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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

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    Eat more cake

    Hi crafters. I decided to use this stencilled and doodled paper to make a card. I used black and white with it as the paper was busy. The stacked eat cake is from Concord and 9th. The cupcake is from Darkroom Door. Everything was popped up on foam. I added a black, thin 5×7 frame from Simon Says Stamp. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Purple thanks

    Hi crafters. I’m tidying up again. I decided to cut purple and black scraps with the Simon says Stamp Geometric Builder squares dies and form a background. I also cut some small squares with a punch. I glued these all on a card base, starting in the centre. The sentiment was cut with the Pinkfresh Studio classic words dies and stacked. It’s a good way to tidy and listen to a couple of podcasts at the same time. I’m sending this card to the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Vellum shaker

    Hi crafters. I was inspired by Kristina Werner’s recent vellum shaker card to give it a try. I thought it would be a great way to try out the Colorado Craft Company’s Big and Bold Birthday Cake stamp. I didn’t actually use vellum, this is tracing paper. I gold embossed the cake, added some candles(Scenic Route) then a Paper Smooches sentiment. Since this card is also for a male, I backed it with some fun blue and green cardboard and added a lot of sequins. This was easier to make than I thought, and the tracing paper embossed really well. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp…

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    Bright big hugs

    Hi crafters. My card started with the background paper. I had a painty piece of paper with orange and blue on it, which I decided to try to turn into something useable. I added various bright colours with stencils from Visible Image, Funky Fossil and Stencil Girl. I added white paint with the Funky Fossil Fractional stencil on top. I made a sentiment by white embossing stamps from the March 2018 My Hero kit. I layered this on coloured circles which matched colours in the background. I cut a slice out of the white circle to go with the white stencilling. I thought the circle was a little lost so…

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    Bright birthday

    Hi crafters. I have another card for Simon says Stamp Monday challenge which is bright and cheerful colours. I collaged some scraps onto cardboard and added a thin layer of gesso followed by crimson, orange, yellow and bronze acrylic inks. I then placed a homemade stencil on top and sponged some gesso through it. The white makes the bright colours pop. I added some stacked Memory Box candles backed with yellow fun foam and a Neat and Tangled tag die with foam behind it. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Bright and Cheerful

    Hi crafters. The challenge at Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is bright and cheerful colours. I decided to stencil some paint onto kraft. Kraft isn’t bright but I consider it cheerful. I used a homemade stencil and some acrylic paints. I added some doodling to my wonky circles and a white paint pen border. The stacked, bright, green, glitter cardstock sentiment is from Paper Smooches, so it is unfortunately not available any more. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Rose coloured glasses

    Hi crafters. This journal page started with gesso and collaged pink tissue paper. I added texture paste through a botanical stencil which I cut from packaging. There are also some dots using another home made stencil. I stamped a Penny Black text stamp with Glorious Versafine Clair on top and added Lindy’s Magicals in Autumn Maple crimson and misted. The lady was cut from a postcard. There is also some soluble graphite pencil. I stamped the title with some Typo alphabet stamps. I was just experimenting with the stencils and a monochrome theme. I am entering this over at Simon says Stamp Monday challenge which is not a card. Happy…