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Monday, 15 October 2018

Nuthatch Christmas card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? I hope you did something nice. We really enjoyed the Dad's Army Radio Show at our local theatre it was very funny. The two guys did a brilliant job doing all the characters and you could really tell who they were playing.

When I get images to used for Design Team Projects I often print more than one image in case something goes wrong. Usually everything is fine. I was going through my box of odds and ends and I came across two of these images I used them  to make this card and its partner.


I embossed glitter card to make the background. I love using white glitter paper is it so useful for Christmas cards. The mats and layers were cut with the Double Pierced Circles from Creative Expressions. 


This is the Nuthatch pre-coloured image from Fred She Said Designs and is available HERE. The card I made for the Design Team was a bit more complex. I liked the image so much I just couldn't let it go to waste. I made two of these cards. I am still well behind with my Christmas card making. 


This is John Next Door's Happy Christmas die. I have been using it a lot this year. 


That's another two cards for my stash. Still lots more to make. 

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Winter Wonderland - Arctic or Antarctic Animals

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How has your week been? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. Tonight we are going to see a Dad's Army radio show at our very small local theatre. We have four trips there booked this term. It is so nice having a theatre you can walk to. The rest of the weekend will be spent sorting out jobs around the house and maybe a bit of Christmas shopping.

Today the new challenge starts on the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and the theme is Arctic or Antarctic animals and the sponsor is SheepSki Designs. 


I made a frame for the image with the Double Pierced Rectangles from Creative Expressions. I used two die cuts at the side that I received with a prize so I don't know which die created them. 


There are lots of cool images in the store click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This image is called Cool Couple and it is available HERE.  I printed onto Neenah card and coloured with my Promarkers. This is the first image I have coloured for ages. I even coloured the background. I coloured and cut out the penguins and the moon so they they could be mounted on foam. 


I do love this sentiment die from John Next Door. I am using it a lot on my Christmas cards. 


I think I know just who to give this card too. 

Have a great weekend.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Not Just Cards Challenge blog - October Challenge

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Good morning. It looks like it is going to be a bit of a wet start today. This will be a good excuse to get on with my Christmas cards. I made six yesterday.

The October Challenge started on the Not Just Cards Challenge blog yesterday and the theme is  Anything Goes. 

Back last summer my very good friend asked if I would make a tropical themed wedding card for her son and future daughter-in-law whose wedding would be in October. This was because their favourite place to go on holiday is the Caribbean. The wedding was last week so it is okay to show the card now.


I decided to make a big card. This one is just a bit smaller than A4. I did make a box for it. I printed the backing paper it was one of the designs that I have on the computer. The colours I used are the wedding colours. Though I didn't quite get the orange right. I printed the sentiment on the computer. My friend wanted a lot of details and this was the only way to achieve that. 

Why not join in with our challenge. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


I decided to cut the Just Married die from the Rustic Collection by Crafter's Companion in white. I cut the bride and groom from the rest of the die cut and matted it with the mint card. The sunset was an image I found on the internet. The frame was cut with the Double Pierced Circles by Creative Expressions. 


All the flowers, foliage and trees where cut with the dies from the Tropical set by Sizzix.


I added a butterfly cut with the Small Butterfly die set by John Next Door. 


I really did throw a lot of dies at this card. I hope the happy couple liked it. 

Enjoy the rest of the day. I will be back later with another Design Team make. 

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Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) - For A Man - Welcome Home Dad

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How is your week going? This is a busy blog day for me with two Design Team posts.

The new challenge starts on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog and the theme is For a Man. I made a card to welcome my Dad home when he came out of hospital after a month.


I have wanted to try an Eclipse card for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The backing paper was made using a piece of 6 x 6 Washi Sheet stuck to some white card. 


Click on the logo and you will be taken to the latest challenge. 


I have some large alphabet dies that I used to cut out the letters of Dad. 


I used a Tattered Lace bunting die and one of their alphabet dies. 


I think he liked his card. My dad's memory is not very good anymore which is a shame.

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Quilted Deer Christmas Card

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How is your week going? I had a very full day yesterday. My good friend took me to Winchester. We had lunch at the cathedral cafe and we mooched around the shops. I even managed to get a few Christmas presents.

I have been making Christmas cards again. I am still playing catch up with these. The rest of this week is quite quiet for me so I am hoping to make some progress.


I chose the image I wanted to use and them I made an aperture with the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions. The tartan packing paper was in my stash. 


This image is called Quilted Deer and he is freebie on the Beccy's Place blog. I have used the pre-coloured version. There is no way that I could add patterns like that. The sentiment was cut with a Tattered Lace die. 


This was quite a quick make. I will probably use this image again it is so cute. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Wedding Card

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How was your week? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. Today we are doing jobs around the house and on Sunday we will be visiting our parents.

On Wednesday the son of our very good friends got married. The weather that day was just amazing it was so bright, sunny and warm. Well my friend had asked me to make a wedding card for them to give their son and new daughter-in-law, I will share that in the future. I wanted to make a card from us for the happy couple. Having made the other card I knew the wedding colours so I used them to make our card.


I found the background paper in my stash. 


I used the Just Married die from the Rustic Wedding collection from Crafter's Companion to make the happy couple. They were cut in white and backed with the mint card. I made the aperture and it's frame with the Heart of Hearts die from Creative Expressions. 


I surrounded the heart with the Gerbera flowers and the Star Flower leaves from John Next Door. 


There was just space for this sentiment cut with a Tattered Lace die. 


Here is a picture of the happy couple. 


I hope they liked their card. 

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

A Quick Get Well Card

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I hope you are having a great week. The weather was just amazing yesterday. I was helping at a Wet Felting Workshop and we were able to have our coffee break in the garden. I felted a soap. You can see it HERE. 

In the light of our son-in-law breaking his elbow I needed a Get Well Card. I turned to my stash of Pollyanna Pickering papercraft kits. He received the card on Tuesday. Yesterday he went back to the hospital and the cast came off. He has a small break and he has to be careful. No lifting and only short drives. This is amazing as he will be able to go back to work. He did like the card.


Last week I was looking at the backing paper wondering about when it would be useful, well yesterday it was. It took two passes of my Tattered Lace alphabet to get all the the letters for the sentiment. The die came free with a Tattered Lace magazine, some time ago,  the letters are a good size but the B doesn't cut properly. Fortunately this time I didn't need any B's. 


The topper comes in a pad all done and ready to go. I just trimmed the edges and matted it with black.


There it is nice and flat for posting and it is on its way now. 

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