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Birthday Cards

Hello Everyone,

Well it has been Summer again this past week, but now overcast and turning back to Autumn temperatures, gotta love that.  Autumn is morning ground mists and cool temps, lovely temperate days and cool evenings, rain and turning leaves.

Perfect weather for making loads of cards.  Birthday Cards for member birthdays coming up, actually I am a little behind the times at the moment, but we will catch up.

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These are so pretty and easy to do.  Love the purple colour, the embossed background, the dies used and the overall card.  Yes you could say Teddy was very happy with these.

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Oh and this one in pretty green.  Love the colour, love the embossed background, the pretty border and those shabby flowers.  Another one that Teddy was very happy with.

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Oh Oh Oh and Teddy was so very happy with this one, he loves that boot, such a stylish high heel boot too.

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This set of cards in all different colours with inking and ribbon, the border punch (love that border punch), different embossing folders and bling to liven it up.  Yes you could say Teddy was happy here again :)

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Hope you like them.  Teddy is sending out about 8 Birthday cards a month now and he is just loving doing  this.  He loves to make cards and send them to people.

Hugs :)

Lauren

Hello Everyone!!

Oh you know every time I post I tell myself that I will post the next day too, and guess what?  It just never happens.

Well I am posting today!!

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This is a card where I have used 3 types of patterned paper, it is so rare that I do that, I am not comfortable with mixing and matching patterns.  There are some people who have a real gift for it and I love the 6×6 paper pads of coordinating papers available, this is the only way I can do this.  And did you see, a picture from the papers saves me the stamp and colour routine.  I believe I have all colouring methods known to man in my craft room and the only ones I can even passably use are the watercolours, so hopeless with colour this girl.  No wonder I only wanted to draw in graphite, grey graphite at that!!

Well I hope you like it, I personally love the stitching and am really almost on first name terms with my sewing machine.

Hugs :)

Lauren

Thank You

Hello Everyone,

Wet Easter here in Oz’s east coast, but so good for the tanks and the farmers, who could complain?  Hoping you had a happy and safe Easter, travelled safe and enjoyed your family and friends, didn’t overdose on chocolate and hot cross buns and took the time to reflect on the season.

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Love the stitching on this card, the paper used (Kaisercraft) the die cuts, ribbon, lace and the flower.  Looks so busy, bu tis really a simple card to make.

Hope you like it.

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

Congratulations!

Hello Everyone!!

So I have been blogging with my friend Lynn from Toronto, Canada and she motivated me to make a card with her so I could show her how to do it, (she pretends she is not able to work it out, but she is far more talented than the lets on!).  So I found a card on Pinterest for us to make.

Here it is, I like the natural burlap and the overall design, simple, but stunning.

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So sweet, with inked edges on the background panel and the lace bow and the burlap hearts, love those buttons with crochet cotton ties on them.  The pearls just finish it off.

Hope you like it, Miss Lynn liked the blog it came from http://www.ravndesign.blogspot.com.au/ and went looking at the other cards in the series and found a different one that suddenly she would make all on her own, love you Miss Lynn xxx.

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

Hello Everyone,

Oh yes I have been creating and now I will show you something I have done.

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Love this card with a texture paste background of squares created with a stencil and then misted with a glimmer spray.  The dies have been inked prior to application, first the cog border, then the oval wreath with flowers and the leaves.  Just stunning.  A pretty birdie, a sentiment nestled in there and my ruffled ribbon, bow and flowers :) Yes just my style.

Hope you like it.

Hugs :)

Lauren

Hello Everyone,

Has been a little while, but not to worry, we have been crafting away and not really showcasing our work so that will change now.

So here we have a card to show you.  This was a made to order wedding card that the person never came to collect, so I used it as a sample to show many others and sold quite a few of them.

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Stunning card for a stunning couple.  With the box it makes it so easy to post knowing that it will not be damaged in any way and giving the young (or not so young) couple a treasure to keep forever

The card is a gate fold with the cage over the centre with ribbon tie underneath. The front of the card is covered with patterned paper and then with border strips with rhinestones to give a lace effect.  Mr and Mrs is die cut to sit on the front left in a very understated way.

Inside is decorated in a co-ordinating way with lots of space for a handwritten greeting and wishes.

The box is also decorated in a matching theme.  Altogether a beautiful set.

Hugs :)

Lauren

Hello Everybody!!

Oh I have been busting to post this card and some others for a while now, but because I sell them I did not want to post before the card was given.

So lucky you all get to see it now.  I am really happy with these and it is amazing how popular this style of card and box is for very special occasions.

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Here is the card open, an Easel Card in blue and white with the main feature butterflies.  The heart in behind and a bride and groom.  Inside the card is the smaller hearts, butterflies and flowers, leaving plenty of space for a handwritten greeting and well wishes.

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The card closed. The butterfly dies are cut in the blue and again in the black to offset slightly and give dimension.  The Flowers are all tipped with blue to continue the colour theme as is the heart.  Ruffled ribbon and a bow with beaded pearls throughout.  Plenty of bling pearls scattered on the butterflies as well.

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The box for the card to go into for protection and to finish off a lovely special card.  Ribbon goes around the box, glued to the bottom of the box and glued where the embellished heart is on the front, so that the two parts do not get separated.  The theme of the card is carried through to the outside of the box, with the ribbon, flowers, heart and butterflies, although not as much colour outside.

I was very happy with this card and so was the customer.

Hope you like it.

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

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