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    What colour is ‘feminine’?

    Hi crafters. Both challenges at Simon says Stamp are “feminine” at the moment. This card came together in a round about way. I had this piece of cardboard with a round hole which I thought about using in a shaker. I was listening to a podcast with Dina Wakley and she was talking about liking knitting with hot pink yarn. I thought, of all the colours, hot pink is probably the most associated with ‘feminine’. Then at the secondhand shop there was hot pink yarn! I took it home and this is the result. Behind the circle is black gesso and gold paint on a scrap. I painted the cardboard…

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    Vintage Anniversary

    Hi crafters. I made a card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge ( Add a quote) as part of my tidying up. I collaged scraps of book paper and diecut waste onto a sheet of paper. I added some gesso and Distress crackle paste through a Prima stencil. The next layers were acrylic paint, stamped tissue paper (main one is Simon says Stamp Old Letter 1878), stains and Distress crayons. I tried out a Couture Creations Cut and Foil leaf die on scraps of vellum and tracing paper. I also foiled the waste pieces of diecut foil (lower leaves) as these looked almost as good. The waste leaves are…

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    Hey

    Hi crafters. When I was tidying, I came across some markers I hadn’t used for a while. They are german, airbrush makers for children. I tried them out with a homemade stencil. I cut a row of holes with the Spellbinders Essential squares dies and added a Heffy Doodle Hey. I added it all to a black cardbase. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Eat more cake

    Hi crafters. I decided to use this stencilled and doodled paper to make a card. I used black and white with it as the paper was busy. The stacked eat cake is from Concord and 9th. The cupcake is from Darkroom Door. Everything was popped up on foam. I added a black, thin 5×7 frame from Simon Says Stamp. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Purple thanks

    Hi crafters. I’m tidying up again. I decided to cut purple and black scraps with the Simon says Stamp Geometric Builder squares dies and form a background. I also cut some small squares with a punch. I glued these all on a card base, starting in the centre. The sentiment was cut with the Pinkfresh Studio classic words dies and stacked. It’s a good way to tidy and listen to a couple of podcasts at the same time. I’m sending this card to the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes. Happy crafting, Christine