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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!

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Fancy Coffee??

I’m really pleased with the card I have to show you today.

I was very blessed with a gift voucher from a friend of mine and she said she would collect and post me the craft goodies all the way from the USA.  Talk about a child in a candy store.  I chose some dies 2 by Tim Holtz and one Spellbinders.  As soon as the package arrived I wanted to play and this is what I have made.

This was a great card to make and I think I will be playing with this die and stamp set in the future.  Such a clever concept, dies, stamp and embossing folder all in one package.

This is a small card for me5x5, but it works well.  I stamped the images using some Staz On and then die cut what I wanted.  You cannot see it but the right hand cup is die cut.  The pieces left over I used to test my colours.  I then stamped the image on to a piece of 4×4 watercolour card.  I coloured in my images using Spectrum Noir Aquablends Naturals (Clay, wheat, Beeswax,Pesto Green,Oregano, Blue Marine, Cobalt Blue, Lagoon). I then stamped the sentiment and die cut that and used Clay to colour that in and to run a dash of watercolour around the edge.  I then mounted it on Adorable Scoreable but only showing a thin sliver of  colour.  Whilst the watercolours were drying properly, I used the cup stamp to make a background on my card, just with the ink and no colouring in.  Once these were all dried I mounted the cups onto the card and placed my sentiment.

I am really pleased with this card and I shall be trying to come up with some more card ideas using this set.

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I am so lucky that I have made some friends who are far removed from my crafting life and we have bonded over a love of a particular band.  I wanted to send some of my handmade cards to some of the ladies because as glorious as the internet is, it lacks something personal and this is personal from me.  I haven’t been able to make anymore than this at the moment (I shall be sorting this out soon) but for the lady I made this for, I thought this was an apt image.

I stamped the image and coloured it in using a wide variety of promarkers and flexmarkers.  The image lent itself very well to lots of lovely colours and to compliment this I decided to use papers from the Craftwork Cards Country Charm paper pad, with its patchwork effects and lovely colours. I used this paper to make some roses using my sizzix big shot as I love adding flowers. I then found some ribbon from stash to finish the card off.  So pretty and I think this is a design I shall return to time and time again.

Used to make this card

Promarkers/flexmarkers – satin, blush, pale pink, lemon, red, meadow green, chestnut, burnt sienna, saddle brown, honeycomb, apricot, carmine, burnt orange, Aegean, black, ruby, ivory, amber, vanilla, gold

Craftwork Cards Country Charm paper pad

Sizzix bigz die

cardstock from stash


90th birthday card

Today I am sharing the 90th birthday card which I was asked to make recently. I wanted something fresh and cheerful whilst also celebrating an amazing milestone birthday.  Again I turned to my tried and trusted Craftwork Cards and their new collection Velvet Plum.

I used a frame from the Craftwork Cards Essentials pack and I placed a selection of the flowers that were with the collection and some which I die cut using Sizzix dies in my Big Shot.  The combination of pre cut and  making my own flowers worked very well on the larger of the frames and I placed a coordinating piece of Velvet Plum underneath to compliment the design. I used another piece of the paper to cut out the number 90 using my Cricut Mini.  I placed some acrylic diamonds in various flowers and around the frame and some smaller crystals on the special wishes sentiment.  I looked at the card again and felt that it needed something else so I decided to make 2 bows using my bow maker and placed them top and bottom of the card and I felt it was complete then.

I think this has made a very pretty and effective card design.

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