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Hello Everyone,

 

Brilliantly beautiful Spring Day today to celebrate the start of the season.  The sky is no longer pale and the trees are showing signs of new leaves.  Gotta love that the warmer weather is on the way, it has been a cold Winter for me this year.

 

So I decorated the cover of an art journal that will probably be used for notes, tips and techniques.

 

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I love owls, and this fat little fellow at the top is my favourite, he is a Marianne Die.  the ones at the bottom are from a SU punch.  Fairly simple, just a covered book and then decorated with die cuts, glitter and Glossy accents on the letters.

 

Hope you like him.

 

Hugs :)

Lauren

Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone,

 

Today I spent several hours Skyping with my friend Lisa in Canada, you all know her from the Crafting Cottage.   She is so talented and special and she has helped me overcome my slump.  Yes I have been in a slump crafting, I tend to just find nothing inspiring, nothing that is motivating me.

 

Lisa inspires and motivates me., It is ages since we crafted together and she inspired me to make this card with my new stamp and die set from Tim Holtz.

 

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Simple 5 inch square card with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (Vintage Floral) panel edged in Ranger Distress ink Vintage Photo.  On this I have stamped the Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprint stamp and then stamped it again onto Watercolour Paper and coloured that image in with Watercolour Pencils and cut it out with the die of the cupcake and used mounting squares to raise it over the stamped image on the panel.

 

Added ruffled ribbon, double bow, inked roses and blinged butterflies.  Then to finish off I have added bling on each of the loops on the base panel.  Inside is the same panel with a single butterfly inked like the front.

 

Hope you like it.  :)

 

Hugs :)

Lauren

 

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Well what a busy time it has been lately!  But I have been doing some craft and have some catching up on blogging for you all.

 

So here is a card.

 

 

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This is a little bit away from what has been my usual style.  Just an embossed background panel with some die cut strips across the bottom in yellow and white, a simple ribbon tied on the side and those three gorgeous shabby flowers.  All finished with a ribbon cut sentiment.

 

Simple and really nice.  The colours are a step away from my usual too.

 

Hope you like it. :)

Hugs

Lauren

Nice and Simple

Hello Everyone,

 

The days are getting cooler and the trees are starting to turn, I must get some photos of autumn colour this year, there are some glorious reds around and I love them.

 

So I made a card, not red, but very pretty.

 

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Nice and simple, easy to make card, with an embossed background, a ribbon cut in gingham, a sentiment sideways, I remembered to do that this time and a couple of new look flowers and those gorgeous butterflies.  So simple, quick and easy.

 

Hope you like it.

 

Hugs :)

 

Lauren

Shabby

Hello Everyone,

 

Well seems I am on a roll with the blogging and the cardmaking.  I do love to fiddle in my craftroom and make things, especially things with dies on them.

 

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Thi one is a 5×5 inch panel for the card with ink burnished edging A smaller panel of paper and 2 ribbon cuts of matching paper, all stitched around the edge and burnished with ink as well.  The ink used is Ranger Distress Vintage Photo (because it is easy and I have the sponge applicators for it, so convenient).

 

The card is finished with die cuts from Marianne and Joy, a flower made with EK Success Whale of a Punch and Medium flower, a ribbin cut sentiment from Penny Black (gorgeous stamps) and some swirly pearls.

 

Oh and on the background there is shabby ribbon and lace as well.  I really like this one.

 

Hope you get crafty real soon.

 

Hugs :)

 

Lauren

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

 

Autumn is really starting to show itself with cooler nights and early morning, yes I know we don’t really know what cold is here so close to the coast, but it is cooler to me and I love this time of the year, it is my optimum operating temperature and I am happy to have it.

 

So I made a card.  Yes yes a Christmas Card even.

 

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Sadly everything about this card is crooked, but them is the breaks sometimes.  I used a Clearsnap product of adhesive strips for the trees and added glitter to them…  simple you would say, but I was not over impressed as the ‘sticker’ (glue) did not transfer easily and did not adhere to the cardstock, hence the movement.  Maybe I just need practice.

 

Well I have more of them so practice I will get at some stage.

 

Hope you get messy fingers playing crafty things today.

 

Hugs :)

 

Lauren

Hello Everyone,

 

Wow time gets away when you think you will do that in the morning and keep putting it off.  My blogging is a bit like that, left till everything necessary has been done, the downfall of a busy life I suppose.

 

So I made a card anyway and post it for you now.  Easy peasy this one is.

 

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strips of washi tape, a couple of store bought shabby flowers with pearls in the centres (love the way the white pearls take on the colour of the flowers) and a ribbon cut sentiment for Happy Birthday :)

 

How simple is that?  Gotta love washi for a quick background.

 

Have fun and create something :)

 

Hugs :)

 

Lauren

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