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Monday, 13 March 2017

#184 For A Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day

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Today's card has been made for our new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, please pop over and see the fantastic designs my 'teamies' have made.  You're welcome to join in the challenge.  Here is the link:
#184 For A Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day

I have used taupe foundation card and baby pink foundation card by Creative Expressions. I halved the taupe card horizontally then cut nearly 4" from one side.  I die cut SW's 'Jewelled Heart' from her 'fillables' range in taupe and baby pink.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue to  adhere the pink die cut then adhered the taupe die cut to slightly overlap creating a shadow effect.  I ran an anti-static bag around the inside of the treat cup then added some of the hearts from the die set.  I then cut a smaller piece of acetate and adhered that to the back of the treat cup to secure the contents.
A piece of white lace was then adhered to the card then the jewelled heart was added on top of the lace.  I glittered 3 of the hearts with Diamond Snow - Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions and attached them to one corner of the card.  The sentiment is from the Amazing Sentiments Set by Creative Expressions and I stamped it, onto another piece of taupe card,  with Adirondack 'Slate' Ink Pad. I 'fussy cut' this and adhered it to the base of my card, added a few more of the tiny hearts around it and inserted a verse to complete the card.
I hope you like my contribution to the current challenge and please check out my fellow Design Teams' blogs as they have made some stunning creations.


Thank you for visiting, I do read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message. I hope my designs have given a little inspiration
June x
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Without a doubt the winner of Saturday's card is

JANE!

please email me your postal address Jane

We'll be back at 2pm with today's card




Thank you for visiting, I do read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message. I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

YOU'RE A STAR


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I made this card for my youngest brother's birthday.  He loves football, golf and I'm sure many other sports and using the Shadow Box is an ideal way to incorporate some of his likes.
I used a gorgeous pearlised blue A4 card, by Crafter's Companion, and folded it in half for an A5 card.  I die cut the Shadow Box Frame by SW for CE in a lighter blue card from my stash, and added mounting foam to the back of each cubby.  I then embossed a piece of Brilliant White Foundation Card by CE using one of SW's embossing folders, and my apologies as I will get back to you with the name of it! The frame was then adhered to the embossed white card.  I created two boarders using SW's Double Pierced Rectangles, one in the same darker blue card and a wider one in white card.  These were adhered to the main card.  Using the same darker, pearlised blue card I die cut 'You're A Star,' 'Brother,' and 'Happy Birthday, ' '#1,'  3 times for each element, adhered them together to create dimension.  The 'Happy Birthday' was die cut using the lighter blue card.
From my card stash I die cut the tennis racket and ball in white card and coloured them.  I did the same for the golf club and ball then die cut 3 of each footballs (in orange and yellow card) I used Kraft card for the rugby ball then coloured the stitching in a lighter brown using one of my coloured pens. 


Brother was adhered below You're A Star at a jaunty angle.  A verse completed the card.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you get a little inspiration from my designs, your comments are always welcome

June x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD - SUNFLOWER

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If you would like to give this pretty card a new home all you need to do is to leave me a comment.  The winner will be announced Monday

Have a great weekend
Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment and I do read everyone

June x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

MOTHER'S DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE


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Today's card is a commission and the message was "she loves horses and I'll leave the rest to you"
I downloaded the above image of horses from a company named  GraphicStock.
I also decided to make an easel card and introduced pinks and blues for my colour combo.  The card itself was not a bright as shown, in fact it was a lovely muted shade of pinks and blues!
Once I created the easel for the card I die cut the horse's picture using double pierced ovals by SW for CE.  I also used this die set to create the blue and pink frame as well as die cutting some patterned vellum that I wanted to use over the main image, to soften the tones.
I cut several layers of the border die and adhered them together to give dimension but to also create a step effect to support the upper part of the card.  This was then adhered to the base of the card where I had previously die cut an oval using pink card.
I printed a verse and adhered it to the back of the card, attached a few blue, pink and white flowers, stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment onto white card then die cut it, added mounting foam to it and attached it to the card.  Three pink gems and one white butterfly completed ensemble

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June x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

TUESDAY TUTORIAL ~ LOVE YOU FOREVER


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We have a CAS card (clean and simple) for today's tutorial, so let's get started


The above card is today's tutorial
I began with a white DL card base and decided to use it landscape



I cut a strip of black card for the centre of the card then a piece of white card that was pre-embossed from one of my paper pads by Craftwork Cards.  This card stock and designs are top quality.
I adhered the pre-embossed white card onto the black card then to the card base using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue by CE


The card is now prepared for the embellishments and I used several elements from the Prospectives - Love Die Set by SW for CE


Using black card stock I die cut 'LOVE' separately, 3 times, then, once only for 'YOU' and 'FOREVER'
I adhered the 3 LOVE to each other to give dimension and position it onto the card.  I used spray adhesive by Crafter's Companion, to adhere 'YOU' in position on the card and again with 'FOREVER'


A verse was inserted to complete the card

Thank you for visiting, all your comments are very appreciated
Happy crafting...

June x