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Monday, 23 April 2018

IN THE PINK

Morning crafters....


I think this is a stunning shade of pink, or would you call it fuchsia?  Either way it's a beautiful colour

I created an 8" square card base, top folding.  Then a smaller panel of white card another smaller panel of pink.  This card was embossed

Then a 6" square panel of white card, followed by a smaller piece of pink card, were adhered together and on the back of the card I added lightweight card to give it dimension

This was adhered to the base card in a diamond shape


The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed onto white card and die cut using an oval die by Creative Expressions

I made a white frame by die cutting 2 oval dies 4 times and adhering them together .  A smaller pink oval frame was die cut.  This was adhered to the white stamped card then the white frame glued around it was glued into place

I used the Starflowers Die Set by John Lockwood to die cut numerous layers of pink flowers, shaped the petals and glued the layers together finishing with a white centre and a tiny black gem placed into the middle of it

The Starflower Leaves Die Set was used 3 times on white card then each leaf was shaped

The flowers were adhered to the card then the leaves and to complete 3 tiny black gems were glued into place inside the plaque

All the card used is by Papermill Direct and the texture and finish is gorgeous.  It is excellent using a top quality card for your makes

Until tomorrow....

June

Sunday, 22 April 2018

A SHARE FROM ME TO YOU

Morning....

The image below does not do justice to the original piece, my printer is on its last

I follow this very talented lady, her name is Lisa Hetrick and she gives you a free image, via email, to use personally.  She does ask you not to copy "with intent to distribute" which is quite understandable, and I've had lovely images from her in the past, although I've never used any!

The flowers on the image below are a vivid fuchsia on the original email, and I'm sure someone would love to receive it from you

Check her work out and why not sign up for future emails and enjoy what this lady creates

You can find her at:  indigojadeart.com


Names have been added to Random Name Picker for the Chloe stamp and......

Random Name Picker

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

Sue M

Congratulations!

Your stamp will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x



Saturday, 21 April 2018

MINI ALBUM & CARD WINNER

Morning all....

I have my latest, completed album to show you today.  I made it for my stepson's birthday, he loves 'bling' so you see it on most of the pages in one way or another.  It's shown without any photographs as my stepson has yet to receive his album which is why I'm unable to enclose any pictures

I hope you like it




Names have been entered into Random Name Picker and it has picked....

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Aunty Millie
  
Congratulations!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Friday, 20 April 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 13 - How To: Easy Make Diamond Shaped Card

Morning all....

Another easy make/batch card for you today that, obviously does not have to be a Christmas card

The video isn't very long and shows you where to score for this particular card and you don't need any adhesive, unless you are decorating LOL





Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 19 April 2018

THINKING OF YOU

Morning all....


The poppy stamp is one of a set of flowers by Sheena Douglass and is my favourite flower too!  There are 4 varieties of flowers with coordinating dies.  I don't have the dies and fussy cut this image

I stamped the flower onto the smooth side of  Ranger's, white watercolour card.  This card is a true white and the best quality I've ever used

I used several shades of Derwent's water colour pencils for both the flower and foliage then left it to one side to dry

The black card was cut to size for the 5"x7" base card and a Martha Stewart punch gave the filigree edge.  I also rounded one corner with a Woodware punch

The sentiment was embossed and heat set using VersaMark clear stamp pad and Hero Arts white embossing powder.  This is a true white embossing powder, I love using it

I also partially stamped the flower on the inside of the card

Before assembling the card I gave the flower a quick blast of heat then debated if I should add 'Glossy Accents' to it or a 'Wink Of Stella', the latter won this time.  It really does give a great shimmer, I usually use the clear and when I ordered it, from Amazon, I ordered clear but a gold shimmer was delivered!


Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY GIVE-AWAY CARD

Morning all....

You may remember this technique I should you a while back, using elastic bands.  I think it does create good backgrounds

Distress inks were used for the background and the stamp is by Woodware



If you would like to give this card a new home please leave a comment on today's post

It doesn't matter where you live, we ship internationally, at no cost to you,  or if you have won in the past

The draw closes at 6pm Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Don't forget that every Friday we also have a 'freebie stamp' give-away too

Until tomorrow....

June x


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Using A Selection Of The 'Sport Stamp Set' From Joanna Sheen

Good afternoon!..... 

The stamp set with this month's Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 56, is by Joanna Sheen, and it's a fabulous A4 page of stamps, ideal for making cards for the male population, as we do struggle with those at times

I have a slider card to show you and the card I demonstrated on the video after I repaired it!  There's also 2 ways I've used distress oxide inks for a background

I hope you enjoy it....









Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 16 April 2018

MAKING CARDS MAGAZINE

Morning all....

Apologies for not posting a card yesterday as I was having a real 'off' day


This stamp set was a gift from Making Cards Magazine, I think a couple of months ago.  I've been meaning to finish several of the made cards and add a video, but as time is getting on I decided that I would show you two of the finished cards

This ivory base card is an 8" square and I added a smaller panel of red 'corrugated' card that I've had in my stash for ever and a day

The other papers are from the same issue in Making Cards and I added black panels to each paper

When I'd finished colouring the young ladies, using the Derwent Watercolour Pencils, shown below, I die cut the image and ran a black ProMarker pen around the edge

Handy tip:  I save some of the lightweight cardboard packages I receive and these are ideal to use when you want to add dimension to your card makes, it also saves using your mounting foam, I also use a wet glue when using lightweight cardboard

I used the same size circle die (CE) as the one for the image and die cut a piece of cardboard, I also ran the black ProMarker around the edge of this too, added wet glue to it, adhered the topper onto it then adhered it to the card

The sentiment and 2 hearts are from the same stamp set, stamped onto ivory card then I used a circle punch to give me the shape on the left and fussy cut the flag on the right.  Black ProMarker was again used along the edges, mounting foam on the back and adhered to the card



I stamped directly onto this 5" square card and used the same make of pencils for the colouring in

The sentiment and the other stamped images are from the same set

I used a Pilot Pure Liquid Ink Pen, in red, to add the squiggle border


Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 15 April 2018

FRIDAY'S STAMP WINNER

Morning all....

The winner of Friday's Chloe's stamp is

Littlelamb

Congratulations!

Your gift will be in the post to you

Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 14 April 2018

A CHEST OF DRAWERS & CARD WINNER

Morning all....

I've seen a similar design of this card, by Sue Hughes, in one of the craft magazines and liked it so much I thought I'd make my version.  I had made a plain set of drawers, a long time ago, for a male card and had a tie, socks and a shirt sleeve hanging out of the drawers, but I think baby cards are so much prettier


It's such a pretty paper, from the 12"x12" Oh Baby Paper Pad and I adhered it to a 6" square card base.  Before I added the paper I used a large circle punch to make a semi-circle at the bottom of the 'drawers' and did the same with the paper

I cut 2 strips of the same size and a deeper one for the bottom drawer.  To outline the drawers I added a little light brown, with a ProMarker, around the edges.  Mounting foam was then added to the backs and adhered to the card

Flat back pearls were added for drawer handles and a cute sparkly teddy at the top of the drawers

The white die cuts come from the Shadow Box Set by Creative Expressions


Wednesday's names were have been added to Random Name Picker and the winner is....

Random Name Picker

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

Aunty Millie


Congratulations!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Friday, 13 April 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 12

Morning all....

This is a quick make and ideal for batch making, it does look much prettier in the flesh too!

I 'found' this card in my box of cards to finish.  I'd already embossed it and wish I'd photographed it before I coloured it in as it would make another ideal 'batch make' 

So, this 5" square white card had been embossed, and I'd like to say the folder is/could be by Crafter's Companion.  I used a gold ink pen to colour the 'ribbon' then used a NUVO glue pen by Tonic to cover the bow prior to applying Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions

I used the pointed end of a small smoothie (CE) to add colour to the bauble, using Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud in 'soft cerise' (CE)

The bauble was then covered in adhesive and more Glitter Jewels applied to it

I used a Paper Mate pencil to gently outline the bow and added a pearl heart to the centre

I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW 'gold satin pearl' embossing powder

If you have this embossing folder or something similar and there isn't a coordinating die you could emboss several, fussy cut them then apply a colour of your choice, this way you don't have to be so careful if you go over the edge.  Add foam pads to the back and you'll have a 3D design


Today's freebie stamp is a snowflake background

Leave me a comment on today's post if you'd like your name to be added to the draw and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x


Thursday, 12 April 2018

ALL THINGS PRETTY!

Hello crafters.... oops, I hadn't clicked on the publish button!!


We have lots of elements in today's make!

A 7" square white card base then a smaller panel of white card, and a smaller panel of lilac glitter card then the top panel of white card with corners all punched (Woodware punch)

Working on the top panel I used a mask and Lilac Blush Sparkle Texture Paste (Creative Expressions) on two sides of the card.  It blends in so well (too well on the photograph) with the glitter card!

I added a piece of cheesecloth (my stash) on the solid piece of white card then adhered the frame and slotted a tag, that had been stamped, into it.  Pearl hearts were added to the top and bottom of the tag

A selection of flowers were glued into place, then a butterfly and an decorative wooden heart

To complete, tiny pearls were dotted around the card



Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

THOSE WE LOVE - WEDNESDAY WEEKLY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Hi crafters....


Unfortunately I had to make one of these cards recently and whilst I always think it is such a sad card to make and send to someone we should possibly keep one or two in our card supplies which is why I'm offering this as this week's 'give-away'

It is a complete stamp by Woodware, and I've stamped it with an Archival Ink Pad in Coffee by Ranger

I used 3 shades of green ProMarkers to colour the leaves and filled a few of the tiny circles with green

The card base is 5"x7" and I adhered the top panel onto a slightly larger piece of black card


As usual, leave me a comment on today's blog if you'd like your name entered into the draw, the winner will be notified on Saturday's blog.  You have until 6pm Friday to comment

Until then....

June x

Monday, 9 April 2018

SENDING SWEET WISHES

Hi, welcome and thanks for stopping by....





The base is an ivory DL card with a smaller panel of black card then the pretty paper

I added black tulle lace to the centre, 3 peach roses and 2 pieces of barley all by Wild Orchard Crafts

The black twine was adhered under the flowers 

I typed the sentiment onto an off-cut of the same ivory card, created flags at each end, added mounting foam and adhered to the card

The same ivory card was used for the inside (minus the off-cut for the sentiment), I used a pair of the fancy corner scissors on all 4 corners then went around the edges with a ProMarker in black ink

The verse is from the 'Amazing Sentiments' collection by Creative Expressions, stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed with a clear WOW Embossing Powder

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 8 April 2018

BEGINNING OF A NEW ALBUM & STAMP WINNER

Hi and welcome, thank you for stopping by....


Showing you the front, back and spine of a new album in the making

It measures 6.5" x 8.5"

The same paper is used on both the back and front of the album.  It's a beautiful, textured pale green paper

It is also the very same paper for the die cut in the centre, I don't have any idea why it shows a pale pink cast!

May be the album front will give you some ideas for a card make



I love the paper used on the spine (Hobbycraft!) - it's quite durable too 


The back of the album showing gorgeous paper, I wish you could feel the texture of it

Wendy and Littlelamb commented on Friday's post and the Chloe stamp shown that day will be going to Wendy, as she was first to comment but I do have another similar stamp that will be winging its way to Littlelamb.... thank you ladies 

Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 7 April 2018

SENDING YOU WARM THOUGHTS & CARD WINNER

Hi and welcome, thank you for stopping by....


I added a smaller panel of black card to an 8" square, ivory card base

Then a very pretty paper (my stash) on top of the black panel

Black lace was then adhered to this and secured behind the black card prior to adhering to the card base

Another black, oblong panel was cut and more of the paper added to it

A Martha Stewart punch was used to create the border, on this panel, in black cardstock and 3 flat back pearls

The sentiment was stamped and embossed and a die cut added around the sentiment

I used a 'Wink Of Stella' around the rose and on the paper border,  the sparkle from this is gorgeous



Two panels, in black cardstock were cut for the inside of the card and corner scissors used (I've had these scissors for years and think they may be Fiskars)

I used more paper to add to the black card and the same scissors on all corners

A die was used for the black filigree panel and the verse stamped using a black ink pad

Now....  I can promise you that after today you won't see the cards, below, again LOL

We had Mark 1 showing the white shadow....  didn't like that at all

Mark 1 

Mark 2 
 Mark 2 with the black shadow, really liked this one but not so keen on the centre black panels, then the other day I realised what I hadn't done....

 Mark 3.... much, much better and should have been finished like this the first time, don't know where my head had been!

Success at last!
INGREDIENTS:
  • black lace ~ Club Green
  • sentiment ~ Delightful Sentiments~Creative Expressions
  • Indian Ocean Collection - Tag Duo ~ CE
  • Scandinavian Background Die ~ CE
  • paper for the inside of the card ~ The Promise Collection of 12"x12" papers ~ Katie Pertiet

The names, from Wednesday's comments,  have been added to Random Name Picker and it has chosen....

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Sue M

Congratulations!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 6 April 2018

SHABBY CHIC FESTIVE FRIDAY 11 AND FREE CHLOE BUTTERFLY BACKGROUND STAMP

Hi and welcome, thank you for stopping by....

Thank you once again for your very kind comments this week, I think I'm back to 'normal'.... that's normal for me! 

A shabby chic Christmas card this week

I started with an ivory DL card and adhered an off-white piece of lace (Wild Orchard Crafts)  down the left side 

 Another 3 decreasing panels of ivory card were cut and once the edges were distressed vintage photo distress ink, by Ranger, was applied to all the edges

The top panel was embossed using Creative Expressions e/f 'falling snow'

A small piece of the lace was adhered to the bottom half of the card as shown above


 The smaller of the two Marianne die set (LR0270) was die cut 8 times on ivory card stock, then adhered together as two lots of four.  These were then adhered point to point prior to adding to the card

Jute Twine (Creative Expressions) was used for a messy bow and Foamarin in ivory for the 3 flowers

Two barley (I think!) pieces (Wild Orchard Crafts) were added and a sentiment was typed onto ivory paper, double sided adhesive added over it then die cut using one of the tag sets by Tonic


The larger of the 2 dies was placed in the centre of the page on the insert, die cut and distressed around the edges

 I wrote the sentiment using a brown ink pen


Leave me a comment on this post if you'd like to win the Chloe stamp

  You have until 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's post

Until then....

June x

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY GIVE-AWAY CARD

Hi and welcome, thank you for stopping by....

I will be back, hopefully, sometime today with the details for this card and how I made it (which would have been part of yesterday's tutorial)

Hope you like it....




Until later....

June x