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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Busy Busy, Craft! Craft! Craft!

Hello folks, Once again it has been a bit quiet from me on the blog front...I have been checking in on you all and you seem to be very busy too but still have time (or remember to post).  There is so much to do it seems.  What with people going to crafty get-togethers (not jealous you lot with Clarity Stamp I'm not), lots of Christmas cards already done and you have all sorts of projects on the go and me what have I been doing.....................

I started on my Christmas Card Orders and then got side-tracked by an order for Stencils, then it was Key Rings and then I finished a piece of artwork and was asked to do another then I remembered that I had promised myself that I would get my competition card for Clarity Stamp in early and I have a Birthday Card to do for this week.  So before I get any further I'd better post some photos to make this blog a bit more interesting................

Lets start with Snowflakes.  These are all cut out from Parchment and I will use them to add to my Christmas cards.  I have used them before and are very quick to do...I've got about 50 done now, I can sit comfortably in my chair with my feet up doing the piercing and the cutting. I usually layer them on little squares and put them on DL cards...usually with a metallic charm. As for the Christmas tree, that was done using an embossing board and then piercing all around and then cutting out with parchment scissors.  It looks even more delicate when all the pale parchment is gone but you have to lose the dots.  The blue snowflake is from a stamp that I have and I just stamped it in black on a bit copy paper, taped my Parchment to it, then traced over it with my ball tool, pierced the inside and the outside edges and cut out with parchment scissors.

I have also in the past made myself some stamps to be used at Christmas, I am so glad they worked out as they were a bit fiddly to do but worth is as I can now have a die cut and a stamped image on the same card if I want.

I have also been cutting out metal embellishments for various card projects but I will post photos of them in the next blog.  If anyone out there is interested in how the stamps were made (if they don't already know) give me a shout and I will get a post done for them.  Happy crafting Everyone!

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