Friday, 23 March 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day is Birds Singing Border.

This  one piece die is from the Flower Garden Collection 
designed by Sharyn Sowell.

The approximate measurements are:
6.35 x 2.10 in. 16.10 x 5.30 cm

I'm afraid I had a photographic blip this week in that when I came to upload
the step photos they were not there! 
Some frantic shouts for Elliott but still no joy - technology arghh!! 
So apologies not quite a full Friday Die Day.

I used Birds Singing Border to cut from smooth white card and coloured with 
Distress Inks using scrap paper to mask off the areas.

Mounted some patterned script paper onto a card base and then added
the coloured die cut with 3D Foam Squares.

A typed and die cut sentiment to the base of the card design.
I also used a white gel pen to add a little bit of detail on the birds and flowers.

Bird Singing Border is available on the website here.

Also just in case you haven't seen it, the Spring Sale
has started on the website, lots of items added and further reductions.
All the details here.

Take care friends and have a great weekend.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Rainbow Mandala

Hello friends

Thursday already and I'm back to my city job, it comes around way too quickly.
Today's card is Floral Mandala.
I used some of the Colour Cloud inks on a piece of white card,
applied in stripes and then used this to die cut.
Using the same die with gold mirror card to create that small drop shadow.

Mounted onto black card gives this die a different look and in keeping with the 
Folk Art collection.

And did I mention it is quick to do?
Well it really is but hopefully looks like it has taken ages.

Floral Mandala is available on the website here (selling quick!)
and the complete Folk Art collection can be viewed here.

Thank you for all the nice comments on 'Elliott in a box',
Tiny Shadow Box is a delightful die set, I'm pondering on using it 
with a mini egg project but it seems that whenever I buy them 
they never quite make it to the crafty cabin! 

Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Giveaway Day!

Hello friends

It's Wednesday and that means  
Hump Day Giveaway Day!
Last week's giveaway was a pre-loved set -

And the winner is...

Lynda's Craft
(Broadstairs, Kent)

Congratulations Lynda, please email:
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

If you missed out and still fancy giving a Llama a home, there is just one
pre-loved set available on the website here.

Now onto this week's giveaway and this time it is a pre-loved set -
Party Food.
A fun die set especially if you are making party invitations.
 The office made this great pizza card!
If you would like to win this week's giveaway
please leave a comment on today's post 
A winner will be picked and announced next Wednesday.

Party Food is available to purchase on the website here.

Take care friends.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Elliott in a box!

Hello friends

Well it's still very very chilly!
I took Bella out yesterday and I'm not sure which one of us
wanted to get back quicker, it was a fast sprint for sure.

Thankfully crafting is warmer and today I'm
sharing with you a project that has just appeared on
the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog here.

So it's Elliott in a box, well to be precise it is a photo of 
Elliott in Tiny Shadow Box.

This die set is really sweet, it has all the components to make
the box, the shaped frame, banner and flowers.
Admittedly Elliott was a little younger in this photo.

I like the idea that you could adorn gift bags with these or make personalised 
table settings.

The full post can be viewed here and if you have time I truly
appreciate you leaving a comment there.

Tiny Shadow Box is available on the Hope and Chances website here
and the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products used are below
with clickable links: 

Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow for 
Hump Day Giveaway.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Nordic Blooms

Hello friends

We have had a mini melt here in the South East but still evidence of 
the white stuff around.
How is it where you are?
Yesterday it looked like someone had sprayed the trees with snow,
just like a film set.  Pretty but come on now -
we need Spring!

And venturing into something Spring-like,
today's card uses Nordic Blooms - without mirror card!! 
(I still keep thinking it needs a little bit of mirror card though).

I do like the symmetry of these dies and using black card mats
works well.  
Pretty flowers in a row.

There are many optional flower heads to make a good combination of flower designs.

And they of course lend themselves to paper piecing.

Nordic Blooms is in stock and on the website here.
I'm back in my crafty cabin today getting ready for more
Hochanda shows next month.
Looking forward to showing you those items soon.

Take care friends and this is Bella's answer to dealing with the snow...

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Rose Bird Topiary and Winning Ticket

Hello friends

How is your weekend going?
I really enjoyed my day at the NEC on Friday,
had a fun time with my crafty pals 
and caught up with some familiar faces.

The weather was quite nice when I set off to Birmingham but then
just when I thought it was safe to talk about Spring the snow is back!
Goodness it has turned cold again, I know this because of I have
'cold detectors' in the form of cats and a dog, they like to dash
outside, make sure their paws are freezing and then jump on my lap to
let me estimate the near zero temperature!  Love them really.

I did venture to the cabin and created this 
project using Rose Bird Topiary.

I've used gold mirror card for the die cut 
and mounted this onto a Hemstitch Rectangles frame.
The patterned paper matted on the ivory card base is a 99p store bargain.

The die set has an additional label die which is a lovely shape on its own.

I had this topper laying around on my craft desk and because it has a 
butterfly it needed to be used.

Items used with clickable links (all in stock):

Now, time to delve into those charity kit bags and see if you have the 
winning number.  This month it is...

If you have the winning number - congratulations and please email:
with your details and your goody bag will be sent out to you.

Take care friends and keep warm.

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