Wednesday 26 August 2020

Alex's Creation

 I pick my grandson Alex up twice a week after school and we have a routine food, homework, game or puzzle then computer. He would be on the computer all the time if he had his way but being the responsible Nana 😉 I only let him on for about 15 minutes before his mum comes to pick him up. So we were looking through Pinterest at things we could do (I have a folder with projects for the grandchildren) and he decided he could do this

So Alex was to find some pine cones from his place they have a 10 acre life style block. Pop found us this neat piece of bark. The bark was left to dry on top of the coal range and Alex came last week with the cones

So yesterday we hot glued the sticks to the bark then some rope ribbon with leaves on onto the bark, then the pine cones then came the googly eyes the round things on the bark is the cones before they grew                                                          The pine cones were to represent him and his mum and dad the two dogs the two cats  and the 5 round ones are the chickens, the cow's and sheep are still in the paddock

And here he is so proud of his creation, his mum loved it (so she said)  So for our next project we are off to the beach for some big stones we are going to paint

The Mechanic

 Love this image, reminds me of my younger brother and his pedal car ..and .. he grew up to be a mechanic

I used the sketch from The Paper Players challenge The colours from the just add ink challenge and the theme from the Crafters cottage challenge dots and or stripes
The image I coloured with copics I went around the edges of the image with a dark blue copic, normally I would use distress ink on the edges but this time I wanted a cleaner look
The inside of the card I put the patterned paper in the two corners of a piece of card and adhered to card

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Wednesday 19 August 2020

Another Gnome

 Gnomes are not just for christmas and these guys look like they are having fun

Adhered green backing paper to white base card and put a triangle both ends then the yellow card in the centre I printed off the gnomes coloured with copics then adhered with foam to slightly 3d it I did the sentiment on the computer adhered to  yellow card punched a hole and tied some string to it  
The sentiment reads  
Wanna hang with ya Gnomies, and inside tthe card reads  you dont have to be crazy to be my friend I'll teach you


I am not really a gnome person but there was something about these guys 

I used a 5"x5" red base card adhered christmas light backing paper from a christmas pad, printed off the gnomes and coloured with copics then adhered to red card. I saw this sentiment on the net last year and thought it was rather good so here it is on this card, Inside card says we wish you a merry christmas
This card I printed the image a bit big,coloured it with copics and adhered it to another white card then onto  a white 5"x5" base card rather pleased with how it turned out

The Virus

 Haven't been card making for a couple of weeks due to the corona virus poking it's head up here in New Zealand again so i have been busy making masks for the family grand kids ect and not just plain material for the kids patterned please, just as well I have plenty of material hanging around from my sewing days and my Teddy that sits in the window of my creaft room watching the world go by even has his own face mask, was a bit of fiddling because of his nose but I might have to make him another bright one so he has a change

Monday 10 August 2020

Indi is 3


Indie has turned 3 So another trip to chipmunks "whoopee"                                                                  Her favourite colour at the moment is purple I printed off the image coloured her with copics, die cut oval and scallop with cuttlebug distress inked them both and adhered to purple card base, die cut the Happy then stamped it (with the help of my stamp buddy) was really a quick card to doColour scheme for TGIF challenge 
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Tuesday 4 August 2020

instant Fun

This week at creativeknockouts. the theme is for sparkles
I used a cream base card covered it with a matstack backing paper all about the girls, not that it is very noticeable but the dots are sparkly, I die cut a doily, a scallop and a round that had the image on. I coloured the image with copics then put a thin line of glue around the rim of the glass and sprinkled it with glitter, The bow I put a stick on gem on, Made another bow with organza ribbon and put a larger gem in the middle I printed the bottle of prosecca onto cream card cut it out and adhered to card The sentiment I cut in half to make it top and bottom
Inside the card I put "drinks well with others" and another bottle of wine 
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Saturday 1 August 2020

Happy Thoughts

This Bugaboo stamp I have had for ages so finally I am using it. It is for a sick grandchild who is too young for a get well card but would still like a card
I coloured it with copics then cut it out on the scan n cut, I have put a border around it. I then cut another  border piece with a wider border in brown. I stamped the sentiment and adhered to card. The backing paper is from a Natural Matstack
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