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Winter Wonderland

Well, this is a first for me today…I've always admired the "cluttered" type of cards but never managed to pluck up the courage to have a go, that is, until today.
I've had a Magnolia stamp for a couple of years now which I always thought was cute so decided to put Edwin to the test!


I coloured him with Promarkers and no, he isn't that suntanned in real life!  Used some flowersoft for his hat and then die cut him with a Spellbinders die and inked the edges.  Covered the shaped card (another first for me!) with Magnolia paper and added a couple more bits which had been distressed around the edges.  Then added all the bits - webbing, bobble ribbon, snowflake dies and Christmas tree dies, all covered in glitter and stickles!  Finally, used an old sentiment from Studio G and again added a bit of ink and glitter around the edges.  Must admit, was quite pleased with the result.
I'm entering this card in the CCT challenge "Dies and Punches" and also the Papert…

Black and White

Good Morning to anyone that continues to read my blog!  
Today's submission is a card a friend asked me to make - she wanted one for a girl who liked to shop, especially for shoes.


Used an image which I was given some years ago from Rubber Romance and decided to keep it as it was with no colouring.  Base card is made up with black cardstock and a white piece which has been embossed with the Sue Wilson Heart Lattice embossing folder.  Used a Tonic punch to make the band underneath the image and a Darkroom Door string sentiment.  Made a bow with some silky crush ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and added some silver and black voile, a black dazzler and some black sticky gems.
Entering this in The Ribbon Girl challenge which is to add ribbons.



A Combination

A friend of mine had seen the Christmas cards I've been making lately and asked if I could make her two special cards so decided to stay on the same kind of theme but mix the images and layouts up a little and this is what I came up with.

This time I opted for the Santa image which has been heat embossed to give him a sparkle and I die cut him using the Tonic Royal Frame as this was the largest one I had to fill the 8" x 8" card.  The base of the card is layered with mirricard and plain white cardstock embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder.  Used silver mesh ribbon from The Ribbon Girl across the card and also to make the bow which I finished with an SU large flat backed pearl.  Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat cut with a Spellbinders label die then finally, punched out some snowflakes (Martha Stewart) and covered them with glitter and then added a sparkly gem to the centres and to some of the frame.
I'm entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Chall…

Oh Christmas Tree!

I'm really into 'pretty' cards at the moment with bows and sparkle, especially in white/silver so here's another one I was experimenting with.

I've heat embossed the main image in silver and added some piercing around it.  I've layered the main card with mirricard and plain white card stock which has been embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder (can't get enough of this one at the moment!) and added some sparkly silver mesh ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and also made a big bow out of it with a large gem from SU.  Snowflakes are made from a Martha Stewart punch and then dipped in glitter with more little gems added to their centres and finally, printed off a sentiment from Pink Petticoat and die cut it with a Spellbinders die.



Sparkly Santa

I've been playing with my craft stash trying to create a traditional Christmas card and although I've recently been using 8" x 8" cards, thought I would return to the smaller size.  I made two of these but with different sentiments.


I've used a stamp with I've had for years called Santa Collage and have heat embossed him - unfortunately, the photo doesn't show his sparkle!  I've die cut him with a Tonic die.  The card base has been layered with mirricard and white card which has been embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder and attached some silver mesh ribbon onto it from The Ribbon Girl.  Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat die cut with a Spellbinders label die and then made the snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, spray adhesive, glitter and a gem from SU.

70th Birthday

Here's a card I finished today which a friend asked me to make for her Mum.

I love using these 8" x 8" cards at the moment and managed to fill it with plenty of products!  The image is, of course, Penny Black and is called "A Tender Hug". I've coloured it with Promarkers and added a teeny weeny bit of glitter pen to the flowers.  Image has been cut out with a Woodware punch with a little distress ink around the edge and then layered onto Tattered Lace Studley dies which have been shadowed in pink and white.  This, in turn, has been layered onto white and pink card stock - the white card stock has been embossed with a Sue Wilson embossing folder.  Sentiment is Paper Smooches cut with a Spellbinders die.  I also added Liquid Pearls around the whole card. Crystal numbers are from Dovecraft.

All the pretties are from The Ribbon Girl apart from the dazzler with I got from Create & Craft.

Finally, I layered the inside with white and pink card stock and used a se…

Happy Birthday Terry!

This image was ideal for the person I needed to make a card for - a friend's husband who works extremely hard and helps me out with jobs as well but who has "his own armchair" where he has his downtime!

The image is LOTV from a pre-coloured pad which I love because it saves me a lot of time, papers are My Minds Eye and punch SU on which I have stamped a MFT sentiment. Webbing, string and button from my stash.

Happy Anniversary!

Here's a card which turned out exactly how I planned it which is a first in my own cardmaking experience!  I needed to make a card for a dear friend of mine for her silver wedding anniversary and wanted to make it quite special because I was her only Bridesmaid.

This is quite a large card for me - 8" x 8" so for the background I used some silver mirricard and a plain piece of white card which I embossed with a Sue Wilson embossing folder and then sprayed with Spray and Sparkle.  The main image is LOTV taken from one of their art pads and layered this onto a Tattered Lace die which again, had been covered in Spray and Sparkle. Then added some silver mesh, white tulle and crushed silk ribbon together with a couple of silver pins and a dazzler.  Flowers were also given the Spray & Sparkle treatment (I love that stuff!) and finally added a sentiment from Paper Smooches together with some sticky gems.  Must admit I was really pleased with the end result!
I'm entering th…

Yes, Another Pink Card!

Making good use of the SU pink card stock!  Here's another one, a birthday card made using a DoCrafts topper I found in my stash.

The two dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs and Lil'Inkers and the embossing folder is a Sue Wilson design which I absolutely adore!  The fairy cake sentiment came with the topper and adhesive pearls are from HobbyHouse.

(Still) in the Pink!

I seem to be on a roll with the pink card stock at the moment! Here's a couple of cards I've made recently - the first was for a friend's birthday so used one of my all time favourite brands, Penny Black.

The image is called "A Tender Hug!" and is coloured with Copics/Spectrum Noir, and added a little glitter to the flowers with a glitter pen.  Cut and layered this image with Nesties.  Base of card is made up with SU card stock, Sue Wilson embossing folder and a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs (which I made the mistake of sticking on the wrong way because I was distracted with the football on TV!). Sentiment is Paper Smooches stamped onto an MFT die.  Finally, added some flat backed pearls from Hobby House.
The second card is for one of my elderly ladies who is currently in hospital.  

I've used the Studley set of dies from Tattered lace cut in white and pink and shadowed slightly to give a bit of colour.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers f…

Pretty in Pink

Here's a card I made recently for a friend who needed something for a Church Blessing following a marriage.  I love this image and do have the actual stamp, but to save time, used one of Lily of the Valley's pre-coloured images…makes life so simple!

I used some SU pink card stock then covered it with the Tonic Beautiful Bramble die cut from Centura Pearl card.  The image has been cut with a Nestie then added a bow, flowers and heart hat pin (all from The Ribbon Girl)to finish it.



Gorjuss Bookmark

A quickie bookmark I made with the scraps of paper I've been using for the cards I made recently.  Thought this Gorjuss decoupage image was ideal for a bookmark - very quick to put together!




Gorjuss x 3

Here's a few cards I put together whilst waiting for the dinner to cook…roast lamb, yum!  They're all Gorjuss Girls decoupage with VERY simple layouts but needed some quick cards as my card basket is empty!



Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter break.

Easter Treats

Here are a couple of little Easter pouches, filled with chocolate eggs, which I made for a couple of friends.

The papers and sentiments, as well as the original design/idea of the pouches is from Pink Petticoat - I just added some raffia, glue and a couple of punches. Super quick and super easy to make!

Hugs

I've really no idea if anyone still visits my blog as I seem to have got out of the blogging habit, however, thought I would share my latest creation.  I find it so hard to make time these days for card making with general life taking over so much but needed a card for a work colleague of mine who has recently had an operation.


I've used a Mo Manning image which I've had for ages but had never used before and coloured with Promarkers.  Sentiment is from Paper Smooches and various papers are from my stash as are the gems.  Punch and Paperclip are from SU.