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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Back from my little holiday!!

Haven't blogged for a few days as have been away. It was my OH's 50th birthday on Friday and I booked a short break for us on Exmoor - a place he really loves. On one of the days he took the boat over to Lundy Island to spend the day wandering round with his camera photographing all manner of wildlife. He was last there on his 16th birthday!! 

Here is the card I made for him. I have to admit that it was very last minute due to all the other things that have been going on. I was a little stumped as to what to make this year. I wanted something wildlife related and had settled on butterflies - but didn't know exactly what. I went shopping with a friend, and we went into Paperchase. And I saw this gorgeous piece of wrapping paper. It was perfect - butterflies but in a grungy/vintage sort of style. 
The base of the card is made from a large sheet of Mink Centura Pearl, and I layered a piece of the wrapping paper onto some brown and beige Bazzill card. Another strip of the Centura Pearl was embossed with my X Cut A4 Butterfly Pattern folder, and mounted onto more of the brown card. The rosette is made from concertina folding two strips of the wrapping paper, and gluing onto card. The letters and numbers are cut with my Die'sire 1" dies, and I finished it off with a button and metal butterfly from my stash.
The matching box was made from more of the Centura Pearl and decorated in exactly the same way.

On the inside of the box, I added loads of photos of him!!! Luckily he liked it - even though I felt I hadn't put a lot of work into it. It was also admired by the landlady of the B&B in which we were staying!!

Well, I have the rest of the Davis clan and a few of Steve's friends arriving tomorrow for more celebrations - and I feel like I am nowhere near ready!! So much to do, so much I have forgotten to do (and probably buy), and so little time to do it!! 

I would like to enter this into:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - For the Guys
Simple Create Too - For A Male

Hopefully will be back with another post on Monday!!


  1. Lovely !! Love all the photos in the box too xx

  2. This is a great idea for a card.
    I have been having a look round your blog and like your style, will be back again for another look later.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Beautiful Cards Carole lovely picture use x

  4. Thumbs up from across the pond


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