Saturday, 29 April 2017

Fancy

A Fancy Fold swap...

Susanna Tolkein
I'm sure some of you will know what it's called....


it folds into a little booklet.......so pretty

Lesley
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Friday, 28 April 2017

By the Seaside

Fancy ice cream?

Love this super truck from
Bridget Metcalf
lots of layers and decoupage



Susanna Tolkein
brings us this Swirly Bird boat, with fun splats and sploshes

love the sun spots too!

Lesley
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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Birds and Bees

A couple more swaps featuring the birds and the bees....


Karen Franks
just love how she's cut around the hexagon embossing folder to look like honeycomb,
and the cute bee is in the Dragonfly Dreams set....



Rebecca Willmore
this is a sort of ric-rac (jacob's ladder?) fancy fold, 
where you can open it from both sides in a magic way......

and inside is a gift card


Lesley
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Lift me Up!

Here's some swaps with a balloon theme..... all sorts...some full of hot air!


Annette Hopgood
lovely water wash background, with glittery balloons, party on!



Kim Fee
Just love the layout, the sentiment,, a really up up and away one!



Charry Wijers
love the colours, how she's edged the clouds with ink,
and you probably can't see she embossed the balloon with a ball tool to make it 3-D!
The paper's pretty cool too...

Lesley
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April Rudolph Day

Happy 25th of the month.....
It's that time we hop over to Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Day Challenge...

I wasn't as ahead of my stash as I'd like, so I made a few....


This time I wanted to use some of my embossing folders with the mice..


hopefully you can see the detail


love the pine needles too...


Next time I plan to give you a change from the mice!

Happy Rudolph Day!

Lesley
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Girls and Boys

Some more swaps....
can you believe Petite Petals is Retiring?! Noooooooo! How could they?!
There must be some lovely new stuff on the horizon....


One for the girls....
Susanna Tolkein
lovely layout pretty in pink



Sarah Lower
fabulous one for the boys......love the background...
....and I don't think we'll see the Tee shirt again.....sob sob.....

Lesley
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cool Treats

Here's some Sunday Sundaes!

These swaps are based on the Cool Treats set....another Retirement...

Kim Fee
this is a sorbet of a celebration....love that embossing debossing folder!



Sarah Lower
a sweet concoction using the negative die cut, and don't you just love that spoon!



Linda Kasparian
love the shading with wink of stella, this one's so sweet someone's taken a bite!

You really have to see these close up to appreciate just how sweet they are!

Lesley
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Petal Burst

Here's an embossing folder that I keep trying to resist,
but the trouble is, it is sooooo gorgeous, I may have to have it!

Both these swaps are simply elegant.....


Annette Hopgood
gives us a lovely die cut ensemble



Jan Twinks shares a cute square with her trade mark sparkle....
Happy Birthday Jan!
Hope it is full of sparkle!


Lesley
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Baby wipe a background

I showcased the baby wipe technique at a class recently,
and I gave a quick demo of how you can use one to pick up ink,
and swipe it across card to make backgrounds

It makes a nice soft effect, and you can build up the colour,
mix them and then you can use your multi coloured wipe again,
by laying some card onto it, and transferring the ink.

I ran out of time to experiment more!

This one's a simple card that will come in useful for something...


Lesley
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Beautiful You

Some more swaps based on a very very popular set...


Fiona Harris
I love how she picked out just the word "dance".....why didn't I think of that?!



Lesley Lendon
Lelly has popped the lady with pink and glitter

here's a close up, and you can see the embossed hearts hopefully too...

Lesley
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Special Reason

There doesn't always have to be a special reason to send a card,
but there's a set called Special Reason that's retiring,
so I'm sharing a few swaps showcasing this lovely set......



Bridget Metcalf
such soft colours and elegant, with different colours backing the flower die cuts





Sarah Lower
love how the die cut pops out from the fancy fold, and the embossed wall sets it off



Elaine Kerr
an elegant design with striking colours, and I really like the label die


Lesley
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Many little Thanks

Here's a great little card shared by Sarah Lower


It's from Suite Sentiments from the back of the Spring Catalogue

Many Thanks for stopping by!
Lesley
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter Bunny


Happy Easter everyone,
I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I've hopped by to share a swap by Annette Hopgood


Cute box with a cute bunny, see his bobtail?
it was cut from some decorative pompom trim


love the sentiment too....


OOOPS!
bunny must have eaten the eggs.........?!
:)

Lesley
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Easter Chicks

I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing,
and I want to stop and think about those who are missing loved ones,
those who are suffering, and those who are working to support us all.


Here are some happy chicks, popping by for Easter.....


by Kim Fee




by Linda Kasparian




by Sharon Fuller




by Sarah Wickins


Happy Easter chick!

Lesley
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Going Going.........

The Retirement List is up from Stampin' Up!
and things sell out fast,
so hurry whilst stocks last!!!!!



Lesley
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

skin 'n' blister

Dragonfly Dreams and Baby-wipe technique



(The title is cockney rhyming slang for sister)

Have a great weekend
Lesley
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Monday, 3 April 2017

one last window box

Just to show you can use the Window Box die in all kinds of ways...


a very simple but effective card.
Lay different colours behind for a different effect...

Lesley
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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Thank You

Following the Window Box die,
here's another element used to die cut a snippet


I used the glimmer paper again,
and the inlaid die technique to insert some different pops of colour


it's one of those that looks better in real life

Have a good week
be kind to yourself

Lesley
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

four candles

My Rudolph entry was based on the Window Box Thinlits,
and I forgot I did some similar cards....



one with a single diecut, and punched corners



may favourite with multi coloured sparkly candles


and this one with a few sequins



and a reminder of how to keep things in place....


punch a slot with a star, heart, circle, or anything else you think works


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

You never know how it will pan out, so make the most of it¬
Lesley
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