Posts Tagged ‘Memory Box Catalina Wreath Die’

Hello Everybody,


Teddy and I still have more cards to show you from the Easter Weekend craftathon we did.  So this is Challenge 7 and one of our favourites.


A2Z challenge 7


A 5×5 inch card with a front panel of Kaisercraft designer paper from the 75 cents range.  The A2Z Scraplet is Brickwork, painted black.  Memory Box Die Catalina Wreath (one of my favourites), with some decorated tags and strips of paper from my stash.  The A2Z Scraplets is embossed with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder.  Finishing off with flowers from I Am Roses.


Thanks for calling in and having a look!!!









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Hi there!!

Teddy and Lauren with you today with a little something that might inspire you and motivate us to make some more for you!!

So we made you a card, how clever we are!!!

Oh this one is just packed full of goodies and is so pretty, in my favourite colours of natural with a background of Kaisercraft paper, the lace and ribbon, the lovely Catalina Wreath and Catalina Border from Memory Box Dies, A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Brick Background and A2Z Scraplets Dream word.  Finished with pearls (love my bling) and then Sugar Beads (mix of various seed beads and micro beads), just stunning.

Just loving the way the word turned out, coloured with Tombow Pen in Black and then coated with Glossy Accents (I love the way that stuff will keep its dimension while drying)

Loving that brickwork as a base to my die cut border, gives such a great feel of layering and texture, love to have different textures working together.

The die cuts have been done in three different colours and then slightly offset to give a great feeling of depth to them.  I like using this technique to really make the die cuts pop.

And just a tease to show the beads, just sprinkled over Glossy Accents where wanted and they look fantastic!!

Hope you like these effects as much as we do!!!

Love from Lauren and Teddy!!!! xxxx

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Hello Everyone,


Wonderful day today, warm, sunny Autumn at its best.


But sadness has fallen over the Newcastle and Valley with the death this morning of Tony Tamplin, the police public relations officer.  He went to work this morning, collapsed and died shortly after in hospital.  His workmates gave him CPR till the ambos arrived.  Very sad, I think that everyone knows of Tony and his community work, fundraising, tireless work and high public profile.  The only police officer I ever knew with real personality and a smile for everyone.  Far too young at 54.  R I P Tony, heaven will be a better place for your presence.


So I made a card in police blue.




Even Ted is a bit subdued today.  But this card is so special with its ruffled ribbon, double bow, handmade flowers, lacey edges, circles and wreath and the lovely sentiment.  The butterfly, wreath and flowers have been inked with Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks.


Hope you like it, hope your day has been going along well.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


Doesn’t that give you images of being carefree and very young?  Does for me.  Now I cannot see through my glasses if they get wet from the rain, and I am not sure I like the feeling of the waterdrops of being out in the rain.  What an old grouch I am turning into!!


Well at least I am happy most of the time, but I keep telling everyone that I am not as nice as I used to be.  So funny.


So today I made a pink card with a wonderful sentiment on it.  So bright, cheery and feminine.



This one hits the spot for me.  Punch Around the Page Deco Arches (my favourite) with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Pastel Pink Direct to paper around it.  A pink stripe paper by I have no clue.  That wonderful organie ribbon in soft pink ruffled  over pink lace and a double bow.  A pink flower by Lauren from an EK Success retro punch.  A button centre (cute) and bling in the middle of the button.


A lovely flourish and a circle from Memory Box with a  decorated circle for the sentiment.  Some butterlfies and more bling.  Yes this card has all the elements I love.  I am still trying to figure out putting embossing in here somewhere….


Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,


Such a pretty card to post today, but first I need to show you the bling I bought at the cheap shop the other day, so exciting to find something fabbie like that!!



I first saw it there on Friday and bought two of the clear and one pink.  Then over the weekend I thought about it and went back on Monday to buy this little lot.  The gold was all gone by the time I got there, but I have loads to be getting along with. 🙂


So I suppose I should show you are card I made with it.  Or some of it.



Ah how pretty is this?  Look at the blingie in that flower.  Well that one originates in China and came on a slow boat.  Ok so it is my usaual style again.


Love this Punch Around the Page, and the inking.  Only have another piece or two of this paper, so not much to do with that.  Love the stamp, very very  lovely sentiment.  Love the layers and the dies.  Oh yes it has it all, borders, check, ink, check,  dies, check, ribbon, check, bling, check, butterflies, check, sentiment, check, like it said it is all there!!


Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)


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