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Sunday, 20 May 2018

LPoCF #82 Big Bunch

Hello again, 

Today brings us to a new Anything goes Challenge for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we would love to see what you are making, all comers and crafts are welcome, we have one lovely sponsor this fortnight Polkadoodles will be giving the lucky winner a £6.75 voucher for the store.

PRIZE £6.75 voucher

I have used a cute image Big Bunch from Polkadoodles to make a birthday card, I looked through my card sketches I have collected and used one I found on Pinterest, unfortunately the link goes to a private Stampin' Up page you need to log in to see... I have again used 15cm (6") paper pad and covered the gap in the middle with the second piece of design paper I found lurking in my scrap box. 

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White cardstock
12.6cm x 17.8cm card blank
Dark red, navy and white cardstock
Fancy Rectangle dies
Fiskars Lace border punch
Deep red seam binding
Gems, pearls and lace from my stash
American Crafts dots and stripes paper pad
Heart paper from scraps box
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Lili of the Valley Digi Sentiment tags LINK 
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, Diamond Glaze, Foam dots

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in….

Have a Wonderful week…


P.S. A Huge Thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Mother's Day

Hello again,

I’m back to share the card I made for my Mum for Mother’s Day, I have gone back to a plain fold card as last year I made a fancy ‘Joy Fold’ card which although pretty, collapsed and couldn’t support its self 😞

I have used a pretty hydrangea stamp which arrived with my magazine subscription to Australian Simply cards, Mum loves the blue/mauve hydrangea flowers and until a large storm butchered and killed our bushes, were grown in the back yard, due to our soil type the flowers were always pink and to get the blue flowers she wanted most required buying ‘blueing tonic’.

This has been the first time I have used my Prismacolor pencils, they  were a Christmas Present from my brother and his craft loving wife two Christmases ago... I will admit being a little scared of them...

After heat embossing, colouring and die cutting the main panel, I decided it was a little flimsy and I die cut an extra piece of stiff card board from a cereal box to help stiffen and straighten it out. One of my papers is very old and treasured; you know the ones you like to collect and look at from time to time but rarely bring yourself to use any… I bought a mixed paper pack from Doodlebug designs when I first bought my Cuttlebug…. Probably 10 years ago or so…

I think this must be a first for me, I’m usually madly making my Mother’s Day card the day before, and this must be a record…. Now just need to find a present…

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 5x7” 12.6x17.8cm card blank
The Hydrangea set (ASC)
Purple card stock
Prismacolor Water-color pencils (H20 and fine brush)
Kaisercraft ‘Finders Keepers’ paper
Doodlebug designs ‘Lilac Filigree’ and ‘Linen’ petite patterned paper
Fine glitter paper
White cardstock
Wow! Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Kaisercraft Decorative dies nesting square bracket
MFT pierced circle die
MFT stitched scallop circle die
Crafts4U Happy Mother’s/Father’s Day sentiment die
Fiskars border punch ‘Lace’
Buttercup Liquid pearl
Tiny blue brads
White gel ink pen
Black fine line pen
Bling from my stash
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam adhesive, PVA glue, Diamond glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes May
Southern Girls Challenge Punching above your weight (use punches)
Make My Monday challenge #70 Embossing
Colour Crazy Challenge week 18 Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge May Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge
Creative Craft Cottage #107 Dies and/or Punches

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week....

P.S a Huge Thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all...

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Merry and Bright

Hello again,

Well I have actually found the time to make a Christmas card for Rudolph's Day this month, I printed several images from Digital Stamp Boutique, rather larger than normal, leaving me to fussy cut them out to make my cards, here is the first a little elephant from the set Christmas Edwin and Hetty. Coloured with Derwent pencils, with some fairy krystal glitter paint on her hat and the stocking top.

 I will admit that the glitter X-Press-it tape his hiding a join, using a 15cm (6") paper pad does sometimes have its draw backs when making larger cards, I added a large sentiment from MFT Hand lettered Christmas in Versa Color Cardinal ink, which looks much brighter in person than it appears in the photo, heat embossed it with clear powder adding the Kaisercraft Christmas Tree and some star sequins and gems from my stash to finish.

What I used:-
White 12.6x17.8 cm (5x7") card blank
AC Card stock (not sure what colour exactly)
White cardstock
Faber-Castell and Derwent coloured pencils
MFT Gingham patterned paper
MFT Hand Lettered Christmas stamp
MFT Stitched inner/outer square die
Cardinal Versa Color ink
Christmas Edwin and Hetty Digi Stamp Digital Stamp Boutique
X-Press-it Glitter tape
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies Christmas Trees
Scrap of green paper
Fairy Krystal glitter paint
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Diamond Glaze and Foam dots

I would like to enter this card in:-
Rudolph's Day with Scrappy Mo
ABC Christmas Challenge H is for Hat I is for Ice
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge #87 Feature a Creature 
The Merry Christmas Challenge Optional- Banners
12 Months of Christmas Link up Optional- Feline Festive

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful weekend...

P.S. A huge thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!