String of Pearls

Good Morning Each and Everyone

I know……….I’m sorry, I haven’t been around for a while, there are very many things outside of crafting keeping me occupied just at the moment.  Anyway, I wanted to share this card which I made for my friend’s birthday last week.  Hope you like it!

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This card measures 20×20, the backing paper is from Maja Design and the cardstock is from my own collection and mostly bought from Papermill Direct.  The rose swirls around the edge of the card are cut from Tonic’s Deco Frame Rose Die Set. The central topper is layered on a complete frame from the same set, Tonic Rose set.  The next layer is the largest die from Spellbinders Blossom Five, I cut one in patterned paper and the other in plain white card, then layered the patterned paper behind the white layer, so there was a pretty little shadow behind the white layer to make it more attractive.  I did the same with another slightly smaller die from the same set.  The next layer is from Marianne Creatables, Petra’s Large Oval, I typed my own sentiment and then cut it out using a die from Creative Expressions, Californian Collection, Decorative Frames (Set B).  The flowers are cut from Marianne Creatables, English Rose and Flower & Leaves die and the leaves are from Memory Box Lorelai Leaf.  I finished this card off by drizzling and then sticking a string of pearls over and round the flowers.  The ribbons and pearl are from my own supplies.  Take care folks!  Hugs Annie xx

Golden Dreams

Good Afternoon All, I hope you are enjoying the sunshine after the heavy showers earlier today!  The card I am going to submit to my blog today is a commissioned card.  I originally made this card, a long time ago, in lilac and white.  I was asked to produce it for a Golden Wedding Anniversary Card, so voila!

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The card is 20cmx20cm.  The papers are from First Edition, J’Adore.  The large circle die is Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One and I have filled this in by cutting a circle with Spellbinders Grand Circles and then made a frame in gold using 2 dies from the Grand Circles range.  The lattice strip is punched from Garden Trellis by Martha Stewart.  The gold circle is die cut from Spellbinders Splendid Circles.  The bird and bird cage stamp is by Kanban, I stamped the love birds and bird cage using Memento “Potters Clay” but very quickly embossed the birds only with gold embossing powder to make them stand out and look important!  The flowers are Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and the leaves beneath these flowers are a mixture of Crealies Die Cut leaves and Martha Stewart’s Branch punch.  The leaves beneath the sentiment are Cheery Lynn and the tag the sentiment is sitting on is from Spellbinders Vintage Lace Accents.  I typed the sentiment myself and cut it out with a die from Spellbinders Nestabilities, Circles.  The ribbon and pearls are from my own collection. Hoping you have a lovely evening everybody, hugs Annie xx

Easter Quackers!

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Good Morning, although I am posting this a little belatedly, I thought I would share a photograph of some Easter Crackers which I made – they were filled with mini cream eggs – yum!  I sold all of those that … Continue reading

Wonderful Birthday

Good Evening Everyone, I haven’t been able to post for a while as there is rather a lot going on personally.  I thought I would show you this hanging card however, which I designed for the Wednesday ladies.

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This hanging card measures 20cm x 20cm. The paper is from Maja Design, all other cardstock is from my collection.  I have used 2 of the largest dies from Spellbinders Card Creator, Herloom Legacy (that’s how they have spelled it on the packaging!), I crossed one over the other to make the bottom layer for my topper.  The blue layer is Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles, I must admit, this particular die, for some reason, is one of my favourites of all times!  The next white layer is cut from Spellbinders Gold Circles One, I then cut a circle to lay on top of this from the pretty paper using an EK Success Circle Cutter.  The sentiment circle is cut from another of the dies from Spellbinders Gold Circles One.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms and I have used the matching stamp to decorate them.  The leaves are from Cheery Lynn.  The pearls and ribbons are from my own collection. Finally, instead of making it a traditional card, I mounted it on Mount Board and added a ribbon so that it could be hung up.  I hope you like it – let me know, take care all, hugs Annie xx