Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Vertical and Damson

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + V is for Vertical and/or the colour Damson'.
I've gone with a vertical panel on a DL card blank using a Creative Expressions 'Quilted Blocks' die, cut in white and matted on a rectangle of the closest I could get to damson coloured card.  I die cut the sentiment into a circle, which fitted perfectly in the centre block.  Two X-cut punched flowers in lilac, with a clear gem for the bodies, finished off my card.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Scary spider!

The inspiration for this card came from a close encounter yesterday with the most enormous spider I've ever seen,  which I suddenly spotted on the floor of my lounge!  It was so big, it looked as if it was a fake one - but it wasn't!  As I'm not a lover of spiders, my hubby had the job of removing it to the bottom of the garden.
 I started by attaching a black piece of card to a white card blank, adding some extra DST where the aperture was going to be.  I then die cut a circle through the front of the card.  The spider's web was die cut using silver pearlised card, using dies I bought on eBay, and attached at the back of the aperture.  The spider is attached on a foam pad.  The ghosts and pumpkins are Impression Obsession dies and the letters were cut with MB Alphabet Soup dies.

 This photo shows the card open.

To make sure the web was secure, I made a frame using the circle dies and attached it over the edges of the web, inside of the card.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Spooky Castle

Another Halloween card, with a few challenges in mind.
The frame was created with several of the dies from the Creative Expressions 'Ornate Pierced Rectangles' set. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, 'Spider Stew'. The castle and dragon silhouettes are both Lavinia stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.  I attached the dragon die cut with foam pads to add some dimension.  All the orange and white pieces of card were snippets, so I'll be off to play in the Playground.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Happy Belated Birthday

It's not very often that I forget a birthday, but yesterday I realised that it was a friend's birthday the day before!  For some reason I thought it was next week. I had about 40 minutes to make a belated birthday card and make the last post, otherwise the card wouldn't have arrived until Monday.  This is what I came up with.
The three stamps are from a little set I bought ages ago, I'm not sure of the make.  Thanks to the Stamp Platform, I could position them so that they stamped perfectly first time.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and I added a shadow to ground the image.  The embossing folder I used for the background is Embossalicious, 'Floral Frenzy'.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Witch's Brew

A second post today so I can enter a challenge which closes in a few hours.  I don't usually make Halloween cards as it's not celebrated in the same way in the UK as it is in the US, but there are a few Halloween challenges around so I've made this card today.

The background was made with Adirondack ink pads, applied with Ink Dusters.  I used a punched circle of card to make the mask for the moon.  The stamps are all Lavinia stamps, stamped with a Versafine ink pad.  I die cut an oval in the black card, before embossing it with a Creative Expressions e/f 'Ocean Waves'.  I chose this embossing folder as it resembled the witch's brew bubbling away!

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Thinking of You

The 'Thinking of You' cards I have in my box of readymade  cards are all quite feminine, so I thought this one would be more suitable for a man.

I punched a leaf border with a Martha Stewart 'Fall Leaves' border punch, using terracotta coloured card. Using snippets of red, orange and yellow I used the border punch again, and inlaid the 'waste' leaves into the border.  I punched larger leaves with a Woodware punch using the same card.  I'm not sure if the colours of my card are hot and spicy enough for Less is More Challenge, but it IS 'CAS'. 😉 

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017


A birthday card with an Autumn theme today.

The image is a Magnolia 'Standing Fall Tilda' stamp,  stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  Tilda doesn't usually have a mouth and nose, but sometimes I add one with a fineliner pen. The patterned paper is from a paper stack I bought in a sale a long time ago - I'm not sure of the make.  I used a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die for the scalloped edge and the other stitched dies were inexpensive ones from The Works.  I added a few punched leaves along the scalloped border to finish off my card.

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