Monday, 16 July 2018

Barbecue Time!

A card today to thank friends for hosting a barbecue last Saturday.

For the background I used a Creative Expressions 'Dotted Matrix PinPoint' embossing folder.  The barbecue was made from snippets of card with dies from the Sue Wilson 'King of the Grill' set and layered on a Memory Box 'Stitched Hexagon' die. I added some red ink to the yellow flames to make them look more realistic. The matted hexagon was attached with foam tape to add dimension.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Woof, woof!

A card today for a card swap, with a dog theme as a recipient has a lovely dog.  I kept the card just cream and black to match the beautiful ribbon. 

I started with a 6 x 6 cream card blank.  The heart dog image is a die cut from the Spellbinders 'Pawing Around (Dog)' set of dies and attached to a cream stitched square die cut and layered on a black mat.  The background is embossed with a Sue Wilson 'Pawprint Lattice' embossing folder.  The ribbon was bought at a local fabric shop and layered on a strip of black card. All the black card was snippets, so I'll be off to share my card in the Playground.

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I thought I'd share a few photos of  North Devon, a place we visit regularly.  It was especially beautiful last weekend in Ilfracombe where there was a 'Morris' festival on. 

There were lots of groups of people Morris Dancing, a traditional style of English dancing which dates back centuries.

Here are some of the dancers in action.  
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Monday, 9 July 2018

Butterfly ~ Thank You

A card today which I made some time ago.  I've just discovered it in my draft posts and I have never made the post live...... until now!
The background card was already textured and has been in my stash for ages, bought when the Papermill had shops where you could fill up an empty box with your choice of card/paper.  The corners were punched with a butterfly corner punch.  The purple die cut butterfly was attached to a white Memory Box 'Astrid Circle' die cut,  just attached by the body and a clear gem added for the head.  This was layered on a purple Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Circle' die cut. Using the Astrid Circle die again with purple card, I used the waste to add four star shapes to make the design more balanced and added tiny clear gems to the centres.

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Age is only a number!

Looks like it's going to be another sunny day again today.  As someone said the other day, why do the weathermen keep saying we are in the middle of a heatwave?  We're not.....we're just in the middle of summer! 😎

The Crafty Calendar Challenge begins today, with the theme 'Totally Girly'.  

My DT card uses a pre-coloured digi stamp from one of our sponsors, Pink Gem Designs. The image is called Cocktail Molly and can be found HERE.  After layering the image with dark red card, it was attached to the card front.  I trimmed off a centimetre or so from the right-hand side of the front of the card blank.  Using the same red card, I punched a border using a Martha Stewart border punch and attached it to the inside edge of the front of the card.  I put a thin strip of white card behind the holes so I could add white pearls down in the border.
This photo shows what the front of the card looks like when it's open.

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The challenge ends on 28th July and I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Please pop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge to see lots of inspiration from the DT.