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These cards were made for DellsDani’s Keep it Wheeling Swap on SCS, I loved making them.

This card is made using Jumbo Wheels, SU Swirls and Rollagraph Four Flowers.  Coloured in tombow pens to add brightness and match the background.  One flower is highlighted using Glossy Accents.

This one is made using Regular Wheels.  The background is made using a selection of background type wheels from Rollagraph (sticks, shooting star, grid, dots/lines, etc), then cut and reassembled to make a mosaic style background.  The tiles are embossed and from the Rollagraph Floral Squares, all matted on black and embellished with ribbon.



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Well finally I have made a card with this die.  I ordered it ages ago and it came about a month ago when life was a little hectic, so didn’t use it.  I cut it out as I always do that with new dies, and I admired the die cuts.

The die is just beautiful and I love the way Sizzix dies cut so cleanly every time.  I just need a money tree in the backyard….. yeah right, stop dreaming and get on with it I say.

I decided to make a Christmas Card with it as the silver cage goes so well with burgundy and forest green.  I put an impression on the cage with a fiskars texture plate.  I love using plates and folders.  Cut some branches and flowers and molded the cage to appear rounded.  Pearl centres for the flowers and a hook and bow at the top of the cage.

And birdie was inked with a swirl stamp and he is holding the sentiment in his beak…..  I have seen a bird holding ribbon sentiments before, cannot remember where.


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Side Stepper Card for Barb’s Whipper Snapper Swap on SCS.


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Gate Fold

Love being part of the Fancy Fold Card Swap.  This is my last card for this swap, the Gate Fold card.  This swap has made me think outside the square, and make something other than my usual fold the A5 cardstock down the cente and decorate the front.

I have found I love using doilies on my cards, and I love these punched flowers with pearl centres.

I just carried the colour theme inside and decorated the side panels and the corners of the centre panel.  Overall I like the card and hope that Betty does too!!


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Hey I did this without any probs at all!! Can you believe it??? I was so worried, kept getting confused as to where to score, which way to fold, oh so confusing to me!!

This is for Betty’s Fancy Fold Card Swap on SCS.  Ta-Dah!! My waterfall card!!

Front of card as it lays flat, don’t you just love that little tassel that I made??? I love fiddling with things like that!!

And when you pull on that little tassel the card slider works and shows more images.  How cool is that???

Now I made the waterfall mechanism onto a card panel and put it onto an opening card.  I didn’t know whether that was done or not, but I liked having the opening card and the opening slider.

Images: SU Priceless, StampIt Bird??
Ink:  Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Blue Iris, Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan
Cardstock:  Kasz Oatmeal, Bazzill Canvas Typhoon, Bazzill Canvas Pinecone
Designer Series Paper: Unknown source
Embellishments: Mini Brads, Tassel by Lauren
Techniques:  DTP, Waterfall Slider
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Squares

Challenges Entered:
Charisma Cards – Something that Flies


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When I was very young, the one constant and wonderful thing in my life was my Grandmother. She taught me needlecrafts like crochet, knitting, embroidery and so much more.  She was patience and love always.  I loved her dearly and still do, and keep the connection with in my crafts every day.  Earlier today I was thinking and talking about her so I made a card that represents so many things about my Grandmother.

I loved this card so much I am using it as my Easel Card in Betty’s Fancy Fold Swap.

Image:  Stamp-It 1695E Victorian Lady
Ink:  StazOn Timber Brown
Cardstock:  Kasz White, Bazzil Romance
Designer Series Paper: DaisyD’s Modern Romance 14639
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Brads, String of Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Nylon Ribbon, Paper Doily, Lace
Colouring Medium:  Tombow ABT Dual Tipped Pens 850, 970, 990, 992, 603, 606
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Squares and Scallop Squares

This card is entered in the Craft Us Crazy Remembrance/Memorial Day Challenge


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Loved making this card, love the papers, love the colours, love the image!!  This is a double pocket card for Betty’s Fancy Fold swap on SCS.

The image is from Penny Black and is coloured with Vivid Ink Olive and watercolour pencil for the flower.

Over the martini glass a SU stamp with the simple word sparkle.

The ribbon is satin edged in gold and I used Vivid Ink Olive to dye it to the colour I wanted, then tied a lovely bow over the bottom pocket.

Finishing the focal is three sparkling rhinestones.

Each pocket/panel is faux stitched, giving another detail to tie all panels together.


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