Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rudolf in Pink

I really thought that I was going to be stuck this week when I saw that  
52 {C}CT wanted a reindeer as a focal point on this weeks card.
I knew I didn't have one.
Well now I know it must be true I have too much craft stuff
because look what I found hiding in one of my stamp drawers.
So cute at that and never been inked.
Of course you all know that I can do cute
and here it is.

The stamp is from Docrafts coloured with copics, the paper is Papermania.
The lace I thought had a snowflake effect.
The snowflakes are cut out of glitter card, even the ribbon is has glittered

Inside is TED in his Father Christmas outfit.

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Margaret M

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Very simple wedding card

My daughter asked me for a wedding card with
No Flowers, Ribbon and certainly nothing Cute.
She asked for Cream, Red and Black with no bumpy bits.
Now I normally like black to outline features but it was just not right for this card.
I did not expect to like the end result  but to my amazement I do.
It does look quite elegant in RL
Now what do you think?

The entwined hearts are a stamp that I have but first I inked it up with gold
and that did nothing for me.
So then I tried embossing it in gold but my powder is so old it just
made a horrid mess. 
Then I stamped it on a piece of scrap paper and used that
to cut each heart out in red card.
None of my congratulation stamps would fit on the card
so I had to resort to a sticker.
Have just noticed that the lovely spellbinder border die has a heart right in the centre.
How good is that? 
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The crafting cafe - Love and Marriage
The Sisters of Craft - Anything goes

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Margaret M


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Santa

Today I am following the sketch from Completely Christmas.
I found it rather complex and it certainly was a challenge.

I haven't made a very good job of this but I am not going to pull it to pieces.
So now you know how not to follow a sketch.

As I have told you before my cards just take over and I go along for the ride.
The DP is by Papermania and is very pretty.
I was very sad to be covering up the Robins but you will see them again.
The Santa who looks so happy is from a DP by Anna Griffin
and I bought it just to cut them out.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy birthday in Mauve.

I found this gorgeous pale mauve ribbon in the Reject Shop
and at the news agents found the latest
UK craft mag with the free Nit Wit paper and stamp.
So I have combined the 2 to make a very happy birthday card.   

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Margaret M

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Christmas

Winter is with us in fact I don't think the temp has made double figures today.
The sun has been shining and it really has been a nice day.
Just cold!!!!!.

I had every good intention of making this card in traditional red and green.
However the card itself had other ideas
and ended up taking over.
I was using this sketch from 52CCT.

Completely forgot the bow didn't I?

And I don't like those rhinestones though they are all the same colour.
The middle 2 are reflecting the light from the flash.
Love the sentiment die it cuts out beautifully.

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Margaret M

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blue Christmas

My computer is on a go slow must be out of internet time AGAIN.
I have been waiting for the NBN connection before increasing my allowance
and as the cable has been outside our front door for over 18 months
I am getting sick of waiting.
This week we could pick a sketch at 52CCCT.
I have missed a few and chose the one for May.

This is my take on it.

This is one of my favorite LOTV stamps.

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Thanks for dropping in and for all your lovely comments.

Margaret M