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30 October, 2021

Behind Cat

 


A bit of a different take on halloween?   Maybe.  This is one scaredy cat.

I made the background with Distress inks and splatters.  Then stamped and coloured.


Image: unbranded (I think Katzelkraft?)

Sentiment: Tim Holtz

Corner punch: Couture Creations

Also: Copis, D.Inks, perfect pearls, black splatter, Glossy Accents


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29 October, 2021

Butterfly Girl

 


Using up more stuff from my Bitz Box.  This time a bit girly and frilly.


Image: Creative Stamping

EF: Craft Concepts

Dies:  unbranded

Also: Copics, tulle, ribbon, white pen, Kindyglitz, WoS


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28 October, 2021

Old Cat

 


I restrained myself for this card and used muted colours.  I love these cats and try to find different ways of using them.  I used the washi to look like you would tape a box.

Image: unbranded (I think Katzelkraft)

Sentiment: Art Impressions

Also: Copics, washi, Glossy Accents


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Party Girl - not!

 

This is more from my Bitz Box that sits on my desk.  I am trying to use up what I already have.

What a  great sentiment. Yes, that's me.  Never have been much of a party girl.


Image: unknown

Sentiment: Digital Scrapbook


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27 October, 2021

Roses & Butterfly

 



I am trying to use what I have instead of buying new stuff.  I probably still have enough stuff to last until I'm 150 !  This is made using a printed decoupage panel that I have probably had for more than 10 years - time it got used.  Not my usual style, but I enjoyed the challenge of making it all the same.  

Very tedious having to cut all the bits out with all the layers.

Panel etc: unknown

Sentiment stamp:

Corner rounder punch: Couture Creations

Also: Glossy Accents


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25 October, 2021

HM Mousie Treats

House Mouse  #352 challenge:  Anything Goes or optional METALLIC



 Metallic is the theme.  The can is the trick, in the can are the treats.  Metal can (recycled), beads with silver stripes.

Image: House Mouse/ Stampendous

Also: Copics, can recycled, yarn, beads.

Treats: snakes, frogs or anything slimy...

The trick is to open the can (of pineapple etc) at the opposite end to the pull tab.  When it is washed and dried, the can is filled with treats, a circle of card is put in, the can is then sealed with hot glue gun, and a circle of decorative card (or a greeting) laid on the outside so they can't tell it's been doctored.

Maybe you can buy cans filled already, then just decorate.   I find men especially love these cans.

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Congratulations Woman

 


I'm still using stuff from my 'Bitz Box'.  This digital diecut image is from there and I haven't got a clue where she is from - gorgeous image though.    If you know, please tell me.

Double embossing: dry embossing and heat embossing.   The embossed background was swiped with versamark clear ink and heat embossed with holographic EP.


Embossed Image: unknown

Die: 

EF (heat embossed): Cuttlebug

Senti stamp: Clear Choice

Also: Copics, pearls, holographic embossing powder


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24 October, 2021

iSpy #42

 iSpy #42  photographic challenge.

Every week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday).  It's always wonderful to see how people are inspired.


The prompts this week were:  Backyard, workplace, now hiring, heavy, own choice.

Backyard in Spring:  all the trees in the gully are leafed up and the Dayton Apple is in blossom in the front there.  The plums are finished flowering and already have tiny plums the size of a match head.  The hen house is now starting  to blend in a bit better.


Workplace:  My little cupboard home office.  You've already seen my other workplace in the crafting room in previous posts.


Now Hiring:  we have been back in level 3 lockdown, staying home, so can't get out to get a photo for this one,  but I am looking for someone to help with the gardening!  As you can see we already have beans and snow peas up in this garden.  There are also lettuce & capsicum plants on this end.  The strawberries are flowering like crazy so the expectations are pretty high for a good crop.



Heavy:  this is an old cast iron kettle - all I can say is the women in those days must've had great muscles!




Own choice:  The front yard is looking great at the moment with the new spring growth and light, lacy leaves, not to mention the cherry blossom.

... and the long driveway looking out toward the road:

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Fun Stuff

 


I think the critters look so cute in the meadow of wildflowers.

I used  a double emboss technique with two folders.  Distress inks make watercolour paint for the flowers.  The grass and gold strip are left over snippets.

Stamp: Colorado Craft co.

EF wildflowers: Darice

EF plaid (letterpress technique):

Sentiment: unbranded

Also: Copics, white pen


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23 October, 2021

Birthday Cake Pink


 I have been going through my "bitz box" trying to finish those UFO's. 

This is dry embossed and heat embossed.  I used the letterpress method with the EF, then handpainted in the roses with shading then covered with perfect pearls mist painted on.  

Image: Tiddly Inks

EF: Hot Off The Press freebie

Embossed Sentiment:

Also: D.Inks, Copics, Perfect Pearls, pearls


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22 October, 2021

Halloweeeek



 This is the last halloween card.  I just liked the image and the paper and had to use it.  The EF has been lightly swiped with gold pigment ink, and a gold pen for the little stars.

Image: Pattie's Creations

Bat paper: Digital Scrapbook

Sentiment: Digital Scrapbook

EF: Cuttlebug

Also: Copics, D.Inks, gold pen, gold pigment ink


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Here is closeup of one leg raised to look like she is kicking.  It looks flat in the other photos.

20 October, 2021

Cat Fish


 This is such a great image and fun to work with.  What does this meow mean?  More?  Yum? Good?


Image: Scribbles

Dots & bricks: Digital Scrapbook

Also: Copics, Distress Inks


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19 October, 2021

HM Tricky Treats


 What is in here, a trick or a treat?  Am I putting it in or taking it out?  Or eating it quickly before little Monica sees it?

The sentiment is punched and stacked.  I wonder if the cat has noticed what's going on.


Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Die: cArt

Also: Copics, punch, ribbon, gold pen, white pen


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