Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Time passing - with love clock 6in card - Day 244 of my 366 day challenge


Time passing - with love clocks 6in card - 
Day 244 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

For today, I have tried to use different ways of using things, so have used some papers from the "Bohemian Dreams" 8" paper pad collection along with some "Silver" mirri card.

Time passing - with love clocks 6in card

  • To make the card - I first of all cut a piece of the "numbered" paper to 135mm square and glued it to the front of a 6" inch white card.
  • I then took a sheet of the "Silver" Mirri Card and embossed it using the "Small Polka Dots" folder from DoCrafts. I then cut it down to 128mm and attached it to the card so that there was a narrow border remaining.
  • After that, I cut out the "clocks" from the "Bohemian Dreams" collection (2 sheets) and fussy cut them and glued them one on top of another at irregular angles. To finish it off, I added some "Chaton Rose" crystal drops on some of the raised dots.
  • For the sentiment, I used the "With Love" sentiment from the "Year of Sentiments" collection from Craftwork Cards and layered it on to some matching papers and added it to the bottom right hand corner using some foam pads. 


And there you are....a slightly different card.  Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6"  White straignt edged  (300gsm approx) card and envelope from Hunkydory or Craftwork Cards
  • Papers from the 8" Bohemian Dream paper pad collection from Craftwork Cards
  • With Love topper from the Year of Sentiments from Craftwork Cards
  • Small Polka dots embossing folder from DoCrafts
  • Silver Mirri mat cardstock - from Hunkydory
  • Chaton Rose crystals from Easy crystal applicator
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Foam pads - Stix2 or Hunkydory

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Create your imagination - Oriental tree shaped card - Day 243 of my 366 day challenge

Create your imagination - Oriental tree shaped card - 
Day 243 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft Addicts!

Today's card is part of a series I am going to be launching on my website in the next couple of days. I have got to design these cards and gifts using both Tattered Lace images that can be found on one of their USB's which are used in conjunction with the Brother ScanNCut and Pinflair's Background Artist series.

Create your imagination - Oriental tree shaped card


To make the topper:- 

  • I first of all cut out the white doily shape using a Sue Wilson (Creative Expressions) die and backed it on to some Lynda Chapman's Black card and cut round it following the shape loosely.
  • I then cut out a scalloped circle and inked it using some Generation INX ink pads, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Altenew inks in "Pink", "Orange", "Green" and "Yellow" trying to make it look like the sky.
  • For the tree, I went into Brother ScanNCut's web app CANVAS and took the "Oriental Tree" into it and resized it and then cut it out.
To make the card up:-
  • I used a 5" card that has a "Scalloped edge" along the diagonal edge (rather like an easel card without the easel)
  • I lightly inked the "Doily" in pale "Orange" and "Yelllow" and then glued the half of the back that I knew would be attached to the front of the card (making sure that no glue was left on the part that would be overhanging it).
  • I glued the scalloped circle in the centre of the panel and then added the tree to the centre of that.
  • I finally added some "Ripened Pumpkin" and "English Mustard" Nuvo Crystal drops to some of the spaces on the doily.
To finish the card off:-
    Create your imagination - Oriental tree shaped card  inside
  • I added a sentiment inside the card which is made up of a lacy edged circle (which I had coloured using the same inks as the main topper but slighty darker and then stamped the message "Create Your Imagination" (from Visible Image) "This is Me" collection) in black Versafine and then embossed them using DoCrafts Papermania "Clear" embossing powder.





And there you are....a slightly different card which is going to form part of a new range I am bringing out soon. Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5"  White shaped scalloped diagonal edge  (300gsm approx) card and envelope from Hunkydory or Craftwork Cards
  • Oriental Tree from the Tattered Lace USB (from Create and Craft)
  • Doily shaped die from Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
  • Tattered Lace or Tonic Studios circle scallop edged die
  • Tattered Lace or Tonic Studios lacy edged die
  • Create your Imagination stamp from This is Me collection from Visible Image
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock from Lynda Chapman's range
  • Generation INX ink pad - Red (RA01), Orange (OR01), Yellow, Green (G01), Tim Holtz Distress inks and any other you may want
  • Ripened Pumpkin and English Mustard Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Collall All Purpose glue

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Monday, 29 August 2016

Thinking of you - foiled flower technique - Day 242 of my 366 day challenge

Thinking of you - foiled flower technique - 
Day 242 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So today's project for my 366 day challenge is a simple but stylish "Thinking of You" card that uses a foiled flower as the main focal point.

Thinking of you - foiled flower technique

How to make the flower embellishment
  • I first of all took the Daisy Letterpress and Hot foiling template and used some blue foil on the TODO machine. I then cut it out using the accompanying die in some "yellow" Adorable Scorable cardstock.(I will be adding a "tutorial" to my website shortly as to how to do this)
  • I then used an oval lacy edged die (think this is either a Tattered Lace or Tonic one (really must write things down before I forget what ones I use) in "red" Mirri card.
To make the card up...
  • I took a 5" white card and using the "Thinking of you" Line writing sentiment stamp from Clarity Stamps, stamped it out in "Red - RA01) ink from Generation INX around the edge as I wanted a subtle effect.
  • I then  glued the red oval shape on to the card, placing it slightly lower down from the centre .
  • Using some thin foam pads, I added the flower to it - I used foam pads as I knew they would stick and wouldn't leave any marks on the Mirri card.
  • I then cut out a small Tattered Lace butterfly in "white" card and coloured it slightly using some distress inks that again were left on my Smoothie sponges (in pink and yellow). and glued it to the top left hand corner.
  • To finish the card off, I used "Midnight Blue" Nuvo crystal drops to each corner as I thought it co-ordinated well with the foiling.
And there you are....a floral card which I have foiled myself and is easy to make.  Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5"  White strajgbt edged cards (300gsm approx) card and envelope from Hunkydory or Craftwork Cards
  • Daisy Letterpress and Hot foiling template and DIe from TODO (Create & Craft)
  • Blue foil again from Create and Craft
  • Yellow Adorable Scorable cardstock from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace or Tonic Studios Oval picot edged die
  • Butterfly (small) die from Tattered Lace
  • Thinking of You line writing sentiment stamp from Clarity Stamps
  • Red Mirri card - from Hunkydory
  • Generation INX ink pad - Red (RA01)
  • Midgnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads - from Stix2 or Hunkydory
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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Tulips (not necessarily from Amsterdam) - hand coloured - Day 241 of my 366 day challenge

Tulips (not necessarily from Amsterdam) - hand coloured - 
Day 241 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's challenge, I have used a hand coloured Tulip image on a black lattice circle frame.

Tulips (not necessarily from Amsterdam) - hand coloured

  • How to make the embellishments...I first of all coloured in a tulip which was pre drawn using Spectrum Noir Yellow, Orange and Green alcohol markers along with a yellow Nuvo alcohol marker. I then fussy cut it and then using a scalpel removed the inside bits.
  • I wanted to give the flower some depth so I cut the middle flower away from the rest at the bottom of the stem and also part of the leaf.
  • For the base layer, I cut out the largest of the Tonic Studios "Trellis Circle Base Set" dies in black cardstock.
  • To make the card - I  glued the black layer on to a 148mm white square card and then stuck the loose tulip head on to it and then added some glue to the stems and leaves along with a double layer of foam pads to the flower heads so that it had some depth.
  • To finish the card off I used some "Dandelion Yellow" and "Ripened Pumpkin" Nuvo Crystal drops to each corner.

And there you are....a hand coloured floral card which is easy to make.  Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 148mm  White strajgbt edged cards (300gsm approx) card and envelope from Hunkydory
  • Floral toppers
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - yellow, orange and green shades
  • Tonic Studios Trellis Circle Base Set
  • Black cardstock (American Crafts or Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Dandelion yellow and Ripened PumpkBlack Pigma Micron 02 fine liner pen
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads - from Stix2 or Hunkydory
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Saturday, 27 August 2016

5 quick and easy small cards to make on a Bank Holiday weekend - Day 240 of my 366 day challenge

5 quick and easy small cards to make on a Bank Holiday weekend - 
Day 240 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

I thought for today's challenge (day 240 of my 366 day challenge) and it being the Bank holiday, I would make these 5 quick and easy 3" cards using up bits n pieces left over from other projects....

5 quick and easy small cards to make on a Bank Holiday weekend

To make the cards I have used three different toppers from Hunkydory and two images from the Ruth Watkins designs from Craft Creations,

So, i will quickly go through each card (from top (the cup of tea) moving round each card to the bird and plant)

  • Card 1 - Cup of Tea - I took the small "cup of tea" topper from one of the Hunkydory collections and added it to a "Scalloped edged" square which I  punched out using a Woodware punch in green card. I then used a "Lacy edged" die (from Spellbinders and cut out a larger square in black card and lastly cut out a "Picot edged" square in Green Mirri card and layered them all together and placed them on to a "Cream" 3" card
  • Card 2 - Muffin - This is a really cute image from Ruth Watkins that Craft Creations sold (not sure if it is available at the moment) - It is part of a patchwork 12" x 12" pattern and so I just cut it out and stuck it to the blue "scalloped edged" square (which is the same punch as above), Using a jagged edged die (again from Spellbinders), I cut out a square in white card and then glued both of them to a matching "blue" "scalloped edged" which was then stuck to a "white" 3" card.
  • Card 3 - Train engine - Again this is a cute image from Ruth Watkins (Christmas patchwork which is available on Craft Creations). This time I used a scalloped edged punch and cut round the part of the image I wanted and then cut out a black scalloped edged circle using a die. I stuck them both together and glued them to a cream 3" card.
  • Card 4 - Elongated heart - This time, I used a topper from one of Hunkydory's kits and stuck it a black square and attached it to a white 3" card. I then added some decoration to the edge of the card using a black fineliner pen and placed a few Nuvo crystal drops to each of the corners.
  • Card 5 - Bird and plant heart - For this one, which is probably the easiest one to make, I again used a topper from Hunkydory and added it to a 3" white scalloped edge card using some foam pads.
    Card set wrap - 4 inch gatefold cream
  • I have also made a wrap for them using my Brother ScanNCut Canvas but i am still working on the proper dimensions......









And there you are....some really quick and easy cards using images from Hunkydory and the Ruth Watkins collection from Craft Creations. 


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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 3"  White or cream straight or scalloped edged cards (300gsm approx) card and envelope 
  • Toppers from Hunkydory card making kits
  • Christmas/Patchwork images from Ruth Watkins designs from Craft Creations
  • Card wrap (cream carstock) Brother ScanNCut and CANVAS
  • Spellbinders Lacy edged dies, Woodware circle punch, Woodware square punch
  • Black cardstock (American Crafts or Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Green Mirri card
  • White cardstock
  • Nuvo crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Black Pigma Micron 02 fine liner pen
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads - from Stix2 or Hunkydory
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Happy birthday - Oriental fan - monochrome - Day 239 of my 366 day challenge

Happy birthday - Oriental fan - monochrome - 
Day 239 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's challenge, I have once again used the "Oriental" images from Tattered Lace's USB No. 3 to make this simple but stylish birthday card.

Happy birthday - Oriental fan - monochrome

To make the embellishment and sentimment 
  • i first of all took the "Fan" image from the  USB and took it into Brother ScanNCut's web app CANVAS and resized it to 17cm x 11cm approximately and cut it out using black cardstock (this is from American Crafts).
  • I then cut out a "hexagon" shape in white cardstock again in the Scan n Cut this time the size was 5.5cm x 5cm (approx) and then added the "Happy Birthday! to it using some bright blue and silver peel off stickers and the stars etc that are on the same sheet.
To make the card up
  • I glued the fan on to a 7" x 5" white card which I used in a landscape format using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue.
  • I wanted the fan to have some colour in it, so I used the colours I had left on my Smoothies sponges inside the decorative parts - I used "Mowed Lawn" Tim Holtz Distress Ink, "Mango Smoothie" and "Peach Perfect" Altenew crisp dye inks  for the other parts.
  • I then added the "Happy birthday" topper to the base of the fan using some foam pads to raise it up a bit.- I edged it in black alcohol marker beforehand.
  • Using a Pigma Micron (02) black fineliner pen and added some "faux" stitching to the edge of the card and some to the bottom of the fan. 
  • I also used "Duck Egg Blue" Nuvo Crystal drops to all the corners



And there you are....a really lovely card using images from Tattered Lace USB No. 3.  Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" x 5" White card (300gsm approx) card and envelope 
  • Oriental Fan from the Tattered Lace USB Oriental embellishments (USB 3) and the Brother ScanNCut and CANVAS
  • Black cardstock (American Crafts or Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Happy birthday peel off sticker (blue and silver)
  • Mowed Lawn Tim Holtz Distress inks +  smoothie sponge. Mango Smoothie and Peach Perfect Altenew crisp dye ink pads (mini)
  • Duck Egg Blue Gloss Nuvo crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Black Pigma Micron 02 fine liner pen
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads - from Stix2 or Hunkydory
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Time to Relax - Oriental grasses and crane - Day 238 of my 366 day challenge

Time to Relax - Oriental grasses and crane - 
Day 238 of my 366 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!

Been playing around with some of the "Oriental" images that can be found on the Tattered Lace "Typically Tattered Lace patterns" USB (No. 3) along with some of Create & Craft's Topsy Turvy cardstock and some black card!


Time to Relax - Oriental grasses and crane C5 scalloped card

To make the embellishments... 
  • I love the "Oriental" themed images on the USB and have been making a series of cards using them (which will be a post soon) and thought I would adjust them slightly to use on this card...
  • I first of all took the "Crane" and "grass" images and took them into Brother ScanNCut's web app CANVAS and resized them - the crane is approximately 14x8cm and the grass is about 10cm - i duplicated it and flipped it, moved it so that just overlapped the first one and welded them.
  • i then duplicated that and made it smaller. I also added a single one and cut them all out using my Brother ScanNCut.
To make the background....
  • I was making some backgrounds out in Craft Artist Professional 2 and moving them into CANVAS and had the green shades mats left over (this is the Topsy Turvy card from Create & Craft) - really good that it is in a 12" x 12" pack as it is great for the SnC. 
  • Anyway, I first of all used the "waste" that was left over from cutting out the "Grass" and using some "Mowed Lawn"  Tim Holtz Distress Inks, coloured through it several times (using 2nd generation stamping to create depth).
  • I then edged that with some black alcohol marker and stuck it to the darker green card that is slightly larger.
To make the card itself....
  • I was going to use a square card but decided to use this C5 scalloped edged white card (linen effect) and glued the background to the centre of it. I then added the grasses and crane to it so it looked like it was moving across the card!
  • I wanted the sentiment to be quite generic so used one "Time to relax" from the "Year of Sentiments" pad from Craftwork Cards, coloured it with what was left over on my sponge, added it to some black cardstock and placed it on the bottom right hand corner using some foam pads.
  • Finally I added three drops of "Bottle Green" Gloss Nuvo crystal drops to the top left hand corner.
And there you are....a really lovely card using images from Tattered Lace USB No. 3.  Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • C5 White linen effect card (scalloped effect) (270gsm approx) card and envelope 
  • Crane and Grass from the Tattered Lace USB Oriental embellishments (USB 3) and the Brother ScanNCut and CANVAS
  • Topsy Turvy 12" x 12" cardstock from Create and Craft
  • Black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's black card from Creative Crafting World)
  • Mowed Lawn Tim Holtz Distress inks +  smoothie sponge
  • Bottle Green Gloss Nuvo crystal drops from Tonic Studios
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads - from Stix2 or Hunkydory
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