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Sunday, 18 February 2018

LPoCF #76 Mighty Wizard

Hello again,

Today brings us to a new Anything goes Challenge for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we would love to see what you have been making, all comers and crafts are welcome, we have a lovely sponsor this fortnight Fabrika Fantasy, they will be giving the lucky winner 3 Images of choice.

PRIZE Three Images

I have used a fantastic pre coloured image called Mighty Wizard, altering the colours in word slightly to make them brighter. I made a bookmark which is attached to the card using two small holes and tied on with some twine. My plan changed as I made the card, having intended to have the wizard in a full circle layered and attached with half sticking off the side. I noticed that the wand was pointed at the quote I used for the bookmark and opted to fussy cut him out. 

Here is my bookmark card:-

What I used:-
Coloured Printer
White cardstock
Typed quote using Castellar and Sacramento fonts 
White card folded 14 x 17.4cm
Printed Glitter paper (Big W paper pad)
Scrap of striped and spotty papers
Deep purple cardstock
Star stamp and die
Silver and Memento tuxedo black inkpads
Sentiment stamp from magazine freebie
Twine and ribbon from stash
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, PVA glue, Foam dots

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes

Thank you for looking in….

Have a Wonderful week…


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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Ink Blending

Hello again,

With our recent cooler weather I headed out to my computer and craft space did a little online shopping spending my Christmas gift voucher on some Distress Oxide ink pads, they arrived and I got them and the ink blender out to have my first go with both, deciding to make a card for my neighbours birthday inspired by an article in Australian Simply Cards, well they used brushos but never mind. I chose pickled raspberry, wilted wisteria and peacock feathers and blended them onto a piece of regular cardstock spraying with a mini mister once finished. My first ink blending experience, not the last one for sure.

On the weather front, summer is not quite done with us yet, heading for another week of 30-35C temperatures, with afternoon or evening storms. Some one should tell the flowering cherry trees and some of the maple trees in the area, some already have leaves on the turn, bright orange nestled in amongst the green.

Late last year when I first discovered that Darkroom Door was a little Aussie company I bought a Rubber stamp assortment pack direct from the store and received a variety of their stamps, cling foam to mount them on and this stamp is one from the pack. I got almost a complete set with African animals in the pack along with some sentiments, fish, flowers, stars and half an alphabet/numeral set they fill two and a half of the clear DVD cases that they also sell. 

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank 12.6 x17.8cm

White card stock

White embossed card stock

Silver glitter deco tape

Silver paper from stash

Flower stamp from Darkroom Door

Pickled raspberry, wilted wisteria and peacock feathers Distress oxide inks

Mini Mister

Kaisercraft 2mm silver rhinestones

MFT happy die

MFT Label maker sentiment stamp

Sea foam White embossing powder

Adhesives:- Double-Sided Tape, Adhesive sheet, foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
613 Avenue Create Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes
Bizzy Bec's Store Blog Challenge
Love to Craft Challenge blog Anything goes
Seize the Birthday Anything goes with Optional topping Candles

Many thanks for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors and friends who take the time to leave me a a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Christmas Card #1 for 2018

Hello again,

Well the hot summer temps are set to plummet today 30C tomorrow 17C almost a fifty percent drop, no more sleeping with frozen hot (should that be cold)water bottles 😄 and I have been enjoying the overcast days bringing some relief from the heat and it allowed me to get to my craft space and have a play with some of my goodies that arrived late last year before Christmas.

My aim for making 4-5 Christmas cards has gone out the window, here I am with one day left of January and I have made just one, maybe I’ll catch up next month post-surgery while I take things easy, or not. I have made enough progress for my Bondi Physio to send me off to see a local physio for yoga/pilates stretches and treatment- which will begin in April as she is a popular physio. I can now last 15mins on my feet before I start feeling ill, only issue is as my Physio has untwisted my muscles other problems have been stirred up, meaning my stamping/colouring ability has shortened😞 my arm gets tired and I turn white in the face. Progress is progress and slow and steady is working well. Small steps everyday. Whinging over. 😊

I made a 5x7” card using a mix of papers and scraps from my stash, I had thought of this card when I ordered the semi circle and reindeer dies from AliExpress last year, it turned out a little darker than I planned on, not being able to find the paler woodgrain paper I wanted to use. Quite a masculine card, I think it would look great using some tartan paper too... 

Here’s my Card:-

What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank-12.6x17.8cm

Green, woodgrain, white and kraft card and papers

Glitter paper black and silver

Clear Wink of Stella pen

AliExpress- CCD Stag and Cross-Stitched semi circle dies (cut to form frame)

Memory Box Frosted Spruce die

Marianne Design Merry Christmas sentiment die

Star die

Silver peel off sticker stars

Adhesives:- Glue Pen, double-sided tape, foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…


P.S. A Huge thank you to all the lovely visitors and friends who take the time to leave me a message, I appreciate them all!