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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Roses in the Frost

Back to the Sizzix roses..lol...frame is a Nellie Snellen die
...background from 'Fred She Said'
...fern leaves are frosted with glamour dust.

Submitting this one in the latest CES challenge...'Roses and Ribbons.'

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Wobble Card

A simple wobble card made with image and background from the Daisy & Dandelion CD...Daisy is decoupaged .....then added a bit of glamour dust and some diecut snowflakes.

Christmas is .......


fun card...just messing around with some graphics!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Christmas Roses

Another foiled card...this time with a bit of colour.
Image from Just Inklined and coloured with Copics.

Monday, 7 November 2011

O' Christmas Tree

An oh so simple card!
I laser-printed then gold foiled the image and text ... scored the background....then added the ribbon...I love easy Christmas cards!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Naughty Snowman

Used Laurie Furnell graphics again.......altered them slightly of course......to make this rather 'risque' snowman who's carrot nose seems to have slipped and landed very suggestively.
Have one or two friends who will love this card for Christmas.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Snowball Seller

Made for this month's 'Inspirational challenge' on Crafters Reunited.
Specs were...a LIM type card...with penguin or snowman.
Made up with several Laurie Furnell images.... then decoupaged ...but only to the minimum...and added Glamour Dust to snow!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sweet Beginnings

A card for the latest CES Challenge...'New Beginnings'
Used Bellbottom Laser font and Laurie Furnell graphics for main image ....background papers from Forever Friends CD...added just a touch of glamour dust!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

When Autumn Leaves.....

A card made for the latest Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge.....'Autumnal Colours'...used KK's 'Queens Cutie' digi stamp coloured with Copics for main image......Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Butterfly Swirls' for circle...background paper is computer generated...and flowers from 'Fred She said'

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Be Afraid

Another challenge card...this one for the 'One Stop Craft Challenge #153'...Halloween.....and also 'Papertake Weekly'...Spooky Hues.
Main image from 'Just Inklined...coloured with Copics...background papers from 'Daisie & Dandelion' CD, internet and also PC generated.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Autumnal Hedgie

Made this one for the latest CES Challenge...'Forever Autumn'

Image coloured with ~Copics (digi image can be found on my other blog..Marjie's Malarkies)
Papers from the Daisie & Dandelion CD...flower digitally produced

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Me - Stamping - Unbelievable!!!!

...It's true...I have been dabbling with the inks etc...and made some Fat Pages for the new swaps on Docrafts...did some distressed backgrounds with Tim Holtz inks...some stamping then clear embossing...and finally finished off with my copics.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Simply Red

A simple step card made for Challenge #57 on the CES blog....'Seeing Red'
...main image coloured with Copics...and can be found on my blog...Marjies Malarkies

..background papers courtesy of 'Fred She Said'...fiskars border punched strip, ribbon bow and coloured peeloff butterflies added for effect.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Out on a Limb

This one made for the latest challenge on Crafters Reunited....'Winter Wonderland'
Main images are Laurie Furnell graphics from pccrafter....'Owl Seasons'
...and background is a dingbat font called 'Winter Wonderland' ...very appropriate!
..lots of glitter added...though it doesn't show up well on the photo.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Trellis and Roses

This one made for Chris' birthday...and yes...more roses!!!
Trellis made following a tutorial on Youtube.

The corner bookmark was made to compliment the card......

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dad's Birthday Card

Made this one for my dad's birthday next week. Decoupaged image from the 'Forever Friends' CD...added a 'Kidtype' font and then the drips and puddle...finally... glittered the paint effect!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Silver Wedding Card

Guess what???...yep...more roses!
Made this one for a cyberfriend's silver anniversary...wanted to keep it as delicate as possible...so the flowers and background paper are of the palest silvery lavender.
....doesn't show up on the picture...but the text is silver foiled too!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Peach and Aqua

Trying to keep myself as busy as possible today to take my mind off the fact that it is 1 year today since I lost my 'sweetheart and best friend' ...it isn't easy...but in between the tearful episodes I've managed to make this.
Sorry...but it's 'those roses' again!....mounted in a Nellie Snellen frame with added peeloffs and butterfly!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Book Easel Card

Made with nestability dies and more of 'those' roses......and acetate/peeloff butterfly to finish off.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

2 Challenge cards

Both for the Inspirational challenge on Crafters Reunited......1 for August...made at the end of the month

...and 1 for September...made at the beginning of the month

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Card for Neil & Laura..10th Anniversary

Another experimental card...but quite pleases with the finished effect.

New Baby Boy Card

Made a card for son and daughter in law's 10th wedding anniversary on Thursday(see post above this)....and was playing around with some text and graphics.....so played around some more and came up with this.
Think I will find a use for this method quite a lot in the future.

Feather and Fan Card

Inspiration for this card came from a tutorial I came across some time back....sorry...can't even remember who it is I have to thank now......so if it is you...thank you!
Paper folded fan

made with BG paper and border graphics from Gina Jane's Cottage Roses collection...Fiskars punched border added.
Roses again from Sizzix die cut...I love these.....then fluffy feather and voile bow added for effect.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Rosebud Card Sheets and Tutorial

Some have asked how the 'Rosebud Shelf' card is constructed...so I've put together a little tutorial and have included the sheets so that you can have a go yourself.

Here is the finished card.....

1 - Print all sheets [1 - 5]see below... on cardstock - and decoupage sheet [6] on your preferred paper.
2 - Cut out all pieces including white area slots.
3 - Glue wrong sides together with a gluestick..... i.e. .A&B, C&D etc...this will make the card more sturdy and will cover all white areas when viewed from every angle.

4 - Score and fold on all dotted lines.

5 - Fold glued piece A/B (main card) in half ...with the sentiment box (pink area on piece B) to the outside....this will be at the back of the card.

6 - Slide glued piece C/D through both slots...front first ...of the main card.....(fold the tabs on dotted lines to get through the slots) This will form the 'shelf'.

7. - Once slotted through...open the main card into a tent shape...then unfold the tabs at the back of the card.

8 - Decoupage the bow on the top of piece G/H then slide this piece through the slot in the tent area.
(Fold the tabs on dotted lines to slide through..then open tabs out when through)

9 - Thread glued piece E/F down through the back slot on the shelf...again folding then unfolding on dotted lines.

You can decoupage this piece either before or after slotting into place.
This is how you card should appear from above.

10 - Finally...slide piece I/J down through the front slot (no folding needed on this piece, it just rests on the shelf)

11 - Add remaining decoupage as required...add your sentiment and signature in the box on the back......card folds flat for posting.


Hope you have fun making this card.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Lavender Roses

.a slight deviation of an A5 card we made at Dawn W's last craft day.
...I loved the roses we made....so I invested in a Sizzix diecut and can now make them in any colour I want

....going to save this one for the birthday of a dear friend who just adores everything lavender!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Card for my little Rosebud

..who becomes two on the 15th....can't believe how that 2 years has flown over!
....I haven't made many cards of late......special requests and family cards only....but wanted something special for this recipient ....so I had a go at designing my own 'shelf card'.....quite pleased with the result.
...of course I had to use one of my 'Lottie' drawings for Charlotte Rose....and the roses speak for themselves!

....hopefully this one may kickstart my mojo into touch again...lol

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Apple Blossom Time

This card is for an 'inspirational challenge' on a forum I'm a member of(Crafters Reunited)
Digi stamp is from 'Passion for Stamps' - Crab Apple Blossom....coloured with Copics.....BG paper from stash...2 panels cuttlebug embossed with 'Swiss dots' and butterfly from 'Butterfly song' by Gina Jane of DAISIE.com

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Dusky Maiden

Made this card for the 'Spice It Up' challenge over at Kenny K's ...used part of Kenny's 'Uptown Angel' digi image...coloured with Copics...BG from stash...then layered with various 'spicy' coloured card.
Flowers are computer generated then printed and cut out...candy brads made by me!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Purple Pansy

Two challenges have the same specifications this week...'monochromatic'...so I am entering this card in the CES Challenge and the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Decoupaged pansy image from Fred She Said...added some punched borders, ribbon and punched daisies with candy brad centres.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Easter Bunny (Girl)

This card is to go in the Kenny K Crafty Girlz challenge.... 'Pretty in Pink'
...have used Kenny's 'Bodacious Bev' digi stamp...with added 'Easter Accessories' of bunny ears and bow tie... perched her on top of a huge Easter egg....and then coloured all with Copics.
BG paper from Forever Friends CD...and candy brads from me!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Going Dotty

Made this card for the 'Spots and Dots' challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge.......image coloured with Copics (digi image available free on my blog - Marjie's Malarkies)...background papers and flowers all computer generated and candy brads made by me.