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Friday, June 29, 2018

Nautical Birthday

Today's card is for a friend to give to her brother - she requested a nautical theme but something modern.

Okay!

I chose a red white and blue colour theme and kept it simple...



The patterned paper is from a nautical pad from The Range, and the embossing folder and dies are unbranded, though the dies are very similar to the SU Swirly Bird dies.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Catz #423 - wet or dry embossing
Crafting With Friends - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #360 - anything goes
Simply Papercraft #59 - anything goes
Seize The Birthday - anything goes
As You Like It - favourite type of embossing - wet or dry? Definitely dry. I don't do rubber stamping so I haven't even tried wet embossing but I love the quickness of using an embossing folder and the perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Christmas In June

OK - so it's 26 degrees outside and I've been inspired to make a Christmas card for my friend to give her son...

I'm not normally this organised but I was at The Range and I spied a mahoosive pack of Hunkydory's Christmas decoupage and toppers for £6 - started life at £25 so I got myself a bargain. They are beautiful quality - sturdy card and foiled highlights and there's enough to make about 30 cards. I've never been this excited since I found a Radley handbag in a charity shop for £3!!



I used an 8x8 inch silver base card and  some silver 'firework' patterned paper from my stash to give the effect of a blizzard. I added various bits of one of the topper sheets and the greeting was done using unbranded dies from my collection.

So easy but I have a real sense of achievement making Christmas cards in the summer!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #400 - quick/easy Christmas TOP 5
Watercooler Wednesday's #176 - all about Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - ag (Christmas)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - what's that up in the sky?
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Santa
Crafting By Designs - get ready for Christmas (June)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

CASE'd Penguin Birthday Card

Needing to make a penguin themed birthday card I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and found a gorgeous card to CASE...




It's quite an old card by Teneale Williams but I love it!

I was inspired by the layout, the cute die-cut penguin and the balloons.


Here's my interpretation...



I didn't have a penguin die so I adapted an owl die by cutting the ears off! The gorgeous papers are from a pad from The Range and rather than use real ribbon I used a cute bow die.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafting With Friends #70 - anything goes
Aud Sentiments #206 - anything goes
Seize The Birthday - anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges #49 - birthday - TOP 5!
Crafty Creations #368 - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #168 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cheers Jim!

Another quick male card to share using the super blokey 'Jim' from the Digistamp Boutique (not sure if he is still available)...




I've coloured him using pro-markers, matted then re-matted on black then white card and used a co-ordinating scrap of red, white and blue striped card from The Range. The 'cheers' greeting die is from China.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy #149 - AG + for the men 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 - AG
Pearly Sparkles #29 - masculine
QKR Stampede Challenge #300 - AG
Daisy Chain Challenge #20 - for the men
Crafty Catz #421 - AG

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Classic Car

Today's card is to add to my growing collection of male cards...



The car image is from a Buzz Craft topper sheet and I've used a checked patterned paper from my stash. I've used a cream linen card for the base to add a more 'vintage' feel.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Craft Cottage #108- anything goes
Daisy Chain Challenges #20 - for the boys/men WINNER
Create and Inspire #75 - anything goes
Always Happy Birthday (June) - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #238 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Embossed Birthday Cake

I love decoupage and one of my favourite brands is Anita's Die cut - they are so quick to put together. Today's card is made with one such topper, mounted on an embossed birthday greetings panel...



It looked a bit basic so I added a single piece of bunting and a number of sparkling gems.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #83 - anything goes
Creative Knockouts #249 - anything goes
CAS On Friday #134 - embossing
Crafting With Friends #69 - anything goes
Jo's Craft Shack #237 - anything goes


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Birthday Ties

A work colleague asked me to make a card for her brother which gave me the perfect opportunity to use a tie die that came with last month's Papercraft Essentials. Following the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I made this...




I've used some glittery black and white patterned papers from The Range and a large dot embossing folder for the background.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Freshly Made Sketches - sketch



Crazy 4 Challenges #438 - masculine
Crafty Friends Challenge #85 - happy birthday
Crafty Calendar (June) - 3 of something
Unicorn Challenge #33 - masculine
Get Creative #70 - monochrome

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, June 04, 2018

Retirement

Today's card is a clean and simple quickie for a work colleague who is retiring...




I've printed the greeting directly onto white card then simply added a fussy-cut image of 'Jim' (from the Digistamp Boutique) using foam pads. He's coloured with Pro-markers - a nice bright turquoise to match the border colour. It's quite a large card (A5) so the image was very easy to neatly cut - it's about 4 inches tall!

Sorry for the bad pic - the light is so bad here with the fog!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Cardmakers #213 - for a man/boy
Dream Valley Challenge #180 - for a man/boy
Crafting By Designs - for the boys
Simply Create Too - for a male
Scribbles Designs Challenge #65 - make it masculine


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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