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Sunday, 25 June 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 11

This fortnight, our theme at International Art and Soul is Flowers.  So, any flowery creations are welcome to join the fun.

The card I made wasn't  made with fun in mind. A friend has just lost her father, and I needed a sympathy card.


I combined die cuts made using dies from several companies - Sizzix, Sue Wilson, and Crafter's Companion among others. It's a simple design - I needed the card in a hurry, and the beauty of die cutting is that it can give you something good very quickly.

I hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 191

This fortnight, the theme at Crafty Cardmakers is Here Comes Summer.

For this theme, I made a card for one of my husband's brothers who has a summer birthday.


I've used an image and paper from Joanna Sheen's Pamela West CDRom, and apart form matting and a computer-generated sentiment, that's it. The men in our family don't do fussy when it comes to cards, so I never tend to do anything too complicated.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 10

Our challenge at International Art and Soul for this fortnight is to make something for a man. It could be something for Father's Day or for some other occasion - it's up to you!

I made a card for my eldest's birthday. He's a Mathematician by background, and so I thought he'd like the effect in this card.

I fiest discovered that sort of pattern as a child - drawing lines on squared paper, and I remember how pleased I was when my dad made me a board so I could wrap thread arounds nails to get the same effect. I was very pleased when I saw there were some stacking dies from Tonic Studios that would do the same thing - both circles and squares, and I've used both varieties here to make this card.

I've completed the card with a die cut sentiment, and that's it!

I hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 190

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers, we want you to make something for a special man. It could be for Father's day, but it could equally be for any man who's important to you.

I chose to make a card for my husband's birthday.



It's fairly simple, as that's what he likes. I started with a stamp from Crafty Individuals, and I coloured the image with Promarkers. I used a Spellbinders's die to cut the mat, and I threaded it through with some Perle cotton in cream and green. The backing paper is from the Papermania Persimmon collection which is so useful for male-themed cards. And that's it!

I hope you can join us this time.

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