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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 42

A great set of colours in the form of a photograph to work with this week. A great selection of shades for autumn into winter. 
Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card for Emily and Jack as they move into their new home in Beeston, Nottingham:

I went with the shape of the photo as well as some of the colours. This is the prompt photo:

I used
Patterned papers for paper piecing - Crate Paper
Tag - Prima Marketing
Stamp - Woodware - Tall House
Ribbon - Seam binding - Stampin' Up
Chalk Inks
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 20 October 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 41

We have a 'Sketch Prompt' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:

A congratulatory card for my snail sketching son Andrew, he had just been accepted for a research post at the University of Sussex. All the best with your job and your studies Andrew.

Here is the sketch: {Pinterest pin}

  I used the snail from a pack of Basic Grey Lemonade Woolies I picked up in the Papermaze sale.

Patterned papers and tag stickers are Doodlebug Designs
orange button
chalk ink.

I was hoping to add my Christmas card but there will be a delay as somehow my DH managed to place an open distress ink, face down on top of the finished card - shame I hadn't taken a photo first. He was trying to help me with the unpacking of my craft stuff!!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Birthday Surprise!

I was looking for something a bit different for a birthday card for my mother's 80th birthday today. I downloaded the workshop and templates for this card from Etsy, It was designed by Helen Allen.

Here are a few photographs and a video clip to show how it works.

This is the outside of the envelope folder
Here is the back of the envelope folder
Here is what happens when the envelope is opened:


Here is the inside of the envelope folder with the greeting

This is what the top and bottom of the cube looks like

side one of the cube
second side of the cube with Mum's birthday date

Third side with another big 80
The fourth side with 'Mum' and hearts

The elastic inside to make the box pop open!
To make this card I used
Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned papers, Alphabet Stickers and Element Stickers - Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry Collection
Alphabet Stickers - Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers
Elastic Band
Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls

I gave it to Mum at The Ritz where we had afternoon tea to celebrate her day - the card really did surprise her!


Thanks for looking - off to The Ritz now for Mum's 80th birthday afternoon tea party!
Lynn x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Another Blue and Silver Card

Another card I made for the Scrapology Blue and Silver Christmas Card challenge. I had made a birthday and Christmas card in the same style for the 52 week card challenge, so thought I would make another in blue and silver.

I used:
Mixed metallic and patterned papers
Bazzill cardstock
Flat-backed gems
Cricut and the Birthday Bash Cartridge
Punch - Martha Stewart
3D foam pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Silver and Blue for Christmas for Scrapology

The Scrapology Card challenge has been announced today for the month of October (it runs until 15th November).

Paula from Crafts U Love is challenging us all to make a Christmas card using Silver and Blue.

This is mine:

I used patterned paper from an old K and Company 6 x 6" paper pad
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Sugarcoated by Doodlebug Designs Inc. & Miri Card
Dies - Hero Arts (leaves), WPlus9 (letters) and Sue Wilson (Festive Collection Classic and Filigree Poinsettia)

Please go over to the Scrapology blog to read more about the challenge.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 13 October 2014

52 Card Challenge & Christmas Cracker 2014 - Week 40 - Say What?!

We have a photo prompt challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

This week's prompt is called "Say what?!" {Pinterest pin}

The focus is on words and making your greeting or sentiment stand out in some way - I used my Cricut Explore and the Word Collage cartridge. With the drawing facility I created my background papers. 
Here is my first card:

I used a fine pen and the stitching related words together with Basic Grey's Lucille collection of papers and embellishment stickers. I added lace, seam binding ribbon, buttons and pins.

Then onto my Christmas card using the same Cricut cartridge.

I used a thicker metallic pen in the Cricut this time. I added organza ribbon and some glittered chipboard pieces I have had in my stash for years!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers - Week 39

Back with a Christmas Card for week 39 of the challenge. We had a dip in the 'Prompt Jar' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my card, I made a Christmas version of the birthday card I showed you yesterday:

and the inspiration again:

I used:
Patterned papers - Sizzix and Doodlebug Design inc.
Cardstock - Bazzill
Punch - Martha Stewart
Cricut - Birthday Bash Cartridge
3 D Foam Pads
Peel Off
Flat-backed gems

Thanks for looking
Lynn x