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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

SIMPLY DOES IT

      
      Well very nearly the end of November, will soon be Christmas. Have you done your shopping yet and made your cards. Most of my cards are done and I have managed about half of my pressie shopping. We are a large family so lots to get. Just wish my dear husband would give me some idea of what he might like for his pressie. Not a clue at the moment. My daughter is doing the big family get together this year so that eases the workload a little, we do love Christmas. 
      
         Anyway I have just completed my card for this month's challenge at Claritystamps, the theme has been CLEAN and SIMPLE. I quite like this style of card although I do love embellishments so had to hold back a bit. I had a few ideas but finally settled on the one I am sharing with you here. 

        I started by blending three colours of distress ink over a piece of card. 


      Next I stamped the single Funky Flower twice over the blended colours. The stalk was not as long as I wanted so I used a Black micron pen to extend it a little.  I also heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder so that it stood out well. Also meant I could use my pro-markers to colour it.

    
       I also stamped some script randomly over the card with second generation ink, just to give a little bit of interest to the background. Then coloured in the flower heads. 






  

                                         
        Before  mounting the image onto some black card I added a small piece of black ribbon across the stems.  A final sentiment finished the card.


  
         I think this fits the challenge theme ok and I hope you like it. Back to finishing those Christmas cards now and if you have time please leave a comment. Thank-you.  xx

Friday, 13 November 2015

BLACK and ORANGE


  Just a very quick post today as I have left this card very late. I want to enter it into the challenge at Sweet Lilac Flowers which is Orange and Black. I had not got many orange flowers but hope these will fit the brief.   So just a few photos today but the design does not need any explanation really. 



                              




                         

                                         


                           


                        Thanks for visiting. xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

FAIRY HOUSE


      I have recently visited the NEC for the Hobbycrafts show. It was a brilliant day if very tiring, so many wonderful ideas. I usually go with both my daughters and my granddaughter, we all have different interests but manage to fit time in for everyone. Heather, my granddaughter and I spotted Debbi Moore demoing book folding so we were keen to have a look. Amazing to see the results and I was very keen to try it out. So invested in a pattern book from her stand. Below is the result of my first attempt. I obviously cannot share this pattern with you as it is copyrighted but pay her website a visit and there are many to choose from. Debbi Moore
       It was difficult to destroy a book to begin with but there are so many in the Charity shops it is a lovely way to re-cycle them. Plus making a small donation to a charity.


 

     Next project is a Christmas tree, I have got several books ready to transform. I have a great niece who loves my sparkly cards apparently, so I reckon she will love this.  Hope you do too. xx