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Saturday, 24 January 2015

High Hopes 250 & WT515 Maths Notes

Hi everyone - sorry I have been quiet - broken laptop means everything related to PCs takes longer and preparing for my lessons and dealing with email has taken all my computer time. 

One of my Maths students is my niece Karita and I bought this notebook in a sale and today decorated it up for her.  I used the High Hopes bookworm with letters cut with Cuttlebug dies.  I used an oval to fit my pink on navy panel.  The bookworm was mainly coloured in a style used by Jane Gill at the Craft Barn today - she was doing some lovely work with flower stamps from Woodware.  The border was cut with a wide border punch which I think is made by Martha Stewart.

This project is being entered into High Hopes challenge 250 and the Splitcoast Ways to Use it challenge WT515

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Back Monday.

Monday, 19 January 2015

High Hopes and Jugs

This is a bit of a crazy card but was fun to make.  This is the front of the card using die cuts and a computer generated sentiment

I used the Lots of Pops die on the inside (first outing) and attached my High Hopes lion and various dies to complete my jungle.  The bottom image is a close-up.

I have used JUGS276 colours and the High Hopes Furry Friends challenge
Enjoy your week.

FOSTV150 - Square Card

Quick post on my snail netbook this morning as my Toshiba laptop has died again!

This week's FOSTV challenge is a square card so easy for everyone to play along with.  Details can be found here

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Bugaboo's 5th Birthday

Lauren & Nick

I am sure this card must have got there by now so I believe I am free to post it here. It was mailed to Lauren (our niece) at home but I am sure she and Nick have both seen it by now.  The card may not be as romantic as the proposal but I tried hard

They went to Paris for Lauren's Birthday and the question was popped at the top of the Eiffel Tower.  What a great place - Paris was where we went on Honeymoon all those years ago! 

Lauren loves her music and sings beautifully and is a primary school teacher.  Nick is a music teacher in Secondary schools and plays in a couple of bands.

My card uses a new embossing folder by Spellbinders that Dave bought me for Christmas and some older images from Katzelkraft.  The sentiment is computer generated but on this and the Paris I used more than one colour as per the TLC515 challenge. The word Love is a Penny Black die and the hearts border is made with Spellbinders dies.  I started with sketch SC522 but felt the urge to tilt my panel and I will be entering this at Word Art Wednesday - anything goes.

Hope they have a great life together.

Monday, 12 January 2015


My ribbon and a bow card for FOSTV 149 was given to my youngest student on her Birthday when she turned 5. 

I used Big Cupcake Mini Stamp set for both the image and the sentiment.  The image was coloured with Copics.  I used Spellbinders dies for the cupcake and MFT dies for the sentiment.  Paper was from my stash - some that hubby bought quite some time ago.  The ribbon was recycled from a gift I received.

Details of the challenge can be found here.  Thanks for looking and I hope you have fun with ribbons and bows this week.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

High Hopes 248

This card started from the negative die cut.  Carefully kept all the bits and laying them down on red card was my starting point.  The image is a cute one from High Hopes and I coloured it with Copics.  Sponged the background with Distress inks. 
The High Hopes 248 challenge is an anything goes one with a High Hopes stamp.

Thank you for looking.  Have a great week.