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Slumber party

Circles are the inspiration from A Spoon Full Of Sugar this week, so here is my interpretation using one of my favourite stamps from Sugar Nellie. The colours are subtle pinks and soft sand for a comfy go-to-bed feel 🙂

Materials: Stamps: Sugar Nellie’s Bedtime Maggie; Studio G Alphabet Set
Papers: PaperMania Exquisite paper stack
Colouring: Watercolour pencils and Marvy Le plume pens
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Weathered Wood; Faber-Castell Sepia Artist pens; Sakura White

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Stone Inchies Make An ATC

So to continue my Inchy quest I have used them in this ATC for the Think Monday – Think ATC, which has a ‘Stone’ theme this week, as by luck should have it I have some stone-related stamps.


Materials:
Stamp: Paper Artsy
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress inks; Stazon; Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist
Other: Cardstock; Stone button; embroidery silk

The lovely folk over at Think Monday – Think ATC have sampled this ATC. Thanks, folks.

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Inchies

I honestly thought I would never get into Inchies – pieces of art that are only an inch by an inch square – but then I did a card with some almost inchies on it and I was hooked. But guess what? There is an inchies challenge blog, well that is it really – I’ve just added inchies to my ever growing list of craft obsessions. So this week’s challenge on Inch by Inch is ‘Thank you’ and here is my submission.

Materials:
Stamp: Anna Griffin Nature Background; Studio g Alphabet Set
Inks: Tim Holtz Ditress inks – Walnut stain; Peeled Paint; Tea dye
Other: dragonfly metal charm; recycled cardstock
Equipment: water spritzer; Brayer; craft mat; felt block (you can buy this but I made my own); heat tool (optional); Marvy Le Plume watercolour pens; silicone glue

Instructions:

  • Taking a piece of card from an old greeting card, place on the craft mat and colour using the tea dye and peeled paint distress inks, water and brayer.
  • Leave to dry or dry with the heat tool if you are as impatient as me.
  • Stamp with the background stamp and decide which inch will be the best to use.
  • Highlight the plants by colouring with watercolour pens.
  • On a new piece of card stamp the sentiment with alphabet stamps and cut to size.
  • The edges of the sentiment and Inchy were distressed using the walnut stain ink and smudging with the felt block.
  • To finish, the charm and sentiment were attached to the Inchy with silicone glue.

Thank you Inch By Inch for sampling my inchy 🙂

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Christmas Cards Already?

Well, yes, but don’t panic, this is for a challenge, two challenges actually. Firstly, it was put together using this week’s sketch from Friday Sketchers and, secondly, it used the Christmas theme from Daring Cardmakers.


Materials:
Stamp: Personal Impressions
Paper: Funky Fairy
Others: Silver and blue card stock; Versacolor (Lapislazuli); Ranger’s Stickles (Crystal and Waterfall); Paperchase ribbon

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Funky Fairy’s Prize and Challenge.

Been a really lucky girl recently – I was drawn as winner for Funky Fairy’s Challenge #24 and as a prize I chose the fantastic Colorful Daze set of papers, alphas, embellishments and more. Could not wait to use them in a card and what better way but to use them for another Funky Fairy’s Challenge, which this week is Paper Piecing 🙂

There is a little ‘Hello’ in the top right-hand corner and drops of Stickles glitter glue on some of the circles.

So for this card I’ve used:
Papers and Embellishments: Colorful Daze kit from Funky Fairy
Cardstock: White Card
Ranger’s Crystal Stickles
Black pen

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Nature and Walnut stain

I have just discovered walnut stain distress ink from Tim Holtz and I LOVE it! Wow, it is just fab to use to distress papers. So having a play with the walnut stain, I did this card with the fab sketch from Stamp Something (just got it done in time for the challenge – again) using the Nature theme from Arty Girlz. Thanks guys for the great inspiration.


Do you like the inches? Well, truth be told, they are slightly bigger than inches but just by a touch. The little butterflies and ladybird are stamped and cut from patterned paper and I’ve used some paper piercing for the butterfly trails. The paper used was from Basic Grey (edged with walnut stain of course!) and the main stamp is a Crafty Individuals stamp.

Thanks for sampling my card, Arty Girlz 🙂

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Tickets to Ride

This week’s challenge on Think Monday – Think ATC is ‘tickets’. So I’ve made this ATC from some train tickets, screwed up and coloured with alcohol inks. The dot texture at the top was made with sticky dots removed from the card and then the blank spots were wiped with the alcohol ink. The tag was made from metal and again coloured with alcohol ink and says ‘Tickets Home’. A strand of wool and the National Rail logo for trains in Britain finish this ATC.