Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fancy Foil

Take some Fancy Foil, die cut a greeting,


 ink over the kraft card,


  polish it to remove excess from foil

 Die cut a different sheet,


inlay greeting, 


 add some candy


If you cut them from two sheets in the same way


you get two cards made quick and simple.



Put them in the sunshine to glisten

Happy Days!

Lesley
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

You Move Me too or two

Hiya
Humming bird again....no apologies, its so cute and clever!


Made a tri-fold card with a pocket to hold the moving bird inside the slatted frame.
Kept the rest simple, with just a cone flower to decorate, and a leaf for the pull-tab.


Made a decorative panel for inside

Lesley
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Itty Bitty Butterflies

Anyone remember those little butterflies?
Did you forget you'd got them somewhere?
Came in handy for a sparkly card with those large letters again

Lesley
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Sunday, 10 September 2017

You Move Me Hummingbird

I was very impressed by a card made by Shelly Godby visit her blog post HERE


It uses the You Move Me set, but here I've unashamedly copied the lovely design of Shelly,
and used the non 'moving' parts.
There's a stamp set and matching framelits.
I inked the hummingbird in tempting  turquoise, dipped the edges in pacific point,
 die cut him and the flowers, leaves, stamens.
Cut a square aperture to use as a mask, inked inside the square with sponge brayer.




I liked it so much I made another, this time using a dauber to ink up the bird and flowers.


I love the two tone look, and the added enamel dots.

Lesley
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Oliver

Mojo absent,needed card for a boy....Large Number Framelits to the rescue!




Birthday Banners helped too.....


simple is best sometimes!

I'm sure he'll like what's inside the card....


.....as well as some birthday cash obviously!

(do you like how I used some enamel shapes to hold the balloon string in place?)

Lesley
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

A one layer musical leaf

I'm going to get you singing on this one!


I created a mask using Leaflet Framelits.
Laid the leaf mask on my topper, stamped in Versamark and embossed Sheet Music in copper powder.

Added happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, this is where you start singing :)

Laid the background mask, so just the leaf shape aperture showing,
added yellow ink, then a moon mask, more ink, more colours, gradually building up shade and depth,


Stamped parts of Nature Sings, the deer and trees, coloured them in with marker pens
to make them stand out a bit, added some twine over some new copper ribbon.

It's all one layer, but hope it looks a bit 3-D ?
Might need a bit more practice......take a look at Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps
for some much more professional projects.......

Hope the birthday boy liked it....he's very into his music....
are you still singing?....
"happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear...."

Lesley
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Team Play Day

We had another team play day a little while ago,
a shoe box swap was the main activity, along with much chatter, a fun day indeed.


Liz brought this idea.....mine was a bit off balance....think I was too busy chatting :)


much later on, I added some rhinestones......still not quite happy but hey ho,
I did have some mini poinsettias left over for another time....


This was Jan's take on a Kim Fee card.....love the crumpled seam binding....
hate that I stuck my background on upside down, and the circle the right way up...
resulting in a mismatch......cock-up number two!


Sarn brought us this Tryptic (?) card....
stamped the panel, inked it in blue, yellow, green, 
then chopped it in 3 and mounted......yay I think I did ok on this one!

The lovely thing about card making, is there are no rules, no right or wrong,
just a card made with love, to send to someone you care about!

Lesley
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p.s. I thought I'd enter this One Layer challenge





Friday, 1 September 2017

At Home With You

This is one of the first sets I got when the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue came out.
It's particularly good for christmas cards, which I haven't attempted yet, but I do have 
those cute little wreaths, and mini tinsel at the ready....


I did however make one for a neighbour who kindly had us over for a party....


.....to thank her for their hospitality.

It was quite a while ago, so it's taken a long time to get round to posting it on my blog,
but it's also taken me a long time to post it through her door!

Talking of doors....can you imagine all the cute things you could hide behind this one....?

Lesley
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Monday, 28 August 2017

and........relax.....

It's August Bank Holiday in the UK,
a chance for everyone to just breathe....and relax....
maybe with a glass of something nice and chilled...

Here's one I did at class recently.....




...one of my lovely class mates did a slightly different one with the branch and hearts...




here's the original one, with 'relax' and a chilled glass added ....

have a good day whatever you are doing,
hope its something nice and chilled...

Lesley
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Sunday, 27 August 2017

HAPPY Birthday Gorgeous

Hello
Today I'd like to share a card I saw on Pinterest,
you can see her original blog post here:



Paper Daisy Crafting

I liked it so much I've done classes, workshops, and made some of my own personal cards
using the same technique, and everyone I've shown seems to love it too!


For my version I cut out the letters I wanted, laid them on SU grid paper
(I use the grid paper for most things, its so useful for lining up, designing and so much more),
and stamped from about a third to half way down, using lots of little stamps from
Happy Birthday Gorgeous
in lots of bright colours


I embossed the background, added ribbon and sentiment, 
and stamped inside too 



I also added some new Stampin Up! glitter dots on this one




some were mounted on foam pads, some I cut multiple letters and glued them together
to make a faux chipboard look









You can use any stamps for this, ideally smallish ones, but even then you only see 'bits' of them


I just stamped randomly, spreading out the colours until I was happy with the overall look.

Do have a go, and hop over to Paper Daisy Crafting to see hers, and many more
lovely cards she has made.

Lesley
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Friday, 25 August 2017

Rudolph Day in August

Here we are, 25th of the month, and that can mean only one thing.....
This is where we are encouraged to get ahead and make some
of 'those' cards each month.
Do join in if you can, it's so much better than rushing in December!

My entry this month is from a brand new set that will probably get overlooked in the
New Seasonal Catalogue from Stampin' Up!

Season Like Christmas

is a sketchy kinda tree that can be layered up to give a 3-d effect,
and it has some really lovely sentiments.
"Thinking of you at Christmas"
is one of my favourites, as there are so many people for whom it can be a very difficult season.


I stamped the trunk first....it is actually split so that it peeks out, giving a realistic look,
stamped a layer in old olive, then the next in second generation mossy meadow.


I stamped the 'snow' with versamark, and heat embossed with glitter,
I also added some more sparkle using a teeny tiny stamp from Star of Light.
Then I added some embossing paste for some raised snow,
which bubbles when you heat it!


It's thanks to special people like you who provide me with inspiration from your blogs and challenges,so a big thank you for taking the time to visit mine.

Have a happy Rudolph Day

Lesley 
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Wood Textured Leaves

I did a class recently based on the Colourful Seasons set,
and wanted a masculine card....



I used the Wood Textures DSP, stamped and die cut some of the delicate leaves from the
Seasonal Layers Thinlits,  adding one cut from the Copper Foil,
a bit of the same DSP in the background, and some fibrous Burlap Ribbon
finishes off a simple card.

Here's a summary of the class:














I try to show the versatility of sets, as well as tips and techniques,
there's always something new to learn,
 and I always learn something from my class attendees too.

I'd love you to join us for fun and friendship,
so if you'd like more information, please just ask.

I run regular Thursday afternoon classes from 2 till 4pm,
£10 per person, all tools, materials and refreshment included.
Other classes/workshops/parties by arrangement. 

I hope to welcome you one day,
meantime thanks for stopping by my blog,
and keeeeeep Crafting!
(small tribute to the lovely Bruce Forsyth, bless him)

Lesley
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