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Monday, 20 May 2019

Thank You Card with Gerbera Flowers

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? We spent most of our travelling back and forth to see my parents. My mum was taken into hospital on Thursday evening and my dad is at  home being taken care of by the carers. We went up on Saturday and Sunday. This week between both me and my husband are very busy so we won't be able to visit again until next weekend. We are waiting for tests to find out what has been wrong with my mum.

When you have a birthday and you get nice presents you need thank you cards. All mine are made now and given out to people. I had lots of bits left over from making another card. So I decided to make them into a thank you card.


All the card I used for the layers was left over from another project. 


When I was travelling to Winchester once a week I treated myself to the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets Dies  Mixed Media set two. I used one of the dies in the set to cut this flourish into the card. The thanks die is from Crafter's Companion. 


The flowers were cut with the Gerbera Flower die from the John Next Door Range. I used the Leafy flourish die to add the foliage. The butterflies were cut with the Small Butterfly die set. 


The friends who received this card liked it a lot. 

With all the things going on at the moment, I am not sure how much crafting I will be able to fit in. I will just have to see. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 17 May 2019

Lakeside Clear Stamp set from Beccy's Place Step Panel Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week and are ready for what the weekend has in store. This week I have been invigilating. I will be doing the same next week and then we have a week off. This weekend we are having some very dear friends to supper. It will be lovely to have a catch up it has been a while.

As promised I am sharing in more detail one of the cards that I made with the Lakeside Clear stamp set from Beccy's Place. I am very lucky that Beccy is happy to send stamps to me all the way from Australia.

I have made Step Panel cards but this is the most successful. It is fully self standing and that is an achievement. The papers I used have been in my stash for ages. 


This is the fabulous stamp set: it is available HERE.  Beccy does ship overseas. 


Beccy likes us to make a colour chart to go with our makes. I am not very good at this yet. You can see from the picture which Promakers I used. 


I do like this boat and it is easy to colour. I used some Tattered Lace oval dies to cut out the image and it's mat. 


Here you can see the step. I think this is a good was to showcase an image. Also it will fold flat for posting. 


I have a couple more cards to share from the set of cards I made for Beccy. She is lovely to work for. I am rather busy for the next few weeks. 

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Have a great weekend. 

Crafty Hugs 

Jackie

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Fortieth Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I am invigilating this week but just in the afternoons. It is nice not having to rush to get up.

Two of our good friends celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the weekend. This is the card I made for them.


I started by making the Z fold base from a piece of A4 black card. I scored the card and then cut off the top make the opposite fold. This way everything fits together. The patterned paper was in my stash. I used the Leafy Flourish dies from the John Next Door range to add some extra detail They were a great way of using up some Snippets. 


The heart was cut with the Heart of Hearts die fro Creative Expressions. The initials were cut with some Tonic dies. I used the  left over die cuts to put initials on the envelope I made for this card. 


I found this embellishment in some lace and ribbon I was given from someone who has stopped crafting. This did make me think about how much craft stuff I have. 


The numbers were cut with some X-Cut dies that I have had for a long time. 


The Happy Anniversary die is a Signature die. 


Here you can see the Z fold more clearly. 


I know they liked the card they sent me a message. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Beccy' Place - Clear Stamp Set - Lakeside

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? I hope that you had a good time. We enjoyed the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie and the meal after with our daughter and son-in-law. It is always special spending time with them. In the summer I have been asked if I would like to show my cards at an Open Studios event. This meant that we spent some of the weekend working out how I could display my cards. The event is in August so I have some time to prepare. I am very flattered to have been asked. We also did some work in the garden. This week I will be mostly invigilating. It is exam time again.

Yesterday my cards were featured on the Beccy's Place Blog.  A little while back Beccy asked me to be one of her blog contributors. I readily agreed as I love Beccy's images and she is a lovely person to work with. To my surprise I was sent the Lakeside clear stamp set all the way from Australia. I did enjoy stamping and making different backgrounds. There are so many techniques you can use with stamps. 



Here are all my makes together. I will be featuring the individual makes in their own blog posts. 


Have a great week. 

 Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - May Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? I had a lovely day for my birthday on Thursday. We went down to Gun Wharf Quays in Portsmouth. There we saw the film Long Shot and followed that with a very nice meal in Cafe Rouge. Today we will be heading into Southampton to meet our daughter and son-in-law. They are treating us  to see the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie. I am not quite sure what to think though to be honest the reviews don't seem to be too bad. Anyway the cinema there is very nice and we will have a meal after.

Today being the 11th of the month sees the start of the new challenge at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog. The theme for our challenges is always Anything Goes.


I had in my stash a very pretty paper kit, that came free with a magazine some time ago. I used the papers and card from the kit as well as some lace that I bought at a craft fair. 

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



There was a selection of toppers in the kit. I chose this one for my special friend. 


I used the Small Butterfly die set from the John Next Door range to make the butterflies. 


The special friend that I made this card for, had her birthday way back in December. 

Have a great weekend. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Thursday, 9 May 2019

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog. - Theme Black and White Only

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I hope you are having a good one. Today is my birthday. My husband has taken the day off work. The plan is to get down to Gun Wharf Quays in Portsmouth. We can do a bit of shopping, have a nice meal and check out the cinema. It should be a nice day. I hope the weather stays nice for us.

Today the new challenge starts at the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog. The theme that has been chosen is Black and White Only.


When I had a crafty day with my friend a while back she was showing me how to used the waste from the Clarity Stamps Fresh Cut Dies. I came home and I looked at the Fresh Cut dies that I had and I realised that I could do the same.  I did find the backing paper on my computer. 


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So this card is made from the waste from the Deer Heart Aperture Die set. I used a Double sided sticky sheet to keep the bits in place. I do wish I that I had a finer black glitter. This was used to cover the sticky sheet. I used the Nested Hearts Die Set to cut out the image and to make a mat. 


This is a John Next Door die. I do like a small sentiment. 


This is the card made with the original die cut. The patterned paper was in my stash. 


It didn't seem right not to share both cards. I just think it is so great that you can use the waste from a die like this. 

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Two masculine cards made with Pollyanna Pickering images

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? We really made the most of our extra day at the weekend. We popped out in the morning. First to the garden centre for a coffee and a piece of cake to share. The real reason for going there was to buy another plant for our garden. Then we went to Halfords and my husband bought new windscreen wipers that he fitted when we got home. The new plants for the garden were planted. The potted Christmas tree was repotted. I sorted out the weeds on our drive. My husband also did some filing. It was a good day of catching up on jobs.

I really do like images by Pollyanna Pickering. I think the ones I have chosen this time make fantastic masculine cards.


I decided to make a Father's Day card for my dad. Since the summer when he was very ill his short term memory has been affected. The strange thing is he is very happy now much happier than he has ever been and he says nice things now which he never used to do. I think he will like this image of a tiger. 


The card is on the side and when I walk past it I always think how much I like this tiger. 


This is a Signature die. I have had it for a long time and I use it for just about every Father's Day card I have made. 


Someone from our church was rather ill. It was suggested that I make him a Get Well card. If you notice I used the same backing paper and ribbon for both cards. 


This owl is adorable. 


Here are the two card together. I really do like those images a lot. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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