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Misc ‘Strong’ Challenges

One of the challenges Mike set last year (Thanksgiving) was to make something to depict what we feel Thankful for. I decided not to do a card for a change and instead made this page to go into Millie’s scrapbook. The 12×12 paper is perfect for this and having the seahorses on there made this eligible for this challenge.  Obviously it’s... 

Lounge Clock...

Lounge Clock

Many years ago I purchased a clock kit, basically a square of heavy card and ‘workings‘ – I had all sorts of wonderful ideas for it so I put it in a drawer and forgot about for a looooooong time. Now that Millie is learning to tell the time I thought I’d use it for her but I couldn’t manage to fit numbers big enough to read... 

Spring Blog Hop...

Spring Blog Hop

Yikes! This is called the Spring Blog Hop and my card looks like Halloween! Don’t quite know what I was thinking when I made it. 😉 …actually, I guess I was trying to do something a little different to my norm and to use these stamps which I have not used near enough. So, please, scroll down and see a more Spring-like offering to go... 

Michael Strong Card Captai...

Michael Strong Card Captain Friday

This is most certainly not a flat card! It started as a 5″ x 7″ card base with a layer of thick, green mulberry paper and then a thinner, brown layer. I have this lovely green ribbon in my stash with gold leaves on it which I laid on the diagonal and added four buttons in the corners. I stamped the Cloisonné Flower onto some patterned... 

Michael Strong Card Captai...

Michael Strong Card Captain Technique Thursday

This card is my entry for the current challenge – an all white card! One of the biggest challenges was photographing it! 😉 The base card is a piece of A4 folded into a gate-fold, there’s a lovely ‘crackled’ texture on this card to start with. I then got a piece of pearlescent white paper and adhered it to a piece of double-sided-sticky... 

Michael Strong Card Captai...

Michael Strong Card Captain Wednesday

This started out as another easy-to-post card but I got a little carried away with gems! It’s another 4″ x 6″ card and the first step was to cut a circle from some scrap card – I used a Spellbinder die. I laid this over the card and then dampened the circle with a sponge brush before sprinkling Brusho powders in blues and green... 

Michael Strong Card Captai...

Michael Strong Card Captain Tuesday

Another single-layer card and so very simple! I picked three square ink pads and just pressed them onto a 4″ x 6″ card base. Once dried I stamped the MS Lily stamp in black and while that was drying I chose the colours I wanted to use. Three shades of pink, two of green and then I outlined the whole image with grey to add a little depth. I... 

Michael Strong Card Captai...

Michael Strong Card Captain Monday

We’ve been having discussions recently about the cost of posting cards! As soon as you add a brad or a gem –  or sometimes even one layer – to your card the postal charges rocket! It’s quite a challenge to make an interesting single-layer card but I’ve had a go! 😉 I started with a large – 5″ x 7″ – card... 

Colour Blending Tools...

Colour Blending Tools

I happened to mention to my husband that I’d like more colour blending tools – I have only the one ‘proper’ one – and, as he’s recently developed an interest in woodworking, he decided to have a go at making some. We had several ‘consultations’ about the size and shape and then off he went to play. You will... 

My Hand-made Birthday Card...

My Hand-made Birthday Cards

I’ve photographed just the hand-made cards I received for my birthday yesterday, thank you all you lovely crafty friends. I have some really nice other ones too but, as this is a ‘crafty blog’, it seems only right not to put them here You may notice a couple of very similar cards below, that’s because we have a ‘lucky... 

Christmas 2014...

Christmas 2014

I do like to keep a record of my Christmas Card making each year and this blog is a great way to showcase them and let me see how I’ve changed over the years. To make things a little different this year I’ve put the cards in collage format. You’ll need to click on the thumbnails to read the descriptions. Merry Christmas!   ... 

Lighthouse...

Lighthouse

It’s like buses – you wait for ages for one to come and then you get three at once! This is my third post this evening, all quite short ones and not too photo-heavy either. The Show ‘n Tell at Stamp Club was  “a card made using the colours – black, dark & light grey.  A small amount of white or neutral is permitted.” I... 

 

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