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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Birthday

Yet another card using the lovely Dahlia 3D embossing folder by Lisa Horton, inking the embossing with pink oxide distress ink, then using the outline die to cut and emboss the dahlia in a piece of yellow patterned card to layer with 3D foam, having swiped it with the pink oxide distress ink pad, I mounted on to gold mirror and then on to holographic silver and added the Dovecraft Happy Birthday. Everything was then added to a tent style opening white card blank.


This is for:

Incy wincy: colours of spring and/or embossing
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
The paper shelter 466: dies and/or punches
Cut it up 223: how's the weather? (spring)
Mod squad: flowers - spring has sprung
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 144: anything goes
Crafting happiness 93: anything goes

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

To a dear friend

This is a commissioned card using the lovely Dahlia 3D embossing folder by Lisa Horton, using a piece of pink patterned card, inking the embossing with pink oxide distress ink, then using the outline die to cut and emboss the dahlia in another piece of pink patterned paper to layer with 3D foam, having swiped it with the pink oxide distress ink pad, I mounted on to strips of silver mirror and pink card on to a pearlescent card blank and added the Birthday sticker and the sentiment made on my dymo letratag.

Colours for the prompt for Pinspirational 276:




This is for:

Fab n funky 519: embossing
Incy wincy: colours of spring and/or embossing
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Creations in pink 33: anything goes in mainly pink
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 144: anything goes
Colour crazy 15: anything goes
Crafting happiness 93: anything goes

Happy birthday

Another card made with the lovely Dahlia 3D embossing folder by Lisa Horton, using a green patterned paper, inking the embossing with odixes, then using the outline die to cut and emboss the dahlia in yellow paper to layer with 3D foam, having swiped it with an oxide distress ink pad, with just the addition of the silver foiled Dovecraft Happy Birthday.

This is for:

As you like it: embossing or stenciling and why: I love both, but have recently acquired more and more 3D embossing folders and enjoy seeing how they can be used
Fab n funky 519: embossing
Love to scrap 144: spring forward
Ike's world 143: anything goes + option: springtime
Incy wincy: colours of spring and/or embossing
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Colour crazy 15: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 487: anything goes
Polka doodles 16: anything goes
Crafting happiness 93: anything goes

Monday, 19 April 2021

Happy birthday

For this card I used the lovely Dahlia 3D embossing folder by Lisa Horton, using pearlescent gold card, sanding the surface of the embossing to reveal the white, then using the outline die to cut and emboss the dahlia to layer with 3D foam, having swiped it with an oxide distress ink pad. The 3D felt bee is one that I've had for quite some time. Everything was then layered on to gold mirror card and a white card blank with a peel off Happy Birthday in the right hand bottom corner.

Colour for The rainbow card challenge 28: delightfully daffodil:




This is for:

As you like it: embossing or stenciling and why: I love both, but have recently acquired more and more 3D embossing folders and enjoy seeing how they can be used
Fab n funky 519: embossing
Crafty catz 547: anything goes + option: embossing
Daisy chain 51: monochrome
Everybody art 488: homemade flowers
Let's craft and create 170: anything goes + add flowers
Use your stuff 420: spring
Do-Al(l) Kreatives 52: spring
613 avenue create 4: anything goes + option: in the garden (create a spring card)
Ike's world 143: anything goes + option: springtime
The paper funday 28: anything goes + option: spring has sprung
Incy wincy: colours of spring and/or embossing
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Colour crazy 15: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 487: anything goes
Polka doodles 16: anything goes

Sunday, 18 April 2021

1st birthday

This is the card I made and sent to my youngest grandchild who was one on Friday. I created the repeated Birthday greetings background digitally on computer, adding a free download of Elmer the elephant. I played around with addition the lettering on to Elmer (had to print out and adjust a few times to get it right), then printed everything and mounted on to an 8 x 8 card blank.


This is for:

Pattie's 181: birthdays
2 crafty critter crazies April: anything goes (with an animal)
Crafty animals 49: anything goes (with an animal)
Digi doodle 37: include an animal
Sheepski 49: animal magic
Dragonfloy dreams April: feature a creature
Unicorn 64: include an animal
Creative  craft cottage 139: include an animal
Word art Wednesday 487: anything goes
Creative fingers 206: anything goes

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Wishing you a happy birthday

This is a card I've just finished with silver grey and yellow pieces of pearlescent card using Lisa Horton's nested scalloped & plain circles dies and her Prism 3D embossing folder. The sentiment was made with one of Lisa's double layered sentiments - stamped, heat embossed with pirate gold powder and die cut, with die cut mat. I then added the gems at the corners.

Colours for Inkspirational 237:


Colour also for The rainbow card challenge 28: delightfully daffodil:



This is for:
Mod squad: perfectly pantone - only grey and yellow
Paperbabe 142: anything goes
QKR stampede 418: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 8: anything goes
Fab n funky 519: embossing - I've done both wet and dry
Crafty catz 547: anything goes + option: embossing - both wet and dry
Simply create too 169: stitching (faux, with the die cut)
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies

CHNC challenge 538


This is
 my design card for my CHNC challenge 538 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a house or other building'.

Papers are from the Bo Bunny sleigh ride collection. I stamped the Personal Impressions stamp by Sue Dix and added liquid pearls white opal some silver glittered snowflakes from Italian Options and matted the image on to silver card, adding the sentiment.

This is also for:
Merry little Christmas April: anything goes Christmas
Daisy chain 51: monochrome
Paperbabe 142: anything goes
QKR stampede 418: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 37: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 8: anything goes

Friday, 16 April 2021

Thinking of you

This is a card I made yesterday with silver grey and yellow pieces of pearlescent card using Lisa Horton's nested scalloped & plain circles dies and her Layered Petals 3D embossing folder (I made the mistake of debossing instead of embossing, but thought I'd still use it), with a circle sentiment in the middle.

Colour for The rainbow card challenge 28: delightfully daffodil:





This is for:
Mod squad: perfectly pantone - only grey and yellow
Fab n funky 519: embossing
Crafty catz 547: anything goes + option: embossing
Simply create too 169: stitching (faux, with the die cut)
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Aud sentiments 272: anything goes + a sentiment
Penny's 494: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 487: anything goes
Creative fingers 206: anything goes
Creative crafters 39: anything goes
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Crafting happiness 92: anything goes

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Best wishes

This card was made using grey (silver), pink and gold pearlescent card, cutting the 'stitched' circle with one of Lisa Horton's nested scalloped & plain circles, cutting and embossing the rose with the Roses outline cutting die and 3D embossing folder and the leaves using the Variegated Leaf outline cutting die and 3D embossing folder., then adding the Best Wishes.


This is for:
Less is more 440: pink, grey and gold
Simon says Wednesday: clean and  simple
Krafty chicks 555:CAS
Addicted to CAS 195: flower
Fab n funky 519: embossing

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Back to Easter again

Another simple Easter card featuring a lovely rabbit.


This is for:
Use your stuff 420: spring/Easter
Crafty gals corner 218: Easter/spring
Love to scrap 144: spring forward
Ike's world 143: anything goes + option: springtime
The paper funday 28: anything goes + option: spring has sprung
2 crafty critter crazies April: anything goes (with an animal)
Crafty animals 49: anything goes (with an animal)
Pearly sparkles 61: animals, birds and/or insects
Dragonfloy dreams April: feature a creature
Unicorn 64: include an animal
Creative  craft cottage 139: include an animal
Creative Friday 278: animals with big ears
Simon says Wednesday: clean and  simple
Aud sentiments 272: anything goes + a sentiment
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 494: anything goes
Cardz TV 138: anything goes
Crafty catz 546: anything goes
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Crafting happiness 92: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes

Back to Easter

I know that Easter has gone, but I made many more cards than I've shown, so here is another, simply made with the image of the lamb and an Easter greeting with a couple of little banner pieces.


This is for:
Use your stuff 420: spring/Easter
Crafty gals corner 218: Easter/spring
Love to scrap 144: spring forward
Ike's world 143: anything goes + option: springtime
The paper funday 28: anything goes + option: spring has sprung
2 crafty critter crazies April: anything goes (with an animal)
Crafty animals 49: anything goes (with an animal)
Pearly sparkles 61: animals, birds and/or insects
Dragonfloy dreams April: feature a creature
Unicorn 64: include an animal
Creative  craft cottage 139: include an animal
Simon says Wednesday: clean and  simple
Aud sentiments 272: anything goes + a sentiment
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 494: anything goes
Cardz TV 138: anything goes
Crafty catz 546: anything goes
Crafty creations 420: anything goes
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Crafting happiness 92: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 137: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Happy Anniversary

A couple of days ago I had a request for an urgent card to be sent to a sister and brother-in-law on their wedding anniversary. A few days ago I had used some pearlescent card run through the lovely magnolia embossing folder by Lisa Horton, running it through a second time and fussy cutting some of the flowers to then layer up on the embossed piece and also to add to the edges of the 'with love' from Kanban on to the 8 x 8 card. The sentiment was created and printed and matted on to pink card matching the mat for the embossed panel.

Pink for Pinspirational 276:






I used a piece of the piece card and the 'with love' on the inside with a piece of Happy Birthday card from Dawn Bibby that I've had for years .... difficult to see the wording because it's pastel, but delicately foiled.


This is for:

Creations in pink 32: anything goes in mainly pink
Alphabet: A for anniversary
Daisy chain 51: monochrome
As you like it: embossing or stenciling and why: I love both, but have recently acquired more and more 3D embossing folders and enjoy seeing how they can be used
Everybody art 488: homemade flowers
Creatalicious 208: anything goes + option: flowers
Let's craft and create 170: anything goes + add flowers
Use your stuff 420: spring
Do-Al(l) Kreatives 52: spring
613 avenue create 4: anything goes + option: in the garden (create a spring card)
Love to scrap 144: spring forward
Ike's world 143: anything goes + option: springtime
The paper funday 28: anything goes + option: spring has sprung
A place to start 4: anything goes/make it elegant
Aud sentiments 272: anything goes + a sentiment
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Cardz TV 138: anything goes
Crafty catz 546: anything goes
Polka doodles 15: anything goes
Friendship 64: anything goes
Crafty creations 420: anything goes
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Crafting happiness 92: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 137: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes

Monday, 12 April 2021

Fly the flag

I was asked to make a card for someone in the Salvation Army, using a picture of the flat, of a lady's hat and the Bible. I've made quite a few of similar ones before commissioned by the retired Salvation Army officers. The backing paper is an offcut from a 12 x 12 Kay & Co paper.


This is for:
Simon says Wednesday: happy birthday
Aud sentiments 272: anything goes + a sentiment
Crafting happiness 92: anything goes

Saturday, 10 April 2021

CHNC challenge 537

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 537 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'snowman or woman or family'.

For my card I used a piece of Love to Craft Festive fun paper. The little square toppers were made by inking a Docrafts Whispers set of three stamps with memento tuxedo black and adding dots of liquid pearls white, with a little colouring on the snowman using spectrum noir pens. The squares were added to offcuts of holographic card with stars and silver glittered snowflakes from Italian Options were added randomly.


This is also for:
Merry little Christmas April: anything goes Christmas
Christmas 24 31: snow people
Christmas with the cuties 47: spots and/or snowflakes
The paper  shelter 464: with a sentiment
Aud sentiments 272: anything goes + a sentiment
Paperbabe 141: anything goes
QKR stampede 417: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 37: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 8: anything goes

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

90th birthday

I was commissioned to make a card for a 90th birthday and I needed to make one for me to send. For the first card I've used Lisa Horton's roses embossing folder and outline die on both cards. I brushed the background and the die cut rose with distress oxide ink . The stamped sentiment was inked with memento cottage ivy and stamped on to a piece of paper that came with Lisa's magazine, cutting again with the green mirror background, both from her Double layered sentiments set (I needed to get this done quickly so I confess I took it off the card I showed here ... I'll have to do something about the gap it's left there!) - this is for Stinkin' inkers April: recycle/reuse.


The next card is the commissioned one ... for this I used Lisa Horton's variegated leaves embossing folder brushed with distress ink and die cut the leaves and embossed using the complimentary outline dies from Lisa. I then die cut two roses using the Roses folder and die, cutting the edge off one, using red mirror card. The Happy Birthday sentiment panel was from Dovecraft.

I added the numerals on both cards.

These are also for:

Simon says Wednesday: happy birthday
Cut it up 222: spring flowers
613 avenue create 4: anything goes + option: in the garden - create a card for spring
Cupcake inspirations 516: dreaming of summer
Creatalicious 208: anything goes + option: flowers
Let's craft and create 170: anything goes + add flowers
Everybody art 488: homemade flowers
Colour crazy 13: anything goes
Friendship 64: anything goes
Creative moments 212: anything goes
Crafting happiness 91: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 580: anything goes

You're a star

This is a commissioned card for a special nephew's birthday using the same kind of design that I used for my stepson's birthday card recently, using a green background this time.

Green for AcademyScrapArt April: green:


This is for:
Simon says Wednesday: happy birthday
Crafty gals corner 217: make it green
Mix it up 48: anything goes + no stamping
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 143: anything goes
Love to craft 57: anything goes
Crafting happiness 91: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 580: anything goes

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Diamond wedding anniversary

This was a commissioned card for a Diamond wedding anniversary using the lovely padded quilt embossing order by Lisa Horton using silver holographic mirror card matted on to satin silver card. The two magnolia flowers were cut from another of Lisa's embossing folders (magnolia) and fussy cut out, adding the two silver sentiment panels and the 60 numerals.

This was such a shiny card, so difficult to get a good photo and I needed to give it quite quickly, so this is the best I could do.


This is for:
Mod squad: use a number
Mix it up 48: anything goes + no stamping
A place to start 4: anything goes/make it elegant
Creatalicious 208: anything goes + option: flowers
Let's craft and create 170: anything goes + add flowers
Everybody art 488: homemade flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 143: anything goes
Classic design 4: anything goes
Crafter's castle 40: anything goes
Love to craft 57: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 4: anything goes
Crafting happiness 91: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 580: anything goes

Monday, 5 April 2021

A book is a dream ...

... that you hold in your hands.

This is a commissioned card for a niece's 14th birthday - she is a book lover. I digitally combined the silhouette of the girl reading under the tree and the saying, making a fading background around it. When printed out I matted on to silver holographic mirror card, using an offcut piece to make the die cut made for the printed sentiment, both die cut with todo dies. I then added the Kanban niece sentiment and the numerals.

 
This is for:
Crafty friends 151: ladies &/or girls
Cupcake inspirations 516: dreaming of summer
Little red wagon 595: happy birthday
Polka doodles 14: anything goes
Classic design 4: anything goes
Crafter's castle 40: anything goes
Love to craft 57: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 4: anything goes
Crafting happiness 91: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 580: anything goes

Sunday, 4 April 2021

One more Easter card

Using some of the chicks paper again and a smaller version of the lovelly circle topper by Hobby House, with a piece of Happy Easter ribbon wrapped around the tent style card blank, with a few little puffed stickers.


This is for:
Cute card Thursday 580: anything goes

Another Easter card

Another Easter card with a left-over piece of the chicks paper matted on to an offcut of the pink gingham paper with another of those toppers I've had for some time and a Kanban Happy Easter.


This is for:
Simon says Monday: Easter/spring
Cute card Thursday 580: anything goes

Happy Easter

More of the chicks paper for this card with a couple of toppers bought long ago and the Happy Easter ribbon wrapped round the bottom of the tent opening card blank.


This is for:
Simon says Monday: Easter/spring
Crafty calendar April: spring/or Easter