Saturday, 31 May 2014

Someone Special

Hi there everyone, something a little different today.
This card is a 6 x 6 plain white base card, and the main background is some lovely coral pink card left over from an order that l recently made. I trimmed it so it left a narrow border on the base card, the l cut a slightly smaller piece of white Centura pearlescent card, l then, using my new Tonic dies cut the lovely lacey centre-piece, and also with my Tonic l cut the "someone special" heart and placed it central inside the aperture. Finished off this card with some matching card candy, this l think completing the card.
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Soldiers 18th

Hello everyone, hope you are all busy with your crafting.
My post for today is an order for a soldiers 18th birthday, so l searched through my C.D.'s to find the
images that l have used, found them on one of My Craft Studio's, so printed off what l needed and started off with the camouflage background, matted and layered onto some dark green and beige card
for definition, then cut out the boots and hat, and also the main topper and matted them onto the same beige card. Then taking the same green and beige card l cut the 18 with my Cricut machine. I was quite pleased with the finished card and so was my customer that ordered it, hope the recipient did too.
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Little Claire project

Hi everyone,
My post for today is a project from Little Claire club.
These are quite quick little projects as they come complete with everything that you need to make,
either to follow their design or your own. This time l chose to follow theirs, as you can see very easy,
as l felt like making a quick one. The main image is from the set of stamps included, and coloured using my Spectrum Noirs, then matted and layered using the pieces of card supplied. The piece on the front was just a strip and folded into a valley and mountain fold and attached to the main design. Added the white card candy and job done, a nice little card for any occasion don't you think.
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Wedding Day

Hello everyone,
Here's my post for today.......
Sorry but once again l have used another of Hunkydory kits, this time l have used a 6 x 6 white card, and trimmed down one of the backing papers to completely cover it, then using one of my Tonic layering dies l cut a toning piece of card and then layered the topper onto it. Looking in my stash for something to embellish it, l found the two faux wedding rings, attached these then added three oval gems in the top corner, nice and simple really but hopefully you think it quite effective.
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Saturday, 24 May 2014

White Baby box

For a change l chose to post this box project,, l know l seem to be hooked by these boxes but they are so easy to make once you have made one, and there are so many themes you can make them in.
As l have probably said before l have a regular stall at my local hospital selling my cards etc, and these boxes have been very popular, l had made a pink and a blue one but as you well know you always get asked for what you haven't got, so being as l was asked for a white one here it it.
For the pop-ups l used once again my Cricut machine and the New Arrival cartridge that my friend Sheila has lent me, also cut the "shadow" out of a very pale green, just give a little definition.
And for the sides l used some of my many peel-offs, matted them onto card and coloured accordingly.
Hope you have liked what l have posted today, and any comments left would be welcome.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Black and Red Wedding

Hi Everyone,
Now don't be shocked, this was a special order, and as the wedding was last Saturday l think it will be o.k. for me to show you all.
It was quite an unusual request, the black and red, but l think that it finished off being quite effective in the end.
For the background l used some black satin card and embossed with the Rose Vine folder and placed it onto a red card. Then surprise, surprise, l cut the heart, rose and love sentiment using my Cricut, this has now come out of "retirement" and l am using it more often. The lacey ribbon was cut using one of my many Tonic punches. Although you can't really see, l also cut shadows for them all in a matt black card. To finish off just to give it a little lift l wrapped a grograin ribbon across and added a bow. My customer that ordered it was over the moon, so that pleased me too.
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

You're Engaged

Hi there everyone, my card for todays post is.....
This was made from one of the Many beautiful Hunkydory kits, and as l have been rather busy over the past few days l thought l would have a "play".
As these cards are quite simple, due to the gorgeous product this was made very quickly. The main card was a complete foiled A4 card and l scored it in half to make the base card. Then of course all there was to do was to place the toppers, on 3D foam pads....job done and a lovely completed Engagement card.
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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Pipe smoker

Hi everyone,
Hey something new for a change l hear you
This card is an A5 portrait craft card base card, and l chose to use some new dies that l have recently purchased, the backing papers are also from a collection made to be used with these dies. They are
Xcut dies and there is everything you need to make the jacket, and either a bow tie or a traditional tie.
There is also a die for the pipe and for glasses. After die cutting and making up this card l found some
buttons in my stash that complimented it, l left the space at the top for any sentiment etc that may be
 needed. Quite a different and useful card for a male.
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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Art Deco notepads

Sorry if l seem a bit repetitive, but here are some more of the notepads, these are of course made with
some Art Deco toppers, and also yes......more card candy.
here are a few more,
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

coloured notepads

My post for today is some small notepad wallets, that once again l find is a good seller at my local
craft stall. For these l chose to stamp the images and colour using a mixture of my Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers. These are made quite simply by wrapping the notepads with some card to your own
choice, and then adding the topper. The stamps l used for these were included in the Crafters Companion Inspiration pack. I finished off by adding some card candy.
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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Ferrero Rocher

Hi Everyone,
Now this is a complete change for me and also very easy.
I made these to take to my next booking of my craft stall, l try to make and sell different things other
than cards, gifts etc.
As l had recently been to a demonstration day, and saw these made, l thought hey perhaps l will give
them a try. They are very easy to make and involve a small base inside with a circle cut out for the
chocolate to nestle in, then just an outer wrap for the finished effect. By adding a small bow it makes
a lovely little token gift.
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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Baby Boy

Hi there everyone, my card for todays post is one l have made for birth of a baby boy.
The main card is a 6 x 6 white card, and for the two tone matt l found some co-ordinating blues
in my "bit box", these l punched using one of my EK punches. The square doily for the topper
is cut using one of my many Tonic dies, then inked on the edged with Faded Jeans distressed ink.
As l have now recently restarted to use my Cricut machine, (thanks to my friend Sheila), l cut the pram and shadow from the New Arrival cartridge. The tiny butterflies are the "waste" from the die.
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Thursday, 8 May 2014


Hi, here's my post for today....
I had took it quite easy these last few days, mostly making cards from my kits etc....guess what....
here's another, sorry promise to change this phase over the next few days.
The main card is made from a very pale pink pearlescent card and using my Hougie board l embossed some diagonal lines in two opposite ways. For the main topper l cut a frame from silver mirror board, and a plain one from a darker pink, then just tucked in the decoupaged topper at an angle. Finished off by placing two corners cut with my Spellbinders in the same darker pink.
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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi there, back to my normal shape card now,.....
Starting with an A5 white portrait card, and sorry if l seem to have got into a rut, but this was alaso made from the Crafters Companion Inspiration set. The patchwork background was printed off the latest resource C.D. to be  used with the embossing folders, tho l have found that the embossing only lines up with the design about a third of the way down the A4 paper. Anyway, the way l have used it, it doesn't really show. After matting and layering the toppers l added a few of my paper clay flowers as an embellishment.
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Sunday, 4 May 2014


My choice for today is a card that l made the other afternoon, and for a complete change l decided to do a little inking, using a mask.
This mask is a new one that l have recently purchased from my local craft shop, its unusual for me to buy masks but this one took my eye.
I found this very easy, by just inking with two shades of red,....Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany, and also Pine Needles for the stems and leaves. This was then trimmed and layered onto some red card, the same as the sentiment was layered onto. I really enjoyed working with this method was quite a nice change.
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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Decoupaged Roses

For this card l chose to change my usual shape and make this concertina card.
For the main background l chose some of the backing papers from the Crafters Companion Inspiration set, also some of the rosebud one to matt onto the underside fold. As l had chose to use a white Centura Pearl card l thought l would leave the top fold plain. Using one of my Keepsake embossing boards l made the topper base, then using one of my die cut decoupage images placed this in the centre. Trimmed with some silver swirls and corners, and finished off with a butterfly.
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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Bundle of Joy

For my post today l have chose this card that was made using the papers etc from the latest Crafters Companion Inspiration pack. The base card is a 6 x 6 white card, and the background is made by using the lovely pale green paper, then by just matting and layering the toppers using my tonic layering dies giving it some height. Finished off this quick card by attaching the tag and paper buttons.
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