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Monday, 29 May 2017

Swirl Bliss...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday,

As promised today I am sharing new projects I have made!  I thought this was a great opportunity to show some of the cards and projects I have made with dies and products form various companies I have bought over the last year or so but haven't been able to use or blog.  I know that most crafters see something and buy it only for it to languish in their stash I know I'm terrible for this not being able to go into a craft shop without buying something.

Today's card is made using a Spellbinders die designed by Becca Feeken one of my favourite crafters and designers.  A simple colour combination of ivory sky blue and periwinkle hopefully lets the beauty of the die shine.

I started by cutting the long die in the Spellbinders Swirl Bliss die set into a piece of ivory card four times does the length of the piece.  I then backed the central 2 panels with sky blue and the outer 2 sections with baby blue card.

Next I matted and layers this onto more layers of the ivory, sky blue and baby blue to make the base card as shown.  I added a strip of navy organza ribbon and finished it with a bow and some pearl swirls from my stash.  I then made up the flower using spellbinders carnation shaded with broken china distress ink.

The sentiment (from my lily of the valley clear stamp set) is stamped on a stitched flag and shaded with the distress ink.


Sunday, 28 May 2017

a few more boxes...

Happy Sunday,

Im still having technical difficulties so its another Golden Oldie but as yesterdays box and cards went down so well I thought I would share a selection of boxes and 3D projects today!

Hopefully I can sort the issues out and start sharing some new projects from tomorrow.  Over the last couple of years I have bought ( as I am sure many of my blog family have) many dies that I just haven used and form tomorrow I will start sharing projects made with some of the dies, stamps and other products that have just languished in my stash.


Friday, 26 May 2017

Something Different Saturday oldie...

Happy Saturday,

Im continuing the Golden oldies for today due to technical difficulties in my camera!  so today I thought I would share this box and set of cards form july 2013  I had forgotten the joy of making sets until I saw this post.

to see the original; post click HERE

I hope this gives you some inspiration to make a set of cards as a gift!


Golden Oldie...

Happy Friday,

I'm demonstrating at H&J crafts in Louth today form 10am till 4pm so if you are in the area why not pop in and say hi!

Todays Golden Oldie is a bit of a multi layer fancy but I do love the way it looks like an optical illusion.

Its been fab looking back through some of my golden oldies to see where ideas came from and also how I have developed as a crafter.  I really hope you've enjoyed looking back too!

to see the original post ( it works today!) click HERE


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Golden Oldie...

Happy Thursday,

Thank you for all the comments yesterday with support for the card and the events of this week, I will in future post are ideas for those style of cards as ythere does seem to be a demand.

Back to today and another golden oldie but i thought i would go way back to 2013 for this one as It shows how we all move and improve with our crafting!

To see the original post click HERE.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Share your sorrow...

Happy Wednesday,

I haven't shared this card before because I am always a little unsure when sharing cards for sympathy or that sneak of loss as we have all been touched with loss in our lives.  However yesterday as I was driving I heard all the news ( stuck on the M25 which as i'm sure my British Blog family will know all about) regarding the tragedy in Manchester on Monday evening.

This card came straight to my mind and I thought I would share this todays as I feel the sentiment sums up the feelings of so many of my friends, family and extended crafty family at this time.

The sentiment is very simple but I feel that I says what I and hopefully all of you feel about the tragedy ( I rarely share personal comments on the blog but this time I felt it was appropriate I really hope you all agree)

I won't finish today with Enjoy just with the simple sentiment...

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Golden Oldie...

Happy Tuesday,

Another day another golden oldie.  I will be starting with new posts and cards from this weekend so keep your eyes peeled!

Todays golden oldie is from January 2014 and I thought I would share a few projects I made with the same die.  Ive lost the name of this one but it is a tonic die.

These really show my love of a lattice die!