Sunday, 19 February 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #4 - Snowy Mountains and Skies

Hi Crafters,

Firstly I'd like to apologise for not visiting you all lately. 
Orders have been coming in thick and fast and whilst this is a good thing it prevents me from spending time blogging and commenting so I'm sorry if you haven't heard from me for a while. I appreciate all who have commented here of late and I will try to pop by soon.

Now on to the Christmas Card Club theme for this fortnight...

SNOWY MOUNTAINS & SKIES


Recipe
Christmas Village Die by Crafters Companion
Gold Glitter Card
Gold glitter Embossing Powder

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This is a very minimal and CAS card design for me. I cut the die and inked through it with Versamark embossing ink then sprinkled with gold glitter embossing powder and heat set.
It looks very sparkly in real life.
I've only managed one card this challenge but a lot of the team have been making multiple cards this year to get ahead with the Christmas rush, do take a look at their marvelous designs - a list of their blogs is in the tab at the top of my page.

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #321 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - February Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #403 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - ATG Christmas
Allsorts - #403 ATG

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Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #382 - Clean & Simple

Hi Crafters,


Today's theme at Passion For Promarkers is...

Clean & Simple

...one which always stretches me as I struggle to create CAS designs. I just never know when to walk away and leave the embellishments alone. Not that I ever over embellish my regular cards either but the minimal look is just not in my nature - this is evident when I look round my craft room and the rest of my house now I come to think of it, lol.

Anywhoooo....this is as clean and simple as it gets for me but I'm sure you can do better and we would love to see all your wonderful creations entered in to the challenge this week.
Please remember to use your Winsor Newton (formerly Letraset) Alcohol Markers somewhere on your project and follow the theme, you can make any project too so it doesn't have to be a card.


Recipe
Image - Retro Chic, The Paper Shelter
Coloured with Pro/flexmarkers
Postage Stamp Die
Verve Banner Die
Papers - Various from stash
Sentiment Stamp and punch - Stampin' Up

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #328 CAS
Crafty Friends - #51 ATG
The Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge
Crafting From The Heart - #146 ATG
Sweet Stampers - #4 Add a Sentiment

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Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and they are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to the lucky winner.

Enjoy your Tuesday and see you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Love Birds

Hi Crafters,

What a dreary day it is here so this card should cheer you up!
The pretty flowers are a new (to me) Sue Wilson die that I purchased and the sweet birds belong to a Spellbinders die which I have cut apart and placed in a die cut cage from Cherry Lynn.


I have used this very pretty vellum sheet today secured behind the corner punches for my background. The dotty cardstock is from Anna Marie Designs which has been languishing in my craft room for far too long, thought it was about time I cut into it.


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #336 Birds
Crafting When We Can - #137 Flowers
Crafty Creations - #334 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #180 Fussy & Fancy

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Thanks for your kinds words and for visiting here today.

See you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #3 Festive Foliage

Hi Crafters,

It's time for our fortnightly meeting of the Christmas Card Club and to share our makes with you.
The theme this time is...

Festive Foliage



I thought I'd better make a couple of cards this time as my teamies have been making multiple cards for the previous challenges. It really does pay dividends when December arrives and you have a lovely pile of Christmas cards to go at.
Both of these were Craft Creations decoupage sheets and this is now the last of my stash of them used up.

I hope you have a lovely Sunday and please visit the rest of the team to see what they have been up to (list in tab at top of page)

Lorraine
xXx


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #380 - All Creatures Great and Small

Hi Crafters,

It's time to get your Promarkers out and join us for a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
It can be any type of creation but you must use your Winsor Newton alcohol markers to colour your image to be eligible for the prize draw which this week is 2 digital images from All Dressed Up, our sponsor for this challenge of....

All Creatures Great and Small

I'm using an image kindly given by the sponsor called


I 3D paper-pieced this image by printing a few copies and cutting out different parts and layering them up.


Recipe
Baseball Bear - All Dressed Up
Promarkers
Jus' Cutz Decorative Shapes #6 Die
Xcut Star & Sentiment Die
Dovecraft Open Star Die
Papers - Oddments from stash

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #327 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #462 Something Fun
Aud Sentiments - #172 Masculine Projects + Sentiment
Art By Miran - #76 ATG
Come & Get It - #202 Three or More Layers
Crafting When We Can - #136 Spots and/or Stripes
Incy Wincy Designs - For The Men in your Life

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Please take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the design team over on the blog.
We are looking forward to seeing all your creatures great and small.

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Female Cards with Making Cards Magazine

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for popping in here yesterday and for returning today to see my female cards using a recent Making Cards Magazine CD-Rom.

I followed some of the inspirational layouts that also came in the magazine.


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #333 ATG
Winter Wonderland - Spring Fever /Sunshine/Flowers/Romance
CD Sunday - Do What You Love
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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #110 ATG / opt twist / Keep It Feminine
Crafty Catz - #355 ATG /opt twist / Ladies Cards
Crafty Friends - #50 Girly
CD Sunday - Do What You Love

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #335 Ribbon and / or Pearls
Creative Inspirations - #267 Cute Critters
Craft-Dee Bowz - January Challenge + Bow
CD Sunday - Do What You Love
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The papers and images are so pretty in this collection I found them very inspirational and easy to work with.

Happy Sunday!

Lorraine
xXx

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Male cards with Making Cards Magazine

Hi Crafters,

I've had a return visit to some of my CD-Roms and this fabulous freebie from Making Cards Magazine from a few months ago is great for creating those tricky male cards.

Here are a few that I came up with ...




I printed both the images and the papers from the CD and only needed to add a sentiment or ribbon to compliment the design.

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday - Make It Male
Incy Wincy Designs - For the Men in your Life
Aud Sentiments - #172 Masculine Projects + Sentiment
Brown Sugar - #235 ATG

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I hope you've had a great Saturday, I will be back tomorrow for a look at some more cards, feminine ones this time, made from another Making Cards CD.

Lorraine
xXx