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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Christmas Robin

Hi everyone,

Today's card is a Jayne Netley Mayhew image from a cd-rom by Joanna Sheen - cut using the out-of-box technique with a circle nestie and glittered with snow writer. The background paper is from a magazine freebie Milton & Co from last year, I sprayed it with glitter spray, embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder, tapped on versamark and rubbed over with gold cosmic shimmer mica powder (doesn't show too well in the photo, it is actually more shiny and gold in real life).  The holly leaves are from Joanna Sheen's new Signature Dies range and work brilliantly, they pop out of the die so easily (will be buying more of this range I think).  I am going to try and make poinsettia's from them and another leaf set I have bought so watch this space, lol

Thanks for looking, happy crafting

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Christmas Tag Card

Hi everyone,

Here is another Christmas card, I have made a few variations of the same theme:

Tag shape cut with grand nestability labels eleven, handmade paper background, Michael Powell stamp coloured with promarkers and glittered with glamour dust.  Felt snowflake cut from Docrafts snowflake border, diecut and glittered card snowflake from nestability die. ( I saw the upside down ribbon bow trick on Create and Craft with Mel Heaton demonstrating and thought it looked better that way).

Second one with embossed background paper (from QVC aeons ago) chalked with blue to give definition to the embossing and edges.  I glittered the edge of the ribbon and sentiment on this one and added a charm (from the poundshop I believe)  The stars and moon on this one are glazed but it is hard to capture the shine of this and sparkle of the glitter in the photographs.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Saturday, 10 August 2013


Hi everyone,

Here is the special card for Mum's birthday on Tuesday:

It is an 8" x 8" square (made from two sheets of A4) white pearl card.  The backing paper is from Papermania Vintage Notes 12 x 12 pack with pretty pink roses on the faded blue.  I layered four Spellbinders butterfly corners on tiny foam pads to give it a 3d scrollwork type feel.  The roses were all from my flower box, not sure where the rosebuds came from but the beaded roses are Kort & Godt which I tinged with a hint of pink with Marvy le Plume and a water brush. ( I wired them all together to make the bouquet). The gingham pink ribbon was an offcut from my box too.  I printed the sentiment on a tag cut from another sheet of the Vintage Notes paper and mounted it on a diecut label, a satin pink rosebud just to finish.  Hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking, I'm off for a hop around the Docrafts weekend leapblog now.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The First Five

Hi everyone,

Yes, here they are the first five Christmas cards, been working on them over the last couple of weeks and finally have these to show.  I have a few more snowflakes ready cut and glittered and another few of the stamped village scene by Michael Powell ready coloured and glittered so will be making a few more over the next few days.

Stash used:

Michael Powell stamp
Me To You "Dressing Up" stamp (both Docrafts products)
Glamour Dust
Embossing folders :  Cuttlebug snowflakes, Indentz swirls, Papermania holly with greeting,
                                       and Indentz dots
Spellbinders snowflake diecuts and decorative ovals
Ribbon, gems and computer generated sentiments

I'm off to make a special birthday card for my Mum.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Forever Friends Birthday

Hi everyone,

Another beautiful day here, the earlier cloud has burnt off and the sun is really hot.

Here is a little card made this morning for a friend's birthday:

The background paper is from My Minds Eye.  A marvellous square nestie was cut in the same co-ordinations card as the mat to layer the diecut decoupaged characters. (I did trim them back further because I don't like the white edges always left on diecut images like this).
I added a few tiny Anita's gems for a touch of sparkle.

I could definitely get used to being a lady of leisure if funds allowed, thank heavens for the school holidays.  Off for a cuppa in the sunshine now while it lasts.  Hope you are able to enjoy it too.