Monday, 21 June 2021

You're the Best

As anyone that follows my bog will know, I really struggle when it comes to making cards for family or close friends and it was certainly the case when I sat down to create a Father's Day card for my son to give his Dad.  I turned to my usual place to go when I struggle and found this card on Pinterest, it was pinned from the Docrafts site which unfortunately is no longer there!


My card is very slightly different but not much -  I left a couple of bits off, added a banner and computer generated the sentiment, I also decorated the inside and added a little verse.


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Pauline
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Friday, 18 June 2021

Enjoy the little things

This is my latest make using the Graphic 45 Bloom collection, it is another album.  This time I have used a Graphic 45 ATC Tag & Pocket Album, it is only 4 x 5 " but it has four sections each with three double sided pages so I will only show you a few of them.


Above is the front cover, I used part of the signature sheet along with a chipboard piece and a fussy cut butterfly.


Above and below you can see some of the pages, these two have ready made pockets with a Graphic 45 ATC size tag in them.


The next page also as a ready made pocket and ATC size tag.


On the next page I made the pocket and added a belly band to the other page.


The next photo is the inside of the front cover and the first page, I added a little pocket so that I could add a Journaling/Ephemera card. 


Finally, this is the inside of the back cover, I created another pocket to display a Journaling/Ephemera card.


I enjoyed making this project but there were rather a lot of pages, I seem to run out of steam towards the end!

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Garden Blooms

I am still trying to use up my Graphic 45 Bloom collection, I think I am going to admit defeat very soon and put the remainder away for another day!

I have used three of the beautiful papers along with an image from the cut-apart sheet and a sentiment from the sticker sheet. I have added some flowers and leaves cut with a Crafter's Companion Die and some Hunkydory Gems.

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Pauline
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Saturday, 12 June 2021

Garden Happiness

I have not been creating very much this week, my youngest son took a weeks leave from work so we have been having a few trips out - I did find time to make this card though.


I am still using up my Graphic 45 Bloom collection, I used the cover sheet along with scraps of 12 x 12 paper and 8 x 8 paper.  The focal point is an ephemera/journal card and I fussy cut some flowers and butterflies.


These are a couple of photographs from a trip to the woods with the dogs, we are really lucky where we live, we have some lovely woodlands, lots of fresh water streams and parks, also we are not far from the beach.




This is Ludgershall Castle, a local 11th Century ruin.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Bloom

I have created another Cascading Gatefold card, this time it is a 6 x 6 " card and I have used my Graphic 45 Bloom collection.


Sam Calcott - Mixed Up Craft has a video on her YouTube channel HERE that shows how to make one of these so if you are not sure pop over and take a look.  


I used two of the beautiful papers along with two border strips to create this card, there are two sheets of each paper in the 12 x 12 collection which is really useful when you when you need two of something.  The image on the belly band is from the sticker sheet that comes with the 12 x 12 papers and I used a Hunkydory die to cut the butterflies from one of the 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids.


We took the dogs to the beach yesterday, it was lovely and quiet - Ramsey loves the beach but Jasper had never been due to lockdown, he thought the waves were very interesting but he didn't bark at them which was a bit of a surprise, he barks at most things!  We had a lovely Fish and Chip lunch at a little cafĂ© and then headed home before it got hot, it made a nice change.




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Pauline
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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Gardens feed the Soul

This is a card that I have created with the Graphic 45 Bloom collection, I have lots of leftover papers and toppers after creating the Verity Boxed Album and Drawer Stand that I recently shared.


I used three of the papers along with a chipboard sentiment, I created the flowers and leaves with a Crafter's Companion Die and fussy cut the butterflies from one of the papers.


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Pauline
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Friday, 4 June 2021

Verity Album

This is the Verity Album that goes with the Drawer Stand that I shared recently, I learnt how to make it in the most recent Facebook Live class with Clare from My Creative Spirit.


I used the Graphic 45 Bloom collection, the same as the stand - above is the front cover.  Below is the inside front cover, it has a belly band for you to place photographs or ephemera behind and the front of the first page that has a small pocket on the bottom and another at the side, both have plenty of room for  photographs or ephemera.


The next photograph shows the back of the first page, it has a pocket for photographs etc., along with the front of the second page, again this has a small pocket on the bottom and a larger pocket at the side.


There are five pages and they are all the same design, I have alternated the papers between the combination above and the combination below so I will only show these two.


Below you can see the back of the fifth page along with the inside of the back cover, they are the same design as the inside front and first page.  I really enjoy making these albums, they are quite time consuming but good fun.  I would highly recommend Clare's Facebook Live Classes they are spread over two evenings, Friday from 6 pm for two hours and again on the Saturday from 6 pm for as long as it takes - you can join live or follow the classes when it is convenient to you - I tend to do a bit of both and you can find them all HERE.


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Pauline
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