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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Chester Merry Christmas

Hello again,

I have resurfaced from the depths of pain and am feeling well enough to be back at the computer (back to my tolerance level of pain) 

Okay so this month (yes I know it’s almost over) I have been really slack on making my Christmas cards and now have only two days left to get them done, so this one has been sitting semi assembled on my piles of mess otherwise known as a desk. :-)

My neighbour’s two sons are too old for us to choose presents for and their Mum would rather us not buy a Chocolate filled stocking, so cards with cash are the order of the day.

This is my second double ‘z’ card and I have cut a slit and pocket in the back of the card to poke some cash in closer to Christmas, doing this slit caused no problems at all (not) I have created some very large scraps ;-)

Earlier this year I was a lucky winner over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I got to choose some digi stamps, I’m partial to cute monkeys and little Chester found over at LMMS really is a little cutie.

Here is my card:-

now that the card is finished I have just realised how hard it is going to be to write inside it... never mind a slip of paper can be slid and glued in place... 

What I used:-
White 14cm square card blank
Rouge AC cardstock
Echo Park Recollections Paper ‘Holiday Ornaments’
Faber-Castell Pencils
White cardstock (printer)
Memory Box die Sweet Candy Canes
Cottage cutz mini holly berry die
MFT Pierced Square dies
Scalloped rectangle die
Red bling from stash
Scrap red striped and green cardstock
Clearly Besotted Sweet little Sentiments stamps
Create with TLC sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
White glitter
Adhesives: PVA glue, double-sided and foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-

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Thank you for the get well wishes...
Have a great week...

P.S. A great big THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a kind message, I truly appreciate them all... 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Coffee o'clock

Hello again,

Time for a second post today for another card for our family history friend, who loves coffee! and takes it to the local family history centre at the Latter Day Saint Church, (she is an assistant with the family history centre and is not a member of the church.) 

I had this wonderful image from Paulette over at Create with TLC and a collection of Coffee quotations collected from purchases and freebies. 

I usually stick to original image colours and this time decided to change colours and just press print, I'm sure I chose red on screen but it came out much darker than anticipated, so not having much in the way of coffee themed papers and having a very deep red (read burgundy) I reached for my Christmas paper pad! 

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 5" x 7" card blank
Printed image from Create with TLC
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Kaisercraft 'Yuletide' Paper 
Prima Botanical Collection
Brown and deep red cardstock
KindyGlitz Crystalina glitter glue
Fiskars Daisy Dew border punch
MFT Framing Flourishes
Memory box dies Coffee Bean collection
Memory box die Coffee on the go
Couture Creations Nesting Rectangle die
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, adhesive sheet and PVA glue

I would like to enter this card in:-
Anything goes with a Create with TLC element #2
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned Paper Challenge anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #40 Anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #114 
Polkadoodles Challenge week 32 Anything goes
another new to me challenge
Sisters of Craft: August Anything goes

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have a fabulous week...

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Waiting for Mum

Hello again,

Today I am sharing another card made with a cover gift from one of our Australian card making magazines, this came with Australian Papercraft Essentials issue 51, one of our family history friends is soon to celebrate her birthday and has a lovely rescue dog. I was asked to make a card with a dog on it and this is what I ended up making...

Here's my card:-

and from the inside 

What I used:-
White 10.5 x 14.7cm card blank
Kaisercraft 'Blue Bay' Paper and Collectables sets (all scrappy bits from previous projects- including the 'waste' from the edge)
Australian Papercraft Essentials cover gift
Rich Cocoa Colorbox ink
Memento Tuxedo black ink pad
sentiment stamp from Penny Blacks Snippets set
Flowers with rhinestones from stash (read really old stash)
MFT fresh cut grass die
Memory box Twisty stalk die
Scraps of brown and cream papers
Fiskars corner rounder punch
Pink & Red pencils
Adhesives:- double sided tape, PVA glue and foam tape
Stanley knife, steel ruler, craft mat & fussy cutting scissors

I would like to enter this card in:-
Snippets Playground week #243 Must use snippets
Lil Patch of crafty Friends #40 Anything goes
Craft your Passion #325 Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore use a digi or stamp 
613 Avenue Create #188 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge August
and a new to me challenge
Sisterhood of snarky Stampers H is for Hound

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!