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Saturday, 30 June 2018

We three kings ...


Another CAS Christmas card made with an offcut piece of chocolate brown mirror card run through the todo with the Star of wonder embossing folder by Die'sire. The topper was rescued from an old card - too good to put in the recycling bin. There is just a hint of brown with glitter here and there that tones with the piece of embossing, on to a white card blank.




This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We three kings ...
Crafty cardmakers 214: wet or dry embossing
As you like it: favourite type of embossing and why - (dry, with embossing folder) it gives a good dimension
Crafty catz 423: anything goes +option: embossing wet or dry
Cute card Thursday 536: CAS
Just us girls 447: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Home for Christmas


This quick and easy card has no patterned paper, but an offcut strip of purple mirror card embossed with the lovely Star of wonder embossing folder by Die'sire. It's hard to get a photo showing it without getting glare.The card blank is a pale lilac.

The centre piece is from a Kanban kit purchased long ago. The photo doesn't show it, but the inside of the frame has an acetate dome to give depth.  And the houses inside the frame are glittered, but, once again, it doesn't show. Greeting is a silver peel off.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Home for Christmas
AAA cards 118: use a frame
Crafty cardmakers 214: wet or dry embossing
As you like it: favourite type of embossing and why - (dry, with embossing folder) it gives a good dimension
Crafty catz 423: anything goes +option: embossing wet or dry
Southern girls: just a bit flash
Cute card Thursday 536: CAS
Just us girls 447: anything goes

I bring you good news ...


... of great joy

Another quick and easy Christmas card using Kanban papers (the top one is foiled, but can't get it to show on the photo). The image that I've printed out is one that I've had for some time and I can't remember where it came from. If anyone recognises, please let me know.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: God rest ye merry gentlemen (O tidings of comfort and joy ...)
QKR stampede 302: anything goes
Just us girls 447: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

'Tis the season


This quick and easy Christmas card uses some of the unknown collection that I've had for years (still have some to use up - lol!).


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: 'Tis the season ...
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Just us girls 447: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Christmas robins


Another quick card, this time with paper from Craftwork cards Christmas past and other elements from a Hunkydory kit.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Rockin' robin
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: what's that up in the sky???
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): things with wings
Just us girls 447: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

The most wonderful time of the year


Another quick and wasy Christmas card. Background paper is Papermania, other paper and elements from Craftwork cards Christmas past.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Rockin robin
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Creative fingers 149: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 240: anything goes
Just us girls 447: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

CHNC challenge 392


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 392 -  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 'use a snowflake or two or more'.

For this card I've used Kanban supplies.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 369: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Creative fingers 149: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 240: anything goes
Polka doodles 26: anything goes
Crafty friends 87: anything goes
Just us girls 447: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Friday, 29 June 2018

Happy birthday, 90 year old


Another commissioned request for a birthday card very similar to others shown before, with paper from Downton Abbey collection from Crafter's Companion, digital SA hat added to picture of bible and the flat printed and mounted, with the Happy Birthday paper, sentiment printed and matted and the 90 numbers.


This is for:

Everybody art 428: birthday
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Happy birthday to you ...
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Merry Christmas


For this card, some of the old unknown kit with a piece of paper from the Craftword cards Christmas past collection.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We wish you a merry Christmas
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Noel, Noel ....


Another quick and easy card made with a Christmas kit I've had for some years ... and still using up - lol!


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: The first Noel ...
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Noel


This quick and easy Christmas card uses a ready patterned card blank from The Works (last year's stock), with an offcut of Kanban spotted card, an accordion from Craftwork cards Christmas Past, a couple of 3D stickers from the Works and the wooden sparkly Noel.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: The first Noel ...
Cutie pie 124: spots & dots
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

From our home to yours


Another quick and easy Christmas card, this time using some more of that unknown kit. The pile of presents is glittered.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Home for Christmas
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Sending Christmas wishes


Yet another quick and easy Christmas card made with papers and elements from the Craftwork cards Christmas past collection - I love that collection and still have quite a bit of it despite making quite a few cards with it for last Christmas.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We wish you a merry Christmas
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Christmas greetings


Another quick and easy Christmas card. Unknown backing paper with paper and elements from Craftwork cards Christmas past.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We wish you a merry Christmas
Penny's 386: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Happy Christmas


Very similar to the previous card. Another quick and easy Christmas card made with papers and elements from the Craftwork cards Christmas past collection.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We wish you a merry Christmas
Penny's 386: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Peace, love & joy


Another quick and easy Christmas card made with papers and elements from the Craftwork cards Christmas past collection.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Love came down at Christmas
Penny's 386: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 341: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

To both of you


Another quick and easy Christmas card using some more the kit that I've shown with a couple of earlier cards. The gift and the tree are glittered.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Christmas crafts all year round June: non-traditional colours
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We wish you a merry Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Yuletide greetings


Another quick and easy Christmas card made with pieces from another unknown kit that I bought some years ago (think I still have some more). In the frame the area is glittered, as is the bell.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Jingle belles: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Let the bells ring out ...
AAA cards 118: use a frame
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Quick and easy Christmas card


A very quick and easy Christmas card made with a red card blank, a spare piece of background paper and a picture cut from an old card, with the addition of a peel off greeting.


This is for:

Fab n funky 400: quick and easy Christmas creations
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Jingle belles: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Alphabet: G for the great outdoors
The cat's pajamas 347: outdoor
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

WOYWW 473


It's Wednesday and that means a visit to Julia's lovely blog and lots of other lovely crafting spaces to explore and enjoy. If you don't know what I'm talking about, the head over to WOYWW 473 at Julia's lovely blog and find out ... and I hope you'll join in the fun.

This morning I'm posting really early because John has two cardiology appointments at the local hospital - the first is for an echo before seeing the consultant later and the appointment is 9 o'clock, which means we need to be ready for transport at 7 ... that alarm just keeps getting earlier and earlier.

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post ... to show what's in my workspace today. I confess that the stamps that needed cleaning had even been added to since last week's showing of my desk, but I've been shamed into dealing with them ... no, I haven't cleaned them ... I've just moved them - lol!

So, on the left hand side of my desk there just happen to be the five little circle stamps still there because I have a plan to use them again very soon. And then there's a few nice things that will be used on a card for my Patterned paper challenge and some of it will be used for a prize on there - if you haven't discovered my Pattered Paper challenge blog yet, then please click on the link, visit and then join in the fun using some of your patterned paper. And, of course, the all important fan that runs off the usb on the computer - it's only small, but does the job well.


Over on the right hand side of my desk are some more new goodies and underneath there are lots of offcuts as well as the Papermania Modern Deco paper pad that I've fallen in love with.


In the middle you can see four cards that I've made and blogged in the last couple of days:


 When I can I'll visit some of the blogs linked for WOYWW 473 and I hope you will too.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Have a wonderful Christmas


Seems a bit strange using the title 'Have a wonderful Christmas' when here we are in June in the heat! Anyway, yet another card made with papers and elements from Craftwork Cards Christmas past collection.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
The holly and the ivy 32: anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We wish you a merry Christmas
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Create and makes 22: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Let's celebrate


Another card made with paper and elements from a kit bought long ago - the present and the tree are glittered.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Christmas crafts all year round June: non-traditional colours
The holly and the ivy 32: anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: I just want to celebrate
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome
Fab n funky 399 monochrome
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Sending joy at Christmas


Another Christmas card, this time with Papermania backing paper, which a piece of script paper from the Craftwork cards Christmas past collection, with one of their die cuts mounted on to it and the little fishtail greeting.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
The holly and the ivy 32: anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Joy to the world ...
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Wishing you peace, love & joy


Another simple Christmas card with background paper from the Craftwork cards Christmas past collection, the lovely digital image from Bugaboo Stamps coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint and the 3D Anna Griffin sticker.


This is for:

March Rudolph days
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Joy to the world ...
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
The holly and the ivy 32: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

A quick Christmas card


For this card I used paper and elements from a kit I bought long ago - can't remember where it came from. The 'wreath' part of the Noel circle is glittered.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: holidays and/or layers
Christmas crafts all year round June: non-traditional colours
The holly and the ivy 32: anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: the first Noel
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome
Fab n funky 399 monochrome
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Monday, 25 June 2018

Thinking of you in deepest sympathy


This is for the sketch on Try stamping - or not - on Tuesday 369:


I followed the option of 'scrap busting' - all pieces cut from offcuts that were around on my desk from making earlier cards, mounted on to a purple card base. The sentiment square was upcycled from an old card - lace added from stash - not enough to go all the way across, so, still using up scraps, a piece either side and nobody would know it wasn't one piece. The sentiment square, mounted on another scrap has foam pads top and bottom to raise a bit from the lace.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 329
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: yesterday
Monochrome magic 12: monochrome + twist: purples
Fab n funky 399 monochrome
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

With sympathy


This is for CAS(E) this sketch 277:


I turned the sketch to the left and stamped one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'sparklers' inked with memento grape jelly, directly on to a piece of patterned paper from my offcuts box, also inking and stamping the sentiment from Hobbycraft.



This is also for:

Penny Black June: anything goes + option: masculine - think this would be equally suitable for male or female
HeARTful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: yesterday
Artistic inspirations 203: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 212: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Hope you have a wheelie good day


This is for the sketch given for Freshly made sketches 342:

The bicycle papers are unknown, the spotty paper is a snippet saved from Black market paper society breakfast at Tiffany's. The sentiment was generated on my Dymo letratag with clear tape.


This is also for:

The paper girls 154: bicycles
Simon says Monday: transport it
Little red wagon 451: travel
Everybody art 428: birthday
Cutie pie 124: spots & dots
Alphabet: G for the great outdoors
The cat's pajamas 347: outdoor
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: the bicycle girl
Artistic inspirations 203: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 212: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary


For this card I used the sketch for MFT 390:


The lovely foiled papers are from Papermania Modern deco pad and stickers from The Range. Sentiment piece from Hunkydory.



This is also for:

AAA 118: use a frame
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: the Anniversary song
Crafty animals 15: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 203: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 212: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Another 85th birthday card


This is similar to the previous card, this time with the request just for the new hat on the bible, the flag with some writing printed and a red car. The background is embossed matt silver card with some sentiment card from Kanban.


This is for:

Simon says Monday: transport it
Little red wagon 451: travel
Everybody art 428: birthday
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Happy birthday to you ...
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

85th birthday card


This is another card commissioned by a retired Salvation Army Officer similar to a couple I've shown before. I was asked to make a card for a SA colleague for her 85th birthday.  I used the picture of an open bible as before, this time digitally adding the new hat worn by ladies, adding the old style bonnet with the picture of the flag. I was asked to add a black car as the recipient used to drive one. The background is from the lovely Downton Abbey pack from Crafter's Companion bought some time ago, with the little domed brass frame from The Works.


This is for:

Simon says Monday: transport it
Little red wagon 451: travel
Everybody art 428: birthday
Do-Al(l) kreatives 18: country colours - red, white and blue
Art impressions 235: patriotic colours - red, white and blue for UK
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Happy birthday to you ...
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Happy birthday Hyacinth


This is a commissioned card for a friend to send to her mother ... her name, of course, is Hyacinth, so, obviously I was asked to incorporate that flower into the card.  I used a free download digital image, printed, coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut with a todo decorative oval die, using a smaller one to cut the sentiment which I had printed from computer, edging both with a spectrum pen. The background paper is an unknown piece on to which I added the ribbon with blingy sequins from Poundland and the lovely lilac lace from The Range, with some 3D butterflies with acetate wings and rhinestones here and there. I gave the card to my friend this morning and she was thrilled with it and knows that her mother will love it.


This is for:

Scrapping 4 fun 118:birthday with bling
Crafty catz 422: anything goes + option: beautiful blooms
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Hyacinth house
Colour crazy 25: anything goes (coloured in)
Color inspiration link up 35
Pammie's inky pinkies 1824: anything goes
Double D: butterflies
Butterfly challenges 102: I chose violet with vintage style
Pattie's 147: anything that flies
Everybody art 428: birthday
Art at stampz by Star: celebrations
Simon says Wednesday: bright and cheerful
Sparkles June 105: let's be pretty
Digi choosday 25: anything goes
QKR stampede 301: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Keep fit and drink wine


A commissioned card with the request to include keep fit and wine. Some unknown paper as background, Kanban topper with a die cut bottle of wine and frame. I found the silhouettes free online and added the Relax! sentiment, placing the printed out card within the frame (took a couple of goes to get this right). Crocheted flowers, buttons and sentiments from stash.


This is for:

Just add ink 414: just add a window/frame
Seize the birthday: anything goes
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Cheers (drink to that)
Bastel-traum 66: hobby/leisure
Sweet stampin: food and drink
Creative knockouts 251: for the girls

Viola for Lucy


This is a commissioned card made for a friend's granddaughter who plays the viola. The viola was from a freebie image, printed and cut round. Flowers from Hobbycraft, butterfly and dragonfly from The Works, ribbon from stash. Background is a piece of My Paper Stash card and two offcuts of Hunkydory at the bottom of the inside. The large sentiment piece is from Kanban.

This is for The library challenge 10: the rose garden:


I think my card incorporates some of the colour and feel of a garden. Having read the summary of the book, I'm prompted to get it and read.



This is for:

Kraftin kimmie 436 finish the inside
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: Happy birthday to you ...
Art at stampz by Star: celebrations
Cardz 4 galz 74: summer sunny days
CRAFT 473: summer
That's crafty June: a summer's day
Creative sketchy girls 25: summer card
Everybody art 428: birthday
Crafty catz 422: anything goes + option: beautiful blooms
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
QKR stampede 301: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Pearl anniversary


This is an 8 x 8 commissioned 30th (pearl) anniversary card for a friend to give to her husband.

I chose the  My Paper Stash background paper because it has a bit of a musical theme, which is appropriate for the recipient (hope he will forgive  and like the pink - not too 'in your face' pink - lol!).

All the sentiment pieces are gold foiled, although difficult to see here, so are the numerals and the glittered hearts. I added 30 pale pink pearls - one for every year of a Pearl anniversary.

On the right hand side at the top I stamped over the background paper Stampington forget me not stamp inked with memento rich cocoa, covering the 'forget me not' words with the 'To my husband' gold foiled sentiment. I used a spectrum noir pencil to lightly shade around parts of the heart.

This is for:

Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song: the anniversary song
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: the anniversary song
Love to scrap 110: marry me!
Art at stampz by Star: celebrations
QKR stampede 301: anything goes
Cardz TV 53: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Happy Christmas


This simple card has some Craftwork cards Christmas past paper with a topper rescued from a card received and a peel off greeting:


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
Jingle belles: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Alphabet: G for great outdoors
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Simply Season's greetings


Another Christmas card made with papers and sentiment from Craftwork cards Christmas past collection with a Dovecraft doily.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
Cardz TV 53: anything goes
Crafting with friends 70: anything goes
Creative fingers 148: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Simply Joyeux Noel


Another Christmas card with an unknown piece of Christmas paper for the background with a topper and sentiment from Craftwork cards Christmas past.



This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
Hiding in my craft room 358: any holiday
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song - Noel, Noel ...
Ike's world 109 anything goes/inspired by a song -  Noel, Noel ...
Crafting by designs: flowers
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Simon says Wednesday: bright and cheerful
A snowflakes promise 52: anything goes
Cardz TV 53: anything goes
Crafting with friends 70: anything goes
Creative fingers 148: anything goes
Polka doodles 25: anything goes
Not just cards June: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes