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Tahlia

Hello and thanks once again for stopping by.

Today I am showing my final card made using the Wonky Tonk Girls range by Tracy Easson.

For this card I used Black Versafine ink on some Neenah Classic Crest Card and used Spectrum Noir Colourblend to colour the design in.  I stamped a sentiment in four corners of the design but I felt it lacked some floral adornments so I used some paper I had left over from a Dreamees project and I ran these through my Big Shot using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die.  I haven’t used this die in a long time and I really should get this out again.

I like this card but I think I could have done something else to it, you know how it is, you sit and do something and something is not quite right and you wonder where you could have improved on it.  Anyway the recipient loved it so there you go!

Thanks once again for stopping by, I look forward to your next visit

❤️

A

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Georgina

Hello and thanks for stopping by once again.

Today I am showing a recently made card using another stamp from the Wonky Tonk Girls range by Tracey Easson.

This card is a simple one again but I added some bold flowers courtesy of Dreamees.  The card itself is  a 7×7 card and I used a 6×6 inch piece of watercolour card to stamp and colour my design.  I used Staz-on ink and then used my trusty Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour her in.  The card looked rather bare and I had these flowers ready-made so I added some faux pearls to the centre and added them to my card to make that bold statement.  I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.

❤️

A

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Merry Christmas from Winnie the Pooh

Time has escaped me but I’m back ready to share some more of my latest makes and I’ll start by showing this very simple design which I love.

Anyone who knows me will know that I have an addiction to Winnie the Pooh.  If you’ve ever been in my house you will see that he is everywhere!  The fact that I can now make my own Winnie Christmas cards and seasonal home decor is nothing short of exciting!  I’ve started by making a very quick Christmas card though, using all elements from my paper craft kit and using some die cutting.  I actually cut two images out and decoupaged them to make them stand out a little more. I added a lovely sentiment and mounted this onto some of the Winnie the Pooh paper which I had in a craft kit.

There we have it.  One Christmas card!

Thank you very much for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit

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A

 

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Sophia – Wonky Tonk Girls

Hello again.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend of mine who was celebrating a special birthday recently and now its been received I can show it.

I fell in love with the Wonky Tonk Girls by Tracey Easson when they were featured in a recent edition of Making Cards Magazine and I knew that I would make plenty of cards using them, you will see some other designs in future posts.

For the background of this card I played with my Distress Oxides as I wanted something earthy.  I chose Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Iced Sprite, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.  I was very pleased with the result and I used what I had for the base card and to matt and layer before mounting my main image.  The stamps from this kit worked like a dream and I was so pleased with the effect.  Brave Spirit suited this card and once I had coloured Sophia in and mounted her onto the card it all came about perfectly.  I used black for the matt as I felt it suited the card.  So pleased with it and I know my friend liked it too.

 

Thank you for stopping by once again.

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A

 

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London and Paris

Hello and back to blogging after a break.  I have a number of projects to show you and today I am starting with these makes featuring London and Paris skylines and which, if I am honest, I really am not to sure about.  I say not sure, I mean I am not sure if they look good and I am not sure if I like them.  It just shows that sometimes us crafters really have days when we don’t know if our work is any good.

Both designs use dies by Joanna Sheen, and backgrounds and cut outs  made using Distress Oxides. All my lettering is from the Leonie Pujol Typography set.

Below is my take on London.  I have used three distress oxides on the top (Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Black Soot) and three on the bottom (Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet). On another sheet of paper I used  Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and cut out three sets of the die. I am not sure if you can see but I have decoupaged the skyline and tried to show the different colour.  There wasn’t much else I felt I could do with this design so I cut out the words from scraps of paper which had been left over from Distress Oxide experiments.

Paris I have used the same technique for the background using Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans for the top and Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover for the bottom.  For the cut out I have used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.  This time I cut out three images but decided to use two only and again made the writing using offcuts of papers  I had experimented on.

Some people may like these designs whilst I am indifferent but I would love to hear your comments on them if you have time.

Take care and I look forward to your next visit.

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A

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Birthday card for my Mum part 2

As promised here is the second of the cards I made for my mother recently, this one is from my Nan and it actually gave me such a headache!

I could not get this card right at all!  I had the idea in my head but oh no the creative juice was not flowing at all!  I have used black and mirri adorable scoreable to make the most of this card. The Art Deco dies and paper are by tattered lace but I messed up the background die so many times I was going spare!  Once I had the look I was going for I was careful with my cutting and careful with the snipping and I finally got things placed.  Then I did the colouring in.  Once all that was done and glued in place. I was looking for something to make the card pop and went with my Dreamees dies and some adorable scoreable to compliment the colours in the design.  The huge bow is simply because there is a nightmare of a  mistake and I applied the mantra ” Cover the mistake with an embellishment” but it looks okay.  The daughter sentiment was from the Art Deco cut outs of Leonie Pujol’s Typography alphabet dies.

So I hope that you like this card and I’ll be back to show you some more makes in the week.  Thank you for stopping by.

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A

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Birthday card for my Mum part 1

It was my mother’s birthday this past week and yes that meant me having to make 2 cards (one from me and one from my Nan).  I took ages with both of them and today I am sharing my card.

This card is a little different for me as I have not done any Gorjuss or decoupage in ages.  I chose this particular kit from my stash as I felt like choosing some different colours and yes Yellow and Green is different but it is summer, well it claims to be summer, and I wanted it bright and cheery.

After getting the decoupage sorted out I chose the matching papers, from a 12×12 and a 6×6 pack.  I covered the card base with the larger piece of paper and then using some green and yellow adorable scoreable I mounted the 6×6 finally and then the image.  Everything that was left over I used to make the flowers using my Dreamees dies and some faux pearls from my stash (old charity shop faux pearl necklaces that have been chopped up and used for flower centres as and when needed).

I really hope that you like this make and that you pop by again soon.

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A