Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Trifold Twist Card

I made this card for a card swap and can share it now that it's been received.  This is the first time I've made this fold and I followed the instructions on Lesley's blog HERE.
The patterned paper is from a paper pad I bought a long time ago, I'm not sure of the brand. Everything, apart from the card base, was snippets so I'll be sharing my card in The Playground. The sentiment is a stamp from the Happy Little Stampers 'Whimsical Friends' set and I added a punched leaf.

When the card is opened, it twists to reveal the inside image.  The owl is from a brand new preloved set of Stampin' Up 'Adorable Owls' stamps I bought recently and as it's the first time I'm using the stamp set, I'll be joining in the NBUS challenge. The owl is coloured with Promarkers and I punched four more leaves.  I used Memory Box 'Stitched Circle and Square Layers' die for matting and layering.

This little video shows how it opens.

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Saturday, 16 September 2023

Allsorts Challenge ~ Masculine

A new Allsorts Challenge begins today and Lolo has chosen the theme of 'Masculine'.

The image is LOTV rubber stamp, coloured with Promarkers.  The patterned papers were from a Dovecraft 'Blue Skies' paper pad.  The image and mat were die cut using Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangle Layers' dies.

Our generous sponsors this month are  Craft StashAnna Marie DesignsAALL and CreateOakwoodWOWVOW 
You can see all the wonderful cards the Allsorts DT have made for inspiration, so please hop over the challenge blog to have a look.

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Friday, 15 September 2023

Our Anniversary

My hubby and I celebrated our 49th Wedding Anniversary yesterday and this is the card I made for him.

I used a preloved set of Lisa Horton's 'Duo Backgrounds - Stitched Hearts' dies for the first time.  I cut down the die cut with the heart apertures, before backing with red pearlised card.  The red card on the base was embossing with the second die in the set.  It's hard to see in the photo unless you zoom in, but shows up well in real life.  The card in the middle was made with Spellbinder nesting dies.  I used an x-Cut 'small polka hearts' embossing folder to emboss the heart red heart.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Happy Birthday

A birthday card today made with a borrowed set of stamps.  The stamp set was discontinued quite a while ago and I've been trying everywhere to find somewhere with it in stock.  This weekend I managed to find a pre-loved set in an online 'Crafty Clear Out', so I'll be making lots more cards using these stamps.

The stamp set is Julie Hickey Designs 'Friendship Blooms' and includes the main image and the sentiment.  The flower was coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped the flower head again, coloured it with a lilac Promarker and fussy cut it.  The second flower head was attached with glue in the middle and the petals raised up on foam pads to add some dimension.  I added a green enamel dot to the centre.  I used Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangle Layers' dies for matting and layering the image.  The mat for the sentiment was hand cut.

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