Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Special Wishes - With Love - Butterfly 7" square card - Day 152 of my 366 day challenge


Special Wishes - With Love - Butterfly 7" square card - 
Day 152 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have had this "Bohemian Dreams" paper collection from Craftwork Cards for some time and thought I would make something from it (along with a butterfly from another of their kits.

Special Wishes - With Love - Butterfly 7" square card
                                                                                                                                                  I first of all covered the clock template in Cosmic Shimmer "Pearl Lustre" Metallic Gilding polish and let it dry and having decided that I didn't think the cardstock was heavy enough. cut a circle out of it using the Tattered Lace "Pin Dot Circles" die set  once it was dry. 
I then cut out 2 panels in the red cardstock that comes in the accompanying paper collection using the square versions.

I then glued the larger of the 2 red panels towards the top left hand corner and the smaller one at an angle at the bottom right hand side. Having attached the circle topper to the circle, I used some foam pads to place it on the larger of the two panels. I had some of the purple and white butterflies from a previous Craftwork Cards collection, so used one on the smaller square, placing it at an angle.

I then used some Nuvo Crystal drops along the body of the butterfly and placed some in various places on its' wings. I used some also to add some "corner" embellishments.

I also used the "With Love" stamp from the Clarity "Line Writing" sentiment stamp set and embossed it using black Versafine ink pad and "Clear" embossing powder. 

I didn't use an insert but embossed the "With Love" sentiment inside to match the outside.

And there you are a really stylish card that would be great for anyone to receive - you can buy it 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" straight edged  white 300/350gsm card and envelope (think from Hunkydory)
  • Special Wishes round topper from "Bohemian Dreams" cardmaking kit from Craftwork Cards
  • Butterfly from Craftwork Cards (not sure which collection)
  • Tattered Lace Pin Dot Die sets - Circles and squares
  • Red cardstock from the "Bohemian Dreams" matching card set
  • Clear, Apple Green, Duck Egg Blue and Oyster Grey Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads - either Hunkydory or Stix2

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Monday, 30 May 2016

Born to be Wild - Leopard on branch (Pollyanna Pickering) C5 fancy edged card - Day 151 of my 366 day challenge


Born to be Wild  - Leopard on branch (Pollyanna Pickering) C5 fancy edged card - Day 151 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have once again used this stunning image from Pollyanna Pickering's "Walk in the Wild" Paper popper pad to make this card.


Born to be Wild  - Leopard on branch (Pollyanna Pickering) C5 fancy edged card I first of all decided that this fancy edged (wavy) C5 card would make a good basis for it so took out all the bracket shapes and the fold of the card. I then cut out the border strip (Tonic Studios "Beautiful Buckle Strip" die set in black cardstock and glued it along the centre of the card.

I then placed the topper in the middle of it using foam pads to raise it up and added one of the "Born to be Wild" sentiments that come in the pad to the right of it. I also added some "Pale Gold" Nuvo crystal drops around the edges of the brackets.

Born to be Wild  - Leopard on branch (Pollyanna Pickering) C5 fancy edged card  insert


For the inside of the card, I used one of the matching inserts - "You're one in a million"  that comes with the card making kit and cut the two borders and glued them to the top and bottom of the cards (cutting them to fit once they were dry).

I then used the largest of the Tattered Lace "Pin dot rectangles" die to cut out the main message and added it to the inside using fingerlift tape.






And there you are a really stylish card that would be great for anyone to receive - you can buy it 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
  • C5  wavy edged white 300/350gsm card and envelope (think from Hunkydory)
  • Pollyanna Pickering "Walk in the Wild" paper popper pad (from Creative Crafting World - Leopard on branch, Born to be Wild sentiment
  • Pollyanna Pickering "Walk in the Wild" insert (Leopard print - You're one in a million"
  • Black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's black cardstock
  • Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads - either Hunkydory or Stix2
  • Fingerlift Tape

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

New baby girl 6" square card (with rabbit and balloons) - Day 150 of my 366 day challenge


New baby girl 6" square card (with rabbit and balloons) - 
Day 150 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

New baby girl 6" square card (with rabbit and balloons)I have been thinking that I need to projects that aren't ones that I would normally do as they are not necessarily those that I would choose to do!

So for today's challenge (day 150 already) - I have made a "New Baby Girl" card using some Tonic Studios dies and a topper sheet from the "Tots to Teens" Little book of toppers from Hunkydory.

I really don't believe that girls should be in pink and boys in blue as I love blue and pink - or maybe that says more about me!

I cut out the larger circles (I am not sure which die set it is from but when I do I will add it) in red, pink and purple cardstock.and glued the red circle to the top left hand corner of the card and then placed the pink one on the bottom left hand corner making sure they overlapped properly.

I then took the cute "Bunny rabbit with balloons (pink version)" topper sheet from the book and glued it to some black card and then fussy cut it. I then separated the balloons from the rabbit and placed the rabbit on the bottom left hand corner and added the balloons to the top right making sure that they looked as if the rabbit was holding on to them.

The "Baby Girl" sentiment is part of the standard ones found in the Brother Scan n Cut and so cut it out in pink card (also drawing round it in black to make it stand out) and glued it to the purple circle and then attached it to the middle of the card using foam pads to raise it up a bit.

I then decorated the edges of the card with some "Caribbean Ocean" Gloss crystal drops from the Nuvo collection by Tonic Studios.

The inside has been left blank but a message could be added to it very easily!

And there you are - a bright and fun card that would be great for a new baby girl! If you would like to buy it, then just let me know!

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" straight edged (holey) square white 300/350gsm card and envelope (from Hunkydory)
  • Tonic Studios Fancy edged (Fleur de Lys style) die set
  • Bunny and balloons (pink) from Tots to Teens Little Book of Toppers from Hunkydory
  • Brother Scan n cut pre installed "Baby Girl" sentiment
  • Purple and Pink Adorable Scorable cardstock from Hunkydory
  • Black and red cardstock (Lynda Chapman's black cardstock is great)
  • Pink cardstock - Cricut 12" x 12" paper pad
  • Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Have a beautiful day fancy edged white and gold card - Day 149 of my 366 day challenge


Have a beautiful day fancy edged white and gold card - 
Day 149 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So, today's challenge is something totally different to the one I had planned as I was so unhappy with what i had done I threw it away! Anyway, this card has turned out quite well even if it was done in a rush!

Have a beautiful day fancy edged white and gold card
This was made using a Hunkydory special edged card and Tonic Studios "Have a Special Day" die set and using just gold and white - well with a touch of yellow and gold too!

I first of all cut out the outer edge of the die using Hunkydory Gold Mirri Card to give me a solid background and then cut out the inner die in white cardstock as I think it gives a really great contrast.  I also cut out the sentiment that goes with it in white too.

I used one of the DoCrafts Papermania "Folk Floral" ribbons (Yellow and green floral) and threaded it through some of the holes trying to keep the pattern on the right side! I then stuck the gold panel to the centre of the card and then added the second topper to it . Using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue I then added the sentiment to the mddle of it. It is tricky trying to keep the Mirri card clean but using a Microfibre cloth does help. 

I closed the card and placed some "Pale Gold" Nuvo Crystal drops in each corner through the holes so that they will show when the card is both open and closed.

And there you are - a simple but fun card which you will be able to buy 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" fancy edged (holey) square white 300/350gsm card and envelope (from Hunkydory)
  • Tonic Studios Have a Special day die set
  • Gold Mirror card (6" square) again from Hunkydory
  • White cardstock
  • Docrafts Papermania Folk Floral ribbons
  • Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue

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Friday, 27 May 2016

To a Super Star - to the moon and back - Astronomy themed 7" x 7" card - Day 148 of my 366 day challenge



To a Super Star - to the moon and back - Astronomy themed 7" x 7" card -
Day 148 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's challenge, I have used one of the card blanks from the "Gentleman's Journey" card making kit which Hunkydory produced a few months ago to make this 7" x 7" card rather than use it as it was meant to...

To a Super Star - to the moon and back - Astronomy themed 7" x 7" card


The pieces are all die cut and so I separated them and decided which ones I would like to use for this card and eventually chose one of the side panels and the main "telescope" topper and cut the "flaps" of the side panel so it would lay flat.

I also took one of Hunkydory's precut 6" x 6" square panel of gold mirror card (I did cut out another frame from the centre as it seemed a waste to cover it all up) and glued it to the centre of the front of the card. 

**TOP TIP** Use a microfibre cloth to get rid of any dirty marks on the mirror card!

I then glued the "Astronomy" side panel to the left hand edge (leaving a narrow white border around it) and placed the main topper above it using some foam pads.

I also added the "To a Super Star" sentiment on the top right hand corner, this time using a double lot of foam pads so it fitted over the main one and used one of the smaller circle toppers to the top left hand corner.

And there you are - a simple but fun card which you will be able to buy 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" square white 300/350gsm card and envelope (from Hunkydory)
  • Hunkydory Gentleman's Journey toppers from card making kit
  • Gold Mirror card (6" square) again from Hunkydory
  • Foam pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Wine and Vine - blank C6 cream deckle edge card - Day 147 of my 366 day challenge


Wine and Vine - blank C6 cream deckle edge card - 
Day 147 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a lot simpler but still very effective I think as I have only used dies to create it.

Wine and Vine - blank C6 cream deckle edge card I first of all cut out one of the Sue Wilson "Eternal Rings" Striplet die in cream cardstock which toned well with the C6 cream hammered card I had for this project. These cards can be bought precut and scored from Craft Creations here

I then glued the panel on to the left hand side (it is slightlly big so you can either leave it as is or trim either end to fit - given that it is a deckle edge it would probably be easier to keep it as it is).

I cut two sets of the "Food and drink" dies from Trimcraft, First Edition in black card (again using Lynda Chapman's black card as it cuts so well). and decided that I would use 2 of the larger wine bottles along with the vine and 3 of the glasses. I stuck them down using Cosmic Shimmer PVA overlapping them slightly.

Once they were in place, I then coloured them with the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen as it gives some shimmer to them but you could also use "Glossy Accents" to give them a glazed appearance.

To finish the card off, I added some "Autumn Red" Nuvo crystal drops to a couple of the centre of the rings and also some to the top right hand corner.

As you can see, there is space for a sentiment or message to be added if needed and an insert on cream paper could also be included.

And there you are - a simple but fun card which you will be able to buy 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 cream deckle edged hammered 300gsm card and envelope 
  • Trimcraft 1st Edition Food and Drink die set
  • Sue Wilson (Creative Expressions) Eternal Rings striplet die
  • Cream cardstock
  • Black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Man with trilby hat in silhouette with guitar - Celebrate! Day 146 of my 366 day challenge


Man with trilby hat in silhouette with guitar - Celebrate! 
Day 146 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

Day 146 of my challenge and thought another "masculine" card was in order. I made this simple but stylish (well I hope so anyway!!!)

Man with trilby hat in silhouette with guitar - Celebrate!
I used a 6" embossed card from the "All White" cards from Craftwork Cards as the basis and made it as follows...

I first of all took one of the frames that I had left over from the "Shadows and Silhouettes" card making collection from Kanban and glued it to the front of the card leaving the embossed part free. I then detached one of the toppers in the same kit and cut it to fit using the Tattered Lace Pin dot circle dies.

Before placing the topper on to the card, I took the "Celebrate" sentiment from Craftwork Cards and coloured it slightly and attached it on the card so that it would show when the topper was in place. I then used some foam pads to raise it up, making sure that it was in the right place and stuck it down.

I had cut out the "Guitar" from the Tonic Studios music die collection in black cardstock and glued it to the right hand side of the card .

I decorated the neck of the guitar and around the edge of the topper using "Pale Gold" Nuvo crystal drops.

And there you are - a simple but fun card which you will be able to buy 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 300/350gsm card and envelope 
  • Man in hat silhouette circle topper from Shadows and Silhouettes card making kit from Kanba 
  • Pink and black frame from the above
  • Celebrate! sentiment from Craftwork Cards
  • Tonic Studios Guitar die
  • Tattered Lace Pin dot circle dies
  • Black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads - 2 depths

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