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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!

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Artylicious - Nestabilities - Marianne Creatables

Printing my own paper background is a new venture for me, but since I now have the Artylicious CD : Essence of Nature, today was playtime

This CD has a beautiful collection of designs,   this one called Windsong....
The butterfly is one of the Marianne Design Creatables cut in a patterned vellum and a patterned paper.

and I love the inserts you can print - althougth I might have got a bit carried away with inking!

I finished my card with a Nestabilies small plain and scalloped oval with a PC generated sentiment. With a few added swirls and a quick inking round the edge, who would think that this was just white copy paper.
The font is:  Amaze - size  18
I've received a number of queries about  fonts and printing sentiments and this is something I'm working on. 

Hope you're having a good Sunday, here in North Staffs the rain has stopped AT LAST! It's defo been one of those days when you can craft and forget about those gardening jobs waiting out there.  All in all it's been a good weekend, Dave's health is much improved - his body seems to be fighting the infection now and the DN's have been wonderfully helpful calling in daily to do his dressing.   I'm crossing my fingers and toes that the coming week be even better!  Thanks for dropping by.



PepPop said...

Beautiful card. It's very stylish. Great news about your OH too. Jaqui x

Carolynne said...

This is a gorgeous card Ikki. Glad to hear that Dave is on the mend


Chrissie said...

Great to see what the finished article is like from the beginnings I saw yesterday!
Brilliant! Defo up to your usual incredibly high standard!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Ikki wow gorgeous card!!!i must try it myself!

Miranda said...

Hi Ikki, great that Dave is doing better! A beautiful elegant card also. Like those papers, don't have the CD's but maybe some day.....greetz, Miranda

Deborah Frings said...

That's such a lovely card, so delicate. I love Glenda's CDs - I have several. So pleased to hear that Dave's on the mend.
Regards, Deborah x

Aquarius said...

Pretty card and you are right the papers and inserts on this CD are wonderful. Information on fonts is useful too - always interesting to see what other folks use. We had pouring rain yesterday right up until teatime!!

Rita said...

This card is just stunning . Glad things are on the up for both of you too. Hugs rita xxxxx

Caroline and Jayne said...

A lovely card x
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