Friday, 23 September 2016

What makes you different . . .

makes you PERFECT

... such a sweet sentiment from the Waffle Flower "Hibiscus" stamp set.


It's funny how cards evolve.

When I first saw this photo inspiration and colour combo fromWaffle Flower, I immediately thought of a pastel rainbow with the "what makes you different makes you perfect" sentiment from the Hibiscus stamp set.
Then I thought, why not an hibiscus garland?
Well I stamped, fussy cut and coloured a bundle of little hibiscus flowers and made them into a garland with twine that had a strand of gold running through it.  It looked like a pretty pastel lei but ever so stark against the white background of my card base, so I stepped outside the colour palette and placed it against a sheet of ombre green paper and it look much better, especially with the toucan on the branch in the darkest section.  What do you think?

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Waffle Flower - stamp set - Hibiscus
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Dual Tip Marker - Tuxedo Black
to go around the edges of the fussy cut flowers, leaves & toucan
Copic makers - flowers & toucan - RV10 YR61 Y11B01 V01
Copic markers - leaves - G12
Copic markers - leaves & branch - G21 G21 G85 G99

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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see photo above
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #90 - Critters

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week are taking a walk on the wild side with
Challenge #90 - Critters

Today I have used the sweet Frog and Oleander digital
image from Beccy's Place to make my DT project.


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Beccy's Place Digital Stamp - Frog and Oleander
Copic markers - flowers - YR61 YR65 YR68
Copic markers - flower centre - R08 YR09 Y19
Copic markers - leaves - YG11 YG13 YG17 with tip touches of YG67
Copic markers - stems - YG17 YG 67
Copic markers - frog - YG00 YG01 YG03 YG13
Copic markers - frog eyes - R08 YR09 and "100"
Altenew stamp set - Bejeweled one of a kind sentiment
MISTI - it really is The Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented
Memento ink pad - Tuxedo Black

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Sending a big Thank You to Beccy's Place for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #90 with the Crafty Gals Corner.
  

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I am going to enter my DT card in the following challenges:
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Beccy's Place September Challenge
The challenge is to create a papercraft project using a Beccy's Place image.
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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Simon Says: Inspired By Music
my song is Kermit the frog singing "It's Not Easy Being Green"
  
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As You Like It Challenge
Favourite Song or Film & WHY
The Muppets are favourites with our nieces and nephews and a song that strikes a chord is Kermit singing "It's not easy being green".  While it sounds sad while he is singing it, feeling invisible and insignificant, by the end he realises that being green is special and beautiful too.  ... of course it helps that I love frogs and confess to having a collection of "green" frog ornaments :)
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Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Challenge #164 - Fall Colors + A Sentiment
I love the sentiment on this card
"one-of-a-kind card for one-of-a-kind person"
... perfect for the theme, as autumn leaves are one-of-a-kind too
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Fresh Brewed Blog
Freshly Brewed Challenge September 201621 - Animals
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Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #173 - Autumn
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, you are so perfect to me

STOP, you are not experiencing triple vision!

You have already seen this digital stamp twice before but in case you missed it, it's The Perfect Christmas Tree digital stamp from QKR Stampede and the "Holiday Cheer" sentiment from the Christmas Words Dies from Paper Smooches.


This time I have matted the image panel.
Because my nesting oval dies have quite a large gap between sizes, I traced the inner edge of the die and fussy cut the image panel and layered it over the die cut mat.

NOW it's time to decide on which of my Perfect Christmas Tree cards are going to be perfect for half of our Christmas mailing list this year.
What do you think, 1st, 2nd or 3rd version?


You can read about the original version of my card HERE and the 2nd version HERE

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Copic markers - star - Y02 Y06
Copic markers - ornament - R22 R24 R27 with a touch of "0"
Copic markers - tree - E31 E34 E29
Copic markers - wooden planks - E31 E34 E35 E29 W3 W5
Grosgrain ribbon - red 1 1/2"
FULL details can be found HERE and HERE

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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The sentiment and oval panel were die cut.
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I think my little Christmas Tree is super cute
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Anything goes as long as it's Christmas
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You will never guess what my song is ...
Yes, you're right, it's "O Christmas Tree"
Was it my post title or the image that gave it away?
    
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Another Perfect Christmas Tree

No, you're not seeing things!
I adore this digital stamp and just had to use it again.


I think it has the perfect name and works perfectly with the "Holiday Cheer" sentiment from the Christmas Words Dies from Paper Smooches.

You can see the original version of my card HERE
I really like this CAS and FUN "Charlie Brown" feel of these cards, so I'm going to try another slightly different version and decide which design to start making in bulk.



*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - star - Y02 Y06
Copic markers - ornament - R22 R24 R27 with a touch of "0"
Copic markers - tree - E31 E34 E29
Copic markers - wooden planks - E31 E34 E35 E29 W3 W5
Grosgrain ribbon - red 1 1/2"
FULL details can be found HERE

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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The sentiment and image panel were die cut
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I think my little Christmas Tree is super cute
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Anything goes as long as it's Christmas
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The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up
Challenge #21 - Optional Theme - The NATURE Of Christmas
I have followed the theme with my outdoor nature element being
the very real Christmas tree
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Christmas Cards All Year 'Round
September Challenge
{shabby chic and/or monochromatic on your Christmas/Holiday project}
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