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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Nicecrane DT - Stationery set - Saturday 16th May 2015

Hello Friends,

I can't believe that once again it's been well over a week since I last wrote a post or visited any of your blogs! What can I say? There just seems to be so much going on at the moment that although I've managed to craft, I'm afraid blogging is having to take a bit of a back seat. We've had a busy time at work. Charities and community groups are always reliant on funding and grants and April sees the start of a new year (or a new three year contract as far as the charity I work for is concerned) and with a new government and local Councils there will be new faces and policies to get used to and  it is time to start planning again and looking around for more grants to apply for...but it's all good 'busy', I enjoy it.

I did manage to get around your blogs tonight - if my iPad didn't freeze every time  I go on blogger I could keep up with all your blogs in the evenings, but I'm afraid anything to do with blogger on my iPad drives me to the verge of madness - every time I make a mistake and try to go back it freezes...aaargh! I think my iPad is just getting old (like me, lol!)

By the time we get home, cook, eat and spent any daylight left having some relaxing time with the hens, all I want to do is relax by the TV with Tom. I can't just watch TV, so I surf Pinterest to my heart's content - the iPad is great for that, just not blogger! To those of you I'm friends on Facebook with, I've been missing from there too...the truth is, I do quite a bit of social media at work, I'm on the computer all day and it's the last place I want to be at the moment anyway.

Anyway, I am waffling too much...and I will be making sure I blog more often from now - back to crafts! Today I'm sharing a stationery set I made for Nicecrane Designs as my Design Team project this month. For this set, I used the 'So Fun & Cute Dogs' set of digital images as shown below

I used all the images in my set...they really are cute!

The set consists of a 7x7 base card with a selection of mini note cards, envelopes and tags. I made the stationery holder using a card blank. I took some  ivory heavier weight linen effect card and used a 'Stamps Away' stencil and bundled sage distress ink to create the same background on 4 pieces of A4, which I then cut to size.

First of all I die cut four squares to cover the  front, insides and  back of the card. I then took some green card from my stash, used a Martha Stewart edger punch along one edge and placed across the front. I die cut the printed image using another square die (I used Spellbinders Classic Squares), added some twine and adhered to the front.

 For the inside I made two wallets for one side and a closing envelope for the other side. I decided to add a small image to one side of the lower wall, which I matted and layered on to a square made from the free card I used on the front. I also added a calendar (a printable from the internet) and die cut a clipboard top using Tom Holz Alterations Clipboard top die.

I made the envelope with plain card and mat and layered with the stencilled card. To finish I attached two button brads from my stash (K&Co) .

The mini cards are very simple, just using images from the set on little card blanks.

 I made some tags using left over stencilled card, green card and some of the images.

These are just a few of the many images available at Nicecrane...just click the link to have a look!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll endeavour to be here more frequently!

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole this is an amazing set the images are beautiful. Don't worry about not keeping up with Social media you must do what is right for you. I am one to talk I couldn't sleep so I am messing around on my Kindle I might try again soon. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wonderful set of stationery Carole just adorable the images


  3. What a terrific idea Carole. I love it. I do know what you mean life gets in the way of blogging at times and let's face it - it really is more important!!!! Hugs Christine xx

  4. Morning Carole.
    An amazing set of notelets and tags, Love the images too.

  5. Good morning Carole,
    Absolutely brilliant, love everything in this amazing set.
    Know exactly what you mean, I don't go out to work and am finding it hard to find time to do any Blog Posts.
    Visiting is getting just as bad. Lots are the same at this time of year.
    Have a good weekend
    Patricia x

  6. Carole, a beautiful set, just love it. I had to replace my I pad for basically the same reasons, I could have thrown it far enough some days, as for time the less I work the less time I have. Hazel x

  7. Hi Carole,
    oh this is so gorgeous.
    I love those fab images, and your wonderful designed creation.
    What a beautiful set to own.
    Sounds like you are having a very busy time at the mo.
    We are always here when you have the time to blog, and never worry if you haven't the time, we all understand that life comes first, and especially relaxation after a hard day at the grindstone.
    Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

  8. Hi Carole, this would make the perfect gift for any dog lover. Great images complemented by the colours youve used. I love that clipboard top too!.
    Amy x

  9. Hi Carole, this would make the perfect gift for any dog lover. Great images complemented by the colours youve used. I love that clipboard top too!.
    Amy x

  10. Hi Carole, on a bit of a catch-up today, well this evening actually! Pleased I popped over this is lovely and would make a great gift.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  11. OMG Carole,,,sooooooooooooooo cute, cute cute and all over stunning set,,,,,,I am falling in lovew wioth this creation Carole,,,,,these note cards are so cute,and you choose the perfect color,,,,,REally a truyen treasure to watch,,,,,,,I was sure you would do the perfect creation,,,,,Horayyyy for Carole,