Monday, 28 December 2015

Happy 57th Birthday to my Twin Sisters

Hello my blogging Family and Friends. I hope you are still enjoying the festive season and that Christmas Day proved to be a great joy to you and yours - especially if Santa brought all the right kind of goodies on his visit!

I am still running behind, I will show all my Christmas cards shortly, I just wanted to share the card(s) I created for my sisters whose birthday was on 14th December.

Here they are:

They are similar and have a few little differences - just like their namesakes who are identical twins with lots of different idiosyncrasies!
The base is made from Kaisercraft weave card stock which I cut in half. On the front of the card I used A Spellbinders die (details below) and my new Minc machine.
There is a great video from Becca Feeken on using your dies with a laser printer before using your Minc machine. See below.

If this doesn't link to the YouTube clip copy and paste this URL:

On this occasion though I just created the sentiment on my laptop, printed it on our laser printer then used the Light pink foil in my new Minc Machine!

On the inside of the cards I used the 12 x 12 Precious Moments Paper pad by Kaisercraft. I used the ECD Happy Birthday Pop-up die and the Agatha edges die to decorate the inside.
The sentiments I made on my computer (or handwrote) and cut out using Spellbinders dies.

Here are the main ingredients to makes these cards:

Thank you for making the time to pop on by during this busy time, I appreciate you dropping in to read my blog.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Birthday Cards for Tiffany & Marley

Hello my friends. Gracious I had no idea it had been so long since my last posting. I am way way behind. I have been doing crafty bits and pieces just not making time to post them here for you to see.

Case in point are the two cards I made for my step-daughter Tiffany and our lovely granddaughter Marley, for their Birthdays in October would you believe!!!!

I used my Elizabeth Crafts Design dies for these two cards - take a look.

I used some Basic Grey and some American Craft papers to make these cards.

I've got more photos that show some of the details: Let's take a look at Tiffany's card first.

I used the design on the packaging of the dies to help me make the pocket tagged card. I printed off a picture I had of Tiff and popped that inside the pocket. We also added some Euros as she was taking a trip to Europe in November and the little extra spending money would have been helpful.

Here you can see the back and the front of the card. I found this lovely Ribbon at Spotlight ages ago and it seemed perfect for the job!

Here's Marley's card:

I used another of the dies to create this look, the round sentiment is a Cottage Cutz die.
Ribbon was from Really Reasonable Ribbon and Spotlight.
Papers are American Craft with some scraps from my stash thrown in too.

... and here's the front and back of Marley's card.

The main ingredients used to make these two cards:

Thanks for stopping by to read today's posting. I know I say this quite a bit and I'll say it again .... I'll try not to leave it so long before I post again!!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

A Pink and White woven Birthday Card

Hello my blogging family and friends I hope your Thursday is going or has gone well. My this week has just flown ... in fact this month seems to be going at the fastest rate of knots.

Today's card is another vision in pink, here it is ...

I made the base of the card first using white American Crafts cardstock. Then used a Sue Wilson Noble collection ornate pierced squares die to make the frame in pink and white.

To make the weaved layer I used the scraps that were made when I used the Sue Wilson striped weaving die for another card. Like any crafter you hate to throw stuff away and I said I could use those pieces ... and this time I did!
Once all those pieces were woven together I used foam tape between that layer and the frame, then trimmed the woven layer to fit so there was no overlapping.

In the centre I added the Sue Wilson Best Wishes sentiment, placed it on an oval cut in white and inked the edges using a pink ink pad, sticking a little rhinestone over the i of wishes.

In the right hand corner of the card, I added a couple of Spellbinders leaves, some pink open net Tulle and a mixture of Petaloo flowers and one flower I made using a quilling technique.

I generated a sentiment for inside the card and printed it off on my computer then cut it out with a Sue Wilson die.

The main ingredients that I used to make this card were:

Thanks for stopping by today and reading my blog, I hope you like today's card

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A Blue and Cream woven Happy Birthday Card

Hello! Trust all is well with you and yours.

As you can tell I have been playing with Sue Wilson's Weaving Collection of dies and today's card is no exception.

Here it is:

I used American Crafts white Cardstock and the Sue Wilson largest Noble Ornate Pierced Rectangle die. Then I used the Sue Wilson classic weaving die and cream cardstock then glued blue strips I cut using the striped weaving die.

Once the weaving was done, I created the frame using the Noble die again in cream and blue, then used foam tape to layer it on top of the woven layer.

I just cut the woven layer to fit underneath the frame.

I used the Sue Wilson pierced flag dies to cut the strip onto which I added the sentiment cutting it with an Elizabeth Crafts Design "Happy Birthday" die.

I added some cream tulle, Sue Wilson quilted leaves and a Petaloo flower to the right hand side of the card.

I kept the inside of the card very simple. I added a weaving strip near the fold to match the front of the card.
Then in blue I used the Sue Wilson Happy Birthday die  for the central sentiment.

The main ingredients that I used to make this card were:

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog. I hope you like today's card
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