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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Happy 70th Birthday card and cake topper

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? We seem to be getting busier. Yesterday we went to the theatre to see Educating Rita. It was so nice to go to the theatre again. We are going out for the day today too.  I do hope we haven't come out of lockdown too soon. 

Our good friend was 70 yesterday. Here is the card and cake topper I made for him. 


I used Claritystamp designer paper in the background. The number , letter and word dies are all from the John Next Door range. 


I kept this card for so long. I just love the image and it works well with the jigsaw die. The die came free with a magazine some time ago. 

I made one of these before. It is double sided. 


Here is the topper on the fabulous cake my friend made. 


I think it is rather obvious what our friend's hobby is. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Monday, 19 July 2021

Personalised Happy Wedding Anniversary Card

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How was your weekend? The weather was certainly nice. We ate a lot of our meals in the garden. There has been a lot to sort out for my family lately so we had a quiet time at home so I could get my head around it all. 

Here is an anniversary card that we made for our good friends. 


The backing paper was in my stash. The bottle and glasses came from an old shaped card. I chose the paper to match the card. 


For the personal touch I used the Stencil Alphabet dies. The stars came from the Champagne Bottle die set. Both from the John Next Door range. 


Their anniversary was last week. We gave them some rhubarb flavoured gin and tonic which they liked. This week sees both of their birthdays. We are having a day out with them on Wednesday to celebrate. 

Have a good week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Friday, 16 July 2021

Monochrome Cat

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How was your week? Today we are off to the National Trust Property, Mottisfont. It is one of the ones that is closest to where we live. It is a nice property to visit and the grounds are nice. We are meeting our daughter and son-in-law and his parents. It will be a small celebration to mark our daughter and son-in-law's wedding anniversary which was the day before. Where did those four years go?

I was going through my stash of old cards and I came across this lovely image of a cat. I just had to make it into a card. 


Where I struggled was finding some paper that would suit. I did want to make a monochrome card. In the end I went for some Claritystamp Designer paper. 


This is just such a lovely image of a cat. 


I have an idea of who might be the recipient of this card. 

Have a good weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Robins at Christmas

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How is your week going? We went to the cinema yesterday. It was very odd going again. We have both really missed going to the cinema. Tomorrow we are off to look after our daughter and son-in-law's dog so they can go out for an anniversary meal together. I can't believe it is four years since they got married. 

I am so behind on my own Christmas cards I needed a bit of time to catch up. I just couldn't bear to watch the football on Sunday so I did spend a bit of time crafting. 


In the background is some snowy patterned paper. The main die set I used was Christmas Time from the John Next Door range. The sentiment was cut with a die from the Happy Snowflakes die set from John Next Door. 


The holly wreath was made with dies from the Christmas Time die set. The robins were cut from an old Christmas card. I do keep all the cards with robins on because I like them so much. 


I still have a lot of Christmas cards to make. But a least here is one more. I ought to get back to crafting.

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Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 12 July 2021

Fortieth Wedding Anniversary Box Card

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How was your weekend? We had a lovely day on Saturday visiting our Daughter and Son-in-law. One big treat is that they have Disney Plus and we were able to watch the first few episodes of the new series Loki. They also have lovely places to walk near them which is ideal with their doggy. Their dog has recently become the brand ambassador for a brand of dog treats. He does have his own Instagram account. What a world we live in. 

Our good friends had their 40th Wedding anniversary at the weekend. They are having a few days away to celebrate. This is the card I made for them. 


I do like making box cards. I have made a few this year and I have helped a friend to make one too. There is  a tutorial on my blog with the instructions which you can reach HERE. 


I am never quite sure which is the best way to photograph these cards.  I used a lot of John Next Door dies including: Advent Numbers, Cornflower die, Small Leaves, Stencil Sentiments. The red card is Crafts-Too Satin card and the patterned paper came from a pad in my stash. 


Here is the card from another view. It is so great that these cards fold flat. 


I know they liked their card and they are having a lovely time away. 

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Have a good week 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Friday, 9 July 2021

Music themed Birthday Card

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How has your week been? We have been quite busy. The samples I have made are in the post and tracked and traced. I really didn't want them to get lost. We had breakfast with friends on Thursday morning. That is a lovely way to socialise. I have a feeling I know what a lot of people will be doing on Sunday. 

Here the birthday card I made for my hubby. Back in the day he used to play guitar. His fingers are too sore now. Just one of the joys of getting older. He does still enjoy music very much. 


I used a 7" x 7" black card blank. The musical papers I have are digital so I can print them when I need them and I always know where they are. 


I have been upcycling old cards again. This fabulous image was too good to throw away. I used Crafts-Too Vintage Copper Satin card for the the mats and layers. I also die cut some musical notes to add to the design. 


I think he will enjoy this card. His birthday is in August. I just need to think of a present for him now. 

Have a good weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Claritystamp inspired Birthday Card

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? We went to the theatre yesterday. We saw the Murder Mystery Looking Good Dead. It was so nice to be back in the theatre again. The performance was a socially distanced event. Today I have a crafty friend coming and we are going to make a special card for her daughter's birthday. There are definitely more things going on. 

I have been busy making bits and bobs that I can't share yet. I was looking back through my files and I came across this card that I made for my cousin. 


I took inspiration from the design sheet that came with the club die. As I just treated myself to the Presscut Stitch-Dot nested circle dies this design worked well. I had wanted some nested oval dies for a while. I did some paper piecing and I added glitter. 


Have a great day. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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