Sunday, 31 July 2016

Hummingbird in flight blank 7" square card - Day 212 of my 366 day challenge

Hummingbird in flight blank 7" square card - 
Day 212 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

For today, I have used this really pretty "hummingbird" topper from Hunkydory and various coloured Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios.

I first of all took the "Hummingbird" topper and removed all the die-cut parts out from it. I then placed it onto a "Scalloped" edged panel of black card which I had cut out using my Brother ScanNCut. I then added it to a panel of white card which I edged with some "Green (G01)" Generation InX water based ink.

Hummingbird in flight blank 7" square card

Before adding the topper, I placed some red liner tape along the right edge of the front of the card and used some of the TODO Green foil to give it a border.

 Buy nowI then stuck the whole panel on to the card using some thick foam strips to give it some dimension. As you can see from the photo, I also used some "Rhubarb Crumble", "Golden Sunset (Glitter)", "Dandelion Yellow", "Liquid Mercury" and "Violet Galaxy" Nuvo Crystal drops as I thought the matched the colours of the "Hummingbird" quite well.

And there you are....a really lovely card which you can buy on my website  here 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
  • 7" white square card and envelope from Hunkydory
  • Hummingbird Topper from Hunkydory
  • Brother ScanNCut scalloped edged panel
  • White panel slightly larger than the black one
  • Black cardstock - Lynda's black 200gsm card from Creative Cratting World
  • White cardstock
  • Dandelion Yellow, Rhubarb Crumble, Golden Sunset, Liquid Mercury and Violet Galaxy Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads or strips - from Stix2 or Hunkydory
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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Flowers and leaves - monochrome with a hint of colour photo frame - Day 211 of my 366 day challenge

Flowers and leaves - monochrome with a hint of colour photo frame - 
Day 211 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

The weekend is here and I have decided to write about this wall hanging that has been made using a 2mm recycled greyboard photo frame.

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Photo Frame - to make the actual photo frame, I first of all painted both parts (front and back) with some Pebeo Acrylic Gesso paint giving it several coats as it does sink into the greyboard (this is 2mm 240x190mm recycled greyboard which you can buy here).

Floral panel (main decoration) - I die-cut the panel (which is the "Foliage" die from Tattered Lace) in some good quality white cardstock and stuck it to some of Lynda Chapman's black cardstock.  I then coloured some of the leaves and flowers using the Twinkling H2O watercolour paints ("Celadon", "Sea Spray" and "Just Peachy"

Making the whole frame up - Once the paints were dry, I then glued the front of the frame to the backing card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue. I then varnished the whole thing with some Zig Varnish (which comes in a chunky pen format). I then added some "Dandelion Yellow" and "Violet Galaxy" Nuvo crystal drops in the centre of some of the flowers.  I also cut out the butterflies in silver mirror card - these are from the "Happy Birthday" Butterfly die from Tattered Lace. I will used the actual sentiment later on! I then glued them on using Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue only on their bodies.

Finally, I added some narrow white cord to the back using a hot glue gun so you can hang rather than stand it up.

And there you are....a really lovely gift which you can buy on my website 
here 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
  • Photo frame 240x190mm 2mm recycled greyboard from Craft Creations
  • Tattered Lace Foliage panel die from Tattered Lace
  • Happy birthday butterfly die from Tattered Lace
  • Black cardstock - Lynda's black 200gsm card from Creative Cratting World
  • White cardstock
  • Silver Mirror card
  • Twinkling H2O watercolour paints (they come in a set of 6 different colours)
  • Dandelion Yellow and Violet Galaxy Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Zig Varnish marker pen
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Friday, 29 July 2016

Wedding Day - 2 hearts cream hammered card - personalised - Day 210 of my 366 day challenge

Wedding Day - 2 hearts cream hammered card - personalised -
 Day 210 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

With the wedding season being here, I was asked to make 2 cards for 2 different couples who were getting married this month and so here is the 1st one (the weddings have now taken place so that is ok)!

Wedding Day - 2 hearts cream hammered card - personalised


 Buy nowI first of all took an 8" square cream hammered card and folded back the front part back on itself so it is another flap. I also cut out two border strips (Sue Wilson French Collection) making sure that both were the same and stuck them to the front flap of the card.

I then went into CANVAS, the web based app for the Brother ScanNCut and first of all used one of the templates in the Stamp accessory bundle (which you can buy here).and added the heart design to the mat resizing it to the measurements I wanted. I then used one of the more elaborate alphabet fonts and added the initials + the  &. I also used another or the fonts and typed out the words "Wedding" and "Day", divided them and then moved them to just overlap each other and then welded them together.

I then cut them out twice, once in red and again in white, and added the "waste" part of the white heart to the red heart shape and added it to the centre of the front panel. I tried both the red and white letters and thought that the white worked best but they could be any colour you like. i also glued the "Wedding" "Day" sentiment to the inside of the card but it can still be shown before the card is opened and also added some "Red" Nuvo crystal drops to it too.

Wedding Day - 2 hearts cream hammered card - personalised envelope
To add a bit more interest, I used another of the "Heart" templates in CANVAS with the initials of the couple and glued it to the back of the envelope.






And there you are....a really stylish wedding card which you can buy on my website 
here 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
  • 8" cream hammered square card and envelope
  • Sue Wilson French collection border strip die
  • Red cardstock (from American Crafts)
  • White cardstock (from American Crafts)
  • Stamp accessory kit from Brother ScanNCut
  • Brother ScanNCut 
  • Red Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Special birthday wishes - Trio of flowers DL aperture card - Day 209 of my 366 day challenge

Special birthday wishes - Trio of flowers DL aperture card - 
Day 209 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

Day 209 of my 366 day challenge and this time I have used a trio of flower toppers from the "Florals" Bigger Book of Toppers from Hunkydory in an aperture DL card that again comes from Hunkydory.

Special birthday wishes - Trio of flowers DL aperture card


 Buy nowOnce I had seen these toppers, I realised that they probably would fit in the spaces left when you take out the pre cut circles and frames from the DL aperture from Hunkydory. So I double checked to make sure they did and then placed the top one inside the space and glued it to the inside of the card (where you will sign the greeting). It is great as the scalloped edges fit perfectly and so you can make sure that they are in the right place and the right way up!
I then repeated the process with the bottom flower and took one of the smaller sentiment toppers and added it to the centre aperture.

To decorate the front of the card, I added 4 drops of the "Rhubarb Crumble" acrylic Nuvo drops to the spaces within the apertures and then a row of "Rhubarb Crumble" and "Golden Sunset" to the scalloped edge.


And there you are....a really simple and fun card which you can buy on my website 
here 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
  • DL triple aperture (approx) white card with envelope - from Hunkydory
  • Trio of Flower toppers from Hunkydory's Bigger Book of Toppers
  • Rhubarb Crumble and Golden Sunset glitter Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Happy birthday - vintage shoe design 6" card - day 208 of my 366 day challenge

Happy birthday - vintage shoe design 6" card - 
day 208 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts

I have made this quick and simple tentfold card for today's challenge (day 208 of 366) using a die cut from Tattered Lace and the sentiment is one that I cut out using my Brother Scan n Cut machine.

Happy birthday - vintage shoe design 6" card


Using the "Lu Lu Shoe" die from Tattered Lace, I cut it out in black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's from Creative Crafting World) and glued it to a panel which I had taken from the standard templates from the Brother ScanNCut (rounded corner rectangle measuring 9.5x.7.5cm) and had cut it out in red card.

Once that was done, I then added a "Gold and red" frame which I had left over from a Hunkydory kit and glued it to the panel trying to make sure that the shoe was in the middle. I then attached it to the centre of the card using some thick foam pads to give it some height.

I then cut out the "Happy Birthday" sentiment in red cardstock using the template I had previously designed in CANVAS using my Brother ScanNCut and glued both parts to the top and bottom of the card. 

To finish the card off I added a single white Nuvo crystal drop to the front of the shoe and three drops of  their "Golden Sunset" glitter crystal drops to the border edges.

And there you are....a really simple and fun card.  Don't forget you can visit my website The Handmade Crafts Shop to see what I have for sale (including this card)

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6" (approx) white square card with envelope - from Hunkydory, CCW, CWC and others
  • Lu Lu vintage shoe die from Tattered Lace
  • Brother ScannCut and CANVAS
  • Red cardstock from Craft Creations
  • Black cardstock from Creative Crafting World
  • White and Goldend Sunset glitter Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Foam pads or foam strips
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Good luck with your new baby - Teddy bears - white square card - Day 207 of my 366 day challenge

Good luck with your new baby - Teddy bears - white square card - 
Day 207 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft Addicts!

So today's challenge is a very simple but cute card suitable for celebrating a new baby's arrival but it could be for a birthday or any other event just by changing the message at the bottom.

Good luck with your new baby - Teddy bears - white square card
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I first of all cut the teddy bears (which is the "Cuddly Bear" part of the Rococo baby dies from Tonic Studios) in a pale Kraft cardstock and stuck it on to the card at a slightly jaunty angle

I then painted the Teddy bear's bow tie using the "Sea Spray" Twinkling H2O's shimmering watercolour paints to add a bit of colour to the die. I also added a couple of small dots to their eyes using a Pigma Micron fineliner pen.


Once that was done, I went into Brother ScanNCut's web app CANVAS and used 2 various fonts to write the "Good luck with your new baby", divided them and then welded all the words together so that it becomes one combined sentiment. I stuck it to the card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue and finally added three drops of "Caribbean Ocean" Gloss crystal drops from Nuvo (Tonic Studios again).


And there you are....a really simple and fun card which you can buy here.  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
  • 6" (approx) white square card with envelope - from Hunkydory, CCW, CWC and others
  • Cuddly bears dies - part of the Rococo baby set of dies from Tonic Studios
  • Brother ScannCut and CANVAS
  • Pale Kraft cardstock from Craft Creations
  • Teal/bright blue cardstock from American Crafts or Cricut
  • Black Pigma Micron fineline pen
  • Caribbean Ocean Yellow Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Monday, 25 July 2016

I wish you well - birdhouse (hand coloured) - 7" square Kraft card - Day 206 of my 366 day Challenge

I wish you well - birdhouse (hand coloured) - 7" square Kraft card - 
Day 206 of my 366 day Challenge


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Today's project for my 366 day challenge is a tent fold style Kraft card which has been designed using die cuts from both Tonic Studios and Tattered Lace.

I cut out the "foliage" shapes out from a Tattered Lace die and stuck them to the top of the card where the fold is - the largest one on the left and gradually getting smaller.

I wish you well - birdhouse (hand coloured) - 7" square Kraft card


I then cut out the "Birdhouse Heights" die again from Tattered Lace in white cardstock - I then coloured it using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - brown shades for the birdhouses and reds, blues and yellows for the flowers and birds.

I also cut out the "I Wish you well" senttiment from the Just Because range from Tonic Studios again in white cardstock.

To make the card up, I placed the "Birdhouse Heights" topper just underneath the leaves using foam pad strips and then glued the "I wish you well" sentiment under that. I also used some "Caribbean Ocean" and "Dandelion Yellow" Gloss Nuvo acrylic drops inside the flower centres and on some of the swirls.

I have also added a cream insert to the card to allow you to write your own message.

And there you are....a really simple but stylish card which you can buy here. 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
  • 7" Kraft square card with envelope - from DoCrafts Papermania, Creative Crafting World and others
  • Tattered Lace leaves dies
  • Birdhouse Heights die from Tattered Lace
  • I Wish you well die from Tonic Studios
  • Browns, yellows, oranges, blues and red alcohol markers from Spectrum Noir
  • White cardstock
  • Cream insert paper
  • Caribbean Ocean and Dandelion Yellow Nuvo crystal drops (from Tonic Studios)
  • Foam strips (on a roll)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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