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Monday, 6 June 2011

Sweet Little Donkey

 Hi all, I have had such fun over the past week, Stuart had a week off work, and we spent a lot of time crafting, and we made lots of cards.  This one was a freebie digi stamp from Meljen Designs, I love Melissa's images,she has beautiful stamps for sale, and gives away some smashing freebies, including this sweet little donkey.

Of course I used my Promarker Pens on both images, I am not sure what I did before I found Promarkers, I know I remember being really disappointed with a lot of my colouring, and now I am very rarely disappointed.

Both cards are really simple in construction. I used the same papers on both cards, as I am trying to use up some of my older bought papers, I honestly can't remember whose papers these are.  I did some searching on the net but as I said they were old 12x12 paper packs, if I find out whose they are I will add it. LOL.

I thought the image was so lovely the cards didn't need to much more embellishment.  The card at the top has a flower, cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities - Big Scalloped Circles, the three smaller circles.  The bottom card I used a Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch to make the paper ribbon, and the Nellie's Multi Frame Die Flower to make the embellishment. Both embellishments made using the dies through my Cuttlebug.

hugs Janie xxx

Friday, 18 February 2011

Hi all, how have you been?  As you can see I have been making a few cards recently, and I thought I would show a couple off as I have been rather naughty lately in posting.

I am lucky enough to have the latest craft cd by Funky Hand, 'Craft the Year Away', and both the card templates came from that disc, I just popped my base card through my printer, using the new template feature on the disc to make the card shape and then cut it out. Easy Peasy!!!

I seem to be in a floral mood at the moment, I don't know if every crafter goes through moods, but I definitely seem to. So both these cards include flowers, the top one, a Thank You card, was made by using my Cricut to cut out the flowers, the cartridge I used was 'Straight From the Nest', which is a lovely set of images. I ran the bottom flowers through the Cuttlebug, using the 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder, another of my favourites.  The Main image was also cut using a Nestibilities set called 'Labels Fourteen', through my Cuttlebug, decorated with a small flower stamp using Distress Inks, the ribbon was from my ribbon box, and I fixed it with some staples, and used staples on the main image as well.

The second card was pretty similar, though the flower is stamped this time, decoupaged up on different papers and glitters and a glorious use of 3D Crystal Lacquer in the flower centre.  The stamp was from a set of stamps from Graphicus, which sadly is no longer around, though Glenda Waterworth is, and will be starting a new crafty business soon.  I added a couple of skeleton leaves, and then placed a paper ribbon on the card with the flowers as the focal point.

I love this style of card at the moment, and even made my first Christmas card last weekend...

Until next time,

Happy Crafting...

Hugs Janie xxx