Sunday, 18 August 2019

Is anyone else a rebel?

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Does anyone else feel like a rebel when they redesign at home a new fold they've learnt at a workshop?  After making a baby card on Friday at home, which I posted HERE, I decided to make another card using my version, which makes a two-sided card.  I don't know the name of this fold, but I'll be calling it my 'rebel fold'.  LOL!  This card is 7" x 5" rather than 6" x 4", so I had to change the measurements for the scorelines.

This is my card closed, using patterned text paper from Anna Marie designs.   Like my baby card, I made a belly band and then added three punched stars, although the belly band could be left off if the card is posted.  

This photo shows the card when it's opened.  The image is an old, wood mounted Francoise Read stamp, 'William Wizard'.  The date on the stamp is 2006 and I probably bought it not long after then, as I remember often using it for making birthday cards for the children in my Reception class at least ten years ago.  The image was stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black', coloured with Promarkers, with sparkle added to the stars and moon with a glitter brush.  The image and mat were die cut with Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangles'.  The patterned paper was snippets left over from a magazine freebie paper pad.  It was actually a Christmas paper pad, but the stars pattern was perfect to go with the wizard.  More snippets were used for all the punched stars.

This photograph shows how the card stands up.

Friday, 16 August 2019

New Baby

I love making cards with different folds, so when I saw a 'Fun Fold Workshop' advertised locally for yesterday, I decided to go along with a crafty friend.  Today I made this card at home, which is based one of the folds.  I've no idea what the fold is called and as I've changed quite a bit of the original design, it probably hasn't got a name!  The card I made at the workshop is at the bottom of this post, so you can see how my card was supposed to look.

I made a baby card in neutral colours, so it would be suitable for a boy or a girl.  All the patterned paper is from a Dovecraft 'Baby Steps' paper pad.  This is how the card looks when it's folded.  I made a belly band to keep it closed adding some baby feet from a Sue Wilson set of dies and a couple of punched hearts.  The sentiment is cut from a piece of the patterned paper.

When the card is opened the inside becomes the front.  The elephant is a Tonic 'Adorable Elephant' die cut, layered on a white Memory Box 'Stitched Square'.  The three little hearts are the waste from another die cut.   

This photo shows how the card stands up.

This is the back of the card, although when the card is folded the patterned panels becomes the front.  I added a white panel, layered on yellow, down the middle for the message.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

This was the original card I made at the workshop.  The plain panels were for the message, which would be the first thing seen when the card is taken out of the envelope.  For the elephant card, I didn't want the message to look like it's on the front.

All the patterned papers are from Stampin' Up and I think they are called 'Magnolia Lane'.  This shows the front of the card when it's open.....

.....and this is the back of the card.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Christmas Angel

A quick CAS Christmas card today.
The angel is a navy blue Sue Wilson 'Illuminated Angel Mini Striplet' die cut. I layered the image on a slightly larger silver, non-shed glitter rectangle.  The sentiment is a Sweet Dixie die cut and I added a tiny silver glitter punched star instead of the dot on the 'i'.

I am joining in the following challenges:

While I had the dies out, I found some snippets of  gold non-shed glitter card and red card and made a second card.  I think I'll be making a few more of these and use up some snippets at the same time.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019


Welcome to my new follower, Lorraine of Rainey's Craft Room.  I hope you can stop by my blog again soon.

I've had a busy few days batch making Christmas cards of this design, so I'm ahead of my target with my Christmas cards for this year. 😇

The Twofer Challenge this month is 'Nautical'.  Two different designs, for two different occasions, using the same stamp, die or stencil.

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge #19 with this pair of cards.

The die I used on both cards was the larger yacht from the Poppystamps 'Marine Sailboats' set of dies.  I used red, pearlised card for the yacht.  The red mat was cut from the same red card and die cut using a Memory Box 'Stitched Square' die.  The dotty paper and the text paper were from Anna Marie Designs.  Three Card Candi finished off my card. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

My second card is a Joy Fold card.  I used the same yacht die for this card and the 'sea' was a die from the same set.  I attached the boat and the sea to blue mottled card, before die cutting with a Memory Box 'Stitched Square' die.  I punched a yellow circle for the sun and added a small Memory Box 'Puffy Cloud' die cut on a couple of foam pads.  The stencilling was done with Distress Inks and the embossing with a Creative Expressions 'Ocean Waves' e/f.  A red brad keeps the card closed.

The photograph shows the card open, revealing the space to write a message.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card: