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Thursday, 30 November 2017

ELASTIC BAND TECHNIQUE PLUS VIDEO


Hi, thank you for stopping by....

 This is such a fun and easy way to create a background for your card makes!

The video below shows you how I made this card and the products used

I hope you give this a try, and, if you do please let me know
I stamped both sides of the insert and as well as down one side of the envelope

My YouTube Channel is:

Poppyfield Card Crafts JF





Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

CREPE PAPER FLOWERS AND KRAFT CARD

Hi, thank you for stopping by....

 I created a top folding, 5"x7" white card base using the Matting Basics B Die Set

The other day I came across the white lattice background (now sorting my storage boxes in my craft room) and I'm not 100% sure but I think it's from the 'shadow box' die set by Sue Wilson.  It's this particular piece that inspired the card

I adhered it to a panel of kraft card then added white satin ribbon around the centre

The sentiment,was stamped onto white card, using an Adirondack Ink Pad in 'caramel',  and die cut, a second die cut was made, with the kraft card, as I wanted to create a shadow

I folded over the white crepe paper 4 times and die cut the flowers and added a coloured brad to the centres.  I scrunched the flowers and tweaked the petals which gave a lovely 'fluffy' peony affect

I also die cut the leaves, from the same flower die set, and two swirls from kraft card and coloured around the edges of the leaves.  I left the swirls in the die to add the same colour to them

To complete the sentiment, flowers, leaves and swirls were then adhered to the card 
INGREDIENTS:

  • White card ~ Papermill Direct
  • Matting Basics B Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Lattice frame ~ Shadow Box/CE
  • Kraft card ~ CE
  • White satin ribbon ~ Club Green
  • Rose Creations Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Twisted Metal Tags and Accents Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Sentiment ~ CE
  • Adirondack Ink Pad ~ Ranger
  • White crepe paper ~ The Range
  • Brads ~ Hobby House
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

WORKING CANDY MACHINE

Hi, thanks for stopping by....

One of my great-nephews celebrates his 12th birthday today and I made him this candy machine card

 I used all the elements from the Working Candy Machine Die Set 

In retrospect I think I should have highlighted the sentiment with a shadow of navy, but it is prominent in 'the flesh'

I boobed with the photography when the candy was inside and showing the back of the card too.... wobbly hands and hubby had already gone to post the item so I couldn't retake any photos

I've reduced it in size just so that you can see it filled, don't look at it too long otherwise you'll see double! LOL

Filled with candy
Birthday boy will only see the sentiment, behind the treat cup, when the candy is half full

All I did for the back was to stamp the large 'Happy Birthday' with rainbow colours and I wrote a personal message in the body of the card

INGREDIENTS:
  • Working Candy Machine Die Set, Foam Core, Treat Cup, Handle, Sentiments ~ CE
  • Patterned paper ~ my stash from a magazine
  • Dries Clear Glue ~ CE
  • Happy Birthday, Hydrangea, Mountain Meadow, Spice, Big & Juicy 5 Colour Rainbow Ink Pads ~ Ranger
  • Large 'Happy Birthday' stamp ~ CE
Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 27 November 2017

FANTASY FILM BUTTERFLY AND CARD WINNER

Hi, thanks for stopping by....



 Starting the week with another easy card where you could change the colour combo and  batch make

The base is 5"x7" with a smaller panel of lilac card then the top panel is white

I stamped a butterfly to the top left and the sentiment bottom right.
A second butterfly was stamped, coloured with ProMarkers 'lilac' and fussy cut and coated with a clear Wink Of Stella
With my craft iron on a medium heat, I placed my inked butterfly stamp on a board then added 3 pieces of Fantasy Film on top of it and finally a piece of non-stick craft mat, I then placed the iron on top for a few minutes.  Once the film had fused I fussy cut the image out, placed glue on the back of the spine and adhered it to the butterfly

I added dots of various sizes and colour depth

You can see the 3 different butterfly layers

The card can also be posted flat and I'm sure when the recipient opens the envelope the butterfly wings will pop up again

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card base ~ CraftUK
  • Lilac and white card ~ my stash
  • Butterfly stamp ~ Chloe
  • Sentiment ~ CE
Saturday's card winner has been picked using Random.org Name/Number Picker
and the winner is....

PAM G

Congratulations!

Please email me your postal details to:

poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 26 November 2017

BOKEH BACKGROUND

Hello, thanks for stopping by....



I have used Pixie Powders for my coloured background, the norm is to use paints, but I do like how it has turned out

The base card is 5"x7" 

After adding PPs to the very wet, watercolour card I left it to dry.  I made my own stencil using different sizes of circular dies, then added the white distress ink as shown above, with a blending tool and also with a small finger dauber

INGREDIENTS:
  • White base card ~ CraftUK
  • Copper and purple card ~ my stash
  • Watercolour card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Candy Pink, Rich Gold, Sun Yellow Pixie Powders ~ CE
  • Picket Fence Distress Ink ~ Ranger
  • Sentiment ~ CE
  • 'Hydrangea' Ink pad for sentiment ~ Big and Juicy/Ranger
Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Hello and thanks for stopping by....


Today is our Saturday Special Give-Away Card, and, right up to Saturday 23 December,  we have a bonus included as the winner will also be getting a craft stamp with the freebie card

If you would like to give this card a new home (and the craft stamp) click on the link below and leave a comment on today's post. The winner will be picked using

Random.org Name/Number Picker


You have until 9.30am Monday morning to comment and it is not a problem if you have won previously or where you live as we ship globally! 






Sparkle background


Free Stamp


Until tomorrow....

  June x

Friday, 24 November 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 17

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

Because of the new challenge at MAWTT yesterday's post was also a Christmas card.  The lovely Jenny is hosting this challenge and she asked for Christmas animals, so when looking through my 4 large boxes of Christmas goodies (I know that's a ridiculous number but you have to remember we used to have a craft shop lol) I came across this gorgeous pretty aqua glitter card and the scene that was already die cut with the addition of a touch of light blue sky!  Consequently I can't give you very much details about the card as I don't recognise the die cut!

I die cut 2 frames, one in white the other silver mirror card and adhered them over the scene.  Using a larger die I die cut a centre, out of the aqua glitter card,  which  fitted over the frames

I shortened the sides of the aqua card so that it would give me side borders on the 5"x 7" base card

A sentiment was stamped onto white card and added to aqua glitter card and white card.  I snipped the back off the tiny tree brad and adhered that to the side of the sentiment
INGREDIENTS:

  • Aqua glitter card, white card and silver mirror card ~ my stash
  • Rectangular Die Set ~ Creative Expressions
  • Tree Brad ~ Create Impressions
Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 23 November 2017

NEW 'MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES' (MAWTT) CHALLENGE - #59 CHRISTMAS ANIMALS

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

A new challenge for Team B starts today at 'Moving Along With The Times' Blog.  Jenny is our lovely host and she's asked for 'Christmas Animals', and this is my contribution to the design team.  When you have a few minutes why not pop over to see the rest of the team's wonderful designs?

#59 CHRISTMAS ANIMALS

I decided on a 'distressed' look card for my design and used a 6" square kraft card for my base

I distressed the edges on a smaller panel of Christmas sheet music using my scissors then, with a finger blending tool I added 'vintage photo' and 'black soot' distress ink all around it.  This panel was adhered to the base card

On a piece of ivory card stock I stamped the row of buildings using a Stazon Jet Black Ink PadI added 'stormy sky' distress ink around the top of the image and 'black soot' distress ink.  A very light spray of water was spritzed onto the 'sky'

For the bottom part of the scene I added a piece of double sided adhesive and a layer of 'snow'.  This was not showing too well on the card so I added a layer of glue over the snow and sprinkled 'glitter jewels' on top of it

I used the pierced ovals die set to die cut the image and adhered it to the base card, I die cut a frame, twice, glued these together and added a little 'vintage photo' distress ink around the edge.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered over the image

The sentiment was stamped onto ivory card stock and more 'vintage photo' distress ink added to the edges plus a little 'glitter jewels' above 'Christmas'.  I added mounting foam to the back and positioned it onto the card

I stamped a reindeer onto ivory card stock and 'fussy' cut it out, placed a small piece of mounting foam to the back of the body and adhered it to the frame

INGREDIENTS:
  • Kraft card ~ CraftUK
  • Ivory card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Scene stamp and reindeer stamp ~ part of a gift set from a recent craft magazine
  • Vintage photo, black soot, stormy sky distress inks ~ Ranger
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukinenko
  • Snow ~ The Ducks Doodahs
  • Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Pierced Ovals Die Set ~ CE
A closer look of the card

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

MAY YOUR BIRTHDAY BE AS SPECIAL AS YOU ARE

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

 Ivory and black for today's theme

I started with an 8" square ivory card base and die cut two panels using a striplet die.  I didn't use the outer cutting die as I wanted the panels to be die cut into the card

I added a piece of double sided adhesive to the backs of both panels and sprinkled glitter over them.  I added another piece of card stock to cover the glittered panels

I stamped the sentiment using an onyx black ink pad

The outer cutting die was used to die cut the centre piece, both in ivory and black card and I created a shadow with the black card, as shown.  3D glue was added to the back of this panel then positioned into the centre of the card





I die cut another piece of ivory card and stamped the verse onto it as well as adding a little distress ink around the sides of this panel, using a blending tool, that was already inked

The sentiment was stamped using the same ink pad

INGREDIENTS:
  • Ivory card ~ CraftUK
  • Black card ~ my stash
  • Striplet Die Set ~ CE
  • Double Sided Adhesive ~ Woodware
  • Cosmic Shimmer Bright Glitter in Charcoal ~ CE
  • Black Onyx Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko 
  • 3D glue ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Sentiments x 2 ~ CE
Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

Technical Tuesday will be back 5 December


I love this vibrant background paper!  I found' it in my box of pink card/paper stock and this was all I had!

I backed the paper onto black card stock then added fuchsia ribbon to one side, this was then adhered to my 7" square card base

I used one of Spellbinders's Fancy Tags Three for the centre piece and die cut it twice out of white card stock.  One was glued on top of the other and a sentiment, from a recent gift set, was stamped onto it using Versafine Onyx Black Ink PadClear WOW Embossing Powder was sprinkled over it, excess removed and heat set

Three pink flowers and two white filler flowers, from Orchid Crafts,  were arranged to the top right of the card

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 20 November 2017

ONE (OR TWO) FOR THE MALES - CARD WINNER

Hello and thanks for stopping by....
I think, at times, the males in our life do get neglected when it comes to card makes and these two examples are both a quick and easy design.  You could batch make, change the colour of the balloons and sentiment then all you need to do is add a verse



On the left is a DL size card, the right a 5"x7" card

I used a balloon punch, my stash, and left over card for the balloons and mats and layers

The white 'Happy Birthday' stamp is by Creative Expressions, stamped with a Versafine Clear Ink Pad, white embossing powder, Hero Arts, sprinkled over it and heat set

The other sentiment was stamped using a Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad

Now for Saturday's card winner.....

Random.org Name/Number Picker has chosen....

Wendy L

Auntie Millie

Sunnybec

Littlelamb

Pam G


Littlelamb

Congratulations, your card and stamp will be posted to you

Until tomorrow....

June x


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Hello and thanks for stopping by....


 I made this pretty coloured card for my friend's daughter's 11th birthday, which is today

Her birthday cake is unicorn themed, I made unicorn cupcakes in pink, lemon and blue, hence the colours for the birthday card

Simple layers of card stock, the top layer embossed with the Cascading Hearts E/F by CE, lemon and white ribbon adhered to one side with candles added to it

I used the Happy Birthday Circle Die Set by CE for the centre piece and glittered the individual cupcakes

I used the outer die cut for the inside of the card, as shown below and added another cupcake to the centre of it

The only decoration for the envelope was the stamped 'Birthday Mail' in the corner




Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL - GIVE-AWAY CARD AND BONUS STAMP

Hello and thanks for stopping by....


Today is our Saturday Special Give-Away Card and, right up to
23 December, we have a bonus included as the winner will also be getting a craft stamp with the freebie card



If you would like to give this card a new home (and the craft stamp) click on the link below and leave a comment on today's post. The winner will be picked using:

Random.org Name/Number Picker
You have until 9.30am Monday morning to comment and it is not a problem if you have won previously or where you live as we ship globally!

Starburst Baubles Stamp

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 17 November 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 16

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

These weeks are flying by!

A circular festive card for today's offering, in blue and white card stock, I used a circular die (CE) to create the card base then used the Falling Snow Embossing Folder (CE) for the blue base card and the Mistletoe Moments (CC) for the white card stock.  A die by Amy Designs for the filigree circle, the deer is by Memory Box and I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder (WOW) to finish the card.  The deer, sentiment and filigree circle was die cut on pure white vellum (Woodware)

Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 16 November 2017

BEST WISHES - CREATIVE STAMPING ISSUE 50

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

A cute card made with elements from Creative Stamping Magazine  Issue 50

I don't make a lot of 'this type' of card, but, they are  cute and it is good to have some in your stock for that 'just in case I need a card' moment.  Our crafty friends across the pond tend to make these 'cute' cards more so

Instead of stamping the bear onto white card I chose to use a pale 'mottled' blue paper and stamped it and the best wishes with a  Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

Before I did any stamping I used my EK anti-static tool over all the paper then stamped the Happy Birthday around the edges

I the used one of the jumpers from the gift set and stamped it onto the bear.  I used two Distress Markers, 'mowed lawn' and 'worn lipstick' to colours some of the circles on the sweater and just the 'worn lipstick' on the ears and feet

I did cover the face, paws and the little bit of the body that's visible with Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste in 'Polar White' but it didn't show too well so I added Flower Soft in white on top of it and I do like the finished result

I also stamped one corner of the envelope, as you can see above and used the same stamp for inside the card as well as the corner star stamp and the birthday parcel 




There are over 30 stamps with this magazine and, of course, there are plenty of ideas for your own card makes plus competitions and information regarding new products 
Until tomorrow

June x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Papercraft Essentials Issue 153 With Poppyfield Card Crafts


Hello and thanks for stopping by....
On yesterday's post I showed you one of the cards I made with the free gift from Papercraft Essentials Issue 153


The video shows you in detail how I made a similar card as well as two more cards
Please bear with me for these videos, it's blatantly obvious I'm a newbie but my team (husband and grandson whose 9 and has his own YouTube Channel) are working on it.... with a bit of luck it can only get better

Excuse my head!

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

TUTORIAL TUESDAY - PAPERCRAFT ESSENTIALS ISSUE 153

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

As I'm attempting to catch up on everything in blog land I'm sure you'll understand that there isn't a detailed tutorial today, but, there will be a YouTube Video and I'll confirm that, possibly in tomorrow's post

In this month's Papercraft Essentials Magazine, Issue 153, there is a good selection of stamps, 18 in total and a stencil with 5 different designs.  There is a bonus magazine also included dedicated to CraftStash showing special offers, tips and designs for your card makes

I have made a few cards and the one below is using two of the stencils and three of the stamps

I used a 7" square white card and placed the larger stencil onto the bottom left of the card, secured it in place then added Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste in 'Lilac Blush' (CE)

Once the area was covered I removed the stencil.  You should clean it straight away otherwise you'll ruin the stencil if the paste hardens on it

The smaller stencil was used in the same way to the top right of the card and left to dry for a few hours

Once dry I used 3 of the stamps for the sentiment and used Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko

I added a few silver star sequins to complete the card front




The magazine is available from CraftStash
and, I think, WH Smith

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 13 November 2017

I'VE BEEN THINKING OF YOU - NEW CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY CARDMAKERS & CARD WINNER!

Hello and thanks for stopping by....
I've been rather unwell this past week or so but would like to thank you all for commenting on my posts whilst I've not been able to reply.  Fortunately I do try to schedule one week in advance, which, thankfully, covered the past week

I'd also like to say "thank you" to Mrs Duck, from 'The Ducks Doodahs'  blog, who sent me a lovely 'get well card', (I had a few happy tears) she knew I was unwell because I had to cancel my workshop with John Lockwood via Ang (Mr F actually cancelled it on my behalf) to say I was gutted at having to cancel is an understatement!  

Ang has recently opened an on-line craft store, fabulous goodies at very reasonable prices and you can find her information by clicking on the 'duck' on the right side of my blog or visiting:
http://theducksdoodahs.blogspot.com

OK.... it's the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, the lovely Angela is our host and she wants to see 'Anything But A Card'.  If you click on the link below you'll see the fabulous designs from my 'design teamies' and my contribution of a cake I recently made.  I'm sure I've previously shown this but it was the only suitable photo I had that wasn't card related LOL....

Here's the link:

#200 CRAFTY CARDMAKERS

and here is my cake:

apart from the ribbon it is all edible

For today's card I've used one of the papers from Spectrum noir Colorista Dark Paper Pad and used the metallic pencils to colour the image.  I think this particular paper would be ideal for the male species, would you agree?  It was very therapeutic colouring it.  I layered it to a piece of white card stock then added thin black ribbon  around it prior to adhering to the 7" square card base

I stamped the Creative Expressions's sentiment onto white card, using a black onyx ink pad then covering the stamped image with a clear embossing powder by WOW  and heat setting it

The verse, from my stash, was stamped with the same black ink pad 

 The metallic colouring does look stunning


I think I used all 12 pencils from the set for the colouring!

The above Spectrum noir range is available from Crafter's Companion & CraftStash

Random.org Name/Number Picker has chosen....

aunty Millie

Congratulations!  Please email your postal details to:

poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com

and your card and stamp will be posted to you

Until tomorrow....

June x



Sunday, 12 November 2017

YOU'RE SPECIAL TO ME

Hello and thanks for stopping by....


A white with a touch of silver for today's card

This is a 7" square, white card base with a silver panel slightly smaller, then the top white panel a little smaller still

I then added the smaller white and silver panels to the left of the card and stamped part of the sentiment on the top panel

I die cut several poinsettias, in various sizes, and added a touch of silver around the edges.  The layers were then shaped, glued together and adhered to the card

I stamped and embossed the remainder of the sentiment to the bottom right of the card

INGREDIENTS:
  • white card base ~ CraftUK
  • silver mirror card ~ my stash
  • vellum ~ Woodware
  • silver pen ~ my stash
  • both sentiments ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Metallic Silver Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Versafine Clear Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko 
  • Poinsettia Additions Die Set ~ CE
  • pearl gems ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Adhesive ~ CE
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbiners
Tomorrow's post will be shown at 1pm as it's a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and Saturday's Card Winner will also be announced

Until then....

June x



Saturday, 11 November 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD AND STAMP

Hello and thanks for popping by to....

POPPYFIELD CARD CRAFTS

Today is our Saturday Special Give-Away Card,  and, right up to Saturday 23 December,  we have a bonus included as the winner will also be getting a craft stamp with the freebie card

If you would like to give this card a new home (and the craft stamp) click on the link below and leave a comment on today's post. The winner will be picked using
Random.org Name/Number Picker

You have until 9.30am Monday morning to comment and it is not a problem if you have won previously or where you live as we ship globally!

Here is the link:

Happy crafting!




A blurred close up of the glitter!

Stamp included 






Until tomorrow....

June x



Friday, 10 November 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 15 - WANTED

Hello and thanks for stopping by....
A fun, festive card for week 15!
The original idea for this design is by Olga Direktorento

INGREDIENTS:
  • Red card ~ CraftUK
  • 'Wood' affect paper and poster paper ~ my stash
  • Santa stamp ~ Gummiapan
  • Splat stamp ~ Gummiapan
  • Santa's beard and pompom ~ Flower Soft Ultra Fine in White
  • Pine Cones ~ Creative Expressions
  • ProMarkers 
  • Distress Inks
Until tomorrow

June x

Thursday, 9 November 2017

BEST WISHES

Hello and thanks for stopping by....


The stamp is called Geneva and is by Creative Expressions.  I used an Adirondack Earthtones Ink Pad in 'Slate' to stamp the image, then coloured it using a selection of watercolour pencils by Derwent of Acco UK Ltd

I stamped the sentiment, by Creative Expressions, inside the oval shape, using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad then covered it with a clear embossing powder by WOW to give a raised and glossy finish

Once dry I used a corner punch by Claritystamp and slotted red card behind it.  This was then adhered to the white, 5"x 7" base card

To complete I inserted two scrolls, a verse and covered the flowers with Glossy Accents by Ranger as well as adding 'drops' inside the image


Gorgeous enamel affect using Glossy Accents


Until tomorrow....

June x