Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Retirement - Pt II

This card was made for DH's friend who retired at the same time as he did. Again I used one of the fab images from LOTV  -   Art Pad 1 - Vintage Boys   (very apt description of DH and friend, LOL).

I used Spellbinders Labels 8 to add shape to the image and matted it onto brown card that had been embossed with the Die'sire Button Box folder, then wrapped with a strip of DP and a length of raffia lace. I added a LOTV sentiment and button tied with silk thread to finish off.  Note to self - must improve my inking!!      I used a ready made 6x6 Kraft card blank for this card.

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Christmas in July

I don't usually make Christmas cards but as this week's Lili's Little Fairies Challenge was to do just that, here's my effort.

I used one of the LOTV Christmas Girls cute squares that I've had for ages and glamour dusted her to the nines!  The red DP is Me to You and I embossed some white card with the Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder. Ribbon and silver sparkle cord from stash and the sentiment is a magazine freebie.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge

Lili's Little Fairies - Christmas in July
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges 48 - Let It Sparkle
Brown Sugar Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - 139 Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Christmas in July

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Happy Birthday

The card stock I used here is such a pretty and delicate shade of green and I really don't think my photos do it justice at all. It is Centura Pearl card which I 'found' at the bottom of a drawer. I decided to stick with the one colour as it's so pretty and it also matched really well with the LOTV sweet pea image from the Wild Flowers Art Pad.

First I embossed the Centura with my eBosser Regency folder and matted and layered the topper with Spellbinders Labels 8. I used a LOTV Sentiment mounted onto Nestie plain and scalloped circles. At the RH side is the Memory Box Butterfly Vine and the butterflies are from Cheery Lynn - Mini Things with Wings. Ribbon and gems from stash.

Card size is 8x8 inches

A double bow plus a Dazzler from Creative Expressions

Close up of the Cheery Lynn Butterfly

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Red, White and Blue challenge card

I needed a birthday card this week and thought it would be fun to make it to a challenge instead of my normal routine - i.e. make a card and then see if it will fit a challenge. Have to say that this way is much easier LOL.

I used one of my LOTV cute squares and just darkened the red with a Promarker. I cut a 6x6 base of white linen textured card and covered that with Dovecraft blue spotty paper. Some red ribbon and a red brad from stash and the red doily was cut with a Marianne die. I used my La-La-Land banner die again with a paler blue Dovecraft paper and added a few gems for some sparkle. Oh and a few touches here and there with my trusty glitter pen.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Red, White & Blue Challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge 233 - Anything Goes

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Monday, 1 July 2013

Happy Retirement

So this is the card I made for my lovely DH who has taken early retirement and officially retired today.

                                                  Congratulations D.
                            Looking forward to spending lots more time together xx

                                                     Bunting made using
                                       La-La-Land Crafts Flag Banner 8040 die

The image is from LOTV's Vintage Boys Art Pad. Sentiment is also from LOTV. I used Dovecraft Back to Basics Design Papers and the blue embossed card was in my stash from way back. I added some Glossy Accents to the glass (although it hasn't shown up in the photos). The Relax wording was cut using my Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - challenge 138 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 220 Anything Goes
Lili's Little Fairies: Easy As 1 2 3

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