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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Verdant Garden - Arrow Fold

This "Arrow" card is surprisingly easy - although it looks complicated.   t was originally created by the talented Sam of Mixed Up Craft.  This was one of the designs I used for the Display for my team meeting earlier in the month using the Magnolia Suite, and I've recreated it here using the Add On items from Verdant Garden.  I could so easily have stepped it up and thrown all sorts of different dies and embellishments in the mix, but decided to keep it simple with just the cardstock and stamp set.

















Sunday, 23 June 2019

Home Decor Piece with Good Morning Magnolia

Good day everyone!   I can't believe how fast the time is flying by - half way through the year and it only seemed like yesterday when we were heralding in the New Year for 2019!!!

Last weekend was Father's Day .....


...and I was pleased that hubby didn't go to Archery on the Sunday like he usually does, and chose to spend it with me.  We went back to RHS Wisley to see the newly opened refurbishment and it is stunning.



They had an exhibition of sculptures - alot of them by Henry Moore - this is called "Sheep Piece" circa 1971-1972 which is on loan from the Henry Moore foundation.  I hope you had a lovely day too last Sunday.  I digress so back to a bit of crafting.

This is another project I made for the Display at Team Training in June - something for the home.  All the cards I make usually get sent away for other people to enjoy, and I never see them again.  This way all the toil and love that goes into a piece gets preserved and I get to keep it for a while at least until the frame is recycled and another project replaces it in due course.



I had been waiting for the embossing folders to arrive - they had been on back order for some time, so when they arrived 2 days before the meeting, I set to and created this to add to the projects I'd already done!

The new 3D embossing folders are thinner than the old dynamic ones we used to have.  If you have the special embossing mats from last year's catalogue, the new embossing folders will work with just the basic platform, the grey rubber mat, new 3D folder with cardstock inside embossing folder, acrylic plate, and that produces a nice deep impression - the grey rubber mat does slip a little, but as an interim measure it will do the job nicely until the proper one is available for sale. 




Friday, 21 June 2019

Magnolia Lane - Double ended Twist Treat Box

I had to delve way back into my archives for this  double ended twist treat box which I made in October 2015 as part of my 12 week Countdown to Christmas Series in 2015!!!

My upline Amanda had sent me some materials to make a minimum of 4 projects from the Magnolia Suite as a Display Stamper at her  All Day Team training in June, and once I started, I couldn't stop, so in the ensuing weeks I will be sharing some of the projects I made but using other materials and not just from the Magnolia Suite - so watch out for them!

This looks complicated, but it really isn't, so watch the video - it's much easier than trying to explain it.  I always prefer a visual aid rather than spoken or written instructions!






Here's the list of supplies I used, remember if you're purchasing online, don't forget the host code before you check out to receive a little thank you gift from me.






Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Floral Essence - All About the Paper!

Oh my giddy aunt!  I love the Impressionist Period, so when I saw these hand-painted impressionistic images on the Perennial Essence DSP,  I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!!!

So this is all about the paper - I "framed" one of the flowers (the photo doesn't do it justice)  and stamped a couple more then fussy cut them.    Hope you like the result!






Here's the list of supplies I used.  The products below link directly to my online store.



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