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More men

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Continuing our mens theme this week, here are a few assorted cards I have made for the men in my life. I found this beautiful old book at a book sale filled with illustrated plates of  The Rocks area in Sydney NSW. The book itself was beyond repair so the sketches now live on in cards.


Flippen Mens Card

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I thought I would share some mens cards with you this week. I made this first card for my nephews birthday using  his local n lawn bowls club as the theme for his Flippen Mens card. I found the most perfect verse for it but unfortunately I do no not now the authors name.




Miniature House

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As we started the week with a miniature I thought we would finish with one as well. This a replica of my brothers home which Ron built for him as a birthday gift.

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Funky Frames

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Today I have a tutorial for three Funky Frames . I started with a Kaisercraft frame kit however you could use any frame of your choice.


Instructions Lightly sand and paint the three frames in your chosen colour Using the patterned paper, cover the frames and trim and sand sand all the edges to make a neat finish. For this project 3 different papers have been used . The frames are now ready to decorate. Frame 1 Using a selection of chipboard flowers, add paint paper and glitter to match the paper.  Add rhinestones and jewels and glitter sticker strips for some bling. Sand the edges of the chipboard flowers for a neat finish. Frame 2 Add a glittered flourish, chipboard flowers, papered and glittered and rhinestone flowers. Frame 3 Once again add chipboard flowers and glittered sticker strips for a “bling” effect

Card Mad Fairy Image Card

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I made this card using a Card Mad Fairy image. 

I have added a Spellbinders scalloped square and some paper flowers
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Create and Chat Night

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We had our Create and Chat night at Craft Mad last Friday night. We worked with acetate and made a Shaker Box card and a Floating Image card. As a bonus for the ladies attending we also had an extra acetate card for them to make . These are the cards that I made.



Our next Create and Chat will be held on June 3rd  when we will make a cute handbag.

Miniature House

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To start the week I would like to share a miniature house built by Ron. I  really hated parting with this one but was so happy that it went to a little girl who I am sure will treasure it.



Birthday Cards

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Today I would like to share two special birthday cards that were sent to Ron recently.  He has a special interest in light houses and loved this card.  and of course this one really appealed to his handyman side. Thank you for visiting my blog this week . I hope you have enjoyed it and will visit again soon

Out the Back

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I made this Flippen Mens Card for my nephews 30th bithday .

I enjoy these 3d images. There seems to be one to suit  all occasions.
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The May monthly swap at Craft Mad was to make Easel cards for your partner . These are the cards I sent to my partner. I have used the new Creatables Bird Cage die and the Bird of  Paradise die fromhttp://blueedgecrafts.com.au for the first card .

The second one is made using the new Creatables Cup Cake die, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles and the eCraft for the greeting.
The last one is a mini easel card 

More Cupcakes

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Another cupcake project to show today. I made this birthday board using a Kaisercraft kit, Birch paper, chipboard alphas and Cuttlebug words.

Cup cakes

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Cup cakes to start the week off , all we need is a cuppa to go with them.  I have used 3d images from Blue Edge Crafts 


And a Cuttlebugged cup cake 


Egg Bear

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I have combined my passion for bears and the beautiful craft of egg decorating for this project. I bought this as a kit on a trip interstate some years ago and it has remained another favourite of mine. The bear is pure wool and his body is an ostrich egg.

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Decorated Gift Bag

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I have used a plain gift bag to create this project. I cut an aperture in the front, added clear acetate inside the opening then covered the bag with patterned paper and decorated with ribbons and braids, flowers and rhinestone flourishes, The little girl is a Sarah Kay 3d image from Blue Edge Crafts

Three ring Circus Egg

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This is one of my favourite eggs. Ron cut and joined the eggs to resemble a circus tent. We added ceramic clowns to each tent. The front of the board shows the circus animals, merry go round and ticket box and gate. We recently donated this egg to our local hospital to hep raise funds for the Cancer Clinic who care for Ron so well .

Wall hangers

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Todays projects are decorated 6" x 6"canvases to hang in a group on the wall . I painted the canvases, covered the front with patterned paper and decorated with flowers flourishes, ribbons and some inspirational words.



Create and Chat 6th May

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Our Create and Chat night was held over at Craft Mad last Friday night. our projects were a Mothers Day Card and a Chocolate Box Card .  These are my finished projects. 


Our next get together will be on 20th May.

Mothers Day 2011

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Todays post is dedicated to the memory of our Mothers
My Mum 

Ron"s Mum

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums  Hope your day is extra special

Star Album

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We made this Star album on a recent Create and Chat night over at Craft Mad




 Our next Create and Chat will be tonight and we will be making two cards for Mothers Day. Thak you for visiting my blog this week. I hope you have enjoyed my craft and please come back soon.

Nested Lacey Pendants, Beaded Circles and Creatables Floral Circles

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I made this card using Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pendants, Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents and Spellbinders Doodles. I think this will be a very versatile die and looking forward to creating a banner of some sort with it. 
This card was made using Beaded Circles and Creatables Floral Circles


Sarah Stamps

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I just love the new Sarah stamps from Blue Edge Crafts. I have combined them with the new Spellbinders dies to create the following cards Nested hearts
 Fleur de lis
Floral Doily Motifs