Monday, 21 August 2017

21st Birthday Wishes

This is the card that I made for my youngest son to give Hannah for her Birthday, we went out for a lovely meal with her and her family to celebrate on Saturday night .

I used papers from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Baby Steps collection - it is a baby collection but there are several pretty papers that are suitable for all occasions.

I paper pieced my Woodware Huge stamp and cut the Hannah with Lawn Fawn dies, I cut the name from grey card stock and then again with from yellow so that I could inlay them.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Twenty One

It was Hannah's 21st Birthday yesterday, she is my eldest son's girlfriend - this is the gift that I made her.

I used the stand up numbers from Anna Marie Designs and papers from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Collection.

After adhering the papers I sanded the edges of everything and inked the edges with Distress Ink.

The butterflies are from a Crafter's Companion die, the flowers, gems and ribbon are from my stash.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Beside the seaside ...

I am absolutely thrilled to be Guest Designer at Less is More this week, thank you so much for inviting me ladies.  The theme for the week is 'Your Perfect Holiday', well my perfect holiday is relaxing by the sea - preferably on a lovely sunny day.

I used my Sue Wilson Flip Flops die to cut three pairs of flip flops from the papers in this month's Julie Loves Creativity Box - they are quite fiddly to put together but I think they are worth it, my inspiration came from a card that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago.

The torn paper is from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Collection and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, now trading as The Lovely Studio.

To finish my card I added some twine secured with bow.

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Friday, 18 August 2017

A quick tutorial

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you might remember a series of Z-fold cards that I created for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.

As part of the commission I created two step by step tutorials and as the magazine is no longer available I thought I would share one of them on my blog.

This is the finished card, it is a beginner design.

Score a 30 x 20 cm piece of card stock at 7.5 cm and 15 cm.

Trim 5 cm from the card stock to create two separate panels.

Valley fold both pieces of card stock along the 15 cm score line and mountain fold along the 7.5 cm score line.

Rotate the smaller panel and cover the front panels with pattered paper, I always leave a narrow border around the outside.

Adhere the narrower strip to the card front to form the 'Z' shape.

Decorate as desired.

I hope this step by step is helpful to those of you that haven't created a Z-fold card yet.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Enjoy the moment

I've managed to make a card for this weeks Less is More challenge, it's the dreaded One Layer week and the theme is Vehicle.  As soon as a saw the theme this fun Gruffie image leapt into my mind

I have gone completely digital again, I copied my image into word and added a Pink Petticoat sentiment.

The doodled border was also created in Word.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge #341 - OLC Vehicle
Digitally Made Challenge 4 - Pets/Animals
House-Mouse and Friends Challenge 247 -Anything BUT a card/Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Thanks for everything

I was invited to join the Quick Cards Made Easy Reader Design Team again this month and was sent the lovely Autumn themed bonus papers to create a card.

My card is on the Quick Cards Facebook page and should be in the digital edition of the magazine.

The papers and sentiment are from the bonus papers, I just added some co-ordinating card stock.

The flowers are a Joy Crafts stamp, I fussy cut them and layered them up - I created the card candy by die cutting some small circles and adding 3D Crystal Lacquer.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Very Special Friend

This is the second card that I have created using the stamp from this months Craftwork Cards Stamp Club - I decided to subscribe to the stamp club because I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - it is obviously working!

I decided to paper piece the pretty flower this time, the sentiment is the second one in the kit.

The polka dot papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, sadly no longer trading and the border is a Fiskars punch.

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