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First Post Of 2017 – Australia Here We Come

Happy New Year Everyone.

If I was going to do a bucket list one thing would definitely be on it – a trip down-under to visit my great friend and crafting buddy Dot from Ink Art Designs.

Not in my wildest dreams did I think that this would happen.

Well 2017 is certainly going to be an exciting year for Andrew and myself as our Christmas present to each other is a trip to … Australia!!

Because of the long haul flight we decided to break it up with a four day stay in Hong Kong before flying into Melbourne.  We will be staying with Dotty for nearly three weeks then the journey home will be broken again with a four day stay in Singapore.

Dot has already started planning all the exciting things that we are going to do but for me the highlight has to be the crafting retreat that she has booked us into at Cockatoo Downs Farm.  Even the name sounds magical.

Shock horror is Andrew coming crafting with us????  Shouldn’t think so, he has to take care of Dot’s dog but did I fail to mention that she lives next to a golf course!!!!

My first piece of the year started with this tag and my idea was for it to go onto the first page of my new A5 Journal Book.

As usual off I went on a tangent – have problems with reigning in my thoughts when crafting – by the time I had finished the tag it didn’t fit in with my journal page.

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Will show the journal page another time in the meantime here is a close up of the tag.

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Wobbly Head Doll

Whilst having a Skype session with Dot yesterday Mr Postie delivered some Crafters Companion stamp sets  here and here.

Of course a girl just has to have a play right away and this quick card was born.

Only one problem with these stamps, they come unmounted … would rather have a choice like PaperArtsy and pay extra for a mounted set.

OK so I’m lazy!!!!!

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The stamped image from PaperArtsy reminds me of those dolls which have their heads on coiled wire and they wobble like crazy.

Mixed my media again – this time it was inks and paints.

Also the other mix of stamps which found their way onto this card are from darkroom door, Star and French Script  … stamping heaven.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Totally love Strictly Come Dancing!!!!

Yesterday and today was a total disaster with trying to Skype Dot.  Technology is great when it works!!!!

Tried to show her what I was making but not sure if she saw anything.

Here it is sweetie hope you like!!!

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Inks used are Ripe Persimmon for the background with two different embossing folders.

How bold are those numbers?  They are from another one of my new PaperArtsy sets # HP1604EZ.

Dancing girls are from an old Indigo Blu stamp called Dancing Children.

As you can see only used two girls from the middle and did some paper piecing for the dresses.  Coloured their shoes with paint.

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Clare’s Birthday Card

 Clare as you know is my DIL but no worries about her seeing this as she never checks out my blog.

Whilst home recently she saw the quirky PaperArtsy stamp sets I bought and loved them, so it was only fitting to put a couple on her card.

Stamped with Dolly Mix Fresco Finish paint around the edges then used a mixture of paint and other colouring mediums for the Zinski Art stamps numbers are 03 and 01.  JOFY 09 also came into play by way of the leaf and a little flower in the girl’s hands.

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Christmas is such a magical time and like most people I love it and think it is the best time of the year.

Unfortunately Christmas cards are not my favourite things to make.

The girls in my Saturday class this week had a surprise because that’s just what we made … a Christmas card!!!!

Designed the front to be clean and fresh looking because when opened it’s the inside that holds the wow factor.

Used gold embossing powder for the Christmas tree which was also covered with stickles and white fluffy stuff and the deck the halls sentiment was gold embossed.  For the middle pretty Sarah Kay stamps were used with stickles added to their hats.

Some of the Sarah Kay stamps remind me of Sun Bonnet Sue (patchwork quilting) where you see no face only a hat.

Check out this quilt that I made for Amber some years ago it’s a Sun Bonnet Sue Through The Year.

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Calling This One Mr Goofy Meets FSC

FSC is all about ‘Tis The Season’ this month which my uber-talented team mate Dot picked as the theme.

Dot explained that we could have either Autumn or Winter as our season … Autumn called to me.

Definitely time for those sun shades.

Let me tell you, I kid you not when I say that this pic is nowhere near as vibrant as the card actually looks, sorry about the glare.

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Made the background with paints and a leaf stencil which was cut to size before placing onto the card.

Stamped Mr Goofy onto the background so that little elements of him fell onto the card.

Stamp used is from one of my new sets … I say sets because I bought heaps of these whilst home recently.

As you know I love to go to the The Craft Barn when home and sooooo lucky this time round that Chris Dark  was altering a gorgeous box so I booked in … hoping to put pics up later this week.

Quirky stamps are absolutely my thing … Stampotique are one of my all time faves … but I can see me falling in love with these PaperArtsy ones just as much.

Other stamps used are Studio 490 – Tales Of Art and An Eye For Art.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

Canvas Relegated To The Unfinished Box

This canvas has been sitting in the corner of my desk for a few days.  Every now and again I will work on it, leave alone to work on something else then come back and have a look to see what else I can add, then off I trot again.

At the moment I feel there is nothing more I want to add … but … the bottom right hand corner of the canvas is definitely unfinished so until I can figure out what it needs to finalise she’s being relegated to the bench.

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Leaving you with two more pics before I place it in the unfinished box.

It’s going into the unfinished box because I don’t want to rush and just put anything on it, then days down the line I will totally regret it.  As soon as I have a lightbulb moment you will see the finished canvas.  Until then this little piece is going away.

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Contour Change A Page Book

FSC is all about Autumnal Colours this month which the lovely Esther picked as the theme.

I opted not to go for an Autumnal make but just to use the Autumn colours.

Ordered some really fab Seth Apter goodies before I went on my hols and they have been sitting on my desk crying out to be used.

The album below has been made with the Contour Change A Page Die.  What it does is cut out the pages to make an album of your choice.

For the front of the book I used a range of Autumnal colours and inside there are lots of die cut pages, in various types of cardstock, just waiting to be journalled.  Left the rings off to make it easier to take photos.

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Paint brushes stamps from Anna Griffin, raindrops  Designs By Ryn the quote from PaperArtsy,  and not forgetting Studio 490 Art Journal Basics.

All other background stamps are from Stampin Up called Timeless Textures.

A Tim Holtz stencil, Speckles was used with molding paste just to add a little texture here and there.

Black Versafine ink was used for some of the stamps and paint was used for the rest.

Entering into the Craft Stamper Challenge which is Anything Goes.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

Mixed Media Wall Plaque

This plaque started life as reject MDF off cuts given to me by Crafty Friend, she was given them and then shared with me.
Now that’s what I call a friend, what do you think?

 

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There have been no Saturday classes over the summer but last week saw the start of them again.

Because of one thing and another Phil was the only person who could make it and she didn’t mind having a one to one, below is what we made.

Slow start to the class because we were nattering, consequently we didn’t get it completed.  Finally finished mine and well chuffed with how it turned out.

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The Plaque is very dimensional and touchy feely, love it.

Used stamps from Inkylicious, Crafty Individuals, Stampin Up, PaperArtsy and a new one which I just bought by Seth Apter (that’s the frame in the middle).

Apart from the stamping I painted, stencilled, used paper napkins, builders mesh and gauze.

Also found some old twine which I plaited to make the hanger for the plaque.

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I am entering this into the Craft Stamper Challenge which is Anything Goes.

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Join FSC As We Go Under The Sea

FSC is delving into the underworld of the sea this month and it was the lovely Dani who picked the theme for this challenge.

As you can see the captain went down with his ship and things took a bit of a murky turn at the bottom of the ocean.
Poor Mr Terry-Turtle looks quite confused as to what happened and Miss Julie-Jellyfish can’t wait to get away.

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How sweet is that face … no, not the Captain … Terry-Turtle!!!!  You can find him along with Julie-Jellyfish in the Stampin Up catalogue in a set called ‘From Land To Sea’.

The ships wheel is from the same set but the anchor is from another set called ‘The Open Sea’.  Both were stamped and fussy cut before adding to the card.

Poor Julie-Jellyfish was also stamped upside down to give the illusion of plants on the ocean bed.

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

Art On Her Mind

  Masking, stamping and inking was definitely the fun part of this card and even I can’t believe that 2013 was the last time I dusted this little stamp off.  She’s from PaperArtsy called Dolls Plate 1.  The suitcases came from another ancient stamp set and the sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi called Art On Her Mind from Studio 490.

To get the octagonal design in the middle I used the Large Octagon dies from Spellbinders to make the masks.

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