Monday, 15 October 2018

Happy Hallowe'en Haunted House 7" x 5" card - Day 287 of my 365 day challenge

Happy Hallowe'en Haunted House 7" x 5" card - 
Day 287 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's handmade card is a Hallowe'en card using stamps from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps range and Bert n Gert's set on a hand painted background.


How I made this card:-

  • I used a pre cut white label tag and coloured in various blues and blacks watercolour paints (Kuretake Gambai Tansi, Rare Earth or Stamps by Me are great to use but they do vary in intensity).
  • I used darker colours at the bottom of the tag to create an ombre effect and left it to dry naturally.
  • Whilst it was drying, I stamped out the Haunted Mansion out in Versafine Onyx Black ink as I was going to use Zig Clean Color pens to colour it in. Before doing so however, I let it dry.
  • I coloured the house in brown shades for the roofs and greys for the bricks etc. I then coloured the windows in yellow to imply there were lights on and for a bit of colour painted the door red!
  • I then cut it out leaving a narrow border around it and stuck it to the tag with PVA glue.
  • Before attaching it to the front of a white 7" x 5" card, I stamped some bats around the house using the Versafine Onyx Black ink and then some Wink of Stella White pens (I realise now that I should have used a gel pen instead as they look too blobby).
  • I used thin foam pads to stick the tag to the card (at a jaunty angle) and then used the Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the spider and web (from Bert and Gert's Hallowe'en sets) and then the Happy Hallowe'en sentiment at the bottom using Hero Arts Light to Red Royal Ombre ink.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but is fun but stylish for Hallowe'en.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" x 5" white card with envelope from Paper Boutique
  • Haunted House and Bats stamps from the Halloween stamp collection from For The Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • Halloween stamps from Bert and Gert's sets
  • White Label tag (large)
  • Greys, browns, red and yellow Zig Clean Color pens
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • White Wink of Stella pen
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Rare Earth or Stamps by Me (or Altenew) watercolour paints for the background
  • Light to Red Royal Ombre ink pad from Hero Arts
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Special Wishes... donkey ride silhouette 6in square white card - Day 286 of my 365 day challenge

Special Wishes... donkey ride silhouette 6in square white card - 
Day 286 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is  a simple one using a die-cut from Tattered Lace on a hand coloured background that I have painted using Kuretake's Gansai Tambi water colours.


How I made this card:-

  • I created the background using the brilliant reds., oranges, pinks and brown Gansai Tambi water colour paints - To be honest I didn't know what it was going to be used for but just liked playing with the paints!
  • I left it to dry overnight.
  • I cut out the Donkey ride die using black Lynda Chapman's cardstock as I thought it would look good as a silhouette in front of this background.
  • Once the background was dry, I attached it to some cream spotty embossed card (from either Kanban or Hunkdory) using PVA glue and then edged it with a black alcohol marker.
  • I then placed that on to the front of a 6" white pearlescent card (from Create & Craft's Core Collection again using PVA glue.
  • I used a Special Wishes sentiment (from Craftwork Cards) and after using an anti-static pad, stamped it to the bottom left hand corner using Versamagic and then added some True White embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I then stuck the Donkey ride die-cut on to it using PVA glue again to the right hand side, placing it slightly higher up so the bottom of it was on the darkest part.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but is great to make as it will be different every time.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" square White pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft Core Collection 
  • Donkey Ride die from Tattered Lace
  • Special Wishes sentiment stamp 
  • Cream spotty embossed card
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Black card stock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • True White embossing powder from Creative Expressions
  • Versamagic ink pad
  • Heat gun
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Woven with Love 6in black pearlescent card - Day 285 of my 365 day challenge

Woven with Love 6in black pearlescent card - 
Day 285 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a simple but stylish card (for day 285 of my challenge) using just a couple of dies from the Hallowe'en collection from Paper Boutique.


How I made this card:-

  • I decided that I wanted to use just 2 colours - black and yellow as I think they really work well together.
  • So I first of all cut out the main mat out from the Woven with Love die set (from Lynda Chapman's Paper Boutique collections) using yellow card from Create & Craft's Core Collection.
  • I then cut out the web layer using the die this time in black card (again Lynda Chapman's - this time from their World of Paper range) and stuck it on top of the yellow mat using PVA glue.
  • Using the same cardstock, (this time reversing the colours), I cut out the Woven with Love mat and layer and glued them together again using PVA glue.
  • I also cut out the spider from another of Paper Boutique's Wickedly Wonderful die collection, this time in yellow as I wanted it to stand out from the black mat and stuck it to the top left hand side.
  • I then added the whole panel to the front of a 6" Black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft's Core Collection again).
  • Finally, I added the sentiment to the bottom right hand corner of the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but is fun but stylish for Hallowe'en or just to say you have made it with love.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" square Black pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft Core Collection 
  • Woven with Love die collection from Paper Boutique
  • Spider from Paper Boutique's Wickedly Wonderful die set
  • Black card stock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • Yellow card stock from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Boo! Trick or Treat Bat on gold background 7x5in black card - Day 284 of my 365 day challenge

Boo! Trick or Treat Bat on gold background 7x5in black card - 
Day 284 of my 365 day challenge 

Hi Craft Addicts!

Today's card is another one for Hallowe'en - this time a bit more stylish as I have kept the colours to black and gold.


How I made this card:-

  • I designed the bat frame in Brother Scan n Cut's Workspace by importing a JPG image to it using the Tracing function.
  • I then added 2 rectangles and placed them on top of each other and then reduced the size of the inner one.
  • Once I was happy with the size, I then subtracted it so that I was left with just the frame.
  • I then added the bat inside it, making sure it was in the right place and then welded the two images together. I sent it to my Brother Scan n Cut and cut it out in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper).
  • I then stuck it to an A6 pre cut piece of Gold Mirror card (it could have been from either Kanban or Hunkydory) and trimmed it so there was a narrow border around it.
  • I used a PVA glue to stick it to the front of a 7" x 5" Black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft's Core Collection) towards the top.
  • I then stamped the BOO! and Trick or Treat sentiments (from Bert and Gert's Halloween collection using Versamagic ink on to black card and heat set them with True White embossing powder.
  • Before  sticking them to some gold Mirror, I then coloured them with red alcohol markers giving it a spooky effect!
  • I then stuck them to the gold Mirri and then added them to the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but is fun but stylish for Hallowe'en.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" x 5" Black pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft Core Collection 
  • Bat JPG file
  • BOO! and Trick or Treat stamps from Bert and Gert's Halloween collection
  • Black card stock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • Gold Mirri/Mirror card from Hunkydory or Kanban
  • Red alcohol marker
  • Versamagic sticky ink
  • True White Embossing powder from WOW
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Magic Skull and cross bones orange, black and purple square card - Day 283 of my 365 day challenge

Magic Skull and cross bones orange, black and purple square card - Day 283 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well today's card for my challenge is one I have made using Orange and Black as the colour theme again - this time with a touch of purple though!


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut out the Skull and Cross Bones (from a Wickedly Wonderful die from Paper Boutique) in Orange card (from Create & Craft's Core collection.
  • I then stuck it on to the front of a 6" black pearlescent card (again from Create & Craft's Core collection using a PVA glue.
  • Using the Believe in Magic die (from Tattered Lace), I cut it out in Purple self adhesive card and used the letters that came out of the word and stuck them towards the top of the card spacing them out evenly.
  • The witch is one from Sweet Dixie and I cut her out in black card and attached to the centre of the mat using a mix of foam pads and PVA glue.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but are fun and quirky for Hallowe'en.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" Black pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft Core Collection 
  • Skull & Cross Bones Mat and Layer Dies from Paper Boutique 
  • Believe in Magic die set from Tattered Lace
  • Witch from Sweet Dixie Hallowe'en sets
  • Black card stock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • Orange card - from Citrus Burst (I think) from Create & Craft's Core collection
  • Purple self adhesive paper from DoCrafts
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Boo! Happy Halloween Ghosts 5" square card - Day 282 of my 365 day challenge

Boo! Happy Halloween Ghosts 5" square card - 
Day 282 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is another Hallowe'en card (which you can buy on my website) made using some die-cuts and a background made using a stencil.


How I made this card:-

  • I placed the bubbles stencil/mask (from Skull and Cross Buns) over the front of a 5" white card, taping it down with purple tape and coloured through it using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Abandoned Coral and Shaded Lilac) blending them in to create darker pinks and blues to make a purple!
  • I used the circle die from the Woven with Love die set from Paper Boutique (but any will do) and cut it out in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and stuck it in the middle of the card using PVA glue.
  • I then cut out 2 ghosts from a Halloween die collection from Sweet Dixie (one in orange and one in white card - this is from Create & Craft's Core collection) and glued them to the circle on opposite sides of the circle.
  • Again using the Orange card, I cut out the Boo! (again from the same Sweet Dixie die set) and stuck that in between the two ghosts!
  • Before adding the Happy Hallowe'en sentiment (cut out in a darker orange) and the mat layer (in black), I added a border around the card using an alcohol marker or you can use a fine liner pen.
  • I stuck the sentiment on to the mat layer using Midas Touch Sticky Dots and then added it to the card with some foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but are fun and quirky for Hallowe'en.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 5" white card with envelopes 
  • Happy Halloween Mat and Layer Dies from Paper Boutique 
  • Woven with Love die set from Paper Boutique
  • Ghost, BOO! from Sweet Dixie Hallowe'en sets
  • Bubbles stencil/mask from Skull and Cross Buns
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink cubes - Abandoned Coral and Shaded Lilac
  • Black Fine Liner pen
  • Black card stock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • 2 shades of Orange card - from Citrus Burst (I think) from Create & Craft's Core collection
  • White card (linen effect)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Boo! set of 5 Halloween themed mini cards - Day 281 of my 365 day challenge

Boo! set of 5 Halloween themed mini cards - 
Day 281 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's project is a set of 5 Hallowe'en themed mini cards that I have hand painted and then used various die-cuts for the main focal points. They would make great invitations or cards to send to school friends!


How I made these cards:-

  • I first of all cut out all of the die cuts - 4 in Lynda Chapman's black card and one in white card - The spider is from the Hallowe'en collection from Paper Boutique (from Creative Crafting World) and the others are from Sweet Dixie.
  • I then used various colours of Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide Inks and coloured the front of 5 mini (3in) cards making sure that the back and inside didn't get coloured too! 
  • I wanted the cards to be bright so that the silhouettes would work well and when I had done the blue one (top right hand corner) realised that a white topper would work better.
  • I stuck all the toppers on to the front of the cards using a PVA glue and then stuck the BOO! sentiment on too. I used the fine liner pen to add some dots to the white one.
  • When I had stuck the spider down, I then used a black fine liner pen to add a line to suggest it was coming down from a web..
  • With the Witch's hat, I didn't think the BOO would work so took the Trick and Treat sentiment label and coloured the edges with a red Distress ink and stuck it to the left of the hat.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade set of cards/invitations/gift tags that were made using only a few products but are fun and quirky for Hallowe'en.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 3" white mini cards with envelopes (from Craftwork Cards)
  • Spider Die from Paper Boutique 
  • Ghost, BOO! and Witch's hat from Sweet Dixie Hallowe'en sets
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and others
  • Black Fine Liner pen
  • Black card stock - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • White card
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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