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New DT Member Irene

Please stroll down or click HERE for our current challenge # 26 Anything But A Card

Well this is what you have all been waiting for.  Let’s see who is joining the other DT sisters at VSC.

We are so pleased and happy to announce that Irene from Irene’s Crafty Corner has agreed to join our happy little band as the last of our newest DT members.

Here is a short bio to introduce her:

Hi, my names Irene.

I’m married and a Mum to two grown up boys and a crazy Border Terrier.  Started papercrafting about 15 years ago and love nothing better than spending the day in my little craftroom playing with stamps, inks, paints, paper and anything mixed media.

So happy to have been invited to be part of the VSC design team.

Today we are showcasing this delicious and very beautiful picture frame which Irene has made as her debut piece for the current challenge.

She stamped the images, which you can find here, then painted using Distress inks, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy & Fired Brick.  The main stamped image and quote were edged with Antique linen Distress stain.
 
The machine stitched border draws your eye to the brown card which was adhered to corrugated cardboard before being distressed with walnut stain.  Creative expressions metal corners were used as extra embellishment.

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How clever is this, Irene has put an easel stand on the back so that it can be displayed on a dresser.

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I am sure you all want to congratulate Irene yourselves so it would be fabulous if you hopped on over to her blog, left her some love and also saw all her other beautiful makes.

Newest DT Member Christine

Please stroll down or click HERE for our current challenge # 26 Anything But A Card

Well this is what you have all been waiting for.  Let’s see who is joining the other DT sisters at VSC.

We are so pleased and happy to announce that Christine from Cardmaking, Scrapbooking & Other Papercrafts has agreed to join our happy little band as one of our newest DT members.

Here is a short bio to introduce her:

I started making my own cards over 10 years ago and my crafting took off as soon as I got hold of my first stamp, a random buy in a bargain bin. I am hooked on stamping and a confirmed stamp-a-holic. Just love stamps as focal points but also to make backgrounds both for cards and scrapbook pages. With a mix of inks and techniques the possibilities are endless!
 
Style wise … I love and try everything from CAS to grungy and I am particularly attracted to vintage images, which has something to do with my putting together a scrapbook of my grandparents and family.
 
The South of England is where I live with my partner and son, who sometimes make fun of my crafty ways but are thankful for keeping them supplied in customised cards and are even fueling my habit by buying me magazines and other crafting items!   Aww!!!!

Another fabulous pedigree of crafting and her work is amazing.  Today we are showcasing this beautiful inspirational box as her debut piece for the current challenge.

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I am sure you all want to congratulate Christine yourselves so it would be fabulous if you hopped on over to Christine’s blog, left her some love and also see all her other beautiful makes.

We will be showcasing another new DT member next Monday so make a date in your diaries to pop back and see who that might be!!!

New DT Member Karen

Please stroll down or click HERE for our current challenge # 26 Anything But A Card

Well this is what you have all been waiting for.  Let’s see who is joining the other DT sisters at VSC.

We are so pleased and happy to announce that Karen from Dreaming And Creating has agreed to join our happy little band as one of our newest DT members.

Here is a short bio to introduce her:

Hi, Karen McAlpine here, to tell you a little bit about myself.

Such a long crafty history, I have been crafting since the age of four.  Over the years many crafts have given me lots of enjoyment including: decoupage, embroidery, sewing, quilting and crocheting.  Another passion of mine is gardening, especially my herbs and flowers.

Over the last 15 years cards have been my thing.  In the beginning my cards were computer generated with a software package but approximately 9 years ago my thing became handmade cards.  Currently, card making and paper crafts are my favourites.

Definitely love the creative scope that comes from stamping and feel that each stamp is a little work of art in its own right.  Of course I like to put my own signature style on each project. My makes will almost always include lots of layers, a mix of pattern plus texture and fibers of some kind.  Creating my own backgrounds with paint, ink, a Gelli Plate or stencils has become one of my favorite techniques.

Wow such a pedigree and her work is amazing.  Today we are showcasing this beautiful inspirational tag as her debut piece for the current challenge.

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I am sure you all want to congratulate Karen yourselves so it would be fabulous if you hopped on over to Karen’s blog, left her some love and also saw all her other beautiful makes.

We will be showcasing another new DT member next Monday so make a date in your diaries to pop back and see who that might be!!!