Monday, 31 October 2016

Pumpkin Cat

Cats love to hide amongst the pumpkins.  Cats like to play in the pumpkins.  Cats like to snooze in the pumpkins.

I coloured the Pumpkin image with Copics.  Then stamped the cat on manila card, embellished with white gel pen, then put in shadows with Copics.

Image: Eureka
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
EF: Cuttlebug

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Friday, 28 October 2016


I only do hallowe'en cards for the grandchildren, but they like spooky ones - no pretty-pretty for them!

I primped up the image with Glossy Accents on the hat and raised it with 3D foam, used a bit of tatty tulle under, black sequins and some diecut spiders on a fabulously purple and orange paper.

Image: CardMakingWorld Printables
Diecuts: Provocraft/Cuttlebug
Also: Glossy Accents, black sequins, tulle, Kindyglitz

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Hallow Tree

What a lovely selection of diecuts for Halloween.  The die has a matching EF - vavavoom!

All Dies & EF: Provocraft/Cuttlebug
Paper: Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Bonus Papers
Cobweb stamp: Woodware

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Scary Coffee

I started out to make this as a really CAS card and it just took on a life of it's own!   Scary huh? Still a little bit CAS though.

coloured with Copics
Digi Sentiment: Useless Trinkets
Diecut banner: Spellbinders
Diecut bat: Cuttlebug

The card is cor'dinations with pale purple centre, crushed and sanded.   A bit of Kindyglitz on heart.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Flower Cart

Embossing is the theme at Die Cut Divas; this is the first embossing folder I got, and I still really like it and use it a lot.
To see what my teamies and our challengers have created, go to: die-cut-divas

This image 'flower cart' is from our sponsor  The Stamping Boutique:

These are not colours I would normally use, but I wanted to try this primary combination. I like its bright cheeriness.

Image: The Stamping Boutique- Flower Cart
Coloured with Copics
EF: Cuttlebug
Label die: X-Cut
Doily die: Couture Creations
Leaf die: Couture Creations
Cloud & rain stamps: Close to my Heart
Thanks stamp: Rosie's
Stash: ribbon, WinkOfStella, gems

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Stella in ICU

Come And Get It challenge theme this week is HUMOUR, check out my teamies work here, and join in yourself:

Now, when you're sick nothing makes you feel a bit better than something to make you laugh.

Our sponsor is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps with some hilarious images available; you can get this image here:

Image: Bugaboo
Sentiment: made on computer & punched
Arrow die:
Stash: paper & card, ribbon

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Thinking of you Unky

Over on Crafters CafĂ© the challenge is 'using a new- to-you technique'.  Check out all the techniques the team have tried for this challenge:

This great image is from The East Wind and there are lots of cute and quirky images there:

I tried embossing with a die and then used it as a stencil to ink over with distress ink (I masked the image first) to make a frame for the image, then used a larger size to diecut the frame out. 
On the base card, I used a background stars die on blue card and backed it with silver paper, and added silver stars to the topper that I made with the die embossing and stencilling.

Image: The East Wind - thinking of you Unky
Coloured with Copics
Nesting Die: Spellbinders
Background Die:
Also: silver stars
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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sketch Poppies

Now you all know I love sketches and this week Come And Get It theme is a sketch, check it out:

Our sponsor is the fabulous A Day For Daisies, and here's a quick link to the image:

I coloured the image with Copics, and layered various card and papers. I really like this autumn-y colour combination.

Image: A Day For Daisies
Journalling card: Rosie's
Sentiment stamp: My Favorite Things
Doily die: Marianne
Scallop die: Couture Creations
Stash, deco.paper, card, gems, washi tape

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Monday, 3 October 2016

Swinging Birthday

EMBOSS EMBOSS EMBOSS say the Die Cut Divas this month, check it out here:

This Playing on the Swings image is from The Stamping Boutique:

Firstly, I letterpress embossed the background linen card (EF inked with Distress Ink iced spruce), leaving the embossing folder up a bit so I had a flat bit at the bottom for stamping. the sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink, and gold EP.  I coloured him then cut him out.  I sliced a slit at the bottom of his hand and  the top of the swing seat to thread the cord through for the swing rope.

Image: The Stamping Boutique
Sentiment stamp: DoCrafts
EF: Cuttlebug