Monday, 25 October 2021

Paper Pieced Robin

The October Rudolph Days Challenge begins today and runs until the end of the month.  The challenge this month is slightly different, as there is an optional challenge to include paper piecing.  This is in honour of Kath of Plain & Simple who sadly passed away recently.  Kath often did beautiful paper piecing on her cards, which I'm sure were regularly seen by many bloggers. 

The stamp is a Woodware one, 'Patch Robin Square'.  The blue background and red berries are coloured with Promarkers.  Everything else in the image is paper pieced with Christmas papers.  I used the same patterned papers for the background, punching out three circles to put along the panel in the middle.

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Sunday, 24 October 2021

Peel Offs

After a conversation with crafty friends recently about the mountain of ancient, unused peel offs we all have, I decided to make this card.

I attached the black peel offs on little squares of white card, layered on slightly larger black mats.  I coloured the flowers with Promarkers and added a peel off sentiment.  All the card, except for the card blank was snippets, so I'll be sharing my card over in The Playground.  The peel offs were all from part-used sheets, so I guess you could call them snippets too. 😉

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Butterfly Joy Fold Card

A Joy Fold card to share today.
The butterfly is a die from Sue Wilson's Industrial Collection 'Butterfly & Dragonfly' set.   I used a Creative Expressions 'Cogs & Gears' embossing folder which I thought went well with the style of the butterfly.   I added a strip of yellow and white ribbon and a yellow brad keeps the card closed.

This photo shows the card open, revealing the space to write the message.  I put an Xcut cog die cut inside to add some detail.

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Double Z Fold Card and HELP needed.

Help!  For any techie people reading my blog, when I try to link my card up to challenge with a 'Linky Tools v 2.0' I don't get the option of linking a photo from my actual post.   This has only happened in the last few days.  Any ideas why this is happening?

EDITED TO ADD: I think I've managed to solve the problem, although it will be a bit of a faff to do every time.  I think blogger must have changed one of their setting recently, as I haven't had this problem until recently.

It's my son's birthday today and this is the card I made for him.

The patterned paper is from Anna Marie Designs.

The blank panel inside is for writing the message.

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