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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Week 45 Allsorts challenge - "Rags to Riches"

Happy weekend everyone!
This week over at ALLSORTS it's Helene's first time to choose a challenge (it'll be mine soon!!!)
She has chosen a great theme -  "Rags to Riches"
For this you can recycle or alter an item.
I've got a photo from my Friend Anne's Hen weekend (just before we left for London)
It's been sitting on my kitchen bookcase waiting to be framed for ages - so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get something done about it!
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Before
A bit plain

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After
A bit more special
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I had a difficult job taking a picture of the finished item as I kept getting a reflection from the glass.

I have used:
Cheap pine photo frame,
Daisy bucket papers,
swirl stamp,
Tim Holtz tag,
Chipboard letters & buttons from stash.
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Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to allsorts to look at what
the rest of the team have come up with.
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Have fun
Hugz
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Thursday, 25 March 2010

A shaped card

Good Morning, it's nearly the weekend - Hooray!
Over a Sugar Nellie Tiets has given a tutorial to make a shaped card,
it was really pretty so I thought I'd have a go.
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It's quite easy to make, but certainly has impact.
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I have used:
Greeting farm's - Hope & Grace
Daisy Bucket papers
Woodware -Salutations
Versacolor cubes
Retro flower punches
Nestabilities
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All supplies from  Sir Stampalot
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Thanks for looking and have a good day!
Hugz
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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Week 44 Allsorts Challeng - SPRING

Good Morning
This Week it's Amanda's turn to pick a theme and She has chosen "Spring"
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I have used:
Penny Black - "Enjoy Life"
Retro flower punch,
Cricut "home decor" for leaves & branches
Versacolor cubes - for watercolouring image
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All products from Sir Stamplaot
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Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great weekend.
Hugz
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Just a card.

Hello, Good evening crafters!
On a recent trip to Sir Stampalot I was luck enough to be asked by Janice if I could make a few samples from a gorgeous set called Hope & Grace by the greeting farm.
Here is my first - more to follow at a later date!
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Not sure if this is Hope or Grace - But isn't she gorgeous!
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I have used:
Sizzix - Architectual corners,
Nestabilities - Classic & Scalloped Ovals,
Branch punch,
Woodware clear magic - Salutations
Versacolor cubes for water-colouring.
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All products available from Sir Stampalot
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Thanks for taking time to look
Hugz
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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Allsorts Challenge week 43 & Some oh, so, very exciting news!

Hi Happy weekend everyone.
I'm so excited, because earlier in the week I got a phone call from the very talented Brenda inviting me to join the design team over at ALLSORTS
I am really looking forward to working with such talented & inspirational ladies.
I would also like to wish Jules all the best.
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So on to my first DT card.
The challenge for week 43 has been set by Lisa, and she would like to see - Black, White & Pink
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I have used one of my new stamps from Mo Manning "Psst Dani & Taylor"
This is such a funky image and was crying out for the use of blacks & pinks, making it ideal for the challenge.
I have water-coloured my image with versacolor cubes.
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The large flower is made by using the retro flower punch & just shaping the petals using the Martha Stewart heart border punch. I have used  Martha stewart stars punch for the border.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Best friends!

Hello, had a bit of free time today.
Got my thank you cards done & I've nearly finished an order for some wedding invitations - all the bits are cut out, just need to put together!
I had some spare time to make a card,.
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I have cut out the main image and have added string for the rope!
The branch was cut on the cricut & the floweres are using the retro flower punches.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

My God Daughter's 4

Hi quick post tonight as I've been making this card for the last couple of hours -
just come on to post it and found an email from someone wanting 15 thank you cards asap!!!
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It's my gorgeous god daughter Poppy's 4th birthday early next week -so here is the card I've made her
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Told you it was quick!!!!
Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Monday, 8 March 2010

A time to reflect

Happy Monday.
No card yet; but just going through some of the pics of our crafty weekend & I do love this one!
It's a shame all 9 ladies aren't on it though!
Had a go at air-brushing, as some of our wellies were on show, then turned to black & white
 - may scrapbook this as I haven't scrapbooked for ages & It was one of my first crafting passions
 - watch this space...
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L-R ~ Avril, Amanda, Nicola, Me, Lou & Debbie.
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Thanks For looking
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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Allsorts challenge - Just for men.

Happy Sunday everyone - how quick the weekend has flown!
This week over at Allsorts the challenge is men,
I'm pretty sure that I'm in the majority of crafters who always find this a challenge in itself!
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I have used LOTV stamp - "riding my bike"
I have water-coloured the image in with versa color cubes, with the exception of the bike frame & wheels where I have used twinkling H2o's to give a metallic look. 
I also gave the card a bit of a scrap look with the staples and little silver embelishments (always difficult to include embelishments on male cards)
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Thanks for taking time to have a look
Hugz
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Thursday, 4 March 2010

A card and gift for my Mum

The challenge over at Allsorts this week is to make a card/gift for Mum.
My Mum loves gardening so I used 
 Penny Black image "Gossamer" over a Hero Arts background stamp "Silhouette grass"
I have decoupaged the flowers.
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Inside I have made 4 wallets from envelopes, 3 of which contain a packet of seeds each (remove from normal seed packets & put into money envelopes to match card) & one wallet left empty so I can add a little sentiment card, telling her how much she means to me!
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I started off with the intention of the card opening consertina style; but didn't like all the ribbons on the seed packets next to the ribbon tie at the side of the card, so I turned the wallets so that the opening were at the top & now the side tie is for decoration only!
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Thanks for looking
Big Hugz
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Monday, 1 March 2010

Lili of the valley challenge

Hello bloggers,
Hope you are all good.
It seems ages since I last posted although it is only a week ago.
On to my card - I have finally had a go at the LOTV Challenge and have used one of their gorgeous stamps.
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Not 100% happy with the flowers, I tried to distress them by screwing them up as I normally do but they just kept tearing & losing their petals. I cut them on "MY NEW CRICUT EXPRESSION"
- yes you heard me right, "MY NEW CRICUT EXPRESSION"
Darren was really good to me last week and got me an early birthday present.
Still trying to get to grips with it all. But I do love it.
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Here's some pics of the bunting I did in Mac's room (with the help of Avril) using up some of my old scrapbook papers, It looks far better in reality than the photos - It's so bright & cheerful and I love it!
Remind me to show you when you come for coffee lol!!
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Might had a few "pompoms" to some of them - we'll see!
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Thanks for looking & any comments are truly appreciated
Hugz

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