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Dreaming of You


This is the card we made in the class last Tuesday and I forgot to post (only remembered because the girls gave me a nudge).

I have had this Penny Black stamp for years and it’s called Frequent Flyer – the image always reminds me of tip toeing through the tulips – must put in tulips next time.

Coloured the image with copics and stamped grass and flowers along the bottom, finished with faux stitching.

Punched a MS around the corner shell square and in the middle of this punched out the butterfly. Made a border strip with another MS punch and matted on matching strip. Flowers are punched out with the Stamping Up flowers and a brad added to centre. Three little card candy, three little gems on the butterfly and a ribbon tied around the image just finishes the card nicely.

There you go girls now how about some cute comments…

Royal Mail (with a twist)


My ladies all made this card last night and I know I know before you all start shouting and screaming at me – pillar boxes are supposed to be red – noooo not here in the beautiful Emerald Isle they are green. Needless to say this card will not be winging it’s way to one of my buddies in the UK for Christmas but will be staying here in Ireland. Now now ladies put your hands down and stop saying… me me.

Back to the class, all my lovely ladies went home with such beautiful cards last night – their colouring techniques are really beginning to shine through and some very unique styles are starting to develop. Well done girls.

I chose the Royal Mail Penny Black stamp (always been addicted to these and if memory serves me well the first stamp I ever purchased was a PB) because they are so easy to use and not one of the girls stamped a bad image.

Going off on one now but it is pure coincidence that my beautiful Cocker Spaniel is called Penny Black. We bought her as one of our presents to each other for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and all the Grandchildren wanted to name her. Not even going to go there with some of the names they came up with. Anyway the name chosen was Penny and because of her colouring my husband added Black onto the end of her name. How spooky is that, one of my fave makers of stamps is the name of my dog, could be thought transference….The End.

Now lets get back to the card, very plain but oh so cute not a bit of DP anywhere…

(Off on one again, I had the idea of putting a glossary at the top of my blog for abbreviations, because blogging is a whole new world to me and I am sure there are new bloggers just like me out there who are in the dark with some of the terms used…. That is until I saw PMSL over on Tabby Craft Designs …(it’s a must to visit her blog today the card is just the prettiest)… which incidentally I did know what it meant and I also PMSL (try explaining that one cleanly) so my idea was squashed before it started… nice one Tab’s.)

…Try again – Cuttlebug Swiss dots was the main mat for the card and a red scalloped nestie. Image was stamped and embossed onto a nesti and the sentiment also sits on a nestie -Fancy Tags, green ribbon from stash, bit of Stickles bling for the scarf, white fluffy stuff for snow, not forgetting the obligatory candy tots and Bob’s your uncle one finished card.

BFN everyone, see you soon (couldn’t resist it)…


Come Fly With Me


Going to enter this into the Paper Play Challenge – Parlez Vous – (use any other language apart from English) and also Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog.

Woops changed the title of my card because I am going to enter it into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge – Week 74 the criteria was to base your entry this week around a favourite Song Title or lyrics. Picked a famous song from Frank Sinatra. Wish I had put a musical note coming out of the little birds mouth… too late now.

Loved this paper, another download from Designer Digitals called Grungy Christmas.

Stitched edges with a holly stitch and then scratched both paper and stitches with a very fine sanding block. It actually made the stitches go very fussy which toned in well with the card.

Inked with various distressed inks and also stamped the Penny Black – Partridge in a Pear Tree – images with StazOn Saddle Brown.

Coloured images with Copics and added red Liquid Pearls. Red ribbon from stash.

Loved the overall effect and some lucky member of my family will be getting this for Christmas.