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Saturday, 25 October 2014

birthday card

Good afternoon everyone - today I have a birthday card to show you, made for our son-in-law who lives in the USA.  I do find making cards for men somewhat of a challenge but recently bought some embossing folders which I am hoping will make the task easier.


I embossed the watches folder onto a piece of black card & then highlighted some of the embossing with Gleam gilding wax.  Then I layered this onto blue paper & mounted it onto a square black card - tent style.  The ship & the greeting were stamped in black ink & embossed with clear EP, then the images torn out to give some age to them.  I went around the edges with Black Soot distress ink to add a little more age & these were then mounted on sticky pads.

His birthday isn't until November, but you have to post them so early to make sure they arrive in time albeit generally a little early.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

snowman card

Good morning everyone today I have one of my snowmen cards for you - I finally got around to actually putting one on a card, leaving me 3 more to do.


I do think he is a cheeky chappy.  Another clean & simple design, I just inked the edges of the card with blue Distress Ink & added the "Merry Christmas" & "Let it snow" as a border.  This card will be going to one of the younger people I send to as will the others when they are finished.  He does have glitter on his hat on the bobble & cuff - I don't use glitter often but this just had to have some.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Another Christmas card

Good afternoon I thought it was time I got around to showing you that other Hunkdory Christmas card that I had made recently;


These cards from the Hunkydory kit are all clean & simple layouts.  On this one I just used a piee of the backing paper complete with a border & the topper.  As in one of the other cards I used a peel-off greeting to complete the card.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Christmas cards

Hello everyone - well I have found a little time in my busy schedule at the moment to pop in & show you a couple more of those Hunkdory Christmas cards.


As in the one I showed you a couple of days ago - (no, I don't believe it - a week ago!) - I layered the background papers onto gold paper to lift it from the white base card.  This one the background paper had a built in border so I just needed to add the topper & sentiment.


On this card as well as the topper I used part of one of the borders.  There wasn't a sentiment in the kit that I liked for this card so I added a peel-off greeting.

With the making of these - & I still have one more to show you - the pile of Christmas cards is slowly growing, plus there is still lots of the kit to use.  So, watch this space - but it will be a little slow this month.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

getting sidetracked

Hello everyone

Yes - I have got sidetracked today from what I was planning to do.  On a shopping trip I noticed that several of the craft magazines have special offers - the best one being "Card Making & Papercraft" and "Quick Cards Made Easy" are on offer (at least in Asda where I saw them) with the two magazines on sale for £7 the 2.

As if that isn't a bargain they both have free gifts - one has a pack of Hunkydory Christmas background & topper sheets & one has a set of Christmas Stamps giving baubles & holly sprays.

The sidetrack?  Well, I just had to try the Hunkydory pack out & therefore haven't finished my snowman card.  So, here is one of the 4 cards I made this afternoon.


This uses one of the smaller toppers & a piece of one of the backing sheets.  I layered the backing sheet onto some gold paper to lift it from the white card.

That's me for today, thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Snowmans progress

Hello everyone - as this post is quite late in the evening it is going to be a quick one.  I have got a little further with my snowman stamp & here is the first stage of one;


I have coloured him with Promarkers & there is some glitter on the bobble & cuff of the hat.  It now needs to be cut out & put on a card.

I have also coloured another with different colours & he is on a card - I will show you that one tomorrow.

I am going to be busy most of this month which means I may blog rather infrequently - so please, if I do not write for a couple of days don't think I have disappeared.  I am hoping that with some of the things I have been doing I can put on some scheduled posts ahead of time as well.

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Monday, 6 October 2014

A use it up session

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.

After clearing my desk yesterday, & emptying a box that had been on the floor by my desk I found some die cut card for mens cards.  So rather than put it down again I made 2 cards from it;



I used some of the border that was on the sheet plus the main photo & a slightly smaller version plus a greeting, which I placed on sticky dots, all laid on black scalloped edged square cards.

So now - a problem - which of my new stamps am I going to try first!

Thank you for stopping by & please call again if only to see what I do with my new stamps.
'Bye for now.  

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Port Sunlight purchases

Hello everyone - sorry I have missed 2 days, but Friday was rather used up with going to Hulme Hall to aid the setup process for yesterdays stamp festival.  Then of course I had to go there on Saturday to see what there was that I needed - no - had to have.

In fact I was very good & didn't buy too much - here -


From the card man in the corner I bought a pack of square scalloped edged cards (you can just see the top of them in the photo); then from Clearly Besotted I bought some dainty floral images with matching dies & finally from Dreamees I bought six sets of stamps.  They had an offer of 3 of their £9.99 sets for £25 - so not to be ignored, & then I bought 3 other smaller sets.

Soo! plenty to play with - but first I will have to tidy my desk.

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

a quartet of snowmen

Hi everyone
Today I took the next step to getting some images stamped of my new Snowman stamp ready for Christmas cards.  Just the black embossed image so far -


I have already coloured & cut out two of the images - but the light in my craft room was not good enough for photography.  Will do that tomorrow.

Tomorrow afternoon I am involved in the setup for the Happy Stampers Stamp Festival, at Port Sunlight, Wirral,  - so I will not have much time to do more with these images.  So I expect that I will work on them over the weekend - but possibly tomorrow evening I will show you those that I have coloured, & glittered!  I am not fond of glitter - but this little man needed some glitter.

If you are one of the many people attending the Happy Stampers Festival on Saturday - I hope you have fun & find lots & lots of lovely things to buy.

Why not leave a comment here - with how your day went, & what you bought.  Share photos if you can.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A building block card

Good afternoon everyone

Today I have made a building block card.  I have seen them on Pinterest & a short while ago one of the ladies in my stamping club showed us all how to make one.  I am now going to show another club, so thought I had better make another one to see if I could remember how.


from the front - there's my favourite tulip stamp again


the inside


an attempt to show how the card looks fully

As well as making this card I actually used some alphabet stamps which I have had since forever & not used.  Well except for the letter for my name.  I will be using them much more now - they are lovely.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.