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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Superstar Ellie

Come And Get It Challenge this week is 3 or more layers.  Have a look at what the design team have done and join in: cagichallenge

Thank you to sponsor Paper Nest Dolls; the Ellie image is great to colour and would suit a variety of occasions: paper-nest-dolls - superstar-ellie

I coloured the image and carefully laid Kindyglitz  on her crown, glasses and wand, after all, superstars have to have some glitter don't they?  The image oval is raised on 3D foam, allowing the stars to be inserted underneath.

Image:  Paper Nest Dolls 'Superstar Ellie'
coloured with Copics
Oval dies: Spellbinders
Star die: Couture Creations
Heart border die: Spellbinders
Also: ribbon, glitter tape, Kindyglitz

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

I Heart Birds

I was inspired  when I saw the red edge on her guest designer card at Time Out and just had to CASE  Ksenija's card:



Stamp: Papermania
EF: Kaisercraft



The heart is heat embossed with red distress EP, and I added some fine silver heat embossed sprinkles.



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Monday, 23 January 2017

Daisy Fresh

A simple flower, fresh colour, a bit of detail and a lovely quotation.

Flower stamp: IndigoBlu
Coloured with Copics, stems drawn by me.
Sentiment Stamp:
EF: Kaisercraft  (distress clear heat embossed)
Die: Kaisercraft
Corner punch: unknown
Ribbon, pearls



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Friday, 20 January 2017

Black & White Scotty


Working in black and white is always a challenge, and I am always tempted to add a wee dash of colour somewhere ... but I resisted this time.
It is so handy for masculine cards too.


Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Sentiment: Kaisercraft (white embossed)
EF: Marianne
Paper: Creativ
Black cord


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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Winter Ppinky

The theme this week at Come And Get It Challenges is 'Winter', have a look at what the team has done and join us here:  cagichallenge

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ppinky designs, check out the beautifully drawn images here:
ppinkydollsart


Image: Ppinky Winter
Coloured with Faber & Castell pencils
EF: Practical Publishing
Die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Woodware

I wanted to keep the image soft so I coloured with pencils.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of organza ribbon using Stazon ink.

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Celebration Mouse

There's a photo inspiration at Crafters Café this week:  crafterscafe



sponsored by the talented Lisa Decosse with these delicious papers, here at decossesdynamitedoodles
We'd love you to join us for this challenge!

The diecuts have edges inked.  The image is paper-pieced - the mouse is stamped three times: once onto the Decosse snow paper, once on grey card (and coloured with Copics), and the scarf is stamped on a scrap of patterned paper.   The tree is layered with dark blue and fixed with 3D foam.



Papers - snow, argyle, celebrate: Decosse
Image stamp: Penny Black
Tree die: Marianne
Snowflake dies: Couture Creations
Also: Kindyglitz, gem


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Friday, 13 January 2017

90 Birthday Celebration


A funny thing happened ...


I made this card for an elderly friend of mine who turned 90 on Monday.  We go to the same library craft group each Wednesday.   She laughed so much when she saw it, because on the Monday (unknown to me)  her daughter had brought around a small birthday cake for her with only 9 candles and when lit, the candles all flared up, melting each other and the icing, and they had difficulty putting them out!


Stamp image: Art Impressions Burnadette (new)
Coloured with Copics
Sentiments & number done on the computer
Zigzag die: Couture Creations (sparkle card)
Border punch: Fiskars
Die Ovals: Spellbinders
DIe Circles: Spellbinders
Stitching hand drawn with black pen


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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Birthday Ticket


I started with a sketch:

I always need birthday cards and enjoy doing mancards.  I used a colour palette of Coffee and Cream, and my new embossing folder and new sentiment stamp.

I distressed the edges and sanded the embossing randomly (distressing is one of my favourite techniques), then layered it over gauze. The ticket on brown card and sentiment on cream card are stamped with different coloured inks to add interest and variation.  The base card is matt metallic gold.

Paper: Kaisercraft
EF: Kaisercraft
Ticket die: Couture Creations
Ticket stamp: Invoke Arts
Sentiment stamp: Mama Elephant
Also: gauze, metal brad




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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Birthday Lolly

Start off 2017 with a monochrome card!  See Crafters Café challenge here: crafterscafe
Check out what the design team have done and leave some love.

Our sponsor is creativebugdigis and how cute is this image?




Image: Creative Bugs "Look at Me Lolly"
Coloured with Copics
Round die: Couture Creations
Happy die: Creative Dies
Birthday die:
Pawprint stamp: Whispers

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