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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Engagement card.


My eldest grand daughter and her boyfriend are celebrating their engagement today.

Her favourite colour is purple and she's already decided on a purple colour scheme for the wedding so I went along with that.
I used an old Pink Petticoat paper in lilac for the background. The corner dies are by Cottage Cutz and I've added some tiny purple gems.
A big blousy bow to finish it off.

A close up of the corner die

When I first started making cards I always used big bows and lots of ribbon because you couldn't buy anything like it in the shops, As I found new designs and different styles the ribbons got a bit neglected so I quite enjoyed getting blousy again with this one.

Thank you for visiting x

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Simply Less is More #374

Hello there,

I'm here today to share my entry in the latest challenge over at Less is More

I'm sure we all have a 'bit box', I have 2. An old biscuit tin full of die cuts because I always intend to make more of a certain design and then go off the idea, and a drawer full of background card that I make and then don't know quite what to do with.

 I made lots of panels by painting Lumin/Arti cosmic shimmer paints in Kiwi, Dark Green and little bit of Ruby onto a ceramic tile and 'Smooshing' my piece of card into it. Once it was dry I gave it a quick spray of Gold Shimmer spray to give it a bit more sheen.
For this card I simply cut a rectangle with a die and placed it using foam tape.
The sprig of holly is cut from a the larger Snowflake Sprig die from gold mirri card. I've added a few red gems as berries to give it some grounding.
The sentiment is by Dovecraft.

A close up of the shimmer.

For this card I've 3 circles from another piece of card made the same way as the first.

On this one I've used the full Snowflake Sprig die, again in gold.
Sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

My final card is using one larger circle die.
 The die cut is Freemont Pine Outline in gold.
Sentiment again is Winnie & Walter.

Rectangle and circle dies are Spellbinders.
Freemont Pine is by Poppy stamps
Snowflake Sprig is Memory Box

I have a few of these sheets left and also some in shades of blue so I think I have this years Christmas card designs all wrapped up.

Thank you for popping in x

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Father's Day

Hi there,

I'm nipping in quickly to share the card I made for my Dad for fathers day. He's 85 now and a bit poorly at the moment so I treasure every celebration I can share with him.

 All the papers are from Pink Petticoat
Sentiment is by Layer of Color
I've used  sage green glitter card for the dad

Thank you for visiting X

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Pink, yellow and blue

Hello there

It's my sister in laws birthday tomorrow (thursday) so I'm popping in to share the card I made for her.

I'm back to layers and flowers this time, elegant chic I prefer to call it

I've used papers from The Lovely Studio, Brocade and Ticking, again my 'go to' papers.
Frame is made using 2 square dies from Die- namics
Flowers are, as usual, from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Leaf dies are from The Works and Amazon
Sentiment is computer generated.
I've finished off with a few small clear gemstones

Thank you for looking today X

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Simply Less is More...Friendship

Hello there,

I'm popping in today with my entry for this fortnights Less is More challenge, which is Friendship.
I've been in a CAS sort of mood for a couple weeks now so couldn't wait to get started on this one.

A few weeks ago I had a messy session making marbled backgrounds using the shaving foam technique and some cheap acrylic paints. I used small amount to cut out my circle and the Memory Box Branches.
Before that though I stamped a flower from a set by Chocolate Baroque onto the front panel. I wanted a faint image so used a nearly dry Spun Sugar Distress ink pad.
I cut a deckled edge rectangle from a Caroles Craft die set and embossed it with a Craft Concepts Wood grain folder.
The sentiment is from a Flourishes set called Gerbera daisies stamped in black versamark.
To finish off I punched a tiny heart from the circle and placed the heart above the sentiment.

I do enjoy making CAS cards and like to keep them as simple as possible but I do love my colour too and I think the pop of colour from the marbled paper is just enough.

Thank you for looking today X