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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Peaceful Poinsettias

Hello again,

Another catch-up post for my quota of Christmas cards for the year, I dug out my older Marianne Design Dies Poinsettias, layering them up with my newer larger Poinsettia dies, also from Marianne Design. I grabbed a few little flowers from my stash to finish off the card, which could have been a little better placed as they ended up in a row… never mind we are our own harshest critics…

Here is my card:-

Not sure whether bad photography or poor lighting, the ribbon and flowers are almost the same colour in real life...

What I used:-
5” x 7” white card blank
AC Vanilla Cardstock
My Minds Eye Collectable ‘remarkable “smile” grin paper’
Gold Paper scraps from my stash
Kaisercraft ‘Yuletide’ Paper
25mm ribbon
MFT die Leaf filled flourish medium
Memory Box die Sketchbook Peace
Poppystamps die Garden Sprig
Fiskars Corner Punch
Marianne Creatables –Poinsettia with veins and mini Poinsettia
White paper flowers from stash
Clear sequins from stash
Flower sequins from stash

I would like to enter this card in:-

Before I leave you today I thought I'd show you one of the flowers in my garden, it is a New South Wales Waratah and the floral emblem of our state, these two images are from the same bush (called Shady Lady) one is only just beginning to open (taken from above) and the other is already open, attracting nectar feeding birds to feast...

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Have a wonderful week...

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Santa Claus is Coming

Hello again,

I’ve been bad again this month, I’ve not remembered to keep up with my Christmas cards so again we reach the final week of the month and I need to post at least two cards for the month, so here goes…

I bought a basic set of colours of Dylusions spray inks which have basically sat doing not very much since purchase, I decided to dig out one of my MFT stencils and have a play, in future I think this had better be done inside a cardboard box spray booth or outside… read messy. I bought my first direct from company stamps from My Favorite Things late last month which I have been unable to find here locally and decided to get them inky too.

Here’s my card:-

What I used:-
White 14cm square card blank
Various black scrap papers
White cardstock
AC Cabbage cardstock
MFT Jingle all the Way Stamps and die
MFT Greeting tags Stamps
MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags dies
Generic metallic red cardstock
Colorbox inkpad Ruby
Kaisercraft nesting Stars dies
Wplus9 hand lettered holiday die
Dylusions Cut grass ink spray
Faber-Castell, Lyra and Derwent Pencils
At you Spica clear pen
Enamel dots unknown brand
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, adhesive sheet and foam tape

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Have a wonderful week

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A slice of Summer

Hello again,

Today I am sharing a card made for my niece’s birthday later this month, it is already on its way in a parcel full of Lego as requested and not 'girls' Lego either! She spent a lot of time playing with her Dad’s old Lego when she last visited us in NSW and took it all home with her, she told us she didn’t have any and she really really liked it! 

Some other things she really really likes is pineapples and watermelons so much so that at her Mum’s she has all pineapple “stuff” and at her Dad’s when they decorated her new bedroom she got all watermelon “stuff like pillows, a mat and even a doona cover!”

That made things easy to decide she got Lego and her birthday card from my parents was to be a watermelon card, I made my card earlier this year using one of From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month images, Faith (From the Heart Stamps owner and designer) is very unwell at the moment and is having treatment for a brain tumour, Please keep Faith in your thoughts and Prayers.

This is probably the easiest card I've made in a long time, four circle dies, adhesive tape and sheets, a flag and a few punched hearts cut in two.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White card blank
Dark green cardstock
Cabbage AC cardstock
Tomato AC cardstock
White cardstock
Black scrap card
Diamond Glaze on the Pips
Heart punch
Wooden ladybug (ladybird on the pack)
MFT Pierced Fishtail flags
MFT Penguins in Paradise stamp
Nesting circle dies Lifestyle crafts
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Black fine line pen
Adhesives:- Diamond glaze and double-sided tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
Snippets Playground week 247 must use snippets
Come and get it Lots of Layers 
Naughty or Nice #31 Challenge food or drink

Many thanks for looking in...
Have a great 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!