Tuesday 25 June 2024

Lavinia Stamps Berry Branch

Hi Lovelies...

Today, my cards are made to send to anyone who needs a thought or two... it's always good to have them in my drawer, ready to use.

Firstly, I stencilled a rectangle on my card panel, then I stamped a large font style stamp on each over the rectangle and the white.  I then used a really deep grey ink to stamp the branches on each, followed by a tiny sentiment and some gems.  I matted and layered onto some coloured cardstock and they were finished.

Card Info:
Image - Lavinia Stamps Berry Branch
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Fancy That set
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Rectangle
Font Stamps - MFT Romantic Script, MFT Typewriter Text
Distress Oxides - Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
Lost Shadow and Shaded Lilac
Picket Fence

Here's another I made in lilac - same method.

You have to look really close to see the font stamped across each of the card panels.. I stamped in Picket Fence but that has taken up the colour from the rectangles.

Hope you like...


Thursday 20 June 2024

Memory Box Frostyville Border

Hi Lovelies..

I've been rummaging through my older dies for my card today and found this Memory Box border, plus a Simon Says Stamp word die that I think looks good with the border.  So, I know I'm a bit early.... but it's Christmas in June in my craft room!

I was inspired by Natalie Bowers seeing one of her videos from last Christmas..  she really is a good tutor and her videos inspire me every time.  Take a look at her NB Cards YouTube channel... you'll love it!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/325157827189927 

I did some smooshing with the Tumbled Glass mixed with a little Cosmic Shimmer white pearl mica powder, to give the lustre effect (which is difficult to see on the photos!)  Then I adhered the border.  I die cut the sentiment from a spare piece of smooshed card, also cutting two more from white card.  I adhered the three together, to give dimension and depth to the sentiment, before adhering to the card.  Finally, I added a tiny crystal for the dot on the i, then matted the card panel onto glitter card to match, using fun foam to back the panel.

Card Info:
Dies - Memory Box Frostyville Border, 
Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas
Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
Cosmic Shimmer White Pearl Mica Powder

Now I took a few photos of my card as each time I got a different look, depending on how the light caught it.  It's only natural light, as I take my photos on a window ledge.  I think the first and last photos are the closest to the colour I see when I look at the card.

Hope you like my card today..


Monday 17 June 2024

Paper Rose Studio Gum Tree Border

Hi Lovelies..

For my cards today, I've used an older border die from @PaperRoseStudio called Gum Tree Border.  I die cut two from white cardstock and put to one side while I created Distress Oxide blended panels for behind the border.  

I then adhered a die cut border onto each coloured panel, adding a couple of fine strips of gold mirri card at the edges, plus a tiny gold diecut butterfly.  Finally I added a gold embossed sentiment.

Card Info:
Paper Rose Studio Gum Tree Border
Distress Oxides
Gold Mirri Card
MFT Sentiment

These are so easy to make and I think look very effective.  Hope you like them too.


Monday 10 June 2024

LOTV Trio of Teddies

Hey Peeps..

Today I'm sharing a card that I made with a stamp set from my stash, that I bought and used last in 2012!  That's 12 years ago!!! 

It's from an LOTV set called Trio of Teddies.. but this little guy is my favourite with his bunch of flowers...

I coloured and fussy cut around the image, then die cut a rectangle and inked up and stamped a sentiment from another old LOTV set!  I adhered the teddy with 3D foam tape, then adhered the rectangle to the card base again, with foam tape.  I'd popped some stripey card to give interest before adhering the rectangle.

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Trio of Teddies
Sentiment - LOTV Sentiment Set 26
Die - Waffle Flower
Colouring - Copics
Teddy - E30/31/33/34/59
Flowers - RV55/63/17
Background - B60

I kept the design relatively CAS so the Teddy has pride of place.  

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 7 June 2024

Paint Splats

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a really fun card that I made using some paint splat dies.  I was inspired by a card by Natalie Bowers on Facebook - thanks Natalie.

I die cut lots of splats from card that I'd coloured with Copics and splattered with gold watercolour paint.  I adhered them to my card panel, trimming around the edges to fit.  Then I used an old die set from Paper Smooches (so no longer available), for the sentiment which I cut from gold mirri card.  I adhered a circle of vellum to the card, then finally added the letters.  

I matted and layered the panel to some red cardstock - it gave a another bit of brightness.

Card Info:
Dies - Paint Splats 
Birthday Words from Paper Smooches
Gold Watercolour Paint

I was really happy how this card turned out, I think it's perfect for a youngster!

Happy Crafting..

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Spellbinders Magnolia Blooms

Hi Lovelies...

For my card today, I was inspired by a card that I saw a couple of years back from Tina at Cards and Coffee Time.  I keep inspirational cards in my 'to try' file which I look back on from time to time.  I finally managed to get to buy the die set from Spellbinders, so I was able to play!

I loved how Tina did the colouring - so easy done, as the die comes in two parts - the filligree flower outline, and then there's a slightly larger background.  Both are cut in white, then using Distress Oxides, just blend a little colour on the background panel, roughly behind where the flowers will be.  The leaves are coloured on the filigree top, being careful not to catch the outline of the flowers.

Then, the flower outline is adhered over the coloured background - and WOW... so effective! I then used 3D foam tape to adhere to my card panel, trimming off the edges of the flowers and leaves to fit.

Card Info:
Die - Spellbinders Magnolia Blooms
Inks - Distress Oxides (a light and a dark for each colour)
Sentiment - MFT
White Nuvo Drops

So I would love to thank Tina for the inspiration and the tutorial.. I know I'll be making more of these soon!

Happy Crafting...


Friday 31 May 2024

Sizzix Mixed Media Diecuts

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with some Sizzix dies that I recently purchased.. and made two cards.  For the backing, I used a piece of watercolour paper that I'd used Distress Sprays on and wasn't happy with.  I've got to admit, this background had hit the bin, before I had to idea to use it behind these diecuts!

I adhered the diecut panels with 3D foam tape, to give depth.

Then I added a word die from Simon Says Stamp (a long time ago!) with the appropriate sentiment.  A few gems later, and it was done.

Card Info:
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz, MFT Stitched Rectangles,
Simon Says Stamp Wishing Word Die
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Wishing/Sending stamp set
Distress Spray Stain

Hope you like my make today.

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Honey Bee Stamps Daisy Layered Bouquet

Hi Lovelies..

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a lovely friend of mine... using some beautiful flowers over a basket weave stencilled background...

I coloured and fussy cut the flowers, then diecut a rectangle frame which I adhered to the stencilled background with 3D foam tape.  I adhered the flowers with foam pads..  then created a sentiment - heat embossing in silver then diecutting... again with foam pads.  Then I added the whole panel to a pink card base.

Card Info:
Image - Honey Bee Stamps Daisy Layered Bouquet
Sentiment - Waffle Flower Stamps Birthday Wishes
Stencil - MFT Basket Weave
Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame
Distress Oxides
Gems and Glitter 

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 23 May 2024

MFT Big Hello

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by the lovely Natalie at NB Cards on Facebook...  such a simple make but very effective!

Firstly I used Distress Oxides to blend on the lower part of my card panel, then I used a deeper pink to stamp lots of wildflowers.  

Once that was dry, I diecut the word HELLO from the panel, then cut it again 3 times from spare white card..  I adhered all of the diecut letters together, finishing obviously with the pink one. The letters then are quite deep so stand out. I adhered the panel to the pink card base, then adhered the letters back into their relative spaces.

Finally I added a little die-cut gold butterfly, to flutter above the flowers.

Card Info:
MFT Big Hello word die
Inkylicious Willow Twigs and Cardio Backyard Blooms stamp sets
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and 
Picked Raspberry (for flowers)
Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti (for tiny butterfly)

Hope you like my make today.. I'm back on my mission to use what's in my stash!

Big hugs

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Gold Leafy Die

Hi Lovelies..

Today my card is obviously using my favourite colour (!)..  but in a couple of different ways.

Firstly I did a  bit of pink smooshing using my Distress Oxide ink pads and water, die-cutting a square after it was dry.  Then I die-cut a leafy branch from gold mirri card.  I adhered this with sticky dots to a die-cut circle of white cardstock, and then framed it with gold mirri matted behind.  I chose a small sentiment which I embossed with gold, and also matted that onto gold mirri.  Then I did lots of matting and layering of the pinks and white cardstock.

Card Info:
Leaf Die - sorry, no name but it's from a collection of leafy dies
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square Die
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting....

Friday 17 May 2024

MFT Birthday Candles

Hi Lovelies...

Today I have an 'unusual for me' card to share.... it's a masculine card!  I make them so infrequently, as they take me truly out of my comfort zone... but I really loved how this one turned out.

All I did was diecut some kraft card, both with a stitched square die and a stitched circle die..  then diecut the candles from dotty cardstock, and then finally the Celebrate word from gold mirri card.  I adhered the pieces as you can see, but used foam pads for the candles to give depth.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Birthday Candles, MFT Celebrate Word Die, 
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle
Dotty Cardstock
Mirri Card
Copic Pens for flames

Hope you like my 'masculine' make!


Tuesday 14 May 2024

Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza

Hey Peeps...

Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous Floral Balloon Extravaganza stamp set from Alex Syberia Designs.  Of course, it needed to be a pink balloon!

 I coloured and fussy cut the image, then stamped the sentiment and heat embossed in white on black card... which I also fussy cut.  I then added a small bit of cord for the balloon string.  

For the background, I diecut a rectangle, then splattered with lots of pink and gold watercolour paints.  Unfortunately, the gold was hard to pick up on the photograph but you'll just have to imagine it!  Lastly, I adhered the balloon and the sentiment with 3D foam pads to give depth, and added a tiny bit of glitter to the flowers.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza
Colouring - Copics
Balloon and Flowers - RV52/63/55/66
Leqaves G21/24/99
Gold and Pink watercolour paints

Hope you like what I did..


Monday 6 May 2024

Waffle Flower Postage Collection Wildflowers

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing another card I made with the Waffle Flower Postage Collection Dies and Stamps, but this time I used their Postal Collage Wildflower stencils to create the floral images on the panels.

Then I stamped the postmarks etc, before I cut each of the images from the original die cut... creating individual stamps.  I splattered them with gold watercolour paint, then adhered them with foam pads to a kraft cardstock diecut rectangle.

I added a diecut 'hello' using mirri card, then finally added some gold circle confetti pieces.

Card Info:
Images - Waffle Flower Postal Collage Wildflower Stencils, 
Waffle Flower Postage Collection Stamps
Dies - Waffle Flower Postage Collection, Hero Arts Hello Word Die,
MFT Stitched Rectangle, Circle Confetti Die
Colouring - Altenew Inkpads
Gold Watercolour Paint

Hope you like my card today.  I'm a little bit slower listing my cards on my blog lately, as to be quite honest, my craft room needs a massive sort out and it's getting to me a bit!  I keep thinking 'one day....'!

Big hugs

Thursday 25 April 2024

MFT Happy Birthday Frame

Hi Lovelies...

Today I have a few cards I made using the MFT Circle Happy Birthday Frame Die, along with their Shaker Essentials circle acetate bubbles.  

I die cut the frame, then coloured each letter separately in a rainbow of colours.  Then I made the shaker element, using sprinkles (not real ones!)  I coloured and fussy cut cakes from the MFT All The Cupcakes set then adhered them to the acetate bubble, adding some glitter to give sparkle to the icing.

Finally I created the card base, by using some gingham paper, with a strip of gold mirri card onto a diecut rectangle.  I adhered the shaker to this panel, then added it all to the card base.

I did a few different colours to have some in stock!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Happy Birthday Frame
Images - MFT All The Cupcakes
Paper - Sunny Studio Gingham Pastels
Colouring - Copics
Cakes - E30/31/33 BV31
Letters - R24/Y£04/Y17/G14/B23

Sorry my post is picture heavy...  well done for staying to the end!

Big Hugs