Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Thinking of You!

Hello Bloggers,

I was asked to make todays card by a friend.  Her sister-in-law has been diagnosed with a serious illness and she wants to let her know she’s in her thoughts.

The white cardstock is a combination of linen, hammer and sand all 270gms, so it is a really sturdy card.  The designer paper is an off cut from another card from long ago and the strip with the company and paper name is missing, I think it may have been a Kaisercraft paper.

The frame die I’ve used today is Spellbinders “Majestic Labels Twenty-five” S5-189, I’ve used dies 5 and 6 to create the frame and kept the inner section for another card.

The panel in the centre is the Heartfelt Creations “Raindrops on Roses” die, HCD743. The sentiment tag is die cut from Spellbinders “Grommet Tags” S4-322, embossed and while still in the die, I’ve lightly inked around the edge with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I’ve stamped the “Thinking of You” sentiment from JustRite “Large Fancy Sentiments” CR-03815 in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Organza ribbon was threaded through the holes in the grommet tag before it was attached to the card with double sided foam tape and the ends where taped behind the whole panel before it was attached to the card. I then made a double bow from the ribbon and a decorative pin from bits and pieces from my stash, I attached the bow with silicone and popped the pin in behind the bow.

Cheery Lynn Rose strip dies miniature and large where used to make all the roses and the large rose and small rose below the bow where inked with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

Pearls from my stash were added to finish the card off.


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Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to leave me a comment to let me know you’ve visited.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Sending Wishes Your Way

Hello Bloggers,

I’ve made todays card for class at Kookaburra Crafts, I will happily admit I’ve based it on a card that I saw perusing the net one night. Unfortunately I can’t remember where I saw it, I have a feeling it was on Pinterest, so sadly I can’t give credit to the person who made the original that I cased.

I’ve made my version using the Magnolia Ink Vintage Pink A Moll paper, it also gobbled up 3 sheets of A4 white linen cardstock.

The dies used are Joy Crafts – 6002/0135 – French Lily Corner, Spellbinders S5-147 Labels One #4, Spellbinders S4 -379 Decorative Labels One #2 and #3 and Cheery Lynn Wreath Strip Die.

The sentiment stamp is by Justrite Stampers – CR-04460 – Celebrations Labels One and it’s been stamped in Onyx Black in by Versafine.

I’ve also used a Pink Cherry Blossom Flower, 2 X 1.5cm White Roses, White Ribbon and Pearls.

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Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave a comment to let me know you’ve been to visit.

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Birthday Cards!

Hello Bloggers,

I’ve used the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles S5-161 for both cards. I absolutely love these Spellbinders dies and I’m probably going to bore everyone to death by overusing them, but I really, really love them. 

This first card was for my Mother-in-Law, Shirley, for her birthday.

I’ve used (working from the middle die out) dies 3, 4, 6 and 7 from the Radiant Rectangles set. They’ve all been cut from ivory cardstock and embossed.  Die number 3 was very lightly inked with Rangers Dusty Concord Distress Ink, while it was still in the die.

The designer paper is “Violet Bouquet” by Graphic 45. The purple cardstock for the mat is from Bazzill. 

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the JustRite Papercrafts CR-03815 “Grand Sentiments”.

The purple rose is made from Ivory linen paper and the Heartfelt Creations “Vintage Floret Die” HCD727, it has been inked with Dusty Concord ink.

I’ve used organza ribbon and pearls from my stash, along with a headpin and beads from my stash for the decorative pin.

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My second card is also a birthday card, not made for anyone in particular, I just wanted to play with the flowers.

This card uses dies 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. I’ve discarded the outer piece cut from die no. 7. 

I’ve used a lighter blue bazzill cardstock and a white linen cardstock for the various layers.

The sentiment is again from the JustRite Papercrafts CR-03815 “Grand Sentiments” (I love this set, the sentiments are beautiful) stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The blue scrunched flowers have been made from the Heartfelt Creations “Vintage Floret Die” HCD727, inked with distress ink and a pearl in the centre.  The smaller flowers are from a McGill Baby Blossoms Punch and have also been inked with distress inks, the cherry blossom type flower has stamens (held in place with silicone) in the centre. The leaves are punched from what I believe to be an old Carl punch (I bought it second hand) and the wreath leaf is from a Martha Stewart punch.

The pearls are from my stash.

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Shirley’s card has been remade for a class card, we used a bought flower on the class version and the second card is on the list to be used in class.

Thanks for stopping by for a look and please feel free to leave a comment to let me know you’ve been for a look.

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Boy Cards!

Hello Bloggers,

I’d like to share some boy or should I say men's cards that I’ve made recently.  These two cards have been used in card classes at Kookaburra Crafts in recent weeks also.

Motorcycle Birthday Card

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This one’s for the man in your life that has a love affair with motorbikes.  It’s quick and simple. The card measures 11.5cm x 14.5cm (4 1/2” x 5 3/4”).  I’ve used a 270gsm white cardstock for the base card, sentiment panel and the stamped motorcycle panel. The black mats and cogs are from bazill cardstock.  The stamped image is “Motorcycle” from Deep Red Cling Stamps.  The sentiment is from the JustRite Papercrafts stamp set “Anchors Away” CR-03710 and has been die cut with JustRites “Antique Labels One” JB-03830. The gears are a set from Cheery Lynn Designs “Gears” B340. The silver mirror board has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder “Checker Plate” I’ve used some silver eyelets for a masculine embellishment.

Boating Birthday

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This card measures 14.5cm x 14.5cm (5 3/4” x 5 3/4”). I’ve used a smooth ivory cardstock for the base card and both of the stamped layers. The blue cardstock for the mats is by bazill. All of the stamps are by Our Daily Bread Design, “Fishing Boat” F452, Fishing Net Background” F450 and the sentiment “Ornate Frame Sentiments” F514. The brown is Vintage Sepia by Versafine and I’ve used distress inks for the boat background and over the fishing net background.  I’ve used the “Trellis Border” die 98476 by Memory Box to represent a fishing net rather than a trellis.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!