Friday, 17 August 2018

For You - male ballet dance in silhouette A6 white card - Day 228 of my 365 day challenge

For You - male ballet dance in silhouette A6 white card - 
Day 228 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for day 228 of my 365 day challenge is one I made using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Altenew inks, stamps and my Brother Scan n Cut.


How I made this card:-

  • I had previously coloured some watercolour card using various Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads trying to make it look atmospheric and moody!
  • I then edged the panel using a black alcohol marker to make it stand out a bit more.
  • Using an image I found on the internet of this ballet dancer, I took it into Canvas (Brother Scan n Cut's website app) and used image tracing to make it into an SVG file and then cut it out in black card (from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and stuck it on to the panel using Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue.
  • I used my Tattered Lace mini score board and scored 4 lines on either side of an A6 white card and coloured them in using what was left on my sponge daubers.
  • I then added some narrow ultra strong red liner tape on either side of the score lines and added some holographic red foil to edge them.
  • I placed the ballet dancer in the middle of the card using a tape pen.
  • I also had this For You Sentiment panel (I had stamped the two words separately using Versafine Onyx Black ink above each other) and then added the 2 sets of pearls on either side of the sentiment and then coloured it in to match the rest of the card.
  • Finally, I added the sentiment panel to the left hand side using foam pads.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person.

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
  • A6 white card with envelope - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Ballet Dancer (male) image from the internet
  • For You sentiment (can't remember where it is from)
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Blue alcohol marker
  • Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide ink cubes (Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Broken China
  • Altenew Ruby Red mini ink cube pad
  • Red holographic foil - from TODO
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
  • Ultra Strong Red liner tape
  • Foam pads
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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Hello! Oriental lady and Crane in silhouette 7x5in card - Day 227 of my 365 day challenge

Hello! Oriental lady and Crane in silhouette 7x5in card - 
Day 227 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I used Holographic Mirri card from Hunkydory, alcohol markers and some Tattered Lace dies to create this 7" x 5" white card for day 227 of my 365 day challenge.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all took a pre-cut panel of Silver holographic Mirri card (from Hunkydory) and used some blue and green alcohol markers to cover parts of the card, leaving some of it plain. 
  • I then left it to dry for several hours as I didn't want to smudge it.
  • Once it was dry, I then added it to a slightly larger panel of black card.
  • I cut out the Oriental (Geisha) lady and the Crane in reeds Tattered Lace dies out in black card. 
  • I stamped the small butterfly and fan (from the Oriental series from Rare Earth) along the sides of a 7" x 5" white card using 2 colours (red and purple Distress inks) on the stamp at the same time. 
  • I then stuck the panel on to the left hand top corner of the card using Collall All Purpose Glue as it gave me a bit of wiggle room.
  • I cut out the Hello sentiment in black card and attached it to the bottom of the card using the Midas Touch Sticky dots.
  • Finally, I added the Geisha lady to the bottom right hand side of the card with foam pads giving it some height and dimension.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person.

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 - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Geisha (Oriental) lady die from Tattered Lace
  • Oriental Crane in reeds die from Tattered Lace
  • Hello sentiment die from Birch Tree Designs 
  • Silver Holographic Mirri Card from Hunkydory
  • Black cardstock
  • Blue and Purple alcohol markers
  • Purple and Blue distress inks from Tim Holtz Ranger ink cubes (Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
  • Ultra Strong Red liner tape
  • Midas Touch Sticky dots A4 sheet
  • Foam pads
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Let's celebrate! Sunflower on hand coloured background A5 shaped card - Day 226 of my 365 day challenge

Let's celebrate! Sunflower on hand coloured background A5 shaped card - Day 226 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for day 226 of my 365 day challenge is one using Tattered Lace dies and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks....


How I made this card:-

  • I coloured the background in using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (the 1st time I have used them) - They are brilliant to blend but still have lots to learn as to what I can do with them!!
  • Whilst it dried (I left it overnight), I cut out the Sunflower Tattered Lace die twice, once in yellow and once in green. 
  • I used orange and a darker yellow alcohol markers to add some shading to the flower part of it and then snipped it to just have the head of the flower.
  • I then used PVA glue to attach it to the green flower making sure it was in the right place - this saved me colouring in both of the die-cuts!
  • I edged the background in black and stuck the flower to the middle of the background (I did in fact colour more of the card and will use that in another project).
  • I then cut out the Let's celebrate sentiment out using a Tattered Lace die in white card and stuck it to some gold Mirri Card using Midas Touch Sticky Dots (as I have said before these are great for more detailed die-cuts but you could also used adhesive sheets).
  • I trimmed the panel to fit and edged it in black alcohol marker.
  • I used the same Distress Oxide inks (to be honest what was left on the sponge daubers) to colour the inside edge of the card and a section of the scalloped front edge.
  • Using foam pads I added the sentiment to the bottom of the card, making sure that the foam pads didn't go over the edge which would have made it stick to the inside!
And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person.

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
  • A5 scallloped border shaped white card with envelope - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Sunflower die from Tattered Lace
  • Let's Celebrate die from Tattered Lace
  • Gold Mirri card
  • White cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Green cardstock 
  • Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Broken China, Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
  • Midas Touch Sticky dots A4 sheet
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Birthday Wishes blue flowers on green background 7x5in card - Day 225 of my 365 day challenge


Birthday Wishes blue flowers on green background 7x5in card - 
Day 225 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I had used this flower design previously for a Mothers' Day card but decided to use it to make this bright and cheerful Birthday card once again using an Imagination Crafts stencil, some Altenew inks and Hunkydory Papers.


How I made this card:-

  • I had one of these large tag shaped labels hanging around and thought I would use it as the main focal point for a card. I therefore coloured through this flower stencil (from Imagination Crafts) using the darkest blue Altenew mini ink cube (I still don't know what it is called).
  • I then added the stems and leaves using Parrot Altenew ink cubes and edged the label with a bright blue alcohol marker.
  • I took 2 sheets of the Splendid Stripes paper (from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps 8in pads and trimmed the block colour side of the paper to allow for a small border around the tag and stuck it to it.
  • I then stuck that to the striped side of the paper and again trimmed that so that there was a narrow border around that. I also edged that with a green alcohol marker.
  • Using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Collall All Purpose glue, I then attached the whole topper on to the front of a 7" x 5" white card.
  • I used a small round stamp and added some dots using Onyx Black Versafine ink.
  • I also used the same ink to add the Birthday Wishes sentiment to either side of the label at the top and finally used 2 Aurora Borealis gems to the opposite ends of the card. 

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person to say Happy Birthday.

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 - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Splendid Stripes 8" paper pad from Hunkydory
  • Flower Stencil from Imagination Crafts
  • Birthday Wishes sentiment stamp
  • Small dot stamp (I think from Altenew)
  • White label tag approx 4.5"x3"
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Blue and Green alcohol markers
  • 2 Rhinestone/gem bling 
  • Altenew Blue and Parrot ink cubes
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
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Monday, 13 August 2018

For a Little Princess - Have a magical day Birthday square card - Day 224 of my 365 day challenge

For a Little Princess - Have a magical day Birthday square card - Day 224 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for day 224 of my 365 day challenge is a Birthday card that could be used for a little girl or just someone who likes Unicorns and fairies!


How I made this card:-
  • I took one page  from the Twilight Forest fairy collection by Hunkydory and separated the topper from the frame.
  • I then hand coloured a piece of white stamping card that fitted the inside of the card trying to make it look like a sunrise. I used Creativ's Bleeding  Tissue to create it.
  • I stuck the background in the card, trimming it to fit.
  • I cut the two border strips into 4 and stuck them on to the frames using a tape pen making sure that when I added the circle topper the joins were hidden.
  • I then added the two mini sentiments on either side of the main topper. 
  • To make sure the "waste" part of the topper fitted,I had previously placed the circle topper inside it in the right place and then added the frame.
  • Finally, I added the last mini sentiment to the middle of the inside of the card.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person.

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 window card with envelope - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Twilight Forest - Fairy and Unicorn topper collection from Hunkydory
  • Bleeding Art tissue paper for the background (they do a variety of colours in the pack)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
  • Ultra Strong Red liner tape
  • Midas Touch Sticky dots A4 sheet
  • Foam pads
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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sending love... silhouette flowers on hand painted background A6 card - Day 223 of my 365 day challenge

Sending love silhouette flowers on hand painted background A6 card - 
Day 223 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have been playing once again with the Bleeding Art Tissue and this is how I made the background for this Sending love A6 white card along with a Tattered Lace die...


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all took a piece of white stamping card (not measuring it as I knew I would be trimming it once I had finished colouring it).
  • To make the background, I placed small pieces of the Bleeding Tissue on to a craft mat (or a glass mat) and added some water to it so the "paint" remained on the mat and placed the card directly on to the mat, covered it with some scrap paper and pressed it on to the paint.
  • I repeated this with various colours (leaving it to dry a bit between each time) I used a paint brush to move some of the paint around and also moved the card to different places so that the whole of it was covered.
  • I then let it dry naturally (as I didn't want it to curl up) and then trimmed it to 85x140mm and mat and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of black card.
  • I cut out the flowers out of black Lynda Chapman's cardstock using a Tattered Lace die and stuck it on to the top half of the panel using Midas Touch Sticky Dots as parts of the die are quite delicate.
  • I then stuck a piece of wide Ultra strong red liner tape to the bottom of the card and placed some Teal/Turquoise foil (from Gina K/Thermaweb) on to it and burnished it down.
  • I stamped  the Sending Love sentiments (they are 2 separate stamps) on to a piece of black card using Rare Earth Clear Glass Embossing ink and added some white embossing powder. Trimmed it to fit the card and attached it over the foil using foam pads.
  • Finally, I used some Nuvo Drops to add details to the flowers and sentiment.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person.

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
  • A6 white card with envelope - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Flower bouquet die from Tattered Lace
  • Bleeding Art tissue paper for the background (they do a variety of colours in the pack)
  • Sending Love sentiment from Birch Tree Designs stamp set
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Turquoise/Teal foil from Gina K Designs/Thermaweb
  • White Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
  • Ultra Strong Red liner tape
  • Midas Touch Sticky dots A4 sheet
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 10 August 2018

Be Happy - Flowers, butterflies on ornate background square card - Day 221 of my 365 day challenge

Be Happy - Flowers, butterflies on ornate background square card - Day 221 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card (for day 221 of my 365 day challenge) is a more ornate one using Paper Boutique and Mel Heaton dies, along with Sweet Dixie and Rare Earth stamps.

To find out how I made it just read on! 



  • Using one of the lovely die backgrounds from Paper Boutique, I cut it out using Lynda Chapman's black card.
  • I then measured the inside area and cut a piece of white stamping card to fit and stamped the flowers at the bottom of it using Versamark ink and heat set them with white embossing powder.
  • I let it dry for a bit and then used a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to ink over them using green for the grass, blues, pinks and purples for the sky.
  • Again I left it to dry a bit and then used a sheet of kitchen roll to remove the excess  ink so that they stood out more.
  • I then attached it to the middle of the black layer using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue.
  • I stamped out the smaller butterflies from Mel Heaton's Magnolia Memories 6" stamp collection using Versafine Onyx Black ink and quickly covered them in clear Embossing powder and heat set them.
  • Once cool,I then coloured them in using a mix of alcohol markers and Zig Clean Color pens (not on the same butterfly of course) - I used pinks, blues,yellows, oranges etc and tried to blend them in to make them look iridescent.
  • I attached the main topper in the middle of a 7" white card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue  and then added the 3 butterflies (which I had cut out with the co-ordinating dies) using the same glue.
  • Finally, I stamped the Be Happy sentiment (from Rare Earth) on to a small piece of white stamping card with the Versafine Onyx Black ink, coloured bits of the letters with the same coloured pens as the butterflies and added it to the bottom left hand corner with some foam pads.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and would make a lovely card to send to that special person.

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" white square card with envelope - Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Butterflies Stamps and Dies from Mel Heaton's Magnolia Memories collection
  • Paper Boutique Square die (from Creative Crafting World)
  • RTG flowers stamps from Sweet Dixie
  • Be Happy sentiment from Rare Earth 
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Distress inks from Tim Holtz - Purple, Blue, Pink, Green and Yellow
  • Alcohol markers
  • Zig Clean Color pens
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
  • Midas Touch Sticky dots A4 sheet
  • Foam pads
So if you think this sounds interesting then why not:-

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