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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Upcycled cards


Hello again,

I have been playing on and off with some of my new dies I bought from China, also apparently found on various eBay sites, we had a lovely family friend we met when we began following our family tree who suddenly announced that she and her husband were moving interstate, within a week they had gone, she regularly bought cards from me for her family and was always amazed at how different I made them and how personalised I could make them. Given the incredibly short notice we had a thank you card ready, but little else, so I decided to make her a set of 10 cards to send down asap as a little gift. Which gave me the perfect excuse to try out some of my new dies and make use of some of the paper scraps holding a takeover bid of my desk, I found some co-ordinating paper and or cardstock and used some card blanks, I have also cut some small gift cards up I received as a teacher gift some years ago selecting patterns and the images as feature pieces.

Here are the first three of ten, I have plans of making a few masculine cards too.
On the second card I punched out three circles from the card and piled on some Diamond Glaze to create 'enamel' looking dots.


Butterfly Thanks
 Bicycle Birthday
Butterfly Birthday

What I used:

White card blank 14.7x10.5cm

Pink vintage-y paper from my scraps box

Pink polka dot paper from my scrapbook (pieces larger than a card front)

White paper from scrap box

Silver card scrap




Vellum
Diamond glaze

Teacher gift card and envelope set

Double sided tape

Birthday Sentiment stamps Magazine freebies (Australian Simply Cards)

Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Clear Sequins from my stash

Black fine line

Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue


I would like to enter these cards in…
Snippets Playground weeks 281 & 282 Anything goes with snippets 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #180 Anything goes with a Sentiment
Butterfly Challenge #79 L is for Layers and/or Colour Cream
Crafting by Design May Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore May Anything goes


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

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 Stella Fireman Call


Hello again,

Today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 has just begun as always our challenge is Anything Goes, this fortnight our two sponsors are:


CRAFTS AND ME ONLINE STORE
PRIZE £8.00 voucher in store

 
PRIZE 4 Images


I have used a Bugaboo image called Stella Fireman Call and have made a card now destined for one of my Mum’s old Kindy friends, who both celebrate their birthdays much later in the year, with a request for another two cards for the others she has re-connected with. I have used an old sketch I found on Pinterest as the basis of my layout.

I hope you will find time to join in with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight and don’t forget to pop by my teammates and leave some love,  the lovely ladies have all made some beautiful cards to inspire you.

Here is my card:-




What I used:-
White C7 card blank 12.8x17.7cm
White card for Printing
Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils
CCD mini balloon die (warning this site sells super cheap crafty goods, free postage. I will NOT be taking any responsibility for enabling any of you! :-P)
AC Amethyst cardstock
MME:- Scrappy bits from Happy Day paper pad
Echo Park:- Dots and Stripes 8” paper pad
Mini Bling from my stash
Fine line black pen
Diamond Glaze added to Stella’s glasses and flames
Adhesives:- Double Sided tape, foam tape, sticky foam dots and PVA glue



Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Monday, 15 May 2017

Happy Mothers' Day


Hello again,


Well yesterday was Mothers’ Day here in Australia and despite my best intentions to have made Mum a card earlier than the day before, I was busy on Saturday creating a special card, I made a Joy Fold card for her this year it was much easier than anticipated to do too, it makes for a quite a heavy card though. I used a 15cm square card blank and cut down a second smaller square card blank to 11.6cm, cutting the front of the larger card in half and placing the second card with the fold opposite the larger and main cards fold, I had only one problem with the card, I allowed one of the tags and one part of the leaves to over hang the fold, meaning that once opened these became bent :-(, never mind the card was still appreciated by Mum. 


Here is my card:-




What I used:-

Faber-Castell pencils
15cm square card blank
12cm square card blank (minus just 4mm down two sides)
Core’dinations cardstock ‘Pearl’
Lili of the Valley Bonnets and Bowties paper pad
Elizabeth Crafts Curvy leaves die
Lifestyle Crafts nesting circle dies
Ribbon, lace and bling from my stash
Tiny paper flowers from Korean Paper Museum
Ranger Liquid Pearls ‘Silver Pearl’
Versa Colour ‘Orchid’ ink pad
Clear Embossing powder
Kaisercraft Mini clear stamp set ‘Occasions’ inside card



I would like to enter this card in:-

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Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the kind visitors who leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Butterfly Birthday


Hello again,



Well, you know how I promised not to enable any of you with the dies I have bought online from China, well that promise may be out of the window for a while, the whole elimination diet that I’m still on meant I got crafty goodies rather than chocolate goodies for Easter this year and I’m in the throes of creating cards with the new arrivals… When I first saw this die in the online store I knew just what I was going to make with it so of course it made it’s way into my basket… and now it’s here a little later than expected…I got to execute my plan…



Before I show you my card, I had to see the doctor in Sydney last week and our lovely Autumn weather meant we could sit outside and watch the ferries and Sydney cruise companies coming and going in and out of Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf etc. The building in the background houses various companies and residential apartments. (quality is not great as it was taken on my phone)









My sister in law started my collection of spray inks a few Christmases ago and the collection has naturally grown to include most basic colours, when I was in the mood I sprayed a few different A5 pieces of water colour paper torn and trimmed from a simple artist pad in various colours, they curled a little and have been stashed between two reams of paper. I dug them out and decided on a red and yellow piece which I had also tossed some rock salt onto.



Here is my card:-




What I used:-

White card blank 10.5 x 14.7cm

Black card and paper from my box of scraps {one day I’ll have to take a pic of it, well maybe when it has been tidied… }

A5 Watercolour paper (artist pad)

Dylusions Cherry Pie spray ink

Dylusions Lemon zest Spray ink

Rock salt pinched from the kitchen

Mini bling from my stash both rhinestone and black pearls

Fiskars Corner rounder punch

Penny Black ‘T’ is for Transparent Snippets sentiment stamps

Colorbox White inkpad

Clear embossing powder (in hindsight should have used opaque white)

Butterfly die from China *Note* I will not accept any personal responsibility for enabling any of you :-P

Adhesives:- PVA glue and double sided tape



I would like to enter this card in:-



Seize the Birthday Anything goes (my dismal heat embossing has multiple tiny sentiments including Happy Birthday)

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

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the kind ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!




Thursday, 27 April 2017

Away in a Manger


Hello again,

Well I’ve left my monthly planned Christmas card make until the last week of the month again… so I have two to share in the next few days. I have deviated slightly from my current use my vintage stash with this card and used some brighter colours and papers from Lily Bee Designs from a 6"pad I sneakily cut the stripe paper in two and covered the middle with the second patterned paper... and I've not been drinking my picture is at a very severe angle...hiccup

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 12.7cm x 17.8cm card blank
MFT pierced square die
MFT Merry Christmas die
Kraft paper
Lily Bee Design 6” pad Christmas Cheer
Scrap of metallic red card
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and PVA glue

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 visitors who stop to sign the guest book :-P Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I truly appreciate them all!


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Easter


Hello again,

Well hope you all had a lovely Easter and a breakaway from the norm. Apologies for being AWOL for much of the month, I’ve had a new massage therapist added to my treatment many months after being told I’m carrying 30+kilos of fluid, who has added new tasks to my days and weeks that I have had to adjust to, who knew that a massage could make you so tired for a few days afterwards, or perhaps that is just me.

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who Congratulated me on joining the Design Team over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog, it was also my first scheduled blog post, never having figured out how to do so without the kind help from Denise.

Enough about all that and on to my card for my niece who lives in a different state and we can’t send Chocolate treats to her as they melt (she got gift vouchers for of all places Bunnings Hardware) and gift bag for Easter for my Mum which was filled with some good old Aussie Cadbury Chocolate eggs, I felt I was cheating a little with the gift bag very little colouring at all.

Here is my Nieces card:- made to look a bit like a corkboard, although the other 'pin' seems to have vanished it was in the bottom corner. Letters came as part of the paper pack

Here is the Easter Bag




What I used:- Card

White Scalloped edge Card blank 10.5 x 14.7

Merci 6” paper pad (Big W for those in Australia)

Meljens Designs Digi stamp Little Egg Chick (Store Closed)

Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils

Little stickers

Fine line black pen

Tiny bling and enamel like dot(s)

Glue stick, PVA glue and Double sided tape



What I used:- Gift Bag

Brown paper bag


Faber-Castell Pencil

Scrap papers from stash to create scene, fence and grass

MFT Fresh cut grass die

MFT Garden Fence die


Foam tape and double sided tape

Blue ink pad (can’t remember which)



I would like to enter this card and bag into the following challenges:-

Pixie’s Snippets Playground weeks 277 and 278 Anything goes with snippets I found all of my papers for the Easter Bag in my scrap box!  







Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan



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

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56- Winnie


Hello again,
I had a lovely email a few weeks ago from Denise, asking if I would like to join the Design Team for a lovely challenge called Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I am joining the lovely ladies of group B and this is my first ever Design team post.
This is Challenge #56 and Anything Goes and all handcrafted items are welcome and runs for a fortnight ending Australian Eastern Standard Time Saturday 29th April at 17:00 (aka 5pm)
There are two lovely Prizes to be won from our Sponsors, one lucky winner will receive a

**Sponsor One** Polkadoodles


a second lucky winner will be able to choose two images from

**Sponsor Two** All Dressed up 


If you would like to be one of the winners you must be a follower of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

I have made a card using Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime-Just for You and Printable paper Winnie Sugar Sprinkles-Paper Heaven 4 Bundle I have paper pieced the two bows, the one in Winnie’s hair is one of the papers from the printable bundle and the pink bow on the bunch of flowers is from my scrap box… Hop on over to the blog to see all the lovely inspiration from all of my fellow teamies and join in the fun and show us what you are creating...
Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 10.5x 14.8cm card blank
Polkadoodles Printed papers
Polkadoodles image Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime-Just for You
Faber-Castell and Derwent coloured pencils
Fiskars Corner Rounder punch
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
Small flower hand punch
Ranger Petal Pink Liquid Pearls
MFT Small fancy flourish
Flowers and Butterfly bling from my stash
Pink & White paper scraps
Create with TLC Sentiment (freebie from blog)
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 visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Christmas Carol

Hello again,
 
I’m back with my second Christmas card of the month, using one of the gorgeous images from Tiddly Inks, coloured up so I can continue using some of my vintage-y papers, these ones come from Kaisercraft two different collections, the music sheet comes from their ‘Timeless’ collection and the other from a magazine freebie Christmas paper pack from several years ago.
 
Here is my card:-
 
 

What I used:-
14.5cm square Kraft card
Brown cardstock (two different)
Kaisercraft papers
White cardstock (printing)
Kraft paper (printing)
Faber-Castell and Derwent coloured Pencils
Two digital chalkboard images from The Shabby Creek and The Cottage Market set  Two
CCD Cross-Stitched Ovals (Cheap China Dies) WARNING this Website sells lots of Crafty goodies. I will not be accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you! 😉😉😉
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Generic music note punch
Sand-it tool
Silver snippet
Black fine-line pen
Clear embossing ink
Black embossing powder
Bling from my stash

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 visitors who take time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lucky Little Birdie


Hello again,

I am joining in this month’s Stamp of the Month challenge over a From the Heart Stamps and this month Faith has drawn a super cute Lucky Little Birdie for us which you can buy here at her From the Heart Stamps Store, alternatively if you buy $10US of Faith’s other cute stamps you can enter this code 🍀Good-luck🍀 to get the image as a free gift, each month you play you receive the next month’s image for free!

I made a quick gift tag using up some little bits from my scrap box and a tag die cut from plain white card which came in the box of bits from my neighbour earlier this year.

Here is my tag:-


What I used:-
From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month Lucky Little Birdie

Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
CCD Cross stitched Tag die *WARNING* This site is super cheap, addictive and sell lots of Crafty Goodies often with free international shipping. (I will not be responsible for enabling any of you) 😉😉
Glue Stick
Fiskars Eyelet Setter (my set didn't come with the hole included on the die)

Penny Black T is for transparent Snippets Stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink



I would like to enter this card in:-

Love to Craft Challenge Blog Challenge #8  
Craft-a-holics R Us- March Shades of Green



Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan



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

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Wonderful Day


Hello again,

I know I was complaining of all the summer heat before but we have had every single day of this month has been wet, wet, wet. Current local rainfall for the month stands at 333mm that is one entire school ruler worth and some (13.11inches), we don't have proper storm water drains around here but could use some when the weather is like this, cars quickly become aqua-planes due to the amount of water flowing down streets. Much safer to stay inside and play with craft supplies I mean keep tidying my supplies! 😉

This card was made for one of my Mum’s friends, pretty, purple and anything you like was the request, I am still loving cute little hedgehogs and have coloured a few the last couple of weeks, so one found a home.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)

Amethyst & Pool AC cardstock

White card for printing

Digi image from Di’s Digital Images

Design papers from Sugar and Spice Studio’s (Spotlight store for those in Aus)

Purple bakers twine

Fiskars scalloped border punch

MFT pierced Oval Die

Inkylicious Sentiment stamp (from the Playground)

Clear embossing ink

WOW black embossing powder

Enamel like stickers (Reject Shop for those in Aus)
Apologies for the photo, due to the weather I had to photograph with a light on, balanced in my hand along with the camera.


I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafting by Design:- March Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:- Challenge #54 Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations:- Challenge #69 For the Girls
Love To Craft Challenge Blog:- March Anything goes

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

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

Monday, 20 March 2017

Angelic Wishes


Hello again,

Well have you ever had one of those I must clean up moments, only to get part way through and get distracted? I have been trying to clear some of my mounding craft supplies and get them back to where they belong or in some cases put away for the first time. What has been my distraction? More lovely dies arriving every few days as I made an order for some Cheap China Dies- CCD (a term I first came across with Shaz in Oz of Calligraphy Cards, courtesy of RosA at Paperchase) and they have started arriving and needed a place to live, as they came I tried them through my machine and left feedback for each piece (required) which only added to the mess I was trying to get through.
I decided to keep my CCD separate to my other dies and have been making mini magnetic folders for some of the nesting sets using advertising magnets and plain Manila folders, the nesting sets are residing in an old VHS box and I’m wishing I hadn’t torn the plastic cover from the boxes so I could poke a list of what is in each box clearly down the spine or on the front of the box. 
Here is a picture of the doily die which is behind my image:


I have made a Christmas card for this years stash using a Tiddly Inks digi image called ‘Angelic Wishes’. Still on my plan to use some of my vintage-y papers I coloured the image to suit.

Here is my card:-





What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm (5 x7”) card blank


Cream cardstock

Freebie papers from a magazine

White cardstock

Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils

Wink of Stella on wings

WOW! Embossing powder Metallic Gold Sparkle

Ranger Clear embossing ink

Heat tool

Paper Mill Christmas stamp

CCD Doily die 😊 😊 WARNING THIS SITE IS ADDICTIVE AND SUPER CHEAP and they have lots of crafty bits!!!!! 😊 😊 **I will not be accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you**😉😉
Lifestyle- Nesting Oval die
Deep red seam binding

Adhesives:- Double-sided tape and PVA glue



I would like to enter this card in:-



Season’s Greeting’s Christmas Challenge #3 Anything goes or Optional twist heat or Dry Embossing (heat embossing, I have finally got my heat gun and powders out to play with!)





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

P.S. A Huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all!