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    Pinkfresh November

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Pinkfresh Studios November Challenge. Here is the photo: I took acrylic paints in the challenge colours and scraped them on some cardstock. I trimmed this down and then partially gold embossed the image from Heart and Soul twice. I added Thank you cut from thick black cardstock with the Classic Words die set. There is some shine from the gold paint and the embossing. I am also entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge for October: Autumn and Gratitude Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    More recycling

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is to recycle. I was given the lace from my sister’s wedding dress to use and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to use a little. There are various embroidered sections on tulle. I cut out one portion. I wanted something to use with it so I stamped the Altenew Baroque motifs stamp on beverage packaging using Unicorn white pigment ink. I cut this out and popped it up with foam tape over some paper with subtle script stamping. I used another piece of packaging to white emboss a sentiment from the Altenew Birthday greetings stamp set. I cut that out…

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    Paint swipes and encrusted sentiments

    Hi crafters. Today I am guest designing for Time Out Challenges. The new challenge theme is celebrations. I usually end up leaving the sentiment till last, but with these cards I did the sentiments first. The word celebration was making me think special and sparkly, so I decided to cover die cut words with glittery things. I took some scrap and cut out the words. I recommend using colours that coordinate with your glitter etc in case there are any blank spots. I used Altenew Script Words 2 and The Ton Bold General Greetings dies. I layered the ‘fabulous’ to make it stiffer and easier to hold. I put glue…

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    Meowy Christmouse

    Hi crafters. I have a Christmas card today for The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge #363: Holiday. The background was made from red scraps as Jennifer McGuire did in a recent video. I coloured a cat from The Cat’s Pajamas Fat Cat Christmas Stamp set with alcohol markers. The sentiment from the same set was gold embossed. I added some lime leaves using dies from Stamplorations and Tim Holtz. I added some glitter glue to the pom pom on his hat. I am also entering the Southern Girls Challenge: Christmas Thanks for visiting. Christine

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    More Thanks

    Hi crafters. I had leftovers from diecutting for the last card, so I decided to put them to use. The die is the antique corner rose label die from Memory Box. I found some paper that looks like handmade paper ( it’s not). I flicked on some charcoal spray and mixed some stains to match the teal already on the paper, then flicked that on too. I glued the label die down and stamped a sentiment from the Tim Holtz simple sayings stamp set. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Memory Box Challenge #55: Pattern Paper Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Thanks/ Thanksgiving Simon says Stamp Work…

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    Antique thanks

    Hi crafters. I have a thank you card for a couple of challenges. The centrepiece uses the Memory Box Antique corner rose label die. I cut this from black paper as well as some Kaisercraft pattern paper. I inlaid the pieces for the flowers, leaves and label. I inked the edges of the leaves and label with iced spruce distress ink. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz simple sayings stamp set. I placed the centrepiece over some more pattern paper and added a crochet border with a Tim Holtz crochet die. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Memory Box Challenge #55: Pattern Paper Simon says Stamp Monday…

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    Thinking of You

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Thinking of you. I started by scribbling Gelatos and other water soluble crayons across some cardstock. I blended across the stripes with a wet finger. I then sprayed the panel with pink, blue and purple sprays through a Little Birdie stencil. I embossed the sentiment from Concord and 9th Beautiful Branches in gold and then white and added gems to the pattern.

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    Stripey flowers

    Hi crafters. I was recently experimenting with stamping on washi tape with the Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura stamp. I used black StazOn ink. The photopolymer likes to stick to the plastic shiny washi which makes fine lines difficult, though it would probably be better with the more paper like washi tapes. I added some silver paint pen to the stamens and cut out my flowers. I stamped the image again on a white cardbase along with a sentiment from the same set. I am entering this card in The Flower Challenge #38: Add spots or stripes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Hand drawn birthday

    Hi crafters. This card is an experiment with Copic multi liners and a red pencil. I did not know that mechanical pencils with coloured leads existed. When I went to a big city stationery store I couldn’t resist getting a Pilot Color eno pencil to try. The background for this card was drawn with black Copic multiliners. I was going for a cartoony feel. I stamped the Ink Road Block Party Outline letters, added shadows, coloured them and cut them out. The balloon was hand drawn to match and then coloured and cut out. Everything was adhered with foam tape. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp…

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    Modern Thanks

    Hi crafters. This peachy bit of paper was in some packaging but I couldn’t throw it out. I scraped some matt acrylic paints on it with an old gift card and used the edge to do the black streaks. I did some stamping with a Little Birdie grid stamp and the Prima Solar Luna stamp. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold Sentiments 1. I added a few dots. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Thanks / Thanksgiving