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Hey Baby!

Still on my quest to boost the contents of my card box and clear the craft recordings on my TV so here's the next couple of themed this time with a layout from Katie Skilton of Sizzix.

Fly Away Peter...

More quick and simple cards and more batch making.  Saw this card on a TV show with Katie Skilton of Sizzix so just added some scraps of pretty paper and different sentiments and voila!

Same Card, Different Sentiment.

I have been catching up with various demonstrations I've recorded and saw this card and loved it immediately so thought I would have a go.  It then occurred to me that I could use whatever sentiment I wanted on it so I now have six different cards - same image, different sentiment.  A quick and easy way to fill up my card box. 
I think the design may have been Pete Hughes as although he wasn't demonstrating on the Sizzix show, it screams out his style.  Dies used were Pete Hughes Looking Dapper from Sizzix and most of the sentiments are from Paper Smooches.

Making a Start on Christmas!

I've been having a play trying to find a suitable Christmas card to make for batch making and to reduce postage costs and this little one seems to have come up trumps.  Saw the design in a recent demo and it really is quick and easy.  

While I was at it, had a go at a tag as well for batch making.

Herd the Moos!

Haven't been around for a while as I've actually been busy crafting with loads of projects still to complete!  The card I'm sharing today is one I made for a friend who works with cows!  My old Penny Black stamp seemed very appropriate!

Kept it in the clean and simple style.
I also had some very happy post - you're probably aware that I love everything Anna Marie Designs and was delighted to find that I'd won a competition on one of her FB pages that I didn't even know I'd entered!  I'd been loading all my AMD projects on the page and these won me the following:-

Surprisingly, I don't have any of this in my stash, until now of course, so can't wait to get started with it, although think it may be a while as I have so many other projects to complete first!  You may also notice that I received an AMD original which has pride of place in my craft room.

I Say Old Bean!

I needed a very quick card to give to a friend who has been awarded the wonderful and so very well deserved!  Well done Geoff!
This is a super easy card to make and made even easier by using my super duper Tim Holtz stamping most favourite thing ever!  How on earth did I manage without it?

Another TV Demonstration!

Here's another one I completed from my recordings!  Graphic 45 papers again and I absolutely love the sentiments on these!  Haven't made a tent card in ages - I do like them but find that if the recipients are non crafters, they don't seem to realise how to stand them up!

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...


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.