29 October, 2020

Wild Garden


This is for the November Crafty Chefs recipe:  I managed all except the pearls/gems because I didn't thinks they suited the wild garden; and that's why I used a natural fibre ribbon and the wooden button, which was made by my clever hubby.  I love this pic with those little wild creatures, and those yummy autumn blackberries.

Must have: Mirror card, at least 3 layers, ribbon, an image of garden visitors.

Can have: sparkle/glitter, pearls/gems,  dry emboss.

Image: Gecko Galz

Stitched die: DieNamics

EF: Craft Concepts

Ribbon, twine, WoS, white pen, Sakura Gelly Roll pen

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27 October, 2020

Micey Mask

 House Mouse & Friends  #327  Anything Goes option of Favourite Colour

My favourite colour is blue.  No contest.

Image & sentiment: House Mouse/Stampendous

Doily die:

round die (web fabric): unbranded

Oval stitched die: unbranded

Sentiment die:

Corner punch: Couture Creations

Also: Copics, Distress inks, gems

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asyoulikeit-favourite-colour-to-pair-with-blue white makes blue look crisp

getcreative-96-favorite-color-combo blue and white







House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge  #327

with the option of 
Your Favorite Color

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Sue Kment.

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

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24 October, 2020

I (heart) Carl

 Scribbles Designs challenge for October is Feature a Creature.  I chose Carl, a special froggy.

I used my new gelli plate to make the background, swiping inks and brayering etc.  It makes a lovely texture and I got a couple of prints each time.  I added a bit more interest to the background by making twinkles with a sakura clear Stardust pen which, amazingly, I managed to show up in the photo.

Image: scribblesdesigns-carl-i-you  

Embossed Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts

Speech Bubble die: X-cut

Also:  D. inks & D.Oxide inks (watered and made to splatter on Carl before he was cut out), gold mist, perfect pearls mist, Sakura clear Stardust pen.

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23 October, 2020

Cosy up


One of the nice things about some days is that you can just curl up with a book, a drink and a treat, and not worry about anything else.  Indulgent but so restoring.
I haven't sent this to anyone yet (I'm enjoying it myself for a while) so have ticked the boxes yet.  The paper and some elements are from Pixel Scrapper. The books are from Oddball Art.  Also WinkofStella  on the icing of the cookies.  I love the blue and green together.

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getcreativechallenges-96-favorite-color-combo I love blue & green (see above) the naturalest colours in the world!

20 October, 2020

HM Apple Mouse

 House Mouse & Friends challenge #326 Anything Goes with Option of Fall

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
Sentiment "happy": Rosie's Studio
Sentiment "wishes":  magazine freebie
Banner Die: Unbranded
Also: Copics, ribbon, pearls
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Pumpkins Please

  At Incy Wincy the challenge is  Autumn, check it out here:  incywincydesigns

Thanks to Patties Creations for the image, get it here:  pumpkin-with-vines

Image: Patties Creations-pumpkin-with-vines
D Papers: Pixel Scrapper
Stamped sentiment: Unbranded
Also: Copics, gold pen, D.Inks, Nuvo drops

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16 October, 2020

Gnome-y Pink


The Crafters Cafe challenge this time is highlighting breast cancer, so the theme is PINK - a little or a lot.

Check what the design team have made to inspire you, and enter here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge

Thanks to Sheepski for this cuddly little gnome with his offering, get it here: wild-flower-image-no-205

Image: Sheepski

DPapers: Pixel Scrapper

Elements: Pixel Scrapper

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, WoS gold

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13 October, 2020

HM Fall Falling

 House Mouse & Friends challenge #326  Anything Goes option of Fall

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous (mouse half of the scarecrow stamp)
Die tags: My Favorite Things
Leaf dies: Cuttlebug & Sizzix
Speech Bubble die: X-Cut
Also: Copics, D.Inks, cord, WoS, gold pen, crackle nail polish

And lifting the top tag:  a little surprise ....

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12 October, 2020

Small things


I made this for my NZ Cardswap buddy; the topic was to make a card using white diecuts.

I smooshed with Distress Inks to make a background, twisting it in a circular motion.

Frame dies: DieNamics

Lavender & Pot dies: Spellbinders

Sentiment Stamp:  

Also: D.Inks, gems

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This fold is called a double point fold, and I can't remember where I got the instructions.
I attached it to a base card so it stands up. 
The diecut labels are edged with gold embossing powder.
Pink is also appropriate for October Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Embossed image:


Dies: Spellbinders

Sentiment stamp:

Leaves are cut from the patterned paper; the p.paper has sugary sparkle on parts of it

Also: Copics, Nuvo Crystal Drops, pearl

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06 October, 2020

HM Big Hugs

 HM&F midway challenge #324  Anything Goes with option LEAVES

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
Label die: Spellbinders
Tag die:
Also: Copics, gold mirror card, ribbon

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Reminder: you must use a House Mouse or Gruffie image to enter.

Enchanted Garden

MAGICAL/Fairytales is the challenge at Incy Wincy this time.  See what the designers have been inspired to do and enter yourself, here:

Thanks to Rachelle Anne Miller for providing the image; get it here:

Image: Rachelle Anne Miller - little Fairy
Stitch die: Dienamics
Stamp edge die: Avery Elle
Toodstool, wing, dotty stamps: Lavinia
Also: Copics, white pen, gold EP, vellum (wings)

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Unicorn Hooray

 Incy Wincy has a FANTASY theme this time. Join us and check out the design team's inspiration, here:


Thanks to Polkadoodles who provided the image, get it here: polkadoodles-hooray-sparkle-unicornSee the sparkle on horn, stars and hearts.  I used the yarn because I thought it looked like a unicorn mane and tail.

Sorry for the weird configuration (well a mess really), I can't get to grips with the new blogger at all! I could get the writing alongside the picture in the old format, but don't seem to be able to do that anymore.  If anyone knows how to, please contact me with instructions!

Image: polkadoodles-hooray-sparkle-unicorn
BPaper: Pixel Scrapper
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also: Copics, WoS (in gold and clear), Glossy Accents, Yarn

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04 October, 2020

Pumpkin Pocket


The recipe at Crafty Chefs in October is 
MUST HAVE: A tag, a pocket, analagous colours, a die.
MAY HAVE: Mirror card, a charm, stitching
I managed to get the all in.
The stitched tag has two levels of pull-out ... Boo and pull further for a ghost.  This was fun to make.

Image: Bugaboo


Tag die:

Fence & skull die: Cuttlebug

Also: Copics, Mirror card, ribbon, twine, charm, D.Inks

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Hallowe'en Witches (wishes)

 I have started the Altenew Cards-in-Motion class and this is a Spinner card which is from lesson day 4.  The inside is from Day 3 (a pop-up).   The centre stays still and the outer circle turns.

My grandaughter Rhi and I have a hallowe'en cardswap challenge going, so this is my card for her.

Image: Bugaboo

Other elements from various unknown sources

Circle Dies: Spellbinders nesting circles

Circle & square punches:

Also: Copics, Kindygkitz, black pen (corner cobwebs), D.Inks

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