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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


  1. Hi Denise, you've been very busy, love the corrugated card on your first card, pretty colours:0)The second card, well, a great card for a football lover, perfect and beautifully chosen colours. I always struggle with men's cards so I'll have to come over here to check yours out:0) xxx

  2. I have loads of corrugated paper and I like how you have used it on your card .... Great football card too! Enjoy your leave and the trip to the NEC .... I am waiting for Ally Pally ! Happy b'day to hubby on the 26th ..... same day as mine!

  3. Great cards Dee! Pop over to my blog, theres something for you!!!
    Dawn xx

  4. Hello Denise and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, found via Eileen's shout out. I've been having a browse through yours and am very impressed. Love what you've done with the corrugated card - of which I have quite a bit and not done anything with. I think you've inspired me to use some now ... at some point - lol!
    I've become a follower but be warned ... I'm not a very good commenter!

  5. great cards you did a great job momo sent me

  6. Hello from Cacada, I love your cards especially the one isabelle. Beautiful
    Momo sent me
    I am now your new follower
    if you would like to visit me

  7. Beautiful card.. Momo send me!

  8. Hi Denise,

    I'm a new follower. MOMO sent me. I am so glad she did. Your work is stunning, and your page is stunning. You have so many beautiful cards, I couldn't pick one to comment on I am so looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

    I hope you will come join me on my creative journey, over at my blog.

    Lisa D


  9. Your creations are classic and stunning! I know I could learn a lot from you :-)

    I am a new follower thanks to Momo :-) would be great if you could visit my blog too :-)


  10. Gorgeous card!! Momo sent me and I am now your newest follower. Hope you will stop by and visit me too! http://smilin2.blogspot.com

  11. Nice cards, I really like the masculine one. They are always so hard to make! I'm a new follower sent by Momo.


  12. I really like the cards, both are great! I am a new follower, sent by the fabulous Momo! I love your blog, I am so glad Momo is doing this! I am following a ton of awesome blogs now! Would be so blessed if you would stop by my blog at www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com

  13. I love your cards. Great job!! I am a new follower of your, sent by MOMO. Please stop over to my blog and follow too:)
    Sherrie K.

  14. Very Beautiful....I've been sent by MOMO, isn't she fabulous. Love your blog. I'm now a new follower. Would love if you dropped by mine. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

  15. Great cards! I especially like the football one. It's one of the greatest sports themed cards I've seen. The fabulous Momo sent me and I’m a new follower :)
    ~ Lu

  16. Hi to all of you, and thank you for dropping in to look at my blog and all the lovely comments you've all left me. Dee xx

  17. Wow these cards are stunning! Great male cards. Ger x.