Monday, July 14, 2014

50th Wedding Anniversary

 Being married for 50 years is such an achievement, especially in this day and age where couples seem to tire (fall out of love) of each other so quickly, so when I was asked to make a Bookatrix card to celebrate that milestone, I was more than happy to do it.



The embossing folder I used is the Crafts Too Lattice folder.
The flowers were made with the Cheery Lynn Medium Tea Rose Die
The names were cut with the Memory box Typewriter Upper and Lower case Dies.
Hearts are Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die.



And here it is in it's box





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cheery Lynn Southern Charm Valance

Hello faithful Blog readers.
I have five cards to share using the Cheery Lynn Southern Charm Valance Die,
this is such a pretty die so I just keep on wanting to use it on my cards.
I'll list other dies used below each card.


Flower stems - Dee's Distinctively 
Cheery Lynn Chicken Wire Die FRM144


Leaves - Cheery Lynn Flourish strip B178




Leaves - Cheery Lynn Flourish strip B178



For this card I actually used the off cuts from the Cheery Lynn Southern Charm Valance Die,
Flowers - Di Namics Royal Rose 
Leaves - Cheery Lynn Flourish strip B178

Thank you for visiting me today




Friday, May 30, 2014

Too long since my last post.

Hello Everyone,
If you are still stopping by to read my Blog, I thank you, I can't believe its been over a month since I have posted.
I'll add some cards I've made since and if there is anything you would like to know about them please email me or if you wish to ask in a comment I am happy to answer that way.









Many thanks for stopping by





Thursday, April 24, 2014

Oriental Fan

Hello Everyone.

I'm back with another card for FatCats Card Corner
Using the beautiful Tattered Lace Oriental Fan die.
Kaaren has a huge range of these beautiful dies in store now, check them out here.

For my card I started with a picture of a Flamenco dancer that lightened before printing it out, then used the Memory Box Texture Diamond Stencil and lightly spritzed with a black marker using the Perfect Airbrush Colour Spritzer.
The roses I made with the Cherry Lynn Medium Tea Rose Die
I'll list the remaining dies I used below my card.


Also used was the Cheery Lynn Dandelions set of two dies set.



Thank you for taking the time to stop by.




Friday, April 11, 2014

Tattered Lace - Mini Tea Set

 Hello Everyone

I am back today with another two cards for Kaaren at FatCats Card Corner, they both feature the Tattered Lace Mini Tea Set Die set.



For this first one I started by creating the background  by using a die cut I cut from from Spellbinders Basic Lattice die and using it as a stencil and sponging with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.
I then cut a rectangle for my tray and using a circle punch punched out the notches for the trays handles then using my scissors distressed the edges.
The tea set doesn't come with saucers so I used the bottom of the tea pot as saucers.
I cut the middle out of the Marianne Craftable Circle die and slipped it in behind the corner of the tray.
The flowers I made with the smallest of the dies that come with the Marianne Craftable Circle die and the leaves are the Cottage Cutz Fall Vine Die.
Tea with Friends was done on my computer.

And playing with a feature in Paint Shop Pro X2


Card 2


I started this one by spritzing the background using the Perfect Airbrush Colour Spritzer and a copic marker.
I didn't add a backing to the beautiful  Tattered Lace Mini Tea set this time so all the background could show through.
I just drew some steam coming from the tea pots spout freehand and added the wording by hand as well.
The bow is Impression Obsession's small bow and the little eggs are from the cut outs of the bow.

And some more playing in Paint Shop Pro X2 using the Effects - Geometric - Spherize.


Thanks so much for stopping by I really appreciate you taking the time.