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Friday, 18 January 2019

Olde World Pink Roses

Good afternoon fellow crafters. 
We are all still in the grip of this hideous heat wave which seem to be 
never-ending...40oC +!! What would we do without airconditioning??

While I have been trying to keep cool I have made some more cards for
Fat Cats Card Corner. One of the dies Kaaren sent me was the gorgeous
Folding Lace Square set by Marianne...it is so versatile in the many 
ways that it can be incorporated into a design.

Due to the design of the lovely die this was a fairly quick card to make, but I think
is so pretty and feminine. It could be used for so many different occasions.


A closer look at the focal point roses, and one of the die-cuts
from the set.

Dies - Marianne Folding Lace Square; Spellbinders Classic Square
Image - First Edition Floral Pavillion 12 x 12 stack

Challenges I would like to enter
Crafting By Designs - 'Corners, Borders and Frames'

As per usual for this time of the afternoon our kitty is pestering me for his dinner, so until next time, thank you for visiting.

Hugs,
Jennifer.  xx

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Heart Strings


The following is a card I made for my Fat Cats Card Corner design team
commitment. Kaaren sends me a lovely package of dies and occasionally 
embossing folders with which she entrusts me to unleash my creativity.

I chose not to put a greeting on the card, but I can see it used as a 
wedding or engagement card. I hand-pierced the holes using my very
old Fiber Friend, by Timeless Touches. It is a brilliant little tool.


A closer look at the floral arrangement. I am totally into recycling
wherever possible, and shhhhh...I'll let you into a secret if you promise 
not to tell anyone...the ribbons are from a nightdress I bought...you 
know, they are to stop the garment from slipping off the hanger. 
Too pretty to just throw away.


Dies - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Passion Flower
Embossing Folder - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Heart Strings
Pearlised blue cardstock, and liquid pearls are from my junk stash

Challenges I would like to enter
Crafty Calendar - 'Make It Flowery'
Simon Says Stamp...Monday - 'Recycle Something' (ribbon from nightdress)

Our kitty is pestering me for his dinner, so I had better obey.

Until next time, thank you for visiting.
Hugs, Jennifer.  xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Doves Of Hope

Once again it is the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and therefore it is time for a new
challenge at Words 2 Craft By. This month our quote is by Emily Dickinson, 
a famous American 20th Century poet...

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul 
and sings the tunes without the words, and never stops at all"

I chose this image for several reasons, the first being that doves represent peace, and 
I desperately hope that in this troubled world we find peace. The second reason is
that for almost 20 years we had a pair of beautiful doves (identical to this pair) 
that were rescued from the most hideous conditions at an unscrupulous 
bird breeder's establishment.

The 'weird' lighting in my photos is caused by the sun being partially obscured by
dense smoke from a huge nearby bushfire, which thankfully has now been extinguished.

Inside my card co ordinates with the front.


A close up look at the gorgeous pair. I have had this stamp for many years, and bought it
just after Camilla and Torc came to live with us. Sadly, they both crossed the 
Rainbow Bridge not long before we moved from our farm. Despite their 
cruel beginnings, they quickly learned to trust us, and were such sweet 
gentle little things. We miss them very much.


Image -  PSX  K1567
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinder Labels Eight; Joy Crafts 6002/0135; Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border; Cheery Lynn Celebrate
Paper - DCWV The Lace and Linen Stack  (12"x12")
Pearls and silver tape are from my junk stash

Challenges I would like to enter:-
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #22 - 'Always Anything Goes'
Passion For Promarkers #475 -  'Use Dies and/or Punches'  WINNER
Stamping Sensations - 'Absolutely Feminine'
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and Dots' (background paper has glitter dots)

For a chance to win a great prize, check out my Words 2 Craft By teamies' fab creations, then enter your own interpretation of our lovely quote.

Until next time, thank you for visiting.
Hugs,
Jennifer.  xx

Monday, 7 January 2019

Glittered Trees


My goodness, the first week of the New Year has gone already. However, I still
have a few Christmas cards to show you.

This fairly easy card is one I designed for Fat Cats Card Corner (I am on the design 
team). I used a minimum of embellishments so as to showcase the lovely Floral 
Hexagon die. The narrow white, glittered border of the matting was achieved by 
placing glue around the edge, then sprinkling that with Rock Candy glitter. I 
die-cut the greeting with D.S. tape on both sides, then after adhering it to the 
card, I removed the top layer, and sprinkled that with the Rock Candy glitter.


The trees were die cut from this gorgeous green glitter card. 

Dies - Find It Trading, Jeanine's Art Floral Hexagon; Sue Wilson Creative Expression Festive Mini Expressions-From Our House To Yours; Sue Wilson Creative Expression Festive Collection-Winter Trees
Glitter - Tim Holtz Rock Candy

I can no longer ignore the rumbling of my tummy, so I'd better obey it, and prepare lunch. Until next time, thank you for visiting.

Hugs,
Jennifer.  xx






Wednesday, 2 January 2019

2019


I guess the 2nd day of 2019 is a tad late to wish you all 
"Happy New Year", but I will still do so. I hope that 2019
is a happy, healthy, and successful year which fulfills all your dreams.


This card is for a darling old couple who, until a few months ago, lived just a few
doors away from us here in the retirement village. Unfortunately they both became 
unwell, and were no longer able to care for themselves in their home, 
so sadly they had to move into a nursing home.


Inside the card.


A closer look at the 'date', cut with some very old Cuttlebug dies.

Dies - Cuttlebug 2"x2" Birthday, Hippy Chick
Paper - Unnamed black glitter card; Unnamed gold textured card
Punches - Carl Sparkle (small stars), Carl Spiral; unnamed Star

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Hugs,
Jennifer.  xx