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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Time Passes

Hi everyone,

This is today's creation - one of the dreaded masculine cards I always find so difficult to do:

I seem to use the clock theme a lot lately for men's cards, especially when I have exhausted the sport theme relevant to them.  With this one I used some Tim Holtz weathered clock diecuts to emboss into the dark brown card for a change, before cutting it out by hand and dusting with gold cosmic shimmer mica powder.  The background paper is Hot Off the Press which I used vintage photo distress ink around the edges.  The sentiment in the nestie labels frame is made using Wordle (I just played around until I got a design I liked - good fun if you have the time to play).  The pocket watch stamp and little cogs are freebie ones from the latest Docrafts Creativity magazine cover.  I used vintage photo distress ink to stamp them onto a strip of the background paper as a border.

Hope you are all keeping safe and warm in this snowy weather, we had about five inches fall yesterday, thought it was never going to stop!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to you all!  I apologize that I have neglected my blog since before Christmas but I'm back now.  We had a lovely 10 days away over Christmas and New Year holidays but are now back at work, although I was sorry to learn the news that my hours have been cut at least until the end of March.   No more crafty purchases for me for a while!  One good thing to come from it is I hope to keep my blog updated at least once a week now.

This is my first make of the year, a card for my niece.  I used one of my Christmas crafty presents, a lovely set of grand nesties labels 11 to make the shaped card blank and insert.  The background paper is from a Kate Knight designer paperstack.  I cut a small grand decorative circle and mounted my topper onto it.  The topper I sprayed with some of the poundshop glitter spray (I was rather pleased with the subtle results) and added some small adhesive stones around the border.  A craftwork cards sentiment butterfly glammed up with some gems and a couple of flowers from my stash complete the card.

Thanks for looking and I hope I still have some followers left after the long break.