Monday, 27 March 2017

Live - Art Deco flower on Art Deco Frame - 7x5in card

Live - Art Deco flower on Art Deco Frame - 7x5in card

Hi Craft addicts!

I recently got the Art Deco dies from Tattered Lace and so have made this 7" x 5" card using the frame set and the Iris flower in the same collection. I also used some Mirri card and a Tonic Studio sentiment.

Live - Art Deco flower on Art Deco Frame - 7x5in card

How I made this card:-

  • I took the larger of the 2 Tattered Lace Art Deco Frame dies and cut it out in Mirri card - it looks silver but it has a slight bluish tinge to it which makes it more interesting.
  • I then repeated the process using the smaller frame but this time using red cardstock.
  • I glued both of them to a piece of Lynda Chapman's black card and cut round the frame and then added it to the front of a 7" x 5" card (from Hunkydory).
  • I also cut out the Tattered Lace Art Deco Classic Iris in the same silvery Mirri card and glued it to the centre of the card.
  • I used one of the smaller panels left from the frame and glued the Tonic Studios "Live" sentiment to it and then added it to the card using foam pads (where it should have been).
  • Finally, I added some "Shocking Pink" Glow in the Dark Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios to finish it off.

And there you are - a stylish card that has been made using Tattered Lace and Tonic Studios dies and some Mirri card.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" x 5" white card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco frames die
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco classic Iris die
  • Live sentiment from Tonic Studios
  • Black cardstock from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper (from Creative Crafting World)
  • Silver/Blue Mirri card 
  • Red cardstock
  • Shocking Pink Nuvo Glow in the Dark drops from Tonic Studios
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Blast off - 3.2.1 Triple aperture DL card...

Blast off - 3.2.1 Triple aperture DL card... 

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a fun space themed card I have made using Hunkydory's "Out of this world" set of stamps, some inks from Altenew and DoCrafts, along with my Chameleon pencils (which I really love)....

Blast off - 3.2.1 Triple aperture DL card

How I made this card...

  • I used two of the Hunkydory's DL triple aperture card and cut the front of one of them (trimming it slightly to make sure it fitted the back of the remaining card).
  • I then took the aperture circles out (removing the frames) and stamped 3 of them with the Spaceman, Earth and Spacecraft (from the Out of this World Stamp collection from Hunkydory's "For the Love of Stamps" using Tuxedo Blank Memento ink and left them to dry a bit.
  • I also used the small rocket from the collection and stamped the front of the main card.
  • I then coloured them all in using a variety of Chameleon pencils, Alcohol markers and inks.
  • I wanted the circles to "hang" from the apertures so laid the blank ones down behind the space and added some thin cotton to them (attaching them temporarily with some tape) and then added the stamped circles to them (keeping them in place whilst doing so).
  • I then laid the whole thing down on the spare piece of card, added some glue and lowered the front part on to it again making sure that it was in the same place (using a wet glue like Collall or Pinflair allows you that "wiggle time".
  • Finally, I coloured the rockets on the front, stamped the sentiments "Blast off" and "3.2.1" in between the apertures and added a few blue stars (from the Hunkydory set using DoCrafts blue ink pad) and also some "Blue Crush" Nuvo Glow in the Dark drops.

And there you are - a fun card that has been made using Hunkydory stamps, a variety of Altenew crisp dye ink pads, alcohol markers and Chameleon pencils.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • x2 DL triple aperture white cards with envelopes from Hunkydory
  • Out of this world stamp collection from the For the Love of Stamps set from Hunkydory
  • White Colour Me or Supersmooth cardstock
  • Parrot (and other green and blue dye based ink pads) from Altenew
  • Blue and Brown Alcohol markers from Altenew and Spectrum Noir
  • Black fineliner marker pen
  • Fine cotton or cord
  • Blue Crush Nuvo Glow in the Dark drops from Tonic Studios
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Happy Easter bunny ornate card - hand stamped and coloured...

Happy Easter bunny ornate card - hand stamped and coloured.

Hi Craft addicts!

With Easter approaching fast, I thought I would make this fun but simple card using a "Bunny" stamp I found in my stash...

Happy Easter bunny ornate card - hand stamped and coloured

How I made this card:-

  • I took the holey card (from Hunkydory) and took out all the dots so it was ready....
  • I then coloured a square piece of card (which I had cut out using one of the middle size "Torn Edge Rectangles" dies from Tattered Lace. I used some Altenew "Tropical Forest" inks and coloured in the grass on the bottom half of the card (masking off the top half whilst doing it).
  • I then added a circle mask and coloured the top half with blue inks (Docrafts and Tim Holtz Distress inks) for the sky. I also added a few darker patches to make it look as if there were some small clouds.
  • I stamped the "Bunny" image on to it and coloured it in using various alcohol markers (from Altenew and Spectrum Noir).
  • The "Happy Easter" sentiment was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • I added the whole panel to the centre of the card and then used the smaller flower stamp (from Inkydoodles "Follow Your Heart" stamp set) stamping it in each corner with "Parrot green" ink from Altenew.
  • Finally I took a Zig fineliner pen and added the doodles around the edge of the card.

And there you are - a simple but fun card that has been made using just a cute bunny stamp, a variety of Altenew crisp dye ink pads and alcohol markers.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 5" x 5" (approx) holey white card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace Torn edge square die
  • Bunny Stamps (think they were free with a magazine)
  • Follow your heart stamp from Inkydoodles
  • White Colour Me or Supersmooth cardstock
  • Parrot (and other green and blue dye based ink pads) from Altenew
  • Alcohol markers from Altenew and Spectrum Noir
  • Black fineliner marker pen
  • Green alcohol markers
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Flowers and buttons 7x5in white card - no message

Flowers and buttons 7x5in white card - no message

Hi Craft addicts!

So today's card is one that I have made using up various die cuts and flowers I had lying around....


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut out 2 corners (I am not sure which ones they are) using Green Mirror card and glued them to the opposite corners of a 7x5in card.
  • I then cut out the lattice style square using white card and coloured the outside edge using an alcohol marker. I then coloured the inside edge with a darker one.
  • For the flower I used some black card to create the base layer, then added 3 more layers of flowers (they are nesting dies so was able to add the pale yellow one to the pale blue one and then added the white one slightly offset to the others.
  • I edged the card using some green Altenew ink
  • I also cut out the "ivy" in white card and coloured it using green alcohol markers and glued them all to the front of the card.
  • Finally I glued 3 small buttons to the top right hand corner of the card.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some floral dies, a variety of Altenew crisp dye ink pads and stamps.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" x 5" white card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace flower dies
  • Tattered Lace Ivy die
  • Tattered Lace or Tonic Studios corner dies
  • Tonic Studios lattice square die (I think)
  • White cardstock
  • Pale blue card
  • Pale yellow card
  • Green mirror card
  • Black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's card from Creative Crafting World
  • Parrot, dye based ink pad from Altenew
  • 3 Green buttons (DoCrafts)
  • Green alcohol markers
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
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Friday, 10 March 2017

Thanks - flowers and circles lacy shaped card

Thanks - flowers and circles lacy shaped card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card (well made yesterday) is a "Thank you" card which I have made using a lovely shaped card from Hunkydory, some Altenew stamps and inks and a couple of Tattered Lace flower dies.

Thanks - flowers and circles lacy shaped card

How I made this card:-

  • I first of all took out all the bits of the lacy card and then, using the "Ballet" mask/stencil from "For The Love of Stamps" collection from Hunkydory and coloured the edge of it using the "Blue" inks from DoCrafts on all sides of the cards (both in and out)
  • I then cut out the middle two scallops from both the front and the back to give it a different feel to it.
  • Using the "Half tone circles" stamps from Altenew, I coloured the front of the card with "Parrot, Olive and Ruby Red" inks again from Altenew.
  • I had also coloured and then embossed some card which I then cut out using a Tattered Lace flower die (not sure which one) and another one using some parchment and blue card and attached them to the front of the card. 
  • I used the "Thanks" sentiment to stamp the greeting, this time using the "Pitch Black" Rare Earth pigment ink.
  • Finally, I added a small circle to the parchment flower and then some red Nuvo drops to add a bit of colour.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some floral dies, a variety of Altenew crisp dye ink pads and stamps.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6" scalloped/lacy white card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • Ballet mask/stencil from For the Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory
  • Halftone circles stamps from Altenew
  • White cardstock
  • Parchment paper
  • Blue cardstock
  • Ruby Red, Parrot, Olive ink dye based pads from Altenew
  • Tea Dye ink pad from Tim Holtz Distress inks from Ranger
  • Pale blues and greens inks from Generation INX, DoCrafts
  • Pitch Black Rare Earth Premium Dye inkpad or any other pigment ink
  • Acrylic stamp blocks from Card-io, DoCrafts and Clarity
  • Red Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios
  • Mini blending tool from Ranger
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
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Thursday, 2 March 2017

When Life gives you troubles blow bubbles - C6 hand coloured card

When Life gives you troubles blow bubbles - C6 hand coloured card

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a hand stamped, hand coloured one using some Altenew stamps and inks along with some Hunkydory Mirri card. 

When Life gives you troubles blow bubbles - C6 hand coloured card

How I made this card:-
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  • I used one of the smaller "Halftone Circle" stamps from Altenew and stamped the front of a C6 white card (from the Paper Boutique collection from Creative Crafting World). I used "Ruby Red" and "Parrot" inks from Altenew and the "Tea Dye" Tim Holtz Ranger distress ink pads to do this.
  • I then coloured a narrow panel (which I had cut out using Sue Wilson's striplet border die) using pale green and blue inks to give a landscape feel - I kept the card in the die whilst doing this to give a white border all around it.
  • I glued it to some "Purple" Mirri card.
  • Using the "Girl silhouette" which is part of the "Let the Wind carry you" stamp collection again from Altenew, I stamped it on to the bottom right hand corner with "Pitch Black" Rare Earth Pigment ink and embossed it with black embossing powder. 
  • I also added the small "Dandelion clock" stamp to her hand, this time using "Tuxedo Black" Memento ink and also the "When Life gives you troubles" sentiment to the top of the panel.
  • Finally I attached the whole panel on to the card using foam pads to give it some dimension.
  • I also added the "halftone circle" stamp to the flap of the envelope to match it.
And there you are - simple but stylish cards that have been made using just some floral stamps, a variety of Altenew crisp dye ink pads and stamps. You can buy it on my website here

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • C6 white card with envelope
  • Halftone circles stamps from Altenew
  • Let the Wind Carry you stamps from Altenew
  • Ruby Red, Parrot ink dye based pads from Altenew
  • Tea Dye ink pad from Tim Holtz Distress inks from Ranger
  • Pale blues and greens inks from Generation INX, DoCrafts
  • Pitch Black Rare Earth Premium Dye inkpad or any other pigment ink
  • Black embossing powder
  • Sue Wilson (Creative Expressions) panel die
  • Purple Mirri card from Hunkydory
  • Acrylic stamp blocks from Card-io, DoCrafts and Clarity
  • Mini blending tool from Ranger
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Create and Craft Tape pen
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