Saturday, 26 May 2018

Wedding Card

A wedding card today for the daughter of very good friends of ours.  I've known Charlotte since she was a small child and by chance taught her when I was doing my teacher training in the 1990s.....she was 6 years old then.

For this card, I used white linen card and pink pearlised card.  The pink is a lovely, delicated shade and I coloured the pearls for the centres of the flowers with a 'Dusky Rose' Promarker, which was exactly the same shade.  I used the following dies:
Sue Wilson ~ Ornate Pierced Square, String Flowers, Petite Vinery
and Memory Box ~ Heart of Hearts
The sentiment is computer generated, printed in grey and die cut with a stitched rectangular die from The Works.  The sentiment is raised up on foam pads to add dimension.

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Friday, 25 May 2018


Another Christmas card as the Rudolph Days May Challenge starts today and finishes at the end of the month.

I used Sue Wilson a 'Merry Christmas Trim' die and 'Bold Snowflake Frame' set of dies with red card.  I used one of the dies from the snowflake set again with non-shed silver  glitter card, and put the silver snowflake in the aperture left in the red card.  The embossing folder is Crafters Companion 'Diamond Snowflake'.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

CAS Snowmen

A very CAS Christmas card today so I can join in a few challenges and sneak in a last minute entry into the 'CAS Christmas May Challenge', where the theme is 'Snowman'.   My card is a one layer card, using just two stamps.

The image is a wood mounted Funstamp 'Snowman Border' rubber stamp.  A friend gave me the stamp recently after she asked if I used "those wood and plastic things for making cards", LOL!  She had been given a bag of pre-loved craft things and thought I might like them, as she didn't want them.  I stamped the image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black', holding my breath as I tried to get the image straight first time.  Fortunately it looked fine, so I didn't have to turn it into a layered card. 😉  The image was coloured with ultra fine Sharpie pens and the snowmen and snowballs covered with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush pen, the sparkle shows up better IRL.  The sentiment is a stamp from a Papermania set, which by luck I also managed to stamp straight without a stamp press.  😊

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Twofer - Butterflies

Darnell's Twofer Challenge started when we were on holiday and now that we're home there are only a couple of days left to join in the challenge!  Challenge #5 is to use butterflies, making two different cards, for two different occasions, using the same stamp or die. 

I decided on the Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' for both cards.  I knew there wasn't something quite right about the card on the right.  Just before making my post live, I suddeny realised I'd forgotten to add the butterfly's body!   So I quickly added the body and took new photos for this post.  

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge #5 with this pair of cards.

My first card is my second attempt at an Impossible Fold card.  I started with a piece of 7" x 5" green card.  The patterned papers are from a very old Provocraft paper pad.  For this butterfly, I also used the Memory Box 'Darla Butterfly' which I cut out in white and attached the green 'Vivienne Butterfly' die cut over the top.  The butterfly is attached just in the middle to leave the wings free. I used a Woodware punch for the leaves.  

This is a side view of the card.

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For my second card, I covered the front of a card blank with blue card.  I used the Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' die in the middle of a snippet of yellow card, creating an aperture.  Behind the aperture I attached a snippet of grey card.  I die cut a blue 'MB 'Vivienne Butterfly' and popped it in the aperture.  The edge of the yellow card was die cut with a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die and I added a 'Blue Babe' Nuvo Crystal Drop in each of the scallops.  I finished off my card with a sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers 'Dandelion Wishes' set of stamps.  

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