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Sunday, 31 March 2013

two whit and whoo

hubby's card.

Trio of clip boards

 I made these for my 3 eldest grandaughters no1 loves Marilyn Monroe no2 loves sewing. no 3 loves dancing . She  danced in the The Nutcracker at the Theatre Royal Nottingham with the Royal theatre Ballet company

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Demo Cards

It is official I am now a StampinUp demonstrator
This card is for my 1st demo hope everyone likes it ...
I used the Secret Garden and Established Elegance stamp sets +Secret Garden dies for the flowers Framelits labels stamped with En Francais script stamp and  festive paper piercing for the piercing round the large die the card stock used :- is Vanilla , Crumb Cake, flowers and leaves are from Colour collections.
 I am so excited I just love the products everything matching and such lovely stamps

Monday, 18 March 2013

Blue Ties

I got this picture from one of my old parchment craft mags and decided to scan it and print it onto some blue vellum. I inked on the back in white pen behind the ties so they stood out.
I  used my parchment star tool around the edge 
Then I matted onto black card and then  blue card added 2 pieces of ribbon across the centre and some gems. this a very slim card but perfect for the picture.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Liebster Award





Good morning everyone . Today a would like to say a big thank you to Caroline who has nominated me to receive the Liebster Award . It would be nice if you all could pop over to Caroline's blog to see what a great crafter she is .


http://carolinesspicecrafty-bits.blogspot.co.uk/




The Liebster Award is giving to someone who you think is a talented crafted and has less than 200 followers on their blog .


This is to encourage more people to visit them.


The rules !!!


You need to thank the person who has nominated you for the award and post a link back to their blog . Then you can pass the award on to 5 of your blogger friends who you admire and have less than 200 followers . Leave a comment on their blog so they know they have been Nominated .



here are my 5 nominations:-



Zoe Dibavar http://dibavardesigns.blogspot.co.uk

Beth Dawson   http://orchardcrafts.blogspot.co.uk

Lisa Warren  http://me-myself-and-i-crafts.blogspot.co.uk

Sian Hillman   serendipity-cards.blogspot.co.uk

Tania Scott http://manxmade.blogspot.com

I hope you all enjoy your awards fellow crafters and get lots of followers .hugs Carol.xxx

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Thank You

A couple of thank you cards
No 1 :-the blossom is from my beautiful  "Easter Blossoms " from Stampin Up I used distress markers :-Shabby Shutters & Barn Door brushed the colour on to the stamp with the brush end of the marker then I gently breathed on it and stamped 1st generation and 2nd . I repeated this on the tag. the bookplate is from "Tim Holtz movers and shapers" tag & bookplates  added pearls  I stamped thank you onto tag the butterflies are Cheery Lyn dies
the second card I used "Poppy" die from Memory Box . I placed the die on cream card stock and cut out shape I placed red card behind ...the side is a Stampin Up Edgelits die and I used a stamp from my set of Hampstead "A Warm Welcome" which just matched the die,  added a thank you sentiment from my stash

Happy Birthday

Its my dear friend Dawn's birthday this week so I made her this card. and matching enveloper 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Wellington Bear Hanger

made this for my grandson am entering it into Rosie and Rhedd's challenge "Anything Goes"

One Happy Mummy

I feel so special today a big thank you to my family.xxx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Origami gift boxes


I just love these boxes made fro 12 x 12 patterned paper and decorated with flowers etc. instructions for these are on You Tube just type in Origami box 1 by Christina Griffiths there are 2 parts one for box and one for lid  I am entering this into Rhedd and Rosies challenge "Anything Goes" 
rheddand rosiesblogspot.co.uk

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Roses with Love

Mothers Day

another make with the tulip stamp....

Bunches of Tulips




Card made using  Tulip stamp free with no 9 Creative Stamping Magazine
I used the resist stamp effect pg 26 a great idea.
I stamped four images in each corner to create a background 
then using a white wax crayon I coloured the flower heads then I used ink to distress using kitchen roll to buff off the colour you end up with a two toned tulip
I diecut 2 pieces of white card using the Stampin Up Framelits Labels stamped my tulips using the same method added some faux stitches with a black fine liner and the sentiment from the same set.


Friday, 1 March 2013

Take Two

 I saw this in the Creative Stamping issue 9 ...I used the butterfly stamp free with the Magazine.
used distress ink (it gives the effect of watercolour ) then I did trails using my liner pen added ribbon on corners then a heart embellishment and the stamped butterfly cut out
 The top one I stamped my own background with a little flower stamp from my stash .... the bottom one I matted and layered on some crafters companion papers I  got free from a magazine then kanban card embossed with a sizzix folder butterflies n swirls

Splendour in the grass

Make no 2 Double Pocket Card  from David Young's craft class at "Cutting Edge"..I  used the Graphic 45 12 x 12 papers to decorate .. how to make card :-

The card is made by using a 12 x 12 double sided card stock folded into quarters then cut down to 11" across and 10" inches

From Paris with Love