Monday, 22 May 2017

Tag Card

A tag card today, with a few challenges in mind.
I used a Creative Expressions embossing folder 'Small Beaded Fanfare' for the background.  I made the tag with one of the Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street Tags' dies, punched a hole and tied through some thin green ribbon.  The flower is a Memory Box die, 'Fuchsia Sprig', which I die cut using white card and coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is a white peeloff, which I coloured with one of the Promarkers to match the flower.  The tag is attached with foam pads to add some dimension.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Poppystamps Challenge #32 ~ Flower Power
Memory Box Challenge #24 ~ Magic of Markers
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge ~ You are tagged
Allsorts Challenge ~ Happy Birthday
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge # 47 ~ Add Some Texture
Country View Crafts May Challenge  ~ Flower Power

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Cream on Cream

A cream card made today with a few current challenges in mind.  (It's cream IRL, although it looks almost white in the photo.) 

I started with a 5" square cream card blank, which I covered with a piece of cream linen card. I used one of the MB 'Distressed Baptisia Collage' dies to die cut the geometric corner design from a piece of the same linen card, cut slightly smaller than the card blank.  This was attached with foam pads.  The butterfly is made from MB 'Pippi' and 'Isabella' die cuts, which I layered and attached with foam pads.  To finish my card, I die cut MB 'Alphabet Soup' letters to spell the sentiment.  The butterfly and sentiment are all from the same piece of cream linen card.  

The Allsorts Challenge is celebrating its 8th Birthday this week, so I hope you can join in the fun and enter a birthday card in the challenge.  The link is on my sidebar.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Anniversary Card

We have just had a lovely week in Cornwall with a group of ten friends.  The twelve of us have had a holiday together for the last 27 years, starting with a weekend each year and now spending a week away together, in different parts of the country.  Everything went well until a couple of days before were were due to come home.  We were having a walk in the country, walking along a muddy track, when somehow I lost my footing and slipped off the track about 8 or 9 feet down a muddy bank, covered in trees and brambles.  A tree broke my fall when my leg hit against it.  It could have been worse, it could have been my head hitting the tree!  The friend who witnessed my fall said my somersaulting was most impressive!  However, I landed up in A & E with a damaged knee, quite a few bruises and scratches, but fortunately nothing broken.  I have to rest my leg for a while, so a perfect opportunity to do some more crafting. Every cloud has a silver lining!

So, onto today's card.  While we were away, one of the couples was celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for them.





The shaped card was die cut with one of a set of Sizzix 'Flip-Its' dies.  The set of dies was also used to die cut the pink card which I embossed with an Xcut 'Small Polka Dot' folder.  The sentiment is stamped with Versafine 'Onyx' and I added a Creative Expression heart from the 'Mr & Mrs' set of dies.  The heart on the back of the circle is a MB die, 'Sofia Heart'.  All the pink pieces of card were small snippets of the same shade of pink, so I'll be off to share my card in the Playground. 

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Thinking of You

A 'Thinking if You' card today to go into my box of ready-made cards.  The Less is More Challenge this week is 'Yellow & Grey'. It's not a pair of colours I often think to use together, but I remembered a patterned paper pad I have with yellow, grey and black papers.  I decided on a yellow and grey paper with bird cages.
I covered the card blank front with pale yellow card.  In a piece of white card, slightly smaller than the card blank, I die cut a circle and attached the patterned paper behind the aperture.  I die cut a frame using a MFT 'Stitched Circle Scallop Frames' die and attached it over the top.  The bird is from a Joy! Crafts  'Lin & Lene - Birdcage + 3 birds' set of dies.  The sentiment is an old wood mounted stamp, which was stamped in Versafine 'Smokey Grey'.

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Golden Butterfly

Yesterday I was at a local crafting day and decided to take some things along to have a go at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge.  The theme this fortnight is Butterflies + D is for Decoupage and/or the colour Gold.  For some reason, this theme took some thinking about, but this is what I came up with. 

I've interpreted Decoupage and layering, so I've made three layers of the butterfly, attaching each layer with foam pads.  The butterfly is an old SB die which comes in two parts.  The front layer cuts out circle apertures.  The back layer is solid and shows through the apertures.  I die cut the solid butterfly three times for layering.  The gold card is pearlised, which shows up the embossing on the butterfly beautifully.  I used a Couture Creations embossing folder 'Bon Jour' which has a plain panel through the middle.  I used it landscape, although it looks great turned round to make a long card.  The sentiment is a Sizzix stamp, stamped in Versafine 'Onyx', and he tiny gold circles are waste from a die cut.


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Friday, 5 May 2017

In the Pink!

Kylie, Founder of Addicted to Stamps and More! challenge blog, Addicted to CAS challenge blog and Happy Little Stampers, has a special challenge on her blog, following her news that she's going to be a Nanna!  The challenge is to make a card in predominently blue or pink.  Quite by chance, I was going to make a post this week with a card I made recently for a friend's daughter who recently gave birth to a baby girl, so I'm posting two pink cards  today.

The first card is a CAS card using one of the dies from the Sue Wilson 'Family Tree!  I die cut the tree from the white card and again from paler pink card.  I then inlaid the white die cut into the aperture left in the pink card.  Next I die cut just the leaves from dark pink card, then inlaid them in the spaces.  I also used Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Rectangle and Circle' die.

I'm joining in the following challenges with this card:
 Kylie's "I'm going to be a Nanna" Competition!
Die Cut Diva's May Challenge ~ Flowers or trees, bushes and grass will count too! 

This is the card I made recently for my friend's daughter.

I used the Sue Wilson 'Shadow Box Collection - New Arrival' set of dies.  The heart, ducks and feet are raised up on foam pads. 

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The Sound of Music

The Cardz 4 Guyz challenge this week is a masculine card with the theme 'Inspired by a Film, a Book or Music'.  I decided to go with the film 'The Sound of Music'.

The die cue is MB 'Party Music' and I used an Embossalicious 'Seasonal Music' embossing folder for the bottom half of the card. The sentiment it attached with foam pads to add dimension and a strip of ribbon finished off my card. 

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Sunset shadows

Thanks to Jeanne H, my latest follower, for leaving a comment so I could find her blog, Reba Li Creates.  Please pop over to Jeanne's blog to see her lovely creations.  

I'm taking a break from tidying my craft room today to post this card.  I find it so hard to declutter my craft stuff, but I'm trying my best and I've already found a couple of things I thought I'd lost.  The theme of the Less is More challenge this week is 'Lucky Dip - Shadow'.  I immediately thought of this  lovely stamp, although now the card is finished, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a shadow or a reflection!  I'm going with the shadow. 😉
I started by die cutting an oval from a piece of white card stock, slightly smaller than the base card.  I made a frame using two MB 'Stitched Ovals' die.  I made the background with Adirondack ink pads and Ink Dusters.  The stamp is by Little Claire 'Silhouette Elephants', which I stamper with Versafine 'Onyx'.  The image was attached to the base card, lining it up so the oval aperture would be in the right place.  The card with the aperture was punched with an inverted corner rounder and attached to the base card with foam tape.  I added tiny black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners.  I decide to leave off a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Blooming Poppy

This is my second post today and I hope I have better luck making this post live!  Did anyone else have problems with blogger earlier today?  I made the post live, hitting the 'Publish' button, and nothing happened.  I tried it again and still nothing happened, no sign of a live post..... then some time later suddenly it appeared.  Very strange!  I made this card with several challenges in mind.

For this card I used the lovely MB 'Blooming Poppy' die and a butterfly comes as part of the die.  I first used the die in white and then in pale green.  I snipped the green butterfly off the die cut and attached it over the white butterfly.  The scalloped edge is one of the MB 'Stitched Country Border' dies.  I added a pale yellow Nuvo Crystal Drop in each of the scallops.

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Anniversary

Welcome to my new followers, Bunny Hoyle of Bunny's Cards,  Val Wallis of Aquarius Blog  and Jeanne H.  Jeanne - I can't seem to find the link to your blog.  Can you leave me a comment please, so I can add a link in my next post. 

Today's card is an anniversary card for friends who are celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary this year. 
I used a SB 'Happy Days' die for the step card shape.  The red card is embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Love Hearts' folder.  The flower is made from the Sue Wilson 'String Flowers' set if dies, using three different dies.  I didn't have any suitable leaf dies, so I used a MB 'Tree of Wonder' die cut and snipped off the two branches.  The hearts are part of the Sue Wilson 'Mr & Mrs' set of dies.  A computer generated sentiment, attached with foam pads, finished off my card.  As all the red and white card, except for the base card, were snippets, I'll be off to play in The Playground when the gates open again in the morning.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Congratulations

A congratulations card today for a friend.  I wanted to incorporate a fairy and keep the card fairly CAS.


I started by covering a card blank with purple card.  I assembled everything else on a piece of card slightly smaller than the base card to make it easier to get everything level.  The top half of the card is embossed with a CB ' Swiss Dots' folder.  I used a MB ' Stitched Country Border' die to make the stripes, overlapping the layers.  The Congratulations ribbon is by Dovecraft, which I wrapped around the card.  The Poppystamps 'Posing Faerie' die comes in in two parts, so the image can be used without the wings.  It would be perfect for a ballerina without the wings.  When everything was assembled, I attached the decorated piece of card to the base card, leaving a narrow purple frame. 

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Illuminated Angel

I was delighted to be invited to be a Guest Designer for the Rudolph Days April Challenge.  The challenge runs from the 25th until the end of each month. 
I bought this Creative Expression 'Illuminated Angel Striplet' die at a craft fair last year, when I saw it for half price.  The black die cut was attached onto pearlised white card and layered on yellow card.  I inlaid the blue and yellow sections.  Although this took a little while, there was no way I would have had the patience to inlay all the white parts!  I used a Couture Creations Embossing Folder 'Jo Jo' for the panel on the right and added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White to the centre of each star.  I can't recommend these Crystal Drops highly enough.  They're so easy to use, forming a perfect dome in the require size, and no chance of falling off in the post.  Just remember to leave them to dry overnight.  Saves on buying pearls too.  

You have 6 days this month to enter the Rudolph Days challenge and be in with a chance to win a lovely prize.  

I am joining on the following challenges:
HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Good Luck

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer over in The Playground this week.  The challenge is to use snippets, I'm sure we've all got plenty of those!  
If you've arrived from The Playground, you can skip this next bit as you've probably read it already. 😊
My good luck card is made entirely from snippets, except for the card blank and sentiment panel.  The white embossed Creative Expressions 'Pawprint Lattice' background was even a snippet, although a fairly large one.  Does anyone else have an overflowing drawer of white snippets???  I’m sure they just multiply when I’m not looking!  The black cat is a very old Sizzix die, matted and layered on MB ‘Stitched Octagon’ die cuts. The four leaf clover ‘Clippunch’ punches I used come as a pack of two, one punching out the shape and one punching out a ‘u’ shape in the middle of the leaf, so it can be ‘clipped’ onto a separate piece of card.  I know these two punches are at least 10 years old as I bought them on one of several visits to ‘Nellie Snellen’s’ shop in the Netherlands.  Did you notice that I did a bit of name dropping there?  If ever you get the chance to visit her shop in Sevenum, it’s well worth a detour. If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet Nellie serving behind the counter and discover what a friendly and delightful crafter she is. There is even a lovely coffee shop nearby, where you can deposit an uncrafty OH with their newspaper while you shop!

Here are the punches I used.  They can either be used together or the leaf can be used on its own for a complete shape.

You have another week to enter a snippets card HERE to be in with a chance of a lovely prize.  The theme every fortnight is to use snippets, so I hope to see lots of your beautiful creations there.   

I am joining in the following challenges:
HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Friday, 21 April 2017

Thanks a Bunch

A thank you card today.
 The image is an old Anita's wood mounted stamp, stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  I added a white Nuvo Crystal Drop to the centre of each flower.  The embossing folder I used is SB 'Dainty Dots'.  

TIP: I love using Nuvo Crystal drops, they look like pearls, but no chance of coming off, especially in the post.  To make it easier to find the colour I need, I've put a drop on the lid of each bottle, remembering to let it dry!  This is really useful as I've got several shades of the same colour and I can see straight away that I've got the shade I need.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dance in the Rain

I'm back again after a lovely week in the North Devon countryside.  The caravan site we stay on has been advertising improved wifi so, armed with my laptop I thought I'd be able to carry on blogging and blog visiting during the week when I has time.  However, the wifi was still pretty non-existent and I couldn't upload anything onto my blog at all.  But Hey-ho, I'm back today with a card I haven't had a chance to blog before now. 
The image and sentiment are both by Inkylicious, stamped on Versafine 'Onyx'.  I used a MB 'A Little Rain' die and MB 'Stitched Ovals' and 'Stitched Rectangles' dies.  The oval panel is raised up on foam tape.  The glitter card is a bargain buy from a pound shop, 10 A4 sheets for £1. 😊 It cuts beautifully and the glitter doesn't come off at all! 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Splash it on
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Showers and/or Flowers
HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Stamping Sensations April Challenge ~ Anything Goes
The Little Red Wagon Challenge ~ April Showers

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Congratulations Twoo-hoo!

The Less is More Challenge this week is a colour challenge - Use Three Pastel Colours.

I needed to make a congratulations card today, so I decided on three pastel colours.  The Woodware stamp is one of my favourite owl stamps, which I've had for ages.  I stamped it using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured the owl with Promarkers.  The wings are attached with foam pads to add some dimension.  To keep the theme of the stitched pattern on the image, I used a MB 'Stitched Rectangle' die to die cut the image.  The sentiment is a Die'sire die cut.  Three punched feathers, using a new Fiskars punch I bought on a recent holiday, (as a bargain buy!), finished off my card. 

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Playful Bunnies

Welcome to my new follower, Rita MacGranthin of RMG Creations.  Thank you for following me, I hope you can pop back now and then.  

A slider birthday card today for my great niece.  She has a pet rabbit, so I thought a card with rabbits would be perfect.

The background is made with Lawn Fawn 'Hillside Borders' and 'Forest Border' dies.  I used the one of MFT 'Surf & Turf' dies for the slider part, with a 'Spin and Slide' disc, which I was lucky enough to win over in The Playground a few months ago.  The small punched flowers have Nuvo Crystal drops for the centres.  The rabbits are cut from brown card and I used a white Sharpie pen to add the detail. Two of the rabbits are from the Joanna Sheen 'Rabbit family' set of dies.  I had intended to use all three rabbits from the set, but after sticking on the largest and the smallest rabbit, I realised the rabbit I was going to use for the slide part was going to be facing the wrong way!  Grrr!  Although the rabbit tumbles as it slides down the hill, it didn't look right going backward.  Turning the die cut over didn't look right either as it was obvious that it was the back of the die cut.  I suddenly remembered that the after school craft club I run with a friend has a Memory Box set of rabbit dies about the same size.  One of them faced the right way! Result!  I was thinking that my card would land up in Darnell's 2nd Annual April Fool's Boo-Boo Hop and NBUS Challenge #11 with a backward facing bunny, but a borrowed die saved the day!  

I am joining in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 275 and 276 ~ Use snippets (everything apart from the card blank and sentiment panel were snippets)
Alphabet Challenge ~ B for Bunnies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Happy Birthday
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 2 ~ Interactive Cards!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Thinking of You

I'm not sure where this week has gone......is it Saturday again already?!! I've somehow managed to fit in making several cards this week, none of which I can post until I know the recipients have received them.  As I haven't got any sympathy cards left in my little box of ready made cards, I've made this card today with a few challenges in mind.  

I used a NBUS Martha Stewart butterfly border punch, which I bought during a recent holiday.  I saw it on special offer and it was too good an offer to miss...... and a perfect souvenir to bring back from my holiday, even though I had to carry it half way round the world!  The embossed background was done with a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder and I added a repeating row of Card Candi.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #75 ~ Butterflies + R is for Repeat and/or the colour Night sky
Darnell's 2nd Annual April Fool's Boo-Boo Hop and NBUS Challenge #11
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge ~ Things with wings

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Rudolph Days

Time for the March Rudolph Days Challenge, which runs from the 25th until the last day of the month. I came across an unopened box of Christmas card last week, which I bought in the days before I started making all my Christmas cards.  I bought them for the children in my Reception class, when I was teaching full time, but must have forgotten them and bought another box to send that year.  So, that makes them at least six years old!  As they are fairly small cards, I thought they would make ideal toppers.  

I die cut them using a MB 'Stitched Square' die, which I layered up on and green die cut.  The strip across the middle was cut with a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die.  I chose this die to match the shape of the kings' crowns.  I finished off my card with three Card Candi and a gold Merry Christmas peeloff sentiment. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Rudolph Days March Challenge
CHNC Challenge 326 ~ anything goes as long as it's Christmas.  Optional theme: inspired by a song or carol (We Three Kings)
CHNC challenge extra for March 2017

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Framed Trees

A birthday card today with a few challenges in mind.  I rarely make a tall card, but it seemed the best shape for my design.

I used an very old red Sizzix die, 'Frame, Slide Mounts & Coin Holder', to die cut three red slide mount shapes.  These were attached with foam pads to the card blank to add dimension.  The black, punched trees were positioned to show through the apertures and tiny, punched leaves added to the frames.  The slide mount frames look like they're not quite straight in the photos, but the camera is playing tricks again - I've just remeasured them!  I finished off my card with tiny, black peeloff sentiments.  Everything, apart from the card blank and sentiments were snippets, so I'll be off to play in the Playground.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Washi Tape

Welcome to my new follower, Janice Oakes.  I can't find a link to your blog, so please leave me a comment so I can add a link in my next post.

It's well over a week since I had time to get into my craft room.  I've spent most days for the last couple of weeks supply teaching -  so much for retirement!  LOL!  So the choice today was crafting or housework - it was a close thing, but the housework can wait until tomorrow. 😉

The Less is More Challenge this week is 'Washi Tape'.  As I have a little box full of washi tape gathering dust, it seemed the perfect time to actually use some of it.  I'm not sure why I rarely think to use it.
The cat is a Poppystamps die cut, 'Large Walking Cat'.  I used the washi tape for the cat to walk along as well as using it to make a frame for the sentiment. The sentiment is computer generated and cut to fit the washi tape, leaving a border of dots.  Using washi tape meant that was a really quick CAS card to make, so I think I will be using it more often in future.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Leaves

The Less is More Challenge this week is a One Layer with the theme of 'Leaves'.  My first thought was to use stamps, but I decided to use a punch I haven't used for quite a while. 

I used a Martha Stewart Double Edge 'Vine Trim' punch to make a mask.  I attached the punched vine to the card with removable glue, then masked off the sides.  Using a dauber and a 'Mowed Lawn' Distress Ink Pad, I inked over the punched vine.  The sentiment is a very old wood mounted stamp, which is probably a NBUS one - it certainly didn't look like it's been used before! .  I stamped the sentiment using the same ink pad.  I think this card is probably more suitable to send to a man.   If I need a more feminine card, I'll add a few tiny punched flowers along the vine.

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Friday, 10 March 2017

My 'Nearly Landed Up In The Bin' card

The Less is More challenge this week is 'Mainly Teal' and as I haven't been able to join in this challenge for the last month, I was determined to get a card made for this week's challenge.  However, my idea of a CAS, one layer card didn't go at all to plan!  

The border and flower stamps were a from a set kindly given to me by Darnell when I visited her last week on our way home from our holiday. I stamped the border with a teal ink pad.  My first attempt didn't stamp clearly and my attempt at trying to stamp over the top failed!  A Misti, or the Tim Holtz equivalent, slowly crept up my wishlist!  So I started again and stamped the border and flower.  I then stamped the sentiment and it was almost straight, but not quite.  The Misti crept even further up my wishlist!  So, I abandoned my idea of a one layer card.  I stamped the sentiment again on a snippet of white card and die cut it with a shaped die.  I had the intention of attaching it with foam pads over the the original sentiment, but I realised it would have  overlapped the flower which would have looked odd, so I attached it with DST instead.  I stamped the flower again on another snippet of card, cut it out and layered it over the original stamped flower with foam pads.   When I looked at the photo of my card on the computer screen, I realised that the bottom of the stamped border had slightly smudged.  At this point the card was hovering over the bin!  Then I had a light bulb moment and just sliced off the bottom inch of the card, getting rid of the smudged part. 

I made three other cards earlier week and took several photos of each before sending them.   But...when I went to crop the photos today, I realised that I had taken the photos on the wrong setting and they were badly out of focus!  Note to self - don't take photos when suffering with jet lag. 😉

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Butterfly Challenge #74

I was delighted to be invited to be the Guest Designer for Butterfly Challenge #74  where the theme this fortnight is 'Butterflies + E is for Edges and/or M is for Mint Green'.

As I haven't made an easel card for quite a while, I've thought I'd make one for my butterfly card.  I used a SB 'Butterfly Circle' die and layered the white die cut on a mint green circle of card. The butterfly is a MB 'Vivienne'  die.  I used a Martha Stewart 'Optic Dot' edge punch for the pattern on the bottom of the card, punching it three times and layering the pieces of card.  My intention was to continue the pattern up behind the butterfly circle but it looked too fussy, so I decided to leave it plain.  The 'Happy Birthday' panel is raised up on foam tape to enable the card to stand up and the two white butterflies are the waste from the butterfly circle die. 

This photo shows the side view of the card.  

Pop over to the Butterfly Challenge where you can find details for the challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries for this fortnight's challenge.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Pig Lover

I've been AWOL from blogland for a month, more about that at the end of my post.  

My card today is one I made for friends who collect pigs - not real ones! 

The pig is a TL die cut, with the head slightly raised up with a foam pad.  I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder and added a strip of ribbon with a sentiment.  Three tiny, green punched stars with tiny pearls  finished off my card.

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So........ the reason why I've not been around for a month is that my hubby and I were fortunate enough to go travelling.  Our first stop was Singapore for a few days on our way to New Zealand.  As well as touring New Zealand, we caught up friends in Wellington and Auckland.  We came home via San Francisco, where we visited Darnell and her hubby, Kevin.  I was lucky enough to have a tour of her fabulous Playhouse and even saw a tiny hummingbird sat in a nest in the garden.  Thanks to Darnell for her hospitality and for the following photos.  
Darnell and me outside the Playhouse.

 Alan and Kevin.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Inlaid Merry Christmas

A scheduled post today - I just have to remember to link it up to the challenges! 

The Rudolph Days February Challenge starts today and runs until the end of the Month.  I decided to do a slight twist on the 'hidden message' card I made last month and inlay a white 'Merry' and a patterned paper 'Christmas' in the opposite colours. 
The patterned paper came as a freebie with a magazine some time ago and was a snippet I had left over from a previous card.  I used another snippet to make the SB poinsettia die cut.  The poinsettia is raised up on foam pads and tiny gold peeloff circles added to the middle.  It was fairly quick to make, so I think this may be one of my designs for batch making this year.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Valentine

I'm trying to edit this post using my iPad as I've got no access to a computer for several weeks.  More about that in a future post.  The wifi signal isn't brilliant either, so fingers crossed this works!   I'm hoping to catch up on all my blog visiting too. 

Welcome to my new follower, Janet Dockrill of Dotty's Crafty Antics. Thank you for following me. 

A Valentine card for DH, which I can post now that he has received it.
 
The background is a SB die, 'Cascading Hearts', layered on stitched rectangle die cuts. The computer generated sentiment is die cut using SB Nestabilities heart dies. 

I am joining in the following challlenges: