Monday, July 4, 2016

Halfway through Winter

Hello fellow stampers,
Well today was a cold one.  I am not sure what the temperature was but it seemed to get colder as the day progressed.  I'm a naughty girl again as I did not post last month and it was the opening of the new catalogue.  I do hope you have managed to have a look at the new annual catty.  If not click on the icon on the right hand side of the page. It will take you straight to it.
Its been a busy time for me this past month but hopefully I will be on track again.
I have made a few cards and some I cannot show just yet as they are ready for my next workshop and I will want to surprise the girls with their projects.
Here are a few that I have made. Some know that Calypso Coral has not been a favourite of mine but it is gradually growing on me.  I am finding myself using it without noticing. 
The first card was made using wax paper. The paper is quite difficult to find and you may have to purchase it online but it large quantities. I was lucky to receive some from a friend who had plenty.
To get the background image you will need to cut a piece of wax paper and screw it up in your hand and then lay it out again. You can either use it like that or place it in an embossing folder for a different kind of image. You then place one piece of cardstock either side of the wax paper and then put it between some scrap paper because you will be ironing it. The scrap paper will save your iron and ironing board getting was on it. Once you have ironed it you will need to take away the wax paper and then sponge whatever colour you choose to use all over the cardstock on the side the wax paper was. Its magic! See how many images you can get by using all different embossing folders.
Here are a couple of cards using this technique.

The next card was made using the lovely Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I just love this set.
I have used Night of Navy and Crushed Curry for this one. It is a very quick and simple card.
I also used the circle framelits. The sentiment comes from the Confetti Celebration stamp set and I coloured it in with a Night of Navy marker.
The last card was made using the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. I have also used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. I made this one for my brother who lives in South Australia. He is an avid birdwatcher and photographer.
Well I am off now to watch Lovechild. I hardly ever watch TV these days but a couple of my shows have begun again so I am going to snuggle up on the sofa with my blanket and a hot cuppa and watch my show. I hope you like my cards.  Thanks for popping by :)

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