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Dies, Dies, Lovely Dies

Dies, Lots of Lovely Dies

Hi Everybody,  Lauren up on the blog today with some inspiration for you.

Yes I made a card or two for you, did you expect something different?  Well it’s probably best not to set your sights too high, that way I will keep surprising you and you will think I am much more clever than I might be!!! :)

Another 5″x5″ card, these are my favourite as they are a good size and not too big.  I have edged around the front panel and the card with ink just to give the card a border.  The ribbon is seam binding and I am liking this stuff as much as I do organza ribbon.  It ruffles beautifully and the bows sit really well and can be manipulated if not quite sitting how you want them.  Here is a link to the tutorial of the ruffled ribbon on my youtube channel, there are also a couple of other basic tutorials there as well.

I have used four Memory Box dies on this card, Tall Chloe Stem No 98773  (the short one could be used as it is behind the heart), Grand Heart No98254 with La Rue Heart No98255 over it and the flowers are made using Petal Party No98304

The little flowers are perfect for this card with a coloured pearl in the centre to make them pop.  The flowers have been inked just on the very edge of them for a little definition.

So then I must have been on a roll because I made another card for you (well for someone close to me)

This one has an embossed background, with some very pretty lace across the bottom quarter of the card.  The chipboard hearts have been coated with gesso and then painted with Ranger Distress Paint Victorian Velvet and then stamped with a fine script stamp from Stamp-It Australia.

Again I have used four dies on this card, Memory Box Gold Finch No98756, Poppy Stamps Garden Sprig No930, Poppy Stamps Small Garden Sprig No 931 and Fancy Blossoms No98312.

All were cut from white cardstock and inked to the chosen colour, assembled and arranged on the card.  The ‘In Sympathy’ Chipboard piece is from A2ZScraplets, but might need to be special ordered as they were given to me by Deb.

Oh I hope you like these cards today.  Teddy (you know Teddy don’t you?) and I have worked hard on them for your viewing pleasure!!!! :)

Have fun!!!

Lauren xx

Thinking of You

Hello Everybody,

Hope  all is well and you can feel Winter coming to an end soon with Springlike weather becoming the norm.  I can be wishing.

So I made a card for you.  Well two actually, just for you to enjoy with lushous goodies on them from A2Z Scaplets shop.  Oh my do I love to shop!!

So while I was shopping, I had to buy this fantastic set of four dies from Memory Box called Distressed Windham Collage (style 30041) from A2Z Scraplets Shop of course!  Well you know I love Memory Box Dies and you know I love Distressed and I also love Collage, so this one was just calling my name.  Four beautiful dies in different patterns and sizes just the one I have used.  Perfect for so many projects and ideas.  On this card I have also put some foliage, lovely handmade by me flowers and some other bought flowers and some lovely A2Z Scraplets Chippie flowers Scribbly Flowers Set of 3 Shapes.

The Chipboard flowers have been done with gesso to give a good coating for the spray to cling to.  A double go of Ranger Perfect Pearl Spray and then some glitter sprinkled.  Then heated and embossed.  The embossing was a bit patchy as I think I need more heat, so practice will be needed for this technique form me.  But I am sure you will do better with it. Embossing has never been my best trick!!

The Flowers are finished with some Ice Stickles from Ranger.  I have fallen in love again with this glitter glue, hmmm….

Hope you like it :)

And this second card is in my favourite pink and green.  Another new die from Memory Box called Modern Border Trim (style 30048), love these arrows and the cutout bits I have used to add to the area around the chipboard.  The ruffled ribbon and the added (dimensionally) the butterfly swirls from, they are really Butterfly and Flourish Medium from  A2Z Scraplets.

The Butterfly Swirl is done with Gesso, a coat of paint, pink on the butterflies and green on the rest.

Then sprinkled with glitter while still wet, and when dry I have used Ranger Inkessentials Medium Crackle Accents.  Love the way this dries more crackly the longer it dries.

Hope you like it :)

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

Cat Dancer

Hello Everybody,

Well I have jumped in boots and all, got carried away at Retreat on the Gold Coast and confused my ambition with my reality and made a scrapbook page for you and for the Kraft Plus Challenge Blog.  Can you believe I would do that????

So the Challenge was to use a base of Kraft Card and to add Zentangling.  Well not so good at scrapping, or drawing but had a go anyway.

Well here it is, with my favourite subject Miss Beth, one of the loves of my life.

Did not matter how many times I took a photograph, still kept getting the reflection of the light on the image, so blame my lousy photography skills for that mistake.  You can still the my attempt at Zentangle. :)

My flowers are ‘different’ and my lines are not parallel, but it does not matter, I am sure the Zentangle Police will not come visit me.

This close up shows the chipboard corner and one of the flower sprays.  The Chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets and is covered with Gesso, then Ranger Distress Paint Wild Honey, a sprinkle of glitter and when dry, it is covered with Glossy Accents.  (wish I could buy that stuff by the bucket full.

The bouquet is made from assorted flowers that have been edges in Colorbox Chalk Ink Creamy Brown

Similar but smaller bouquet made with a pair of dancing shoes.

Oh I do think she is so beautiful, so lovely.  She loves to dance and she loves cats.  I must make a page for her cats one day soon.

This page was created for the Kraft Plus Challenge and is entered in no other challenges.  Made with love of Beth.

Hope you like this page.

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

Hello Friend

Hello Everybody,

Well after a day of sun and warmth yesterday, today is a real fizzer, back to cold for the rest of Winter.  Less than three weeks to go until Spring, can’t wait.

So I made a card for you.

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Just a lovely simple 5″x5″ card with designer paper on the front, a stamped image from Stampin Up on a circle and Memory box Catalina Wreath over the top.  A ruffled ribbon, a bow, some pearls and a stamped sentiment from Tim Holtz.  Done.

Hope you like it.

Hugs :)

Lauren

 

Hello Everybody,

It is so exciting with Spring approaching, all that wonderful green and newness everywhere.  Can’t wait.

So I made a card.

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This is just a little chippie made by me, painted my favvie green and then sprayed with green and a little glitter sprinkle and loads of Glossy Accents, I love that stuff.

Love flowers and ribbon bows and love purple too.

Hope you like it :)

Hugs :)

Lauren

Exciting News

Hello Everyone,  We are so excited, yes we are!!!! We are on the A2Z Scrapblets Blog today, yes we have a DT gig!!! Can you believe that, so pop on over and have a looksee at what we are showing you!!! And remember the have wonderful THICK chipboard in so many innovative designs!!!  And yes, we get some of those lovely chippies sent to us each month for doing this and letting you know :)

So here is a card, not a DT one, but a lovely one anyway, just for you.

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This one is a stepper card, just practicing on it.  Loads of lovely flowers and dies.

Hope you like it.

Hugs :)

Lauren

Hello Everybody,

 

Well Teddy and I have had a little trip to the Gold Coast to attend the My2Angels Scrapbooking Retreat and we must say it was a serious hit with us, well run, learnt heaps and met the loveliest people you would ever want to meet.  We must save our little coins so we can go again next year :)

 

Teddy at Retreat sitting in place

 

There he is sitting on his special chair in his place on my table, he is supervising and being cheeky as he does so well.

 

So I made a card for you.

 

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Oh oh oh, just a 5″x5″ card decorated with die cuts and a little stamp for happy birthday and the lovely seagulls.  I love this bare tree, it would be one of my favourite dies and the piggies are beautiful running through the long grass.  Such a simple, cute card.

 

Hope you like it :)

 

Hugs

 

Lauren

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