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    Bright birthday

    Hi crafters. I’ve made another card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge (No stamps allowed). Things went wrong a lot on this card so it changed a bit, but it turned out OK in the end. I started with a piece of card with double sided adhesive sheet all over it. I adhered the pieces from the Technique Tuesday Mandala maker die which had been cut from various colours of card. I then tried perfect pearls on the sticky background but when I went to trim the piece the sticky adhesive layer creased and wouldn’t go flat. I ended up cutting the Mandalas off the piece and layered them…

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    The chance

    Hi crafters. I decided to try a new stencil and some green Paper artsy infusions for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: No stamps allowed. I sprinkled Green man and Slime infusions along with Ken Oliver burnt orange and Yellow ochre colour bursts onto a piece of watercolour paper and sprayed with water. I dried this then smooshed in some droplets that had run into the mat. I kept doing this and adding more powders until it was enough. Then I used the Visible Image Eye contact stencil with Forrest moss distress oxide and a brush. To highlight the eye I used chalk pastels over the top. I wondered about…

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    Knitted Hooray

    Hi crafters. I tried the Stencil girl Cable Knit stencil yesterday. I used a blending brush with Memento London fog ink on light grey cardstock. I came back with Grey pencils and alcohol markers to add more shadow on top. I finished with Neat and Tangled, stacked Hooray Diecuts. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: No stamps allowed.

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    Surprise!

    Hi crafters. I’ve got another funny cat card. This cat is from Katzelkraft (mini 081). I stamped the cat on watercolour paper with Versafine onyx black and watercoloured with Arteza woodless watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. The sentiments are from Ink Road, Altenew and Anko. I layered the panel on brown cardstock. I am entering this card in The Cat’s Pajama’s Challenge #354: Furry friends.

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    Groovy 2

    Hi crafters. I decided to try and do another retro card like the last but only one layer to fit the optional challenge at Time Out challenges #129. I used Creative Expressions Ripples stencil with spiced marmalade Distress ink. I wanted to use a round sans serif font for a sixties look but I didn’t have anything like that in a stamp. I decided to make a stencil by die cutting the Sizzix scripted letter dies from scrap card. I used a small brush to apply Black soot distress ink through it. I rounded the corners of the panel and then drew lines inside the edge with a ruler and…

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    Groovy!

    Hi crafters. Join me in the sixties! I was inspired to try the retro challenge #129 at Time out challenges. I used the creative expressions Ripples stencil with twisted citron distress ink for the background. I placed that on black. I put vinyl stickers from Geosign on lime Green cardstock and placed that on black. I popped the background and sentiment up on fun foam. All corners were rounded. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Black and white and one other colour. I ended up doing a similar one layer version for the Time out challenge instead.

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    Heart card

    Hi crafters. I was looking at the lovely cards for the CUTplorations February challenge when I realised this would be a perfect way to use up some already cut out flowers, bees and leaves that I had. Most of these were cut from watercolour paper with secondhand punches and watercoloured a long time ago. Some of the leaves are from Tim Holtz’s funky florals that had been cut from scrap paper in the past. I cut a heart shape from scrap and started gluing. I stamped a sentiment with Stamplorations Celebrate Stamp set onto vellum and gold heat embossed it. I’m pleased as I’ve reduced the mess in the craft…

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    Bloomdala Party

    Hi crafters. I made a card for the Stamplorations Mixed media February challenge. I started with a piece of gel press paper that had a little turquoise in it and spread Bo Bunny glitter paste in Seafoam and Turquoise through a Artplorations Bloomdala Bliss #15 mask. I added some gems and a sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio cut from blue acetate and gold cardstock. It’s very sparkly. I am also entering this card in the Stamplorations Never ending anything goes challenge:

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    Typecast

    Hi crafters. I started this card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge which is typography, then when I finished, I realised it fits the Wednesday challenge as well. I started by spraying red stain on some cardstock and then spraying with water and tilting. Then I created the background with the following stamps: MFT typewriter text background, 49 and market Pascale’s formula, Kaisercraft oriental calligraphy and Prima read to me. I used the Kaisercraft typography stencil on top with some Nuvo Black Ash embellishment mousse. A long time ago someone gave me various black and white Geosign vinyl stickers. I used a couple of different sizes for the sentiment.…

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    Best wishes

    Hi crafters. I made another card for the February Pinkfresh Studio Challenge. I cut the dainty blossoms dies from white cardstock and coloured them to suit the challenge colours with alcohol markers. I masked off an area for the sentiment and spattered and sprayed distress stains in the same colours as well as gold paint spray. The sentiment from Scripted bold sentiments 1 was gold heat embossed. Addit: This card was featured in the top 3 cards. https://www.pinkfreshstudio.com/blogs/card-making-challenges/february-challenge-winners-top-3 Thanks Pinkfresh Studio for the encouragement xoxo