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    Mixed Media

    Hi crafters, I have a card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge which is mixed media. This paper had bits of magenta acrylic ink and paint on it from a previous project. I swiped some Twisted citron and Squeezed lemonade stains across it. I stamped some images from Tim Holtz Glitch 2 in black. The circles were made using Paper Artsy PS203 stencil. I put Heidi Swapp toner ink through the stencil and foiled them with teal foil. I added stamped and doodled collage circles. The Glitch cross had acrylic paint brushed in it and collage added. Some stencilling with the same blue was added with a Colour Blast…

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    Wonky shaker

    Hi crafters. I challenged myself to use some overdone paper I had made. I cut the orangey piece up and made an abstract shaker. The orange centre pieces were all cut with Bee Arty Abstract Circles dies. The middle one is the waste from around the smallest die. I used this waste to frame a scrap which I stamped with Uniquely Creative’s Tracks Mark Making stamp. I cut the outer frame by hand and glued acetate behind it. The shaker is filled with punched black and white scraps. The white space makes the busy paper bearable. The circle embellishment under the sentiment was made using the Simon says Stamp Geometric…

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    Die cut and stitched

    Hi crafters. I did some stitching with the Simon says Stamp 5×7 stitching panel. You don’t have to stitch in rows. I drew some curves and filled them in with crotchet cotton stitching. I covered the stitching in thin plastic and added a popped up SSS It’s your day die cut on top. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is dies and punches. Happy crafting. Christine

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    A simple card

    Hi crafters. Vicki Boutin paper, a Concord and 9th die, some orange fun foam….nothing else required! I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is dies and punches. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Still shaking

    Hi crafters. I have another card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Dies and Punches. This die ( Concord and 9th, Perfect Pairings Birthday dies) came today so I used it immediately. The paper is Vicki Boutin Color Study which is a beautiful collection. I made a full card shaker and filled it with circles I punched from scraps. These are almost the size of the dots on the paper – a great pairing.Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Another shaker

    Hi crafters. I made another full shaker card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge which is four legged friends. I stamped the Penny Black Birthday of Colors woodblock stamp with Versafine onyx black ink and watercoloured with Distress stains. I was thinking of leaving it at that but decided to add spatters. These became a problem as they were too fine and made it look dirty. I eventually got them bigger but this left too much of a demarcation between the spatters and the cat. Oh well. I added plastic and sequins over it, as well as a MFT sentiment. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Full shaker card

    Hi crafters. I was inspired by Shari Carroll’s card this week, to make a full shaker card. The background was made by spraying acrylic sprays plus ink sprays and then spraying the reverse of the stencil and pressing it onto the white bits. I cut a piece of packaging plastic and adhered it on the back and added coordinating sequins. I settled on the Winnie and Walter diecut sentiment as it needed something easy to read. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is “use dies or punches”. Happy crafting, Christine

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    What colour is ‘feminine’?

    Hi crafters. Both challenges at Simon says Stamp are “feminine” at the moment. This card came together in a round about way. I had this piece of cardboard with a round hole which I thought about using in a shaker. I was listening to a podcast with Dina Wakley and she was talking about liking knitting with hot pink yarn. I thought, of all the colours, hot pink is probably the most associated with ‘feminine’. Then at the secondhand shop there was hot pink yarn! I took it home and this is the result. Behind the circle is black gesso and gold paint on a scrap. I painted the cardboard…

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    Vintage Anniversary

    Hi crafters. I made a card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge ( Add a quote) as part of my tidying up. I collaged scraps of book paper and diecut waste onto a sheet of paper. I added some gesso and Distress crackle paste through a Prima stencil. The next layers were acrylic paint, stamped tissue paper (main one is Simon says Stamp Old Letter 1878), stains and Distress crayons. I tried out a Couture Creations Cut and Foil leaf die on scraps of vellum and tracing paper. I also foiled the waste pieces of diecut foil (lower leaves) as these looked almost as good. The waste leaves are…

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    Hey

    Hi crafters. When I was tidying, I came across some markers I hadn’t used for a while. They are german, airbrush makers for children. I tried them out with a homemade stencil. I cut a row of holes with the Spellbinders Essential squares dies and added a Heffy Doodle Hey. I added it all to a black cardbase. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine