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Monday, 24 April 2017

BE HAPPY AND SMILE - #187 PEARLS AND/OR GEMS CHALLENGE

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Today is the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers
and this is my contribution to the theme
This is an 8"x7" card base.  I used 'Bubble Bloom' Clear Stamp for the main focal point and stamped this using Ranger's Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad then applied Cosmic Shimmer 'True White' Detailed Embossing Powder and heat set it. I applied Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud in 'Chic Aubergine', 'Chic Magenta' and 'Chic Grey Blue and used  smoothies for each individual colour as a background for the focal element.  I also used 'Chic Aubergine' on the base card, creating a border to match one of the background colours.  I removed the colour from the circles on the stems using a fine paintbrush and bleach, when dry I added flat back pearls to each circle.
I stamped the sentiment onto white card and used the 'Chic Aubergine' to ink the stamp then die cut it using one of the sets from the 'Indian Ocean Collection' - 'Tag Duo.'
To complete I added a double row of flat back pearls as shown below



Please pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see what my 'teamies' have designed and why not enter your own card to the challenge?  The link is shown below:





Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs give a little inspiration
June x
INGREDIENTS:
  • Woodware 'Bubble Bloom' Clear Stamp
  • Ranger Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder/Creative Expressions
  • Smoothies/Creative Expressions
  • Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud/Creative Expressions
  • Indian Ocean Collection - Tag Duo by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Flat back pearls/Creative Expressions

TWO CARDS SHOWING TODAY





Come back at 1pm today as there will be a second post!


June x

AND THE WINNER IS......




The winner of Saturday's card, as drawn by

Random.org Name Picker


is....


MARGARET


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


June x

WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

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This is a card I made sometime ago for a friend.
The flowers, leaves and scalloped edge are dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and adhered this to a pink foundation card base.  I also used the outer cutting die from the scalloped set to cut the bottom of the  pink card in line with the vellum.
I die cut the flowers in white card stock then coloured them with 2 shades of distress inks then adhered a pearl to the centre of both flowers

Saturday's card winner will be announced at 12 noon today

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

Saturday, 22 April 2017

SATURDAY GIVE-AWAY... SOMETIMES YOU WIN SOMETIMES YOU LEARN

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Today's give-away card is a pretty 8" square card.
If you would like to give this card a new home just leave me a comment and a winner will be drawn on Monday morning.
It does not matter what part of the world you live in as I am more than happy to post to you.
Have a great weekend!

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

June x

Friday, 21 April 2017

IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK!

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It's good to be back friends!  It's been a long few weeks without any internet and my little blog here has suffered because of that, BUT, and it is a big BUT, the promised 'dongle' from Vodafone did arrive yesterday (it's only taken over a week!) so fingers crossed for internet access until we receive our 'proper' broadband package, due 27 April!

Today's card:



This was made for a friend's 'special' birthday.
I started with a piece of black foundation card for my A5 card base then die cut the shadow box frame, in ivory card (from my stash)  from the 'In The Garden' Shadow Box Set.  I then embossed another piece of ivory card and adhered the frame to it using mounting foam.  I cut away any excess card showing beneath the frame.
I then die cut several of the elements, as shown above, some on coloured card stock, others I coloured myself, from the 'Retail Therapy' Range Die Set and adhered these to the cubbies of my card.
To finish I printed the 'Sexy 60!' onto another piece of ivory card and die cut it using one of the pierced flags,  mounting foam was applied to the back of this then adhered to the card.
I typed and inserted a personal birthday message to complete the card
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog  and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.  If you can please leave a comment as I read them all and if you have a blog leave me the address then I can pay you a visit too! 
June x

Don't forget that tomorrow is our Saturday Card Give-Away!
Ingredients:
  • Black foundation card by Creative Expressions
  • Shadow Box Frame by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • In The Garden Shadow Box Set by SW for CE
  • Retail Therapy Die Set by SW for CE
  • Pierced Flags by SW for CE