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Thursday, 18 July 2019

A 21st Birthday Card for a special Lad

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Sometimes things get so hectic that it is hard to find time to blog. I am sure lots of you know what this is like.

A couple of weeks ago there was an appeal for 21st birthday cards for a lad who wasn't expected to live past the age of three. So I decided to make a card for this lad's very special birthday.


I have had a stack of foiled card in my stash for a while. It was nice to actually use some on a project. 


I had a piece of one of my inky backgrounds left over and I cut the Spellbinders hot air balloon to go over it. The bird dies came free with a magazine recently. 


This numbers are X-cut dies and them make quite a statement. 


I hope he liked his card. I did see some photos there were lots of cards and he looked very happy. 

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Happy Anniversary to our Daughter and Son-in-law

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I have had a bit of a slow start here today. It is a bit of a strange day for me because it not only is the 2nd Wedding Anniversary of our daughter and son-in-law but it is also the anniversary of my dad going into hospital and us not being sure if he would come home. He did come home eventually but everything changed. 

I am sharing the anniversary card that I made for our daughter and son-in-law. I think they will be opening it today.  I did tell them that I would be blogging it today. So much has happened to us all in those last two years. 


I treated myself to the Butterfly Heart dies from the John Next Door range. I used the border die to create a kind of lacy effect. 


I cut the die in white and backed it with gold. I had fun trying to find some of the butterflies to fit back into the die. 


The sentiment was cut with a Signature die. I backed it in blue as in the background there is blue patterned paper. 


I don't usually share the insides of the cards that I make. I was rather proud of this one. I think it would look  nice in a  frame. 


Here they are on their wedding day. We all had such a lovely time we were at Bristol Zoo. 


I hope they have a lovely day today. I know they are both very busy people. 

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Sent with Love Get Well Card

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The weekend is here. I hope you are well. I am feeling a bit fragile and tired. I woke with a headache in the night and that is never good. Hopefully I will feel better by tomorrow when our daughter and son-in-law come to collect their very cute hamster. We have bought the M&S £10 pizza meal deal to share. Two pizzas a side and a pudding not bad really.

I made this as a Get Well card for someone special. All the dies I used are from the John Next Door range from Crafts-Too.


The card blank was made with the Foston Die set. I used the lattice die that comes with the set to decorate the front of the card. 


The 'Sent with Love' die comes with the Small butterflies die set. 


The flowers and leaves were cut with the Star Flowers and Star Flowers Leaves die sets. The butterfly was from the Small Butterfly die sets. 


I know this card has been received now so it is okay to share. 

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - July Challenge - Anything Goes

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How is your week going?  I met up with my friends that I used to work  with yesterday at a local garden centre. There is a Hobbycraft store next door which just had to be visited. It would have been rude not too. Today and tomorrow I have a couple of quiet days it will be nice to  be catch up on some things.

Well today is 11th of the month and this means that there will be a new challenge at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog where the theme is Anything Goes.


A few months ago my husband asked me to make a birthday card for a lady at his work that likes dogs.  It had to be quite a large card for people to sign. 

Our challenges are fun click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This image is called Cute Puppy and it is available HERE.  It came as a PNG image so I could place it onto my own background and I added the sentiment. The image was coloured with Promarkers. 


I used the Ivy Spray dies and the Small Star flower dies from the John Next Door range to make the decorative border. 


Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

More Snippets Christmas Cards

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How is your week going? Just to let you know that I had a lovely time at the Newbury Craft show. The new organisers did a fantastic job. I came away with quite few new crafty goodies. Yesterday I met my husband in Southampton so we could go the the cinema we ended up seeing Rocketman.  This was better than we expected. Today I am having lunch with a group of people that I used to work with. Being retired does have it's upsides.

I have been making Christmas cards again. You could say that I am obsessed with making cards using Snippets.


There are just so many strips of paper around to make backgrounds with. Funny thing how ever many cards I make the pile never seems to get any smaller. 


I used the deer from the Winter Wonderland die set from Sizzix. They were cut from Kraft Card and coloured with Distress ink. The ribbon in the background came from some craft stash that I inherited. 


This is the second card. I do like this design I will probably make some more cards like this. 


This is the Noel Word Die from Lil' inker Designs. 



Here are the cards together. More for my stash of Christmas cards. 

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Sunday, 7 July 2019

Beccy's Place - Painted Blooms

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How is your weekend? We had a nice lazy day on Saturday. My husband had a lovely time away and he did stay up very later so a lazy day was just right for him.  Today we are heading off to the Craft Show at Newbury Racecourse.

I am one of the blog contributors for Beccy's Place. I was sent the beautiful Painted Blooms digital stamp set to use. I made three cards.


I did love these images as soon as I saw them. For the card I wanted a matching backing paper so I made my own. I used Publisher and created a background. Then I repeated a small version of the image over and over to create a row. Which I then copied and pasted down the document. It really didn't take too long and the paper matches exactly. The main image was printed twice I used the pre-coloured images. I used one of the images as a base then I cut the petals and leaves and shaped them to give dimension. The whole image was sprayed with a glaze and Glossy Accents was added to the centre of the flowers. I used the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions to cut the frame for the image. 


This is the Painted Blooms digital image set. It is available HERE. 


For this card I made the backing paper in the same way. The circles are from the middle of the frame from the first card. I added a corner die cut. 


You know that I like making cards from Snippets. Well I have quite a few bits of the backing paper left over. So I cut them into strips along with some gold mirror card. The sentiment was mounted onto the Refined Rectangles frame. 


Here are the cards together. I was pleased with how they turned out. It is a very pretty set of images to use. 

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Christmas or Winter Buildings

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I hope you have had a good week. I am not quite sure where all the time went. Without my hubby around everything seems to take so much longer. Anyway he is back this evening I don't know  when. On Sunday as a treat I am being taken to the Newbury Craft  show. This time it has new organisers. It will be interesting to see what is different.

Today is the first day of the new challenge at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog. This time the theme is Christmas or Winter Buildings. the fabulous sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs.


I cut the aperture and the frame for the image with the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions. 
There are many wonderful images in the store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 



The image I used is called Christmas Cottage and is available HERE.  I also used the Winter Forest Digital Paper set which is available HERE.  I printed both the image and the paper I wanted onto Neenah card stock. The image was coloured with Promarkers and I added Fluffy Stuff for the snow. 


I had some thin ribbon with Merry Christmas on it. I placed it over some stitched ribbon. 


There we are another Christmas card for my stash. 

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