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Friday, 23 January 2015

WEDDING CRISS CROSS

Hi all

I am sharing a photo of a criss cross type card I made for a friend's daughter's Wedding back in April 2013.  I was so pleased with how this card turned out.

The image is of course created by Sylvia Zet but in the form of a Hobby House Topper.  The flowers, ribbon and rosette ribbon are all from Live and Love Crafts.




 
Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A touch of Shabby

Hi all

I have come across another card which I made when I was creating stock for a Craft Fair.  This one is quite different in style for me but I loved making it.  Well, you know how I like trying different things.

It is pretty self explanatory really, and I used items mainly from my stash.





I really am virtually up to date now with the photos from my saved photos folder.  I just keep coming across the odd one like this.


Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 19 January 2015

VINTAGE WINTER

Hi all

I have a card here that I made back in September.  I have kept putting off posting it on my Blog as it is so difficult to explain just how it works and not too easy to photograph either.  So here goes!

Right, well firstly I used LOTV papers and the Vintage image is a freebie.  The die is a Tim Holtz die, and the doiley and pearls were from EBay.  The ribbon and Rosette ribbon are from Live and Love Crafts, and the lace  were purchased locally.

So, the card looks quite normal from front view.


And this is the view when stood.



The envelope was made using my Envelope punch board, again using LOTV paper.
The left side has a curved pocket and the right side has a fold at the top and lifts


Like this.  There is then another curved pocket which holds a small tag/bookmark???


And that is it!


Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 16 January 2015

VINTAGE BIRDS - card for a male Gardener

Hi all

As promised I am sharing a photo of the second card for a male which I made alongside the card which I posted on my Blog on Wednesday.  I carried the design to the inside in the same way as Wednesday's 'ONIONS' card but guess who omitted to photograph the inside?  Me!

 This time the papers are  from  Noor Designs UK ('Fading Colours').   The die-cut is a Tim Holtz die. Again I adding cheesecloth.  It just seemed to lift it by adding cheesecloth.  The card candy was from my stash as was the wooden leaves.

The edges are inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink and I have added Frantage. Oh, the images were found on a freebie site, I am not sure which but it could have been Magic Moonlight. (????)





So, there we have it! So, that is my very brave attempt at a second attempt at making a card for a male with a Garden or Countryside theme.  Well it did make sense to do two this time as I know I need another one shortly for personal use.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

CMD - ONIONS!

Hi all

You know what it is like when someone asks you to make a card for a male?  Well, my heart dropped, but I am always up for a Challenge, and I really did not like to say no this time, so off I went on my merry little way of struggle!  I was also asked for this to be based around the hobby of a Gardener.  Well, I looked through my images and stamps, and the only image that I could find that was anything like appropriate was a topper from Cardmaker's Delights with ONIONS as the feature. Blimey!  How does one make a card using an Onions topper! lol  Anyhow this is what I came up with.



The papers are a mixture from DCWV and  Noor Designs UK ('Spring').   The die-cuts are Tim Holtz and Cheery Lynn.  I could not resist adding the cheesecloth, and I found the little carrot buttons and the wooden leaves in my stash.

The edges are inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink and I have added Frantage.  That actually transformed it in my view.  Then I carried the design to the inside adding a pocket in which is slotted a Kraft Tag.




So, there we have it!  At the same time, I made another male card alongside this one.  I very rarely just make one card at a time!  I will post the second card on Friday for you to see.
 




Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 12 January 2015

LAVENDER scented Easel Card

Hi all

I have come across another card which I made in March last year which I have not blogged.

Actually I am working on a very tight deadline at the moment, so although it may go quiet on my Blog for a few days I will be back as soon as the pressure is off.

The gorgeous Vintage image is from Cardmaker's Delights.  And again you will see I dug into my stash for the embellishments.  Some of these were purchased locally.   I have included in this Easel Card a lovely little bar of Lavender Soap.  Oh WOW it makes the whole card smell divine!


The die-cuts are from Marianne designs and Tim Holtz.
 



Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

CARDMAKERS DELIGHTS -VINTAGE PEARLS

Hi all

I had such fun making this card.  The gorgeous Vintage image is from Cardmaker's Delights.  And again you will see I dug into my stash for the embellishments.  Some of these were purchased locally. 

In addition I have used my Tim Holtz dies and the papers are DCWV.   This is very much my style at the moment but it does not mean I will not be experimenting with different shaped cards.  You know what I am like, I like a bit of variety.  What is it they say about Variety being the spice of life, well for me it is the spice of crafting perhaps?
 




Thanks for looking today,

Judy x