020

Define Normal Bird

I love Tim Holtz crazy birds.  At the moment with the world being crazy, what is normal?

I used them here with some background watercolour paper that I have been experimenting with pigment powders.  I made a torn paper mask and painted a strip with white acrylic paint. Stamped over, splattered and inked the edge.

Image: Tim Holtz
Sentiment:
Pigment powders: Infusions
Border and circular stamps: Kaisercraft
Also: Copics, white pen, D.Inks












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Thursday, 16 July 2020

Fishing Guy

The Crafters Cafe challenge is MALE.  See what the design team has made to inspire you, and enter here:  crafterscafe













Thanks to sponsor Bugaboo for providing this guy image, get it here: guy-fishing







Image: Bugaboo bugaboostamps-guy-fishing
Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment:
Also Copics, P.Paper, string, fishing swivel


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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Graduate Woman

A graduation card in local university colours, but with a feminine touch of pearls.

The v neck shapes are cut using a diamond-shaped die.




Diamond die:  Couture Creations
Hat & diploma die: Impression Obsession
Sentiment stamp:
Also: snippets of card, sequin shapes, pearl strand.












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HM Balloon Tag

HM #  320 Midway reminder   Anything Goes optional stitching



Image: House Mouse
Sentiment: Art Impressions
Tag die: NCraft
Star die: DieNamics
Square punch: Sullivans
Copics, WoS, scrap of ribbon, staples


I used up lots of snippets/scraps on this tag.

Look at the cheeky grin on that sweet little face.











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#320 ANYTHING GOES with option of STITCHING (real or faux)
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Monday, 13 July 2020

Watercolour Sunshine

Watercolour paint.

I used lots of layers of paint and colours to make a background.  I really like simple cards and this one is so serene.  The card is watercolour cold pressed paper, so has lots of lovely rough texture to grab the paint.


Die:
Also: watercolour paints, gold mist, metal stars, gold mirrorcard














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Friday, 10 July 2020

Grad Owl Congrats




I feel sad for those grads who are unable to have a proper ceremony after all their hard work, so it's even more important to recognise it in other ways - like a card maybe with a gift card inside.




Image: Bugaboo
Sentiment:
Also: p.papers, Copics, white pen











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Scrappy Strips Smile

I made this for the NZ cardswap.  We are in the middle of winter here in NZ and in need of a little sunshine to brighten things up.

Suze was the chooser for this months swap and she chose the strippy scraps with a link to a demo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAHpbdo7SDk








Smile die: Wplus9
Sun die: DieNamics
Bird die: Kaisercraft
Black pen (eye), WoS, sparkly EP

Scraps/snippets from bin, sliced randomly.  The tiny bird is cut from a teensy scrap left over from the strips.  "Smile" and the bird are stacked using scraps cut from left overs, so the stack  has all sorts of colours in it that if you look closely you can see from the side.




Click on to enlarge and see the sparkle of different colours in the glitter on the 'smile' and the WofS on the tiny bird.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Recipe July 2020

The Recipe Group recipe for July:
Must do:
Monochrome
Sentiment as focus
Use paint chips
Use patt. paper in background
Can do:
Die cut
fave colour
summer fruit

Woohoo, I managed to get it all in without it looking overwhelmed.  My fave colour is always blue.  The strawberries are stamped directly onto the base card.
Probably good for a mancard too.

Word die: Wplus9
Stamp: HeroArts
Also: P.paper, silver pen, Resene paint chips, gems, Glossy Accents


                                                                             
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HM Birthday Stitching

House Mouse challenge # 320  Anything Goes with optional Stitching

Image: House Mouse
3D EF: WeRMemoryKeepers
Lace die: unbranded
Leaf die: Couture Creations
Tag: X-cuts
Sentiment:
Also: Copics, stitching, D.Inks, Kindyglitz, gold pen (label), white pen.

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you: housemouse-challenge


'ANYTHING GOES'
with the option of Stitching (real or faux)

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Carol.

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

 So join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
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Glass curves

Another Incy Wincy challenge - this time it's CURVES.   Look at that CURVY glass!  This is to be tied around the neck of a gift bottle of wine.  What better way to relax?

 Join us here: incywincydesigns




Thanks to sponsor Sheepski for this image, get it here:  wine-time-image-no-215




Image: Sheepski wine-time-image-no-215
PPaper, leaf, sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Copics, white pen, gold pen, WoS, washi

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