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Saturday, 23 September 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD ~ HELLO

Hello & Welcome

We have this pretty oval, sherbet and black card that's looking for a new home 

If you would like to own the card just leave a comment on today's post.

You have until 9.30am Monday to comment and the winner will be drawn later that day, via Random.org Name Picker/Number, as well as being announced on Monday's post



Remember we ship internationally and nor does it matter if you have previously won


Have a good weekend

Until later....

June x

Friday, 22 September 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 8 - JOY

Hello & Welcome

We have a DL size card for you today
  • I started with the white base card (DL) and cut a smaller panel in black pearl card then another smaller panel in gold mirri.  The two panels were glued together then adhered to the base card
  • Using more black pearl card I die cut and embossed the baubles and corner embellishment and used spray adhesive to attach to the mirri card
  • I die cut and embossed the Joy sentiment in gold mirri, added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to the top right of the card.  When all the die cuts were in situ I polished the mirri with a piece of paper towel
INGREDIENTS:
  • White DL card ~ Woodware
  • Black pearl card ~ Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • Gold mirri ~ my stash
  • Christmas Balls Die Set ~ Amy Design ADD10113
  • Snowflake Corner ~ Memory Box 98238
  • Joy Die ~ Creative Expressions
  • Stick & Spray Permanent Adhesive ~ CC
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders
Tomorrow we have the Saturday Special Give - Away Card it would be so nice to see you back then

Until later

June x

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hello & Welcome

Today is the last day for posting baby cards celebrating the new addition to the family.  This is our card to the new parents
  • I scored a piece of A4 white card stock to create an A5 card.  I typed the words; baby, adorable, boy and yours.... although I now wish I'd typed beautiful instead of boy
  • die cut 4 circles, the 'baby' letters and the accessories
  • Mounting foam was applied to the back of the circles and adhered to the card and the letters glued in place onto the circles
  • I die cut the little sailing boat twice, once on blue card and again on white card.  With the white image I cut the bottom of the boat away and glued the remaining white sails onto the blue boat.  The accessories were adhered, flat, onto the card
  •  As I had typed directly onto the card base I used a fine micron pen, in black, and drew a 'wobbly' (great technical name) border, twice, onto the card.  It really did make a lot of difference!
  • I completed the card with a personal verse and the new mum loved the card
INGREDIENTS:
  • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Blue card, plain and patterned ~ my stash
  • Baby letters ~ Spellbinders
  • Double hearts ~ Spellbinders
  • Die cut circles ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Duck, boat and lion dies ~ CE
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

FIRST STAGE!

Hello & Welcome

I'm back with just a quick photo of the dried Crystal Drops and you can now see the 'before' and 'after' shots LOL  
Before the Crystal Drops had dried 

I didn't finish this card until this morning and kept going back to it as I thought something was missing and decided to add NuVo Crystal Drops to it (I do love them) but, a little tip here, don't add them then take a photograph, otherwise your card will look as if you've added pearl gems to it, as mine does on the hanging flowers LOL.  They are taking an age to dry so when they do I'll add another photograph to let you see the 'finished look'

  • I started with a 12.5cm square kraft card and die cut the back edge.  I trimmed the front right edge  of the card to show the die cut edge

  • I embossed the card front and added some colour to the centre of it using a smoothie that still had plenty of colour on it from a previous card

  • An Inklined Digi Stamp  was used for the floral display and coloured using several Spectrum AQUA pens.  I used an oval die to cut out the imaged then decided not to use it  on the card and 'fussy cut' it instead

  • I added 3D glue to the back of it and placed it onto the card front.  I used the 'cut off' from the oval die cut, trimmed the sides to fit the card front then coloured it using a Distress Oxide ink and a blending tool

  • To 'complete' I added the crystal drops but have yet to add a verse

INGREDIENTS:
  • Kraft Card ~ Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • Edgeabilities Die ~ Spellbinders
  • Charlotte Border Die ~ Memory Box 98242
  • Brick Wall Embossing Folder ~ Darice
  • Digi Stamp ~ Inklined
  • Blossom, Begonia, Spice, Sunset, Sunflower, Gold, Fawn, Heather, Bud Green & Evergreen aqua pens ~ CC
  • Walnut Stain/Distress Oxide Ink ~ Ranger
  • NuVo Crystal Drops/Morning Dew ~ Tonic Studios
Until tomorrow....

June x




Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A LITTLE 'SMOOSH' AND WASHI TAPE

Hello & Welcome

We have a little 'smooshing technique' for you today.  Not everyone's cup of tea I know,  but I think it's a great background that you can make quickly and one that fits the bill for the males in your life, with a change of colour inks!


Three cards, same inks on all and three very different backgrounds!

I also think using this technique is a good background for the males in your life, although you may want to use different colour tones! lol 

Both cards are a white, top folding card with a smaller panel in dark brown (the remains of the brown card from yesterday's post)

  • I glued the brown panel onto the card base then started to create the 'smooshing technique on the top white panels
  • I used the same 3 distress inks, rubbed the inks onto my craft mat and spritz them with water
  • Using a piece of acetate I picked up the 'victorian velvet' ink then applied it to the card base.  Dried the acetate and craft mat and dried the inked card with my heat tool.  I repeated the same steps again with the broken china and then the fossilized amber
  • A piece of washi tape was added to the centre of the card then the panel was ready to adhere to the base card
  • I applied the same technique to the first card, the only difference is I matted and layered different coloured card stock onto the back of the top panel
By applying different strokes to the card will give you a different background altogether and a narrow frame added will also give a different appearance 

I have made a video of the bottom card but YouTube is preventing me uploading it on Poppyfield Card Craft's Channel!!

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card base ~ Papermill Direct
  • Brown card stock ~ Creative Expressions
  • Pink card stock ~ my stash
  • Washi tape ~ my stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks in 'broken china and fossilized amber'
  • Distress Ink in 'victorian velvet'
  • Water spritzer bottle
  • Acetate ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Paper towels
  • Craft box basics

Monday, 18 September 2017

AUTUMN & CARD WINNER

Hello & Welcome

Today is the new blog challenge at
Crafty Cardmakers
Kim is hosting this challenge.  Her theme is 'Autumn' and if you click on the link below it will take you directly to the challenge where you'll see the gorgeous designs from the other DT members

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's autumnal themed.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

This is my contribution to the Design Team (DT)


  • I started with a piece of 'dark roast coffee' foundation card and cut it to 11x14.5cm with a top opening
  • A panel was then cut out of white watercolour card and I embossed one leaf die into it
  • I used several Distress Inks to colour the leaf and when dry I ran a red ink pen around the edges and covered the whole leaf with a 'Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen'
  • I typed the sentiment on watercolour card, as I wanted to keep the same look of the paper, and die cut it using the outer die only from the set
INGREDIENTS:
  • Dark Roast Coffee Foundation Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Watercolour Card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Leaf die ~ Autumn Leaf Trio/CE CED1467
  • Distress Inks, Pine Needles & Victorian Velvet ~ Ranger
  • Distress Oxide Ink, Walnut Stain ~ Ranger
  • Outer cutting die ~ Indian Ocean Collection 'Tag Duo' ~ CE
  • Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen ~ ZIG
  • Red tipped pen ~ my stash

Random Name Picker
Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:

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Congratulations!
Your card will be posted to you this week

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 7 AND CARD GIVE-AWAY

Hello & Welcome
Thank you so much for visiting my new blog and hitting the follow button, I do appreciate it

I'm posting two cards today, and as the title states, Festive Friday 7 and yesterday's card give-away.  This will then bring me up to date following on from my original blog

I also have 2 videos on my Poppyfield Card Crafts YouTube Channel, one is from several months ago and I think it was the card I designed as my contribution to the Moving Along With The Times Blog Design Team - MAWTT'Celebrate You Special Day' the second one is a talk through for the two cards I designed using several elements from the free gift with Papercraft Essentials Issue 150 

FESTIVE FRIDAY 7


  • The base card is a white 16.5cm square (7")  and I stamped the sentiment, on the side of the card, with a Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black. Once stamped I sprinkled a clear embossing powder over it, tapped off the excess and heat embossed it.  Doing this to your stamped sentiment/image gives it a lovely sheen and a little dimension
  • I embossed a piece of blue textured paper with a new embossing folder by John Next Door.I cut a piece of white card to 13cm square (5.5") and embossed it with another of John's new embossing folders.  Using a craft knife I cut away the centre panel and adhered the embossed frame onto the blue paper, mounting foam was added to the back and adhered it to a larger white panel that I also also had mounting foam added to the back of it

  • I covered a piece of white card stock with a piece of double sided adhesive and die cut and embossed 2 Christmas trees.  Then the backing from the adhesive sheet was removed and Glitter Jewels sprinkled over both trees

  • I added wet glue to the back of the larger tree and added it to my card, tucking a little of the trunk behind the frame.  For the smaller tree I added mounting foam to the back, adhered it to the card and also tucked the trunk behind the frame

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card base ~ Craft UK
  • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Blue textured paper ~ my stash
  • Star Stream Embossing Folder ~ John Next Door (JND)  JNDEF3001
  • Confetti Frame Embossing Folder ~ JND JNDEF3005
  • Merry Christmas Sentiment/Winter Trees ~ JND JND0004
  • Christmas Tree Dies ~ Tonic




SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ GIVE-AWAY CARD


  • I started with a white, 20cm (8") square card base and cut a smaller panel of black card and a smaller panel of white card, glued the two panels together and adhered them to my base card.  Then using my Hougie Board I scored lines both down the right side and bottom of the base card


  • Next I chose one of the Spectrum Noir's Colorista Dark papers and using their metallic pencils had a little fun colouring in the page!  You get 16 pre-embossed designed papers in the pad  This card looks so much prettier in the flesh!  The finished page was then adhered to the card

If you would like to give the card a new home just leave a comment on this post, the winner will be drawn tomorrow, at random, and announced later that day.  You have until 9.30am Monday to leave a comment and remember we do ship internationally.  Nor does it matter if you have won in the past as it is a random draw

INGREDIENTS:

  • White card base ~ Craft UK
  • White and black card stock ~ Creative Expressions
  • Hougie Board 
  • Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark Paper Pad ~ Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils ~ CC



Until tomorrow....

June x