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Xmas: Fox and mistletoe

After creating the stack of Polaroids with last month’s mermaid, I swore that I would just colour this month’s image and “put it on a card base”. Of course I couldn’t keep it quite that simple, but I did at least limit it to some printing, stamping, masking, die-cutting, colouring, heat embossing, and adding a… Continue reading Xmas: Fox and mistletoe

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Thinking of you: Girl on swing

I love challenges that push me to do something that I don’t normally do and the latest challenge from The East Wind has done just that. I’m sure I’ve thought about using paper piecing before, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never actually done it. The scariest part of this was printing the digi — I… Continue reading Thinking of you: Girl on swing

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Deep blue sea (with lights)

Another month, another Create A Smile challenge. This time the codeword is “blue” and, rather than just make the focus of my card blue, I decided to limit my palette to just blues and blue-greens and make the whole card blue. There is a bit of grey in there, but even that is a cool… Continue reading Deep blue sea (with lights)

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Thank you: Geometry with lacy flower

For August, Seven Hills Crafts challenged us to create a card with “geometry”. After discarding the idea of stamped lines or grids as too easy — I like to try to challenge myself and not run with the first idea I come up with when I see a challenge theme — I remembered the mini scenery… Continue reading Thank you: Geometry with lacy flower

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Thank you: Magician’s bunny

Quite often I’ll be inspired by a card I’ve seen; I’ll get a flash of an idea triggered by a layout or a technique or just the way someone has used a particular stamp. But I always try to put my own interpretation on it, to use it as a springboard to something completely different.… Continue reading Thank you: Magician’s bunny

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Make a wish: Among the stars

I’m always on the lookout for interesting new digi stamps. I think I’d come across The East Wind some time ago, but that was before I started colouring people as well as critters and flowers, and I passed by thinking “pretty, but not my style”. Since then I have not only expanded the type of… Continue reading Make a wish: Among the stars

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Round-up: The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge is over and now I get a chance to tidy up my craft supplies and find my desk again. I had a very productive thirty days: I coloured every day and made twenty-seven cards. I've only managed to blog the cards that were made for challenges and had… Continue reading Round-up: The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge