Sunday, 31 May 2015

Inspire - I believe in you... Wolf Card Challenge No. 9

Products that you will need to make this project


Inspire - I believe in you.. Wolf card challenge number 9

Hi Craft Addicts!

Well, I am nearing the end of the task but still do have 2 more cards that I have made from the Pollyanna Pickering "Moonlight" cardmaking kit from Creative Crafting World.  As I mentioned in previous posts, there were two smaller toppers left and so have used my own cardstock to make this and the last one...

Inspire! - Wolf card (from the Moonlight kit from Pollyanna Pickering DL cardSo, here is the ninth card - this time I have used a DL Kraft card as I thought it would be be a change from white. As I still had quite a bit of the patterned (stripey/spotty) paper left, I cut two pieces 10.5x9cm and covered both the front and back bottom half of them (well slightly less than half)* and added some of the black patterned We R Memory Keepers Washi tape to both back and front.

I then stuck the topper on to a piece of white card using Collall All Purpose Glue and cut it so there was a thin border around it. Whilst that dried, I took two Tonic Studios Trellis white and black squares (approx 9.25cm) - and slightly offset the black one on to the white one so that it gave a shadow effect. I then placed the topper on it and using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue stuck it to the front of the card (just overhanging the Washi tape).

I was looking for a sentiment to add to this card and thought this Tonic Studios Inspirations Sentiment "Inspire" went well and so glue it it at a slight angle to the bottom of the card. I also added some Vanilla pearl drops from Cosmic Shimmer to the top to add some balance and some grey pearls to each corner of the Trellis square.

Insert for Inspire - I believe in you Wolf card from the Moonlight Kit from Pollyanna Pickering
With this being Kraft card, I felt it needed an insert so used a pre-cut plain one that I had got from Craft Creations and stamped a heart frame from Inky Doodles Take Flight set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad and the "I Believe in You" sentiment from the same set.

I used a Create and Craft tape pen to add a strip of glue to the inside of the front part of the card (nearest to the crease) and placed the insert flat in the card and closed it so that it stuck in the right place. It also means that when the card is opened it opens to the insert straight away (if that makes sense).


DL envelope flap - Moonlight Inspire card
And so that is the card finished! I then thought I had better make the envelope a bit more interesting so I first of all added a strip of the backing paper I used in the card to the front of the envelope and a label shaped topper so it can be used to write the address on.


I also added a Tattered Lace Corner embellishment to the flap (this was in cream but it can of course be any colour....





And so that is the penultimate card finished - it is a fantastic "tribute" to the Moonlight Cardmaking Kit from Pollyanna Pickering (from Creative Crafting World) that you can make so many different cards from it. As the saying goes - you are limited only by your imagination!!

Again, 50% of the sale of this card will go to the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) - to find out more about this beautiful rare wolf click here 


Products and items needed to make this card..

From the Kit
  • Square topper with the purple frame
  • Patterned backing paper
Extra bits n pieces for card and envelope
  • Tall DL (210x10.5cm) Kraft 300gsm card from DoCrafts Papermania series
  • White Linen 250gsm cardstock - you can get it from Craft Creations
  • Black 200gsm cardstock (Creative Crafting World does a great deal) 
  • DL white insert from Craft Creations 
  • Tonic Studios Inspirations Sentiment Set - Inspire 
  • Tonic Studios Verso Die - Trellis Square Base Set - 488E 
  • Tattered Lace corner die (optional)
  • Label for envelope (optional)
  • Inkydoodles Take Flight A5 Stamp set
  • Pearl embellishments
  • Wink of Stella clear pen
  • Vanilla Pastel PVA glue from Cosmic Shimmer
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape Pen (but you can use any glue/tape you like)

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Friday, 29 May 2015

If the Sun and Moon.... Wolf Card Challenge No. 8


If the Sun and Moon... Wolf Card Challenge No. 8


Hi Craft Addicts!

Well I am now down to the last card so have kept the one I am most pleased with to last (though there are a couple smaller cards to come..). I think the reason I like it is that is quite simple and the colours used just seem to work (well I hope they do anyway).


If the Sun and Moon.. wolf card challenge no. 8 Pollyanna PickeringSo, for this one, I used the square topper that is 5cm and placed it on some cream linen cardstock (I got mine from Craft Creations). I then used a green Spectrum Noir alcohol markers around the edges to make it stand out a bit.  I then cut a square (7.5cm) with the Spellbinders Square Swatches die in black Hunkydory Adorable Scorable and layered the topper on to it. I used Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue to do this as it does "grab" very well which you need for the black cardstock.

I used a pre die-cut green, black and white diagonal striped matt that I got from a Kanban Christmas pack and then added the layered topper on to it and stuck it to the centre of the card as I wanted to keep the front "clean", I placed a large frame (14cm) in black card which I had cut from a Verso die from Tonic Studios, along with a contrasting smaller, more detailed one (12.5cm) in Kraft card on top of it. 

I didn't think it needed a sentiment on the front, so just added the "If the Sun and Moon would ever doubt...." on to a flower shape (which I'd edged in yellow in the centre inside.










With the envelope, I just added a black frame similar to the Kraft card on the front of the card and there you are my 8th card....

Only a couple more to go...







Don't forget - like all of the cards in this challenge, 50% of sales will go to the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP)....


Products that you will need to make this project

From the Kit
  • 6" card from the Moonlight Pollyanna Pickering Cardmaking kit from Creative Crafting World with matching envelope
  • Square topper
  • If the Sun and Moon... sentiment
Extra bits n pieces for card and envelope
  • Square die cut shape (or any other shape you want) in cream linen 250gsm cardstock
  • Black cardstock 200gsm (I use Creative Crafting World stock)
  • Kanban Striped paper (die cut matt)
  • Tonic Studios Verso frame dies 14.5cm & 12.5cm 
  • Kraft card 
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

All My Love.. Wolf Card Challenge 7




All My Love...May all your dreams come true.. 

Hi Craft addicts!

So, I am now reaching the last few cards that I have made from the Moonlight (Wolf) Cardmaking Kit from Pollyanna Pickering which Creative Crafting World produced. If you want to buy the kit, the link to their site is at the end of this blog..(but I hope you will read it before you scroll down..)

All My Love...Wolf Card challenge 8in card Pollyanna Pickering
There are now a few small toppers left and 2 cards (1 of each size) and for this card I used the 8" square card and the square topper with the purple border. There aren't any sentiments left so have used a die-cut one fro the front and a stamped one for the inside (using my own design of insert again). 

To start with I added the topper on to a matt of linen effect cream card (approx 12cm) at an angle and then using some black card (more of my own stock) I used a Tonic die for a shaped aperture (10.5cm)  (the aperture just covers the original frame) and stuck it on to the cream card and topper.

Whilst this was drying, I used a strip (10x20cm) of the script backing paper and glued it to the bottom of the card (I decided this would be a tent style card with the "spine" at the top). I also added some of the patterned black onyx We R Memory Washi tape to the top (again it is good cover up if you have a wobbly edge to the backing paper!).

I had been looking through some of the die cut shapes I had already got and saw the "All My Love" heart (Affection Dies), so glued the black outline (not the right one but from the same series) on to the red heart which I thought stood out. I also added some raffia to "hang" it from before adding a smaller cream heart (on matching cream linen cardstock) to it. I had 2 of the "All My Love" hearts (one black/one Kraft) and slightly offset the Kraft one to the black so it looked like a shadow. I used Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue on these as it can be directed to even the thinnest parts and it dries clear too if you miss!

Once all dry, I stuck the heart to the bottom right hand corner at a slight angle making sure that the raffia loop was loose. After this, I then attached the cream topper to the top part with a little bit of it hanging over the edge (as the envelope is a lot larger than the card itself this isn't such a problem) using Stix2 foam pads.  Thinking it looked a little "bare", I added some Tonic Studios Crystal drops (Navy Blue and Antique Rose) around all edges of the cream and just Antique Rose on the black. I also added some to the white space (right hand corner) and some to the left to balance it out.


And now to the insert! - Again, I used Serif Craft Artist Professional 2 to design it using one of the fantastic Wolf images that are on the Pollyanna Pickering wildlife DVDroms and designed a background to go with it. this time - using a window effect frame so it looks as if you are looking out to it. If you would like me to design something, why not just get in touch with me and I will see what I can do (Licence etc permitting of course). I then printed it out on to good quality paper (7" square approximately) and stuck it to the centre of the inside. I also used a sentiment (May all your DREAMS come true) from Crafter's Companion and stamped it in the middle of the card. 

And there you are - another card made using the great Howling (Wolf) Cardmaking kit from Pollyanna Pickering that Creative Crafting World sells (along with some additional images from the DVD) - Oh yes, as there was a bit of the script backing paper left, I cut 2 strips (approx 2cm) and added them to the envelope to match the card.

As with all these cards, any that sell I will donate 50% of the sale (this card costs £4.50 inc p&p) to the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP).


Products that you will need to make this project

From the Kit
  • 8" card from the Moonlight Pollyanna Pickering Cardmaking kit from Creative Crafting World with matching envelope
  • Square topper
  • Script (maroon) backing paper

Extra bits n pieces for card and envelope
  • Square die cut shape (or any other shape you want) in cream linen 250gsm cardstock
  • Black cardstock 200gsm (I use Creative Crafting World stock)
  • Insert (if you would like my design just get in touch with me by leaving me a comment)
  • Red cardstock (or any other co-ordinating colour)
  • All My Love (Affections Die from Tonic Studios)
  • Kraft card 
  • Tonic Studios Crystal Drops - Antique Rose and Navy Blue
  • Stix 2 Foam Pads
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Monday, 25 May 2015

You are a True Friend.... Wolf Card No. 6




You Are a True Friend....

Hi Craft Addicts! 

And now card number 6 (you will be glad to know there are only 2 more left in this challenge!

Greetings Card - You are a True friend Pollyanna Pickering Wolf design
So, for this one I thought I would go for something a bit different and try some new (well to me anyway) techniques - not sure they all succeeded but still it is good to know for next time!

I chose an 8" square card (with its' envelope), the round Wolf topper and "You are a true friend - the one who shines day and night" sentiment.

I cut a strip of the white and black patterned paper (the one that looks like snowflakes) approximately 14cm x 20cm and glued it to the card covering both front and back. I then used some "Greek key" We R Memory Keepers Washi tape to the edge on both sides so that it added another border. I then used some Memento Pistachio Ink (I have the dew drop pad) to "distress" the edges (This is the bit that i am not sure about) of both front and back and then shaped the corners with the We R Memory Keepers Scallop Chomper tool.

Whilst letting the edges dry, I attached the round topper to a circle of black card and then added that to a scalloped matt (I think it was a Spellbinders die) of Silver card which I thought looked like moonlight (yes I know!!) using some Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue as I needed it to stick immediately. I cut an oval shape out of black card using the Tonic Studios Oval Looking Glass die and attached the topper to it and placed it at a slight angle (so that the wolf was looking upwards) to the white card.

I thought it looked a bit "dark" so cut a flower shape from the Tattered Lace Trio (Kathleen) die in bright blue and black card and stuck them together (not totally so you can give it some dimension when finished) and placed it towards the top of the card and then added the "stalk" which was cut from the "Arboreal Dream" die from Tonic Studios and coloured green using the DG3 alcohol marker from Crafter's Companion. I cut it into two and glued it to the card so that it linked both the "flower" shape and the topper itself. 

Once that was glued down, I added the sentiment which I'd placed on another of the black Trio flower shapes (matching the main flower) and then on to a scalloped square topper (again Spellbinders) in Kraft card and using foam pads placed it on the bottom right hand corner.

I also found a dragonfly in black card (I think it could be a Sue Wilson die but might be wrong) and glued it to the top right hand corner so that the wings hung off the card. Using some Creative Expressions Finishing Touches self adhesive pearls (white and cream), I added them to the flower, base of the stalks and body of the dragonfly.

Insert (my own design) from the You are a true friend card

Phew! and now to the Insert, I used Serif Craft Artist Professional 2 once again to make it.

As the card had the shaped corners, I decided to make it A5 instead of the 8" I normally would have done. I used one of the Wolf images that are on Pollyanna Pickering's World Wildlife DVD (from Creative Crafting World) and some other embellishments from other suppliers, made it quite transparent so you can still write on it, saved it as a JPG, and took it into Microsoft Publisher, added a frame and printed it out and stuck it to the inside of the card.


Envelope front - You are a True friend Pollyanna Pickering
I also wanted to make the envelope slightly more interesting so used a strip of the patterned paper along the centre of it (as it wasn't quite long enough, I cut it into 2, stuck it to both sides and added a small label shape (Tonic Studios die again) to cover the gap up. 







Envelope flap - You are a True friend Pollyanna Pickering
I also had a corner cut out of white card (a Tattered Lace design) and coloured it with the DG3 green alcohol marker and glued it to the back flap of the envelope.









So, there you are Card number 6 - only 2 more to go! Once again, this can be bought with 50% of the sale going to the EWCP (Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme) 




Products that you will need to make this project

From the Kit
  • 8" card from the Moonlight Pollyanna Pickering Cardmaking kit from Creative Crafting World with matching envelope
  • Round topper
  • You are a true friend sentiment 
  • Snowflake style black and white paper 

Extra bits n pieces for card and envelope
  • Oval die cut shape (or any other shape you want)
  • Black cardstock (I used the one Creative Crafting World sells)
  • Insert (if you would like my design just get in touch with me by leaving me a comment)
  • Extra white cardstock
  • Silver cardstock
  • Bright blue cardstock (or any other bright colour)
  • Flourishes
  • Kraft card and Scalloped square die
  • Dragonfly
  • Corner design - any will do for the envelope
  • Creative Expressions Finishing touches 8mm white and cream pearls




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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Aim for the Moon..Wolf Card


Hi Craft Addicts!

Wolf Card Challenge  No. 5 Pollyanna Pickering
Well this is the 5th card now out of the 8 in the kit so I am over half way now (maths has definitely improved as I have got older!!).

This time I used one of the 6" cards as the toppers are left seem to be more suited to this size rather than the 8" ones - will definitely have to think a bit harder for the next one...

Anyway, as you can see from the photo, I used the shaped topper and matted and layered it onto some black card - by this time I have had to use some of my own stash as the 2 sheets provided in the pack is definitely not enough for all of the cards. I then cut round the shape so that it had a thin black border.

Having done that I then cut 8cm off the front of the card so it was more like a flap. I then added 2 strips of the checked background (x1 1cm and x1 1.5cm approx) to the edges of the front and inside of the back of the card (I hope that makes sense) but you can see what I mean in the photo.

Having done that I then added glue to one half of the topper and attached it to the bottom part of the front leaving the card able to open. Whilst the glue dried, I glued the topper "Aim for the Stars..." to both patterned paper and black card. The topper was then placed on the top right hand corner and attached with some foam pads to give it some height.

Insert designed using the Pollyanna Pickering Wildlife DVD
I thought the inside of the card needed an insert so I designed one using one of Pollyanna Pickering's Wolf images on the Wildlife DVDrom (using Craft Artist Professional 2 from Serif) (the insert is 6 x 15cm) and printed it out and attached it using a tape pen. Once you're satisfied with how it looks, you can then add some Tonic Studios Antique Rose Crystal drops to add some detail to it.



Thursday, 21 May 2015

With Love Card No. 4 from Wolf Card challenge..




Hi Craft Addicts!

Thinking of You - with love Wolf card from Pollyanna Pickering cardmaking kitSo here is number 4 card that has come out of the Pollyanna Pickering Moonlight (Wolf) Cardmaking kit.. I have to admit that it started out differently to what I thought it would but am pleased with it anyway....

I used one of the 8" (20x20cm) square cards that came in the kit and cut the front cover so that it measured 12cm.

I then used the Plush Peony Die from Tonic Studios to cut the border out on the back side of the card and kept the flower parts for another project.

After making sure that it was cut out properly, I used my Scor-pal and scored it so that it could fold over the front side of the card. I then used my scoring tool to burnish the crease so that it lay flat.

Once I was satisfied that it looked ok, I cut a strip 6 x 20cm from both the black card and floral acetate and taped them together using red liner ultra strong tape (as this is a patterned acetate the tape doesn't show) and glued it to the right hand side of the front using Collall All-Purpose Glue as it gave me a bit of time to make sure that it was lined up properly. After that I added some We R Memory Keepers Black Onyx Washi tape so that it covered the join.

Now to the topper - I thought that it might look ok if it was attached to the die cut part of the card so added some glue to those bits of the card that I could and then added the topper (the scalloped edged wolf image on some white and black cardstock as I thought it made it stand out a bit more). It also added a bit of weight to the die cut part!

I matt and layered the "Thinking of You" on to some white cardstock (you could also use copy paper for this layer) and then made a chevron shape out of some of the black and glued them together and then attached it to the bottom left hand corner using foam pads (I doubled them up so that it gave some height).

All that I then needed to do was add 3 Navy Blue Onyx pearl drops and the leaf which I cut out of the Sue Wilson dies (white cardstock coloured using the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers) and a black pearl drop (again from Tonic Studios) - they do really settle themselves into a proper dome!

With Love wolf box using Pollyanna Pickering Moonlight imagesI then realised that the envelope that was in the kit would be far too big for this card so I decided to use an A5 box that I had from HunkyDory some time ago.

Before making it up, I cut 2 strips of the background paper with the script 1.75x21cm and glued them to the sides (making sure that you don't put them on the wrong bit!). I also cut the part out with the wolf image (10x14.5cm) and matt and layered it on to more of the foiled acetate and black card (I did cut out the middle bit so I could use it for something else). I then glued it to the box using Collall All Purpose Glue.

I thought it looked a bit plain so coloured some Arboreal Dream flourishes (from Tonic Studios) in green using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers again and put them on each corner using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue as I could put it where I needed to.

Finally I added the "With Love" sentiment from Tonic Studios again (coloured the heart and dot of the I in purple) and then made the box up using the Ultra Strong Red tape as it is great for this type of thing - you could also use wet glue. Oh yes I also added some more pearl drops in each corner (Antique Rose Tonic Studios Crystal Drops)

And there you are - another Wolf card and box from Pollyanna Pickering's Moonlight cardmaking kit. I hope you like it!

DON'T FORGET! - This card is available for sale (£4.50 inc p&p) with 50% of the sale going to the EWCP (Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme)


                                                          

Products and items needed for this project

From the Kit
  • 8" x 8" white card (I didn't use the envelope enclosed) (from the Moonlight (Wolf in Moonlight) cardmaking kit from Pollyanna Pickering from Creative Crafting World)
  • Wolf topper (large round one with script + scalloped edge) 
  • Thinking of You sentiment (rectangle)
  • Black card
  • Background paper - the one with the wolf in the right hand corner 
Additional items for the card (and box)
  • White card (any make will do but should be at least 220gsm)
  • Thinking of You stamp from Crafter's Companion
  • Black and white checked Washi Tape
  • Floral blue foil acetate (from Hunkydory)
  • Tonic Studios Plush Peony die set
  • Tattered Lace circle dies (one in white and one in black cardstock)
  • Sue Wilson Quilled leaf die cut 
  • Tonic Studios Black Onyx Crystal drops
  • Tonic Studios Navy Blue Crystal drops
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens (blue shades) from Crafter's Companion
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Foam Toppers (from Hunkydory)
  • Score board (I used the Scor-pal)
Additional items for the box
  • C5 white box (from Hunkdory)
  • With Love sentiment in white card (die cut from Tonic Studios)
  • Flourishes (Arboreal Dream from Tonic Studios)


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