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    Pinkfresh get well

    Hi crafters. For today’s card I stamped the Pinkfresh floral frame stamp in Versafine Clair Monarch and coloured with coloured pencils on lilac textured cardstock. I used lilac mirror paper for a matt as well as for the sentiment. The Simon says Stamp get well soon die cut was layered on a cardstock layer. It looks like it is in shadow in the photo, but it really is light purple. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Stamp it Simon says Stamp Stamptember Pinkfresh collaboration challenge

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    Scalloped Birthday

    Hi crafters. I’ve been using scraps to make a birthday card with Reverse Confetti dies. I used the double edge scallop border die to cut many blue/green strips. These were adhered at the top with thin double sided tape and lower down with thin foam strips to make the scallops pop out. I went through my pile until I found a gel print piece in blues with stars stencilled with home made blue glitter paste. I cut this with the happy pretty panels die and stamped Hero Arts Birthday underneath in StazOn. I popped this up on blue cards and added glitter gel pen to the outline of the letters…

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    Decorated tree

    Hi crafters. Another Christmas card done! I used the Reverse Confetti tall triangles die from 2 colours of green cardstock and glued these to green fun foam. I cut copper letters for the sentiment with Reverse Confetti Jingle all the way die. I adhered the letters and tree to some stiff pattern paper. I then decorated my tree with acrylic yarn ‘tinsel’ , gems plus a gold star. The yarn was actually sewn onto the background by threading it through holes next to the tree. It was a fun card to make, and I have leftovers to make another one! I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp…

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    A Latte

    Hi crafters. I tried some pencil blending with Lawn Fawn stamps today. I stamped the cup from the Thanks a latte set in Fade out ink and coloured with pencil and blended with Gamsol. I stamped the coffee with gathered twigs distress stain which gave a mottled look which was good for the surface texture, but maybe I should have gone lighter as it looks like a cappuccino! I stamped the steam in grey and the masked the cup to stamp a table cloth with Kaisercraft diamonds stamp and blend scattered straw distress ink above that. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Clair acorn. I am entering this card in…

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    Dreamy feathers

    Hi crafters. I tried out colouring with markers in today’s card. I used the small Lawn Fawn set called Dream. I put the feathers and scrolls in the stamping tool and applied Arteza real brush markers. I misted the stamps and the paper. Once I had covered the page I watercoloured the images using the same colours and a water brush. One that was done I stamped over the top with Brilliance galaxy gold ink. I then used the same markers to do spatters. I had a problem here as the black spatters went rogue and caused some big blobs. As a solution, I made a few more feathers, cut…

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    Smarty Pants

    Hi crafters. I made an exam card using the Picket Fence Studios Kendall Girl Stamp. I stamped it with Acorn archival ink and coloured her with pencils. Some of the lines and definition were lost so I went over that with gel pens . I made a setting for her using Penny Black letter background stamp and book stamps from Rubber Moon. I used a Dymo labeller for the sentiment. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Stamptember Picket Fence Studios Challenge Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Stamp it

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    Rainbow Day

    Hi crafters. Another card with the circles of faith stamp from Picket Fence. This time I turned it into a rainbow. I embossed it in gold, coloured it with glitter gel pens and added a sentiment from Picket Fence Studios just because stamp set popped up on a cloud. It is hard to show the shine in a photo. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Stamptember Picket Fence Studios Challenge. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Stamp it Time out #143 inspired by words

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    Circular Christmas

    Hi crafters. I used the Picket Fence Circles of faith Stamp to make a Christmas card. I inked and embossed with gold a few times then coloured every third gap with glitter gel pens. I trimmed it and added red strips to the top and bottom. I don’t have a Picket Fence Christmas sentiment so I used a Kaisercraft die and cut one from red foil contact adhesive and red fun foam. I love how shiny and sparkly it turned out. I am entering this card in the Simple Says Stamp Stamptember Picket Fence Challenge. I am also entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Stamp it

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    Japanese inchy

    Hi crafters. I had an idea for a japanese inchy card. I wanted the bamboo to look like black ink painting so I used the Impression Obsession bamboo stamp with a black soot distress stain dauber and did a single stamping. I cut a red inchy from scrap and embossed 2 layers of Gina K red hot embossing powder on it. I next stamped the Kaisercraft oriental calligraphy stamp on the left and a wood block egret which says Stampscapes on it. I embossed these in gold. I left some of the stray powder on. I felt the egret wasn’t easily recognisable so I stamped on top with black StazOn.…

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    Metallic inchy

    Hi crafters. I wanted to try and combine two challenges: Less is More – metallic, and the CAS mix up card challenge- inchy. I also wanted to try and a more masculine version. I started by swiping white cardstock with metallic paint and a dry brush. It is a satin acrylic meant for furniture and has a bit of sheen. The colour is supposed to be ‘steel’ but it is very brown on paper. Next I took aluminium tape and adhered it to a scrap and cut this with the Kaisercraft Sari texture die. I left some of the pieces in place and put blobs of glue behind so they…