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Sunday, 22 October 2017


Hello and welcome to my blog . This month the theme is Fancy Folds and 3 D creations and I do love  me a fancy fold !
My first card was inspired by a card I saw which was created by Dorothea Keiling , thank you so much for the inspiration , Dorothea ! I am not sure of the name of this card as I have searched and I have seen  that some are calling it a votive card and others are calling it a concertina fold . I searched and was unable to find a tutorial for the base of the card using A4 card stock so I made my own !
Here it is :
Cut your A4 CS at 28 cm in the landscape position
In the same posiition , score at 7 cm , 14 cm and 21 cm
Turn and in the portrait position score at 10.5 cm , leaving in the trimmer now cut between the 7 cm and 21 cm score lines .
Score all fold lines and fold in half .
Here is my card front

and inside

and with a tea light LED light inside

I ran my folded insert piece through the Bigshot using the my framelits , gold embossed Santa and his reindeers and cut my trees and deer ,  then added dazzling diamonds to the trees for  some glitter . I used my brayer to add some colour to the DSP on the sides and also the card front .

My next card is a domed front card . I had never seen one of these before until I was looking of a special card fold to create for my Mum's 90 th birthday - next weekend , I will post a picture when Mum receives her card . Today's card uses the card design but I have gone with a Christmas theme .
 I  have also created a box because this card cannot be folded to post .
For the card I used one piece of Basic Black  cut at 5 x 10 inches , folded in half for the base . For the bowed front piece I cut one 5 x 8 inch piece , scored on the 8 " side at 1 " and 7 ". for my front art piece I cut a piece of Glossy White CS @ 5 " x 5 " - if I can give you a little tip , cut this piece a teenzy bit shorter on the side that adheres under the bowed piece (on  my first two attempts the art piece was buckling when I had adhered it to the card front and cutting it a little shorter widthways  solved this problem ) . Thank you Olga Cavanaugh for these measurements . I also watched a you tube video by Intatwyne Designs for  ideas on " how to " construct this card . You could also use DSP for the art piece to create a simpler version of this card .
I began by stamping Santa and his reindeers using Memento onto my Glossy CS and punched a circle out of sticky notes to make a mask for the moon  . I also stamped the little cluster of stars using Versamark , waited for both inks to dry and then sponged my entire piece using Bermuda Bay ink, next I added some Rich Razzleberry to the top. I used some paper towel to buff after sponging . Some of the gorgeous houses were cut and raised with dimensionals . My bowed piece was prepared by running it through the Big Shot using the moon and stars die from the Card Builder set and also the cluster of stars from Detailed Santa thinlits - use this die twice . I cut another row of houses to add to this piece - it needs to be about 6 " so do measure before cutting , ask me how I know ! I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto this piece and put my card together . As a final touch what card would be complete without a spattering of Wink of Stella , right ?


Laid flat to give a better view of my gorgeous sky background !

For the box , I used a piece of Basic Black cut at 8 3/4 " x 8 3/4 " scored all the way around @ 1 3/4 " and for the lid cut your CS at 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 and score  @ 1 3/4 " all the way around also .

Please continue hopping around to see all of the wonderful creations . Next up is the very talented Kim Oliver and I am sure you are going to love her creations

Blog Hop Participants:
12. Kim Oliver 
14. Sue Vine 
20. Josie Dean 
22. Moniqu


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Saturday, 21 October 2017


Hello and thanks for visiting my blog today . I haven't taken part in a challenge for quite a while , sometimes life just gets too busy !
Here are the colours for this challenge.

I looked at the colours for this challenge and to be truthful was totally uninspired  ! Then as a trolled the internet looking for an idea to jump out at me I remember the faux patina technique ! It's been ages since I've used this technique.
I began by stamping the gorgeous branches from the Thoughts For You set , one of our oldest stamps , using Black Archival ink and then I embossed this piece using the Woodlands embossing folder . I started  sponging  beginning with Smoky Slate , then Garden Green , Daffodil Delight and finished off with Basic Gray Archival . I used Copper embossing powder for my heat embossing .
I cut my trees from Shimmery White CS and coloured them with Garden Green ink using my aqua painter - I had tried Garden Green CS and found it too dark against my gorgeous background . The deer are cut from Copper Foil sheets and some gorgeous Copper ribbon finishes my card off  . With the sentiment I have added this card could be used for many occasions . I was delighted to be able to use my bronze Stampin' Blends alcohol marker to colour the rhinestone jewels I have added !

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Saturday, 14 October 2017



Hello everyone and welcome back . Today I held a stamp - a stack which had been scheduled a few weeks ago but I was forced to cancel because I became unwell with a dreadful virus . I am back at work now after three weeks of my bed and the couch - no inclination what so ever to create a card so yes, those that know me I was sick ! I am still recovering .
This  afternoons  stamping went quickly with everyone working at their own pace and  being finished in good time . This was my first stamp - a - stack so I wasn't sure how much time to allow.

These are the cards which my group of ladies created today . This first set was cased from Cindy Elam at Hearts's Delight Cards . Thanks for the great idea for these cards Cindy ! You can cut the buildings out in one pass through the Big Shot which makes this set quick and easy to put together because then with minimal stamping you just adhere to your DSP and you're done !


This card uses one of my favourite sets ! I've used it in lots of ways from simple to more complex . It has matching framelits but we didn't use them for this card and it was a snap to put together . I love Tranquil Tide for Christmas ! I cased this lovely card from Carol Payne .

I really love this simple card and the DSP would have to be my favourite !

 I loved using this set , which is not a Christmas one to create this lovely card ! Love the tinsel trim too ! Like what you see ? If you live in the Kerang district I will be repeating this class next Saturday , contact me for more details .


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