Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Get Kraken!?

    A steampunk kraken, or very large octopus! The co-worker I made this for, informed me that a very large octopus, rumoured to swallow ships, was called a "kraken". Who knew? Here is a link to Wikiwand, if you want to read more about this legendary sea monster: Kraken 

  Used G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea paper collection. You can't tell by the photo, but I cut her top half out and popped her up.

  TH/Sizzix gears and tattered doily dies. Some Dew Drops and tinted cheese cloth.

More photos:

Inside. Sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set.

Back. 

  Gorgeous papers! Starting some Christmas cards for a swap I'm in. Heading out to a day crop this coming Saturday. 

  Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are getting all your Christmas cards done!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trick or Treaters

  Love this TH/Sizzix die set! It was out a few years back in a longer die; a few more trick or treaters, I believe, and I regret not buying then, as it was eventually discontinued. So glad they brought it back in this size.

  Love the hangers for display. The moon is from a Crafty Secret set. Word and quote from TH Halloween set.

A close up:

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a terrific week!

i made it myself!
debbie

^..^


Altered Playing Cards - Halloween Set 3

   I can't get enough of these! Haha! I was at a weekend crop and thought while I had my Halloween stash out, I would just continue make these altered playing cards. Stamps are all Tim Holtz.

  Here they are individually:






  I think it's time to put Halloween away and get out Christmas! Will be making Christmas versions of these, I think!

  Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^




Monday, October 23, 2017

Zombie Casanova

  Haha! Love this guy! Great fun putting this together! I made this for Mike, as he is "my favourite monster".

 Used one of the giant playing cards from the deck I bought at my local thrift shop.

  Used various Distress Oxides for the background, TH stencil, and chain stickers. The edge punch is Martha Stewart. Added some Distress Pewter Stickles on top. And of course, some drywall tape!

  I stamped him on paper and coloured him with pencils and Gamsol. Cut him out and popped it on to the card. Used a splatter stamp for the blood. I like Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany for blood. Added some deep red highlights with glitter pen ands tickles.

  The "fav monster" sentiment and "happy halloween"is from TH sticker sets. The sentiment and hearts are also from the Stampers Anonymous, Zombie Casanova set by Brett Weldele.

  Attached this card to a TH Idea-ology Display Hanger.

More closeups:




  Gives you an idea how large the playing card is!

  Getting ready for a weekend crop here in the city. I'm still going to work on some Halloween projects. I'm on a roll!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a terrific week!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Altered Playing Cards - Halloween - Set 2

  It's a good thing we play Bridge! Haven't played in awhile, but we have quit a few sets of cards, so I have been digging into my least favourites! 

  So much stuff used! Various stamps, TH  Paper Dolls, G45 Midnight Masquerade papers, bits and bobs! So much fun! 

 Here they are individually:






   And yes, I will be making more! I have a 7Gypsies Library Drawer that I'm going to display them in. Perhaps I will make Christmas ones too!

  Here's the link to the first set I posted a couple of weeks ago:Altered Playing Cards - Halloween

  Which one is your favourite? 

  Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you try making these. So fun!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


  




Monday, October 16, 2017

A Little Birdie Told Me...

   A birthday card for Mike's aunt Janette. Love this cat and bird stamp by Laurel Burch/Stampendous!

  I used Prima Confections Watercolours on the cat and bird. Cut the image out. Stamped it again on watercolour paper and just coloured the bird and tail; cut them out; popped them up on base image.

  The sentiment stamp is from Stamping Bella. Background TH Texture Fade, called Book Cover 1. Used Distress Oxides for background colours. Washi Tape top and bottom. Sequins here and there!

  Inside. All sentiment stamps are from various TH collections. 

  
  Back. More Washi Tape and leftover piece of front cover.

  Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you have a terrific week!

i made it myself!
debbie

^..^


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Altered Playing Cards - Halloween Set 1


  First time with altering playing cards. Very much like ATCs. 

  Had fun making these with my new to me stamps. The Tim Holtz pumpkins and vampire stamps. The Frankenstein and Bride Of stamps are from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.

  The first one is an image from a Halloween set from a couple of years ago by Graphic 45.

  Here they are individually:






  The pumpkin card taken out of the tuck on the card.




  I'm going to make more of these for sure! On the backs of each card, I just glued on patterned paper.

  Just had our Thanksgiving weekend and now we're on a week's vacation. No plans. Relax and get inky, I hope! 

  Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Not my monkeys...

   Hee hee! My friend Nancy likes monkeys(?!), so there was no doubt in my mind what stamp to use to make her birthday card! 

  I have now used all the Hipster characters from the TH Stampers stamp set. A great set of sets and matching dies!

  The sentiment stamp is also TH/Stampers. It's from the Life Quotes set.

  LOVE the new Distress Oxides! Fabulous inks for background blends! Added some drywall tape, cheesecloth, a star and texture paste with a star stencil. Coloured the monkey with pencils and Gamsol. 

  The inside. Sentiment, "Life is a zoo..." is from a Dyan Reavley stamp set. Happy Birthday sentiment stamp from my stash.

  Some more Distress Oxides for background, along with texture paste and diamond stencil. Doodling around the edges and drywall tape at the bottom.

  The back.

  Four of us played 8 holes of golf today, and then went for brunch. I gave her the card and a few monkeys, just in case I didn't see her on her birthday, Oct. 2nd.

 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCE!


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