Sunday, 24 June 2012



Commission - 8" square

I made the trellis pattern for the background using the MS score board.
The focal sentiment is edged with gold pentouch and double matted with foam tape. The trellis die cut has  been cut to fit the corner, edges distressed with DI and mounted with tiny foam pads.

Spellbinders Lattice Accents dies
Flowers - WOC
Silk ribbon and shabby rolled flower - Funkie Junkie Linda's Boutique
Stick pins from a craft day at Knuston last year.
Computer generated words.

The box - simply embellished with a bow of silk ribbon folded in half, a rose and pearls

Allsorts #160 - any die will do
Bearly Mine #40 - flowers
Crafts and Me #89 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #138 - pastel colours
Creatalicious #35 - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - anything goes
Diva's by Design #40 - to die for
Just Some Lines # -  wedding
Papertake - bingo - ribbon,  pins, blooms

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Memories are Made of This


Memories are made of this
This can be interpreted in different ways. 
Vintage style which could be anything (card, atc, bookmark, tag, gothic arch etc - 
or you can go down the scrapbook page/mini album route with memories 
of any vintage - even yesterday!

It is my lovely daughter and wonderful son-in laws wedding anniversary next month so I used the challenge to make a card for them.

I chose Embossed Hearts for the main BP and Polished Stone as a mat for the pic which is popped up with foam pads. The frame around the pic is made from the gold lace digi in the Traditional Christmas collection.

I cut a heart from white corrugated card, painted it with iridescent medium and added some fine glitter powder.

The extravagant bow is deliciously soft silk ribbon with a pearl button from my local haberdashers.  My DD's dress was made of wild silk so I have been very generous and parted with some of this gorgeous silk ribbon from Funkie Junkie Linda's boutique - well, as they say...she's worth it,  LOL.
The tassle trim is a wonderful match for the ribbon,
The words computer generated.

It would have been nice if I'd used flowers a that were a closer match to the colour of those in her bouquet but these were the nearest I had.
I do have some left from when I did the wedding flowers,  but they are too big for this card. - 19 years ago, which proves what a hoarder I am.
The bouquet  took days to make but we were all happy with the result and I was very proud of it.

We hope you will share your memories with us for this challenge - you really must pop over to CACB and see what delights the DT have come up with.for this challenge.

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - bingo - ribbon, free (tassle trim) blooms
The Ribbon Reel #30 - colour challenge - strawberries and cream + ribbon
The ABC Challenge - R is for romance
Craft Punked  #25 - strawberries and cream
Crafter's Companion #25 - time to embellish
Crafty Calendar - flowers in bloom
Crafts and Me #89 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments on my previous posts :)
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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Fathers Day part 2


Again two the same but different.

Both my boys, son and son in law are keen fishermen so the only choice for Father's day is.........yup, you've guessed!"

This is for granddaughter to give to son in law.

Freebie papers from craft mag..

The corrugated circle was packaging and has been treated to a makeover with white paint, cheapo gold paint from Wilkinson's and a slight touch of iridescent medium.

This one is for grandson to give to his Dad. (son)
Freebie papers again. This circle more or less the same as the one above but with less gold and a smear of brown paint 

I know he'll appreciate the joke even though he's never been known to lose a fish, lol.

Burlap/hessian from Funkie Junkie Linda's Boutique.and garden twine, some small buttons and that's that

CCC #12 - song inspired - gone fishin' 
TPE #152 - masculine
Cards for Men # 12 - father's day
Craft Punked #24 - father's day
Charisma #23 - male card
Crafts 4 Eternity #76 - dashing dads
Fab 'n' Funky #125 - father's day
Paperplay #23 - for a man (with twine)
OCC  -  buttons n burlap or bows

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Fathers Day


These are the first of my Fathers Day efforts.

Two the same but different, hahaha
The papers I used for both these cards are freebies from craft mag - oh, yes, I'm being really thrifty :)
Handcut tag and letters all fixed with foam tape or pads.
I've used twine/string on this first one...

...and raffia here

Thank you for stopping by today
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Charisma #23 - male cards
Craft Punked #24 - fathers day
Crafts 4 Eternity #76 - dashing dads
Fab 'n' Funky #125 - fathers day
Nutcrafters #20 - spots and/or stripes
PaperPlay #24 - for a man (with twine)


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

40th Birthday


Hello everyone and a big welcome to Andrea, a new follower :)

Commission - the brief was purple and yellow.

The gold centrepiece is a flattened piece of  a beer can, embossed with the textile EF and heat embossed  with gold EP.  I pasted the BP onto card and cut an oval in the centre and fixed it over the centrepiece with foam tape.
I made the oval sentiment in Publisher, cut around it with fancy scissors, edged with purple chalk pad and added that with foam pads to the gold centre.
Lots of flowers, ribbon and roses from WO and as it was a special card I parted with a fancy metal corner from Linda, Funky Junkie's Zibbet shop.
I made a box for this as it is rather bulky.

A closer look

Craft Punked - happy birthday/celebrations
Wild Orchid #52 - anything goes
Lexi's #67 - happy birthday

Thank you for stopping by today and all the lovely comments you've left - you make my day :)
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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Friends Anniversary


I hope this has arrived in Maine, USA. 
Barbara and I have been friends since college - an amazing 54 years!! 
We haven't seen each other for a few years now but still keep in touch. She is married to a lovely man, Doug, who was a master sergeant in the US Air Force. 
It was 39 years ago that we had the pleasure of attending their wedding at RAF Chicksands, Bedfordshire.

~~~ Congratulations Barbara and Doug ~~~

The main BP (and the flower) from Papermania Rose Garden, again - I'm getting a lot of mileage from this pad :)
The other is a freebie in this months craft mag, a lovely match. Border cut with MS deep punch. Went round all the edges with french blue chalk pad.

I cut out a heart from corrugated card, spread some white acrylic paint on, then some DI and finally painted over with iridescent medium.

The flower is made with TH tattered floral garland die from Linda, Funky Junkie's Etsy shop. The pearl in the centre and the one on the bottom of the tag are made with petal pink liquid pearls - I sprinkled some sparkly dust on while they were still wet.

Anything Goes #68 - anniversaries
Crafty Calendar - flowers in bloom
Crafter's Companion  - #25 - time to embellish
Die-ing for a Challenge - anything goes
RRR #49 - flowers and ribbon
The Ribbon Girl - use ribbon or lace
The Shabby Tea Room #117 - sweet summertime
Truly Scrumptious - flower power

Thank you for stopping by today and all your lovely comments.
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Friday, 8 June 2012

It's a Girl Thing at Crafty Ann's


It's a Girl Thing 
 ~~ any project either for or about a woman or a girl ~~
 (card, scrapbook page, bookmark, box, ATC etc - anything as long as it's feminine.)

I immediately thought of using PINK for this challenge and have chosen elements from the Pretty in Pink    scrapbook collection and the backing paper is from Abstract Pastels - a nice match, dontcha think :)
I really like the border, it reminds me of a bracelet I once had.

We hope you will be able to play along with us for this girly challenge. There is plenty of delicious inspiration by the DT to be found over at CACB  if you care to pop in and have a look-see :) and add your own feminine, girly creations.

I'd also like to enter
CropStop #75 - monochromatic
MMM #52 - birthday card with pearls
4 Crafty Chicks #93 - monochromatic
Crafty Calendar - flowers in bloom + optional flourish
Digital Tuesday #163 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today :)
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