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Sunday, July 30, 2017

With Sympathy

A short while ago, my neighbour
sadly lost her granddaughter aged 32.
She had fought cancer solidly for 3 years,
but eventually after numerous surgery,
her body could not cope with anymore.
I know the entire family so I made
this card for Rose to include them.

 I wanted a simple design,
So I made a watercolour panel slightly
smaller than the main die cut panel.
Inked with altenew Puffy Heart
& Purple Wine.
The panel was die cut with TIm Holtz
Mixed Media & A Sizzix Dandelion
 
Inside I added to border details
& some Lilies (Viva Decor)
along with a fitting Sentiment
(border & Sentiment free stamps)
Creative Stamping.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

My sister's birthday.

This first card is the actual
Birthday Card.
I made a pop up element
for the inside.
Stamps are Craft Consortium
Tell the Bees.
Gorgeous illustrated range of paper 
is also available, with ribbon
& sequins.
I coloured using Inktense pencils.
 Here is the inside
Showing the pop up.
In hindsight I wish that
I had added a tiny bit more depth
to the section but it was my
first attempt!
 This next card was made
to send her gift.
Here I used distress oxide inks
over heat embossing.
Colours are
Wilted Violet & Broken China.
Stamps are cover gift from 
Creative Stamping Magazine.
The inside was stamped
using the same set. 
I stamped some images, cut them out
then stuck them overlapping
each other slightly.
The fruit are from a
French company Aladine
I cut a slit in the bowl
& tucked them in.
Her gift is a years subscription
to Jamie Oliver's magazine.
I folded the renewal email
confirmation to add inside
with her number etc.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A Joke Card & New Baby Cards

 This first card was made for a joke.
A friend & neighbour broke a toe
while rescuing a spider in the bathroom.
Photos are poor quality as it
was late by the time they were taken.

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 These next two cards were made for a work colleague.
He and his partner have just had a baby girl.
This first card is for the proud parents.

 This second card for the proud big brother.
The photo on the bottom is a little blurred!!
I made both using the free stamps from
Papercraft Essentials issue 145
Safari Friends.
I used Tonic studios scalloped square die,
Spellbinders scalloped circle die,
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies,
XCut mini cloud die,
Sara Davies Banner Die
Watercoloured using Inktense Pencils