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Friday, 19 October 2012

Snowflakes .....

I always love the cutting files Nikky adds to the Picknix CDs and just have to use them wherever possible and have made a quick, easy card with 3 of the snowflake designs by layering them on top of each other.

Papers, sentiment and snowflakes: Ginger Bread Twist from Polka Doodles
X Cut label dies
Scalloped edgeabilities
Doodle gems
Swiss Dots embossing folder
heart punch

I printed the background paper straight on to my 8"x8" card base and distressed the edges. I then cut out a "hole" by hand, from the card base, which is covered with an embossed die cut frame. The sentiment was my definite starting point for my card as I adore it; simple but so thought provoking.








The large snowflake has been made by layering up 3 different types of snowflakes from the Gingerbread Twist CD (which were cut on my CraftRobo), finished with a red heart and seam binding ribbon knot. Really effective and textural and didn't take long to make.







The smaller snowflakes were made in the same way from different sized snowflakes ad finished with a red heart and Doodle Gem. The other photo shows how the large snowflake sits on the side and also a quick glimpse of how I decorated the inside of the card.


I am in the process of writing up a little explanation of how to import the cutting files and will post it once I have finished.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - dry embossing
Flourishes - Winter theme

Have a great weekend,

Lou
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Saturday, 13 October 2012

A TRIPLE easel card !!!

Hi everyone, Lou here ....... yep, it's me ...... I haven't disappeared. Sorry been a little caught up recently with family health issues and haven't had time to share any of my projects made using the every so wonderful "Gingerbread Twist" from Polka Doodles.

I fell in love with the house image on the CD (drawn by lovely, crafty Dee Paramour) and knew I had to use it on a project, so decided to make a triple easel card .... yep, a TRIPLE easel card! I even surprised myself and used glitter .... me and glitter are not a match made in heaven but needs must ....


This is such a quick card to make as the I used the pre-coloured images. Printed them out several times so that I could layer them for added dimension. A little glitter (yuk) and red Liquid Pearls and the toppers were made.


Side view, so that you can see how the toppers are stepped back on each other. The steps were made with layers of torn paper, heart images and big blue buttons .... and the dreaded glitter!







 These 2 photos show the toppers in more details and also the FAB sentiment which comes from the "Here comes Christmas" CD (also from Polka Doodles).


Well gotta dash as toying with the idea of popping up to  the Kettering show today .... my mojo needs a severe kick up the derriere!

Happy Sunday everyone,

Lou
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