Friday, 21 June 2019

Butterfly Challenge

Welcome to my two new followers, thank you for joining me.  I can only see the name of one, Pat Kuzenco.  If you both leave me a comment with a link to your blog, I can return the favour.

The Butterfly Challenge has reached the letter 'G'.  I've managed to incorporate all seven elements in my card.....Gold/Granny Smith/Gun Metal/Gems/Gingham + a Butterfly + Gatefold card.

I covered the front of the gatefold card base with gold, pearlised paper.  The gingham paper was snippets left over from a previous Stampin' Up project.  I used a piece of a double sided adhesive sheet to stick a piece of the gold, pearlised paper to a stiff piece of white card, before die cutting with a Spellbinders scalloped circle.  The white circle and the butterfly are also Spellbinder die cuts.  The butterfly was cut in the gold paper and also in dark grey, pearlised paper (which I hope is okay for the gun metal colour).  I put the grey butterfly behind the gold one, so that the the grey peeped through the holes.  Two clear gems on the ends of the butterfly's antennae finished off my card.

This photo shows the inside of my card.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

New Mini

A Thank You card to share today.  I made this card for the salesperson who made the purchase of my blue Mini stress-free!  I bought this die some time ago when my daughter drove a Mini and it seemed the perfect die to use on her birthday card at the time.

I used a Tattered Lace Mini car die with pearlised blue card and layered the die cut on Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangles'.  I chose to use a black mat as one of the layers as the Mini I bought has a black roof.  The top of the blue panel was die cut with a scalloped Memory Box 'Stitched Country Border' die.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Glasgow Rose Garden

Last Saturday and Sunday I had a lovely time at a Stampin' Up craft retreat, which was close enough to come home overnight.  Photos of all the things I made are at the bottom of this post.

The theme of the LIM challenge this fortnight is 'Duck Egg Blue, Plum and White', a colour combination I don't think I've used before, but I was really pleased how my card turned out.
To make sure I used the correct colours, I used Duck Egg Blue and Plum Promarkers to colour the image.  The image is a Francoise Read 'Glasgow Rose Garden' wood mounted stamp.  I've had it for ages, but it is still one of my favourite flower stamps and I never tire of using it.   I die cut the image with a Creative Dies Plus 'Wonky Square' die and used Duck Egg Blue and Plum card for matting and layering, leaving just a thin border.  All the card, except for the card base was snippets, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground.

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While I had the rubber stamp out, I decided to make another card, using the bright colours of the rainbow.  So that's two cards to add to my box of ready-made cards.

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These are the makes I made at the retreat.

Friday, 14 June 2019


Welcome to my new follower, June of Poppyfield Card Crafts.

The theme of the Twofer Challenge this month is 'Bees'.  As usual the challenge is to make two cards using the same stamp, stencil, or die with two different designs, for two different occasions, following the prompt word.  I wasn't sure if I had any bee stamps or dies, but then I remembered a little Lavinia Stamps bee stamp I bought a while ago.

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge #17 with this pair of cards.

On the first card I used a Darice 'Honeycomb' embossing folder.  I covered the join with a curved, scalloped die cut using a magazine freebie die.  I stamped three bees along the curved die cut, coloured them with Promarkers and added a flight trail with a fineliner pen.   The sentiment is computer generated and die cut with a Memory Box 'Stitched Hexagon' die and I hand cut the mat leaving a thin border.

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On my second card I stamped an image from the Stampin' Up 'Humming Along' set of stamps.  I used the same Lavina bee stamp and the images were coloured with Promarkers.   The sentiment stamp is from the same Stampin' Up set.  The dies are Memory Box 'Stitched Hexagons' and the patterned paper is from Anna Marie Designs. 

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