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I have decided that my blog should not just be about my creative stuff, but also important things in our lives.
Tonight, my husband and I have been and voted. I feel I have taken part in a very important part of Scotland’s history. Which way I voted is not the important point I wish to make, but the fact I HAVE voted. There are so many people saying that it is the first time they have voted, it makes me wonder why?
Our children have been along to the polling station every single time we have voted since they were born and tonight was no exception. I hope, that by including them in in the process they will learn that these things are not a chore, they are a right that our ancestors made possible by fighting to keep our countries democratic and it only takes a couple of minutes.
The theme for the week this week over at the SplodgeAway blog is 2 masks 1 project. I have had this owl made up since I was down at my Mum’s house in the summer but never got around to doing anything with him. I found some dimensional glitter from Viva Decor in a craft shop down there and used it through the Ernie the Owl Disk, I thought it looked rather cool. The other mask I used for the embellishments and the card background is Leaf The Lot. I inked through the mask with perfect medium and embossed with gold embossing powder and then cut out the leaves. The background was made by simply embossing the card through the Grand Calibur and then applying distress ink over the top.
I have been following the blog of John Bloodworth for quite a while now as I love to see what he creates, especially with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear sets. I just had to have a go at the single layer cards that John made here as I thought they would be great for a set of cards.
Here is my take on them
I used a Clarity Stamp for the greeting but I am afraid I cannot remember where the background stamp came from. I used a Distress marker to create the line along the edge.
Over at the Crafty Bloggers Network, this month we are sponsored by Milk Coffee and we have a o’s and x’s grid for you
I chose to go diagonally from left to right with die cuts, a stamp and a tag.
The flower petals are cut with my plotter and the circle the bird is in is a die cut.
Sometimes you just have to do it don’t you? I do love a good play around with distress inks and stains. I had a go at making some background papers with acrylic paint and stamps but they didn’t quite work how I expected, so I got out the stains and inks and ended up with the two rectangles of paper and the splodges here:
Digital Stamp from 2 Cute Ink coloured with copic pens
Broken China distress stain and ink pad
Wild Honey Distress stain and ink pad
Anita’s 3d glaze
Splodge Away mask – Dotty the Lot
Copic Marker Europe are celebrating their birthday for a whole month, they have a lot of surprises for you. They were also giving away an image for you to make a card with, you could choose from a wonderful image by Krista from Saturated Canary called Traveling Colors or another cute image from Sylvia Zet from Wee stamps. I chose the Traveling Colors image as I am a huge fan of Krista’s images and made this card with her:
Here is a close up of the image:
A perfect card for a like-minded crafty friend who loves colouring as much as me 😉 now all I have to do is find one LOL.
I am also going to enter this into the challenge of Anything Goes at Tammys Scrapin Corner this week.
Traveling Colors Image by Krista Smith
Lucy Cromwell Ultimate Decoupage pack by DoCrafts
Memory box dies Darla and Vivienne Butterfly
Papermania Capsule collection Big Bloomers
Spellbinders Labels One die
American Crafts Flower paper ribbon
I have been in a swap recently over at Mini Album Scraps that involved making a mini album using the cardboard tubes from the middle of a toilet paper roll. I had great fun making one of these as my partner Matilda’s favourite colours are pink, black and white. These are not colours that I normally work with on albums as I have 2 boys.
Here is Matilda’s video of the Album that I sent to her:
Yesterday I received a package from Matilda with this awesome album in it:
Isn’t it wonderful, I need to find some pictures to put in it now.
Another swap over at Mini Album Scraps that I am taking part in this month is the Charm swap. The theme for this one is Autumn Splendor and you have to make 3 charms and present them in a pleasing way. I chose to present mine on tags that I decorated with some aluminium tape (the stuff used by builders to join the foil insulation) which I used my alcohol inks on to get the coppery look. My youngest lad was off school sick that day and he wanted a go at playing with these too so I gave him some tape and the blender tool and off he went to create a christmas card.
Charms use beads mostly from Cullen Crafts
Tea bag papers from the web (sorry I can’t remember where I got them from)