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Saturday, 6 May 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD

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Today's give-away card may possibly be a good one for the man in your life or someone who loves to garden?
I stamped the image onto white card and used several water coloured pencils to colour it.  I also used two other pencils, from the same pack, to gently create rays around the main focal point.
The sentiment is one that I've had for several years and could possibly be from Spellbinders's range.

If you would like to give this card a new home just leave me a message in the comment box below and the winner will be announced at 10am Monday morning.

Enjoy your weekend
INGREDIENTS:
  • white and green card ~ from my stash
  • pear stamp ~ Woodware
  • sentiment ~ ?Spellbinders
  • 24 Watercolour Pencils by Derwent
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
  • Mounting foam ~ Woodware
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

Friday, 5 May 2017

ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST

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The second 'blast from the past' card!
I used ivory card and a pretty printed green paper for the backing.  Die cut the main focal point in ivory card and added some die cut flowers, flourishes and one butterfly.
A white satin bow was also adhered at a 'jaunty' angle

Tomorrow is

SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ GIVE AWAY CARD

Pop back tomorrow, and comment on the card that will be shown, all comments are entered into Random.org Name Picker and the winner announced Monday morning

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


Thursday, 4 May 2017

PRETTY IN PINK

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Over the next few days I will be posting cards that I made a little while ago (pre Blog) and this is the first!  I would class this as a CAS card (clean and simple).

The size is an A5 and I added thin mats of pink and white card.  The final layer being white and I placed, in my opinion, a very pretty and lace effect oval die onto the card, die cut and embossed it.  A wider piece of pink card was added towards the bottom on the card then I used both sets of bow dies, the plain one in pink, the patterned one in white that was then adhered to the pink layers and glued onto the border.

The finishing touches were: a gem to the centre of the bow, pearls around the oval shape, a few more pearls added around the card as shown above and one butterfly

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, 3 May 2017

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I love the scene this pretty paper portrays and it is the paper that makes this card!

I used an 8" square white card base and from one of my 12" paper pads I chose the above paper, trimmed it so I could mat it to a thin black mat and glued it to the card base.  I put it to one side and kept going back to it thinking should I add one flower are more..... rightly or wrongly you can see the decision I came too!
 
I used two sets of dies, both by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and added a pinkish red gem to the string flowers and a pearl gem to the poppy flowers.  I die cut the spring foliage in white card and used Diamond Snow to give them a touch of sparkle



I used my Wink Of Stella pen to add a touch of sparkle to the fence posts and stamped 'Memories' with Distress Ink 'Black Soot'

  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:
  •  black foundation card ~ Creative Expressions
  • decorative paper ~ my stash
  • Sting flowers die set ~ Sue Wilson for CE
  • Poppies die set ~ Sue Wilson for CE
  • Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • flat back pearls ~ CE
  • Ranger's Distress Ink ~ Black Soot
  • Memories stamp ~ my stash
  • coloured gems ~ my stash
  • Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen


  • Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    GIVE A GIRL THE RIGHT SHOES

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    A quick and easy make for this card..... once I knew what I was going to do! LOL

    Once again I halved an A4 white card to give an A5.  I continued to add thin mats of  white and red card. The final white card was embossed using the 'Falling Snow EF' by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions (currently one of my favourites at the moment) and I rounded the bottom corners only using a large corner punch by Woodware.

    I stamped the 'Glamour Shoes' Stamp Set by Woodware onto white card, coloured them using ProMarkers in red and black but for the insoles and soles I used one of the new Chameleon Pens in Bisque.  I then went over the shoes using a 'Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen'.

    The 'Give A Girl'..... is part of the Glamour Shoe Set, I stamped this onto white card and die cut it using a Spellbinders's Die from my stash.

    On white card I typed the 'How Old' and 'Birthday Wishes Best Friend'.  The latter was die cut and matted onto a larger oval red card.

    I used a tag die to die cut the 'How Old'? covered it with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and sprinkled 'Diamond Snow' by Creative Expressions

    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:
    • white and red foundation card by Creative Expressions
    • Falling Snow embossing folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
    • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue by Creative Expressions
    • Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions
    • round corner punch by Woodware
    • Glamour Shoes Stamp Set by Woodware
    • red and black ProMarkers
    • bisque pen by Chameleon
    • Wink Of Stella' Glitter Pen
    Due To The Bank Holiday The Tuesday Tutorial Will Return Next Week

    Monday, 1 May 2017

    AND THE WINNER IS...

    Hello again!

    The Random Name Picker has done its work again and the winner is...

    Margaret F

    Please email me your postal details :)


    Random Name Picker

    Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:

    Margaret F

    BLAST FROM THE PAST

    Hi, thanks for stopping by...
    This is a quick post today as this is a card I made sometime ago and I don't have all the details available. 
    It is an A5 size white card base with mats of lilac and white card.  The top part of the card I die cut using a striplet die and left a small boarder so I could attach mounting foam to it then adhered it to the card.  I added small flat back pearls to the centres of the design. 
    The beautiful design on the bottom part of the card is also die cut and I added a little bit of sparkle to the centre part.
    I stamped a sentiment onto white card and die cut it using an oval die then matted it onto a slightly larger oval of lilac card.
    A few diamond gems strategically placed finished the card

    Come back at 10am when the  winner of Saturday's card will be announced

    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

    Sunday, 30 April 2017

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

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    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