Sunday, 20 August 2017

Cards Made at Linda's Workshop 17th August

Had a lovely class on Thursday at Linda's and here are the lovely cards we made. We were using Christmas dies from Jeanine Dies. All was used is the dies and gold and silver card. really effective.

The little card was made with a snowflake from Stampin Up and a stamped reindeer. Another simple but very effective card.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches - 413

Today has been my best friends birthday and we have been out and about today. When asked what she wanted to do she said that she wanted to go down to the sea front, go on the pier and go on the 2p machines and then have fish and chips, so that is what we did. :-) 

Yesterday I had a few hours up in my craft room and made several cards. I have several anniversary cards to make so here is one of them. I have followed the sketch over on Tuesday Morning Sketches here.

Here is the sketch

Here is my card.

 I have flipped the sketch round. The image has been coloured with promarkers.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Brother In Law's 60th Birthday

Yesterday was my brother in law's 60th birthday. Him, my sister and their kids have gone away for the week to celebrate and are having a great time. (I hope!! ;-) )

Here is the card that I made him. It is a 'pop & twist' card. The papers used are from a 6 x 6 paper pad I got from The Works. The 'happy birthday' is one that I borrowed - the card was made when I was up in Appleby Magna on my crafty week away. The '60' is from Stampin Up numbers.

For the inside I used Tim Holtz Blueprint stamp set. Great for men's cards.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Baby Shower

I have just returned from a lovely weekend in Southend with friends visiting their family. Whilst up there we went to a baby shower - my friend's niece is pregnant. First time that I have been to a baby shower!! I find it all a bit strange though, maybe because I am a bit superstitious and don't think things should be bought for the baby until it is born!! Well we had a good time anyway.

Here is the card that I made for her and her partner. Using Crafters Companion Be Bunny. Cute paper crafting kit.  

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Workshop Cards from Yesterday

Yesterday I had my fortnightly workshop with Clair & Sharni. This eek we made cards using the Neat & Tangled stamp set called Bloom. Lovely big font and lovely flowers, very little colouring is needed but very bold.

Clair's card was a folded card. Looks complicated bit as long as you get the scoring correct and the measurements it all comes together quite quickly. 

With Sharni's card, we created a distress inked panel.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Heart Canvas

So I was having a play around in my craft room. i am trying to come up with things other than cards that I can sell in my Etsy Shop here . I have had these little flowers for ages, have used some on a couple of cards but I had some left over that I wanted to used. So I have created a heart with them onto canvas. The wooden word comes from a packet I bought in The Works. 

This can now be bought in my shop here

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #414

My card today was made following the sketch over on Tuesday Morning Sketches here. Not sure if I like it yet or it needs something else but hopefully it will fit the sketch. 

Here is the sketch

Here is my card

Paper is from TrimCraft paper pad - Serenity
Wooden words are from the works
Hearts are from Stampin Up
Backing card is adorable scorable and the flower comes from my stash.

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Freshly Made Sketches challenge 299

Finally managed an afternoon in my craft room today where I made 2 cards off mt long list for August. The first card I made was one of those dreaded men's cards we all hate to do! Actually I don't mind them. For this card i decided to follow the sketch over on Freshly Made Sketches here. I do like a good sketch!

Here is the sketch

Here is my take on the sketch.

For my card I used a 7 x 7 card blank which I embossed using Crafters Companion Embossing folder called 'distress'. The happy birthday die is one that I got from China and I love it :-). The circles were cut using Little B circle dies. Backing card and paper are from my stash.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Birthday Card

Card I have to show you today is a very simple one. I first used the 'happy birthday' at a workshop and fell in love with it. Thought it would be ideal for male cards.

This card is 5 x 5 card. Die has been cut out of gold mirri card and matted onto black card cut with a circle die. The 'corner embellishments were made using a tiny circle punch and then shaped. Backing paper came from my stash.

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Friday, 28 July 2017

My boys & some more Christmas cards

Today I had my grandkids for the day. Love having them and they were such good boys. Due to the weather not being good we spent most of the days in doors playing duplo. 

The cards that I have to show are the last few Christmas cards that I made on my crafty week. 

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Workshop 27th July 2017

Had a lovely workshop yesterday with Clair & Sharni. This week we played with Altenew Beautiful Day stamps which are very pretty but we used the little stamps instead of the big ones and came up with some very pretty cards. 

This was Clair's card, using stamps & dies from Altenew, MFT and Lawn Fawn. The background was done using crafters companion Linen embossing folder. The jar is stamped on velum (although this was stamped on a piece of laminate folder ) Flowers coloured in with sharpie pens and I finished my card off with some sequins. 

This is Sharni's card. The flowers are the same as above and the greeting is from Lawn Fawn - big scripty words which I fell in love with.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Great Nieces Card & Pressie

I have just got back from a couple of days up at Thomasland with my grandson. 4th year running and he still loves it. This will probably be the last year with him on hos own, next year we will be taking the little one as well! Eek!!

Last Saturday was one of my great nieces' birthday. Here is the card that I made her. The image I believe is a Kanban one which I fell in love with. Such a cute image which I have decoupaged. (I have just noticed that I have lost one of the gems on the bottom!

Here is the gift I made her. The wooden letter was painted with acrylic paint and then I stuck some gems to make it sparkle. The box frame is 4" square. I then spelt out her name and then stuck some more gems. 

My niece sent me a picture of Emily opening it. I think she liked it :-) 

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Linda's Craft Workshop

This evening I am knackered!! I have had my grandsons and they have me running around but I do love them :-) 

Yesterday it was my monthly workshop with Linda. This week we used the deco foil transfer gel and deco foil. I really loved the effect. The first card, whilst I was making it I didn't like it but it has grown on me.

I love this card and the way it has come out. 

This is one technique that I think I may try again in the future. :-) 

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Christmas Cards made with Party Paws

Had to take the car in today as we had a slow puncture in one of the tyres. Had it MOT'd and serviced last week so more money - not a happy bunny!! However hubby and I had a lovely walk along the seafront so that was nice. We are so lucky that we live near the sea, I love it.

The cards that I have to show you today are more Christmas cards made, this time with The Party Paws collection from Crafters Companion. I love this little bear. Making as many cards as possible from the one collection.

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Friends Birthday and more Christmas cards

Today has been a busy day as I had to go to Gatwick to drop my mother in law off as she was going back home to France. Since the weekend  haven't had chance to have a play in my craft room so luckily I still have a few more previous made cards to show you.

The first is a card that I made for a friend. I love the twist & pop cards but cheated on this one as I bought a kit from Hunkydory. No need for measuring etc. Hopefully she like it. 

Outside of the card


I also have a few more Christmas cards that I made on my crafty week. 

Not sure whose images these are but they are very cute. Same card but using different background papers.

These are made from a Hunkydory kit from a couple of years ago. I love these colours for Christmas cards.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Weekend Makes

As I mentioned in a previous post I was up in Cardiff at the weekend with some crafty friends. We did do some crafting over the weekend and here are the cards that I made. Not as many as I normally do but enough!! :-) 

Image comes from the free papers in Making Cards magazine a couple of months ago.

This is a decoupage image from a paper pad that Trace had that I thought was really cute. 

Docrafts mini decoupage image and ready made card blank. 

This image came from a kit from The Hobby House. Beautiful colours and images. 

Image comes from a stamp set that was a cover kit on recent copy of Making Cards Magazine. 

Dinosaur images from free papers from Making Cards Magazine. The card blank was cut from a die which I really liked and may have to purchase. :-) 

Using the same die for the card blank but using papers from a paper pad bought from Lidl's. The greeting die is also a lovely die.

Trace gev both Debs and I this card blank and challenged us to make a card from it. Not my favourite card but I made one any way!!

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Anniversary Card for my Sister

Have been away for the weekend up at Cardiff to see one of my crafty friends. Was supposed to be 5 of us going but only 2 of us could go in the end. We had a great time though and I fell in love with Trace's 2 dogs Alfie & Georgie. Along with the chatting, laughing and eating we did manage to do a bit of crafting which I will post once I have photographed them.

The card that I have to show you is one that I made for my sister and brother in law. Hopefully they would have received it now as they have been away for a few months.

For this card I used an image from one of Hunkydory's Little books. backing card and ribbon all came from my stash. 

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

...and more Christmas Cards

It has been another beautiful day in the South today. We were threatened with a thunderstorm but nothing has been forth coming yet but it is still very warm and close.

Today's cards are more Christmas cards. This time they have been made with a Hunkydory kit from their Christmas range of a couple of years ago. 4 cards made from 1 topper sheet and 2 backing sheets.  5" x 7" card, 7" x 7" card & 2 5" square cards.

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Another Set of Christmas Cards

Today has been another lovely day weather wise. I had my grandsons today so am knackered. :-) 

Todays cards are some more Christmas cards I made whilst I was up in  Appleby.  These were made from a topper sheet of Party Paws from Crafters Companion. The cards are small 3 inch cards which have been embossed using the Swiss dots embossing folder and the toppers then matted onto adorable scorable from Hunkydory. 

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