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Hello Everyone,

 

Today was a bit warm but the weatherman tells me that it is last of the warm weather and sunshine for a little while.  Well I will not complain if we get some more rain, it is so dry and we are only just keeping up with house water.

 

So with the promise of rain, I made a card.

 

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How cute is this??? I just had to get myself one of these cut and emboss Marianne designable folders, couldn’t resist.  Just one will do as I feel I will get a lot of use out of this one with its lovely framed centre.

 

I have layered it over some mauve shimmer paper and added a Memory box Darla Butterly and Vivienne Butterfly.  They are just gorgeous.

 

Added some ribbon and a sentiment, just perfect in an easy peasy card with a huge WOW factor!!

 

So what do you think?? Huh?? Huh?? Good buying or not???

 

So now I will give you a hint that my friend Helen shared with me a while ago.  I used to hate Sizzlet dies, and so did she.  So there was something in a magazine and Helen didn’t quite agree and she sent an email to the designer concerned stating her opinion Sizzlets. (I had the same opinion.)

 

That they bent the cutting plates, that the foam squashed down after a little use and they never seems to cut easily without being a pain in the rear end.  So Helen got this little tip back.  BTW we had both tried the wax paper with limited succcess, still a pain.

 

So if you cover the foam and the back of the die with clear Packing Tape (yes that’s right, packing tape).  This gives the ‘ejection’ of the cut piece, and a shim on the back of the die to give a better cut.  And it does not give as much ‘foam creasing’ to the die cut.  And it does not bend the plates as much.  WOW did I hear you say!!! Well I said yay yay yay!!!! Helen is my Hero!!!

 

And the other good thing is that it works with other dies with ejection foam.  And the foam does not wear out or compress from overuse.  Well so far anyway.  I have covered quite a few of my Quickcutz and Bosscuts as well.

 

So there you go, tip of the week.

 

Hugs :)

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Hello everyone,

 

Been missing in action a little bit lately, had my settings wrong and my auto posts did not happen, so I have stepped in to save the day.

 

I have been playing with Kaleidacolour Ink Pads, just love them, multicoloured little things they are.  So versatile too.

 

So to celebrate this, I made a card.

 

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Yes that background is done with a Kaleidacolor Ink Pad (Autumn), just dragged over gloss paper keeping the high-rise plate mover out over the edge of the table.  Over the top I have placed a Die Cut from Lifestyle Crafts in black to make a great silhouette.

 

I have backed the panel in black, added some Dew Drops (remember I won them on a bloghop) and added a sentiment stamped in White Pigment Ink on Black.

 

This panel has been mounted onto a white embossed cardbase with a ribbon attached.

 

Fairly simple and easy, but I love the look.

 

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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,

 

Lovely warm day today, so I spent it inside in the cool.  It looks so beautiful with a blue sky and nice little breeze.  I did venture outside to take a couple of photos that I will show you later in the week, the Jacaranda is out in  flower, carpeting the grass with blue flowers and the flame tree is just flaming.

 

But onto today’s crafty effort.  This card is in my favourite colourings, I love neutral tones and the colours of Autum, when I look at colours like that I can feel a wave of peace or relaxation go through my body, now I know that sounds funny, but it is true for me.

 

 

This paper is the last of it, about 7 years ago I bought a pack of 25 of big sheets, and alas it is now just down to a few scraps… 😦  I will have to find another music sheet I like.

 

Ok so I have used my favourite PATP set to give this beaut border.  I do need to get a couple more of them, you are probably all sick of seeing this one.

 

Loved using the Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan DTP around the edge, I love those Cat’s Eye Stackers are brilliant for colours and storage is clever.  The paper has been DTP around the edge too.  A ribbon and bow added, a handmade flower by me 🙂 and a little ribbon cut for the sentiment.

 

Very simple, but very nice I think.

 

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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,

 

Just for fun I am using up a lot of my scraps and this card is an example of that.  You know that I like to layer my cards and (almost) never make a card of a single layer, I like my cards to be a bit sturdier than that.

 

 

So this is really just a simple card with die cut edged pieces of scrap in two different types of cardstock in cream.  A sentiment embossed in gold and a lace flower.

 

Hope you like it!!

 

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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!

 

Just a quick post today, no nature shots 😦 , but I did make a card anyway!!! Hey how good is that!!

 

 

How cute is this?  So sweet.  A 5×5″ base card with a PATP panel punched with Martha Stewart PATP Deco Arches (my favourite), with DTP with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pastel Blue.  The brads have been colour changed with Embossing Powder,  (I love that technique) and the little socks have been cut with the SU Christmas Stocking punch.

 

Easy and cute and so fitting for a lovely little baby boy.  I hope you like this as much as I do.

 

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

Hugs :)

 

 

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Hello Everyone,

 

Sunday is the best day of the week here, just love it, the quietness of the day gives a chance for reflection and thoughts of thankfulness and thinking on  plans for the next week.  So today I was thinking about my SCS friends and realised I went into a blog hop last week for Robins Nest and I won a $10 voucher from my friend Dawn’s blog Sunnyside Up, how good is that???

 

So I went looking for some wildlife to show you, and hahaha found this little fella in the shed down the back.

 

 

Yes he is a Possum, living in the shed. He comes out at night and sleeps in a cupboard through the day.

 

So after that encounter, I decided to make a card, a thank you card.  Over on SCS the Alphabet Challenge has a passel of dares this week for the letter N, and one is a thank you card in thanks for the fabulous job that Susan did last week.  But I don’t think I can send this to her, I am really liking it.  Bad Lauren.

 

 

I saw a similar card on Pinterest (what did I do for ideas before that??) and thought I really would love to have a go at that.  Well naturally my design ended up very different because my card is A6 and hers was A2 (U.S. size) so mine is narrower and taller.  So I am flexible and made the four inchies on the left and the other three on the right are smaller than twinchies.

 

All the stitiching is hand done after piercing holes for the stitches.  I loved the journey of making this card.  I plan on doing more like this.

 

Today I watched the BBC Series of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.  I love that story and love the series, I watch it often and today was a classics kind of day.

 

Did you know I have started a Book Review Blog??? Laurens Book Reviews.  I will be reviewing every book I read whether a new one or a re-read book.  None will be the lastest and greatest as I usually borrow from the library or borrow from friends, or buy secondhand books.

 

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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!

 

What a busy day today, well fun busy anyway.  I watched three movies today,  while I crafted, not that I got a lot done, most of my tasks today were fairly time consuming, hand sewing on cards and lots of Glossy Accents on chipboard.

 

The movies were, Veronica Guerin, I love that move with Cate Blanchette, but mainly because it is a true story of a journalist who is the catalyst in law changes and the drug war in Ireland with her investigations and death because of those investigations.
Next came The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock, I love that movie and I love her.  Fantastic actress and this is such a giving story, again a true story, heartwarming, funny and oh so watchable.  Yes I have seen it many times.
Oh and then I watch The DaVicni Code, not seen before by me and a surprising choice, but I do love Tom Hanks.  Bit more of a mystery, thriller than I am used to (I tend to not be good with suspense, sets the old heart a racing), but it was a good story and I kept up with most of it.  I will have to watch it again.  Crafting tends to allow me to miss bits here and there. 🙂

 

The other thing today was that we got up to find an unkown motor bike about 5 or 6 metres from the bedroom window.  Just parked there, minding its own business.  So I called our neighbour to find out if  it was anything to do with her family at all, the answer was no.  Although I am a mind my own business sort of person most of the time, this did seem a little sus to me, so I called the police.

 

Well the police turned up later in the day, two really nice coppers and asked a few quiestions, then went off to check it out.  They were a while and we thought they were going to arrest the bike and be off with it, but no.  They found out it had been stolen from Hamilton and the number plates were missing.  Bit suspect they said.

 

I really get a peed off with the increase in crime and the fact that it comes so close to my home.  Hope the police catch the mongrels before they have a change to use those plates for whatever they think they need them for.  I feel sorry for the person the bike belongs to, someone who obviously takes care of their things and now has to go to the expense of retreiving the bike (which cannot be ridden until it has either a permit or new plates) and the cost of the new plates for it.

 

So I took a photo of this little stolen bike, he is a cutie and in good nick with almost a tank full of petrol.

 

 

So that is the wildlife as it is, not very moveable by itself and gone now.

 

Well I had best show you a card I made yesterday.  A masculine card no less.

 

 

This is a fairly easy card to make, with an embossed background in blue with Cuttlebug Happy Birthday EF.  The stamp is by SU, one of my favourite man stamps is stamped in Colorbox Fluid Chalk Charcoal and heat dried (it becomes permanent when heat dried or set).  Then I cut it out with a label die and used a circle template to sponge the sun and the water was masked as well.

 

Then I stamped Happy Birthday with a SU word set and cut with a smaller label.  Then I pierced the holes around both labels and attached them to the op part of the embossed panel and added the ribbon and spiral clip before adding the completed panel to the card base.

 

Hope you like this.

 

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

Hugs :)

 

 

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