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29 June 2015

Roses and Leaves

This is my last card for June! The summer has been so cool this year, I find it hard to believe it's nearly July!

I have had this rose 3D design for ages, just never got around to using it. One of those designs that got forgotten about.

I used a vintage backing paper to go with this design, quite a contrast, but I felt it changed the whole feel of the card.

The embellishment I made with cutting dies, a leaf, and sprig, The leaves were cut out with card that changed colour,s gave that nice varied affect.

I really like this card, it worked out quite nice and looked more vintage that I felt expected

 Marianne D Creatables Leavess with Veins

28 June 2015

Look Back in Crafting Time - 1

It surprised me to see that I have 4 years of crafting on my blog now, goodness where has the time gone :D

It was interesting to look back at what I was making over the last four years,  and made me wonder if visitors actually looked at projects that far back.

So I have decided to do an historical look back at my crafting on occasions, it will be fun for me and hopefully it will be interesting for visitors to my blog :D

This first Look Back card was made four years ago, part of a post of three elegant lady cards. Here's a link to the original post and info, please do check it out - Hollywood Ladies

I forgot about these lovely designs, as you do (lol) Time moves on and you get new artwork and new products, forgetting about the lovely stuff in your stash :D

27 June 2015

Gold Foxes

The design on this card was made using a dufex 3D design, one Ive had for ages

I love dufex, just find it quite expensive, so once Ive used up my stock, that will be the last I will use

The colours in the foxes just asked for gold and browns, the embossing folder I used had a swirl leaf design, which complimented the grass in the topper

I used one of the owl cutting dies on this card, but also a lovely little leaf that I have, that added a bit of interest to the embossed pattern :D

 Lea'bilities Wafer thin Die - Reindeer Set
  Xcut Nestabilties
 Tattered Lace Die Owl Trio

24 June 2015

Motorbike Fun

I have a large selection of digital designs, that I have still yet to use up fully on cards :D

The collage topper used on this card I created, really enjoy doing that kind of digital work, and considering how much artwork I have, I really should do more

I kept the card simple, using bike backing paper, and my key cutting die to finish.

 Marianne D Creatables Key

22 June 2015

Lady of Summer

The design on this card is one by Debbi Moore.
I love the artwork on this craft cd collection, very summery

The outfit is lovely, and I really do like the colours

Ive kept the card reasonably simple, just framed the topper, straight onto salmon coloured base card

I put ribbon onto a strip of card and then used one of my butterfly cutting dies to decorate that strip

All compliments nicely.

 Marianne D Creatables Butterflies

20 June 2015

Wide Eyed Owl

I made this card using a design by Debbi Moore

The owl did make me smile when I saw it, all wide eyed :D

I love the colours too, purple is one of my favourite colours and the brown tones go so well with it

I made the embellishments with a couple of my cutting dies, the flowers were also painted with cosmic paints
One of those projects were Im very happy with the finished card, it's all bright and interesting and fun

 Tattered Lace Die Owl Trio
 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Flowers, Intricate

18 June 2015

Blue Open Top Car

This is one for the boys.

The majority of the cards I make are for my female friends, so makes for a nice change to make a male themed card

I've had this 3D design in my digital stash for a while, and finally got to use it, great one for those that like their sports cars and I love the colour

Used the gears cutting die on this card too, such a useful die for male cards :D 

Cheery Lynn Gears

15 June 2015

Butterfly Woodland Fairy

I've had this lovely fairy design, by Debbi Moore, in my stash for a while, it was in one of her craft mags.

I love fantasy themed artwork, though for some reason I don't make many fantasy themed cards.

So I decided to make this card, and finally get this lovely fairy design used.  It's delicate and ever so pretty, with that muted backing.

I made the embellishment a butterfly cutting die, and a branches cutting die, which makes for an interesting affect :D

I've been playing with using my cutting dies in slightly different ways to make them more useful :D 

 cArt Us Nesting Dies - Butterflies
 Marianne D Creatables - Pinecones & Branch

13 June 2015

Rose Art Deco Lady

I have used this Debbi Moore design before, but in a different colour. It's one from a craft cd, which has some lovely art deco designs.

I just love this design, its elegant, but fun.

I have a set of 6x6 base cards, with scalloped edges, and I find using backing paper on them doesn't always work for me. So this time I used dark pink card for the backing, which I embossed with one of my folders.

The embellishment is simbple, but works well with the design, feather and rose. The rose is cut flat and made up into the 3d rose, love this cutting die.

This is one of those cards, that I wish I was receiving rather than giving away :D 

 Hot off the Press - Feather 

Cheery Lynn Designs Die - Gardinia, Small

10 June 2015

Couple in Bronze

The design on this card, is one by Debbi Moore
The artwork is from the My Fair Lady range, one of my favourites, as I find the artwork so elegant

I have some nice embossing folders, that I tend to use when I don't have a backing paper to go with the topper I choose

The embellishment was made using an ivy cutting die, and a lovely small floral one - which was painted with cosmic paints

Though this is a card that would be lovely for a couple, I also think it would make a nice birthday card too :D 
 Marianne D Creatables Bird w/Ivy

Joy Crafts Cutting and Embossing Stencil - 3 Daisies

Entered in -

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 63 
Crafters Cafe Challenge 120 

8 June 2015

Floral Spots

This 3D design sheet is by Hunkydory, and one I got free with a craft mag

I love the delicate shade of blue in the flowers, and kept with white and blue throughout this card

I used one of my embossing folders on blue card for the base, and the rest of the embellishments, are gems and a bow I made with organza ribbon :D

Simple, but elegant, love it

5 June 2015

Bath Time

The 3D design on this card, is one of the Gruffy Bear range, I got from Joanna Sheen

It's such a fun design, I can imagine the mess these three bears would make :D

I love the colours,so nice, also it's a design that would work for both male or female.

I justed my star cutting die with this card, don't get to use it very often 

Nellie Snellen Shape Die - 5-Point Star

Entered in - Crafting from the Heart Challenge 62

2 June 2015

Summer Lady

A friend, so kindly, sent me a Debbi Moore craft CD, and I love it. One of the elegant lady range.

This card was made with one of the designs from the CD. The artwork is lovely, ever so detailed, and so summery.

I used a couple of my cutting dies to make the embellishment, the flower is one I don't use very often, but I do like the affective when I take the time to cut out all those petals :D

Sizzix - Flower, Mini Daisy by Susan Tierney-Cockburn

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies - Fanciful Flourish 

1 June 2015

Floral Couple - Free Art

Click on the Image, to save to PC, then resize as you wish before printing

This times freebie, is a pretty one, lovely for a project for couples.  Made me think of summer :D