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Saturday, 15 December 2018

CARD WINNER

Good morning everyone....

Thank you so much for your very kind comments, they are very much appreciated and do mean a lot to me

I have the winner of the two cards and happy to say 'normal services will resume on Monday'!  See you then

Random Name Picker

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

Wendy L

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your freebie will be winging its way to you

Until Monday....

June x

























Wednesday, 12 December 2018

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning everyone....

Two small cards for today's give-away


Please excuse the lack of information but all I want to do is get back into bed

I'm at the Rheumatology Department later today and Saturday I'm booked for an endoscopy.... life is, currently, ongoing medical appointments!

Until tomorrow....


June x

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - BLACK ICE TECHNIQUE

Good morning everyone....

I really like this 'black ice' technique it's just a pity the photographs are not doing any justice to the finished cards

I hope you enjoy the video and will try this technique yourselves




Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 10 December 2018

Christmas 2018 House Tour

Good morning everyone....

Sorry about yesterday, I was really feeling poorly and don't know whether it's the Humira not working or it is the Humira making me feel worse!

I have a rheumatology appointment this week so they may be able to give me some answers

So here is a short video showing you where my wreaths are hanging and our two Christmas trees

I hope you enjoy it!  


Until tomorrow....

June x 

PS  Wendy, you did win the e/f 

Sunday, 9 December 2018

EF Winner


Hello it's June's husband standing in for her today.  She will be back tomorrow so normal services will be resumed

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

wendy



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Saturday, 8 December 2018

JUST THE CARD WINNER TODAY LADIES

Good morning everyone....

I only have the winner of Wednesday's card today and it is....

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Littlelamb

Congratulations!

Your card will soon be winging its way to you 

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 7 December 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 45! - BLACK ICE

Good morning everyone....

I think winter is definitely here!  I couldn't keep warm at all yesterday and when I was writing this post I was actually shivering, not good at all for the old joints etc LOL

Today's card, or more the technique for today's card is called 'Black Ice'.  It has been around for quite some time but I 'cased' Helen Griffin's version

All that is needed is  card base, mirri card, StazOn in black, Versafine clear ink pad, a stamp or two and the sentiment





The dark shadow behind and around the sentiment is because of the unsuitable lighting we have in this particular room, when photographing mirri

Another card that is so much nicer in the 'flesh'


A 6"x6" Crafter's Companion e/f is the prize today.  The scroll image, bottom right, is the design on the folder

Leave a comment if you would like your name entered into the draw, which closes at 6pm Saturday.  The winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

PS   there will be a video next week for this technique!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

ANYTHING CHRISTMAS - NEW CHALLENGE AT MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES (MAWTT)

Good morning everyone....

Caz is hosting the new challenge for Team B at MAWTT, it starts today and it will run until 19 December.  Caz is wanting to see anything relating to Christmas and for my contribution I have made a cute gift bag and money envelope

You can click on the link to see the gorgeous designs my fellow DTs have made


I used white cardstock, 320gsm, for the base and added Christmas paper from a 6"x6" paper pad for both inside and outside of the gift bag

The small wreath was in my box of 'Christmas Embellishments' and I added a little extra decoration to the centre of it

Red and green tourbillon was twisted together for handles and I used my crop-o-dile to punch the holes for the handles and added red eyelets too

I stamped the tag onto white card, covered it with a piece of double sided tape, ran it through the 'Platinum Machine' then removed the backing sheet to add glitter jewels

I made a small money/voucher envelope, 41/2 x 31/4 then added a smaller panel of green mirri card then a smaller panel of the Christmas paper.  It's the same paper that I used on the inside of the gift bag

The white tag is edged with glitter jewels 

The gift bag measures 4"x6" with a depth of 2"


















Until tomorrow....

June x


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning everyone.....

 Today's give-away is one of my favourite cards, and I don't say that very often!


It's a black card base with a smaller panel of white watercolour card

The images are from a Woodware Stamp Set, as is the rose on the inside of the card

The verse, I think, is Creative Expressions

I used several distress oxide inks to colour the flower and leaves 

I really enjoyed designing this card

The recipient will see that the inks on the inside card are actually a muted red and not anything like they appear here

To complete I added a 'Just For You' on the corner of the envelope

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment on this post should you wish for your name to be entered into the draw

The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Tomorrow's post is scheduled for 9am to coincide with the new challenge for Team B at MAWTT

Until then....

June x

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - 12 CARDS, ONE SHEET OF PAPER


Good morning everyone....

I think this is a great way to use those papers that you may have put to one side because, possibly, you don't like them too much now.  This is how I felt about the paper I've used in this technique

The card designs are basic but they may give you a few ideas on using your stash




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Until tomorrow....
June

Monday, 3 December 2018

BLAST FROM THE PAST! - oops, I didn't set the time to publish this!

Good morning blogger friends....

I came across this card when sorting my bundles to go to several charities. Can you remember when the swirls were very fashionable?  I'm sure someone may like this one






I think I got carried away with the swirls!





I'm sure the flower die set is by Spellbinders



The verse is by Creative Expressions, if anyone knows different please tell me then I can label the packets accordingly








Until tomorrow....

          June x

Sunday, 2 December 2018

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING

Hi Everyone....

I'm only posting the gift tag winner today as I've been Christmas busy!  The presents are wrapped, when I buy a gift, and once home, I wrapped it straight away, add the tag then note it in my yearly birthday/Christmas gift book.... and my hubby thinks I have OCD! LOL, anyways, gifts are wrapped, cards written and oversea ones will be posted tomorrow

Hall tree awaiting Christmas lights (hubby's department and he definitely does not have OCD) but the hall is looking very festive, the living room tree is nearly 'fluffed up' and will be finished later today

Now on to Friday's winner and it's another double!

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Littlelamb
Congratulations!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Your freebies will be in tomorrow' post

Until then...

June x








Saturday, 1 December 2018

HELLO KITTY & CARD WINNER

Good morning blogger friends....

Well, 1 December!  Where have the past 11 months gone?  I think it still should be April/May LOL


I came across these photos that were taken quite sometime ago, (I'm talking several years at least) a friend's little girl, also called Kitty,  asked me if I would make her some 'Hello Kitty' cards to send to her daddy, as he worked away.  I was only too pleased I had a pack of embellishments to make her the cards!  

Kitty loved them and I'm sure her daddy did too




Now for the card winner:

Random Name Picker

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

Congratulations!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 30 November 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 44 - GUESS WHAT.... ANOTHER WREATH

Good morning blogger friends....


Red and gold baubles with tucks of gold, sparkly tulle

This wreath is hanging in our hall.  I had to use hot glue to keep the baubles in place and added a pretty red ribbon for it to hang


Craftwork Cards produce gorgeous papers as well as these toppers, the quality is excellent

You know the drill, leave a comment on today's post (you have until 6pm Saturday) and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning blogger friends....

 

The colour of the paper is lighter than it is showing on the picture, but, if you would like to give this card a new home please leave me a comment.  As always you have until
6pm Sunday to do so and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - FLIP FLAP CARD

Hello blogger friends....








 I used teal card measuring 41/4" x 11" and scored this at 51/2" and 23/4"




Use a die shape of your choice.  I think this set is by Spellbinders but I'm not 100% certain

Place the die on your card front and secure

Only place your cutting mat so that it will die cut half on the left side.  I placed mine just below the centre points


You will now see your score line but, if you use a detailed embossing folder you then won't be able to see it

I used a Spellbinders EL-021 and embossed using the inside design



Hold your card at the spine then gently 'flip' the other end to enable the 'flap' to show on the inside











Like so



I used the next 2 smaller dies, from the same set, for the front panels and used white card and a kind of sage green paper



The stamp set is by Creative Expressions, 'Amazing Sentiments' and I used StazOn in Jet Black for the inking


I positioned my verse behind the 'flip flap' so that you couldn't see it until the card was opened

I hope you want to give this a try!

Until tomorrow....

June x

TODAY'S POST

Good morning blogger friends....

Today's post is scheduled for 1pm, see you then!

June x

Monday, 26 November 2018

MAN MONDAY - WINTER CAS CARD

Good morning blogger friends....

I started with a 4"x6" white card base (I'm really liking these smaller card sizes!) and added a slightly smaller white panel to it.  I did add mounting foam to this panel

On another piece of white card I stamped the image by John Lockwood (JND) from the latest edition of 'Creative Stamping' Magazine, using a NUVO Hybrid ink in 'metro grey'

I used only two distress oxides for the colouring, 'candid apple' and 'walnut stain', adding more water to the ink when I needed a paler colour

I die cut a frame four times and glued these together.  Added it over the image and removed any excess card 

The sentiment was also stamped with 'metro grey' ink, onto white card and this was added to a piece of kraft card

For the inside of the card I used kraft card and white cardstock plus the same stamps that are on the card front, with an extra stamp from the same stamp set

These were also stamped in 'metro grey'



Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 25 November 2018

SNEAK PEAK FOR THIS COMING WEEK & DIE WINNER

Good morning my crafty friends....

Have you been beavering away making poinsettia flowers?


The image is just a sneak peak of one of the post for this coming week!

Moving on swiftly to the die winner....


Random Name Picker

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

Wendy L


Congratulations!

Card and die will be posted tomorrow

Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Good morning bloggers and my crafty friends....

Here is the video for how I made the faux flowers for my wreath.  I will show you the full wreath as soon as possible.  If you do make one I'd love to see a photo of it! 




Random Name Picker

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

Wendy L

Congratulations!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June 
x








Friday, 23 November 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 43 - ANOTHER WREATH!!

Good morning bloggers and my crafty friends....

Today's make is one of several, indoor wreaths, I've made for our home


I've only noticed I didn't have it hung evenly!

The longest part was wrapping the grey wool around the polystyrene wreath, as, I'm sure, you can imagine and something I won't be repeating for quite a long time!

I used wired ribbon for the faux poinsettia flowers and added the black stick pins to the centre as I haven't red stick pins

The multi bow at the top is white, silky crush ribbon by Creative Expressions.  The ribbons for the flowers were bought several years ago from Costco

Today's give-away is a pretty tag die by Spellbinders


Leave me a comment if you'd like your name entered into the draw for this die.  You have until 6pm Saturday to do so and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

My row of followers has vanished!!  I've not touched anything either!  Switched on desk top and it's gone.... I'll have to call in the specialist (he's 18 and computer savvy) 

Until tomorrow....

June
x

Thursday, 22 November 2018

FAMILY TREE

Good morning bloggers and my crafty friends....

I think this is another card suitable for the male population, a 'happy birthday' sentiment, possibly bottom right, and you're set

I do love using this antique copper card, the top panel was embossed, I think a Creative Expressions e/f and all the other elements are from the one set of dies named 'Family Tree' also by Creative Expressions



Until tomorrow....

June
x