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Hey Everyone, I have been missing from the Blog world a little lately, so I will make up for it now. These are the cards I made in November for different challenges, swaps and fun.   There are a few others I will blog separately.  Enjoy.

 Made this special card for my special neighbour, love her heaps.  The paper was given to me by my Canadian friend Lynn and the roses are from my Retro Rose Tutie.

 This card was a take on vintage oval mirrors, could be a sympathy card or even a wedding card.  So simple and also stunning in the two colours and all the foliage and flowers.

 Vintage bookmarks for my friend Yvonne’s Victorian Swap on SCS.  Loved making these and I so love beads hanging from my bookmarks.  They seem just so decadent and what better bookmark to use in Austen

 This butterfly easel card was an attempt at a Victorian card that just did not make it even for all the distressing in the world.  Great card though, just not good enough for the Victorian Swap by Yvonne.

 Now this is the Victorian card that did make it to the Swap for Yvonne.  Love the lace, love the images, love the roses and the bookplate.  Oh and love love love the pins.

 Now my friend Lisa sent me some Spellbinder label die cuts and I got so excited at the shape of them and thought I know what they will do, so I made this card!!!! I had seen something similar a long time ago and did not know how they did that mask until those die cuts came through my letterbox!!!!

 Love to CASE cards, this is a case of my friend Lisa’s style and card.  Made for Dellsdani’s Monkey See, Monkey Do Swap on SCS.  It went right against everything I like (pink, yuk) but Lisa makes such beautiful elegant cards and she seems to put them out so easily that I am jealous of her apparent natural talent.  So I hope that this card did justice to her wonderful work.  Find her here: Lisa’s Blog

 Made this card for my friend Lisa, to reassure her DH that he makes great digis.  Yes my friend’s DH made this freebie for her blog.  Go check out her blog and see if you can find the freebies, they are great digi’s and you will see how Lisa has used them.  She is a fabby cardmaker, Love you heaps Lisa!!! Go check out Lisa’s Crafting Cottage

 Just had to make this card, beautiful Spellbinders Butterfly and my roses made with Spellbinders Rosemaker Creations.  This is a stunning card and at the moment this very full, very dimensional card is my style.  Hmm wonder what my style will be in another week or so???

 A card for the I Spy Challenge on SCS.  Love these challenges, mostly I have no idea what she spied, but really, does it matter?  Go ahead and just make a card!!!  I thought this one was lips, so I made a card Sealed with a Loving Kiss…. and no one seems to ever have heard that expression….. was huge in Oz in the early 60’s, just goes to show I am getting older…. well, who isn’t??

 Ah, I revisited my signature card of a couple of years ago, still a stunning card.  An uneven gatefold with the focal on vellum stamped with Mica Magic, (why oh why do they not still have that??) and a beautifully decorated inside and all closed up with a little clip that turns… just forgot its name.

 Oh and the lovely lovely faux leather wallet.  Taught this at craft group WCG at the start of the term.  This really is quite speccy and very easy to do.  Great for holding a gift card or voucher for someone special at Christmas or Birthday time.

 Oh and I just love these little Christmas tags, blank except for the stitching on them, so heaps of room for a greeting to add to your gift.  All embellished with a belly band saying not to open before the special day!

 I love to decorate candles, this one is done with cardstock and paper that can be removed before lighting.

 A faux Asian card done in red, black, gold and cream.  So striking with the red fibres adding dimension to it.  The embossing of the Japanese script is lovely on the square card.

 Altered diary in an Oriental Theme for Paola for hosting the Asian/Oriental swap on SCS. I joined two scraps of Yutzen paper onto a washi piece that I stamps with Japanese Script and put a very young trendy origami girl on there.

 The card I made for the Asian/Oriental Swap hosted by Sama (aka Paola) on SCS.  I loved making this card, stamping and joining the background, colouring lightly, making the braid, the lucky symbol stamped on the focal at left, the lucky knot from paper cord, the little doll and the chopstick from a toothpick to hold the lucky coin in place.  This card is all about good luck for the recipients.

 Another I Spy Challenge on SCS, so fun, and all about shoes.  I rarely use this stamp but this challenge was perfect to get it inky.  Handmade flower by Lauren and I got to use the notepad border punch that I love so much and forget to use.

 And what do we do in the Forest????? Well I don’t know about you, but I toast marshymellows over the campfire if possible and since it is winter in the northern hemisphere where this card is going I thought we would build a snowman to help us.  This card is for Jeanette’s (Forest Ranger) Swap on SCS…. yes it is called ‘what do we do in the Forest’, well now you know!!!

 I love the I Spy Challenge, here we are again, we are tall, we shine, we excite kids and I forget what else…. could be a star, but they are high, not tall, so it has to be Lighthouse.  I love a lighthouse, something mystical about them.  This is probably my most used stamp I have realised.  Good buying Lauren!!!

 Oh Oh I had to make a bonus aspect of the Forest Swap, so I decided to make a crafting lady because Jeanette sure does love her crafts and I believe she has a bug that she loves too!!

 A Christmas card that did not make the grade for the Swap it was designed for, but on reflection it does seem to be ok.  See I do make duds!!

OH OH OH OH, or should that be HO HO HO HO, these are made to give as hostie gifts for the swaps I am in, or for pressies.  Mrs Forest is getting four of these in her bag of swap cards, cos she loves loves loves Christmas Trees.  And that is no secret!!

Well I hope to be a more regular blogger.  How many times have I said that this year????? Too many so don’t go back and count, just go back and look at the inspiration, at least I hope you get some inspiration here.

Get inky soon.

LoveLaurenxx

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Hello Everyone,

I love Victorian or Vintage cards and bookmarks.  It is all sepia, pearls, lace and wonderful papers, reminding me of an era of elegance and style, times gone past, Gone With the Wind, Jane Austen and my gentle, elegant Grandmother.

 Oh I love these Victorian girls, so cute, so sweet and perfect for this card.  Wide lace over a background of two types of DP.  A focal embellishment made from ribbon, leaves and a traditional rose and a Chinese rose in reds with pearl string added.  The sentiment is encased in a file name plate and embellished with decorated pins.

The bookmarks are decorated back and front, with lace and flowers.  The bottom has ribbon between the layers with strings of pearls that match.  Beautiful DP has been used as a background and the bookmarks are distresses with ink.  I needed a vintage bookmarks for all the classic novels I read.  Just seems to fit.

These two projects were made for the Victorian/Vintage Card and Bookmark Swap hosted by my friend Yvonne on SCS.

Hope you enjoyed them.  Get inky soon.

LoveLaurenxx

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