Sunday, 17 February 2019


I made this card for a friend who is celebrating her birthday today.  She has a chocolate brown Labradoodle, so this precoloured image was just perfect.

The image is a from a set of digi stamp from Beccy's place, 'Dog Tales' and I added a computer generated sentiment before die cutting with a Memory Box 'Stitched Square'.  I had planned to add a peach coloured mat, slightly bigger than the die cut image square, but I had a Senior Moment and accidentally die cut it the same size.   I was just about cut another one slightly bigger, but then I decided to use the original one and offset it and I quite liked the effect.   The background is embossed with a Creative Expression 'Lattice Pawprint' e/f. I added a strip of the peach card down the side.  The ribbon is cream, so before layering it over the peach card, I backed it with a strip of cream card to keep the ribbon looking cream, although it looks more like white in the photo. 

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Ladies' Night

Welcome to my latest follower, Marianne of Marianne's Craftroom.

Two cards today for the two Chairmen at a Ladies' Night dinner/dance last weekend.  The evening clashed with a craft retreat that I wanted to attend and I decided to go to the craft retreat. (It wasn't a difficult decision really 😉 and my makes are in the previous post.)  I wanted to make two similar cards, one feminine and and one masculine, wishing them a lovely evening. The Chairmen are not related, so I just changed the colour.
The embossing folder is one I bought reduced recently in Hobbycraft.  I hadn't seen the e/f before, but it embosses and cuts at the same time.  I used purple pearlised card on the feminine card and blue pearlised card on the masculine card. The text and image is computer generated.  So two cards that were really quick and easy to make.

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Ike's World Challenge #117 ~ B for Blue

Tuesday, 12 February 2019


A Twist and Pop card I made for a card swap.  This is one of my favourite folds, as I love the surprise when the card is opened ......and it's far easier to make than it looks. I chose an elephant theme for this card as the recipient had an elephant as her profile picture.
The elephant on the front of the card is from the Sweet Dixie ' Toy Giraffe and Elephant' set of dies.

The patterned paper is from a paper pad I think I bought in The Works.  The baby elephants are Tonic 'Adorable Elephants' die cuts.  I added a plain white, stitched panel to write the message.  The pink and grey card were all snippets, so I be off to the Playground to share my card.

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I've just has a wonderful weekend at a Stampin' Up retreat, where we made so many lovely projects.  Here is a photo of everything I made over the two days.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Love is....

Another 'Love' card today.

The word stamp is an old Docrafts wood mounted one with the date 2004 on the side, so I guess I've had it quite a while!  I stamped it with Versafine 'Satin Red'.   I die cut the image with a cross stitch die, hand cut a red mat to layer it on and used a strip of cross stitch ribbon to match.   The background is embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Heart Lattice' e/f.  I added a punched scalloped heart, embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' e/f to finish off my card.

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