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Saturday, 27 February 2021

Hey Fox

 


I love these tiny images - I have a whole page of them - and I think they do best in a simple design. This time I made a tile for the image.

I like to do 'just because' cards to let people know I'm thinking of them or even for the slightest reason or for a surprise.


Image: magazine freebie

Sentiment stamp: Little Birdie

Die (used as inking mask): Couture Creations

Square punch: unknown

Also: Copics, D.Inks (used as watercolour), WoS


Shared on challenges:

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asyoulikeitchallenge-favourite-reason-to-send-card-why see above

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Friday, 26 February 2021

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Dear Deer

 

Dear deer, what fun I had making this.  I love getting inky and had to try this fold with a scene.  The  treetrunks/deer dies are a prize from Pixie (Snippets) Thanks again Di!

I have a stash of backgrounds I have been experimenting with, so used a couple of these for the background.  The triangular trees are cut to shape from snippets and splattered with coffee stain.

Deer/Tree trunk dies: Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Heartfelt

 


Scribbles theme this month is Heartfelt.  Check out the design team work, get inspired, and join us, here:  scribblesdesignschallenge




Scribbles image, get it here: #A 20 Heart Doodle 3

I printed the image, coloured it, cut it out and highlighted the little heart with Kindyglitz ( hearts should have a little sparkle).  I love this soft brushed silver paper.  I only have a few sheets left and am using them very carefully as I haven't ever seen quite the same since I bought it when we lived in UK.  Now I wished I'd bought a heap of it.

Image: Scribbles  #A 20 Heart Doodle 3

Emb.Sentiment: magazine freebie

Lacy die: unknown

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, white Sharpie


Shared on challenges:

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The Balloon Incident

 


The Balloon Incident.  We all know what is going to happen next.

Image: House Mouse

Two label dies: cArt

Oval die: unbranded

Copics, ribbon, gems, Glossy Accents


Shared on challenges:

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creativefingers-202-anythinggoes

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pinkgemchallenge-4-card-making-challenge

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with the midway challenge

'ANYTHING GOES'  with the option theme of  Bright Cheerful Colors

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lorraine A aka Lols .

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


Generously Sponsored  by;
We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 

HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site


Many thanks to our generous Sponsor/s for their continued support.  

Join the challenge here:  housemouse-challenge

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Photo Challenge #7

 Photo challenge #7 : Thanks Lysha, this was quite a challenging list.


#7:  Progress, Sign, Picture of a picture, Selfie, Own choice.


Progress:  I tried several takes on this topic but ended up with this cyclamen plant that had a bud, full flowers, and dying flowers on the same plant.  I couldn't decide if this was progress or process!



Sign: We stopped here for lunch on our way to Rotorua.  The cafe was tiny, but had a great atmosphere - and this wonderful signage.


Picture of a picture:  I wanted the reflection so carefully placed it at the side and allowed it to become part of the picture.  The angle makes it part of the journey.


Selfie:  A sign of the times - Me, Covid 19 and summertime.



Own choice:  I found these cicada wings on the path today;  I presume a cat got it and ate the rest.  The wings are iridescent and sparkled in the sun - difficult to capture.




Thanks for the challenge Lysha.  See you next time.
CarolG

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Heart Wishes

 


A simple card which could be suitable for an engagement, wedding, anniversary etc.  I love the script stamp and wish I could write like that.

Heart die: Poppy Stamps

Embossed sentiment stamp: Hero Arts


Shared on challenges:

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Oh Baby

 


I have a friend who has had 3 babies join her extended family in the past week.  She asked for some gender neutral baby cards to choose from.  

These images are so tiny to colour, but it has such a fun swingy feeling.  It is a one layer card.

Embossed Stamp: Stampies

Sentiment stamp:

Coloured with Copics, D'inks



Shared on challenges:

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HM #334 AnythingGoes/Bright & Cheerful Colours

 


The circle is diecut from green card, the stamped, coloured image placed under, then trimmed so the circle is off-the-page.  Two holes punched for twine to thread through to hold bottle.  Diecut sentiment stacked.


Image stamp: House Mouse/Stampendous

Circle die: Spellbinders

Sentiment die:

Sentiment stamp:

Also: Copics, bottle, beads, white Sharpie, twine


Shared on challenges:

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creativeinspirations-january-february--animal-antics

craftycalendar-february--dies/punches+ribbon/twine

colouringinscrapland-febrero-Ag / shaker shake the bottle

colourcrazy-6-anything-goes-colouring


creativefingers-201-anythinggoes

polkadoodle-7-card-making-and-craft

pinkgem-4-card-making

creative-moments-208-anythinggoes


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

'ANYTHING GOES'  with the option theme of  Bright Cheerful Colors

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lorraine A aka Lols .

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


Generously Sponsored  by;
We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 

HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site


Many thanks to our generous Sponsor/s for their continued support.  

Join the challenge here:  housemouse-challenge

Unicorn Magic

 



Use Lace and/or Pearls is the challenge at the Crafters Cafe this time.  The design team have provided inspiration for you - join us here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge



Thanks to Stampers Delight for providing the image, you can get it here:  stampersdelights

I coloured and diecut the image, then used the same nesting die to make a frame from purple textured card.  I used some mottled lilac paper with edges inked for the background, laying stripes of paper lace before placing the circular frame over.  Then the pearls just sprang onto the lacy stripes.

Image: Stampers Delight
Dies: Spellbinders
Sentiment: Woodware
Paper lace:
Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, Distress Inks, gold, silver & white pens, pearls


Shared on challenges:

Monday, 15 February 2021

Hearty Horse


 

Incy Wincy choices this time are Animals OR Add Buttons.  See what the design team have been up to with this challenge and join us here:  incywincydesigns



Thanks to Hetty Clare for providing this cutesy image, get it here:

pony-love-heart-digi-stamp




I printed and coloured the horse, then masked and stencilled clouds (made with the negative left over of a diecut), and stars (made using a foil strip, see below).  The word die is stacked.

Image: Hetty Clare -

Word die: unbranded

Also: Copics, ribbon & silver cord, charm, white Sharpie


Shared on challenges:

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Sunday, 14 February 2021

I Spy #6

 Today is the start of another photographic challenge with Lysha with I Spy #6.


The recipe this week is: Messy, Writing, Glass, Alive, own choice.

Messy:  I was at a cafe on Saturday and on the next table was a messy tray ready for the wait staff to collect.



Writing:  I found this scrap of fabric while tidying my craft room - I bought it because I love the colourful writing and encouraging messages.


Glass:  I noticed this little cameo and loved the way refraction, reflection and liquid changes what you see (there aren't three chairs, only two! and the blinds look like they are going the other way).  The dark areas enhance the reflection.



Alive: I have been waiting for this chrysalis to hatch, and spotted it just after the butterfly had emerged and was still drying out it's wings.


Own choice:  these are my young chickens Rosie (red) and Jacky (black); they are 10 weeks old now and just starting to grow their combs.  They are very nosy and like to know what is happening.  Look at the amazing striped pattern the sun makes of the wire netting onto the bottom board.


I hope you like my selection for this week.  I am enjoying the directed observation exercises this challenge brings.

Shared on: 

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Friday, 12 February 2021

I Spy #5 Photography challenge

I just discovered this challenge via Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge.  It's  FIVE photos following a recipe.  For those in the northern hemisphere, you have to remember it's summer here.

In answer to your question Lysha  - yes, I take photos all the time, whereever I am, always on the lookout for a subject.  

I Spy #5 is:   Collection, Yellow, Tiny, photographer's choice, photographer's choice.

 

Collection (of quilt blocks on my design wall - I am trying to decide how to arrange them for the quilt).


Yellow: the meadow we have ended up with because the lawnmower broke and is getting fixed.


Tiny:  my fishpot filled with tiny tadpoles.  The little ones are only the size of a middle digit fingernail head-to-tip-of-tail.  I like the strong diagonals in this one.

Photographers Choice 1: My fabulous Compassion roses


Photographers Choice 2: Rapanui Beach (west coast, Taranaki, NZ)

 

Oh this was fun!  

Shared on ispy-5