Ballerina Trio

Susan Robinson
October 19, 2020

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Inspired by my neighbour’s 2 year old daughter. I always see her dancing about out the front, ‘helping’ her Dad in the garden. No matter what clothes she’s wearing, she always got a tutu on over the top. She must have a different colour for every day of the week! Think I’ll save this card for her 3rd birthday.

stamp: Ballerina Trio 894G by All Night Media

The background was created with Distress Ink Sprays – Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany & Dusty Concord. The ‘Happy Birthday’ is from a sheet of gold stickers I bought from a $2 shop. After assembling the card, I decided the middle ballerina’s top and slippers needed darkening, to better match the purple tones in the background. Hard to see in the photo, but the ribbon has a lovely gold fleck through it. I wouldn’t normally use such strong colours for a young child’s card, but sometimes these things just seem to fall together, almost by accident.

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Piglet & Pooh

Susan Robinson
August 19, 2020

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Lovely soft colours on this alcohol ink background, so made it into a card suitable for a young child. I simply cut the background into 4 uneven quarters, then matted them with a very narrow border using the same aqua card as for the main backing card. I didn’t attempt to colour in images, felt I could get away without doing so.

I have had these Winnie the Pooh stamps for many years. The 2 on the bottom are from All Night Media and they don’t stamp out that well any more. Top left is by Rubber Stampede and top right by Stamp-it.

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Circle of Bugs

Susan Robinson
June 15, 2020

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I find insects quite fascinating, and they make a great subject matter for little boys cards. This is a really fun stamp to colour in too (and yes, artistic license is allowed haha). I used watercolours to colour bugs and Distress Oxide pads squished onto a teflon mat, spritzed with water, then white card dragged through, to create background. I highlighted certain parts of the bugs with Glossy Accents to complete.

stamps: Bugs Galore #80347 by Stamps Happen; Mini Birthday 4647B by Stamp-it

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Mermaid Bath

Susan Robinson
June 11, 2020

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Managed to squeeze out one more card this week with a water theme, before I change direction. Might save this one for my granddaughters next birthday. The grandkids do love a good bubble bath!

stamp: ‘Mermaid Bath’ 40-457 by Penny Black

Below is a card I made previously with this stamp. I was sure I had already posted it, but can’t see it anywhere, so will show it again.

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Caged Dragon

Susan Robinson
April 30, 2020

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With border restrictions still in place, it’s looking unlikely that we’ll be seeing our grandson on his upcoming birthday, as they live in the country. At least living on a large block he has plenty of room to roam, with brothers and a sister to play with. Apparently all he wants for his birthday is more chickens and an apricot tree. Cute! A real country boy 🙂 I’m sure he and his siblings have been enjoying the extra time off from school, despite the home schooling. It’s probably his poor Mum that feels like the caged dragon, haha. Hope they’re off to school again soon before she starts breathing fire!

Dragon by Katzelkraft; Alpha Background by Stampers Anonymous; Woodgrain Background by Stampin’ Up; It’s Your Birthday by Stamp-it. I hand drew the deflated balloon.

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Fairy Walk

Susan Robinson
April 5, 2020

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“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, ” one must have sunshinefreedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

So apparently there ARE worse things than being isolated at home alone – being stuck in a small space with numerous children who are bored silly and constantly bickering with one another, haha!! Sorry. I have added another board to my Pinterest site called ‘Crafty Ideas’. Hopefully there will something on there to inspire an activity your child could do with what’s lying around the house.

Meanwhile, I’m sending a little fairy to add cheer to your day.

stamp: ‘Fairy with Balloon’ #80295 by Stamps Happen

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Fisher Boy

Susan Robinson
March 29, 2020

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For my young grandson’s 6th birthday. His Dad takes him out fishing in the boat with him often on the weekends.

stamp: ‘Fishing Squidgy’ eb699 by Stamping Bella

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Pure Innocence

Susan Robinson
August 28, 2019

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My Favorite Things stamp “Pure Innocent Love” took me back to my childhood of playing with paper dolls. After digging down to the bottom of my patterned paper cut-offs drawer to find all those tiny pieces perfect for cutting her dress out of, I had a lot of fun dressing her up for her card debut.

I have a favourite, which one’s yours?

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Dinosaur boy

Susan Robinson
March 29, 2019

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My youngest grandson is turning 5! He is mad about dinosaurs (spiderman & transformers), while his older male cousins are more into dragons. Hope this fits the bill.

Card was first sprayed with Twisted Citron & Broken China Distress inks, before stamping over.

stamps: “Dino” set by Basic Grey, “happy birthday” by Stamp-it

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Dragon in Training

Susan Robinson
August 3, 2018

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Another fun little card for my grandchildren.

Life is a journey, a continual process of making mistakes, hopefully learning from them and moving on.

stamp: Lg Dragon CT116G by Artee Stamps; Campfire B02622c by So Suzy Stamps

dies: Houses 118-H by Impression Obsession; Hanging Cloud Border 98835 by Memory Box; Inside Out Alphabet 657827 by Sizzix. Dragon wording I just did on the computer.

Oops! Did I do that?!

I love the way the googly eye swivels, so the dragon appears to be looking down in horror at his misdeeds.

 

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