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Monday, 25 March 2013

Good afternoon Bloggers,
Today's card is a 5 1/2 inch square card in cream with a panel of dark red Bazzil card mounted onto black. The flower has been made using a Marianne die with a coloured bead in the centre, this has been mounted onto a Spellbinder D'lites medallion cut in black and mounted back onto cream. The sentiment was stamped onto a cream die cut from a Spellbinder D'lites frame and mounted onto another part of the die set cut in red.
That's all for today

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Hello, I hope you have had a good weekend and not been snowed in! It wasn't too bad here in Lincoln.
I have 3 cards for you today, all a variation on a theme. 
The technique is quite effective, first you punch some squares from ordinary card, use 3 different colour ink pads on the card directly in a random way. Stamp an image in black on each square and then stamp a different image over the top in gold. Mount the squares onto cards, you can make a square with 4 squares or DLs as I have done, the choice is yours.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Good evening, I hope you are having a good weekend? Have you been sledging in the snow?
Today's card is a Forever Friends tunnel card.
All for now
Tina x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Hi bloggers,
This topper was stamped and coloured and then mounted onto a Nellie die cut, the backing paper is from a Spring pad. The card is a 6 inch fold back card, the chicks and Easter sentiment were stamped and coloured.
I have created some free backing papers for you to use, you will find them on the main site.
Main site
I hope you all have a good weekend

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Good evening bloggers,
Today's card is a 5x7" white base, I used an embossing folder for the brick work, which I then trimmed down and sanded. The window topper is an old Sizzix original window die (which I had forgotten all about!) with a Little Claire stamp inside.
Tina x

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a good day?
Today's card is a Zentangle card, for those of you who don't know what Zentangle is, it is a modern day take on doodling. For this example I used a stencil to draw the vase and then sectioned off the inner of the vase and then filled with various patterns. The border was created with just a single pattern.
Tina x

Monday, 18 March 2013

Hi all, todays cards have been made with just inklined digistamps, coloured in with pro markers.
the first one was made by cutting a square panel of textured card and matting it onto a 6 inch square card. I then cut 2 panels of different backing papers and sticking those on the front leaving a small border. The stamp was coloured and then cut out and mounted using foam pads. I added a sentiment and some candy to finish.
 The second card was made pretty much the same way but this time I cut the backing papers into 4 panels and I used a Spellbinder die to cut the digistamp out with.
Tina x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hi everyone, what a day! We have had it all here, sun, rain, sleet and snow, I hope it has been better where you are.
You can tell it is cold the cats are not happy to go in a bed each, instead they try to cram themselves into 1. The result is that Smokey is spilling out as you can see in this picture.
Today's card has been made using a new Tonic trellis wall die, these cut really well and no doubt I will be adding to my collection!
I used an A5 card which I folded in half as a tent card, I added some backing paper to the front. I cut the trellis walls, sprayed them with spray mount and stuck them to acetate. I trimmed them close to the edge but left a tab on one side of each one to wrap around the edge of the card and make it like a gatefold. I then added a flourish, some flowers and a butterfly. I stamped a sentiment onto a lemon Spellbinder die cut and put this in the centre of the front panel.
Best wishes, Tina x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good weekend?
I have been to one of my clubs today and so I thought I would show you the cards I made there today.
These backgrounds were made using the masking tape technique. Both toppers are from Debbi Moore Shabby chic CDs. I do like this technique and I think the toppers work well together with it. see what you think?
Tina x

Friday, 15 March 2013

Good evening bloggers!
Sorry for not posting yesterday, I did 2 demos at 2 different clubs yesterday and just didn't get time, I know that's no excuse, but that's the truth!
Today's card is a nice one for those non-sporty men, the toppers were from an old making cards magazine special. I cut the red and black blocks for the background and then added the die cut numbers. It makes for quite an eye catching combination.
Tina x

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Good evening, please don't take notice of the time it says the posts are posted as it is not the correct time for me.
Today's card is a project I am demonstrating tomorrow evening, it is a tissue box card and is a lovely little card to send someone when they are feeling poorly.
The first one was made using a topper from my bit box, which was matted onto a die cut. I used a Stampin' up border punch on the right side. The stamped sentiment was mounted onto a Spellbinder shape. I used an oval Spellbinder Nestability for the tissue box aperture.

 The second card was made using a butterfly floral Laura Ashley stamp, a Stampin' up sentiment stamp and border punch. Card candy was used on the strip on the left.

You will find the instructions on how to make the card on the free download page of my main site.
Enjoy! Tina x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hello everyone, I am back from my trip down South, what a nightmare that was! Someone decided to throw themselves off the Dartford Bridge which meant long delays and so basically a journey that should have taken 4 hours took 6!
I hope you all enjoyed the download I put on the main site the other day?
My card for today has been made using a Spellbinder expandable pattern die named 'butterfly blossom' (I believe) cut from white card and trimmed right to the edge.It was then mounted on a black 6x6" card. I then added a strip of white card to the left side and a velvet bow. I added an extra butterfly to give dimension and a few pearls. The sentiment is from a Cuttlebug die.
I hope you like it, Tina x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Hi everyone, this is the last post for a couple of days as I have to go away and wont be able to post.
Here is my card for today, these are reverse easel cards (easel is at the back to stand card up). The die used is a very pretty Heartfelt creations one.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Hi everyone, today's card is a triple easel made with a Hunky Dory card kit.
I have a treat for you today, I was going to put them on for you on Friday but I will be away for the weekend and probably wont be able to post while I am away.
If you go to the free download page on my main site, you will find a free sheet of mixed sentiments for your own use.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Good afternoon bloggers,
Something a bit different for a change, I'm not sure your man would appreciate this, but it is soooo true!!
This is another digistamp from the next big thing collection, I made the sentiment stamp myself, you can download the stamp for your own use by right clicking on the picture and saving the image. That is all for today, Tina 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Good afternoon, it is a lovely one here in Lincoln.
Today's card is an easel card aimed at men!
It uses a digistamp from the next big thing collection, which I coloured, then cut out, I mounted it on some backing paper using 3D pads. 
The dies I used for the mats and the easel itself were Spellbinders grand labels one.
I hope you like it! Tina x

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Good morning bloggers!
I have now added the instructions for the theatre box card to the download page of the main site.
Main site
Here is today's card, please don't scream at me because it is a Christmas one, I make them throughout the year as I use so many.
 This one was made with a digistamp from the next big thing collection and coloured in using pro markers. It was then mounted onto red holographic card and then put on a cream DL card.

Friday, 1 March 2013

March 1st 2013
This is a theatre box card which I demonstrated at club last week, you will be able to find the link to download the instructions on how to make this card on the free download page of my main site.
My main site

Inside of the theatre box card

A Christmas version which I couldn't bear to part with!