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    Party time!

    Hi crafters. I’ve got an entry for the Simon says Stamp challenges this week. I started by running the paper through with the Your next die: circles – piercing marks die ( all connected) twice. Unfortunately you can’t see the marks as clearly by the end as I had to run the card through the die cut machine to fix warping a couple of times. I cut the background with the Your next die Starburst trio. I then coloured the background with Ken Oliver liquid metals, Ken Oliver Prussian blue, Lindy’s magicals Autumn maple crimson and a spray of gold paint. I inlaid coloured starbursts and painted Jo Sonja’s Opal…

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    Felted greetings

    Hi crafters. Time for one more for the Stitch it up challenge at Simon says Stamp. The fabric scrap was sewn with crotchet cotton and machine sewn to card base. After successfully cutting felt in the last card, I thought why not have the sentiment in felt. The Will’s hand birthday die is from Tonic and the straight talk happy is from Technique Tuesday. I glued these on along with a starburst felt die cut from Your next Stamp. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Stitch it up! Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Stitched heart.

    Hi crafters. I managed to finish another stitched card. This one is stitching on a scrap of fabric with crochet cotton. I held it onto the cardbase with bulldog clips and sewed it on. I thought the smile circle die from Simon says Stamp would make a nice sentiment. The die is triple stacked with clear embossing powder on top. It was getting lost on the busy background so I diecut a heart from felt and stitched around the outside. I sewed that to the background the glued on the diecut. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Stitch it up!

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    Stitched up

    Hi crafters. I have a few half started stitched card projects so I thought I’d try and finish one for the Simon says Stamp challenge. This one started by stamping the MFT mesmerizing mandala in Grey dye ink on a scrap of hessian. This was an experiment as I didn’t know how it would go on hessian. I sewed the stamped lines with recycled silver strands. I placed rhinestones and gems in between in places. For the sentiment I used Penny Black doodles dies. I cut celebrate 4 times and stacked them, the used silver embossing powder on top. I trimmed the piece and glued it with Tombow mono multi.…

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    Rainbow best

    Hi crafters. I did a card for some Stamplorations challenges. The theme and sketch challenge has this sketch: Now who can resist a rainbow? The theme is stamps and big words. I used the Picket Fence Circles of faith stamp with black ink and some masking. I joined the lines with a Pitt pen in the middle. I coloured it with alcohol markers and used the Stamplorations It’s all about you! stamps for the sentiment. I am entering the card in these Stamplorations challenges: Theme/ Sketch challenge December 2018 CAS card challenge December: Anthing goes, optional green. Stamplorations Never ending anything goes challenge

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    Special

    Hi crafters. I decided to turn another gel press print into a card. This is a magazine print from a glossy magazine. I added words from Stamplorations- It’s all about you! stamp set. It was a bit bare on the left so I added some Viva Inca gold – Cobaltblue paste through Tim Holtz mini stencil set 33. The paste is very shiny and works well with the blue paint. I am entering this card in the Stamplorations Mixed media: Anything goes challenge. And the Stamplorations Never ending Anything goes challenge

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    Seriously cool!

    Hi crafters. I was watching Lydia Fiedler’s recent video about taking gel prints that aren’t working and doodling on them. Having several prints like this, I decided to have a go. This print was a failed magazine print where you could just make out a vague figure. I coloured the blank bits in the background with copics and outlined and doodled. I initially used a very fine copic black but went back over it with a Pitt pen to make it more obvious. I also used a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Stamplorations: Seriously die and It’s all about you! Stamp set. I am entering this card in…

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    Christmas gifts

    Hi crafters. I give most of my cards away to relatives at Christmas. It’s hard to know what to put inside the cards as I don’t know who it will be given to. This year I have stamped multiple copies of sentiments onto label paper which is meant to go in a printer. Some are small labels and some whole sheets. I have trimmed them into strips. I also recently got the Simon says Stamp tiny words sentiments and stamped them without removing them from the backing sheet. I have cut them up, except for one page as a guide. The pieces have been put in gift boxes I decorated…

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    Happy Anniversary

    Hi crafters. I made another card with the MFT Diagonal Design Background Stamp while I had it out. I stamped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in copper. I then sprayed the whole panel with water and added distress stains in ground expresso, walnut stain, forest moss, black soot and brushed corduroy. I decided to swipe them across under the stamping to fit with the sketch challenge. I heat embossed the sentiment in copper from MFT Essential sentiments onto black paper. I dry embossed a chevron pattern underneath that with a folder from Marianne design. I swiped embossing ink around the edges after adhering the panel and heat…

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    Lol!

    Hi crafters. I decided to try out the MFT Diagonal Design Background Stamp for a masculine card. I stamped it in light Grey ink and coloured it with YR09, Y17 and N4 copics. The chisel point is just the right width for the spaces. I then restamped in Versafine onyx black and heat embossed with black powder. The paper was not exactly aligned so I coloured it again. I had a 5×7 card base so I put Heidi Swapp washi tape at top and bottom the the cut panel with more Heidi Swapp washi tape as the sentiment strip. I trimmed a little excess card base off the bottom. The…