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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

You're Sweet

When I was a kid I loved getting these conversation sweets and having a dip to see what the message was.

The jar and cover are diecut from papers and tied with fine crochet cotton.  'You're Sweet' is stamped and heat embossed with lime green.  I love how the colours pop against the black background.


Die: Impression Obsession
Stamp: Rosie's Studio
String, lime green EP

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Ducky Friends

Easter's coming at Incy Wincy, so have a look at the
design team samples and enter your work here:
incywincydesigns






Thanks to sponsor Rick St Dennis for this great image, get it here:  easter-parade-ducks

Image: Rick St Dennis
Coloured with copics, Distress Inks
Stitched Die: DieNamics
Lacy die: unknown
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Paper: LOTV
Also from stash: ribbon, star button


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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Love is in the Air

I found another "love" die in my collection and just had to use it, and aren't those sparkly heart balloons cute?



Image: Createful Heart digis
Coloured with Copics
Die: Couture Creations
Paper: freebie from Mollie Makes magazine
Also: ribbon, Kindyglitz



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Fur You

A new stamp set and a sketch (turned):





These little kitties are dreaming of what they love ... food. 
This is a no-reason card for my grandson Finn who loves cats.  Inside it says 'I Love Mew'.






Stamps: MFT
Coloured with Copics
Paper: freebie online






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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Flower Thoughts

Who loves recipes?  Of course we do at the Crafters Café (wouldn't be a café without recipes right?). There are three feature items (one flower, two butterflies and three patterned papers) and once you have those, your card is half made!  The design team have provided some inspiration so check it out here: crafterscafe

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog











And our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo have provided this image:  bugaboostamps frame-it-thinking-of-you


I printed the image out three times - once on heavy cardstock, once on printer paper and once on patterned paper.  I used the printer paper image carefully cut out to make a positive and negative mask and sponged Distress Inks colour onto the cardstock.  The patterned paper is cut out, the dress is stuck on directly, and the flower with 3D foam.  The doily and paper layered, edges distressed and stuck with 3D foam tape on top-fold card.  Butterflies are punched, inked and stuck on using 3D foam.

Image: Bugaboo
Doily die: Spellbinders
Butterfly punch: unbranded
Gold Stickles, pearls, red gel pen, Distress Inks

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Amazing Cool

A sketch is the starting point of this card:


I used four papers for this one, three with different sized dots and one with stripes, plus brown linen card to back the sentiment.  The 3D Kindyglitz is used to integrate and expand the visual width of the washi tape without making it wider, as well as add texture.


Word Die: unbranded
Cog die: Memory Box
Also: Washi tape, Kindyglitz 3D gold, 4 papers


                                  Darker version to show papers:






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I Heart You Cats

Made to a sketch from Bugaboo (turned around):










These cats are so cool (giving each other the eye), I decided to put the colour in the background so they would stand out.

Image:  Bugaboo
with some Copics
EF: Sullivans
Stamp sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Kindyglitz






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Monday, 12 February 2018

Piggy Star




Of course the birthday person is the star of the day!


The piggy is stamped twice, once onto patt.paper, cut out and paper pieced.  Circle has edges inked, kisses have Glossy Accents.

Stamp set: unbranded
Star die: unbranded
Circle die: Spellbinders
From stash: papers
Glossy Accents








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Sending Kisses

Not just for valentines day but for any time.

Edges distressed, some inked
Sentiment stamped in red and clear heat embossed, the little heart was second-generation stamped on the pink layer.

Die: unbranded
stamp sentiment: Rosie's Studio
little heart stamp:  Kaisercraft
From stash: papers, vellum, ribbon, Nuvo


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I Moustache Love You

Well, this is obviously a mancard.


Love Die: unbranded
You die: Spellbinders
Paper: Rosie's Studio
Also Ribbon, pearl


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Tied with Love

It has taken me a long time to feel comfortable with CAS style card making, but I'm enjoying it.  I love using this simple paper (apologies & acknowledgement to wherever I got it, I think it was part of a download).



Love Die: Unbranded
Square die: unbranded
Paper: from stash
Also: Kindyglitz, gold cord




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I love Us

A simple love card where the words say it all.

The sentiment is heat embossed with black and the heart filled with Glossy Accents.

Sentiment stamp: Fiskars
Paper: from stash
Glossy Accents

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Love you to the Moon

Messing around with bits from my 'stuff ' box, trying to make a frilly mushy card.  I recently rediscovered my paper mill, and washi tape, so got to use both.


Circle dies: spellbinders
Bird-Heart die: unbranded
Heart punch: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Kaisercraft
Paper mill: unbranded
Also: washitape, gold stickles




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Tiny heart sprinkles

I am enjoying playing with my stuff at the moment; some stuff I haven't used for a while and it's nice rediscovering.


Love die: unbranded
EF: Cuttlebug
sequins
paper from stash

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Love Bauble

I can't help but think how society has made February & St Valentines Day a season like Christmas, so here it is a seasonal Love card.

I made a mist & splatter background with red and gold, added a ribbon and sparkled the heart.

Die: unbranded.
Mists: Starfish Glimmermist, Perfect Pearls heritage gold.
Stickles, ribbon from stash

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Spicy Love

Another love card that's not red or pink!
I love this hot pink and spicy orange together (inspired by the colours in the paper), how untraditional for a valentine card, but pretty exciting too.

Die: Crate Paper
Patt.Paper: Amy Tangerine
Gems: orange, hot pink and peach














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Watercolour Stencil Heart


Another of my watercolour cards using just a dollar shop kids paint tray and watercolour paper.  The paint is iridescent and is all in pastels, click on the pic to see.

I used a diecut heart as a stencil, just dabbing with a brush and then covering the whole sheet. The sentiment is diecut then stacked, which leaves a lovely shadow.



Heart & birds die: unbranded
Word die: Crate Paper
Gem
Watercolour iridescent paints: dollar shop



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Watercolour Heart

I have been dabbling  with watercolours and came up with this card using the heart which was left over when I used it as a stencil on another card!  Too nice to overlook.

The background is painted with water colours in pink, purple and blue, the same colours as is on the heart, on watercolour card.  Click on the pics to see the iridescence!

Die: unbranded
Watercolour paints: dollar shop
Ribbon, pearls



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Hearts of Gold

I find as time goes by that I am tending to work more and more toward CAS cards.

Here is one inspired by  a challenge  at Cupcake Inspirations.















Word die: Crate Paper
Hearts punch: unknown
Cream card, rose card, gold mirror card

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Love Hidden


It's the LOVE season.


I misted and splattered in gold, red and pearl, then diecut the image, stacking it and replacing it in the gap.  I like this very simple card. 
I decided to add dark red sequins to add to the flow. ( I accidentally deleted the full pic with the sequins, and had sent it off before I realized I didn't have a full pic with the sequins).

Die: unbranded
Mists: Starfish Glimmermist, Perfect Pearls heritage gold, pearl mica own mix from Cosmic powder.
Sequins















                                                         Oops, before the sequins;













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