CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP - SPECIAL GUEST - WENDY CRANFORD






Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, this is #4 for this month August 2016, and today we are honoured to have a lovely lady called Wendy Cranford all the way from the USA blogging along the side of us. 

Wendy Cranford


There were so many different choices to be had while looking at Wendy's creations. Trying to decide was like being a child again in a Candy Store saying "Oooh I like that one"and so on. 
I finally decided on a card that Wendy created over 4 years ago, this coming Halloween. 
As I do not celebrate Halloween myself , I CASEd the card to almost identical with the way Wendy designed the pattern and the sizes of card and paper that were to be cut. 
The reason why I chose this card and made it almost identical is that I have not made this type -A Patchwork - Card before. I really enjoyed doing this, and I will definitely look for Wendy's other card she has tutorials on for me to have a go too.








Above is the Video of Wendy Cranford's Tutorial of the Card I CASed for this Blog Hop today.






With the above card, this in featured in the above tutorial here is the result of my interpretation.

I used the New and Beautiful DSP from the Holiday Catalogue that will be released on 1 Sept 2016 called Petals and Paisley .


Hope you Enjoyed seeing my card today?



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Comments

  1. You are such an inspiration Christine, you work so hard and you are doing an awesome job. I love the technique you have done - an awesome job again. Angexo

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    1. Thank you Angela for your sweet comment. I was just realized I didn't add a sentiment to the card. But I think that's okay too. I could use this card for almost any occasion and place a sentiment when required or just give it to someone just as it is.

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    2. You don't always have to have a sentiment Christine, it's always good to have some made with no sentiment for those they want to purchase a card at short notice.Angexo

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  2. WOW what a fantastic technique and a great way to use up strips of left over DSP too. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Kim, yes just think of all those 1/2 inch strips we have left over and the times we have thought oh, just throw it I have way too many scraps of this colour. We literally have tens of cards fronts thrown into the bin without thinking, I know I will be rethinking those 1/2 inch strips from now on.

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  3. Nice one! Like a beauitful patchwork quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Fiona, I agree the Patchwork Quilt technique is beautiful. It gives it an Old Country feel for the card.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, So much fun and easy to do. I have looked at this technique before and thought too much fussing. But it isn't. You really don't that you would have to have all the strips the same width as the long as as each design had the same width to keep in balanced. Mmmm might give this idea a go :)

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  5. Oh wow, what an amazing effect! great CASE Christine

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    1. Thanks, Sue, It is a great effect. and I think after making the card I picked the easiest CASE to do. I was thinking it would be so difficult to do, I feel I have cheated a little hehehe. :)

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  6. My of my all time fav techniques!! I love that this technique can use up scraps and create different patterns even with the same papers! Great case you nailed it!

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    1. Thank you Carolina, yes I totally agree. I was thinking as I was making the card how quick and easy the card was to make. It is a great technique, I know I will be making many more, even as backgrounds for other cards in the future. xx

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  7. WOW I love this technique! Fabulous card Christine

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, It is a great technique, I'm thinking why have I waited for so long??? The mind races with what you could achieve after making this simple card. xx

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  8. Gorgeous Christine! Who wouldn't love to receive this card? Love your choice of DSP and you executed the technique brilliantly! xo

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    1. Thank you, Gail for your lovely comment. I love how it just gels together. What I like the best is , you could make up different cards for each suite to show customers how the DSP matches and works together without using or wasting too much stock. Really 1/2 inch strips are mostly scrap and they are so quick to create as well. Great Make and take Cards. I will be using this idea to make sets of cards with no sentiments on them presented in a box with as an incentive to get orders.

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  9. I love your quilted card Christine & what perfect DSP to do it with! I just love how the copper shines through! xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie, It is a definitely a win win with the DSP. I'm a 1970's girl through and through, i wore Paisley then in my teenage years, WOW they were the days and I still do.I have dresses in my wardrobe that I bought not too long ago that have the Paisley pattern all over them.

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  10. GREAT JOB! This is an oldie! You went way back. Some of my very first work. Thank you for bringing this back to my mind.

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    1. Hello, Wendy, Thank you for your comment. Thank you for blogging with us, it was an honour and much fun too. I thought your card was grand made with this technique, so yes a technique revisited, was in order. I was so caught up looking at all your beautiful creations on your blog I did not realize that this was one of your first works. I saw the design and straight away, I was like yes, this is the one. xxx

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  11. Christine, this is really pretty.It's a great way to use up those off cuts from DSP that I can't throw away. And I like your gold smiling Buddha,too.

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    1. Thank you Satomi, It certainly is a great way to use DSP cut offs, so many times I have said, what a waste to throw such pretty paper away, now after making this card I will be thinking twice about the rubbish bin.

      Yes my Smiling Buddha, he is a very happy chap, he is a money box, the top of his hands is the slot for you to drop the money into his big belly.

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  12. I love playing with quilted cards and this one looks fab Christine....

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    1. Hi, Vicki, thanks for your comment and it was a fun card to make. I know I will be making many more of these quilted cards in the near future.

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  13. Love your card Christine. It's a fabulous Case and such a great way to use up all the gorgeous left over dsp as I'm the same, I keep every bit hehe. Thanks for the inspiration will definitely give this a go. :) xo

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    1. Hi, Juana, I have only been using DSP for a short time, I was normally a Cardstock Girl stamping my own pattern as I made a card, but now with this technique, I will be using DSP more as there will not be the waste only more quilted pattern cards. It is my honour and pleasure that I have returned inspiration to you. :)xx

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  14. This is such a great card, I think I have to give this technique a go!

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    1. Hello Jessica, thank you for your comment and thank you for visiting my Blog. Please do have a go, warning though, you will get hooked on it hahaha

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  15. Awesome card! You are so creative. It's good when you have many leftover DSP.

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    1. Awwh, thanks Vanessa you are sweet, but I only followed the pattern design from what Wendy Cranford created in her video. I will make many more of these quilted cards in the future, as it hooks you quickly once you see the pattern forming.

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  16. Lovely Christine. I am yet to give this technique a go.

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    1. Thanks, Rosalie, yes you must do this technique, easy, fun and you will get hooked for sure. Besides less to throw away.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie, give it go yourself, they are super fun to do. :)

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  18. Beautiful card Christine. And what a great way to make use of those DSP scraps we all end up with.

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    1. Hello, Kirsten, thank you for your nice comment and you are so right, out of DSP scraps you can make a card with an awesome quilted look :)

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  19. Wow, what a truly amazing card this is! Love the concept, papers chosen, and the painstaking work.

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    1. Thank you, Flo for your lovely comment. Give this technique a go yourself, it is super fun and easy, it really is. When I looked at it I thought oh wow I am going to challenge myself? Really it is as simple as this:- cut strips of paper glue to cardstock, butt the next strip up along the first and repeat. You could use as much or as little colours and patterns as you like.
      Myself to get it right every time, I trust Stampin'Up! immensely, so use the DSP from one suite only and use strips from three or four sides of double sided DSP. Every colour and pattern goes.

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