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Monday, January 28, 2013

Some parchment work

A very good friend is having a special birthday this week so I thought I would put my very rusty parchment skills to work.
The pattern is one from the May 2012 Parchment Craft magazine and was designed by Dorothy Holness.
This is a pretty basic design with no cut work tho you could add your own if the mood grabs you. I have added some punched flowers and a coloured backing sheet rather than colour the parchment with Dorso crayons. I do hope she will like this card as it was made with lots of love, and I am sorry not to be able to share her day with her.
Hugs Adie

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Triple Time Stamping

There has been a lot of interest on this specific technique. Stamping on 3 card pieces at the same time. I first saw this on You Tube. Well I decided to try it with embossing the pieces of card and sponging the edges to show up the embossing.
I used the Cuttlebug textile folder and to finish off the card stamped a fairy on to card with VersaMark Dazzle and embossed with Stampendous Detail white embossing powder. The fairy is from Recollections.
Hugs Adie

Sunday, January 20, 2013

On a personal note

Haven't had much crafting time these last few days. My daughter took hubby and I to the movies yesterday to see Les Mis. What a brilliant movie. The actors really made you feel you were right there with them. Hugh Jackman was amazing and is such a versatile actor, you don't even see Wolverine in him. If you can and if you like a true musical this is a must. I can see why it has been nominated for so many Oscars.
I don't want this post to be to boring so will show you another card I have just finished. The fairy is from Meredith Dillman's Fairies and Fantasy water colour book. I have used Faber & Castile polychromos coloured pencils. My water colouring is not good lol. Used Spellbinders Labels Four. The corners were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and GO PATS !!!!!!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Adding to my stack of cards

Going through the cards I have made recently I discovered none for babies. Baby cards I tend to make as and when my relatives or younger friends have babies. One of the resolutions I have made is to make sure I have a variety of cards for all ages, genders and occasions.
Starting off I made this baby card. I found a square of parchment paper and used a Pergamano grid 25 and grid PS121 from Ecstasy Crafts. The rubber stamps were from freebies I received in a magazine. The wording on the bottom of the easel is from a sheet of self adhesive vellum.



Thanks for looking at my work.
Hugs Adie

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday crafting

Sunday crafting for me. All alone today so I can stay in my draft room without feeling guilty (well maybe a little cause I still have to take the dog out). Today I am working on swap cards. I belong to a small online card making group and we have a monthly swap. This months theme is really challenging and I can play around with quite a few different themes.
Marianne Creatables  LR0200 and Spellbinders wonderful wings
After the holiday season "thank you " cards are a must and I have tried to instill this into all my children. They regularly come to me and ask for cards that I have made and my hubby is no exception. This card I made for his work partner using the product my hubby went on a mission to find while he was in Holland. I love the Marianne Cr-eatable dies. It was a bit of a challenge getting the die to line up and the figuring out how to emboss all the corners without flattening the previous embossing. The thank you sticker was coloured with my promarkers.
Bye for now
Adie

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Keeping up with the bloggers

view from my deck
I have friends and family all over the world and thought this would be a handy way to keep in touch. My blog will be a little bit of news and lots of crafting. So please bare with me as I try out a new adventure on the web.