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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Share your Design with Gerda Steiner

Share your Design Challenge - March 2020


I came across this 'Happy Easter' freebie from Gerda Steiner Designs and decided to make a quick Easter card for the Share your Designs Challenge

I know I have quite a few Gerda Steiner images - I must have a look on my hard drive...

Here is my card: - very quick and easy!



Recipe:
1. White rectangular card blank.
2. Layers of pink then floral papers.
3. Image coloured with Copics and trimmed.


I will link this to the

Twistoon Progressive Challenge March

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I have had this March Hare image on my computer a while now - yesterday I printed it and got out a few Copics. I then cut it out...


I decided to add it to a blue paper on which I had printed the March Hare's words from Alice in Wonderland. I trimmed this adding it to the purplish card and white card blank. I then cut out teacups using my Cricut.


Next I coloured  Love at first wipe and also cut it out.
I combined this with some papers from My Life Handmade paper pack on a white card blank.
I then printed and added the sentiment.


 A bit difficult to photograph in the sunshine!



Happy Crafting!







Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #35

This is the current progressive freebie image on Limited Runs Stamps Facebook page.

Plenty of time to join in with this one!
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I have made an ATC...



I printed the image and coloured it with Copics, with my small selection of colours - most of my stash is somewhere in our shipping (last seen near Hong Kong). I cut this out and added it to a base of green card and patterned paper - from the scraps I have collected so far...

I then wanted an embellishment - my daughter found this Mario key chain for me - I am very short of little gnomes, fairies or even suitable stamps!! But my daughter says there are similar mushrooms in the Mario games anyway!


Happy Crafting!




Sunday 29 March 2020

Playing with my Cricut Maker

I now have had my Cricut for 2 weeks.



With the help of Jennifer Maker's Craftalong Challenge , I have been making a new project every day, learning different techniques and finding out what the machine can do.

Day 12 and 13 involve using vinyl - I only have one small roll of black vinyl and a small roll of release tape in my stash - so I have sort of combined the days.

I used Ike's Witch Silhouette and the star within the Design Space to cut a witch and 5 stars in black vinyl.

I then looked at the canvasses I had to hand and added the images to them.
These had been coloured with acrylics.

  
As the vinyl is glossy, it was pretty difficult to photograph.



I decided this background was too busy - so this was my next version.
As we have just moved to Australia, the stars are supposed to suggest the Southern Cross.




I happened to look at Ike's Show us Your Pussycats Challenge
I discovered that Ike had a freebie silhouette lion on offer - part of the animal alpha Silhouettes.

Thank you for this,IKE!!

I decided to give this the Cricut treatment - but with black card.


I made this into a card - white card blank, layer of blue card, circle of yellow card (the sun), the lion and a die cut of flowers.


My daughter and I had been playing with alcohol inks on yupo...


I used one of these backgrounds to die cut the floral frieze.


I will link this card to Ike's Show us your Pussycats Challenge #52



Finally - something in everyone's thoughts...



Happy Crafting!


Saturday 28 March 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #483 Add a star or two


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Inspired by a Christmas Song or Carol'.

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!


If you enter you could win the prize:



Love to craft
Cosy Christmas
6" x 6" paper pad
8 designs 30 sheets

Today I have a quick card to share:



Recipe:
1. Pink card blank.
2. Layer of paper cut from a Tim Holtz 12 by 12 paper pad. 
3. Twinkle die cut.
4. Star stickers.



I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 483

Keep forgetting to share my Christmas Makes with Scrappy Mo's Rudolph's Days - Hope I am not too late this month...

Happy Crafting!



V is for View Master card Mark 2

 OK so I had to make another one...


The theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #139 is V for View Master Card.
 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

The wheel is as follows:


In my View Master card I was trying to choose papers with Vegas Gold ...

 Again I made all the base pieces with my Cricut. 





I then decorated it with some floral paper from a Francheville Summer Life 6 by 6 paper stack. I cut the butterfly flower on my Cricut (svg from Caluya Design). The sentiment stamps in the window are from Happy Little Stampers.



Anyway I will link this to the Butterfly Challenge #139



I am also going to link this to


Starts Monday March 16th - Ends March 29th
Happy Crafting!

Thursday 26 March 2020

V is for View Master card


The theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #139 is V for View Master Card.
 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

The wheel is as follows:


This time my card is a View Master card. I was trying to choose a Veridian card for the base.

I made all the base pieces with my Cricut. They look a lot greener in these photos!




Once I had decorated it with some floral paper (Spring Flowers?), stamped sentiments and butterflies in the viewing circle, I added a die cut honeycomb and bee.




Anyway I will link this to the Butterfly Challenge #139


I am also going to link this to


Starts Monday March 16th - Ends March 29th

and also 


I will also link it to The Crafty Cardmakers #253 Spring


Happy Crafting!