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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