Category Archives: Make It Crafty

My Toyboy Is Turning 40!! Tee Hee!!

Hello everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!

I cannot remember when I last brought you a blog with an actual card that I have made. And I cannot put into words how very wonderful it feels to have sat and created properly either.

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It is a testament to how much I love my husband, that I have sat and created my first card in months. If you scroll back you’ll find it was around April I think.  (It’s been a very long time.)

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On Monday, my hubby turns 40, and it is cause for great celebration in our house, as I am a whopping FOUR years older than him, and he never ever lets me forget it! Laughing.

I think that he has been secretly dreading this milestone, and so of course his Birthday card had to reflect that (with my usual humour thrown in of course.)

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And I just so happened to have the perfect image for it too.

I have used one of the Brian Getting Fit images, available from Make It Crafty. This one is called Brian Does Weights and to bring him to life I used my Polychromo Pencils in these shades:-

Skin – 280. 283. 180. 188. 189. 132. 102. 103. 101.

Hair – 182. 185. 184. 102.

Tee Shirt – 246. 275. 274. 273. 272. 271. 101.

Shorts – 155. 153. 154. 101.

Trainers – 246. 152. 199. 275. 274. 271.

Weights Bench (Seat) – 199. 275. 274. 271.

Weights Bench (Metal Frame) – 234. 233. 232. 231.

Dumbbell – 235. 234. 233. 232. 231. 101.

Background & Floor – 180. 145. Cotton Bud & Zest It Pencil Blend.

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The blue card is Cor-dinations and is layered with Kraft card.

I finished with a white scallop edged card (from Joanna Sheen) and some blue & white striped Baker’s Twine.

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The “Made For You” bronze charm is from the depths of my crafty cupboard.

I really hope that you like what I created.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I am very happily entering this into are:-

Addicted To Stamps & More – ATG.

Digi Choosday – ATG.

The Male Room – Olympic/Sports Week.

Word Art Wednesday – Anything (Family Friendly) Goes.

Oh Messy Elf!

Hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to you all! Only two more sleep until Friday people!! Tee hee.

Today I got a chance to get very, very, very messy indeed. And oh my gosh I loved every single minute of it!

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I tried ink splats!! Smiles..

And no I didn’t use Re-Inkers or Copic Refills .. I thought I would push my boundaries a little more, and try out my Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens!

I squeezed and I shook! I squeezed and I shook! Simples!

Sparkle

Oh my! If you could SEE the SPARKLE on this card in real life! I LOVE it!!

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And, quite by accident, I decided to go with kitchen towel as my background. (It has made the most amazing “design paper” too!)

I had this sheet of paper towel on stand by in case I made the most incredible mess (which I did) and I got an ink splat on it in blue. I loved how it looked so much I proceeded to add more blue and then red glitter pen too. I folded it around a piece of card cut to size, and then glued it in place.

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The fabulous image is called Elvette Sitting (from the awesome Santa’s Christmas Elves set) over at Make It Crafty!

To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

Blues

Blue.

Reds

Red.

White Shading

White Shadow.

Holly

Holly.

SKin

Skin.

Hair

Hair.

Eyes

Eyes.

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My sentiment I stamped using my new Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin Stamp -available from Dies To Die For, and my Memento Black Ink.  (The fancy swirl was a pre-cut free gift from Dies To Die For.)

The curved & frilly borders I created using my Spellbinders Curved Borders One Die Set.

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The red card is from my Core-Dinations All In The Family card pack.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

And I hope that you can forgive me all of these early Christmas cards too! Grins.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I am entering this one into are:-

1.  Make It Crafty CAS – Splats. 

(It feels so nice to be playing along again girls!)

2.  Addicted To Stamps & More – CAS.

3.  Colour Throwdown – #378.

4.   Crafting By Designs – February Anything Goes.

5.  Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes.

6.  Through The Craftroom Door – Anything Goes.

Congratulations Are In Order!!

Hello everyone and a very, very happy Friday to you all!

I am over the moon putting this post together for you all.

You see, I have some AWESOME news to impart! Smiles.

In May of next year, my husband and I will become Grandparents!! How fabulously AWESOME is that???? Tee hee.

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So of course, I need a rather special card to celebrate. And the image that came to mind right away was this lovely Couple Expecting from Make It Crafty.

Isn’t it so perfect for a newly expecting couple?! Smiles.

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To bring these two to life I used my Copics in the following shades:-

For Her:-

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Hair.

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Skin.

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Skirt.

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For Him:-

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Hair.

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Skin.

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Jeans.

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T Shirt.

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My pom pom trim and lace are from the crafty department of a local store.

And the pearl string is from Live & Love Crafts.

As is the heart charm.

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My hearts I cut out by hand, then I distressed the edges of them with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool. I very gently curved them before sticking them down.

The teddy bear charm is a very old one, and I cannot remember where it came from.

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The sentiment is my own, computer generated one.

The hearts either side of the couple, I filled in with the initials of my daughter & her partner. 

I hope that this is a fitting keepsake for their first (parents to be) memories.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I am entering this into are:-

1. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes Plus A Sentiment.

2.  Crafting With An Attitude – Anything Goes.

3.  Addicted To Stamps & More – Anything Goes.

4.  Creative Moments – Anything Goes/Winter Birthday.

5. Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes.