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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Classic Birthday and Wedding Anniversary

Hello again,

I’m still working my way through some of the dies I have bought online from China and have made two cards with a more masculine theme to them, a birthday card and a Wedding Anniversary card. I still have some more ideas in the mix and several more dies to use too. Please note I am not accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you ;-)

Wedding Anniversary

Classic Birthday

What I used:-

White 14.7 x 10.5cm card blanks

Amy Tangerine Ready Set go papers and journaling card (cut from 12” sheet)

CCD Globe

Elizabeth Crafts Wedding die

Silver, black, red, blue, grey and white cardstock from my scrap box

Typed sentiments

White Liquid enamel

MFT pierced fishtail flag dies to cut sentiment

Adhesives:- PVA glue, double sided tape, foam tape and adhesive sheet

Distress tool

I would like to enter these cards in:-
613 Avenue Create Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Anything goes with Patterned paper

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Have a wonderful week...

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all my lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all....

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Wildflower Doodles- LPoCF #60

Hello again,

Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything goes, so come along and join in with whatever you have been working on, we have one lovely sponsors this fortnight Miss Daisy stamps offering a prize to one lucky winner.

Prize 4 images of choice one from each of the following artists
Jennifer Nilsson Art * Mari Digis * Miss Daisy’s Collection * We Are 3

I am using an image from Miss Daisy Stamps called Wildflower Doodles 1, I had an idea in mind for this card and I have managed to pull it off. I have used an inky background created with Dylusions Spray inks Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest, I have also sprayed some Lindys Stamp Gang Pearlescent white ink over the top of the others once they had dried.
I printed the image onto plain paper and then taped down my papers I wanted to use for the various layers reprinting onto the coloured and patterned papers, in the mood for some fussy cutting I used fine tipped scissors to carefully cut the image out from the various papers and glued them straight onto the image printed on to the spray ink background, I was very careful not to drop, sneeze or breathe the tiny pieces :-)
Not satisfied with the finished product, I used an embossing pen to add some shine to the flower centres and the butterfly, heat embossing in some clear powder, stamping and adding more clear powder to the sentiment.
Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more inspirational projects and leave them some love!

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 13cm square card blank
Page from sketch book (for the inky papers)
Black cardstock
Dylusions Spray inks Cherry Pie, Lemon Zest, London Blue and Cut Grass
Lindys Stamp Gang Pearlescent spray ink
Scrap papers from my stash (leftover spray ink paper and dictionary paper)
Black fine line pen
Black 3mm pearls
Ranger Emboss it pen
Clear gloss embossing powder
Clearly Besotted Stamp Sweet Little Sentiment
Versa colour Charcoal ink pad
Adhesives:- Diamond Glaze, PVA glue and Double-sided tape
Stanley knife, fine tipped scissors and heat gun

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Stella Fireman Call #2

Hello again,

Today we awoke to sad news again, thinking of all those who lost their lives and loved ones in London overnight.

A couple of weeks ago I made this card for my DT post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, well as my Mum requested two more cards for her kindy friends (they started school together some 50 years ago!) There are even plans afoot to attend a School gathering sometime during the year.

I have used two nesting die sets to cut and frame Stella, however they were a little to wide for my liking and I was able to pattern match and create a narrower frame by sliding one side across by one scallop and lopping the side off, only having a small clipping from one of the other scallops which I can no-longer see.

Here is the second card:-

What I used:-

White C7 card blank 12.7x17.8
White card for printing
AC cardstock Amethyst and cascade
Patterned papers from ‘Jewel’ Sugar and Spice Studios (Spotlight for those in Aus)
Tiny bling from my stash
Purple brads from stash
Couture Creations nesting rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies
MFT Stamps Essential Sentiments
W Plus 9 Scalloped border die
Black embossing powder
Clear Embossing inkpad
Anti-Static bag
Diamond glaze added to flames and Stella’s glasses
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape and foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug- Bugaboo Stamps June Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #162 Anything goes
Crafting by Designs June Anything goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge #40 Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania Frame it Challenge

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Have a wonderful week...

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop by and leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Snippets Playground GD

Hello again,

I was a lucky winner of a prize from Miss Di, Principal of Snippets Playground in the last couple of weeks and had a lovely email from Di asking if I would like to be a guest designer for the challenge this week. Thank you Di for the invitation and having me as the guest designer.

When I first started making paper based cards I had a lot of Scrap papers, given to me as a gift and looking around the web I came across Snippet's Playground full with ideas on how to use them to create beautiful cards, a super fun atmosphere and some of the mischievous comments from the girls in the playground kept me coming back for the cards and the giggles, I eventually began my own blog to keep me busy while I've been unable to work, finally plucking up the courage to join the ladies at Snippets Playground in October 2015.

 I had been working on using some of the dies I had ordered from China and trying to clear off some of the snippety bits of paper consuming my desk. These two cards are going to be part of a gift for a friend who left the area unexpectedly, she used to buy cards from me quite regularly and said that she would miss my specially made designs.

These two cards started off as one 30x 10cm, I had a plan in mind for the thank you card and made this first, I cut the patterned paper into 2.5cm strips and layered them on to some brown card my neighbour gave me, then die cut the thank you die from white pearlescent card from my scrap box with some adhesive sheet attached, tracing around the outside of the die to get the narrow border around the outside, adding the butterfly die cut from another snippet of handmade yellow paper, before giving the butterfly a coat of clear Wink of Stella. 

I then had the rectangle leftover and did not want to add this back to my stash, digging in to my scrap box again I found a peachy coloured paper that seemed to go well with the colours in the paper, some gold mirri card and the border strip from the spine of same paper pad, I cut the narrow stitched border from the gold card and used the strip from the spine  to cover the edges, ribbon didn't work on this one, using a scrap from the thank you card cut the other butterfly before stamping and sticking the butterfly down just the middle, finishing off with some stickles and liquid enamel.

What I used:-
White Card blanks 10.5 x 14.7cm
Scrap paper from Amy Tangerine paper pad 'Ready Set Go' and a print from the spine… I know who saves those???
Gold metallic card and yellow handmade paper from scrap box
Blue card stock
MFT Stitched scalloped border die
Peach, Pearl white and Brown card from scrap box
Birthday Sentiment from magazine freebie
White Liquid enamel
Sugar sprinkles glitter glue
Memento Tuxedo blank ink pad
Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and PVA glue

Warning- this store has many craft supplies at super cheap prices and free international shipping (usually), I will not be accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you...
CCD Butterfly dies
CCD Thank you die

I would like to enter these cards in…
Crafting By Design June Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies Anything goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 22 Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 480 Bugs and Butterflies
Southern Girls Challenge 161 Anything goes

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Have a wonderful week…


I'm off to do some more research on a new to me technique, called bargello  and it's another wonderful way to use up some scraps!