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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NEW SET



                           Some of you know my rule is I have to use new things before I put them away
                                        Well Santa brought this Deer stamp and die set so I am using it
                                               All colored in chalk  on handmade paper

                                                                     ENJOY
                                                              Thank you for visiting

Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS





                                                Thank you so much Alison and Andrew
                                  Just having you here for a wonderful weekend was enough
                          I am sooooo happy you came and I got to meet my long time British pen pal

                                                            HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, December 23, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

                                      I would have sent each of you this card (inspired by Pam Simpson)
                                                             but I  don't have addresses
                                                                  This will have to do






                                                               MERRY CHRISTMAS





Thursday, December 8, 2016

CRC 30 Anything


This is my last post for Craft  Rocket Challenges
I will miss my teamies and your comments
I will still be on other teams so don't forget me



Okay  I am stretching the  NOT Christmas right now
Sort of wintery and the Challenge is anything

The images are a mix of a couple of companies
and stamped with distress inks  no coloring required 

Hope you enjoy it

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Unicorn Challenge 12 Add Glitter

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Add  Gliltter
 
Well I took a step further
I did Diamond dust over the whole card
Doesn't look so  glittery on screen but it is in real life
The image is a free b through a magazine
I colored with copic
Used Stickum glue and Diamond Dust

Monday, December 5, 2016

LCC 120 New Years

Oh WOW is it December already ?
The challenge is to do a Christmas or new Year card
I expect you will be seeing many Christmas cards so I chose New Year
The sweet Steampunk image is Stampendous
I stamped with black embossing powder  and
colored with Spectrum Noir
The mask is colored with Spectrum Noir Glitter pen
Come see what the other DT made and show us your work

Saturday, December 3, 2016

CAS Trees



I finally made aa CAS  I don't hate and now I can't get a good photo
For this card I used  MFP Mini set  Tree Scene Selection
I marked of the grid with H2 pencil
Stamped the trees with Distress ink using my Misti
I then filled in a few spaces with diagonal lines
Mind you I am still tempted to put the whole thing  on a matt



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Not a card

                        

                                     This is not a card and it continues all next year


I will share with


Thursday, November 24, 2016

CRC 29 Winter Time

Nothing says winter like mittens
These mittens are cut with my Cricket
I don't use it much
I thought the mitt could hold the sentiment


Sharing



The handmade paper on this card is very pretty with blue splotches
  Hope you can see them here



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

KITTY


Just getting a little tired  of looking at Christmas cards so I too a break

This is a Stampendous stamp and matching die set
Colored with copic

Sharing

Sunday, November 20, 2016

PAPER DOLLS


above------- are the two dolls with 5 outfits each  and a view of the card fronts

Here is an open card showing a pocket that the dolls fit in
Each card get two dolls and ten outfits



Thursday, November 10, 2016

CRC 28 White on White



White on White is the challenge at http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/
So simple   All I did was put the white card   stock in an embossing folder
Stamped My Besties  Twins with black Memento Ink and fussy cut
                                              DONE

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lest We Forget




I just received this OUTSTANDING  card from my British pen pal
Her cards are always beautiful  and appreciated but I have never been presented with anything this meaningful

Thank you so much Alison


Saturday, November 5, 2016

LCC 119 Winter



                                                  Well after all it is November should be winter
                                                 So the Challenge At LCC  this month is WINTER
                                               I stamped  nit much coloring  I used chalk on the sky
                                               The snow is Enamel Accents which I love using
        
                                                             The next card is a mystery
                                             It is my habit to make a list of the challenges in my book 
                     When I got to November  I made a Summer card  ( I swear that is what was posted)
                                            When I went to schedule it it had changed to Winter
                    Not wanting to waste this pretty card  I will own up to my mistake and let you see it



Go over and see the other DT you never know what you will find

                                                    SHARING
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/11/welcome-to-challenge-28-christmas-and.html

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

UNICORN CHALLENGE 11


This challenge is Snowflakes
I used an Anna Griffin folder
I put Versamark over the folder and ran it through with cardstock
I then applied Gold EP and heat set
I hope you enjoy the MERRY CHRISTMAS 
 it is vellum and the last time I will die cut vellum
I tried with  a paper layer , everything stuck in the die
I tried with plastic bag , it broke in many pieces trying to remove it from die
Finally dryer sheet was relatively helpful
Then to get it adhered well you don't want to hear the language that goes with that
Just enjoy it

Come VISIT

SHARING


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Anything Goes

I have been looking for ways to use washi tape
This was inspired by MaryH  who did something similar with paper strips

The image is MFP Pandas
The sentiment is Sizzix die


Sharing


                                                           http://mfpstampshop.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

HAPPY MAIL


I just received this lovely Halloween card from a cyber friend 
Her work is exquisite
Take a look

This card was a total surprise and made my day

CRC 27 Pretty Pink





No she didn't scribble on the wall.
This card was inspired by the lower part of the back ground it is marbles
I use a sandwich clear box  tape the glossy card stock to the inside of the cover
Drizzle alcohol ink in the box and spritz with water 
Put the cover on and shake shake shake
Of course you could go with more than one color
My darling image is My Bestie colored with Spectrum Noir

Come play with us


SHARING



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Christmas


This is a little free b folder and stamp
Well I am not so sure how free it is it is a very expensive magazine
However this is the result and I like it 


                                                                SHARING

http://mfpstampshop.blogspot.com/
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Latest Make

I was just gifted this house stamp and since I have to use it before I put it away I did this card
Neither stamps have identification
I colored the background with chalk and the gown with copic markers

Sharing       
http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/2016/10/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no4.html



Thursday, October 13, 2016

CRC 26 Happy Birthday


For this birthday challenge  I chose to make a pocket with an insert
I used coordinated papers and card stock
The image is a free b came with magazine
I kept the coloring very light and used copic markers

Looking forward to seeing you at http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/

SHARING
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

LCC 118 Halloween


I tried a little new technique (for me )
First I stamped and colored the cat
Then I direct colored the tree on the folder and placed the cat under it
Ran it through the big shot
The black cat is a Tim Holts die 
Purple gems finish the picture

Sharing



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Unicorn Ch 10 Pink


For this challenge  I chose to use water colors and a Stamping up  Set
I wet the paper  put distress ink on a palette
Picked up ink and let it creep over the paper
I then put ink on the stamps and did what you see here
The challenge gives you the option of pretty Pink or Halloween
I suppose you could do a pink Halloween card  LOL
Come see what the rest of the team has made

http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no3.html

Saturday, October 1, 2016

CAS Birds

CAS Birds
The birds I used are MFP Duck Hunter

By now you know it is difficult for me to leave a card CAS
I want to use more than one layer and add at least aa few embellishments
But then it wouldn't be CAS would it /?
Sharing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

CRC 25 RIBBON and/or LACE




                                                  Easy to do girly with ribbon and lace
                                                     This darling stamp is Sugar Nellie
                                                             Colored with copic

                                              I added lots of lace ribbon and die flourish
                                               I hope you will join us with your creation

                                                 http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/

SHARING
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http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no3.html

Saturday, September 24, 2016

PINK





PINK
Easy enough
This card is inspired by a card I received years back
 from a British card pen pal

The stamp is Out on the Town MFP

There are six layers of card stock  a die flourish and the bottom edge die cut Sue Wilson


SHARING



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Inspired


Above  are photos to inspire your work for THIS
weeks challenge



I chose both the red and the umbrella
The MFP stamp set Umbrellas and Fans is a perfect stamp for this

I layered two oriental papers
and did the design
Added the images and oriental coins



Sharing





Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CRC 24 Shades of Blue



Okay you already know what this Challenge is
SHADES OF BLUE     at    http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/
Since  I love working with blue this was not a challenge
 I stamped the image  in Distress ink
Layered it on a print with flourish dies
Added a sentiment

Now let us see what you have
Come play with us

http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/


SHARING
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http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Twine wrapped


Te challenge for this week at http://mfpstampshop.blogspot.com/
is Twine Wrapped Block for background
Don't be afraid
There is a tutorial

I wrapped my block with quite heavy twine and used Distress ink to stamp
It turned out very nice I think



                                                     The stamp set is MFP  Tiger
                                                Stamped in distress in with the misti
                                                       First was a yellow then a brown
                                          I have been playing with making tags with
                                                       washi tape and here you see
                                                         a sliver off the edge of one
                                         

                                              You do need to add this technique to your list '         
                                                  so  give it a try


                                                                         SHARING
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                                                   http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no3.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNICORN CHALLENGE



                                                  For  Unicorn 1st birthday  
                                               decided on an explosion card


I


There are 9 surfaces to decorate  and I did each with a birthday  pop up or sticker





Unfortunately with the print card stock I used it is not showing well

Please believe me it is pretty
This will have to be hand delivered or mailed in a box
I once mailed an explosion box out of the country and the customs tag said explosion box
Guess what customs opened it for inspection and then couldn't fold  it back   My friend received  it  in  a large government  package

                                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
                               UNICORN CHALLENGE



Monday, September 5, 2016

LCC 117 Spots and/or Stripes




                   Let's craft and Create gives you a choice this month  Spots or Stripes
                                                                  I chose stripes
                                          The background paper is a wallpaper stripe
                                       I  then stamped colored and cut out the image
                           I die cut the center out of the top layer and adhered to the background
                                               Added the image and embellishments
                                   You can use any theme just use spots or stripes
                                                             Come  PLAY

Saturday, September 3, 2016

CAS Birthday


Anyone who follows  me knows  CAS is difficult for me
I have to tell myself over and over it  means simple
STOP

Well I did this time and didn't have to do over
First step was to put the card stock through an embossing  folder






The BIRTHDAY  sentiment is from MFP  stamp set  Large  Blooms

and I used my Mini Misti
NOTE.. the little protector jacket my daughter makes




I used distress inks and marshmallow sponges to color the folder
I have no idea what these are called and I still have packaging ?? 
But  I will add I love and use them a lot

I bought two sets  ,,,,,,not necessary   as you can use both ends
and still have enough for all your colors



They do a nice job once you learn to dab off and use a light touch


                                                                     SHARING
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

CRC 23 Anything Goes





Here you go the easiest challenge found  This challenge is Anything goes
 I first smudged  black watercolor
I die cut the reeds and sponged with black
The Thank you is a die cut
The elephant (unknown) was stamped and fussy cut 
I hope you will join us with your creation


http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Orange


The challenge  this week on MFP is the color ORANGE
Since it is not my favorite color to work with I decided to use very little
I tried the spotlight on the top of the card a few times it seems to be a learning curve
or you can't teach an old dog new tricks
So I settled for the spot behind the opening
I used stamps from MFP Coneflower
Hope you will join us this week with a chance to win stamps