Tuesday, 28 January 2014



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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Valentines Day

We all know Valentines Day is just around the corner, so I thought I would get a head start.
My husband and I don't exchange cards but I think it's a lovely tradition.
I adore working with sponging so I hope you like this card!
I started off with a piece of Very Vanilla Card stock, using your sponges blend Real Red from the bottom up to centre, then using So Safron sponge centre to top, ensure you go over some of the red in centre.
Sponge edges in Basic Black.
Stamp "Dictionary" stamp in Basic Black
Use the flowers out of "Serene Silhouettes" to stamp at the bottom.
For the sentiment piece, sponge in same way then I used stamp from "Lovely Romance"
Using the Apothecary Framelits cut out sentiment, also cut out 2 Basic Black Card stock, layer with dimensionals.
Add ribbon and candy dots and you are done.
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Friday, 17 January 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peak - You're Lovely Stamp Set

Well it's that time of year again when Sale-A-Bration happens!
And I am Celebrating, so so many nice items.

Oh my goodness who doesn't like FREE products!
Sale starts 28th January

Well here is a sneak peak at the "You're Lovely" Stamp set, it co-ordinates beautifully with the Deco Labels Framelits

For this card I used Pink Pirouette and Basic Black card stock
White Tea Lace Doily which I sponged in Basic Black
Leaves were punched out from the Bird Builder Punch
Back Ground Builder stamp set
Flowering Flourishes Stamp set

Hope you like this card

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Quad Easel Card

Hello again!

Today was hot hot hot, so what better way than to stay indoors and create.
Seen a similar idea to this one on Pinterest and had to come up with something a little different.

I am not one for making plain cards and everybody I make cards for always say's 
"something unusual" so this is it!

I hope you like it

Card base measures 6 x 6

If you would like all measurements for this card please let me know by email.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Get Well Card

It's sad but have had request's for "Get Well" cards lately, this was made for a very special lady.

First I stamped in Versamark and Embossed in White on a piece of Whisper White card stock.
Then sponge different colours across page to blend into each other.
Wipe excess ink off the embossed area.
Add sentiment and you are done.

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Male Cards

Well today was a gorgeous day here, I was going through the cards I had made lately and thought I should add a few to my blog.
Well actually - I was cleaning up my craft room and found a couple of hidden cards underneath lot's & lot's of scrap paper, stamp sets etc etc....LOL

Best of all I can see my work space again - YAY

Male cards can be quite hard when your mojo won't co-operate, anyway I came up with a tiled looking card.

Using painters tape ( oh my there I go again using this tape) randomly add three colours across a piece of Whisper White card stock.
Now stamp images all over the card stock.
Cut into equal pieces and you can place them randomly on the card stock as in picture.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

Happy New Year Everyone!

Thank you for joining us for the 
Crazy Crafters Favourite Black & White Combo Blog Hop. 
We hope you enjoy our virtual hop where you will either learn great techniques for your paper crafting projects or just a chance to enjoy each of the ladies lovely creations!

You should have just left stop number 7 on the Crazy Crafters Hop - 

If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

This is my project for the hop:

Well all I can say is I LOVE Black & White and this challenge came in handy because it's my Mothers birthday soon and wanted to make her something special. Well it was not original card made for the blog, I made a card for a customer and fell in love with it, so last minute change!

I hope you like this card!

First you will need a piece of card stock measuring 29cm x 14.5cm. Score in half at 14.5cm.
On the side you will use as the front, score from centre score line to outer edge to create triangle fold as below

Measurements for panels to apply:
Inside base: Card stock 14 cm x 14 cm
Designer Series Paper 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm
These are layered and then adhered on the square part of the base.

Triangle pieces: Card stock 14 cm x 14 cm
Designer Series Paper 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm
Then I cut them corner to corner to get perfect triangles.
You only need one of each, layer the 2 pieces together and adhere them to the Triangle part of the base that will be the front of your card

Rectangle panel at front:
Card stock piece 13.5 x 8 cm
Alternate piece of card stock: 13 cm x 7.5 cm
Adhere these together. They will stick out on an angle on the front of your card.

For the inside panel where sentiment is:
Card stock: 13 cm x 4.5 cm
Alternate card stock 12.5 cm x 4 cm
Layer these together then I adhered with dimensionals to the bottom square base.

 Cut 2 x large scalloped ovals (no 7) and 1 x number 6 from the Ovals Collection Framelits 
(I count the smallest oval in the set as number 1 then count out to largest)

Now stamp as you wish.

At the end of this blog you will see a full list of products used on this project

When you have stamped and decorated as you want, adhere all together as in picture below

Now you are ready to stamp your sentiment inside card

I hope you enjoy this card.

The next stop is Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama, stop number 9 on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Teena Maher
Alex Trofimov

Here is the full list of Blog Hoppers!
Enjoy your day!

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Items used to create card:
Basic Black Card stock A4 #121688
Whisper White card stock A4 #106549
Neutrals Designer Series Paper #130132
Staz On Ink Pad Black #101406
Whisper White Ink Pad #101731
Black Embossing Powder #109133
White Embossing Powder #109132
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406
Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526
Stamp Sets used:
Background Builders #129150 C/M or #129147 W/M
Serene Silhouettes # 127324 C/M or #132073
Flowering Flourishes #126367 C/M or #131998
Papillon Potpourri #123759 C/M or #132058 W/M
Delightful Dozen #122652 C/M or #128547 W/M
Perfectly Penned #122892 C/M or #128703 W/M

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