Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 30

Happy Anniversary

Hello! As I mentioned yesterday, I made two cards for the Clarity Stamp Challenge but had a problem finishing one of them. In a moment of clarity I thought of turning the small 5 inch square card into an easel card! I just couldn’t see it at the time – but I guess we all …

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Jun 29

Clarity Challenge 4 – Mr & Mrs

Hello everyone, I was very pleased to be chosen as one of the top 5 in last month’s Clarity Stamp challenge with this card. This month’s Clarity Stamp challenge is Mr & Mrs, and includes weddings and anniversaries. I’ve stayed with a straight forward layout again this month, mainly due to time! As it’s my parents’ 56th wedding …

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Jun 27

By the Seashore Layered Card

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Those who know me well know how much I love to be by the coast. Just being by the sea for a few hours seems to restore me both physically and mentally. I have a number of cards planned to reflect the sea or coast line which I will post once completed. Today’s card uses …

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Jun 26

Humming Bird Birthday

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Hello! As you may know from an earlier post of mine, I find making cards for my male colleagues challenging at times. Today’s card was made for one of my mature friends and I thought I’d bring him some colour in the form of a Humming Bird: I’ve used the Clarity XL Postage stamp and …

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Jun 25

In the Garden

Today’s card is one I made for my brother-in-law, Brad. He has recently gotten the bug to grow his own vegetables, and so far he and my sister have been very successful at it. They have faced their challenges, growing vegetables is not the easiest thing to do in Florida when your soil is mainly …

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Jun 24

A Foxglove Thank You

I’ve been making a few thank you cards recently, using a variety of designs. The first one is based on an idea from the 2 day Clarity Stamps retreat at Cowden in May. The very talented Paul Church led the group on this and from the title you can guess it involves foxgloves. This card …

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Jun 23

Baby Blue Waterfall

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Don’t you just love making baby cards? I find making a card to welcome a new life so special. Today’s card was made for a friend of mine who had a baby boy about four months ago now. He didn’t take as long to appear as including this card on my blog has! I’m sure his …

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Jun 21

Secret Garden Birthday

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One of the things I like about making my own cards is the plethora of stuff available for me to use. This does have it’s down side sometimes as there is always something new to try out and at times you just have to say no and keep the credit card firmly tucked away. Today’s …

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Jun 20

Swallowtail Duo

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I love butterflies, and Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful stamp of a Swallowtail. I first saw this used by Deena Boos. Here are two ways I’ve used this stamp. The first is for a birthday:  The butterfly was stamped in StazOn on to whisper white card which was in turn layered onto black card and then onto …

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Jun 19

Metallic Toned Birthday

It was my nephew’s birthday recently. So that was the first problem…. the second one is that he is in his early twenties. It really shouldn’t be that difficult to make cards for the other half of the population, but I know of many card markers who have a loss of creativity when it comes …

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