Love, Rugby and Sparkle Cards

As we had severe weather and was cold what better way to spend the time than making cards as had an anniversary, mothers day and  another birthday approaching.

I just love making Eclipse Cards as they are really effective and so easy to make and more personal to the recipient of them.

50th Wedding Anniversary Card – 5cm Alphabet Dies, Digital 50th Anniversary Paper

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Birthday Rugby Fan – 5cm Alphabet Dies, Rugby image printed

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Mothers Day – Sizzix Sparkle Stamp & Die Set, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Pens

 

 

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Snow Christmas Eclipse Card

As I am now all done for future birthdays, I thought I would have a play around with christmas card designs. Yes I know it’s only February but believe me christmas will soon be upon us !

Am sure you can guess I enjoy playing around with these large alphabet dies ( and learning all the time )  but I am very happy with outcome of this card and pretty confident I will be making bulk of these.

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Rainbow Eclipse Card

Am seeing all these wonderful Eclipse Cards in pretty much most groups I am in on Facebook. I was resisting ordering these 5cm letters but gave in and I am so glad I did. I adore these dies and can see these will be used very often.

So time to give them a go ! I already had this rainbow background already done as was using it for another card idea which just never happened but maybe that was a blessing ?

Anyway this is the outcome.. I just love these eclipse cards and already thinking of christmas ideas  for these !

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Supplies :- Distress Oxides, General sentiment stamp, 5cm Alphabet Cutting Dies

Merry Christmas

Firstly I would like to apologise to anyone that follows my blog for my recent silence. I have been extremely busy with work, family, crafts and Christmas.

Over the pass few weekends I have made Christmas Cards for family and God Children. To be honest since last year I have seen a slight improvement in my crafting although I will be honest and say I am still nowhere near as good as alot of crafters out there but I am pleased with the cards I have made.

This will more than likely be my last blog post of 2017 as for the next few weekends I am busy so I will bid you all a Merry Christmas & All the best wishes for 2018. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and family time. Stay safe and see you next year

Hope you like the cards 🙂

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Distress Inks Oxides

Firstly many apologies to any of my followers for lack of posts recently. September was a very hectic month for me with work, god kids etc so I literally needed a break from anything and just relax and do nothing for couple of weekends.

Anyway…  Distress Inks blending …am I the only one that get’s really stressed out with this ? I mean, I have watched countless videos ( all seem effortless ) and followed various tutorials and yet I still struggle.

I am wondering if I am apply pressure to hard , to soft, wrong paper / card. I tried normal card, neenah card and watercolour card …. endless thoughts about this run through my head.

So after watching everyone highly recommend the new Distress Oxides, off I went again watching video tutorials which only made me weep inside wishing I could be that creative and how great the ladies were doing them.

Along came my birthday and I was so lucky to receive both sets of Oxides and I have to say I made my swatches today ( as blending foam pad is unable to sit nestled under pad unlike mini distress ink pads )  and the colours are great and yes it was flawless to use. Maybe these are for me and would make my blending much easier….. time will tell as will be using / testing these next weekend.

I would however recommend the 2 videos by Jennifer McGuire as she talks and explains everything easy and I will attempt some of her examples and fingers crossed be able to post very soon.

Video 1  and Video 2  

Would love to hear your tips for ink blending please

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