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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pull-out card that was destroyed while in-transit

I signed up for a pull-out or popup card swap recently and the due date is today.  I spent hours and hours on 11 of these cards and was very happy with the results,  posted off the cards 5th July and when it failed to arrive at its destination, I contacted the post office who informed me the truck delivering the parcel was involved in a serious accident and ALL the parcels were damaged as in DESTROYED.

I am totally gutted as Hayley so aptly put it although I used stronger words 😃

At least I took some pictures.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fussy Cutting a dry embossed 'image'

Something I've never tried before is fussy cutting a section out of a dry-embossed 'image'. It took a little while to fussy cut and especially since I was too lazy to fetch my specs... 
Although I  am not  able to win any prizes, I entered this in the Monday's greeting card challenge at the Outlawz.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Anjas Squares Die Cut

Another card using the cut and emboss Anjas Squares Die cut and emboss set.  Isn't it just gorgeous?  I can't get enough of it.  I love a pink and green combo.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hand knitted baby cardigans

Two hand knitted cardigans for a colleague of my sister-in-law.  I bring out the old knitting needles about once a year and normally for baby jerseys.  I was an avid knitter up until my daughter was born 17 years ago.  Hers was the last knitting I did until I hung up the needles to haul the out every now and again.  Those years ago it was adult jerseys, aran, fairisle, motives, anything goes.  Now....

Sunday, July 14, 2013

One layer card challenge over at the Outlawz today

This one layer card is made using a stencil.  I adhered the stencil onto the cardstock with sprayable adhesive and used brushes and sponges to colour the image with acrylic paint and stamp pads.

95th birthday card using Anjas Squares die-cut

I have been chasing this die-cut set for more than a year.  It was always out of stock until finally I hit the jackpot and there it was!  It is not an easy die to use and took several whirls through the big shot turning the die in various directions before I achieved an acceptable cut.

My mom's friend will be 95 this week and she wanted a very pretty card to give her.  I think she will be very happy with this one.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rubberstamped teapot cut on the silhouette

My Silhouette has been working overtime lately albeit cutting out teapots but at least it is being used.  The base of the pop-out card is coloured with distress inks.  The flourish is a mask made from a sizzix die.  I used a Hero Arts and Bo bunny stamp and blinged it up a bit with crystals.  The lid pulls out to reveal the message.  Took forever to make but I am happy with the result.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's so sweet

Todays theme at the Outlawz is 'so sweet'.  Show someone how sweet they are.  This handmade sticker is just one of many that was crying out for attention.

1st birthday cake

I had completely forgotten that the title of my blog is'.....and more'.  The theme of the party was astros and the mother specifically requested, astros, stars and smarties on the cake.