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New Tonic Affection Dies

Tonic Affection Dies Card

I am really sorry to all my followers, I have been a terrible blogger lately, but that’s about to change! I am going to try and blog at least once per week from now on.

Here is a card I made using my new Tonic Affection Dies, I love how intricate they are and, to be honest, you really don’t have to do much else to your card other than cut it as the dies do the work for you.

For this one I took a piece of gold mirror card just a little larger than the square die and cut the inner part of that die out and then embossed it. I then took the medium heart inner and cut and embossed that, and then the same with the “someone special” heart. Thats it, just mounted it onto some lilac card, then onto a card blank and popped a flower in the corner, its as easy as that!

Tonic Affection Dies Card

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Another month another challenge – Sponsored by Just some Lines

Where has the year gone, I can’t believe we are into November already. Well the beginning of the month means it is time for a new challenge over at the Crafty bloggers network challenge blog and this month we have some stamps from Just Some Lines up to grabs.
Here is the card I made for your inspiration.

Christmas card with just some lines digi stamp

Image: Just Some Lines – Writing Santa
Papermania Paper
Ribbon from Stash
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2013

Why not hop over to the blog and see what my fellow teamies have made for you to see.

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Owl Thank you card with Splodge Away

Owl thanks card with SplodgeAway masks

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.
Owl thanks card with SplodgeAway masks

 

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Winter with Clarity and Instructables

Inside of snowglobe card made with Clarity Stamps

The theme for the challenge over at Clarity Stamp Challenge blog this month is Winter so I decided to create this snowglobe card, I made my own stencil for the snowglobe from a file cover.

Snow globe card made with clarity stamps

Inside of snowglobe card made with Clarity Stamps

 

I wrote instructions in order to put it on a site I belong to called Instructables, you can see them here.I would love it if you went and voted for me in the competition over there (you have to become a member to vote but that is free) There are all sorts of instructables on that site, just check it out – not only crafty stuff but pretty much anything you can imagine!

I used the Re mountable Winter Wonderland clear stamp set and the 21 Remountable Winter Trees Clear Stamp Set along with Chipped Sapphire and Vintage Photo Distress ink

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Christmas card with Rick St Dennis and SlodgeAway

Christmas card with Rick St Dennis and SlodgeAway

Only another few days to enter our “Anything Goes challenge” over at Crafty Bloggers Network to win a prize from Rick St Dennis. Here is my inspiration Monday card using the cute little bear waiting at the North Pole.

Christmas card with Rick St Dennis and SlodgeAway

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I must be crackers!

Fall Crackers free printable sheet from Ginas designs

I know, I know and bit of a corny title but I really couldn’t resist it šŸ™‚ The Freebie Friday this week over at the Gina’s Designs blog is a file to allow you to make a cracker. I made mine with an autumn feel but they would make super Halloween treats for the kids, just fill them with some sweeties and you are good to go.

Fall Crackers free printable sheet from Ginas designs

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Happy Birthday Hubby with Clarity Stamps

Birthday with ClarityStamp Shapes

It my Hubbies birthday today and I made him a card with my new Clarity stamp shape set, its the first time I tried making the clouds in the sky so it took me 3 attempts to get it how I wanted it but I am very pleased with the results.

Birthday with ClarityStamp Shapes

Supplies:


Dearscape Stamp

Tree 2012 2 Clear Stamp – As Seen On TV

Large Hot Air Balloon

Remountable Shapes Clear Stamp Set

Ranger Ink Pad Archival Coffee

Distress ink


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Gentleman Crafter’s Inkadinkado adventures

Single layer card with inkadinkado Stamping Gear

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

Single layer card with inkadinkado Stamping Gear

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.

 

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Craft Stamper Magazine Take it Make it challenge

I saw this Take it Make it challenge via a link on Hels Sheridan’s blog and thought I would have a go at the splatter thing. It is quite a while since I had a play just for the sake of it so I really enjoyed making this. I covered a canvas with tissue paper and then painted it (once dry) with Distress Paint and added some distress stain to make the splatters. I used gilding wax on the folds of the tissue paper to highlight them a little. The stamp I used for the raindrops is from Designs by Ryn (I just love this stamp!) and the sentiment is from Sheena Douglas. I got to play with my Melt pot too, I made the flowers and leaves from an old book using the tattered floral and tattered garland dies with distress ink and then they got a dunking in some clear UTEE.

Rain Canvas

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Altered Mousetrap Message Holder

Altered Mouse trap

I made this project some time ago and had forgotten all about it until I was reminded that it was due up on the Splodge Away blog today! It is craftcycle week this week and the team have got some pretty awesome projects lined up for you

Altered Mouse trap

I used the fancy lattice mask to make the patterns in the paint on the wooden part and I used the Floral Framer mask to make the flowers.