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Monday, 17 February 2020

Unstamped!



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This card is for my DIL's birthday, which is tomorrow. I have used some pretty designer paper (sorry, I do not know the maker) choosing the bird box image for the front of the card.
I chose some of the text page for the centre 2 sections and the outer two are plain, but I have attached flowers and a butterfly. I used a die for the Happy Birthday, and also attached another butterfly on the front.
As I can enter the Unstampabelles challenge, I will answer the question - who am I - and say that I am a cardmaker who loves to try different styles
Other challenges
ScorPal - more than one score

Bye for now

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Mica


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Today's card was cased from one I saw recently, so this is my version.
I used a piece of heavy watercolour card and painted my 3 strips of colour in an ombre style.
I stamped and clear embossed my flower image, and stamped the sentiment too.
I diluted some Lumiere Metallic Gold (I had forgotten I had these) and did some flicking with an old paint brush. The blob of gold that was left over was diluted with mica powder mixed with water, and lightly brushed over the flowers. Then attached to a black card base.
Challenges
Uniko - birthday
Mod Squad - use mica powders

Happy crafting - I will be back soon!

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Luggage tag

 Hello and welcome to my blog.

I bought this set of stamps from someone in a FB group for selling used craft items.
It is Stampers Anonymous 'Time Traveler', and I also bought the Dylusions 'Puddy Cat' set. (See my previous post)
The seller included some DOX backgrounds in the package, so I have trimmed one of them to make the base of my tag. I stamped the luggage with GinaK amalgam ink and clear embossed it. I used the Frayed Burlap DOX to paint with and coloured the handles with a metallic gold Sharpie.
I stamped the word onto a scrap, distressed it with some 'mop-up' ink and cut it into a banner shape. Finished off by punching a hole and tying some string through

Challenges
Art Impressions - gift card/tag
The Artistic Stamper - words
Allsorts - a touch of vintage (the luggage looks very vintage)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #125 - a/g
Bizzy Becs Store challenge - a/g
Crafters Castle - a/g
Lost Coast - tag, your it!

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Friday, 31 January 2020

happy balloons


Hello again
Time is running out on a few challenges, so I made this one this morning using a new to me stamp from DR's Puddy Cat set,
I stamped onto a scrap of paper and clear embossed, then coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers.
The balloons were punched out of scraps, using an old punch that I have had for many years, and I added letter stickers to spell 'happy'
Stamped and embossed the birthday word and attached with mounting tape. I drew the strings with a black pen to look as though they were tied to the cat's tail. I also added a pale watercolour to the white background.

Challenges
Double Dee - balloons
Creative Inspiration - something new or old (my old punch)

Thanks for visiting again today

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Let your dreams take flight


Hello and welcome

Today's card features the beautiful swallowtail butterfly from Satmpin Up. I have used a lovely sparkly EP from Emerald Creek, but it doesn't scan well. I added some colour with Inktense pencils, added a watercolour wash in the background, and then stamped some portions of stamps by Paper Artsy and Indigo Blu. 
The sentiment is from Close to My Heart. 
I edged with a black marker, then layered onto matching coloured card, then onto a black card base

Challenges
Uniko - cool winter colours
Mod Squad - use an animal, bird, insect or reptile
Allsorts - take flight

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Monday, 27 January 2020

Making a Splash!


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This is the first time I have used this 'new to me' stamp set which I purchased at our local charity shop. 
It is by 'Acid Drops & Whatnots' which has now closed. 
I found an idea on pinterest and loosely followed it. I coloured with Promarkers,used washi for the decorative strips, and added some sequins for interest.

Challenges
Get Creative #87 - something new

Friday, 24 January 2020

Cool Cat


Hi everyone.
I have been missing a bit because of family staying from overseas, but managed to complete this card.
I printed the new to me digi (sorry I do not know who the designer is) and coloured with Promarkers,
B336 Cadet Blue,
B528 Blue Pearl
C426 Verdigris
O837 Praline
Y337 Tulip Yellow
I also coloured the frames of the glasses with a sparkly blue pen, but it doesn't show in the scan, and added the message on a hand cut banner tag
I used my Stamplorations die to cut out the white card, offset on to a navy blue card and then onto a white base
Challenges

Diecut Divas - New things, use die or EF
Paperbabe #10 - a/g
Creative Fingers #177 - a/g
Allys Angels - a/g
Lavinia World #8 - a/g
Allsorts #555 - more than one word
Passion For Promarkers #526- use a tag

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