#501 CRAFT challenge – Christmas humorous

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The cat and dog have been playing at Christmas time. I’m so glad I don’t have to cope with this shenanigans in my house!

I chose 4 distress inks to watercolour with for this image and that aren’t necessarily ones you’d associate with Christmas. I like to do this to mix things up a little.

I found some snowflake paper to coordinate with the colours I’d chosen, cut some swirls and some snowflakes and stamped a sentiment.

#500 CRAFT challenge – Colour combo

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I really love this colour combo and hope you do too. The image is called “quackers” and is so cute, I used distress inks to water colour the image and the colour that was still on the mat I used to create the background and colour the die cut image. The die cut image I then sprayed with the Crafters Companion gold spray and sparkle. This just helps it to pop a little from the background.

I used some silicone glue to give some depth to the birds as I see them as normally quite fluffy and rounded.

#195 Dream Valley challenge – Love and Kisses

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The theme for this DT challenge is Love and Kisses. I chose to use this gorjuss girl with her polar bear along with the sentiment “I love you more that all the stars in the sky” and the heart star constellation. Both of these stamps are from Hunkydory. I stamped these with a clear versamark ink and added gold embossing powder and heat embossed them.

#499 CRAFT challenge – Anything Goes

I’ve spent most of my weekend watching my children play football and rugby so it was lovely to be able to come in out of the cold and take a moment to craft. Wind, sleet, hail, it was awful!

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I used the image “love my iPad”. Most kids these days have an devices so when I saw this image from All Dressed Up I wanted to use it!

I used images of iPhones to put the girl with her iPad and the lettering HB2U (happy birthday to you). Behind the HB2U I cut out the centre panel of the iPhone and replaced it with a brush background I created which was in my stash. The girl I coloured with pencil crayons and the rest of the card is toned with distress inks.

#498 CRAFT challenge – Love/Valentines

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I love this image it reminds me of a princesses when my kids were younger. I used the scan n cut to cut the image into a circular topper and then cut a mat out of a coordinating purple. The heart mat behind the image is one that is a built in pattern on the scan n cut, so I chose to cut this out of pink card that also coordinates with the chameleon pen colours I’d used. The pink and purple I’ve also used for the letters and cut the words twice to shadow layer them. The flower I had in my stash and the hearts in the corners were from in the heart mat behind the image.

#194 Dream Valley challenge – use a doily and a brad

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Brads come in all shapes and sizes these days and on this card I’ve used two. One of them is the dragonfly and the other I’ve used in the centre of the flower. The doily on the other hand was one I cut from the built in patterns on my scan n cut machine along with the two swirls at the top left on the card and the mats.

The image was coloured with Chameleon pens and the card blank is one I cut from Kit and Caboodle.

#497 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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What acute and jolly snowman. I coloured this guy with some glitter pens I had in my stash as being January the sparkle of Christmas has gone and this will hopefully bring a little back!

This hopefully shows the glitter a bit more!

The background I created with a couple of stencils and some distress ink. I added a snowflake flourish to the top left and a sentiment to finish the card off.

#193 Dream Valley challenge – Anything goes

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For this challenge I used the digi stamp from our sponsor and also some clear Creative expressions stamps from this set as I felt they went well with the image.

I used my Chameleon pens to colour the image and then the stamps too so that the project was coordinated.

I added this text stamp from the set on the inside of the card.

I haven’t used my Chameleon pens in a while so quite enjoyed blending them here.

#495 CRAFT challenge – New home/job/baby

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I chose to make a new home card with an image from Oddball Art. The mushroom houses felt like they needed to be in a magical mushroom wonderland, with twinkling vines and a mushroom covered floor at twilight. I stamped the silhouette mushrooms and grasses on the floor and the dangling vines in a back ink then added twinkles with a glitter pen and framed the image by drawing a glitter boarder around the edge of the midnight blue paper.

#495 CRAFT challenge – anything goes

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This image is Summer fun Tess. I feel that she’s walking through fields of flowers. The leaves and flowers I’ve added help to give this impression. The leaves are a tattered lace die.

The digital image was coloured with pencil crayons and highlighted with some Sakura clear star. The card blank was stamped with a flower using distress ink which was also blended onto the edges of the blue paper and the circle with the image.