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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Birthday Surprise!

I was looking for something a bit different for a birthday card for my mother's 80th birthday today. I downloaded the workshop and templates for this card from Etsy, It was designed by Helen Allen.

Here are a few photographs and a video clip to show how it works.

This is the outside of the envelope folder
Here is the back of the envelope folder
Here is what happens when the envelope is opened:


Here is the inside of the envelope folder with the greeting

This is what the top and bottom of the cube looks like

side one of the cube
second side of the cube with Mum's birthday date

Third side with another big 80
The fourth side with 'Mum' and hearts

The elastic inside to make the box pop open!
To make this card I used
Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned papers, Alphabet Stickers and Element Stickers - Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry Collection
Alphabet Stickers - Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers
Elastic Band
Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls

Thanks for looking - off to The Ritz now for Mum's 80th birthday afternoon tea party!
Lynn x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Another Blue and Silver Card

Another card I made for the Scrapology Blue and Silver Christmas Card challenge. I had made a birthday and Christmas card in the same style for the 52 week card challenge, so thought I would make another in blue and silver.

I used:
Mixed metallic and patterned papers
Bazzill cardstock
Flat-backed gems
Cricut and the Birthday Bash Cartridge
Punch - Martha Stewart
3D foam pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Silver and Blue for Christmas for Scrapology

The Scrapology Card challenge has been announced today for the month of October (it runs until 15th November).

Paula from Crafts U Love is challenging us all to make a Christmas card using Silver and Blue.

This is mine:

I used patterned paper from an old K and Company 6 x 6" paper pad
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Sugarcoated by Doodlebug Designs Inc. & Miri Card
Dies - Hero Arts (leaves), WPlus9 (letters) and Sue Wilson (Festive Collection Classic and Filigree Poinsettia)

Please go over to the Scrapology blog to read more about the challenge.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 13 October 2014

52 Card Challenge & Christmas Cracker 2014 - Week 40 - Say What?!

We have a photo prompt challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

This week's prompt is called "Say what?!" {Pinterest pin}

The focus is on words and making your greeting or sentiment stand out in some way - I used my Cricut Explore and the Word Collage cartridge. With the drawing facility I created my background papers. 
Here is my first card:

I used a fine pen and the stitching related words together with Basic Grey's Lucille collection of papers and embellishment stickers. I added lace, seam binding ribbon, buttons and pins.

Then onto my Christmas card using the same Cricut cartridge.

I used a thicker metallic pen in the Cricut this time. I added organza ribbon and some glittered chipboard pieces I have had in my stash for years!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers - Week 39

Back with a Christmas Card for week 39 of the challenge. We had a dip in the 'Prompt Jar' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my card, I made a Christmas version of the birthday card I showed you yesterday:

and the inspiration again:

I used:
Patterned papers - Sizzix and Doodlebug Design inc.
Cardstock - Bazzill
Punch - Martha Stewart
Cricut - Birthday Bash Cartridge
3 D Foam Pads
Peel Off
Flat-backed gems

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

52 Week Card Challenge - Week 39

We have a dip in the 'Prompt Jar' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:

and the inspiration:

My card is adapted from one I saw on Pinterest.
I used:
Patterend papers - Sizzix
Cardstock - Bazzill
Punches - Martha Stewart
Greeting - Glittery Peel Off
Cricut - Birthday Bash Cartridge
Gems and pearls
3 D Foam Pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 6 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 38

Popping by with my Christmas card, which gave me a chance to play with a new toy - my Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. It is an Inspiration Picture challenge this week - with colours which were a bit of a challenge for a Christmas card. I decided to stick to the papers I had on my desk from making this weeks Birthday card. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Catching a quick photo while the sun is out...

...  as it soon went in again!

A reminder of the prompt photo:

I used:
Patterned papers - Crate Paper
Shaped the edges of the card with We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (notch cut at 1" intervals)
Shapes - paper snowflakes from my stash - not sure where I got them - probably a UKS Advent swap from many years ago!
Flat-Backed Self adhesive gems
Baker's Twine
Peel Off Greeting

Thanks for looking
Lynn x