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Monday, 27 July 2015


Hi everyone - what an awfully wet day it has been today.
Here are a set of ATC's I made for a swap over on Facebook - the theme was use newsprint.
I embossed my ATC's using an embossing folder and inked over the embossing.
Die cut the daisy & leaves from neswprint & carefully inked these.
Ripped some strips of newsprint, inked the edges, then matted these onto the ATC's.
Die cut some tags from some Kraft card, inked around the edges with Inka Gold. Threaded some twine through the tags then arranged all the elements onto the ATC's.
Added some butterflies.
Hope you like them
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in :
Dream Valley Challenges -  embossing wet or dry

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Blue Themed Tag

This was a theme over on Oak House Studio Facebook page - to use their products with a blue theme.
I used Clematis Corner & English Garden Words stamps. Stamped the flowers with Yummy Chocolate ink & the script with Slate Grey ink.
Stamped the script onto the tag first. Stamped out the flower onto white card, stamped onto copy paper - cut this out to use as a mask. Covered the one on the card with the copy paper one & stamped the script. Stamped another flower onto white card, coloured & cut out. Decoupaged this onto the first image. Stamped coloured & cut out again.
Placed the script with the flower onto the tag & placed the other flower to match.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Tri-fold shutter cards

Hi everyone - well a much better day today weatherwise, the sun has been shining and it was a tad warmer.
There is a challenge over on a Facebook crafty page to make a tri-fold card. I have never made one of these so decided to give it a go!
There is a great tut on YouTube here.
I picked the card for the card base, cut it out as per the instructions. Cut some patterned paper & matted these to the panels.
Picked out some stamps & stamped with black Archival onto the base card. Stamped again so I could decoupage elements of the stamps. Coloured using Inktense pencils.
Matted these onto the centre panels.
I enjoyed making this card & it wasn't as hard to make as I thought it would be.
I also found a tut for a cute mini tri-fold card here.
Here is a pic of the one I made.

It is owl themed as that was the theme for a challenge - an owl themed birthday card.
Here is a pic showing the difference in size between the two.

Hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Friday, 24 July 2015

Cold enough for Christmas....

Another post!
Well it has been dull & cold enough to be thinking about Christmas today so thought I would make a start on Christmas cards! Also ther is a challenge on a Facebook page to make a Christmas card but no red or green to be used.

It is another Sillhouette make - found this lovely shaped card. Which I cut out of white card.
The patterned paper was a freebie from a magazine. Cut the words from white card & matted silver mirri. Finished off with a silver ribbon tied into a bow.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - use patterned paper
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas in July
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes

Birthday card, envelope & purse

Hi everyone! Where has the summer gone - it's like autumn here today.
I can post this now as it has been received.
I made this for James' partner, Charlotte.
I had found the card I wanted to make in my Sillhouette library.
I started out with some Kraft card, ran it through my Sillhouette. Picked out the patterned papers I wanted to use & ran these through as well.
Assembled the card & added a little twine at the top of the card.
I made the envelope using my We R Memory Keepers envelope maker - so easy. I can now make envelopes for any size card.

I also made this little purse/money wallet to put her some money in. Again I found just what I wanted in the Sillhouette store. Used the Kraft card again, some lovely patterned paper, ribbon & finished off with a brad for the fastener.

Hope you like my makes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
CH patterned paper challenge - use patterned paper

Friday, 3 July 2015

DT post for Creative Artiste

Hi everyone! It's the first Friday of the month so it must be time for a new challenge over on Creative Artiste Challenge Blog. 
This months sponsors are Jiggery Makery & Oddball Art. The image I have chosen to work with this image from Oddball Art - Kawaii Valentine Giraffe.
The theme this month is use texture & spray mists.
Here is the colour theme :

I know the image is called valentine giraffe but I thought it would make a good room sign.
I printed off the image then ran it through my Grand Calibur using an embossing folder to give the giraffe some texture.
I went over the image using distress inks, then coloured the hearts using Inktense pencils.
I Cut out the image.
For the background I sprayed Brusho's over some watercolour paper.
Die cut the letters.
Matted the watercolour background onto some card, adhered the giraffe with foam pads. Added some metal eyelets at the corners. Drew some faux stitching around the edges. Added a metal heart charm & the letters.
Hope you like him!
Pop over to Creative Artiste Blog, have a look at the other DT's makes & give it a go - you might win a prize! You have a month to enter - go on, you know you want to!

I have entered this in:
Crafting With An Attitude - anything goes (closes 15/7)
Create and Inspire  - anything goes ( closes 13/7)