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Sunday 16 June 2024

LPoCF #232 The Paper Shelter

 Hello again, 

Winter so far has seen warm sunny days and cool nights, followed by heavy rains which has again seen the main dam for Sydney spilling over, bringing flood watch back to the plains, this time we only had 50mm out of the 200mm+ they had expected, so fewer people have been affected and the Government has stopped a land release in an area which is prone to flooding. We are very glad that the current weather is mild, mind you we are still experiencing our regular cold weather, as the central heating decided last week to stop working, the first company said it would be three weeks before someone could make it out, the second company are sending someone out next week, as the reset instructions are not working... we have a secondary heater which will see us burn through much of what is left of our old eucalypt which was cut down as it was rotting.... 

Today brings us to another All new Anything goes challenge with my teammates at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we are sponsored this fortnight by The Paper Shelter, who allowed me to select one set from the store which we all used called Tea Time, I have used three of the set to create my card. Naturally as I layered on the embossed panel the card shifted and it has ended up slightly skewed, and likely only I will notice the tiny gaps where two pieces of my scraps are not quite lined up...  

The Paper Shelter

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Here is my card:-


What I used:-
The Paper Shelter 'Tea Time' Digital Set
White 12.6x 17.8cm card blank
White cardstock
Kaisercraft embossing folder 'Roses'
Faber-Castell coloured pencils
Kaisercraft 'High Tea' paper pad from the scrap strips
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
Tuxedo Black Ink pad
Pierced Fishtail flags MFT
Double sided tape, foam squares

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Stay Warm or Cool depending on your location....
Have a wonderful week...
Megan 

P.S. a Huge Thank you to my kind blogging friends and visitors who take the time to stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all... 






Sunday 19 May 2024

LPoCF #230 All Dressed Up

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Our Autumn weather has hit, and the trees are rapidly losing their leaves, about 50y ago the local council encouraged homeowners to purchase Autumn trees from them, they even decided how many trees each house got, different streets have different trees, we have three flowering cherry trees outside our house, the leaves are currently a vibrant orange. 

Today brings us to another all-new challenge with my team mates over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, this fortnight we are sponsored by All Dressed Up, who kindly gave us two images to work with. I have used 'Daisy'.

All Dressed Up


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Here is my card:-


I have used a Sketch from Try a Sketch on Tuesday, although I maybe too late to join in as it finishes today.... I also joined in with the Double Trouble Paper crafting choosing to use some non-matching papers from my stash to make my card, I did however find a suitable matching scrap in my sorted by colour scrap bags as the frame layer, came from the same set as the wavy paper pack 'Francheville' bought from a discount store many years ago... the floral paper is a mystery, but I am guessing as it had a second paper printed on the reverse it may be from a magazine freebie paper pack... I have added a branch and bird die cut from scraps and using some non-branded dies. 

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Have a wonderful week...
Megan

p.s. A Huge Thank you to my blogging friends and visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all... 

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Cover Die Eclipse

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Twice in one week, very unusual for me. Today I am joining the Gallery of Group of Seven Card makers, with a technique challenge- Cover die Eclipse. I will admit the first one jumped in the cuttlebug and I have ended up putting one beautiful card aside, and trying again with a more simple stamped image. 

Darkroom Door African Tree stamped in Black soot Distress oxide ink, die cut with a MFT cover plate,  and sentiment stamp from Clearly besotted. I think I should have stamped the image a little higher on the card, then the image would have been more evenly centred within the cover die. Definitely a technique to come back too. Another layer was cut out of the waste from the other card to layer up the diecut background

The stamp was in a 'scrap' set, when the rubber does not make a full stamp set or something was wrong with some part of a set, they sell the stamps that are suitable for use at a discount. I think this might look good as a jacaranda tree in purple.



What I used
MFT cover plate die 
Clearly Besotted sentiment 'Sweet little sentiments'
Distress Oxide black soot, candied apple
fine tipped pva glue 

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Have a wonderful week... 
Megan

p.s. a HUGE THANK YOU to my blogging friends and visitors who take the time to stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all...