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Monday, 24 October 2011

New Designs

A commissioned 2nd birthday card for a young girl who likes dancing. This is made using MCS The Collector's Edition - Kids cd. I made the background by layering up several backgrounds and tiling the main image which had been reduced in size. The silver mirri board oval and the sentiment tag were cut using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals. I printed the image on the reverse of the printable acetate wrap round cover, glittered parts of it and cut around the edge of the image to let the ballerina "dance" freely against the mirror effect. Blue spotty grograin ribbon and gems complete the design.
Another commissioned 2nd birthday card for the same young girl made using MCS Papercraft Library - Violet cd. This time I combined two backgrounds and printed a lace and heart border across the centre of the card and two heart shapes as sentiment boxes. The main image was decoupaged to give some depth to the card and decoupaged paper flowers added as embellishments. Some gems and glitter were added to finish the design and I used nail polish to coat the shoes to make them shine like patent leather.
The third card for this young girl was made using MCS The Collector's Edition - Kids cd - Vera Lennox design. A background was printed and a toning matt layer was created and printed with the main image on and layered onto holographic silver card. I used Spellbinder dies - Grand Labels Eleven for the matting and layering elements and Scalloped Circles for the sentiment tags. The image was decoupaged and embellished with 3d Crystal Lacquer and glitter. To complete the design I punched some small flowers out of the holographic card and added small pearl gems.


Hi, everyone! Well what a mixed bag of weather we've had here over the past few days...wind, rain, glimpes of sun...oh well, I think winter is definitely on it's way and the sun will be a sight for sore eyes if it graces us at all over the coming months! However, if ever we needed an excuse to stay warm and cosy at home, crafting is it...lol! So I thought I'd share with you what has kept me indoors for the past day or two...apart from starting a mahoosive clearout of my craft room, I've made 3 cards which are posted below. My crafty stash is taking over the space I have, so it's a "crafty cleansing" BIG TIME! I should know from experience that tidying items away in drawers and boxes to me means they will never see the light of day again and when I'm looking for them, I never know where to look first! So filing cabinet and desk drawers are being emptied and the contents being ruthlessly disposed of, either to a good home or the hospice charity shop, but in the process I've "lost" my dining table. How did all that fit into one drawer, I ask myself? Truth of the matter is I have ordered a Black Cat Cougar cutting machine, and I need to make space on my work area for it...now that's what I call an incentive to have a clear out...lol! Anyway, here are my latest cards and I do hope you like them. Take care! Happy Crafting! Sheenagh x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Today's creations...

This is an 80th Birthday Card for which I used the very latest MCS cd, Tinkering With Steampunk. (A genre about which I knew little or nothing). However, I must say that I am loving what I've seen of it so far, so I suspect you will see more of it as time goes on. I used plain white cardstock for the main card, printed a matching coral background and then constructed the background using elements and images from the cd. The lady, I decoupaged to bring depth to the design and I trimmed the coral background with black peel off borders. I used a Spellbinder die, Parisian Accents, for the sentiment tag and a piece of black satin ribbon beneath it completes the design. I am pleased with the result.
This is a 70th Birthday Card I have made using, again, MCS Tinkering With Steampunk cd, and I think this image shows that it's not all weird and wonderful images on this cd, so if you want the more traditional artwork, there are elements of it here.
I used cream linen cardstock and printed the image onto Glossy Photo Paper to contrast it and matted and layered it onto gold mirri board. I then printed the train image out slightly larger than the background image and decoupaged it so that it overhangs the main area for a different look. To finish the design I used gold peel off borders and corners and, finally, gold card candy was put on to the sentiment tag (Spellbinders die : Grommet Tags) after this photo was taken (camera battery ran out!).

Thursday, 13 October 2011

My latest cards

This is a commissioned 80th Birthday card made using MCS My Stencil Studio cd for the main image and tag. I used Distress Inks Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar on white card for a marbled effect background then matted and layered Gold mirri board and the image using Spellbinder dies : Grand Labels Four. I printed a sentiment onto one of the tags from the cd and embellished the design with card candy and organza ribbon.
This is a commissioned card for new Grandparents made using MCS The Collector's Edition - Kids and Spellbinder dies : Picot Edge Circles and Scalloped Rectangles. I threaded narrow organza ribbon through the base circle and embellished with gems and a paper flower.
This is a commisisoned Engagement card made using MCS Enchanted Romance cd for the background and the image. I decoupaged the image, glittered the raindrops and wrapped it in an acetate bubble. Grograin dotty ribbon, gems, a paper flower and a printed sentiment complete the design.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Hello everyone, Please follow this link for some fabulous Blog Candy from my friend, Sue. The Rachelle Anne Miller Collection cd set currently featuring on Create and Craft, Pick of The Week, brought to us by Elegant Inspiration and worth £29.99, could be yours. Thank you, and Good Luck! Sheenagh x

Sunday, 9 October 2011


This Wheelbarrow was made from a template and is much easier to construct than one would imagine. I simply printed the template onto pink card and filled with silk and fabric flowers secured by glue. A couple of felt embellishments on the sides complete this design.
This is a Scene Card which has a box front containing three levels for placing a scene onto and it opens like a conventionial card at the back. I printed out artwork from MCS Setting The Scene cd to decoupage the background trees and foreground elements. A wooden butterfly embellishment was coloured using Distress inks, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Bundled Sage and a sentiment tag with flower brads was added to complete the design.
This Garden Box started life as a template for a Tool Box but I printed it out in a bright pink colour and embellished with various cut out flowers and butterflies to decorate in a more feminine way. Various wooden embellishments were coloured using Distress Inks and some gems added to complete the design.

A quick catch-up

Well, it seems such a while since I've been able to blog. It has been a busy time for me with my cards and samples and, of course, there is the small matter of two tiny new additions to the household.
One week ago, as if you don't already know, we adopted two West Highland White Terriers through a Westie Rehoming charity. Please meet Alfie and Milly...ages 8 and 6.
I am teaching them all things crafty :
Lesson 1 - this is where I work
Lesson 2 - this is a computer
Next week's lesson will be how to use glitter...lol!
Seriously though, they are just adorable and have settled in really well, so we feel blessed to have them in our family. Happy days are here again!
Please keep checking in on my blog to see my latest designs and samples which I hope to make a start on uploading tonight, time permitting, but meanwhile, I hope you are all safe and well in blogland and Happy Crafting!
Sheenagh x

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


This is a 10"x8" card with the side panel sealed down to give an 8" square area for matting and layering the decoupaged image onto silver mirri board. I used silk cord and glittered a strip of heavy duty tape to embellish with silver gems. The sentiment tag is made using Spellbinder die : Teardrop Circles.
This easel card was made using Spellbinder dies : Grand Labels One for matting and layering the image on black glossy card and glitter card and then embellished with heavy cotton lace ribbon, a flower made using Spellbinder dies : Carnation Creations, and crystal hat pins. The border is created using Spellbinder dies : Edgeabilities - Classic Petal.
This is a 5.5" square box and matching card made using one of the printed backgrounds and layering the decor panel on both. The sentiment tag was made using Spellbinder die : Butterfly Circles, and a wooden flower, some narrow ribbon and gems complete this simple creation.
This is a DL card made by printing a black image on the front of the card and then printing a smaller colour toned image onto the acetate wrap. The sentiment tag is Spellbinder die : Scalloped Ovals. Some narrow black ribbon and black gems complete this design.
This 8" square card was made using 3 parts of Spellbinder dies : Creative Book Pages on different backgrounds and textured gold card layers. The top layer lifts up to reveal an autumnal quotation. The butterfly was made using Spellbinder die : Fanciful Flight and was cut out twice - once in gold card and then in toning patterned card and the Spellbinder die : Doodle Parts was used for the flourishes. Grommet Tags die was used for the sentiment tag. Various gems complete the design.
This larger card was made by matting and layering co-ordinating backgrounds with gold mirri board and Spellbinder dies : Bird Sanctuary and Bird Flourishes. The sentiment tag is from Grommet Tags. Card candy and gems complete this design.