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Saturday, 20 October 2018

YOU ARE SO SPECIAL

Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

Two of my nieces, who happen to be sisters, recently had their birthday.  Both birthdays are about  within a week or so of each other.  I always make them different cards but this year I didn't (purely down to my health reasons) and this is the card x 2




I added 'picked raspberry', distress oxide ink, to half of an 8"x8" card, fading the colour at the edge, top and bottom

I then stamped and embossed two different flowers (Stamps by Chloe) and used Tonic's white embossing powder

Two different stamp sets were used for the sentiment that was inked with another distress oxide ink and three different die sets were again used for the remaining flowers

Once in place and the card inside were complete I added glue in different areas on the flowers then covered them with glitter jewels.  This is the first time, I believe, I added the glitter this way and I won't be repeating it as I much prefer a more consistent coverage of the glitter so I will revert to my 'old' way in future LOL

Now for the card winner....

Random Name Picker

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

Congratulations!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June

Friday, 19 October 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 39 & FREEBIE

Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

I've brought out the flower soft for today's card, and a little red glitter!  The image is by Katy Sue Designs and I've added green flower soft (KSD) on and around the trailing ivy but also add a little red glitter too


I matted the image onto green mirri then onto two more different shades of green card

I also added the snowflake charm (Hobby House) as the more I looked at it the more I couldn't see Christmas card, it may have helped had I stamped 'Merry Christmas' onto the side of the card but I didn't have a stamp small enough to do that

You should be able to see how the red glitter sparkles on the photograph below

I stamped and embossed the sentiment and used pure white embossing powder by Hero Arts

The sentiment is by KaiserCraft and I bought from the online store namely The Ducks Doodahs.  Mrs D stocks John Next Door products and lots of other gorgeous goodies (I'm not sponsored by either Mrs D or John Lockwood)

To finish the card I stamped the small Christmas tree using a Distress Oxide Ink in 'lucky clover' and repeated this on the envelope




I love this sentiment



This week's freebie 'Flower Power' - there are 15 cute charms in this set

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

Until then....

June 
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Quick, Cute & Easy Gift Boxes

Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

I love these gift boxes and another example of using your paper stash.  So easy to change a 'plainish' box to something more elaborate using your own embellishments, ribbon, tags, the list could go on!


I hope you enjoy the video


Until tomorrow....

June 
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY GIVE-AWAY

Good morning crafters and friends....

Using the striplet die (CE) this way is very effective, would you agree?


To the back and at either side of a smaller panel of ivory card I added two pieces of double sided adhesive and die cut the striplet die

The backing was removed and black polished silk glitter (CE) sprinkled over the die cuts.  This glitter is fabulous, there isn't any residue, it stays put and has a superb glitter

I made another two die cuts, in black and ivory card.  The ivory card slightly overlapped the black so it would create a shadow

Double sided mounting foam applied to the back then this panel was adhered to the centre

I used StazOn in 'jet black' to stamp the sentiment (CE) to the bottom of the panel

The corners of the panel were rounded and black NUVO Crystal Drops applied to all four corners


Leave a comment by 6pm Friday, on this post, if you would like your name added to the draw, the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June 
x

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

TUESDAY TUTORIAL #Double Pleated Fold Card#

Good morning blog friends....

I have been asked to make a video tutorial for the above card and here it is

On the video I made a silly mistake with the measurement for the template but rectified it as you will see at the end of this post


Love this paper so much I decided to use the cut off pieces!




I hope you enjoy the video



TEMPLATE (correct one!)



Until tomorrow....

June 
x


Monday, 15 October 2018

THINKING OF YOU

Good morning bloggers and friends....

It's a Crafter's Companion day today!  I've come to the conclusion that this pearlised card I'm using (and yesterdays) is by them and we must have bought it when we had our craft shop!

I have only one photograph to show you too as I burned my thumb on my right hand and wrist on my left hand yesterday, decanting tomato soup from the saucepan into the liquidiser


I used the 'Roco' Edge'ables die on the bottom of the card, I added a piece of double sided adhesive onto white card and adhered it behind the die cut then sprinkled glitter jewels over it

On a piece of purple felt (it's not as dark in the flesh as it shows on here) I die cut the 'Thinking Of You' and repeated the process with card and glitter

Three lilac flowers were adhered in place and a cute lilac bow in the centre


Until tomorrow....

June 

x

Sunday, 14 October 2018

BEST WISHES

Good Sunday morning blog friends

A triple stamped, using two different stamps, design for today and I'm sure you've all made something like this before, it's just nice to go back once in a while and try the technique again

So we have a red and white theme, two swirly stamps (name unknown) a sentiment and the gorgeous red pearlised card

I used an Archival Ink Pad in crimson for the stamping and finished the card front by adding just a few NUVO Crystal Drops - Gloss in Red Berry






Now the draw for the cute owls

Random Name Picker

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

Littlelamb

Congratulations!

These cuties will be winging (no pun intended) their way to you

Until tomorrow....

June 
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