Saturday, 30 April 2016

Hello - Tiger on paw print background with paw prints- Day 121 of my 366 day challenge

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Hello - Tiger on paw print background with paw prints 7" square card - 
Day 121 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

This is something different today - I have only used one topper (again from the "Walk in the Wild" card making kit from Pollyanna Pickering, the rest having been made using designs from SVG files that were on the accompanying DVD and others from the Brother "Stamp" files that you can get on the Scan n Cut.

Hello - Tiger on paw print background with paw prints 7" square card -


So, first of all, I decided on which files I wanted to use - these were "Paw print circle" and the "hello". I adjusted them to measure 13.5cm square for the first one, and 8cm for the latter.

I then used some American Craft Black 216gsm cardstock and cut all the images out - I had designed them all in CANVAS and saved them to the memory.  As all the "paws" cut out separately it is important to make sure that all the component parts are not lost!

Best Wishes - Tiger on paw print background with paw prints 7" square card insideI stuck the background paw print frame on to the 7" square card and attached the circle topper using foam pads so it is raised slightly. I added the "hello" sentiment to the bottom left hand side and then individually stuck all the paw print parts in what I thought were the right places!

For the inside message, I stamped the words "Best Wishes" which came from the Clarity Stamps Line Writing Sentiment set using Black Onyx Memento ink.





And there you are a really attractive card for all occasions - you can buy it from my website here

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Products and items you may need to make these projects
  • 7" white square card with envelope (these are from Hunkydory)
  • Tiger image from Pollyanna Pickering "A Walk in the Wild" Card making set
  • Paw print all round circle SVG file from the "Walk in the Wild" DVD
  • Hello sentiment from Brother stamp set
  • Black American Crafts cardstock (216gsm)
  • Best Wishes stamp from the Line Writing sentiment stamp set from Clarity Stamps
  • Black Onyx Memento ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads (thin) from either Stix2 or Hunkydory

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Happy Times - Tiger and cub Pollyanna Pickering wall hanging - Day 120 of my 366 day challenge


Happy Times - Tiger and cub Pollyanna Pickering wall hanging - 
Day 120 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's challenge, I have made this wall hanging using one of the delightful Pollyanna Pickering's Tiger and cub image.

Happy Times - Tiger and cub Pollyanna Pickering wall hanging
I first of all painted the plaque (which measures approximately 17x8cm) with a couple of coats of Pebeo black Gesso acrylic paint.  Whilst it was drying, I cut out a strip of Kraft card using the Honeycomb Screen die from Tonic Studios and I threaded some narrow white ribbon through alternate holes and then attached it to the plaque using hot glue on the reverse.

I really like the Popper pads that Creative Crafting World produce and I used one of the Tiger and cub images from the Pollyanna Pickering "Walk in the Wild" one, cutting the border off so it fitted the plaque and glued it using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue. I then cut out one of the "Happy Times" sentiments out from the same pad and glued it to the bottom right hand corner.

I then used some white narrow cord so that it can be hung up and varnished the whole thing using the Zig Varnish Marker to protect it a bit more.

And there you are a really attractive wall hanging that would make a lovely gift - you can buy it from 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
  • Plain MDF wall plaque with precut holes (16x8cm approximately)
  • Tiger and cub image from Pollyanna Pickering "A Walk in the Wild" Card Popper pad
  • Happy Times sentiment from same pad
  • Tonic Studios Honeycomb die
  • Kraft card
  • White narrow cord
  • Zig Varnish Marker
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Tonic Studios Hot Glue gun

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

1920's lady hand coloured Kraft party bag - Day 119 of my 366 day challenge


1920's lady hand coloured Kraft party bag - Day 119 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft Addicts!

Day 119 of my challenge and for today have made something slightly different - this time I have decorated a Kraft bag to make a Party bag...

1920's lady hand coloured Kraft party bag
I first of all printed off the image of the Art Deco 1920's lady (I had decided on tall I would like it to be before doing so using Serif's Craft Artist Professional 2). I then coloured her in using Spectrum Noir pens - there is still so much to learn about colouring! I used CR4, CR5 along with brown for her hair and a lilac one for the hemline and shoes. 

Once it was dry, I placed it on to some bright pink mirror card leaving a small border around it. 

I then glued it to one side of the Kraft bag (which measures 27x17cm approximately) in the middle of the handles. I added a flower (a pre made small pink one from Hobby House) using my hot glue gun to a die-cut flower shape in black card and attached it to the top left hand corner.

I wanted to decorate it a bit more so added some pink Nuvo Crystal drops on the top and bottom of the topper and cut out two "PARTY" words from Tonic Studios in white and when they were attached, I coloured them in using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

And there you are - a different Party bag that would be fun for Hen Parties and much more..

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Products and items you may need to make these projects
  • 27x17cm Kraft paper bag
  • Digital image of a 1920's flapper gir
  • Pink flower from Hobby House embellishments set
  • Flower die from Tattered Lace, Tonic Studios etc
  • Pink mirror card
  • Black cardstock - Lynda's black card from Creative Crafting World
  • White cardstockBlack fineliner pen
  • Pink, Brown and lilac Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
  • Pink Sparkle pen from Crafter's Companion
  • Pink Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Pinflair Foto glue
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Especially for you... Flower in pot - DL Kraft card - Day 118 of my 366 day challenge


Especially for you... Flower in pot - DL Kraft card
 - Day 118 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft Addicts!

Especially for you... Flower in pot - DL Kraft cardI have used a DL Kraft card as the base cardstock for today's challenge as I wanted to use some of the paler Kraft card as a border strip and I thought it went well with this particular topper from Hunkydory.

I first of all cut out the border strip in pale Kraft card using the "Exotic Lily" die from Tonic Studios and glued it to the centre of the card. I then chose one of the small flower toppers and added it to some black cardstock so it stood out more and did that the same to the "Especially for you" sentiment.

I then attached the topper on to the card using foam pads so it had some height and then added the sentiment at the bottom of the strip.

I decorated it further with some faux stitching using a black fineliner and added some Clear crystal Nuvo drops (from Tonic Studios).













Especially for you... Flower in pot - DL Kraft card inside
It is very hard to find an insert, pre printed that fits a DL card in the right place so using one of the Pin dot decorative circle dies from Tattered Lace, I cut out the "With Love and best wishes" sentiment from one of the Kanban sets.














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Products and items you may need to make these projects
  • DL Kraft Card with matching envelope from Papermania
  • Flower topper from the Bigger book of Toppers - Florals
  • Especially for you sentiment from above
  • With Love and Best wishes insert from Kanban
  • Exotic Lily die from Tonic Studios
  • Pin dot Decorative Circle dies from Tattered Lace
  • Pale kraft cardstock - from Craft Creations
  • Black cardstock - Lynda's black card from Creative Crafting World
  • Black fineliner pen
  • Clear Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Create your Imagination Dragonfly panel 6" card - Day 117 of my 366 day challenge


Create your Imagination Dragonfly panel 6" card - 
Day 117 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have had this topper which I made using the Tonic Studios Fanciful flutter die from their Indulgence Frames and Inserts series and though it was about time I used it for a card!

Create your Imagination Dragonfly panel 6" card
So first of all I cut the main ornate frame out in white card and the layer in a purple cardstock. I then stuck them together using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue.

I had some purple shimmery paper so used that as the background for the main topper, making sure that the wings were not stuck down as they are designed to "come away" from the design. I then stuck that topper on to the large background.

For the card itself, I used an "All White" 6" card from Craftwork Cards and cut the embossed part of the front off. I then used both the "Soft Cerise" and "Indigo Mist" Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending inks to colour the front and the section on the inside of the card.


As you can see from the photo, I didn't colour the latter quite so deeply so you can see the difference. I then glued the main topper to the front and added 2 rows of black wavy
"peel off sticker" to the edges to give it some definition. I also used the clear Nuvo Crystal drops to make some pearl drops in each corner and in the centre of the antennae.

I haven't included a sentiment as such as I thought I would stamp one on to the right hand panel and so used the "Create your own imagination" stamp from Visible Image using Tuxedo black Memento ink.

Create your Imagination Dragonfly panel 6" card with envelope
For the envelope I embossed the flap with the corner embossing folder that comes in the "Lily Spray" Tattered Lace set and coloured that too with the same inks.

And there you are a quick and easy 6" card. 








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Products and items you may need to make these projects
  • 6" All White square card and envelope from Craftwork Cards
  • Tonic Studios Indulgence Keepsake Frame & Inserts -  Fanciful Flutter die
  • Lily Spray Tattered Lace embossing folder set of 4 
  • Create your imagination stamp from Visisble Image This is me set
  • Purple cardstock and darker purple shimmer paper
  • Clear Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Best Wishes floral 8" cream square card - Day 116 of my 366 card challenge


Best Wishes floral 8" cream square card - 
Day 116 of my 366 card challenge

Hi Craft Addicts!

So for today's challenge I have made this 8" floral square cream card using a couple of floral toppers from the Bigger Book of Toppers (Floral) from Hunkydory.

Best Wishes floral 8" cream square card
I first of all cut a section of the front of the card using the Tattered Lace Scallop Border dies and then coloured the back section using "Soft Cerise" Cosmic Shimmer Colour cloud blending ink to soften it.

I took the toppers out of the frames and placed the frames onto the front (one at a jaunty angle) of the card. I then matted the main topper and sentiment onto some black card and used some foam pads to raise them up.

I also placed one of the spare toppers on to the back of the card again matting it on to some black card.

Best Wishes floral 8" cream square card insertI also added some apple green Nuvo crystal drops to the scalloped edge and also some Candi to the bottom left hand corner. I also cut out the bumble bee (Tattered Lace Beautiful Bee) in both black and orange cardstock and glued it to the top left hand corner.

I cut an insert which reads "Love and Best Wishes" in gold foil and placed it inside the card.












And there you are a quick and easy 8" card. You can buy it from 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" cream square card and envelope
  • Hunkydory toppers from the Bigger Book of Toppers Florals
  • Beautful bee die from Tattered Lace
  • Scallop Border die from Tattered Lace essentials range
  • Black and Yellow/orange cardstock
  • Candi from Craftwork Cards
  • Green Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue

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