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Welcome to my little place in the blogging world. :)
I like to share details here for the DT projects I create and also some of my own tutorials.
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Thanks for stopping by! Ni :) x

Monday, 25 April 2011

Cupcake Card!

Good afternoon! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend, I have been poorly in the last week so it was only my first day out of bed yesterday for a while. To make up for it today I have set myself and the laptop up in the garden in the sunshine! Yay! :)


Here is a card I made last night for a friends birthday this month. She is cupcake mad so what could be better than:

Yum! This was made using the DC freebies from one of the fairly recent magazines, the designs are part of the Little Cake Shoppe range.

As well as the cupcake stamps you also got an A6 daisy embossing folder which is how I embossed my scalloped card blank, then I inked over the top to make a nice patterned background.

The cupcakes were stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed to make them shine and then coloured in with promarkers. Each image was then mounted onto nestie cut circles of white card inked at the edges and mounted onto foam pads.

The sentiment was stamped in the same ink and clear heat embossed and I added 2 daisy eyelets to finish.

Another simple to produce card but I think my friend will love it! TFL! Ni :) x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Cricut 'Wild Card' Series #2

Good afternoon!
My card today is the second in my Wild Card series; the 'Bandaid' or Plaster if you're English! :)

This is of course the perfect 'Get Well Soon' themed card and so I cut the phrase and its shadow from my Paper Lace cartridge and covered it in glitter glue to make it really sparkle!
I had these little flower die cuts in my stash that I layered up for embellies.

I added these to the base card that I had cut in the blackout feature and the liner feature is the small 'breathable' padded section in the middle, raised up on foam pads for dimension.

Another simple card but its so effective, when I gave it to my friend she was really impressed and it really stood out amongst the other cards she had been given!

TFL, Ni :) x

Monday, 18 April 2011

Cricut 'Wild Card' Series #1!

Hello! :)
I bought the Wild Card cartridge for my cricut and have hardly used it yet so am setting myself a personal challenge to make one of each card style and blog it!
This is a fab cartridge with almost 40 different shaped designs of card base and the matching envelopes are amazing!

There are the base card and envelope as well as a: frame, phrase, icon, liner and blackout feature on each design and there is even an alphabet too! I love how much stuff you get on cricut carts. :)
My first card has been uploaded to DC as a challenge card so some followers may have seen it already:

This is the owl card! As it was my first attempt I only used the basic card shape and the liner which was the eyes and kept my decoration simple.
I added a small piece of the dark brown card inside the card base to 'highlight' the beak, inked the edges of the card, and the 'feathers' and then added leaves cut from a punch and cuttlebug quilling die.
The sentiment pictured was removed and a little die cut one added but I forgot to take an update pic before posting it!

TFL, Ni :) x

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Another Male Card!

Wow 2 posts in as many days! Shocking!
This is a card I made late last year, before I had a blog, but as I have been having to think about making male cards recently and I thought this was a good trick I have decided to post the card on here now too!

I know this card is again very simple, (my mens cards always seem to be as I dont use ribbon, flower embellies or gems etc), but it had never occured to me to use 35mm film in my crafting before!
The idea arrived because I couldn't find any photography themed decoupage or suitable digi images anywhere. Luckily I had an old film that had expired as I have used a digital camera for years and so I just pulled it off the reel!

The paper is from the DC Papermania Men's world pack, the die is again my Sizzix favourite and the embellishment was in a '10p each' box at a local craft shop! I was really pleased with how this turned out and the recipient thought it was brilliant as it was so different. :)

TFL, Ni x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The dreaded male card!!!

I don't know where the time goes, another awol stint from me!
In all honesty a lot of it has been enjoying the lovely weather we've been having, me and OH had our first trip to the beach and then a family bbq this weekend, lovely! Also lots of projects happening in the garden - a greenhouse, a mini 'patio' for the garden swing and a raised vegetable bed - so exciting!
BUT - I am back today to share another quick card!

My Dad asked me to make him a last minute card for a clients birthday lunch he had been invited to. I make no secret that like many other crafters this is a style of card I find very hard to create but I would not be defeated lol!

Here is the card:
Headache time - no idea what colour or theme to use, do I have any suitable male style images?
Right, stash rummage for inspiration!

Aha! Found a box of these thick cardboard patterned tags that I bought in £land. About a dozen on a sheet so they are great vale for money and they come in lots of different sizes/styles in the same colour palette. Also they have glitter, ribbon, brads on them so are half embellished for you!

Used my Fruit Smoothie Sizzix alphabet to make the 80, added an 'M' brad for personalisation & layered this onto a large scallop square nestie.
Another tag for the lil greeting topper (which I matted onto some green card) a ribbon thread one this time. Added 2 star brads to finish and ta-daa! Sucess!TFL, Ni :) x