A great welcome to everyone who takes a few minutes to visit my blog, and hope you will return. I started off scrapbooking, but making cards soon overtook and I really enjoy seeing the end results. I enjoy blog hopping to see the wonderful creations from other crafters, there really are some talented, friendly people out there.

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

A Bouquet of flowers and football crazy

Good Evening crafty friends.

As usual another busy week gone by and another coming along.  I have so many cards to make at the moment they are coming out of my ears....  Still, I break up for a few days annual leave on Tuesday, can't wait for Thursday when I will be hopping on the train with a friend to the NEC craft show.  It's hubby's birthday Saturday so we will have a nice few days together.

Anyhow, my first posting is completely different to what it was supposed to look like, but I'm fairly pleased with the end result. I tore some K & Co neutral paper and using cut and dry foam edged it with antique linen distressed ink.  I stamped leaves in forest moss distress ink using Sheena Douglas leaves stamps.  I again tore ribbed cardstock, distressed the edges, wrapped green elasticated ribbon diagonally around it. 
die cut a couple of pieces of buff cardstock with labels 16 third smallest, distressed the edges, and using foam pads placed a La Blanche flower die cut from my stash on top.  A few flowers, buttons and leaves and ready for an insert.

The second posting is a card I made for my great nephews 10th birthday on Tuesday. I needed to do a few quick cards for nephews this month, and Kanban are ideal for this.  I used a 6" square card, covered with a variation of HOTP papers. Green gro grain Bo Bunny ribbon wrapped around the middle. Spellbinders Labels 8 die cut and kanban football die cut angled opposite one another. I die cut a circle for the number 10 and smaller one at the top of the card.  A line of clockwork card candy and a message.

I've collected a couple more followers, you're very welcome and thanks so much for taking the time to browse through.  BTW thanks to Shaz in oz, Mary B, Mustavcofee, Dawn, Aud, Sylvia and anyone else I've missed for the lovely comments received, they're greatly appreciated. Shaz you asked me if I have got any tips on the Marianne dies, sorry I haven't, they seem to cut reasonably okay with my electric big shot. I do sometimes run them through twice. Sorry can't be more help!  Not sure if Eileen G may have any hints at all, I know she has provided some useful ones on her blog previously.  Thanks for looking, back soon. Dee xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Marianne Creatables Butterfly and Cosmo Cricket Papers

A warm welcome everyone, to a beautiful sunny spring morning.  It started off very wet after heavy rain started saturday afternoon and didn't stop all night.  I have enjoyed a leisurly morning watching Barbara (Clarity Stamps) on tv.  It's her birthday today and she received an overwhelming number of e-mails.  She's a lovely lady I met her last November at the NEC show, I just caught the latter end of a demo using the Noel stamp and I had bought a few bits from her stall she kindly dropped the card she had made into my basket.  I was so chuffed.  She is such a talented lady.  I shall visit her stall again later this month at the NEC.

Anyway, my first posting today is using an A5 card I have made for a colleagues birthday next Friday at work.  I have cut the card diagonally on the front, covered with cosmo cricket papers. I cut an oval using an X cut punch and sprayed with cosmic shimmer copper mist.  I die cut a Marianne Creatable Butterfly and sprayed this the same.  3 flowers also lightly sprayed. A few gems for a bit of glitz.  I punched out small butterflies to flutter around, bronze and lemon ribbon tied down the spine and a happy birthday to finish.

My second posting is an A5 easil card in greys and silvers, also using the Marianne Creatables large butterfly, I do love Marianne dies they seem to make a statement on their own.  I covered the card in Kanban card and papers.  I punched out some small butterflies and sprayed with DB Moonlight shimmer mist.  Added a couple of small silver peel offs, a happy birthday and job done.

I'm in the process of completing another couple of cards for family, one will be for my hubby's birthday on March 26th.  Hope you're all having a great weekend.  toodle hoo for now.  Dee xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

50th cards update

Hi, well I have 10 minutes to spare before going off to visit my son and daughter in law, so thought I would  do a quick posting on the 50th cards from last night.

The pink and black is an 8 x 8" square.  I've used a combination of DCWV the 'Endless summer' stack and My Minds Eye 'Pretty Please' 12 x 12 cardstock. I die cut 2 small Nestabilities labels 16 in pink and white and used Anita's black glitter words and numbers for the sentiments.  Bazzil on the edge diagonally across the page, small tag, black ribbon and a large pink flower to finish.

The 'shabby chic' card was an idea after watching Sue Wilson, on create & craft. I think she makes such beautiful cards, she's probably one of my favoourite crafters to watch.  Anyhow, I used a biscuit coloured A5 card, covered the front and also 2 panels with My Minds Eye 12 x 12 card again.  Using the swirls crafts too embossing folder I embossed onto cream card. rubbed versamark ink across and perfect pearls to give a lovely sheen to it.  I spritzed brown card with cosmic shimmer sprays and layered embossed card onto it.
I die cut the shapes for the centre using Nesties labels 5.  Satin ribbon, flower and leaf spritzed again with cosmic shimmer, pearl accents, a length of lace tied around, finished.

Hope you like these, will hopefully post again at the end of the week if I get time..  Thanks for looking.. Dee xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

50th birthday celebrations.

Hi everyone,

Just a quick posting tonight as I feel shattered, it's a very busy time at work and I also have loads of cards to make this month for family and friends.

The cards are both 50th birthday cards for twin sisters.  The one lady is a work colleague and she asked me to make a card to give to her sister, which is the pink and black one.  The creams and browns 'shabby chic' look is the one I made for her birthday.  Haven't time to explain everything tonight but will do so in my next posting

Bye for now, thanks for taking a peek...