Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Marianne Creatables - Make a border

Last week I showed you a border made with a small leaf die from one of the Marianne Creatables die sets, obtainable from my supplier Make a Lasting Impression (see link on side bar).
     Here is my 2" x 6" Border

Now I have a 2" x 8" Border
to add to my finished card....

Materials Used:
  Cardstock: Bottle Green, Sage Green Linen
Decorative Paper:  Artylicious CD - Essence of Nature - Misty Dawn
Marianne Creatable Leaf Die
Provocraft Vintage Corner dies
Sentiment, ribbon, scoreboard from stash

From a small die - a big  8 x 6 card!
  Since the paper is a beautiful tree design it fits in nicely with the die shapes
 and gives  the effect of falling leaves!
  Autumn approaches - just where has the summer gone?

PS: I will be back tomorrow with news of how the Cupboard will be changing, hope you will be able to join me and let me have your views.  Thanks.


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

I love this card layout and method, Ikki the beautiful simplicity is simply great!
Shaz in Oz.x

chrissy xx said...

You always come up with a fab card!
LOve it.

Cheryl W. said...

You have inspired me to try all my small dies to make borders. Wonderful idea!

Julie said...

Hi Ikki,
I haven't longhad my bug and I find your blog really helpful. Love your cards.
Julie G

Merry said...

Love how you have used the border on the card Eileen. How exciting....changes.....can't wait.

Sew This N That said...

I love your finished card Ikki, what a great effect :)
*hugs* Heather x

Max said...

Fantastic ... looks stunning.

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Chrissie said...

Having been busy with Libby here starting Daisy's potty training, I seem to have been otherwise occupied for a while, but now they're home, I've just spent a lovely time perusing all your fabby ideas. I don't know how you manage to keep coming up with the goods!!
Just wonderful Eileen. Spotted some gear I might just have to get too!