Friday, 15 July 2016

Foxy's little Feline Friend

I do love a bit of punch art !

In fact - I do love punches.  I used several for this project along with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

When I saw the new Annual Catalogue Foxy Friends was high on my Wish List.   Well I have been steadily making inroads into that Wish List and this lovely photopolymer bundle received an airing after I spied this fabulous little card on Pinterest by Brenda Quintana :-

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So filled with inspiration, I came up with my version of a kitty cat playing with a big ball of string.  These cards are such fun - and will be winging their way to some of my lovely customers in their "Thank You" packs this month.



The Foxy Friends bundle is brilliant and I believe that if you have children, they too will enjoy creating all the various little animals from Mr Foxy, the gorgeous skunk, racooon and cat.  What a fabulous way to introduce them to the world of papercrafting.

Hope you like it.

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Linda
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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Touches of Texture Inspired By My Bed Linen !


So......there I was mooching in my bed yesterday morning looking at Pinterest as I often do, searching for inspiration and then realised I was snuggled up in it - literally ! 

I have this bed set which a mix of Soft Sky,  Whisper White,  Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand (well that's my story - and I'm sticking to it).

So I mosied into my craft room and assembled all the above mentioned inks, some Soft Sky card stock and my Blender Pen.  I love my Blender Pen and don't use it half as much as I should.

Touches of Texture is a fantastic double set of stamps that can be used to create wonderful unique cards.  It is full of different collage type images.  There are so many, you are just spoilt for choice really.   Amongst all of these is a pretty branch motif which for me was perfect for the image I was carrying somewhere in the depths of my creative mind !

I stamped the branches in Crumb Cake onto a layer of Soft Sky.

I applied Whisper White ink to each of the flowers  and added touches of Pink Pirouette and Melon which I blended together to give a soft chalky mixed Pink shade.   I did the same with the leaves using Whisper White and Sahara Sand.

The effect is soft and subtle.

I added a layer of Pink Pirouette card stock and some retired lace and ribbon.

After a therapeutic and relaxing ten minutes or so a Birthday Card was born.  I felt it needed just a little touch of something extra and out came my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush just to add a little touch of magic, together with some little butterflies and pearl embellishments.



I do hope you like today's project - and thank you for taking the time to stop by today.


Linda
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Monday, 11 July 2016

Tic Tac Customer Thank Yous


I always like to send out little hand made/decorated packets of goodies - sometimes chocolates, sometimes lip balms, nail files, covered notepads just as little Thank Yous for taking the time to shop with me.

So I spent this morning designing these cute little boxes which hold packs of Tic Tac :-





I do this because I think its great to let customers see the magic of the products first hand and helps them to decide if perhaps they might invest in the products I use for their "Thank You".

The small but intricate little die is one part of the Flourish Thinlits die pack.   The dies in this set are so intricate and pretty and there are so many pretty separate ones to choose from.  Its great value for money at £26 for the whole set. 

I think the boxes look quite elegant and sophisticated.  Its amazing what you can do with a little piece of 3 x 7 3/8" inch cardstock, a beautiful die and a pretty strip of Washi Tape.

Here is my video tutorial :



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Linda

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Flourish Sympathy Card

Life throws some rubbish at you doesn't it ?

My husband lost his childhood buddy and best friend very recently and this week we had to say a sad goodbye to Greg Paul Watkins.  It was heartbreaking but as nice as such an occasion can be.  We listened to a beautiful recording of a song written and performed by the great man himself, beautiful readings and at the end, saw the release of a dozen white doves symbolising his spirit flying free from all the pain and discomfort of his final months.

So I had to find it in myself to come up with a suitable card, fitting for such a sombre occasion.

Well this is it:-



I kept it quite understated and subtle, which is how I think Sympathy Cards should be.  Shades of Whisper White and Smokey Slate.  The beautiful Flourish Thinlits Die is so pretty and intricate.  The sentiment is from Hopeful Thoughts.

Well that's it from me for this week.   Its funny how your mood can affect your crafting abilities.  I have spent days in the craft room this week and produced just two cards.  Crafter's Block perhaps ?

We lost the last of our pussy cats this week.  She was a sweet 17 year old tabby.  Tinkerbell.  We said goodbye to her sister Lulu six weeks ago.   Guess that means I will have to update my profile.  

Hope the old mo jo kicks in next week.

Have a lovely weekend everybody and thanks for stopping by.

Linda
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Monday, 4 July 2016

Project Revised - Window Sheet Covered Birthday Card


I have been seeing some really lovely creations on Pinterest using the new Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies and wanted to make something a little different using mine.

So I have come up with this pretty Birthday Card which has a window sheet cover.






Its a simple idea and a nice way to give a Birthday Card.

I use two stamp sets for this card.  Floral Phrases and Birthday Blooms.

I chose to showcase one of the new In Colours using Sweet Sugarplum card stock and ink for this project.

I originally designed this as a card come magnetic gift card holder.

Clearly there was a reason why I was hopeless at science at school and failed miserably !!   A keen eyed lady questioned the use of magnets with the gift card and on investigating, although asthetically pleasing, the idea was wholly impractical as apparently the magnets would interfere with the details contained in the bar code of the gift card.

So back to the drawing board on that one for me.   However, I still love the basic card itself with the clear window sheet which adds just a little something special (and keeps the card clean !!!!)..

The card fits into a standard C6 envelope.

I do hope you approve of today's project and thank you very much for stopping by today.
Linda
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