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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Poppies

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been so far? I have finished invigilating for this set of exams. I should have a bit more time to craft now. Let's see how that works out.

Back in April I popped into one of our local charity shops. I picked up a pack of National Trust Notelets for 50p. The images on the notelets were very pretty. So I decided to make them into cards.


I liked the sketch that we used for a recent challenge at the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog. So I had another go with the aim  to make a birthday card for my mother-in-law who loves poppies. 


The Poppy image is very pretty. I used the image from the front of the notelet. There was a small image on the back that I put on the inside of my card. I also had a piece of paper left over that I could use for a shopping list. 


There were two types of card in the pack. 
Here are the thank you cards that I made. I still have the image from the packaging to use.  I think that was 50p well spent. 

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge blog - June Challenge

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? It seems a long time ago now. We went to the garden show at Stansted House on Saturday. We had a lovely time and we bought a plant which I planed on Sunday. I have a couple of invigilating sessions to go and that will be it until November.

Being the 11th of the month the new challenge starts at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog and our theme is Anything Goes.


Someone on Facebook asked for cards for her daughter's 16th Birthday. The birthday was back in April so it is safe to share this card now. I started with an LOTV topper and I used the colours from the image on the rest of the card. The backing paper was in my stash. 

Our challenge are always fun. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


I cut the mats and layers for the image with my Double Pierced Rectangle dies. The numbers were cut with Crafter's Companion dies. The sentiment was stamped and then cut out. 


The balloons were cut with a tattered lace die that I have had for a while. I used the same colours as the mats and layers for the balloons. 


I hope that card was well received. I do like using LOTV images they are always so cute. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

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Friday, 7 June 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge blog - theme Use Red and Green

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

Happy Friday. This morning I am helping at a Felting workshop and I am going straight from there to invigilating. So it will be a busy day of contrasts. I am not sure what we are doing at the weekend but it is nice to have nothing planned.

The new challenge starts at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and the theme this time is Use Red and Green ( you can use other colours too). The sponsor is Dr Digi's House of Stamps. 


I found a tutorial online showing how to make a U-fold card. When I make this type of card I love that I can use my guillotine to cut all the mats and layer.  The sentiment was cut with a John Next Door die. The label was cut with a Creative Expressions die. 


There are many wonderful images in the store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This image is called Selfie Santa and is available HERE.  The image was printed onto Neenah Card Stock and coloured with Promarkers. I just wish I had put the image a bit lower on the card. 


I have plans to make another card to this design.

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 Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge - theme follow the Sketch

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? This is a heavy week of invigilating for me. Also tomorrow I will be helping at a Felting Workshop. It is rather difficult to craft and I have a big project on at the moment that is taking a lot of time.

Today the new challenge starts at the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog and the theme is follow the Sketch.


I used black card to follow the lines of the sketch. The Double Stitched Flag dies were used to create the shapes under the image. All the patterned papers I used were in my stash. 

Here is the sketch to follow. 


This is a Pollyanna Pickering image that came from a pad of images. I do love the colours in this image. 


I will be adding a sentiment later when I decide who to send the card to. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy Crafting

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Leafy Swirl Aperture Clarity Fresh Cut Die - Two Birthday Cards

Hello my Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. We had a busy weekend but thankfully no hospital visits. On Sunday we had a lovely day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester, with our daughter and son-in-law. There have made many improvements since we were last there and we had fun finding the Lego dinosaurs that were scattered around the park.

I was very lucky and for my birthday I received the Leafy Swirl Aperture Fresh Cut die from Claritystamp. The friend who showed me how to use the waste from Fresh Cut dies gave me the die.


This is the die cut from the aperture die I used the Double Pierced Square dies from Creative Expressions to give it a border. I stuck it to a double sided sticky sheet, cut to size, and covered it with gilding flakes. Using gilding flakes this way is a lot easier than using glue. 


This is the card using the waste. The trick is to remove the die cut and to keep the waste pieces in place in the die. Some did pop out and I replaced them Then with another sticky sheet I placed it over the die to pick up the pieces. Once this was done I used Gilding flakes again. 


I do like how you can get the positive and the negative of the image. The Happy Birthday die I used on both is from Crafter's Companion. 


Here they are together. I had no definite plans for them it is just good to have birthday cards available when I need them. 

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Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #64 Anything Goes.

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I hope you are having a good weekend. Now I don't usually post on a Sunday but as it is the first of the month the new challenge starts at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Vera Lane Studio.


I made the backing paper myself with ink on shiny paper. The lattice die is from Creative Expressions and the clouds and grass are Crafter's Companion dies. 


If you like this style of images click on the logo and you will be taken to the store. 


This rather cute kitty can be found in Farm Animals Set 2 which is available HERE. I printed the cat twice (flipping one) onto Neenah card stock and coloured them with Promarkers. Then they were fussy cut so that they could be added to the background. 


The animal noises come with the set. 


I know someone who has just taken in two rescue cats. I think she might like this card. 

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Friday, 31 May 2019

Exploding Box Nautical Themed Birthday Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week and are ready for the weekend. Now my mum is out of hospital and the carers are all in place we can have a weekend off. On Saturday our good friend is having a birthday tea at home and we are helping. She is going to be 60 and she has 60 guests coming. On Sunday we will be celebrating our daughter's birthday which was earlier in the week. We are having a trip to Marwell Zoo which is near where we live. It should be a good weekend full of fun.

My father-in-law loves the cards that I make. So I do like to make something a bit special for him. I thought I would have go at making an exploding box card.


I found the instructions for an exploding box card in one of my Hougie Board books. I did make the lid a bit bigger as I do like my layers. 


I used papers and dies that suited the theme. 


Now I made a film of opening the box. It is a very short film and it may not work. 


I decorated some of the inner flaps with nautical dies. 


Here is the another decorated panel. 


The ship in the centre is a Tattered Lace die. It only just fits in the box. 


Here is the box and lid. I know he will love this card. I would like to make a card like this for my husband's birthday. This was a good practice. 

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Happy Crafting

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