Friday, 30 September 2016

Clean and Simple Cards

Three sympathy cards have unfortunately been needed. I do not find it easy using 'With Sympathy' sentiments, preferring to use 'Thinking Of You'.
I used 'Thinking of You' sentiments for the cards I made for my two nieces on the sudden and very unexpected death of their father. Somehow, a deeper more meaningful sentiment was needed for Symon's elderly parents. I decided 'With Sympathy' was the correct one to use.

I really like white on white cards and I used pearls and a matching coloured background to the sentiment just to make the card 'pop'.

This stamp is a wooden stamp and has been in my stash for years - literally. I can even remember buying it. It was being demonstrated with bleach being added to the finished card!! However, I digress. I used my ink dusters to create this background and then stamped in various green shades of Versa inks. I doubled matted the card and mounted it onto an embossed piece of card using the Tied Together embossing folder. Three pearls and a sentiment completed this card.


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Another Anniversary

I sing in a Ladies Barbershop Chorus and one of the ladies, Pearl and her husband Jeff are celebrating their 49th Wedding Anniversary. Quite an achievement I think! Pearl is also a card maker, so I wanted to make something clean and simple.  I have discovered Wild Studio Dies, and used Love Bird Tree - a brand new die. The embossed background was created using Tied Together. I cut the tree in mirror card and cut the birds and hearts in some snippets of turquoise glitter card I had. The greeting is computer generated. I finished the card with three tiny diamante gems.
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Butterfly Mobile

Following on from my Christmas Angel mobile, I decided to try using my butterfly die and glitter card. The die is Peacock Butterfly by Wild Rose Studio. It is just as sparkly as the angel one. I have used an acrylic bead to weight it down as well. I'm seeing my dies in a totally new way.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Angel Mobile

My first make for Christmas 2016. An angel mobile using glitter card and an acrylic bead to weigh it down. I used Joy! Crafts Vintage Flourishes Christmas Angel and stuck them back-to-back.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Christening Card

A stepper christening card today for my youngest grand-daughter. Lillie has been named after her great-grandparents. Lillie, (Lily) was my daughter-in-law's grandmother and Cynthia and Florence are my mother's and grandmother's names. She will be  christened wearing the christening gown that was hand made for my mother by her Aunt Gwendoline,  and Lillie's Great-Great-Great Aunt!!
I used the Tattered Lace Ornate Cross Die and pastel shades of card in lilacs and pinks.
I would like to play along with the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Anything Goes
HLS September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Monday, 19 September 2016

Anniversary Card

I'm back in the land of blogging after almost 12 months of truancy!
My friend Liz and her husband Alan were celebrating their 42nd Wedding Anniversary. I used this opportunity to get back into crafting. I used the Memory Box Dies called Grand Heart and La Rue Heart. I just had enough of the gold card left to cut a rectangle to use on the front of the card and the ornate heart topping. The greeting is computer generated and the surround to the card has a gold border of peel offs . 
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