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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Monday 26 September 2016

DV #141 Embossing Wet or Dry

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is embossing. You can use wet embossing or dry. We are sponsored by the fabulous Live and Love Crafts.

DV 141 Embossing

I chose wet embossing. My stamps are mostly from Paper Artsy, the flowers and butterflies are the new Kay Carley set EKC03 and the words are from JOFY 11. I stamped with versafine and embossed with clear detail powder, and then watercoloured using my lovely new Prima Watercolour Confections! I used Tropicals, Classics and also Decadent Pies. They are fabulous paints, just the merest touch of water brings them to live and the pigments seem really rich. I have no idea about their lightfast properties, or indeed what colours they actually are as Prima have not bothered to put this on the packaging, nor on their website. They come in a funky little tin with two fold out mixing palettes, and even a thumb ring to hold them with if you were using them outside.

I also made a border with Leonie Pujol’s lovely border stamps, and then added glitter glue to lots of the accents on the flowers and butterflies. It’s matted onto some pink mirri.

I am entering this into:-

A Bit More Time To Craft - #28 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - #178 Female Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - #129 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - #28 Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Sept: Anything Goes
Ellibelle’s Creative Moments - Creatures and Critters Linky Party 7
Get Creative - #48 Must Include Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs - Things That Fly
Make My Monday - #31 No Patterned Paper
QKR Stampede - #210 Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Powder Power

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Monday 12 September 2016

DV #140 No Squares Allowed

Our challenge at Dream Valley is No Squares Allowed. I have to admit I veer towards the square card as I am a fiend for symmetry. So it’s nice to do something other than the ‘norm’ for me.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Live and Love Crafts.

DV 140 No Squares Allowed

My card is all made from scratch including the base, which was created with a Tonic die called Bowscale. I love the versatility of being able to cut any size I like, and the fact that I can make them square or rectangular depending on my mood.

The tree design is a Sweet Poppy stencil called Wishing Tree. I first inked through the stencil with a combination of DIs and after the ink dried I spread clear texture paste through, before it was able to dry I covered it in clear micro beads. The little sentiment is from a diecut pad from Craftwork Cards and edged in one of the colours I used through the stencil.

I am entering this into:-

4 Crafty Chicks - #315 Birthday
ABC Challenge - O is for Open
Artistic Inspirations - #163 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - #163 Anything Goes + Sentiment
Bastel-Traum - #44 Mask/Stencil/Die Cutting
Brown Sugar - #215 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #337 Anything Goes, twist no squares
Creative Artiste - #18 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - #115 Anything Goes
Love To Create - #19 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Oh La La Creations - #213 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - #9 Anything Goes

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