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Here Come the Buses

Like those proverbial buses, I'm playing catch-up again - so many photos to share, so little time given to the task lately. I apologise. So, without further ado, let's go to the piccies.

Happy Wedding, or is it your Anniversary?

A Diamond Wedding Anniversary
I think I've mentioned previously that I now subscribe to the Little Claire Stamping Club. For £9, on a monthly basis, I receive the new edition of stamps plus the components and instructions for one project using the stamp(s). Also included on the instruction sheet are a couple of further projects.

A Wedding Day
As a member, I receive a 10% discount when ordering Little Claire products. Recently, I bought the Changing Tree set. The wedding stamps are part of the set and you can buy other sets.

I'm hooked on Little Claire stamps! As you can see with these cards.

A Trio of Happy Birthdays

Well, I hope they were! These cards were made with various components from various sources - I'll try my best to point out which from where.

Floral Card for the Floral Queen
One of the craft magazines, a good while ago, carried a free gift of a Hot Off the Press cardmaking kit. This was an 8"x8" pad of papers with a few pages of diecut flowers from the Home Grown collection.

I am not skilled at taking flat paper and making 3D flowers but I did my best.

This card went to Emma Williams at the beginning of June. If you don't know her work, pop over to That's Life because Emma is the Queen of Paper Flowers! You are in for a treat - but don't go yet! Read on please.

A long time ago, I saw a similar version of this design (above) and I've lost the source. I adapted the idea in my own Word template that I've used several times now for uniquely personalised cards.

The small decoupaged embellishments on Freya's card are digi images from Scrappin Doodles and the beer glasses on Cian's card are from DigiStamp Boutique. The photos of the birthday twins are copies of originals supplied by the client.

I have more card images in my 'most recent' folder but that's enough for one day. I'll be back soon - and I mean it this time!

For All for the Girls - with Flowers On

Oh yes, you've guessed right - here comes one of my 'catching up' posts in which I present, for your delight & delectation (as in the Good Old Days), my latest makes for the women I know.

Saying 'Happy Birthday' with Flowers

 These two cards make use of the 'Country Diary' stamps and papers that were included with a recent issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine (April issue).

The large stamp is extremely useful as a background, made with the resist technique (results, left and next section below).

For the second birthday card, I simply used one of the papers and some stash items. Always good to find that perfect little addition for a card, isn't it?

Saying 'Get Well Soon' with Flowers

Clicking on these cards will give a larger view of the resist technique results.

I stamped and embossed with the large 'Country Diary' stamp (see details above) and then wiped across the image with Tim Holtz Distress ink pads - Dried Marigold.

The sentiment stamp is from an Anna Griffin set.

The sentiment stamps in the 'Country Diary' set are Dearest Friend and With Love, which I found useful inside the cards.

More Soon

I'll be back on screen soon with yet more makes for the Misses and Missus I know.

There's always a friend or family member with some kind of celebration or commiseration going on.

Any excuse ...

... to make a card!