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    Meowy Christmouse

    Hi crafters. I have a Christmas card today for The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge #363: Holiday. The background was made from red scraps as Jennifer McGuire did in a recent video. I coloured a cat from The Cat’s Pajamas Fat Cat Christmas Stamp set with alcohol markers. The sentiment from the same set was gold embossed. I added some lime leaves using dies from Stamplorations and Tim Holtz. I added some glitter glue to the pom pom on his hat. I am also entering the Southern Girls Challenge: Christmas Thanks for visiting. Christine

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    More Thanks

    Hi crafters. I had leftovers from diecutting for the last card, so I decided to put them to use. The die is the antique corner rose label die from Memory Box. I found some paper that looks like handmade paper ( it’s not). I flicked on some charcoal spray and mixed some stains to match the teal already on the paper, then flicked that on too. I glued the label die down and stamped a sentiment from the Tim Holtz simple sayings stamp set. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Memory Box Challenge #55: Pattern Paper Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Thanks/ Thanksgiving Simon says Stamp Work…

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    Antique thanks

    Hi crafters. I have a thank you card for a couple of challenges. The centrepiece uses the Memory Box Antique corner rose label die. I cut this from black paper as well as some Kaisercraft pattern paper. I inlaid the pieces for the flowers, leaves and label. I inked the edges of the leaves and label with iced spruce distress ink. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz simple sayings stamp set. I placed the centrepiece over some more pattern paper and added a crochet border with a Tim Holtz crochet die. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Memory Box Challenge #55: Pattern Paper Simon says Stamp Monday…

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    Thinking of You

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Thinking of you. I started by scribbling Gelatos and other water soluble crayons across some cardstock. I blended across the stripes with a wet finger. I then sprayed the panel with pink, blue and purple sprays through a Little Birdie stencil. I embossed the sentiment from Concord and 9th Beautiful Branches in gold and then white and added gems to the pattern.

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    Stripey flowers

    Hi crafters. I was recently experimenting with stamping on washi tape with the Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura stamp. I used black StazOn ink. The photopolymer likes to stick to the plastic shiny washi which makes fine lines difficult, though it would probably be better with the more paper like washi tapes. I added some silver paint pen to the stamens and cut out my flowers. I stamped the image again on a white cardbase along with a sentiment from the same set. I am entering this card in The Flower Challenge #38: Add spots or stripes.

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    Hand drawn birthday

    Hi crafters. This card is an experiment with Copic multi liners and a red pencil. I did not know that mechanical pencils with coloured leads existed. When I went to a big city stationery store I couldn’t resist getting a Pilot Color eno pencil to try. The background for this card was drawn with black Copic multiliners. I was going for a cartoony feel. I stamped the Ink Road Block Party Outline letters, added shadows, coloured them and cut them out. The balloon was hand drawn to match and then coloured and cut out. Everything was adhered with foam tape. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp…

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    Modern Thanks

    Hi crafters. This peachy bit of paper was in some packaging but I couldn’t throw it out. I scraped some matt acrylic paints on it with an old gift card and used the edge to do the black streaks. I did some stamping with a Little Birdie grid stamp and the Prima Solar Luna stamp. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold Sentiments 1. I added a few dots. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Thanks / Thanksgiving

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    Stamplorations Birthday

    Hi crafters. Stamplorations is having a belated birthday party. I have a birthday card for their challenge. I was experimenting with stamping on washi tape. I started stamping the circles from the Stamplorations Art Marks stamp set. I was going to cut them out but decided to do a panel instead. They are stamped with black StazOn. I didn’t have a full card front as I used some already, so I trimmed it and added it on an angle. I added a border using another stamp from the same set as well as the Happy Birthday from the Baa Baa Stamp set. I am entering the Stamplorations Celebrations challenge. Happy…

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    Pinkfresh challenge

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the October Pinkfresh Studio Challenge. Here is the photo: I took a piece of watercolour paper and randomly added normal and metallic watercolours in the challenge colours. I cut this with a circle die. I also cut a larger circle from black paper and a circular piece from gold paper. I layered these in an offset manner and added a black dainty blossom die cut. I adhered these to a navy cardbase along with a sentiment from the Classic words die set. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Shiny ombré

    Hi crafters. I didn’t think I did the colours justice in my last card so I made another one with the colours of the Winnie and Walter October Color combo challenge. I used Finetec metallic watercolours on watercolour paper. I was inspired by the ombré gradient of the last few colours in the palette above. When they had dried I spattered with charcoal spray and added a Winnie and Walter Celebrate cutaway. Lastly I added some dots and string. I am entering this card in following challenges: Winnie and Walter Color Combo Challenge for October. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Fall/ Autumn colors. Happy crafting, Christine