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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday

I had some paper left laying on my desk from the anniversary card I made a few days ago so decided to make a Birthday card they always come in handy . The frame .flowers,leaves and lace border as well as the lacy corner were all sitting in my stash . The only new thing I had to cut was the butterflies. So this was a pretty easy card to assemble.

Paper by BoBunny  Madeline collection, Bazille c/s
Dies: TH Ornate frame, TH Vintage Lace , TH Tattered Florals, SB Foliage and Bella Rose , CLD Exotic Butterflies Sm#2, CLD Lacy Corner B165, Prima Metal Leaves Die

I painted the butterfly with Spun Sugar DP heat embossed it with clear EP and layered it on another butterfly which was sponged with Shabby Shutters DI . I like how you see tiny cracks in the paint once it's heated .I then sponged over it with Victorian Velvet DI.                                                

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
 Allsorts Challenge #304 Feature a creature

Simon Says Stamp Mon. challenge--Pastels

Simon Says Wed. challenge AG

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #178 Back to Nature

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Just popping to share a card I made for my son and daughter in law for their anniversary in April can't believe it's 5 years already since we celebrated with them in Mexico for their special day . I ordered the Prima Metal Dies skeleton leaves and received them yesterday so just had to spend some time in my craft room to create with them . I must say they are now my favorite ! The paper is by Bo Bunny Madeline love the soft pastel colors . The frame is spellbinders which was cut in white and colored with Distress Paint Spun Sugar . The flowers were made using TH tattered florals and again I used DP Spun Sugar to match the frame . The leaves were sponged with DI shabby shutters. To finish my card I added so pearls to the flower centers and the frame and a CLD corner die in the left upper corner.

Cheery Lynn Designs #177 AG

Die R Us #22 Shades of Green

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Masculine cards

Well I haven't posted for a while so thought I'd pop in today with a few masculine cards I made recently for so men in my life. There are several that have Birthdays in March those being my hubby and my brother (who's on the same day would you believe ) also there's 3 anniversaries in March so I've been busy .

                     I used one of TH's large tag for this one . Pattern paper is Bo Bunny Cambridge and the
                     images are from Graphic 45 Proper Gentlemen .

This is a stamp I purchased from a friend in New Glasgow she had sent me card years ago and I fell in with it (since I'm from Newfoundland) Background was embossed using sizzix dotted square folder, image was stamped with  CTMH Twillight, The archor by MB was cut twice and layered then painted with brushed pewter distress paint. clouds are MB .

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