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    Find Joy

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Frame it. This piece is mainly made from scraps. I layered old diecuts and bits of chipboard I had cut previously, onto scrap cardstock. I gessoed then used purple, olive, black and silver paint. There is also some stamping with The Kaisercraft script stamp. The frame is Kaisercraft ornate frame painted with the same paints, the coated with crackle accents. I made it into a little shaker with some silver sequins and beads. The letters were cut from Tim Holtz typeset alphabet die.

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    Bon voyage

    Hi crafters. I had a panel I made with MFT diagonal background stamp and white foil. The foil turned out a bit patchy, but I decided to turn it into a Bon Voyage card. Can you guess where they were going? Greece! I used strips of blue cardstock and cut the greeting with Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thin dies. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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    Hey gorgeous

    Hi crafters. I cut a piece of cardstock with The Ton geometric circles coverplate die. I coloured it roughly with Arteza markers to let the colours bleed. It wasn’t watercolour paper but it was fine. I had partially cut the die a couple of times to make the piece longer for a 5×7 card. I used a piece of gold Pellon rainbow spun (synthetic, shiny fibre sheet) over a piece of paper that had been sprayed with gold acrylic paint. I adhered the diecut over this. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh studio. I cut the writing from coloured photo paper and the shadow from a rainbow of different cardstocks plus…

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    3 colour leaf

    Hi crafters. I couldn’t resist another card for the Foiled Fox Color trio challenge. I used photo paper. I smooshed on 3 distress oxides: Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Wild honey. When it was dry I wiped it with a baby wipe and then stamped the Concord and 9th Lace leaf Stamp. It was a little hard to stamp on this surface. One is stamped with StazOn and one with Archival Jet Black. The StazOn was better but my pad needs reinking. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio Classic words dies. It was cut from leftover photo paper and a black paper shadow. I spattered the background with the same…

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    Party card

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for The Cat’s Pajamas #357 Move it Challenge. I started with a cat from TCP Let’s Party set. I coloured him with alcohol markers and glitter gel pens. The balloons and presents are from the Concord and 9th Birthday stacks set. I wanted the outside of the card to be unassuming and the inside to be more of a party. I stamped the sentiment from The Cat’s Pajamas Keep Calm set and embossed it in gold on black paper. I adhered this to the outside of a pearlised cardbase along with some stickers. On the inside I covered it with pattern paper which has…

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    Thinking of you

    Hi crafters. I have made another card with the same 3 oxides: Broken China, Faded jeans and Seedless preserves. I used the Visible Image stencil called Fibres on white cardstock. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th Beautiful branches Stamp set. I am entering this card in the Foiled Fox colour trio challenge.

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    3 colours

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Foiled Fox colour trio challenge. I used 3 distress oxides on photo paper: Seedless preserves, faded jeans and broken china. I turned this into a sky using the Sizzix tree line die. The sentiment from Neat and Tangled Scandinavian Prints was embossed in white.

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    Bright spot

    Hi crafters. I did some more colouring in ( 2 podcasts worth). The Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge is bright colours. I used the Picket Fence Circles of faith stamp and coloured it with gel pens. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th Rainbow wishes stamp set. This is the inspiration photo. I used the rainbow bright colours.

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    Avocado waves

    Hi crafters. I felt like colouring in and using some metallic gel pens. I grabbed some avocado coloured cardstock and embossed the Hero Arts Ocean waves Stamp with navy embossing powder. I had a 5×7 panel so I decided where the sentiment would go and stamped above and below that line. I used orange, green and 2 silver metallic gel pens. They look different on green cardstock. The sentiment is from Hero greetings Stamp set. I am entering this card in A Blog Named Hero May challenge: Celebrate

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    It’s your day

    Hi crafters. This one of those cards with no plan. I started with the colours and a bunch of Hero Arts products and went from there. The panel is watercolour paper with smooshed distress stains in lucky clover, evergreen bough, cracked pistachio, scattered straw, shabby shutters and a hint of tarnished brass. Over this I randomly embossed the pearl strings bold print stamp using verdigris powder. I stamped the happy birthday ( Hero greetings Stamp set) and the ocean waves bold print in the same colours to add some texture. In the centre is Bo Bunny glitter paste in Seafoam which was applied through a cardboard stencil made with the…