Monday, 30 September 2013

Challenges4Everybody - Sherri Baldy Designs

Sooooo, hello.  Today I would like to share with you the DT card I have made for the new Anything Goes over at Challenges for Everybody, where we are sponsored by (new to me) Sherri Baldy Designs.  I think her images are so sweet that I will be using some more in the future.



I coloured my image using (my ever growing collection of) Promarkers and added stickles glitter to the fur.  I also added liquid pearls to any bits of snow and dotted liquid pearls around to represent falling snow.

I decided to go for non-traditional colours as I really wanted to use the Merry Magic papers.  So, I used pink and greens and then used a soft green card blank and pink card to border other pieces.

I based this card on the sketch from Sketch Saturday, turned on it's side.

The snowflake ribbon is from my stash and I am always looking for an excuse to use this ribbon..  I'm sure I'll change my mind when it starts to run out and try not to use it ever.

I didn't think that I had enough room for a sentiment on this card, so I used my trusty Lili Of The Valley tag sentiments, stamped using blank Versafine ink.  I love these sentiment tags as they always come through when I am struggling to find room.  I just struggle to decide which ones I actually want to use on each card.  I really want to get the non-Christmas tags from LOTV, but they always seem to be out of stock when I have a few spare pennies to get them *sad face*.  I added a little clear gem to look like it is holding them on.  I was going to add a bauble sticker from my stash, but it was too big.

I finished the card by adding a fair few embellishments.  The glittery presents in the bottom left hand corner are from a Merry Magic embellishment pack (so, in theory) coordinate with the papers.  The little pink gems in all available corners are from a Merry Magic gems pack.  I also added some little white snowflakes, which were in my stash.

I want to enter this card into the following challenges:


I think this card might end up with my youngest niece, as I've coloured it to look like her (although I don't think she is that angelic when she is talking!), and she is very much girly girl with a twist (i.e. she loves pretty dresses, as long as they match her wellies!), which I think this card is.  Of course, by Christmas, I will probably have made a million more for her.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Red & Black

Soooo, here is my second card for today.

This one might be going to my mother for her birthday next week.  I've ordered her present, so fingers crossed it arrives on time.



There will be many more birthday cards appearing on the blog this month, as October kicks off birthday season for me.  This month alone, I have 6 birthdays that I have to buy for (maybe more - I might have forgotten someone) and then it just keeps going right through to the end of May next year.

Anyway, shall we move on to my card?

I had already decided that I was going to use this die-cut from LOTV, but that is as far as I got.  Then I was inspired by the Gem of A Challenge theme this week, which is to use black, and I took it from there.  It's not a traditional birthday card colour, but I think it works.  I used black around my die cut and my backing paper.

The red paper is from a paper pack I got a couple of issues ago with Cardmaking & Papercraft.  I can't remember what the paper pack is actually called, but I call it my Bollywood pack as it is full of deep colours with lovely patterns that just scream Bollywood to me.

I used a narrow black ribbon from my stash and also made a bow from the same ribbon.

The doily behind the image is actually  one of the white ones I have been using loads recently, but I inked it up and let it dry, et voila, one black doily.

The flower is from my stash, and I created the centre with a black gem also from my stash.

I added 'mother' to the image by colouring a peel-off with a red promarker.

Finally, to finish, I added gems to every available corner.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary . . .

Soooo, today, I have a card to share with you that I might give to my mother-in-law, Mary, for her birthday.  It is both her's and my own mother's birthdays this month, so I've made two 'mother' cards and will decide later which to give to which.

This is my first card:



I think that I have made this with my mother-in-law in mind as she does like gardening.

I made this using an LOTV die cut.  I really love this image, as it is so sweet, but it is always the oversized shoes that sell these images to me - how cute?!


The paper is from a paper pack I got a few issues back with Cardmaking & Papercraft.  I love the flowers and the hummingbirds on it.

I backed both the paper and the die-cut with purple card - the last from my stash, so I now need to go get some more.  I daren't go into hobbycraft though as I have already spent a fortune this month, so trying not to spend anything else other than essentials, which as I am going on holiday in three weeks means holiday things.


I have also used some self-adhesive craft lace, which is hiding behind some lilac organza ribbon, from which I also made a bow.

The lace doily behind the image is from an old Papercrafter kit.

To finish, I have added gems in every corner and a little cluster of  purple roses  Finally, I coloured a 'mum' peel-off using a promarker and added this to the image.

I hope my mother-in-law will like this.

I want to enter this into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Friday, 27 September 2013

Review: Homemaker - Issue 11

Soooo, this is the Christmas special, with lots of lovely Christmas goodies.  It also comes with a Christmas bunting kit, which I shall be taking to work to decorate my pod with, as it is the wrong colour for my decorations at home, but perfect for work.

It didn't seem to take me too long to read through this issue.  Not sure if it is shorter, or if there are less wordy pieces, but I seem to have got through it really quickly.  That quickly in fact that I can have this post ready for when the magazine hits the shops.  

Despite the speedy reading, there are loads of projects that I love in this issue.  

My favourite has to be (and this is something that I will most definitely be making next time I get my sewing machine out) the hot water bottle cover made from an old jumper.  I am now raiding everyone else's wardrobes for jumpers and I think I may go raid a few charity shops - you know what everyone is getting for Christmas now.  There is even a little potted history of the hot water bottle, which appeals to the (rather large) history geek that can be found within me.

I also love the doily projects - not making doilies, but what you can do with them.  I think the doily bowls have to be my favourite.  In fact, I can feel a project coming on.  Now, to collect lace doilies . . . 

I enjoyed reading the piece on Claire Gage and her wonderful ceramics.  I simply adore the textile looks she gives to her ceramics.  On first glance at one of her cups, I actually thought that the cup was knitted.

There is an amazing gingerbread house, with it's roof still on.  When my sisters made a gingerbread house a couple of years ago, they loaded the roof with so many sweets that it couldn't take the weight and collapsed.  No problem to us - we just ate it.  Lesson learned - use lightweight sweets to decorate the roof of your gingerbread house.

I think the posca pen decorated tea-set is really sweet.  This has given me an idea for a present to send to my sister, who is currently stationed abroad at the moment and has requested Yorkshire Tea to be sent, as apparently she can't get that where she is.  I think a cute little tea pot and cup set will go very well with her Yorkshire Tea.

Other projects and features include:

  • set the scene for Christmas with sage and cinnamon-themes decorations, gift wrap and table settings
  • Wayne Hemmingway comments on the new, social media-driven business tact that's sweeping the world
  • Kirstie Allsop had lino cutting ideas
  • Linda Barker had hints and tips for painting your front door
  • Wooden Christmas stockings
  • Gregg Wallace has a Christmas pudding recipe
  • Display shadow box for your little Christmas ornaments
  • spruce up your dining chairs
  • stitch a patchwork throw for those cool winter nights
  • Eric Lanlard has some yummy looking mince pies (of I can't wait for my first mince pie of the year)
  • Fiona Cairns has some Christmas Wreath Eclairs - a different take on the chocolate eclair
  • advice on how to marzipan a cake, together with how to make your own marzipan.  I'm inclined to agree with Mary Berry though (at least I think it was her) who said that life is too short to make your own marzipan
  • jam jar snowglobes
  • tea towel apron
  • Christmas foliage and floristry
  • Christmas stocking


The next issue is out on 25th October.  I will be on my holidays then, so will have to wait until I get back to read and review my copy.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx+


Thursday, 26 September 2013

How To: Colour Tartan

Sooo, with everyone's Christmas crafting probably underway, tartans will no doubt be making a big appearance.  I know that it always does on my Christmas cards.

I came across this tutorial a while ago, but never posted it.  I thought now would be the perfect time as Christmas is approaching:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Eureka Stamps

Sooooo, it's Wednesday, which means that it is time for another exciting Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, and  this week, it is hosted by none other than the most amazingly fabulous ME!  So, why don't you pop over to the SSW site and check it out.  I've written all about my recent Wild Wood trip to Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum.  While you're there, why don't you submit a card made following this amazing sketch by our very own Sally:



How great and interesting does it look?  

This week, we are sponsored by (new to me) Eureka Stamps and here is a little bit about them:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for!Eureka Stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. OurPaper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match ourBalloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

And the amazing prize this week is 5 of their digis.

And here is my offering, using their 9701 Tea Cup image:



I coloured the image with promarkers.  I struggled a bit with this as the image was so fussy and I think I had made it too big, as the print quality wasn't great.  For some reason, I just can't cut diamonds.  I know that they are just a square, but I really struggle when it is on its side!  I really need to get myself some square dies, as this will make it a lot easier I hope.  Anyway, due to my inability to cut a diamond shape, I decided to fussy cut the image and mount it onto a square backing paper, rotated to be a diamond.

The papers are all from my stash.  In fact I think that they are all from the same set, which came free with a magazine earlier in the year.  The lace and roses are also from my stash.

I went a little bit wrong with the sketch - the lace should have gone behind the diamond, but never mind.  I didn't have time to redo, and I think it looks OK.

I can't wait to see what you create this week.  We haven't had many entries the last couple of weeks, but it doesn't matter how hard the sketch looks, you may be surprised at how easy it actually is, or be like me when I first started out and do your own take on the sketch.  All entries are welcome and all entries will be commented on.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx


Christenings

Sooooo, a couple of weeks ago I went to the Christening of my friends' little girl, Pippa.  It was an amazing day, with a lovely afternoon tea to follow the church, and I got to catch up with some old friends.  My big sister was Godmother and revelling in it.  Needless to say, the task of making Christening cards from everyone fell to me, so I am going to share them with you today.

I have already shared the card I made from my sister and that can be found here.  I then made a card to be from the nieces:



This was a very simple card, made by attaching two pieces of ribbon along the top and botton of a rectangle of white card.  I then stuck pink gems onto the card to form a cross shape.  This finished piece was then layered onto some pink patterned paper, and then a white card blank.  Simple, but effective I think.

I then made the card that would be from my and the hubby.  I already had this design in my head, and had had it a while.  I like the clean lines of it:



This was also pretty simple to make.

I attached some pink ribbon, which I got from an old Papercrafter kit, along the bottom of a square piece of card, and made a bow out of the left over ribbon.  I then coloured a 'Christening' peel off with a promarker to make it pink and did the same with some cross peel offs.  I attached these to the card. 

This finished piece was then layered onto some pink card and then onto a card blank.

I've adapted this design into an invitation, which is now available in my Etsy shop, with the inside personalised with your own message.

I already have an order based on this design, with one major difference.  I will share this with you next week probably, as I am working on fulfilling the order as I write this - procrastinating just for a change.

I have also since made some more Christening cards for a friend, which can be found here and the other one I appear not to have blogged about, even though I could swear  that I have done.  Never mind, it gives me something else to share with you soon.  No doubt there will be more orders in the pipeline from my friend, as I currently have orders for new babies. 

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx


Monday, 23 September 2013

Crafty Creatives - Box 15

Soooo,  hadn't had the best of days last Wednesday when I got home (late) to find out that my Crafty Creatives Box was waiting for me at the sorting office.  It gave me something to look forward to (and get me through the tedium of having to do the ironing) when the hubby got home and I got to steal the car and go pick it up.  I do like that it arrives on a Wednesday, as that is late night opening at my local sorting office, which means that hubby doesn't have to go pick it up for me Thursday morning and I don't have to wait another whole day for my crafty goodies.  I really am the most impatient person on earth.



I absolutely adore the theme of this month's box - Monochrome - and all the goodies in it.  I am a huge monochrome fan, as it is so clean and appeals to the my inner OCD freak.

I've made a start on the cute little kit that came with the box this month - a felted sheep.  The kit includes the wool (black and cream), a felting needle and a felting block.  Helpfully, the needle does come with a warning that it is part of the kit and very sharp - handy for the clumsy people like me.  

I've not finished the sheep yet as I have been a little bit poorly this weekend (and I now have loads of outstanding projects and even an order that I need to get on with).  All better now though and I hope to get my sheep finished during the week, along with some of my projects (I have Wednesday off to go get my B12 injection and to seem my Auntie Jacky, so I may find time then to do some crafting).  There is enough to make two, so that is a sheep each for the nieces next weekend when I see them  I've not seen them at all this weekend and it has been so quiet.  I was also tempted to attempt a snowman, but I will see how much wool I have left after making the sheep, and how many times I have managed to injure myself - it is a sharp needle after all, and in the words of my darling hubby 'well, you are clumsy aren't you?!'  How rude!


The art card in this box if by the very talented New Zealand (I really want to go there) artist, Jo Newham, and is now bluetacked to my craft room wall.  I do fully intend to get frames for my art cards, but never quite get around to it, so for the time being, they are held on by bluetack.  It doesn't distract at all from their amazingness, and at least they are on display now, instead of just in a little pile on my craft desk.

I absolutely adore the monochrome fabric fat quarter that was in the box.  I have  a few ideas for what I could do with it next time I get my sewing machine out (hopefully soon).  I just wish it was three metres of fabric, rather than a fat quarter, as I think it would make a lovely dress.  Even a metre and a half would do for a pretty work skirt (for which I have a really easy pattern).  Not to panic though, in my inspiration, I have managed to find some similar and will be ordering come payday and making myself a gorgeous dress for work.  I have the pattern I want to use, and the only thing I need to decide is whether I want to add sleeves or not.  Having only done sleeves once before, I feel that I should try them again, but I don't want to wreck my creation.   Maybe I will just add cap sleeves, as I always wear a cardigan in winter anyway, or a little jacket.  I have time to think about this at least, as I also have another dress I want to order the fabric for come payday, and I have the fabric for a pair of trousers that I still haven't started.  I really should get the sewing machine out soon.  I really should maybe take some time off work to get all these projects done, but I have no holidays left to take (other than my upcoming holiday to Tunisia, which I cannot wait for).


Anyway, as usual I am blabbing and going off on a tangent.  

Staying on the sewing theme, I love love love the black and white headed pins, which have gone straight into my sewing box.  My only problems is that I might think that they are too pretty to use!  Also, I have a large sewing box, but I am running out of room in it for all my bits and pieces, so I think I am going to have to buy an additional one pretty soon.  

I think that the domino beads are so cute.  I have yet to think of a use for them.  I had hoped that they were drilled through so that I could make them into some funky earrings, but alas not, and I don't trust myself to drill them.  Maybe one day should I be feeling brave.  I need to find a use for them though as they are so sweet.

Similarly, I love the black and white polymer clay rose, but at the moment can't think of a use for it.  I did consider attaching it to a brooch finding, but I'm not too sure if it would be too heavy?

There are also a few other items that I'm sure I could find a use for.  The graphite pencil and Stabilo sensor pen will be donated to the husband, as he likes to do a bit of graphic design and I can't draw for toffee, so he will get more use out of them.  

I think he was also trying to commandeer the doodlebook.  I may be nice and left him have it, or I may be a horrible wife and keep it for myself, as I think it will make a great little notebook.  I could do with carrying something around to write things down on, as my memory is terrible, and more often than not, I've had a good craft idea, not had anything to write it down in and totally forgotten what it was an hour later (usually less than an hour if I'm totally honest).

There are also some Aubrey Beardsley prints, which I  think I will use as embellishments on my cards, and some printed squares for teabag folding, which I think I might have a go at.  Instructions can be found on the CC blog.

Finally, as part of this kit is a mini blackboard peg.  I need to find somewhere to peg it, and then I will put it to use.

For those who also received Box 14, the feathers for the dreamcatcher kit finally arrived, so I also need to get on with making that now too.  Busy, busy, busy, as always.  

I shall try to get on with my projects from this box and keep you updated.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Sooo, just a quick post this morning to tell you all about the amazing Ribbon Girl Giveaway going on today.

Go check it out:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Review: Papercrafter - Issue 65

Sooo, my copy of Papercrafter arrived a couple of days early this month, but before I could sit down and enjoy reading it, I had a mountain of ironing to get through.  Needless to say, the ironing only half got done, with the rest left for another day - I just couldn't take anymore, I was already in a bad mood and the last thing I needed was to spend hours stood doing the ironing.  What I needed to be doing was lounging on the sofa reading a magazine.

Anyway, enough moaning (the ironing is still waiting to be finished by the way), this issue is the Christmas special, with lots and lots of ideas for Christmas and a great Christmas kit, including:
  • Card blanks
  • Shaped blanks
  • Tag blanks
  • Pretty Christmas papers (which I shall be putting to use this weekend - I plan a crafting weekend, lets see if it actually happens)
  • Tissue paper
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Christmas Stamps
  • Little Wooden Robins (so cute)
  • Diecuts and chipboards
  • Boxes (I intend to use as templates to make loads more).
The Papercrafter Showcase has some lovely cards made using the kit, some gift boxes and some paper trees, which I think would be a great project to do with the nieces nearer Christmas.  When I was babysitting at the weekend, they both asked if they could come stay 'on their own' to do some Christmas making.  I couldn't say no really could I?  There are also some pom poms and concertina decorations.

I think I shall be partaking in making some the tags from the Fun, Festive Card n Tags feature.  I know what I am doing for my gift wrap this year, but I had been wondering what to do with my tags.  Now I have some ideas, and some tags!  There are also some lovely card ideas in this feature.  I adore the simplicity of the Mr Robin Redbreast and Bearing Gifts cards.

There are also some amazing tags and cards in Sophisticated Stamps.  I love the technique used to make the Bauble Bright card (inking) and can't wait to try this out at the weekend.

I love love love the Snow Scene card in Winter Celebration Makes, apparently made using a Sizzix Winter Moments die and embossing collection.  So, off I toddled to the Sizzix website to see how much this was and to print out millions of times to stick all over the house as a small and subtle hint to the hubby that I might quite like him to buy me this.  Alas, I couldn't find it on the website.  If anyone can find a link, please will they comment with it below so that I can put my master plan into action.  I-Thank-You.

Glorious Gifting Ideas has some lovely parecl embellishments, which I shall be taking inspiration from, because, as in this project, my current plan is to use brown parcel paper to wrap my presents, and then 'bling' them up in some way.  My presents will be so prettily wrapped that no-one will want to open them as they won't be able to bear wrecking the wrapping.

Gift Boxes and Tags also has some ideas along similar lines, as does Crafter's Guide to Gift Wrapping.

Other projects include:
  • An Advent Calendar
  • Window cards
  • Layered cards in Marvellous Motifs
  • Tissue Tassel Garland
  • Honeycomb Globes
  • Christmas Paper Wreath
Giveaways this issue are:
  • Razzle Dazzle Rose goodies
  • hand cream from Udderly Smooth
  • Docrafts Christmas goodies
  • Wax Seal Kits from Stamps Direct
  • Ribbons from Berisfords
  • Sizzix Big Shot
Next month's issue is out on 25th October with the usual kit.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

How To: Make Your Own Lipbalm

Soooo, with the cold weather looking like it is here to stay, it is time to crack out the skin protection products.  Lipbalm is my winter essential and here is a recipe with which to make your own:


And it sounds delicious - mint chocolate is one of my favourite flavours.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Digistamp Boutique

Soooo, it's Wednesday, which means that it is time for a new sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, and this week we are sponsored by regular sponsor, Digistamp Boutique:



All images/designs are created and copyright owned bySally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

And we have a wonderful sketch from our very own Sally:


I found this sketch really easy to work with and there is a lot of scope for mixing things up a little, as you will see from the other DT cards.  I, however, decided to stick pretty rigidly to the sketch:



I used Bobbi Christmas Tree for my image and coloured him in with Promarkers.  I think it is safe to say that my Christmas crafting is now well underway.  How cute is the little robin in the bottom left  -I didn't notice him at first until I started colouring.  I decided to stick to traditional Christmas colours - red and green.  I also added some Stickles Crystal glitter to the baubles on the tree.

I then die-cut Bobbi into an oval and die cut two further ovals from some green tartan paper from the LOTV Classic Christmas paper pack.

I backed all of these onto red card.  It has made me realise that I need some more oval dies as I only have three, and  two of those are really small - they are part of a set which includes a beautiful border, but I think some nestibilities might now be on my wish list.  As I'd used the largest oval to cut Bobbi and the tartan, I had to hand cut the red border, so they are a bit wobbly.

The Christmas tree backing paper is from the same LOTV Classic Christmas paper pack and I added some glittery red ribbon from my stash and a glittery tag also from my stash.

This panel was all layered onto some red card and then onto a 6x6 blank.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Digi Images or Digi Papers
Creative Card Crew - Christmas

I can't wait to see what you all creative with this week's sketch.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Through The Looking Glass

Soooo, tonight I would like to share with you a quick card I made tonight.  This is for a colleague's birthday on Saturday.  I don't think she knows my blog exists (although she is aware of my craft geekness), so I think I am safe to post it now.

If I do say so myself, I really like this card.



It is made using an LOTV die-cut.  I love this little girl admiring herself in the mirror, but what really sold it to me is the shoes.  We both have a love of shoes, and I always tell her that she needs  to grow her feet so that her shoes would fit me (she's a 4/5, I'm a 6/7), so this image just made me think of what she would look like in my shoes.

Anyway, as usual I am digressing.

All papers are from a Fabrications paper pack I got a few issues back with Cardmaking & Papercraft.  I love this paper pack and I am forever looking for excuses to use it.  I think of it as my Indian Summer paper pack, because all the colours are so rich and just scream 'Bollywood' at me.  I think the rich colours also fit in well with an autumn theme.  Anyway, I used three papers from the pack.  I love the colour of the bluey-turquoise one and the cream one with the red and orange flowers is my favourite from the pack.  The piece used on here is a scrap left over from a previous card and just fit perfectly diagonally, so I decided to use that.  In fact, I haven't had to cut a single piece of paper to make  this card.

I coloured a silver 'Happy Birthday' peel off using a burnt orange promaker to get the bronze effect and added t his to the image.  I then stuck three die-cut flowers in the corner.  I think these were from a Christmas flower pack last year.  I finished the flower with a yellow gem.

To finish the card, I then put various sized blue and yellow gems around the card.

I want to enter this card into the following challenges (you may see a theme this week with the challenges out there!):



Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Party Time Tuesdays Photo/Colour Inspiration

The Crazy Challenge Colour/Photo Inspiration

Silver Feathers

Soooo, today I would like to share with you the present I made my friend, Liz, for her birthday recently:



Aren't they gorgeous?

I made these using some of the feather charms I got with the latest Crafty Creatives box, and as soon as I saw them I thought that they would be perfect to make into a present for Liz.  So, off I toddled to Hobbycraft to get some earring findings and some jump rings (I had originally just intended to raid my sister's jewellery making stash, but she had no silver jump rings). 

Once home, with my trusty pliers ('borrowed' from my sister, never to be returned), these were really easy to put together.

I even had some feather charms left to make another pair, which are currently available in my Etsy shop.

I would love to get my hands on some more of the charms, and make some more of these, as I think they could be a good seller.  Making them has certainly made me catch the jewellery-making bug, so I'm sure more creations will be making an appearance on here soon.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Fishing

Sooo, this will be a quick post as my fingers are freezing - far too cold to type.

This is another card that it seems I have forgotten to share.  This is a card I made for my Pops to give to his brother, my uncle (and godfather), a few weeks ago.



My uncle is a keen angler, so I already knew which image I was going to use - this cute LOTV one of course.

I covered a blue blank with some blue and teal spotty paper, wrapped with blue/white twine.  I added a fishing float embellishment to this.


I also added a silver Happy Birthday sentiment to the bottom left-hand side of the card, a Just For You sentiment, edged in blue glitter gel pen, to the top right-hand corner of the image and a Brother sentiment (rather wonkily) to the bottom of the image.

I want to enter this card into the following challenges:

Total Paper Crafts - Birthday Boys
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - String it Up
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration (see below).

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

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