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Sunday, 17 September 2017

LPoCF #66 Fred She Said

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 crafty items you have been working on, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight Fred She Said and Polkadoodles offering a prize to two lucky winners.

Prize $10 gift certificate

Prize £6.75 voucher

Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more fabulous inspiration.

I am using an image from our sponsor, Fred She Said called Smelling the Cherry Blossoms  I printed her out on regular A4 paper and cardstock and paper pieced her kimono using both plain and patterned Japanese rice papers placed over the image printed on A4 and reprinted on both the plain and patterned papers and selectively coloured the two images printed on to cardstock, layering the finished little girl onto the background, then cut out all the little cherry blossoms falling and layered them on too. 

I covered a white card blank with black paper and cut four rectangles of patterned Japanese rice paper from my stash, ensuring to adhere them on the card to maintain the papers pattern.

Finished the card off with a basic sentiment from Darkroom Door and added some doodled stitching around the edge and some silver rhinestones in each corner. This card has already made its way to the recipient who loves all things Japanese.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)

Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils

Japanese papers from my stash

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Darkroom Door Stamp

MFT Stitched rectangle die

Bling from my stash

Wink of Stella clear on all the flowers

Adhesives:- PVA glue, foam tape and Double-sided tape

Fine tipped scissors

I would like to enter this card in:-
Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…


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

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello again,

Well I'm back with my second floral card in as many weeks, this one was for my Mum's birthday last week and it turned out better than I expected... as I am only just beginning to use stamps, they still scare me a little... one annoying thing... the tiny flower had no corresponding die so they were all hand cut, no Springtime hayfever out bursts please!

The peach and pear trees are in blossom, the flowering Cherry trees, the cherry and apple trees are still holding out on us, maybe they think better than to flower early as we are expecting snow later this week, of course on the day I have an appointment in the city, I hope it will not be heavy enough to close the roads, have to get across them to get to the train.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 17.8x12.6cm card blank (5x7")
White card stock
Poppystamps Flower Patch stamp and die set
CCD Stitched in and out circle dies
Merci paper (Big W for those in Aus)
MFT Birthday sentiment die
MFT LJD Celebrate with Cake (wishes) masked
Black embossing powder
Snippets of Gold Mirri card and white card stock
Versacolor Petal Pink, Orchid, Opera Pink, Heliotrope, Green and Fresh Green ink pads
Colorbox Yellow ink pad
Liquid Enamel white- tiny flower centres
Fine tipped Scissors
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue, adhesive sheet.

I would like to enter this card in:-
Snippets Playground weeks 296-297
Naughty or Nice Challenge Framed
Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday Anything goes- Optional Topping Ocean Colours
Cuttlebug Mania Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

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

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Fathers' Day

Hello again,

The last weekend was Father’s Day here in Australia, so I made this easel card for my Dad who is often to be found in his shed, tinkering with whatever it is that day.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Design paper from Amy Tangerine paper pad
Leather grain card stock
Dark green, brown, white, metallic grey and dark red from scraps box
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Lili of the Valley image- The workbench
CCD pin dot rectangle die
CCD tiny tools die
MFT Woodgrain fence die
MFT Freshly cut grass die
Marianne Craftables Nuts and Bolts
Kaisercraft Die from Handmade Labels
Lawn Fawn Riley ABC stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol2
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Ranger Clear ink pad
Colorbox Queue Chalk ink Olive Pastel
Primary Ebony Super Fine embossing Powder
Hemp cord twine
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape and PVA glue
Core dinations sanding tool, scissors to distress edges

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bizzy Bec's Store Challenge Anything goes

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…


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

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Fancy Floral

Hello again,

Well my mojo was missing for a few weeks, but arrived back last week when I needed it to make two birthday cards, one for my Mum and the other for one our family history buddies. This year I was asked to make a pretty card with flowers for our friend, I had been struggling to come up with an idea and then two packs of super cheap floral stamps popped into the letter box from China, I suddenly had a thought and this is what I created.
I decided to add some Diamond glaze to the centres of the three purple flowers and as a happy accident the area under the glaze has lightened and now looks like the flower centre has been intentionally coloured in a lighter colour.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 5x7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Dictionary paper from a 8” paper pad
Spray ink paper and card
Cheap stamp pack 1
Cheap stamp pack 2
Whispers Opaque embossing powder
Primary Ebony Super Fine embossing Powder
Clear embossing ink
Sentiment from Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol1
Black fine line pen
Tiny pearls
Dylusions Spray inks Lemon zest, Cherry Pie, Funky Fuchsia, Crushed Grape, London fog, Cut grass, Pillar box red
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, PVA glue, Diamond Glaze
Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors for taking their time to leave me kind comments on my cards.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Born to Stand out

Hello again,

I recently discovered Darkroom Door Stamps are a smallish Aussie company and purchased three sets of the same stamps… one for me and the other as a small thank you to Di for running the ever popular Snippets Playground, with an extra set for the toy box… spreading some love for one of our Home grown stamp companies in the process. Miss Di was unaware that I had posted anything and I received an excited email after the surprise package arrived, with a huge thank you from Di.

I think Di does an amazing job running Snippets Playground and giving away so many prizes to all of the class mates all over the world. A Huge thank you to Di for all the fun and giggles and encouragement to use up those little bits and pieces from my scrap box along the way, and a huge Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer again.

On to my card, my Sister-in-Law started off my collection of spray inks a few years ago and I have of course added to them and spent some time making a mess, I mean creating a few backgrounds with them in various colours to set aside for later use making various sizes based on how much white paper and card I had laying around, from small 3 inch squares to whole A4 sheets. I used two spray inks for the main background Crushed Grape and London Blue and I’m guessing Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest on the butterfly all from Dylusions.

I stamped the butterfly directly onto one of the smaller pieces of cardstock and the sentiment onto another two white snippets (do they breed when I’m not looking???) and heat embossed them both with Black glossy embossing powder. I fussy cut the butterfly and sentiment out, laying them on the card before deciding to get out one of my stencils and some white ink to add more interest in the background, carefully inking directly on the card with the ink pad. Moving the stencil around so the pattern would be a little random. Another CCD die arrived around that time that I thought looked perfect for more interest and I used yet another white snippet to cut one, which was then cut in two pieces and placed behind the butterfly. I finally stuck everything down adding foam dots behind the butterfly to give some more dimension finishing off the card with a few sequins from a local discount store.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White C7 card blank

Spray ink background paper x2 some scraps 

White card stock from scrap box

Black glossy embossing powder

Clear embossing ink

My Favorite Things Stencil Petal circles

White Colorbox ink pad

CCD Rings (no longer available... at least with the store I got it from)

Sequins from stash

Dylusions spray inks used:- London Blue, Crushed Grape, Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest

Adheisves:- Foam tape, Double sided tapes/sheet and Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafting by Designs September Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge- Optional twist Spritz
Crafts Galore Encore September Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #14 Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge #3 Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters Anything goes
Butterfly Challenge Y is for you choose and W for Wedgewood Blue  (Y you choose, Heat Embossing)

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

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