Monday, 15 January 2018

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At Random

Happy Monday Everyone!

Thought I'd ring the changes
and wish everyone a cheery start
to the week................
Angela Radford has been in the
cheer cupboard too and has
brought us a..............dare I say.....
cheery card?  Well it is, the week
may not turn out to be but we do
our best to keep you happy.......

"Hi all. I've been having fun with some
 Kim Dellow stamps.

I decided to use some craft card this time
 with a page from an old paperback book 
which I'd coloured earlier with Oxide inks.

Started by creating the background

 I can never make my mind up so
 stamped and fussy cut lots of pieces
 but they never go to waste!

A little play around with the arrangement.

And it's time to put it all together.

Add some white pen, stickles glitter glue,
 gems and a sentiment and there you have it!

 Quite pleased with that, hope you like it too.

Happy Crafting,  Angela xXx"

Thank you Angela - that is a really
lovely card and so suitable for
many occasions!

This time, it's a stamp set, 
a book page, colouring medium
and a pair of scissors - all of
which are available in the
SALE!  Why not pop over and
have a peek?

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Saturday, 13 January 2018

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At Random

Hi There!

It's the weekend again.  Comes
round so fast don't you agree?

Hazel Harler has reminded me
of a technique I had forgotten
and such a useful technique too!
Especially if you have a really
quick card to make...........!

"My project today is a simple spotlight card.

I stamped the Woodware image twice and 
coloured three of the flowers on one image.

I matted the main image onto black and
 green card and and then onto a white card blank.

I die cut a circle from the coloured flowers 
and adhered it over the main image matching
 the lines exactly. 

I embellished the card with some dewdrops."

Thank you Hazel, it s beautiful,
So glad you reminded us of 
this super easy technique

All you need is one stamp, a
few bits of card and an ink pad

If you're thinking about making a 
spotlight card yourself, then have
a look in the SALE and see if there
isn't something there for you.........

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Thursday, 11 January 2018

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At Random

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are keeping warm!  
Dry too. 

I think I secretly love this time
of year.................coming in from
the cold, cup of soup to warm
the hands as well as the inner me,
snuggling up to the fire with a
good book or watching a boxed
set on the TV................

Let us see what Jane Castle
has for us today:

"Some of you may remember that earlier 
this year I made a start on a scrapbook 
and today I'd like to share another page of 
this with you. 

If you are new to scrapbooking today's page is 
a simple layout that could be adjusted to most 
nesting dies you might already have but if 
not the Find-It media die I have used in this 
project has so many uses that it
 is well worth investing in.

The 2, 12x12 papers I've used are by 
Bo-Bunny and Kaisercraft. 

The base sheet was cut to 27cm square 
and the narrow strip from one side was
 then attached across the centre.

Then onto the die cutting.

The larger of the 2 dies was used to cut
 the mount from top to bottom from the 
paper and the smaller on from side to side. 

I then cut another smaller mount from 
some kraft card and trimmed this to size.

The lovely door with a heart wreath on was
 torn from a piece of rice paper. I felt this 
symbolised the starting of a new home 
and life together.

After cutting the letters for the happy couple's 
names using my Memory Box Lower Parker
 Alphabet Die I stamped a few flowers onto 
the remaining Core-dinations card.

I deliberately didn't add too much ink to the
 stamp as I wanted a slightly faded look. 

These were cut out and a small envelope 
was made from some thin cream coloured card.

The edges of the mounts were distressed 
with a little ink and then everything was attached.

The tag will then have the details of 
the people in the photograhs, the date 
and place all added.

The gorgeous paper collections that are 
available now really does make putting 
together a scrapbook a joy and a great
 excuse to flick through all those 
lovely old photos."

Thank you Jane, I do agree there's
nothing quite like an old photograph
particularly when you are able to
put names to the faces and using that
torn scrap of Rice Paper is a masterstroke.
Just lifts everything from the austerity of
the times.

It is a wonderful way of preserving 
those memories too

Have you any old photos lying in a
drawer or a tin box?  I know I have
so I think I shall have to pop into the
SALE and see if there are any papers
that grab my fancy - I know there will be!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx