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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Die cuts and punches

                   Challenge 79 More Than One Punch And/Or Die Cut

                Glamour and Glitz (use glitter,bling,or something that twinkles ,sparkles or shines)

Started this card last week for the  Less is More challenge of  hardware but ran out of time  but luckily the Crafty cardmakers stays open for  2 weeks -but even then I'm making it by the skin of my teeth !
Originally stated with snowflakes but it just didn't seem to work with the gold bell and unfortunately that's the only colour I had.
P.s sorry about the photo -  intended to buy a new camera for my hubby's Christmas but he wants a phone instead !Looks like I'll have to add it to my wishlist ....
The holly is clearer in RL but basically covered  paper with a SU  roller (holly) in old olive, used a punch to cut out the holly shape stuck them on a diecut circle and used my crop-o-dile to punch out the holly berries ,.tied on the bell ( the sentiment is computer generated) and another Christmas card is done !
But guess what when i looked at the Less is More site (was late this week normally look on the Saturday ) and guess what think I can use this one this week too! Great!! The diecut circle has ice stickles on it so it sparkles and twinkles in the light love when that happens dont you?
Thanks for taking the time to look x 

Saturday, 10 November 2012


(I can't believe how long this card has took...mind you it would have been a lot quicker if I hadn't done it as a layer first only realised my mistake when I was about to  post it - so it was back to the old drawing board!)

Any way the Less is More team ...(Welcome Jen great inspirational cards by the way ) are looking for houses, felt really clever because this lighthouse one popped straight in to my head , until I continued to scroll down and realised that Jen and Chrissie had the same idea  :-D!
This is an image that came on a cube stamp and had wanted to try embossing (thanks Chrissie for telling how to make the sandwich ) and also to use a blender pen on my SU marker pens but ended up using it with the pens and distress inks - and think it worked well with both. Another couple of techniques to add to my belt !
 Something else I would like to learn is how to add above my 'add a comment' box a thank you message to say how much I appreciate all your comments,  can anyone help me with this please ?

Again I have been very lax with commenting but I am finding the tennis elbow gets worse when I spend too long on the computer so have to do it in short bursts...but at least I can still play! ha ha x

Thursday, 8 November 2012


(Had intended on my days off to catchup with the thirty or so Christmas cards that I have to do but ended up taking part instead with the CASology challenge)
 As you can see the  Casology cue card this week is Orange not a colour that I have a lot of - or so I thought  I actually had heaps (perhaps cos I don't use it a lot!!) remember seeing this technique in someone elses  blog ....(wish I could remember  where though - if it yours I hope you take it as the compliment that it is that I have used it here ) Thought it was great idea using two different coloured  diecuts and swopping them around .I used a textured  and a smooth  card  for the diecuts then popped the smooth  leaves into the textured negative not sure if you can see it in the picture but looks good in RL he he - will definitely use this again!
Will pop in and see you all while I work on  my Christmas cards tomorrow.....
Thanks for looking x