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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sieze the birthday

I came across Anita in France's beautiful card for the Seize the Birthday challenge where they are asking for a Birthday card with a topping of a pocket card.
Found myself intrigued me so I popped over to see what was going on... and glad I did fabulous cards from the DT and then decided to give it a go.

With the new James Bond movie out and trying my very best to persuade my husband that our boys would much prefer to go with him than I would (well wouldn't you!) it was the first thing to pop into my mind ,so decided to make a card for an upcoming birthday .My idea is to pop some money into the pocket along with tag ...must remember to tell him to check out the pocket though!

I think my card is self explanatory, my James Bond is a magazine download that has seen a lot of service over the years!! Used snippets to make the pocket and the bowtie and finished with orange sequins ...think they might have been influence by the time of the year :)

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Muse 139

I just loved Tracey's simply gorgeous Muse card this week and couldn't wait to get upstairs and start creating.I made one card but felt there was just something missing  (although my son  said that he liked it way better than they one I'm posting!!)so I'll let you let you decide which one you prefer!!:)

The first one I covered it with vellum and used the same image and  inks and blender pen as my posted card...did I ever tell you that I just looove using inks and a blender pen....ok maybe I have said this before :)

I really like the second one I did ,so much so that I couldn't stop faffing and had to do a huge save as I put a huge mucky fingerprint on the front grrr.With this one I used TIm Holtz watercolour paper (rough side) to stamp and heat emboss my image before colouring and popping up on fun foam.
Both cards took inspiration from Tracey's :-

2 Flowers ( I used Clearly Besotted)
Sentiment (by Clearly Besotted)
Different sized fonts 
Also think I will join in over at the Playground its been ages ( I've been playing hooky sorry!)..... and I just saw that it is week 200! and Di has generously put up 3 prizes !!!! for this amazing landmark.Thanks Di .
Thanks for taking the time to look

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

MCV 25

Hi there,finally have time to post my card for the Muse Christmas Visions.!
I have been dog sitting for a work colleague this week and much as they are really good dogs I never seemed to get time to finish or post my card this week it has sat on my desk half finished along with my other Muse card most of this week ... oh and if Im honest could also be due to me catching up with friends over this holiday ...its amazing how time flies when your chatting!:)
 I loved Betty's traditional colours and theme on this weeks card and I being me I made a more watered down version !

But I did take inspiration  from Betty's card by using the following :-

music script
Supplies used :-
,memory box bells
su music roller

Thanks for taking the time to look

Would also like to say to ElizStewart if your looking I am a big fan and would love to comment on your cards ..I'm assuming that iIwould have to follow you??? never sure with flickr x

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Muse 138

I have been trying to get my card finished all week for the challenge over at Muse.
Sometimes you see a card and you think wow love that ! Anitas  Muse card this week was one of those but couldn't think how to do one that wasn't a straight case !

So decided to go with the dotty background and you will note Michele that I have used dotty DP ( well DP in my case really  stands for a digi paper pink petticoats to be precise!)- found it when I was looking for that flowery one.Backed it in black and cut out a circle to mimic Anitas layout. Then took the colours of her flowers and finally added a sentiment with roughly the same meaning ..don't seem to have an amazing one.

Sorry about the photograph thought the layout  looked better as a landscape card but I haven't yet worked out how to get a good photograph of that yet,will try again tomorrow ...but you get the idea I hope!
Thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Muse 137

I think every one knows how bad I am at using DP :) but love seeing how others just seem to pop it on a card and it looks beautiful .You just have to look at Michele's Muse inspiration card to have card envy , this is one cute card and look how clever... the typewriters instantly convey the message ! - but sorry still not converted  Michele :)

Rather than a typewriter I used the computer image from a Paper smooches set to link in with the keyboard of the typewriter, - and because my hubby works in computers and sometimes you just have to tell them how much you appreciate them!
.Next I stamped the image randomly in similar colours to the DP paper,and added hearts to the screens and on the sahara sand ones added the sentiment 'I <3 U' ( 'I love you' in case you are like me and need a helping hand with all this texting speak...I thought LOL meant lots of love for a really long time !) from the same set (though when I cut the rectangle out you can only see the one that is mostly hidden...typical !)
 Mounted it on black card and placed it back in a card base before adding the speech bubble sentiment....
 Before I finish just wanted to show a couple of  picture from our wee break it shows that when the sun shines in Scotland how beautiful it can really look!
 took this while the car was moving and shows the road that went on for 45 mins to our hotel and each turn saw another beautiful and different view

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Sunday, 4 October 2015


This week our Muse for MCV is Marilyn Cotter and she has done such a beautiful and traditional card ...well it is here, fingers crossed the snows are late coming this year :)
I LOVED  that sentiment btw !!!!

For my card I took inspiration from the Snowman of course,( I used three as I wanted to also use a friend type sentiment for my card) the snowman was from a bargain bin and cost a £1! and has sat about for nearly a whole year waiting to be used.

I coloured using promarkers ,their scarf's to match Marilyns ornaments,and used a Clearly Besotted holly stamp to pop on to their hats .I blended some sky with chalks and versamarked some snowflakes onto it and cut it out using lawn fawn stitched rectangles. (The sentiment is from Mama Elephant ) and added it to a white card before putting it on to a navy card base - which I thought was what Marilyn had used but I now see it was black ...oops!

The next step was the photo  ... I have been all over the house trying to get a decent one,as this is something I do all the time I'm sure I must have the dullest/darkest house in Aberdeen........even a daylight lamp doesn't help and picasa can only brighten so far !:(

But thanks for looking

Friday, 2 October 2015

Muse 135

 (This is a better photo more true to the colours)

I know you must be wondering what my card has to do with this weeks Muse challenge ,but I promise it does ... well I think so anyway!

I really thought that I wouldn't manage to take part this week as I no idea where to go ...could I make a card with a fun sentiment ,autumn colours or leaves,flowers, design paper ,kraft,coffee (well the last was out had no coffee stamps etc)..... the list went on and on there are so many ways to go with Tracey's really clever and fun card.
But no I went for what kept catching my eye ...
I took my inspiration from Tracey's designer paper!

 I tried to match the colours of the paper  and the way the flowers went,starting with white and then Su pool party and pumkin pie.The card base is lost lagoon but the sun (yes we have had even more sun here yay!) has made it lighter looking. To finish I placed my sentiment under and to the side and no,I wasn't brave enough to stamp directly on the card! :) 
Hopefully you can now see where this weeks Muse took me

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