Friday, April 20, 2018

Altered Playing Cards - Two Sizes

  I have been busy crafting lately, but most of the cards I have made I can't post yet until I give them to the recipient. Lots of milestone birthdays this year, plus 2 retirements, including Mike!

  I started the cute little girls card at a crop I was at a couple of weeks ago. The rest I have been picking away at every night. Love making these altered playing cards! 

  I received the larger size deck of cards from a crafty friend. Thanks Kim! The 2 at the bottom in the photo above. A bit bigger than the regular size playing card.


  These cuties are from Tim's Paper Dolls. The paper,  bottom sentiment chip and heart with bird chip are Prima. The sentiment at top is from Tim's Chit Chat stickers set.


  God Save the Queen! Love this stamp from VivaLasVegas Stamps! Boy they sure have some unique stamps! Paper is again from Prima. Sentiment is from Tim's Chit Chat sticker set. I piled quite a bit of Stickles on her crown, necklace an earring. You can't really tell too much by the photo.


  Love anything library or book related! This stamp set is from 2 different sets from Unity Stamp Co. 

  Washi at the bottom is from my stash, and the partial flower stencil was applied with Faber Castell Whipped Spackle. You can see a couple of stencil flowers of Tim's on the pink part of the card. 

  I used Distress Oxides and water on paper and then glued it to the playing card. I paper pieced her and the books from paper in my stash. Used coloured pencils on her hair. Stamped the sentiment on paper, cut in half and then popped up with foam squares.


 Love this stamp set! The sentiment at the bottom and the library card/pocket are from Unity Stamp Co.
Paper is from 7Gypsies. The catalogue drawer at the top is also from a sheet of paper from 7Gypsies.

 Friday at last! Still does not feel like spring here. At. All. Hope it's warm wherever you are!


Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^





Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Just My Type

  Happy Valentine's Day! 

  As some of you may know, I found a vintage old typewriter from the '50s at my local thrift shop. I had this Close To My Heart stamp set, called "Typed Note", so..... an idea for a Valentine's card for Mike just fell into place! 

  The sentiment, "Just My Type" are typewriter keys I cut out from a 12x12 BoBunny sheet from a collection called "Star-Crossed". Added some TH Designer Tape and paper is from my TH stash. Used my favourite lip stamp!


 Inside. I typed out the sentiment using the typewriter I bought, and added a coffee stain stamp. The typewriter keyboard piece of paper is from a TH paper collection.


  The back.

  My new favourite toy! Bought at my local thrift shop for $6.99!

  Mike's card and chocolate he gave me. Love Newfoundland Chocolate Company! Best salted caramel ever! Love their quirky sayings on their packaging! You know I'm going to save those for my next junk journal!

  Hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

  Thanks for stopping by!
  I made it myself!
  debbie
  ^..^


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Altered Playing Cards - Valentines - Set 2

  Love all the blueprint stamps from Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz! You either hate them or love them! This is the mini Valentine set.

  I stamped the images on the background paper, then I stamped them again on fairly heavy card stock. Used my Distress Markers to colour; cut them out, and then attached them with foam adhesive on top of stamped image on the background paper. 

  Added some doodling around the edges, tissue tape at the top, drywall tape under the Tim Holt Small Talk stickers, and heart stickers at the bottom. Stickles Pink Taffeta applied overtop of images for sparkle and crunch.

Here they are individually:





**** I have been asked what adhesive do I use to adhere the paper to the playing cards, as the cards are plastic coated.

 I use my trusty ATG: 
  I run strips down the sides, except a corner where I will tear off the paper to show the number. Place the card with the adhesive to the wrong side of the paper, and then trim the card. Tear the corner to expose the number. I take a corner rounder punch to trim the 3 corners of the card, or sometimes I use my small scissors to trip around the rounded corners.


Entering in:


  Love The Olympics! The only time I watch sports (except for golf!). Going to try and watch on my iPad while I get inky! GO CANADA GO!

Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Altered Playing Cards - Valentine's Day

  I totally missed making Christmas Altered Playing Cards. Went from Halloween right to Valentine's Day!

 Spent the last couple of weeks, making them; picking away, slowing getting my mojo back!

  Top 3 are made with stamps from REDLead Paperworks. Love the retro! The bottom left and bottom right, are stamps from Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz sets. The middle bottom is a couple from the Idea-ology Paper Dolls.

  Here they are individually:






Entering these cards in:

  A dull day today. Perfect crafting day! We are not football fans, but we will peek in at the halftime show!

  Hope your team wins! Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by!


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Friday, December 29, 2017

Butterfly Wishes

   And now for something non-Christmas! A birthday card for my cousin, Bev, who is celebrating her birthday today.

  All paper and image used is from Prima "Butterfly" collection. Sentiment is from Stamping Bella. Added some tulle and stars.

  Inside. Sentiment stamps are from a set from Stampin' Up! called, "Butterfly Basics"

The back.

Happy Birthday Bev!

  Last day of work and then I'm off for a week! Mike's going back to work. Looking forward to cleaning my craft room and hopefully getting inky!

Thanks for stopping by!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas cards...the final 3

  Three more Christmas cards. Now that they have received them, I will post them. That's all of them for this year!

Card 1:

   
Inside.
  

Back. I used the jade stamp that Shannon, who this card is for, brought back from China for me.


Card 2:

  


Inside.

Back

Card 3:

Inside

Back

  Hope you add a wonderful Christmas and made everlasting memories! Thank you for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^
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