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Hello Everyone,

 

What an offering today,  such a bright bubbly card with a happy parade happening.

 

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The backgroundis done with DTP Kaleidacolor inkpad with the pads separated.  I love using these DTP, they give a great effect and each card is different.  The parade children is a rollagraph wheel.  I have used a Sizzix Mover n Shaker die with 3 circles to make cute apertures for the bows.  Must admit I like trying different ways with my ribbon.

 

Card is finished with a little flower die and sentiment.

 

Hope you like this one.  Hugs  🙂

 

Lauren

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Hello everyone,

 

Been missing in action a little bit lately, had my settings wrong and my auto posts did not happen, so I have stepped in to save the day.

 

I have been playing with Kaleidacolour Ink Pads, just love them, multicoloured little things they are.  So versatile too.

 

So to celebrate this, I made a card.

 

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Yes that background is done with a Kaleidacolor Ink Pad (Autumn), just dragged over gloss paper keeping the high-rise plate mover out over the edge of the table.  Over the top I have placed a Die Cut from Lifestyle Crafts in black to make a great silhouette.

 

I have backed the panel in black, added some Dew Drops (remember I won them on a bloghop) and added a sentiment stamped in White Pigment Ink on Black.

 

This panel has been mounted onto a white embossed cardbase with a ribbon attached.

 

Fairly simple and easy, but I love the look.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,

 

A quick card and post today, things are getting busier as we get closer to Christmas, can’t wait for those couple of  weeks holiday over Christmas/New Year.  That is when we really chillax around here.

 

So I said a quick card and it was.  I have a load of photo gloss paper in 160gsm weight and I want to play inks on it instead of the heavyweight gloss card I have.  So today I started.

 

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So I used a Kaleidacolor Inkpad (you know the ones, multiple colours, click together pads, love them).  So I just used it DTP on an angle and made the chevrons across the paper with the inkpads clicked apart.  🙂

 

This one is called Pastel, how cool is that, so bright and colourful.  Then I stamped the flower silhouette in Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Charcoal.  Then the sentiment at the top, added a ribbon and done.  I did use a panel to ink and stamp, so that I could hide the ends of the ribbon and I did not want to waste my  gloss card.

 

The reason I love Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks so much is because they are a blended ink.  They have the fast drying qualities of a dye ink, have a lovely chalky, soft finish when dry, but the give the depth of coverage of a pigment ink.  They are not translucent like other dye inks and if they are heat set they are permanent, so they can be coloured with watercolours.  How good is that??  I will do a page on inks at some stage, so much to do so little time to do it.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

 

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Hello Everyone!!

 

What a glorious day today was, around 24 degrees with a slight breeze to keep things a little cooler.  I know you say 24 is not hot, but I don’t like it much warmer than that and I can dream of perfect (my perfect) weather being here all the time.

 

So since it was so beautiful today I played in my craft room and surprise, surprise I made a card or two.  Yes and this one is special.

 

 

So how pretty is this in Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Blue Iris and Ice Jade?  Both have been DTP over the stencil to make the dots and splotches.  The netting has been added with a stamp from Lucy’s Stamps Netting.  Then the entire panel has be spritzed with Ranger Spray Pearls (Pearl). And I am so pleased with it, it is really pretty and fresh.

 

The inchies were stamped with a Stamp-It silhouette wildflower stamp and then punched out and bordered with blue gel pen and matted onto Bazzil Monochromatics Typhoon.

 

This is a little move away from the norm for me with a much simpler, less embellished card (no embellies at all!!).  And I am happy with the finished product.   I must be growing and developing somewhat!!

 

I also wanted to show you a photo I took the Summer before last when it was so so wet down the entire east coast of Australia and our bushland was so sodden and parts underwater most of the Summer.

 

 

How good is that, real fungus and heaps of them on a felled dead tree and real moss growing on it too…. this is a constant wet seaon result and is just beautful.  I have not seen much moss growing like this but I am so glad I found it.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!

 

Just a quick post today again, no chance to get any outdoor photos.  Have you heard or seen the storm damage on the north coast and southern Queensland.  I am hoping all my friends in the storm areas are staying safe. We would like rain, but not with the damage thank you!!  BTW we are nowhere near these bad storms.

 

So I stayed in my craft room and made a card or two.

 

 

So this is a bit bright and cheery, just to make up for all that rain. This card is made from scraps other than the white A5 base.  The left panel of the card is a strip I have left over from making a 5×5 card from an A4 sheet.  So I cut it the length I needed and coloured it with a felt ink applicator with Ranger Distress Ink Tattered Rose.  Then I used a stencil to colour with the Worn Lipstick.  When done, I dipped it into clear embossing powder and then heat set.  How cool is that?

 

I then made two scallop edge strips in white and added a pink ribbon to one and then layered the other on it.  Attached them tot he card and then added the inked panel.  Just a little different for me, but I do like to use scaps, and try my hand at brighter colours than usual.

 

The flower is cut with a Sizzix Bigz die Tattered Florals, the petals curled down and then big bling with a pink circle below it.  These blings are clear so they can be coloured to match the project.  I like that idea.

 

The sentiment is a great one for friendship and is from Stamp-It Australia.  This I have cut with my label die.

 

Hope you like it.  I will post again tomorrow, maybe something completely different, who knows?

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!

 

Just a quick post today, no nature shots 😦 , but I did make a card anyway!!! Hey how good is that!!

 

 

How cute is this?  So sweet.  A 5×5″ base card with a PATP panel punched with Martha Stewart PATP Deco Arches (my favourite), with DTP with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pastel Blue.  The brads have been colour changed with Embossing Powder,  (I love that technique) and the little socks have been cut with the SU Christmas Stocking punch.

 

Easy and cute and so fitting for a lovely little baby boy.  I hope you like this as much as I do.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

 

 

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Hello Everyone!!

 

Warm day today, so they tell me, I did not notice really, I spent some time in the craft room and that is like being in a world of its own with its own microclimate.  Much cooler at that end of the house, I hope it stays that way for a while.

 

 

These are two of the Azaleas along the front of the house, not this year, they are a bit mite eaten with the dry this year.  This photo is several years old.  When I look out of the craft room windows this is the view I get in Autumn and Spring, the rest of the year it is greenery and lovely too.

 

So with a view like that, I made a card, so you say well this is a surpise!!

 

 

 

I see so many great silhouette stamps out there and I think I really cannot justify getting any more, since I want some arty/background ones as well.  So I saw a tip somewhere on my rounds of the Blogs out there, it was a detail stamp that had been coloured in BLACK!!! How cool is that.  Well I thought I would cut her out when coloured and layere her on a doily/paper panel/punched panel.

 

In doing this I scanned the image on a high dpi (or whatever!!) and made a GSD file from her so that I can cut her on my Wishblade whenever I feel like it, no more colouring and fiddling.

 

Ok so I also put some pink lace and ribbon down the card and some Spellbinders Floral Flourishes in black and a sentiment panel with a beautiful saying from Lucy’s Stamps. The Rose is handmade by me from EK Success retro flower punch medium.

 

I have inked around the PATP deco arches with Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo and finished off with a bow and some liquid pearls.

 

The stamp I used for the silhouette is a detailed one from Stamp-It Australia called To the Races.

 

Hope you like this idea for silhouettes, I love it when I can new ideas for old stamps and other tools.  It is like having something all brand new again.

 

Today I watched a DVD, The Green Mile with Tom Hanks, what a wonderful movie.  Seen it several times and love some of the sayings in it.  Also watched a movie on TV last night, When In Rome, so very funny, and I shaped some roses while I watched it.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going great.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,

 

Today I had a crafting session with my friend Lisa (on Skype of course) and boy can that woman pump the cards out, while I tend to fiddle around and try this, try that and put extra things on my cards.  Am I really such a time waster?? No I think not, but I sure know how to enjoy the journey to the destination of a finished card.

 

Well I have a pic of a Goanna climbing a tree, he is beautiful, but I don’t like to get too close, thank heavens for zoom!!!

 

 

He is gorgeous, isn’t he??? Well I think not, I am not a reptile person, they give me the cold shivers.  But they live here too, so I don’t go looking for them usually, but I rarely leave the house these days to go anywhere around home without the camera in tow.

 

 

This is my favourite type of card, being 5×5 inches with a panel on the front.  I have tried a double punch border on this and if you look closely you will see on the area to the right of the ribbon, I have done a PATP and inked it in pink, and on the three corners I have punched the corners in about an inch from the border.  I love new techniques.

 

The top left of the card is stamped with SU Boroque Motifs big swirl and I have embellished this area with the sentiment banner, a butterfly and three brads that have been coloured pink with embossing powder.

 

The ribbon satin edged organza ribbon has been ruffled and finished with a double bow.

 

The area to the right of the ribbon has been embellished with die cuts, branches and some chipboard, a daisy and a little butterfly.  I am liking the pink and green colours.  I really am not a fashion or craze type of girl, I just put together what is pleasing to me.

 

Well I hope you like these offerings today.

 

Today I also watched a movie, love having movies on in the craft room as it lets me do two of my favourite passtimes at the same time.  So today it was  a Sandra Bullock movie called ’28 Days’ and it is a real scream, so funny.  Let me know if you want me to tell you about it.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going great.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,

 

Sunday is the best day of the week here, just love it, the quietness of the day gives a chance for reflection and thoughts of thankfulness and thinking on  plans for the next week.  So today I was thinking about my SCS friends and realised I went into a blog hop last week for Robins Nest and I won a $10 voucher from my friend Dawn’s blog Sunnyside Up, how good is that???

 

So I went looking for some wildlife to show you, and hahaha found this little fella in the shed down the back.

 

 

Yes he is a Possum, living in the shed. He comes out at night and sleeps in a cupboard through the day.

 

So after that encounter, I decided to make a card, a thank you card.  Over on SCS the Alphabet Challenge has a passel of dares this week for the letter N, and one is a thank you card in thanks for the fabulous job that Susan did last week.  But I don’t think I can send this to her, I am really liking it.  Bad Lauren.

 

 

I saw a similar card on Pinterest (what did I do for ideas before that??) and thought I really would love to have a go at that.  Well naturally my design ended up very different because my card is A6 and hers was A2 (U.S. size) so mine is narrower and taller.  So I am flexible and made the four inchies on the left and the other three on the right are smaller than twinchies.

 

All the stitiching is hand done after piercing holes for the stitches.  I loved the journey of making this card.  I plan on doing more like this.

 

Today I watched the BBC Series of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.  I love that story and love the series, I watch it often and today was a classics kind of day.

 

Did you know I have started a Book Review Blog??? Laurens Book Reviews.  I will be reviewing every book I read whether a new one or a re-read book.  None will be the lastest and greatest as I usually borrow from the library or borrow from friends, or buy secondhand books.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!

 

Oh I have had a day of  Skycraft!!  That is Skyping with people I craft with and crafting and getting the mojo going at the same time.  How good is that?

 

So I will show you a pic of a little birdie who playes in the Gardenias in the back yard.  He is so cute and pretty, he has lots of friends and between them all he makes a lot of noise.

 

 

This is him, what a cutie he is.  He moves fast, plays with his reflection in the mirror of the van and makes a little mess down the door because he stays there so long.  He is vain I think and loves his little mate in the mirror.

 

So I was thinking about how pretty he is and decided to make a dress-up card.  I have so many ideas for dresses, love them as embellishments either on little coathangers, or on dress forms or on real little people.  Must get doing this instead of thinking about it all the time.

 

 

So this card is made with a dress form stamp that my wonderful friend Miss Lisa (from Crafting Cottage) sent me ages ago and it needed to be trimmed close to the rubber image and I kept putting that little job off.  Finally did it, and isn’t it a beautiful card I made with it.

 

On this card if you look closely you will see I also did a little embossing with my dies in a different way.   I was so excited by this embossing tip on Selma’s Stamping Corner, the way she has embossed the top part of the window.  I did this with corners on the right and the border down the left of this card.  This is an awesome technique!!

 

I have used lace to make a skirt for the dressform and coloured the bodice in with gold gel pen.  Finished with some ribbon, and handmade flower and some liquid pearls.

 

Hope you like this.

 

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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