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Sunday, 30 April 2017

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Hi, thanks for stopping by...
A second 'shabby chic' today but this card definitely is one that looks better in the flesh than on the picture!
I matted the pretty purple paper onto an 8" white card blank and distressed part of the edges as well as curling over one corner. 
I then added the white lace and a pearl corner embellishment.  I die cut the flowers, 5 white, 2 purple and glued them in position.  I also added several strands of pearls and dotted others around the focal point.
I stamped 'Happy Anniversary' onto white card, used a tag punch to cut it, covered it with a double sided adhesive, removed the backing sheet then sprinkled it with glitter jewels

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration

June x
INGREDIENTS:
  • purple paper/my own stash
  • white lace ribbon/Club Green
  • pearl strands/Club Green
  • corner pearl embellishment/Hobby House
  • stamens/Culpitt
  • glitter jewels/Creative Expressions
  • flat back pearls/Creative Expressions 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ CARD GIVE AWAY

Hi, thanks for stopping by...
A little bit of shabby chic today!

Leave me a comment in the box below if you would like the chance to own this card.  It will also be posted to you in a card box so that the floral arrangement does not get flattened.

The winner will be chosen, using Random.org, on Monday morning

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend

June x

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration

Friday, 28 April 2017

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, SMILE

Hi, thanks for stopping by...
I really like how this cute CAS card turned out!
Brilliant White Foundation Card by Creative Expressions, Flower Stamp by Clarity, Sentiment Stamp by Altenew,  Victorian Velvet and Mustard See Distress Inks by Ranger and a few flat back pearls, edger die, also by
 Creative Expressions.
The finished card is 4"x5"..... cute would you agree?


I used the largest die from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B to die cut a top folding base card.  Using the next size down I die cut another piece of the brilliant white card. This was then die cut using one of the edger dies by Spellbinders, I no longer have the packing so I'm sorry I am unable to give you the name of it this time.
I then drew a fine pencil mark to where the top and bottom die cuts ended on the card.  Easy lift off tape was applied to the right and left side of the card as I wanted a white border showing.
I inked my blending tool with the 'barn door' ink pad and coloured the section of the  base card leaving space for the second colour, 'mustard seed'.  A clean blending tool was again used for this.
I then inked the second stamp with Stazon in Jet Black and stamped it onto the base card, as shown.
Mounting foam was applied to both pieces of card and adhered to the base card.
And that is it, clean and simple
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration

We have the Saturday Special Give Away tomorrow, if you would like to give that card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment and you'll be entered into the draw. 
There aren't any restrictions as to where in the world you leave or how many times your name could be drawn

See you back here tomorrow

June x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR ME

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I cut a piece of brilliant white foundation card by Creative Expressions to create a 5" square and leaving a small boarder.  Using the Petite Striplet Die - Jubilee (without the outer cutting die) by Sue Wilson for CE, I die cut 3 strips.  I then attached a piece of double sided adhesive to the back of this and using Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter in Golden Sand, Silver Chrome and Rose Copper I sprinkled one of each colour over the strips, burnishing in with each application.  I can not emphasise enough how beautiful this glitter is!  It is very fine and does not 'fall off' the card.  The colours are so beautiful.  I adhered this to a mat of silver, black and white foundation card and added mounting foam to the back for dimension and then positioned it to the final mat of white, silver, black and white card.
I stamped the sentiment using one of the stamps from the Live, Laugh, Love Sentiment Range by CE onto white card, I then attached another piece of double sided adhesive  sheet onto the sentiment, removed the backing and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow over it.  This was then placed into position on the card and to finish I add butterflies, 2 small and 1 medium that I also sprinkled Diamond Snow onto them as well as adding small, flat backed pearls to the spine of each butterfly, using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue.
 




Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration


June x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

PICK UP YOUR TROUBLES... AND GO FOR A WALK

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Today is my brother's birthday and as he is an avid walker I could not resist using these set of stamps by Woodware!
The white base card measures 9.5" x 8.5" and I added a layer of black then white foundation card.  To the bottom right I stamped a sentiment from one of the corner sets, designed by Phill Martin for Creative Expressions using a Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad.
I cut a smaller piece of brilliant white foundation card and using another set of stamps by Woodware I stamped the soles of the boots again with the same Jet Black Ink Pad by Stazon and stamped 'off the page'.  I adhered this onto a thin black mat.
I cut another piece of the brilliant white foundation card and using two of the sentiments that are part of the set, stamped onto the card, again using the same ink pad.  To add a little texture I then embossed this piece of white card with the 'Falling Snow' Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I adhered this to a thin black mat and added that to the centre of the card.
On taupe foundation card I stamped the back pack with Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad then applied Metallic Copper Embossing Powder by WOW and heat set it.  I inked a 'smoothie' with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and coloured  the back pack.  I coloured the zipper  and studs using a silver paint pen then recoloured the studs with a black marker, but will change that and add the smallest black flat back pearls as I think it will be more affective!
The sleeping bag was coloured using the new Chameleon Pens, as were the boots.  I fussy cut around the images, added mounting foam to the top and bottom and adhered to the card
 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration

June x
INGREDIENTS:
  • Walking Boots and Rucksack by Woodware available at Creative Expressions
  • Brilliant white, taupe and black foundation card by Creative Expressions
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Falling Snow Embossing Folder - Creative Expressions
  • Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad by Ranger
  • Metallic Copper Embossing Powder - WOW!
  • 'Smoothie' - Creative Expressions
  • Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger
  • Silver Paint Pen - from my stash
I am entering this card in the following blog challenge(s):
  • Allsorts Challenge 412 - I Spy With My......with 'B'




Tuesday, 25 April 2017



Hi again!

My blog appears to have a mind of its own, so if do want to comment on today's post you will need to scroll, what seems like forever and a day, right to the bottom on the page!!

I hope by tomorrow this annoying hiccup has gone

All for now

June x

WORKING CANDY MACHINE

Hi, thanks for stopping by...
Due to the lack of internet over the past few weeks I am unable to do the
'Tuesday Tutorial', and I apologise for this.
So today I am showing you 2 Working Candy Machines that I made for two gorgeous
young girls who also happen to be sisters ...


The working candy machine is designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and, with a little imagination, there are so many designs you can make.   Be prepared to see the odd one or two pop up on my blog over the coming months! LOL.
I used the girls' favourite colours to cover the base card, and in Tilley's machine the candy is actually purple to match the purple base, although it does appear to have more of a chocolate brown look whilst Daisy's is filled with pink candy to match the pink base.  As the girls were getting these at Easter I die cut a little bunny and gave the feet, ears and eyes a little colour and adhered them to the base as if they are looking up at the candy.
These machines are also refillable too and it's quite fun turning the handle and seeing candy drop out of your greetings card!
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