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11/01/2021 at 6:33 am #965WendyH
The swap names have been sent. Using everyday items inside/outside the house for inspiration will be a fun challenge. Looking forward to seeing how we all create our cards.
Have fun! – Wendy 😁
11/01/2021 at 6:40 am #966Blossom
Got my name. Thank you, Wendy! 👍 now for the challenge part let me put my thinking cap on🤔
11/01/2021 at 6:51 am #967WendyH
Lois, once I put the challenge out my thinking cap stopped working!! 😳 I guess I need new batteries! 🤣 LOL Hope everyone else will have no problems! We need a challenge once in awhile!
11/01/2021 at 3:55 pm #968Yankee
Challenge done and in the mail!
11/05/2021 at 11:27 am #969Blossom
Look at this pretty card I got from Sheila. She took a live herb plant she used fennel. I’ve seen this done before but I have never tried it. Good job Sheila……the flower child ps thank you Sheila
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11/05/2021 at 12:29 pm #971WendyH
Interesting! How was it done?
11/08/2021 at 1:21 pm #972Yankee
It is Simple to do. I watched Gena K. Utube on it. She used leaves but I live in the desert and don’t have trees like that to use. But you can use any plant, the trick is it has to be half dead, like a leaf that fell off a tree. I cut the fennel and let it set a day or two in a vase. If it is too alive it will be too juicy and make a mess.
take the leaf and sandwich it between two pieces of watercolor paper, put into your die cutting machine and roll through.
if it was too fresh you get juice all over the place and a mess on the cardstock.. if you timed it correctly you just smash the plant and get the impression and color on the cardstock.
i tried rose petals and the color was never the same as what you see. . Afterward you can dry it and flatten it with some books before you make it into a card. Have fun!
11/08/2021 at 4:57 pm #973WendyH
Thank you Yankee. Something new for me to try.
11/19/2021 at 6:17 am #974WendyH
Hi, I finally mailed my challenge COTM earlier this week. Whew! Took longer than I’d expected!! 🤪 How is everyone doing with yours?
11/23/2021 at 4:30 pm #975Yankee
11/23/2021 at 4:35 pm #976Yankee
I received this great scarecrow Card from DebbieRN.
she made the background on her gelli plate and distress inks worn lipstick and spiced marmalade. Stamp by Stampland and Coptic markers.
picture in the post before. Took me ten times to finally post it , so I kept trying without words.
11/24/2021 at 4:59 am #977Blossom
Super sweet card Debbie. Nicely done….. the flower child 👍
11/24/2021 at 12:53 pm #978Blossom
My card has finally left the building. I’m sure it will arrive at it’s destination on time….. the flower child
11/25/2021 at 11:29 am #980JudiKins
My card left the building last week. Or maybe the week before? LOL keep losing track of time.
WONDERFUL plant pressing project Yankee. Thank you for the instructions. And DebRN love your use of lipstick and (yum) marmalade on the Gel Press. Good use of leftover makeup!!
Can’t wait to see everyone else’s swaps. FUN challenge Wendy.
12/03/2021 at 7:46 am #984DebRN
Sheila, love your card with the fennel pressed into card stock. Gorgeous!
Yankee, glad you liked the card I sent. To make the background design, I pressed a leftover piece of deck tile that we had redone the top of our deck with, onto the gellipressed inks. I was going to use leaves but we had a lot of rain and everything was too mushy! Haha! Stay safe and healthy, hugs, DebRN
12/03/2021 at 7:50 am #985DebRN
This is the COTM that I received from Lois. Gorgeous Autumn colors and shine to this card. Love the diecut embossed leaves. Beautiful! Thank you again, I love it!
COTM: Nov. 2022
Title: Autumn Greetings
keywords: Crafters Companion
12/07/2021 at 2:05 pm #988WendyH
Thank you Judi for my November COTM. It arrived today! 😁 – Hugs, Wendy
12/08/2021 at 6:39 am #989Blossom
A very vintage looking card Judi! Nicely done….. the flower child
12/08/2021 at 4:59 pm #990JudiKins
Wonderful challenge everyone. Just love all the creativity. I’m so happy my card arrived. BOY, I was getting worried. WHEW!!!
12/11/2021 at 12:09 pm #992JudiKins
OMGosh. I’m such a “Ditz” brain. I received my card from WENDY!! Ages ago…and I thought I posted it. SO sorry. This was such a cute card. Loved the humor…yes when Wendy’s away the furry kids play!!
Title: What goes on when Wendy’s not home.
Photo of cat’s fur to stamp on, as well as favorite afghan to create “rug,” potato bag mesh and tin foil for the windows. Stamps are a mix of All Night Media and something from a British magazine.
12/25/2021 at 2:26 pm #1009DebRN
Very creative everyone. Great challenge, Wendy. Hugs, stay safe and healthy, DebRN
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