Tuesday 29 August 2023

MFT Stitched Blooms

Hi Lovelies

Well I've made a big decision in my crafting life - and that is to make sure I use some of my older stamps and dies on a regular basis...  so here's one using a die set from MFT - it's called Stitched Blooms and I do love the flowers it creates!  

I was inspired by a card from Lin at @sending_hugs which I saw some years back - using lots of scraps of tiny print papers - and boy, do I have lots of scraps!  So out they came with my die cutting machine and I got busy!

I just adhered the flowers and leaves as they came to hand - and I then added some enamel dots for the flower centres.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Blooms
Paper Strip - MFT Black and White Dots
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Scripty Birthday

Hope you like my bright and cheerful card today!

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Simon Says Stamp Garden Spires

Hey Peeps..

For today's card, I've used a beautiful embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp - it's called Garden Spires.  I did some ink blending to start with using Distress Inks..  then embossed it, before adding more ink over the flowers using a domed blending foam.  It gives the effect of only colouring the flowers which I thought was an amazing technique.  

I then splattered the panel with gold watercolour paint..  and added a tiny little sentiment panel, before matting and layering with gold mirri card.

Card Info:
Simon Says Stamp Garden Spires Embossing Folder
Distress Inks
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments

I think this is one of my favourite makes recently - especially in real life!

Happy Crafting...

MFT All the Happy

Hi Lovelies...

Sorry I forgot to add this the other day when I popped it on Instagram - so this is a quickie add!

I used the fabulous MFT All The Happy Die on a coloured panel that I'd blended with Distress inks and printed the 'everything' word on, (created on the PC)!  I then added acetate behind the diecut, before adhering a panel of glitter card, then adhering the panel with foam tape to the card base.  I added some die cut stars from the same glitter card and it was done!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT All the Happy, Sizzix Swirling Stars
Distress Inks
'Everything' word done on PC

Told you it was a quick post - hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Altenew Dainty Flowers

Hi Lovelies...

I'm sharing a few cards I made with another Altenew set - this one is called Dainty Flowers.  I saw a video (I think) by lovely Rachel (The Unpampered Stamper) - and knew I had to have a try with these gorgeous little flowers.

I cut some stitched rectangles, then used some Distress Oxide inks to create a coloured patch for the flower to adhere to. It's quite easy to do this, but (note-to-self), remember to dab onto spare paper after dabbing on the inkpad with my sponge!  If you don't do that, you can get harsh lines or very strong bits of colour! 

OK - sorry, this is picture heavy so I'll let you sit back and enjoy! I used a couple of the stamps, some different colours, then added gems.  The sentiments are included in the stamp set.

Phew!  Hope you liked them..... which was your favourite colour???

Happy Crafting...

Monday 7 August 2023

Altenew Fragrant Peonies

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the fabulous Fragrant Peonies Die Set from Altenew.  Peonies have to be one of my favourite flowers.... their blousy flowers are so bright and cheerful - I'm always sad when they droop and disappear so quickly after the time they've spent forming those massive flowers!

I diecut the flowers and leaves, then ink blended them using Altenew Crisp Inkpads.  Then I created a background using Distress Oxides and splattering with gold watercolour paint.  I adhered the flowers and leaves in the corner, adding a little sentiment at the top.  Finally I used 3D foam tape to adhere the card panel to the base.

Card Info:
Altenew Fragrant Peonies Die Set
Altenew Fragant Florals (for the sentiment)
Altenew Crisp Dye Inkpads - Green Fields Set, Sugared Candies Set
Distress Oxides Spun Sugar

Hope you like my card today -  I've got to say it's one of my favourites - I love how it turned out!

Happy Crafting..

Thursday 3 August 2023

The Stamp Village Happy Birthday

Hi Lovelies..

I'm back with a different type of card today... I bought this stamp set some years back, and recently I've had a bit of a purge on using goodies that have been sitting waiting for their turn in the spotlight!

So... I've used this fabulous Happy Birthday set from The Stamp Village - which was a huge collaboration from lots of the big companies in the crafting industry.  They'd each done an image for the set - so I chose three to use on these cards.

I coloured the image, then cut them into panels..  then I got out a paper pad that had all the colours in I'd used - cutting thin strips then adhering them to a scrap piece of card.  I tidied the edges up and adhered them onto the card panel - then added the coloured image with 3D foam tape.  I did the same for all three cards.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiments - The Stamp Village Happy Birthday Set
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs Polka Dot Parade

Hope you like my rainbow coloured makes today!  They're much more CAS than my recent makes, with very little colouring!

Happy Crafting..

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Altenew Zero Waste Flowery Pattern Stencilling

Hey Peeps...

Firstly, Happy August!  I'm 70 this month - so I aim to enjoy myself - whether we have sun or not!

I've been playing with the layering stencils from Altenew's Zero Waste Flower Pattern Set again... this time just stencilling with no stamping.  

I was inspired for the design by a fabulous card that Tina, a lovely crafting friend in Sweden, sent to me.  I didn't have the same dies, and I obviously used different stencils.. but I loved how it turned out.  I finished it off with a gorgeous word die from Spellbinders adhered with foam pads, adding a small 'happy' embossed in white on the pink card that I'd been using.

Card Info:
Stencils - Altenew Zero Waste Flowerly Pattern
Dies - Waffle Flower A2 Lacy Layers
Spellbinders Yana Smakula Scripty Sentiments
Colours - Simon Says Stamp Ink Pads

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed making it.  I'm really enjoying stencilling lately - although I seem to get into an inky mess while playing!  Ah well... such is the price of crafting!