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Monday, 23 April 2018

Sea World - Spellblogger post for Spellbinders

Here's another fishy tale, this time I made the base card in blue, and instead of using vellum panels I used acetate so that you can really see right through the layers to the back of the card......


The little school of fish are happily swimming around, with the jellyfish and octopus lurking in the background, the glossy accent bubbles show up well on the acetate.....






See the details of the 3D Grand Arch die by Becca Feeken in the Spellbinders store. The Sea Animals dies can be found HERE

So a friend and I went to  a fundraiser evening at the theatre. We had a delicious supper, saw a wonderful show (Wicked), and won the first prize in the raffle. So what did we win? The opportunity to take four friends with us to be locked in a room and spend a couple of hours solving cryptic clues and working out problems in order to get out of the room again................how we laughed when we won! The friends we have invited looked bemused rather than delighted at the opportunity. 'We won't have to swim under water will we?"
asked one, who has been watching too much 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here'. So this adventure takes place in May....watch this space, and if I go missing for a few days, it's because it all went horribly wrong

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Under the Sea.......Spellblogger post for Spellbinders

I have been playing with the 3D Grand Arch dies from Spellbinders again, this time I paired it with the Sea Animals set to create a watery scene.......


Sorry this next photo is on it's side, at the very back panel of the card, I coloured the panel with distress ink and added some leaves and the little jelly fish, then covered the whole thing with vellum - it doesn't really show very well in the photos, but it does add a watery depth to the card in real life






I suspended a vellum jellyfish and a octopus to hang down from different levels, the little school of fish swim happily on a vellum panel. I added some glossy accent bubbles for the fish......


I am working on another idea for a watery card, I will show it here in a couple of days if it works out....! To see the Grand Arch 3D set go HERE on the Spellbinders site, and HERE to see the Sea Animals set

Friday, 13 April 2018

Animal Antics for Daring Cardmakers

The theme over on Daring Cardmakers this week is 'Animals' so I dug out an old favourite, this giraffe stamp (I have unmounted it, so not sure of the maker, I think it may be Rubber Stampede. I  die cut a leafy background, and added a strip of measuring tape................this will probably be for Max who turns 11 in May



I seem to have been dashing around this week, family came up to visit, and Alex arrives with Molly later today, so it's changing beds and a quick dust around before they arrive. Have a great weekend

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

3d Card for Spellbinders -

 I have been very absorbed making these 3d cards . I thought they would be quite difficult to make, but they have been beautifully designed, and they fit together easily. I used the Grand Arch 3d Card dies, and the Layered Bundle of Joy set......



 You can see, they fold down to fit into a regular envelope for mailing!




For this second card, I used the same dies, but cut the arch through all the layers, so that the stork die cut is right at the back of the card, it looks as if you are looking through a delightful intricate arch......

Lastly, I wanted to see if I could adapt the die to other die sets, and decided to make a little seaside theme using the Shoreline Die d Lites die set, it worked really well.....


I think the set is really versatile - you could use just the front arched window to make a simple card, as well as all the options for the box card - I so enjoyed making these, although a mile away from my usual style, it's good to break out of the box occasionally!