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    Monster birthday

    Hi crafters. This card uses stencils from Paper Smooches called Savvy Stencil and Stackers stencil. The panel was created on photo paper as an experiment so it is a bit glossy. I blended Catherine Pooler lemongrass and Lime Rickey for the ground with the Savvy stencil and blues and greens to make balloons with the Stackers stencil. I cut the cute monster from some scraps and glued him down before drawing strings with a Copic multiliner. The sentiment comes from the Paper Smooches Birthday sampler stamp set. I used some of the tiny dies in the Monster die set to cut a scrap of blue acetate for some confetti. I…

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    Floral shaker

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge is fun with florals. I thought I’d make a shaker using Paper Smooches Mini flower dies and bright scraps. I used the MFT stitched rounded square frames dies. The background was stamped in Catherine Pooler Flirty Fuchsia with stamps from the Kaisercraft Magenta and The Stamp Market Ready to bloom stamp sets. The sentiment is also from the Kaisercraft Magenta set. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Blue and coral

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the current Less is More #410 Challenge. The blue is cheap acrylic paint I had that was just the right shade. I put some on an old credit card an swiped it across. I cut through the paint with 2 of the recent Paper Smooches stitch builder dies so that there were 5 rows of holes. I sewed the paper with coral thread. The sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped in Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Beaded card

    Hi crafters. It’s been a while since I did a stitched card so I decided to use a recently acquired die from Lil Inkers. The Pointelle cover die has holes in hexagon shapes covering it. I cut it twice to cover a 5×7 card and sprayed this cardstock blue/purple. I layered over that blue tulle and green and teal sheer fabrics. I sewed through these incorporating beads as I went. I held the layers together with bulldog clips. I slashed the fabric in between and helped it curl back with a heat gun. In the past when I’ve tried this the fabrics stuck out more than this time. It might…

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    Sparkly gold

    Hi crafters. I have a sparkly card for the A Blog Named Hero challenge. The theme is sparkle. I took the Hero Arts long leaves stencil and added embossing ink with a dauber to alternate strands. I added gold tinsel embossing powder to this. The embossing ink had oozed underneath a bit so later I touched it up with an alcohol marker. I applied Viva modellier creme in gold to the other strands and sprinkled black glitter on it while it was wet. I wanted a 5×7 card so I cut the panel horizontally and slipped some black cardstock with a gold embossed sentiment from the Hero Greetings Occasions Stamp…

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    Party shaker

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Simon says Stamp Party challenges. The background panel is blue, orange, yellow and red acrylic finger painted on paper with gold acrylic scraped over the top while it was still a little wet. Before that dried I poured gold glitter on it. I brushed off the loose bits and coated it with acrylic varnish to seal in the glitter. I cut a piece of this paper to fit behind a frame made with a MFT stitched rounded square frames die. I filled the shaker with gold and blue bits and adhered it to a black cardbase edged with gold Viva modellier creme.…

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    Birthday bouquet

    Hi crafters. I tried out some watercolour paint on some Pinkfresh studio Dainty Blossoms for the December Pinkfresh Studio Challenge. Since Christmas is over, I’m not using the theme, just the colours. I started by cutting a Noteworthy Frame into watercolour paper. I painted this with the challenge blues. While this was drying, I put a piece of the same watercolour paper through the Xyron machine. I then covered it with Dainty Blossom dies. This was quite thick so the pieces tended to stay in the diecuts. I painted the flowers and attempted to mix the challenge colours. When it was all dry, I made a flower arrangement and adhered…

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    Spring chickens

    Hi crafters. My resolution for 2020 is to try and use more pattern paper. I was able to combine the pattern paper with chickens here for the Time Out Challenge #151. I thought the Technique Tuesday sentiment from the Chicken Family stamp set was perfect for the inspiration quote. The background is from the One Canoe Two Twilight paper pad. I stamped chickens from Rubber Moon onto a scrap of paper I had coloured in the past, added some gel pen and marker to them and fussy cut them out. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Let’s Party

    Hi crafters. I managed to squeeze another card in before the festivities. I took a grungy gel print and added colour to the blank spots with Arteza real brush markers. I then used the Visible Image Strobe stencil to add some iridescent glitter paste. I cut the Pinkfresh Studio Let’s Party die from black and platinum glitter cardstock. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Party time. Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Party time

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    Wooden flowers

    Hi crafters. Just a quick card for the Flower Challenge #39 where the theme is use a die. I found some second hand balsa wood and wanted to try diecutting it. I couldn’t find my double sided adhesive sheets so I put the balsa wood through the Xyron machine. I then cut this with The Stamp Market Ready to bloom cover die. I also cut the die from beige fun foam and layered the flowers. I used papers from the Kaisercraft Fleur collection for the rest of the card. I stamped a sentiment from the Funky Fossil Quick Brown Fox Stamp set and added some sequins.