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Hey everyone.

I’ve had four days of illness, and I was only really able to get up and about yesterday evening. I was thankful that I was able to have the energy to make a Miss You Monday card for today. After all that time in a dark, germ-infested room, I wanted light and summery-ness. Well, I wasn’t going to get it outside, so I made my own little piece of happiness with this card.

Sometimes I just love Hero arts stamps so much that it hurts! I picked up this fab background stamp a little while ago, and I wanted to use it, but in a slightly different way – a background with a difference. Of course my distress inks were my first craft-comfort after a week of non-crafting, and I turned to my two favourite colours: shabby shutters and broken china. Yum yum.

I’ve been wanting chipboard flourishes lately, and as this was my last Bisous chipboard swirl, i really must buy some when I next see ones that I like.

Thanks for looking.

Products used
background stamp – hero arts
embossing powder clear gloss
distress ink: shabby shutters, peeled paint, broken china, shattered straw
decorative edge scissors
black ribbon
foam tape
pink cardstock
quickutz butterfly die
bisous chipboard swirl
Liquid Pearls

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Miss You Monday – Scooter Side Step Card

by Lesley Oman on 12 July, 2010

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Hey everyone! It’s Miss You Monday time! And great news, I had a message from Sarah this week, and the end is in sight so we are all very excited that baby will be here soon ( she is due early September). Although Sarah is still very ill, her spirits seem to have picked up a little, which is great! Yeay!

I had lots of fun with this card – can’t you tell?

This quirky little card takes a little bit of mathematics to start with, but once the measurements bit has been done, and the creases are in place, its simply a case of decorating the panels. Apparently, this is called a Side Step card (I don’t know who comes up with these names!?)

I always loved this scooter stamp, but hadn’t gotten round to using it on a card yet. so I thought i’d give it a whirl. One thing I particularly love is that the pieces are really easy to cut out, so as I stamped the image on different paper, it was really easy peasy to cut out the different panels and re-assemble. I am loving the finished design.

The papers are from the ‘Quite Contrary’ line from My Minds Eye’. A 6×6 stack came free with a card making magazine, and knowing the fantastic quality of MME products and the fact that i’ve always been drawn to their designs, it was a no-brainer when I saw the magazine. I can’t wait to use some more of the pages to make a little mini book or two.

Lets talk chipboard! I’ve used two chipboard pieces, (from The Paper Mill shop I believe) one of which i have covered with pink pearlescent embossing powder, and the other I sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer spray. This gives one a pearl glassy sheen, and the other a flatter, pearlescent look. The brad in the middle is a fabric brad from Trimcraft, I believe its the Laura Ashley range.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Monday!

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Lucky Clover

by Lesley Oman on 11 July, 2010

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Hey everyone, Thank goodness its Sunday. It’s been a crazy week at work and i’ve not had as much time to play in my craft room this week. I even had to work yesterday, so only a one day weekend for me! Pooh!

But it’s okay, cos i’m spending the rest of my evening playing with paper!

So here’s a card to share for today…

Feeling lucky?!

I just love this stamp from the Unity June KOTM, cos it reminds me of my Irish roots. Doesn’t it look like little clover leaves?! I thought it would be perfect for good luck cards or maybe even for projects about playing poker, because with a little imagination it looks like a ‘club’. I wish I had this stamp when I was making this Pokerface layout about my hubby!

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Teacher Thank You Cards – The Big Apple!

May 26, 2010

See larger image Todays Thank You card for teachers is so very simple, and a fantastic way to use up some scraps. To make the base of this card, I stamped a woodgrain stamp from Heroarts using walnut stain distress ink. Next, to create some faux stitching i placed the card on a foam mat […]

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