Sunday, 28 August 2016

Gift Bag

This time I have decorated a gift bag. 

My stamped Tilda from Magnolia has been coloured with promarkers and I paper pieced her dress and hair bow.  My papers are from my scrap box.  The sparkly border strip was made by attaching d/s tape to the edges and adding glitter.  I then attached some sparkly ric rac ribbon.  A sparkly die cut doily was placed behind Tilda who was also cut out and layered with die cuts.  At the bottom I placed a message envelope and some gem hearts.  Last but not least, I tied a lace bow to the handle.


Midweek Magnolia (145) - Anything But A Card
In The Pink (101) - Make It Sparkle
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes
Allsorts (378) - Use At Least 2 Dies

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A quick little Christmas card to show you today.  My panel is made by embossing the sides of white card and layering with silver mirri. I then attached some bubble stickers before sticking it all to my red base card.  To finish I added a pee-off sentiment.
Winter Wonderland - A Little Birdie Told Me
Digi Designs - Something With Wings
Sketch Saturday (427) - Sketch
Less Is More (291) - Sticker, Label or Peel-Off
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Floral Fold-Back Card

Today I have a fold-back floral card to show you.  My Bugaboo image has been coloured with promarkers and layered using a scallop die.  The floral die cut panel was a magazine freebie.  The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat (no longer available).  I made a tag using a Stampin Up stamp and a brad.  A few gems finish it off.
Stella Says Sketch (412) - Sketch
Allsorts (377) - Fabulous Florals
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - It's Hip To Be Square
Digital Delights (13) - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles (34) - Something Beginning With 'F' (Flowers/Fancy Fold)
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

CAS - Tropical

Right, well, what can I say...

The idea was good but unfortunately this is heading straight to the bin!!! I tried to do a colour wash using distress ink but my card warped terribly.  Too much water methinks!  Once I had ruined the card I thought I might as well do what was in my head so I over stamped a tropical fish and coloured bits with a promarker.  I then stamped the sentiment (both stamps were magazine freebies).  Lastly I painted iridescent Twinkling H2o's over the fish and flower to give them some shimmer.


M.A.W.T.T. (27) - CAS
Polkadoodles (33) - Anything Goes
Less Is More (290) - Exotic
Simon Says (Monday) - Go Fish
Digi Choosday (34) - Anything Goes

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EDITED TO SAY:  The card has been saved thanks to Sarah advising me to run it through the big shot (see comments) and I am happy to say "IT WORKED!!!".

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Sister Is...

This is the card I made for my granddaughter Megan when her baby sister Sapphire was born.  Inside it says "Congratulations On Being Promoted To BIG Sister" which I thought was very appropriate as Megan is now 13 years old.

To start I die cut my card base and backing paper which is from Pink Petticoat (now closed down).  My digi stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil and has been coloured with promarkers and then die cut.  I went around the edge with a pen so it would stand out a bit.  The sentiment has been stamped, die cut and edged using a pen.  Finally I added some paper flowers and placed gems in the centres.


Mo's Digital Pencil (266) - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (439) - Kiddies/Babies
Passion For Promarkers (360) - Make It Digital
I Love Promarkers (316) - Use A Die Cut

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016


A nice quick Christmas card this time featuring a digi stamp from Bugaboo which I have coloured with promarkers and added glitter glue.  The background papers are from Nitwits.  The ribbon and sparkly snowflakes are from my stash.


ABC - N is for Noel
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick Layout
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Make For The Border

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A Trio Of Butterflies

Here are three cards I made from some old magazine freebies.  All are simply layered with glitter and card candi added.  That's it!


Allsorts (376) - Butterflies
Incy Wincy - Get Well/Sympathy
Digi Choosday (33) - Anything Goes
Fab 'N' Funky (316) - Anything Goes

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A Blast From The Past...

Here is a card I made quite a while ago for a friend.  The base card is a three-fold aperture card that I had left over from my cross stitching days.  I placed a photo of a cottage garden behind the aperture and edged it with peel offs.  Next I decoupaged the lady gardener and elements, these all being from Jolly Nation (how many of you remember them?).  I finished it off with more peel offs.


Daring Cardmakers - Window/Aperture With A View
Simon Says (Monday) - Summer Fun
The Paper Shelter (260) - Birthday Wishes

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Back To School

Today I have made a card using a sweet stamp from LOTV which I have coloured with promarkers.  The alphabet background paper is an old scrap I found in the scrapbox which I thought was ideal for this 'back to school' card.  The ribbon down the border panel is from Crafty Ribbons and the die cut bicycle was a magazine freebie.  The little chalkboard peg is from Lidl and I wrote on it with a Sakura gel pen.  The ABC stickers are from my stash.


C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (438) - Dressing Up
Poladoodles (32) - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (359) - For The Boys
Crafty Sentiments - Back To School
Crafty Creations (322) - Words/Letters On The Background

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Edwin In Miami

Just recently I was lucky enough to win some Magnolia stamps and this is one of them.  I have coloured him with promarkers.  I have layered up my base card using cardstock and a paper which I love from Poundland.  The beach image is an old one I found in my scrapbox.  The stamped sentiment is a magazine freebie and the shell/starfish buttons are from my stash.


Marvelous Magnolias - Holidays
Midweek Magnolias (144) - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (358) - Hip To Be Square
I Love Promarkers (315) - Birthday

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