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Monday, 27 June 2016

Merry Christmas to Ewe

Hello again,
Well this week brings Rudolph Day with Scrappy Mo, also a host of other Christmas themed Challenges which I have rolled into one card....

Here’s my card:-



What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank
Ancient DCWV Design Paper
Pink scrap
White card
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Sprinkled Sugar and Tickled pink Stickles
Pink enameled brad
Wplus9 Stamp and Die set ‘Hand lettered Holiday’
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Orchid Pastel Colorbox ink pad (inked the Merry die cut all over)

Adhesives:- Double sided tape, P.V.A. Glue & Foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
12 Months of Christmas: optional challenge of Silver and Gold or Anything goes 
Glory of Christmas challenge would like to see stars 
(I hope just 2 is okay)
Sparkles Christmas challenge is to use two dies 
(Merry and stitched rectangle die)
Polka doodles challenge this week is to use a die cut
Snippets Playground week 235 Anything goes


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

P.S. A huge thank you for well wishes I hope that the Pain clinic has answers, when I head back...

P.P.S Thank you to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave a message I truly appreciate them all!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Ice-Cream

Hello again,

Well I have left this months stamp of the month challenge over at From the Heart Stamps until the last few days again, my best intentions getting side tracked again this month. I have used the very handy From the Heart Stamps sketchy challenge this week which you can see here. If you feel like joining in this challenge you can buy the image here or if you buy $10 of Faiths other digi stamps you can enter SCREAM in the voucher code box and receive the image free, as a progressive challenge if you enter this month you will receive the following months image free.

I even managed to play both the sketch and the twist to make it sparkle!

By the way you have all been very busy over the last week, I have been unwell and had my first visit to a pain clinic while I've been gone.

Here's my card:-




What I used:-
From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
White card stock folded to 17.5cm x 11.5cm
White cardstock
Echo Park Dots and Stripes 8” paper
Pink striped paper from stash
Glittered enamel stickers from Francheville
MFT pierced circle dies
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Black fine line pen
Micro Beads
Tickled Pink Stickles
Aqua and Red Kindy Glitz
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Adhesives:- Double-Sided Tape, Foam tape & Aquadhere

I would like to enter this card in:-

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

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Cupcake anyone?

Hello again,
I was asked to create a card for a friend’s grand-daughter who loves to cook. Not having much in the way of cooking stamps or images I grabbed my dies and created this card:-




What I used:-
White 14.8cm x 10.5cm card blank
Red card from generic card stack
Freebie paper from magazine
White, pink, red and blue card from my scrap bags
White glitter card
Lawn Fawn sequins
Black fine-line pen
Magazine cover gift stamp
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting lace circle die
MFT Pierced fishtail flags die
Marianne Design Creatables Cupcake die
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape & PVA glue

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in…
Have a great week…

Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the kind and lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all :-)

Monday, 13 June 2016

Box Card Tutorial

Hello again, 


I made my first ever box card last month for Mothers Day, the lovely Christina from Memories Crafter asked if I would make a tutorial for making the box card, I finally got an idea in my head as what to do with the card I make so here goes, but remember this one is very new to me and I’m not an expert!

This card will fold flat for postage and fit comfortably in a 13.4cm x 18.4cm envelope (or a 5x7”) 

my apologies for the photos, the winter sun or lack decent sunlight of made the flash go off for most of the photos

I have used a 12” piece of cardstock to make this card:

1. Measure and cut cardstock to 17cm by 29cm (on reverse side)

    2. Mark your cardstock at 6,12,18 and 24cm(for the sides) 26cm (tab) 27.5cm and 29cm will create the struts (all marks done on reverse of cardstock, but I doubt I need to remind anyone that)

   3. Measure and mark card stock at 9cm from two opposite corners (short side) 


    5. Cut along the 26cm mark, saving and cutting the two narrow strips
   CUT all the vertical lines to the 9cm mark using your preferred tool (I use Stanley Knife and steel ruler)



   6. SCORE lines all remaining lines at 9cm across three sections (12, 18cm and 24cm marks) the first section becomes the upright/back of the card, for the struts measure 1.5cm from each end and score across creating 'U' shape pieces


   7. Erase any pencil lines and fold the box into shape, folding down the flaps and overlapping the tab. 
    
     I find it easier to work with whilst it can still lay flat against my matt gluing/adhering together towards the end.



Side/flap panels
Using your chosen paper or card measure and cut layers
For the layers I have allowed 3mm border between layers (all the way around) 
Cut, layer and adhere each piece to the box card

Sides 1st layer 8.4cm x 5.4cm cut THREE
               2nd layer (pattern) 7.8cm x 4.8cm cut THREE
Back  1st layer 16.4cm x 5.4cm cut ONE
               2nd layer (pattern) 15.8cm x 4.8cm cut ONE


(okay you don’t really have to decorate the panel at the back of the box card, you may prefer a plain writing surface here, but I’m fussy and like the back to match all the sides and choose to write on the underside of the flaps)

Inside Flaps 1st layer 7.4cm x 5.4cm cut THREE
               2nd layer (pattern) 6.8cm x 4.8cm cut THREE


 Now form into box and adhere closed using the tab, the tab can be left full length or cut off where the flaps start, adhered to the inside or outside which ever you prefer…

The two little struts can now be inserted into the top of the box, gluing the tabs to the sides of the box, with the edge flush with the top of the box. 













Decorate your card as desired, attach narrow strips of acetate to the struts inside the box to create the illusion that objects are floating or flying in the air.


 I have chosen to make my card into a Christmas card which you can see below...

Here's my finished card:-





What I used:-
Mama Elephant Reindeer Games Stamps and Dies
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Couture Creations tiny flat back gems (collars)
Marianne Design Horizon Big City
Marianne Design Horizon Village
Memory Box Tilda Swirl (Small)
Grey, gold and yellow cardstock
Scrap of twinkling lights paper 
‘Ticket’ from Doodlebug Designs
Sentiment stamp Lili of the Valley Circular Christmas Sentiments (set 5)
Christmas tree stamp and die from Hero Arts and Sizzix Reindeer and trees set
Tuxedo Black and colorbox green ink pads
Fine gold string from stash
Adhesives:- Diamond Glaze, Double-sided tape, glue dots and invisible tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
A Beautiful Mess #3 Anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge L is for... lights, layers and little reindeer (maybe I'm being a little cheeky with those)

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

P.S. Thank you to those who made it all the way through my first tutorial and a Huge thank you to all the kind and lovely ladies who leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all :-)



Sunday, 12 June 2016

Camellia

Hello again,

Today I am sharing my card made using the inspiration and colour board over at MHK Designs Challenge, I have used a mix of the two some of the colour inspiration and the flower from the photo, you can see the board below.

This has been sitting on my desk for over a week while I decided just how to finish it off...

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White card blank 10.5cm x 14.8cm
TLC Creations image ‘Vintage Camellia flower Sketched’ 
Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils
Penny Black clear stamps ‘Snippets’
Kaisercraft ‘Blue Bay’ Paper & border sticker
Mpress Peaked frame die
Wplus9 timeless tags die
Natural jute twine
2mm Pearls (Kaisercraft)
Black fine line pen
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, PVA Glue, Foam dots

I would like to enter this card in:-
scraps left over from here

Thank you for looking in…
Have a great week…
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank You to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!



Sunday, 5 June 2016

Party Time

Hello again,

I’m starting to feel a little waterlogged courtesy of the current rain, the total rainfall for this weekend is supposed to reach about 250mm or about 10”, garden is enjoying the winter downpour, thank fully we live up the mountains and not on the plains, several areas have been reported as having evacuated residents. Thinking of those of you who live close to the ocean and are expecting a king tide tonight.

I am again joining in with the lovely ladies over at From the Heart Stamps sketch challenge, this weeks sketch brings the most CAS card I have ever created. Also joining in a few anything goes Challenges...

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 10.5cm x 14.8cm card blank
White cardstock for printing
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
From the Heart Stamps image ‘A Little Something’
Sequins from stash
Pebbles ‘Basics’ paper pad
Poppystamps Classic Ribbon Die
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting rectangles
Adhesives:- Double Sided tape and Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-

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

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely ladies who leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all...