Category Archives: Cards

Time for tea, Mambo style!

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Time for tea, Mambo style!

I must admit that Melon Mambo is one of my all time favourite colours. I love any excuse to use it. When I made my Time for Tea card, I spotted a sheet of DSP similar style in my fav colour…what could go wrong?

Well!!

I need some white embossing powder to start with, but I’m too impatient to wait the weeks it will take to get to me (I’m waiting for an order and can’t order until I have the one I’m waiting for!). So I decided to go ahead with White Craft ink and clear embossing powder. Looks dreadful, so I’ll have to remake it later! Next drama was the spritzing. It just didn’t look right, so I asked fellow demos for some help and they were brilliant! Thanks ESAD and Elite! 

Like how it turned out? I used a touch of Wink of Stella on the doily, and then on the ribbon (I think I have a Wink of Stella addiction !)

Thanks AmyK for the inspiration. What have you created today? 

 

Tea time!!

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Tea time!!

After three weeks I finally got my new stamps and papers and boy what fun! I love all things “tea” so when I saw this one I knew I had to have it!

So I trawled Pinterest and found a lovely simple card by AmyK, and gave it my own twist. The little lace doilies work really well with this stamp set. I will say this for the lace doilies, they are very thin, so double check when you seperate them to make sure you only have a single one! I taped my doily on then lifted up the piece I had just assembled and the doily fell off!! But then I realised I still had the piece I’d taped on firmly in place…oops!

What have you created today?

  

Saying Thanks to those who support me.

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Saying Thanks to those who support me.

SU! have a great group of people working for them supporting us a Demonstrators. Being on Military Status I ask a lot of questions because I’m on the other side of the world and can’t share things with my fellow demo’s like I would if I were home. One of things I have to do is send in a form annually, so I thought this year, I’d make a fun card to say “Thanks” for answering all those questions I keep asking (especially the how much does it weigh question!)

I’ve marked where I am on the map, used the Wink of Stella to give a bit of shine to an otherwise dull image, and made a cheeky punch art owl to give a smile!

What did you make today?

  

Happy Birthday to the man who supports my crazy hobbies!

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Happy Birthday to the man who supports my crazy hobbies!

Well it’s the other half’s birthday and I thought I had better make him a card as it’s his job paying for all my stash!

My original intention was to CASE the star card on page 38 of the Occassions catty, but that quickly spiralled out of control. I think it was the diagonal cuts, I like straight lines, but tilted lines even if they are straight still look wrong to me!! And it needed some shine. (Yes I know it’s a blokes card, but he is my experimental Guinea pig!) And after the shine it needed something else, so then out came the gold twine. And I love it!

Hope the birthday boy will too!

What did you create today?

  

Going Global birthday card

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Going Global birthday card

This is a card I made from a design that we got at OnStage in Brussels last year. It was supposed to go in the DipBag on Monday but tired mummy brain (thank you gastro bug!) made me forget.

I masked the arrowhead stamps from “You’re So Lovely” to line up with the ‘For you’ stamp in that set, works a treat! Hope my big brother enjoys it, even if it will be late!

What have you made today? 

 

Made my own birthday card!

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Well it’s my birthday and this year I’m not celebrating with 600 friends at the Embassy suffering from jet-lag. We’re having a quiet dinner just the three of us. Yay! I did however make myself a quick simple card to let me know to have fun.

Crazy I know, but as I didn’t get anything birthday related in the Dip Bag this week I needed to cheer myself up.

Like it? I love it! The single flower from the new Birthday Blooms set works really well with the floral images from the Pretty Petals DSP stack and not sure if you can see the sparkle, but the Wink of Stella pen makes even simple things shine!

Grateful to be back creating after being away for a while. Looking forward to getting some more made tomorrow. What have you made today?

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Geek be free!! A Quick Card.

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In honour of the new season of Doctor Who, I made this fun card, because I could!

The simplicity of making those cute little bow ties with the Bow Builder punch made this so much fun to create. I have used a retired DSP, because I like to use up my stash, however you could use whichever papers you have on hand or even whip up a “one-sheet-wonder” out of some masculine stamps if you are feeling creative.

The Back to Basic Alphabet stamp set allows you to make up whatever greeting you want to, so a very versatile set.  Those cute corners come from a punch in the new Holiday Catalogue, more about that later.

Until next time, have fun creating!