Sunday, 13 November 2016

Get Well

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while, life sometimes overtakes. So here is a quite appropriate card for a loved one.

I used a new embossing folder on white card and cut the butterfly from the same card. I layered it on blue card and cut the corners and 'get well' out of the same. I added some blue gems to the butterfly some liquid pearl dots to the embossed background and a small white organza bow.

Marianne Design products used DS0908, CR1318, LR0285 and CR1205

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Wishing you all good health and thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Mixed Media

I am going to Cornwall next week to visit family and so I have made this for my beautiful granddaughter. I didn't have any particular challenge in mind but I have as usual used mostly Marianne Design products.

I cut the die cuts out of thin chipboard. I glued some scraps of paper to an 8x8 canvas and after adding the die cuts for the background I covered with a thin coat of gesso. Then I coloured it with gelato crayons. I added some texture paint with a chicken wire mask and some lace and sprayed the whole thing with Sweet Poppy Acrylic Mists in Burnt Sienna and Shimmering Bronze.
The leaves on the left were made from  polymer clay which I coloured with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle before baking. The bird house I crackle painted. I added another bit of lace on the left. 
The pink flowers are from LR0111 and the leaves are a paper punch both using mulberry paper tinted with distress inks. The larger flower is brown mulberry paper using COL1304 cut twice and embossed with Stampendous Frantage Aged Gold and scrunched up before glueing the gem centre. I was quite pleased with the look of it.

I had a gold frame in my stash for the photo and added a small paper butterfly.

I used the following MD products, LR0112 swirl, LR0111 swirl and flower, LR0205 bird house, LR0157 lavender leaves, LR0272 vintage trellis, DF3416 marrakesh trellis, COL1304 flower, PL4503 enamel embellishments. 
Other products used Faber Castelle Gelatos, Fimo polymer clay, Bo Bunny Double Dot Chocolate, Perfect Pearls Mica Powder, Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder, Sweet Poppy Mists, chickenwire mask and acrylic texture paint, lace and gems.

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Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Kraft Card

As I have probably said before I am a great fan of Gabrielle Pollacco. Her latest project for Scrapbook Diaries is just gorgeous and she has made a video tutorial. I have tried to use some of her techniques but on a smaller scale and I have had to improvise as sadly I don't have access to some of the products she uses if I could afford them. I love the Dusty Attic wood pieces but as the challenge for Marianne Design is Kraft Card I have used this for some of the embellishments as well as the card itself.

I have torn the the edges of the paper and a v groove in the top then used Faber Castell Gold Champagne Gelato round the edge. Gabrielle has used something called Prills which I confess I have not come across before so I have have used instead Stampendous Frantage Shabby White round the groove and bottom right corner. I have stuck some lace under the groove and the right side before fixing to the card. Fortunately I have lots of oddments of lace in my stash which I got from Nottingham Lace Market many years ago.
I used the following Marianne Design products, LR0130 Doily in white card and in Kraft card CR1201 Circle, LR0285 Anja's Vintage Corner, LR0111 Swirl, CR1336 Leaves, DF3416 Marrakesh Trellis and DDS3329 Daisy Dancing who I have coloured with alcohol pens. I have used a bought flower and added a large pearl gem for the centre and some smaller ones on the swirl.
 I do enjoy this style of card but I need practice. Still I hope you like it.

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Holiday Fun

I have made another card with the holiday theme, this time with Daisy. She has managed to find a bank of grass to read her book.

I have used the stamp DDS3320 Daisy in the Sun and the boat from DDS3333 Summer set and I cut the top of the card and the blue mat with CR1276 Wave die. I have used Stampendous Embossing  Powders Frantage Aged Gold and Spoonful of Midnight to try and resemble shingle along the bottom.
I mat and layered the blue paper on to Kraft card using the border from CR1273 along one edge and used cream card and Kraft card for the shells LR0230 and ocean set CR1279. The background paper is from Dovecraft.
Additional materials some turquoise ribbon and 2 turquoise flower gems.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes option stamp 
Crafty Friends Favourite Embellishment (die cuts)
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes 
Make My Monday Fun in the Sun

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Thursday, 4 August 2016


I have used my new Petra's Mirror die to frame Daisy with a Pearlized pink card which I used for the corners and base card. The other die cuts were from a creamy coloured card and the flower from mulberry paper.

I have used the following MD products, DDS 3351 It's a Butterfly, LR0277 Petra's Mirror, LR0285 Vintage Corner, LR0111 swirl, LR0112 swirl, CR1203 flower, LR0156 leaves, CR1203 flower, CR1354 butterflies.

I am entering the following challenges:-

In the Pink Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Pink and Girly
Crafty Friends Favourite Embellishment (Die Cuts)
Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes option stamp
Marianne Design Kreadiva's Anything Goes

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Summer Holiday

Don is off on a walking holiday while this sunny weather lasts. I have stamped him in brown ink on cream card before cutting out and colouring with alcohol pens.

I made the flowers from mulberry paper using the flower from Marianne Design CR1249, colouring with distress inks and using Flowersoft for the centres.
I used the following additional MD products, DDS3319 Don Hiking , CR1254 Parchment and Label die, LR0353 Horizon Village, LR0355 Horizon Trees, PL4503 Enamel Stickers plus some yellow ribbon.

I am entering this in the following challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes with Stamp and Ribbons
Marianne Design Kreadiva's Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends To Use Your Dies
Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes option Stamp 
Bunny Zoes Crafts Summer Florals
Marianne Design Summer Holiday 

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016


It's still a long way off for my holiday in Cornwall but the weather is improving and we're never too far from the sea in  England. Here is Don at the Seaside enjoying the sun.

The background paper is Abrianna from K&Company and I have printed a small postcard. I have used the following MD products, DDS3352 Holiday, LR0111 Frame, LR0230 Shells, LR0231 Lighthouse, CR1279 Seagulls. I have added a blue gingham ribbon bow.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes option ribbon
Marianne Design Kreadiva's  Anything Goes option stamp
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes with a stamp and ribbon.
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 
Bunny Zoes Crafts Summer 

I'm hoping to go to Crafting Live at Doncaster this weekend but I twisted my foot recently and am finding walking difficult. I'll be so disappointed to miss it though I always spend more than I mean to.

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