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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Have a "woofly" Day

Good morning from a freezing Michigan. We have had some really cold weather with snow and ice storms and it's not over yet but that gives me more of an excuse to stay inside and craft. 

Today's make is a cute card as part of my application to Jo's Scrap Shack design team. I couldn't resist this Corgi from Some Odd Girl and thought him just right to show off my CAS style:

Isn't he the cutest? I printed him on to X-press It cardstock and colored him with alcohol markers. To keep this clean I just typed up a sentiment on my pc and printed this along side the little guy. I matted the topper onto 2 shades of brown card and added them to a 5x7in card base.
Simple but cute card!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Twisted Kingfisher

Good morning, we still have snow lingering and temperatures are due to drop again today so I'm staying nice and warm indoors

Todays card is using a technique I haven't used for a long while, while doing some reorganizing I decided to pull out my crafting CDs. The one I have used today has some gorgeous British wildlife art work from the late Pollyanna Pickering.

The image is a twisted decoupage, the picture is printed out in five different layers which are all adhered on top of each other with foam squares giving the picture a twisted look. 
You can see it in more detail here:

After I had made up this topper, I matted a black 8x8in card base with blue card matching it as near as possible to the blue printed around the topper. I then added some coordinating digital paper. I matted my twisted topper and a smaller topper of the same image with black card and arranged these on to my card base gluing them in place with wet glue.
I didn't have card candy to coordinate with my card so I colored some white pieces with alcohol markers. A die cut 'happy birthday' finished my design.
this card is for a man however I think the stunning image could be used for either a masculine or feminine card depending on how it is embellished.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019


Good morning sorry I have been absent for a while, my dad's death hit me hard and I have not been in the mood for crafting jus doing the odd card here and there but after doing some reorganizing of my craft room I have found my mojo again and am ready to jump back in.
We have had an extremely cold week with a ton of snow, temperatures have been well below zero and the wind chill has made is hazardous to venture out. For now it has warmed up and the snow has started to shrink back.

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made using a digi stamp from one of my many CDs:

I printed the stamp onto X-press It card and colored it with my alcohol markers. I then matted this with green card, pulling the color from the bottles. I then matted an 8x8in white card base with the same green card and some digital paper from the same CD.

I mounted my colored topper into the right hand bottom corner of the card leaving room for some card Candy.
Lastly I die cut the word cheers again from the green card and adhered this to my topper.

This was a card for a male friend. I always struggle with masculine cards but thought that this hit the spot!

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Free Snowman!

Good morning, has everyone recovered after the holidays? We are almost back to normal just got the decorations to get put away and I will be happy! We have snow but hey it's winter what do you expect.

Today's card is showcasing SumMore Fun's Watercolor Snowman stamp set and it is a cute one!!

He comes unassembled so I decided to stamp him the same way.

I stamped his head and body on black card in an opaque ink and added his face by coloring the stamp with markers.

I then stamped his arms, hat and scarf on separate pieces of white card.

I matted these onto the same card stock used for my card base. I then added the Free Snowman sentiment to the arm stamps.

 I decided to make my card into an impossible card and details of how I made this can be found on I Heart Maggie's Blog

I thought this was a great way to display all the snowman parts - You have to go hunting around the card for them!

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Wine and Canvas

Good morning, Hope you all had a fab Christmas and Santa was kind to you - He was to me I was thoroughly spoiled by family and friends

A few weeks before Christmas my BFF and I went to a wine and canvas evening, well for us it was a cocktail and canvas - that actually sounds better!

We painted a snowman family using water soluble acrylic paint. I have proudly displayed the canvas in my craft room.

We started with blank canvases and lightly marked out our family:

So Mommy, Daddy and Mollie. You can just see my friends canvas - she was brave and did all 6 of her family!
Once we had done this step and everyone had caught up we moved on to filling in the background, the original painting looked like it was a wooden background so we used various shades of brown:

Once this was dried we moved on to the snowmen (well snowman, snowwoman and child lol)
We painted the white in first giving it a good couple of layers so it covered the drawn lines

Adding the colors for the scarves before doing the final white layers. 
After a break to allow the white to dry we got to give them their personalities - well their faces:

I also added some highlights and shading to the scarves.

The final stage was to outline the snowmen, I didn't trust my hand to be steady enough to do this with a paint brush so I waited until I was home and used a sharpie marker to do this

This was the 2nd Wine and Canvas we had done. They are held at our local gold course restaurant.
The first one we did was in October and we painted a fall scene:

We are now looking forward to Spring and summer so we have a full collection!