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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cutting SVG's with my Explore

Good evening crafting friends (or morning as the case my be),I've been cutting with my Explore because I got this fantastic cd from La Pashe called spring and summer 3d templates and to my delight you can upload the templates as svg programmes to the Explore.My hands get really sore these days and I know I would never be able to cut these by hand but I am totally hooked on making these 3d projects,firstly this is the disc....
I got this with a special code for the remarkable price of just £3.00 and there are so many projects on it!
I've cut 2 carriages,the first one I've made into a little bag,think this would nice to put party favours in....
I just think its so cute and I used a pipe cleaner for the axel so the wheels will turn,I also used this on the larger carriage and I have blinged this one up a bit,handles could be added or it could be a box.......
I only got the cd this morning and this is my first try so I am really pleased with the result,even if I do say so myself!!!




                                                     Dorothy x

Sunday, 14 September 2014

La Pashe Trinitage!!

Good evening crafting friends,still hoping for some more followers for my blog but I guess I just have to be patient!!Came across these 'trinitage' sheets in 1 of my craft drawers,forgotten I had the and even if I do say so I am really pleased with the result.The sheets are by La Pashe and the card is from papermill direct,some cutting required but all in all a really easy card to make......The outside of the card looks lovely maybe some would say a little plain..I like to think classic .....
I made 2 of them,sorry about the light on the photo...
the real magic happens when the card is opened and comes to life.....
and the second 1..
I think the 3d effect is great and I took a side photo to show how this is achieved....
not magic but just some card,simple but very effective.




                                                Dorothy x

Monday, 8 September 2014

Some Christmas Cards and A birthday card

Hello crafting friends just putting some pictures of some cards I've made over the past 2 days,I don't always blog because I need to have some thing to blog about!! Anyway I was playing at the snow globe thing again as you see....

the images were from the Christmas edition of last years inspiration magazine from Crafters Companion and I used a little punch I have to cut out the silver and white snowflakes for inside the globe.
The next card was a decoupage sheet I came across in my crafting boxes so just made a card up,it's ok but not really pleased with it.....
The next card is again from the same Crafters Companion magazine as the first card only this gives Christmas a little grown up party feel.The card is 6 x 6,I've never done this size before but it suited this design really well,the embossing was a free embossing folder with a magazine I subscribe to and I just added some silver peel offs....
It's just a bit of fun after all!!

This last card is for a lady of a facebook group I'm on and her Grandmother will be 104 in October and she asked if anyone would like to send her a card so ofcourse many of us have said yes and this is my offering....
the main designs are Hunky Dory but I've just added some feathers and ribbon and a little gem,I hope she gets loads what a great achievement to reach 104!


                                           Dorothy x


                                           

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Two makes from free mag gifts

Got my magazine this morning well actually got 2 but these makes are from the 'quick cards made easy' magazine,haven't made anything from the other one yet.
The first thing I made was using the free snowflake die,some gems and a silver pipe cleaner and ofcourse silver paper and glue.I also added some ribbon

these could be hung on the tree or as my hubby said they would look nice hanging in the window because if the light caught them they would sparkle.
Also in the magazine were step by step on how to make a stepper card,I always wanted to give this a try so along with again the free snow flake die and some of the free papers,I made this....

just wanted to show a side view as well.I also added some more snow flakes that I using 2 different sized punches with silver card,also some ribbon and white pearls....
you can just see the larger punch sitting to the side of the card,very effective.




                                        Dorothy x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Another little stitched mouse

Well as promised I finished another little cross stitched mouse and I must admit I don't think I will be stitching anymore this week because my hands are maybe a little too sore,but any way this is how the little fellow turned out....
So I decide to have a go at making a snow globe card,and for a change I will list what you need to make this card.
Pinflair Snow dust
silver boarder peel offs
collall tacky glue 
clear domes from hunky dory
piece of ribbon
Rachel Ann Miller paper from crafters companion
and pearlised card from papermill direct and the result looks like this....
and a side view showing the globe....
I am pleased with how it turned out especially for a first time making this type of card,now onto the next!!!!




                                        Dorothy x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Another cross stitch card

Hello crafters well I have finished yet another cross stitch Christmas card.This time it is another free gift with The World of Cross Stitch magazine and it is a set of 3 Margaret Sherry designs which are cute little mice doing different things,again my hands won't let me stitch as quickly as I used to,these little kits used to take me a couple of hours now it takes me a couple of days!!! but the end result is still wonderful.It just so happens that I have a Margaret Sherry cd rom for card making so I was able to combine the 2 and this was my result......
And a close up of the little cross stitched mouse...

I'm really happy with the way it turned out and I am now working on the next one,so hope fully can show it of tomorrow!!!!



                                               Dorothy x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Fizzy Moon Cross stitch card

Good evening well as you probably know I just love subscribing to craft magazines and one just popped through my door this morning it was cross stitch card shop,great little cross stitch magazine with lots of great ideas and ofcourse the usual free gift every month,I can't stitch the way I used to because of the rhumetoid arthritis in my hands so this little piece took me all day because I had to keep stopping,finally I finished it and just had to make it into a card,although you do get a little card with the kit I had bigger plans!!
this is a close up of the actual cross stitch and this is the card....
I must admit sore hands or not I had great fun doing this and am really pleased with the end result!

Dorothy x