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Two cards one sketch

Hello folks I have for you tonight another pair of cards in my series Two Cards One Sketch.

Here is the sketch I came up with which was based on another card I saw on Pinterest which of course I didnt save the creator of.

36323125b I have used mostly retiring product tonight to showcase some of those with the first card using three stamp sets, Kindness Matters (love it AND its down to $14.97 in clearmount!!!), French Foliage and Itty Bitty Bits, the papers are from Tea for Two DSP pack in the Seasonal Catalogue. Colourway is Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral and Bashful Blue with a touch of Island Indigo

P1010836 (439x640) And here comes version two using a colour that is coming back into the catalogue, Blushing Bride, with Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Primrose Petals which I THINK is finally growing on me! The stamps I have used are Greeting Card Kids, Itty Bitty Bits, Every Little Bit (which are ALL retiring) and  Teeny Tiny sentiments. I have of course used the Honeycomb Embossing folders to create the hexagons for this card using paper from both the Comfort Cafe and Twitterpated DSP packs which I have then sponged the edges of. I even got to use my new Oval Framelits!

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If you check the catalogue image for the Greeting Card Kids set you will find that the wee girl is actually pulling along a Christmas Tree, which I have replaced with a present. To do this I inked the stamp in chocolate chip ink then used a blender pen to take the ink OFF the tree part of the image. Just lift the ink with the blender pen and scribble off onto scrap paper until there is no ink left on that part. Lucky for me the present fitted perfectly on the back part of the wee sled, positioned with the help of my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig. I just drew a line up to her scarf to make the box 3 D and added some more dots. Aren’t I a clever bunny, I was impressed with myself. Both the Seam binding ribbon and the lace threaded through the tags on these cards is from the about to retire Artisan Embellishment Kits on page 10 of the Seasonal Catalogue.

It’s easy to place your orders through my Online Store HERE or just Email me!, I will be placing an order early next week and remember all of the retiring product is WHILE STOCKS LAST.

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Happy Mothers Day 2 cards one sketch

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums out there. Both of the cards I want to show you today were class cards based on a card I saw created by Chiaki Haverstick. Here is the sketch I created for them.

22295909b The first one used the Everything Eleanor stamp set and my favourite Framelit set yet, Dress Up and was in a Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake with touches of  Chocolate Chip colourway. The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake. The wee flower and pearl just add an elegant  finishing touch.

P1010475 (495x640) Version Number two I made with our local Boys Brigade company, I used a retired stamp set called Reason to Smile (which I do have an unused wood mount set spare if anyone would like it, $25 plus postage). As I’m sure you know little children, boys in particular are not always the “tidiest” of stampers and make thinks inky which is why I used the retired set : ) The sentiment is of course from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and is suitably stained purple now!

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And the boys cards looked like this. Sorry the photo is quite terrible, bad lighting combined with night-time and cell phone camera don’t make it pretty but it gives you the idea. There is always one child who manages to stick their front on upside down making a left-handed card!

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On the Go with Leftovers

After making the last two cards and one I will share tomorrow I had some paper scraps and images leftover. So……what to do with them was the next question. Luckily I needed a card for a 4 yr old boy so I had a goal. Next I had a flick through some cards for ideas and came across this design which I thought had potential. here is the sketch I created

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 And here is what I did with it

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And still using up more of the leftovers I added a strip of paper along the bottom of the printed insert. I even managed to figure out how to put the little boy in the helicopter window and add words in the cloud. So amazed at my talent! LOLP1010439 (469x640)Tomorrow is a full colour picture fancy fold tutorial  so don’t miss that ALSO Tomorrow is my Monthly Papercrafters Day RSVP ASAP LOL


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Two cards one sketch

Im going to try to make this the topic for my Tuesday posts each week but this week its not two but THREE cards one sketch!

 Terrible sketch I know but you gt the idea I got the inspiration for this one from a card I had seen in an advert in an old stamping magazine I had. For the first one I used my new fav Clockworks an I think it is my favourite card of these one too. The colourway is Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Midnight Muse. To give you idea of size I used 1 1/4″ square and embellished with the mini brads (love those things and they are inexpensive too)

For the next two I used Scentsational Season from the Holiday Catalogue, embellishing with the Silver Dazzling Details glitter glue and Delicate Doilies embellished with Jewels Basic Rhinestones.


Which one is your favourite?


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Two Cards One sketch

Here is another of couple versions I did of yesterdays first card, these are in a more masculine style and colourway.

I love this collage look and the colours worked beautifully – Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla.

Here is the sketch I made, its not pretty but its a sketch and also yesterdays card based on the same design


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Something to Stamp with

Stamps just weren’t in the budget but we both came up with a great idea. Yvonne sent me some of our lovely paper flowers and the a selection of the bight funky buttons from the new mini. I cant wait to do a project with them, I sat up with a brilliant idea at like 3 am but haven’t found the materials or time to create yet.

My idea was a wee book of card sketches for when she needs a quick card or is lost for inspiration plus a template for my wee mini take away box.