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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Lazy crafter

Hi its been a week or two since my last blog post,
ive been really poorly the past couple of weeks with a cold not to mention juggling a 7 year old and a newborn baby.
I hope to do some more crafting over the easter holidays as i won't have the long 4 mile walk school run to do for a couple of weeks.
I have however ordered some new crafty goodies such as
some peel off sentiments
Twinkling h20 paints
Paper piercing ruler
Some brown kraft card blanks
And a few freebies from magazines including a bow maker and a stamp set all which i hope to be using soon in the meantime here are a few photos of some cards i made a while back that i found the pictures for

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Vintage style butterfly card

This is a card I made today using some leftover butterfly embellishments that I had, i think that the colours of the gold and blue look really nice together, I tore some of the papers and used a tim holtz distress ink on it.
I shaped the butterfly wings by curling them on my scissors to give them a bit more dimension.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Liebster Blog Award

I had a lovely suprise yesterday opened my email to find that a lovely lady from http://inpaperheaven.blogspot.ca/ had nominated me for the Liebster Blog award thanks ever so much for this Loretta
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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Starbucks card

Today i set myself a challenge to make a card using the leftover cup and wrapper from my starbucks coffee and a brown paper bag, my husband laughed at me when i said i was going to do this and thought that i was joking ....
here it is.

i love it i don't think i will be able to give this one away but it makes me think of what else i can make using rubbish

Paint fusion card

I made a beautiful card using my sheena dougalss paint fusion stamps and paints, I even learned how to do the crackle technique too. The card blank was made by using my spellbinders dies to create a lovely shaped card.
Here is the result I am very pleased with it

Friday, 1 March 2013

Alice in wonderland

Here is my card made using spellbinders dies and an alice in wonderland kit

Spellbinders Card

Today i set myself the challenge of making a card using just spellbinders dies, my grand callibur and papers
I chose a monochrome with red and gold colour scheme with red ribbon
The papers were from a Kanban kit called Mckenzie
The dies I used were
Shapeabilities Pendants Tulips for the main design
Shapeabilities Flourish accent for the corners
Edgeabilities Classic bracket for the side of the card.

Rose Easel Card

My next creation this week was a rose decoupage easel card finished with a beautiful butterfly with green sparkles on its body, blue ribbon with tag and a gold peel off border.
Bev X

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Personalised dome charms

Whilst browsing the net for more crafty inspiration I found these great domes that you can personalise  for your own jewellery, for example you could make a charm bracelet with these and put photos of your children into them, or even coloured papers and add co-ordinations beads

Here is the link

You could make pieces like this http://shop.little-windows.com/blog/?p=186

Monday, 25 February 2013

First design challenge complete

I have completed my first design challenge for Cards By Lady Anne using the Digistamp provided here it is ....

Also entered for the 1.2.3 challenge on http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/easy-as-1-2-3-challenge-group

New challenges this week

Well this week I have become a member of the Lady Anne design team http://www.cardsbyladyanne.com/ and i am looking forward to creating my first project for the blog.

Also i am looking forward to receiving a special parcel containing my Sheena Douglass paint fuison starter kit so i can start painting and add a new string to my bow with the cardmaking I am a big fan of Sheena's work and am so looking forward to learning a new technique
here is a link to her website http://www.sheena.tv/

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Handmade Tatty Ted Cards

Here are 2 lovely cards i made using tatty ted embellishments, I made the paper flower using scraps of paper by cutting circle and cutting into it and using a quilling tool folding it in to the centre and glueing.

The purple flower was made by cutting a long strip of paper and cutting into it at 1cm intervals then rolling it into the centre this created a ruffled looking flower.

 For this fathers day card i coloured the card blank using a turquoise ink and stamped the heart shape around the card to make the background.
A tatty ted embellishment was the main focus and the rossette/fan was made by cutting a strip of paper about 3 cm thick and scoring at 1 cm intervanls and folding it back and forth in a concertina. Secure with glue and a pretty shiny sparkle was added in the centre and a blue ribbon in the centre really sets it off.

Handmade Recipe Book

Here is a really pretty recipe book I designed, i really needed somewhere to write down all my favourite recipes, and i was fed up of having to keep making my husbands favourite dundee cake so i wrote my recipe in here and now if he wants one he knows how to make it.
I finished with bright orange ribbons that kind of clashed a bit with the pink and green colours but it looks really nice together

Easel cards

Here are 2 really pretty easel style cards I made using a free hunkydory kit i got from a cardmaking magazine. I used black card blanks that i forgot i had and here are the results

Fashion cards

Here are a few cards I made with a fashion theme. I particularly love the pink and black colours together.
what do you think?