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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Hungry Gull

 


Another try at mixed media.  This is a stamp I just got;  I love the sketchiness of the drawing and its a bit quirky too. For those in other countries,  chips = french fries, fries. 

Is this really what gulls are thinking?  Do they really have a choice about what they eat?  Do they prefer pie or chips?  Or is it wishful thinking?

I made the background using a round sponge blender with white chalk ink, splattering silver mister and black acrylic paint.  I dipped the bottom in versamark and gold EP.  The sentiment and bollard is torn from an encyclodedia (which I was given), painted lightly with white gesso, inked & stamped over.  The gull is coloured with copics and cut out.

Image & sentiment: Woodware

Inks, gesso, acrylic paint, silver mister, EP, printed page


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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Birthday Garden

 

This is for a gardening friend; let's join her in the garden for a cuppa.   I chose the p.paper because it looks a bit like a trellis.  This is the first time I have tried this fold.


I made this for the Crafty Chefs monthly recipe December, which is:

MUST USE: Gems/pearls, joy-fold or more-than-1-fold, colour green, ribbon.

CAN USE: Follow a tutorial, hand colouring, stencil paste.

I cooked them all except the stencil paste, which was optional.


Image: Dearie Dolls

Sentiment: Magazine Freebie

Friday, 27 November 2020

Gold Magic

 

 I like the simple design and the beautiful stamp which was a freebie from a magazine by Practical Publishing.  The limited colour palette makes it look elegant.  I used a partial embossing technique to get the texture on all the card except where the wreath is.

Stamp & Sentiment: magazine freebie

EF: Cuttlebug

Also: Gold 3D Kindyglitz, Glossy Accents, WoS, ribbon

Shared on challenges:

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Sneaking Cookies

 


Well these are sneaky mice, aren't they?

Image & Sentiment: House Mouse Stampendous

Tag die:

Stitched die: DieNamics

Also: Copics, D.Inks,  ribbon, wooden snowflake, gold pearl

Shared on challenges:

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HMFMC #329 Anything Goes with the Option of Christmas

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Kiwi Birthday

 Scribbles - Layer it Up - November


We have friends with a Kiwifruit Orchard, so this will be for one of their birthdays.  Also New Zealanders are known as Kiwis.  So ... from all of us kiwis.

The background is printed onto paper from Lozzy.  The frame around the kiwis is coloured with dull gold Sharpie pen, and the little loopy doodles attached are coloured with metallic gold Stardust pen. Edge inked with D'Inks.  The kiwis are printed onto patterned paper ( sorry, I don't know here I got this), and cut out.  On is raised on 3D foam, the rest are stuck down onto the background.  The skin edges of the kiwifruit are coloured with dull gold Sharpie pen, and the centers with WoS.  Here is a kiwifruit made into a kiwi!


Image: Scribbles Designs

Background Patt.Papers: Lozzy 

Green patt.paper: ?  left over from stash

Sentiment:

Gold pens, WoS, Clear Stardust pen, gold pearls



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Monday, 23 November 2020

Sepia Christmas

 


I have always love sepia photos and was given this paper with giant fir needles so had to go with the colour and make a vintage style.

Stamp: I think it's Hero Arts, the packaging is lost.  If you know please tell me.

Emb.Sentiment:

Die: DieNamics

Also: sparkly twine, sequins, gold pen & splatter


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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Polar Friends

 


Here are 3 Crafty Critter Crazies out in the cold!  Lots of layers here - stamped on, stitched on, stencilled on, sprayed on ...   The image is stamped and cut out, then coloured and stuck on with 3D foam. 

Image: Two Paper Divas

Stencil:

Label die: unbranded

Sentiment:

Also: Copics, D.Inks, shimmer sprays, ribbon


Shared on challenges:

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

HM Midway #328 Miss You Mouse-dies & punches


Lots of stitching on this one, straight and cross stitching.

And great colours, hot pink and orange cooled off by a dark blue, and punched with black.

The orange embossed card has been sanded to show the core.

The background has been swiped direct-to- paper in two directions with D.Ink to make a texture.

On the mouse panel D.Inks have been softly sponged in orange and pink for a background to coordinate with the rest of the card.












Image: House Mouse
EF's: magazine freebies
Sentiment: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Wavy die: Couture Creations
Stitched Frame die: unbranded
Copics, cobweb ribbon, D.Inks, white pen

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Birthday Doggy

 Our Incy Wincy challenge this time is Tags and/or Pockets



Check out the Incy Wincy challenge and the design team inspiration, here: incywincydesigns

Thanks to Hetty Clare for these wonderful doggy images, get them here: birthday-dog-digi-stamp


I really like this TWIST FOLD because it automatically creates pockets.  Lots of opportunity for a bit of doggy fun.

For children's cards I always like to have a bit of interaction if I can,  my grandchildren always like to see what it will be.

You asked for it.  I learnt this a few years ago, but here is a tutorial I found that gives the fold: youtube

Monday, 16 November 2020

Fairy Child

 


EMBOSSING (wet or dry) is the theme for the Crafters Cafe challenge.  Wow what an opportunity to pull out those EF's and EP's and go for it.  

Check out the design team inspiration here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge

Thanks to Morgans Artworld for the beautiful image, get it here: Fairy-Child-Forget-Me-Not


Image: Morgans Artworld-Fairy-Child-Forget-Me-Not

Sentiment: 

EF: Cuttlebug

Oval die: Spellbinders

Sprig die: Couture Creations

Also: Copics, gold Kindyglitz, white pigment pen, gold pen, flowers, ribbon


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Sunday, 15 November 2020

Birthday Golf

 


A CAS birthday card for our son who golfs and even lives overlooking a golf course.  I like doing mancards as they are an extra challenge.  I hardly every make them ahead of time, as I find the man inspires the card.

EF: Cuttlebug

Oval die, round die: Spellbinders

Tag Die: Spellbinders

Embossed Sentiment: HeroArts

Also: Copics, EP


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Thursday, 12 November 2020

White Etching

 


For our New Zealand cardswap group this month the topic is stamp etching (see Splitcoast Stampers).  I experimented with black etching and then with this white etching.  I think I like the white better.  I used very watery water colours because I wanted the background to show through a  bit and look sheer.  Here is a pic of the stamp without the etching:

Image stamp: Woodware

Sentiment: Woodware

Also: ep, white pen, iridescent water colours (a cheap kids set)


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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Rabbit Etching

On our New Zealand cardswap group the topic was stamp etching (see SplitcoastStampers).

I chose this cheeky rabbit and a CAS style.  The rabbit is stamped and masked, sponged over with two Distress ink colours.  A border is masked and sponged for him to stand on.

I  think this would be good for a male birthday too, because all males I know prefer a funny card.


Image: unbranded

Sentiment: Stampers Anonymous

Also: gems



I have this photo of what he looked like before:


Shared on challenges:

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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Hello You Cat

 


I just love these TH cats and you will be seeing lots of them, but this time I didn't use a snarky sentiment.  I stamped twice and cut the head out to 3D.  I used a paper strip technique to make analogous coloured background.

Image: Stampers Anonymous (stamped on patterned paper & cut out)

Diecut Sentiment:

Stamped sentiment: Rosie's Studio

Copics, Enamel Accents black, WoS, white pigment pen, snippets of card


Shared on challenges:

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Being Awesome

 House Mouse & Friends #328  Anything goes with option of Dies/Punches


I totally enjoyed making this, feeling the joy of these meeces and trying to transfer that to card.

Image: House Mouse & Friends/Stampendous (masked and sponged, paperpieced drum)

Star die: uniquely Creative

Stitched die: DieNamics

Speech bubble die: X-cut

Sentiment Eek: made from Hero Arts alphabet

Sentiment Awesome:

Also: Distress inks, white pen, gold pen


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 House Mouse & Friends #328  

'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of USE A PUNCH OR A DIE

Hosted by our Talented Teamie APRIL

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

>>>>   so join the fun!  HERE:  housemouse-challenge   <<<<

http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
   Generously Sponsored  by:


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com  
Stampendous will be sending a lucky winner a mini stamp bundle!!!!!
AND
 We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at:

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more. With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors for their continued support.