Tuesday, 31 August 2021

HM Autumn Toasty

Such a fun thing to do.

Image: HouseMouse/Stampendous

Wavy diecuts:  unbranded

Leaf diecuts: Couture Creations

Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

PPapers: Authentique

Also: Coloured Pencils, D.Inks, black pen, white pen

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Monday, 30 August 2021

iSpy #34

 iSpy #34   Lysha's Photographic challenge

Prompts this week are:  ornate, spicy, roll, muted, own choice.

Hi there, it's been a strange week, with weird weather, lockdown etc. 

Ornate:  It was my birthday this past week, and we are in the middle of a level 4 lockdown, so it was just me and Ian.  To lend a festive atmosphere, we had a celebratory morning tea and I got dressed up and wore my pearls and an ornate tiara. 

Spicy:  Pretty lantern peppers in our garden.

Roll:  During lockdown I have been trying new recipes.  This is a Sweet Chilli, Ham & Cream Cheese roll.  It didn't roll very well because the ham was cut a bit thick.  Next time I will use thinner ham.  A delicious lunch though.

Muted:   succulents are generally muted in colour as is this one (a soft gray blue), but I decided to mute it even more by converting it to black & white.

Own choice:  This week in our road we have lambs, YAY!  This mama had a cute little lamb from this magnificent papa.  They are self-shearing sheep (that's why his wool is coming off in patches), but I don't know what breed they are.

well, that's all folks!

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Sunday, 29 August 2021

Old Lady Moments

 This is a new stamp that I have been playing with.  I stamped it on white card, then made the background with Distress Inks, white acrylic paint, misters, Perfect Pearls (gold, mink and pearl), smooshed, sploshed, spritzed, misted & splattered.  Then I stamped onto patterned paper for the ladies and paper pieced.  I dotted some black pen to 'ground' them.  Lots of texture, and see the sparkle on the close up.  
Old ladies have fun too!  This is for a friend that I laugh and cry and play with, and we are separated during covid lockdown.  And yep, much as I hate to own it, we are old ladies on the outside and girls on the inside!

Stamp: unknown

Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

Also:  D.Inks, Copics, white acrylic paint, Perfect Pearls (pearl gold, mink),  Sheer Shimmer

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Saturday, 28 August 2021

Wrong Man

This stamp arrived in the mail on Thursday, what a great image to play with.   I stamped Mr Wrong on white card and also stamped on scrap paper for a mask.  With the mask on his face, I smooshed, spritzed, misted, sprayed and splattered. What fun.

Stamp:  Stampers Anonymous

Sentiment: Stampers anonymous (snarky cats)

Also: D.Inks, Perfect Pearls gold, white acrylic paint, Glossy Accents

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Friday, 27 August 2021

Sympathy Birds


Smooshing, spritzing and splattering are the background I made for this card.  I like the simple look even though it isn't a simple card.  I like the imagery of birds for this sympathy card.

Diecut clouds: unbranded

Diecut birds: Spellbinders

Embossed sentiment: 

Also: D.Inks, misters, Decoart spray

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asyoulikeit favourite-wild-animal-why  Birds, because I wish I could fly.  I often used to dream I could fly and it was such a disappointment to wake up and find I couldn't.  Remember the song "I believe I can fly"?  that's me!

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Tuesday, 24 August 2021


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I cut the frame so it was wonky and I think it looks a bit more dynamic like that.

Image: Scribbles #276 Unicorn 2

Frame dies:

EF: Cuttlebug

Also: Copics, Perfect Pearls splatter, gems, Opal Dust

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HM Bathtub Fun


CAS card with a bit of sparkle.  She is so relaxed, I think she's gone to sleep!

The image is stamped, masked, and then stencilled.  Kindyglitz added to bubbles, just for fun.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Stencil: Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Also: DInks, Copics, WoS, sequins

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Monday, 23 August 2021

Sunday, 22 August 2021

iSpy #33

 iSpy #33  Lysha's weekly challenge.

The prompts this week are: Stuck, House quarterly, ink, Starts with 'C', own choice.

Stuck:  Yes I have lots of chooky stuff and this pincushion is my fave.  The pins stuck in don't hurt at all!

House Quarterly:  Luckily my daffodils came out this week, and are such a welcome sign of spring, so I had to include them of course.

Ink:  One of my hobbies is cardmaking and I love to get inky and messy.  I made inked backgrounds and also use the inks as water colours as I'm doing here.  You can see some inky backgrounds, plus the stencilled clouds on the card in the foreground.

Starts with 'C':  curly bits on some wall art.

Your choice:  I am so glad to see these tui cherry trees blossoming as it means I can stop feeding sugar water to tui and waxeyes.  From now on they will have lots of nectar to sip because after this they will have a continuity of  nectar from kowhai trees , then flaxes etc etc until next autumn. 

That's all for this week.  Check out Lysha's challenge here:  acameraandacookbook ispy-2021

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Friday, 20 August 2021

Birthday Cake


Who doesn't like birthday cake?  I used a digi image, but it looked a bit flat, so I loosely doodled around the cake and candles and am much happier with it.

PPaper: Pixel Scrapper

Cake & sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

Also:  Copics, Kindyglitz, black pen

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Thursday, 19 August 2021

Best Day Ellie


I love these new stamps I just got in the mail and they are so cute, you will probably see them often.  I love this one, so sublime, just floating away using the parasol for lift!

I used the die as an embossing folder,  sponged with DistressInks, then splattered with white acrylic paint.

Cloud die (used as an embossing folder): unbranded

Elephant stamp: unbranded

Sentiment Unbranded

Also: D.Inks, Copics, white acrylic paint

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Tuesday, 17 August 2021

HM Water Fun


This is a new stamp from HouseMouse.  Matted onto patterned paper, then silver paper.  I cut the sentiment, stacked it, then covered it with Glossy Accents.

Image: HouseMouse/Stampendous

Edge Die: Spellbinders

Word die: unbranded

Also: Copics, Glossy Accents, white pen, sequins

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 # 347 ANYTHING GOES  OR Water Play (water color, water images)

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Misti

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
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