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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

One end is moo, the other, milk


Sharing a fun card featuring Morag the Moo (love that name!) from Dr Digi’s House of Stamps.


This card was inspired by the current theme at the Alphabet Challenge, ‘C is for Cows’.  I’ve needed an excuse to colour up this cute bovine and this challenge along with the birthday of a friend who makes potato stamps of Aussie bugs to decorate Christmas cards were it.  I’ve coloured Morag in water colours and fussy cut her before popping her onto the scene I created on the front of the card.  And, yep, that’s a swarm of blowies off to the side!

Some grass and flower border die cuts and Morag had something to munch on under the sun I pieced together from a La-La Land die using essentially the negative pieces.  Aleene’s True Snow works a treat for fluffy clouds, more die cuts, which I used to cover the straight edge of my sun.

Between my bovine friend with her shock of long hair and flying pests I am thinking I’ve gone pretty wild on this card.  I might also go for a more offbeat interpretation of that prompt with my sentiment where I’ve let my imagination go wild with all the various things that can be said so succinctly in cow!  So I’m entering it in the current challenge at Time Out. 

This card is also a twisted easel to enable me to play along at Crafting with Dragonflies.  Haven’t done one of these for a while and it was fun.




To prop up my easel I created a sign for a cattle station by colouring Morag again in all black, scanning her back in and flipping her before squeezing the station name ‘MOO’ between the two.  I wasn’t up for fussy cutting any of this and my Silhouette isn’t even set up on my new computer so I opted for a wooden rather than black metal sign and printed this up, including the interpretation into English of the cowlish ‘moo’, on a piece of woodgrain cardstock, which I then inked up in lovely brown distress inks.  Tim is so right, you can never have too many browns!

I added in some Tim Hex Fasteners for the nails on the sign and finished off with a cow bell.  Well, OK, so Tim doesn’t have any cow bells and I didn’t have any in my stash either so I repurposed one of his Christmas bells.  I was going to try and flatten it with a hammer until I spoke to a crafty friend who suggested the safer option of running it through my die cutting machine and it worked a treat.

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
La-La Land Crafts Dies~ 8034 Grass Border, 8212 Sunburst & 8013 Tulip Border
Noor! Design Dies ~ 6002/0199 Clouds
Embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fasteners ~ Hex
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Tiny Bells
Inks & Paints etc
Aleene’s ~ True Snow
Derwent Watercolour Pencils ~ 14 Deep Vermillion
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors ~ No 10 White, No 20 Black, No 33 Orange, No 35 Carmine Red, No 36 Wine Red & No 43 Mid Yellow & No 90 Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Wild Honey
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Tropical
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Pinecone
Core’dinations Cardstock ~ Meadow
Fabriano Watercolor Paper ~ 200gsm Hot Pressed
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Daffodil Delight
Stamps
Challenges
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-108.html

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As by the sickness of the soul…


Sharing a quick card featuring a cute stamp from the Quackers set by SugarPea Designs.


I needed to make up a get well card for a male colleague and was a bit lost for ideas until I saw the current theme at Sunny Day Crafting of ducks.  It reminded me of this set of stamps in my stash, those poor duckies have been waiting very patiently to get inked up on a card.  Couldn’t go past this cute little guy with his head in the water.

Made my water from a piece of Yupo paper I had done up to look like water with Tim’s Oxides and Micro Glaze.  Love the effect!  Added in my water ripples with an embossing folder from Sheena Douglas and, for good measure, also wet embossed my sentiment for added shine and texture and so I was covered for both embossing methods over at Make My Monday.

The Paper Players are playing tic tac toe and I thought I’d join in the fun.  I’ve gone down the right hand column with my twine, bird and this being a masculine card.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear Super Fine Detail
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
My Favorite Things Die-namics ~ MTF-521 Stitched Oval Stax
Sheena Douglas Embossing Folder ~ Water Ripple
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Tempting Turquoise
Tim Holtz Distress ~ Micro Glaze
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge & Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ~ Broken China, Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Intense Teal
Yupo Paper ~ 200gsm White
Stamps
Ribbons & Trims etc
Blue & White Bakers Twine from stash
Challenges
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/pp391-tic-tac-toe-challenge-from-joanne.html

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

But civilized man cannot live without cooks


Sharing a quick graduation card for a newly minted chef featuring the fun Baker Girl image from Time for Tea Designs.


Think my laser printer is running low on toner as it all started to flake off as I was fussy cutting her but had to preserve as the young lady this went out to has short hair so I had to cut off all her flowing hair.  Short hair she may have but a woman she definitely is so I am entering my card in the current challenge at Creative Friday.

To make up my card I’ve followed the current sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  For the top left corner element, I die cut a couple of cooking utensils and wrote chef on the rolling pin, to signify the particular milestone reached.  To break up my red and white colour scheme I die cut my sentiment in silver.  I was in a super hurry to make this card, found out this morning while out about the graduating early so had about an hour and a half from start to finish, including finding the image.  So not much time to measure out things etc, hence the sentiment running into the image, although I kinda like that in the end.

At CASology their current theme is ‘active’.  Now aside from the crafty hustling I had to do to complete this in time for dinner out (not celebrating the graduation but still an opportune time to hand deliver this card) being a chef is an incredibly active role.  So much so indeed the new chef was telling me she already has plans to get another certification for her next career as very few chefs make it to retirement as chefs; too many sore backs and other assorted aches and pains for that.  But still, super proud of this young woman who has battled a serious mental illness to become a chef, finish her training early and be entrusted to run the kitchen where she works while the boss takes a much-needed family holiday.  Oh, and quite chuffed that she loved the card too!

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc

Clearly Besotted Dies ~ CBDCO064 Congrats Word 
La-La Land Crafts Dies ~ 8247 Rolling Pin and Whisk Die
Inks & Paints etc
Sharpie Pen ~ Silver Metallic
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye & Worn Lipstick
Papers
7gypsies Epicurean ~ Pomodoro
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Bazzill Red 
Fabriano Watercolor Paper ~ 200gsm Hot Pressed
Poppy Crafts Smooth Cardstock ~ White
Stamps
Time for Tea Designs ~ Baker Girl
Challenges
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/case-this-sketch-269.html

http://casology.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/week-297-active.html


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