Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Silver Wedding Anniversary



The main layer is scored with 1" diagonals and matted on to the base card with foam tape. There are three layers of ovals - the bottom layer is silver mirri card cut with fancy scissors (you can't see this too well in the pic). The 'fancy' oval layer was embossed with the CB texture EF and painted with iridescent medium. The greeting is computer generated and these top two layers adhered with foam tape.

The gorgeous lace is from Linda, Funkie Junkie's boutique and flowers bought at a craft fair last year.
The seam binding ribbon is Cadbury chocolate purple - it looks a bit dark here and is actually much lighter IRL.

Alphabet Challenge - L for lace
Crafts and Me #93 - ribbon and a bow
Diva's by Design #44 - anything goes
PSC #41 - anything goes
Sparkles #34 - wedding
The ABC Challenge - T for two - two flowers
The Paper Shelter #73 - anything goes
Unstampabelles #13 - celebrations

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

18th Birthday


Aud Sentiments #59 - tag it
Unstampabelles #13 - celebrations
Paper Shelter #73 - anything goes
The Corrocive Challenge #153 - sentimentally yours
Here Come the Boys - tag on a card

This is part of the photo I was given.....hmmmm......cute pic... decided to go with a humerous theme.
I had a few ideas and ended up with the caption here.
I have an feeling that he won't be letting his mates see this, LOL.
The photo is matted on to silver mirri  and mounted with foam tape - the tag is raised at the top with a couple of foam pads .

BP - Nancy Watt
Tracing paper printed with various birthday words
Hand cut, distressed label with computer generated words

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Friday, 20 July 2012

CACB #70 - Easel Cards


Easel Cards/Projects

I haven't made an easel card in quite a while and enjoyed making this one.

I love the Poinsettia with Script digi and the best thing is that it is pre-coloured - such a bonus if you are strapped for time.
I love the other colours too but went with this green border one for my card today.

This beautiful  backing paper is from the Traditional Christmas Scrapbook Kit.  It really is the most gorgeous red.
I finished the card simply, with just a red organza bow.

I hope you will join in this challenge with your easel cards.
The DT have some gorgeous designs for your inspiration over at Crafty Ann's so do pop over to see them.

I'd also like to enter
PaperPlay Challenge  #29 - Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenge #33
Crafter's Companion #26 - ho ho ho Christmas
Creatalicious #36 - Christmas in July
Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
Digital Tuesday  #169 - all tied up
Hooked on Crafts #22 - Christmas in July

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Sunday, 15 July 2012



I used ready printed papers by Nancy Watt - freebies in craft mag.

Bird image matted on to Spellbinders die cut with foam pads

Sketch N Stash #91 - Gemma's sketch - missed deadline
Fun With Shapes #113 - summer birthday
Lexi's # 69   - for a friend
OSAAT # 122 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #178 - free for all

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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Meerkat Greetings

I've been having troubles but still have a few cards to post on the blog.

I am also struggling a little not being on my own computer!!

At the moment I am staying at my DD's and  minding the store for her while she has a break with her family. I don't help her out so often now and luckily for me I haven't been inundated with orders.......so far!!

A bit of fun for hubby's birthday from the grandchildren.

We all love the Meerkats ads and it is so kind of Aleksandr to loan me his photo for these cards.
I'm sure you'll guess that the words need to be read in Aleksandr's Russian accent, LOL.

TTT #117 - one for the men
Nutcrafters #22 - one for the boys

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For Dad


Made for DD & SIL to give to hubby.
His favourite reading  subject is holiday brochures so this is quite fitting, LOL.

Cards for Men #14 - happy birthday
Celebrate the Occasion #70 - happy birthday

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Daughter and SIL were married on her Dad's birthday, July 10,  so I have anniversary cards as well as birthday cards from the family to make, usually 7 or 8 cards for the same day.

A last minute make for DD - 

Papers - Papermania
Heart -  cut from corrugated card packaging - painted with gold and white 
Computer generated sentiment, hand cut with fancy scissors matted on to another hand cut circle also painted with gold.
Embossed brad


Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #117 - sentimental
Unstampabelles #13 - celebeations

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Friday, 6 July 2012

Paper Peicing at Crafty Ann's


...and this fortnight it is...
Paper Piecing

Paper piecing is a new technique for me so I've gone for something CAS, something else I rarely do.
The image is the lovely morning glory printed directly on to cream coloured card. The flowers are pieced with the bright pink from the Polished Stone collection and the leaves with one of the Abstract collection from Crafty Ann's digi shop.

I hope you will join us for this challenge. 
The DT have some excellent examples for you to see over at CACB, so do pop in to check them out

I'd also like to enter
Creatalicious #35 - anything goes
Just Some Lines - let's keep it clean & simple
OSAAT #120 - use a digi
Papertake - anything goes

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Monday, 2 July 2012

Eleventh Birthday


I've been soooo busy making wedding invitations for my niece and not got much else done lately..... but I did manage to find time to make this for her for her son's birthday on Wednesday.
It  provided a welcome break from diecutting.

Handcut numbers fixed with foam pads atop two stars cut from digital paper mounted on to silver holographic mirri card.

The main BP is homemade with a few peel off star stickers placed randomly in the dots 

AnythingGoes #70 - polka dots  birthday theme - (one of the Top 5 - whoooppee!!)
Charisma #25 - anything goes
Crafts & Me #90 - birthdays
Gingerloft #43 - red, white, blue
MAWTT- happy birthday

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