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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017

Hello everyone....  I seem to be having technical problems with this blog.  My 'follow' button and followers have disappeared!  I am able to post my daily card thankfully so I hope 'it' rights itself soon!!! 

June x

FESTIVE FRIDAY 13

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

I really like a red and gold combo.... with white as a contrast!

I used elements from the Shadow Box Collection , added polished glitter to the stocking top, die cut 'son' and mounted that onto, yes, mirror card, hence the black shadow!!   I'm a glutton for punishment with this mirri card LOL.  It is red without an ounce of black anywhere! 

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Red card stock ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Mirror card ~ my stash
  • Shadow Box Collection ~ CE
  • Sentiment ~ CE
It would be good to see you visit tomorrow for the Saturday freebie card plus stamp

Until then....

June x


Thursday, 26 October 2017

NEW CHALLENGE - A 'CHARMED' DISTRESS LOOK!

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

A new challenge for Team B starts today at Moving Along With The Times (MAWTT), the lovely Hazel is hosting this and her theme is:
'Add A Charm Or Tag'
We hope that you'll join in with us and let us see what you can design.  Please take a stroll over to the MAWTT Blog and see the stunning creations from the rest of the team.
This is my contribution....
I first embossed a panel of white watercolour card then sprinkled 3 different Pixie Powders over the embossed image, spritzed with water and let it dry overnight

I realise that the pattern on each bauble is not clear on the photograph but is in 'the flesh' 

I wanted to create a 'distressed look' with this card and whilst it doesn't appeal to everyone (and I used to be one of those people) I must say that I now really enjoy making this kind of 'look' LOL

I highlighted the outer part of the baubles with a gold paint pen then splattered gold liquid onto the card, one of the 'splats' landed right in the centre of a bauble, couldn't have done that had I tried to, so I dabbed gold onto the other centres

I adhered this panel onto a thin darker blue panel and then onto my DL base card

I completed the card by adding a 'Christmas stocking charm' to the top left of the card

INGREDIENTS:
  • Watercolour card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Blue card ~ my stash
  • DL card ~ Woodware
  • Pixie Powders: Midnight Blue, Aqua Lagoon, Peacock Green ~ Creative Expressions
  • Gold Paint Pen ~ Pen-touch
  • Christmas Stocking Charm ~ Hobby House
Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

CARD COMMISSION - WELCOME LITTLE ONE

Hello and thanks for stopping by.... 

A warm welcome to two new followers, Max and Greg.  Thank you for clicking the 'follow' button



I used a 5" square (CraftUK), white card base for this commission card and stamped (my stash) the baby's clothes onto white card stock, coloured them with water colour pencils (Derwent) then blended the colour using a damp brush and 'fussy' cut them out

To the card base I added 2 'clothes posts and a washing line, added tufts of grass to the bottom of the posts then gently added a few 'scribbled lines' with a green water colour pencil so that they didn't look as if they were floating mid air

I added mounting foam to the back of the baby grow whilst the bib and socks were adhered to the card flat

The sentiment ('Welcome Little' One Die Set - Creative Expressions) was die cut 3 times, glued together then glued onto a small piece of white card stock that had mounting foam added to the back.  I ran a blending too,l that already had 'broken china' on it, over the lettering then adhered it to the card.  To finish the card I ran double lines around the edge of the card to give it a 'frame'

A personal verse was inserted


The decorated envelope

Until tomorrow....
June x

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

TUTORIAL TUESDAY - LOVE YOU

Hello and thanks for stopping by....
 I started with a 5"x7" white card and taped around the whole card to give me a nice, clean border when removed
 I used 3 Distress Oxide Inks, but you can use any make you have.  I love these particular inks as they blend so well and the finished result is excellent.
I used 'worn lipstick', 'spiced marmalade' & 'cracked pistachio' then, using a blending tool, applied the inks onto the card
 Once the card was coloured I removed the 'easy lift off' tape to reveal a clean, white border
 From the 'Perspective' Range by Creative Expressions, I die cut 'LOVE' three times on white card then once on brown, to give me a shadow affect, the 'YOU' twice on white and once on brown
I then glued them together, adding the white onto the brown but slightly overlapping, for a shadow, applied more Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to the back of each word and adhered to the card front
 I cut another piece of white card, a little smaller than the original 5"x7" and coloured it to match the card front.  I dried the inks with my heat tool then stamped a verse using a Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black.  Double sided tape was applied to the back prior to adding it to the card
 
You could use a combination of blues, greens, greys, browns etc which also would be ideal for the 'male' card

Until tomorrow....
June x

Monday, 23 October 2017

USING YOUR LEFT-OVER PAPERS, CARD AND EMBELLISHMENTS

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

I have a 6" square, white base card today and I added a panel of copper bronze card to it

The spotted paper was left over from a previous card, as was the embossed white card.  I only had to cut both pieces to size for this card

I coloured the rose using one red and one orange water pencil and used two different green water pencils for the leaves

I covered the entire flower and leaves with a clear glaze and when it was completely dry I couldn't resist adding Clear Nuvo Drops to several areas

The sentiment had been previously stamped with, I think, an Archival Ink Pad in 'coffee' and I dabbed the edges with a smoothie that was already inked from a previous project

I do try to make a batch of products and card bases but must start identifying them before I stack them in the appropriate containers!

I also try to make at least two of the same card as I donate to several charities

You will see this flower again in a week or so when I post my card for the new design team I'm also on.... you may not recognise it! LOL

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card base ~ CraftUK
  • Copper Bronze card ~ Creative Expressions
  • White card ~ Papermill Direct (I embossed it using a Crafter's Companion E/F)
  • Rose ~ Digi Stamp
  • Watercolour pencils ~ Derwent Co
  • Sentiment ~ my stash
  • Clear Glaze ~ Pinflair
  • Nuvo Clear Drops ~ Tonic

The winner of Saturday's card is:

Littlelamb

Congratulations!

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 22 October 2017

MY SOUL IS FED WITH STAMPS AND INK

Hello and thanks for stopping by....

Quite a large card today, 19cm x 30cm

The design was already printed on the paper, I added more colour, with distress markers by Ranger to all the greenery, some turquoise blue to the water, gave the heron and smaller butterfly some colour too

I coloured the larger butterfly, added a little fine gold glitter by WOW then covered it with Ranger's Glossy Accents

I also used glossy accents on various areas on the greenery

The sentiment was stamped with a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and matted onto white card that had 3D mounting foam added to the back

I used a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to several areas once the card was completed

I hope to get a suitable picture frame to fit this as I'd like to hang it in my studio

Until tomorrow....

June x