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Thursday, 25 April 2013


Hi everyone,

This is my entry into Joanna Sheen's challenge http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/recycle.html

A kraft card base with First Editions backing paper and then my recycling began:
As you can see my background is made from a recycled tomato paste tube which I embossed in my Calibur with Indentz swirls embossing folder and then used different heat embossing powders to give it a more metallic look, I even added highlights of cosmic shimmer powder before heating again to give it more effect.  The shape was cut with a nestability label die, marianne corner diecuts and a scalloped circle were used for the sentiment (printed on my computer).

The dragonfly is made from fuse wire and some beads from broken jewellery (a car boot find).  A truly recycled card!

Thank you for looking, 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Butterflies and Flowers

Hi everyone,

Friday again already and my day off, so I am able to post this week's creations.

This one uses Tonic butterfly circle die, circle scalloped nestabilities, grand labels 11 (for the scalloped background paper) and a paper punched butterfly.  I used some of the tiny butterflies from cutting a yellow butterfly circle and added a sprinkling with some gem centres to finish the card.

This image is from Joanna Sheen's cd rom "In Other Words".  I printed it on some pearl digital paper recently purchased on special offer from Craftwork Cards, it gives a nice subtle sheen to the image.  I printed two of the image and decoupaged parts of it.  Background paper from First Edition Family Ties paper pad and ribbon and button from stash. 

Another image from "In Other Words" cd-rom, this time cut with Spellbinders Marvellous Square die, again I decoupaged parts of the image.  The background and image were sewn on by machine (not sure that it is quite as straight as it could be).  The background paper is double-sided so I alternated squares to achieve the patchwork effect backgound.

Thank you for looking and for any comments you wish to make.

Have a happy crafting weekend!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Spring into Spring

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to wish you all a good weekend and post my challenge card for the Joanna Sheen challenge here:   http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/spring-into-spring.html

Cute rabbit diecut and sentiment were from a magazine freebie (sorry cant remember which one, it was ages ago).  They were diecut but not to my satisfaction so I trimmed them closer, fussy I know!  First Edition papers, some adhesive lace trim and a sprinkling of Anita's tiny gems to complete my simple creation.

Thanks for looking, and happy hopping to the Docraft's leapbloggers.

Friday, 5 April 2013

MOJO287 and a Smile

Hi everyone,

This is my entry for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge: http://mojomonday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/mojo-monday-287-contest_1.html

It is a Saturated Canary digital image called Princess Rose Red coloured with promarkers.  The background paper is a recycled Mother's Day envelope, the scalloped shape is part of a Grand Nestabilities Decorative Circle and the image is cut out with a Spellbinders label die.  A Craftwork cards sentiment circle mounted on to a Memory Box ribbon buckle die to give the lacy edge.  The tiny floral print is from My Minds Eye.

This digi image just made me smile, it was  from http://justsomelines.com/shop/petit-getting-p-715.html.  The card is one to add to my box, (don't know yet who will appreciate it, lol), but I enjoyed making it.  The alphabet letters were cut out from First Editions Spring Drop paper pad and already had the glittery scalloped edges.   The backing paper is from another First Editions pad called Sweet Owl.   I cut the image out with Grand Nestability Labels 11 die, trimming the bottom straight and embossing it by hand and then coloured it with promarkers, adding a little cosmic shimmer gloss and glamour dust for the fairy wings.  The butterfly is from a paper punch with a few gems from an Anita's gem wheel.

Hope it gives you a smile too!