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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...

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop to sign the guestbook... I read all of the comments and appreciate them all!

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…


Monday, 15 May 2017

Happy Mothers' Day

Hello again,

Well yesterday was Mothers’ Day here in Australia and despite my best intentions to have made Mum a card earlier than the day before, I was busy on Saturday creating a special card, I made a Joy Fold card for her this year it was much easier than anticipated to do too, it makes for a quite a heavy card though. I used a 15cm square card blank and cut down a second smaller square card blank to 11.6cm, cutting the front of the larger card in half and placing the second card with the fold opposite the larger and main cards fold, I had only one problem with the card, I allowed one of the tags and one part of the leaves to over hang the fold, meaning that once opened these became bent :-(, never mind the card was still appreciated by Mum. 

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

Faber-Castell pencils
15cm square card blank
12cm square card blank (minus just 4mm down two sides)
Core’dinations cardstock ‘Pearl’
Lili of the Valley Bonnets and Bowties paper pad
Elizabeth Crafts Curvy leaves die
Lifestyle Crafts nesting circle dies
Ribbon, lace and bling from my stash
Tiny paper flowers from Korean Paper Museum
Ranger Liquid Pearls ‘Silver Pearl’
Versa Colour ‘Orchid’ ink pad
Clear Embossing powder
Kaisercraft Mini clear stamp set ‘Occasions’ inside card

I would like to enter this card in:-

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P.S. A huge thank you to all the kind visitors who leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Hello again,

Well, you know how I promised not to enable any of you with the dies I have bought online from China, well that promise may be out of the window for a while, the whole elimination diet that I’m still on meant I got crafty goodies rather than chocolate goodies for Easter this year and I’m in the throes of creating cards with the new arrivals… When I first saw this die in the online store I knew just what I was going to make with it so of course it made it’s way into my basket… and now it’s here a little later than expected…I got to execute my plan…

Before I show you my card, I had to see the doctor in Sydney last week and our lovely Autumn weather meant we could sit outside and watch the ferries and Sydney cruise companies coming and going in and out of Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf etc. The building in the background houses various companies and residential apartments. (quality is not great as it was taken on my phone)

My sister in law started my collection of spray inks a few Christmases ago and the collection has naturally grown to include most basic colours, when I was in the mood I sprayed a few different A5 pieces of water colour paper torn and trimmed from a simple artist pad in various colours, they curled a little and have been stashed between two reams of paper. I dug them out and decided on a red and yellow piece which I had also tossed some rock salt onto.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White card blank 10.5 x 14.7cm

Black card and paper from my box of scraps {one day I’ll have to take a pic of it, well maybe when it has been tidied… }

A5 Watercolour paper (artist pad)

Dylusions Cherry Pie spray ink

Dylusions Lemon zest Spray ink

Rock salt pinched from the kitchen

Mini bling from my stash both rhinestone and black pearls

Fiskars Corner rounder punch

Penny Black ‘T’ is for Transparent Snippets sentiment stamps

Colorbox White inkpad

Clear embossing powder (in hindsight should have used opaque white)

Butterfly die from China *Note* I will not accept any personal responsibility for enabling any of you :-P

Adhesives:- PVA glue and double sided tape

I would like to enter this card in:-

Seize the Birthday Anything goes (my dismal heat embossing has multiple tiny sentiments including Happy Birthday)

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Have a wonderful week...

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the kind ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!