Sunday, 20 March 2016

It's been a while!

I would like to apologize to those who follow my blog, it really has been a long time since I've posted. Last year was an absolutely horendous year, deaths in the family, cancer in the family, and others that were realy sick and consequently my blog was the last thing on my mind.

This post is a catch up with several cards to show you all.

I have to admit that in the last 18months I have become a major lover of Sue Wilson dies put out by crative Expressions.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Hope You Enjoy your Day!

Hello Bloggers,

Todays card is for Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge No. 136 – Creative Corners. I’ve made the card using Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B B162 corners.  It’s a set of three and they are very pretty.  I’ve also used the Cheery Lynn English Tea Party DL101 doily die, it’s definitely in my favourites, actually I really love all their doily dies, but the English Tea Party and French Pastry are my favourites.

For the flowers, I’ve used the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms die HCD 722 and the matching stamp HCPC3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set.  I’ve stamped the flowers in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and once they’ve been die cut I’ve inked them in Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks.

The sentiment stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts and is out of the Grand Birthday Sentiments set CL-04745 and it’s been stamped in Versafine Olympia Green ink.

The designer paper is a left over from an older Kaisercraft paper, I’m not sure of the name, sorry!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and thank you for stopping by.  I would love it if you would leave a comment to let me know you’ve visited my blog.

Have a wonderful day!



Sunday, 1 June 2014

I Love Roses

Hi Bloggers,

I love roses and I love making roses.  Cheery Lynn’s Challenge for this week is Roses, so I had to enter.

This is my entry for the challenge and I have used several of Cheery Lynn’s dies including Dancing Doily Lace Border DL134, the Rose strip dies in all three sizes, Wheat Heads B388, English Tea Party Doily DL101 and Wreath Strip B216.

I used the JustRite Elegant Fronds Background Stamp CL-03695 and stamped it in Dried Marigold Distress Ink on smooth white cardstock and cut out the stamped image.  Then I’ve inked the edge of a larger piece of white cardstock with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and adhered the stamped piece to the inked piece and used my Mini Perfect Layers rulers to get a perfect 1/8” border.  I’ve attached the panel to my card front with foam tape.

I die cut my doily and cut it in half, then inked the curved edge with Ripe Persimmon ink and attached it to the left hand side of my card.  The Dancing Doily lace border was die cut from white cardstock and inked with Ripe Persimmon ink and glued just slightly down from the middle of the card.

I tied a bow from seam binding and attached it to the left hand side level with the border strip.  My flowers were die cut from white parchment paper and shaped and glued together with hot glue.  I attached the flowers with silicone and tucked the leaves underneath while the silicone was still wet.  I poked in a few large stamens to look like buds and finished the card off with some pearls.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed todays post.  I would love it if you would leave a comment to let me know you’ve been to visit.



Saturday, 3 May 2014

Catch Up!

Hi Bloggers,

This post is to catch up from the last few weeks because I’ve been really slack.  No excuses, just slack.


Card No. 1

“Have a Lovely Day”

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This card was designed for Jacqui to use for card classes at Kookaburra Crafts. The flowers have been die cut from an older Joy Crafts die and hand painted with Silks Acrylic Glazes in “Fire Opal”.

Ingredients:  Cheery Lynn “Flourish Leaf Strip” B178, Joy Craft Flower 6002/0025, Our Daily Bread “Beautiful Borders” CSBD51, Spellbinders “Framed Labels Eighteen” 3D embossing folder, JustRite “Birthday Vintage Labels Four” CR-04580, Silks Acrylic Glaze, rhinestones, white A4 cardstock and red Bazzil cardstock.


Card No. 2

“Wishing You Everything Happy on this Special Day”

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Another card for classes at Kookaburra Crafts.  The flowers have been die cut and shaped and the micro beads used for the centres of the flowers.

Ingredients: Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles S5-147, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles S5-161, Black Eyed Susan Strip B338, Cheery Lynn Wreath Strip B216, JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels Four CR-04580 and pearls.


Card No. 3

“Thinking of You”



This card was made by request for a friend who was wanting a Thinking of You card for her brother.

The fishing bits have been cut from white cardstock and coloured with copic markers.

Ingredients: Kaisercraft 6 1/2” Paper Pad “Vintage Timeless”, JustRite “Large Fancy Sentiments” CR-03815, Cottage Cutz “Fishing Set” CC4x4-143, scraps of designer paper from my scrap box, brown 12x12 Bazzil cardstock, Ivory A4 Cardstock, bronze brads and kitchen string.


Cards No. 4, 5 @ 6

“Get Well”

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Card 4 was made for my Father-in-Law who ended up in hospital due to a recurring health issue and I just wanted to give him something to let him know that we were thinking of him.

Cards 5 and 6 where made for Kookaburra Crafts class.  I showed Jacqui a pic of Ian’s card and she loved it, so it became a class card.

Ingredients:  Card 4 the designer papers where loose sheets amongst my 6 1/2” Kaisercraft paper pads, so I’m no too sure exactly which pads they came out of.  Cards 5 and 6 the designer paper is from Pion Designs and the images on all three cards were from Pion Designs. Bazzil cardstock backed the designer paper for all of the cards and the die cuts are from Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.  The sentiment is from JustRite “Large Fancy Sentiments” CR-03815. Pearls and ribbon were also used.


Card 7

“Happy Birthday”




This card didn’t start out as a card.  I started out playing with the stamps for the Heartfelt Creations Flower die Sun Kissed Fleur.  I stamped the image, die cut them, coloured them and then thought they looked way too pretty to put in a box for “one day”, so I had to make a card to go with them.  It is now going to be used in Kookaburra Crafts card classes.

Ingredients:  JustRite “Large Fancy Sentiments” CR-03815, Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set” HCPC 3533, Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Fleur” HCD734, Spellbinders “Fancy Lattice” S5-152, Joy Crafts “Oval French Lily” 6002/0254, 8mm Silver Acrylic Round Flatbacked Dotted Rhinestone Gems, Spellbinders “Classic Triple Scallop” E8-003 & lots of pearls.

Ok, all caught up…..I think!  I’m going to have to get into a better routine of blogging as I go, so I don’t have to go back through looking up names of die sets and stamp sets for a heap of cards. 

Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment so that I know you’ve visited my blog.  I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my cards as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.

Have a wonderful day!