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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Get Ready for Christmas


Hello again, 


I'm running extremely late with this post, this week brought us to a new Challenge for Crafting by Designs, we would love you to join in our Get Ready for Christmas challenge and show us what you are making, we have a lovely sponsor this week All Dressed Up  will be giving the lucky winner $12 gift certificate for their store. 




PRIZE $12 gift certificate for their shop

I have used one of our sponsors super cute digi stamps A Star is Born and in an effort to keep me on track for the number of Christmas cards I need I have made a two of cards with the image, I have gone a little modern with my patterned papers, I fell in love with Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel papers they released last year, welllll, they are purple it was pretty much a given that they would find their way home with me. 


I printed the image twice one is slightly larger than the other, having a plan to use my Kaisercraft Bracket dies on one. Due to the larger size of the Kaisercraft paper pads I didn’t need to hide any paper joins on the C7 (5x7”) card blank, the sentiment came in the paper pad pre die cut. I added some stars die cut and punched from silver glitter paper to finish my card off.


My second card uses some of my scrappy papers from a pad called Home for Christmas, the striped paper was cut already, I cut it in half to make sure that it looks like it covers the whole card front masking the gap with the poinsettia paper, the sentiment was a part of a chalkboard page which I cut out.



This challenge is open until May 29th, and you can add your project by using the Linky tool below. Please be sure to link your project back to us.



What I used:-


2x White 5x7” card blank (12.7cmx17.8cm)

White card for Printing

Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils

Fiskars scalloped edge punch

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel paper pad

Pebbles Home for Christmas paper pad

Silver glitter paper

Wink of Stella on drawn Stars

MFT Stitched inside and out rounded rectangles

CCD Apron lace die

Star Die

Single star shaped hand punch

Bling from stash

Adhesives: Double-sided tape, PVA, Adhesive sheet, Foam Tape



I would like to enter this card in:-


Thank you for looking in….

Have a Wonderful week…

Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

LPoCF #82 Big Bunch


Hello again, 


Today brings us to a new Anything goes Challenge for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we would love to see what you are making, all comers and crafts are welcome, we have one lovely sponsor this fortnight Polkadoodles will be giving the lucky winner a £6.75 voucher for the store.





PRIZE £6.75 voucher



I have used a cute image Big Bunch from Polkadoodles to make a birthday card, I looked through my card sketches I have collected and used one I found on Pinterest, unfortunately the link goes to a private Stampin' Up page you need to log in to see... I have again used 15cm (6") paper pad and covered the gap in the middle with the second piece of design paper I found lurking in my scrap box. 


Here is my card:-



What I used:-

White cardstock
12.6cm x 17.8cm card blank
Dark red, navy and white cardstock
Fancy Rectangle dies
Fiskars Lace border punch
Deep red seam binding
Gems, pearls and lace from my stash
American Crafts dots and stripes paper pad
Heart paper from scraps box
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Lili of the Valley Digi Sentiment tags LINK 
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, Diamond Glaze, Foam dots



I would like to enter this card in:-




Thank you for looking in….

Have a Wonderful week…

Megan


P.S. A Huge Thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Mother's Day

Hello again,


I’m back to share the card I made for my Mum for Mother’s Day, I have gone back to a plain fold card as last year I made a fancy ‘Joy Fold’ card which although pretty, collapsed and couldn’t support its self 😞

I have used a pretty hydrangea stamp which arrived with my magazine subscription to Australian Simply cards, Mum loves the blue/mauve hydrangea flowers and until a large storm butchered and killed our bushes, were grown in the back yard, due to our soil type the flowers were always pink and to get the blue flowers she wanted most required buying ‘blueing tonic’.

This has been the first time I have used my Prismacolor pencils, they  were a Christmas Present from my brother and his craft loving wife two Christmases ago... I will admit being a little scared of them...

After heat embossing, colouring and die cutting the main panel, I decided it was a little flimsy and I die cut an extra piece of stiff card board from a cereal box to help stiffen and straighten it out. One of my papers is very old and treasured; you know the ones you like to collect and look at from time to time but rarely bring yourself to use any… I bought a mixed paper pack from Doodlebug designs when I first bought my Cuttlebug…. Probably 10 years ago or so…

I think this must be a first for me, I’m usually madly making my Mother’s Day card the day before, and this must be a record…. Now just need to find a present…

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White 5x7” 12.6x17.8cm card blank
The Hydrangea set (ASC)
Purple card stock
Prismacolor Water-color pencils (H20 and fine brush)
Kaisercraft ‘Finders Keepers’ paper
Doodlebug designs ‘Lilac Filigree’ and ‘Linen’ petite patterned paper
Fine glitter paper
White cardstock
Wow! Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Kaisercraft Decorative dies nesting square bracket
MFT pierced circle die
MFT stitched scallop circle die
Crafts4U Happy Mother’s/Father’s Day sentiment die
Fiskars border punch ‘Lace’
Buttercup Liquid pearl
Tiny blue brads
White gel ink pen
Black fine line pen
Bling from my stash
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam adhesive, PVA glue, Diamond glaze



I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes May
Southern Girls Challenge Punching above your weight (use punches)
Make My Monday challenge #70 Embossing
Colour Crazy Challenge week 18 Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge May Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge
Creative Craft Cottage #107 Dies and/or Punches

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

P.S a Huge Thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all...