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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge #2

This week over at Joan's Garden the challenge is to make a Christmas card ,use striped DP,Emboss BG using Selma's tech. and gold emboss sentiment.Here's the card I came up with for the challenge. I used striped DP from the new Bo-Bunny Father Christmas Collection, embossed my BG using TH music E folder and antique linen DI and gold embossed the sentiment using Egyptian Gold EP. Other accessories used were spellbinders fleur de le die, ornament die and fancy tags. Ribbon from my stash.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011


Hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather here in Nova Scotia has been so nice it's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. I haven't made many cards recently but I do want to share with you a plaque that I made using the TH distress stains. I'm in love with them. The wooden plaque I picked up at the dollar store and covered with vintage photo DS--it goes on so smooth and even.I'll be using it on other projects for sure. The flowers were made with my Cricut accent essential cartridge and sponged with DI's and shaped. I stamped TH flourish with black acrylic paint as well as the sentiment. The bird cage was cut out of grunge paper using TH bird cage die and sponged with DI and embossed with distress EP in a few areas to give a rustic look .TH charms were added to the bottom of the cage. This was a fun project to make and I've added it to my craft room wall.
Hope you like it too.

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