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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.


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.


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.


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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Hello Everyone,


Beautiful sunny Saturday here, just the start of Summer and still lovely almost Autumnlike weather.  I like is very much, but I suppose January and February will bring me back to reality 🙂


A friend of mine showed me a photo of a card a while back and asked me to make the directions on how to make it.  Like she thought I could do anything, so I would hate to disappoint, so I did it for her with a couple of wrong starts and eventually got there.



It is very pretty and something very different.


shape card 1

a piece of paper 12 inches x 4 inches folded in half lengthways, and opened up and folded in half the other way, then the pieces cut away from the fold (left in photo above to the fold at the bottom.

shape card 2

then cutting away the bits we don’t want

shape card 3

Take a piece of cardstock/paper 6 inches x 6 inches and cut from 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom on the left to 1 1/2 inches down from the top on the right.

shape card 4

now turn the pieces around so that the long diagonal cut is on the bottom the tallest part of the triangle at the right.

Now measure 6 inches from right to left across the bottom and vertically up, as in the pic below. Do the same to the other piece.

shape card 5

so now you have 3 pieces like this, your folded base, and 2 panels

shape card 6

So now you need to cover the 2 panels with paper and assemble.

Then decorate as you wish, stamp, stick things on, do whatever pleases you!!

shape card 7

Really so easy for something so different, have fun with it.




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Hello Everyone,


Well warm weather has hit us so early this year and I have been melting!! But the great thing is that while I melt I love being in my craft room with the fan on 🙂


So you say, what have you been doing?  Well let me show you.



My friend Kath made a card like this with the little Quickutz flower die and mat and I was blown away because I thought this was an uneven cirlce and was not sure what to do with it.


So I used some Graphic 45 paper, the sewing machine, also the flower die and mat and the shamrock shaped flower dies to make a flower for the front.



This is open, and the stamp saying is from Lucy’s Stamps, it is just gorgeous.  See that beautiful flower cut out on the right side?  And I thought it was just a useless die I bought.  🙂


Hope you like this.


Thanks for calling in.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


What a wonderful sunshiny day it was today and I spent all day crafting away that is because I love that best 🙂


Now the card today is from the Anya range of dies and these are the ones I fell in love with and first started my love affair with Marianne Dies. They are just gorgeous.




I love that this set is 5 dies and they all layer together to create the perfect depth and texture.  For this card I have used them all, including the flower.  I have also used Anya Leaves and  Chinese rolled rose and the rose bud maker as well.





See how they all layer and how the flowers so suit the layout.  I have framed the little girl in the centre of the square exactly where it is designed to place an image or focal.






Ribbon, lace and more flowers to embellish and really make the card a real thing of beauty.  The theme is carried through to the inside or easel section of the card.



It just finishes it all with all the flowers and leaves, all being inked for an aged finish.


Don’t forget for anyone in Australia who is interested in these dies to call into Shelley’s Land on Faceboook and become a member for the best prices around.


Hope you like her, thanks for calling in, hope your day is great!!


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


Pick yourselves up off the floor, yes I am back again today with another post!!! WOW, and to make it all the more special I am posting a card that I have been told is the nicest card I have ever made!!!





Teddy is a bit impressed, and he said that if I keep making cards like this he will go full time modelling for me without a whine in sight.  This is a simple easel card and the base of the card and the front is simply the three pieces of the Marianne Creatables die LR0180.  Each is cut and embosssed and then gently inked around the edges with Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  So Simple so easy.


The flowers are made with a Mariannes Creatables flower die LR 0145 and the flower die from the Mariannes Craftables CR1202.  These are so easy to put together, no stylus tool needed, just a little roll or pinch here and there and whalla a beautiful flower.


The stamps used are from Kaiser English Rose Collection and the only other embellishment is pearls placed on each scallop of the doily and a small string of pearls to help anchor the easel.


This card is being used as a demonstration of how easy cards are to make from the Marianne range of dies for Shelleys Land.


Thanks for calling in,


Hugs 🙂



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Hi Everyone,

This week over on the Alphabet Challenge on SCS the letter is E and you know I love to pile on the items beginning with the letter of the week, but it is not Easy this week….

Also you can  bring a friend (like I would have one of those) and get 5 points for her dropping in and then she gets the same points as you and you get the same points as her….. how good is this.
Well on with my card.



Yes surprise, surprise this could be a … Boy Card.  So I will tell you the story of my card.

I have 10 items starting with E for my card ….. it is an Easel card, in Ecru and Ebony, with an Embossed background above an Elongated rectangle picture panel and a deckle Edge, showing an Eucalyptus tree and two Equestrians and an Eagle, and coloured using the Eraser technique….

All stamps by Stamp-It Australia from their outback collection. Some used in full, some only partial stamps to create my ‘scene’. I love my Stamp-It Stamps as they are ‘home-grown’ and these are the stamps I started stamping with, good deep etched rubber with fantastic cushioning.  (Do I get points for the commercial?)

Thanks for calling in my friends, hope you have a fantastic day on the wind down to the weekend.

Hugs 🙂

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Did you miss me??? Come on I have been gone for a little while, but you will love that I have come back, because I have brought you something that I think is a little special.

This is a little tri-fold card made for someone who is making great leaps and bounds forward in a new endeavour, so I thought she might need a little encouragement in her journey.

Isn’t this the cutest little thing you have ever seen??? I love this paper and like all good things it is not available any more…. 😦  The little card is cut with a Colluzzle Circle template, there are 3 cardstock circles and 6 paper circles, and the paper is then adhered to the cardstock, both front and back with stick glue (the kiddie stuff).

The half panel is also cut with the Coluzzle template, but only halfway and then the other done with my paper cutter.  The flower stamp (Stamp-It Lily) is inked with Tombow brush markers directly to the rubber and then stamped.  All edges have been inked with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown.  The ribbon is inked with this too.

Opening the card by flipping the front cover open reveals a pocket on the left with 2 inspirational tags.  The pocket is decorated with stamping, an inked mulberry paper daisy, brads and rhinestones.

The right hand side gives a journalling block to write my greeting.  Again it is decorated with offset squares and a daisy.

This view shows the card fully opened,  showing the two decorated surfaces, one with just happy daisies and a dream sentiment.  The other with a pocket with an inspirational tag and a friends tag.  The pocket is decorated as a mirror of the other pocket page.

A pic of the back of the closed card.  The card is secured closed with a ribbon and bow.  I really liked the finished card, and the fussy cutting of the back and the sentiment page.

Supply List:

Colluzzle Circle Template (or Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles)
Various stamps
Various embellishments
Designer Paper

Hope you liked this one, I loved bringing it to you!!

Hugs 🙂

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