Tobi Crawford

The Magic of Christmas

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Hi, it’s Tobi Crawford here with a very Christmasy card!  Can you believe the big day is only a couple of weeks away?? Even though I’m a fully-grown adult, I still excited for Christmas and part of that excitement is making cards with glitter, and twine and stamps!    I’ve been making some pretty interesting colour choices for my cards this year, but this one is going back to the basics: red and green (with a touch of blue..). It’s a pretty simple card to execute, but what I love most is the texture:  The trees […]

Hey There! Thank you

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Well hey there, it’s Tobi Crawford, again! Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving??!! It’s pretty funny as a Canadian living in China to watch all of the commotion and excitement happen in the US when Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) roll around! Such a fun way to ring in the holidays!!  Well, I challenged myself to make a unique Thank you card. Okay! Unique!! I thought I would approach it from a colour standpoint, and play around with some fun combinations.  This all started with the navy cardstock with a little bit of stencilling with white paint. From […]

Friendship Poppy Card

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Hi there. It’s Tobi Crawford here with a beautiful and simple friendship card. On November 11th we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada, so in honour of that day, I used a poppy stamp.      As a Canadian I will always think of a poppy as symbolic of Nov. 11 (Flanders Field etc…) but it is such a beautiful flower on it’s own. I added a pale wash of watercolours in the background, and coloured the poppies with Copics using the “no-line” technique. I think it really made the flowers stand out. The black twine […]

Happy *Canadian* Thanksgiving!

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Hi there! It’s Tobi here (your Canadian Twinery DT member living in China!) and I’ve learned a little something about our special day:  From 1931 to 1957, the date was set by proclamation, generally falling on the second Monday in October, except for 1935, when it was moved due to a general election. In 1957, Parliament fixed Thanksgiving as the second Monday in October. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a […]

Sweet Little Puppy

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Hi there, it’s Tobi Crawford here, and I sure do love my pups!! I have two that are currently living with me and they are the light of my life – especially when I get home from work!! Needless to say I’ve got quite the little collection of dog-themed stamps going and this card uses one of my fav’s:     I kept this card really neutral with a POP of colour to keep it on the masculine side. One thing I love about incorporating twine into my cards is it can help to tie-in […]