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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Christmas Angel

Hello again,

Well it is the last week of the month again and for a change I managed to make my entry for Rudolph day early, just now finding the time to get typing. I have made a card to fit one  of my mistakenly bought envelopes, again trying to use up some of my vintage stash.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
250gsm white card folded to 11.5x17.5cm
Kaisercraft papers and elements cut from 12" pad
Cream card
Scrap of Gold card
Saturated Canary Image (no longer available)
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Marianne Design Star Punch die
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Oval die
Lifestyle Circle and Scalloped circle dies
Wink of Stella Clear on wings, baubles and candlelight
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
ABC Christmas Challenge J is for Jingle Bells, K is for Keep it Simple
Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas May edition
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 335 Use some gold
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link up Cute Christmas or Anything goes
Rudolph Day Anything goes

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Have a wonderful week...

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Is anyone else having problems with blogger? Every time I tried to add a link it deleted link with a simple push of the spacebar, also not allowing me to select text and add link that way. Any thoughts appreciated. .... Megan

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Upcycled cards

Hello again,

I have been playing on and off with some of my new dies I bought from China, also apparently found on various eBay sites, we had a lovely family friend we met when we began following our family tree who suddenly announced that she and her husband were moving interstate, within a week they had gone, she regularly bought cards from me for her family and was always amazed at how different I made them and how personalised I could make them. Given the incredibly short notice we had a thank you card ready, but little else, so I decided to make her a set of 10 cards to send down asap as a little gift. Which gave me the perfect excuse to try out some of my new dies and make use of some of the paper scraps holding a takeover bid of my desk, I found some co-ordinating paper and or cardstock and used some card blanks, I have also cut some small gift cards up I received as a teacher gift some years ago selecting patterns and the images as feature pieces.

Here are the first three of ten, I have plans of making a few masculine cards too.
On the second card I punched out three circles from the card and piled on some Diamond Glaze to create 'enamel' looking dots.

Butterfly Thanks
 Bicycle Birthday
Butterfly Birthday

What I used:

White card blank 14.7x10.5cm

Pink vintage-y paper from my scraps box

Pink polka dot paper from my scrapbook (pieces larger than a card front)

White paper from scrap box

Silver card scrap

Diamond glaze

Teacher gift card and envelope set

Double sided tape

Birthday Sentiment stamps Magazine freebies (Australian Simply Cards)

Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Clear Sequins from my stash

Black fine line

Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue

I would like to enter these cards in…
Snippets Playground weeks 281 & 282 Anything goes with snippets 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #180 Anything goes with a Sentiment
Butterfly Challenge #79 L is for Layers and/or Colour Cream
Crafting by Design May Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore May Anything goes

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Have a wonderful week…

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 Stella Fireman Call

Hello again,

Today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 has just begun as always our challenge is Anything Goes, this fortnight our two sponsors are:

PRIZE £8.00 voucher in store

PRIZE 4 Images

I have used a Bugaboo image called Stella Fireman Call and have made a card now destined for one of my Mum’s old Kindy friends, who both celebrate their birthdays much later in the year, with a request for another two cards for the others she has re-connected with. I have used an old sketch I found on Pinterest as the basis of my layout.

I hope you will find time to join in with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight and don’t forget to pop by my teammates and leave some love,  the lovely ladies have all made some beautiful cards to inspire you.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White C7 card blank 12.8x17.7cm
White card for Printing
Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils
CCD mini balloon die (warning this site sells super cheap crafty goods, free postage. I will NOT be taking any responsibility for enabling any of you! :-P)
AC Amethyst cardstock
MME:- Scrappy bits from Happy Day paper pad
Echo Park:- Dots and Stripes 8” paper pad
Mini Bling from my stash
Fine line black pen
Diamond Glaze added to Stella’s glasses and flames
Adhesives:- Double Sided tape, foam tape, sticky foam dots and PVA glue

Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…