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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Gone Fishing - Happy Birthday

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I am having a day off from invigilating which is nice as it gives me a bit of time to catch up on things and to start my packing.

I was looking through my files and I found a card I made for our good friend for his birthday. He does love his fishing.


The papers I used are mostly from a lovely pack that I bought in The Works. 


This LOTV image came from a pad. I just added a bit of Distress ink. 


I have used this Crafter's Companion die a lot this year. I just love that the dot above the i is attached. 


Just a quick post today there is lots to do but it is all good fun. 

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Happy Crafting

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge blog - November Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. I am into my second week of invigilating. On Saturday we had a day catching up on jobs. While the weather was good we finished dismantling the shed and swept up all the leaves.  On Sunday we had a day of visiting parents and having a meal with my husband's and their wives. I am so looking forward to our cruise which is in less than a week's time.

The November  challenge starts today at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog and the theme is the ever popular Anything Goes.

This is the commission card I made for our friend's 80th Birthday. If you saw him you really wouldn't believe that he is 80.


I was asked to make this after my friend's wife  saw the exploding box  card that I made for my father-in-law.  The outside was easy to decorate with papers from The Works and the dies from the Nautical scene set from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine. 
Our challenges are fun to enter. If you click on the logo you will be taken to the current challenge. 


The ship in the middle is a Tattered Lace die. It is held in place with gel glue that I left to set over night. 


Here is a video of the box opening. I am not sure if it will work but I did try. 


There is the inside of the box and the lid. I do like making this style of card. 

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Festive Trio - Card, Tag and Gift Bag all matching

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been., Mine has mostly been filled with invigilating. I did manage a room of children with three different papers and two different end times all by myself. I have one more session this week and some more next week. The weekend will be busy. We will be sorting out things for Christmas and our upcoming holiday. On Sunday we will be visiting both sets of parents.

Here is a trio of matching Christmas items that I made.


I bought the John Next Door Magazine box kit and it came with a lovely Snowflake embossing folder. I used glitter card for one of the mats when you walk past they all catch the light beautifully. 


The sentiment came from the Happy Snowflakes set. 


To make the flowers I used, from the John Next Door Christmas dies,  the Poinsettia die and the Swirl Poinsettia die. I created the leaves with the Poinsettia die. 


I did actually make the bag first the design was in the magazine and it fits a small bottle of liqueur and some sweets. I made the tag to match. This little set will be going to one of my lovely friends that I used to work with. 

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Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Lovely Art Deco Ladies Christmas Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have been invigilating this week. What with that and trying to get ready for our holiday there isn't much time to craft at the moment. I am hoping to get a bit of time tomorrow and Friday.

Here is a Christmas card I made for a friend who loves Art Deco ladies. I used the image from an old card to make this card.



The backing paper was in my stash and I also found the Art Deco borders when I was hunting for the paper. 


My friend will love this image. It was so nice to be able to use this lovely  image on another card. 


This sentiment came in in a pad of images that I have struggled to know what to do with. 


I was pleased with how this card turned out and I know that my friend will love it. We both craft and this year I have ordered her the Crafter's Companion Dies Advent Calendar. 

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Happy Crafting 

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Monday, 4 November 2019

A Nautical Themed Card 80th Birthday Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend?  Wasn't the weather awful on Saturday.I hope you are ready for the week ahead. We had a lovely time with our friends on Saturday. Hal Cruttenden was very funny. On Sunday we collected the hamper list from church and we sent it out to everyone in our group. We just have to wait and see what they want to contribute. This week and next I will be invigilating. This is for the Year 11 practice exams. One difference for me this time is that I will be in charge of a room. We will just have to see how that goes.

I was looking back through my files and I found a card ( I am sure there are many) that I hadn't shared.


This is the card I made for an old friend who was 80 back in October. To be honest it was a bit of a surprise to find out that he was 80.  His wife asked me to make a card for her to give him and I made this one  from us. He has worked on boats all his life so a nautical themed card was appropriate. The background paper came from a pad from the Works. 


This is a Crafter's Companion die. 


I made this little scene with Nautical Scenes Die Set  from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine. The anchors at the bottom came from an old card. The 80th was cut with Crafter's Companion dies. 


There you have it. I will be sharing this blog post when I get back from invigilating. 

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Have a great week. 


Happy Crafting

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Friday, 1 November 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Use Holly and or Ivy

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

Welcome to my second post of the day. All my news is in the first post.

The new challenge starts today at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog the theme is Use Holly and or Ivy in your creation. The sponsor is SheepSki Designs. 


I have a bit of a confession. I printed off the image and I coloured it and then made a card I was pleased with, then I checked the theme. Opps I had to start all over again. On the plus side I can use the other card for another design team. If you look carefully at the backing paper you can see that it has Holly on it. 


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


This image is called Winter Robin and is available HERE. I printed onto Neenah card stock and I coloured the image with my Promarkers. The frame was cut with my Creative Expression's Double Pierced Circles. 


The sentiment was cut with a Crafter's Companion die that came with last year's Advent calendar. What I like is that the dot over the i is attached. I have treated myself to this year's Crafter's Companion Advent calendar and I have bought one for a friend. 


I made the ivy with Ivy Spray Dies from the John Next Door range. I used snippets of  pale green card that  I inked over it with Distress ink to give some texture.  


I do like seeing robins on Christmas cards. This one was lovely to colour. Why not come and join in with our challenge. 

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Happy Crafting

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Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog - Challenge #69 - Anything Goes and Design Team Call

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

Thank you for all the well wishes for my hubby. He is much better now and back at work there is just a bit of a lingering cough. This weekend we are having friends here for a meal on Saturday. After we are all going to our local theatre to see Hal Cruttenden. They do get some good comedians at our little theatre. On Sunday it will be church and we are picking up details of the hamper that our little group will be putting together for one of the families being supported through CAP.

Being the first of the month it is usually busy in blogland. For me there will be two posts today. This is the day that  a couple of design teams I am on have coincided. Next year this will be happening more often more about that later on.

Challenge #69 starts today at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes. This time the sponsor is Beccy's Place.


I have not one but two cards on offer. I covered the backing paper in this card with washi tape. 


Beccy has many wonderful images and sets in her store. If you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image is from the Sing Joy digital stamp set which is available HERE. . I did use a pre-coloured image so that I could place onto a background I had created on the computer. Aren't those flip-flops just fab. That is just what they will be wearing in Australia around Christmas time. 


This is a Tattered Lace die and in fact the first one I ever bought. It was just right for this image. 


One last look at this card and then onto the next. 


To create the ivy background for this card I used Sam's Star die set from the John Next Door range. 


This cute little is from the Christmas Cardinals digi stamp set which is available HERE.  Again I used a pre-coloured image and made my own background on the computer. I do love his cute little boots. 


The snowflakes were made with Happy Snowflakes dies set from the John Next Door range. 


So there you have both of my cards both with images from Beccy's Place. This month she has a Christmas card challenge on her blog. She is very generous with prizes it is worth entering. 

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Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting 

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Clyde Get Well

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have been able to get out and about as the weather hasn't been too bad here. At the weekend my hubby was poorly. He spent most of Saturday resting. This meant that I had some time to craft - this doesn't usually happen at the weekend.

I started by colouring an image. Then I found I had enough time to make it into a card.


I chose the papers to match the way I had coloured the image. The patterned paper was in my stash. 


This little dragon is called Clyde and he comes from Bugaboo stamps. This image is called Clyde Get Well. I have used him before. I made a background on the computer as he is a PNG image he could be layered over the background. Then I coloured the image with my Promarkers. 


I didn't really make this for my poorly hubby it is another one for my stash. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Monday, 28 October 2019

My Cards for the October Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one. This weekend was quiet for us my hubby picked up a cold which really wiped him out. So not much happened here.  This week is half term so everywhere will be busy. I will still get out and do a few things. 

I love to enter the Rudolph Days Challenge each month it really keeps me on track with my Christmas cards. The October Challenge has started and will end on the last day of the month.

I was going through my stash and I came across some images and papers that I had  since 2014. So it was about time they got used.


The image and papers came from Making Cards Magazine back in 2014. I know because the date is on some of the sheets. I made tent fold cards as I had to card blanks left over when I made some other cards. 


I had made another Art Deco card for a friend and I came across these images when I was looking for something to put inside her  card. 


This is a Creative Expressions die. 


This is the second card that I made. I inked the edge of the image so that showed up against the background. 


Here are the cards together. Now some of my friends can have Art Deco cards. 

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Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) - Anything Goes with Autumn Colours - Challenge 109

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How is your week going? I have found it quite hard to settle down after our time in London. On Tuesday I did make it into Southampton to see the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Art Gallery. It is an amazing exhibition and I want to go back. They have pulled together paintings from lots of different places. I met my hubby when he finished work.  We had a nice meal together and we saw the film Official Secrets at our local Showcase cinema. It was a good day.

Today the new challenge starts at the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes with Autumn colours.


I have had the backing paper in my stash for a while. This seemed like a good time to use it. 

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


I have a paper kit with Pollyanna Pickering images in it. I went through the kit and picked out this fabulous image of a thrush. 


The dies I used to make the leaves and acorns came free with a magazine some time ago. So long ago that I can't remember which magazine. The dies are very useful. 


There you have my card for the challenge. I hope you have a good weekend. 

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Happy Crafting

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Monday, 21 October 2019

Beatles Concertina Birthday Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. We had an amazing time in London with our friends. We were there to see a Bootleg Beatles concert at the Royal Albert Hall with the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra. The concert was just amazing and suited the venue beautifully. While in London we managed to fit in: a Beatles themed walking tour, a London by night bus ride and  a trip to see The Play that Goes Wrong. There were lots of meals and coffee too,  as well as the odd gin and tonic.

We met up with my cousin and her partner at the Royal Albert Hall she was there at the concert for her birthday. A group of 8 of us shared a meal at the Verdi Italian Restaurant which is in the Royal Albert Hall. Well I had to make my cousin a card and it needed  to be small and compact.


I decided to make a concertina card. Of course I had to use the Vera Lane Studios Beatles images again. The backing paper is a picture of a wall here at home and the words that come with the images were added over the top and changed to be white to look like graffiti.  


This is the outside of the card. It just needed to say Happy Birthday. 


Then the card opens like this. The finished card is small when folded ad fits nicely in a hand bag. 


George. 


John


Paul


Ringo


I was pleased with this card. My cousin liked it a lot and it did fit in her handbag. It was such a good evening I want to do it all again.

Have a great week. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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