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    Collage Christmas

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Winnie and Walter Color combo challenge for October. Here is the inspiration photo: I decided to use the Winnie and Walter Into the woods stamp to make a wooden background using distress stains and inks. I used the Merry cutaway to cut 2 from red felt. I glued these together. I added some ribbon, a bead and a jingle bell. I popped the panel up on fun foam and adhered it to a green cardbase. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Inspired hearts

    Hi crafters. The current Paper Smooches Challenge is to be inspired by one of the design team. I chose this card by Jill Hawkins. I like the design, the stitching and the colours. I don’t have that die so I used the Paper Smooches Tiny hearts dies. I drew a spiral on some white cardstock and then die cut the hearts along that. I decided to use the arrow as well and have that point toward the ‘you’. The hearts were coloured with alcohol markers. I stitched the panel to an orange cardbase with orange thread. My machine plays up if I stitch through any adhesive, but I wanted to…

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    Autumn leaves

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Memory Box Challenge: Falling leaves. I diecut the Memory Box Birds and Blossoms die plus some extra branches. The branches were painted with a mixture of silver and Payne’s grey acrylic paint. The bird, flowers and leaves were painted with Finetec watercolours. The frame was turned into a shaker. The background was made from a watercoloured panel with an acrylic wash over it. A circle of acetate water glued behind the frame. The extra branches were glued onto the background and foam tape was added to the circle frame. Sequins from Neat and Tangled were added before it was sealed. The background…

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    Rainbows and Unicorns

    Hi crafters. I couldn’t resist using some Julie Ebersole stamps for the Less is More Challenge. I started by diecutting The Stamp Market dotted rainbow die twice. I extended the lines with a pokey tool and a ruler. I stamped the sentiment from Pure Magic in Versafine onyx black and the unicorn from Unicorns and Rainbows in grey. I coloured the unicorn and fart in glitter glue and pearlised purple acrylic. I added some glitter gel pen to the unicorn. I put a little glitter glue over the rainbow as well. The rainbow was stitched in bright cotton threads. I am entering this card in the Less is More #406…

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    Creepy hugs

    Hi crafters. As I mentioned in the last post, I found a bag of embroidered bugs at the secondhand shop. It contained this tarantula which I thought I could use in Halloween challenges. I made a background for him by embossing a piece of kraft cardstock with the Kaisercraft wood grain embossing folder which had been inked with ground espresso distress ink. I did that a couple of times to get a 5×7 panel as the spider is huge. I rubbed distress ink cubes over the raised sections and then attached scrap threads into a cobweb pattern. I glued the spider down and added a sentiment from the Hero Arts…

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    Bugs and kisses

    Hi crafters. This card started with a piece of watercolour paper onto which I stencilled leftover texture paste in pink and purple with the Funky Fossil micro dots stencil. I thought I could use it in the Simon says Stamp All things pink challenge. I added a wash of pink watercolour. I found some secondhand embroidered bugs the other day and this one had the same pinks in it. I made a border around the watercoloured panel with teal and metallic threads to match the bug. I cut some platinum vellum with Kaisercraft leaf dies and coloured these roughly with an alcohol marker. I added the panel onto a teal…

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    Pink Hey

    Hi crafters. This card started with some dressmaking pattern paper. I covered that with gesso. I added texture paste that had been mixed with black paint and glitter, through a stencil that just has Splat on it. There is also some pink chalk paint which was applied through the Funky Fossil micro dots stencil. I added a couple of spray stains and powders. There is some stamping with Kaisercraft stamp 36 and Prima messy. I decided to use some secondhand chipboard letters as the sentiment and coloured them with a pink sharpie. I separated them from the background with layers of black and pink tulle as well as black Stamplorations…

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    Hot pink Christmas

    Hi crafters. I had an idea to do a modern Christmas card. I thought it would be an opportunity to use some hot pink cardstock that I have. I cut the Tim Holtz Flurry 2 die from it as well as a Kaisercraft merry Christmas. I took some paper and swiped it with diluted watercolour paint which looks pinky purple. I used a credit card to scrape on some fluoro pink acrylic paint. When that was dry I used the credit card to scrape on some heavy gel gloss. Deco and Heidi Swapp foils will stick to this heavy gel gloss as well as any shiny acrylic paints. The fluoro…

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    Stencilled scraps

    Hi crafters. One of the crafty things I did on World Card Making Day was to use up some scraps. Jennifer McGuire had ideas for this in her video this week. I stuck blue and green scraps onto copy paper. I took the Dina Wakley stencil and coated it with black gesso and then pressed it into my scrap strips. The strips are all different thicknesses so not all got well stencilled. I actually put more black gesso on and pressed it in again for better transfer. The piece wasn’t a huge area so I cut it into strips and adhered it with white cardbase showing in between. The sentiment…

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    CAS stencil plus hot foil

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the CAS stencil challenge for October which has a theme of stencilling over pattern paper. Jennifer McGuire had a video on using scraps to make cards this week. I layered pink and purple scraps and cut them with the Spellbinders Labels 44 die. I decided to use this as my pattern paper to stencil onto. I found a Kaisercraft flourish stencil from their mini mix and sprayed purple and pink onto the shape. I wasn’t happy with that so I put the stencil back on and pounced a mixture of Nuvo embellishment mousse in English Heather and Black Ash onto it. I decided…