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Wednesday, 22 October 2014


I couldn't believe it when I saw this weeks CAS.ology cue card... because this was the card I was going to enter for last weeks challenge - candy ( we call candy sweets over here) but missed the deadline, so was delighted that i could still take part using the card, how great was that??
I made this card for a work colleague who will soon be moving into her first home and as you can imagine is very excited about it :)
The house I made using a square punch and the sentiment is computer generated - and printed on my new printer and boy do I love it the cardstock is linen textured and quite thick but it printed beautifully as you can see.
Supplies used :-
cardstock SU melon mambo
Square punch and heart SU
flower punch well its been knocking around the house since before I took up card making!
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Addicted to CAS, CAS on Sunday and Allsorts

I haven't played for a wee while as we have been a way for break in Pitlochry, but when I saw the challenges for Addicted to Cas was vellum and Cas on Sunday was for embossing as was the Allsorts challenge just knew I had to play along as have been dying to try these techniques that I saw on Jennifer McGuires blog. 
The techniques are to make your own sparkly embossing powder  then heat emboss as usual ,mine is a bit patchy but not too noticeable in RL as the ink shines through it ..handy :)...I chose to do it on vellum using SU's reason to smile gerbera set and then used another technique where I coloured the back of the vellum in different shades so that it shines through. Jennifer's looked fantastic ,mine well first tried it with promarkers didnt work too pale so used SU markers instead better but not enough shades but ok, then I fussy cut it out and stuck it on to a panel that I had stamped with a partial SU flowering flourish (love this set sooo versatile!) added a sentiment as close to the blues colours that I could.
Here is a close up of the flower hopefully you can see the vellum and the sparkle a bit better!

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Festive friday

Isn't the inspiration picture this week from Festive Friday so beautiful? My card started off being largely white with the Noel in red to mimic the chairs but it just seemed  to be lacking something.So  thought I would layer it up mmm no matching red paper / ink ( and anyway wasn't doing the letters again ! All the rest went on in one go -  the letter L took at least 20 goes I kid you not!) then I noticed the red wine and I did havea darker red ....
 finally a sprig of holly to bring a touch of greenery to the card  and the card was done,if it wasn't such a faff with that one leter would mass produce these!
Supplies were all stampin up except for the holly .
We are off for a couple of days to Pilochry,not sure how I'll get on walking as my leg is fine round the house but outside it struggles after a wee while so might have to have a lazy holiday with plenty of stops in teashops....  :)
And before I go just wanted to share this photo of my  son and his first car which he got a couple of  weeks ago ....

In Scotland you have to sit a theory test before you can sit your actual driving test unfortunately he kept failing by one mark, so he was well chuffed to pass the driving test first time  I am really proud to say he is a canny driver and I know that first hand!

He is delighted because this also means that he can now apply to join the police .Fingers crossed we hear soon if he has got to the first interview stage.

For me this seems to be a very long post so if you have stuck with me...thanks!:)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Muse # 88

This weeks challege over at Muse is a beautiful card by Vicki Dutcher and whenever I saw it,this idea popped into my head.
All the round doileys just called out to me as too did the colours and the vellum hee he.... and so I got out my Uniko round in circles set and first stamped a couple of concentric (is that the right word??) circles in black then stamped the gold stripey ones in versamark and heat embossed them and then did the same with the sentiment ,Vicki's sentment seem to be one of gratitude so stuck with that idea too.I'm fairly new to using vellum but loved the look of it,except for getting it to stick down without it gaping!Finally added some black and gold sequins.But on the cardbase  it didn't pop out at you as much as I hoped so added an edging of black and went with it down just two sides(but maybe should have made it slightly thinner now that I see it...) to keep it in line with the graphic look of the card.
Really enjoyed making this and so thanks Vicki for getting me to try something new.
Off now to have a peek at what the others have done!

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Monday, 6 October 2014

The Card Concept # 20

When I saw The Card Concept challenge I had to have a little think as these are not colours that  I would normally work with, and I like making cards that I will use ,well if they turn out ok :) and not just fit in to a challenge.
  In Scotland Hallow'een and trick and treating are becoming much more popular now but we don't actually exchange cards yet in fact I all I can remember doing is dookin for apples (bobbing),and eating my dads homemade toffee apples, and my poor dad had to make lanterns out of a turnip or swede .-ouch - pumpkins are sooo much easier :)  and we didn't go round the neighbours or have even have a party as such...  ah those were the days hee he.

Then light bulb moment, because of the moving of rooms it makes it so much easier to see my stamps and I saw this one from SU called Giggle Greetings that I bought a couple of months ago and had yet to use.It has  a cat,(hallow'eeny), stamped in black and coloured orange , matted on orange card stock (SU pumpkin pie!)on a white card base and think it would fit in the Clean and Simple catergory.
Ok as you can hear I'm feeling pretty pleased with  myself but don't you just love it when things come together like that :) 

Just noticed that I can join in too over at the Time Out blog as their challenge is for ..

STAMPING with the optional twist of APPLES

Off  to do a bit of commenting as being laid up with this leg means no housework for me -YAY!! and with a well placed stool for my leg I'm able to carry on cardmaking,and with the rain batering on the window bliss!
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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Festive Friday and Merrry Monday

Hi there I have been very lax with my posts and my commenting lately, but there has been a reason for that I promise you! The change of working hours and a redecorating project upstairs where there has been a switch around of bedrooms (which means I get a bigger crafty room!!!) have meant less time to craft but this weekend I hope to begin moving the computer and my stuff into their new home fingers crossed it all goes smoothly......
Well I started to write this on Wednesday evening and yes the move went smoothly mostly due to my hubby! as on Thursday I tripped over one of the children in my work and fell flat on my face!  but to avoid squishing the poor wee thing I twisted as I fell and have managed to sprain/tear a muscle in my calf  and having great difficulty getting up and down the stairs,so the poor man did most of it himself  - with myself in supervisory mode of course :)
But on to my card, I made this earlier in the week and can now get posted for the Festive Friday challenge which had this inspiration photo....

I took inspiration from the sledge as you can see ,love this wee man a bargain bin buy but have used him loads of times and it just stamps beautifully. I tore some scrap paper to make the snow drifts and then I stamped a few SU snowflakes from their new endless wishes set in baja breeze ink and the sentiment is from Uniko Studios Stunning snowflakes set
I am also going to add it to the Merry Monday challenge which is..

.....and he is wearing a stripey scarf!!!! :)
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