Sunday, 18 March 2018

Having a play

Good afternoon everyone.

Oh dear more of that white stuff.  It looks cold out there today - so make sure you wrap up warm & stay safe.

Yesterday & today I have had a play.  I decided it was time to make sure I could remember how to make some of the cards we have made recently.  It was triggered by wondering what sort of card to make for a friends birthday.  I decided on the "pop & twist" card.

The first task was to have a rummage through patterned papers & stamps that would work together, Then the card for the actual base card.

I have noticed recently that I do have a problem with cutting straight & even, even when using a paper trimmer.  I don't know if it is the make of trimmer I have (& I have 2 different ones), but when placing the edge of the card at the top of the trimmer doesn't always mean it is straight.  Which means the downwards cut will be at a slight slant.  So I tend to go back to measuring first & placng a pencil mark which I then align with the cutting blade.  The next obstacle is then placing a layer straight onto the layer beneath.  Gosh! I am coming to the conclusion it is me & my eyesight.  I recently had my eyes tested & there is a slight difference to my left eye - so perhaps I am not seeing straight.  Lets hope the new glasses cure that.

Well! Sorry I didn't really mean to be going on like that.  Let's get down to the card.

Here are the pictures;

All the components laid out ready for putting together

I used a creamy, slightly yellow card, & designer paper that wasn't over the top, plus black card for the layering.
The flower stamps were from a nice set that was free with a recent magazine, which I think were just right for this card

Here is the front of the base card, layered & stamped.

The inside of the base card.  I had decided to cover both the front & the back inside.
The card I used was just a little thinner than I would have liked so the layering made it a little sturdier.

The inside of the card, all put together.

I am pleased with this card mainly because I remembered how to make it.  I did have to use the notes, that I had previously written as well, to get the size of all the pieces right.

I hope that despite the weather you are having a great weekend.
Take care
'Bye for now.

Before I forget - I will be updating the club pages & project photo pages a little later this afternoon.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day

top of the morning to all of you who have Irish heritage
or are just good friends with some lovely Irish folk.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

another recent card

Good morning everyone.

This morning I have another one of my recently made cards for you to see.  This time it is a stamped card.

As you can see this card is for our grand-daughter who has a birthday this week.  This little piece of stamping has been waiting around for some time waiting to be finished & used.

You may remember quite a long time ago we had a project where you stamped 2 pieces of A5 card with an all over random pattern using many different stamps both in images & styles, just in black ink.  Then the next stage was to randomly colour the pieces of card.

Of my 2 pieces, one was partially coloured & waiting to be finished & used, the other was still black & white.  So I finished colouring this piece to use on her card, including adding some extra colour to some of the images with toning coloured pencils.  I used a 6x6 white scalloped edge card, trimmed the patterned piece & rounded the 2 right hand corners then layered that onto a piece of black card leaving a lightly wider board to the right.  This was then layered onto the white card with the layers being placed closer to the fold edge.  

On a small piece of white card I stamped the "Happy Birthday Granddaughter" then cut it into a flag shape & distressed the edges to match the card background & layered that onto a black piece of card, shaping it as well.  I added 2 little metal butterflies that have been sitting in a box for a while waiting to be used. So they have flown the nest.  Do butterflies have nests?

The happy birthday was from Dreamees set & the grand-daughter from a Clearly Besotted set.

Tonight it is the March meeting of the Mold club.  I don't think I will be attending as I have a busy morning & that usually makes me quite tired.  Sorry ladies - will try hard for next month.

'Bye for now.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

another recent card

Good morning everyone.

This morning I have another recent card also made, as yesterday's card, when I was going through my Hunkydory card stock & toppers.

Another beautiful Hunkydory topper that helped decide how the rest of the card would go together.

An A4 sheet of blue card for the base card with a strip of matching blue card with a dainty floral embossed pattern layered onto a piece of gold card added to the background.  The topper & the greeting were placed on sticky pads to raise them up for dimension.  To add a little bling I put a blue flat backed gem in the corners of the blue strip & finished the card.

Another card tomorrow - not Hunkydory this time.

'Bye for now.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

a recent card

Good afternoon ladies & what a nice afternoon it is too!

I have had a nice little run out in my car today, along with our daughter-in-law Nadine.  I needed to pop over to Burley Dam Garden Centre (A41), & their craft shop, so thought a little run would be good.

I have to admit to being somewhat tired now though.

The card I have to show you today is one of several that I made using my Hunkydory kits.  I looked at a couple of the sheets of card & toppers & found I felt a bit creative so kept going whilst the creative juices flowed.

I do like this lovely lavender colour & the image on the topper is so beautiful.  I found an A4 sheet of card that was just perfect to make the base card & everything else just went together so well. A pretty piece of lilac card with a delicate floral embossed pattern with a criss cross of delicate spotted ribbon & a greeting to finish.

I still have quite a lot of this Hunkydory card making kit left as well as some that were free on magazines.  I am determined over the next couple of months to make some cards to use it up.  But then I am determined to make other projects as well.  Ah well - we will see which one wins.

Another card tomorrow.
'Bye for now.

Monday, 12 March 2018

a recent card

Good morning everyone I do hope all you Mums had a wonderful day yesterday.  I received 2 lovely cards & a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Today I have one of my recently made cards to show you.

I used one of my Honey Doo stamps which I stamped & embossed with gold EP then coloured in with some nice felt tip pens I have & finally went over them with a Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen.  I couldn't find my vertical Happy Birthday stamp so used a peel off.  

Of course Murphy's law was that I found it a little while later whilst looking for something else.  I had just put it back in the wrong place.

I really like this stamp & have several ideas of other ways to use it - just need the get up & go to do it.  I had great ideas of sitting at my desk towards the end of last week but got really tired & didn't get that far.  So today I am going to push myself to do something & break the impasse.

I have another couple of cards I made before this non creative spell came upon me - so will show you one of those tomorrow.

That is all from me today.  'Bye for now.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

to everyone who is a Mother, Grandmother
who cares for others as a Mother

Have a lovely day I hope you are spoilt to bits

How I wish my Mum was here for me to talk to I really miss her at this particular time
But as always she is in my heart.