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Hello Everyone,

 

Well it is Movember and time to get your mo on and use your ‘stache’ to get everyone aware of men’s health and have a little fun!!

 

So I did that and here we have it!!

 

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Gotta love the little owl it is a die from Marianne Creatables, he is so cute and one of the very rare occasions that I would use stickers!!! Yes stickers for the wording!! The Branch is a Memory Box die.

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Gotta be loving this man, all pieced from cardstock to give the card a cute face with a mo of course!!  Happy Birthday from SU.

 

 

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And lastly a cutie in a standard layout with borders, stripes, mo’s and string.  Stamp by Penny Black.  All Mustaches are from a die from Memory Box.

 

I am loving this die and have loads of ideas for him, but no time to put them into action.

 

Hope you like these, have a great day and thanks for calling in.

 

Hugs 🙂

 

Lauren

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Hello Everyone,

 

It is getting so cool and that wind is not only making it cooler but it is so noisy!! Makes me think Winter is not going to be so nice this year.  Not so sure I will like that, but Spring follows, so I can stay inside till then if needed 🙂

 

So I made a card, how good is that?

 

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I have done a card before with a very similar design.  I love it, with the really nautical feel to it in a style that is so great as a really masculine card.  The main difference in this one to the other I made is I have put the string vertically and the charm at the top.

 

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The charm is really a die cut in aluminium (Marianne Anchor) and then it is heated and dipped in silver embossing powder and then heated again to melt it evenly.  Sometimes it needs more than one dip and heat, and when done I have sponged it with StazOn Timber Brown.  I love using embossing powder on other items, it gives such fantastic results.

 

Well I hope you liked this one, Teddy will be back later in the week to spill his adventures.

 

Hugs 🙂

 

Lauren

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Hello Everyone,

 

Today I will show the next set of cards that were made during the Skycrafting session with Lisa from Crafting Cottage, she is so good for my creative juices.

 

Here is the inspiration for this Trains for Boys

 

The measurements for the card as we did it are as follows:

Base card 5×5 inchesBrown layer 4 and 3/4 x 4 and 3/4 inches
Patterned paper layer 4 and 1/2 x 4 and 1/2 inches square
Brown Layer 4 x 4 inches
White layer (to attach papers to) 3 and 3/4 x 3 and 3/4 inches
4 x rectangles of paper 3/4 inch x 2 and 7/8 inches
Centre stamped square 2 x 2 inches.

That’s all the help you are getting 🙂

 

Now these are my two cards:

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Now that one is to measurements as given.  Then I got a bit big for my boots and decided to use a panel I already had stamped and miscalculated (would I ever make a mistake?) the paper strips, so I pulled 2 off and inked in the place.  You didn’t know I made a mistake only I told you.  Teddy is so proud of me for admitting my mistakes.

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Worked out ok, it still looks good and I got the chance to put my sentiment sideways, like I foget to be creative at times.  A creature of habit just like everyone else!!

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Love them, what do you think??

 

Thanks for calling in today.

 

Hugs 🙂

 

Lauren

 

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Hello Everyone,

 

Well I had a wonderful day  over the weekend Skycrafting (that is Skype/Crafting) with my dear friend Lisa.  She presses me and makes me think and puts me right out there in Mojo land.  Thank you Lisa!!

 

She picked a pic from Pinterest for us to have a play with and see what we could come up with.  So here is a link to the original Sailing Away  Now hop on over to Lisa’s blog at the Crafting Cottage and see what she has done with this!!

Here is my first effort:

 

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And my next effort:

 

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Teddy said the second one makes him want to be a pirate in the olden days, he is such a trick of a little fella and I am so glad he chooses to live in my craft room.  I would be lost without him!!

 

For these two cards, there was lots of inking with distress ink, embossing with white embossing powder,  and flicking of ink too (actually I used a Tombow pen with the SU spritzer tool) So easy.  The string is recycled and inked with Distress ink and the charms come from my lovely supplier CharmAholic who sells on the Aussie Craft and Scrapbooking Bargains on Facey. 🙂

 

Now here is a pic of the two cards together.  Just to compare them and see the differences.  I think I am starting to get the hang of masculine, or maybe just a little more comfy with it.  Thanks Lisa!!!

 

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I think these cards are just so nice, and just my colour, how funny that I love browns, if I were to change my name it would be Sepia.  And really I cannot decide which one I like the best.

 

Thanks for calling in.

 

Hugs 🙂

 

Lauren

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