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Seal of approval

Earlier this year I was given a Ravenclaw seal and two wax sticks.  I didn't have a reason to use it until today - so I got crafting and had the most fun making this scene.

First up I used the envelope template from My Scrap Chick.  I traced and cut out the pieces and then created my envelope.  It even has a patterned liner.  When the envelope is closed, it's actually about 4-5mm thick, which is perfect for chunky cards to be mailed in.  I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this template.  I wrapped the envelope in some twine, and then melted blue and silver wax over the crossed string.  Carefully I sat the embossed weight on top and let it sit for a few minutes.  The seal turned out perfect, so I accented the image with some silver marker.  It gave the seal the perfect finishing touch.

To add to the scene, I also created a stand alone letter "R" for Ravenclaw.  Using a template from My Scrap Chick I cut out the pieces, but instead of using a bold shape on the front, I cut the shape a little smaller and then cut out the inside to create the outline, which gave the perfect touch of yellow to the letter I was after.  Here are some photos below.

This is the letter with the seal, and my beautiful new Foxy Fix travellers notebook. 

You can see the letter "R" in the background, and Luna Lovegood looks over the letter from Hogwarts with Ravenclaw Prefect badge.  You can see the lining of the envelope too.

Here is my scene with Hedwig on her perch of books, newspapers, Quidditch flag and Luna.  The Ravenclaw seal and wax stamp.  You can also see my hair bow in there too.

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Retro Skater Girl

It's Retro week at Southern Girls Challenge! We want you to Smash Your Stash and use something on your project that is older than a year.

The one big reason I love making cards is because I can use all the scraps I've collected from scrapbooking.  Every single card is made up of different scraps, and some of those scraps are as old as my youngest daughter (8)! For this card the green Bazzill and the pink patterned cardstock are well over 12 months old, as is the little flower and brad.  I've probably had the Tanya Leigh Designz goodies for over a year too come to think of it - that's the acetate stamp, acetate clock, 3-in-1 word ring and game square.

I have used an image from Polkadoodles and coloured her with my Copics, then glossed her bow, eyes, lips and lollypop.

To go with the retro theme, I coloured her shirt in a tie-dye pattern, and added a space invaders character and a floppy disc for decoration.  My youngest took one look at the disc and asked what it was, my eldest told her it was a 3D printed save button lol  It's hard to believe the size of one photo from my camera doesn't even fit on one of those discs.


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Be Magical Today

One of my favourite shows growing up was I dream of Jeannie - I loved her outfits, her house in a bottle and the funny antics her and her Master would get up to.  I used this same image in an I Dream of Jeannie pocket letter because I love it so much.  You can get the image from The East Wind and find so many other beautifully drawn images for all occasions.

I created this image by printing two copies.  The head I have raised on 3D foam dots.  I used my clear Stickles to create her veil and organza pants.  The glue is very sugary and makes it not only texture rich but it looks shimmery and just like real organza.  I glossed her eyes, lantern and lips and added gems to her face, ear and bra-top.

The whole image was carefully cut around and then raised on 3D foam dots, which was layered over the patterned and plain paper.  I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday to plan my card.  I tilted the sketch to the left, so the curved bazzill is just behind her, and I mimicked the shape with the cloud paper too.


I doodled around the papers and added an acetate bubble shape. I accented the bubbles with gems.  Lastly I added the sentiment and some light pink organza ribbon.


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Three little faeries in a nest

What a busy week I've had, Uni has me very busy with assignments - but I always find time to colour.

What cuter than a baby? A faerie baby!  Don't you just love this sweet image? It's from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with my Copics.

I decorated the image with some Stickles, gloss and tiny gems, then layered the picture on patterned papers.

I doodled some borders and then wrapped the card with some green and white twine.

I joined in with Mo's Challenge and used the sketch provided to create this card.


As you can see I have added a little sentiment.  This card can be for a girl or boy - even though I snuck in a couple of small flowers.  The little faeries remind me of Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie, so I tried to colour the tree branch like our Snow Gum Eucalyptus trees.


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Harley Quinn Derby Girl

Sophia adores Harley Quinn; she of course hasn't seen the movie because she's too young, but she still loves her hair, makeup and clothes.  So much so that she dressed as Harley Quinn for Halloween last year - complete with blow up bat, glove and coloured hair.

As soon as I saw that Mo from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, drew this derby girl I knew straight away how I was going to colour her.  I used my Copics and filled in the little details like the heart on her cheek, scribbles on her stockings and lettering on her bat.  I also added holes to her shirt and gloss to her lips and eyes.

I doodled a border and then layered the image on some patterned papers that I had in my stash.  I chose colours that matched the girl, and stacked an acetate film strips and postage stamp from Tanya Leigh Designz before adding the sentiment.


As you can see I used my inspiration from this cute little Pop Vinyl, and everything is sitting on Sophia's shorts lol.  I made the bat by printing an online picture and laying the two pictures back to back and glueing.


Here is my sweet Sophia <3 p="">


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