Monday, May 29, 2017

Simply Lego

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Just a quick card today.  I made this in a hurry when DH was so very ill.

The recipient was turning seven, and he loves his lego, and is very clever with it, which gave me the inspiration for the card.


Mr Google-Images was very co-operative and gave me the image, which was printed off and mounted on black cardstock, layered over gold and then onto a black base.


The greeting was gold embossed on a black tag and mounted at the base of the picture.  I heavily embossed a number seven and added it to the panel, and seven dots of gold Kindy Glitz on the right of the card were the final touches.
The recipient was suitably impressed.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Taylored to Jan

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I had great pleasure in making this card for a special friend - I made it shortly after I did my first box card, but could not show I until now as the recipient did not receive it until late in April, by which time I was temporarily not blogging.


I altered the size from the original dimensions so that it would fit a standard envelope here, so it is a bit smaller than my first one.

My friend loves her garden, so there were flowers on the outside of the closed box, stamped, embossed and coloured, and grounded with lace washi tape.


On the front drop down flap I gold embossed the sentiment and added some ribbon and gold washi tape.


I continued the washi tape right around, but on the side flaps I placed a die cut cat - one in each of the colours that her cats have been/are.


At the front of the box I placed a row of flowers (this stamp is an old Hero Arts one, part of a three stamp set, and one of my original stamps!!)  They were stamped and embossed on a scrap of smooshed card, the leaves over coloured in green, and all covered with layers of WoS.


Behind that were the numbers, some stars glued onto acetate, and a cup cake, as my friend is a fantastic cook!


The image of a cake plate on the back flap, was on the dp that I used, and I trimmed it so that I could feature it.  The edges of all the layers of paper were sponged with Bundled Sage DI.

My friend loves her card, and it is still 'on display'.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Smooshed Alcohol Inks

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I want to start by thanking Loll for her various tutorials, and in particular this one on Smooshing Alcohol Inks 


I followed Loll's instructions, and this background is the 'second dipping' of the Yupo paper - I love that it looks like marble!!


As this was a commissioned card, and as I had no appropriate stamp, I computer generated the sentiment, printed it onto vellum, and immediately silver embossed it.


As the invitation is to a celebration, I punched the balloons, added some silver thread to each balloon, then secured all three with a bow, and glued them to the base with a drop of Glossy Accents under the bow.
 I layered the yupo paper into silver, and then the purple base, added a few silver sequins, and the card was finished.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Butterflies, Sequins and Sparkle

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I really enjoyed making this card - it was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram that I decided to CASE - unfortunatley I cannot recall who made the original, but it had creatures, not butterflies as the featured stamping in the circles.


The original had the three circles cut out and the remainder of the piece of card laid over the base, with water colour and images peeping through from the base layer.


I changed it so the circles sat on a white layer, and used Inka Gold to add colour and shimmer to them, then adhered the butterflies, cut from glitter card on top, and mounted the circles on foam.



The final details were the embossed sentiment and the sequins. 


 The feature panel was layered over a floral paper and then adhered to the tent opening base.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Turtle and Balloons

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My youngest grandchild turned five recently, and this is the card I made for him.


I started with some papers from a SU pad called Season of Style - part of a most generous blog candy 'prize' from Angela Crockett over at Body Mind Spirit and Stamps


I paired that with some green card I had on hand, and used it for both the base and a layer.
The image is a Bugaboo digi, Turtle Birthday,  that I had coloured some time ago with my Poly-Chromo pencils.


The sentiment was computer generated, then printed and gold embossed on some vellum, the edges of which I then ripped to size.

I attached some of the layers with gold brads, and distressed and inked all the edges to tie all the layers together.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Splish Slpash

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There have been many splish splashes around here recently - it rained cats and dogs yesterday as we copped the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Donna.  Some said a fitting day for an ex-plumber to be farewelled!!  Added to those drops there have been (and will be for a while) plenty of tears. 


I have yet to get back into the studio, so I am sharing a card I made a few weeks ago.
I started with a die cut that was part of a RAK from Aussie Annie.  I cannot provide a name for it.


I layered the diecut over a layer of pale aqua blue sparkle card,



Stamped and silver embossed the greeting, and layered it over some organza ribbon, and added the bow, which fought me all the way!


The inside was finished with a thin strip of the sparkle card.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

News

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Thank you to all who have supported us with prayers and love over the past few months. 
My beloved husband passed to glory, very peacefully, at home, yesterday afternoon.


We celebrated 43 years of marriage this week and am so thankful he waited until after that to depart.

Rest in peace my darling.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Back Again, but Temporarily

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Life has returned to some semblance of normal, but it may not be for long - life itself is very uncertain here, as DH has become very fragile, and is rapidly failing...

I would also like to welcome my latest follower, Autumn from Sew Paper Paint, do pop over for a visit, she is an inspiring artist.

I made this card some time ago, so thought I would add some interest to this post by sharing it.



The brush stroke stamp is one from a set of clear stamps, and I can recall it being almost an "odd man out" in the set, but cannot find the set now to be able to name it, (because of time constraints, not disorganization.)


I stamped it three times using the Misti to get good coverage with the Distress inks, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Broken China, and then flicked water over it for added interest


The sentiment was silver embossed, and I finished the card with some rhinestone flowers.

I have not got the time to link this up to challenges, or to follow up later.

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