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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

a recent workshop

Last weekend I attended a rubber stamping workshop, where I learnt some lovely techniques & used a new (to me) product,

Here are the photos of a couple of the cards I made;


This one was made using Alcohol Inks for the background & also I used it for the flowers. The tecnique was slightly different to that that I have used before.


This one has a mixed media topper - which at the moment is not stuck to the card as I want to place a layer beneath it, probably copper coloured card,  The "best wishes" frame is hand drawn - the first time that I had enough courage to try it. I will definitely be using on future cards,


This is the one made with the "new to me" produce - Brusho paints.
I absolutely love them & have ordered some & currently awaiting delivery so that I cab play some more.

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Friday, 5 June 2015

Some recent cards

Good afternoon everyone & I hope it is a warm sunny day with you.

Although I haven't been here posting I have been fairly busy making cards - so here are a couple of recent ones to show you;




At the moment I am enjoying making cards in the more CAS style as on these two floral cards.  I used distress Inks & a brush applicator to add just a hint of colour down the side edge of the card. Then the floral image was stamped in Black archival Ink & heat embossed with clear EP, then coloured in with some soft felt pens.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

A birthday card

Good afternoon ladies - I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend, if it is one where you live.

Today I have a birthday card I made recently using a technique I haven't use in a long time;


The background is a stamp from Carolines Stamps & is one of her early texture mats (of which I have quite a few).  I particularly like this one because there are several places on the image that this technique can be done.  I stamped the image in black archival ink & heat embossed with clear EP. Next I stamped it again but only inking the large flower which I cut out & coloured.  The flower was then placed in its original position over the black & white area & run through an embossing folder. This does 2 things it embosses the whole design but also embeds the cut out into the main image. I then coloured some white ribbon with the same pen as the flower & wrapped it around the image. The bow was made with a Tattered Lace bowmaker. I cut another piece of card just slightly larger than the image & coloured the edges with the same pen then layered the 2 together.  It was then added to the white base card, along with a sentiment & some gems to complete it.

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

a birthday card

Good morning

Today I have a nice clean & simple card to show you;


I recently watched someone demonstrating masking to a group of ladies & it reminded me that I had not used the technique for a while, so that helped me make up my mind how I was going to create this card.

From a spare piece of card I die-cut an aperture, the added advantage is that the centre piece is ready for using as a topper on another card.  I then laid the aperture over the card & brushed Crushed Olive & Stormy Sky Distress Inks through it.  Next the image was stamped in black & embossed with clear EP. Finally I coloured the flowers with some felt pens that had colours almost matching the Distress Inks.  A little flower & a "Happy Birthday" complete the card.

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'Bye for now.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

a fun card

Good afternoon everyone.

My son recently celebrated his birthday & I made this fun card for him


He - like many of us - just loves the minions, they appeal to his sense of humour.  I found some images on the Internet & because I was using them for a personal card rather than a card for sale I think I am OK using them.  I did search for Royalty Free prints - so I also assume that they were.

I thought they lent themselves well to a stepper card & the little heart shaped badge in the centre I bought in Jersey when on holiday recently.

The big thing is - he is not a child, in years that is - he is grown man, bless him.

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'Bye for now.

Friday, 15 May 2015

New follower

Good morning again & this time I am popping back in to say -


a new follower

Nathalie Lesage

Welcome Nathalie & thank you for becoming a follower of my little blog, 
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Anniversary card

Good morning everyone & it is looking quite sunny here in North Wales this morning - I do hope it lasts over the weekend.

Today I have another anniversary card for you. This week our son & his wife (Russ & Nadine), celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary & here is the card I made for them;


I decided on a stepper card & for it to be very clean in design, so there are no background papers just a coloured card behind the central die-cutting, then the same card used for the other die-cut embellishments.

The corner dies are from Tonic, the hearts from Marianne & the Greeting by Crafter's Companion.  Unfortunately in one respect the greeting is rather large & therefore I did not have enough room to put the Happy there as well.  Instead I used a gold peel-off Happy & then added a couple of gold peel-off hearts as embellishment.

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