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Graphic 45 Notepad and Pen Holder

I needed to clear some of my recordings on my TV box so thought it was about time I had a go at some of the craft related ones.  This notepad and pen holder was demonstrated by Clare Charvill and it's so quick and simple to make and has already been snapped up by a friend!


Wedding Order

I was asked by a friend of a friend to make a personalised wedding card.  She'd already had one of these AMD cards before and this time, wanted a personalised one.  I must admit I did wonder if I would fit all the bunting in when I heard the names!

Silver Fairy Clean and Simple Style

This is the final card from the Hobby House Silver Fairy kit and decided to go in a completely different direction and keep it clean and simple.

70th Gift

As promised, here's the little something I made for my friend to go with her present and card.

Happy Birthday Sandra!

My dear friend and neighbour turns 70 today so a special card was needed and of course, turned to AMD for the inspiration!


Have made her something else to go with her card and present but will show that later as I'm a little bit tired this morning after getting up earlier than usual to collect my youngest from his Duke of Edinburgh practice weekend!

Silver Fairy No 4

Here's another one from the Hobby House kit...

...Only two more to go!

Silver Fairy No 5

Still going with the Silver Fairy kit from Hobby House...

Something a Bit Different!

There's been a lot of excitement recently about Tim Holtz Distress Oxides which seemed to be selling out as soon as they got to the shops.  I have patiently waited, sitting on my hands, until now that is and finally bit the bullet and bought the set.  Yesterday, I had a few hours to myself so thought I would give them a go and wow! do I love them!  So easy to use and such good results for backgrounds. 
Here are my first two attempts - my Son has claimed the first one for his new bedroom so will have to frame it.  I think I will make the second one into a card.


Silver Fairy No 3

Here's No 3 of six from the kit.  All supplies from the Hobby House.

Silver Fairy No 2

Here's the second card I made from the Hobby House Silver Fairy Kit.  I find when I've lost my mojo a bit, these kits are a bit of a lifesaver to give you a kick up the backside and get crafting again!

Hobby House Silver Fairy

Got a couple of days to myself at home so have been spending it crafting!  Started gently (!) with a kit from Hobby House and then hope to get messy tomorrow with paints and Distress Oxides!
This is the first of six cards I have made today...

...and the present too!

Here's a little gift to go with the card I showed previously, to hang on the door of her Sewing Room.  Painted and crackled and then added various sewing embellishments.

A Card for a Sewing Enthusiast

This birthday card was made for a friend of many years who is fantastic at sewing.  Kept it very clean and simple because I know she doesn't like lots of flowers and embellishments.

Another "Colonel:

So, here's the next one, which I made two of, for two more birthdays, this time, obviously male!  I made the same card recently but this time left the 80 off.  It's a very quick and easy card which makes it ideal for batch making and I even got to use my Stamp Platform for the first time - wonderful tool and wouldn't be without it!

18th Birthday

Had a little break away from crafting while I've been decorating my Son's room so now it has been all systems go as I have a lot of birthdays in June.
This is the first one for my Niece who turns 18 on Friday so needed something special and AMD always fits the bill!  Same layout as I have used before, just a different number!

Another AMD Wedding Card!

I had another request for one of these wedding cards and I must admit I love making anything Anna Marie Designs related.  So, it's the same layout as before but just different names.

Anyone for Golf?

Here's another card I was asked to make for an older gentleman who likes golf.  Used the only golf related image I have from LOTV!

More Concertina Cards

Since I made the original one of these, this design has proved very popular so here are another two I made a friend with a different paper design.

Another Gardener's Card

Another request for a clean and simple design for a mature male veggie gardener.  Wasn't sure about this one but the lady loved it!

Dig It!

Another card I was asked to make for an older man who enjoys gardening, in a clean and simple style so came up with this...

Cheers!

Another commission card (sounds grand doesn't it!) - this time the spec was that it was for an 80 year old man who liked a drink and had to be in a clean and simple style.


Used the "Colonel" stamp from Bee Crafty adding Liquid Glass to his drink and then double cut letters and numbers from Tim Holtz dies to give a shadow effect.

Something Slightly Different!

I was asked to make a card with a cactus on it...something I've never been asked before!  Luckily enough, I had only just bought these sizzix dies which were perfect and had seen Katie Skilton demonstrate this card so it was a no brainer!

Pretty Birdhouse

As I've mentioned before, love all things from Anna Marie Designs so when I need to make a special card, this is the inspiration I always turn to.
Needed to make a card for a lovely lady's birthday and decided on a smaller 8" x 8" version of my old time favourite...



Slap it On with Luscious!

I saw this card being demonstrated by Jenny Marples for Indigo Blu recently and thought I would have a go as I loved the clean and simple look of it.  Unfortunately, my photograph doesn't show the dimension and spectacular shimmer of the super slap it on and luscious powders.

Which Craft? Template

Recently made a few cards using the concertina template from Which Craft? which I've had for a while and thought it was about time I put it to use.  So, I have made a large concertina card...

...a smaller concertina card...



...and finally, a different type of card using the same template.



More Pretty Storage

These are the final two boxes I have recently made.  The Home box is made of MDF and comes flat packed and bare.  It's a great size - approx 11" square and I added some acetate inside the lid to ensure nothing escapes through the cut out letters.  Apologies for the bad photographs but the light was really bad, however, feel the first photo shows the true colour.  I am not a 'green' person but I absolutely love this shade of paint.









This second box was a flat packed kit I've had for a while in chipboard.  A little harder to work with as it does have a tendency to warp a little when wet medium is added.  Kept it very simply decorated as it will be stacked on my desk as I'm storing my paint pens in it.






M is for Mandy!

This is the present and card I made for my Sister's birthday.  The plaque is from Anna Marie Designs and I have actually bought myself one (or two!) but haven't got around to decorating it yet.  The card is a design I've used before but I love it so chose to use it again for Mandy.








Tongue in Cheek Anniversary Card!

When I saw these stamps, knew exactly what I wanted to do with them and surprisingly, the card turned out just as I had planned!

The background was made with Distress Inks, ghosting, stencils and stamps and then stamped and heat embossed the main images.  The sentiment was computer generated.
The card is for my Sister and Brother-in-Law who I hope will have a chuckle when they see it!

Valentine's Birthday

The Valentine's baby in our family turns 40 today (my Niece) so this is the card I made for her together with a little gift to go with her main present, just to remind her how old she is!


Craft Room Storage

Thought I'd share some of my craft storage which I made a little while ago but forgot to photograph!  They all come from Stamps Away, flat packed and bare MDF but assemble beautifully and take all types of medium well.  In all three cases, I have used chalky paint and pretty papers with some chalkboard stickers added to the small crates in the first unit.





Unfortunately, the top shelf bowed a little on this unit mainly due to the fact that I piled too much stuff on it, so it now has something lighter resting on it!


Filing Box

Saw this project from AMD recently and loved it so much, I just had to replicate it.  It comes flat packed in bare MDF but is such good quality, it goes together like a dream and takes different mediums brilliantly.





Silver Wedding Anniversary

This is another card I was asked to make with quite specific requirements such as the colour, no flowers, heart shape in the centre, etc.  Took me a while to decide on the finished layout as I love to add embellishments but had to sit on my hands this time!  Also made a box for the card and again, kept it simple with the plain white heart which was intended to add the names of the couple.