Saturday, 22 October 2016

Black and White

A black and white card today. 
I used the Poppystamp 'Side Lattice Cutout' die on a black card blank.  A strip of acetate was placed behind the die cut.  The embossing folder is Couture Creations 'Grand Jo Jo' and I added tiny black pearls over the embossing.  I attached three punched flowers with black pearl centres and used Poppystamp 'Ivy Tendrils' die cuts, cut in half behind the flowers. 

This photo shows the card closed.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Male Quilt Card

As anyone who follows my blog knows, I often need to make football themed cards with blue and white quarters.   I think of the Die-namics 'Quilt Square Cover-Up' die being more appropriate for female birthday cards, so I set myself the challenge of using it for a masculine birthday card, which I needed this week.
The background is embossed with a Sizzix 'Dots' embossing folder.  I used a MD 'Stitched Rectangle' die for the sentiment to match the stitched pattern on the quilt die.  I added a football, raised up in foam pads.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Cyan and Checkered

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + C is for Checkered and/or Cyan'.  I was a bit stumped for ideas for the 'checkered' part, as I couldn't find any suitable papers, so I decided to make my own checkered pattern.

First I die cut a SB 'Square Swatch' shape with white linen card.  Then I wound round cyan coloured crochet cotton to make the pattern.  The MB 'Pippi Butterfly' die cut is attached just by the body onto a die cut circle and the circle is raised up on foam tape.  The cyan background was embossed with a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder.  Four pearls finished off my card. I'm hoping this is CAS enough for the CAS Challenges.

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Busy Few Days.......

I've had a lovely few days.  On Thursday I went to a craft fair at Shepton Mallet with a friend.  (A photo of my new goodies at the end of my post.)  On Friday I was invited to an 80th Birthday Tea Party, which was a lovely event. Yesterday I was invited to 70th Birthday 10 hour craft day.  A crafty friend decided she didn't want a party, so organised an all day craft day in a village hall for all her crafty friends.  Ten hours of crafting, eating, chatting and laughing..... what a great way to spend a Saturday!   The biggest laugh was when an elderly gentleman, wearing a raincoat, appeared in the hall.  He asked if the building we were in was the church, as he was looking for someone.  A few of the girls thought a stripper had arrived and started humming the stripper tune!  Needless to say, it was just an elderly gentleman looking for the church!

This is the card I made to send to the couple who organised the afternoon Tea Party.
The embossing folder is one of the Cuttlebug 'Once Upon A Princess' folders.  It's one of a set of four folders and fortunately the craft shop I bought it in used to split all the packs and sell the embossing folders separately.  The cupcake is a Stampin' Up punch, with the icing embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder and raised up with foam pads.  I used MB Stitched Circles and Rectangles for matting and layering. 

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Here is a photo of my new crafty goodies.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Welcome to my new follower, Carole of Card and Cake. Thank you for joining me.

When I saw that the Less is More Challenge this week is One Layer with the theme of 'Dreams', I knew which stamp I wanted to use.  I hadn't anticipated taking four days to find the stamp, so much for my organising system!

First I made made a square stencil, using a scrap of card and put it over the base card, securing with low tack tape.  Then I punched a 1 1/2" circle to use as a mask for the moon and positioned it in the square aperture, using repositional glue.  Next I used an Adirondack 'Denim' inkpad, applying the ink with an Ink Duster.  After removing the stencil and mask, I stamped the Little Claire 'Do All the Things' stamp with Versafine 'Onyx'.  The text reads 'Do all the things you've dreamt of, all day long.'

I'm off the a craft fair in Shepton Mallet tomorrow, with a friend.  I was lucky enough to win two entrance tickets, so that means we've got more pennies to spend at the show.  Fingers crossed there will be a bargain or two there! :-) 

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A Patchwork Christmas

A Christmas card today.  I'm planning to make more of this design, as it was far quicker to make than I thought it would be.  

I used a Die-namics Quilt Square Cover-Up die.  The frame is gold glitter card, to add a touch of sparkle, and the patterned paper is from a paper pack which came free with a magazine this month.  The sentiment is raised up on foam pads.

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Retiring Publican

My DH's cousin is retiring after many years as a landlord of village pub and we all enjoyed a lovely family lunch at his pub today.  This is the card I made for him.

I used All Occasion ' Beer Glass & Bottle' dies with white card, which I coloured with alcohol markers.  The lid of the bottle is silver mirror card.  I cut the bottle label with Core'dinations cardstock, so I could sand it to reveal the embossing.  The foam on the top of the beer is cream hammered card.  I covered the bottle and beer glass with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to give them a bit of sparkle.  I used MB 'Stitched Squares' for matting and layering the images and sentiment.  Three Card Candi in shades of brown and cream finished off my card.  Lots of snippets used for this card, so I'll be off to play in the Playground.    

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