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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Birthday Wishes, You Make me Smile & Take Time to Enjoy



Its a mixed up title covering three cards today. Just the one post so lots to look at.

My first card I have used the ?? die. I tried looking up this style but couldn't see it and I don't have the packaging. Anyway I cut the panel out four times, yellow, blue, white and black and played around till I liked the result.

I used a panel of double sided tape to adhere everything to the card front.


I then decided to do the sentiment and cut it out in Silver, white, black then white glitter paper and ended up using the white glitter paper and the black cut out and slightly off centre attached to give the look of shadow.



Even managed to keep track of the 'i' dots. Quite pleased with the end result and enough left over to do another couple of cards.

This next card I decided to try an Autumn card.

We don't tend to celebrate Autumn in Australia, to the same degree as I see overseas. Also as the other side of the world starts into Autumn we are starting into Spring and its already getting quite warm. I don't have any Autumn sentiments or stamps. I saw a stencil down the local craft ship and purchased that so decided to go Autumn with it.

 I just used one of the leaves and blended with Distress inks, a wee bit of olive green that just isn't showing up in these photos but is there, a bit of pumpkin orange, barn door red and mustard yellow.



I just turned the leaf in different directions as I moved up the page. For a sentiment I decided this one ' Take Time to Enjoy the Simple Things' was appropriate for Autumn. Kill need to build my collection. This card is a one layer one too and my second attempt. My first card I didnt notice I was colouring a stray stem as I went that was further out on the card, so had to mask that for next time. I'm quite pleased with this result.

My last card was a quick colouring of this ever so cute image


I love the way the little puppy is sitting on her shoes and I felt the sentiment suited the image to perfection. All coloured with Copics and a bit of spotty/dotty grass.

I love the colours I used together here, the coolness of the mint and the softness of the lavender. Bit of dotting there to give the puppy texture.



Finished the card off with a little wood bird flying off into the sunset.
I also did a pile of colouring of backgrounds using small stamps as I really find that enjoyable these days but I then struggle to work out what to do with them, not wanting to cover up any of that wonderful colouring.

Anyway I hope you all enjoyed your visit and come again soon.












without the topping for this one.



'P' for puppy or pet






























30 comments:

  1. I think the first card uses a quatrefoil die. I first thought Papertrey Ink, but that's not it. No matter, it sure looks neat with the different colored pieces. I like the design you created. For not having much Autumnal experience, you sure created a beautiful fall card! Great colors to show off the leaves. And that last card absolutely brings a smile to one's face. Adorable scene colored wonderfully! Great work. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Curious me had to go looking for that die and I think this might be it, Aileen. http://www.graftoncrafts.co.uk/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=37676&category_id=3123 I love the quilted look of that card. I also love the autumn stencil and the sentiment. Where can I find it? And then there's that darling little girl. You've don such a beautiful job of coloring that image. Two thumbs up for all three cards.

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  3. LOVE your CTD card! Patience to you - it would drive me crazy inserting all the colors LOL -- love the font on the bw word cut too

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  4. Awesome cards, Aileen! Love them all!!

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  5. I love these cards! Each is very different but equally gorgeous and creative. The one with the leaves is fabulous - There's hardly anything on this card, just a stamped image but it doesn't need anything else. Love them all!

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  6. These cards are all gorgeous!!! Love them all!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  7. Ohhh these are all fabulous Aileen! Your mystery die is gorgeous, the leaves are so pretty and I love the little puppy card ... you should email a copy of it to Holly at Eat Cake Graphics as she loves to see what her customers are creating :) holly@eatcakegraphics.com

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  8. Wow these leaves are just lovely. Your color choice is perfect for the fall. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  9. Wow these leaves are just lovely. Your color choice is perfect for the fall. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  10. What a wonderful trio of gorgeous cards...the fall leaves are my favorite.

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  11. Awesome cards! Love the girl - perhaps it is your fab colouring!
    I think the die in the top one is a mosaic die not sure what brand a few come time mind!

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  12. Beautiful cards. I loved the autumn card a bit more than the others.

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  13. A gorgeous set of trio cards for sure! The first for Seize the Birthday is amazing, so patient to insert all those wonderful colors and then the sentiment...awesome! Love that you added black for the background, really make sit pop out! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at STB! I also love your little girl...fantastic coloring, that little puppy resting on her shoes is so cute! Adore your leaves too!

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  14. Three gorgeous cards! The pattern and glittery sentiment on your first is fabulous. The tones of the leaves on your second card are so pretty and autumnal and that little girl and her pup are just the cutest in your third card.

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  15. Such a gorgeous line up of cards. I love them all, but have to say your puppy card stands out because your colouring is just lovely. I agree the cool mint looks fabulous with the soft lavender. Such a sweet image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  16. Great cards. The one where you have placed the die waste back in is so effective, I love using this technique.

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  17. Fun cards!! Love the design you created with your CTD card!! Thanks for joining us!!

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  18. Such pretty cards, Aileen - I do love your puppy one especially, it's so beautifully coloured too. Please be aware that at Just Add Ink we do ask that when you enter our challenge you combine it with no more than 5 others to be fair to others who enter too. Thanks for understanding, and we hope to see you back again soon. Jan, Just Add Ink DT

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  19. Hi Aileen, thanks for entering your sweet puppy card at Just Add Ink. I've just read your email and sorry for the mix up. I think Jan probably thought your card was entered into all of the challenges listed below it.
    Please relink, we would love to have your card up for voting and thanks again for joining us at JAI.

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  20. You're on a creative roll with all your beautiful cards! Love the awesome background with the throwdown colors and so glad you were able to join us this week!

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  21. Such super cards! I especially like the wonderful image of the little girl and her pup. How cute!!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  22. Hi Aileen, thanks for relinking your sweet puppy card again at Just Add Ink. Yes, as Nikki explained I did appear to me that you had linked to all 8 challenges you have listed here rather than just three as you have mentioned in your email. Sorry for the mix up and thanks for taking the time to explain.

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  23. What a great colllection of very different cards, Aileen. Your sweet child & her puppy is totally adorable. Your colouring is beautiful & I love that keeping the rest of the card clean & simple really lets them shine. Lovely! Glad you could play along at Just Add Ink.
    Di :)

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  24. A fabby collection of cards but my favourite is the Autumn leaves.

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  25. Three fabulous cards, Aileen! I love the effect of your sparkly sentiment on the first card, and your stenciled leaves on the 2nd card are just gorgeous! Really beautiful coloring on your last card, and the sweet little bird just makes me smile! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  26. I love your designs, Aileen! Your lineup of autumn leaves brings a smile to my face and has me ready for fall.

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  27. Every single one of these is such a delight to view!! Beautiful collection! :)

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  28. Cool cards, all three of them! Especially the first one - reminds me about Moroccan mosaics! the fall card is gorgeous as well! Just cam back from my hiking vacation, although it was too early to see the leaves change. Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

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  29. Hi Aileen,
    another beautiful cards came out of your hand. I love each of them. You brought a smile to my face third card, but it made a huge impression on me the second card! He looks like a border of flames! Revelation.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  30. OMG!!!! The blended leaves are just stunning!!!!

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