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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Unity , in the garden





Not so lovely in the garden today , more rain , so glad we are going to Minorca next week . Our country would be so much better with a warmer climate .
In my card the sun is always shining and the blossom is beautiful on the branches .
I've used Tattered lace Unity die (don't know why it's called that ) , coloured with promarkers and highlighted with a white gel pen and a black micron pen .  The sky background is a TL download . The blossom die was part of the shabby offset collection . The lovely die is from a set by first edition called modern sentiments . The grass is a lawn fawn die . The little butterfly also TL. The wooden fence effect paper , a £3 12x12 paper pad from the Works called Rustic Atmosphere .


challenges entered :
Allsorts : use at least 2 dies
Pinspirational : see pic above 
incy wincy : anything goes  

Hope you have better weather than me . Enjoy the weekend . jane x


Friday, 9 June 2017

Always by your side

My head is still buzzing with election results, good results for Labour in the North West , wish everywhere felt the same . Where I live we have an excellent MP Justin Madders .
My card today is very girly and just right for a dog lover , walking your dog hail, rain or shine.
dies used :
Diesire by crafters companion happy birthday
Tattered Lace : always by your side , MFT scallop die and rectangle .
Punches used , floral punches and a tonic punch stamen .
cloud paper nit wits up up and away for Lili of the valley, dotty card and other card old stash .Glitter adhesive card from docraft.

challenges entered :
fussy and fancy : pamper your pets
paper players : Birthday 
crafty catz : anything goes with the optional twist of using dies and punches (I used both )
craft creation : anything goes 

have a great day . jane x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Christmas in June

 Happy Saturday crafting friends , a card I've not made a lot of lately , Christmas and an easel card .
I used a Marianne design die ,LR)327, inking and embossing the white card . The silver ivy leaves die is also a Marianne die . The image and sentiment are from Hunkydory , the flowers are from my local cake decorating shop and the pearls and gems hobby craft.
Just showed my hubby this card and he said wow, some husbands would think I was mad making Christmas cards in June but mines used to this crafting lark now .

Challenges entered :

Allsorts : Christmas in June 
crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge : Christmas/winter fun
Christmas card throwdown : stash , use pearls , gems sequins (I used pearls and star gems )
sparkles Christmas challenge : non traditional colours 

have a great weekend . jane x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

First Edition Tropical Dies, Summer


Hi crafty people , nice summery card today even though the weather is changing for the worse . I've been tring out my holiday wardrobe , off to Menorca in a few weeks , can't wait !

For my card I used first edition die set , tropical , the sea gull is from sizzix my life nautical die set , the sun die is from Lawn fawn , the sand island is from mft , the squares Sue Wilson and lastly the sentiment is from lawn fawn .

challenges entered :

audsentiments : summer+a sentiment 
crafty creations : anything goes 
Southern Girls : anything goes 
diecutting diva's : anything goes 

enjoy your day . jane x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tattered Lace Puppy

What a lovely sunny day , sunshine after the rain , the garden is loving it!
I've made this card for a friend of mine , she is in her 80's , but so fun loving , her lovely little spaniel Tilly died yesterday , so I'm giving her this card when we go out tomorrow , just to show I care .

I've used a tattered lace die called "puppy", I've cut it in several coloured cards then paper pieced . The dotty pink card was from a stamp fair and the lace I found in my big ribbon bag stash . The sentiment is by MFT. The die cuts are do craft and MFT.

challenges entered :

paper players : followed the sketch 
die cutting diva's : anything goes 

 enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tattered Lace A Day In The Country Scene

Afternoon crafting friends , hope you are well . It's been warm this week , I've been spending time in the garden and trying to get a bit of a tan . Very sad news about the bombing in Manchester , I've been to that arena, my thoughts and prayers are with those families and friends effected by this terrible event .
My card is suposed to look like days gone by , the sun going down after a warm day , the old tractor waiting in the yard with the fields in the background .

I have used :
Tattered Lace , a day in the country scene die , and tractor die .
Background paper is a scene from the TL magazine issue 42.
promarkers to colour
Tim holtz distressing inks , wild honey and aged mahogany , distressing tool
stitch effect tool and black marker
mix and match rustic atmosphere paper 12x12 (only £3  from the works )

challenges entered :
allsorts : vintage style 
The male room : die cuts
passion for promarkers : make it manly 

enjoy the weekend (a long weekend for soom ) jane x


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Altenew Garden Teasure



Lovely sunny morning here, still a bit chilly but it's going progress into a beautiful warm spring day .
At the stamp fair I bought Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die sets , I'm having such fun playing around with them .

For my card I used Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die set , various inks , the background is a mask I cut out on my silhoutte cameo and inked through with lilac ink , I've added a few drops of clear gloss (not easy to see in the picture , The square dies are Sue Wilson's .

challenges entered : for my purple blooms card

crafty purple frog : fabulously floral
crafty creations : anything goes
pinspiration : the lilac flowers and fairy above
cup cake inspiration : see cup cake picture
For this card I used Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die set . I stamped the flowers in clear versa mark then heat embossed using gold embossing , them I painted the flowers and leaves using spectrum aquas . The background is created using Tim Holtz distress inks and then spritzing with water. The sentiment is by clearly besoted. This card is for my Mum in Law .

challenges entered for my blue floral card :

aud sentiments : flowers and sentiment
crafty catz : anything goes , with the option of 5 of something ( I used 5 stamped embellishments )
Brown sugar : Mothers day

enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x