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Ahoy There Me Shipmates

Avast there all ye landlubbers it be Sunday here again and we all know what that means …. arr it be SS time …. no not Sailing Ship.

(joke time girls – Ben Gunn says to Long John Silver …. “Arr Long John, where be yer buccaneers?” Long John replies “they be under me buckinat of course!!!”)

OK joke over, really sorry girls just couldn’t resist it, my sense of humour is a little warped at times and that there picture has a lot to answer for …. back to the matter in hand … our two sponsors this week are Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and Raindrop Echo Designs. Onto the challenge and it’s a photo inspiration … so get them there juices flowing and interpret this picture anyway you want, let’s see where your creative direction takes you because as you know each and everyone of us sees the world through totally different eyes.

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My inspiration came from the sea and also the red and blue so my interpretation of the image went in the direction of faded and driftwood which took me to pirates. You will be amazed at each of the DT’s work, how we came up with totally different concepts of the picture.

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Entering for:
Crafty Catz Weekle Challenge – One For The Boys
Stampin Royalty – Mark It Up
East Craft Projects – Something For The Boys

Shirl

First Tutorial Meets Sentimental Sundays

Well the long awaited tutorial …. it’s a Double Twisted Easel Card.

You will have to scroll down further to see the tutorial …. Click on card to see larger image.

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The double twisted easel card lends itself perfectly for a sentiment and an image …. not sure about you but I struggle sometimes about where to put the sentiment.

Sentimental Sundays has opted for a colour challenge this week, they want to see pink, red and white on your projects. Our sponsor this week is Maljen’s Designs and I chose to make a Get Well Soon card because I fell in love with the Sick Little Bear image which you can find here isn’t he the cutest.

Have done a little bit of colouring and paper piecing on the image, two sentiments on the card one stamped (my favourite Penny Black) and the other an adorable sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs and OMG going off the subject a bit here but Ann V has designed the most delish Postage Stamps Sentiments you have ever seen …. I WANT THEM …. I NEED THEM …. sorry bit carried away but I do oh so want them as you can tell …. anyway you can find the stamps here. Don’t forget to check out what you can win when you enter and have a look at all the DT girls inspiration this week it is awe inspiring.

Entering for : Allsorts Challenge -It’s all about the sentiment

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Any problems with the tutorial please let me know and I will try and help …. also I would love if you left a link on your blog to this tutorial.

When finished the card fits into a DL envelope perfectly.

(Please click on the picture for a larger view)

Steps 1 and 2

Cut a 20 x 20 cm square card and score at 10cm (the middle)

Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 10cm mark but only score half way (to the other score line)

Cut a tiny slither out of the card (about 2 mm) as shown in the diagram

Score diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle as shown in the diagram for both sides

Please check the diagram to make sure your diagonal scores are correct

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Step 3 and 4

Fold over both the diagonal scores as shown and really crease with a bone folder (what I use is a little rubber roller)

They should both look like the second diagram

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Steps 5 and 6

Turn the card over and lay flat again, adhere tape to the triangle sides as shown in the diagram

Turn card over to the right side, fold in half and raise up triangles as shown in second picture

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Steps 7 and 8

Cut two pieces of cardstock 10 x 10 cm

and attach to the triangle pieces as shown

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Wahoo if all goes well you should end up making a beautiful card …. I would oh so love to see the cards you make so please leave a comment because I will pop on over and have a look.

I thought you might like to see my table before I started I always throw things into the pot before I decide what I am going to use, would love to know how you work.

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Shirl

His & Hers Cards

Wow long post because I have combined two DT cards but please scroll down and see Andrew’s Valentine’s card ….

Sunday here again and that means another Sentimental Sundays but today you get to see two cards because Let’s Ink It Up also has their monthly challenge so you get two cards for the price of one.

Now I mention price because as you know Andrew won’t buy me a card from the shops …. no no not because he’s mean …. well that’s what he tells me …. but because bless him he says they are not worthy enough for one so talented …. have you ever heard such a load of old waffle …. but I fall for it every time and love him to bits for even thinking it …. thanks hun …. shhhh don’t say anything, but I think the real reason is …. I spend so much money on crafting goodies that he thinks I should use them …. he has a point ….

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Before I go any further I have to say the response for last months challenge was tremendous you gave all the DT’s a hard time choosing the winner and top 3 so we had to make it a top 5. I want to say another huge thank you to Suzanne and Claire for asking me to stay on as a DT member at Let’s Ink It Up, chuffed doesn’t begin to describe how I feel and also sad because we are saying goodbye to some very talented ladies who I wish all the best.

Anyways this is the card I made for myself, it is an easel for the Let’s Ink It Up challenge which is on Australian time and as you know they are way ahead of us …. we would love to see your Romantic/Valentine’s projects. This is the card I made for myself and I love it. Took a lot of working out for me to stamp the letters onto the shrink plastic and then to shrink them down so they fitted just right into the circle apertures and still spun around …. hey presto it worked they spin nicely. Used my Cricut Expression …. you know the one I am not very keen on …. but saw the lovely Summer In Paris Cartridge and couldn’t resist, stamped and embossed the lovely Sketched Lady and Eiffel Tower from Clarity stamps again, because it’s my card and I can, guess what else surprise surprise it’s a pink card.

We have two sponsors for this challenge, Whiff of Joy Stamps who have kindly given a Willow With Champagne Rubber Stamp and Mad For Markers who have donated a set of three markers, a pack of Xpress It Card and a Copic Swatch Book, what fantastic prizes for some lucky winner.

Time to run on over and have a look at all the superb inspiration from the other DT girls, leave a hugable comment and enter your lovey dovey creations.

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Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is Valentines and here is Andrew’s Valentine’s card, cute eh. We are being sponsored this week by Deedee’s Digis and when I saw this cute image I just knew what I was going to make. A double easel card was needed for this project, printed off two images, changed one of them so they were facing each other then paper pieced both with lovely yummy bright colours. Both cards will look lovely on the mantelpiece next week. I really would love to see all your beautiful creations …. that’s the nosey part of me …. so mooch on over and see all the other DT girls creations, it would be great if you would leave some love and enter.

Entering for: Allsorts – Love Love Love
Stamp Something – Digi image wanted
Fussy & Fancy – No Red or Pink …. Andrew’s card definitely qualifies for this
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – In The Roll Of A Die
Bring Back Beautiful – Use red or adorn with hearts

Shirl

Chinese New Year or Asian

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I know just call me your Highness …. oops, what I really mean is your Lateness.

My DT card this week sure looks oriental but not 100% convinced she is Chinese, which is the theme for this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays, we would like to see Chinese New Year – Celebrate Asia for your projects.

Oh no what am I like, just Googled Geisha and the image is definitely Japanese, the Chinese equivalent is known as YI JI or Qinglou Nuzi …. don’t quote me …. quote Google. Anyway, whatever, she is definitely Asian which counts, also don’t forget to pick up your freebies while entering for the challenge, sorry girls another reminder is for you to use a sentiment on the project.

No prizes for guessing what the stamp is called …. just in case you couldn’t guess …. Geisha …. it is by a company called Hobby Art, Surrey, which is only a few miles from where my son lives in the UK. Coloured with water colours, also added lots of gems to the middle of the flowers, stamped out 6 fans and made 2 butterflies with 4 of them. Haven’t got a clue what the writing says but I’m hoping it’s not rude.

Entering for:
The Stamp Man – Oriental
My Sheri Crafts – Asian/Chinese New Year

Shirl

Colour Challenge At SS

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Sorry girls for being AWOL but every now and again life has to come before crafting and it has been one of those times.

My DT entry this week for the colour challenge at Sentimental Sunday’s is this cute little bag, I love making these because you can add raised dimension to the inside and it doesn’t get squashed when closed. The tiny little disc magnets from Basic Grey are fantastic for keeping the bag closed. I think the colours, for the challenge, are from Stampin Up, …. which I have very little of, can’t get here in Ireland …. but I have found similar things from my stash.

Take a hop and look at all the DT cards …. being naughty here because I never pick faves …. but if you want something to cheer you up and really make you chuckle in these cold winter months then check out Cheryl’s card here …. see told you it would make you giggle.

Shirl

Come Fly With Me

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Anything with wings is the challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays …. went with butterflies …. I think they look adorable on cards …. and the Magnolia image, which I coloured with Pro Markers is one of my favourites, she is so girlie girlie. Up for grabs is four individual sentiment sets from Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection and a custom watermark/signature set from Custom Designs at Whimsy Stamps …. worth winning peeps. Not that any of you talented ladies will need inspiration …. but if you do …. hop on over and look at the other DT’s work it is all fabulous.

Papers I used for my card are from one of my fave designer Anna Griffin, butterfly is die cut from some very pretty blue vellum and then embossed, netting, pins, brads and flowers all from stash.

Shirl

Happy Boxing Day

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Happy Boxing Day to everyone, hope you all got everything you wanted for Christmas and more.

Home with the family and enjoying every single minute of Christmas. It was so magical yesterday, seeing Amber, Alex and Lauren opening their presents.

At one point there were six adults in the kitchen helping with the dinner …. talk about too many cooks spoil the broth …. but this wasn’t the case …. dinner was delicious and more.

One moment was truly magical and will stay in my heart forever, Alex (only 10) bought his mum a beautiful bracelet …. he wrapped the pressie and put it under the tree without a word to anyone. When Clare opened the present she adored it, the bracelet was stunning …. what makes it so amazing is that Clare had told him off during the week for taking money out of his moneybox, she thought he had spent the money on junk. It turns out the money was for his mum’s bracelet and he took the telling off without saying a word …. well as you can imagine I had tears in my eyes …. awwww he reminds me so much of my son.

Onto my card, Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week is New Baby. Made a sweet little tag with a sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs …. I used the welcome and a cute little baby sentiment, you can find them at Whimsy Stamps it is sooo cute. You will find so much more inspiration from the other DT members please click onto their individual blogs on the right side bar. While adding your creation don’t forget to pick up your freebie digi sentiments.

Shirl