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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Frog Shaped Card


Each time I use my Pazzles Inspiration I face a new challenge! I don't know how many videos I have watched trying to master the Print and Cut technique BUT it's my biggest challenge yet! I am still not there but taking lots of little steps.

I am quite pleased with this Shaped Frog Card using my Pazzles Inspiration but I did waste lots and lots of paper trying to get the cut accurate. For a perfectionist like me, it worked this time but it's very hit and miss, but I will keep trying. Any tips greatly appreciated.

I made this for my hubbies birthday this week using a graphics file from Lettering Delights. I wanted to keep an element of the Shaped Card by welding the frog to the base card.

I am ashamed to say that this card did take me several hours and by the time I came to the greeting I lost the plot! So, I searched for my Safmat transfer to make my own run-on and it worked a treat on this patterned card.

...hope hubbie likes it and doesn't stick the card in the draw like he usually does!!!!!!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Hot Air Balloon Shaped Card

This Hot Air Balloon Shaped Card is available from The Cutting Cafe and is so adorable. As soon as Regina Easter brings out a new template I can't wait to cut it out on my Pazzles Inspiration and play!!

The card template - cutting file comes with 15 sentiments and 3 different tops which come in pdf, wpc and svg format.


You know me, I can't resist a bow and a girlie embellishment to add to my project. I have used digi papers from Pink Petticoat and Kraft card from my stash.



I have used one of the sentiments and here are some of the others in the set.......



Today in England we have had blue skies and sunshine, I only wish that one day I will get the chance to fly in a hot air balloon ( of course it would have to be pink and girlie!).


Here is a photo, to show you how the shaped card looks when stood open and upright. My creative juices went into overdrive when I made this quick card, and I was finished in no time.

Thanks Regina, for giving us such inspiring templates and printable stamps to work.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Egg Shaped Goodie Holder

Well what a weekend! The weather is glorious in England at the moment and great for gardening. Yesterday, Hubby suggested that he would cut the grass but I said no, lets start cutting back the shrubs and clean the patio (famous last words).

Please do not continue to read if you are squeamish.....

So, my job was to de-weed the patio and hubby to cut back the shubs. It was all going well when I heard a scream for help from my husband round the corner. There he was on the floor clutching a very bent arm!!!

I called the kids off the trampoline, grabbed my phone, bottle of water and piled everyone off to hospital. I am getting used to limbs being broken in my family (4 so far!), so we get to hospital quite swiftly. However, hubby has lots of metal pins in his arm due to a previous break a couple of years ago. The pins did the job but the breakage was just beyond the pins!!! He is now awaiting surgery for a rather complicated re-build. Poor him, dosed on painkillers waiting for 'the phone call'.

I now regret putting him off cutting the grass (it would have less dangerous with hindsight), and yes, he jokingly says "it's all my fault".

Anyway, this morning at the supermarket the kids couldn't resist buying Easter Eggs and I couldn't wait to get back home to make this Egg Shaped Goodie Holder from The Cutting Cafe.

I cut the Egg Shaped Goodie Holder on my Pazzles Inspiration (easy peasy) then then adhered the oval shape in the centre.


I used the EASTER MINI WORDS......PRINTABLE STAMPS which are perfect for tags of which there are a total of 37 mini words!


I placed all the eggs in a cello bag and tied a bow with one of my favourite ribbons. I promised the kids they could eat them when photographed!!

Right off to give the hubby some TLC!!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Nesting Frame Shaped Easter Card


It's been a bit quiet on my blog as I have had a chest infection for the last 2 weeks and have not had the energy to craft at all! I am now almost on the mend, but just have one of those frustrating coughs to get rid of!


I have used the NESTING FRAME SHAPED CARD SET from THE CUTTING CAFE using my Pazzles.

I had one of those happy accidents and had cut the full front edge shaped card. My youngest was going to sleep so I couldn't continue to cut the base card with the noise of my Pazzles Inspiration next to his room so, I decided to fold the front piece in half. I was happy with this so, adhered my chick onto a smaller nesting frame and I was nearly done.

I quickly added a few pearls and my 1st Easter card was done!

I am loving this nesting shape from THE CUTTING CAFE which features a shaped card and 2 assorted nesting frames that comes in pdf, wpc and svg formats.