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Thursday, 20 January 2022

Fun fold Birthday card

Front

Back


I have 5 fun fold cards to make for a customer, this is the second one.
So I thought I would have a go at a block card.
This is my first one and it physically hurt my brain to work out the measurements
for the size of card I needed lol. But once I got my head around it
I really enjoyed decorating it up.

The front is covered in daisies using Daisy Lane stamp set and punch.
The leaves are die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies and coloured with ink.
I have added some card candi to the centres.
The papers are from a freebie during Sale-a-bration set last year.
Inside I have cut some butterflies using Brilliant Wings dies.
The little ladybirds are from Nitwits.

I would like to enter this into
We Love Stamping - anything goes option wings
Unicorn Challenge - lots of layers
Little Red Wagon - make it open



 

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Shutter Fold Card



Second post today!!
This is my midway project for Stamping Sensations
where the challenge is
anything goes stamping (option add some diecuts)
Just remember to STAMP, STAMP, STAMP!

We are sponsored by Oakwood Archer  this month
and they will be sending our lucky winner a £25 prize package of crafting goodies.

I decided to go with a fun fold card and lots of stamped
and die cut foilage!
The card itself uses a shutter fold die from Tattered Lace.
The papers are a retired Stampin' Up! set, card is rich razzleberry and
I have used Forever Fern stamps and Forever Flourishing dies
in Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen colours.
The daisy is from Daisy Lane and has been stamped,
punched, layered and finished with a pearl.

I would like to enter this into


I hope you get time to join us HERE.


 

All for baby!


It's the second week of Wendy's theme of
use some fabric over at

I decided to go with a new baby tag and made
some little rolled flowers using pink felt.
The oval shape was cut from some retired papers and
I stamped the little stars in the background
using All For Baby stamp set.
The sentiment was stamped then punched using
my oval punch.
The flowers were glued in place with
some punched out leaves added.
I finished it off with a bow in stitched pink ribbon.

I would like to enter this into


Our little Grandson Sean has tested positive again
for Covid! Thankfully he is not showing symptoms.
Will we ever get used to living with this!!


 

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Birthday gift set


I had made this set for my daughter-in-law Baiba
for her birthday during December.

The card was made using Dressed to Impress
stamp set from Stampin' Up!.
The gable box comes ready made so I just stamped one of
the flowers from the Dressed to Impress set and coloured them
using daffodil delight blends.
The sentiment on the box is from Pink & Main.

I would like to enter this into



 

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Fabric at Tag Tuesday


Our new challenge at
has been chosen by the lovely Wendy and she wants to see us use
some fabric on our tags.

I had a hunt then realised my fabric scraps are all out
in the garden house, probably buried under a mountain
of furniture and bags that my daughter has been storing
before she moves into her new house.
So I found some little organza bags and thought
they would do the job.

I used some retired papers for the tag,
mounted onto some kraft paper.
I stamped the sentiment and around the edges using
Sweet Ice Cream stamp set from Stampin' Up!
I stuck the back using double sided tape.
I made a loose band with sentiment to
go across the back and finished with some linen thread.
Perfect tag for added some birthday money to.

I would like to enter this into


 

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Birthday cake funfold



Back into crafting again now that things are settled I have
a bit more time on my hands.

So I had a variety of cards to make for one of my customers
for Birthdays and Mother's Day and this is one of them.

I have used a Tattered Lace Die for the card shape,
layered up with some retired papers from Stampin' Up!
The flowers have been stamped, punched and coloured using
Flowers of Friendship stamp and punch set.
The little banner was stamped using a set called
Banner Alpha from Pink & Main in calypso coral colours.
I added silver gems to the flowers and finished with some
silver ribbon and a cake cut from same paper pack.
The little candles behind the cake are from
Approaching Perfection stamp set from a Stampin' Up!
sale-a-bration freebie last year.

I would like to enter this into

So we headed to Dublin airport at 6.30 yesterday, in the snow!
All went well but Charlie's first flight was delayed which
caused a knock on effect for her connecting flight in Chicago,
which she missed.😓 Her luggage went missing and she had to get
another flight booked for 6 hours later that evening.
So she spent a long evening keeping in touch and keeping
everything crossed that she would reach her next destination.
And she did, finally, in the early hours of this morning, she landed
in Kansas where her friend was waiting for her.
AND her luggage turned up! Apparently it didn't miss the
connecting flight, go figure!!
But she is safe and happy and we can now relax again!


 

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Tick tock!


I have another tag for Michele's challenge over at
where the theme is clocks/time.
After much searching I am realising that I only have one clock stamp!
So out came that set called Chronology
and and this time I used three different ink colours to stamp the clock.
I punched a few ovals using my oval punch and
stamped the sentiment with some cogs and added some ribbon behind.
I thought the whole tag lacked a bit of texture so
I added some 3d paint through a stencil.
I finished it off with an eyelet.

I hope you get time to join us.

I would like to enter this into


We have been hibernating for about a week or so now
as our daughter is heading to USA on Friday and we
are afraid of carrying covid into the house.
We are all vaccinated but we just don't want to take any chances,
and ruin her trip.
She will be away for two weeks and I will be counting the days
till she gets back, hopefully COVID free!!


 

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Happy New Year



Well we made it to 2022 and so our January challenge begins at
and the theme is
anything goes stamping with the option of  adding dies.

We have a great prize up for grabs!
Prize is a £25 prize package from Oakwood Archer.
So hope you can get your stamps out and have a go.

My card was really me just having fun with my inks lol.
Forgive the photo, I will try and get a better one.

I used a Hot off the press stamp called Feathers.
Stamped in memento. I added some little stars from the same
set and a few corners which I added some doodling to.
I highlighted some parts of the feathers with a silver pen
and finished with a silver twine bow.
The background was made using shades of orange,
yellow and red inks from Stampin' Up!

I would like to enter this into

Welcome to my newest follower ANKE!
So lovely to have you join my wee blog.


 

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Time has a wonderful way.......


The theme at TAG TUESDAY this time was chosen by
Michele and she wants to see clocks/time.

I have used a die cut circle, stamped some clocks
and cogs in memento from a stamp set called
Chronology from Papermania.
The sentiment has been printed, torn and inked using
balmy blue ink.
I inked round the edges of the circle and finished with
a stapled ribbon.

I would like to enter this into


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
Ours was really good! We had a Christmas Eve get together
in my son's house then we had them all (14 in total) for
Christmas breakfast then a nice relaxed afternoon
just the three of us.
Gearing up now for a New Year's Day get together
in our house again.
We were all very careful, taking a test before we got together
and we will do the same again on New Year's Day!
Better safe than sorry, but so nice to have the family all together again.


 

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Rockin' with Santa





OK so there is always one card short, right??
I needed one for my Son next door but don't tell him lol.
I used that lovely Papermania Santa stamp again and went with a
rocker style card which was totally inspired by my lovely friend
Chrissy who makes the most amazing rocker cards ever!!

The largest circle dies I have are these wavy ones from Tattered Lace.
I cut two layers for the base (one in white and one in poppy red), and stamped snowflakes from
Snowman Season in StazOn pigment snowflake ink.
I then cut two circles and gutted one to form a frame.
I added some retired paper to the inside of the frame then
stamped and coloured my Santa.
The sentiment is computer generated, cut and stuck
in place.

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See you on the other side!! Have a good one
and be careful out there!


 

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Merry Christmas Tag


It's the second week of my 'anything Christmas' theme at
and for this tag I just had a play with some masking,
stencilling and stamping!
Very quick, easy and fun and perfect for batch making
at this late stage!!

I used Basic Pattern Decorative Masks,
Penguin Place stamp set for trees and stars,
Sentiment is from Snowman Season stamp set.
The background was created using my blending brushes
and balmy blue ink pad.

I hope you get time to join us.

I would like to enter this into

Another busy week in the O'Hagan household.
My daughter had her offer accepted on a house
and the mortgage and valuation have all gone through too!
That will be 3 new home moves for 3 of my kids this year!
And between minding Grandkids, shopping, crafting,
decorating and entertaining I'm ready to lie down in a dark
room with some chocolate and a Christmas movie lol.
In case I don't get any blogging done between now and Christmas
I hope you all have a lovely one!



 

Saturday, 18 December 2021

New Home



Today I am sharing my midway post for
where the challenge is
'choose your theme and stamp it'.

I had a new home card to make for my Son and family
so decided to go with a fun fold die from Tattered Lace and a bit of paper piecing.
The stamp sets I used are from Stampin' Up! called
Coming Home, Signs of Santa, Enjoy Life, Nature's Beauty
and the dies for the trees are In The Woods Framelits.
The little birds were stamped too but very fiddly to cut out!
The papers are called Ice Cream Corner.

I hope you get time during this busy season to join us as
we have a lovely prize up for grabs

I would like to enter this into


 

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Anything Christmas at Tag Tuesday




It's my turn to choose the theme at
and as it's so close to Christmas now,
I thought I would go with anything Christmas.

This tag was made for my youngest Grandson Finbar's
Christmas gift.
I was lucky enough to win a prize recently,
and inside the package was this gorgeous Santa stamp
from Papermania.
I cracked him open right away and had a lovely relaxing time
colouring him up.
The papers are retired ones from Stampin' Up! and they have
been matted onto some coastal cabana card.

I hope you get time to join in my theme this fortnight.

I would like to enter this into

Welcome to my newest follower Robin Perry!
It always makes my day to get a new follower on my blog, thank you!!


 

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