Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Christmas card using a new die

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Started making some Christmas cards today and just had to use this new die (Trellis Corner) from Papercrafts. Must say what great service I had from them. I ordered it yesterday and it arrived this morning and the die cuts beautifully. The stamped image is from Third Coast Stamps (not in business at the moment) and was coloured with alcohol markers. Have used this die and three other cards today. Thanks to Brenda for her post using these die which inspired me to get it. 
Thanks for the visit and have a great day.
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A cheerful heart is good medicine, 
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverb 17:22
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Male card


Well it's very foggy here, hope you are having better weather. Wanted to share this card I made last week. The background was made using Panpastels, Inka-gold paint, a mask and an embossing folder. I do love making backgrounds but then find it very hard to cover them up. The main image is a stamp by Stampendous (Cling Motocycle Elements) and was coloured using alcohol markers. Thanks for the visit and have a blessed day.
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Commit to the Lord whatever you do, 
and he will establish your plans.
Proverb 16:3
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Male golf card

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Hope you are having a good week so far. The weather has been wonderful the last few days but a bit cold and dull today. Been playing lots of golf this summer so crafting did take a back-seat for a while. Spend a little time this week making backgrounds and making a couple of cards. This is one of the cards I made using various stamps, masks, embossing folders. The image was coloured with alcohol markers and pencil. 

This is the background in the card above. It stared out as a white piece of card and d PanPastels in blue and green were added next.Once fixed, I then added the starts using a stencil and Inka-gold paint in blue. Would not recommend the Viva Inka-gold products as they are expensive and go mouldy in a short time, be careful. 
Have a great day.

Friday, 5 September 2014

New dies and new card

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Hope you are having a lovely day. It's a bit grey here but at least it's dry. Treated myself to some new dies recently and I used one of them in this card. The new die is the corner die from Marianne designs and I must say they are really lovely. The other dies used were Hero Arts, Tonic and Cheery Lynn. The main image I had for over 15 years and it's still beautiful. The images were coloured with alcohol markers. 
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the visit.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Baby card

Hope you are all having a good week. Made this card for someone hubby works with. I used Sizzix and Spellbinder dies on this card. The papers I have hard for a long time but never got around to using them. I don't feel like I have truly made a card unless I have done some stamping or made the background on a card. Really hope she will like it as I am not totally sure about it.  Thanks for the visit. 
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 
Proverb 3: 5-6
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Birthday card for a special lady.

Hope you are having a good day. This card was made for a very special lady who is 98 years young today. She is an amazing woman who shows God's love to everyone she meets. She still takes church services and is so active it puts us all to shame. Happy 98th birthday Genesta! May God bless you and keep you always.
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The one who gets wisdom loves life;
    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Proverb 19:8
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Friday, 22 August 2014

Simple card

Hope you are having a good week. Still hoping we will get the sunshine back. This is a simple card I made for someone. The flowers were made using a die and the leaves have been stamped and cut out. The papers were free with a magazine, the first one I bought in ages. Hope you have a great weekend.

Friday, 15 August 2014

New card


Hope you are having a great summer. Wanted to share this card I made for someone at the golf club. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with watercolours. The sentiment stamp is from Crafter's Companion. Really like this image and can see myself using it a lot. Must admit I was a bit disappointed with with the depth of the LOTV stamp a bit shallow, personally I like stamps that are deep etched. Hope the weather improves for the rest of the summer.
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A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverb 15:1
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Blog break


Decide to have a little blog break for a few months. Will still up date Skipper's blog so do look out for what's going on with her. Have a great Summer.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

get well card

Hubby asked me to make a card for someone at work. I used a Tonic die and Spellbinders dies and a Stampendous sentiment stamp.  Hope you are having a great day enjoying the lovely weather.
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Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
    than a house full of feasting, with strife.
Proverb 17:1
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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Golf card for the older gentleman

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Hello everyone and welcome to my new follower. I am grateful for all those who follow my blog and more so to those who take time to leave a comment, thank you.  
This is the second card I had to make this week. I really had fun making the background. Used lots of Club Scrap stamps and the star mask (love this mask). The golfer image was stamped and coloured with watercolours. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week.
God bless you and keep you.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Golf card

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Hope you are all having a good day. Made this card for a male golfer at our club. On the kraft card I used a star mask with distress ink and then dusted Fairy dust over it. Then stamped the golf bag image (Papermania) in black all over. The green background was made using a rain drop stamp (Designs by Ryn) and wiped over with Panpastels and chalk ink. The main image is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with watercolours.  Really pleased with how it turned out only hope he will like it. Have a great day.
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You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that mere earthly mortals
    will never again strike terror.
Psalm 10:17-18
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