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Monday, 21 June 2021

Parent and Child

This week it's my Brother-in-laws Birthday and as I know he doesn't blog or even own a computer I know I'm safe to post this here now. He's very awkward to make for as he has no interests really. He does like to watch wildlife programmes on the TV though so I reach for the Tattered Lace Wondrous Wilderness collection for inspiration for his card. This is what I settled on in the end. I printed off the charisma and die cut the tiger and cub out and then found a suitable background on the USB . It's all been put together on a 7x7 card base. I going to pop over to the River of Creativity with this card as they are asking for cards showing Parent and Child and also to CD Sunday which is anything goes as long as you've used a CD or USB or digital image.

 


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Sue

Sunday, 6 June 2021

50th Birthday

Sorry I've been absent for a little while, but between completing the sale of my Mother's house and then grabbing a few days away with hubby and friends in North Yorkshire things have been quite busy. Also my mojo has been on a long walk about for months now, but I'm glad to say has been making a comeback this last week and I've actually made quite a few cards over the last week. It includes this one which is an order from a friend, in fact it's part of an order as I have to make four 50th Birthday cards for the same person for August. I know the person this is for does not read my blog so am quite safe in posting this now. I've used dies and digital downloads from Carnation Crafts for this card so will be dropping into the challenge over on the CD Sunday blog, where the challenge is anything goes.

 
 
 
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Sue

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Age Of Steam

I have another card from the Tattered Lace Vintage Escapades for you today. This one was made for my Father-in-laws 93rd Birthday which he celebrated at the beginning of this month. This Collection is fast becoming my favourite go to for masculine themed cards, there is quite a lot to choose from. Everything was printed onto glossy photo paper before being matted onto some pearlised grey card stock.  


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Sue

Thursday, 13 May 2021

70th Birthday

Just popping in today to show you the card that I made for Hubby's birthday which was on 23thApril. It was made using the USB and dies from Tattered Lace, Vintage Escapades. This is a beautiful collection just right for masculine cards. In 2016 we went on an Alaskan Cruise and were lucky enough to see a whole field full of these magnificent birds all just sat. They were a lot bigger than I thought they were and look just like little old men hunched down. Glad to say that Hubby loved his Birthday card even if we couldn't celebrate properly because of lockdown. As I have used a USB for this card I'm going to pop across to the CD Sunday Challenge and take part this time. It's Anything Goes.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue
 

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Happy Birthday

I've been very taken with Carnation Crafts die sets since they launched a couple of years ago and recently bought the set that this gorgeous die set, it's called Moments in Time. When it arrived I knew that I wanted to make a card for a friend who celebrated her Birthday last month. I printed out the Charisma onto gloss photo paper and die cut all of the pieces that I needed and I also cut the base layer in gold mirri card. I then used and 8x8 card blank for my base and built up the layers using glue gel for the flowers. I'm glad to say that it was well received.

Thank you for taking the time to look and our kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue
 

Sunday, 25 April 2021

April Rudolph Days

 The 25th of the month is here again and that means it's time for the Rudolph Days challenge over at Scrappymo's. It my turn on the DT this month and my card for you has been made using the New USB by Sheena Douglas. I've used this gorgeous digi stamp of a beautiful Robin sitting on a branch. I really enjoyed getting the pencils out and losing myself for a couple of hours colouring 8 of these and then making them up into cards ready to go into my box for Christmas. The base card is A5 and the silver matting is from some wallpaper that I found in the DIY shop prior to lockdown last year. Not sure that I would want it on my walls but it looks great as a backing card. I do hope that you can come and join in the fun this month, Maureen always has a wonderful prize for the person who is chosen at random as the winner.



 Hoping that this finds you all keeping well and staying safe.

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Monday, 5 April 2021

Happy Birthday Daughter

 Tomorrow is my Sister-in-laws birthday and this is the card that I have made for my Father-in-law to give to her. I have used Tattered Lace's Natural Collection for this card (I have used this die set before for my Daughter) and the Heart die is from another set. I printed the sentiment onto card before cutting it out with the die. There are several layers to the flowers giving it lots of depth.


I've been so busy over the last week, we have signed the contract to my Mum's house and although we have not exchanged yet it made us realise that we had to get the remaining furniture and her belongings out quite quickly. So I have been backward and forwards taking photos and advertising things for sale and for free and then having to be there for collection. Also the garage still had lots of stuff in from before my Dad passed away back in 2007. It's been quite a roller coaster of emotions for both my sister and myself and it looks as though it will continue for the next week or so too. 


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Sue

Monday, 29 March 2021

Best Wishes

My card today is one that I have made ready for my Sister-in-law who's birthday is next week. For this card I've used the one of the Grown Together dies from Tattered Lace, it is one of 6 that has the sentiment coming out of the flowers. I printed it out twice (there are 2 on a sheet)  and after placing the first layer onto the background cut out I then cut into the others cutting a little more away each time to form the decoupage. Although it does not look it from the top there are layers there. As I've used a USB and My Craft Studio for this card I'm off to join it with CD Sunday again this week.


 Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Rudolph Days

 Where did March go, it's flown by far too fast. As it's the 25th today it's time for another Rudolph Days over at Scrappymo's. As always Maureen has a wonderful prize up for grabs for the person who is chosen at random. It's a fun challenge for anyone to enter, all you have to do it make a Christmas card, pop along and join in the fun. As it's not my month to be a DT member I can enter this month too.

For my card this month I've used stamps from Daisy B. I bought these back in 2019 at a show at the NEC which I had won the tickets to go to. It doesn't show very well but there is a lot of sparkle going on with this card. I stamped with versamark and then embossed with wow silver sparkle embossing powder. I then coloured in elements of the snowman before edging the topper with silver glitter and then mounting onto an A5 card base.



 Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Now You Are 2

Last week it was our youngest Grandson's 2nd Birthday and below are that three cards that I had to make for him. The top one was made using the Monsters digital downloads from Pookadoodles. I printed onto 200gms glossy photo paper and mounted onto irridecent mirri card. The sentiment and numbers were all cut using Rob Addams dies in the same mirri card.


           
The next two cards were made by downloading pictures of his favourite programs that he likes to watch when he comes to Nanny and Grandads house. We look after him normally a couple of days a week. Hubby gets up and makes me a cuppa and brings it up to me in bed and when our grandson arrives he comes up and climbs into bed with me for cuddles and demands to watch TV. After about 30 minutes we have to get up and have breakfast (my first his second).


Like the first card these two have been made using 200GMS glossy photo paper and the same mirri card.


 Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue