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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The dreaded male card

I have a couple of male cards to make, but have been putting them off, so after a lovely long weekend in Birmingham, visiting family, I thought that i'd better make a start, so here is the first one, it's for my brother's birthday, which is on the 29th of Feb. As  it's not a leap year this year he will celebrate on the 1st March, so it should arrive in time.

The die cuts were cut on my Silhouette machine, I really must use it more, and I used gilding flakes for the back of the numbers, rather messy, but worth it. The backing paper and sentiment were made using MCS graphics programme.

Challenges entered
joannasheenchallenge.    layer it up
cardmakinmamas    it's birthday time
herecometheboys lots of layers
Well off to start on my son in laws card now,

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Back To The Beginning

When I started making cards, all those years ago, the first things I bought were a stamp, some ink, embossing powder, and a heat gun, and the card I have to show today has used those things. Now the stamps are fairly new, but the ink and embossing powder could possibly be the first ones I bought, and the heat gun is still going strong. In fact I never really got the hang of heat embossing, I always seemed to get a stray bit of embossing powder, but the purchase of an anti static bag has solved the problem, and my card making has gone full circle

I even dare show a close up of the heart

I have also used a quicky glue pen, cosmic shimmer glue and some ribbon.
Challenges Entered
joannasheenchallenge.   black and white
sketchandstashchallenge.    ch 106

Well as it is snowing, and  freezing, I think it's more crafting for me today                                                  

Monday, 11 February 2013

Something Different

Hi, well todays offering is a bit different, I was having a sort out and found some cheap note pads in amongst some magazines, so I thought I would decorate them up, and here is the first one.

I think the stamp is a PB one coloured with copics and cut with a scalloped circle nestie, and i've added a few pearls.
I think this might be a project for the grandchildren to do at half-term, should keep them busy for a while.

pennyblackatallsorts. pink, pearly and swirly
foreverfriendschallengeblog. fortnightly ch anything goes

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Having A Blue Day

No i'm not feeling blue, it's just the card i've just made is rather blue.I've used my copics again, and it's another digi from Saturated Canary, the hair always scares me a bit on these images, but I think i'm getting better. Anyway this card is for a friend, and here it is

I've used a martha stewart 'punch around the page' punch, wild orchid flowers, and pearl headed pins .

I am entering the following challenges
divasbydesign  winged things( the chick in the nest)

whimsy stamps    fancy edges

wildorchid   anything goes