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Saturday, 24 June 2017

SATURDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Hello and welcome...
This card wasn't claimed in a previous 'card give-away' and as I briefly explained yesterday that I have been unwell for the past few days I am offering the card again.
I hope you like, it is one of my favourites and I think it may have a lot to do with the aqua coloured card that I love!


If you would like to give this card a new home please leave me a comment, the link is at the bottom of this post.
We will use Random.org Name Picker to choose a winner on Monday morning.
We also welcome international friends to join us too

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Friday, 23 June 2017

HELLO!

Hello and welcome...

My apologies for my absence, I've been unwell for a few days but normal services will resume tomorrow with our Saturday Special Give-Away Card, hope you see you back then

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration. I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

ENGRAVING ART ~ A NEW TECHNIQUE!

Hello and welcome...
As the title states, this is a new technique for me and I can not remember ever doing anything like this when I went to school, which is a very long time ago!
I have had the Engraving Art Boards for several years, in fact, since we opened our craft shop some 5 years ago.  The new owners didn't want to keep the card craft side of the business so all the remaining stock came 'home' with us... nightmare to say the least!  So for all these years I've occasionally looked at these boards and put them back lol.  It was seeing a gorgeous card by John Lockwood and another gorgeous one by  Mrs Duck, of 'The Ducks Doodahs' (Tales from a happy crafter) that prompted me to give it a try... ta dah!  I chose the copper foil, and what some of you may not know is that I can't bear to get 'clarted up', to use a very professional Geordie expression ;)   and what Mr F aka my hubby,  did not tell me was how black my hands would be, absolute torture for me but I carried on, as you do, and finished the 'rubbing'.  So, I have to say again, a simple card to make, not a quick card, unless you don't mind being 'clarted up', but quite effective.  I embossed the  art board then slowly rubbed over the top of the design, very gently, with a sanding block.  Once completed I cut the board to sit across the ivory card base and adhered it to the card.  I picked 3 sentiments from the Be Happy And Smile stamp set and stamped one at the top left of the card, the other to the bottom right and the third for the verse, as shown below.  I apologise for cutting off the top of the card and obliterating the  sentiment but you can now see it now below



Bottom of the card
INGREDIENTS:
  • Ivory card stock (7" square)
  • Engraving Art Copper Foil ~ available from me in copper, gold and silver
  • Embossalicious E/F ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Be Happy And Smile Stamp Set ~ unknown make
  • VersaMark Stamp Pad
  • WOW Embossing Powder 'Metallic Copper' (the verse was stamped with this but didn't show well on the photograph)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
 I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!

Hello and welcome...
As the title states 'and now for something completely different' and it is!
 I've been wanting to try the new Spectrum noir Metallic Pencils for a little while and today managed this 'offering'.  The Spectrum noir Colorista Dark Pencil Pad has 16, pre-embossed designs and the metallic pencils come in a 12 piece, these are so soft and creamy and a pleasure to use.  I do think a little more practise is needed though!  When you move the card from side to side the colours have a gorgeous shine to them and I will try to make a short video to let you see what I mean!
Once you've coloured your images it's your choice how to display them.  I've chosen an 8" square white base card and added mats of white then black onto it.  I also scored the white base card with horizontal and vertical lines as I didn't want to add a sentiment
INGREDIENTS:
  • Spectrum noir Colorista Dark Pencil Pad ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum noir Metallic Pencils ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Brilliant white and black foundation card ~ Creative Expressions
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
Metallic Pencils

Paper Pad





Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Monday, 19 June 2017

CRAFTY CARDMAKERS CHALLENGE #191 HERE COMES SUMMER

Hello and welcome...
A new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers and I am the host!
The challenge is about summer and, as usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows our 'Here Comes Summer' theme and this is my contribution:
I started with a piece of brilliant white card, 8"x6.75" and coloured a quarter approx of the card in Distress Ink 'Spiced Marmalade' then the remainder of the card in Distress Ink 'Barn Door'.  I die cut and embossed the palm trees, 2 birds and hammock in black card and adhered them to the card.  The 'hola' sentiment was die cut and embossed in brilliant white card, I die cut the letters 3 times and glued them together to add dimension then adhered to the card.  Using gold mirri card I die cut and embossed a pair of flip flops and added these to the card.  I added this onto a mat of black card then onto the white base card.  To complete I, again, die cut the cocktail glass, coloured it in then added Glossy Accents to the glass to give the appearance that it was 'glass' lol.  I adhered it above the 'a' on the sentiment.  A nice tranquil and tropical summer design.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Brilliant white and black foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Island Paradise Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED21009
  • On The Beach Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED21010
  • Flip Flops Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) 21011
  • Art Deco Alphabet Lower Case & Numbers ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED5424
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ (CE)
  • Platinum Die Cutting/Embossing Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Gold mirri card ~ my stash
  • Distress Inks ~ Ranger/Tim Holtz
For more inspiration pop over to Crafty Cardmakers Blog and have a look at what our fabulous DTs have created, you just may want to enter a card too!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

CARD WINNER

Hello and welcome...

Using Random.org name picker the winner of Saturday's card is:

Margaret Fail

please email your postal details to:


Today's card will be shown at 1.30pm
Hope to see you then

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Hello and welcome...
A cute card made for our grandson to give to his dad for Father's Day
I started with a white 5"x7" card base and stamped then heat embossed the Owls, by Woodware, using WOW Embossing Powder in Metallic Copper.  I then masked the image and using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, coloured the lower part of the card.  I used Stormy Sky Distress Ink to cover the top part of the card.  Keeping the masks on the owls I then spritzed water over the card, removed the masks and used a selection of water pencils to colour the owls (these are some of my 'old' stock' pencils and the name of the colours has long disappeared!)  The sentiment at the bottom of the card is part of the Woodware Owl Stamp Set, I stamped it using StazOn in Jet Black.  I typed the top sentiment, printed it on thin white card and matted it onto black card adding mounting foam to the back for dimension.  I used a Micron Pen in black to create the jaggered border and to complete a personal verse was inserted

The deadline for yesterday's card give-away is 9.30am tomorrow and the winner will be announced at 10am

It's the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers also tomorrow and I am hosting this one so my card won't be published on  my blog until 1pm tomorrow.  I hope to see you then

Would just like to say "welcome" to my new followers, so pleased you found me and a special welcome to Mrs Duck, whose humour on her blog, always makes me smile, plus, she's got the best wisteria that I've ever seen and torments Mr F regularly with photographs of it lol.  Take a visit to her blog at the ducks dodahs (tales from a happy crafter) you won't be disappointed

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration .
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ CARD GIVE-AWAY...... HELLO

Hello and welcome...
We have this pretty blue and white card today that is looking for a new home!
If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment on today's post and a winner will be picked, at random, Monday morning and announced at 10am.
You have until 9.30am Monday to comment.
International friends are welcome to participate, we ship over seas!

Inside of card, has a shabby chic look!

Have a great weekend!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x



Friday, 16 June 2017

WITHOUT WORDS ~ SILVER AND WHITE

Hello and welcome...
We have a pretty silver and white card today, suitable for several occasions.

 It is frustrating when mirri card does not show well on photographs....  that's my excuse anyhow!  I started with a white 8" square card base and trimmed a sheet of silver mirri to leave a narrow border.  I used the largest die from the Decorative Blossom Corner Set and die cut in the top left and bottom right of the mirri card.  I then cut a border in the middle of the mirri to expose the white base card.  I added dries clear glue to the back of these two pieces and adhered to the card base.  Next I die cut and embossed the Royal Love Die twice on silver mirri and once on white card.  The two mirri die cuts were glued together then I added glue to the white die cut and adhered this, slightly offset, onto the mirri card, to give a shadow effect.  I then die cut 2 more pieces of white card using the Stitched Flags from the Frames & Tags Collection, glued these together and added mounting foam to the back.  This was then adhered to the centre 'panel' with the topper adhered to it.  I added two crystal twinkle stars to either end of the white panel and to complete I added Glossy Accents along the border and main focal point.
Closer detail of the card

Closer detail of the card
 
 












INGREDIENTS:
  • 8" white card
  • silver mirri card
  • Decorative Blossom Corner ~ Heartfelt Creations HCD 729
  • Royal Love ~ Spellbinders S4-438
  • Stitched Flags ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions CED4317
  • Crystal Twinkle Stars ~ Creative Expressions SASSTARCRYST
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue ~ Creative Expressions
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tomorrow we have the card give-away so please pop back then, comment on the post and your name will be added for a chance to give the card a new home

Thursday, 15 June 2017

KEY TO MY HEART

Hello and welcome to today's ...
Double Gate Fold Card
I started with a full sheet (A4) of sherbet foundation card and scored it in 2 places on the left, turned the card around and replicated the score marks.
From the Bloomsbury Collection A4 Paper Pad I chose 2 pretty papers, measured the inner part of the card and cut the paper accordingly.  With the deeper shade of paper I matted 2 pieces of this onto 2 separate pieces of white foundation card and adhered these to the 2 outer panels.  Next I die cut and embossed 2 of the Medallion Seven Die Set in white card and sherbet card.  I then overlapped the white slightly onto the sherbet die cut and used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue to adhere these together and repeated the same with the two other die cut pieces.  I also die cut and embossed the inner circular die from the same set in sherbet card stock.  I then die cut and embossed the smallest die from one of my very favourite die sets, Fleur de Lis Squares,  4 in sherbet and 2 in white card stock.  I used 2 free stamps to stamp 'always and be mine' in StazOn Jet Black ink pad onto the 4 sherbet die cuts.  From the same free stamp set I stamped the main sentiment, again using StazOn Jet Black ink, onto white foundation card.  I then fussy cut this out.  Next I die cut and embossed the larger oval die from the Vintage Labels Two Die Set onto another piece of sherbet card stock.  I added foam tape to both the sentiment and the sherbet card stock and adhered to the centre of the inner panel of the card.  To complete I added cosmic shimmer glue to one half of each of the medallion die cuts and adhered to the outer panels as shown above, I then added mounting foam to all 6 Fleur de Lis Squares and adhered them, again, as shown above.  Finally, using a ball tool, I shaped the 2 smallest circle die cuts, adhered them into the centres of the white die cuts and added a small flat back pearl to the centre of each and also to the centre of both small white Fleur de Lis Squares.

Add caption


Fleur de Lis Squares

Medallion Seven
Free stamp set
 
Vintage Labels Two 

INGREDIENTS:
  • white and sherbet foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • flat back pearls ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Bloomsbury Collection A4 Paper Pad ~ Kanban
  • Fleur de Lis Squares Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Medallion Seven Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Vintage Labels Two Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • sentiments ~ make unknown
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

LOVED YOU YESTERDAY......

Hello and welcome...
We have a CAS Card for today
  • I started with a 5"x7" white card base and added a thin mat of coconut white and red foundation card.
  • On the final coconut white card I stamped the heart and the sentiment in black.
  • Using 2 ProMarkers I coloured in several areas of the heart in red and others in grey but also left a few in white.
  • This was then adhered to the card base
 INGREDIENTS:
  • foundation card stock ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • StazOn Black Ink Pad
  • Heart Stamp and Sentiment ~ Clarity
  • ProMarkers ~ Poppy and Grey
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

JUST FOR YOU

Hello and welcome...
We have a kind of florist shop theme showing today
I scored a piece of A4 ivory card stock in half to create an A5 card base.

I then used my Hougie Board to score 2 vertical lines on the front of the card, then turned the card around to score another 2 horizontal lines, unfortunately you can't see these as well on the photograph.

Next I die cut and embossed the hobnail vase 3 times, the tranquil poppy 3 times, the maidenhead fern 4 times and the delicate daisies 8 times using the 2 smallest dies for the daisies.

I cut part of the top and bottom away from one vase and cut away more of the same for the third vase.  Using my bone folder tool I curved all 3 vases.

I coloured the poppies using ProMarkers and removed the head only from one of the flowers, I 'tweaked' the petals on the cut off head then glued it to the complete poppy.  The poppies were then adhered to the inside of the vase.

I shortened 2 of the ferns prior to gluing them onto the vase and cut away some of the leaves on the remaining 2 ferns.

I added some colour to the daisies as well as cutting 4 thin 'green stalks' and they were glued inside the smallest of the vases.

Once I was happy with the position of all 3 vases I added cosmic shimmer glue to the backs and adhered them into place on the front of the card.

Using a pencil I added several horizontal strokes to the underneath of each vase so that they did not look as if they were 'floating' in mid air.

To complete I stamped the sentiment to the top right of the card.

INGREDIENTS:
  • ivory card stock ~ my stash
  • Finishing Touches - Hobnail Vase ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions
  • Finishing Touches - Tranquil Poppy ~ as above
  • Finishing Touches - Maidenhair Fern ~ as above
  • Finishing Touches - Delicate Daisies Complete Petals ~ as above
  • ProMarkers - Poppy, Pine, Grass, Tulip Yellow
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
  • Just For You Sentiment ~ my stash
  • Glue dots ~ Woodware
  • Pencil

  • Acknowledgement given to Sue Wilson who originally reduced the size on the vases for her cards

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
     I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
                                                         June x



Monday, 12 June 2017

ALCOHOL INKS, A STRAW AND CARD WINNER!

Hello and welcome...
Following yesterday's cards of wintery scenes I thought it best to have a splash of colour today and here is the card!

A very quick card to create, you will never make two the same and ideal for the younger people in your life, or, change the sentiment and it would be suitable for virtually anyone!

INGREDIENTS:
  • DL white card base
  • black and white foundation card by Creative Expressions (CE)
  • chrome gloss foundation card (CE)
  • alcohol inks in; cool pearl, lemonade and raspberry ~ Tim Holtz/Ranger
  • birthday wishes die ~ Expressions Collection ~ Sue Wilson/(CE)
  • cosmic shimmer dries clear PVA glue
  • one straw


  • You must use gloss card for this technique otherwise the alcohol inks will just soak into ordinary card and leave 'dollops' of the ink
  • I cut a piece of white gloss card 7.75" x 3.25" then dropped some raspberry alcohol ink onto it and gently blew the ink using a straw.  I did this several times with the raspberry then the same with the cool pearl and finally lemonade
  • The ink dries practically instantly!
  • I mounted the gloss card onto a very thin black mat then adhered it onto the base card
  • I die cut 2 of the sentiments in black card and one in white.  Glued the 2 black together then glued this onto the white card, overlapping slightly, to give a shadow effect

The winner of Saturday's card is
PAM
please email me with your postal address to:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Sunday, 11 June 2017

TWO CARDS, ONE STAMP AND A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hello and welcome...
This is my birthday weekend LOL (funny how we no longer have a 'birthday')
hence today's late post and I'll confirm only 2 G&Ts passed my lips yesterday!
It's been so cold here these past few days that when I saw this stamp winking at me in my studio I thought I'd better give it an airing.  So here goes:
 
One stamp = two cards!
INGREDIENTS:
  • black and white foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Winter Trees Stamp ~ Chocolate Baroque
  • Versa Mark Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder 'True White' ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Snow'  Glitter ~ CE
  • double sided adhesive sheet ~ CE
  • the card on the left was stamped with 'True White' embossing powder and heat set
  • I then added the stamped image to several thin mats of white and black card stock and finally onto a white base card
  • the sentiment was stamped using StazOn Jet Black, apologies as I don't know the make of the sentiment.... I'm still trying to locate its carrier sheet hoping a name will be on that.
  • both sentiments were stamped the same
With the exception of thin mats in off white, the card on the right was made the same way.  Once the image had been heat set I covered it with  double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and sprinkled it with the 'Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels'

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x
Tomorrow's post will be shown at 10am and I will also announce the winner of Saturday's card.  You still have time to leave me a comment on yesterday's post if you'd like to give the card a new home

Saturday, 10 June 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL CARD GIVE-AWAY ~ BIRTHDAY WISHES

Hello and welcome...

I always think red and gold have a decadent appeal, what do you think?
If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post, I will use Random.org Name Picker to choose a winner.
You have until 9.30am Monday to leave a comment, remember it's on this post only and I will announce the winner at 10am Monday.
International friends are very welcome to join in

Have a good weekend friends

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Friday, 9 June 2017

Hello and welcome...
I have a pretty blue sparkle card for you today.  Blue and white is one of my favourite colour combinations
This is one of my older cards so I may be a little vague about the products I used.  So from what I remember we have:
  • an 8" square white base card with mats of blue and white card
  • on the final mat of white card I used a stencil and a teal texture paste and spread the paste over the stencil, then carefully removed the stencil to set it aside to dry.  I always leave these overnight for drying purposes
  • in the bottom left corner I added white tulle then a white organza bow and strands of petite white pearls
  • I created a flower in the same blue card and adhered it over the knot in the bow
  • in the top right corner I added strands of blue pearls and blue organza flowers as well as one white flower
  • I'm sure the sentiment is a Clarity Stamp sentiment and one that I love to use

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Thursday, 8 June 2017

NEW BLOG CHALLENGE AT MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES ~ 47.EMBOSSING WET AND/OR DRY

Hello and welcome...
As the title states, today is a new blog challenge at MAWTT (Moving Along With The Times), and this is my contribution as part of the design team
This really is a quick and easy card to make and  I've also made a video on what I've used and how I've made the card.
I would love if you clicked on the link below then hit the subscribe button on my video page(you'll then be notified of new videos).
Please bear in mind this is my first video.... and boy can you tell so that means, hopefully, plenty room for improvement LOL
Here is the link:


Back to the new challenge!
Sue is hosting Team B's Challenge at MAWTT and the theme is
'Embossing Wet And/Or Dry'
if you click on the link below it will take you to the blog and you'll see the gorgeous cards my 'teamies' have made:
INGREDIENTS:
  • white 8" square card base
  • black and lilac foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (C E)
  • embossing folder 'Regency Frame' ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Frames & Tags 'Alexandra' Collection ~ Sue Wilson/C E
  • sentiment ~ Sweet Wishes/C E
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ C E
There is one difference on the card on the video, I changed the sentiment because I'm sending that card to my cousin for her birthday

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

SENDING HUGS


I love this 'Hobnail Vase' Die by Sue Wilson ~Creative Expressions!

I have been sorting my card bundles and came across this white base card by Hunkydory.  I'm not so keen on the 'punched hole' scalloped border, but must have liked it at the time of buying!
Now that I have that out of the way let's jump in as to how I made the card:
  • 6" square white card base by Hunkydory with thin mats of aqua, black and white foundation card by Creative Expressions
  • I did the same for the top raised section and cut a 4" mat of aqua card then black and finally white card
  • I embossed the top piece of white card using the 'Falling Hearts' EF by SW ~ CE
  • Using a Woodward corner punch I punched 3 corners of the white card and adhered this to the remaining mats, added mounting foam to the back of the aqua card and adhered it in a diamond shape onto the card base.  I only punched 3 corners as I wanted only the black card showing behind the flowers
  • I die cut the Hobnail Vase Die in black glossy card and gave it a little shaping prior to adding mounting foam to the back
  • I then die cut several Lily Of The Valley Flowers by SW ~ CE in white card and removed the leaves from the larger flowers so to leave me with the white flower heads.  These were then glued to the back of the vase then adhered to the card
  • I stamped the sentiment  from the Sweet Wishes Stamp Set by C E onto aqua card using a black StazOn ink pad
  • I used the smallest tag die from a set I also found in my stash, I'd like to say it was by Tonic as the packaging is orange and the dies are a light chrome colour (note to self, leave identification on stash!!)
  • When this was die cut it sat just so at the bottom right corner of the card and the hole in the tag covered another of the punched holes on the base card
  • Using Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Glue I created 3 pearls to the top right and 3 to the bottom left of the card
Close up of the glossy hobnail vase

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message .
June x

Monday, 5 June 2017

#190 FOR A SPECIAL MAN/BOY OR FATHER'S DAY

Hello and welcome...



Margaret is hosting our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers, and the theme is
 'For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day'

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows either of our masculine themes.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!
Click on the link above to see some inspiration from our fabulous DT ~ this is my contribution:
I made this for our 9 year old grandson to give to his dad for his birthday
  • I cut a piece of white card a little smaller than the 8" square base card
  • I embossed it with a Crafter's Companion 'Sunrays' Embossing Folder
  • I then used several Distress Inks by Ranger to add colour
  • This was then glued to a mat of black card and 4 brads by Hobby House were added to the corners, then adhered to the base card
  • The Woodware Sentiment was stamped onto white card with a StazOn Ink Pad in Jet Black
  • I cut and embossed it with a scalloped oval frame by Spellbinders, added mounting foam to it and attached to the card
  • To complete a personal verse was inserted
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Masculine


Unicorn Challenge ~ #22 For The Boys


Glitter n Sparkle ~ #242 One For The Boys

AND THE WINNER IS.........

Hello and welcome...

The name 'Random Name Picker' has chosen for Saturday's 'Card Give-Away' is

Pam G

please email me your postal details and the card will be posted to you

This afternoon sees the start of a new challenge at
Crafty Cardmakers.
My contribution to the design team will be posted on here at 1pm.  I hope to see you all then

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x