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Monday, 19 March 2018

Easter Egg Wreath Card

Hello friends, followers and passers by. This weekend I continued on with the craft room re-organisation and am pleased to say it is nearly done, just a few boxes to sort and some pictures to hang and that's it. 

Inbetween clearing out my stash I have been making Easter cards and have a few to show you over the next week.  Today I have an Easter wreath card using lovely pastel coloured card and a Silhouette cutting file - Easter Wreath by Miss Kate Cuttables.

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The peach coloured card used was a papermilldirect special offer card from last year which I had in my card box, unfortunately this is no longer available but  I just had to use it as it is such a pretty colour.

Pop over to the papermilldirect blog to find more Easter inspiration from the papermilldirect design team.

Sylv xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Organising My Embossing Folder Designs and Techniques

Hello everyone and welcome to my new followers.  Today I have details of my papermilldirect monthly DT tutorial which can be found on the papermilldirect blog.  As I find it difficult to find the right embossing folder to use in my cardmaking the tutorial shows how I made a tag book of my embossing folder designs.

I am in the middle of re-organising my craft room and sorting out all my stash.  The furniture has been moved to give me more work surface, boxes sorted and card and paper boxed and grouped into colours.  I still have lots of stamps to sort and may do a similar tag book for them,  one for each individual stamp company or type of stamp.

I tried out different techniques on some of the embossed tags and labeled each with its name and make. The materials and details of the techniques I used can be found on my papermill blog post.

Thanks for popping in, and for all your lovely comments which are much appreciated.

Sylv xx

Friday, 9 March 2018

Mother's Day Cards

Hello everyone and welcome new followers.  I have been working outside my comfort zone this week making a few Mother's Day/birthday cards.  Although I love cards with floral decoration I have always found it difficult to use grouped flowers and leaves on my cards.  Recently I bought a Sizzix large flower die and embossing folder, I bought it to make a wreath with Spring colours but also wanted to use this in my cardmaking.  

The sentiment was foiled onto a square of papermilldirect white linen card.  This was layered onto an embossed square of  papermilldirect Dark Violet plain card and then onto a white linen card blank.  The large embossed flower and leaves were positioned at the lower right hand side of the card and sequins and pearls added.

A second card was made using a tri-fold card.  An aperture was die cut from the front of the card and the flowers  flowers and leaves added, a foiled sentiment was added to the inside fold.  To add interest I embossed the inside of the card before adding a printed sentiment. 

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I enjoyed playing with the large flowers and will be making the wreath next.  The flowers have been cut out using a wide range of colours so I have plenty of flowers for my future projects.

Sylv xx