Tuesday, 3 April 2018

More for the Birthday Stash

Today I managed to make two cards from scratch and finish another that I had started. All down to the effect of the steroids I am on. It has gone midnight and I am still busy.
The first card is the one I had started. It is a Judith Maslen parchment  pattern and is a design we started at one of her workshops - when I can't remember.

It is called 'Staffordshire Dogs'.  These I believe (not old enough to remember myself) used to grace the mantelpieces of many homes in Victorian/Edwardian times. The little detail at the bottom is to represent the lace that used to be hung from the mantel.

The next two are ones that I made using new dies. The first one is an Amy die called Brick in the wall. I had a great deal of fun with this one choosing the 'view' and whether to use brick or stone. I diecut 5 different holes  in the wall to see which worked best.  It is a great die.
The second is using a Pamela West image and a 'trellis' die and then a selection of garden tools. I cut these out in different colours so that I could make them look more realistic and have some left for another day.

I had fun but I really think I must go to bed.  Of course it is absolutely pouring down yet again. I find it difficult to sleep when the rain is lashing against the windows.

Sleep tight.


  1. Three great makes Carol, my granny had a pair of the dogs in the first and they sat on the mantelpiece.

  2. Three gorgeous cards Carol, I love the fantastic parchment card with those wonderful dogs and the other two with the dies.

    Sue xx

  3. Your Staffordshire dogs look far better than those horrible China ones they had in the Victoria times. Gorgeous card love tte parchment.
    I like the other two cards very fitting for a male birthday, gorgeous images,
    Hooe you are not too tried after burning the midnight oil

  4. i like so much...Thanks for sharing the good information!


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