Monday, January 21, 2013

Here Come The Boys

This card should have been done before I left Scotland at the New Year to celebrate the birth of twin boys.  But my mojo had gone and it only when I saw the nappy pin brads that it seems to re-appear.

Card Recipe
Card Stock
Card Base - C6 white card stock from Craft UK Limited
Scraps of double sided card stock (I think from Papermania)
Nappy Pin Brads - EyeLet OutLet
Letters - bought so long ago I can't remember where from
Equipment Used
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities - Large Deckled Mega Rectangles
Distress Ink - Old Paper

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Monday, January 14, 2013

A Year Long Project

This year I have decided to take part in a year long digital scrapbook project over at MyMemories called Cover to Cover 2013.  When it came to deciding what the theme of my project would be, I came up with a few ideas -
  1. As I turned 50 (shh) in November last year, I could do something to mark my 50th year.
  2. Hubby is turning 60 in June, could I do something to mark his 60th year
  3. A year in the family.
After a bit of thought, I plumped for - A Year In The Family - calling the project - FAMILY FUN 2013.  Got the cover done, well apart from a wee tweek, inserting our names and then need to start working on the pages for January.

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Classic Motor Cycles

The next birthday on my calendar is a one for a motorbike, Harley Davidsons in particular, daft friend and which needs to be in the USA next week, I resorted to a Kanban card kit.  This one was called Classic Motor Cycles.  I used the card base, an image and decoupage and a ribbon that came with the kit and et voila a card ready for posting.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Remake of an old card

For today's card, I took an existing card that I had made, trimmed it down to make a new topper and matted it on a new base mat layer.  The base card I inked the edge with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spun Sugar.  Made a new sentiment topper again edging the top layer with Spun Sugar.  Nestabilities were used to make the topper - Large Deckled Mega Rectangles and Mega Ovals Large.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

First Card of 2013

Now that I am back in my wee crafting corner in 'the Sandpit', surrounded by all my crafting stuff, I settled down to make the first card of 2013. A birthday card for my favourite aunt and a fellow cardmaker.
I think I must have left my mojo back in Scotland and it is coming out 'the Sandpit' by camel caravan, so ended up doing something fairly simply.  Just before I headed back home in September 2012 I had ordered some new goodies from Cropstop - Stamping Gear from Inkadinkadoo, so thought I would have a little play.  It took a few attempts to get a design that I was happy with - think it is going to take a bit of trial and error to make the most of Stamping Gear.

Card Recipe
Card Stock
Card Base - 5 x 5 white card from Craft UK Limited
Lasting Impressions - Sugar Plum and Wisteria
Flowers, ribbons, gems and brads from my stash
Equipment Used
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear and basic stamp set
Happy birthday stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord

PS Happy New Year to you all and hope 2013 is a great year for you all.

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Been AWOL for a while, but hopefully I'll be here to stay for a while. From the middle of 2012, my plans went a bit pear shaped but slowly getting back on track, although a bit wary about making plans too far in advance.

I ended being home in Scotland for the last quarter of 2012 and as a result had limited access to my crafting goods. A good excuse to get some more stuff, lol. But I still managed to get a few cards done and here's a wee selection
 Mum's Birthday Card
A Purple and Silver lover's 50th birthday
Kid's christmas cards
Last but not least, hubby's christmas fairy!!!!!
(no not a self portrait, haha)

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