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Hello Everyone,

Have you been getting crafty?  I hope so, for some reason my mojo has come back to me, it was missing for several months and I could not get the motivation to make anything and now I am just pumping the cards out of my craft room 🙂

So here is a card for you 🙂

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Well this one is for another Challenge on the ACCC site on Facebook, and I am really pleased with it.

This one was to use Newspaper or print paper, so I made my flowers with dictionary pages.  It is a 5″x5″ card, with a panel on front that I have used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set to give a lacy border.  Designer paper on the front of that, my favourite ribbon treatment and bow.  The die cut flowers are from Heartfelt Creations with the addition of some roses that I have curled the stems of.  To finish I have used a Chipboard sentiment from A2Z Scraplets, it is just wonderful, thick cut and so easy just to paint this one 🙂

Hope you like it.

Hugs 🙂

Lauren

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Hello Everybody!!!

Oh my it is getting into Winter and it is brrrr cold inside and out.  Today is the Winter Solstice so that means that at least the days will be growing longer even if the temperature keeps dropping for a while.

So with this in mind I made a card to share with you all.

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My favourite size card, in square 5 inch. Background is patterned paper with just a touch of Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo around the edge.  Doily from Cheery Lynn is French Pastry.  Chipboard is the new thick cut, 1.8mm from A2Z Scraplets (my favourite chippie in the world) painted white and while wet spritzed with Glimmer Mist Black Cherry.  When dry the chipboard is covered fairly thickly with Glossy Accents.

Finished with a bow made from mesh ribbon and a handmade flower using a Carl Daisy Punch.   Stmped sentiment on the doily is from Stamp-It Australia.  Then a few bling rhinestones are added.

Hope you like it!!

Hugs 🙂

Lauren

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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

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Hello Everyone!!

This morning I am Skyping with my friend Lisa and she is tired and we are not in a very creative mood so we did the Pinterest thing and displayed all our latest finds and then she needed to do some fact checking and I decided it was time to blog something I did ages ago with her in mind.  She loves bees so I know she will love this one 🙂

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This card was made for one of the challenges in a Midnight Madness on Aussie Crafts Creations and Challenges where I admin and have fun  on Facebook.  Bit of layering, punching, die cutting and flowers, ribbon, blows bling and of course the bee 🙂

Hope you like it, easy card, just for fun.

Hugs 🙂

Lauren xx

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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

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Hello Everyone,

 

Wet Friday yesterday with lovely steady rain for half the day, so some water in the tanks.  It really has been so dry right through Summer and so hard to see the lawn browned off and even some large shrubs struggling in the heat and dry.

 

So I thought I would show you a card I made with one of the kits I make up.  It is a Heart Doily, swirl, leaves and flowers and I have used them on this card.  This set is purple with white flowers.

 

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This is a standard A6 size card with mauve mulberry paper as a background and the items from the kit attached and a sentiment on a ribbon cut piece of cardstock.

 

So easy to do, so quick with a kit and all my embellishments kits are available on my facebook page

 

Have fun and enjoy your day!!

Hugs 🙂

 

Lauren

 

 

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Hello Everyone,

 

Recently I hosted an online Midnight Madness, 12 hours of creativity with 30 other crafty people chatting and creating from Midday to Midnight.  There were 9 challenges to complete and here is one of them.

 

Create a project using wet or dry embossing, or both.  Well you know me, I had to use both.

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The background panel was run through the Big Shot in a Craft Concepts Embossing Folder Leafy Flourish with a fairly tight sandwich to give a really raised crisp emboss.  Then I rubbed a Versamark Inkpad over the raised areas, not worrying if I got the lower parts of the cardstock as well.  Then covered with gold embossing powder and heat set.  After I had done this I used a sanding block to buff the shine off the raised areas, so I have a really dull surface on the leaves, but leaving other areas of the background with grainy patchy gold embossing.

 

I have embellished the card with ruffled ribbon and bow, butterflies and flowers and a Victorian image in a dimensional frame.  Overall I was really happy with the result of the background and the embellishing.

 

Hope you like it too.

 

Hugs

 

Lauren

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Hello Everyone,

I have been quiet for the last little while, but I have been creating all sorts of cards and other things.  So I thought I might show you  what I have been up to.

 

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A 5×5 inch card with Punch Around the Page Vintage Lace, a tag that has been embossed and some of my favourite MFT flowers.  A couple of sentiments and an accent made from a coke can, I love using metal.

Hope you like this one 🙂

 

Hugs

Lauren

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Hello Everyone,

 

Happy New Year to you all, wishing you the best of everything for the coming year and planning to blog again this year with pieces of my heart and creativity.

 

So I made you a card.

 

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I am in love with ribbon cuts and am using them on almost every card I make. Also doing a lot of sewing too, added element that stitching gives.  And I also love that new die, the Joycraft Billie’s Circle is the most fabulous doily there was ever made.  Also the flower is made with a Quickcutz die 3 petal flower shaped like a shamrock, lovely, endless possiblilties for this die too.

 

Hope you have a great day!

 

Hugs 🙂

 

Lauren xx

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Hello Everyone,

Cool, overcast Monday here, looks a lot like creative day for me, gotta love that 🙂

So I made a card.  Surprise, surprise Christmas Card!!

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Yes I do love this style of card, love love love frames.  I have inked an embossing folder and run it through so I have a lovely focal to frame with this.  The frame is made from a rectangle die with the centre cut out, then decorated with my favourite things.  I love that pine branch from Marianne, the flower the birds and the swirl.  And most of all I love that seam binding from SU, I must get some more of this.  Like about all the colours they have 🙂

Hugs 🙂

Lauren

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