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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Forever Lovely - Card in a card

If you're looking for a set that is suitable for anniversaries,  valentines or general occasions, consider this one.  Use one of the many greetings from the Itty Bitty Greetings to use in conjunction with this stamp set and it will give you even more mileage.  Floral themes are  a  great classic standby and having a clutch of hearts amongst its images is a bonus!

What I love most about this one is the edgelit die - I made a card on a card for today's project because I rather like laying open work laid on top of the stamped dist-INK-tive image.  

It's easier to watch the video than for me to try and explain it in words!

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Wonderful Romance - silver lining on a sad day!

Feeling sad today as I fell victim to a scam yesterday when home alone!  I am normally so cautious but I still got caught through malware infecting  my laptop.  Long story short I panicked I was told to ring a toll free number while they tried to rescue me saying all my devices would also be infected. Foolishly I allowed remote access to the scammers to remove the virus purported to have infected my laptop.  Of course that led to having to pay for their services  ....say no more!

In the meantime we’ve cancelled said cc and will have to ring our bank on Monday.  I’ve quarantined laptop and need to take it into Apple to wipe clean and make sure all online accounts have two-step authentication. 

I am beyond devastated by my own foolish mistake so am sharing this so you don’t fall into the same trap.  Doing everything on the phone in tiny letters is trying!

My card for today is from Wonderful Romance  and in Mossy Meadow.  The leaf dies also cut and emboss.

That’s all for today - wish me luck that this can be sorted soon

Friday, 11 January 2019

Butterfly Gala - One Sheet Wonder

Are you a frugal crafter?  Today's project illustrates how you can make a little go a long way!  From just a 6"x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) sheet of paper, I had the potential to make 9 card layouts.  For this video I made a half dozen as it was a nice round number.

I've even provided a cutting template which has been scaled up to make the writing more visible on the blog and also a card map to make it easier for you to reference.

Card Map for One Sheet Wonder 6”x 6” DSP  Note cards & Envelops  in various stages in the making.  You can use plain card stock for your mat layers, I cut mine 1/8" (0.3 cm) wider for a more subtle border.  You could cut them 1/4" wider if you wish.  

I didn't use up all the pieces.  Pieces A, F1 and F2 were left and you can decorate it as you wish for a larger sized card.

The more eagle-eyed among you for Cut 3 might notice that there is no need to rotate the card stock as the remaining piece after you cut A & B is 5" square - but since I'd drawn the diagram, and you normally orient your paper trimmer blade to cut vertically, I rotated it in the instructions. Hope that makes sense.

Please note that the Butterfly Elements is a Sale-a-bration item, free with a qualifying purchase of £45 excluding shipping/handling.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Wonderful Romance!

Wow!   I've been blown away by how this bundle gives and gives!  Imagine my surprise when I found that on the back of the Wonderful Floral Dies sheet there was a further 4 dies!    These goodies arrived just before Christmas and I didn't have time to properly play with them until now and it made me squeal with delight!

What a fantastic way to kick off the New Year with this bundle - I love how the new Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) for short, elevates the WOW factor on a card.  You don't do the work - the embossing folder does!  Even more fabulous is that fact that with Sale-a-bration, purchasing this bundle meant I got to choose the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack for free!  Win, win, don't you think?

If you watch my video tutorial, it will show you some extra samples I made, as well as some shortcuts to stamping accurately with the Stamparatus!  Enjoy!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Wonderful Romance Birthday Card

Thank goodness for technology!  These days, a diary isn't just a diary, because you can set Google Calendar to remind you of all sorts of things, whether it's a doctor's appointment to birthdays - the list is endless!  Not forgetting the calendar on your mobile phone too - which can alert you days, hours or even minutes before the event!

Have you ever been caught off guard when there are birthdays in January straight after Christmas and a holiday break when you've set all thoughts of work aside?  If you're in the paper-crafting business whether you're a hobbyist or a business builder - birthdays that fall in the first week of January takes you by surprise until your phone pings - to alert you that someone's birthday is  days away!

Long story short - I was reminded just in time to make this little beauty for a lovely lady who I now consider a friend. It's probably safe to post it now.

Here are the supplies I used :

Happy Sunday!

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