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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.

❤️

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.

❤️

A

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Teenager birthday card number 2

Hello here I am again today sharing the second card which I made for my nephew who turns 13 on Monday.  This card is from his great-grandmother and its a football theme.

I have made this card using just the Hunkydory Football Crazy stamp set from their For The Love of Stamps range.  I used an 8×8 blank card and around the edges I randomly stamped footballs, using masking sheets to cover up and build up the image.  After I had stamped it all I went around and added some True Black Spectrum Noir to the footballs to make them look more realistic.  Next I cut a piece of black card to 7×7 and mounted that.  From here it was rather a job to know what I wanted to do so I left the card and stamped the shirts and coloured them in using DR3 and DR4 (he is a Liverpool fan), once they were dry I added the 13.  I had some strips of white card so I decided that I would play around with some effects.  I made the net from the stamp set and it was easy to get it to repeat, very clear and crisp.  I was so pleased with this that I trimmed the card and made that the centre of my card but at this point I didn’t stick it down.

With some left over black card I cut out his name using the Leonie Pujol typography dies.  I really love this range of dies and even though I haven;’t used it much I know that it will be used for personalizations.  I stuck the name to the card and then I added one of the phrases from the stamps to fit in.  Lastly I had another strip off white and stamped the Goal! phrase.  Once they were all lined up and I was happy I secured them.  I was a little dubious about the netting as it seemed too bare so I inked up the football scarf and added the phrases to the scarves and made them look like they were proper scarves.

I love this card, its taken one set of stamps and I do like black, white and red as a colour combination anyway.  I hope you like it too.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to welcome you again soon.

❤️

A