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Hetty’s 6th Annivers...

Hetty’s 6th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hetty, who is the list mum for the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamp group, recently posted this message: On September 28 this group will be 6 years old. I cannot believe how time flies and so many of you participated all these years.   To celebrate our 6th anniversary I want to do a blog hop with those of you who have a blog.   I will have 2 stamps... 

August – September S...

August – September Sketch Challenge

The Michael Strong Sketch challenge for August to September was also a colour challenge – black and white! Here I am almost at the last minute (as usual) but I did get it finished. I made a z-fold card from an A4 sheet of black card and half-cut the ovals so they would ‘swing’. The large coffee cup was stamped onto a white oval the same... 

Hetty’s Horsing Arou...

Hetty’s Horsing Around Challenge

There’s a challenge going on at Craft Chaos where Hetty is offering a Cloisonné Pony stamp to the winner – all you have to do is enter a card with at least one Michael Strong stamp featured on it. I have made this card using the seahorses and will use it also for the show ‘n tell at stamp club next month – the card shown must have... 

Card Collection as a Gift...

Card Collection as a Gift

I adore making cards but, unfortunately, make many more than I need to send out! I asked my eldest sister if she’d like another collection to use (I made her some in 2011) and these are the ones I gave her. I have put some brief descriptions where needed – click on the thumbnails for the full-size photos and the wording. ... 

Card Commissions...

Card Commissions

My sister asked me to make her a couple of cards recently and gave me quite challenging briefs! A 70th birthday card for a friend who likes to ski; cycle; ramble…….. and is going to the Scilly isles shortly. Obviously I don’t have stamps for all those activities so I printed various images on some card which I cut out and used as... 

Queen of Hearts 2014...

Queen of Hearts 2014

Quietfire Designs are holding their annual Queen of Hearts Blog Hop and Challenge – there is a lot of wonderful inspiration on the blogs so take time to go visit if you can.  I wasn’t going to enter the challenge this year – didn’t really have the time (we’ve been battling the storms here in the UK and so we’ve been ‘fixing’... 

Xmas 2013...

Xmas 2013

I have just realised that I forgot to post these cards! They are the hand-crafted ones I received for Christmas last year – I always keep these – and I re-cycled some of the shop-bought ones into an ornament. I’ve already cut out lots of circles from the rest of my cards ready to assemble into more ornaments when I get the time to do so.... 

ATC Club Project...

ATC Club Project

For our annual project at Stamp Club we were tasked with making an ATC (Artist Trading Card) for every month of the year. The basic cards were all prepared with a wash of gesso ready to accept any colouring medium I decided to use. I chose an old book to display/keep them in, maybe not such a wise decision in hindsight. The idea sounded good but,... 

My birthday cards 2014...

My birthday cards 2014

I’m just posting photographs here of all the hand-crafted cards I received for my birthday last month – no descriptions at all as I didn’t make most of them. You may notice a bit of a theme running through the last 13 photos – I was involved in a birthday card swap with the Michael Strong Yahoo group and we had to use at least... 

More Misc Cards of 2013...

More Misc Cards of 2013

Joan’s 80th My neighbour celebrated her 80th birthday so I made a special effort for her card. Using the accordion die again I cut 4 panels from double-sided scrapbook paper. The floral paper (you may recognize from the previous post – I’d made an envelope out of it) was cut using a Spellbinder label die and the swirly bits and hearts... 

Misc. Cards of 2013...

Misc. Cards of 2013

Alison’s Butterflies Using stencil pastes in various colours I decorated a piece of black card (designed for this purpose) with the lovely stencil  from Imagination Crafts. This was mounted onto gold card with some left-over strips of the card used for accents. The added butterflies were die-cut from, I think, a Terry’s All Gold chocolate... 

Flying Skull...

Flying Skull

Once again, my son was throwing away clothing! This time a Wrangler Tee Shirt which is of such great quality – thick and heavy – that I just had to rescue it and ‘play’! These are more Urban Thread designs; Delicate Skull and Delicate Wings which I first printed onto paper so I could position them properly on the back of the shirt.... 

 

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