Saturday, 18 June 2016

A doggy shaker and a teacher thanks

Boo hoo, can't believe my week off work is almost up already, it definitely whizzes by!

This doggy card is hot off the press and is based on yesterday's lesson at the MFT Camp Create for a shaker card.
Here's what I learnt from making this card ....

  1. When tidying up, make sure you put your acetate along with all your other papers ... I spent at least half an hour trying to find it, and in the end I gave up and cut a page from my pocket scrapbooking folder!
  2. Add more sequins than you think is enough! I could probably have done with double what I have here.
  3. Go easy on the glue! ... I'm hoping this white mess at the edge of the acetate dries to clear.
Ah well, the whole point of school is to learn eh?!!
Image is an oldie from High Hopes, coloured with watercolour pencils, popped up on dimensionals and clear gloss/glitter added to his dog tag.  Die-namics star dies (there's one placed on the inside of my card peeping through the glue mess)

The lesson I learnt from my second card was to keep proper records!  I'd been asked to make a load of personalised teacher thanks card, created this one, and when I was putting it with the others realised I already had one made for Mrs Loughran!!  Grrr.  So I'll try to rescue this one ... maybe pick off those sequins and add her name in a separate panel.    We'll see, it could well end up in the bin!

My image is another oldie High Hopes image.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and Spectrum Noir sparkle added to the pink pencil and the eraser.  Clear gloss/glitter added to the silver bit at the top of the pencil and to the buttons on her jeans.  I also used some chalk and my giraffe print stencil again, but the pale blue bit hasn't really shown up in my photo.


  1. This is a very cute card just love the little dog thank you for joining into our challenge over at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge
    Michelle xx

  2. Such sweet images on both card Lynne - beautifully coloured. Love how the mouse is writing the sentiment! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Love you super cute cards especially love the doggy shaker card.

  4. Love your cards and to personalize them is awesome

  5. These are gorgeous Lynne , the shaker card is fab and what a good idea to use sequins. Love the little writing mouse too. I don't want to go back to work tomorrow either, hey ho, the next week off is August and that will soon be here!! xx

  6. Thank you, Lynne, for posting not-so-perfect cards (in your eyes). I have so many cards that either end up being thrown away or put in a pile to "renovate." I think these two cards are so cute, and they're inspirational to the rest of us, too!

  7. Gorgeous cards, so cute! Thanks so much for joining our Use a Die Cut challenge at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

  8. Love, love, love your shaker card Lynne especially as it is accompanied by such a fabby doggy image, he is a handsome dude for sure, super makes
    lorraine x

  9. Two adorable cards Lynne! I love your shaker card, that dog is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious.
    Tammy x

  10. Your mouse card is adorable. Thanks for entering it into the Tuesday Throwdown challenge and I'm betting you will be able to salvage and repurpose with no problem.

  11. Wonderful shaker card. Thanks for joining us for our Use a Die Cut Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  12. Gorgeous card, if you've got smaller enough letter stamps you could put her name on the pencil ? Thanks for taking part in the challenge

  13. Gorgeous cards Lynne! Both images are adorable and the designs are lovely.
    I hope you can make use of the bottom card Lynne, it's too lovely to end up in the bin! Maybe add another panel over it with the correct name on :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. Beautiful cards. I made a shaker card using cosmic shimmer glue to stick the acetate together. It took about 10 days, but did dry clear in the end. I now have my lovely fuse tool to make shakers with, much simpler. Cara x

  15. Great 'shaky dog' story! LOL. Love the clean lines, too. Thanks very much for joining the Polkadoodles 'Using a Die Cut' challenge. ;~}

  16. Love your project, shaker cards are so neat to make. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Hugs Tracy x

  17. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Mieko xx

  18. Lovely projekts, thanks for join us at Creatalicious Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you in the next challange to //DT Zora

  19. Wonderful cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional animals as main focus” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)


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