28 June 2011

Too many mags!

I have bought "a few!" magazines over the past year, now, I enjoy reading them and looking at all the cards but I just seem to read them and put them away to gather dust. NO MORE.

I have decided to pull them all out again and make at least one card from each magazine each day over the next few weeks/months.  This could be difficult as Sonny has gotten his summer holidays today so time in the craft room will be limited.

We will see how it goes!

No! This is not the first installment, I will start tomorrow. This is a card I made last year.


Green backing paper: DCWV Card stock Stack
First scalloped layer: As above
Second scalloped layer: My Minds Eye - "Wild Asparagus"
Stamp: Dovecraft Designer Clear Stamps - "Fantasy Fairies"
Flower: My Minds Eye - "Wild Asparagus" Decoupage Pad
Die Cutting: Nestabilities Oval and Oval Scallops
Ribbon: Stash

26 June 2011


This is what happens when you post to the blog without first taking notes on the cards you are posting about.  I never take note of what I use while I am making my cards so when it comes to posting about them on the blog I have to go back and check what "ingredients" I used to create a card -  this is the result. A table full of products to get their details. LOL. It looks like a wind ripped through my craft room.
While the "wind" was ripping through the craft room inside, it was also creating havoc outside. The trampoline usually lives on this side of the hedge but it took off in the wind and landed right way up on the other side.  Had to warn the cattle, in the field, to stay off but if they really needed to go bouncing they must first clean their hoofs. lol 

We only have the trampoline a short time and it was tied down as securely as we thought it needed at this time of year, but with the weather we have had so far this summer, we have had to take down the safety net. That means that Sonny cannot use it and he is not happy about that, we have to get stronger poles for the safety netting so will take awhile to re-install!

Oh! the joys of living by the coast!

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24 June 2011

Doodle Dog.

Isn't this image cute, it is of a "Doodle Dog". Now to be honest, I never heard of this breed of dog until very recently but the person I made this card for has a "Doodle" so I looked it up.  They are really cute. They are a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle. Just so cute. awwwwwwww But not as cute as our own little Tiny, (check profile photo).

This is a Tri-fold Shutter Card, here is the tutorial that I used for measurements. I love the paper she used on her card.

Card Stock: Stash
Embossing: Cuttlebug folders
Dies: Nestabilities "Fancy Tags" & "Labels 4"
Ribbon: Recycled from a Chocolate Box
Image: Google
Colors: ProMarkers

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Flower Power

Another Birthday card, this time for a friend in the US. This is a Dalia flower card. Got the idea from here but I get the tutorial from Dawn here.  I used a 2" circle punch, as it is the only size I have :(, so it is a little bigger than the other 2 links and because of that you can notice little gaps between the petals. The Bee is a children's button with the back cut off.

Card Blank: Anita's square card blank
Back ground: DCWV Card stock Stack
Embossed layer: Cutterbug folders
Ink: Whispers Ink Pads
Flower: Core'dinations Vintage Collection

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Side Step Card.

This is a birthday card I made for my niece. She is just a the age where clothes and jewellery are everything.
The paper clip in keeping the wardrobe door closed. Once opened there is room for greeting.

Card Stock: A pack I got from a friend.
Pink Back ground paper: DCWV Textured Card stock Stack.
Designer paper: Papermania "Sweet Nothing" Paper Pack
Dress: Don't know!
Gems: K&Company received from my Secret Pal on Paper Craft Planet
Paper clip: Stash! lol

Here is a photo with the "doors" opened and the greeting space visible.

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23 June 2011

When is a card not a card?

When it is something like this! lol

Its a tri-folder sachet holder "thingy". I made this for a lovely lady who was going through a tough time. The two outside sleeves hold sachets of Hot Chocolate while the center has space for a greeting - which in this case I had written before I photographed the "thing"

I googled a "Hot Chocolate" poem and I came up with this,


You can't beat the feeling
Of the warm glass mug
Around your hands
Cozy and snug
Sipping the hot drink
Froth on your nose
Sometimes you sit and think
With this mug on your lap
Furling your brow
Eyes wandering... tap, tap, tap

The chocolate is sweet
It tickles your tongue
Reminding you of times
When you were young
When it's nearly gone
The best part is coming soon
The chocolaty syrup
Forgotten at the bottom by the spoon
Rebecca Kelwaski

I particularly like this poem because it COULD have being something I wrote, some parts rhyming, others making no sense but gives a lovely warm feeling. lol

Main Card Stock: Core'dinations Vintage Collection, Reminsce
Inside Backing Paper and Paper under image on front: Digi download from Bearly Mine Crafts
Ribbon: Local Haberdashery shop

Sorry the photos are not so clear, must check my settings.

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 I took part in a Chocolate swap over on Paper Craft Planet organised by the wonderful Christi Usher. For the swap I decided to swap with 3 people - I was being greedy because even though I had to send out 3 packets of chocolate and cards, I also RECEIVED 3 packets of chocolates back. Yummy!
I made 3 card the same, just showing 2 here, the idea for the chocolate bar came from here.

Recipe (for first card):
Card Stock: Papermania Kraft card
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Shallop Oval Nestibilities
Embossing: Herringbone Cuttlebug folder
Chocolate wrapper: Waltzing Mouse Digi paper.
Other paper: from stash.

Recipe (card 2):
Card Stock: Anita's Blank Card
Backing Paper: Papermania "Sweet nothings" Paper pack
Chocolate Wrapper: Kate Knightly paper pack.

Don't they look good enough to eat?!

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Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies

This is a card that I made for no-one in particular but I just wanted to use my Butterfly die again.  
It is a card made from 3 different layers with the third layer fixed in a diamond shape.

This is a close up of my sparkly layered Butterfly.

Card: Anita's White Square Card,
Backing Paper: Kate Knight paper stack, pink paper from stash
Ribbon: Recycled from Christmas crackers.
Dies: Spellbinders Butterfly Two Shapebilities, Marianne Design Creatables
Bling: Clear Gems, Glitter, and Glitter paint.
Brads: Papermania

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What I was doing while I was missing!

I entered my craft room one day with the idea of making some birthday cards that I needed for family members and this is what I made instead! A wedding card, even if I say so myself a lovely wedding card, but I don't have any weddings to go to this year!


Image - Download from Papercraft Inspirations
Colored - ProMakers
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Die Cuts - Nestabilities Scallop Ovals
Bling - Glitter Dust,liquid pearls and glitter glue
Sentiment - Stamp Papermania "Love Jesse Edwards"

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