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Sunday, 5 November 2017


Hello and thank you for visiting my blog once again.
You may have seen my previous posts showcasing my domed front cards here and here .Yesteday's class was all about domed front cards . My ladies created a domed front card with a matching box - this card does NOT fold flat for posting . They also tried their hand at stamped candles to match their boxes .
 These two cards were the ones yesterday's class chose to create

Everyone completed the class with a beautiful card and matching box and candle .
I created this birthday card so that I could demonstrate how the card came together before the creating began ! This card will be for someone special to me I just have not decided who yet !

I created some little treats using the treat tube holders and give thanks to Purple Cat Crafts for the tutorial for this cute idea ! Everyone received one of these along with my Christmas card for  them because this was our last Saturday class for this year . There will be another class using this design this coming Thursday evening . If you live in the Kerang and surrounding areas and would like to come along just contact me .

Here are some more designs I have created

Finally this design is one of the ones chosen by my Thursday ladies  ! I'm sure they'll have fun !

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Hello and welcome back ! Today I wanted to share with you the special card I created for my mum on her 90 th birthday . Mum 's birthday was yesterday and we had a celebration on Sunday - it had to be a surprise because Mum is not one for ' a lot of fuss ! "
She was so surprised and in awe of the beautiful cake and flowers too !

For this card you need to create a box and hand deliver , perfect for a special occasion such as this !

As you can see it opens up to  look like a standard  card inside !

Note that I have used retired product to create this card and have unashamedly cased  Olga Cavanaugh's stunning card because you cannot improve on perfection ! The only change I made was to add the number 90 in Blushing Bride glimmer , also retired . Thank you so much Olga for so willingly sharing your beautiful card and instructions .
I love this style of card so much that I have created a bunch of Christmas cards and am having classes this coming Saturday and the following Thursday .If you'd like to attend just contact me .
I have a brief description on the " how to " here

Now , just for fun here are a couple of family photos !

That's my mum in the centre front surrounded by her brother and sisters and sisters in law . Mum is the eldest of eight , six of which are still living , four were able to attend on the day .
Here is the mob ! There were a few absent , most of my family were sick on the day which was a shame . Until next time , 'bye for now !

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Hello and welcome to my blog . This month the theme is Fancy Folds and 3 D creations and I do love  me a fancy fold !
My first card was inspired by a card I saw which was created by Dorothea Keiling , thank you so much for the inspiration , Dorothea ! I am not sure of the name of this card as I have searched and I have seen  that some are calling it a votive card and others are calling it a concertina fold . I searched and was unable to find a tutorial for the base of the card using A4 card stock so I made my own !
Here it is :
Cut your A4 CS at 28 cm in the landscape position
In the same posiition , score at 7 cm , 14 cm and 21 cm
Turn and in the portrait position score at 10.5 cm , leaving in the trimmer now cut between the 7 cm and 21 cm score lines .
Score all fold lines and fold in half .
Here is my card front

and inside

and with a tea light LED light inside

I ran my folded insert piece through the Bigshot using the my framelits , gold embossed Santa and his reindeers and cut my trees and deer ,  then added dazzling diamonds to the trees for  some glitter . I used my brayer to add some colour to the DSP on the sides and also the card front .

My next card is a domed front card . I had never seen one of these before until I was looking of a special card fold to create for my Mum's 90 th birthday - next weekend , I will post a picture when Mum receives her card . Today's card uses the card design but I have gone with a Christmas theme .
 I  have also created a box because this card cannot be folded to post .
For the card I used one piece of Basic Black  cut at 5 x 10 inches , folded in half for the base . For the bowed front piece I cut one 5 x 8 inch piece , scored on the 8 " side at 1 " and 7 ". for my front art piece I cut a piece of Glossy White CS @ 5 " x 5 " - if I can give you a little tip , cut this piece a teenzy bit shorter on the side that adheres under the bowed piece (on  my first two attempts the art piece was buckling when I had adhered it to the card front and cutting it a little shorter widthways  solved this problem ) . Thank you Olga Cavanaugh for these measurements . I also watched a you tube video by Intatwyne Designs for  ideas on " how to " construct this card . You could also use DSP for the art piece to create a simpler version of this card .
I began by stamping Santa and his reindeers using Memento onto my Glossy CS and punched a circle out of sticky notes to make a mask for the moon  . I also stamped the little cluster of stars using Versamark , waited for both inks to dry and then sponged my entire piece using Bermuda Bay ink, next I added some Rich Razzleberry to the top. I used some paper towel to buff after sponging . Some of the gorgeous houses were cut and raised with dimensionals . My bowed piece was prepared by running it through the Big Shot using the moon and stars die from the Card Builder set and also the cluster of stars from Detailed Santa thinlits - use this die twice . I cut another row of houses to add to this piece - it needs to be about 6 " so do measure before cutting , ask me how I know ! I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto this piece and put my card together . As a final touch what card would be complete without a spattering of Wink of Stella , right ?


Laid flat to give a better view of my gorgeous sky background !

For the box , I used a piece of Basic Black cut at 8 3/4 " x 8 3/4 " scored all the way around @ 1 3/4 " and for the lid cut your CS at 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 and score  @ 1 3/4 " all the way around also .

Please continue hopping around to see all of the wonderful creations . Next up is the very talented Kim Oliver and I am sure you are going to love her creations

Blog Hop Participants:
12. Kim Oliver 
14. Sue Vine 
20. Josie Dean 
22. Moniqu


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