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Missing in Action

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 On the Mend I think I needed a break, a long, break, but I am slowly getting my mogo back and starting to craft again. My op went great but I am not a good patient and wanted it back to normal quickly and that was not going to happen. I think my PC back-up crash and losing all my stuff was the worst. They tried to rescue it but I'm missing the last 5 years of my cards etc, and as I store my digital downloads and photos they have all gone too. I am just happy that all my family and friends are surviving after the last terrible two years of bushfires, flooding and covid. We are alive and well and coping.  Now to happy things. I have done a few cards with watercolour panels as it relaxing.         They are from the  Altenew Water Coloring Book and it has amazing flowers in both no-line and lined images that are perfect for card fronts.  Now I need to start and do a few Mother's Day cards. Hope all is well with you all out there.           

Outlaws Monthly Progressive Challenge January

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Thinking of You Have missed doing challenges so re-joined the Outlaws Monthly Challenge and this is the result. The digi is from Jan's Digi Stamps     that is called:  Fall pear-fection. I printed the image and added the sentiment thinking of you and coloured with my copics. Added small orange stripe each side of the image before adhering it to a square green card base. Copics :   Pot: W-1, -3, -5.  Pears: YG03, 21, YR16, 21. Leaves: YG00, 03, 17. Ground: E71, 74. Shadow: YG91, 93, 95, G21.

Freshly Made Sketches #469 - A Sketch by Kim

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  Born to be Wild I am amazed that it has been 9 months since I last posted on my blog. I have been card making but have just made them for friends, family and my two favourite animal rescue charities. I sell them and any money made I donate to them. We have been lucky here in Australia that covid has not not been as bad as else where but it did mean we had to cancel our trip to Scotland but we have not really had to change our lifestyle and it has been way more relaxing. Maybe to relaxing as I stopped blogging and entering challenges. This is my first and is for the Freshly Made Sketches 469 challenge. This my card.  I used an old stamp set from Studiolight that I found when cleaning up my craft room. Have never used it but love the way it turned out. The bike was coloured with copics then fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals keeping it CAS.  Copics used: YR 12, 18, E09, 39, C0, 3, 5, 7, 9.BG000.

Color Throwdown 588

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Happy Birthday This week the colours for the challenge are these lovely spring shades and as the weather is cold down here in Australia it was nice to stamp a bright spring feeling card. The set was a feebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft and I had fun cutting and stamping with lots of different colours.. The ones I used on this card were Distress oxides in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry for the flowers and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the leaves. The circle cut out is from Altenew and is called Mid-Century Frame .

Freshly Made Sketches #428 - A Sketch by Amy

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Just Hang In There When I saw this sketch for some reason all I that saw was someone or something flying. Maybe I have been in self imposed quarantine with hubby for to long and it's affecting me but we are all coping well down here in Australia. Once I started it all came together quickly and this is the result. I cut the wonky frame, stamped the cat from PB Bubbly where I wanted it and another to mask it off, placed the cat mask and coloured the sky. Used a MFT cloud stencil to colour the circle with distress oxide inks in stormy sky and salty ocean. I stamp a 3rd cat on copic friendly paper, coloured it then fussy cut it out. Sponged the same blue distress inks on the frame and adhered it to a cardbase, glued the centre piece into the frame and used dimensionals to adhere the cat. Thought the sentiment was appropriate for now. Copics : Cat: E00, 01, 02, 23, 25, R20. Balloons: Go3, 09, YR04, 07, Y13, 19, B01, 05, BV01, 04, R17, 29.

Freshly Made Sketches 418 - A Sketch by Jacquie

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You are Special The last post card had die cuts as the focal point and I thought it would be fun to use them again but with only neutral colours. I first stamped some leaves from an Altenew set, called Wallpaper Art , in black on white card that I had cut with a spellbinders Die. Added a strip of Patterned Paper from my stash and then adhered the die cut flowers and sentiment. The sentiment from Inspired By Stamping was heat embossed in white on black card then fussy cut out. I'm entering this in the Freshly Made Sketches 418 challenge. 

On a Roll with Leftovers from Stash

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Using Paint Chips with Dies Last Year I did a demo at my local monthly craft club on using those free paint chips from your local hardware store and these were leftovers.. I collect lots of them and die cutting them is one way to use them. These flowers and leaves were a way to take the guess work out of matching colours and it makes a quick card. All did was arrange them on a card base, add a strip of leftover patterned paper and a sentiment, (also a leftover) and a quick and easy card. The die was a freebie that came with a Practical Publishing card magazine, can't remember which one, and was designed by Altenew. Easy to use and you can make plenty and save them for later. You just need to remember to use them.