28 September, 2021

HM Leaf Jumper

Isn't that what autumn is for?   Yes, that's what I thought.  

I love jumping and skipping in leaves.  When the grandkids were little I'd take them out specially to jump in leaves.  They thought I was crazy until they tried it ...  enough said.  

I splattered the patterned paper with D.inks, matted with teal card then stitched.  I thought the gems looked like dewdrops.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

PP: Pixel Scrapper

Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

Leaf die: Couture Creations

Also: Copics, D.Inks, machine stitching, Glossy Accents (on senti), gems

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27 September, 2021

Bunny Hugs

 These images are so beautiful.  I'm sending this to our daughter in lockdown who needs hugs right now.

It's stamped on the basecard, then stamped on waste paper and used as a mask.  Colour is sponged D.Inks.  Flower is Copic.  Matching envelope.

Image: Colorado Craft

Also: D.Inks

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25 September, 2021

iSpy #38

 iSpy #38 Lysha's photographic challenge.

The week the prompts were : Real Life, Connect, Square, Upright, your choice.

Real Life:  Today was a great spring day - warm and sunny and perfect for gardening and doing those jobs that get put off again and again.  Ian is finally doing the step & trim strips on the garden around the deck (the deck was finished two years ago!).  YAY!

Connect:  This is certainly a puzzle that is often not connected.  We can't do it, and visitors always try it.  One of our friends is an engineer and he didn't know what it was supposed to look like as someone had pulled it to bits, but he put it back together in about a minute!   So, now it is connected.

Square:  I like the pattern this stack of bricks makes, and the subtle shadings.

Upright:  Doing the gardening today in my wild garden, I noticed among the plantings that most were sort of horizontal, except for the bluebells which are upright. . . not to mention absolutely lovely.

Own choice:  I have been trying lots of new recipes lately and this is one effort: cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing.  Oh YUM!

That's it for this week.  Check out the selection at Lysha's Photographic challenge here:   spy-38

Vintage You

 Vintage is a great way to go for men.  And this could do for any age birthday.  

The EF is sanded and I distressed the edges as well for the vintage look.  I did some recycling here with a leftover strip of vellum, a manilla folder and a snippet of some packaging material.

EF, sanded: Cuttlebug

Car die (stacked):  Sizzix/Tim Holtz

Sentiment: Hero Arts

Also: Vellum, packaging, D.Inks

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24 September, 2021

Birthday Rats

Another new-to-me stamp and another one layer card. I curved the clear sentiment stamp around the circle.    I love these cute singing rats!

Stamps: Unbranded

Circle die used as mask: Spellbinders

Also: Copics, D.Inks

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23 September, 2021

Hogs & Kisses


At the moment these are my favourite stamp set - such fun images ... and one of my grandsons will get this... the one who loves puns.

A one-layer card, masked, inked & stamped.

Image & senti: Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

22 September, 2021

Cat Voices

The background is made with bubblewrap, D.Inks, and perfect pearls spray.

Image & Senti: unbranded ? Tim Holtz

Also: Copics, D.Inks, Glossy Accents, Perfect pearls

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21 September, 2021

HM Gingerbread Mice

 These mice have all the fun and lots of yum.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Deckle round die: unbranded

Round dies: Spellbinders

Dotted round die:  Sizzix

EF: Cuttlebug

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, white pen

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20 September, 2021

Crowd of Unicorns


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I think this is a great card for kids, they  are always in the game for a cute monster.  I like the two levels of sparkle, a little bit of shine and little glimmer of gold metallic.

Image:  Oddball Art
Sentiment:  Oddball Art
PPaper: Cardmaking Essentials magazine
Lace die: unbranded
Also: Copics, twine, WoS, Glossy accents, Nuvo Drops, Kindyglitz

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Sending Hugs

Oh I love the critters in this stamp set, new to me.  A CAS card  full of love and hugs.  The side benefit is that I get a 'hugs' diecut senti already coloured ombre.  The critters are painted watercolour with D.Inks.

19 September, 2021

iSpy #37

 Lysha's iSpy #37 challenge this week, gosh isn't the year galloping through?

Prompts this time were:  Golden Hour, Action Item, Change, Cellphone, Own choice.

GOLDEN HOUR:  I tried to take a sunrise and I tried to take a sunset, but the phone seems to allow for variations in light levels and cancels all the beautiful colours out.  So here is another Golden:  citrus fruit - tangelo juice - delicious.   These are the last ones from our tree; it is amazing that nature provides citrus in the winter just when you need it.   It's a bit like daffodils, just pure sunshine.  Tangelo = tangerine x grapefruit.

ACTION ITEM:  Ian on his ride-on mower.  It is his zone-out space.

CHANGE:  Soon these blossoms will change into plums!  

CELLPHONE:  I keep my phone in this little quilted case I made to protect it and for FUN.  The words are hello in various languages!  Isn't that appropriate?

OWN CHOICE:  When I wandered around today looking for some action, the hens thought I was coming to let them out into the orchard and all ran for the gate.  Sorry girls, not until the lawns are finished.   I guess this is an action shot too.

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You're Vintage

 I've been trying to use stuff I have that gets forgotten about.  This time it's the stencil paste and the leafy background stamp.  Add some pencil, splatter, a bit of rub on wax and it's good to go.  Seasonal too.

Stencil: Kaisercraft

Die: Tim Holtz

Stamp: Chocolate Baroque

Bee die: Magazine freebie

Senti: computer

Also:  Nuvo Mousse, White pencil, white pen, Glossy Accents, D.Ink, Plaid Treasure Gold wax, D.Inks,  DecoArt Media black

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Every Morning

 Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what is most important.

The butterflies are diecut from card I smooshed, sprayed and splattered.

Sentiment:  Pixel Scrapper

Butterfly die big: magazine freebie

Butterfly die small: magazine freebie

EF:  Magazine freebie

Also: inks, gems, Kindyglitz.

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