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Something a Little Fishy?

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September is "Male Month" in this family. With Father's Day thrown in for good measure, I have 3 male birthdays to prepare for as well.

So here is my first male card. Which wasn't for any of the above birthdays! So expect a lot more "Manly" cards to come.

I started with a piece of retired Midnight Muse card stock (but you can always substitute this with Night of Navy). I also used some retired Nautical Designer paper for the background.

 This card was for a man who likes fishing. So out came my By the Tide Stamp Set. p.131.
I decided to "take a photo" of my fish using the On Film Framelits set. p.230.



The large Slate Grey Photo Frame has a piece of retired Midnight Muse card stock inside it and I stamped the coral stamp in Versamark and used my Slate Grey Embossing Powder with a heat gun for a raised shiny texture.


 In the smaller frame, I stamped the fish on a piece of Whisper White card stock in retired MidnightMuse ink and added the coral in Sl…

Lost in Blue.

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"Lost Lagoon" - isn't that a lovely name for this new blue in colour.
It conjures up a tropical paradise in my mind or a field of blue flowers perhaps.
(Neither of which is happening in our backyard at the moment by the way!! All we have is dead grass and dirt patches! - But the rain is supposed to be on it's way.)

I made a little Hello card to give to a friend recently and just had to use this lovely new blue especially with some Daffodil Delight . What a great combination.


I used some lovely All Abloom paper stack DSP p.185 for the background. I also cut a piece out with the Banner Framelits and layered a white scalloped Tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch p.221 on top. Then another banner in the centre of the tag to centre my flowers.


The flowers are from the Hostess Set Bloom With Hope p.240.
I stamped them in black ink and used black embossing powder. Then I coloured them with a blender pen and the Lost Lagoon Ink pad and a Daffodil Delight marker in the ce…

Hexagon Hive - That's Gold.

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Well, I am back from a wonderful week away up into the mountains and then back into the city for the weekend. What a jet-setter! I might even have a photo or two to share later in the week but for now... I have a card.

I have a thing about the I Love Lace Background Stamp. I really do love it. And guess what... the new Gold Soiree Dsp p.184 also has some printed in Gold as a background! Cool!
So I got busy and had a play.
It was a bit hard to photograph this, as the gold paper is very shiny and kept reflecting on the flash from the camera.

 I actually had a Hexagon Hive thin lit piece cut out already in Whisper White so I just decided to stamp straight on top of that with my I Love Lace Background Stamp in Strawberry Slush. I used the Flower Patch Greeting (again! - Yes it is a favourite!LOL!) Expect to see it a lot too.

And added some flowers stamped in Strawberry Slush from the Flower Shop Stamp Set and Petite Petals Stamp Set and matching punches. The diamantes in the centres were …

I Love Lace ... forever!

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Well I think I really do!
I Love the I Love Lace Background Stamp! 
It is sooooo beautiful don't you think? Especially in Blackberry Bliss.
Base card is Perfect Plum.
I stamped the I Love Lace in Blackberry Bliss onto a piece of Whisper White.
 Dotted Scallop Lace Border and Deco Label Collection Framelit in Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
Butterfly in Blackberry Bliss ink.
Smaller Deco Label Collection Framelit cut in Wisteria Wonder and stamped in I Love Lace with Blackberry Bliss Ink.

Greeting from Flower Patch Stamp Set. Flowers from Flower Shop Stamp Set and Petite Petals Stamp Set with matching punches. Leaves in Mossy Meadow card stock from Bird Builder Punch.

This card is a lovely simple variation on the Purple themed card I have done previously.
Have a great day and I will see you again next time. With a different coloured card...promise! hehe.

But just before I go....
my card was selected by the Paper Players for a Cut Above Award. Yay!
We are off for a few days away in the …

Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral Paperplayers #208

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I happened to check out the Paperplayers challenge this week and found it was a four colour challenge. "That looks pretty easy" I thought to myself. A whole range of ideas swimming around in my noggin.

Welllll.... Let me tell you! haha.
Should have been suspicious immediately! What was I thinking!! The more I played with the colours the harder it seemed. And none of my ideas were coming together. Groan.
But never give up. Never say die. LOL.

I DID IT! Not one but two cards.
Come and have a look.
My first card.
Blushing Bride, Basic Grey then another piece of Blushing Bride with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder p.227.


I layered a piece of Calypso Coral and a smaller piece of Blushing Bride on top both stamped with Dictionary Background Stamp in Basic Grey and some leaves, dots and spots from Kinda Eclectic and Gorgeous Grunge, in Basic Grey and Calypso Coral.
A strip of Hello Honey cardstock punched with the scalloped border punch and layered with the new Venetian Crochet Trim.
I…

Blackberry Birthday Bliss!

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Hello Everyone, I couldn't wait to share this today!
I saw this really neat card on Pinterest designed by Deb Valder. It was a three fold card with cut out sections in the top two folds. With a special birthday card to create I thought this would be a great design to try for myself.
I love this card so be prepared I have lots of photos to show you.
The card is a piece of Wisteria Wonder card stock. 29.5cm (the full length of the A4) x15cm scored at 10cm & 20 cm. I stamped the front with Blackberry Bliss Ink and the I Love Lace Stamp. p.175.
I used the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.p.231 to cut out the various size windows.

Starting at the greeting which I stamped in black from the Flower Patch Stamp Set.p.156
Decorative Label and Extra Large Oval Punches p.220 & 221.
Flowers: Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss Itty Bitty Punches p.222 and (retired small flowers).
Leaves: Mossy Meadow Bird Builder Punch 223.

At the bottom of the front piece I added flowers stamped and punc…