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Saturday, 19 May 2018

JUST BECAUSE

Morning Bloggers....

Still keeping with a sunshine colour, when our grandson was about 3 he would always say his favourite colour was orange, so I always think of him when I see anything orange (I think about him even when there isn't any orange colouring about too lol)



The pretty background paper is from my stash, I matted this onto black card then onto the orange base card

I randomly stamped images onto white card, placed the heart onto this, then drew a line around it and fussy cut it

It was then adhered to the heart, hubby punched the hole in it for me but before I added the organza ribbon I went around the edge of the heart with an orange ProMarker

The heart was then ready to be adhered to the card.  I added glue to the edge of both smaller hearts and sprinkled orange glitter onto them

The sentiment was stamped to complete the card front, I used the sentiment from the Curly Corner Stamp Set by Creative Expressions/UMS007



The vibrant inside of the card had a panel of black card then a smaller panel of orange.  When I come to send this to someone I will add another panel of white card to it

Now onto the card winner....

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, 18 May 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 17 & GIVE-AWAY

Morning Bloggers....

White and silver for today's card, another favourite colour combo of mine, this is my version of a card I saw on Pinterest


I started with a white 5"x7" card base, cut a piece of silver mirri 3"x7" and a smaller panel of white card, this piece was embossed then adhered to the mirri card and then onto the base card

The sentiment was die cut 4 times, glued and stacked together and positioned on the card

I used the outer cutting die for the silver star, shaped and scored it prior to adhering onto the card.  Three sizes of petals were die cut several times  to give a fuller flower.  The petals were shaped, glue added to the tips and glitter jewels applied to them

Once the layers were glued together I added a diamond gem to the centre then adhered onto the silver star

To complete the card I added silver and white layers to the inside and typed a verse




Front

Back




















INGREDIENTS:
  • A4 embossing folder ~ Falling Snow/Crafter's Companion
  • sentiment ~ Happy Christmas/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • star die ~ CE
  • poinsettia die ~ CE
  • iced snow glitter jewels ~ CE
  • bling ~ my stash
For this week's give-away I have a set of Christmas stamps by Flower Soft, there are 9 stamps in this set, the stamps are excellent quality too

You have until 6pm Saturday to leave a comment on today's post if you would like to be entered into the draw

The winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

PRIMROSE AND BLACK

Morning bloggers....

You've seen a similar diamond centre piece before in one of the card I made for Papermill Direct


I started with an 8" square white card base and added a smaller black panel then a smaller panel of primrose coloured cardstock

The primrose card was embossed then adhered to the card

I cut a smaller panel of black card and another smaller panel of primrose card, I used a pair of fancy cut corner scissors on both panels, glued these together then added it to the card

The white centre panel was die cut, (it is the same white card as the base card) and I typed the sentiment prior to die cutting it

A frame was added after die cutting 3 and gluing them together 

The flowers were stamped onto primrose card then die cut

I used black cardstock for the leaves and also added to loops of pearls and 3 black gems to complete the card front

This was the one made for Papermill Direct
INGREDIENTS:

  • black and primrose card, leaves & black gems ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • embossing folder ~ Rambling Roses/CE
  • fancy cut corner scissors ~ my stash
  • flowers ~ Heartfelt Creations/Arianna Blooms
  • pearl loops ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY GIVE-AWAY

Hello bloggers!!

What a day, actually two days, not one thing has gone right card wise, but, I'm now back on track.... hopefully!

I have a lovely pearlised teal card for this week's give-away


The card is an A5 and I've used a white textured card for the base

Embossed the teal card, and before I adhered it to the base card I stamped the sentiment

The teal ribbon was secured to the right of the card, whoever wins this will see that the ribbon is a much better match 'in the flesh' than what it's showing here.  One stick pin was secured into the ribbon knot with the point going behind the ribbon

Two of the smaller sized dazzlers were adhered to the top right

The card inside, as usual, is left blank for the recipient to add their own verse or message




You have until 6pm Friday to comment on this post if you wish your name to be entered into the draw.  The winner will be notified on Saturday's blog and, it doesn't matter if you have won before or where you live as we ship internationally

Thank you everyone

INGREDIENTS:
  • white textured card ~ Papermill Direct
  • teal card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • embossing folder ~ Sheena Douglass
  • sentiment & dazzlers ~ Creative Expressions
  • ribbon ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • stick pin ~ PCC

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

TUESDAY TUTORIAL - HOME GROWN WITH LOVE

Morning bloggers....

My apologies, just checked the blog and found that I had scheduled tomorrow's date instead of today!

Today we have a little watercolouring, letterpress and stamping


Start with a piece of watercolour card measuring 12.5cm x 17cm.  This card is a pure white and excellent to use

Using antique linen distress ink, ink the folder on the debossed side.  Ink it well then place the paper into the embossing folder and run it through your machine

This is a 3D embossing folder and my sandwich, for the Platinum Machine was the folder, card and the thin white plate 




Choose the colours you want to use, then apply the ink(s) onto a glass cutting mat /non-stick sheet or a stamp block

Add a little water to the colour then, with your brush, pick up a little of the darkest ink, apply it to the centre of one of the flowers, dip your brush into the water again then dab it onto a piece of kitchen paper.  You don't want to have the brush too wet when you pull the colour, from the centre, to the rest of the flower

Apply the green inks to the stamp block, add a little water then proceed the same way, for the leaves, as you did the flowers 

When everything is completely dry add a little gilding wax to the flower centres and the centres on the leaves

Stamp the sentiment using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink then apply a clear embossing powder over the stamped image, remove the excess and heat set

Dab a smoothie into the same distress ink and add it to the outside of the card

Buff the gilding wax with another piece of dry, clean kitchen paper







Add the top panel onto black card, leaving a narrow border then adhere it to the pink card



Using the 5th oval die, die cut 2 pieces of the pink card, then, using 4th oval die do the same again on white card

Glue white card to the pink, stamp your sentiment then adhered both die cuts to the inside of your card

I applied more colour to this card and used a 'Wink Of Stella' around the petals, the leaves and the rest of the embossed area

INGREDIENTS:
  • Watercolour card ~ Ranger
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink ~ Ranger
  • 3D embossing folder ~ 'Tangled Rose'/ Sheena
  • Blossom, scarlet, bud green and moss Spectrum Aqua Pens ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Old gold metallic gilding wax ~ Creative Expressions
  • Clear embossing powder ~ WOW
  • Smoothie ~ CE
  • Stamp Set ~ Dovecraft DCCS008
  • Oval dies ~ CE
  • Pink pearlised card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 14 May 2018

YOU ARE AMAZING

Morning bloggers....


I love the colour aqua and have used it for the card base, which is an A5

I cut a smaller panel in white card then die cut and embossed the top left corner piece

The sentiment was stamped and embossed

The flowers were die cut and before I removed them from the die I lightly ran a pencil along each open area as you can see above.  I then shaped the petals and glued several layers together for each flower

I added a little glue to the centres and sprinkled some polished silk glitter over it.  More glue was applied to the back of the flowers then I adhered them to the card base

The swirls were also die cut and embossed and glued into place behind the flowers

To complete the card front I added 2 sizes of dazzlers



Two smaller white panels were glued to the inside of the card and a smaller panel of aqua card on top of each white panel

INGREDIENTS:

  • aqua card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • corner die ~ Decorative Blossom Corner by Heartfelt Creations (a 2 die set) HCD 729
  • exquisite poppy die set ~ CE
  • 'ice blue' polished silk glitter ~ CE
  • wispy fronds die set ~ CE
  • dazzlers ~ CE
Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 13 May 2018

WHATEVER THE WEATHER

Hello and welcome..

We've had friends visiting this weekend, from Canada, so I've not had much spare time, which is why I'm showing you a 'blast from the past' card

I really do like the simplicity of this and revisiting it has prompted me to make a few more showing different coloured umbrellas

 A CAS card for today's offering

I started with a  5"x7" white card base and cut another piece of the same card a little smaller
The umbrella and sentiment is from a freebie set included in one of Creative Stamping Magazines.  I think it could be from last year!

I stamped the sentiment first using StazOn Jet Black Ink then stamped the umbrella with Archival Ink Coffee

I used a pale orange watercolour pencil to colour in the umbrella and then a pale brown pencil., from the same set, to add polka dots

I didn't want to use any of the sentiments included in the free gift so I typed one, stamped the umbrella again, in the bottom right hand corner, then, very lightly, coloured it

On the card front I added several drops of Glossy Accents around the umbrella
Verse
INGREDIENTS:
  • White card ~ Papermill Direct
  • Autumnal Twist Clear Stamp Set ~ freebie/Creative Stamping
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencil Set
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink ~ Tsukineko
  • Coffee Archival Ink Pad ~ Ranger
Watercolour pencils
Freebie Stamp Set




Now for the toppers and stamp winner

Random Name Picker

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

Congratulations!

Your goodies will be winging their way to you 

Until tomorrow....

June x