Thursday, 30 June 2016

Blank Monochrome C5 (150x203mm) gatefold card (Kraft, Cream and white) - Day 181 of my 366 day challenge

Blank Monochrome C5 (150x203mm) gatefold card (Kraft, Cream and white) - 
Day 181 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a monochrome C5 (150x203mm) gatefold card usiing Spellbinders/Creative Expressions dies.
Blank Monochrome C5 (150x203mm) gatefold card (Kraft, Cream and white)

The card itself is hammered card which was already cut and can be obtained from Craft Creations here which are really useful when you don't have time to make them yourself (or can't be bothered to do all the measuring!).

I first of all used a sheet of the "beige" textured paper from the "Wonderful Washing Lines" 8" paper pad from Craftwork Cards and cut it to fit the centre of the card and stuck it in using Collall All purpose glue.

For the front of the card, I used the Sue Wilson "French" Collection border die from Creative Expressions and cut 2 strips out using a pale Kraft card (which can be bought from Craft Creations).and glued them to the edges of both "gates" as I do think it contrasts really well.

I also cut out the centre panel using one of the Sue Wilson Creative Expression dies in "Cream" linen effect card and attached one half of it to the left hand panel so the card could still open. I then added a large "brown" button (with a brown and white Baker's Twine bow) to the centre of the circle - making sure that it wasn't glued to the card itself.

To finish the card off, I added some "Golden Sunset" glitter Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios) to each of the embossed circles on both panels - having them makes it easier to get them even!

And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can buy from me here

You can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • C5 (105x203mm) white hammered gatefold card with matching envelope - from Craft Creations
  • French Collection border die from Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
  • Stained Glass window circle die from Creative Expressions
  • Beige textured paper sheet from Wonderful Washing Line 8" paper pad from Craftwork Cards
  • Pale Kraft Card - from Craft Creations
  • Cream linen cardstock - again from Craft Creations
  • Brown button
  • Brown and white Baker's Twine
  • Golden Sunset glitter Nuvo crystal drops - from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Take it Easy - Leopard on branch - Pollyanna Pickering - 5" x 7" card - Day 180 of my 366 day challenge

Take it Easy - Leopard on branch - Pollyanna Pickering 5" x 7" card - 
Day 180 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's challenge, I have decided to use one of the inserts from the "Walk in the Wild" insert collection from Pollyanna Pickering that Creative Crafting Wolrld sells.

Take it Easy - Leopard on branch - Pollyanna Pickering 5" x 7" card
I really love this image as it is so striking and thought it might be an idea to cut it into different sections and see what happens!

So, I first of all cut the 2 patterned edges off and glued them to either side of the card so that it matched on both sides. I then cut off the main image and added it to some cardstock (any will do but I used Lynda Chapman's black version) and separated the leopard section from the 2 black parts.

I then took the section that had the sentiment "Take it Easy" on it and turned it upside down to make sure first that it was in the right place. I cut it out and using a tape runner, attached it to the inside of the card on the left hand side.

Once that was done, I used some "daisy" shaped peel off stickers to add another border on either side of the card and then added the "Leopard on a branch" part of the topper to the centre of the card. I wanted the sky parts to be slightly raised so added them to the card using some black foam pads.

Take it Easy - Leopard on branch - Pollyanna Pickering 5" x 7" card  insertI used one of the "Take it Easy" sentiments from the accompanying Paper Popper pad, added it to some black card and then attached to the bottom again using some black foam pads.









And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5" x 7" white card with matching envelope - from Hunkydory (300/350gsm)
  • Leopard on branch with moon insert (Take it Easy) from the Walk in the Wild insert collection from Pollyanna Pickering (Creative Crafting World)
  • Take it easy sentiment from the accompanying Paper Popper pad
  • Black cardstock - Lynda Chapman's from Creative Crafting World
  • Daisy peel off stickers
  • Black foam pads from Hunkydory
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Tape runner
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Thank you - floral 5" x 7" card (Adorable Scorable) - day 179 of my 366 day challenge

Thank you - floral 5" x 7" card (Adorable Scorable) - 
day 179 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a stylish "Thank You" card using a Crafter's Companion Create a Card die template.

Thank you - floral 5" x 7" card (Adorable Scorable)
I first of all hand coloured some white linen cardstock (I like the texture) with some distress inks (both Tim Holtz, Generation INX and DoCrafts) to give it an "Ombre" feel  in greens, yellows and oranges and let it dry.

Meanwhile, I then cut out the "Thank You" panel using the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create a Card die in white cardstock. and left a small border round it and coloured it using "green" Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I also used one of their "red" Glitter "Sparkle pens" to colour in a couple of the flowers.

I then used some "Red" and "Yellow" Nuvo crystal drops from Tonic Studios to the centres of those and a couple of other ones. I also coloured the "Thank you" message using the "teal" Sparkle pens.

I then added it to the hand coloured panel and glued it to a "gold" coloured 5" x 7" card (Adorable Scorable cardstock from Hunkydory).

And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5" x 7" Gold coloured card (Adorable Scorable) with matching envelope - from Hunkydory (300/350gsm)
  • Thank you die from Crafter's Companion Die-sire range
  • Tim Holtz, DoCrafts & Generation INX stamp pads - Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow
  • White linen cardstock
  • Red and Teal coloured Glitter Crafter's Companion Sparkle pens
  • Green Spectrum Noir Alcohol marker
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Dinosaurs on hand coloured 5" x 7" white card - Day 178 of my 366 day challenge

Dinosaurs  on hand coloured 5" x 7" white card - 
Day 178 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's card, I have made this cute dinosaur themed 5" x 7" card using a hand coloured background and stamped images.

Dinosaurs  on hand coloured 5" x 7" white card
I first of all took a piece of card measuring 4" x 5.5" (approximately) and coloured it in using the Red, Orange, Green, Purple and blue Generation INX pads - I used some torn off paper strips to define where I wanted the different shades to be.

I then stamped the main dinosaur image from the "Dinosaurs" collection by Sharon Bennett from Hobby Art using a  Versafine "Onyx Black" ink pad and let it dry.

Once it was I used a DoCrafts Artiste "Olive Green" dual tip brush marker to colour it in (am not sure if it is a girl or boy - but could add a bow or something to show that). I used a fine paintbrush to lighten some areas and the brush marker around some of the edges again to darken it.

I wanted to add a bit more detail so added the palm trees, volcano and Pterodactyl and coloured them in using a "Fawn" Aqua marker (from Spectrum Noir).and the "Wet Leaf" marker from DoCrafts.

Once I was happy with the design (though I am never completely happy), I stuck it onto a frame of black cardstock ( I think it is Spellbinders one) and then glued it on to the front of the 5" x 7" card.

And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can buy from me here

You can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5" x 7" white card with matching envelope - from Hunkydory (300/350gsm)
  • Dinosaurs Stamp collection (Sharon Bennett) from Hobby Arts Stamps
  • Generation INX stamp pads - Red, Blue, Green, Orange and Purple
  • Fancy frame - this one is Spellbinders
  • Black cardstock - from Creative Crafting World
  • White stamping card
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Art Deco/30's couple on 6" square card - Day 177 of my 366 day challenge

Art Deco/30's couple on 6" square card - 
Day 177 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a nod to the Art Deco/1930's as the topper is really bright and cheerful. I have had it some time so am not really sure where it came from but still....

Art Deco/30's couple on 6" square card


The card itself is very simple to make - I first of all used the "Best Wishes" line sentiment from Clarity stamps using a black Versafine ink pad and added it to all four sides having made sure that the topper fits within them.

I then added some foam pads to the topper and placed it in the middle of the card. I then added some "Caribbean Ocean" Gloss Nuvo crystal drops.


I have left the inside blank so it can be added to at a latest stage.




And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can buy from me here

You can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6" white card with matching envelope - from Hunkydory (300/350gsm)
  • 30's couple with car topper - Think from Hunkydory or Kanban
  • Best Wishes Sentiment Stamp from Clarity Stamps
  • Versafine black ink pad
  • Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo crystal drops
  • Foam pads from Stix2, Hunkydory or Create and Craft
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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hello - Owls and flowers 5" x 7" Kraft Card - Day 176 of my 366 day challenge

Hello - Owls and flowers 5" x 7" Kraft Card - 
Day 176 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

Owls are always popular so for today's challenge (day 176), I have made this really pretty 5" x 7" Kraft card.

Hello - Owls and flowers 5" x 7" Kraft Card
I first of all used my We R Memory Keepers Corner chomper (Scallop edge) and shaped all the corners. I also repeated this with the cream insert to match it. I then cut out 2 jagged edged borders (one pale blue and the other black) using a template on my Brother Scan n Cut and stuck them to the left hand side of the card.

I then cut out the largest circle from the "Have a Beautiful Day" circle frame die from Tonic Studios in black card and glued the "Owl and flowers" topper that came from the "Enchanted Woodland" card making kit from Craftwork Cards.

I had also cut out the "Hello" sentiment when cutting out the border strips and so glued them together, slightly offsetting them to give the shadow effect and glued it to the bottom right hand corner before placing the topper on to the card using some foam pads.

Hello - Owls and flowers 5" x 7" Kraft Card insert
For inside, I stuck the cream insert on to the front card so it opens straight away and then added the "Enjoy your Day" panel (again from Craftwork Cards) on to it (having slightly coloured the edge).









And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can buy from me here

You can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5" x 7" Kraft card with matching envelope - from Dovecraft (240gsm card & 100gsm envelope)
  • Owl and flowers circle topper from Enchanted Woodland collection from Craftwork Cards
  • Enjoy your Day panel from Craftwork Cards
  • Have a Beautiful day circle frame die from Tonic Studios
  • Blue and black jagged edged border strips from Brother Scan n Cut templates
  • Hello sentiment from above
  • Pale blue and black card - Cricut and American Crafts 
  • Cream paper insert
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads from Stix2, Hunkydory or Create and Craft
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Friday, 24 June 2016

Take it easy... Leopard on branch 7" square card - day 175 of my 366 day challenge

Take it easy... Leopard on branch 7" square card - 
day 175 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So I am once again using one of the wonderful images of a leopard lying on a branch that is part of the "Walk in the Wild" cardmaking kit from Pollyanna Pickering that Creative Crafting World brought out a few months ago.

Take it easy... Leopard on branch 7" square card  from Pollyanna Pickering artwork
I first of all cut out a scalloped circle using the "Pin dot Circle" die from Tattered Lace and hand coloured it using blue, pink, orange and purple "Generation INX" pads and stuck the round topper on to it.

I then cut out a strip of black card using one of the pre-installed templates on my Brother Scan n Cut and placed one on the left hand side of the card (after I had glued the blue and white patterned border that came with the "Walk in the Wild" kit on it) and stuck it down. With the remaining piece, I cut it into two and stuck one part on the left hand edge of the card and measuring where I wanted the topper to go, placed the other on the right hand side.

Once I was happy, I then attached the main topper onto them using some foam pads. I then cut out the "Take it Easy" sentiment from the Paper Popper pad that accompanies the collection and added it to some black card and placed it on the bottom right hand corner again with some foam pads...To finish the card off, I added some "Caribbean Ocean" Nuvo Gloss crystal drops down the left hand side and 3 drops on the top right hand corner.

And there you are....a bright and cheerful card and don't forget you can buy from me here

You can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" white square card and envelope - from Hunkydory
  • Leopard on branch round topper from Creative Crafting World's Walk in the Wild card making kit from Pollyanna Pickering
  • Pin dot circles die collection from Tattered Lace
  • Take it easy sentiment from the Popper pad from the Walk, in the Wild collection
  • Blue and white swirly border from above collection
  • Black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Generation INX ink pads - Red, blue, purple, orange
  • Caribbean Ocean Gloss Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads from Stix2, Hunkydory or Create and Craft
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