Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Happy Birthday

A bit of embossing and die-cutting on this card and apologies for the photo. The card looks much better in real life!

All materials from stash.

Tools used:

Cuttlebug folder - Floral Fantasy
Spellbinders      - Fleur de Lis Doily Accents

I would like to enter the following challenges:

DYSU Challenge 95 - Embossing
Anything Goes at Anything Goes Challenge 79

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Monday, 8 October 2012

Poor Neglected Blog !

Neglected is the word  .....  Far too long since I posted as I've not made many cards of late; health problems, life, etc etc. However, I was determined to make a post today to share the card I made for my DH as we celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. I'm not too good at male cards so tried to keep this layout fairly clean and simply - no ribbons allowed but I did manage to sneak in a couple of bling-y bits! 

A big Thank You to the very talented Sue Wilson and her wonderful blog for all the inspiration. It's my first port of call every day when I log on. Here's  the LINK  just in case you've missed seeing her amazing creations.

So here's my share for today:

I cut the Spellbinders Bird Flourishes fancy bird twice (lined up carefully!) and using the negative piece as the focal point, mounted it onto green card which was then mounted onto white card embossed with the Tied Together folder by Couture Creations.  Message was computer printed and mounted onto two interlocking Spellbinder Parisian Accents motifs. I also made some score lines top and bottom to add a little extra interest.

                                                     Close up of die-cut detailing.

 Motif made from three Spellbinders Parisian Accents corner dies held together with an American Crafts brad.

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Silver Wedding

Here's two cards made for a family Silver Wedding celebration. The first card was for my MIL to give and the second one is from our family. I was pleased to be able to play with my new toy - a Grand Calibur machine.

I used some white Linen effect Cored'inations card here, cut on the diagonal and then embossed the pink for some added texture. The embossing didn't quite line up so I covered the worst bit with punched flowers!

                Just love the heart die from Memory Box!

All the materials are from stash.

Tools used:

Card 1
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Parisian Accents
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls
Cuttlebug Alphabet 
Martha Stewart Craft Punch - Cornflower

Card 2
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Birds & Swirls,  Love Language (A2 Combo)
Craft Concepts Universal Embossing Folder - Dragonfly
Memory Box die - La Rue Heart
Cuttlebug Alphabet
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fleur de Lis Doily Accents

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Paperake Weekly - Anything Goes
Oldie But a Goodie - Die Cuts & Punches (Old - Cornflower punch & Alphabet Die)
Crafts and Me - Favourite Colour Combo  (pink/white)
2Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Challenges2 - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Celebrations

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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Gardener's World - 80th Birthday Card

This is a recent commission card and fairly new territory for me. i.e. CD crafting. I used the 'From the Heart of the Garden' CD by Jane Shasky (from Joanna Sheen) and printed out various papers, toppers and sentiments. I probably have enough left to make another two cards.

I used Centura Pearl in a taupe/pale coffee shade for the base card. The miniature flower pots were cut in half before attaching to the sentiment. I think they were from Hobbycraft.

Inside of card - the Sun charm was included in an assorted pack from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and tied on to some knotted raffia. The photo I took of the right-hand side didn't come out at all which is a shame because my DH had made a miniature fork and trowel to stand in another mini terracotta pot to decorate the greeting/dedication section.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

On Your Birthday

A very long overdue post from me - not sure where the time has gone to and my card mojo still not much in evidence. This is a male card I recently did and I'm quite pleased with the end result. I've long been reading the lovely Sue Wilson's blog and have watched/recorded many of her recent Spellbinder shows on Create & Craft. Here is my first attempt in this style and already I've realised that I'm going to have to get a lot more Spellbinder dies (oh dear - what a shame!!). So far I only have the Fleur de Lis and the Pendants that are suitable. I shall just have to trawl the net for more supplies - a hard job I know but someone's gotta to do it!

Brown Card - Papermania Premium Textured
Cream Card Blank
Cream Raffia Lace - PaperCellar
Brad - American Crafts Elements 

Tools used:

Spellbinders Fleur de Lis
Cuttlebug Folder - Swiss Dots
Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Traditional Scallop

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be ...

Happy Valentines Day and I hope you had some nice romantic surprises. This is the card I made for my DH. I used a cute Margaret Sherry image which came as a freebie with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. The images were already stamped ready to be coloured. I also used the Berry Fizz glitter which was part of the same freebie. The glitter stripes behind the main image are PaperCellar glitter borders - very nice and easy to use. The tiny hearts above the cat are from the punched heart border.

A quick peek at the inside. This is as 'soppy' as I get but I chanced upon this Robert Browning quotation and thought it was very fitting.

Image - Margaret Sherry Collection   (magazine freebie)
Sentiment - from Bentley Bear by Adam Pescott (magazine freebie)
Glitter Borders - PaperCellar
White, Pink card & Gems from Stash
Tools used:  Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Lilac Criss Cross Card

Oh dear, we're now into February and this is my first post of 2012. Time just seems to fly by and I don't seem to be back into card-making mode as yet so this share is one I made before Christmas.  Speaking of Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive some lovely crafting goodies (which haven't been touched yet) including five LOTV stamps and three Martha Stewart punches.  Am hoping to have a good sort/tidy-up of stash next week and take it from there.

DPs - Dovecraft Back to Basics & magazine freebie stack
Image - LOTV Cute Squares
Lilac card, ribbon, flowers & buttons from stash
Cupcake Stamp

Tools used:
Shapeabilities Fleur de Lis Pendant
Nellies Multi Frame Die MFD027 2-corners-1

Thanks for looking.