Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Sending Hugs

A quick and easy CAS card I made to send to a blogging friend.  
I added tiny lilac pearls to the centre of a few of the flowers and added a strip of ribbon to the die cut, before attaching to the card blank.  The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'Doodled Flowers' set of stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'. 

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Saturday, 5 October 2019


The October Crafty Calendar Challenge begins today with the theme 'Colours of Autumn/or Halloween'.  This month our generous sponsor is Lemon Shortbread

I chose to make a card using our sponsors digi stamp 'Mummy Trick or Treat' and I coloured it with Promarkers.  I die cut the image and mat with Spellbinders labels dies. The ribbon was in a half price sale in my local craft shop a few weeks ago and I thought it would be perfect for my Halloween card.  A sentiment and three black Card Candi finished off my card. 

The challenge finishes on the 28th October.   Please pop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge blog to see all the lovely cards the DT have made.

The randomly chosen winner will win digi images from
Lemon Shortbread

and the DT will also choose a Top 3.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Week 540 ~ Ribbons
Little Red Wagon Challenge # 517 ~ Pumpkin Party
Crafty Catz Challenge #477 ~ Anything Goes + Ribbon option
Aud Sentiments Challenge #237 ~ Halloween/Fall + A Sentiment
I Love Promarkers Challenge #394 ~ Anything Goes + Halloween option
Tales from the Craft Room Challenge #9 ~ Halloween!

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

18th Birthday

A masculine card today for our next door neighbour who recently turned 18.

The image is a Tattered Lace '1960s Car', layered on Sizzix 'Stacked Labels' die cuts.  The image was raised up on foam pads.  The numbers dies are from The Works.  The dies had a candle coming out from each number, but I decided to cut them off the red numbers.  The text paper is from Anna Marie Designs and I added a thin strip of striped paper across the middle of the card.

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Monday, 30 September 2019

50th Wedding Anniversary

A week or so ago good friends of ours celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and the card I made for them is posted on my blog HERE.  Yesterday we celebrated with them and a group of friends at an anniversary lunch and cream tea.  To enable the happy couple to choose something for their garden as a gift from us all, I made a gift card to give them the money we collected so they could choose their own gift. 
I used the same gold, pearlised card as I used in the other card I gave them.  The decorative square dies I used were from the Xcut 'Heart Frames' set of dies and the little heart is one of the Sue Wilson 'Mr & Mrs' dies.

This is the inside of the card, using the other dies from the Xcut 'Heart Frames' set.  I made a pocket from a piece of white card and added a strip of the gold, pearlised card across the top. (I changed all the money into £10 notes so they all fitted in neatly. 😉) The right hand side was left blank for all our friends to write their own personal messages.  All the gold die cuts were snippets left over from the previous card I made, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground.

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