Friday, 20 April 2018

90th Birthday

Welcome to my new follower, Shez of I am - blog.

A birthday card today for a very special 90 year old lady who is an inspiration to everyone who knows her.
The deep red card is pearlised and has a lovely, rich sheen.   I used dies from the following sets:
Sue Wilson - 'Ornate Pierced Squares',  'Classic Adorned Squares',  'Striped Nasturtiums',  'Petite Vinery'
and 'Stitched Lattice Frames'
Memory Box 'Stitched Circles'
I finished off my card with white pearls in the middle of the flowers.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018


Welcome to my two new followers, Lorraine of 'Lorraine's Loft' and Sylvia of 'Sylvia Hobbycards'.

A CAS Christmas card today to add to my collection for 2018, using my favourite colours for Christmas cards.

The bauble is a Poppystamps 'Vesha Ornament' die cut, using  blue non-shed glitter card and matt silver card.  The bauble is attached with foam tape.  I used the glitter card for the sentiment, Sweet Dixie 'Christmas Messages' die cuts, and also for the punched bow. I used some sparkly thread to 'hang' the bauble.  To frame my card, I scored two lines around the edges of the card front, using my scoreboard.

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......and now I'm off to blitz my craft room.  Wish me luck, I may be some time! 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Twofer - Pets

The Twofer Challenge this month is 'Pets', making two completely different card designs for two different occasions, using the same stamp or die.

The die I used on both cards is Frantic Stamper 'Love Cats'. 

For my first card I used a Presscut 'Centre Stepper Card' die to make the base card.  The embossing was done with an Xcut 'Small Polka Hearts'  e/f.   The cats are on a Tonic 'Mixed Edge Diamond' die cut, which is attached to the card with foam tape.  I added some tiny hearts which were the waste from a MB 'Heart of Hearts' die cut.  The sentiment is layered on a strip of red card and attached with foam pads.  Two brads finished off my card........and I now have two less brads in my brad mountain!!

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For my second card, the cats are layered on MB 'Stitched Ovals'.  The patterned background paper is by Anna Marie Designs.  I had intended to make the paw prints with my paw print border punch, but I couldn't find it anywhere.  I know where it should have been, in the box marked border punches, but it wasn't there!  I really need to have a blitz in my craft room, but I get easily distracted every time I try! 😉  So, I used a Woodware paw punch and punched it five times along a strip of white card, before backing it on black card.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018


The current Butterfly Challenge finishes today, so I'm sneaking in with a last minute card.  The butterfly wheel has been spun again and landed on the letter T - for Teal, Tomato, Thistle, Twine, Two of a kind and Triangles as well as a Butterfly.  I went round in circles trying to design a card with all seven elements, but in the end decided on just Teal and Two of a kind (brads) to go with my butterflies. 

A quick and easy card, with an image I was lucky enough to win in a previous Butterfly Challenge.  The image was too beautiful to cut up, so I used it as it was.  This was layered on a piece of teal card.  I used a snippet of the left over teal card to back the sentiment, added two small white brads and attached it to the card with foam tape.  

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