Thursday, 31 March 2016

Mon Amour Graphic 45 5" window card - Day 91 of my 366 day challenge


Mon Amour Graphic 45 5" window card - 
Day 91 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I found a Graphic 45 Mon Amour paper pad yesterday and was going through it and felt that some of the fabulous images would be great as part of a window card so...

Mon Amour Graphic 45 5" window card -
I cut out one of the pages of the smaller images and decided which ones I wanted to use - I decided on two pictures and two sentiments ("Kisses are a better fate than wisdom" and "There is no remedy for love but to love more" and cut them out to fit the window "frames" of the 5" card that comes from Hunkydory.

I placed a piece of separate paper behind the frames (after taking the panels out) and marked where the toppers should be placed but to make completely sure they were I added them to the paper through the frames - Thinking about it now, I probably could have stuck them onto the panels themselves but hey ho...

I then added some faux stitching around the frames using a black fine liner pen, some red crystal drops in each corner and stuck a pink rose in the centre of the card to add some dimension to it (making sure that it still could go into the envelope of course!)

And there you are a really lovely card that is easy to make but doesn't look like it...And of course you can buy this on my website here

Don't forget - if you order something before June 1st, you will receive a 10% discount on orders over £25.00 - visit  www.thehandmadecraftsshop.co.uk  


Products and items you may need to make these projects

  • 5" white window card with matching envelope (from Hunkydory)
  • Mon Amour paper 8" paper pad from Graphic 45
  • White card or paper
  • 1 pale pink/peach rose
  • Rhubarb Crumble crystal glitter drops from Tonic Studios
  • Black fineliner pen
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Floral 8" square card (purple and cream) - Day 90 of my 366 day challenge


Floral 8" square card (purple and cream) - 
Day 90 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So, I made this card recently as a commission for someone's special birthday but didn't want to write about it until I knew they had got it!

Floral 8" square card (purple and cream)
The dies used in this were the "Wild Meadow" collection from Create & Craft and so I cut out the reflections templates in cream cardstock and glued them both on to some purple card,

Once that was stuck properly, I then added it on to some serrated edged holographic card which I think set it off really well and then placed the whole layer onto an 8" white card.

The centre flowers have petals that can be shaped by attaching them in the centre with a brad but I added some matching (ish) pink buttons to the centre of the flowers instead with some hot glue.



I then used some green and black Nuvo pearl drops and also the 4 corners of the panel.

To personalise this card, I cut out the name using my Brother Scan n Cut in cream card and added some faux stitching using a black fineliner pen.

And there you are a really lovely card that is easy to make but doesn't look like it...And of course you can buy this on my website here

Don't forget - if you order something before June 1st, you will receive a 10% discount on orders over £25.00 - visit  www.thehandmadecraftsshop.co.uk  


Products and items you may need to make these projects

  • 8" white card with matching envelope
  • Wild Meadow die collection from Create and Craft
  • Purple, white and cream card
  • Holographic card 
  • Scalloped edged frame die
  • 2 Pink buttons (matching if possible)
  • Black and green Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios
  • Black fineliner pen
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tiger C6 gatefold card using a Pollyanna Pickering image - Day 89 of my 366 day challenge


Tiger C6 gatefold card using a Pollyanna Pickering image - 
Day 89 of my 366 day challenge

HI Craft Addicts!

I have once again used a topper from the "A Walk in the Wild" Card popper pad (Pollyanna Pickering collection) from Creative Crafting World for this C6 gatefold landscape card.

Tiger C6 gatefold card using a Pollyanna Pickering image
This time it is the stunning image of the tiger which has been placed in various frames within it. As it needs to be attached to the left hand panel, I added a backing layer of black card which I trimmed to make sure that it fitted the card! (These toppers fit perfectly on this style of card).

I then cut out a long strip of Kraft card using the small scalloped edged Border Scalloped Strip dies (from Tattered Lace) and then glued them to each side of the card.

Once it was dry, I then glued the topper to the left hand side (about half way) so that it was equal on both sides and checked to make sure if fitted top and bottom.

I also decorated it with some Nuvo Clear crystal drops on each strip - I really love the way the drops turn clear once dry...

Tger C6 gatefold card using a Pollyanna Pickering image insert
For the inside, I cut an insert that has "Born to be Wild" as the message to fit and added two strips of black wavy card on each side to add a bit more decoration.














And there you are a really lovely card that is easy to make but doesn't look like it...And of course you can buy this on my website here

Don't forget - if you order something before June 1st, you will receive a 10% discount on orders over £25.00 - visit  www.thehandmadecraftsshop.co.uk  


Products and items you may need to make these projects

  • C6 white gatefold card (landscape) with matching envelope
  • Tiger in frame topper from "A Walk in the Wild" Card Popper pad (The Pollyanna Pickering collection)
  • Tattered Lace serrated edge Scalloped edged border dies
  • Lynda's black card (from Creative Crafting World)
  • Kraft card (from Craft Creations)
  • Black wavy border created using the Brother Scan n Cut
  • Clear Crystal Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Monday, 28 March 2016

Vintage gentleman on bicycle 7" square card - Day 88 of my 366 day challenge


Vintage gentleman on bicycle 7" square card - 
Day 88 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I really love this image from Hunkydory's "Charming Chaps" Little books (really wish they would do a pack of this and the Old Bean one) and decided to make a card that can be used for a variety of occasions.
 
Vintage gentleman on bicycle 7" square card - Happy Birthday
So I chose a 7" square white card (300gsm) and used one of the Tattered Lace border dies (serrated edge) and cut off just over an inch of the front card. I then cut a similar but slightly smaller strip in kraft card and glued it to the edge of the card allowing a small edge of white to remain.

I then glued the topper of the vintage gent on a bicycle on the precut panel of gold mirri card (that Hunkydory sells) and then placed both of them onto another panel of black cardstock leaving a very small border in each colour.

I glued this to the front of the card and allowed it to dry. Whilst this was doing, I cut out some embellishments using the "Vintage Gents" die set from 1st Edition (they do a variety of images but decided to use these ones). I kept the theme but using Kraft card and glued them to the bottom of the card.

Vintage gentleman on bicycle 7" square card - Good Luck
As I felt the card could be suitable for a variety of occasions, I used my Brother Scan n Cut and cut out various options (I first of all designed them in Canvas) in black card.

 I made sure that they were narrow enough to fit onto the back of the card where the front has been cut away. I chose  "Best wishes", "Good Luck" and "Happy Birthday" as the first sentiments but feel I could do all sorts ensuring that they fit the space.



Vintage gentleman on bicycle 7" square card - Best Wishes











And there you are a really lovely card that is easy to make but doesn't look like it...And of course you can buy this on my website here

Don't forget - if you order something before June 1st, you will receive a 10% discount on orders over £25.00 - visit  www.thehandmadecraftsshop.co.uk  


Products and items you may need to make these projects

  • 7" white scalloped edged card (300gsm approx) from Hunkydory
  • Gold mirri card from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace serrated edge border dies
  • Vintage Gents die sets from 1st Edition 
  • Lynda's black card (from Creative Crafting World)
  • Kraft card (from Craft Creations)
  • Sentiments created using the Brother Scan n Cut
  • Stix2 foam pads (or Hunkydory)
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Best wishes Cheetah on branch Pollyanna Pickering card - Day 87 of my 366 day challenge



Best wishes Cheetah on branch Pollyanna Pickering card - 
Day 87 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Happy Easter to you all! The weather can't seem to make up its' mind today so have been busy making this card and thought I would share it with you.

Best wishes Cheetah on branch Pollyanna Pickering card
I wanted to try out one of the stunning toppers included in the Pollyanna Pickering "A Walk in the Wild" card popper pad and so chose the beautiful cheetah image lying on a branch in front of an incredible moon.

I felt it needed more depth and so added it on to white/silver spotted and then black card. I then glued it to a frame I had cut out the middle frame from the "Venetian Lace Layering Die set" from Tonic Studios in Kraft card, Once it was all stuck, I then used some foam pads to place it on a white 6" square scalloped edged card.

The sentiment "Best Wishes" comes in the pad too so I cut it out leaving a small white border and then placed it on to some of "Lynda's black card" and added it to the card using a double layer of foam pads on the right hand side, one layer of them on the top left hand corner and just glue on the bottom right.

I haven't included an insert in this card yet but think I will add one now as it does need that something extra!

And there you are a really lovely card that is easy to make but doesn't look like it...And of course you can buy this on my website here

Don't forget - if you order something before June 1st, you will receive a 10% discount on orders over £25.00 - visit  www.thehandmadecraftsshop.co.uk  


Products and items you may need to make these projects

  • 6" white scalloped edged card (300gsm approx)
  • Cheetah topper from the Pollyanna Pickering "A Walk in the Wild" card popper pad
  • Sentiment from the above
  • Lynda's black card (from Creative Crafting World)
  • White and silver spotted cardstock
  • Kraft card (from Craft Creations)
  • Stix2 foam pads (or Hunkydory)
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Don't quit your daydream toadstools wall hanging plaque - Day 86 of my 366 day challenge


Don't quit your daydream toadstools wall hanging plaque - 
Day 86 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

"Don't quit your daydream" is a great quote and so decided to use this in my latest project.

I painted the wall plaque (approx 16x9,5cm) first of all in Pebeo black acrylic gesso paint and gave it a couple of coats after the first one had dried.

Don't quit your daydream toadstools wall hanging plaqueI then coloured the toadstools image from the Nature colour pad from Chameleon using red, beige, blue and green alcohol markers and stuck it on the plaque using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue. Once it was dry I varnished it with several coats of the Zig Varnish Marker pen and again allowed it to dry.

I added a border of Kraft paper which I had cut out using the Pearl border dies from Tattered Lace. I stuck it on using the thin strips of foam pads from Stix2.

I stamped the "Don't quit your daydream" stamp (from the Painted Inspirations set from Altenew) using a black pigment ink from DoCrafts Papermania and embossed it with their clear powder. I placed it on some black card and added it to the plaque with a double lot of foam pads. I also added a few clear Crystal drops from Nuvo to make them look like raindrops and let them dry.

I then added a length of white picture cord and knotted it at the back and strengthened it with some hot glue.

And there you are a stylish gift that could be used for any occasion - you can buy this on my website here and...

don't forget - f you order something before June 1st, you will receive a 10% discount on orders over £25.00 - visit  www.thehandmadecraftsshop.co.uk  


Products and items you may need to make these projects

  • MDF wall plaque with 2 holes on the short end
  • Black Pebeo acrylic gesso paint
  • Toadstools image from the Nature pad from Chameleon
  • Don't quit your daydream stamp from Painted Inspirations stamps from Altenew
  • Pearl border dies from Tattered Lace
  • Blue, Red, Green and beige alcohol markers
  • White. Kraft and black cardstock
  • White picture hanging cord 4mm (approx)
  • Zig Varnish marker pen
  • Clear Nuvo Crystal drops
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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