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    Grungy Birthday

    Hi crafters. I recently tried out some Paper artsy infusions in Green man and Slime. I think there was also some Lindy’s magicals Black Forrest. These were placed on watercolour paper and sprayed with water. When this was dry I stamped with Prima seamstress, Visible Image elemental and Katzelkraft cercle grunge stamps. I then put some Nuvo embellishment mousse through a DecoArt short circuit stencil. The happy die from Poppystamps Jumbled happy holidays was triple stacked. The birthday was black heat embossed from Stamper Anonymous Simple sayings and cut with MFT oval word windows. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.…

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    Recycled Hooray

    Hi crafters. When I trim the sides off panels to go on a card, I often put the strips aside. Today I sorted them by colour family and adhered the green/blue ones to a xyroned 5×7 piece of paper. I trimmed the excess off and then diecut the Neat and Tangled Hooray die from the centre. I diecut the Hooray 3 times from leftover dark blue cardstock and inlaid it into the panel. This uses scraps and the card could be tailored for any occasion. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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    Best birthday

    Hi crafters. I’m experimenting with glossy art paper today. I am using the colours from the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero. I started with a Hero Arts wood block stamp called 5 big candles. I inked this with embossing ink and pressed the gloss paper to it, then used gold embossing powder. The sentiment comes from the 2018 March my monthly Hero kit. I then swiped dye ink pads across the paper. I used seedless preserves, Altenew purple wine, picked raspberry and abandoned coral. I then added a few sequins. I am entering this card in the following challenges: A blog named hero: love is in the air…

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    Thank you Betty

    Hi crafters. The problem with Marie Kondo-ing and craft is that so much “rubbish” can be reused in craft to spark joy, so it is difficult to discard.  That’s what happened here. I was tidying the recipes and found this very old Betty Crocker muffin recipe booklet which I must have got from my mother. I couldn’t throw it away as I thought the retro picture might make a good card. I decided to use it today for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Vintage/past times. We seem to be in the fifties here so I rummaged around till I found some suitably retro paper from Papercrafter magazine, which I…

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    Rainbow cats

    Hi crafters. Gee I seem to have a few cats lately. Here’s another one. This card uses Lil inkers Cats Hugs stamps and dies. I couldn’t resist doing rainbow cats with alcohol markers. I used gold Sharpie for accents and a gold embossed sentiment. The sentiment comes from Concord and 9th Birthday stacks and Cats Hugs. I did some distress oxide blending for a background behind the cats. I sprayed it with fixative at the end to prevent oxidising. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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    Vintage

    Hi crafters. Back to the sixties again. This card uses some Judi Kins wood block stamp cubes: Organic shapes palette and Spot block cube. It’s a bit hard to get a good solid area when you can only stamp once. I stamped the large areas with wild honey, twisted citron cracked pistachio and broken china distress oxides as the oxides stamped more solidly with one press. I then went back with a dry brush and brushed ink on the images to get a more solid colour. The next layers stamped really well. The second layer was peeled paint and faded jeans. On the top there is Forrest moss, vintage photo…

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    Red and grey

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for the MFT Color challenge 111. I stamped images from Sketched blooms 2 in Shadow grey archival ink. I coloured the flowers with candied apple, aged mahogany and a little festive berries distress stains and a brush. I flicked a little red stain plus hickory smoke onto the panel. I added a sentiment from Essential sentiments in Versafine onyx black.

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    Just chicken in

    Hi crafters. I made another card for the Monday Simon says Stamp challenge: things with wheels. I was experimenting with watercolour and mirror stamping. This chicken from Technique Tuesday ( Cheeky chickens) had to be mirror stamped to ride a scooter from Rubbermoon which was going the other way. I stamped it with Acorn Versafine Clair but didn’t get a clear impression due to the texture of the watercolour paper. I stamped the scooter with Shadow Grey Archival ink. I watercoloured with a waterbrush. At the end I added some dry brush stippling to the path as well as pencil and alcohol markers. I went over the chicken’s legs with…

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    Green thanks

    Hi crafters. I had a lot of mandala pieces left from a previous card so I made another card for the Wednesday Simon says Stamp challenge: no stamps allowed. The Mandala maker die is from Technique Tuesday. I cut these from various colours and put them straight into zip lock bags so as not to lose pieces. I placed the mandala on fun foam and then in some Kaisercraft green paper. The sentiment is MFT twice the thanks die which I cut from green and stacked on blue diecuts so it has a subtle shadow.

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    Hit the road

    Hi crafters. The Monday Simon says Stamp challenge is things with wheels. I decided this might be a good opportunity to try no line colouring with Fade out ink from Ink on 3. I used stamps from Flora and Fauna’s love bug set and watercolour. I added a little pencil at the end, then a sentiment from Neat and Tangled. I placed the panel on some MFT paper. I need some more experience with watercolouring and I will try the fade out ink again next time.