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Eastham, Wirral, United Kingdom
Welcome to Dottie about cards. I live on the Wirral and have been crafting for 10 years. I have a son and daughter and 6 grandchildren. I have been a craft tutor covering many aspects of cardmaking for 10 years. I was employed by a local craft company, sadly that came to an end so now I have now gone freelance.

Friday, 22 June 2012

I have been busy this last couple of weeks quite a few birthdays in June and my family
always give me challenges for birthday cards.  The next four cards are for our June classes.
 I have used Dimension Stamp clock set to make this card.  I have used the large and
small cog stamp and the tick tock word to stamp the background paper.  I have decoupaged the
small clock and the hands and haveused a brad on the clock hands.  I have inked round the
background paper with brushed corduroy distress ink.  The message is also from the set.

On this card I have used digi stamp images from one of My Craft Studio cd's.   I have also used nestability
circle and flower dies. 
This is one of the nestability cut and tuck dies, the corners have been cut using one of Nellie Snellen
corner dies, and the rose has been made using Marianne flower dies.  I have used small pearls on
every other fold.
  Thought I would use some of my dies on
this card so I have used Marianne butterfly and flowers, dynamics leaf flourish and nestability labels.  The message has been stamped with the small sentiment set from Dimension Stamps and the label and paper has beeninked with victorian velvet distress ink.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thought I would have a little fun with this diamond stamp from Dimension
stamps.  I think it makes a great hot air balloon.  Again I stamped the diamond on my card and again on masking tape, covered the diamond and used my brushes to do the sky and the mountains.  I used denim blue adirondak ink and black momento.  The trees at the bottom I used the spring tree from the 4 seasons stamp set and stamped with peeled paint distress ink.  The sentiments are from the small sentiments sheet
from Dimension Stamps.  The balloon has been coloured in with berry red and china blue promarkers.
This  poppy stamp is from the Touch of Summer Dimension Stamp set.  I stamped the poppy then stamped again on masking tape and covered the poppies. I have used denim distress ink and peeled paint with inkyliscious brushes to create the sky and grass.  I then removed the masking tape and coloured in the poppy with poppy promarker and marsh green for leaves.  The fence is from memory box. The bees and the sentiments are from Dimension Stamps.
This stepper shaped card I have used the  rose from the Touch of Summer stamp set from Dimension Stamps.  All I have used is the flower head and two of the leaves for each flower, coloured it with blossom and rose pink promarkers and pear green and marsh green for the leaves.  The butterfly is one of my old Anna Griffin punches and the circles are from Nestabilities and Nellie Snellen.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Hi folks This card has been designed using nestability romantic rectangle die and the message and flowerare from Dimension Stamps petal passion stamp set, then coloured in with promarkers

For this Jubilee card I have used Dimension Stamps. The flag, large and small alphabet and the banner stamp. Again I have coloured in with promarkers, decorated the large diamond with small bling and glittered  all the diamond shapes.
I have used Dimension luscious lily stamp set and coloured in with fleximarkers.

Monday, 28 May 2012

The third card I decided to use my memory box Country House although I think it looks like
a church.  The flowers are also from memory box and the leaf flourish is from Dynamics. This house die
opens up a number of ideas, wedding, christening, confirmation, new house and sympathy cards.
I am sitting in front of a fan as it is so hot so I think I will just watch a little bit of Create and Craft.
This is the second card from my class.  All the stamps used are from Dimension Stamps.  I have coloured the images in with French Navy and poppy promarkers and glittered the jewels on the crown and on the
Hi folks, this card is one of three I did on a recent class.  I have used Xcut embossing and
diecut folder, nestability and Lily of the Valley sentiment stamp.  The flower was made
from Dimension Stamps petal passion set.  I just love the shape of the petals and I chose a swirly
stamp fro  the set to stamp onto my flower after I coloured it with colour box cats eyes pigment ink.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

This was one of the May make and take cards.  I used a Joy heart die and a Marianne circle die.
This is another May make and take card.  For this card I have used a nestability frame die and then have printed the flower image onto safmat cut around it and peeled the backing off.  Rather than using a stick
to rub the image flat I just used my finger.
This is the third card I did on the make and take.  The flowers are from the nestability aster
die set, the image is from Boofle Dodigital cd rom.  I printed the backing card and papers
from the same cd rom.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

I have been really excited about these new stamps from Dimension Stamps.  This is the new
shaped flower set.  I have used the medium stamp  for the red flower and the small stamp
for the blue flower.  The verse is also on the stamp set.  The stamp in the corner and the stamp
around the circle are just two of the lovely stamps on this set.  Again I have used the medium
stamp for the white flower.  This flower was using the large stamp for the leaf base and the medium stamp for the pink flower.  The leaf base has been stamped with yet another stamp on this set.  Believe me
ladies once you get this set you can't put it down.  Must sign off as I have got some more ideas for
this set.
This is one of the new stamp sets from Dimension stamps I have coloured with promarkers and used one of the tags from nestabilities and stamped birthday wishes from the stamp sets
I have used some of the extra stamps on the orchid set to make up this orchid and stamped the background
again with a stamp from the set. The lacy square is from one of Marianne dies.
This easel card has been stamped with the smaller orchid image and the message stamp again from
the orchid set. Again this flower has been made from the smaller single petal stamp from the
same set

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Just two more  cards I have designed with Dimension
stamps using embossing folder, nestabilities

and Marianne die

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

This card I did on one of our classes, coloured in with promarkers and use Martha Stewart corner punch.
This card I have used the diamond top springy card, nestbilities and promarkers.

Every girl likes shoes. I stamped the shoes using the masking technique. The embossed background is a papermania folder and the numbers are from Dimension number stamps.

Love these two stamps. I have stamped the fence twice and then cut it out. The sunflower I have stamped three times and cut those out too. They have then been coloured in with promarkers

Love the poppy stamp coloured with promarkers and I used ek success corner punch to create the frame

Dimension stamps

Sorry have not kept up with my blog since last year. We have been so busy with classes, demos and designing cards. Have made a concentrated effort to sit down and update my blog. The cards below are examples I have done for Dimension stamps and will post more as and when I can.